What a terribly blasé way of opening this blog, particularly because I've been opening ALL of my mass messages this way for much much too long... what can I say? Old habits die hard.
But enough about me, what about you? What do you think of me. I'M JOKING. I never want to know that.
I just got back from a very thrilling, thought-provoking, and action-packed (I'm loving the hyphenated describing words... now "thrilling" bores me. Maybe if it were 'thrill-ling'. Too simple a fix? Let's try dyno-thrill, now with EVEN THREE TIMES THE THRILL. Something) trip to New York City, which I could tell you about, but I'm not going to. INSTEAD, I'm going to tell the short story of how my wonderful fiancee bought me 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', just because he missed me. Fin. Oh, and he knows that I am wildly obsessed with Harry Potter (the books... the movies were like ok-meh-yeah-that's fun- fan fiction).
Yea verily, indeedy indeedy I am, what has been pop-culturally labeled as, a 'Potterhead'. Ah yes, the veiled drug reference, but in reality, the addiction levels are probably just as similar. Case in point:
- I continually brag about being the first in my middle school to read "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". Continually. Constantly. Continent-ally (because all signs point to yes that I've talked about this in every country I've ever been in. Sorry travel friends/family). This probably isn't the BEST thing to brag about though... the truth is I only read myself through the school library, made bff's with the librarian, and got first dibs on new coming books because I had zero friends in middle school. Zero. You know why? Because (and I don't regularly swear on my blog, as I'm pretty sure my mom reads it) middle school girls are BITCHES.
- I once named two different casts for a piece I choreographed last year "Team Potter" and "Team Narnia" and definitely favored "Team Potter". Sorry, C.S. Lewis.
- Engage in really annoying discourses and lectures to and with my tween-teenage ballet students , entitled "Vampires Will Never Sparkle because Cedric Diggory is Dead" and "Hermione Granger: my literary feminist heroine".
- I currently have the Deathly Hallows drawn on my arm, a remnant from watching "HP and the Deathly Hallows: Part One" last evening (Kari Jo and Megan half the penned-tattoo too, so I'm still holding onto some dignity).
- I'm probably going to visit Harry Potter World whilst on my Honeymoon. True story.
I heart Ron's nostrils. I want to copperplate them and put them on a shelf for safe-keeping.
Also, I have a deep fondness for the character of Luna Lovegood, in both book and movie form. Lovegood is my sister Bonnie's celebrity doppelganger, if fictional characters portrayed in movies could, in fact, pull off 'celebritaire'.