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It’s almost here…

I’m excited. Are you excited? You should be. Don’t you know what time of year it is? What? You don’t? For shame, because you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the weather. It’s summer of course. And don’t you know what happens in the summer time? That’s right. Fun. Oh but you want to know what kind of fun of course. The best kind. Mwahaha. 


All right my pretties I shall tell you exactly what I’m hinting at, because really I can’t contain it any longer. 




(name changed for safety reasons…)


I love this camp. Talk about it all the time, think about, even dream about it. Some of my most cherished memories have occurred there and I cannot believe it is finally, finally, finally time. I can’t wait to jump into the serene lake waters, trek through the woods and bridges (acting out their names of course! i.e.- the singing bridge, you sing a song… you get the picture 😉 ) And I get to be in the skit for fireside! I’m Reporter #2 which should be splendid. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that I am not a camper. I have finally officially been given the ultimate role at Camp Amazing- Counselor! Yeah! Last year was Kitchen staff which I will say was fun; but this will be so much better. I’m honestly feeling absolutely giddy right now just thinking about it! Being a counselor has awesome perks (such as inside knowledge way before the campers about what’s going to happen, cabin arrangements, etc.) and we get to go a whole day early and stay for at least 5 extra hours the next day.  


So yes, that’s where I shall be from Saturday until late Thursday. Camp Amazing! And if anyone has any awesome ideas for decorating a cabin I would love to hear them 🙂


July 31, 2008 at 10:45 pm 1 comment

So Exciting!

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It looks so amazing… I can’t wait for the next trailer!

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Tuesday’s with Jane

General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.

Jane Austen

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Tuesday’s With Jane

There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions. 

Jane Austen 

July 22, 2008 at 5:12 pm 1 comment

Happy Potter Day!


A year ago today I was staying up through the wee hours of the night reading one of my all time favorite books. I remember how I got to the bookstore at three o’clock in the afternoon (Barnes and Noble) and waited (third in line!) with my friends who got there an hour or so after me. Some of my fondest memories of the days before Deathly Hallows were talking about various theories, debating about whether Snape was good or evil (I always thought good :D) and basically just gushing about how much we loves the books. I ended up being number 10 in line once all was said and done (contest peoples, etc. go before those who wait in line) and I remember being at the front of the line: my friend Chara’s sound proof headphones blasting in my ears so I couldn’t possibly hear any spoilers. I remember paying for four copies of DH’s with exact change and membership discount of course, and running out of the store with an ecstatic whoop of glee. This was after hugging and/or kissing the highly anticipated book. I’m not quite sure- that part is a blur! I remember waiting outside for Nikki’s Dad to pick four of us girls up (Olivia, Chara, Nikki, and myself) to go to her house for an all night reading party. Olivia was only halfway through Sorcerer’s Stone at the time but she was still quite into the spirit of things!). We first started out reading one chapter at a time at the same speed so we could savor it together; but found that this simply wasn’t working so we gave up on that ideal.I also remember how Olivia and Chara fell asleep at about three in the morning, leaving Nikki and I to our desperate pursuit of all things related to the Deathly Hallows. Gasping out loud at every turn, and nearly screaming with delight at others were not a rarity that night. At about five that morning Nikki and I ran outside (literally) for about ten minutes just to vent our overwhelming excitement. I believe we were at about the same part, where Xenophilius Lovegood is asking Harry if he is “perhaps referring to The Deathly Hallows?” I remember anxiously returning to the book, and not stopping it seems for air until at last, at approximately 11:35 AM July 21st, 2007 I finished the final installment in the Harry Potter series. I am apparently a faster reader than a few of my friends and so I finished first. When I was reading a chapter or two ahead they finally had to send me down the basement so I would stop “spoiling” (in quotes because nothing was ever actually identified as to why I was screaming, etc.) it for them. I remember writing the e-mails asking people what they thought of it. I remember talking about it for weeks afterwards. I remember how thirty minutes after my Dad picked me up from Nikki’s house I was sitting in the parking lot of one of the local shopping districts holding my books out in front of my, sitting in the front seat of the car so the whole world starring at me could see. I remember this, and much more. 


That was July 21st, 2007. 


A year later I can still safely say I remain as in awe of J.K. Rowlings genius for creating the story and ending it with a bang. I appreciate the art value and truth that can be found in the series (by which I am by no means referring to the magic, but the character, etc.) and I love the books every inch as much as I did then. I may not talk about them as much with friends any more but I certainly remember the theories! “Harry, I am your Father!”


Finally I remember the bonding it created between my brother and I as I started reading the first book aloud to him one day in December, and continued it to the final sentence of Deathly Hallows, “All was well.” I will definitely remember that this is when I first discovered I loved to read stories aloud: when I made my brother cry in Chapter 34 The Forest Again. Amazing. That’s all I can say.

I don’t plan on spending the whole day reading the book again (or night I should say) but I do intend on having fun with friends. Can anyone say theme park? Hope you all have a marvelous Potter Day!

July 21, 2008 at 6:06 am 1 comment

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“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.”

Jane Austen

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