Hands up: Who's going to the Harry Potter movie premier tomorrow? I confess, we bought tickets weeks ago and while Beeper was the one who really brought Harry Potter into our home when he asked me to read the first book to him--well, I believe my love of Harry Potter has long since outstripped his. And this is no small statement since the kid has been walking around with a wand and in knock-off Harry Potter glasses for weeks now. And yes, the photo above was from Halloween--we bought some temporary hair color that you spray on and it was supposed to be brown, but instead it looks like Harry drank a little too much butterbeer with the girls in Hufflepuff and decided to let them put a henna rinse in his hair or something. Or maybe it was just a poorly executed spell in transfiguration class. You decide.
Whatever the case, I am so excited to see the latest movie I may not even be able to sleep tonight. (And I am comfortable with the fact that I am this big of a nerd, okay?) The past 6 weeks we have been meeting with friends every Friday for a chronological viewing of the earlier Harry Potter movies--leading right up to tomorrow's premier. Butterbeer was made a couple of times, and we made cockroach clusters the night we hosted--and put out dishes of Jelly Bellies and just called them Every Flavor Beans. Licorice Wands were a weekly staple too. And yes, I admit my inner schoolgirl self has a crush on Harry. I've always had a thing for nice boys--which is why I married Mr Beeper, I suppose--but above all else Harry is so damn nice. That gets me every time. And maybe I should be embarrassed and feel like Mrs Robinson, but the thing is one of my other friends recently admitted she has a crush on Ron Weasley--and now wants this t-shirt--so at least I am not alone.