Saturday, February 12, 2011

Leprechauns, Darth Vader and Harry Potter

What do you get when you cross two Irish writer chics, an epic holiday, and free stuff?

That's right, the SPD Blogfest! 

Who: Colene, me and you guys!
What: Mega dose of Irish fun
When: SPD of course (3/17/11)
Where: Linky sign up thing on Colene's blog
How: Sign up, write your flash fiction or SPD/Irish story of 200 words or less (but nobody's really counting), visit everyone else's awesome posts!

Free stuff? Absolutely. Colene and I will each pick our fave post and award the two winners with the new release of their choice! 

Go sign up and join us in the Irish debauchery!  Or not-debauchery.  Up to you!

So, not to blow your mind with too much awesomeness in one post, but did you guys see this hilarious Super Bowl ad?  I don't watch football, but I came across this:

This reminds me of when I was a kid and was obsessed with having magical powers, thus the reason I now write fantasy stuff.  Minus the Darth Vader getup, this was totally me! Love it!  Of course, I may or may not currently have dreams about doing magic...

Lastly, my son is now reading the Goblet of Fire (he's blown through the first three in about 3 weeks). I love sharing the Harry Potter adventure with him!  He started reading the first one for a book report and character parade at school.  So, I drew a little lightning scar on his forehead with black eyeliner, and put a cape on him (coincidentally his Darth Vader cape from Halloween), and he already has glasses, so good to go there.  He sat down for his breakfast of cereal and put his hands on the table and said, "Where's my big feast? I'm Harry Potter!"  He grinned up at me and it was one of those priceless moments.  My kid rocks.

So, go sign up for the SPD blogfest, don't forget about my 100 followers celebration contest (more free stuff!), and have a stellar weekend!


  1. This sounds like an awesome blogfest! :)

    I just read the entire Harry Potter series last Summer for the FIRST time (yeah..I was a little late to the party).. and I absolutely LOVED them! I don't know why I didn't get around to them earlier. I'm so glad your son is enjoying them.

  2. YAY! Another HP phile has joined the ranks!

    I've already entered the blogfest at Colene's blog.... It should be sooo fun!


  3. I adored this commercial. I don't have kids yet, but my son will wear Star Wars costumes. I'm 27 and I wore an Empire Strikes Back shirt to a bar last Saturday night!
    Alternately, you could change your post title to a heated discussion topic by making it Leprechauns vs. Darth Vader and Harry Potter;)

  4. I remember reading Harry Potter for the first time. It was one of these amazing adventures and I never got that feeling again (similar ones, but never the same).

    I don't know much about St. Patrick's Day. (SPD is the social democratic party in Germany, so weird to see that in context with a blog post)
    Nahno ∗ McLein

  5. I joined Rach's Crusade, and am trying to finish my WiP, so I won't be joining the blogfest, but it sounds like a fun one!

  6. No blogfests for me but I LOVE Little Vader. I have this on my blog too, Little Vader is fantastic. But the long version is to me, far better than that short one they aired in our location.

  7. So much good stuff happening these days! This blogfest sounds like a lot of fun!

  8. I entered- hope I can think of something by then! Great contest, girls.

  9. I'm so jealous! I can't wait until my daughter starts reading Harry Potter so I can nerd out about the books with her. (Maybe you need to get some house-elves to supply the requested feast... then he can get all politcally active and try to free them once he reads about SPEW!).


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