Tuesday, June 30, 2009

fred & george.

so i'm rereading all of the harry potter books straight through. something i've been wanting to do but haven't yet. i'm in the third book {which was always my favorite when i first started the books} and fred and george just crack me up...they're something else. here's a part early in the book when harry meets up with the weasleys before returning to hogwarts...

Percy, however, held out his hand solemnly as though he and Harry had never met and said, "Harry. How nice to see you."
"Hello, Percy," said Harry, trying not to laugh.
"I hope you're well?" said Percy pompously, shaking hands. It was rather like being introduced to the mayor.
"Very well, thanks --"
"Harry!" said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. "Simply splendid to see you, old boy --"
"Marvelous," said George, pushing Fred aside and seizing Harry's hand in turn. "Absolutely spiffing."
Percy schowled.
"That's enough, now," and Mrs. Weasley.
"Mum!" said Fred as though he'd only just spotted her and seizing her hand too. "How really corking to see you --"

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling page 62

Saturday, June 20, 2009

harry potter confessions.

i hereby confess that i feel in love with harry potter 9 years ago and these are the confessions that follow...

>i first read harry potter during the summer of 2000 right after the goblet of fire was released. my house had recently burnt down and my mom bought us the first four books from amazon, my sister had already read the first three from the library--she was the reader i wasn't.

>i used to bring the books with me to school {i was in the 8th grade} and read them while i was waiting for my mom to pick me up. we lived in an apartment in florance while our house was being rebuilt and my mom had to pick myself along with my brother and sister up from school...but since my brother and sister got out an hour after i did i would sometimes wait at school for the extra hour and then she's pick us up all together. i would sit outside and read harry potter. in high school a good friend of mine told me he thought i always looked like a character in a movie when i did that...we weren't really friends then.

>my friend and i used to read the harry potter over the phone to each other sometimes...and we did voices.

>i bought the harry potter text books when they came out, and of course the tales of beetle the bard

>i own two harry potter tee shirts and i crocheted my own gyriffindor house scarf

>when order of the phoenix came out i didn't buy it at midnight because i had to finish huck finn for school first, i made myself i promise i'd finish school stuff first. i ended up buying it the next day because i could help myself. i sat it next to me and just stared at it to encourage me to finish huck finn.

>for books 6 and 7 i went to kroger's casue i didn't want to face a huge crowd at a bookstore, there was still a good size crowb and a few people dressed up. it was awesome.

>my sister and i had a HHPP {happy harry potter party} for when the deathly hallows came out. we spent weeks getting ready. it was awesome, we turned the house into harry's world. looking forward to doing it again.

>i completely own at harry potter scene it?

>there was this guy on campus one year who i used to see a lot and i he totally looked like harry and i used to freak out everytime i saw him, and then there's this lady that comes to ovids that makes me think of umbridge.

>i've named pet fish after harry potter charaters

>i always wanted to have hedwig as a pet

>i bought a quill and some ink once just to be more like harry potter world

>i used to partake in harry potter messageboards and IM with people i didn't actually know about harry potter

>i made my own harry potter wedsite once

>i totally listen to harry and the potters

>when i was reading the last book i was crying, a lot, for every reason you could think of...my dad was really concerned

>if any of this makes me a huge nerd i'm completely OK with it

Friday, June 19, 2009

ok, ok, i need to pause.

so i've been in a sour mode the past two or three days. {could be womanly issues? or possible my new medicine} but i'd been hating the fact that it's summer and taking it for granted. that's needs to stop. i've been locking myself inside my bedroom and filling my time with who knows what. i've read a few books, and scrapbooked quite a few pictures {i'm almost to jr year of college!} but i've been missing out on SUMMER. i've been wishing it away...and i think i've been doing this all summer. i've been wishing it was august since the first week of may. so not healthy. so today i'm trying to figure out what i've been missing out on. i've been sitting out on the deck, reading God's word, drinking iced coffee and complaining to Him about how i feel. i'm mostly frustrated. cause i feel like i'm wasting my time away, and i'm not doing anything worth while. but what exactly would that be?? who the heck knows! cause i sure don't. but i need to stop filling like my life isn't truly starting. easier said than done. i need to stop wishing i was someplace else. there's a reason i'm here...in nky and not where i long to be...that is lexington. and i need to embrace it. i need to LIVE. live for Christ here on independence station road. there has to be some reason why my summer vacation has found me here, spending my lazy days in independence and others floating up and down the ohio river as a waitress and not hugging and playing with orphan children in india or africa. it's going to be a long and cold winter and i need to enjoy every minute of summer and lean on God and have him point me on my path.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

skipping july.

i came to the realization the other day that i really am ready for august...yep already. normally i'm not really even ready to go back to school come time fore it, but i'm ready, i think. who knows...by next week i might change my mind...but yeah i'm just ready for this school year, or at least august. i feel like when i'm in nky it's like just pressing pause on my life, which is good, but not for 3 months. but yeah i just REALLY miss being in lex and synergy and 608 and everybody.

presently i am listening to oktomberfest in munich.
don't judge. i got it from the library, it's kinda entertaining.

so the song that i'm really obsessed with at the moment is brandon heath "wait and see"

so i have to work most of the weekend, not really exciting but it'll keep me busy and make the time go by! although i have to work from 10-8:30 on father's day...but maybe i'll stop by and see my daddy after work. and then next weekend i'm going to hopkinsville again and get to have friend time again! yay!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

mansfield park

so i FINALLY finished reading mansfield park the other night...it's such a lovely story. i really admire fanny price, and of course who wouldn't love edmund?? i saw a movie of it once before i read it and i have to say i like book henry crawford better than i did the one from the movie i saw. and then after i finished reading the book i watched the 1999 adaptation of the book and i enjoyed the henry as well--of course until the end...it was a cute and enjoyable movie, but it was vastly different. but what i really related to was when fanny goes home only to realize that what she always thought of as "home" really wasn't anymore even though that's where her family was, home had become mansfield park. it's very much how my life is right now, home seems less and less like home and lexington feels more like home than home does. i mean it has to happen at some point, i'm not going to live with my parents forever and i'm going to have my own home at some point.