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Sunday, November 29, 2009

And Then Archie and Jughead are Coming Over and We’re Having Malts

Having the flu is the perfect opportunity to catch up on your reading.

I would like to report that I have spent the time reading Anna Karenina, as I’ve meant to for a couple years now.

I’d like to report that, but that would be lying; and I believe we all know where I stand on that.

I’m against it.

No, no, no. I’ve spent the last three days not only reading the first three Harry Potter books, but I’ve also managed to fit in a viewing of the first Harry Potter video.

I am a veritable fount of Hogwart information over here.

For example, did you know that non-magic folk are referred to as “Muggles”? Did you know Harry could’ve been in the House of Slytherin but he specifically requested that he not be assigned to them? Did you know that Hermione comes off as insufferable initially but when you get to know her you find that she’s both really, really smart but also a true friend?

Did you know that talking to me right now is like talking to a third grader?

If I were at Hogwart’s, I would totally try to be Hermione’s friend.

Sigh.

27 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I don't even have illness as an excuse. I'm a Harry Potter nerd all the time. But hey - at least it keeps me off the Twilight Crack. Which of course I read - but I'll never join the ranks of the vampire obsessed. Teenage wizards? Totally different story...

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Hermoine rocks! Altho, as my 18 year old H.P. crazed daughter could tell you, she is NOT like the girl in the movie at all.
Which House would YOU be in???
Feel better!

powdergirl said...

Hermione would be lucky to have a friend like you, Pearl.

I hope you feel better soon. If I were closer I' d make you some chicken soup(my soup heals pain) and maybe a nice apple crisp. Yeah, apple crisp is in order, please have someone that lives near by make you an apple crisp with lots of cinnamon, it will help.

Jodie Kash said...

Gosh, I love(d) reading the Archie's Comics Digests, the Readers Digest, palm size package of cartoon high jinx. Pearl are you a Betty or Veronica?

Pat said...

I loved Archie comics when I was a kid! Good to see you're keeping your mind stimulated and I agree with Powdergirl--Hermione would be lucky to have a friend like you. Your almost-last line is a perfect imitation of a third grade girl.

Ms Sparrow said...

Hang in there, kiddo!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Harry Potter seems like the perfect read when you're sick...engrossing, entertaining, fun. I'd rather not get the flu, but if I do I know what I'm gonna read!

Douglas said...

That's odd. I finished Dirk Gently's Holistic Deteve Agency and started Frankenstein when I got the flu.

Not The Rockefellers said...

You are a riot, muggle... :)

Peace ~ Rene

f8hasit said...

At least Hermione was smart enough to get ON the train, not get run over by it like Anna.
:-)

Hope you feel better soon!

Carol said...

The first couple Potter books were a fun read. Good choice for reading when sick!

otin said...

I had hog warts, I got them burned off! haha!

Kevin Musgrove said...

One of the comforts of ill health is a huge pile of comics and a warming posset.

Jon said...

when you have those malts be sure not to drink too fast... you wouldn't want to get brain freeze on top of the Potter virus

Sweet Cheeks said...

I used to love the Archie comice. I hated Veronica though...just a meanie. Betty was my girl.
I've read all of the Potter books. I love them.

Good to hear you're coming alone with the sickness....did you use some oinkment?
Har Har Har.
=]

rakkasa said...

I suggest Terry Pratchatt's Diskworld books as medicine. "Good Omens", written with Neil Gaimon would also be a good choice.

And chicken soup spiced with cinnamon stick, star anise, black peppercorn, and parsley root.

mapstew said...

I SAID! "Stay under the blankies!"

You are clearly not well!

Virtual hugs'n'stuff! :¬(

xxx

Secretia said...

You must be a Harry Potter expert by now!

Secretia

Brian Miller said...

keep chasing your quidditch...and hope th flu gets passed you soon!

Kavi said...

Now i know for sure. You have the flu !

:)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I may be the only person on the planet who's never read or seen a Harry Potter book/movie! I better get with it!

I'm just catching up on reading after the holiday. Hope you weren't sick for Thanksgiving. Feel good!

xo

SweetPeaSurry said...

OMG ... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Harry Potter and I'm not ashamed to admit it either!!! Seriously though, I do ... I've read the whole series, several times. I don't mind talking like a third grader afterwards either!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Let me get this straight. This was:
a. during the fever.
b. after the fever.
c. Maybe before it?

CatLadyLarew said...

Illness does that to you. Comfort reading is like comfort food. Not really nourishing, but oh, so satisfying going down.

Molly said...

If you're still sick [and I hope you are not] toss H.P. and go read "The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo," by Stieg Larsson. You won't be sorry!

justsomethoughts... said...

enjoy then.
let me know if betty or veronica shows up.

Mr. Knucklehead said...

If I were at Hogwart's, I'd be totally trying to nail Hermione, but that's just me.