Serious Bling: Tatooine Style

I try not to follow my blog stats very closely, but certain readership trends have come to my attention.  For whatever reasons, this blog appears to be especially popular with:
  • People named Kate.
  • People who used to live in Germany.
  • People who are men (apparently 1 in 4 of y’all are dudes, but none of you hardly ever comment. Pipe up already.)
  • People who work as Librarians or in the literary arts industry.
  • People who live in Northern California.
  • People who Christmas shop in October.
  • People with orange cats (the draw on this one is obvious).
  • People who like nail polish.
  • People who like Neil Diamond music.
  • People who love, love, LOVE Star Wars.
Granted, some of these are logical. Folks went searching “CUTEST ORANGE CAT ON THE PLANET” then stumbled in on Lola, and naturally, stuck around. It’s not like they had a choice. It’s a Lola thing.
But Star Wars? I don’t get it.
I don’t think I have even seen a Star Wars movie since I was in grade school. I have never posted anything about Star Wars. There is nothing on this site that would drive Star Wars related traffic. So why it keeps coming up, I’ll never know….but I’m just going to embrace it!
Rebecca (whose amazing bathroom you might recall) sent me these photos of her latest project this morning. As you can see, I just had to share this amazing creature. He is ridonkulous.
It’s like he’s is too glamorous for the dark side. It’s like Darth moved to Dallas. It’s like Darth rolled around in Liberace’s soul and came out with crystallized light sabers glued to his face. It’s like Darth got a Michael’s 40% off coupon in his mailbox on Tatooine.
And you know how Dark Lords love a good coupon.
The end result is a magnificent specimen of glamor and glitz. No words can express how much I love it!
Once again, thanks to Rebecca for sharing her fabulous, inspirational, super glam creation.
PS: Rebecca has another AMAZING project coming in November. Hint: There’s a rainbow connection.    


  1. says

    I admit to being a dork who loves the original trilogy. =)

    So combine my love of that with rhinestones and I’m all google-y eyed here!


  2. says

    Thanks y’all!

    @Busy…Quantcast and Google give me #’s and surfing trends, but a lot of it is observation through patterns in emails, comments and Pinterest. Whoa, can you learn a lot about a people by their Pinterest habits!

  3. says

    LOL! This is too funny! I’m gonna have to make one for my brother–he’s a Star Wars nut! 🙂

  4. says

    Peaches, since I’d already emailed you about my love of the ATeam, including having Murdoch’s autograph, I was seriously debating whether to email you and discuss my rediscovery of Star Wars- there’s this whole flipping *expanded universe* out there and as a result, my favorite character is not even in the movies!!! (he’s blue, though, so…) anyway, then you post this?!? Too awesome!

  5. Anonymous says

    I am male. I am commenting. -Justin

  6. says

    This is wicked, I love it. 🙂

    Off to find something I can cover in rhinestones now. 🙂

  7. says

    Thanks everyone for the positive response! It was a blast to do (I’ll admit to giggling maniacally when the idea came together in the middle of the store). And the best thing? The mask talks. Which freaked me out several times during the bling process until I realized there was an off switch.

  8. says

    I’m VERY proud of Justin! Just got to say it. I do love orange cats, but I think mine is wearing a tuxedo by disguise….just to fool everyone. Maybe he thinks he is a human. Don’t they think they run the universe, or household???

    Love your blog, as always.

  9. says

    My dear, I follow your blog because you are just so darn entertaining…and creative to boot. It appears that you fit well into my “Normal is Boring” club. Cheers!

  10. says

    I used to live in Germany (kinda common among Germans, or so I have been told), have an orange cat (and one with orange bits and three more for good measure) and that Vader is the coolest darn cool thing I have seen since I discovered that Tauntaun sleeping bag. Holy geek… I WANT this mask so bad!

  11. says

    I guess I’m here because I love Star Wars (well… only the earlier episodes or are they later?… you know what I mean) because I don’t fit anywhere else on that list. hmmm…

    Darth never looked so good. He’s AMAZING!!!

  12. says

    I am a Librarian and I live in Northern California. Occasionally I have been known to wear nail polish. Too funny. Ha!

  13. storagegeek says

    “It’s like Darth moved to Dallas.” Word to the excessively glittery bird.

  14. PeachesFreund says

    I always thought Darth came across a little Texan. El Paso, probably.

  15. says

    I love your blog and am the last two things. I bet you could add Aquarians to that list as well!


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