**WARNING – SPOILER ALERT***
Ok, so I finished Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows a few days ago. It was, for those who don’t know, the 7th, and final book in the Harry Potter series. As I had mentioned in my previous post, Snape was not evil. He did kill Dumbledore, but it was at Dumbledore’s request. So, that turned out good. Right off the bat, Hedwig (Harry’s owl) dies. That was sad. After the Order of the Phoenix moves Harry from Privet Dr, and Bill & Fleur’s wedding is done, the book gets a little slow. There’s a lot of “they camped here…then they camped there…” with little bursts of excitment here and there. The last 3rd of the book did not disappoint however. I was surprised about who dies – Fred, Lupin, Tonks, etc. The end was very climactic, and just super. I didn’t really see the need to put the “19 years later” part in there, but I suppose some people just need the “happily ever after” confirmation.
As much as I love the Harry Potter series, I am not among the fans who are signing petitions to make JK Rowling write more Harry Potter books. It makes me think of Stephen King’s Misery. Ok, the story is over. Let it go. It would be stupid to write another HP book. What would it say? She finished the saga well.
This is now my favorite of the 7 Harry Potter books. And, if they do it right, it is going to be the best movie. I can’t wait!
I’m not sure if it’s the weather or what, but I just feel so blah today. I even went to centergy too, and usually that makes me feel all happy and good inside, but not today. I’m sure the pouring rain really doesn’t help. It’s weird too…I’m depressed and mopey, but there is the small part of me that is super excited because in 3 hours I will have the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter & the Deathy Hallows. That’s friggin awesome. I’m going to Chapters when I get off work, and I’ll be there just before the 12:01AM release. Suh-weet. I’m sure I’ll be happy then.
That makes me think of the last HP book, Harry Potter & the Half Blooded Prince. It was cool, because I just happened to be in Newfoundland for the release of that one, and Newfoundland is the first place in North America to get the book. They’re GMT-3.5. I read it on the ferry ride back to teh mainland. It was awesome. I so can’t wait for this book. 3 major characters are supposed to die in this one. I’m still not totally convinced that Dumbledore really died in the last book. It must have been some sort of trick, masterminded by Dumbledore, and Snape was in on it. I’m not convinced that Snape is truly evil. Sure, in every damn book he gets the short end of the stick, especially from Dumbledore. Year after year, he didin’t get to teach his most coveted class,m Defense Againt the Dark Arts, and nevermind having to help Harry time and again at Dumbledore’s request (Snape has a hate on for Harry, since Harry’s dad was a bully to him when they were in Hogwarts). I may have to stay up all night and read. Oh no, I have to work in the morning at the zoo! ack!
Hey, I feel a little better just talking Harry Potter. hehe
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This past Saturday, we went to Dad’s for supper after the airshow. After we ate, I was outside, and I decided I wanted to try to ride Bucky’s dirt bike. Keep in mind that I’ve never drove anything remotely close to a dirt bike before. I was all set to hop on his big motocross bike, which has some power bar thing that gies it some extra kick (from teh description, I took it as being sort of like NOS). He advised against that bike, and luckily he still has his smaller old, un-super-power-bar-equipped bike. So, I hop on, he gives me a quick rundown of what to do and I take off. I’m going along on the lawn, the next thing I know, I’m heading for the huge (and rocky) ditch in front of Dad’s, and I don’t know where the brakes are. Wonderful. I of course didn’t think to just let go of the damn throttle, and in a last minute decision, I decide to dump the bike. I threw myself sideways, and oy, I hurt. I actually came out of it pretty good. I dragged my left boob along the grass, and I banged up my left leg a bit, and it still hurts, but overall, I’m good. I did get right back on though, and it was fun. Dad said he had to fix something about the clutch, so when that’s done, I’m thinking I’ll head back over to give it a go again.
Rob;’ reaction was wonderful. Everyone else ran over to see if I was ok, Rob ran over, and the first thing he does is grab my hand. Oh no, not to comfort me; he was checking my engagement ring to make sure it was ok, since I had caught some grass on it.
Given the White Stripes have had “secret” show prior to their real show on every date so far on their Canaidan tour. So, tonight they’re playing at the Moncton Coliseum, so I eagerly watched their message board for the secred show details. Nothing. So, either there is no secret show, or they didn’t announce it. Either way, that sucks. Especially since I’m not even going to the damn concert tonight. Yet another kick-assed band that I’ll regret not going to see. My life sucks.
Being pepper enthusiasts and perverts, I’m surprised Rob and I hadn’t heard of this breed of pepper before. Behold, the Peter Pepper.
The most exciting thing in my week was the realization that my hair is finally long enough to put into 2 little pigtails. It’s not long enough yet to make one ponytail, but it’s still super exciting that I can make pigtails. I’ve worn them almost every day this week. I’m all proud. hehe
I’m not sure why i’m so sleepy today. Rob mentioned it too earlier this afternoon, that he could use a nap. I really could just curl up in a corner and nap. I tried to have a little nap in my hammock when we got home from the gym this morning, but the friggin dog wouldnt leave me alone. Maybe I’m tired from all the hours I’ve worked, and my body’s adjusting to working 7 days a week and going back to the gym.
Speaking of the gym, I’ve been there every day this past week. I went to centergy yesterday and every other day I did my training. I travel (wave, cycle) over 5 miles a day, and I lift on average 10,000lbs a day. Dude, that’s impressive when you type it out. hehe. God my abs hurt. I figured since I was so slack with going to the gym for a few months, I would have lost all my new muscles, but nope, they’re still there, and they hurt. Centergy just kills my gut with crunches. Oi. Hey, today and yesterday I also walked to work from downtown. Boo-ya.