Deathly Hallows Part 2!

I saw Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 last Thursday at midnight.  I went to a double feature with 5 of my friends and my bf. We watched part 1 at 8:45 and part 2 at midnight. I thought it would seem like a long time to be in a theatre, but it wasn’t. I hardly  noticed. The 45 minute intermission and my “big” purse full of snacks helped. ^_^ I’m so glad we bought double feature tickets. When we arrived at the theatre for our movie around, there was already a HUGE line of people waiting for the midnight movie. NOOBS! Because we were in our theatre first, we got the super cool, limited , 3-d Harry Potter specs! (check them out in the second pic). I kept mine, of course , and I’m going to wear them at every 3-D movie.

pre-movie with my Gryffindor headband
with our 3-D Potter glasses!

I loved the movie. The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 and pt 2, are my favorite movies from the entire series.  I think they were both really well done. They had the perfect amount of humor and  romance, to go along with all of the epic drama of book 7. I can’t wait to see it again and again and again! Was I sad that it was the end? Sorta, but I’m ok. Harry will live in our hearts (and on our DVD and bookshelf) forever!

hair today

I cut my hair this weekend! On Friday night I took out my kinky twists, planning on re-twisting on Saturday. On Saturday, I didn’t feel like twisting. I just wanted it short. I only cut about 4 inches off my natural hair, but 4 inches is a huge difference!

I love it. I’m still getting used to it, but I love it! I’ve never worn my natural hair out like this before.  Today my co-workers will see it for the first time. Wonder what they will think…

all night diner

I had the most relaxing weekend. usually I have some kind of errand to run, but this weekend-NOTHING! It was awesome. I made sure to relax and spend my time leisurely. I bought new acrylic paints this week, so I painted a couple of paintings. I read a bit of “Gil’s All Fright Diner” and I played tons of video games. I’m not over exaggerating when I say tons. Steam had a summer sale this week, so I picked up Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 and a friend gifted me a copy of Magicka! I was engrossed in new games all weekend.

As you may remember, I attempted to play Mass Effect on Xbox. I say attempted, because I sucked. I wanted to play the game so badly, but I was terrible controlling my Shephard. So, I gave up. Not because of the story line or the game, but because I had trouble using firearms on consoles. I always do, which is why I prefer shooters on PC. Anywho, when I saw that each Mass Effect game was on sale for $6.80 via Steam, I bought them. I don’t even own a PC (I’m a mac), but I figure I can play on the bf’s computer when he isn’t using it. Luckily for me, he was away this weekend. ^_^ I got to play a lot of both Mass Effect and Magicka. But I played more Magicka than ME. I fell in love with this cute little indie game. Magicka is an action adventure game which can be played solo or co-op with up to 4 people. It also has challenge modes and PVP. Watch this trailer for a peek into what the game is like.

I wish the video included the witty banter. The banter is my favorite part! In other exciting news, 5 more days until Deathly Hallows Part 2! I will be seeing it at midnight, of course. Actually, i will be seeing a double feature at my local theatre. Part one at 8pm and Part 2 immediately after. And although I’m not completely dressing up, I will be repping Gryffindor. I won’t be wearing my Gryffindor scarf since it’s  the middle of July, but I will be wearing a Gryffindor headband. I’m working on knitting one. Who else is going at midnight?! Hard to believe it’s the last HP midnight showing *sniff sniff*

D.C.

D.C. Was a blast. I left WV at 6 am on Saturday morning and arrived in D.C. at 9:30 am. I may have been speeding a little bit…just a little bit. I stayed in D.C. for 3 days and did as much exploring as I could. I’ve been to D.C. a couple of times, but it was when I was much younger so I have almost no recollection of it. While I was there this time, I went to a cultural festival, took a cruise from Georgetown to Alexandria, took a stroll through the sculpture garden, hung out on the mall, went to a huge drum circle in Meridian Hill Park, shopped at the Eastern Market on Sunday,and ate a whole lot of food! I also hung out with an old friend and met some new friends. It was nice being away from here for awhile. I wish it could’ve lasted longer!

2/5

 

It’s day 2 of my 5 day weekend! Yup, 5 days! I took Thursday and Friday off. I needed a break from the kids for my sanity. I’ve been cleaning and running errands, but mostly my extra long weekend has been looking like this.

Hi, Peanut!

I’ve been playing Magic 2012 and watching tons of Netflix. And by Netflix I mean Grey’s Anatomy. My couch will miss me because tomorrow I am leaving for DC. (Just for the weekend, dear couch. I’ll be back!) I wanted to get away since I had a long weekend. Memphis was out of the question, because I can’t afford a last minute ticket and there was no way I was driving 12 hours. So, I picked DC! It’s only 4 hours away and I haven’t been since I was a kid. The bf won’t be accompanying me because of work, but I won’t be alone. I’m going to hook up with some Couchsurfers and explore the city. Can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back. Have a great 4th of July! What are you doing for the 4th?