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I have to be awake in 4 hours for work… because I just got home from watching my childhood end.

I saw the final chapter of Harry Potter close onscreen tonight (this morning?). I am grateful, as my sisters said, that the books will always be there, preserved, for me to read.


This is the first midnight showing I attended and as it was the final opportunity, I had to dress up! I have more photos than this and I will post them after I sleep, but here I am in my car mirror.

… oh no wait, that’s Rita Skeeter after she went brunette (you didn’t know she went brunette? You must have missed that part of the book…)

UPDATE: I was not happy with most of the pictures we took before going to King’s Cross, I mean, the movie theater, so I only have this photo of my sisters (Hermione and Tonks). Tonks is doing her pig nose, obviously:


The rest of this 7QT will be quotes from my sisters chronically quotable nannyees (those kids whom she nannies). All names have been changed:

My sister and the kids were talking about getting shots at the doctor.

Hermione (what? I’m sticking with a theme, here): “One time I had a shot and it felt really good.”

“It couldn’t feel as good as a hot dog would feel. Or a piece of pizza.”


Friend from pool, Harry: “Have you ever been to the solar system?”

My sister: “No I’ve never been.”

Harry: “Well, I’m going to go one day, I just have to pick a day.”

Harry walks away.

Ron: “I’m going tell him that he needs to wait until he’s a grown up because he might forget his oxygen suit.”


Hermione: “What if your nose is underneath of your mouth?”


About an 80-year-old woman at the pool with notoriously healthy-sized teeth:

Ron: “That lady never frowns!”


Hermione to my sister: “I’m splashing water up your boogery nose!”