May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!

Here are some of the Star Wars topics I’ve discussed over the past year:

My first (very mixed) reactions to the final installment of the Skywalker Saga

An analysis of Yoda’s toddler-like behavior

A look back at some of my favorite elements of Episode I

I love the old EU, but some of the new canon books are great, too

My post from last year’s Star Wars Day, showing how I decorate my desk with Star Wars calendar photos

My Fan Art Friday posts of various coloring book images, done in concert with Kiri from Star Wars Anonymous

Star Wars every day

When people at work ask where my desk is, I usually just tell them to look for the Star Wars stuff.  I typically pull off pages that I particularly like from my Star Wars desk calendar and tape them up.  This gives me lots of pretty pictures that I can change frequently.  Here are some I’ve had up in previous years.  For Star Wars Day I thought I’d share my current decorations.

Last year’s calendar had images from all the SW movies up to and including Rogue One, so I tried to get at least one from each.

Some of them are original artwork that I found pretty.

Vader and the bounty hunters, one of my favorite parts of ESB

Others are stills from the movies that make me laugh in some way.

“This deal is very fair and I’m happy to be a part of it!” from the Robot Chicken sketch.

Others are shots from the movies that I simply find beautiful.


There are also movie poster images.  This TPM poster with Vader as Anakin’s shadow is probably my favorite SW movie poster of all time.


And of course, some have a more personal meaning.  This image of Luke on Ahch-To reminds me of the trip I took to its filming location, the island of Skellig Michael in Ireland.


Happy Star Wars Day everyone!  May the Fourth be with you!  How do you guys celebrate Star Wars in your daily lives?

May the 4th Be With You!

Happy Star Wars Day!

Obviously, Star Wars is a huge part of my life and has definitely shaped who I am.  I write about it a LOT on this blog because I love sharing Star Wars with all you wonderful people in the blogosphere.

Here are some of my favorite posts you can check out for more about my life with Star Wars:




Star Wars Day treats

A bad joke courtesy of my dad:

Q: When did Anakin’s Jedi masters know he was leaning towards the Dark Side?

A: In the Sith Grade.

My husband and I went grocery shopping last night and this somehow ended up in our cart:

WP_20150503_20_54_29_ProSo, yeah, we totally had Star Wars Jell-O today.  They actually came out really well by just following the directions on the box.  You can make 12 shapes at a time, and the box has enough Jell-O to make 24 total.

I did one blue box and one red box (blue is my favorite Jell-O flavor).  Here are some of the results:

R2-D2, Vader, Chewie, C-3PO, stormtrooper, Yoda
R2-D2, Vader, Chewie, C-3PO, stormtrooper, Yoda

Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you!  Happy Star Wars Day!!

If you’re in the mood to celebrate, here’s some clever cupcakes to inspire you:

A friend of my husband’s brought these to a gaming session a year or so ago and I thought they were delightful…and tasty.  Unfortunately I can’t give credit where it’s due, because I don’t know if he made them or if a friend of his did and he just brought some to share.  Either way, props to the baker!

I will be celebrating by hanging out with my Jedi Master cat (his name is Jolee Bindo) and leveling up my Consular on this TOR Double XP weekend.