Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Star Wars and dog obedience

Over the weekend, I cleaned out from under the bed in the spare bedroom. I really did have better things to do but I needed to move the bed about six inches to better accommodate the treadmill and, well, there was too much stuff under it to move. Now that is embarrassing. But hey, when you live in a house with very few closets, you gotta do what you gotta do. Which apparently is shove things under the bed and forget about them.

One of the things I found was a poster I’d hung up at Connor’s OTCh. party back in 1999. Yeah, I threw a party when he finished. He was my first OTCh. and it was a pretty big deal. The party was at the Shueyville Community Center, which was a dumpy little old schoolhouse renovated into a community center with a gymnasium. Lots of different local dog groups used to rent it for training and matches. We were the Thursday night bunch: me, Tammy, Bill, Amy, Marsha, Al and Clara, Kay and sometimes Michele.

What fun we had. I remember hauling all those mats down from the store room to cover the gym floor, then rolling them all up again when we were done. Okay, maybe that wasn’t so much fun. Since then, the community center has undergone a three-quarter million dollar renovation and I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t let dogs in the front door. But I digress.

I found this poster and had to share it with you. Understand I am an dyed-in-the-wool Star Wars fan from way back. Waaaaaaay back. Like seeing the ORIGINAL back in 1977. Not the re-mastered videos or the prequels. The original. As a kid. When all the technology and special effects were totally new. I loved it.

Here's the poster, which I suppose you could say has been digitally remastered, as well:


Determination was vital.
“Never tell me the odds.” Han Solo

You had to have faith.
“Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Yoda

Set-backs were inevitable.
“I have a very bad feeling about this.” Luke Skywalker
“We’re in trouble.” Han Solo

One of us had to be in charge.
“I don’t know who you are or where you came from, but from now on, you do as I tell you, okay?” Princess Leia

Never underestimate the power of food.
“Great, Chewie, great! Always thinking with your stomach.” Han Solo

Philosophy was profound.
“In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.” Obi-Wan Kenobi

We couldn’t have done it without friends and a sense of humor.
“Laugh it up, fuzzball.” Han Solo
“I thought that hairy beast would be the end of me.” C-3PO


  1. That is just AWESOME!!! Aren't you so glad you moved the BED!! So it's been 10 years, who's counting! How many Pomeranians did you find? LOL
    What a great party, great cookies, GREAT PUNCH!

  2. OMG - I had totally forgotten about that party! Shueyville was awesome - the birthplace of "Swampwater Punch"!!!