Friday, May 4, 2012

Cheese and macaroni

Ah, Friday night! Finally! The weekend! Time to kick back, relax, and eat macaroni and cheese.

Or, maybe I'll try the recipe from last night's "The Big Bang Theory"- spaghetti with cut up hot dogs. Accompanied by a fine vintage of strawberry Quik. Relaxing to the tunes of that legendary musical group, Super Mario Bros.

Speaking of nerds, did you know that today was national world UNIVERSAL STAR WARS day?

Bum bum bum BUMMM, BUUUMMMM, 
Bum bum bum BEEEEMM BUUUMMMM....

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Episode IV, A NEW HOPE
It is a period of civil war.
Rebel spaceships, striking from
a hidden base, have won their first
victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
During the battle, Rebel spies managed
to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate
weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space
station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.
Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Princess Leia
races home aboard her starship,custodian of the stolen plans
that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy....

I distinctly recall the smell of fresh fake-buttery popcorn, the crowds, the lack of cell phone interruptions, and my shoes sticking to the floor. And my mother promptly exiting the theater, permanently, at the first sight of a freaky-gross alien. Fun times!

Here's how I celebrated  national world UNIVERSAL STAR WARS day:

The part of Obi –Wan Kenobi will be played by a random bureaucrat at the Social Security Administration office.

Random bureaucrat: I have something here for you. Your government wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it. He feared you might follow the government on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did.

The part of Luke Skywalker will be played by me.

Me: What is it?    (How's THAT for gripping dialogue??)

The part of Obi –Wan Kenobi will still be played by a random bureaucrat at the Social Security Administration office.

Random bureaucrat: Your government’s Social Security card. (Well, the receipt for your application for the Social Security card.) This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a driver's license; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times... before the Empire.

Seriously, with all the fiery hoops I'm jumping through to get some value out of my years of paying taxes, you'd think that piece of paper was a light saber.

Tonight I'm kinda wishing I hadn't chopped 8 inches off my hair a few weeks ago. The most fitting end I can think of to this most auspicious day would be to braid and twist up my hair like Princess Leia's. Oh well, maybe next year.

May the fourth be with you!

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