Saturday, June 07, 2008

Project Runaround—Robin

So…how are my revisions going, you might wonder?

Well. Um. Yeah.

Sometimes life takes the driver’s seat and I have to just sit back and hang on. And this week, I was consumed with one thing only: planning my son’s 6th birthday party.

The planning was going smoothly earlier this week, but then it all came to a screeching halt. My boy had asked for a Star Wars themed party and I went on a massive quest to search for a Star Wars cake. First I checked with our little local bakery, but they said, “Sorry, we don’t do licensed characters.” So I called every bakery and grocery store in two towns until I finally found a big, chain grocery store that had the perfect Darth Vadar sheet cake. Woohoo!

But no…the day before the party, the store called me to say they were wrong. They actually didn’t have a Darth Vadar cake, but would I like to replace it with Indiana Jones? Umm, no. I needed a Star Wars birthday cake like Barack needed an endorsement from Hillary…without it, I wasn’t going to get anywhere. But luckily for me, I got what I needed. (And according to CNN tonight, Barack got what he needed too!) I ended up calling back our little, local bakery and explained my desperate situation. She sighed and said, “Okay, honey. Bring in some figurines and I’ll see what I can do.”

And when I saw what she did, I realized: local and little…is always better.



(She actually made the light sabers from icing!)

-Robin

5 comments:

Natalie said...

Looks like the Force was with Luke this weekend...and her name is MOM. :-) Hope the party was a success!

Disco Mermaids said...

Cutest cake ever! FYI, I'd like the same for my birthday this year. K, thanks! Sorry I missed it this year. :(

I don't know how you do it all. I really don't. The job, the kid stuff, the writing. Maybe I'd actually be more productive if I borrowed your kid and job for a while.

Glad you had a fun weekend!

xo
Eve

Colorado Writer said...

Very nice cake! Great job, Mom!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Now that he's a Star Wars loving guy, does he LOVE his name? My 11 YO (who is also a Star Wars loving guy) was very bummed when I told him he was almost named Luke. He asked if he could change his name. :)

Disco Mermaids said...

Lisa, yes, he loves that he has the same name as Luke Skywalker. When he first saw that scene where we hear "Luke...I am your father," my son yelled, "HEY! That's what everyone says to ME!" It was so funny to explain to him why everyone (including strangers) always tells him they are his father. (Yes, you may insert crude joke here.) I just think it's such a weird thing for him to hear all these years, poor guy!

And Eve, if you borrowed my kid and my job, you probably wouldn't be more productive. You'd just have more stress and annoying wrinkles around your eyes.

-Robin