So somehow tonight I ended up at a Harry Potter countdown party at a local Wegmans. I'm not sure why, but I did. It involved two friends, a phone, and a car. Otherwise there's no way I would have ended up in a supermarket at 10:30 PM surrounded by excited pre-teens wearing wizard hats.
Don't get me wrong, I think Harry Potter books are very entertaining most of the time. I'm just not that much of a fangirl. However, opportunities to be weird and scare people (especially small children) are usually not turned down.
And, y'know, there were other benefits:
Yes, that is a disproportionate red gummy-mouse in that cream/chocolate pie. Minorly disturbing if you didn't know it was there. The pies were swiped from the pie-eating contest while no one was looking. Looks strange when eating them while walking down the aisle of a grocery store looking for where they were selling the non-pre-paid books.
I'm not sure that I had money, and no, I did not buy one of the books. Heck, I can wait till my mother buys it for my little sister fine and dandy. I don't need to own it until I leave the house and it's in paperback. Hopefully nobody will tell me what happens.