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La, la, la, la, la - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
La, la, la, la, la
I should be writing "The Hidden Face," but I can't muster any enthusiasm for it tonight. There's so much time, and incidents are spread across it. I think I have to work on the structure.

What shall I do tomorrow? It's no fun to sit on the Esplanade alone for hours, so I think I'll watch the fireworks on TV, though I might pop down there to see the crowd while it's still daylight. Maybe I'll rent 1776 or something. I love that show. I think they do a reading of the Declaration of Independence downtown, but I'm not sure what time it is. I do enjoy the Fourth. Summer holidays rock.

I reserved my copy of HBP finally, and decided where to camp for the midnight release... is anyone else from the area doing a midnight release? If you're local (Boston area) and want to meet up, email me, and we can see if we're going the same place. I also get to host a big HP bash at work, since I work on the 16th. Of course, the target audience will all be curled up in armchairs at home, absorbing new canon. ;) Nevertheless, if I'm stuck at work, then I can at least enjoy a heavily Potter-ized atmosphere, and will bring my Firebolt. I should get a McGonagall costume. (No, too expensive.)

EDIT: Oops, don't need to post twice about the same thing. I've now started forgetting what I've already blogged about. This can't be a good sign.
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barbara_the_w From: barbara_the_w Date: July 4th, 2005 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
My McGonagall costume consists of a high-collared pseudoVictorian blouse, a long skirt and an old black graduation robe.

You can get them for cheap this time of year.
gnomi From: gnomi Date: July 4th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The reading is at 10 AM at the Old State House.

As for "1776," mabfan and I are showing it tomorrow at a friend's place. You're welcome to join us (just ping me, either in my LJ or by e-mail, so we can give you the pertinent where-and-when details).
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 4th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Grrr, that's when I thought it was, set my alarm to get myself there on time, and promptly rolled over and went back to sleep. Sigh. I'll have to read it on my own.

I think I'll just do my annual wander around Boston, walk part of the Freedom Trail, leave some flowers on graves at the Granary. Maybe head down to the Adams houses for the re-creation of the arguments.
amelia_eve From: amelia_eve Date: July 4th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am also at loose ends in Boston today. See your gMail!
cheshyre From: cheshyre Date: July 4th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Out of curiousity, where did you decide to camp?
I was going to do go to one of the midnight Potter Parties, either Curious George (where I've gone for the last two), Harvard Bk Store, or see what Pandemonium was planning in their Potter for adults event.

Then I got press tix to the opening of Taming of the Shrew out in Lenox. I guess I'm reading it a day late.
mincot From: mincot Date: July 4th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I love 1776! SIddown, John! HAve fun!
valis2 From: valis2 Date: July 4th, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've had the LJ for a year now, and I'm starting to feel like I'm repeating myself with some entries. And then I can't remember if I've posted about things or not. Glad someone pointed me to this LJ search engine. I'm hoping it will help me figure out if I've babbled about any particular topic before. ;)
jiminyc From: jiminyc Date: July 4th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, in the great 1776 cagematch, your state kicks my state's patooty. I assure you we are no longer boot-licking toadies who continually yield to South Carolina. (Well, most of us, anyway.)

Enjoy your 4th!
laureate05 From: laureate05 Date: July 5th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to the midnight release here in Gainesville. I feel lucky because I won't have to camp. All the other college students are home for the summer, and I'm literally head and shoulders over most of the other interested parties. Plus, I think the guy at my bookstore has a crush on me, so I'm hoping for a stress-free book-getting.
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