A Darth Vader Cupcake
I did not go to Walt Disney World for the grand re-opening of Star Tours last weekend. I didn’t get to stand in line for pictures with Darth Vader, nor did I have a chance to say “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtooper?” to an actual Imperial Stormtrooper. Through some strange twist of fate, however, half of my friends were in Florida last weekend even though they couldn’t tell you the difference between an X-Wing and a TIE Fighter. Yes, it was horribly unfair, but they did come back with some fantastic pictures. Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Twileks, Gamorreans. They were all represented, but my favorite picture wasn’t a character or a parade or even my friend’s husband and son wearing R2D2 Mickey ears. It was this little Darth Vader cupcake.
The Dark Lord of the Sith turned into a $4 confection that was the joy of a child’s afternoon made me smile. And that’s what things like Star Wars Weekends, and just being a Geek, are all about. Enjoying what brings you happiness and forgetting about the real world for just a little while. Thank you little Darth Vader cupcake, and may the chocolate filled Force be with you. Always.