Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

An Ewok, a Gremlin and a Flying Monkey

150224 281499512004355 2033202032 nI've always wanted an Ewok. Those overgrown teddy bears would be so great for snuggling during these frigid nights that are plaguing a usually mild winter.

The Ewok conversation began this week as I began prepping for a Valentine's Day Star Wars marathon complete with the "The Ewok Adventure" and "The Battle for Endor."

I was reminded of just how cute and cuddly they are and how great it would be to have my own Ewok sidekick running around my office. And they're well behaved so it wouldn't have to be caged or put on a leash.

I started thinking about other movie critters that would serve purpose in my life. After growing up in the sticks, horses, dogs and goats fail to excite.

A flying monkey – that's definitely on the list. I preferred the Wicked Witch and her army of flying monkeys to Dorothy and her little dog.

My flying monkey would definitely be dressed in the butler costume. He would have a perch in my cubicle where he would hang out until I had to release him onto the annoyance of the day.

I think I need a Gremlin in the menagerie. Yeah, Gizmo the mogwai was cute, but I would have more fun getting into trouble with the Gremlin. And who's going to mess with someone with a Gremlin?

My favorite scene is when they take over the bar and start swinging from the ceiling fan (drinks would be on me) – or maybe when they're watching "Snow White."

Anyway, the Gremlin would definitely have to be caged and on a pinch collar when we went out. I wouldn't want to be responsible for a Gremlin apocalypse.

I also need a pet that can reach things on the top shelf and pick up the couch when I need to vacuum. Harry from "Harry and the Hendersons" would suffice. And with a few sugar cubes, he is easily trained.

And just in case this inspires your own movie marathon, good luck finding those Ewok movies and when you do find them prepare to get up off the pocketbook – they cost probably as much as the Ewok itself.

Kristi Martin is an award winning journalist and reporter for the Press-Herald. Connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @WrittenNRed.






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