Friday, July 15, 2011

harry potter hangover.

7:27 was the beginning of the end. 
before we left, we got our ink on.
i endured a fair amount of teasing
after telling them i hadn't taken off the plastic liner the first time i tried.
{yes, i read skimmed the instructions, and yes, that part was in bold...}
round two proved to be successful and off we went.
after filling up with gas, buying two boxes of mike and ike's
water bottles and chips and salsa{?} at the gas station,
we headed to walgreens to redbox deathly hallows part one.
while there we added starburst and red vines to our contraband candy.
we were finally ready to go.
lined up outside the theater, we saw them.
robes, glasses, wands, dark marks and ties.
gryffindor's, hufflepuff's, slytherin's and ravenclaw's.
 bellatrix's, weasley's, harry's and muggles.
we didn't have access to fish and chips,
so we settled on five guys instead.
some high school boys got really excited when they saw our tattoos
and we started chatting about the movie.
where they were going to see it, if they were dressing up, who they would be.
the one with curly blonde hair said he wanted to make a wand
out of a drumstick but didn't have time.
i looked at my watch, said it was still early
told him to get whittling.
he did.
they asked to take a picture of my dark mark
and we gave him our last extra.
as we walked back to the car dan said,
"did you see that big man with the tattoos in there?
when i was in line he looked at me and said,
'it's so good. the end is so emotional.'
harry potter brings people together.
 i wouldn't have talked to half of the people in there
 if it weren't for harry potter."
and i knew he was right.
as soon as i laid out the blanket, my lemonade spilled all over. 
it spread across the asphalt and soaked the corners and middle.
i had to hang it on an orange post and caution tape in order to dry it.
we sat. we ate. we discussed. we people watched.
there was a girl who tried to do a back bend in line and almost fell.
after dinner the boys went to throw away the trash and grab the laptop.
we huddled around the laptop and watched as part one unfolded.
not having headphones meant not being able to hear.
then i suggested we turn on the subtitles.
about half-way through, beth came.
by this point, the line was constantly being scooted up {for no reason}
so we decided to stand and watch.
it killed my neck but it was worth every minute.
i regret not taking many pictures.
i feel like such a momentous occasion should have been documented better.
but, this is the shirt i wore.
please note, this photograph is not my shirt.
{mine would never be that wrinkled}.
i had to borrow it because i didn't get a good picture of me in mine.
too excited to pose.
you know how it goes. 
i bawled. 
at least four times.
as we drove home,
we talked about being able to share the story with our children. 
it reminded me of what ayley said and i smiled. 
the magic will never die.
it will live within us forever.


Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

cool- I saw some people dressed up last night at the park for HP- I like the tats!

Anonymous said...

Awesome tattoos! would it be crazy of me to get a permanent potter tat?!

ellie said...

are you aware of this:

kylee said...

you had to wait in line? is it weird for me to be jealous of that? assigned seating has ruined midnight premiers. okay, so maybe not ruined but i do miss spending all day in line playing cards & making new friends. hpforever.

Perpetual Blind Date said...

This sounds like the most amazing night ever! I wanted to go so badly to the midnight premier but unfortunately had to work today! I'm seeing it tonight and cannot wait! I love that shirt by the way! Totally awesome!

Ashley said...

I love this post mucho.

I definitely think Harry brings people together and I can't wait to see the movie!!!

Roxxy Cambridge said...

I just fell in love with your blog. Our mutual love for HP clinched it, but then I read that you were team Ron and I nearly lost my shiz. Oh and you're funny as shit.

jessie said...

we were both at af? jeez. we should have hung out in line. i know we'd be instant friends.

McKinley {Haolepinos} said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! I am soooooo jealous I think we are going this week. I loooove the tattoos by the way ahhahahah!

"HP FOR LIFE!" I said this once in high school and I am determine to make it stick... ok well maybe just with my self.

Constantia Timotheou said...

Agree #Longlivepotter! So sad its all over!! Love the tattoo ahaha
Could you follow my blog? xx

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I'm still in a little bit of denial that it's actually over. Thanks goodness I can still visit Hogwarts by rereading the books and rewatching the movies!

Bad Joan said...

So sad that it's over! But luckily we can watch it over and over!

Nicole said...

check out my new post. i think you'll relate to it. well, at least the end bit. it's a long one.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

John and I are going to see it tonight at 7pm!!!