Monday, January 11, 2010

my harry potter obsession


Time sure flies when you're having fun reading Harry Potter. To be honest, every free moment I have has been spent reading Harry Potter. I just finished book six and am now starting the final book. I am now one of those Harry Potter fans. It's official. Let's take a look at the evidence:

Exhibit A:  HF came home one night and caught me looking at Mugglenet. He shook his head. I swore I was just looking up the recipe for butterbeer, a common beverage drank by wizards (which you would know if you read the books). To this answer he said, "you are going to make butterbeer?!" But I was also looking at mistakes, or discrepancies that fans and the like have found when reading the book. They have them listed online and I was checking to see if I was smart enough to have noticed the mistakes too. Here's the recipe for butterbeer by the way, because you probably wanted to know.

Exhibit B:  I will talk about Harry Potter whenever I get the chance. HF will be taking a shower and the next thing he knows, he's startled by my voice saying something like, "you know, I really think Snape is a death eater. No matter what Dumbledore says, there is just something that doesn't add up with Snape." He peers from behind the shower curtain and sees me sitting on the toilet with a perplexed face expression. It's even been known to occur while HF is trying to kiss me. I will say, "I can't stop thinking about Harry Potter! That JK Rowling really writes well and I love all the humorous details!" Me. Special moments killer.

Exhibit C:  I will get overwhelmed and stressed with the mess that is in the kitchen or in the entire house, and I will mumble under my breath something about how I wish I knew a vanishing spell. I have also gone into a "heavy" discussion about the laws of apparation. HF has to bring me back to reality and remind me that it isn't real. I wish it were though!

Exhibit D:  HF gets home from work and I'm asleep, but my nightstand lamp is still on, and I'm sitting up, although slumped over, and Harry Potter is open in my lap.

Obsess much? Please tell me I'm not alone! But I've got one more book and 3 more movies to watch and it will all be out of my system, right? One thing you definitely won't see me do is dress up in any way when attending the movie premiere next year and the year after. That's a guarantee.

 I did find this article on msnbc entitiled, "7 signs you're infected with Harry Potter fever". Luckily I do not have any of those problems, but it was a fun read. And check out the HP tattoos! Hmmm. Tattoo regrets later on down the road? I think so. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some reading to do.

7 comments:

Tara said...

unfortunately this is one time i will have to disagree (and I really mean one time coz usually I am so on the same page when i read your blog). I wont get all serious on you but i just have issues with witchcraft and the spritiual aspect of the books and thier influence on young children, but i am sure you are old enough to not be running off down the road with your friends wearing round glasses and dabbling in the occult ;)

lindsay said...

yay for another harry potter fan!!! my boss and i decided to be total nerds when the last movie came out (i'm a midnight showing costume wearer) but we did a bunch of blog posts called "harry potter hoopla" and spent an entire day perfecting a butterbeer recipe. lol
here's the link: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2009/07/lemondrop.html

you'll LOVE the last book! read faster!

JessicaD said...

Absolutely love Harry Potter. I am 30 years old and still went to the midnight showing of the last three movies. Im also a MuggleNet reader, particularly because its JKRowling approved.

mrs. fuzz said...

Tara- I know what you mean. It's kind of like Twilight to me. I don't think parents should let their little children and even teens read these books because what kind of affect will it have on their perspective on relationships? (Romeo and Juliet?) I think Harry Potter gets more "grownup" after the first 2 or 3 books.

Lindsay- Are you kidding me?!?! Amazing. I was seriously amazed by not only the recipes and candies themselves, but the presentation and everything! Thank you so much for sharing! I guess there are some real harry potter crazies out there, aren't there. :)

Jessica- Maybe I'll be one of those movie premiere goers next year. :)

Anonymous said...

Trust me, it will never end. I resisted reading the books until two years ago, and I've been hooked since. I am on my third reread. Every time you read the books, you will find something new, gain a new insight, discover a connection you hadn't noticed before.

I have a growing collection of Harryphernalia, attended my first HP convention last year, and even visited England just to tour the country for HP film locations.

Natalie said...

I agree with Lindsay that you'll love the last book. It was perfect.

Here's a little claim to fame my hubby has: He met JK Rowling and talked with her outside of her house in Edinburgh. He stated that she was really nice, but he had no clue at the time who she was (the first movie had just been made at that time). What a waste of a celebrity moment, right?!

I too have wished for a wand and a bit of magic when cleaning or dealing with unpleasantness. I still say "Expecto Protronum" to my brothers occasionally because I think they have a bit of dementor in them.

Happy reading, and if it becomes a problem to be reading the last book while taking care of your adorable children, Jim Dale's narration of the series are phenomenal. I get SO much accomplished because I want to keep listening and "doing" something.

Sorry for the hijack! You already know by now that I LOVE reading!

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