What convinced me that I just had to watch Harry Potter was Pinterest. Stupid pinterest. While pinning away while watching the Hunger Games (yes, I can't even fully focus while watching a movie) I found this really strange Harry Potter Workout. Since I hadn't worked out for a while, I decided it was totally worth spending like three hours watching Harry Potter instead of doing my homework. Here's the list:
- a spell is cast: 10 jumping jacks
- anyone is awarded points: 10 lunges
- points are taken away: 10 squats
- hagrid says "i shouldn't have said that": 30 jumping jacks
- a painting talks: 15 crunches
- someone says "he who must not be named" or "you know who": 15 mountain climbers
- ron says bloody hell: 10 butt busters
- someone cries: 20 crunches
- someone says voldemort: 5 push-ups
- anytime is pet is shown: 10 bicycles
- a ghost talks: 5 push-ups
But this workout wasn't the only Harry Potter gem I found yesterday. As I continued to pin between jumping jacks, I was looking at pictures of tattoos. While purusing, I came across one that says "expecto patronum." Now I have to admit, that I had already seen this tattoo and not thought much of it. There are a million Deathly Hallows tattoos and other Harry Potter themed tattoos on tumblr and Pinterest that I've never really understood. Harry Potter might have been an integral element of my childhood, but I'm not sure if I want it inked on me.
But this time the caption of the photo caught my eye. "I await a guardian." It had never occurred to me that the spells in Harry Potter meant something, but the etymologies are quite interesting for some of them. Suddenly, expecto petronum is more than just some silly Harry Potter spell, but actually is quite meaningful. See the explanation for this girls tattoo here.