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January 31st, 2011

The first- and second-graders at my school invited me to their Groundhog Day party on Wednesday, and their teacher told them, Now, we’ll have to go get her because you know she’ll forget.

My reputation, it haunts me wherever I go.

Hmmmmmm, what’s this?

That’s right… we went to the Harry Potter exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. (Allegedly they’re going all Star Wars for the next exhibit.) It was very cool except for Bellatrix’s black dress and Umbridge’s pink suit with the kitty-cat pin… well. Both outfits, even without Ms. Lestrange and Dolores inside of ’em terrified me, honestly, yet I couldn’t stop staring at them. And You-Know-Who’s outfit uh-uh, don’t come near me, You-Know-Who. Really good show. They extended the run and it’s there through mid-February, if you’re in that part of the world or can drive there. (We drove. Also, can you believe that even though I am a lifelong Portland girl, this was only the third time I’ve ever been to Seattle? Hahahahaha. No, seriously. They put a stamp on your birth certificate in the hospital, it says PORTLAND ONLY in red. True!) We went to the Seattle Aquarium and saw the river otters and the sea otters and it was Hawaiian day so I could’ve gotten lei’ed but, you know. No thanks. (Allegedly they’re having Octopus Week in February, so be on the look-out for that, if you visit.)

What else? Went to the Pike Place Market and the guys were NOT there throwing the fish around, their stand was closed. No reason was given. I did buy some cool little Buddha statues, and snow globes, and the kids had their fortunes told by an animatronic lady. Hmmm. Yes, in retrospect, it was a good trip, thanks for asking!

If I ever remember what else I was going to blah-blah-blog about I’ll add it later.



ps how cute is that that they’re having a Groundhog Day party and want me to attend? For reals, so cute.


  1. Dan Hortsch says

    Quite a good visit in Seattle, that was. Seeing Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix and also as Elizabeth, wife of King George VI, demonstrates her range. On the Golden Globes, though, her hair definitely leaned toward Bellatrix. Scary.

    I hope you enjoy the Groundhog Day visit. If you see your shadow, do we get a longer winter?

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  2. Dan Hortsch says

    P.S. I don’t think I have been in Seattle to actually look around (as opposed to drive through) more than four times. My dad and I once attended a Mariners game in that old dome; not a great atmosphere. I wish he had lived long enough that we could have checked out Safeco Stadium. The aquarium, as I recall, was pretty good; we visited with our daughters, maybe on the way to B.C. And i accompanied my daughters and a couple of friends to a Sting concert — oh, wait, that was in Tacoma; and we saw Bowie there, too. Tacoma doesn’t count. But we stayed in Seattle on one of those trips.

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