Monday, November 23, 2015

A Jawa Gets Out and About

It's been nearly two months since our family made our first official appearance, or troop, as Star Wars characters. So far, we've trooped at a birthday party, a zoo, a symphony, a pet store, a library, and other places. By the end of this week, we'll have done ten troops--assuming all of us are well enough to do it, that is (Alex is sick at the moment). Here are a few photos of us in costume:

 Alex "stole" Boba Fett's blaster, but he'd better run away if he wants to keep it! (Eugene is in the background as the Imperial Gunner.)
 Alex and I play checkers. (In case the height difference isn't obvious, I'm the one on the left.)
 We found a droid! Can we keep him?
 Our new Sandcrawler comes "some assembly required."
We don't see this cold white stuff on Tattooine, but it sure is fun to throw around! (I'm the one about to throw a snowball at Alex on the ground. Eugene is at extreme left.)

Despite the trooping, I have nearly 55,000 words in Fifth Season and am up to revising Chapter Four in Chaos Season. Hopefully I'll be able to get some more writing done over Thanksgiving.

What do you do to get out and about?


Pat Dilloway said...

Looks like fun. The last one you must have gotten lost and ended up on Hoth.

Sandra Almazan said...

It definitely did feel like Hoth on Saturday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lucky you and snow!!
Some assembly required indeed.
Awesome you've had so many gigs and you're still writing like a maniac.

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks, Alex! We don't have any troops scheduled after Friday, but there will be Christmas activities going on in December.

Maria Zannini said...

I love that the whole family gets involved. I was trying to visualize my parents getting into costume with us when we were kids. Ha!

You guys are the best!

Andrew Leon said...

I spent some amount of years trying to convince my kids to dress up as jawas for Halloween, but they would never do it.

Sandra Almazan said...

Maria, the family aspect is an important part of trooping for me.

Andrew, Alex would like to be a clone trooper, but their armor is expensive.

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