I watched some of the Star Wars movies growing up, and while I liked them, I wasn’t a “fan” per se. Now, if you know dear husband…and if you know me…you can probably guess we agree on like 20% of movies. On a good day. So seeing a movie is a battle, at best. I hate stupid movies and anything overly sappy; DH loves stupid humor, most chick flicks, and despises my war movies.
Whoops, was I not supposed to put that on the internet? Whatever. I’m glad at least one of us is romantic.
Star Wars movies are, after some convincing on the part of DH, something I like and we can both agree that we like and will watch together. In fact, Star Wars and the accompanying characters and fanfare is something we really enjoy.
So it took little convincing for us to decide to head to Nationals Park for Star Wars Day…I mean, we love baseball anyway, and the Nats are doing really well this year!!
Unfortunately, Star Wars day seemed to happen on one of the hottest days of the summer so far, with heat indexes ranging upwards of 105.
Fortunately, the awesomeness of Star Wars day overshadowed the heat. First, we arrived early enough to get an awesome possum R2 D2 can cooler. This thing is not only fashionable (Star Wars stuff is fashionable, obviously), it did keep my beer cool on a very hot day.
The Star Wars tune was played every time there was a strike by the National’s pitcher, and all of the Presidents and mascots were dressed up as Star Wars characters! (Are you unfamiliar with the Nationals? They have a President’s race each game, with these five massively large President’s costumes (see here). It’s a big deal, and in a bad season, people care more about Teddy’s race record than the Nat’s horrible closers. Fortunately, that’s not the case this year.)
So, Teddy, Abe, George, Tom and the total misfit, Bill race each game (William Howard Taft, not Clinton. Though I’m sure Clinton will one day have a racing President, never fear.)
Teddy was amazing as Chewbacca! George was Darth Maul. Abe was Darth Vader. Tom was Princess Leia (uh…someone definitely had fun making these assignments, no?). Little Screech was Yoda.
While we fortunately/unfortunately missed out on some awesome Star Wars apparel that we certainly don’t need, we had a great time at the game. Even though the Dodgers won.