Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Harry Potter Obsessed

I’m obsessed with Harry Potter.  Did I tell you that??  No?  Oh, well I’m obsessed with Harry Potter.  I know… seems a little juvenile right?  A (some-what) grown, married mom of two into this whole witch and wizard thing.  But I am.  Big time.  I didn’t get it at first though.  When the first few books came out, I remember seeing kids on The Today Show dressed up as witches and wizards and waving wands in the air.  And I’m thinking to myself, “Really??  All this commotion over books about kids who can do magic??”.  Then in college, a few of my roommates began talking about the new book being released and how excited they were.  Again, I’m like, “Really??”.  So one of my roommates challenged me to try and read the books.  She told to read the first book, which is comparatively shorter than all the other 6 in the series.  It’s an easy 300 page or so read.  She told me to read the first book and if it didn’t grab my attention and get me hooked then I could stop reading there.  But I couldn’t stop.  I was totally hooked.  I have read all 7 books multiple times and own all the movies.  The final movie (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2) will be released on July 15th .  Only 16 more days!  Not that I’m counting or anything…  And yes, I know the books are way better and all that, but I looove seeing all the characters and landmarks in the book come to life.  It’s super exciting for me.  
There’s another HP Obsessed that I work with and we often make HP references to each other. We can entertain ourselves for hours.  And often do.  But, Shh! Don’t tell my boss.  I don't want to have to go all Avada Kadavra on you, and have to be sent away to Azkaban to battle the dementors.  But no worries, The Chosen One will save me.

Much love for the HP,

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