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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harry Potter and the Butterbeer Birthday Party

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha

Subject: Midnight Plans

I got a phone call from Amy yesterday. She invited us out Friday night for her birthday.”

Oh yeah? Where to?”

She's trying to pick a good bar to hang out at. I don't think she's decided which one yet.”

Anything is good with me, you tell the guys yet?”

Does it matter? It's not like they're going to say no to getting a drink.”

Well, every once in a while they have a baseball game or something.”

I don't think they do. The Yankee game isn't anything special Friday and the Mets are in LA. They play at 10, a perfect time to watch at the bar. I can only stay a little while though.”

Why? Where could you possible have to go?”

I guess it depends where we are, but I want to go get my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at midnight.”

Oh right. Well if we're close to home you could just run over and get it. Or did you want to stay for one of those parties?”

I'm not that crazy. I'll laugh at the wackos when I get my book, and then just leave.”

Then you can come back and drink. Although I think you might get laughed at if you have a Harry Potter book in a bar.”

Certainly possible. I don't know that I'll feel like going home just to drop it off though.”

Amy knows the bars around here best, so she might end up picking something close by. I can read it after you right?”

Me too. I might buy it myself though, I'm not sure.”

Billy's buying a copy too I think, so one of you could borrow his. He reads fast.”

Billy's a Harry Potter fan? I don't think I knew that.”

Well Billy will pretty much read anything. Once you've started reading a series, it's silly not to see how it ends.”

I'm quite excited. I wonder what J.K. Rowling is going to do after this? Think she'll keep writing?”

I don't know. I think she probably will write something at least. Part of it probably depends on whether she killed Harry or not.”

I don't think she will.”

Me neither.”

I actually think Harry's going to bite it. Guess I'm in the minority. I doubt it, but I wonder if there is a bar out there serving butterbeer on Friday night, that would be interesting.”

I always wondered what butterbeer would taste like, it sounds good at least.”

Is it actually alcoholic?”

Yes. Although having just one didn't seem to affect them much when they went out to Hogsmede. J. K. Rowling has been quoted as saying she thinks it is 'a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch'.”

I see. I don't imagine anyone's serving it around here though.”

Well there are recipes online, that involve mixing it with cream soda and butterscotch syrup and such things.”

I was thinking of an actual brewed beer though. I actually have read some discussions about it, and If I was a better brewer I'd experiment.”

It's been a while since you've brewed up a batch of your own beer.”

I keep putting it off. I don't like to do it in the summer because it's harder to keep the temperature down to the proper level for fermentation.”

Start preparing to brew something in the fall then. By the time you get around to it, it'll be fall.”

Good point. I'll have to settle on a type of beer to make.”

I just like drinking it, so pick something yummy.”

Amen to that.”


Brave Astronaut said...

- "Butterscotch? Buttergin? You running something on the side here?"
- "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker"

Name that movie, but I fear that most of you may have been born after the above movie came out.

A Margarita said...

Butterbeer sounds yummy. Has Ann heard of The Ginger Man? It's a bar in Murray Hill, somewhere abouts 36th ST and Madison if memory serves me right. They've got beer from just about every country and region. Who knows, they might even have Harry Potter's Butterbeer in honor of the book release ;)

A Margarita said...

It just hit me! The quote's from Willy Wonka, the old version.

Ann said...

That was going to be my guess a margarita. Yes, we were all born well after 1971, but I'd rate it as more of a classic than the Wizard of Oz.(And yes, I've finally seen it)

I'd heard of the Ginger Man before, but only in passing. Now that I checked out the website, I'm very very intrigued. I also found out about Stout NYC by Penn station recently too, and I want to check that place out as well.

Anonymous said...

I am just happy to know that you all are into reading Harry Potter like me. Its good to know adults are waiting anxiously for the ending. I personally don't think Harry will die. I think its going to be Ginny.