Thursday, February 01, 2007

We're Gonna Need a Babysitter


On July 21, 2007, at the stroke of midnight, I expect to be sitting on NW Couch Street in downtown portland. We will be sitting on the side walk, btween NW 10th and NW 11th, behind the North wall of Powell's Books.

I will be there with the Missus and the Monkey (as well as any other Loungers who have interest) for the release extravaganza for the final Harry Potter book.

It's a spectacle. I'll be drinking scotch from my flask.

The missus, I expect, is reaching for her cell phone right now to call powell's and pre-order the book. The Monkey will be old enough to join us, but the boy, whatever we end up naming him, will need a baby sitter. Perhaps we can bring a copy of the book back to the sitter in trade...

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  1. I'll get it 8 hours before you

    I'll have finished it before you get your paws on one

    Ha!!

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  2. I have no interest in standing in line, so I'll offer to babysit in return for a copy of the book. That is, if you trust me with your child.

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  3. cool, can I bring you back a copy of the book?

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  4. It would probably be easier to take a baby out at midnight than a 2 and a half year old tired stroppy monkey

    think about it..

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  5. Yes, please.

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  6. I'll just load the monkey up with sugar to keep her awake...

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  7. amanda11:38 AM

    Brian, do you even know what stroppy means? I wouldn't want to be anywhere near the plethora of snotty, antsy, ritalin-ridden children and their equally pompous, nerdy parents. People are meant to be in bars at that hour.

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  8. Amanda, I ran into your drunk ass on the street at that very location four years ago for the Book 5 release.

    or did you forget?

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  9. She was drunk - of course she forgot

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  10. amanda11:59 AM

    I remember. I would also ask you to recall that I was drunk and had been in a bar (Hung Far Low, actually). Therefore, I was where I suggested people be at that hour. I merely walked over with my friend Erin to watch the people in line, and then saw you!

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  11. amanda12:01 PM

    Seriously, there is something really amusing about 40 something year old women dressed up as mythic teenage boys.

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  12. Which is why Brian goes..

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  13. I, for one, don't wear a pointy hat, but it's fun to watch the folks who do...

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  14. amanda2:30 PM

    You go for the girls who look like Hermione. You know, the 14 year old girls.

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  15. Brian puts the pointy hat somewhere else.

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  16. I will order a copy and have it delivered to my house day of release.

    Screw the line.

    For the kids of course.

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  17. I'm with inog, I'm ordering from Amazon and it will be at my house on the release day!!

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  18. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Does anyone else think Baltar is looking more and more like Jesus?

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  19. All I gotta say is thank god the series is wrapping up so that I can be one of those people who can read every book back to back and not wait a year for the next one. I put up with that crap with the Dark Tower series and the Wheel of Time. I'm not doing it with Potter!

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  20. Did someone say doing it with Potter? I so need to go back to your blog on semi naked Potter. How many more days again until he's legal?

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  21. 170 Ev - 2 days after the book is out

    Of course, he's legal over here already but he breaks my "got to be over 22" rule..

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  22. Baltar is the Cylon's Jesus. He needs to die for their sins, he doesn't know it yet.

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  23. amanda5:56 PM

    Brian, you're neglecting your duties. Entertain me.

    and why is it on another blog that will remain nameless, and on lisa's blog, my gmail account will make my identity instantly recognizable, but on this one, I have to take the time to type my name?

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  24. Amanda, I have tried to switch the Lounge over to the New Blogger. Unfortunately, it will not allow me to switch. It tells me that I can, then it tells me that I can't.

    I belive Blogger is a woman.

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  25. Blogger doesn't want you...

    It doesn't do as it is told and causes extreme moments of anger and frustration

    it's a man..

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  26. It's true - Lisa and I just had this conversation today when we were talking about why can't men just do what we want them to do. If you tap into your inner female - you will see we are right.

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