Wanda and I went to the book release party (in costume of course) at Powell's Friday night. Lots of people there- the line went back and forth on Couch, the to Burnside, around the block , and 2 blocks down the other side. My best guess- 1000-1200 people. Almost all of them teenagers/college kids. Not many little kids, though it was supposed to rain, so maybe they were at the indoor parties like at Borders and Barnes and Noble. We only got faint sprinkles.
I did a fair amount of walking around, chatting with people. Wore my navy blue houpp with the copper-lined collar. Looked terrific with the tall black hat. And lessee... Dumbledore, Hagrid and McGonaghal were there (store employees). I several Lunas, a really good dementor, a couple of good Bellatrixes (both in prison and the version that showed up at the ministry), Dolores Umbrige showed up! (she was booed.) There was a young Snape, and there was a kid who looked incredibly like Ron Weasley- and the whole first string of the Chuddley Cannons! (Adults, and they obviously had their shirts special made). And towards the end of the evening, the Dark Lord himself showed up! OooOooOoooo...
Took me 7 hours, 10 minutes to read the book. Very good I was satisfied with the ending. All is Well. And now I'm going through a second time. :-)
In other news-
I have an appt with Dr Becher Tuesday. I'm going to BEG her for something better in the way of pain meds. The large amounts of ibuprofen are not cutting it. It's a struggle even to get dressed.
Alanna's folks are here- they came up for the Highland Games. Always nice to see them.
And that's pretty much all the news there is for now.