Friday, February 19, 2010

Patiently waiting on Platform 9 ¾…

[Nerd Alert]

If you know what I am referring to, this post might be for you.
Why would I be waiting on this Platform at the King’s Cross Station in London? Well to visit Hogwarts of course! (I can hear my husband sighing as he reads this.)

I cannot tell you how excited I am about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Theme Park in Orlando, Florida! I have been waiting for this ever since they said it was in the works. Now, with an opening date of Spring 2010, (come on Orlando – January is considered spring to me!) pictures have been released of the ‘almost’ finished park. This is a wonderful addition to the Harry Potter franchise as it gives a new breath of air for fans that are struggling to cope with the fact that the last movies (Deathly Hallows) are being released at the end of this year and the middle of next.

In spirit of the opening of a Harry Potter World that I can actually visit, I created a list of “symptoms” that one might have if they are obsessed with Harry Potter. (Don’t be ashamed, it happens to the best of us! … And no, all of these are not true of me … okay maybe they are…)

You Might Be Obsessed with Harry Potter if…

10. You have analyzed the political satire in the books

9. You own all the books and movies but don't have kids…

8. You secretly (or not so secretly) want to try running into a brick wall trying to find platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station

7. You know exactly which house you would be in if you went to Hogwarts

6. You were completely devastated and cried for days (Hey, you might have been depressed!) after finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

5. When someone points a stick at you, out of instinct, you want to shout “Expelliarmous”!

4. You might not have bought the book at midnight, but that was because you thought you had the will power to wait for the special edition being delivered the next day. (Unfortunately, you caved and went out to Kroger at 6 a.m. that very morning.)

3. You were given a wand kit for a Christmas present and spent two hours on it to make sure you had the “perfect” wand.

2. You take an active interest in the characters' love lives/futures by writing “fanfiction” (

1. You received an autographed copy of Daniel Radcliffe’s head shot (the actor that plays Harry Potter) from you new husband, for a wedding gift.

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