July 20th, 2007

New Tilley Hat

Harry Potter and the Mostly Done Series

Pushing hard, I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before the final book comes out tonight. This makes a two weeks of intensive Potter after pretty much ignoring him for a couple of years. I read the fifth book, saw the movie, went to a Harry and the Potters concert and read the sixth book. Tonight, I'll be at the Mall of America's Barnes and Noble Potter-a-thon, which will start at 9:30 (when the store and the Mall normally close) and go until midnight when they can sell the seventh and final (?) book, and last until everyone who wants a book has a chance to buy it. With iPod and camera, I'll make a podcast of the event, and maybe a shorter report for KFAI. Oh, and read the book.

Quick review of Half-Blood Prince: Great! I was disappointed in the fifth book, but the sixth is back on track, only moreso.

And speaking of Harry and the Potters, another picture from the concert. Before the band started, the kids were having fun at the park. Edited per Peg. pegkerr at lower right, Corwin in red in the foreground, with Delia on Meren and Fiona on Sydney.

At the Harry and the Potters Concert
At the Harry and the Potters concert
Minneapolis, July 16, 2007
New Tilley Hat

Odd numeric coincidences: #214, 1980

Three DVDs in a row:

Yesterday I watched a DVD, noting that in fourth year of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she moves into college dorm room #214. Just a few years earlier, I had moved into Condo Unit #214. Coincidence?

Two days ago, I was watching the DVD of UFO, a series made in 1970 that takes place in 1980. Today, I'm watching a disc of Lost, and the characters just looked at a film made in 1980. Coincidence?

My condo is nicer than Buffy's dorm room (and has two bathrooms) but gets less lip-locking action. The 1980 of 1970 looks marvelously futuristic and silver, while the 1980 of 2005 looks ancient and shabby. Perhaps all this is Designed To Teach Me A Great Lesson, though I probably won't figure out just what until after the seventh Harry Potter book comes out.