Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I.
I have been to the midnight showing of every one of these films.
I love them. Even the crappy first ones when the kids couldn't act and the directing was terrible and no artistic license was taken.
I love the movies but I love the books more.
I love the books because they helped me rediscover my love of reading.
After years and years of Cliffs Noting my way through assignments and reading nothing longer than a Rolling Stone article, I borrowed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone from a friend and my world changed.
I have all of the books in American and British versions.
Each set has its own shelf.
Yeah, I own a quaffle.
I am not ashamed that I had flannel Harry Potter sheets on my bed at college. The only reason I don't have them anymore is because I got married and they didn't sell them in queen size at the Rexburg K-Mart.
I am not ashamed that I have a box full of Harry Potter awesomeness: figurines, markers, an HP blanket, and a lunch box among other things.
And to tell you the truth, I am not entirely convinced that the wizarding world is fictitious.
There is a school here in Raleigh called Ravenscroft and I know in my heart that it is a school for witchcraft and wizardry and not just a private school for rich kids.
There is a restaurant near my house called The Pipers Tavern which I have never been to partly because I think it is a pub for wizards only, not unlike The Leaky Cauldron.
When I pass by a building for lease or any old, rundown structure, I am pretty sure it's St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
Sometimes, I get a little disappointed that I am merely a muggle.
So, next time you're at my house and I offer you a beverage from one of my Harry Potter glasses, consider it the highest compliment.
* Harry and the Potters is a duo that sing songs about Harry Potter. Brilliant.