They had a bunch of fun activities, from being sorted to wand making to having your fortune told. Lisa and I waited in line for the last one and it was actually pretty fun. Not that I have any great faith in a total stranger telling me about my future, again, we did it just for fun.
Apparently Lisa has a tender heart. (She does.) *I* am somewhat prickly, liking to surround myself with lots of people but letting very few in. (I think that's fairly accurate as well.)
This morning I woke up and went to Target and picked up my very own copy of Harry Potter. No lines, no dead tired reading in the middle of the night so I could race through the thing and post first thing in the morning, "I'VE FINISHED AND HERE ARE MY SCRAMBLED THOUGHTS!"
I then proceeded to clean my apartment, tidying up the living room, cleaning the bathroom, cleaning the kitchen, washing and putting away all the dirty dishes and have been pushing laundry all day.
My friend Bryce chastised me when I told him I was going to sit down and start reading Potter when my storyboards weren't yet done so now I've been working on them the last few hours. The idea has gotten more fleshed out and tighter a story. I'm liking where it is going and I think I may make a few color keys for some of the main boards. It's got a more graphic UPA look to it than my usual work which has been kind of fun to do.
I must admit it's actually kind of empowering to know something I really WANT (reading Potter) is sitting right there and I've delayed reading it. I feel like when I read it it's going to be on MY terms.
I *am* excited to read it...but I am equally sad knowing once it's done the mystery is over and All Things are explained.
I remember reading the first Harry Potter book and delighting in the first few chapters when you are seeing everything from Mr. Dursley's POV...and knowing it would all soon be explained, why there are owls flying everywhere and what words like Muggle mean, and odd ball people in robes and talking about You Know Who...and knowing that I would never again be able to read this again for the first time. I don't know if that makes any sense... but as I go into Book 7, I will be keenly aware of it...that I'll never be able to read Harry Potter for the first time.
So...off to delay the gratification some more.