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January 15th, 2003 · 4 Comments

I must explain my excitement. Don’t worry, Levi, I’m not planning on living on this natural high forever– or even for more than, oh, the rest of the week. I have good, solid reasons for being as excited as I am. Want a list?

1. By the time the book comes out, I will have been waiting a few days shy of 3 years. You see, I finished reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at about 8:00 PM on July 8, 2000– the day it was released. I haven’t had any new Harry Potter books since then.
2. Since I’ll have been waiting 3 years for the book, without any definite idea of when it would be out, the certain knowledge of an actual date is extremely exciting to me. I now know exactly how long I have to wait.
3. June 21 seems very good to me, as the latest rumors had it coming out on July 31st, which seemed like an age (and happened to fall after the Nimbus convention). So we’re getting it a month earlier than I had recently been led to believe.
4. My birthday is in June. It’s June 4, true, but close enough. It’ll feel like a late birthday present. :)
5. I have a lot of things to do between now and June 21st. Not only do I have my last semester of college (which is looking quite busy–fun, but busy), but my family’s going to take a trip to Nauvoo in late April/early May (after school gets out), which of course will go fast, and then I’m getting my tonsils out (which may go slow, but I’ll use the time to write fanfic and re-read the first four books in anticipation), then my birthday, and hopefully I’ll have a real job by then, so I’ll have something to keep me occupied, then it’ll be out! So really, time should fly between now and then.

So basically, don’t rob me of my moment of joy. It will pass soon enough. But for today, I’m going to be on cloud nine. And nothing you can say will stop me.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Levi // Jan 15, 2003 at 11:19 pm

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever got whole entry as a response to a comment on a blog before. I can’t say I really understand the enthusiasm, even after the explanation, but by all means continue with your celebration! I hope it sweetens the wait for you. As for me, I would probably forget the release date if it wasn’t for the little countdown thing that has appeared at the top of your blog. Well, it doesn’t seem to be working right now, but I assume it will sometime between now and June. :) I will likely read it shortly after it comes out, though!

  • 2 Emily // Jan 15, 2003 at 11:44 pm

    The counter is being difficult. I decided to wait until Wolf can make me a good one.

    I guess you’re just not as big of a freak as I am, Levi. That’s okay. :)

  • 3 Levi // Jan 16, 2003 at 10:01 am

    Au contraire, I’m just a different sort of freak. I believe it’s the ‘freaks’ of the world that give it flavor, though, so it’s a good thing there are people like us around!

  • 4 dan // Jan 16, 2003 at 5:16 pm

    Ah, but what flavor do they give it? Ear wax perhaps?

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