Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me


Seems like only a year ago I was marking another birthday. I'm starting to feel it more and more, too.

As mentioned yesterday, my little one took me to see the new Harry Potter movie. I liked it, as usual, and since it has been so long since I read the book I didn't recall anything. I could probably make the same claim if I'd read it last week. This installment sets up the final confrontation that will happen in the next movie, so there were some moments of exposition and quite a lot of time Harry and his pals spent camping out on the English countryside. Also some exciting action scenes, only one of which had the annoying MTV effects I'm always carping about. My daughter loved it and couldn't wait to call all of her friends and urge them to see it--with her in most cases. I see no reason to miss it unless you're disinterested in the HP penomenon.

8 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Happy birthday, Cap'n Bob, and many more to come during your glorious retirement!

George said...

Happy Birthday! I saw the Harry Potter movie today, too. My review will be on my blog tomorrow. I can't wait until July 2011 for the conclusion! I've read the book and know how it ends, but I still want to see the final confrontation between the Dark Lord and Harry on the big screen.

Ron Scheer said...

Happy birthday to a fellow Scorpio. Thanks for the yearning-for-retirement virus. I've got the symptoms now, too...

Evan Lewis said...

Good tidings to you, old timer.

Laurie Powers said...

Happy birthday again, Bob. I've only read the first of the HP books and haven't seen any of the movies - I know I'm missing out but the whole idea of reading 7 books in a series right now makes me feel really tired.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Have a great day!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Thanks, all. The birthday was fine. The next day (today) I went to the casino to turn that birthday money into a small fortune. I got my ass kicked.

George said...

I had a colleague who viewed the casino in Niagara Falls Canada as his "retirement" project. He would drive there at 5 A. M. Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays, gamble for a couple hours, and then drive to the College to teach his 8 A.M. class. Over the years he pursued this retirement strategy, he lost over $50,000.