Friday, December 5, 2008

Happy fan girl

Well yesterday was a pretty special day for Potterheads in the 'hood. Not only did The Tales of Beedle the Bard finally arrive at Belly Acres (via UPS) about 4:15. I got all my work done in the morning and waited for it to come all day, obviously UPS had no idea how crack like Rowling's words are to me--I waited by the window like a little kid waiting to see Santa's sleigh. Once it arrived I reverently opened the special packaging and DEVOURED IT!! The new stories (and Dumbledore's notes!!!) were just long enough to keep me busy while Pete & Izzy were at their music lessons. They got home about 5:30 and we scarfed down our shrimp and udon (yes, I can finally face cooking Japanese again) we headed back into campus to enjoy a fantastic live musical performance by Tonks and the Aurors. click!! her myspace is here

After a rowdy set (is it unprofessional to wrock w/ one's students?) she screened a viewing of Megan and Mallory Schuyler's newly released WROCKumentary. (wizard + rock=WROCK) The auditorium in the EMU student center was about half full so I am guessing close to 100 people* showed up for the great tunes (Tonks/Stephanie has a lovely voice) but not everybody hung out till the end of the movie. We did!-- despite Isabel getting a little antsy near the end. Zoli and I were rocking!! I especially enjoyed the footage of Alex Carpenter aka Remus and the Lupins as he is my fave wizard rocker, though I tell ya, Miss Stephanie Anderson (aka Tonks) is right behind him in the awesome zone!

Now if we only had the Scottish book....sigh...

In other HP news I am advising a new student group on campus, a HP Reading Group and we had our first organizational meeting Weds. afternoon. We have big plans, they want a Quidditch team to join the existing league, we are going to hold both a filmfest & a cosplay ball next term and ultimately we want EMU to host a Pottercon. Trust me my freaky darlings..you are gonna hear more about this!!

I had no idea that Susan Booth (whom I know through the SCA) was involved with AMP (the campus group sponsoring Tonk's gig)---she chatted me up (pointed out who she was w/out garb!!) and we shall combine forces and save the universe!! Oh Ypsi!! WE are gonna WROCK!!!

*Geo brought her chilldwens too!

2 comments:

greeneyes said...

Kroger Store here has the book, almost bought it ! Wish I was in your class!!!!!

shabowsk said...

It's no less professional to wrock with us than it is for me to friend you on Facebook and to then read your blog... But then I am a creeper...