Brushes With Harry Potter

July 21, 2007 at 10:46 pm 3 comments

My mother and I have been pretty sequestered this week.  We’ve been removing wallpaper, painting ceilings, painting window trims, washing windows, disassembling an old toilet, draining a waterbed, breaking a storm window (Whoops), repairing the molding Jimmie chewed when he got stuck in the bathroom, and on and on.  We work during that day and in the evenings I catch up with work (last night I was up till 3 AM finishing up some projects).  As you can tell, we’ve been quite busy and so far, we have only been leaving the property for meals and supplies.

Despite the brevity of our outings and us not targetting books, we’ve still encountered Harry Potter enthusiasm!  This morning we got coffee and breakfast at Easy Chair and all the workers were talking about how late they were up and lamenting their lack of sleep.  It seemed odd so many workers had such little sleep….even in a college town.  It turns out last night Easy Chair had a Harry Potter Release Party that lasted until the wee hours of the morning.

Less subtle– for lunch we picked up sandwiches at Jimmy John’s and then walked over to Dairy Queen so I could treat my hardworking mother to a chocolate malt.  My mother hesistated when she saw a handwritten sign on the door.

“Oh!  Are they closed?!?” she asked.

They were open– the sign’s black sharpie letters implored guests not to share Harry Potter spoilers inside the shop.  And in case your memory failed you in the presence of the great Blizzard, another sign on the cash register reminded you:

No Harry Potter Book Spoilers at Dairy Queen

Luckily for the Dairy Queen staff, the only spoilers we have are the likes of “What was behind the wallpaper in the master bathroom.”  Thrilling stuff, I know.

Entry filed under: Dairy Queen, Easy Chair, Food, Harry Potter, Jimmy John's, spoilers.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carolyn  |  July 22, 2007 at 3:34 am

    Yeah, I hope I don’t end up hearing a spoiler before I get to read the book.

    My friend sent out an evite for an event at King Street in Alexandria. Apparently, the whole street was having a release event. I didn’t go, but it sounded interesting.

  • 2. Pedro Morgado  |  July 22, 2007 at 7:55 am

    Please, don’t let J. K. Rowling kill Harry Potter. 🙂

  • 3. tgaw  |  July 22, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Read this post from my pregnant friend Christina:

    If I’m following this right– her water broke, so she finished “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and then went to the hospital. 😉


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