Friday, July 07, 2006

Hello, My Name is Gina. I'm a Huge Dork

I am so tired I can’t think straight. I got to work this morning and stood dozing at the elevator for a minute or two before realizing that it wasn’t coming because I hadn’t pressed the button. Why so tired? Well, because my cousin slept over so she can hang out with the boy today, since he’s not in any camps this week. I stayed up too late with her, and then stayed up even later reading after I went to bed. Because, even if I’m so tired my eyes are burning, I don’t like to go to sleep without getting some time to be quiet and read. (Adrian Mole: The Lost Years. Meh. Funny in parts, but not nearly as great as the first book. But STILL I stayed up too late with it. Because I’m an idiot.)

I also had weird dreams, including one where the boy and I buzzed all over some strange neighborhood on a mini-bike. Also, I know there was one with lots of rain. And one where I had sex with a guy I grew up with (the weird part about that dream wasn’t that we had sex [which was weird, yes, okay] but that at one point I was STANDING ON MY HEAD. Hello, Sting and Trudy. Top that.)

Ahem.

My cousin, the boy, and I went to see Harry & the Potters at the library last night. (Bablebabe pointed out that Mimi Smartypants went too, in Chicago. Does this mean I’m as cool as Mimi, or is she as dorky as I am?) I can’t tell you how much fun this was. They did the show outside, on the library’s main lawn, and the weather was perfect. Blue sky, cool breeze (which is unheard of here in July), and live music—what more can anyone ask for?

Well, how about a hundred or so kids dressed up in Harry Potter dorkery? There were wizards in hats and robes, and school kids in ties, sweaters and skirts, and a Snape, a Rita Skeeter and some Death Eaters. How about the fact that the bands (there were two—Draco & the Malfoys opened) sounded really good, and that the songs were written with . . . love? Care? Affection? D&tMs did songs about how Pansy Parkinson is the only decent-looking girl in Slytherin, how Ron’s parents had too many kids, how much Harry is a freak and a fraud, and how—when it came to it—Draco wouldn’t kill Albus Dumbledore. Good stuff. H&tPs sang a love song about Ginny, a really funny song about the disastrous Valentine’s Day with Cho, one about saving Serious, one about Umbridge, and one really rousing one called, “Give it Up for Fred & George”.

I was so happy to see people singing, dancing, and cheering . . . in front of the library! Goooo Books!

One last thing: The Mummy was on cable last night, so we had it on in the background. Rachel Weisz is a librarian in this movie, which is awesome, but . . . I’m almost a librarian, and realized I would have been pretty useless in their situation. If we ever get into trouble in ancient tombs of any kind, please don’t look to me for leadership.

11 comments:

Sarah Louise said...

The first to comment, woo hoo! I'm so glad you went to the concert, as I couldn't go cuz I was being a librarian...

A love song about Ginny? How cute is that? And the opening act? How smart!

Standing in front of the elevator dozing is better than being stuck in one...

(hey, it's the only truly exciting thing that's happened to me in ages, of course I'm going to milk it...)

Gina said...

Our elevator here is notorious for getting stuck--some of our pledge volunteers were stuck during the last drive--but I've never been. I like to think I'd sit on the floor and read or nap, but I think I'd probably have a panic attack and try to escape through a ceiling panel.

Katya said...

I'd like to have heard the "Give it Up For Fred and George" song -- I love F & G.

I fell asleep at my desk once -- completely asleep -- I was just glad it was on the weekend and the other person working with me knew how tired I was and just let me sleep.

Sarah Louise said...

That was what is known as a "teaser." The story of the madman who shared my elevator experience can be found on my blog...

(flagrant self-promotion...)

jess said...

I do the same things with books & bedtime - my eyes will be gluing themselves shut and I'm desperately turning pages. Even with so-so books. Mine was driving me crazy (Headlong - good book but obnoxious narrator) and I still read for an hour.

Sarah Louise said...

ooh! and if you want to see a video of the concert, go to the clpteens.blog:

CLP Teens

I couldn't get the UTube to work, but right below it is another video link that did work.

Sarah Louise said...

and apparently I couldn't get the HTML to work either.

The clp teens blog can be found at:

http://clpteens.blogspot.com/

Carolyn said...

That Harry Potter thing sounds fun, even with all you "dorks" there. I'm so cool, you know. :)

Gina said...

It really was more fun than I should be admitting. :-)

BabelBabe said...

you would be shocked at when your librarian info comes in handy. so don't sell yourself short.

the concert sounds like a blast, i wish i could've gone.

Joke said...

Count me in among the HP dorks.

-J.

P.S. I have the whole HP Legos thing goinv on ovah heah