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Archives for July, 2009

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Celebrity Tattoos: More Than 'Just Obsessed'?

Confession: I have been planning a tattoo around the Dave Matthews Band Fire Dancer for, oh, roughly five years now.

Why is it taking so long? Well, because 1) it's not exactly a unique tattoo among DMB fans so I want to figure out a way to make mine personal for me, and 2) I'm an indecisive perfectionist.

Why am I doing this? I think we all know the answer to that one.

I'll be the first to admit I'm obsessed with DMB. It's a...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #7: Keep Going


Disclaimer: This post was based on the movie, but read the books. Seriously. Also note that spoilers follow, so if you haven’t yet read or watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and you plan to, you might want to skip over this.

Lesson #7: You have to keep going.

Midway through the Harry Potter series, I’d convinced myself Rowling wasn’t going to kill Dumbledore. Ever. I was sure the series would end with Dumbledore’s long...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #6: Friendship Is Crucial


Disclaimer: This post was based on the movie, but read the books. Seriously. Also note that spoilers follow, so if you haven’t yet read or watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and you plan to, you might want to skip over this.

Lesson #6: Friends: Sometimes, you just can’t live without them.

Literally.

Ron Weasley would be dead right now if it weren’t for Harry Potter’s quick thinking (and, of course, the Half-Blood Prince’s ratty old Potions...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #5: Beware Of Face Value


Disclaimer: This post was based on the movie, but read the books. Seriously. Also note that spoilers follow, so if you haven’t yet read or watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and you plan to, you might want to skip over this.

Lesson #5: Beware of taking things at face value.

If it looks like a chair, and sits like a chair, it must be a chair.

No, actually, it’s just Horace Slughorn avoiding Dumbledore again.

There are...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #4: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover


Disclaimer: This post was based on the movie, but read the books. Seriously. Also note that spoilers follow, so if you haven’t yet read or watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and you plan to, you might want to skip over this.

Lesson #4: Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Ah, ye old cliché.

If you’ve seen Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (and really, I hope you have; otherwise, you shouldn't be reading these posts!),...
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‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe Is Coulrophobic


If you've been keeping up with Celebrity Psychings over the past few days, you know I've been on a bit of a Harry Potter kick.

Specifically, I've launched into a series about the kinds of life lessons Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince can teach viewers (and readers) of all ages.

(If you need to catch up, check out Lesson #1: Laugh!, Lesson #2: Avoid Unhealthy Relationships, and Lesson #3: Pursue Your Dreams.)

In keeping...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #3: Pursue Your Dreams


Disclaimer: This post was based on the movie, but read the books. Seriously. Also note that spoilers follow, so if you haven’t yet read or watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and you plan to, you might want to skip over this.

Lesson #3: If you want something, stop sitting around and daydreaming about it. Get up off your butt and go get it!

The theme of going after what one wants is all through the...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #2: Avoid Unhealthy Relationships


Disclaimer: This post was based on the movie, but read the books. Seriously. Also note that spoilers follow, so if you haven’t yet read or watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and you plan to, you might want to skip over this.

Lesson #2: Recognize the difference between healthy and not-so-healthy relationships.

From Lavender Brown’s hilarious obsession with Ron Weasley to Romilda Vane’s desperate – and hysterically unsuccessful – love potion for Harry Potter, unhealthy relationships...
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‘Half-Blood Prince’ Life Lesson #1: Laugh!


I watched the midnight premier of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Tuesday night and, just, wow.

So much fire, blood, Half-Blood Prince is definitely the darkest movie of the series so far. The cinematography was brilliant. The dynamic between Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint was brilliant. The way Tom Felton stepped up to the plate for Draco Malfoy’s “shining” moment was brilliant.

And Michael Gambon? Brilliant since the sad day Richard Harris left us.

Everything and...
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