There are Gleeks (I am one), there are Nerds (I am un-stylish but do not possess the exceptional brain power), Geeks (I possess the enthusiasm but not all of the expertise) but I am definitely a junkie, A JUNKIE OF ALL THINGS STAR WARS!
Hello, My name is Whimsy and I am a Star Wars Junkie. I have done the crime so I must do the time. I have been a junkie since, well, since I can remember. No, there never has been a relapse because I never wanted treatment. I have stayed off the wagon since the release of Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977. Yeah, go ahead say it. I AM THAT OLD!
Here it is 35 years later and there I am, standing next to my blue eyed boy in the picture below. Whom has lovingly, compassionately removed my arms and head with his light saber just a few hours before in the living room. He said he was sorry. His exact words were "Mommy, that is just the way of the Sith but I still love you". Roger, Roger.
These are members of the 501st Legion attending a home game of the local hockey team. There are three garrisons in the state of California, central, northern, and southern. The arena was filled with Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Imperial Guards and the pig guy from Jabba's palace. All the kids, especially the boy and I, were wide eyed, giggling and awe struck. While taking a food run, the girls stayed in the seats with Grandma while the boy and I roamed the hallways to find THEM! The Force was strong with this one and spying the cloned troopers it was apparent food was not on our minds. Yes, you can't see it in the picture rest assure that I am "feeling" the Force, it was VERY nice. I do love a man in uniform!
Whilst the hallways were being patrolled the boy and I reluctantly headed back to our seats to enjoy the rest of the game, pizza slices in hand ready for some slammage (made up word) against the boards! Oh how I love the thunder of the glass being rattle by helmets, arms, sticks and faces. The game was great, the crowd was great and my kids were fantastic to be with and share my love of Star Wars. As much as I love my kid's names, the boy and his twin sister were almost named Luke and Leia. I was outvoted.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
~ William S. Burroughs