Category Archives: Harry Potter

I want to go to there

getting to the good part

In Deathly Hallows, I’m almost to the wedding. To me, one of the most exciting parts of the book. I love when the Ministry falls and Hermione takes control of everything.

I think I left off somewhere around the time Harry and Hermione go to Godric’s Hollow, so I still have far to go until I get back to the blogging part of it. But I hope to get there soon.

Laters. It’s bedtime.

packing again!

I’m so confident (and prayerful) that we’re going to sell this house in the next couple of weeks and Frank’s going to get a job in the same time frame. So I’ve started packing again. Not much is left. I packed a box of non-essential kitchen stuff yesterday, and tomorrow I haven’t decided if I’m going to pack office supplies and books, or half-pack non-winter clothes. Because I can’t fully pack those until we’re leaving Florida, since Florida has only the one season (hot and muggy). I can start emptying drawers, but packing things like sheets and towels? Already done, because all of our sheets and towels are in under-bed bins. I basically just have to label and inventory those. And tape up the sides right before we leave.

Well. I’ll think about that in the morning. I get to start Order of the Phoenix again tonight, because I finished GOF yesterday! And as soon as I’m all caught up on my TV snark on SRM!, I promise to get back on Deathly Hallows.

whew

Wow, so I put us on a schedule that started Monday. Every day is mapped out in the extreme. What each of us is doing at each set time. We have gotten so much done. Packing, last bit of staging, applying for jobs, cleaning ceiling fans, cleaning out the fridge, cleaning up and cleaning out the garage, cleaning various parts of the house… Frank painted the first half of the garage today. Tomorrow, the other half.

We were sad Fred Thompson came to Florida today. If only it were next week. We hope he’ll wait to go to Idaho after we move.

What else. I saw the gastro, Dr. Awesome. My BP was 90/70. Weight? 159. So I gained three pounds from when I weighed at Publix, and I’ve only lost three total since going off gluten. BUT. Alice did show up today, and I already look less swollen and bloated in my face. Should I start expecting that now? Off gluten, I have cramps for a whole day instead of thirty seconds on gluten. Not a fan of that side-effect. And I bloat up horribly for about a week ahead of time. Never had that problem before. Ugh.

So. I told Dr. Awesome that all of my symptoms have drastically improved (migraines, hand pain, foot pain, nosebleeds, easy bruising, and more after getting off gluten, muscle aches and nerve pain and seizures after getting off all dairy and starting probiotics). But I still am constantly bloated, TMI ALERT!!!, have clinical diarrhea at LEAST 75% of the time, and spend twenty-four hours a day discomforted to the point of misery from the bloating and gas pains. Fun fun stuff. Dr. Awesome slipped to Dr. Awesome Minus (A- for short) because he said he’s completely satisfied with my improvement and doesn’t think I need to do anything else except maybe Immodium (I’ve been quite clear with him that bandaids are NOT okay). Dude, you heard the part about all that diarrhea, right? Because I can’t do overnight hikes in that condition. I’ll never be able to hike the Grand Canyon again if I’m just satisfied with the status quo. He was perfectly happy with everything though. Drs. amaze me. Anyway, the probiotics seem to be working their magic. I found gluten-free, dairy-free ones. So there you go.

I’ve put in several short breaks each day (funny, I barely have time to read blogs in that time, much less blog myself). Also Bible study every day, which we actually have to schedule in, because otherwise we keep saying, “We really should do that,” and we never do. Sad. And we have half an hour of playing games and drinking hot tea after 9:30 p.m., because no one is supposed to call after 9:00 p.m. (it really annoys us, we’re like, “Who died?”), and certainly not after 9:30 p.m. The first night we played Scattergories. The past two nights, we played one game of Phase 10. I used to be so addicted to Phase 10. And the last two nights, I had so much fun playing (though, admittedly, it’s more fun when there are three or four people playing). Tonight before dinner, Frank asked, “Can we play Phase 10 again tonight?” “I told you it’s addicting,” was my response.

Have had no time for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Monday I will be able to get back on it. Am reading Goblet of Fire at bedtime every night. We have half an hour scheduled for reading in bed. I usually fall asleep after ten minutes, and Frank can spend twenty or thirty on his comic books. Today I said, “Hey, maybe you should try reading books that have words.” “Comic books have words. They just have pictures, too.” Yeah, pictures that take about ten minutes to interpret. “What is happening in that picture?” “I think he’s falling off a building.” “Are you sure?” “Oh. Yeah. Because four frames later, someone mentions him falling off the building.” Then why didn’t they just say that??

Frank, a lifetime insomniac, has slept very well this week. I’m convinced it’s the hot tea. He isn’t sure.

Rowdi is scratching one of her n!ppl3s so hard that it has bled, scabbed over, and bled some more. I don’t know what to do for her. Watch this be the only part of the post that gets comments.

When we move to Idaho (Lord willing), we will become huge Boise State fans. It’s pretty much a requirement, especially if I want to stay in my in-laws’ good graces. Plus, they’re an easy team to like. I once knew a guy who was so obsessed with Tennessee football (because he went there) that he tried to recruit people. This was in the Texas Metroplex. I don’t think he converted many. But considering that Texas Tech and Boise State are the only college football games I’ve been to and bothered watching on TV (I’m a Cowboys fan, and it’s pro sports all the way for me, yo), those are the only teams in which I’m interested, and… BSU is much closer to Boise than Tech… yeah, I will actually become a big BSU fan. Once upon a time, my dear friend Scott told me that I would be a fan of the teams located in the city I live. That it was a requirement. No. I assured him, I will always root for the Metroplex teams. I suppose I’ve picked up a couple of college teams, but it’s still Stars, Cowboys, and bless my heart, the Texas Rangers. I liked the Mavericks when Mark Cuban wasn’t financing Loose Change the movie (which I think fell through), but now I can hardly stand to think about where all that Mavs money is going. I can’t wait to snark his Dancing with the Stars performances. Oh, and yes, the Metroplex still has metric football in the form of the Dallas Sidekicks, but… it’s so… metric.

I wrote my awesome Gloatation Boo-Bye Super-Fantastical Speech today. Finally. Go read it, it’s some of my best work ever!

Anyway. I’m late for game time. Ta!

yo

I have not forgotten about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I’ve actually been almost done with the next chapter for about a week.

Just too busy this week. I’ll be back on it soon.

notes about nothing

  • So… I’m almost done with all the filing, and then I’ll be caught up and never get behind forever. Seriously, I’ve been behind on my filing since about… oh… 1998? So yeah. This will be a good thing.
  • What else… Frank is finished painting all the doors. As soon as I’m finished packing up everything in the livingroom (the last room with *stuff* in it), Frank can paint the livingroom trim, and I can pack away the last few things in the garage.
  • I love Super-Fantastic Ultra Wish Time on “The Soup”. The little head that goes, “Eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-ehhhhhh”? Makes me laugh out loud every single time.
  • I found my poetry. Even my big poetry notebook from high school. Ech, I used to be so maudlin. But the stuff from when I was going through my ugly divorce doesn’t suck. I also found a concept for a novel that I kind of… er… backgrounded. I don’t even have a full concept. But I do have main characters, setting, etc. I might go back to it someday. I’ve started several over the years. I think I lost a few when my computer crashed. I have one on Frank’s laptop… The thing is, I’m ready for our lives to settle down so I can write earnestly. Write my novels. I’m a good story teller. Terrible at coming up with the story, but good at the narrative and dialogue.
  • Moving… we’ll go wherever the road leads. We’ve looked at several places. Amarillo — not gonna happen, though it is my favorite place ever to have lived. Phoenix real estate is tempting — decent prices, close to the Canyon and other hiking… but… no grass, no four seasons. Austin is great but still humid, and I fear we won’t do outdoorsy things once we get there because of the humidity and distance from the desert. Idaho… the only drawback I see is that we’re not close to my family and friends. But close to Frank’s family, in the desert, hiking everywhere, parks everywhere, so close to a ton of national parks, four seasons… It will all depend on a couple of factors, but I guess y’all can tell where I’m leaning.
  • Tonight I was burning candles on the wall sconces in the bedroom. I decided they’d been burning long enough (I could see them from my position in the sitting area), so I went into the bedroom to put them out. I heard a drip, drip, drip. Put out both candles. Still, drip, drip, drip. I knew where this was going… Sure enough, there was a massive pile of wax on the carpet, drips on the wall, splatters on the back of the bed frame. Thank goodness for irons and goof-off. We’ll see if the iron works before I try the goof-off (which could potentially bleach the carpet). Good thing I haven’t thrown out the iron. I’ve considered it. I never use it….
  • I’ve been making decent meals lately, and one of the best ones I’ve made recently? Gave us both heartburn. Too bad, that. Oh well. It was particularly inspired, too.
  • We’ve finished BSG, seasons one and two. Watched season five of
    “Friends” (BJ’s had it for $17). Now we’ve moved on to season one of LOST. So. We either have to buy more TV DVDs or move on to the movies.
  • I’m almost done with the next chapter of Harry Potter. Sorry I’ve gone down to posting one at a time, but we’re so busy. And ready to get out of here.
  • Ya know, I love Pier 1 candles — they smell so yummy — but they sure don’t burn well. My Tar-zhay candle that I bought on clearance for $3.88 burns so much prettier. And there is nothing more frustrating (in the candle world) than a pack of Party-Lite tealights that have off-center wicks and therefore only burn for about half an hour instead of six hours. Brutally disappointing. Ta, musees. I’m internetted out for the day.

Deathly Hallows part 9

Part 8.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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Deathly Hallows part 8

Part 7.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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Deathly Hallows part 7

Part 6.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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Deathly Hallows part 6

Part 5.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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Deathly Hallows part 5

Part 4.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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NO NO NO NO NO.

I just lost 2.5 chapters of my Deathly Hallows review. Due to time constraints around the House of J, it’s taken me 3 days to do 2.5 chapters. This is what happens when you write your posts in Word instead of WordPress. (No, the document recovery feature is just not cooperating. I’m a computer whiz. I know what I’m doing.)

I’m going to have to sign off now so I don’t throw stuff. Including y’all.

I think I’d be a Gryffindor

GRYFFINDOR:
[x] You’ve never done drugs.
[x] You have a lot of friends.
[ ] You get along with everyone.
[x] You love football.
[x] You love baseball.
[x] You’re into writing and art
[ ] One of your favourite music genres is rock.
[x] You believe in “innocent until proven guilty” theory.
[x] One of your favourite colors is red or gold.
[x] Good grades at school.
[x] One of the worst things you can do is lie.
[x] You plan on going to college.
TOTAL: 10

HUFFLEPUFF:
[ ]You’re content with mostly everything in your life right now.
[x] You laugh a lot.
[ ] You like to follow trends.
[x] Politics suck.
[ ] You love to swim
[ ] Water polo is awesome.
[ ] Pink is one of your favourite colours.
[ ] Black is morbid & depressing.
[ ] You’re an optimist.
[x] You’re very emotional.
[ ] You believe in going steady at a young age.
[ ] You haven’t made fun of anyone this month.
[ ] Loyalty is the MOST important thing in a relationship.
TOTAL: 3

RAVENCLAW:
[ ] You’re depressed to a certain extent.
[x] You love to read.
[x] You appreciate theatre & arts.
[ ] Sports suck.
[x] Hate is completely unneeded.
[ ] Indie is one of your favourite genre of music.
[x] Every once in a while you have little anger outbursts.
[ ] Lying is sometimes okay.
[ ] Blue is one of your favourite colours.
[x] Knowledge is the key to power
[x] Sarcasm is the best kind of humour
[x] People should know what they’re talking about before they talk.
TOTAL: 7

SLYTHERIN:
[ ]There’s at least one person you hate.
[x] Basketball is a good sport.
[ ] Football is amazing.
[x] Black is a cool color.
[x] You’ve lied about something serious
[x] You’re a very deep person
[ ] You are not very loyal.
[x] You like heavy metal.
[ ] You make school seem more important than it is.
[ ] You’re scared to grow up.
[x] Anger is one of your primary feelings.
[x] You have trust issues.
[ ] Guilty until proven innocent.
Total: 7

(via sheila)

Deathly Hallows part 4

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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Deathly Hallows part 3

Part 1. Part 2.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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shame on me

tracey and Harry Potter both celebrated birthdays on July 31. Happy birthday, y’all!

Wow. Sorry for the light blogging.

Here’s the deal. I may have been glutened, I may have a corn or lactose problem. Lactose is very likely, considering that gluten bigots like me commonly have problems with lactose until they’re all healed up. It’s hard for me to say, because every day that I’ve had lactose recently (no milk, but other dairy products — I strictly use Almond Breeze almond “milk” for any milk needs, including in baking), I’ve also had corn. I’ve thought before that I might be corn sensitive, and I’m almost sure I’m sensitive to milk, but occasionally I have yogurt, cheese, cream, etc. without issues.

I’ve also had Starburst the last few days. Starburst fruit chews say right on the bag that they’re gluten-free. Yet they contain dextrin, which can be made from wheat. Googling left me as unsure as pre-Googling about Starburst’s dextrin. I could call M&M/Mars, there’s a thought.

I’m staying on milk for now and leaving out corn in all situations to see if I still have the problems off corn.

Anyway, back to the last couple of days. Yesterday I was so worried over my Papa (maternal grandfather) that I spent half the day crying and praying and the other half of the day sick over the Minnesota bridge collapse. And a tiny piece of one of those halves went to incredible annoyance over something completely unrelated.

It took me a long time to get to sleep last night. Usually it takes less than twenty minutes. I read, my eyes start closing at will, I put the book down, and I fall asleep as soon as I turn onto my side. Last night, no reading, but I went to bed around two. I didn’t read because Frank was already in bed (I was still eating my dinner of popcorn and Louisiana hot sauce when he hit the sack) and can’t get to sleep unless he’s snuggling me (awwww), so I didn’t want to turn the light on or even open my book light. I’m thoughtful.

I dreamt this morning that I was a Harry Potter character, and Lord Thingy had set lizards on me. When I woke up, I was yelling and gasping. Frank said, “What’s wrong? What’s wrong?” I remember responding, “It was… Voldemort! He put… lizards all over me, and they were attacking me!”

Fuh-REAK!!

Normally, I wake up once, and I’m wide awake. After my lizard dream, I peed and went back to sleep (don’t worry, I peed in the bathroom, not the bed).

And even though I got eight or nine hours of sleep, I was completely useless all day. I did manage to make it to the vet’s office for dog food and Wild Oats for natural soda, but wow. I didn’t feel like working, blogging, anything. I just sat on the couch.

I did blog a chapter in Deathly Hallows, but I couldn’t even finish my post.

I felt better after my shopping and was even able to make bread, crab cakes, asparagus, and a fantastic sauce to go over the crab cakes and asparagus. So maybe I’m okay now. But I was totally fatigued all day today.

Normally, that’s strictly gluten when I have fatigue. The only thing I can think of is the Starburst.

Anyway, I think I’m back. I’ll have more Harry Potter chapters up soon. Plus other blogging, too. I’m not just a one-trick pony, peeps.

i love him so much

FRANK J.: Yada yada Iron Man blah blah blah Iron Man blah blah Awww… HotAir had video up of footage from the upcoming Iron Man movie. The video was taken down, and blah blah I wanted to watch it again…
SARAHK: Uh huh. [skimming Deathly Hallows here.]
FRANK J.: OH! And the other night I had a dream that I was Iron Man–
SARAHK: [belly laughing at this, and it's funny, because I'm laughing at him for dreaming he is Iron Man, and at the same time, I've been dreaming Harry Potter for weeks, and I'm not kidding. I'm dreaming Harry Potter every single night.]
FRANK J.: –and it was so cool! Because I had these boots, and they had jets on them, and it was SO COOL! Because I was Iron Man.
SARAHK [laughing so hard that I am now coughing]: I have to pee. I’m gonna wet myself if I don’t go pee!

When I came out of the bathroom, he continued to talk Iron Man.

Oh dear. Now he’s singing some kind of Iron Man theme song. I do not lie.

FRANK J.: That was awesome.

Deathly Hallows part 2

Part 1.

This is my review and in-depth (major depth) analysis of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is much to say, so let us continue. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered later in the book, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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Deathly Hallows

I know this is what you all anxiously await: my review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It’s here, my people! It’s here! There is much to say, so let us begin. I’m going straight through (and telling you my thoughts as I read the book, plus while going back through. If it’s a question that got answered, assume it’s a question I had during the first reading). SPOILERS ALL THE WAY, AND PROBABLY SPOILERS FOR ANY OF THE OTHER SIX BOOKS:
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uh, y’all?

I’ve spent a good hour on my review, and I’m almost done with Chapter Two. As y’all know, I get wordy. So… I’m thinking this is gonna be a multi-parter. There are thirty-seven chapters, so I may do something like five or six chapters at a time. Apparently, I’m doing in-depth analysis.

i have begun

my Deathly Hallows review. It will be up sometime later today. I know y’all can’t wait.

giant squid found on remote Australian beach

Officials say there is no need to panic; the squid will be returned to the Black Lake at Hogwarts immediately. Apparently, he was just on holiday.

Deathly Hallows review

How do y’all want it? Categorized? Straight through the book like I’m doing the Order of the Phoenix movie (working on finishing that one now)? Y’all know I am physically incapable of writing a short, summed up review, right? It’s going to be looooong.

While y’all are waiting (anxiously, I know, because you LIVE for what I have to say, right?), if you’ve finished Deathly Hallows and want more info on the epilogue, JKR freely handed it out. Some of what you want to know, anyway.

(via the evil fake sarahk, who really needs to get his butt back to blogging. Make fun of me!)

this isn’t my review

I have so much to say about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (and y’all are making it really hard for me to not sit down and write the whole thing NOW, because you’ve left me all your wonderful thoughts on the book — I’m not complaining). It’s going to take a while to type it all up. Here’s how much I loved it, though: The whole time I was reading (except when I was reading in bed two nights), I was jotting down things I can’t wait to discuss with y’all. And yes, I have pages of things to discuss. Plus, I’ll want to go through the book again when I write it so I don’t leave anything out.

Anyway, I loved it so much that I’d want to marry it if I weren’t already married. I loved it so much that if they made Harry Potter kids bedding, I’d buy Chudley Cannons bed linens and force them onto our future children that we’re not even planning for yet (yes, even though it’s hard for me to envision any worse color combination than blue and orange… or is it green and orange?). I loved it so much that I want J.K. Rowling to let me write the next series (since she wants to take time off from it). I would write about the life of Albus Dumbledore and also **SPOILERS!**
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FINITE!

Ok. Just finished ten minutes ago. Chores and husband have been neglected. I have to cook dinner and work around the house some.

There is MUCH for us to discuss. I can’t wait to discuss it with y’all.

I LOVED IT. (I mean, like, even better than Order of the Phoenix.)

yes, I’m a slow reader.

I’m about to start chapter 20.

i think i scared the mail lady

The doorbell rang, Rowdi barked, I said, “EHHN!” really loud and grabbed her and made her sit. Frank opened the door and took the mail.

SARAHK: Hi!!
MAIL LADY: Hello.
SARAHK: Are you Owl Post?
MAIL LADY [already on her way off the porch, turning back around]: I’m sorry, what?
SARAHK: Are you Owl Post?
MAIL LADY:
SARAHK: Oh. [Pointing at the books.] Two Harry Potter books. Thank you!!
MAIL LADY: Oh! [Laughing.] You’re welcome.

But at least I didn’t go accost her like Richmond did hers.

the weather outside is frightful

Seriously, I’m thinking I might go stick my head under our bed with Rowdi. Lightning is severe all around us and pretty much right overhead. Crash crash crash. The golf course is flooding. There is a little river running right down our fairway. At least it’s running parallel to us and not headed for us, right?

You know? This would be perfect book-reading weather.

If I had a book. If Frank had a book. If we had two books. So… all the books are arriving by mail instead of UPS is what I’m hearing. The three people I know of who have received their copies got them in the mail. Patriot Xeno called UPS, and they told him that they had delivered all the books to the post office, and the post office was delivering. ??

I mean, I know they do rain, sleet, snow, hail, all that, but there are flood warnings for the county now.

At least we are all stocked up on hurricane supplies, so if we need to read by candlelight or flashlight, we’re good to go. And last night, I made lots of food so we would have plenty of leftovers to eat during our nice, relaxing, scary, frustrating Harry Potter Day (no cooking, yay!).

So… about that book…

what day is it?

The last couple of days, there has been much jittery excitement in this house.

FRANK J.: Do you know what Saturday is?
SARAHK: It’s Harry Potter Day!
***

FRANK J.: Saturday, once our books arrive, we get to do nothing but read. But only if you get all your work done first.
SARAHK: I’m reading Saturday no matter what.
FRANK J.: Only if you get your work done.
SARAHK: Yeah, ok.
***

SARAHK: You know what day today is?
FRANK J.: Harry Potter Day!
***

SARAHK: What’s that humming? Is it the UPS man?
FRANK J.: What humming?
SARAHK: It sounds like a UPS truck. [And Rowdi's ears were down, but she was looking at me out of the corner of her eye and had that look on her face like, "Mama, I'm about to be bad and start barking, because that big truck scares me.]
FRANK J.:
SARAHK: Dangit. Not UPS. By the way, the kitchen blinds are open, so don’t walk into the kitchen in your boxers.
FRANK J.: Why are the blinds open?
SARAHK: So I won’t have to run all the way to the window and peek through the blinds every time I hear something.
***

SARAHK: I heard a door close outside! [scuttles to viewpoint to look out]
FRANK J.: Do you think they’re just gonna sneak it onto our doorstep and not let us know?
SARAHK: No, but I want it as soon as it gets here. Duh. AGH! I’m gonna put out a notice to the whole neighborhood. No one is allowed to open or close car doors for the rest of the day. Until I get my Harry Potter book. And then they may open and close at will.
***

FRANK J.: This is like Christmas times twenty for you, isn’t it?
SARAHK: It’s Harry Potter.
***

FRANK J. [after the umpteenth time I've checked out the window]: You’re worse than Rowdi when she hears a bag crinkling. “I can has potato chip?”
SARAHK:
FRANK J.: She’ll start barking before you even hear the truck. She always barks before I hear it.
SARAHK: But not before I hear it. I always hear it first, then her. [Which is why I'm always ready to Tssst! her.]
***

I’m sick, peeps. Sick.

BTW, I changed my mind

No discussing Harry Potter if you have actually read the book. I’m not ready yet. :)