I Take It Personally When You Don't Give Me The Jeep Wave

A lot of things have happened lately, the most monumental of which being that my poor little Liberty had it's last run. That means that with all of my planning, I ended up buying a new car a year before I meant to. You know what they say about life and making plans. It's all been very stressful and I still have panic moments about it. But Kasey! You bought a house! That's a bigger investment! That is true, but when I bought my house I was making a rent payment anyways. A mortgage was going to be cheaper than rent! I was closer to work! My dad said when they put the paperwork in front of me, he thought I was going to puke on the poor kid selling me the car. 

ALL THE STRESS AND DRAMA ASIDE, I am finally a Jeep Wrangler owner. I forsee all of my disposable income going into this car. GUYS. I haven't even named her yet (I'm thinking this one is a lady.) All of my cars have been named after Beatles songs, my first car was Lucy, second Sadie, and most recently, Jude the Jeep Liberty. I think I really might have wasted Jude on the Liberty, but I looooved that car and drove it until the AC went out. So, baby Jeep to be named later. 

Now, I've wanted a Wrangler since my first Barbie Jeep. So I've done every bit of research you could possibly do. One of the things I was really excited about was the "Jeep Wave" Now, I am the new kid. I'm 6 days in and I haven't even been able to get it muddy yet, but I take it very personally when I don't get a wave back. 

Now, I know maybe people aren't paying attention or don't see me or are really into the Serial podcast they're listening to on their way to work, but come on guys. I can always tell the real Jeep people from the ones who bought it because it's a cool car. The ones who would NEVER get it muddy and will probably never take the top off. 

I love my new baby, so I'm sure we will have many crazy Jeep lady posts to come. What do you think I should name her? 

The Boy Who Lived

I remember the first time I met Harry Potter like it was yesterday. It was a book fair day, I loved book fair day. We all sat down on the floor in the library and had the first three chapters read to us. I have been in love with these books since that exact moment. Yer a wizard Harry. I was 9 years old. I almost skipped my annual summer re-read of the series, because I have a stack of books almost as tall of me on my “to be read” list. Then Pottermore put together the Wizarding World Book club, and I simply couldn’t miss that.

This series has been such a gigantic part of my life. I was at every midnight release, every early movie premiere. I grew up with Harry, Hermonie, and Ron. I think book Ginny is so much better than movie Ginny. I will always want to be the mom that Molly Weasley is. I will always appreciate the ridiculous sense of humor Albus Dumbledore had (why else would anyone hire Gilderoy Lockhart? It had to be a joke.) I will forever aspire to have the level of straight-faced-snark that Professor McGonogal possesses. I will keep the lessons taught to me by J.K. Rowling forever.

I read on the internet (because you can’t put anything that isn’t true on the internet) that people who read the Harry Potter series turn out to be better humans – and I believe that wholeheartedly. You learn lessons through this story about acceptance and loving every being regardless of their history or where they come from or how they talk. I will be forever indebted to this series. I will always watch the movies when they come on tv.

So, stick around. I will be rereading these books this summer and putting together a summary of the things I noticed this go round that I haven't before. Things that should have been in the movies but didn't make it, and things I'm maybe glad didn't make it in the movies. Are you reading along?

Happy birthday Harry Potter Universe, cheers to many, many more.

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