Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Heighdy Ho Neighbor



Which book character would you like most as a next door neighbor?

Happy YA Highway: Road Trip Wednesday! I didn't miss it this week, and I'm super pumped about the prompt. I mean, who doesn't wish their favorite book characters existed in real life and lived next door to them? Umm, no one!

I did, however, have a difficult time actually choosing who I would want as my neighbor. It wasn't easy. There are just sooooo many characters that I absolutely adore, but in the end, one stood out and I'm happy with my decision.

Drum roll please...

Molly Weasley.

I would have said the entire Weasley family, but wherever Molly goes, they go as well, so I really think I've covered that with my choice. My reasons for choosing the fiery mother of the redheaded wizarding family are many.

A few include:

  • She's awesome.

  • She can cook like nobody's business.

  • She killed Bellatrix Lestrange (easily something I wished someone would do.)

  • She doesn't take smack from anyone.

  • Obviously: She's in Harry Potter and I'm a sucker for that series.


  • Why didn't I just choose the man himself, Harry Potter? Well...I would, but I thought that wouldn't be nearly as fun as living next door to the Weasleys. There's always something going on at the Burrow, and I bet Harry just wants to live a nice quiet life after all that hard work of defeating evil and destroying Voldemort for good. I 'll leave him in peace.

    Besides, this way I would get to see ALL of them on a pretty regular basis and I bet Mrs. Weasley might invite me to dinner every once in a while. She's the motherly type after all. And I'm just a wee lass. I need fattening up.

    What character would you like to have as a neighbor?

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    7 comments:

    1. And I'm just a wee lass. I need fattening up.

      Oh, that is so something I can imagine Mrs. Weasley thinking! Great choice. :) Although I think the Weasleys would be one of those neighbors you have a love/hate relationship with... sometimes they'd be awesome, but then Fred and George would cast some crazy charm on your house and you'd want to obliviate them...

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    2. You had me rolling on "I'm just a wee lass. I need fattening up."

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    3. I looove Mrs. Weasley. And am slightly intimidated by her. But this is probably a good thing in a motherly figure... :D

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    4. Mrs Weasley would be a great neighbour! She's friendly and welcoming - but at the same time, completely badass. Anyone who could take on Bellatrix would have to be.

      There'd just be the chronic garden gnome problem. But I'm sure there's a way around that!

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    5. Molly is completely awesome! Oh, I am so looking forward to her infamous line in the movie when she confronts Bellatrix :D.

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    6. Great choice. Molly is a great character and you have great reasons for wanting to be her neighbor.

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    7. And I'm just a wee lass. I need fattening up.

      Hahaha. I can so relate to this. I remember my best friend in middle school's mom used to make me all this completely awesome Mexican food and try to force feed it all to me because she thought I was too skinny. Being someone who still can't cook, I wouldn't mind being force fed awesome food every once in awhile.

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