WARNING -- if you're reading this and you haven't yet read book 6 of Harry Potter, and you think you might, and you'd be upset if you accidentally read something that might allude to an event that happens at the end of the book, you should get over yourself. I mean, come on, even I'm not that bad.
Well, I did it. I bought Harry Potter Saturday morning, resisted all weekend and then caved yesterday and finished the book about 2 am this morning. I know that many of my friends think Harry Potter is overrated; that anything that popular with the masses has got to be lowest-common-denominator stuff. But I gotta admit, I love it. I think the books are just getting better. I am actually fighting plot hangover today. That's where once I finish a book, I just can't get it out of my head -- going over and over the plot points, the dialogue, the trajectory, the-what-happens-next. It makes me terrible company. This morning Kristin and I had a prenatal exam and a battery of tests and I could barely concentrate... she kept asking me why I was mad at her. I wasn't mad, just distant and foggy from being hung over from my Potter bender. Of course, since had I told her she could read it first, and then accomplished reading the entire book in one day without her knowing (I was also extremely productive on the deep house-cleaning front, rewarding my super-efficient scrubbing with bouts of super-efficient reading, so that she wouldn't guess that I was off the wagon) I couldn't tell her that I was hung-over, so she's chalking it up to my increasing depression.
Anyway, I'm nearly snapped out of the funk now, since I just received an interview for the job of Assistant to the Director of the Utah Museum of Natural History. I would really like this job, so I'm acutally off to buy a suit. I've been interviewing without a suit, because a) I don't own one, and b) I don't want a job where I would have to own one. But for this job, I think, I would ease up on b, so I'm off to find a suit. Hopefully that will distract me from the fact that it'll be at least 1.5 years before I find out what happens next to poor Harry and if Ginny will actually let him break up with her for such a stupid reason. Yes, yes, that's what upset me most about the ending. If he hadn't pulled that little breaking up with her bit there at the end, I would be content to wait patiently for the last book. Oh well, there's nothing I can do but go on with my life. One day at a time. "Lord, give me the strength..."