Saturday, July 16, 2005

muggle central

Mike and Jon went to Walmart at midnight and bought a copy, and Jon (not realizing I was in line at B&N for a copy of my own at the same time they were at Walmart), generously told Mike to tell me I can have his copy in two days, and can even keep it if I replace it with a paperback for him. At 9:20 this morning Brenden called to tell me he and Kath bought a copy at Fry's for $13.00 and that Fry's still had a couple hundred copies left...this in addition to the copy that Kath had pre-ordered at B&N several months ago, but that she discovered, online, had been shipped to their old California address. So as I spoke with them this morning, Kath was waiting for it to be a decent hour in California so she could call Brenden's grandma and ask her to go over to their old house and pick up the copy she ordered. Dunno why, but it makes me happy to know we're a family of Harry Potter fans.

5 comments:

Judi said...

Thanks for your kind words, and for taking the time to comment. I like your writing very much, so it means a lot to receive a compliment from you. I discovered your journal when I linked to you from Mrs. L. I've gone back and read quite a few of your entries in your archives, and we do have some similar recollections, in spite of being disparate geographically! :)

belfastcowboy75 said...

I read a lot of your entries on Mrs. L's recommendation, and I really like your writing. We are the same age, so we may have some parallel recollections. Minnesota to Dallas? Uffda!

Judi said...

LOL! Thanks for the comments, Brenden! I had very similar thoughts (to what you expressed) last night, when I went to the first B&N, on Beltline, and even though the electricity had been out since 5:30 because of the thunderstorms, still there must have been a hundred people, parents and kids, excited about a BOOK, and the same thing except there were, I think, easily 500 people (my number was 274, and there were still LOTS more people after me) at the second B&N, on Park & Preston, where the electricity blazed...and for a book, about boys and magic and wizards...this is truly a wonderful thing.

spoderbilt said...

Oops...I just looked at my previous comment and realized I didn't identify myself. Hi, I'm Brenden. 6'4", blue eyes, earthy build, Leo (raaahhhr!). I enjoy mountain biking, Harry Potter, pina coladas, and spy novels.

spoderbilt said...

I couldn't agree more. Is there anything else we all go to such great lengths for? And anticipate more? OK, perhaps there would be equal amounts of both for another grandchild. My understanding, though, is that we're due at least one more book in the Harry Potter series. So I'm off the hook there.

The thought that struck me this morning, followed immediately by a "Damn, that's cool!" moment, was something like this: Across the globe today, kids woke up with that same crazy anticipation Christmas brings. And they were all excited about waking up to read a book. Damn, that's cool.