Saturday, July 21, 2007
My 9yo daughter Serena is a huge HarryPotterManiac. She watches YouTube fan videos, clips of Daniel Radcliff and the other young actors, puts on Hogwarts puppet shows for us and is just "their biggest fan". So naturally we'd be doing something last night for the big release!
Thing is, everything is at 12:01am and Serena is NOT a night owl...and neither is her mommy. So we opted to not go downtown to one of the big Chapters or Indigo events and instead walk to Zellers (1.5 blocks away) to participate there. They had the first Harry Potter movie on for us in the restaurant where we had free drinks & popcorn all night long. We spent our time enjoying the film and colouring in doodles.
By 11pm Serena was just knackered, to the point where I went and bought her a pillow so she could flake out on the bench. She was determined to stick it out!
The last hour REALLY dragged out until the last 15 minutes or so, where all of a sudden people were arriving at the store in masses, coming to get their books. We got little white stickers to prove we were first and then finally at 12:01, after MONTHS of waiting, they started handing us the books out there at the restaurant!
We *RAN* through the store to get to the cashier first... ran like total lunatics lauging and howling the whole way. SHE WAS FIRST!
We paid ($19.95 CDN after trading in some points), they handed us a $10 gift card, and we were out of there in a flash.
We ran out the store and starting flashing our book at people pulling in to the parking lot, again cackling like 2 madwomen. Same thing to the garbagemen working our street (hee hee). We were home and in the door literally at 12:10, in bed by 12:15, and curled up together to read. She lasted maybe 10 minutes and I made it another 15 perhaps, but then I gave up the good fight.
I mean, you all actually want me AWAKE here today, right???? LOL!
HAPPY STAMPING & POTTERING THIS WEEKEND!
Kathy, did you end up having to get Jessie's at midnight or was she reasonable? hahahaa
Pam, ain't I just???!!! :P
Jan, it was the Canadian cover!
and YES, we bought the pillow too.. but at $2,50 I wasn't complaining!
What a fun & memorable evening. She is way too cute :)