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In which I catch up, but just barely...

So obviously, tonight is HP night. The bookstore we're going to is a converted prison. As in, Wild West Texas jail from the 1870s. So to get your book at midnight, you have to go through "Azkaban" to get your copy from an "inmate." Wheee! They are setting up a "Three Broomsticks" outside with butterbeer, chocolate frogs, etc., then the middle section of the store is set up like the Gryffidor Common Room for fun, activities, etc.

I heard a TERRIBLE rumor that literally made me tear up. I felt like an idiot for caring so much about a fictional character, but. For those that are as excited as me for the book, you probably get that feeling of connection with HP's world. I will not say what I heard here. NO SPOILERS!! I promise to keep that, in kind.

In the meantime, just feeling out of sorts generally - lethargic (crazydiamondsue knows why and I can't help it, Sue!), antsy, wanderlusty. Hee! That's probably due to the sad movies I've been watching and the lack of sleep this week. But SO MUCH TO READ. GAH! What's everyone else doing tonight? Avoiding the freaks like me? Getting dudded up and hitting the book parties? Getting crazed at a club and wondering what all the fuss is about?

Confidential to marlo: The boy is too cool to dress up, but the girl is wanting to be Hermione tonight. Em will probably be asleep before 9. Hee!

Off to do a bit of shopping and play outdoors. It's unusually cool for Texas in July - under 90 degrees! *watches for impending apocolypse*

Oh, wait! Rove is getting busted: obviously hell has frozen over! Hooray!

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desoto_hia873
Jul. 15th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
I rather wish I were going to a Harry Potter event, but instead I am going to a cottage that's not near any bookstore. Which means I won't get my copy until Monday as I pre-ordered it and will have to pick it up from the post office. Monday! I ask you.

::pouts::
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)
MONDAY!!! Oh, OUCH. I'll be chatty about the book by then but I PROMISE to use a cut so as to not spoil.

You could pretend you're in Hagrid's hut?
entrenous88
Jul. 15th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
Oooh, prison! You so win! Have much fun tonight, and bring along a pair of fake spectacles in case the boy suddenly decides omg, he should have dressed up 'cause everyone else is in costume, waaahh!! :D
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
And the walls are stone, and the stairs are old, narrow, and creaky, and there's a basement bar (basements are RARE here) and... it's just the coolest bookstore ever! I'll be taking pictures...

And SUCH a good idea about dress up. You rule. You posted new fic today, yes? Hooray!
entrenous88
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, hooray! Part 2 of the Riley/Xander thingus. Have a great time tonight. :)
likeadeuce
Jul. 15th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm watching Battlestar Galactica tonight (you would lurrrve the kickass ladies on that show, Stoney, I'm just saying).

But I've ordered the book and I hope I get it earlyish tomorrow. am planning to have a very irresponsible wkd of reading HP and writing fic.

I am about to make my list of Top 5 TV shows Alexis Denisof should be on (rrrm, actually it's 15, and I made 5 of them up) and there's an item on there just for you!
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
I like the plans for this weekend: nothing but book. Hooray!

I'll check out your post!
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stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
NO SPOILERS!! Oh, I would just be sick to my stomach if I found out major plot points...

I'm taking pictures of this bookstore. It's just the coolest: a large stone edifice with the hump on the top facade like at the Alamo, raw, rough hewn wood floors, stone walls, and JAIL CELLS at the top! Wheee!

Yay Gryffindor! House pride, yo.
julissak01
Jul. 15th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
I will not say what I heard here. NO SPOILERS!! I promise to keep that, in kind.

OMG, keep it to yourself *lalalalala....* Trolls have been spamming HP comms and other comes likewise with supposed un-cut rumors from the "book". They've also posted scanned pics of pages taken from the book *cough*, but because of few kind souls from the comms, I scrolled on down with my eyes closed.

And yay for HP festivities! *snogs you*
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
See? THAT's why I've avoided the HP fandom for the past six months. Trolls. Bah.

*snogs back*
*pours butterbeer all over that shirt*
;-D
winterlive
Jul. 15th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
Best bookstore evar! Also unspoilery = yay.

I will see Charlie & the Chocolate Factory tonight, I think. Am hanging out with friends adn they are going, so accompaniment.

Also, I did a number of memes recently that you MUST DO. I COMMAND IT.
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
Willy WOnka! Willy Wonka! I'm excited to see it, too. CHARLIE! I loved loved that book as a kid. Just fed right into my imagination and dreams...

I AM GOING TO YOUR JOURNAL ASAP!
winterlive
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
Don't forget this one, my dahlink! Yay, pikshurs!
bitchygrrl
Jul. 15th, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
Lucky you to have such a cool bookstore, I have to go Borders. *pout* Have lots of fun.
Will be seeing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as my love for JD is completly insane and knows no bounds. Afterwards there will be margaritas, spanish fries, and brownies with cinnamon.
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
Spanish fries? What are Spanish fries? Why do I not know of these?

MARGARITAS. I heartily approve of your plans. but Borders! They'll have fun there, even though it isn't a CONVERTED PRISON. Wheee!
bitchygrrl
Jul. 15th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
Spanish fries are fries with jalapenos, dry spices, and fried onions, they are tasty, and go great with pomegranate 'ritas. Do they call them something else in Texas? Also will be writing smutty EM/HC RPS because of you, you bad influence.
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
OOOOOOoooooh. Cheesy fries. :-D

SO yummy. And pomegranate 'ritas are DELISH. But my homemade lime ones are my fave. (But that's because I grow my own limes. Mmmm.)

RPS! HEE!! I'm evil and proud of it. Whee!
bitchygrrl
Jul. 15th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
I am jealous of you. I can't grow anything, plants fear me, I'm like the grim reaper.
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stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:33 pm (UTC)
I'm going to make a bunch of braids while her hair is wet, then blow dry it, then brush it out. HEEE!!! Hermione. Mainly because I don't own a crimping iron. Or acid-washed pegged jeans. Ha ha!

I LOVE YOU! I'm heading over!! I've been running errands while Mr S has been here! I like exclamation points!
cityphonelines
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
I felt like an idiot for caring so much about a fictional character, but.
*coughs*
*makes shifty eyes*
Dude, so not an idiot. And I mean that across the fandom board.

Getting the book tomorrow when the grocery store (yes, you read that right) across the street opens. Have one on hold.
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
Well, if I wasn't able to get my wristband today securing our family's book, I was going to hightail it to Kroger at 12:01 to pick it up. So... yeah.

HI VINNIE!!! Imma use a different fandom icon because someone kewl made it for me and I love him. Uh, Ewan. I love you, too.
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stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
As for the book reading, I'm evil and tell the kids they cannot see the movie unless they read the book, first. They HATE me for it. Muah ah ah!

Oh, Anne: if you ever come visit me, I'm taking you to this store. It JUST opened two weeks ago and is quite possibly the best bookstore I've ever been to. It's the Gryffidor Common Room and Three Broomsticks with BOOKS! Oh, and the jail upstairs. Hee!!

As to Rove... I'll say this: the Dallas Morning News named Rove the "Texan of the Year" for 2004 *gags and pukes* and THEY'VE had it on page one.

And if you think about it... That's good. The REPUBLICANS' PAPER is scowling at him. Right? *clings* That MF. That treasonous MF.
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crayonbreakygal
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
I knew there was no way I could stay up until midnight to get my copy, so I ordered it. I know, support my local bookstore and all, but I need the sleep. So it should show up on my doorstep tomorrow. Isn't it funny how we are all excited about it, and the kids are like "So?" I'm sure I'll get the twelve year old to read it eventually. My hubby just wants to know how to get the audio version of it. He can't sit still to read anything. If he's on a long trip, then he'll listen. So I need to buy that also. Do you know how long the last one was? Like 37 hours or something like that. And I had already read it.
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
Man, we are getting ready to leave and suddenly I'm SOOPER tired. No!!!!

37 hours long? WOW. That is a SERIOUSLY long car trip. :-D
sp23
Jul. 15th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
I'm on a waiting list at the library for the book. Yes, I'm not buying it. And I will regret this forever if I get spoiled between now and the time I finally get the book. *grr*

As for tonight, I'm all settled in for a Sci Fi Friday premiere night. Mmm, Stargates SG-1 & Atlantis & Battlestar Galactica. Yay!
stoney321
Jul. 15th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's right? SciFi got all that stuff rocking the Fri nite lineup.

I WILL NOT SPOIL YOU.

*crosses heart*
*hopes to die*
*pretends to stick a needle in my eye*
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