Thursday, July 19, 2007

Computer Woes

My computer has been slow. You would think we had dial up. I haven't been able to read my favorite blogs because I give up in frustration waiting for sites to load. I haven't blogged because of the same reason. That, and I've been reading Harry Potter. I am on book 5. For this book, I am reading the British version that my parents brought me from Scotland. As I read, I wonder what made them change some of the words. For example, would we really not understand that a "dustbin" is a "trashcan"? Or that a "hosepipe" is a "hose"? Who decided to change it? Who gets to read the book and make the changes? What is the job title? Are they hiring?

Last night I had play selection committee. I am still pushing for Annie, but it looks like I'm the only one. Oh well. While I was gone, Curly showed Mini-me some of the Harry Potter movie. She loved it. She thinks Harry is so cute. She does not like Snape. She said he was "so scary to me." I think she agrees that Snape is a double agent for the Dark Lord. I can't wait to find out!


the highlight addict said...

JLK--Now you can emphathize with me because I think I am the only person that still DOES have dial-up! At least that will all come to an end when we move to Germany. . . and I informed Matt last night that when we come back to MD, we will not go back to dial-up EVER again!!

Anne Marie said...

I actually have to admit I think that Snape is inherently good. I hav thought long and hard about this and have no real justification for such just a feeling I have I guess. But I confess it is what I am most excited to find out in this next book, is Snape good or bad? Good luck on getting your copy tonight!