Saturday, June 21, 2003
Ho hum, still waiting a few hours until I get ahold of an Order of the Phoenix. One thing I realized is that Harry Potter will bring up a whole generation of people knowing how to spell "Phoenix" and what a hippogriff (hippogryph) is. I did check out Lake/Oak Park to see the Diagon Alley setup. It kinda sucked (since nothing was special and the street was crowded to a breaking point), except for the fun of people in full costume. If only I had a nice graduation gown to use...
I had to ask my mother, a former English teacher, now editor, what she thought of the madness at "Diagon Alley." I asked her, "Does the literary world revel in this, or is it horrified?" My mom just looked at me and gave a short laugh.