...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

things you think would be funny

  1. Running into a bookstore and screaming out the ending of the final Harry Potter book for the benefit of the shoppers and staff who haven't had the rapid fire time you've had to take it in. Thanks for letting me cross that off my 'to do' list, little missy. You're a gem. Hilarious. My lips may have been smiling, but my eyes were saying "ass."
  2. That's about it.



Blogger Confused Husband said...

Is'nt Harry Potter supposed to be a book for kids? I'm just curious. There seems to be so much hype over it frtom adults. What's the big hype about?
Of course I'm the kind of ass that would love to read just the ending and tell everyone I met. Maybe even air it on the radio. THAT would be coolo. :D

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:30:00 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Ha! I thought of you yesterday while I went into my local B&N. I noticed a sign on the front door, in fact, plastered throughout the store, about this being a spoiler free zone. My day was spoiled because they didn't have the damn book I wanted. No, it wasn't HP.
Now I have to go to Borders for it, or order it on Amazon....sigh

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:46:00 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I don't have the words to express how much I hate the spoiler jackasses. I feel very fortunate that I made it through the book without hearing any spoilers. Phew.

While the Harry Potter books are theoretically children's books, their appeal reaches far and wide. And as Harry gets older, the books get more and more mature -- honestly, I think a 12-year-old would have to be pretty darn mature to tackle book 7. The story is compelling and timeless, the characters are captivating, and even grownups need a little magic in their lives.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:54:00 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Hey, what did that spoiler bitch say? Maybe she was lying!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:54:00 PM  
Blogger cat said...

I am on page 238 or something. So far I am realizing that I really haven't liked a Harry Potter book since book 3. The characters all rather irritate me. But by golly would I put the smackdown on some little tartlet who ran into the room and told me what was going to happen.

I don't care what I am reading, *I* want to find out what's going on ON MY OWN.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:04:00 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

Just don't tell me....do-not-tell-me-evah.

That is all. (!) Heh.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:25:00 PM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Sounds kinda like a third-millennium version of the 70s streaking craze - "Hey, everybody, check it out! I'm a jackass!"

PS - Stacie - I love Amazon! 'Course, my taste in books is, shall we say, fairly eclectic, so it's fairly common for B&N not to have the book I'm looking for on the shelves. And even most of the old, out-of-print stuff is relatively easy to find. . .

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger FTN said...

I looked up the Harry Potter ending on a spoiler-website... But since I haven't read any of the books, I really had no idea what it was even talking about.

I'll go ahead and tell everyone now, though, just because I like to be that kind of ass. Ready? Here goes...

Stop reading now if you don't want to know...


Keyser Soze is actually Harry Potter.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

ftn -- lol!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger The Savage said...

That "little" missy should so be flailed....
P/S the pic is now striped in my blog....

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:29:00 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Desmond, I have the same problem, I'm always looking for something out of print or hard to find. I love Amazon too, I just hate waiting. I'm so impatient that way....

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

CH - Harry Potter books can be found in the young readers section, but I assure you the majority of those buying the book are well past the point of picking up a copy of "Ramona the Pest" or "Super Fudge" along with it. Uless they're getting those for their children to read while they work through the HP books.

Stacie - I'm going to suggest that 'no spoiler zone' note. I told my husband before going to work that I needed a tshirt that read "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And, even though you have elicited the names of my mortal ememies, I still love ya!

Kelly - Agreed! Even though I've not read the books since completing 3 and I've put it off each time the possibility to read them arises, I've kind of thought at some point I'd go read them. And I am not a reader who jumps to the end of a story. Ever. I don't care if a book is awful and I just want to end the torture. Why wait for something for 10 years only to have it ruined in 5 minutes?

And what that delightful ass said, while I'm somewhat bound to agree with, because I don't want to have it in my mind if and when I do read the books, I'm trying to avoid looking up. Reading no reviews. Cease fire on articles. This may limit my existence for some time!

Cat - Were I management, I would have asked her to please keep her voice down, maybe leave. I've yet to achieve that pinnacle of retail power, though. So I can only gripe about her anonymously, online, with strangers! But I do agree with you!

Nan - Spill a secret to my sista?! Oh, hell no!

Or make that (!)

Desmond - Ah! The blasphemy that is going on around here! Here's where I have to inject, as a stellar BN employee, that we will gladly order books for you to be shipped to the store or your home in as little as three business days.

Of course, I smile when I say that. I don't twirl my hair or bend down a little, but, you know, you can't be talking smack about my home store!

FTN - AH! Good to know that the ending *I* heard was different from that which you spilled.

See, I heard that Harry was actually a hairdresser named Dil with an interesting secret...Good to know the ending appears to be safe for me.

You know, of course, that your comment has been awarded the "I'd totally go for you if it weren't for that crazy institution called marriage and the whole anonymity factor and how I secretly *do* call you Big Juan."

But not in a creepy kinda way. Not in the way I'd totally go for old school Neil Diamond.

Savage - I flogged her with my seething eyes of scorn and madness. The best I could do!

Stacie - Not you, too!? Sigh. Still love ya, though.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Oh, DKG, please forgive me! That was a real brain-cramp, mentioning the A-word around here.

I work for a manufacturer of fine American automobiles, and once, in a meeting, someone referred to, um The Competition (who, in their better days, purveyed such dazzling vehicles as the Mustang). One of the other folks in the meeting brought the house down by saying, all aghast, "He said the F-Word!"

So, I get that, and I do apologize. . .

And I want you to know, that from time to time, I'm still partial to whiling away the hours just browsing the shelves at B&N. . .

And I really am grateful to you for not leaning too far forward on my behalf; what with the institution of marriage, and all. . .

And, yeef - (!)

Nasty. . .

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:33:00 AM  

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