Archive for July, 2011

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30 Day Photo Challenge

July 31, 2011

Sherry from Oh So Lovely is hosting a 30 day photo challenge for the month of August. I’ve been really wanting to take more photo’s with my phone and camera in general, so this challenge seems like a great way to jump in. Everyday there is a certain photo that you have to take and then post to your blog. You can use any type of camera, but I’ll probably end up using my phone because that’s what I usually have with me all the time. (I really love my new iPhone’s camera anyway.) Anyone is welcome to join in of course, and it all starts at the beginning of the month. Tomorrow! In fact, below is the list of all of the photos that are to be taken each day. Everyday I’ll post a photo here and I’ll probably make a set on my Flickr as well. Then, when it’s all over, all of the pictures will be together in one place! Wish me luck!


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Harry Potter, The End of an Era

July 23, 2011


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The end of the Harry Potter saga is here. The last book has been written, the last movie made. Years of magic and mystery that have kept the children within us alive and kicking has now come to an end. It’s bittersweet really. We waited with bated breath for each new book to come out, wanting to read the next chapter in Harry’s story. Then we waited in anticipation for each new movie to be released, hoping it they would live up the the magic of the books. We wanted to know how the story ended. And now they have come, we are sad to see them go.


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Hogwarts was just as much home to us, as it was to the students that inhabited it. We imagined which house we would be sorted to. (I’m totally a Ravenclaw, by the way.) We imagine the type of wand we would have and which classes would be our favorites. This was a world that was as real to us as the one we actually live in.


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I went to see ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ this past weekend. I have to say that, combined with Part 1, this was my favorite of the entire series. There was so much that happened here and so many things explained. I really loved Neville in this movie. He really came into his own. And of course, I’ve always loved the Snape storyline. He has always been my favorite character. I will also say that I could have done without the epilogue. I never really liked that part of the book either.


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If only we could go back in time and see it all from the beginning again. Now would be a great time to have to have a time turner. However, we still have our books to read over and over. We have our movies to watch again and again. We even have a an amusement park to go to now. (Which I’m, even now, planning a trip to for my birthday.) We have an entire community of people to reminisce with. And a whole new generation to introduce the magic of Harry Potter too. (I’m planning to gift the Harry Potter series to my younger cousins for Christmas.)


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How are you dealing with the end of the Harry Potter era? Have you gone to see the movie, yet?
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


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The Tudors

July 21, 2011


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I bought ‘The Tudors’ complete series on DVD from Target about two weeks ago. I have been watching it non-stop ever since! I cannot get enough of this show. πŸ™‚ I didn’t really watch it when it was on Showtime, but I started to watch it on Netflix about two months ago and loved it. Since Netflix mixed up the order of the shows and only had the first two seasons, I had to buy it for myself. (Of course now Netflix has all four seasons available after I buy it, those bastards.) I just finished the third season last night and I’m going to start the fourth and final one today. πŸ™‚ It’s been pretty amazing and so far my favorite season was the second one. (I loved Anne Boleyn! She brought so much drama!) He’s gone through four wives so far, so only two more to go for the last season.


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My absolute favorite character from this series, though, has to be Charles Brandon. From the moment I first saw him on the screen I was in love! He is just so hot! πŸ˜€ He’s the closest friend of Henry VIII and he grows so much over the course of the series. He starts off this boy that just thinks about fun and sex, and then really starts to grow into a man as he gains more responsibility. He does make mistakes and he gets lost occasionally, but he’s human. I would watch the show just for him if I could. πŸ™‚


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From what I’ve seen so far, ‘The Tudors’ is a great drama that takes many liberties with history, but that’s what makes the show so addictive. The sets and the costumes are just breathtaking and help take to back to that time in history. The characters are interesting and just suck you into their lives. You know what’s going to happen, but you still hold your breath. I absolutely love this series and really don’t want it to end.