Monday, January 14, 2013

every day i'm snarky-ing

This is random and I've posted it before, but it literally makes me guffaw every time and today started my brain wondering when exactly should I introduce my daughter to the awesome badness that is Newsies?  And Harry Potter for that matter - it's taking all my energy and strength to not talk about Harry Potter because I want her to read and digest it on her own someday.

Of course the rest of the universe has read HP, right?

Wrong!  Last week a friend posted on FB about how she was dying to watch the new Downton episode but her husband wasn't home and she had to wait - and since I was tired and super snarky at the time, I wrote her to not waste her time with the new episode, as DUMBLEDORE DIES.  I don't know why I thought that was funny (and still do) but it's an excellent example of why you should all be grateful I don't say EVERYthing I think, because it's all equally dumb.

Well, she apparently freaked out and called me the next day and told me I'd ruined the new episode for her because she'd never read Harry Potter and spent the entire time watching Downton Abbey wondering when someone named Dumbledore would show up and die and it totally stressed her out.  We had a good laugh - thank heavens - but it reminded me more than ever of how I'm just not all right in the head.  These poor kids.

Regardless - we can all agree that Christian Bale dancing Westside Story-ish to Party Rock Anthem is flippin' hysterical.


Jane said...

I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. I don't think I've even picked one up - but even *I* know who Dumbledore is...
The real question is; does she like Downtown Abby? I can't decide if I want to add it to the mile long list of TV I may get to watch one day.

Cathie said...

Giiirl, Downton Abbey is totes worth your time. They skip all the boring stuff, so it's all, drama-packed. Literally a year will pass between episodes.

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