Weekend Recap and (Finally!) My Take on Potter
Photo courtesy of my sister-in-law, M.
I’m back in the t-dot after our adult weekend up North. Cakes didn’t miss us one bit; she was too busy going to the farm and the beach and everywhere her heart desired with her grandparents. McHotty and I were a couple of teenagers, sleeping in, drinking beer at noon, reading on the dock, watching movies. I actually managed to see three movies; here are my one-sentence reviews:
Ocean’s 13: how could something with so much eye candy suck so bad?
Knocked Up: very funny and charming, though highly unbelievable that she would a) have sex with that guy in the first place (she wasn’t that drunk!), and b) give him another chance without the beer goggles. Loved the supporting cast.
Shooter: I watched this for hubby’s sake, once reassured it starred Mark Walhberg wearing no shirt. It was better than I expected (damn, the man has some hot abs).
We had some fine food this weekend. Holy fuck the Ontario produce is good right now, the tomatoes particularly. Add a little fresh basil, olive oil and some feta, bocconcini, or goat cheese and blow your fucking mind. Before we left the city we filled up the cooler with some goodies from our new neighbourhood T&T Supermarket, aka the Asian Loblaws(we’ve been there three times in the week since it opened—post on MBT coming soon). We watched the sunset on the dock with fine cheese and a bottle of wine each night. Now that is the way to live.
Harry Potter spoiler alert!!!
I FINALLY read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I’m very happy with how Rowling tied it all up. I won’t go in to a lot of analysis here as I’m so late to the party, but I love how she continued the theme of ambiguity in this last book. The “good” characters, particularly Dumbledore, acknowledge their weaknesses. The “bad” characters, like Draco’s mother, reveal their humanity. The most interesting character continues to be (for me) Snape. I always believed he was loyal to Dumbledore. What’s problematic is how easily he is forgiven—he’s been much more cruel than necessary to keep up his cover. But, he’s also the one who is most heroic with the least reason to be. More things I loved: the Nazi Germany allusions; how Neville steps up to the plate; Harry’s recognition that power corrupts. Now I just need some time to read the series again in its entirety. Next year maybe.
Did y'all love it?
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