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Three Things That Bother Me About Star Wars

Lego R2D2 on a flat surface

Today is Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you” for all of you who are lost…). I just so happen to be married to someone who LOVES Star Wars, so in theory this should be an extra special day in our house…

…except that it’s not. Much to his chagrin, I’m not a huge Star Wars fan. Actually, I’m not even really a medium fan either. I know, I know. God has such a sense of humor, right? 😉 I figured out that there are three things that bother me about Star Wars:

1. It’s. So. Confusing: Multiple planets, alien races, names that sound like the babbling noises that babies make…all of these things add up to one confusing jumble in my brain. My poor husband has attempted to explain things to me, and sometimes I even attempt to understand what he’s saying, but for the most part, I’m usually lost when it comes to anything Star Wars related (except for my killer Yoda impression. That, I can nail).

2. The length of the movies: I have the attention span of a gnat sometimes (thanks, Mom), so anytime a movie is over an hour-and-a-half long and doesn’t have Will Ferrell in it (#classy), then I have a hard time following along and paying attention to it. I may have fallen asleep in the theater during the first Hobbit movie for this very reason. Throw in confusion on top of a long movie, and I am just done.

3. Chewbacca: Don’t get me wrong, I think Chewbacca is adorable (which is probably exactly what they were going for), and I like to practice my Chewbacca noises (not on par with my Yoda impression…yet), but I know he has to smell like a cross between wet dog and spoiled milk. That fur is probably pretty matted too. Maybe Harrison Ford will give him a bath in the new movie. I think that’s why he felt the need to mention that he and Chewie were home. Home = bath time. I’m not the only one who has thought about his stench before either.

Phew. It feels good to confess these things. Tell me- are you a Star Wars fanatic, or could you think of at least ten more things to add to my list? Let me know either way- I could use some friends here…or my husband could use some people to see the new movie with in December!

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  1. Here’s my thing: I don’t want to like the new Star Wars. I think that you can only release, re-release, re-master, re-make, etc, etc ,etc so many times before I feel like you are just trying to cram it down my throat! BUT I saw the trailer and – because I LOVE Harrison Ford – I couldn’t help but get excited. Its a problem.

  2. How dare you insult Star Wars! Totally kidding – I am a diehard fan, but I love your observations. Chewy is awesome, but that was pretty hilarious. I hated the prequels and felt completely confused by them. I am so hoping that the new ones are going to be way better. By the way, my son is named Harrison because Han is my favorite character. Too much? Haha. Thanks for the blog!! I am enjoying your posts!

    • My husband is a die hard fan too! He even has a Star Wars tattoo, so I had to warn him that I wrote this! 😉 I think Harrison is a cute name, even if it is based on a Star Wars character! Ha! Kidding, kidding! I did promise my husband if we ever have twins (they don’t run in either of our families), that we can name them Luke and Leia. Thank you for reading and commenting! 🙂


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