On opening night 2 weeks ago we went to a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Or, as I prefer to call it, “Alan Rickman in 3D.”

I’m sorry, what?

What was I saying?

I have no idea.

Is it warm in here?

Whatever.

The Dairy Godmother sent me a link to an interview Rickman recently did that I found it quite interesting. You should read the whole thing, but I thought I’d share my favorite part:

What do you think of the legacy of these eight films, or the film series’ place in the history of cinema? It has had a huge impact on British cinema, British filmmaking, but in general, what do you think the legacy will be?

AR: Well, I hope ultimately its legacy is to make people cherish the notion of telling a story and not trying to do it by committee; that it is possible to trust a true storyteller’s imagination and then serve it as honorably as possible, and that you might just wind up with something that’s entertaining on the one hand, makes a load of money on the other, and gives enormous silent and not so silent pleasure to children and grownups. It’s just a validation of something that we need. It’s a human need to be told stories, and I don’t think it can be done by committee. I think it has to be one person’s imagination. So, here’s to Jo Rowling and all who may sail in her.

We’ve got tickets to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tonight. We’ll probably go to the Dairy Godmother for some Dementor’s Kiss Frozen Custard, too.

We’re nerds.

Dementor’s Kiss Returns! Tuesday & Wednesday 14th and 15th

The long anticipated Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince approaches release.

On Tuesday July 14th from 6 til 10pm, the eve of the release, and Wednesday the 15th from 12-10pm, we will be celebrating with Dementor’s Kiss frozen custard, a hauntingly blue color with star and moon sprinkles.

Customers in costume (The real deal, please! Not just scar or glasses!) will receive a certificate for a free cone good after Wednesday the 15th!

Lightning bolt cookies and Dementor’s Kiss frozen custard cakes for pre or apres movie partys. Please email us to reserve a cake or cookies by the dozen.

For a very limited time The Dairy Godmother’s wands will be in the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin house colors.

Do a good deed by throwing your spare change into the roiling cauldron and it will be matched by The Dairy Godmother herself and donated to children literacy.

Do come. It’s wicked fun!

We aren’t planning to wear costumes, although I’m said to be a ringer for Bellatrix Lestrange. (I’m still not sure how to take that).

Pillowcase Drive

We are seeking old pillowcases for one of our “pet” projects.

Waffle cones come packed between foam layers which used to be sent back to the manufacturer for reuse. About a year ago they stopped being able to do this due to shipping costs.It is very hard in this day and age to throw so much nice clean foam into the dumpster every week.

We discovered that they make very nice soft beds for pets when covered with two pillowcases,one on each end so they can’t get at the foam.The pillowcases are much easier to launder than thick towels which take alot of time and energy to dry.

We hope we can offer these beds to places where animals need to be comforted such as rehab or SPCA so that the foam and pillowcases can be used again instead of going to the landfill.

If you have old pillowcases to contribute you can put them in the box at the shop.If you would like some foam to make your own pet bed we will be happy to give you some in exchange for two pillowcases!

I was just about to clean out the linen closet. Gee, I guess we’re going to have to go for some frozen custard later, aren’t we?