Star Wars and Valentine’s Day

Star Wars and Valentine’s Day


February is my wife’s favorite month and it’s not because she loves groundhogs or the Superbowl or because it is National Dental Health Month (but keep reading if you happen to like Star Wars toothbrushes). She loves February because she loves Valentine’s Day, and she also loves her amazing husband who she was lucky enough to marry in February. Ok, so she is only lucky from a certain point of view, but still. If you knew her or saw her you would realize that I can use the Force, because a Jedi mind trick is the only way I could have gotten her to marry me. I definitely married up. Today is our eleventh wedding anniversary actually, so for my February blog I thought I’d write about two of the things I love: Star Wars and my wife. Sappy. I know.

Leia and Han

Before my wife and I met she had never seen a Star Wars movie. And before we were married I don’t think she knew how much I loved the Star Wars saga. I didn’t want to show my Sabacc cards too early. She was nice enough to watch Episodes I, II, IV, V, and VI with me while we were dating, but I think she thought that would be the end of her involvement with Star Wars. It definitely wasn’t. I was just getting her caught up so she could be ready for Revenge of the Sith, which she saw with me at the midnight release while she was pregnant.

My wife has definitely reinforced my fandom. She even has a favorite Star Wars character now: Emperor Palpatine! She clearly likes bad boys. In the last year alone she has gone to three comic cons with me, kissed a Wookiee, tried to get frozen in carbonite, talked me into getting my picture taken with Carrie Fisher, and convinced me that we need to go to Star Wars Celebration in April (#bestwifeever). And every Monday night she watches Rebels with our kids and me. Rebels has become “her Star Wars”. The day after one comic con she even wore to church a shirt that had a picture on it of Han Solo. It was a very rogue-ish thing to do.

My wife and I are definitely the Padme and Anakin of our small galaxy. She is very patient, humble, kind, and probably sometimes sad when I try to get her to talk about Star Wars with me. On the other prosthetic hand, I am terribly impatient, have a temper, am moody and overconfident, and have had some joints surgically repaired. Clearly she is the lucky one in this relationship (*tries to use Jedi mind trick on everyone reading this*). My wife is worth more wealth than you can imagine. So Happy Anniversary and Happy February to my wife, and Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone else!

Anakin and Padme

Now this is where the oral hygiene fun begins! Because February is National Dental Health Month I am going to have a Star Wars toothbrush give-away. There are three ways to enter the drawing: on Twitter, on Facebook, and by commenting at the bottom the this page. Each person can enter once each way for a total of three entries. On Twitter, send out a tweet telling your friends and followers how much you love Coffee With Kenobi and this blog. Make sure you mention @coffeewthkenobi, @ryderwaldrondds (so I will be notified and can enter you), and include a link to the CWK bloggers. On Facebook, make a post about CWK with a link and tag me in it so I can enter you. I will be able to keep track of the comments on my blog to enter you, and I do love comments.


The drawing will be held on February 25th and I will contact the winner after the drawing to get shipping info. I will cover any shipping costs. No hosts or bloggers for Coffee With Kenobi will be eligible to win. I don’t want Cory and Dan Force-choking anyone just to improve their chances. The winner will receive three Star Wars light-up Lightsaber toothbrushes, one each with Yoda, Darth Vader, and Anakin. Good luck and may the Force be with you!

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  1. Dennis Keithly (@DJKver2)
    February 11, 2015 at 09:49 Reply

    That was a fun story, Ryder. Like yourself, I am lucky to have an amazing spouse that supports my fandom. Happy anniversary and best wishes.

  2. Lisa
    February 11, 2015 at 11:23 Reply

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Ryder
    February 11, 2015 at 11:40 Reply

    Thanks, guys!

  4. Carrie Christian
    February 11, 2015 at 14:42 Reply

    Happy Anniversary!! Our 6-year anniversary is this Sunday 🙂

  5. emtveit
    February 11, 2015 at 16:43 Reply

    Loved this! Your wife sounds like an amazing person. 🙂

  6. Becca Benjamin
    February 11, 2015 at 18:44 Reply

    Awe…how sweet! Loved this story, after all, I’m a sap for the romantics 😉
    Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine’s Day to you both.

  7. Mike MacDonald (@MikeTarkin)
    February 11, 2015 at 23:16 Reply

    We need to talk about how you obviously have been spying on my house! How many middle aged Star Wars fans can say they feel the same as this article? A lot, for sure! Our 24th anniversary is Monday actually and I’m not a dentist but apart from that, yep I totally GET what you’re talking about. As I like to say, “Star Wars is family!”

    Great article!

  8. sarah brushaber
    February 24, 2015 at 14:25 Reply

    super cool!! my son is having a Star Wars Bday in April

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