Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why I Love Harry Potter

I just realized something.  I have never declared my undying love for Harry Potter on my blog.  I can't believe I haven't done it yet.  Harry Potter may just be my favorite books of all time (definitely up there with the likes of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings, The Pillars of the Earth, The Princess Bride, The Help and Jurassic Park).

I started reading Harry Potter way back when, before it was even popular.  I remember by lovely aunt recommending Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to me because "I reminded her of Harry."  Yes, I was a scrawny little boy with huge glasses.  All I remember was that I couldn't get enough of it.  I quickly ate up the second book, but soon realized that I would have to wait for the third to get published.  Grrrr!!!! It still makes me mad at how long I had to wait between EACH AND EVERY book!  I would get the newest one, put my face into the pages and not stop till I was finished.  Then, after I was done and ready for more, would the fact that I would have to wait another year-and-a-half to two years for the next one.

J.K. Rowling certainly knows how to weave an intricate story with complex characters, enough to engage a young reader with such fervor.  Harry Potter certainly sparked my interest in reading.  Now, I just love picking up a book and devouring its pages.  All thanks to a young, scrawny wizard who taught a young, scrawny Muggle that it's not only cool to read, but an amazing and fun experience as well.

And yes, to this day, I still await my acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

(This post was inspired by my new friend, who blogs at Check it out.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just for Fun: Kissing

For cute!

And for the record, Armageddon IS a fantastic movie!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get It Right

I am so excited for Glee to finally do original songs next week!  This one, called Get It Right, is great, and it is quite apropos to how I am feeling right now.  Take a listen:

- "What can you do when your good isn't good enough? When all that you touch tumbles down?"

- "I can't go back and undo this. I just have to stay and face my mistakes."

- "How many times will it take for me to get it right?"

- "Yeah, I'll send out a wish. Yeah, I'll send up a prayer. And finally, someone will see how much I care!"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Modern Family + Oscars, Part Deux

Sorry about not posting yesterday about the Oscars.  It's been a pretty busy and stressful couple of days.  It was a pretty boring and predictable night anyway, so I'm not sure there's much to say.

Anyway, here's Part Deux of the Modern Family Oscar's Promo that aired during Sunday's telecast: