July 20, 2007, starts off with me finally managing to get dressed around 3:30 pm and Clayton clay1124
arriving at my house, changing, gathering everything, then heading to the movie theatre to see Order of the Phoenix
again (fourth time's a charm). There was barely anyone there and I managed to make the movie a lot pervier for him than he probably thought possible. (You can correct me if I'm wrong.) There was a lot of giggling and snorting and overall enjoyment.
By the time we got out it was 6:30-6:45pm and we headed off to go visit his mom at work. We got to see the book and pet it, but neither of us wanted to open it. Just touching it felt like a crime. :O It was nice though and the excitement just mounted tenfold. We still had plenty of time to do things and not knowing what we wanted to do for dinner, we made a stop at Old Navy so I could get a new purse/bag (by now I am very used to the staring while in costume ;P) then headed to Taco Bell (yeah, yeah, I know) to grab something to go.
(If you listened to my last (voice) post
, you know all this already.) We made it to BAM around 7:30 pm where we sat and ate and met gryffwitch37
and her son. I chatted to them for a bit then Chloe and her sister arrived (and some friends) and we went off around the store and chatted with a few people as I handed out a bit of Terminus stuff. The 16 and olders got to be Slytherin House, so when it came time to start the activities we were already situated in the back by our house sign.
I was a lot more expectant for the store to put one different activities since it was the last
Potter party but they just pulled out the little kiddie stuff from the years previous and really none of us were all that impressed. We met freakyartychick
and her friend Jake who were dressed as Molly and young!Severus and just continued to chat with a few random people. Chloe, Ariel, and I were asked several times to pose for pictures so that was pretty fun. :D After we got bored sitting around while they were doing the activities, a few of us headed off to get Butterbeers from the coffee shop. It was actually pretty good but in larger quantities was wayyy too sweet. I was just surprised they even had a HP themed drink. I had spotted some old school teachers of ours and Clayton started chatting them up and I joined them after I got my drink. Not long after, the power went out. There was a lot of unhappiness going on at that point. The weather we've been having is probably the main cause for it. But after a while it became uncomfortably hot and after about an hour of no A/C and darkness, Clayton and I went outside. Not one minute later did the power finally come back on. *sigh*
They continued some of the activities during the outage so we missed the trvia, costume contest, and who knows what else. We were all getting restless and by the time we managed to go sit down in an aisle for a few minutes was it time to start lining up for the book. That was just pandemonium. It was really very unorganized and it was quite upsetting for me that the night had gone on the way it did. I wasn't expecting the end, the very last event like this to turn out as it did. I got my book rather quickly though (even though the organization of this was less than desired), yelled a goodbye to Chloe who was being interviewed by our local TV station, and ran to the car with Clayton.
I read from the time I got home to about 11:30 am the next day, stopped to take an hour and a half nap, then continued reading until 6:30 pm that evening. I don't read nearly as fast as I used to but I consider that a huge accomplishment. I cried throughout the book, but was bawling towards the end and at every little happy / sad moment thereafter.
And now, the few pictures I managed to take at Books-A-Million.( Pictures. )
Yes, you can still look at the pictures and not be spoiled. Just don't look at anything else and don't scroll down (you won't be able to comment either most probably). :D
Now, don't expect any great in depth analysis from me. That's not how I work. ;DWARNING:
DEATHLY HALLOWS SPOILERS. DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW!( Spoilers under here. )
Now, to re-read it again. Slowly this time. I may even go purchase the audiobook and attempt to find a CD player. :/
WTF IS WRONG WITH LIVEJOURNAL? I keep getting signed out even though I tick the "Remember me" option. I swear. lja;gja;jajh;ajh;ja;lhjal