Sunday, July 29, 2007

spoiler-free harry potter talk

Hey. Sorry for the lack of updates in the past week, but dude, that new Harry Potter book is, like 700 pages long. There was a time where I probably could have just read it straight through in a day, but now I have a job and a kid and I have to pretend to be sane. Anyway, with about 100 pages to go on Friday, I just stopped by a Starbucks on my way home from work and finally finished the damn thing. (I knew that the second I stepped into my apartment, there would be no further reading, see: two year-olds, and the care of). Ultimately, it was very satisfying, though I had some concerns beforehand that it might be a let-down after all the hype. Not so. Well worth it.

My problem now is that I have finished reading Harry Potter, but other people have not. So every time I get to work, I ask people (attendings, co-residents, patients, what have you), "HAVE YOU FINISHED READING HARRY POTTER?" and they're all like, "No, I'm still working on it. Don't tell me what happens!" And I'm all like, "Blast!"

Or (OR!) sometimes I'm with someone who did finish reading it, but they we're in the room with someone else who hasn't finished reading it yet, and they're all, "Don't talk about it in front of me!" and then we, the finishers, can't say another word, because we don't know how much the other person has read. Maddening. READ FASTER, DAMN YOU!

Anyway, further updates to come, I just wanted to let you know that I was still alive. Also, I've been on call three times in the past six days, so I don't even know what my home looks like anymore. Where do we keep the cups? Where's the bathroom?