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so i read harry potter DH…

…the epilogue was….disappointing…i can understand why it was there but i believe it was unnecessary…over all…not my favorite. number six i think was better… i only sobbed at one part and i was expecting to cry through out the whole thing. but i didnt…only one part and every one will laugh when i tell them what part but oh well…i wont say here for those of you who havent finished it yet but yeah…sobbed like a baby. a bunch of people die but only one death got me. yeah….read it in 14.5 hours! fastest one yet! it helps that i dont have someone coming in every five minutes going “have you gotten to this part yet? well im on page *fill in the blank* im further than you!” that happened with five and six. and since im not at home, i left my cell phone off so that no one could call and pester me… so i have gotten my housing information. well…it is at my moms house….that is another big fiasco that i am not going to talk about….* sigh* lets just say it is my mother being my mother.

Oh well…

Going to finish a sock hopefully.

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So its friday feast time!

friday’s feast!


Appetizer
What is your favorite fruit?

Granny Smith Apples. Eddie Izzard has a great skit about Granny Smith and her Apples.

Soup
Who is someone you consider as a great role model?

I consider boyfriend to be an incredible role model. He has faced some very hard times and has remain sane through all of it and i commend him for that.

Salad
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose?

umm…i dunno. My aunt and uncles?

Main Course
Name something you do too often.

procrastinate.

Dessert
Fill in the blank: I really like ___________ because ____________.

I really like potatoes because …. i like potatoes. Anyone who knows me can attest to my love for mashed potatoes.

k im done…

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so i saw Harry Potter OoTP

it was definitely worth seeing it at midnight tuesday night and being incredibly tired at work on wednesday. I believe that it is the best book-to-movie conversion that they have done. While they did get some things wrong (Cho Chang didnt blab! What the Hell? She’s just a whiney little brat through the whole book!) they did my favorite part of the book PERFECTLY. As for casting, of course the regulars were there, and i am almost ready to say that after 5 movies Emma Watson has FINALLY become a good actress. almost. Umbridge was just as infuriatingly evil as in the book. The actress, Imelda Staunton was PERFECT for the role. just absolutely perfect. I wanted to strangle her as soon as she was on screen. Out of all the books that i have read, and i have read alot of books, not just harry potter ones, she is the character that i hate the most. i LOATHE her, thats how bad it is…

 

Now about the actual viewing of the movie.

 

Our tickets were for the 12.02 am movie. We got there at 10.30 and boyfriend thought i was being irrational, again. We get there and there is a line of girls dressed in uniform walking into the theater. me…irrational…We get inside and there was a line…a loooong line. At about 11, they said “okay, there are two showings, 12.02 and 12.03. You are all in the same line. 12.02, walk up here. 12.03, you stay.” because they couldnt make two lines why? so we start walking up there. and we stop. okay. there was a slight problem in their half assed thinking. most of the people at the FRONT of the line were the 12.03 showing so they were all standing in our ways, whether on purpose or not, i dont know. they finally take down the little nylon straps that hold us in out pins like pigs to slaughter and we get to go in. By the time we get to go in, half of the theater is full because there was a party of 20 teenage girls that got there before us. 20 teenage girls. now i have said this a MILLION times, “I was NEVER THAT BAD at that age.” Mom of the party sat next to me and so i got to here her yell at the girls. i almost started yelling. and when did it take 20 girls to go pee? seriously, when 1 said “i have to go” the other 19 said “ME TOO!” that was annoying. i pulled out my sock (which by the way i have ripped out and started over…AGAIN) and was working on it when Mom goes “you knit? girl #14 knits too! and her mom is the owner of the Mass Ave. Yarn shop on Virginia.” intrigued i said hi, but of course she was the ONLY shy girl in the party. so i knit, boyfriend and i talk, we watch the same little “guess this” trivia things, sponsored by Coke, and finally the movie started. well, previews did. and there are some cute ones that i want to see. The new disney movie looks neat. Part cartoon, part live action. Synopsis: princess gets thrown into NYC. Prince follows. have to get back to cartoon fairy land by certain time or something bad will happen. Hilarity ensues. Well, the best part of the movie going experience, i always think, is the opening when the whole theater gets quiet and the title comes on. I have only found it to be significant at midnight showings, other times, every one just whispers quieter. But at midnight showings, only hard core nerds fans are there to see the movie. That happened with Star Wars I,II, and III, happened when i saw HP 3 and 4, and happened with Pirates of the Caribbean. It didnt happen with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Why? because of the 20 teenage girls. they were cheering and shouting when someone below us goes “SHUT UP!” and numerous others said “YEAH!” anyway. that was the last we heard from them, except in the middle of the movie when they went to the bathroom.

 

Overall, good movie. great scenes, great interpretations of some things, good movie. I really want to see it again, but will probably wait until boyfriend decides to take me…

 

okay i am hungry and i have a sock to finish.

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so harry and the potters are totally coming to Indy

oh yeah…i am soooo excited… July 29th, i am going, takin my brother who is also a huge fan of the harry potter dynasty. I am super excited. and it is on a sunday so i know for sure that i can go because i will have work off! …. yeah i hate work.

anyway

harry and the potters….Indianapolis July 29th….so going! tickets are only five bucks. and it is all ages…

go….now.

k i love you bye bye!

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so…yeah

i hate indiana, reason # 53….i have allergies. to just about everything…penicillin, z-pac, nutrasweet, grass, cats in large quantities, hay, straw, moss, and when i was younger, red kool aid. made me throw up… it was gross. well right now, it is summer in Indiana, and that means its hot, its humid and the corn is almost as tall as i am…even in the city, all the farm stuff still bothers me…

ANYWAYYYYYY….

something else i stole from dr. girlfriend Scatergories! I love this game…
It’s SCATTERGORIES, and it’s harder than it looks!

Here are the rules:
~Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following.
~They MUST be real places, names, things…NOTHING made up!
~If you can’t think of anything, skip it.
~Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial.
~You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Leigh
1. Famous Singer/Band: Leann Rimes
2. 4 letter word: Love
3. Street: Lake Shore Drive
4. Color: Lemon
5. Gifts/Presents: Lacy Socks
6. Vehicle: Lancer
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Long Sleeve Tshirts
8. Boy Name: Lucas
9. Girl Name: LaFonda
10. Movie Title: (The) Lord of the Rings
11. Drink: Long Island Ice Tea
12. Occupation: Llama Rancher….i want a llama…
13. Celebrity: Leelee Sobieski
14. Magazine: Ladies Home Journal
15. U.S. City: Laredo TX
16. Pro Sports Teams: Lakers
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Laughing Hysterically….reason why i didnt go to school one day….it was a weird day….
19. Something You Throw Away: lemonade containers…the Country Time ones? we go through a lot of lemonade.
20. Things You Shout: Love me, Dammit!
21. Cartoon Character: Lisa from the Simpsons….

yay! and i only looked up…..2! whoo hooo! okay i am going to go work on my sock somemore after i take a benadryl or something…

Oh! Dont forget, Harry Potter movie five comes out tuesday night!!! yay! cant wait!

*Edit* Just for you HP fans… a great article by stephen king. and im not a fan of his.

k im done now bye…

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so i saw wicked yesterday!

Dear Sock Pal,

I usually don’t have much of a life…the most exciting things for me is when boyfriend and i decide to go to my aunt and uncle’s house or find a really good recipe on food network. But this weekend…well, it was magical. (tee hee hee)

For my graduation present from my mommie i got two tickets to Wicked. Now for those of you who know me and my brother, you know that we enjoy musicals. and heck, from time to time, mostly when no one is around so i cant get laughed at for being an awful singer, we even sing them…as loud as we can…for the whole neighborhood to hear. Also, when we find a musical we learn every word to every song and listen/watch it over and over and over and over and…well you get the gist. One day my brother said “Hey, i got the sound track to Wicked and it’s pretty good!” i was skeptical since i had read the book and didn’t really see how they were making a book into a musical. i waited a couple of days to put it on my i pod. then i heard my brother singing one of the songs and thought it was quite good. i put it on the i pod and have never regretted it since.

Since it was (the tickets) a gift for MY graduation, my brother didnt get to go. but i did get him a tshirt, im not that heartless. So i got two tickets. one for me and one for my driver boyfriend since he can tolerate driving a little bit more than i can…and it was in Chicago. now from Indianapolis it isnt that bad of a drive…luckily i am OCD, and one of my, quirks we’ll call it, is being late. I hate being late. H.A.T.E. being late. with a fiery burning passion. i get to the point of physical anxiety and tears if i am late. so with that being said, i told boyfriend that we should leave at 10 am our time. It is a three hour drive, and they are an hour behind us. The show starts at 2. you do the math. I wanted to get there early, 1, because of parking and because i have to be early. so, we end up leaving at 9:30. we got there at 1:20. again, it is a three hour drive. I hate Chicago. well, driving in it at least. we were in traffic for 2 hours. not stand still traffic, but omg-why-are-we-going-5-miles-a-hour-in-a-55-mph-zone?!?!- traffic. for two hours. it was well worth it though. The musical was great! the cast was awesome, even if the original girl play Elfaba wasnt there, her stand by was PERFECT! and i couldnt have picked a better G(a)linda. The best part that made my night though, Dr. Dillamond was played by K. Todd Freeman. Made me happy since i was a big Buffy fan. Made me happy. it was very very worth it.

now picture time!

wicked2.jpg

more pictures to come after i get batteries…so you will have to wait…i have sock pictures too!

oh, i also got a job. i hate it. it is the devil. who knew craft stores were so unorganized. even when unpacking boxes?! that is all i am going to say about that.

Okay, i’m going to go work on the sock some more…or finish my puzzle….hmm….

*Edit-puzzle: finished…sock, not so much…

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