Monday, January 14, 2013

Girls Night In at Chez Quinn

The Man, God love him, works full time teaching and part time on the camera crew for the local AHL (hockey) team.Which means he works for them on weekends.

Which means the Urchins and I get to do special Mommy girly things. Now if you've been around here for a while, you know several things. A) I'm not right in the head. 2) I'm not very girly (I get a haircut once a year and ride a motorcycle for crying out loud.) III) I work hard to not be my demographic. I run around yelling SKEW! SKEW! wherever I go. It's my goal in life to be that one outlying statistic that throws off everyone's data.

So it will come as no surprise that Girls Night In was quite different than what poor unsuspecting people who stumble upon this blog might think. But as we all know, Tongue in Cheek is not for the faint of heart or the uninitiated.

To the question, "What do you want to do for girls night in?" I receive the instantaneous and deafening duet of "STAR WARS!!!!!!!!!!" (yes, it needs that many exclamation marks to really get across the decibel level that was reached.)

And so it was that after an all-Urchin request dinner of peanut butter sandwiches on potato rolls and new England clam chowder. Washed down with peanut brittle and fruit leather. (I abstained from the fruit leather.) We snoogled up on the couch under copious blankets with each other and our stuffed animal of choice and watched the original Star Wars.

The oldest Urchin, who is eight, watches in enraptured and reverent silence for the duration. With only a few words of praise for the cleverness of Princess Leia and the dreaminess of Luke Skywalker.

The youngest Urchin, however, cannot last more than a minute without asking something. It's mainly, "What did R2D2 just say?" Or the closely related, "What did Chewbacca just say?" To which after 100 askings I replied, "He said, 'tell the Youngest Urchin to be quiet.'" Which elicits some very Chewbacca like noises and a brandished fist from the five year old.

But a good time was had by all. And the next morning, I initiated them into the wonderful world of Mark Hamill on The Muppet Show.

I thought the oldest Urchin was going to keel over from laughing so hard. A girl after my own heart.

I have to admit, I am of an age where I saw the original Star Wars and this episode of the Muppet Show when they came out. And they made a big impression on me. But now, hands down, my favorite viewings of these were this past weekend.

So what are your fondest Star Wars memories?


M.J. Fifield said...

Have you ever seen the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials? I've never been a big Star Wars fan but those Robot Chicken spoofs absolutely kill me.

Probably not suitable for the kids though...

nutschell said...

I've never seen this episode on the Muppets. This is way cool! Thanks for sharing the video. :)


Ava Quinn said...

I still need to see those Chicken episodes, Melissa. *Must seek out episodes.* (said like a zombie).

I didn't know you weren't a fan of Star Wars. Are you a Trekkie?

Ava Quinn said...

No problem, Nutschell. It's a ridiculous and crazy episode. So of course I own it. lol!

Jemi Fraser said...

Now THAT's my idea of a girls' night in!! I'd forgotten about Princess Piggy - thanks for the memories!!

My favourite SW memory is lining up for the original. Back then there were no cineplexes and we lined up for ages outside & around the block for the show! Awesome :)

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, Jemi. It was lots of fun.

Ah yes. Good times back then. I was young when I saw the first one in the theater. The trash compactor scene scared me.

Mina Lobo said...

Though I could've seen Star Wars when I was a kid, I actually didn't see any of the originals till I had my own kid. I'm afraid the magic of the originals was lost on me. Meanwhile, I think I'm pretty girlie in some ways, but frequently a year (or two!) can go by before I remember to get a haircut! :-)
Some Dark Romantic

Ava Quinn said...

Lol. I know. It must be the long hair thing. I just don't pay that much attention to it.

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