Saturday, September 8, 2007

You Know You're Too "Into" Harry Potter When...

(from of course, with my comments in italics)

You mutter nonsense Latin words under your breath. (Now that we're all learning Latin, this is more of a possiblity....)

You call your least favorite teacher "Snape." (My homeschooled kids had better not get this idea!)

Your computer says "You've Got Mail" and you run outside looking for an owl. (We'd find one, too -- a benefit of living in the mountains....)

You mutter "lumos" under your breath every time you turn on a flashlight. (Yep.)

You sort everyone you meet into the four Hogwarts houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin). (Yep.)

You were burned when you couldn't get through the flames of your fireplace. (We're not that stupid ... but it would help with freeway traffic, dontcha think?)

You had to go to the hospital after you broke your nose running headfirst into the wall between platforms nine and ten. (If I ever went to the train station....)

You point at normal things like parking meters and say "Look at the things these Muggles dream up!" (Could happen...)

You collect plugs. (Plugs, no ... batteries, yes.)

You try on every piece of silvery fabric your mom has to see if you turn invisible.
(Worth a try, perhaps?)

Before getting up to get something, you always try to summon it first. "Accio TV remote!" (The thought has crossed my mind....)

You watched "Love, Actually" because two minor Harry Potter actors were in it. (It's in my Netflix queue, mostly because of Colin Firth but also because of Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson.)

You were reduced to tears when you finally had Book 7 in your hands. (Oh, yes!)

You refer to your Chemistry class as Potions. (Great idea!)

You spend hours tapping bricks in special orders, hoping that a secret entrance to Diagon Alley will appear. (Not hours, exactly ... )

When playing chess, you yell orders to the chess players and get upset when they don't move. (Again, I've considered doing so....)

You get emotional every time you hear "Hedwig's Theme". (Yep.)

You get thoroughly overexcited every time you see a word somewhere that is distantly linked with HP (ie. Saint Hedwig's). (Yep.)

You name all of your pets after HP characters. (Elizabeth's rat Ronald and her fish Aguamenti (and her departed fish Erised) are a testimony to this fact.)

You get into heated arguments over how much gel Tom Felton had in his hair in the first two movies. (Could happen.)

You know that Harry's birthday is July 31, 1980, Hermione's birthday is September 19, 1979 and Ron's birthday is March 1, 1980 even though it was never said in the books. (Oh, yes -- Elizabeth won't let us forget the birthdays of even minor characters.)

You refer to Voldemort as "You-Know-Who", and no one has any idea who you're talking about. (Nope, we're brave enough to call him "Voldemort" since "fear of the name increases fear of the thing itself.")

You went out and bought the latest editition of the Webster's Dictionary because they added the word "Muggle". (Cool -- didn't know that -- will have to go out and get it this minute .)

You were kicked out of the movie theater for standing on your chair, throwing your shoe at the screen and yelling "THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THE BOOK!" (Not kicked out, but it was close, especially with the fourth movie.)

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