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.