Monday, June 25, 2007

It's my one year Blog-a-versary!!!

I saw the coolest bumper sticker Friday while I was walking up Germantown Avenue at lunchtime. It said, "Trust Snape"

[Note: even in this unfortunate get-up Alan Rickman is strangely sexy]

Oooooh - is that the best or what?? Do they know something I don't? I ran up the hill back to the store and burst in to tell Annie the manager. I yelled, "I just saw the coolest bumper sticker! It said, 'Trust Snape'!!!!!!!" And she looked at me blankly, and said, "What does that mean?" Oops - I forgot that I leant her Book Five two years ago, and she still hasn't finished it. She doesn't know what happened to [SPOILER ALERT] Sirius Black, let alone Dumbledore.

For those reading this who are over the age of 14, let me say in my defense that I was extremely scornful of the whole Harry Potter phenomenon for the first three books. I kept thinking, what's wrong with these people?? Then I thought, oh well, I'll just read one to see what all the kerfluffle is about - maybe Gus will like them. And of course I was hooked. When Book Five came out (delivered to my door the day it came out) [make big "L-Hoooser" sign on forehead now], I read it in one sitting. I walked around the house with the book in my hand, distractedly making lunch and "cleaning". When Book Six came out, I cravenly pretended that I had a stomach virus so I could stay in bed and read. Matthew came in at one point to check on how I was feeling and found me contentedly lying in bed, happily turning pages. He very unsympathetically made me get out of bed and go about my business.

I have my Book Seven on order, but I will be coming back from Boston that day. I have to put myself in some sort of isolation chamber (or perhaps "car") on the trip back, so no punkass 12-year-old at some New Jersey Turnpike rest stop tells me the ending before I can read the book.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Girl,

Happy one year blog-a-versary! I'm with you on the whole Harry Potter phenom. Started reading "for Alex" and got hooked. I'll be sad when I finish reading 7, but of course I'll have to reread "for Jonathan."

Hope to catch up with you at TW soon.

11:34 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Sexy? Really?

1:04 PM  
Blogger diana said...

OR - I haven't read them to Gus yet (though our 12-yr-old neighbor revealed EVERYTHING that happened in all the books to him), but someday I hope I can.

CG - YES, Alan Rickman is empirically sexy. Though I can live without the Snape getup.

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm gonna need all this snape talk in chestnut hill to cease. all i can remember is a borders midnight party a while back, and harry potter on the hill. lots of children, and their crazy legal-aged companions, going around the hill with lightning bolts on their foreheads & capes and sticks. oh yes, there are some things about working on the hill i will NOT miss lol.

so i haven't touched the shawl since whenever. i don't know when i'm gonna work on it again. the peacock is taking my attention. i think your border has become the trellis part of mine. i know i should just bust through it, and that i can (we're superknitters, you know) but i don't feeeeeeel like it

8:44 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Thought you might enjoy this:

It might be something to do with your summer hours.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JJP - ooooh! A lightning bolt on my forehead!! I never thought of that. Oh no, wait, never mind. Even *I* am not that big a Lo-HOOSER!!!

CG - BWA HA HA!! SEE! 125,000 women can't be wrong!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

I am so with you that I'm even commenting despite the fact that the moving van just pulled away and I am wrecked exhausted and boo hoo hooing into my glass of water.

I love Alan Rickman, and my path to HP was similar to yours. I too have my book on preorder. And am insanely looking forward to it.

One year! Here's to many more.

4:54 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Oh, SM, how happy AND sad your comment makes me!!!! I hope the move goes as smoothly as is possible, and that you will not henceforth be a stranger!!!

7:59 AM  

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