Another important life lesson by Lloyd

May 6, 2012


My parents brought a bunch of those Cuties oranges-clementines things, and Lloyd just loves ’em. He called me over to see what his little creation was:

Peel off the middle,

turn out the ends,

and viola’!

A TIE fighter!

Stands for Twin Ion Engine. I did not have to look that up.


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4 Responses to “Another important life lesson by Lloyd”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    They say you learn something every day -- but today I learned two things. The first is obvious. The second is that TIE actually stands for something -- I thought the name came from the fact that the ship kind of looks like a bow tie. (Yes, Star Wars fans everywhere are rolling their eyes right now.)


    • Lauren Said on:

      No, you are completely right -- I used to think the same thing. Do you think that it was one of those ‘find the acronym after the fact’ kind of things?


  2. Brad Said on:

    The picture is AWESOME! Ha!

    I did not know what “TIE” stood for.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Very cool!! And I just love that you play with your food….I like making things with my french fries.

    And I didn’t even know that that ship was called a TIE fighter. I did know it was of the dark side though.


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