I’ll Miss You Harry!

Well – that’s it folks! There are no more Harry Potter movies after this last one. The “good” people won. The story is over.

It’s over …

I feel like I did after Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended. Wistful perhaps? A little sad for “the end” but happy how it ended. A big part of mine (and a lot of other people’s) life has been this amazing story. A boy wizard and his best friends saving the wizarding (and muggle) world from a nasty snake-face named Voldemort. It was way more than “a story about a wizard who uses magic” as a lot of those Christian-types who wanted to ban the books thought. It was about friendship, loyalty, standing up for yourself and what you believe in,  learning about others, doing your best … good versus bad.

The Harry Potter series is something that I will share with my children. I hope you share them with your children also!

I’m not going to “review” the movie here – I will just say it was an amazing, fantastic, BRILLIANT ending to an awesome series of movies. This one was HANDS DOWN the best. Well – I could “this one” as “part one + part two” because they BOTH were amazing. But this one? This last one? Was pretty awesome on it’s own. Snape and Lily? Baby Harry? Kings Cross/Heaven? The ‘Epilogue’?

I felt like I was on the top of a roller coaster waiting for the first drop during the ENTIRE movie. It was that good.

Oh – check out my new desktop (click for larger):

UntilTheVeryEnd-HP

I can’t take credit for the screen-caps – I found them via my friend’s Tumblr blog. But it makes my heart flutter. I love you Harry Potter! Oh and Hermione and Ron too!

Ugh … Kid Shows

I’m sitting here on my couch waiting for my coffee to cool and my muffins to finish baking watching “The Sunny Side Up Show” or something like that on Sprout and lemme tell ya, on the subject of “Shows for preschoolers” this one takes the cake. It’s not a terrible show, in fact, the hosts are okay – the issue I have is with the “co-host” named Chicka – a chicken puppet – that doesn’t talk but squeaks! Like a squeaky dog toy! Over and over and over! AHH! It literally gives me a headache. Who the hell thought this up? They should be kicked in the stomach, repeatedly!

I thought originally that Yo Gabba Gabba was annoying, but it’s just weird – not annoying. CHICKA is annoying!

On another note, I began reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last night and I’m already at chapter 9. I love it!