Star Wars: Revenge of Midlife

     I was traveling.
     Back… far back, from an alternate universe.
     I was in my speedy Rubicon, dodging the old Fleet(wood’s) with equally out-dated, and terrifyingly inept clone trooper Commanders at their helms, once powerful, now dull.
     I was returning from a hard won battle at our empire’s Target.
     I was dusty and hot and had many captives on board that had been discounted.
     I was not to be fooled with.
     Fortunes had been saved, and in large sizes.
     It was time to celebrate the victory of the Galactic BananaRepublic.
     My capsule was hot and I saw flashes of my past life- a young recruit, so green, so full of wine.
     I had earned my rank and would not be denied my place in the Great Garden of the District.
     So, it came as a surprise when, in making my final descent, I realized that the evil Jedi Master, Darth Vader, had docked his ship… and trucks, and lights, and cable-cords, and technical assistants, and gophers, and boxes of shit that I can’t even imagine what’s in them there are so many, in front of my God Damn house!
     Darth, I liked you better when you were Anakin Skywalker…

Thank the ‘Force’ he showed up too.
Hayden Christensen,
(who played Anakin Skywalker, aka, Darth Vader)
walking through a scene
around the corner from my home,
for a movie being
shot in New Orleans

Did I get a notice?
No, I did not.

“And when will this all be moved?”
Cheetah-phoned assistant with BIG shades
said she didn’t have a clue.
She has no idea how accurate that statement is.


  • Cyndi Calhoun - Not sure if you meant to, but this posts reads so poetic. Haha. I really need to watch those movies again. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Does it? No, I didn’t mean to make it read poetic- but that’s a nice bonus! Maybe only a poet could hear the verse- like you.ReplyCancel

  • Terrye - That’s actually pretty damn cool! I’m not a fan of Hayden (I find he’s kinda spineless and whiny), but to have a production team literally camp out on your front porch is sweet! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Yes- right on my damn front porch! If he wasn’t so cute I would have made a stink. But he was that cute and…..ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - They didn’t ask permission Cheryl?? They should be paying YOU to be there!!!
    That’s still pretty cool though.
    When I lived in Vancouver and went to school at UBC there were always film crews on campus filming major movies and it was a nuisance because they blocked off whole parts of the campus.ReplyCancel

  • A Pleasant House - They did not, but I hope Hollywood asks to use the house one day. My girlfriend gets 20k a month just to house the director!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Reading all the comments…stick a sign in your front yard…”House available for filming” Pretty exciting to wake up and see this along with it being a rude-awakening. Why do I not remember Hayden in Star Wars? Loved this, as always. Take lots of pix for us.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I don’t HAVE a front yard! We are literally up from the sidewalk- so New Orleans. As for Hayden- he was younger and played Anakin Skywalker in one of the oodles of sequels. And, I’m on the ass of the film crew!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Hayden whined his way through two movies wondering why Ewan McGregor was getting top billing.

    Ewan, meanwhile, just shrugged.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - To be honest (and all alone) I only saw the original. When this actually occurred- I didn’t know who he was. Thank God for google and twenty-something daughters.ReplyCancel

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