Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Harry Potter and the Decreasing Productivity of Ecologists
In the last week few mealtimes have passed without some discussion of Harry Potter. Almost everyone from this math/ecology program saw the new movie on the release date (some even saw it twice). People are scheduling Harry Potter reading into their days and squeezing it into breaks. Several of us are going to the midnight release party at the local bookstore. I personally am not planning anything else for Saturday, July 21 because I want to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows before someone else spoils it for me.
This is an exciting time and place to be a book lover. Like I said, this is nerd camp for adults. We can all speculate about the fate of Hogwarts, Snape, Harry & Ginny's relationship, Voldemort, Dumbledore, and the rest of the wizarding world over dinner. In a week, we'll know (most of us) and then life will go back to normal (until the next movie comes out) and we'll continue studying ecology.