Cats and Lightsabers: The Best of Both Worlds

September 5th, 2011

Welcome to Laugh Out Loud Monday (aka LOL Monday): because, like my favoriteĀ fat cat, I hate Mondays, I thought, “What better way to start the week than with a laugh?”

My husband is a Star Wars nut. He’s been a collector since childhood. I’ve always enjoyed watching sci-fi, but that’s about it. Now, thanks to my Dear Husband, I own my own toy Darth Maul lightsaber (yes, we had to duel after we put them together) and my own set of Darth Maul lightsaber chopsticks, which have a cool magnet setup so you can connect the handles.

Of course, I also love cats, which is a big reason why in my current WIP, Apprentice Cat, the protagonist is a magical tom cat. Toby befriends a reckless adolescent male witch in order track down the Master Cat responsible for the tom’s father’s disappearance before the Master Cat can take over the human-run government. (I’m still working on my one-sentence description. šŸ™‚ )

So what do cats have to do with Star Wars?

Nothing, unless you’re a Jedi Kitten. Take a look:

What opposites have you balanced in your life? How have significant others influenced your hobbies?