Thursday, February 01, 2007


The people printing the 7/7/07 buttons on were wrong. And the people that said HP7 wouldn't come out in July because OOTP is hitting theaters on 7/13/2007 were also wrong. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will arrive on 7/21/2007. Well, actually the book will start arriving at bookstores well before that, but with very clear and firm instructions to not open the boxes until midnight on the 21st. Put this date on your calendars and then book your plane tickets to come to St. Louis because my store has just about the most amazing Potter Party anywhere. I mean that. The planning has started and we're claiming our characters, although I have not picked mine yet. Any suggestions? (Off limits: Harry & Hermione. Already taken: Dobby, Bellatrix Lestrange, Professor Trelawny.) I'm having a hard time convincing Jon (who hasn't read even one chapter of the books) that he should be Sirius Black but he would be perfect as his hair has gotten a little long and the costume is so easy to put together. My friend Dan is usually Sirius, but his hair is short now and it doesn't sound like he wants to grow it out.

The Leaky Cauldron has a growing but already extensive list of what's left to tie up in Book 7.

In other odd news:

Eagle lugging deer head causes outage

Hard choice: Iguana faces amputation

U2-charist: U2 service brings rock to religion


Katie said...

Poor Mozart. How awkward. Also, at first glance I thought that the first odd news headline said "outrage" instead of "outage." That makes more sense!

Sars said...

Two Words: NERD ALERT!!!!

Megan said...

Finally - we have been waiting for this book for so long! Todd is already worried that he'll have to work the weekend it's out - now THAT is nerdy! :)

Sars said...

David says that he questions Jon's masculinity if there is any Harry-Potter-related dressing up on Jon's part. Just so you know: WWDD?

Also, when I said "nerd alert" I included myself under that heading. I CAN'T WAIT. But I am going to try and reread all the books beforehand b/c I didn't understand any of the questions on the Leaky Cauldron.

Jo said...

Jon is resisting with everything in him. But everyone that works the party is supposed to be in costume. To avoid this, he will probably volunteer to work the daytime shift instead. Someone at work today said that Jon has "no childlike sense of wonder and whimsy."

I have decided to dress as McGonagall this year.