Friday, June 11, 2010


The other night, I was relaxing in my bathtub while finishing my book (Fair Game by Valerie Plame). I had left the TV on and after the news, a special on the new Harry Potter theme park came on. A whole theme park, just for Harry. Interesting.

My first experience with Harry Potter was my summer at JH, when the books were banned. Well, not straight up banned but staff couldn't read them in front of guests. They were about witches and goblins and sorcery, after all. Just to err on the side of caution, and eliminate the risk of offending anyone, those who were courting Harry were asked to do so only in the privacy of the staff's double wide trailers and cabins dorms.

So, what's it been, ten years since Harry hit it big in the States? And I've managed to avoid him this long? Despite C's and ABC Family Channel's best attempts, I have never watched a Harry Potter movie start to finish.


The music they were using for commercial bumpers on that theme park special sucked me in. I am weak to the intrigue of a good melodic theme. So Harry arrived - and not on a broomstick, may I add - in my mailbox on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to getting to know him and deciding if the whole craze is completely unfounded, or actually quite interesting. Movies 2 through 6, you're on standby.

First Jake Sully, now Harry Potter... What's up, 21st Century? How you been? Mind if I join you?

P.S. DON'T even for one second think this means I'm about to start watching any of that Vampire crap.


  1. I didn't care for the first movie, but they do get better as they go, especially the more recent ones.

  2. This makes me happy :) Try the books - they really get good at the end of book 3. I read the first six in one week...and had a wait a month for the 7th to come out. Enjoy!

  3. Okay, I've been reading your blog for awhile now (think we may have some friends in common from Auburn?)...anyway, I worked at the ranch too! 2000-2002....loved, loved, loved it! You must have been there after me, b/c I'm not remembering anybody reading Harry Potter? But I'm SO remembering living in the Green Bean. Ahhhh, memories.

  4. Books are better, as is usually the case. I read each one in a day. I'm guessing Twilight sucks and I refuse to watch it. Team True Blood all the way

  5. You should definitely read the books first. I loved the movies too, but they leave so much out!!

  6. First movie down, ??? to go. Second one will be here Wednesday. So far, so good.


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