So, how was your weekend? Pretty geeky over here. By which I mean, awesome.
On Friday night, I saw the newest Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Red-Haired Twins Who Are Now Old Enough to Not Make Me Feel Like a Dirty Old Woman. Was that not the title on the poster? Anyway, it was quite enjoyable and, since I never get around to rereading the books before I see the movies and have completely forgotten what happened, still suspenseful for me. Two thumbs up.
On Saturday, the newest book came out. Yes, I could have pre-ordered it online and it would have come directly to me, but then I would have had no excuse to go to Target on Saturday. And I had only previously been there twice last week, so clearly I needed stuff. By the time that I got home, unpacked my purchases, ate some lunch, and talked to my sister, I didn't get started on the book until sometime around 3:30 or 4:00. Then I finished the book at 2:15 a.m. and went to bed.
Yep, 759 pages in roughly 10 1/2 hours. First, let's all remember that while long, it is still a children's book. And I did nothing else during that time. I fired up iTunes, sat on the couch (which, while many things, portable, cheap, sage green, is not what you might call cushy or comfortable) and read. I even ate dinner while reading. And I use the word "dinner" here in the loosest possible sense, as evidenced by the trace amounts of peanutbutter and blackberry jam visible on pages 322-327.
Today though (Sunday) I have no Harry Potter-related plans. I mean, I did dream about Harry Potter this morning, but that happens anytime I read fiction before bed. My writer's brain continues the story, even if I have finished the book. This normally tends to lead to a pretty bad night's sleep since I wind up having lots of short book-related dreams that I then wake up from over and over. It wasn't too bad this time, but I still won't make a habit of this kind of thing. (Although I am getting this book tomorrow, so I will most likely already make an exception this week.)
I've been redeeming my coolness so far today by watching some good Discovery Channel and National Geographic. What? All of the cool kids watch educational TV. Everyone I consider cool anyway. Do you think my view of cool is slightly skewed? I slept in past Meet the Press this morning, but not to worry, I can catch it later tonight. And I have The War Room from Netflix. Tim Russert, Bill Clinton, and James Carville all in one day! Wait, is that geekier than two days of Harry Potter? It's not like I'm writing some sort of Harry Potter meets James Carville fan fiction or something. (Harry Potter and the Cajun Goblin, I think that would be called. I think this because of a certain resemblance I see between James Carville and the Green Goblin. Not that I've put much thought into that or anything.)
I've also got to clean my apartment at some point today since my mom is coming tomorrow. I phrase it that way not because my dad is not coming with her, but because the cleaning is in no way necessitated by him being here. There would have to be a serious level of squalor before he would notice. But first, I think I'll take the other gigantic hardcover book in my possession and head to the park for a while.
You shouldn't feel bad if your weekend can't compete with mine for sheer awesomeness. I think we can all agree that I set the bar pretty high with this one.