Friday, July 15, 2011

Because Harry Poter Rocks!!!

When I used to stay up almost every night to feed Jordan (since it took him an hour or so to eat and he ate every 2-3 hours so really, why even go to sleep only to wake up in mere minutes?!), I spent a lot more time online playing with social media platforms like facebook and linked in and watching television on hulu and trailers on youtube too!

One beautiful afternoon, with the sunlight peaking in from the outside reminding me of the little time I spent away from the apartment, instead of taking a stroll outside and enjoying nature, I dove deeper into the abyss of my online world and spent a good hour watching summer trailers - one after another. I have no regrets. It was glorious. Don't judge me. Okay, go ahead....

I was, however, slightly disappointed that I'd be missing so many great summer blockbusters -X-Men First Class, Transformers 3, Captain America, Crazy Stupid Love, The Help, Sherlock Holmes 2, Smurfs, Larry Crowne, Monte Carlo.....

But the one I was and am truly sad about... the one that patience has no hold over (Fall seriously seems so far away) and I am dying to think of how we can sneak away to watch....is of course, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.

Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Expelliarmus! Luminos! AHHHHHHHH!!!!

My obsession with Harry Potter dates back to 2000, the summer after I graduated from high school and was working at a small CPA Firm on boring bank reconciliations and data entry for my mom's friend. To say the job was boring is an understatement beyond belief. Lunch was my highlight - I would eat the bento box my mom sent me off with at my desk and read Harry Potter (at the time, books 1, 2 and 3 were out). For years before that, I had been making fun of my brother for reading the book with a boy on a broom on the cover. He told me I had no idea how great the books were (he was part of the early fan base from the UK as the gamers introduced it to him) and I scoffed and mocked him only to repent and eat my own words later as I myself became hooked (but only did so after Harry Potter started getting press from everyone about how great they were... yes I'm a follower, not a leader). After reading not even one chapter, I was hooked. Muggle? Wizards? Owls? Fantastic!

Lucky for me, Andy and I shared this common love for Harry Potter and when we were still just friends, we watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the summer of 2009 at Universal Citywalk and later Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One in November 2010 as husband and wife!

So of course we attended the Harry Potter Lego event at the Americana Brand a few months ago. I mean... legos and Harry Potter? Andy was in heaven but he was bummed Jordan was not old enough yet to enjoy the displays and building stations available. And since this event is about as close as we will get to the final movie (unless we can get someone to watch Jordan after he goes to bed at 10 and make a late showing... maybe when we venture out to Florida for Harry Potter world with the fam bam? any takers?), I leave you with these photos this beautiful Friday, July 15th, the day the final installment of the Harry Potter series makes its debut.

Ten years in the making and a little over ten years for me since I started reading 'em. Yay for Harry Potter!!!!!!!!!!!!


Harry Potter and me
Jordan enjoying time in the Bjorn on Daddy instead of the Harry Potter lego stuff everywhere!
Hagrid! He was really HUGE just like in real HP world!
Hogwarts... those are ALL legos!

Close up of the lego action for your viewing pleasure

And then this morning, with all the Harry Potter hype, I saw some hilarious "Yo Momma" Harry Potter jokes from my G7 buddies, Stames and Chacon. I am still laughing outloud from these so I just had to share 'em. Yo momma jokes feel okay cuz I'm a mom now, sorta like how racist Asian jokes always seem okay coming from me. ..... If you're not into Harry Potter or have never seen the movies or read the books, these might not be as funny.

Yo momma's so fat, her patronus is a cake!
Yo momma's so fat, the sorting hat put her in the house of pancakes!
Yo momma's so ugly, instead of kissing her, the dementor gave her a handshake and promise to call sometime
Yo momma's so fat, she tried to eat Cornelius Fudge
Yo mama's so dumb she thought that she could talk to snakes if she put parsley on her tongue
Yo Mama so nasty, everybody call her “She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Naked​”
Yo mama's so stupid, she drowned in a pensieve
Yo mama so fat the core of her wand has a cream filling!

Hope you enjoyed those as much as I did! LOVEEEEEE!

1 comment:

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I want to see Harry Potter so badly! I have never left Fox with a sitter before besides friends... I need to get some recommendations and then let's go!!