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Wookiee Wednesday: Season of the Force (Part II)

THE FORCE AWAKENS COMES OUT THIS FRIDAY, YOU GUYS!

LIKE, OMG.

WTFF?!

I. CAN’T. EVEN.

I have to wait until 1:30 am to watch it on Thursday night (technically Friday) and I’m just aching because I know that there are people out there who have already seen it! Uuugggggghhh. #SoImpatient

Anyhow, as some of you might remember I was at Disneyland when they kicked off Season of the Force last month and I made a little post about it (which you can find here), and then I said I’d post more pics, but never did because work and life have been craycray… buuuut with The Force Awakens coming out so soon, I thought it was about damn time I make part II. So here it is!

Hope you all enjoyed my pictures! Are you planning on watching The Force Awakens tomorrow night or this weekend? Lemme know in the comments section so we can geek out together! 😀

cheers

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These Are the Droids You Are Looking For

While Tim and I were at Disneyland we built our own droids at the Droid Factory which made its debut at the Star Trader store in Tomorrowland back in April!

The Droid Factory first came about at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida last year, which makes no sense to me because Star Wars creator George Lucas is from California and Disneyland, the O.G. Disney theme park, is in California, therefore we (I’m a Californian, so yes, I say “we”) should’ve gotten dibs first. Am I right? Stop taking all the cool stuff first, Disney World! It’s not fair!

Okay, I’ll stop sounding so whiny now. But I digress…

Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

Let’s get onto the fun stuff!

You can pick whether you want to build a single droid or a set of two to put in your own action figure box — Tim and I opted for the set of two.

Tim and I had ridiculous amounts of fun skimming through all the different colored bodies and limbs. And the accessories! You can top your droid off with all kinds of silly headgear like mouse ears in blue, green, red, and the traditional black, a Goofy hat, cowboy/detective looking hat, a pirate hat, and a baseball cap with Yoda ears!

I was dead set on making a purple droid, but I was never satisfied with the results I kept coming up with. Tim immediately spotted a TARDIS blue body and made a TARDISy looking droid and I was so jealous! I came up with the name TR-DS at first, but then suggested TR-D5 to make it sound more droidish.I started building a TARDIS droid too, but I didn’t really want to copy Tim. And I didn’t want our double droid box set to look  monotone. Snooze. I gave up on purple and started playing with other color combinations —  I tried making a Boba Fett droid (green/red combo), but it looked too Christmas-like. I finally got around to making my Yoda droid, 40-D8. At first I was going to name him YO-D8, but decided 4O-D8 sounded more droidy, and still spells out Yoda in pager code. I’m really dating myself with that “pager code” thing. Oi.

I think building my own droid was way more fun than building my own light saber (we did that last year for our anniversary)! I’d definitely love to make another one — maybe the next time around I’ll finally figure out a way to make a purple droid I’m satisfied with. Or maybe they’ll even have more colors to choose from by then (pink! pink! *hint*hint*). 😉

What colors would you use to make your droid and what would you name it?

Cheers,
Nina

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The Happiest Place on Earth

I got back from my super amazingly fantastical 4-day Disneyland adventure last night around 2:30 am! Or technically, earlier this morning. My back is killing me (Tim had to put Icy Hot patches on me, and I’ve been downing Aleve like there’s no tomorrow), my feet are sore, and there’s slight chaffage between my thighs, but I already miss Disneyland oh-so-terribly. 🙁 And despite the fact that we were there for 4 days, we still didn’t do everything we wanted to do. BUT, we also got annual passes, so we have a whole year to go back as many times as we can!!!

Some pretty interesting things happened during our stay — the cast of Modern Family were shooting on location for an upcoming episode. We spotted them on Main Street! And on Saturday, we used our Magic Morning passes to get into the park an hour early, and around 9:30 we headed over to California Adventure to get Fast Passes for World of Color, but we noticed that the park was damn near empty — a rarity for a Saturday at Disneyland. We were stopped by some cast members at the entrance/exit and they told us that there’s a “situation” going on outside of the park, so they weren’t letting anyone in OR out. Basically, we were trapped inside Disneyland which is probably the greatest place anyone could be trapped at. We got to enjoy 3 hours of short lines! But I do feel bad for the folks who had to wait inside the parking lot to get in. :/ Oh yeah, Disneyland closed at 2 am that night too. CRAZYNESS.

I got to see my sister and her boyfriend briefly since they were at the park for the One More Disney Day event a few days before we got there.

We asked a cast member to take our photo — he ended up making us do 3 poses.

I saw someone wearing the SAME EXACT Hello Kitty cardigan and leaf print dress as me. WHAT ARE THE ODDS???

Meeko wears a bow tie now. Bow ties are cool.

These are not the droids you are looking for.

Disneyland was a ghost town on Saturday morning. It was amazing!

Eric Stonestreet (Cameron!) from Modern Family.

This looks like an engagement photo. Hehe. 🙂

The World of Color show is by far one of my favorite things about California Adventure.

At elecTRONica with Sam and Aaron.

Aladdin and Jasmine on It’s a Small World.

Tim and I with the ultimate couple: Mickey and Minnie.

Another one of my favorite things at California Adventure is the sketch class.

Prince Eric & Ariel.

Matchy-matchy with the Sleeping Beauty duds.

In case you haven’t thrown up over the cute couply pictures we took.

Captain EO is so delightfully 80s. <3

I can’t wait to go back for my next visit!!!!!!

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