Okay. I just dropped NikkiZ off at daycare and on the way home the radio station was doing this “bit” talking about Harry Potter and it was irritating the hell out of me. They were all “Harry Potter goes on sale FRIDAY…” Which is wrong. It goes on sale Saturday but you can get it Friday at midnight. BIG DIFFERENCE. They they kept saying it would be sold out everywhere. Which is almost guaranteed to be wrong. I don’t know for sure, but none of the other books sell out because bookstores are prepared for the onslaught. And even if B&N sells out, the mom-and-pop store down the road won’t. Anyway – I was getting irritated and just bitching to them from my car.
So – they say they’re having a contest where you can “Win it before you can buy it” which also irritated me because I knew for a FACT you couldn’t do that. But – they said to call and caller number 7 would win so I called because I couldn’t help myself and I WON.
DJ: WZYP, who is this?
Me: Uh. This is Kim.
DJ: Your caller number 7!
Me: NO. FREAKIN. WAY
DJ: You’ve just won the ….
Me: YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW BIG OF A HARRY POTTER FAN I AM!
DJ: Thinking: Don’t interrupt me, woman You just won a copy of the next Harry Potter book. Who’s your favorite radio station
Me: Random statement they make you say when you win something.
HOLY SHIT! Can you believe it?
Anyway – I was right. I don’t get an “advance” copy. BUT – we go get my voucher today and Friday the radio station is going to be at the Barnes and Noble we are going to be at. And if I’m there at midnight (which, Duh, of course I’m going to be there at midnight…) I get to be in the FRONT OF THE DAMN LINE to get my book. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
I’m so excited I have cried a little.
Of course, when I was talking to the business chic I was all, “Um. I know this is going to make me sound like a bad mother because I should let my son use the voucher, but I won’t because I’m a waayyy bigger fan. But – he and I ordered copies together, will he be able to stay with me or will he have to wait in the back of the line?” She didn’t know – but laughed at my selfishness anyway. Ain’t no way I’m giving that voucher to him. He hasn’t even read them all! Screw “Generous Mother” – I’m getting that book first and if I have to leave him in line with my friends (Screw them too! HA!) then I will.
Man – I’m a sweet gal, aren’t I?