We are in Lincoln for a hotel night with the Royuks, and when Beth and I walked downtown to get some goggles for her kids to use in the pool, we passed by a wonderfully long line of kids (and adults) waiting for the midnight showing of Harry Potter. Many were in full garb, and I have to say – it warms my heart to see geeks show devotion to something near and dear to them. Long, long ago a bunch of us sat in line all afternoon for Episode One of Star Wars. Hindsight tells us we didn’t need to, but it was fun all the same.
By the way, Hilton Hotels, I am a little annoyed at your lack of honest, free wireless. As I sit here, late at night in an empty lobby, re-typing this entire post because the first, much-wittier draft is lost to the ether because the ‘free’ wireless in the room is about as strong as a one-winged butterfly, I am irritable. And sleepy.