A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was Star Wars, and it was good. In fact, it was so good, and remains so, that it has slipped beyond the confines of pop culture and continues to spread its influence across the entire world (galaxy?) and multiple generations. Not bad for a little space movie.
This coming Saturday is Star Wars Day, because like all things that impact people on a scale of such magnitude it deserves a holiday to offer our thanks and recognition. Lightsabers make a nice gift.
But why May 4? Because May the fourth sounds a lot like the classic Start Wars line “may the Force be with you,” and who doesn’t love a good pun?
My family likes to celebrate Star Wars Day in a variety of ways. Sometimes we kick it off with Star Wars pancakes. Sometimes we go to Disneyland (not to be confused with Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World) and ride Star Tours five times in a row. Sometimes we watch the movies or play LEGO Star Wars on the Wii. The possibilities are endless.
This year I won’t be with my kids on Star Wars Day. I will be at a conference (Mom 2.0 Summit aka Rebel Alliance to the WSJ Empire) and the boys will be with their grandparents, but thanks to advancements in intergalactic technology and communications, e.g., Google Hangouts, we can connect for a moment to jump around like a bunch of Ewoks on the virtual dance floor between our respective bases.
I admit, I feel kind of bad about it; however, they have trained long and hard for such a day, and the Force is strong in them.
How will you celebrate Star Wars Day?
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