Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I'll Be Thinking of Elder Rob
When I go to see Happy Potter, I will be thinking of Elder Rob. He was a big Harry Potter fan--in fact, I started reading the books because I wanted to make sure they were appropriate. I'm not sure when he first started reading them, but my guess would be about 1999, when he was 8.
To get ready for the new movie, I spent a couple of days watching the Harry Potter movies again. Allan was traveling, and it was great to watch them and be reminded of why I enjoyed them so much. I haven't finished all of them, but I'm getting there.
Some things that have gone through my mind:
*Those early movies really were scary.
*Wow, they were so little in the first movie.
*I forgot about when Hermoine and Harry are watching themselves and Hermoine says, "Is that really what my hair looks like from the back???" CLASSIC LINE.
*I laughed when poor Ron gets the HOWLER from his mom--those would have come in handy when my kids were young ; )
*Kenneth Branagh was GREAT as Professor Lockhart.
*I love the line Dumbledore delivers to Harry: "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." Yes, we do.
*They sure did a great job making Voldemort truly creepy--such a great job on the make-up.
*I love Molly Weasley. I know there are parts in this last movie that are going to be painful to watch, but I'm excited to see it anyway.
It's really been fun to watch them. I'm trying to convince Allan to go with me to the midnight showing.
SIDENOTE #1: We've been working on our big service project. Have gone out a couple of times this week to distribute door hangars requesting food for Winnipeg Harvest. We'll be collecting food on Saturday.
SIDENOTE #2: I needed to go in and renew Elder Rob's driver's license. I laughed when the clerk said, "Oh, you need to have your picture taken, too" (I guess she hadn't noticed the name, but I thought that would be a surprise to him, if he got HIS driver's license with MY picture ; )