exhausted from the week at camp and very happy to be home with sharon, jake, and kayla, i wasn't about to fight my way through the throngs of muggles waitng in line at midnight outside our local barnes and noble. i had reserved a copy of the audio version of the latest--and lastest--harry, so i thought that it would be perfectly okay for me to leisurely go and pick it up on saturday. i've listened to--and raved about--the audio versions of the potter books--jim dale is amazing!--but i thought that, due to the excitement and importance of this final book, i ought to read it as well and after talking to craig about it, thought it would be fun to see which one of us would finish it first. so i picked up a copy for me and a copy for my dad to give my niece (as it used to be something my mom would give her everytime a new book came out...)
i am currently on page 205 (craig at about 200--i'm winning!) and i am really enjoying it (though a bit anxious as i am really feeling that almost anyone could go at this moment...)!
where are you?
after that, we ran over to the mall to see what time order of the phoenix was playing next. in 10 minutes, as it turned out. also, as it turned out, my old pal, stan, was working as manager and after catching up on comics and life, sharon and i suddenly realized that stan had walked us right into the theater, completely bypassing the ticket booth. thanks, stan--as always... : )
sharon and i enjoyed the movie, though, like the book, it was very dark and lonely. (i really think that warner bros could have served this franchise better by turning harry into a televison series so that they could explore all the nuances of the books and follow the kids--and their predicaments--throughout the entire school year instead of trimming so much of the fun for time. oh well...)
more than all of the harry potter, sharon and i got to spend the whole weekend together, so, for that alone, it was a great weekend!
here are the five from late friday...
hope you did well...
1. what was the name of the film that recently depicted the last days of tv's superman, george reeves?
2. what was the name of the film that chronicled the quirky career of late comic andy kaufman?
man on the moon
3. what was the name of the film that featured the life and times of hogan's heroes star, bob crane?
4. what was the name of the 1988 film that examines the history of the comic book industry and some of its many twwists and turns?
comic book confidential
5. real names
1970s justice league
black canary--dinah drake lance
elongated man--ralph dibney
green arrow--oliver queen
green lantern--hal jordan
hawkman--carter hall (katar hol)
martian manhunter--john jones (j'onn j'onnz)
red tornado--john smith
superman--clark kent (kal-el)
wonder woman--diana prince (princess diana)
smell ya later!