Daily Archives: October 13, 2009

In Which My Son Battles Lord Vader..

This past Saturday, my boys pulled out their Star Wars costumes and dressed up to attend the release party of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary at one our local Borders. My oldest son dressed as a Storm Trooper and my youngest was a Jedi.

The party was fabulous! We only stayed for about an hour, but the boys had a blast nonetheless.  There was a LEGO Star Wars trivia game, and picture opportunities with Storm Troopers, a TIE fighter pilot, and Darth Vader himself. 

Well, both of my boys decided to challenge Vader to a battle.  My oldest son’s battle is pictured below.

John Battles Darth Vader

Unfortunately, due to the crowd, I was unable to get a picture of my youngest son’s duel.  I can say he had an unfair advantage.  Due to his height, he was able to aim a little low!

There were a few professional photographers at the event. Pictures of my boys fighting Vader should be posted on a Lego blog in the near future.  As soon as I track it down, I will be sure to post those as well!

Needless to say,we had a blast!  Thanks to Borders and DK Books for this great event!

*Edit: I found the Lego blog post and found another picture of my son fighting Darth Vader!

JJ&Vader

Teaser Tuesday, October 13

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week comes from Spoon by Robert Greer:

“Yet even in the darkness, I could feel Spoon’s presence, imagining him breathing, see his insicive, deep-set eyes and weathered brown skin.  He was there all right, and I had the strange sudden sense that he’d become a guidepost for me.”

Check back on Friday for my review of Spoon, a guest post by Robert Greer and a giveaway!

What is your teaser this week?