Weekend Happenings.

It’s Monday afternoon, and I feel fine. That kind of surprises me, but it is very true.

Let’s see, so much to report on since my last post. Where to start, where to start? Well since my last post was on Thursday, I guess I’ll start with Friday.
I worked the night shift on Friday, so I got off work at 9:00 and headed for Davis Kidd. As anyone who has been reading the Harry Potter books for the last ten years knew, the last book in the series went on sale at midnight Friday night. There was a Harry Potter pre-sale party at Davis Kidd and Linnet and her family were going, so I decided to join them. This was not one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made. Don’t get me wrong, it was good to see Linnet, and I did truly want to devour the book as soon as possible, but I had a slight problem. You see, I don’t handle very large crowds well, and there were easily 4700 people in that store. You couldn’t walk, couldn’t move without bumping into someone or being bumped into by someone. It was like that for almost two hours. When they finally started actually distributing the books I got mine and got out as quickly as possible.
I quickly went home, and despite the fact I had to be at work at 7:00 AM Saturday morning I stayed up all night reading. I didn’t get it finished before going to work, and didn’t get to read at all Saturday, but I did finish on Sunday. I won’t post any spoilers here, but I will say I thought it was magnificent. I laughed, and I am not afraid to admit I teared up a bit, and at the end I cheered. Ms. Rowling, I salute you, thank you for sharing your creation with me, and I don’t mind at all the money I spent on any of the books.
As mentioned earlier I had to work Saturday morning and that was not particularly fun. Of course not having any sleep before going to  work didn’t help. However the five hours went quickly, and I came home and slept for about three hours. Woke up, took a shower, and then hit the road to Tupelo.
We were going to Tupelo because it was  Ceriddwyn’s birthday and she was having a party at her and Gordon’s home. We got down there about 6:00 and left sometime after midnight. I guess there were about 30 people there, and I knew most of them. In addition to Gordon and Ceriddwyn there was Hod, William the Bastard, Avis, Dometta, Charlotte, Hod, …and lots and lots of others. We had good food, and good conversation. You can’t really ask for more than that.
Spent Sunday finishing up the Potter book, and doing nothing else. A great weekend.

One Response

  1. So THAT’s why you weren’t at the DW meeting? I was wondering.

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