Due to the fact that you cannot escape Harry Potter during the month of July, I decided I might as well join the party. First of all, I began re-reading the books in preparation for the last one coming out on July 21. As of today, I just finished the first one which means I have one week left to read the rest of them. Yeah, not going to happen. Secondly, Kim and Katie came over Wednesday and Thursday to watch the four movies before watching the fifth one. Of course, I had to go with British food in honor of Harry Potter so Wednesday night was Shepard’s Pie (my first experience making and eating), Trifle (courtesy of Katie) and Kim brought butterbeer (butterscotch schnapps and cream soda). Wow! Surprisingly, butterbeer tastes wonderful! Thursday night was fish and chips, magic cookie bars and an encore of butterbeer. All of this hoopla led up to the 10:00 AM show today of the Order of the Phoenix! After watching it, I’m glad that I didn’t have a chance to read the book again before viewing it or else I would have been more outraged at the amount that was cut out. It’s a good thing I don’t seem to remember every detail of the book, only the general points. Other than that, it was awesome! I won’t say anything about it except that it was great, it did not disappoint and I can see why JK Rowling is rolling in the dough. Now, even though I did not pre-order the final book like the rest of the world, I will still attend the midnight party with Katie and Kim because I must have closure to this Potter-mania.