Those in geeky circles know that May 5 may be Cinco de Mayo, but May 4 is also a holiday. It’s Star Wars Day! Get it? No? Say this: “May the fourth be with you.” Now do you get it?
(It’s a play on “May the force be with you” if it still doesn’t make any sense to you.)
When we recently went to Disney World, Mira got to take part in the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios. She was part of a class of kids who were trained to do a short lightsaber fight routine, and then put their training to the test when Darth Vader came out to challenge them.
Each kid had their moment to shine, facing Vader one-on-one. Naturally, Darth Vader made sure to follow the kid’s lead and not accidentally hit them, although Vader did get tagged a few times by kids who didn’t follow the choreography, including Mira. It was very, very cool, and Mira didn’t get scared at all when it was her time to face off against the (very tall) Vader. Nerves of steel, that kid.
Mira still tells us she’s a Jedi now and she knows how to use the force. She’s so proud of her accomplishment.
This particular Star Wars Day also happen to be Free Comic Book Day at your local comic store, too. Be sure to visit them and pick up some free comics.
And, to make this the geekiest Saturday ever, it’s also the opening weekend of Iron Man 3. We got to see a sneak preview earlier this week, and I highly recommend seeing it. If you want to read a full review of it, check out Aaron’s review of Iron Man 3 on his blog.
It’s a good day to be a geek. Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Just because I can’t get enough of Mira in her Jedi robe, here’s one more photo to leave you with: