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Harry Potter Weekend

Friday, Gabe and I went to the Harry Potter celebration in Oak Park. It was a lot of fun. They turned the entire town into places like Hogwarts, Gringotts Bank, Azkaban, Diagon Alley, and Knockturn Alley. You could take a potions, herbology, or divination class. They also had a Wizard's chess tournament and a quidditch tournament. We left the festivities to pick Brandi up from the train station and we headed straight to Barnes and Noble. We met Beth in the parking lot and went to the party. It was fun. There was a costume contest. We didn't dress up, but it was entertaining to see everyone else in their costumes. We came home and I stayed up until 3:00 a.m. reading the book, which was a really good thing, because I haven't had much time to read since then. Yesterday I made appointments for Brandi and I to get our hair cut. She really wanted to get it cut like Victoria Beckham. It looks really cute on her, plus, she instantly lost 5 pounds ;) Afterwards, we picked up Gabe and went to Ra for some sushi. Next, we headed into the city. We went to Lincoln Park Zoo for several hours. I think that I liked the Tigers and Lions the best since I have the most pictures of them. After walking around the zoo we built up an appetite and we went to our reservation at Meson Sabika. I was really happy that she liked the food. She didn't like the Bacon Wrapped Dates though, and those are my favorite. I doubt that they are very good for my arteries, but boy do they taste good. We came back, read Harry Potter for about 30 minutes and went to bed. We returned from dropping Brandi off at the train station about 10 minutes ago. Her train left at 9:15 this morning. Apparently it was cheaper to leave in the am as opposed to the pm. On the way to the train station we discovered that she left her copy of Harry Potter at our apartment. So, I gave her my copy (I had it with me to read in the car). Then she realized that she left her cell phone. Well, we didn't have time to go back, so I am going to mailing her a few things tomorrow. We will see how the rest of the day goes. I am not sure how much reading I will accomplish, but I am going to try to read some tomorrow.