Thursday, April 19, 2012

Probably My Most Embarrassing Post Ever. Oh Boy.

Oh dear. This is going to be embarrassing. I'm not sure if I'm prepared for the backlash.

Growing up, I had a teeny, tiny **cough huge** obsession with Harrison Ford. No matter that he's about 50 years older than me.  It all started when Star Wars celebrated it's 25th anniversary and came out with the special edition movies in the theaters. I have seen the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies more times than I care to admit.

A few examples of my obsession:

1. Memorabilia
I had posters, Christmas ornaments, dolls, cups, mugs, (see the terribly incriminating and uni-brow exposing picture below), and more. I may or may not have had a 6-foot-tall cardboard cut-out of Han Solo that I used to kiss every night before bed. That year I had put "Harrison Ford" on my Christmas wish-list, so a cardboard cutout was my parent's best attempt. Yeah, my parents enabled this obsession.

My giddy self opening my Han Solo mug on Christmas morning. Why am I doing this to myself? And yes, that is a Limited Too t-shirt

2. Harrison-Ford Related Outings
When I was in 5th grade my family visited California for a week. Of course we went to Disneyland and I rode the Indiana Jones ride a thousand times. Probably while quoting the movie. I then insisted that we go to Hollywood and visit Harrison Ford's star on the Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theater. As a last display of my unnerving obsession, I visited Harrison Ford's home. I remember talking into his security camera and leaving him my phone number. What was wrong with me?

3. Outfits
Yes, there were outfits. I couldn't be a true Harrison fan without dressing up for Halloween as his most famous love interest, Princess Leia. (Pictured below.) Another year I was "Mrs. Harrison Ford" for Halloween as well.

I also made myself a "Harrison Ford Fan Club President" t-shirt. I wasn't actually the president of his fan club, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

4. School Projects 
Ugh, this just keeps getting worse. In 4th grade I did a presentation on Harrison Ford. I shared facts about his film career, family life, and personal details like whether he wore boxers or briefs. (I don't remember that detail now.) I'm sure my teacher thought I was a huge creep. I remember finding much of my research material in People magazine.

5. Little Known Facts
Now that I'm 24, I can still remember some of the "little known facts" that I had memorized about him. I know how he got that famous scar on his chin (car accident, he hit the steering wheel), how he met his first wife, how he landed the role as Han Solo (which originally was offered to Tom Selleck)...I am disgusted by myself.

I am happy to say that after many years of yearning for a much older man, I am happily married to a man who is my age. And who sadly doesn't share my appreciation for Harrison Ford. I can't say that I don't still love his movies, or that I wouldn't get a little weak at the knees if I met him in person. I can still spout out Star Wars trivia and I not-so-secretly hope my children want to be Jedi's or Ewoks for Halloween someday.

I'll leave you with a picture of Jedi Nicholas. My friend Erika made him an adorable hooded towel and  I think he looks like a little Jedi in it. This is him after his bath. (If you want a really simple DIY tutorial for hooded towels, click HERE! They are great for when your baby outgrows the infant-sized towels.)

Please, never let your children do what I did. If they want to be obsessed with someone, make sure they were born in the same decade.

Also, don't miss an AMAZING giveaway at Casey Wiegand's blog! I wish I could enter! There are incredible prizes and one person will win them all. GO ENTER! I may be giving something away... :)


  1. I think this is THE cutest post I've seen lately. And your Jedi is adorable! ;)

  2. I totally can empathize! I had the same obsession with Elijah Wood throughout highschool. My parents even made me a cake on one of my birthdays with his picture on it...and even more embarrasing, they have a picture of me kissing it! oh boy!

    And random funny fact: my husband just told me this morning that he dreamt that i had married harrison ford (and was still married to him) and was trying to convince him that it was a good idea. :) so random!

    New follower from Casey Weigand's blog! :)

  3. I kinda think Harrison Ford is a very sexy man too for someone so much older than me!! :] I am also a new follwer from Casey Weigands blog!

  4. Oh man. I totally relate. I still love Harrison Ford. Especially in American Graffiti.... But I also went through a similar stage with Orlando Bloom right around when LOTR came out. I escaped without a life-size poster, but I still have PowerPoints and homemade videos of me and my best friend fighting over who would get to marry Orlando. Yikes.

  5. Saying hi from Casey's blog! Love your site!

  6. we always call rachel an ewok when she wears her hooded towel.

    also, i miss the harrison-ford-obsessed-mackenzie. i loved that ip presentation!

  7. Adorable post and adorable blog! I'm a new follower.

  8. Thank you Shannon! I visited your blog today, it is so beautiful! I wish I could pull off your outfits :)

  9. Beth, I'm so glad that you were there for those moments! And that you also use Star Wars references. It makes me feel like less of a dork.

  10. Ariel, thanks for making me feel like I'm not alone. I may have had a little Orlando Bloom crush as well :) Powerpoints, that is impressive. The things we do for the celebrities we love :)

  11. Thank you Megan! Isn't Casey amazing? I just love her.

  12. Amanda, thanks so much for reading! It's so true - I think he gets better with age. Well, maybe not anymore. But if my husband looks that good at 70, I'll be happy!

  13. Ok, that dream is way too funny! What a coincidence. Thanks so much for reading! Isn't Casey awesome? And yes, I too loved Elijah Wood. That's pretty cool of your parents to make you a cake!

  14. Samantha, thank you so much! That is such a sweet thing to say, it made me so happy to read :) I think he's pretty adorable too!

  15. You and your little guy are TOO cute! Saying hi from Casey's giveaway :)

  16. Jess, thank you! I popped over to your blog, and it is SO dang cute. I love your graphic design too!

  17. Hi Erin, thank you so much! I appreciate hearing that :)


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