Fun Findings Friday #153

Friday really snuck up on me this week! Although I will say I did mix up my days last night, thinking it was Friday night, which was a bit disappointing when I remembered I needed to set my alarm for this morning. I just wanted to sleep in! This weekend’s a busy one, but filled with exciting things! It’s the annual Harry Potter Celebration weekend at Universal, and of course, I’ll be making my way over there! My dad also got tickets for the fam to see The Lion King on broadway this weekend, so I’m looking forward to that as well! Do you have any big plans for the last weekend of January?

Pottermore Updates

Fellow Harry Potter people, where you at?! Pottermore has been revamped a bit, including the return of the Sorting Hat to determine which HP house you belong in. I’ve always thought of myself more as a Gryffindor, but ultimately, I’ve been sorted into Ravenclaw. Have you taken the quiz yet? Which house do you belong to? More updates are supposedly to come this weekend with the big HP Celebration over at Universal!


AMC Best Picture Showcase

Something I’ve been interested in every year but still have yet to make it, is AMC Theatre’s annual Best Picture Showcase. I always enjoy watching The Oscars but a lot of times have only seen a couple of the nominated films. This year, I’m hoping to see all of them to form a solid opinion on who/what I think should win. AMC holds a full marathon day of the nominees beginning the weekend before the awards show. It actually ends up being a little better on pricing (varies by location) than seeing each individually on separate days. I think it’s a pretty neat concept, but it is a long day of sitting in a theater! I’d love to see a stream-at-home package one of these days. Hopefully we’re not too far off from it!

amc oscar showcase

Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard in Africaaaaaa

These two are the absolute cutest and really, my favorite Hollywood couple! They made a video to Toto’s “Africa” on a trip they took and it’s beyond epic! I seriously can’t stop laughing watching it!



  1. January 29, 2016 / 11:56 AM

    So Ive never heard of the AMC picture showcase, but a lot of times Ive only seen one or two of the movies nominated too, so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be looking for this in my area

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:41 PM

      Are there any nominated films at the top of your list to see? I hope you’re able to catch them all beforehand!

  2. January 29, 2016 / 12:25 PM

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been sorted into one of the houses! I need to check out that quiz. I think that a lot of people want to be sorted into Gryffindor because of the books, but I think that I’ll end up sorted into Ravenclaw too! I was really surprised by how many people were walking around in Slytherin and Hufflepuff stuff at Universal Studios!

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:46 PM

      Very true! I know it’s why I wanted to be. The quizzes that show your house crossover always put me in “Gryffinclaw” so I do have some in me :) I think Gryffindor and Slytherin are the most popular in terms of what people associate themselves with. There were SO many Hufflepuffs this weekend though!

  3. January 29, 2016 / 12:42 PM

    haha I love Pottermore! I’m a Hufflepuff :)

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:47 PM

      Me too! My friend and I were saying there don’t seem to be a lot of Hufflepuffs around but then yesterday at HP World we saw them everywhere! Definitely seems like a fair representation across the houses now :)

  4. January 29, 2016 / 1:07 PM

    i know i’ve taken the quiz, but don’t remember what house i got. probably hufflepuff lol. i haven’t seen that video of kristen bell & dax yet, but it’s all over blogland. have to wait till i get home to watch it!

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:46 PM

      They revamped it so you’ll have to take it again! And the video is HYSTERICAL! You’re going to love it!

  5. January 29, 2016 / 1:14 PM

    Just took the quiz- I’m a hufflepuff! Also the video of Kristen and Dax, love it! They’re so hilarious and I agree, my favorite Hollywood couple.

    • January 31, 2016 / 10:17 PM

      Yay! It’s always fun to see where everyone lands with HP houses :) And I’ve had the Africa song stuck in my head for days now!

  6. courtney jones
    January 29, 2016 / 3:01 PM

    I have seen Lion King on Broadway you’ll love it! One of my favourite productions to see. Have a great weekend.

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:41 PM

      It’s wonderful! I saw it almost a decade ago for the first time, but I think it was even better this time around! I hope you had a great weekend too :)

  7. January 29, 2016 / 4:55 PM

    I video is hilarious! I also got Hufflepuff – even though I secretly wanted Ravenclaw! haha Oh well, guess it’s time to embrace my new house ;)

    • January 31, 2016 / 10:20 PM

      Isn’t it?! I think everyone should make videos like that on vacation, haha. JK Rowling said crossover between houses is possible! Maybe you’d be a Huffleclaw :P

      • January 31, 2016 / 10:52 PM

        I like that! I’m going to refer to myself as a Huffleclaw from now on! Haha ;)

  8. January 29, 2016 / 4:59 PM

    I LOVE DAX AND KRISTEN! I’ve definitely watched it more than once. Have a nice weekend, Rachel!

    xx katie // a touch of teal

    • January 31, 2016 / 10:18 PM

      Same! They’re really setting the vacation goals bar high with that video, ha!

  9. January 30, 2016 / 5:01 AM

    OMG I am in love with that Africa video! I want to be friends with them in real life :)

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:40 PM

      Right! Me too! I don’t think my boyfriend would agree to doing something similar and I definitely wouldn’t be brave enough to post it for the world, haha.

  10. January 30, 2016 / 1:32 PM

    When I saw earlier this week that Pottermore brought the sorting hat back I was so excited! I haven’t taken the quiz yet but I can’t wait to see where I’m sorted ;)

    • January 31, 2016 / 8:40 PM

      So much has been announced on Pottermore over the last few days, it’s awesome! Can’t wait to hear which house you were sorted into!

  11. Dana Brillante-Peller
    March 11, 2016 / 3:37 PM

    I’ve never heard of Pottermore! Where have I been all this time?! I just bookmarked it to go back to later!