Thursday, July 12, 2007

Friday Five: Harry Potter who else?

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday Five: Wotcher, Harry! ...or not
(Don't miss the big news in the post below! Mark your calendars!)As you may have seen in this Wednesday's Festival, Pottermania has hit the RevGals---though not all of them. Yes, I am all over Harry like a Seeker on the Snitch, but I know there are others who will be ecstatic to see the July madness end.

So today's F5 is a Choose Your Own Adventure: do the magical version or the Muggle one, or both:Option 1: Accio Friday Five!

1. Which Harry Potter book is your favorite and why? I have to chose, really? Seriously? You got to be joking.

2. Which character do you most resemble? Which character would you most like to get to know?

I would imagine I am like Rubeus Hagrid. I would like to get to know Harry of course.

3. How careful are you about spoilers?a) bring 'em on--even if I know the destination, the journey's still goodb) eh, I'd rather not know what happens, but I'm not going to commit Avada Kedavra if someone makes a slipc) I will sequester myself in a geodesic dome to avoid finding anything out You know, I can handle them or prefer not to have them. I don't really like it when I am told the ending.

4. Make one prediction/share one hope about book 7.5. Rowling has said she's not planning any prequels or sequels, but are there characters or storylines (past or future) that you would like to see pursued? I certainly hope she isn't done. I mean doesn't she want to get another million or so, and then she can buy England instead of just being richer than the Queen. If she were to do this, I would love to see a story about pre Harry, about his parents, etc. or Harry gets married to Sally, whoops, I have the wrong movie.

Option 2: Please Mommy, Anything But Those Blankety-Blank Books! And we do mean anything: I haven't heard that one yet, mine love books.

1. Former U.S. First Lady "Lady Bird" Johnson died this week. In honor of her love of the land and the environment, share your favorite flower or wildflower. Yes, lets honor her, I like the small little wild purple violets. They are so dainty.

2. A man flew almost 200 miles in a lawn chair, held aloft by helium balloons. Share something zany you'd like to try someday. Not that, but maybe fly in a glider, does that count?

3. Do you have an iPhone? If not, would you want one? No and no.

4. Speaking of which, Blendtec Blenders put an iPhone in one of their super-duper blenders as part of their "Will It Blend?" series. What would YOU like to see ground up, whizzed up or otherwise pulverized in a blender? I seriously would like to see parts of the Discipline and the Itinerate system and the hierarchy and all the commissions, and structures we have up above us in the Methodist Church, but don't ask me what I would do after that.

5. According to News of the Weird, a jury in Weld County, Colo., declined to hold Kathleen Ensz accountable for leaving a flier containing her dog's droppings on the doorstep of U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, apparently agreeing with Ensz that she was merely exercising free speech. What do you think? Is doggy doo-doo protected by the First Amendment? Most definitely, especially in a case like that, and a few other nameless ones.


Anonymous said...

fun play - the overachiever in you would be like Hermione!!

Sally said...

Oh we have an identical answer!!!

well played- great 2-fer!!!

... and I think I might just be Hagrid too- or maybe Snape- I'm convinced he is a hero in disguise!!!

1-4 Grace said...

Good one. I also think kitty surprises are protected under 1st Amendment. :)
Glad your kids like HP

pastornines said...

I'm with you - chop, dice, thoroughly blend all hierarchy! And then, if nominated and elected, I would humbly serve as benevolent dictator of the world - just kidding. thanks Rev Abi!

Mary Beth said...

Agree, let's get rid of all that structural whodis and see what is left. Jesus, maybe?

Teri said...

can we put some parts of the presbyterian book of order in the blender with your discipline? that would be awesome.

Diane said...

all these over-achievers. Today I am an underachiever. (pout) Glad to read these though

1-4 Grace said...

Great idea, Terri!
I have a few specific parts in mind! :)

hipchickmamma said...

fabulous play! i love the idea of putting the bod in the blender!

Lorna said...

:) great answers....