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20 July 2007
POTTER MANIA!!! Just got back from standing in line to get my wristband. Hope the boss didn't notice I didn't sign on today until noon :-P What sort of Potter events are people going to tonight?→[More:]Please keep this thread spoiler free.
my ladyfriend has plans to hit up happy hour after work, keep drinking till eleven, then stumble over to a bookstore and wait in line for an hour (i've pointed out several obvious flaws in this plan, but she seem undeterred)...... i guess i'll be along for the ride.
Going to U of O Bookstore, where a copy is reserved. Will fight temptation, and probably lose, to thumb through the final chapters, whenever I can pry it out of Daughter's hands.
Miko, yes they did. Changed sequencing, so certain plot points had different circumstances also. But I liked it. The book was way overbloated. As she got more powerful, I feel like the publisher was more and more timid about editing.
There's a big party tonight in Toronto right outside the Indigo on Bay - they're closing part of the street down and turning it into Diagon Alley beginning at 8pm. I have dinner plans at 7 but want to go afterwards...though my friend has proclaimed a boycott against all books, movies and midnight release parties! :(
Perhaps I'll drag him along anyway! :)
I just went to Borders to get my wristband; one of the first 150!
Tonight, then, dinner + Borders around 11 or so; then home to devour it before 5a. Hopefully I'll get some sleep tonight, since tomorrow I'm flying to Portland, meeting up with the boyfriend's parents (with the boyfriend, and I've already met them, so it's not like this is some big stressful thing), then joining up with another group of friends for sake+ (undoubtedly) endless rehashing of the finer points of the book. So no way in hell can I see them before I've finished it.
I'm in the middle of Half-Blood Prince; I started re-re-reading the entire six on Monday and I've only about 400 pages to go. Yes, I read fast, but underemployment sure helps a lot.
My husband, son and I are going to our local B&N at around 11, where we will hang out with all the other Potter nerds until midnight hits. I find it amazing that a sixteen year old, who in all other spheres of his life, takes such great pains to be 'cool', yet he cannot exorcise the Potter nerd within. My husband and I have yet to convince him to embrace his inner geek and let it all hang out.
You're next, pips- the next big B&N party will be for "The Life of the Porch Man" by Pips MC! Thousands of fans, all holding bottles of bear and not wearing any pants! Singing along to classic rock! You'll be the richest woman in the world :-D