Tuesday, July 24, 2007

July 24 - Monday

*this post has HP spoilers - READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!

I finished the last and final book of the Harry Potter series last night at 2:30 in the morning. I cried twice. Not sniffley, demure crying but all out ugly-face heaving. Couldn't help myself. First when Snape - my most favorite character - dies and you find out what and where his motivation and loyalties have been. Oh so,so heart wrenching. And then when Harry has to do the unthinkable and you realize that underneath the bravery and valor and determination he is still just a boy. I think I'm going to be reading the aforementioned Snape chapter over and over and over. There are a few things I have questions about - I think I may be perusing some message boards for answers...so dorky and I am so embarrassed I'm even admitting it but I can't help myself! It's the end! No mas!

mr. roshbosh and I went to Borders on Friday night to pick up the book promptly at midnight. It was the cutest experience! We stood in line for an hour to pay for the book - the pic above was taken from the second floor of the store. The line wrapped all along the second floor railing, down the stairs, and then snaked in-between the shelves on the first floor. There had to of been 500-600 people there.
mr. roshbosh bought a box of "every flavor beans" (in the wizard world that Harry lives in there are jelly beans that can taste like everything and anything and Jelly Belly - the Muggle jelly bean company - has taken grave licence with creating flavors). Like 5 year-olds we took turns trying the different flavored jelly beans. You know - the whole "eeew this is so gross! Taste it!" bit. We tried sausage, sardine, earthworm, soap, vomit - the sardine almost made me lose my cookies in the elevator when we got home. By far the worst thing I have ever ever tasted. blah! The soap wasn't bad and the grass really tasted like a mowed lawn - all fresh and green. I don't know how they do it.


Mo said...

i am right there with you about the Snape chapter..it was the most well written chapter of the whole series I would hazard to say. It was part touching and also agonizing and sweet. I say we start a petition to get mrs. rowling to write a snape book!

amee said...

haha!! i love the line about the jellybeans "ewwwww. Taste it." :) the soap one was pretty gross. it made game night fun!

amee said...

by the way...can you believe it's someone's job to get all those flavors right??? think about how many times they had to taste these!