So I saw a meme like the one above and I should know better to save them to my "funny" file when I see them. Instead, I passed it along. But then the thought of it really dug in and when I went back to find it, of course, it was gone in a long line of new posts. So my friend, Kenny, made this one for me with what I could remember of the post. Then my other friends came through and found the original post. Then, my friend Kristan Higgins shared it and BOOM! The next thing I knew FIVE MILLION people had seen the post. Holy Viral Outbreak, Batman. The best part, though, was reading the comments. I love passionate nerds. They are my people and my tribe. I loved all the discussion about the comic books and the book tie-ins and the debate about one of my favorite movies. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be sharing Star Wars with my son. When my husband, son and I sat together in the movie theater, I got goosebumps when the opening orchestra sounded. We clapped when Han and Chewie came on screen. We left the movie singing "Da Da Da Da DA!" over and over again.
But then all the comments about how Carrie Fisher hadn't aged well came out and it wasn't until Carrie responded with "Blow me" and that the comments hurt "all three of her feelings" that I realized that General Leia Organa kind of got the short straw in all of this. Let's be honest, it's been over thirty years since Luke, Leia and Han soared into hyperspace. We've all aged, gracefully or not.
So then I thought that maybe Carrie Fisher deserved her own meme. . . .