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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
10:51 pm
Just sorted as Ravenclaw. I need to wrap my mind around that for a bit. This is not how I see myself--maybe just a small portion. May I have a side of Ravenclaw? I would never want to solve problems or riddles to get back into my common room each day! Arg....let me in, stupid door.

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
4:08 pm
TV Showings on Logo for NNITL
No Night Is Too Long
When Tim, a student living in a town on the Suffolk coast, meets Ivo, a paleontology professor, they immediately entangle themselves in a steamy romance. But when they embark on a cruise to Alaska, Tim meets the woman of his dreams and his relationship with Ivo takes a dark and violent turn.

Wed 06/17 4:30 PM
Thu 07/09 1:30 PM
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
10:24 pm
Heath...I loved him from the first movie I ever saw. I loved The Patriot, Knight's Tale, 10 Things...on and on.

He was too young!

If the latest speculation turns out to be true, then I can make the following statement in regards to his possible accidental overdose. I'm an insomniac. Sometimes it is a nuisance; other times a hellish, lonely nightmare. As I read some of his quotes, my heart went out to him and the suffering toll of sleep deprivation. Ambien can be a godsend and a curse.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
6:45 pm
OTP Misery
You know, I thought I had this OTP problem solved.

This is a no brainer: Robin Hood goes with Maid Marian, just accept it and all will work out in the world of 'One True Pair's. Well, I guess the BBC wanted to keep my OTP count at zero when they decided to kill Marian. Now, we have been through kill Marian and let's bring her back during the first season which didn't worry me because it was obvious she wasn't dead; however, this time it was a sword through the stomach and a grave. I guess if Bobby is in the shower next season, then Robin may have his maiden...but I doubt it.

BTW: Going back to work after Christmas Break is just plain rough. When I asked the kids to paste their favorite page of their NaNoWriMo story into a new document file for proof reading and printing, I didn't realize it was going to be the undoing of all sanity.

Current Mood: exhausted
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
11:05 pm
Okay, she picked Bobby who appears to be a genuine nice guy....

but Dani!!!! So, sad. :(

Dani had my heart.

Current Mood: crushed
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
10:04 pm
I haven't posted anything in so long; I'm not even sure if I remember how. Anyway, I saw this on a buddy's page and decided to name my inner reindeer.

You Are Rudolph

Sweet and shy, you tend to be happiest when you're making someone else happy.

Why You're Naughty: You sometimes stick that nose where it doesn't belong

Why You're Nice: Christmas would be a sad affair without you!

Current Mood: mellow
Sunday, July 15th, 2007
2:32 pm
7 is the End
Just read the epilogue of HP7. Could be a fake, but I doubt it. The artwork cinches it for me. Don't look if you don't want to be spoiled.

http://i12.tinypic.com/4zdplwy.jpg Edited for the only link still active. I guess JK didn't find this page.

Thank goodness 7 is the end. JK has really let me down...I was hoping she had depth but unfortunately she is a 'what you see is what you get' writer. On the other hand, I was keeping this horror in the back of my mind, so that I wouldn't be totally caught off guard. Well, I won't be using it for any literature classes.

There are a few positives. See! I'm surprisingly mellow about this. Go me!
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
10:08 pm

HP cover art. My evening was just hijacked.

ETA: This whole discussion gives my hope foundation. Maybe I don't have to prepare myself for disappointment and chastise myself for misreading foreshadows and red herrings.


Current Mood: enthralled
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
10:38 pm
Brrr...enough is enough. Give us a break already!

Current Mood: cold
Saturday, November 11th, 2006
4:09 am
I'm trying to survive 'Time Change' exhaustion. This time of year always throws me for a total loop.

This morning fate decided that I needed to be later than usual, so my hair dryer decided to start shooting sparks while flames shot from the bottom. Not wanting to destroy my new comforter set I managed to hold off from throwing the device. After the excitement died down, I realized I had burned my arm...little black circles. It's amazing that I never felt anything while it was happening, but one split second later...

At school, our team had some excitement as one of our six-grader boys decided to just walk up behind one of the others and pull his pants down during math class. We had to tease our colleague, asking her just exactly what kind of math she was teaching.

My daughter recently got her driver's permit; I have to say that she is doing a fantastic job. This was just our third time. I've been taking her to rural areas so that she has only occasional traffic. Tonight we drove in the area of legendary haunting in our city, Ax Murder Hollow. What's scarier--an ax wielding ghost or teaching a teenager to drive?

ETA: Just noticed that my journal time and date is off. It's five hours ahead.

Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
12:26 am
Well, once again I did my duty as a citizen. I remain hopeful, although I have been disappointed the last several times.

I have to ask the burning question for me. Do we live in a democracy anymore? Are we truly a republic?

Personally, I will count it a victory if Santorum goes down. Come on Pennsylvanians: Casey and Rendell.

ETA: Yes! Thank you, fellow Pennsylvanians.

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
11:13 pm
Go carve a virtual pumpkin
A total waste of time, yet refreshing in its boost to adolescent nature. Faster and neater than the real thing.


Current Mood: amused
Saturday, October 7th, 2006
5:08 pm
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
4:21 pm
Pittsburgh is a difficult city to navigate: one way streets, triangular shaped blocks, various bridges and numerous interstates. Forget going around the block: it might not take you back to where you where with any of the above combinations. One gentleman told me 'people from Pittsburgh get lost in Pittsburgh'.

Well, when you do get lost going to the Carnegie Art Museum and end up in Schenley Park, make sure you approach the well-built shirtless man practicing his golf swing. He will volunteer to go back to work 15 minutes early, so that you can follow him. :)

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
3:01 pm
What I should be doing instead of looking for fanfiction to read on the internet:

1. Taking Myster Pepperton for his doggy shots or at least making the appointment.

2. Calling to see if there are any remaining tickets for Randy's play Amadeus in Stockbridge before it is too late, if it isn't already, mind you! (This is trickier considering it has to be scheduled around my daughter's surgery on the 23rd but not before she has her bruises gone, and she wants it to be part of a family vacation--make that 4 late tickets...er, right.)

3. Planning our trip to San Francisco and Yosemite. End of July or should that be in August to get around everything else? See, it is all in the scheduling...scheduling that isn't happening. I need logistical skills.

4. Buying tickets for the Orioles game while they are close in Cleveland. Yum! Brian Roberts. Oh well, he will still look good from far far away.

5. Laundry. Piles of lovely laundry. (I secretly want to throw it all out and just buy new. *snickering madly* Unfortunately, the hubby would catch that one.)

6. Yard work. Why couldn't I have paid attention to my mother who was raised by farmers? I wanted no part of her wisdom at the time.

7. My daughter's honors Language Arts summer reading and literature analysis work that I assigned her for the following year, so they (my former students) wouldn't lose all their skills over summer. That one is definitely my own fault. Now, I have to stay on her to do it.

8. Read and finish any of the eight books that I have started. If I was a normal person, I would have only one book to finish. I also have a list of new books I want to start, what is up with that?

But here I am looking for some good fanfiction, well maybe I will throw in a load of clothes first. That's the ticket; it will assuage my guilt--some. And I can point to it when my husband comes home from work and asks me what I did all day now that school is out for the summer.

Oops...I should have done a lj cut this got away from me a bit.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
10:30 pm
Bri Rob
Yes! Brian Roberts is off the dl. I missed that boy as did the O's. To see him hit those first two doubles and then later run them in for scores made my night. He really deserves a run of good luck after what happened to him last year.

Everything that I hear about him implies that he has an un-ordinary kindness to fans, loves to promote programs for children, and participates in many community events. I'd really like to see him come back from what could have been a career ending injury last year and injury mishaps this year to live out his major league dreams. Here's a wish that he remain injury free.

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
11:22 pm
I can't seem to catch a break in any fandom: Brian and Justin, Harry and Hermione, and the O's lost tonight! I have to add that mlb.tv sucks.

Brian led off with a single and a steal to 2nd, but he wasn't brought in and his other attempts were futile. When we were at Camden he went 4-for-4, and although the O's lost, Brian looked fantastic for coming off a serious injury.

We had a great time in Baltimore and D.C. We went to Edgar Allan Poe's house and grave site, the Aquarium (just like every other time) which had a great exhibit on frogs and their Australian annex was finally opened, watched the Orioles at Camden Yards, went shopping around Fells Point and everywhere else imaginable, pretended to be spies at the Spy Museum in Washington--I'm glad to discover that my mind can still memorize: I maintained my identity as well as my mission, and of course went to the National Gallery. Ah, Cassatt, Monet, and Van Gogh! Of course my daughter was all over Warhol and Magritte.
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
6:05 pm
Summer Adventure III: NYC
Well, I leave to take my two daughters on a jaunt to NYC. We have tickets for Mama Mia, Phantom, and we will decide on a third while there. I did find out that Bryant Park will have a Wicked feature Thursday afternoon, so it might be nice to squeeze that one in too. We saw Wicked last summer and the girls loved it.

One of my favorite things to do in NY is to walk the different neighborhoods. Take the double decker and get off and shop or walk the area. I definitely want to head back to Lunella's (sp?) in Little Italy. I had the best Chicken Piccata ever at their sidewalk cafe. Wouldn't mind seeing a little more of Greenwich Village this time or East Village. My daughter loves East Village. I believe she felt it quite filled with odd out casts and bohemian types. I remember she had to keep snapping pictures of odd mosaic pots and gargoyles down on the ground, to be honest, she had the best pictures when we returned.

I hope to return to the Met; my favorite Cassatt is there: Young Mother Sewing. The color is breath taking in person.


I always promise the kids we will spend a day in Central Park; however, we always run out of time and usually end up just on its fringes. There but not there, if you know what I mean. The MOMA. I always mean to do it and never have. Ah, see it starts the itinerary task master has surfaced. I swear I will be spontaneous and live in the moment. Yeah! Right!

Current Mood: Procrastinating the packing
12:23 am
Summer of 2005--When all my OTP's sank.
What a week, all my OTP's have sank and not just in Harry Potter.

I was spoiled to the ending of QAF and my poor B/J heart is broken.
Heavy, heavy heart...blast my oblivious romantic heart.

Current Mood: heartbroken
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
8:20 pm
Anyone need a lift after reading HBP? This gave me a chuckle.


Quote from Potter Wars

as he capped a few more Death Eaters (all of who were former students
he hated anyways).

Understanding what Dumbledore was saying (for once in their short
lives), Parry and Ginny promptly made noisy love on the Slytherin
table. However, when the only results were that Voldem-er, yeah, you
know, put the videos up for sale on eBay they decided to rethink
their tactics.
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