Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...


...a little explorer lost control of his spaceship. It pitched and swayed, careening him through the intergalactic vortex and landing him on an unfamiliar, treacherous-looking planet.


Where was he?


Was the air here even breathable???


And, most importantly, how would he ever get home? Emboldened with a courage only desperation can afford, he surveyed his surroundings.


Somehow, he had to find help. He had to get back home to the loved ones who so desperately needed him, who craved his protection, who relied on him for their very well-being and safety!



[CUE HEROIC MUSIC]

DID YOU SAY SOMEBODY NEEDS HELP?


WHERE THERE IS NEED, YOU WILL FIND ME.


WHERE THERE IS ADVENTURE, COUNT ME IN!


Our little explorer was pleasantly surprised to discover intelligent life in this uncharted sector of the universe. Intelligent life that seemed benign!


With universally recognized gestures, he informed the native of the direction in which he needed to go.


What luck! The native intimated that he, himself, just happened to be an expert on space travel.



He got to work at once...


and soon presented a plan to his extraterrestrial counterpart.


Finding himself persuaded, the little explorer climbed the stairs to the roof...


and waited.


But nothing seemed to be happening.


Back at square one, a somewhat abashed aeronautical expert realized he had miscalculated his friend's Reduced Mass x Volume x Speed of Ascent ÷ Vector Direction. He would have to come up with a new plan.


Ah ha! He knew just the ticket: A ride in his rocket ship!


Buckled in, the adventurers prepared for takeoff.


As departure became imminent, however, one of our adventurers found himself increasingly concerned. Was this spacecraft approved by the Intergalactic Emissions Association?


10... 9... 8... 7...


It was for that reason, and that reason only, that he entreated his colleague to terminate launch preparations immediately. (It had nothing to do with a sudden fear of heights, for example.)


And, admitting that the cute Ewok girl back home probably could hold her own without him a little longer (earlier mention of her dire need for his protection perhaps being just a tad exaggerated)...


...our little friend decided to continue his exploration of a new planet. On official scouting business, of course.


THIS IS EARTH FOOD.


LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.


OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE A LITTLE...



10 comments:

Lori said...

OH my goodness adele... best post ever! I totally was chuckling throughout, then out and out laughed when I saw addie. 10 points out of 10 for sure!!! I love you for coming up with this stuff, but I will be ever so jealous when someone publishes your blog as a book and you make millions off of it.

Steph said...

SOOOOO cute! I love their costumes. Totally adorable :) You always have the best stories.

Linda said...

I have SO been (desparately, in fact) waiting for this particular post. I was not disappointed! I wish I could have heard the heroic music, but the story and pictures were superb and so informative. If I plan any space travel in the future, I'll know who to consult with first. I sure hope to be able to visit that exact galaxy sometime before too long. Do you think these cool (and super handsome) space travellers would be above giving me hugs and kisses?

conner studio said...

love their expressions! and the commentary makes it even better

The Gilberts said...

Seriously best post I have seen so far!! This is hilarious! I almost posted it to my FB page just so people could read it! I LOVE their costumes, and Bennett's SPACE helmet. You really have put that thing to great use :)

Dahlia said...

That's awesome. Those two have the coolest adventures! Even if it's in your own back yard! Sweet!

Camilla said...

"Was this spacecraft approved by the Intergalactic Emissions Association?" Oh gosh. HAHAHA! Too funny.

You know what I'm going to say, right? Your writing style was just so dad-like here, just so awesome. Especially the velocity+whatever-you-said stuff. Just too too funny.

Hey, tell those space explorers if they ever need a pit stop on one of their journey's, Glendale, Arizona is a pretty happening spot. Tell the li'l astronaut guy that I'll give him as much candy as he wants!

Trent and Meg said...

Ah hah!!! LOVE it!!! That is such a cute story...you are so creative!! The kids look awesome in their costumes!!

Jill Revell said...

awesome! love it all, the costumes, the post...too fun!

Jessica Dahlquist said...

You have two of THE cutest boys I have ever seen. You must just stare at them and laugh at their funny expressions all day long! What fun.