Saturday, July 13, 2013

What will those Muggles come up with next...

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I think the time has come for me to accept the truth.  I've been in denial for a very long time, but I can't avoid it any longer.

I'm not going to get an invitation to attend Hogwarts.

This is a hard one for me to accept and I'm trying really hard to be brave, but I need to just admit it out loud to you all.  I'm never going to get to sit in the Great Hall under the floating candles.  I'm never going to have a butterbeer in Hogsmeade.  I'm never, and this one really hurts, going to get to walk down Diagon Alley.

I know what you're all thinking.  "Kellie, you're a grown woman of thirty mumble, surely you realise that Harry Potter is just a book. Those places don't really exist.  Besides, the idea of a grown woman wanting to go to a school full of kids is just creepy.  Cut it out."

And to you doubting Thomas's I say, oh really?  Then how do you explain this [link]!

That's right, our overlords at Google have done what scholars for the past decade have been trying to accomplish ... and by scholars of course I mean Harry Potter nerds ... and proven the existence of the magical world.  You can put up all the protective spells you want, magical people, but you can't keep the Google Van out!

Thanks to Google maps, we Muggles can now get a glimpse inside of Diagon Alley and see the places we've all read about.  You can see Slug and Jiggers Apothecary, Eeylops Owl Emporium, Magical Menagerie, and plenty more.

I know, it's not the same as actually getting to go ourselves, but at this point I'm willing to take what I can get.

And so, to all my fellow Harry Potter fans out there, I leave you with a question I read on Tumblr the other day.  If you had the choice between world peace and getting to go to Hogwarts, which house would you be in?

51 comments:

  1. Well now I know what I will be doing this afternoon. I was so anxious to read The Chamber of Secrets that I purchased it in Australia whilst on vacation. HOW COOL.

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    1. LOL! I remember reading The Half Blood Prince in my car in the parking lot while I was at a wedding ;D

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  2. You know you are a few cents short of a dollar...don't you?

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    1. I think you mean a few sickles short of a galleon ... don't you?

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  3. Does that mean I won't get a letter either? And this is way too cool. Hope you have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  4. I share your disappointment about not getting accepted into Hogwarts....but just the Hogwarts of the first book. Those floating candles and the appearance of abundant food (without me having to cook or clean) was the bomb. Oh, and I want an invisibility cloak. That would come in really handy.

    Maybe we should just get a job driving one of the Google vans. Then we can snoop around anywhere we want to go.

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    1. That's true. I'm not so keen to go to the Hogwarts of the seventh book.

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  5. according to Pottermore I got sorted into Slytherin. Not that I have any idea what that means (wink wink)

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  6. Did you happen to notice if my owl was in that photo? He may be lost--he hasn't brought me a letter for ages!!

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    1. He's probably just hanging out at The Leaky Cauldron. I wouldn't worry.

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  7. Tempting, but for the sake of all humanity I'd have to go with whirled peas.

    S

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  8. Can't you go to Florida and visit Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando? They have butter beer there! Or you can drop a tab of acid and then you'll see all sorts of magic.

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    1. Best comment ever. You win! I bow to the master of Blogger land.

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  9. Wow, you really inspire me. I just can't get enough of you and your blog. It's pretty amazing here, my dear! :) <3

    Best wishes,
    HOLYKATTA

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  10. men really, you gotta put that kind of pressure on me? save the world's problems or... SEE A HIPPOGRIFF? how dare you, making me the horrible person who's all like "man, too bad about your nasty turn of luck there, world... oooo butter beer!"

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    1. Don't worry, I'm sure a bag of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans will console you.

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  11. The world has done without peace since its inception. I pick Hogwarts!

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  12. Thank you for this!!!! We are planning to go to the Leavesden studio in a couple of years!

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  13. Oh gosh World Peace would be the ultimate dream come true.......but for today I'll go to Hogwarts, as I must meet that owl in person!

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    1. LOL! I think it'd take a strong person not to pick Hogwarts.

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  14. This is not far from us, I need to go. One of my friends went recently with her partner (both middle aged) they went in school time, which was great because there were hardly any kids there, lol.

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    1. Ooh, I bet that's the best time to go! No rug rats stealing your chance to have your wand pick you!

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  15. DANG, Pickleope stole my line about dropping acid and pretending you are there. Hallucinogenic mushrooms perhaps?????

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    1. Are you saying that Harry was just a druggie who hallucinated the whole thing? Well, that'd certainly explain a lot.

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  16. Got the letter - went - didn't like it.
    I'll see if I can find it in the trash and send it over. It'll be a bit wrinkled and covered in egg and stuff but I'm sure you won't mind.

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    1. Just give it a quick scourgify before you send it :D

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  17. Well that is a slanted question now isn't it? Which house would you be in? suggests you only go to Hogwarts and world peace or (whirled peas) is not an option. Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin, it's really up to the selection hat to decide.... I'm hoping for the best, but just being there and meeting everyone would be awesome beyond measure and I would be over the moon with it

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    1. I think I'd hope for Hufflepuff, but I'd probably end up in Ravenclaw knowing my luck.

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  18. I should've known that Harry Potter World in Florida would not suffice for you!

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  19. World peace whilst dwelling in Hogwarts! :D

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    1. Well Voldemort is dead now, so it's a definite possibility.

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  20. OMG! This is priceless! Thanks for linking up on the SSSBlogHop! Liking you here and following you everywhere... in a good way! have a great week!

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  21. You had me at Eyelops Owl Emporium!

    Julie

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    1. The question is whether you buy an owl from there or from Magical Menagerie.

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  22. Decisions, decisions. I probably couldn't live with a decision made early on a Sunday morning anyway.

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  23. The moment I read Diagon Alley it reminded me of movie #2 I think, where Harry said "diagonally" in the Weasley's hearth instead of Diagon Alley.

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    1. LOL! It's amazing anyone ever ended up where they were supposed to!

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