Friday, April 30, 2010


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... it would be a sin to be 31 and to never have seen the Star Wars movies...

May the force be with you. ~Yoda

This is a truth I would NEVER have learned on my own. I owe my ward friends a debt of gratitude for educating me and for offering to help me correct the error of my ways.

We found one night a month to designate as "Star Wars Night." We started with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I learned that this is starting at the beginning of the story's chronology, but it was actually the fourth movie to be released.

April was the month we watched the final (or third) movie in the series: Episode 6: Return of the Jedi. In celebration of this momentous occasion Tracy and I made cupcakes that were supposed to resemble Jabba the Hutt.

Luckily, the real Jabba is ugly too.

I now know a lot about light sabers, wookies, the Death Star, the Empire, the dark side, Jedi Knights, and the FORCE. My education is complete, so I can honestly tell my friends that I'm GLAD I watched the series...once.