Happy May the Fourth, everyone! It feels like it’s been forever since the last time I logged into WordPress. Almost a month, to be exact. I didn’t mean to fall off the blogosphere altogether in April.
Aprils are always hard with teaching, grading, keeping up with administrative work, etc. This time was the worst yet. I took on way too much this year, and it became very apparent this month. I didn’t realize how stressed I was until my dad stepped in with a mini-intervention. My husband had been telling me that I was overly stressed for the last couple weeks in March, but when my mental health therapist dad stepped in, I knew things were serious. So I stepped back from a lot of things and took a deep breath. Okay, a lot of deep breaths. But now that the fever pitch has died down, everything can go back to normal. (Which means I have a whole heap of great posts to catch up on!)
Just in time, too, since May the Fourth is one of my favorite holidays!
Every year, I wear my Star Wars best wherever I go. Today, it’s a shirt that one of my sweet middle schoolers bought me for Christmas and the traditional Leia buns. (The buns are impossible to resist.)
And what better way to add to the celebration than a Star Wars cat video?
So, expect the normal blogging schedule to return, and I’ll catch up on your posts soon!
May the Fourth be with you. Always.
This past Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the first Legend of Zelda video game’s release. While I haven’t played every game in the series yet (though I certainly hope to some day), the series showed me years ago that I can have fun and succeed in more than just racing games.
Since I didn’t find out about the anniversary until Sunday night, I decided that I needed to do something fun to celebrate the occasion. What better way than to spend a week wearing homages to Zelda? At first, it sounded easy. I have four Zelda t-shirts that I’ve acquired over the years, and I made a dress for the first time we went to the Symphony of the Goddesses. Done.
But I teach at a private school, so t-shirts don’t fit dress code. That just meant it was time to get creative. I stared at pictures of characters, searched through my closet, and I will confess that I even bought a dress and necklace because nothing was good enough for one of my favorite characters. Five days later, though, I have five outfits inspired by The Legend of Zelda.
Monday: Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess/Super Smash Brothers
Happy Back to the Future Day! I’ve spent most of my life waiting for October 21, 2015 to arrive, and now it’s finally here. When I first started watching the movies as a kid, 2015 seemed forever away. Now, it’s hard to believe that the 80’s were 30 years ago. Funny how time works. It really is more relative than we might think.
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve tried to figure out what to do to make today special. Obviously, sneaking some Back to the Future into the schedule is a must, but there’s only so much flexibility when there’s still so much work to do.
So, I decided to do something I knew would be fun: wear an homage to Marty McFly.
Unfortunately, that’s much easier said than done, especially with what I have at my disposal. After all, I’m not exactly an orange vest kind of person. However, I figured that a button up shirt, denim shirt/jacket, and a vest would do the trick, so that’s what I opted for.
I may not have an orange vest, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t copy Marty McFly’s style.
Before I get to grading, one last thing: a video about this classic movie.
So, happy Back to the Future Day! And may the Clubs win this year, just because it’d be awesome for the movie to have correctly predicted that too.
A couple of weeks ago, I wore an homage to Princess Leia for Force Friday. That day left me in the mood to wear more clothes that are homages to different characters (just for fun), so I started hunting through my wardrobe for ideas. While I do have some, this one actually came about by accident.
My mom and I are serious clearance rack shoppers. A favorite place to look for steals is on Boden’s site. The British clothes are just too cute, and a berry pink dress we found was no exception. The second time I wore it, though, I made a startling realization: it’s very reminiscent of the dress Princess Zelda wears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
So, armed with my Triforce necklace, I wore the dress to school to see what my fellow game-loving students would say. They just confirmed my thoughts when several of them stared at me a moment and asked, “Hey, is that like Zelda’s dress?”
Fact: I love excuses to dress up.
Needless to say, when I discovered that it was Force Friday a couple weeks ago, I immediately changed all my wardrobe plans to celebrate.
Unfortunately, celebrating at school can be a little limiting. While there’s not a strict dress code, graphic tees are out and I still wanted to look at least somewhat like an adult. (Never mind that I’m just about ten years older than the oldest student… sometimes I still am mistaken for being much younger.)
So, I came up with the next best thing: an homage to Princess Leia, one of my favorite Star Wars characters.
An homage to Princess Leia isn’t complete without a blaster
All white felt like a little much (and I don’t have white pants anymore anyways), so some grey-blue pants felt like a good way to balance the look. Add a white tank with a white cardigan, some white and silver jewelry, and a crown braid, and voila! Enough of a Princess Leia look that if I greeted a student with, “Happy Force Friday!” they immediately responded with, “Are you supposed to be Princess Leia?” Mission accomplished.
Happy Intergalactic Star Wars Day! While it’s a huge deal for my friends, family, and me, I realized today that it’s literally been years since I posted about it here. Three years to be exact. I still don’t know how that could possibly be considering all of the hubbub that it causes around here.
After some shenanigans with our friends over the weekend, tonight will be filled with watching Star Wars (hopefully the original trilogy) and Mexican food with my parents and brother. At first, we thought it was a weird combination. Then a connection was made: both cultures have a cantina, right?
As for what to wear, a Star Wars shirt is essential. And since t-shirts with dressier clothes are in, I couldn’t resist:
Easiest way to dress up a Star Wars shirt. :)
And to top it all off…
Princess Leia buns!
So whether you celebrate with Mexican food and movies like us or opt for something else, have a wonderful Intergalactic Star Wars Day! And May the Fourth be with you!
Oh, and I nearly forgot, today is another momentous occasion. To my amusement, it’s WordPress that reminded me of it. It’s our bloggiversary. Five years ago, I started the Everyday Epic, not sure if I would stick with it. And here we are today. We’ve had our ups and downs, but it’s been a great five years together. Here’s to many more.
For as long as I can remember, my family has had an affinity for nerdy holidays. Impossible Astronaut Day is the newest to be added to our repertoire.
About two years ago, my mom first introduced my husband and me to Dr. Who? After accepting the cheesiness of living plastic in the first episode after its long hiatus, we became quite fond of it and have been watching ever since. One day, I feel like I should visit the original Dr. Who? episodes, but that’s for another time.
Anyways, today is Impossible Astronaut Day, so named for a Matt Smith episode of the same title. Without spoiling anything here (because it’s a great opening for season 6), tally marks play an important role in the episode. The problem? No one can remember why they’re there. Which makes for some serious fun for anyone who decides to observe today. Even if you don’t know the episode, you can easily play along. It’s all a big mystery that no one can remember.
So, as you go along your day, don’t be surprised if you come across plenty of TARDIS blue, bow ties, and tally marks. Or if tally marks start showing up on your arms.
It’s a great day for TARDIS blue, red bowties, and tally marks. :)
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Now, what was I talking about again?