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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons

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Potter? I don't even know her!

Friday night I met up with Colin and Shana at Indigo at Bay/Bloor for the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix release. They had pre-ordered a copy, I was there for the amusement value. And amusing it was. We had several people in costume roaming around and the store had a magician who was pretty good with card tricks although his material needs a lot of work. At about 11 PM, they rolled out a trolley containing a huge carton wrapped in about 14 layers of heavy plastic and covered with "Do not open till the 2st" labels. Everyone starts going "Ooh, Aah" and having their pictures taken with it. And they had lemon cake.

The lineups weren't world-beating, but reasonably long, and moved quite fast. I'm thinking I'll borrow the book from someone in hardcover, and buy it when it comes out a paperback (what, a year from now?).