May 4, 2010

May the 4th be with you!

As I'm sure few of you are aware today is Intergalactic Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you). Okay maybe I'm the only one who gives a damn. Yes I'm kind of a dork.

So let me tell you a story of the R2-D2 phone. Years ago my parents would buy me anything Star Wars related for birthdays and Christmas. I'm not sure why. I think they overestimated how much I'm into the saga, but it was sweet of them and I appreciated every gift.

One year they bought me a R2-D2 phone, which was kind of a cool gift, but when I brought it home to my then girlfriend she just kind of smiled and told me I could use it. One morning we were awoke by the chirps and whistles by the infamous robot and she flew out of bed.

"That thing is loud," she exclaimed with anger.

I agreed that it was highly annoying so I put it away. I haven't had a land line in years so I just set R2 in the closet as he had little use.

Fast forward a few years...

I show Kelly the phone and ask where I could put it in our place. She stared at me blankly for a bit.

"Honey," she said as her voice softened. "It doesn't really go with anything I have."

"But," I said. "It's R2."

"We won't even have a land line though."

"Yeah, but I've had him for years."

"Honey, we can put him in a closet, or the garage."

I'm sure she was thinking 'Oh my God I'm marrying a nerd. I hope we have a girl.'

So I gave R2-D2 a new home in the hopes he's having fun with other astromec droids, like R5-D4. I'll miss all the good times we shared, long walks in the park and eating dinner by the fireplace.

Goodbye R2. The force will be with you...always.

Happy Intergalactic Star Wars Day to the folks in bloggerland!

"Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard." - George Lucas

Below is indeed the R2-D2 phone and that's the sound it made when people called.


wigsf said...

May the force be with YOU! Cuz apparently the force is with your wife.

Anonymous said...

This is one my favorite blogs I have every read by you. It would be hard to hold a straight face through that conversation, I'm sure!


JLee said...

haha..."May the 4th be with you" I don't know why that cracks me up. All women have "that thing" that a guy has that makes them cringe and say "do we HAVE to have that out?" like a fuzzy Elvis picture or smoking dogs, etc. haha

Heff said...

That actually sounds MUCH less irritating than My phone, lol !

Anonymous said...

If it was anything like Quoc's damn Star Wars banks- she is a smart woman. Sam

Claire said...

I teach 8-to-9 year old boys. Of course I knew it was Star Wars day yesterday!