I'll be at Disneyland when HP comes out.....so I'm ordering the book at our daughter's preschool auction this weekend. A family has pre-ordered it and donated it....figure I have to buy it anyway, may as well buy it at the auction and my daughter will get dibs on it while I'm out of town.
The last time a HP book was released I was in LA with a friend was is NOT a HP fan (MiceChat's own Pebbles, actually!).....so she laughed at the people dressed in costumes outside a book store, while I secretly longed to join them.
I can't get to Dland for the 17, but AT LEAST I can get to a Harry Potter book. I can be excited about that anyway.
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” -Michael Jackson
I wonder if Harry is still gonna be having the teenager attitude like in the last book? Curious and curiouser. I am very excited for the 4th movie, last movie left me wanting more.
Now there is a themepark unto itself! Seriously, build a castle that contains shows and rides, a virtual Quiditch with similar technology to soaring, with individual brooms that float seperatly so you feel more involved in the game, the woods behind Hogwarts- the enchanted car ride (see book 2). Underwater adventure- (see book 4) Hogsmead, and of course Diagon Alley!
I'll be in Chicago when it comes out. I'm already making plans to find the nearest bookstore and haul my drunk behind out of whatever club I'm in at midnight to get it. Then stare longingly at it until the plane ride home.
Good morning, son
In twenty years from now
Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
And I can tell you 'bout today
And how I picked you up and everything changed
It was pain
Sunny days and rain
I knew you'd feel the same things...
My daughter is so excited about the book release on the 16th she can't wait,
what she does not know is we are going to DL the next day. a 6 hour car ride with the new HP book and Disneyland at the end, she will be so excited.
we decided to keep this trip as a secret until we arrive (I'm not sure I can keep quiet that long, but I'll try) so she will be so distracted with her book that she won't even realize how long or far we have gone. (I hope)
and maybe, just maybe, she will finish it before our return trip home so I can read it for the 6 hr ride back.
July 16 - Half-Blood Prince
July 17 - Official 50th Birthday AND Wicked's Opening Night (Pantages Theater)
I'm so psyched. I might finally go to one of those midnight waitings in full Hogwarts uniform despite the fact it's in the middle of summer. Who cares about Harry? I'm more interested in Ron and Hermione's relationship!