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Monday, July 23, 2007

Of Tivo and Harry Potter

Several of my friends spent their weekend in devotion to Harry Potter. I like the series - don't get me wrong. But, well, I'm a Tivo owner, and I don't know which came first, but Tivo and I have a good relationship when it comes to static entertainment.

Tivo faithfully records the shows I want to see so that I can watch them at a time that's convenient for me, be that the night it airs, a week later, or when I get around to it a month or more later. If there's something more important - something that happens at a specified time and has people associated - then I go do that. The same is true for books, even Harry Potter books.

So this weekend, I spent Friday at Friday Night Waltz. I spent Saturday night at the Paw Paw Club. I spent Sunday at Rick's company picnic. After all of that, I picked up a copy of Harry Potter during my shopping rounds. I set it aside and I'll start reading it after I finish Northern Lights. Someone may tell me an important plot point, but I don't care because the joy of reading a book isn't in the plot highlights but in how the story is told.

And that story will be ready and waiting for me at home when I have time to read it. I'm very glad to have spent my weekend in the company of good friends, dancing, talking, and paddling a paddle boat across a lake.

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