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I Am Used Vlad - Apr 10, 2004 1:14 pm (#1001 of 2912)

I wanted post 1000, Emily. I was the first to posts on this thread, and wanted to get 1000 as well. I'm easily amused.


Dr Filibuster - Apr 10, 2004 1:31 pm (#1002 of 2912)

I shall have to make do with 1002 then.

When is a Bank Holiday weekend not a Bank Holiday weekend?

When the Bank makes you work on the Saturday!

That's what I get working for the Goblins. Still, it could be worse, at least I don't work for Dementors like Siobhan (Forever Fawkes). Do they make you work on Good Friday because they are an American company? If so, do you get July 4th off?

Commiserations to all Store Elves, Healers and others who have to work whilst everyone else has a long weekend.

By the way, maybe I should explain. In the British Isles (not sure about elsewhere) we have a four day weekend over Easter...Good Friday to Easter Monday. Bank Holiday is the name given to a public/observed day off. Everywhere used to be closed but these days lots of shops stay open.

We get 8 Bank Holidays per annum in the UK. I've heard a rumour that the Japanese have lots more.

And Peeps are edible??!?


Denise P. - Apr 10, 2004 1:37 pm (#1003 of 2912)

Yes, Peeps are edible...after they are properly aged.


VeronikaG - Apr 10, 2004 1:39 pm (#1004 of 2912)

You can get post 2000, Nimrod! And with this speed, that will only be a few weeks.

I actually went sun tanning today! There was 42 C on our veranda. I don't know how much that is in Fahrenheit, but it's a serious fever. No leaves on the trees yet, though. It's been a cold spring, decent temperatures have just arrived.


Ticker - Apr 10, 2004 2:21 pm (#1005 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 10, 2004 3:23 pm

<--(Sick baby)

Wow! You guys have enlightened my world with Peep knowledge. I thought I knew what they were, now I truly understand. Too bad I don't like them. You almost make me want one.

Happy Easter & Passover & whatever else I missed!


Pinky - Apr 10, 2004 2:24 pm (#1006 of 2912)

Sue, I took the liberty of posting for you on Kip's card. I just cut and pasted what you wrote. I hope that was ok. *weak grin* I don't know if Kip is going to be wading through this thread or not, so I wanted your well wishes to be right alongside all the others.

Mrs. Sirius, I don't know if I feel relieved or upset about you! I'm relieved that's all that it is, but upset that it took this long and all that trouble to figure it out! I hope this saga will be over quickly for you.


Dr Filibuster - Apr 10, 2004 3:13 pm (#1007 of 2912)

Thank you so much for passing on my regards Pinky.

I second what you said to Mrs Sirius too. It must be a relief knowing what caused your illness at last, but annoying to find out you only need an over the counter treatment after all those tests. What a bloody nuisance they were!


scully jones - Apr 10, 2004 3:17 pm (#1008 of 2912)

Hi guys!

I spent most of the day in the car, driving to Detroit so Jimmie and his mom could talk to a lawyer.

I just sat in the car the whole time, and knitted like crazy! I only got three stripes done, but that's like 10 or so rows each... So 30 rows, not bad, eh?

We still have two apartments to clean, we skipped Friday and today... We're going to have to work most of Easter... UGH!

Happy Easter to all where it applies!


Dr Filibuster - Apr 10, 2004 3:22 pm (#1009 of 2912)

Whoa, Sarah....if you don't stop soon you'll have a Dr Who scarf! (long running tv series. Long long scarf)


Ticker - Apr 10, 2004 4:17 pm (#1010 of 2912)

Dr. Who-oo, hey! Dr. Who.

Dr. Who-oo, hey! Dr. Who.

I loved that show. The music is a favorite at ball games too. Now I feel like I've contributed to the sports discussion as well.


Julia. - Apr 10, 2004 5:14 pm (#1011 of 2912)

Wow, I turn the computer off for one day, and I miss 28 posts!!!! Oy Vay! Anyway, just wanted to say... and...Happy Passover!


Marie E. - Apr 10, 2004 5:42 pm (#1012 of 2912)

Julia, I can't believe you found an afikomen smilie. How adorable! And, thanks to the current discussion, I was inspired to buy peeps today. The girls couldn't agree on colors so we got them all.

It's almost Easter so of course it's snowing outside. It started last night and amounted to just wet grass, but the stuff falling right now is looking serious. Wouldn't it be awful if we were snowed in tomorrow? I have about two inches in my backyard so far, not too bad.



Denise P. - Apr 10, 2004 5:54 pm (#1013 of 2912)

How many of you parents will be doing this tomorrow?

<---live Peep


dobbyiscool - Apr 10, 2004 6:09 pm (#1014 of 2912)

Ha! I had to get more peeps yesterday, and wound up eating four out of the five in the box (they where yellow chicks, for all who are interested). Now I'll probably get a couple in my easter basket tommorow morning. I love easter candies, they are way better than Halloween ones!


Blast - Apr 10, 2004 8:11 pm (#1015 of 2912)

Poor old Peter Cottontail, he was so tired when he arrived that I had to place all the eggs around the house for him. We gave him some carrots and a Snape Beverage, of Hogsmeade, and sent him on his way. I told him to deliver Voldemort's stuff last, just in case the Dark Lord was in a bad mood.


Ticker - Apr 10, 2004 8:28 pm (#1016 of 2912)

Tee, hee Blast!

We were going to go to the Easter Service held at Mt. Rushmore tomorrow, but since Aria's sick, we'll skip out. I wonder what it will be like - very patriotic, I'm sure. The rest of the family will be there so I'll get the details without the cold (& probably wet) morning air. Have a great Easter all! Blessings to each of you!


Gina R Snape - Apr 10, 2004 8:40 pm (#1017 of 2912)

I was inspired by our Peeps conversation the other day and composed this haiku on my livejournal:

Tribute To the Marshmallow Peep
In haiku

I bite into you
Your harsh sugary coating
scratches my palate.

Better stale than fresh
My teeth sink into your sweet
soft and pliant flesh.

My taste buds react
With a flush of juice to then
digest your sweet gift.

Blast, I'm so pleased you are still promoting Snape beverages. Somehow, I'm doubting the Dark Lord is waiting for an Easter Basket, though. In fact, all that sweetness might actually kill him!


Blast - Apr 10, 2004 8:44 pm (#1018 of 2912)

Gina I figured that the Easter Bunny better go there last because I hear that Voldie's favourate dish is Hos und Pfeiffer.


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 10, 2004 11:24 pm (#1019 of 2912)

Happy Easter and a belated Happy Passover to one and all! Abbyfetti all around! ,'.;,'.;,;.',.;'.,;'.,

Just to jump into the Peeps conversation, the other day I was watching Unwrapped on the Food Network (or is it Channel?) and it was an Easter special. This show goes into the factories and such to show you how different foods are made. On this Easter episode, they showed a guy who made large sculputral works of art completely out of Peeps. It was quite lovely and awe-inspiring, and it made me rather hungry.


Dr Filibuster - Apr 11, 2004 1:17 am (#1020 of 2912)

This thread is turning into a peep show

We just have (chocolate) easter eggs. Did anyone get a Harry Potter egg? They come with liquorice wands, fizzing whizzbees etc. The boxes are Gringotts, Olivanders (?) etc with drawings of Hagrid and HRH.

We also have hot cross buns and simnel cake.


tracie1976 - Apr 11, 2004 3:41 am (#1021 of 2912)

Happy Easter everyone! Happy Passover!


boop - Apr 11, 2004 4:41 am (#1022 of 2912)

Denise, LOL that is so true.

Blast, I like the idea of the Easter Basket for Voldie, sugar high sure to do the trick and kill him with sweetness!!!!

Gina, I like that tribute to the peeps.

Hey Everyone Happy Easter and Passover!!!!!!!!


Gina R Snape - Apr 11, 2004 7:52 am (#1023 of 2912)

Oh Blast, that was terrrrrible!

Very cute, Sue. I would've expected a line like that to come from Tim! I didn't see any HP easter eggs here in the States. Though I did see a giant HP Easter set with an egg, two chocolate frogs, cards and a box that can be cut out and turned into the Hogwarts Express and platform 9 3/4. I couldn't resist the urge to buy it for myself! But then I remembered my vow to be rid of "stuff" and sent it to a friend of mine so she could give it to her neice and nephew who are also Potterholics.

They are well trained too, these children (aged 3 and 5). When they visit my friend and put on the PS/SS movie, when Snape comes on they shout out "There's Aunt Madelyn's boyfriend!" Hee. (She's also Snape obsessed, but I digress...)

Happy respective holidays to all...


dobbyiscool - Apr 11, 2004 9:15 am (#1024 of 2912)

AHHH! It's snowing!!! We told my younger cousins that Santa Clause had to fill in for the Easter Bunny, because it is snowing and I didn't want to, er, he didn't want to hide eggs outside in the snow. We, er, Santa, hid them in my cousin's house instead.


scully jones - Apr 11, 2004 9:31 am (#1025 of 2912)

We're off to work now, we didn't even dye eggs... I hope Jimmie will take me to the store later so we can buy candy... I really want peeps now!


Leviosa - Apr 11, 2004 12:02 pm (#1026 of 2912)

Happy Easter and Passover everyone!! (I wish I could so some cool smilies )

I'll be going to Munich on Monday and Tuesday so I probably won't be around. Have a great time everyone!!


septentrion - Apr 11, 2004 1:33 pm (#1027 of 2912)

No peep in France, just chocolate eggs, hens, ducks, rabbits... you hide in the garden and the children are told the bells let them drop while flying to Roma. I really enjoyed to look for eggs in the garden when I was a child.

I've read something about "afikomen" : what's this ?

Mrs Sirius what a pity it took so much time to find out what your disease was but now you'll be able to recover.

Flame I'm happy you have some more time with your kitty.

I know the day I'll have an oral in order to get a promotion : the 23rd of april, a friday, at 16:15, at the very end of the week. I hope I won't feel too tired and/or too nervous.


Madame Librarian - Apr 11, 2004 1:52 pm (#1028 of 2912)

OK, long-ish explanation about "afikomen." It's a Greek word (old Greek, probably) that loosely translates to mean dessert. In the beginning of the seder dinner on Passover, the leader breaks one of the three ritual matzahs in half (there are tons of ordinary ones, but three are part of the ritual). One half is used during the meal for blessings, etc. The second half is the "afikomen." Depending on how your particular family does things, the leader will wrap up the half and hide it for safekeeping, or set it on the table nearby and one of the children will swipe it and then hide it. Often the kids will gang up and form a consortium.

When the big meal is over, the leader calls for the "afikomen," but, oh my, where the devil is it? See, you can't finish the seder without it. So, if Dad (or Mom) had it hidden, the kids form search teams and scour the house, usually finding it in some clever place. If the kids have it hidden already, Mom (or Dad) may make a half-hearted attempt to find it. Actually this kidnap and hiding game can go back and forth during the course of the seder, so everyone tries to stay on the alert. At the end, though, it's usually always the kids who have it, and they ransom it back to the leader so the seder can proceed. Again, customs vary, but bargaining is hot and furious--some offer money (to be paid later since it's a holiday), sometimes it's a toy or a promise of some activity (yes, I'll take to opening night of "Prisoner of Azkaban" even if the showing is at midnight), whatever.

All done in good spirit and fun. Kids love it, and will sit relatively nicely at an admittedly l-o-o-n-g dinner just to be able to snatch, find, and hide the "afikomen." At our house this year we had two little guys, who got toys, and four college kids (yeah, you usually adjust the age limit participation based on who's at your seder) who got loaded Starbucks cards. A good time was had by all.

Oh, yes, Jack (my husband) first hid it in the top rack of the dishwasher, but when my sister nearly ran a load (she saw something odd out of the corner of her eye just in time), I re-hid it back in the open matzah box. I remember one year, my dad hid it in the freezer! Best hiding place ever, took us forever to find it. Needed lots of hints.

Isn't it odd that both holidays involve a hiding/finding game with treats of some sort as a reward?

Ciao. Barb


Acceber - Apr 11, 2004 2:08 pm (#1029 of 2912)

Barb, when I saw septentrion's post asking what afikomen was, I was going to give a one-sentence answer which would have read something like, "The service leader breaks the middle matza, hides it secretively, then the kids (or kids at heart)look for it. If they find it, they get a reward, usually money." Then, I saw your post and realized I didn't have to say anything, you had done such a good job. OH well... Next year perhaps.

Happy Spring Holidays to all!


scully jones - Apr 11, 2004 3:34 pm (#1030 of 2912)

Easter Surprise Happy Easter!!!


prof sprout - Apr 11, 2004 4:06 pm (#1031 of 2912)

Sarah, I'm from Michigan also. My fiancé goes to MSU also. I was looking at you homepage. Jimmy and I have both Taurus Monkeys also, our birthdays are 3 day apart (he's older). Email me sometime jenblack@hotmail.com You look familiar too me. I don't know why, maybe I've seen you around sometime.

Happy Easter everyone


Viola Intonada - Apr 11, 2004 5:58 pm (#1032 of 2912)

Happy Easter and a belated Happy Passover!


Madam Poppy - Apr 11, 2004 11:00 pm (#1033 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 12, 2004 12:01 am

Thanks again one and all for your encouragement.

I am checking back here when I can make the time. They had me work 7 days in a row! My feet were (are) killing me. Luckily they gave me Saturday off, and I requested Sunday (Easter) and Monday (tomorrow) off. (Monday I go to the Dentist...ugh) Next Saturday the 17th I am in charge of "Make A Difference Day" at work. Our employee volunteers will be replanting a tiny city park that is at the corner of our store parking lot. "Something" (weed killer) killed all the plants and 14 trees last summer! Our city gave me $200.00 to spend on plants. I hope I have picked out the best plants and everything will look nice when all is done. I haven't received much help from anyone involved. Oh well, it has to look better than it does now.


Madame Librarian - Apr 12, 2004 3:55 am (#1034 of 2912)

Acceber, your answer was great--the essence of simple clarity. Mine was a treatise of ehtnic religious practices. Both have advantages. I am usually incapable of brevity, and I view this as a problem most times. Thanks for the compliment, though.

Ciao. Barb


Doris Crockford - Apr 12, 2004 5:33 am (#1035 of 2912)

Blast, you asked a while ago where I go to school. I go to school in York, not too far from Etobicoke, although technically it's all called Toronto now.

Veronika, you asked awhile ago, but yes, the Laura Secord shops are around all year, they sell ice cream and lots of other stuff other than chocolate but they're famous for their chocolate. And in Canada, we do ski a lot, but it depends where you live. Near my house, all the snow is melted, and the last time I skiied was about a month ago (mid-march is usually the end of ski season for my friends and family). But I think that in British Columbia and Alberta, you can ski year-round.


boop - Apr 12, 2004 5:59 am (#1036 of 2912)


Aimee and Rawenclaw Girl, sorry I missed your birthdays on the 10th.so here is a late

Good morning Everyone, hope you didn't eat to much candy! Hope everyone had a nice holiday. Have a great week everyone.


septentrion - Apr 12, 2004 6:22 am (#1037 of 2912)

thanks a lot Barb and Acceber for your answers. Long answers on these matters are not too long for me as I hardly know anything about these traditions. However it sounds funny, as funny as looking for chocolate eggs in the garden or trying to see santa Claus leaving gifts at the bottom of the Christmas tree (which I never successed in).


Karla Labanda - Apr 12, 2004 9:19 am (#1038 of 2912)

Mrs. Sirius:

I hope you will be OK, soon. I hope you enjoy "Harry Potter y la Orden del Fénix" It si wonderful

Little late, but ¡Felices Pascuas!!


VeronikaG - Apr 12, 2004 9:25 am (#1039 of 2912)

Back to school tomorrow, oohh.... I can't believe Easter's already over (although in Norway it's Easter from Palm Sunday to Easter Day. We love holidays).

Last year spring term finished about this time, so after Easter there really wasn't much to return to at school. Just the preparations for exams. Students complained about the short terms, so now it's been made a few weeks longer, to give us more time to prepare for the exams.

It's nearly summer here. I'm sure that all the trees will be completely green two weeks from now. And some of you poor guys got snow. Oh, well... It melts, but leaves these big puddles that you have to *swim* through to get to the garage or bus stop, in the process.


Madame Librarian - Apr 12, 2004 11:13 am (#1040 of 2912)

At the grocery check-out today, the clerk said they had packages of left-over Peeps they were giving away for free. Did I want some? Sure--can I have yellow ones? Sure. (Now, isn't that nice? A normally dreaded trip for groceries turns out to have an up side.)

They're bunny Peeps, not chick Peeps. Is that still considered the Real McCoy? Naturally, I am letting them "age" a bit before digging in. I haven't had one in so long, I can't honestly say whether I like them or not. Not usually fond of marshmallow, but these are Peeps! after all.

Ciao. Barb


dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 11:18 am (#1041 of 2912)

Alas, Madame Librarian, you have way more will power the I. If I were you, I would have long since devoured the Peeps, and then gone out to see if I could get more. Not to mention, I would have asked for yellow chick Peeps. FYI, for all those who missed out on the Easter Peeps, they now sell them for almost every other holiday. I don't think I could eat a jack-o-lanturn one, but I suppose they are all the same.


Padfoot - Apr 12, 2004 11:21 am (#1042 of 2912)

I have always preferred the Peeps fresh out of the box. I don't like them crunchy. I do prefer the yellow ones, but I have a hard time resisting the pink ones too. I haven't tried the non Easter peeps before, though I have seen them too.


dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 11:22 am (#1043 of 2912)

I agree with you, padfoot. I don't like the crunchy. Then again, I rarely leave them around long enough for them to get crunchy.


Madame Librarian - Apr 12, 2004 11:28 am (#1044 of 2912)

According to the stale Peeps connoiseurs (sp?), you don't want them to get crunchy, just kind of...stiff (but still bendable). Alas, there were no chick ones left, it was bunnies or nothin'.

Ciao. Barb


dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 11:31 am (#1045 of 2912)

Then I hope you will enjoy them, even if they are stiff and bunnies instead of soft, delectible chicks... I personally am going to continue my tradition of devouring my chick Peeps directly out of the box the minute I get home from the store (if not sooner). Should the store be out of chicks, I suppose the bunnies would do.


Julia. - Apr 12, 2004 11:56 am (#1046 of 2912)

Barb, were those peeps Kosher for Passover? *puts hands on hips and gives Barb menacing stare*


Madame Librarian - Apr 12, 2004 12:22 pm (#1047 of 2912)

Probably not, but as I'm "ageing" them, Passover will be over.

Ciao. Barb

EDIT--"Ageing" looks funny, doesn't it? "Aging" looks equally funny. OK, the editor I used to be is shouting, "Recast the darn sentence!!" So, ...I'm letting them age. Better, yes?


dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 1:09 pm (#1048 of 2912)

Much better, Barb! Then again, I wouldn't have noticed anything had you not brought it up...


Denise P. - Apr 12, 2004 1:11 pm (#1049 of 2912)

I looked on the alt.food.peeps FAQ and it says Peeps are not kosher for Passover. It doesn't say why though. The ingredients are sugar, corn syrup and gelatin....they do have trace amounts of flavoring, coloring, wax, unpronounceable preservatives and such.

And how scary is it...that there is a Peeps FAQ ??


Blast - Apr 12, 2004 1:27 pm (#1050 of 2912)

Doris, I know York very well. My wife lived on Jane St. and St. Claire my cousin lived there too, in the Caladonia Eglington area. The only school that I can remember is George Harvey Collegiate. I don't think that Peeps are Kosher because of the gelatin. Gina are Snape Beverages Kosher?
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Madame Librarian - Apr 12, 2004 2:06 pm (#1051 of 2912)

Two things go against them--gelatin (an animal product) would make them unkosher for any time, corn syrup is a problem just at Passover. It's a grain product and therefore taboo because it could be fermentable. Yes, I know the logic is tenuous, but those ancients who came up with the system were darn thorough...and picky.

Ya know, even Coke makes a sugar-based version--no corn syrup--just for the kosher for Passover market. It's so in demand by hard core Coke afficianados (Jewish or not) that people have been known to hoard it, buy out whole shelves of it, just to have a long-lasting supply.

Ciao. Barb


Gina R Snape - Apr 12, 2004 3:17 pm (#1052 of 2912)

Blast, I guess you weren't around this time last year. Snape beverages are indeed kosher for passover.

Barb, does the kosher for passover Coca-cola taste any different from the regular stuff?


Julia. - Apr 12, 2004 3:31 pm (#1053 of 2912)

Gina, I'm glad to hear that Snape beverages are kosher for Passover, I shall have to pick some up in the near future. And, as an avid drinker of Coke, I can tell you that I have not really noticed a difference in the taste of Passover Coke and Regular Coke, although the Passover coke is much more fizzy than the regular stuff.


Gina R Snape - Apr 12, 2004 3:50 pm (#1054 of 2912)

Good to know! Fizzy is good.


Acceber - Apr 12, 2004 3:57 pm (#1055 of 2912)

Fizzy very good, Gina. Fizzy fizzy. Oh, that is very fun to type .

Barb and Septentrion, thanks for your comments on my post. I feel special now .


SarcasticGinny - Apr 12, 2004 5:37 pm (#1056 of 2912)

Is it appropriate to ask what kind of alcohol a person keeping kosher for passover is allowed to drink? Feel free to edit this post if it isn't, but my friend (a college student) diligently keeps kosher, but he wants to know if there's anything other than maneschevitz (sp?) that he can drink when we go out. Anyone know?

Have a good week, all. I'm co-producing "Guys and Dolls" at the school where I student teach, and our show opens thursday (eek!), so I won't be on much. Hope everyone's week finds them happy and healthy, and can't wait to catch up later on!


dobbyiscool - Apr 12, 2004 5:58 pm (#1057 of 2912)

I hope the show is good, Sarcastic Ginny. My week is hectic b/c my mom is running for school board, and elections are tommarow.


Gina R Snape - Apr 12, 2004 6:48 pm (#1058 of 2912)

Well, there's also Shapiro's wines, but I only know that because their headquarters are in my neighbourhood down the block from Streits' matzoh factory.

On a good day, if you watch the guys making the matzoh, they'll give you a piece through the window!


Julia. - Apr 12, 2004 7:10 pm (#1059 of 2912)

Well SarcasticGinny, for Passover he can drink potato vodka. For the rest of the year, he can drink pretty much all hard likor, not sure about beer, but I do know that there are a lot of good kosher wines out there, but being only 18 I'm not sure what they are.


Madame Librarian - Apr 12, 2004 7:38 pm (#1060 of 2912)

Any decent wine shop can offer a fair variety of kosher wines in all price ranges, foreign and domestic, red and white. The classic, Concord wine that used to be the only game in town when it came to Passover is just too sweet for most adult palates, but, hey, call me a kid at heart, I love it! It's one of the sense memories I associate with the holidays. But it is really sweet.

Ciao. Barb


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 12, 2004 8:05 pm (#1061 of 2912)

Aww, Blast, great avatar! Thanks for thinking of me. That bagpiper on the far left is a representation of you.


Mrs. Sirius - Apr 12, 2004 8:30 pm (#1062 of 2912)


I'm so glad to hear that someone else likes Manchewitz! My mother used to serve it to us with dinner during holiday dinners (Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!) This of course was back in the dark ages when there were no rules about serving your own minor children. She served it to use so that we could feel like a part of the dinner, we had water goblets and wine goblets just like everyone one else. I liked it because it was so sweet. The alcohol didn't really do much for me, but I do have an insatiable sweet tooth.

So many people say unflattering things about this grape concord drink but, if you compare it to the native Dominican wine "Caballo Blanco", this is actually good. Grapes in the Dominican Republic grow on the beaches on trees. They have a huge seed and very little juice, but it is very sweet. The wine however does not reflect the sweetness of the fruit and instead it's taste has been compared, by my husband at least, to turpentine.

SG, Break a leg!!


VeronikaG - Apr 13, 2004 1:00 am (#1063 of 2912)

I hope "Mister Sirius" has never really tasted turpentine, because it's rather damaging for your health. I don't know if it's as bad as methanol, but certainly not Kosher. :-P

Is it very serious for a Jew to eat something not Kosher? I have heard about some meat being unsuitable because of the behavior of the animal (pigs sometimes eat each other, and so), but is it really bad to accidentally eat pork? Is there some sort of consequence, or is it just the same uncomfortable feeling most people would get if they were told they had just eaten stir fried rat.

Unnecessary information; Up until WW II, most farmers in Norway considered it sinful to eat birds, because they have claws. Eating mackerel was almost considered cannibalism, because mackerels were said to eat drowned sailors, and consisted partly of human flesh!

I'm back at school today, but it seems half of my group has a hard time recovering from holidays. To much fun can be bad for you.


Blast - Apr 13, 2004 1:27 am (#1064 of 2912)

Thanks Abby, one thing though I have much nicer legs. Neffertiti was quite stunning looking, it's too bad that Egypt can't have a lot of the treasures taken from the country back. At least all Tut's articles are still there.


Julia. - Apr 13, 2004 3:23 am (#1065 of 2912)

Well Veronika, back in the day you would be sentenced to death for not keeping strict kosher. Today however, there is no penalty, other than your own guilt. I keep strict kosher, with one exception of this place in New Haven called "Louis' Lunch." That's where the hamburger was invented, and it is the only place where I ever eat non-kosher foods, and I always feel extremely guilty afterwards, which is probably why I don't do it very often. There are several Jews for whom this is not a problem, many do not bother to keep kosher at all.

As for certain meat being unsuitable because of how the animals behave, this is not true. Certain meats are unacceptable because of the animal's anatomy. It says in the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) that we shall only eat the meat of land animals that have cloven hooves and that chew their cud, and sea animals that have fins and scales. Pigs do not have cloven hoovs and octopui don't have fins or scales, and that is why they're unkosher.

I hope that clears things up for you

I love maneschevitz too


Fawkes Forever - Apr 13, 2004 4:50 am (#1066 of 2912)

See, thats what I love about this forum.... not only is it fun, but it's educational

I became an Aunt again this morning... so I'm in a fantastic mood.... a little girl... no names yet.... I might suggest Hermione (joke) I'm going to see my new niece after work today, so I can't wait! So excited


Denise P. - Apr 13, 2004 5:11 am (#1067 of 2912)

Snow! It is the middle of April and we woke up to SNOW this morning! Jim...I hold YOU responsible for this.....Not a lot but the ground has a covering on it. Now, go figure, we are supposed to be in the mid 80's this weekend.


mollis - Apr 13, 2004 5:30 am (#1068 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 13, 2004 6:31 am

I am really enjoying learning about kosher food and Passover. I always knew the basic principles of the event, but this is great to hear so many personal stories and detailed explanations. (Barb- I've never once read a post of yours and thought it was too wordy. You give wonderfully colorful explanations!)

Congrats on the niece Fawkes! And sorry about the snow Denise. It's been cold a rainy here for 3 days now. But we are also supposed to warm up by the weekend. You know what they say "April showers bring May flowers!"

So here's some flowers for all with rain and snow today:


Emily - Apr 13, 2004 5:37 am (#1069 of 2912)

Congrats Fawkes!


Catherine - Apr 13, 2004 5:38 am (#1070 of 2912)

Hi everyone,

I've enjoyed the Peeps and Passover posts. I found it especially funny because this morning in our local newspaper there was an article about a woman in the next town who has combined her love of Peeps and Tolkien. She dresses the Peeps up as characters from the novels and photographs the vignettes. I tried to go to her website, but alas the bandwidth was exceeded so I didn't get to see hobbit peeps and dwarven peeps. Oh well!

I just didn't realize there was a whole subculture about Peeps.

You learn something new every day.

Cheers! Catherine


boop - Apr 13, 2004 6:07 am (#1071 of 2912)

Fawkesenjoy your new niece!

Denise, LOL Jim did a snow dance last night, and just didn't let on he did it. We will have to let him know about this tonight. We will have to get even with him for this.


Madame Librarian - Apr 13, 2004 7:04 am (#1072 of 2912)

No snow here in the Chicago area, but really cold (upper 30s) for April, and mucho windy. In keeping with our motto--"If you don't like the weather here, just wait a day or so, it'll change completely."--the forecast shows an alarmingly quick (though welcome) rise in temp to the mid-70s by Friday. (Note to Euro-friends, that's in Fahrenheit.)

Mollis, thanks for the compliment. Aww, shucks--I am blushing a little.

Happy new baby niece, Fawkes. Have a pic yet?

Boop--the child awakes! He looks worried, but sooo cute. Probably concerned about Harry. (I'm of the school that believes that babies are infinitely wise and know the Ultimate Truths but forget it all when they start to walk and talk.)

Julia, your info was correct re kosher/not, but I'd like to add that in ways to be expected as a religious practice evolves over time, there are complexities that are important, but not terribly interesting to explain. I am a Reform Jew and do not keep kosher. I'm like the delis in NY city--kosher style. But, many Reform Jews do keep kosher, so don't assume anything by what I say. It's a truly individual decision really, that most adults grapple with at some point or another. I was raised in a kosher home, so I know the drill, so to speak.

One tidbit of interest: the thing that sort of started it all--the only line that deals with the essence of "kashrut" (kosh-ROOT--keeping kosher) in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is in Leviticus (not sure of chapter and verse, but we just read it last Sabbath) talks about not boiling a calf in its mother's milk, which became the rule about not mixing dairy with meat. All the rest of the rules and regulations come from commentary and rabbinic law.

Ciao. Barb


Fawkes Forever - Apr 13, 2004 7:23 am (#1073 of 2912)

Thanks Guys... no pics yet, but am on my way to see her tonight after work... I can't wait!

Denise... wow, I can't imagine snow at this time of year! Well actually, 10 years ago we got a snow storm in the 2nd week of April, & that was considered freak weather conditions. I hope it warms up for you guys soon. As usual its rain rain rain over here, but as Mollis said, 'April Showers Bring forth May Flowers'.... hee hee, I didn't know you guys had that saying too

Barb, I've never found your posts 'too wordy' either (although I'm not one to talk ) Infact I always learn something new!

Oh just remembered, now that easter is over... Popkin should be 'popping' back on to the forum.... if you're out there... we missed ya!

Flame, big hugs to Sam...


Blast - Apr 13, 2004 7:25 am (#1074 of 2912)

Actually those Rabbis were very sensible men. A lot of the Kosher laws were put down pre refrigeration and were basically common sense.


Denise P. - Apr 13, 2004 7:39 am (#1075 of 2912)

I second that! Popkin, you have been missed and your absence was noticed. Hope you had a nice internet free time and have decided to join us again.


Flame Alligator - Apr 13, 2004 8:15 am (#1076 of 2912)[/B][/Size]

Congratulations Auntie Fawkes!!! Enjoy being auntie and, of course, you will babysit alot. Thanks for sending Sam hugs. I call her Sam or Sami-Sami. Like the Chinese, when you like someone alot you say their name twice. (So nice you say the name twice) Belated Top of the mornin to ya, Fawkes-Fawkes!

Blast, I am loving your avatar. I have an Egyptian postcard of Nefertiti that I laminated and put on the glass of my bookcase. Thanks for putting her on the forum. I love to look at her.

Sarcastic Ginny, Break a leg! (Theatre talk for good luck) I love the musical Guys and Dolls. It is one my favorites. I was in a production of it in college. I was a dancer in the chorus. Lots of fun!!

Boop, Dustin with his eyes open. Awwww he looks worried. A kiss for the baby. Thanks boop for posting him.

Madam Librarian, Ditto to mollis comments on your posts. I always find so wonderfully informative.

I had a long weekend and now it is back to teaching yoga to my "yoga troops". I have new yoga music, which means my classes are in for quite a workout today and all this week. I did 3 hours of yoga Sunday. Guess I was inspired by my new music. I have the DOMS(Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) today. So I am going in a do a short session just to work out some of this soreness. Can't let my class see me moving funny can I?

It is going to be very warm today, 70 degrees F Yay!!! I am so thrilled. Everybody have a great day! I am having one in spite of DOMS.


Blast - Apr 13, 2004 8:20 am (#1077 of 2912)

Too bad about the snow Denise, we are just getting a lot of very cold rain. But everything is starting to turn green, in fact looking out the back it reminds me of Ireland, in fact I think that I just saw Fawkes running barefoot through the grass. I did not know what surgery that Kip had, but reading his thread about it, I can relate to what he is going through. Although my surgery was not as extensive I know of people who cannot function with diseases of the colons. Myself I have good days and bad days today is a bad day. Constant pain is not nice, but at least I can function. My thoughts go out to those who can't, it must be very frustrating. My illium gets inflamed and you can't sleep, you don't want to eat, and have little energy to do anything. I saw a lady that I worked for a few years ago the other day. She said that I looked fantastic because I slimmed down so much(80 pounds) until I told her how I did it by being ill. She thought that I must of come upon a new diet. Move over Jarrod, Blast is the new slim guy on the block. As long as I keep my sense of humour, I think that I will be able to handle this disease, Kip good luck and I hope that this procedure is successful and leads to a more managable treatment. Flame I am glad that Sami is getting lots of care, you will always remember this time with a :)I think that the bust is one of the best works of art ever created by the hands of humankind.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 13, 2004 8:50 am (#1078 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 13, 2004 9:52 am

This is a picture of my daughter, Elise and her fiancé. She is graduating from College with honors next week, and they are getting married the following week.

I am one proud Papa!


Denise P. - Apr 13, 2004 8:57 am (#1079 of 2912)

Congrats Marcus and family. How exciting, a college graduation and a wedding right after. I know you will be one busy papa for a bit there.

Here is a picture taken from my front porch, looking westward. Not a lot of snow but still snow!


Madame Librarian - Apr 13, 2004 10:00 am (#1080 of 2912)

Ooooh, a wedding! I love weddings. Graduations are nice, too. Congrats, Prefect Marcus. Do you have a toast prepared? Or, if you're going to say a few words, may I suggest: nitwit, blubber, oddment, tweak.

Ciao. Barb


Gina R Snape - Apr 13, 2004 10:28 am (#1081 of 2912)

Well Denise. As far as I'm concerned, this time of year ANY amount of snow is too much snow!!!

Congratulations Marcus!


septentrion - Apr 13, 2004 10:37 am (#1082 of 2912)

this thread is very instructive indeed !

I'm sorry for all of you who have to deal with snow or rain in April. Oh we also have a motto for April here : "in April don't take off any thread" (en avril ne te découvre pas d'un fil). My dictionary tells it means something like "never cast a clout till May is out".

Fawkes congrats for being an auntie. Sure you'll spoil that baby Wink

Blast I love your Nefertiti and completely agree with the absolute beauty of this work. You know, even if we nowadays think it's bad to take works out of their country, Egypt has enough for all the world. There you dig you find something. The egyptian department of the Louvre is amazing, I'm sure the British Museum one is amazing too and yet the museum of Cairo is too big to be well visited on an only day.

Marcus I hope your daughter will have all the happiness possible.


Marie E. - Apr 13, 2004 10:53 am (#1083 of 2912)

I woke up yesterday morning to snow. Thank goodness it is gone today. As far as snow goes around here, all bets are off until June. We had it in May when I was pregnant with Lexie. Nothing gives a pregnant woman the jitters like watching five inches of snow accumulate on the ground! I had nightmares of my husband delivering in the bathtub.

Congratulations, Fawkes and Marcus! I raise a Peep to both of you!


Prefect Marcus - Apr 13, 2004 11:12 am (#1084 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 13, 2004 12:14 pm

Thank-you Denise. Yes I am going to be very busy starting next week.

I love weddings too, Barb. No, I have no toast prepared. LDS weddings are a little different from most others.

First of all, the actual wedding is done inside the temple where only faithful members may enter. Second, large weddings are discouraged. The focus is meant to be upon the couple and upon the sacred nature of their union. Large gatherings can all too easily detract from that. There is also the practical matter that few sealing rooms can hold more than 50 people.

The Bride and Groom kneel and hold hands facing each other across an altar. Behind them are large parallel mirrors. Their mutual reflections go on forever. This represents eternity. Mormons do not marry in the temple, "Till death do you part;" but for time and all eternity. In the temple, there are no best men, maids of honor, flower girls, ring bearers, giving of the bride, walking down the aisle, etc. In fact, the rings are not even part of the official ceremony. There is just the happy couple, the officiator, two witnesses, your closest friends and family, and God and his angels.

Now the reception outside is a different matter. That is where all the standard wedding trappings come into play. These can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. The one big difference is that devout Mormons do not consume alcohol. Toasting is what you do to slices of bread and marshmallows. So there is little tradition of toasts at weddings. (Which is not such a bad thing, judging from what I've heard others say as they prepare with fear and trembling!)


boop - Apr 13, 2004 11:49 am (#1085 of 2912)

Marcus, congratulations,on your daughter’s wedding and graduation. Give the couple my best. Thank you for sharing the picture of the beautiful couple. We look forward to hearing all about the wedding.

Denise any amount of snow this time of year is too much.

Yes the picture of Dustin is not very good, but at least you can see him with his eyes open. Dustin is now 3 weeks old, still so tiny.


Acceber - Apr 13, 2004 12:00 pm (#1086 of 2912)

Congratualations to Fawkes on becoming an Auntie again. And congratulations to Marcus on your daughter's graduation and marriage.

Great new pic of Dustin, boop. His eyes have opened!


Padfoot - Apr 13, 2004 12:11 pm (#1087 of 2912)

Wow, my internet connection goes down for the morning and suddenly there are a billion posts to catch up on. This is a really chatty bunch!

Congratulations to Marcus and Fawkes each!

Barb, you mentioned that in Chicago you wait a day or two and the weather will change. Here in Colorado, the saying is: If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes. It's so true. There was some snow on the ground this morning. Now it is 63 degrees and sunny. The weather changes so fast here. But we do get lots of sun shine.

Thanks everyone for the information on kosher foods. Isn't shellfish non kosher? It's very interesting to learn about. Also interesting to learn about LDS weddings too. We are a very diverse and interesting group! :-)


Madame Librarian - Apr 13, 2004 12:14 pm (#1088 of 2912)

Prefect Marcus, that sounds like a lovely ceremony and a large dose of sanity in terms of keeping things at a human scale for the wedding reception. The stories I've heard about elaborate weddings, and I've been to a fair number, too.

At any rate, if, as father of the bride, you are called upon to say a few words, my might find you a few more potential HP buddies if you look around the room to see who "got it." Seriously, I'm sure you have much more substantial things in mind to offer as your parental blessing.

Ciao. Barb


dobbyiscool - Apr 13, 2004 12:45 pm (#1089 of 2912)

It's in the sixties now in good old South Dakota, so all signs that it was snowing two days ago are totally gone. My aunt said the last time it snowed this late in the year, was about ten years ago when she was moving to Texas. It snowed the day they left, the third week in April. She said then that she would never move back here. Oddly enough, she now lives in Minnesota, four hours north of where I am.


Blast - Apr 13, 2004 12:47 pm (#1090 of 2912)

Marcus, my oldest lives three thousand miles away from us, that is where she goes to school. Her boyfriend and his family live there. When she graduates she will be teaching up in the artic. Then she wants to come home and get married in a very old Church. Talk about logistic problems.I hope the reception isn't planned for our backyard not that it is small, but the house is comfortable with only one bathroom.


Detail Seeker - Apr 13, 2004 1:00 pm (#1091 of 2912)

Congratulations Siobhan and Marcus !

Denise, that´s about the amount of snow we had that winter - if it tends to stay, I would take it, as I like snow - even in April.


Julia. - Apr 13, 2004 1:15 pm (#1092 of 2912)

Mazel tov on your daughter's graduation and wedding Marcus, and mazel tov on becoming an aunt again Siobhan!!!! Wonderful news all around! Wow, wish I had something cool to tell you, but alas, I don't.

No padfoot, shellfish is not kosher, as it does not have fins and scales. All the kosher laws actually are in Leviticus, but I'm far too lazy to do so at the moment. Let me know if you'd like me to though.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 13, 2004 1:19 pm (#1093 of 2912)


More than once I have told my daughters that they were to elope! They know I was teasing of course. Very Happy



Padfoot - Apr 13, 2004 1:19 pm (#1094 of 2912)

No thanks. I mean, I know how exciting Leviticus is and all... But I won't make you do the research. Besides, if I really wanted to I could look it up myself. But first I have to continue reading through the back log of posts here on the forum. So much to read, so little time.


Denise P. - Apr 13, 2004 1:21 pm (#1095 of 2912)

Heh heh, Marcus...we often tell our oldest we want her to elope off to the Temple as well. Of course, that is really not possible to do but we still tease her about it. (Not possible to do because you just can't show up at the door and be married LOL)

On the kosher note, I bet you could google search it rather than stumble through the thees, thous and begats to find the specific references you are looking for.


Marie E. - Apr 13, 2004 3:41 pm (#1096 of 2912)

padfoot, I've often said the official motto of Colorado is Better Bring A Jacket. It snowed on Pikes Peak on the 4th of July once. Very depressing.


Catherine - Apr 13, 2004 3:56 pm (#1097 of 2912)


Best wishes to you and yours! To copy the best: "Tuck In!"


Dr Filibuster - Apr 13, 2004 4:07 pm (#1098 of 2912)

Popkin is back and postng!

Congrats Marcus and Siobhan (bet you were only half joking about calling yur neice Hermione).

Once again this thread is HUGE but also hugely informative.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 13, 2004 4:52 pm (#1099 of 2912)

Actually, Denise, all you have to do is have a recommend and meet the legal requirements of whichever state the temple is in. I doubt getting a Nevada marriage license to use in one of their temples is very hard.

Temples do ask that you schedule marriages in advance so they can be sure to have a sealer there for your marriage. Otherwise you run the risk of showing up and not finding anyone qualified to marry you!

But who says you can't plan your elopement in advance? :-)


scully jones - Apr 13, 2004 5:01 pm (#1100 of 2912)

'April Showers Bring forth May Flowers'.... Someone said....

My mom taught us this one... 'But what do Mayflowers bring?' (the answer will be at the end of my message)...

Congrats on the 'betrothal' of thine daughter Marcus!

Please, please let us get some SUN! It was so rainy and cloudy and *shudder* WINDY today!


Oh well.... If you were wondering the answer is 'PILGRIMS'.

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Marye Lupin - Apr 13, 2004 5:01 pm (#1101 of 2912)

Hi! I thought I'd drop in and say hi. I feel like I haven't posted anything in months! My school play (Peter Pan) just ended just before easter break and that's been keeping me insanely busy since the beginning of february (today was the first day in at least a month and a half that I've actually been able to go directly home after school) but it was worth it. This is the last school play I'll be involved in since I'm graduating in June so I've sort of been dedicating more time than usual to it-- I've been getting extremely sentimental lately Smile

I've been popping in every once in a while but I've barely had time to read more than a couple threads a day so I know have about a gazillion posts to read (I'm thinking of just hitting the "Mark as read" button for everything but that seems so...extreme).

Congratulations to Marcus and Siobhan!


Denise P. - Apr 13, 2004 5:02 pm (#1102 of 2912)

Oh, I know it can be done. I just mean it can't be done on a whim the day after you meet someone It requires more than a little planning and if you want it kept secret...that makes it even harder.


Blast - Apr 13, 2004 5:16 pm (#1103 of 2912)

My wife and I wanted to have a city hall wedding, When we went to get an appointment there was long wait. My sister suggested getting married at her church, as we have done some charity work with one of their groups. My wife being catholic and me a protestant, we did not want to upset either side with a church wedding. Dr. Stewart was obliging when we met him on Sunday after service. We made plans for the service on Friday afternoon. Well everyone got together and we had a nice little ceremony in downtown Toronto Friday afternoon. When we exited the church there was a greeting of about three hundred strangers in front of the church to clap. These were people on their way to the subway from work, they saw people outside waiting for us and decided to hang around. My mother had got on the phone and invited as many obscure relatives as she could. For two people who just wanted a small intimate wedding we ended up with a whole pile. My sister had the reception at her house, very crowded indeed. The house was like a scene out of a Marx Brothers’ movie.


Ticker - Apr 13, 2004 6:51 pm (#1104 of 2912)

My hubby was the youth pastor in our church when we married (= HUGE wedding). It was very wonderful.

Denise, your photo looks just like Easter did here. Although, like dobbyiscool said, it sure has turned nice now. It's tradition to have snow on Easter, even if it's in the 70's during Holy Week (week prior). I hope you are as fortunate as we are today with your weather.

Congrats Fawkes & Marcus!


virgoddess1313 - Apr 13, 2004 7:20 pm (#1105 of 2912)

Well, I've learned a valuable lesson. Not coming to the forum in nearly 2 weeks is a bad idea.

I meant to get on Thursday, because I'd had an interesting experience. I'm Presbyterian and I'd gone to our Maundy Thursday service. I was a little confused when they say us all down at the tables where there were some unusual things on the table. What it was, was a modified seder... very interesting though. I'd never experienced that before, but apparently a lot of the people there had. It was a very different experience for me and I really enjoyed it. I just thought I'd share that, a bit late though it was.

Blast, I love the avatar... Akhenaten and his family, including Nefertiti is my favorite historical subject.


dobbyiscool - Apr 13, 2004 7:30 pm (#1106 of 2912)

Ok, I could post this in the YKYAHPFW... section, but it pertains more here, so...

Today in Student Leadership class, we were trying to see where we could buy sugar cane to try (long story). Anyway, I search 'sugar cane' or something to that effect, and one of the many results was... kosher coke. I immediately thought of the forum and, because I had never heard of it before last week, I thought it was an odd coincidence.

Later Gators! -Dobbyiscool

EDIT: BTW, my Mom won her school board re-election campaion tonight by a landslide, so while she is celebrating w/ friends (and my dad), my sister and I are staying up past bed time. Anyway, it's cool that my mom one, but she's home now,so I gotta go...


Hem Hem - Apr 13, 2004 10:04 pm (#1107 of 2912)

If anybody wants to buy the "Kosher for Passover" coke -- the type with sugar instead of corn-syrup, my sources have told me that it comes with a yellow cap. It should be readily available in the supermarkets.

Actually, I learned while talking to a Kashruth ("Kosherness") specialist over the holiday. He said that he had gone to the Coke plant in order to see if the ingredients used were Kosher for Pesach. But there was a problem: the Coke folks were so secretive that they wouldn't tell him what the ingredients were, exactly. They will not show a proper list of the ingredients for fear of an imposter copying the recipe. They showed him a few dozen ingredients, and told him that only about ten of the ingredients were actually used. It may be, based on what he saw, that the "Pesach Coke" without the corn syrup is identical to year-round coke. The plant wouldn't admit it, although that's certainly how it seemed.....

Anyways, how interesting it has been to return to the forum after two days of holiday, only to find that the chat thread has 70 new posts, and lots of discussion about Kosher foods! Well, now that Pesach has ended, boy am I looking forward to running downstairs for a doughnut in a minute!

Congratulations to Siobhan and Marcus! Marc, where does your daughter go to school?


Fawkes Forever - Apr 14, 2004 12:14 am (#1108 of 2912)

My my, we are a chatty bunch. My head is buzzing from all these new facts.... in a good way though Thanks for all the well wishes. *takes Peep from Marie & apparates into Blasts garden to run barefoot again *

Congrats Marcus... wow, a graduation and a wedding.... I'd say there is some excitement in your household at the moment. You must be so proud! Best of luck for the big day!

My Niece is beautiful, so tiny & cute. She slept the whole time I was there last night... but shes adorable. She's a little red head... hee hee, so I then giggled that they should call her Ginny... hee hee! A name has been picked, but I'm bound to secrecy until all the grandparents know.... but they won't be reading here... but I'll still feel like I broke my promise... but I will be able to tell you all tomorrow!

Septentrion, wow we also have that saying... "never cast a clout till May is out".
I remember my Gran telling me that.... because over here the temperature begins to rise quite a bit in May.... but she always said not to be running around in t-shirts until May was over.... as the weather still had a tendancy to change.... May & June are normally the sunniest months here.... we call it 'exam weather', as when the kids & college students are sitting their owls, newts etal, the sun will shine, but as soon as the exams are over.... the clouds roll over again!

Quick question for anyone, when did Pesach end? I know it began last tuesday I'm just quite interested to know how long Pesach lasts.

Flame-Flame... give Sami-Sami a big hug


Essidji - Apr 14, 2004 1:08 am (#1109 of 2912)

Hi, everyone. Just finished to catch up on reading all the posts I missed during five little days...

So, congratulations to Fawkes for being an auntie. Glad to hear she is a beautiful baby (but can actually babies be something else than cute and adorable?). Tell us her name as soon as you feel you are allowed to (we are impatient and curious ^_^).

Congratulations to Marcus, too. A graduation and a wedding, what a nice way to celebrate spring!

Septentrion, I wish you good luck for your oral exam. I'll try to send you good vibes on that day. It's funny to think we could be colleagues if I pass my exams... Besides, the written part is on saturday. My stomach is starting to lurch at the thought of it...


septentrion - Apr 14, 2004 1:16 am (#1110 of 2912)

I feel like I still ignore so many things. For instance, what's a LDS wedding ? And Marcus, are you a mormon or did I understand things wrong ?

Fawkes I understand why your grandmother warns you about May : there's often a period in mid-may somewhat colder and duller that we call "the ice Saints" here. Thereafter spring is really installed.

About ancient Egypt : I've heard of another amazing website, this one having an english version. I'll post the link as soon as I find the reference.

edit : Essidji, you post in the same time than me (I can't help sneaking in here while at job, when at least I can have a break). I hope you'll pass the exam saturday. BTW my husband and I will take it too but I don't care about it too much, I'd prefer the promotion. I'll have a thought for you, I know how it is your situation and I really wish you pass it. Now I can't think of it without being related to the potterverse.


boop - Apr 14, 2004 2:36 am (#1111 of 2912)

Fawkes, Good to hear that you saw your niece last night. Your niece must be beautiful. Can't wait to hear the name. I agree Ginny would fit her well. Enjoy her as much as you can, they grow so fast.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!!!!


Julia. - Apr 14, 2004 4:25 am (#1112 of 2912)

Happy Wednesday to you too Boop. Passover ended around 8:13 last night. I celebrated by eating pizza. It didn't taste very good, but after a week of matzah, anything that was more than 1 centimeter thick was welcomed. I think I will further celebrate by going to Subway for lunch, for my first real bread, and then to the Dairy Bar, to enjoy some of the best ice cream in the state of connecticut.

Fawkes, mazel tov again on your neice, I'm thrilled that you have a new member of your family. Keep in mind that if you start now, she'll be a Pottie by age 2.


Denise P. - Apr 14, 2004 5:18 am (#1113 of 2912)

Fawkes, can't wait to hear your neice's name. Before I had Kierynn, people online knew her name but no one in person did. When I called my oldest daughter to let her know the baby was born, the first thing she asked was her name LOL


Lynn Allen - Apr 14, 2004 5:51 am (#1114 of 2912)

I've really enjoyed reading all the different religious traditions here. Congratulations on the upcoming graduation and wedding, Prefect Marcus. My oldest daughter just began college this year and we spent spring break visiting colleges with my 11th grade daughter. She will have a tough choice in the next year but those are great kinds of choices. It was also interesting to learn more about Mormon weddings. During my last semester in college I lived in a LDS living center at Michigan State University, which required that I attend religious classes for the low rent. And few years back I spent time on a website sponsored by Orson Scott Card, a Mormon sci fi writer, and learned more about your faith from him. Neither convinced me to change my beliefs however, and not because of any lack of them trying! Best wishes! Lynn


Gina R Snape - Apr 14, 2004 6:19 am (#1115 of 2912)

Lynn, I think that's part of what 'keeps the peace' here, that we can explain stuff but nobody tries to convince the other that their way is the 'right way.'

Speaking of scaled down wedding practices, a friend of mine went to a Quaker wedding a few years ago. And her description was very similar to the mormon one from earlier. That friends and family sit around and contemplate their faith, their love, their relationship, etc.

On the other end of the spectrum, I was at a hotel a few years ago and there was a hindu wedding taking place. I didn't get to see the actual ceremony, but the set-up was simply gorgeous. Similar to the hupa (?) from jewish weddings, but with all kinds of ornate decorations--fabrics, flowers, lights, etc. I couldn't tear my eyes away for all the details in the set-up. And the bride wears a red sari, which I think is really cool.


Lynn Allen - Apr 14, 2004 6:22 am (#1116 of 2912)

Blast, I understand how frustrating chronic pain is. I also have unremitting pain from internal bleeding and subsequent severe arthritis in most of my joints, so you have my empathy. I don't bring the problems up often having learned health problems are not topics people are comfortable hearing, and most don't want to respond in a way that might offend so most maintain a respectful if sometimes awkward silence. These days my condition is pretty visible to those who know me in non-cyberspace because I use a wheelchair much of the time, and that actually simplifies things. I tried to hide my pain and disability for many years but discovered it is much easier physically and emotionally to simply accept the fact I am different from others and make the best of it. Everyone has some cross to bear, so over the years I've chosen the path of raising happy and healthy children (I hope), trying to avoid making my wife too crazy (less likely), and doing things to benefit those around me. That's probably about the best any of us can do in the long run anyway. Good luck and take care of yourself, Blast. You know as well as I that there are wonderful folks here in the Lexicon Forum, and it has been my privilege to participate, however seldom. Lynn Allen


Fawkes Forever - Apr 14, 2004 7:29 am (#1117 of 2912)

Ok, so I'm about to burst if I don't get to tell anyone my nieces name.... hee hee, what am I like!
They are going to call her Roisín (Ro-Sheen) It's an Irish name... surprise surprise It means 'little rose', which is quite cute! But you didn't hear it from me


Denise P. - Apr 14, 2004 7:42 am (#1118 of 2912)

Roisín is a beautiful name!


Marè - Apr 14, 2004 7:54 am (#1119 of 2912)

Fawkes, have you ever read Tony Hawks' "Round Ireland with a fridge"?
It features a Roisin too.


mollis - Apr 14, 2004 7:58 am (#1120 of 2912)

What a lovely name!!!

Hee, Hee!!! I love knowing secrets!!!


Leviosa - Apr 14, 2004 8:25 am (#1121 of 2912)

Wow, so many posts to catch up!! I guess I shouldn't be away from the forum a day or two

Congrats to Marcus and Fawkes!!

I don't know many Irish names but all I know are beautiful. Now I know one more. Roisín, what a wonderful name!


Ticker - Apr 14, 2004 9:24 am (#1122 of 2912)

Awwww, Roisin - May you always smell (& failing that simply be) sweet. Oh how wonderful Fawkes! I can feel your beaming smile from here. She must be incredibly special!

Lynn, thank you for sharing. It is hard but good to know this about you. I am sad that you have had to gain this empathy the hard way. You have clearly become a strong & caring person & I am greatful that you share your insights & wisdom with us.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 14, 2004 10:32 am (#1123 of 2912)

Message to Padfoot:

If you liked Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice, you likely will really enjoy the website www.pemberley.com.



boop - Apr 14, 2004 10:47 am (#1124 of 2912)

Fawkes, Roisin what a pretty name. Next time you get to hold her give Roisin hugs and kisses from me.

Lynn, This is why I love this forum so much, people feel comfortable and share here. There is alot of support here. If you just need to vent or share we are very interested. Someone is always here to listen and offer support. I enjoy talking to you in the chat room. Please come in again when you get the chance. Take care of yourself.


VeronikaG - Apr 14, 2004 11:32 am (#1125 of 2912)

Congrats, Fawkes! So much fun to be an aunt! I imagine it's almost like being a mother, except for no labor, no waking nights, and no cleaning tons of clothes. :-D

Lynn, I can think of reasons why some feel awkward around sick people. It's because people react so differently to getting ill. Some will be the same as always before, even want you around a lot more. Others get bitter and shut you out, because in their eyes you no longer know enough about life since you're still healthy. It's hard to know how people will react, even people you have known for years. But if you know them well, and really consider them close friends, you don't turn your back on them.

Marcus, my neighbor was Mormon, and she rented out a house for Mormon missionaries from Utah. They were boys and young men between 18 and 25, and wore dark suits. We could easily tell who were the missionaries, as we called them. They stayed there for a few months, then went home. When is a Mormon's mission finished? I can't imagine it being when they have reformed ten people or anything like that, because then they'd still be here. :-) This town is not the best place for Mormon missioning. They also had a tag on their pockets saying "Eldste" and their surname. What does that mean? (In Norwegian it means "oldest", so we thought it was the oldest son in the family.)

I have always said that I'll have a church wedding, because that seems like the only "real" wedding for me. Town hall wedding seem a bit... easy. However, there's bill for a new law, that we'll have to get married at the town hall first, then we can marry in our church. This is because not all churches' marriages are officially recorded, and it is to avoid forced weddings and inbreeding, to use an ugly word, in closed societies. (Yes it has been a problem, small, but big enough for those involved.) Before you'll be allowed to marry, you'll have to prove that you're not closely related to the person you marry, that you're both more than 18, and that the wedding's voluntary. And when that's taken care of, you'll be able to go to your own church and get married before God.

My cousin's Protestant (Norwegian), and his wife's Catholic (American-Lithuanian), and they married in both churches. That made everyone happy. The party lasted for three days, and they had 300 guests. (His wife has a HUGE family, and they had invited many of their colleagues.) My parents and me weren't able to go to Boston for the wedding, though.

On another note: The early spring of '98 was the warmest in Norway for decades. The last week of March we went to Paris with the French class. (By bus!) It was even warmer in Paris, and I walked around all week in a T-shirt and a thin jacket. When we woke up on the bus in Denmark, on the way home, we had a nasty surprise coming. Snow! I was wearing partly open shoes, and my feet felt very cold in the ankle high, wet snow. And to add to the bad luck, the ferry that was to take us over to Kristiansand couldn't leave dock, because of the strong wind. We had to wait four hours, trying to have fun at Hirtshals Aquarium, before a bigger ferry arrived and could take us home. We tried to comfort ourselves saying "It's no snow in Norway." But of course in Norway it was even worse... :-) Paris was nice though.


Lynn Allen - Apr 14, 2004 11:35 am (#1126 of 2912)

Thanks, Ticker and Boop. Given your encouragement I'm going to dive right in and tell a bit more. Back in the 1970s a new treatment for my bleeding disorder, hemophilia, was developed using blood plasma collected and pooled from many thousands of donors. Unfortunately that was the era our blood supply was first contaminated with both Hepatitis C and HIV, the AIDS virus. About 90 percent of people living with severe hemophilia became infected with Hepatitis C and/or HIV. I unfortunately received stiff doses of both viruses through the prescribed medication and didn't realize it until years later, 1984, after having been married more than a year and with a child on the way. Through a miracle my wife and two daughters are uninfected and healthy, and I'm still here too. I am not disclosing this for sympathy. I just want to reinforce what gifts our lives and health are, and how fragile we all are. I never take the birth of a child for granted anymore since my two daughters were born healthy and are have grown up to be such fine young women. It is a pleasure to read the happiness and pride of family the grandmothers, aunts, mothers and fathers display in their postings and thank you for sharing that with us. Lynn Allen

Edit: Veronika, it looks like we posted at about the same time. Your observations are correct. It is hard to know how a person will react when they receive bad news such as loss of health. Some become angry and bitter, others become depressed and withdraw or abuse alcohol and drugs. Before I stopped working, my job was counseling people with disabilities and helping them find suitable jobs to remain a part of society and retain the self-worth we all seek. Your statement about good friends remaining loyal and true to a disabled friend is well stated and shows you are a fine, sensitive woman. Sometimes it is hard to get through the barrier people may build to prevent being further hurt, but real friends help each other, even in bad times. Thank you for your reply and I'm pleased to become acquainted with you.


Madam Poppy  - Apr 14, 2004 11:44 am (#1127 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 14, 2004 12:44 pm

Sorry, I've been busy and I'm 93 messages behind on the Chat news. I just have time to say, "Celebrate with me! I'm 50 years old today"


Hem Hem - Apr 14, 2004 11:47 am (#1128 of 2912)


Have a wonderful day! Make sure to grab a butterbeer at Mungo's...maybe a payraise too!


B]Lynn Allen[/B] - Apr 14, 2004 11:55 am (#1129 of 2912)

Happy 50th birthday, Kersten! Hope you can celebrate...maybe someone will supply abberfetti! :-)


Blast - Apr 14, 2004 12:07 pm (#1130 of 2912)

Happy birtyday Poppy.


Denise P. - Apr 14, 2004 12:13 pm (#1131 of 2912)

All LDS missionaries are called "Elder" if they are male, "Sister" if they are female. Elders are on a mission for 2 years usually while the Sisters go out for 18 months. While it is not mandatory that they serve, they are encouraged to do so.

More than likely, when you saw a set of Missionaries leave (or just one), they were transferred to another area. Most missionaries do not stay in the same specific location for their entire mission, they move around a larger area. My cousin served in Italy and was in many different northern towns while she was there.


Julia. - Apr 14, 2004 12:21 pm (#1132 of 2912)

Happy birthday Poppy!!!


Emily - Apr 14, 2004 12:28 pm (#1133 of 2912)

Happy Birthday! May you live for another half a century and more!


Prefect Marcus - Apr 14, 2004 12:32 pm (#1134 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 14, 2004 1:38 pm

In the US, the individual states control who gets married. Most do it by issuing marriage licenses. The qualifications vary from state to state. Proof that the potential spouses aren't closely related may be one. When I was married, I had to have blood tests as well as a medical exam looking for STDs. Some states require a short waiting period between the issuing of the license and the marriage ceremony. Just about anything that the state wants to do is allowed.

Once the license is issued, anyone authorized to perform marriages in the state may do so. They usually say in the ceremony words to the effect, "by virtue of the authority given me by the state of fill in the blank..." They sign the license and file it with the state.

Some states, such as Idaho, allow common-law marriages. All a couple needs to do is declare they are married, start living together, and do something that shows they are a couple such as start a joint checking account. They are then considered legally and lawfully wedded.

EDIT: Happy birthday, Poppy!

More EDIT: To add to what Denise said, "Elder" and "Sister" are the Missionaries' title. It is similar to "Doctor Jones" or "President Murphy".


Padfoot - Apr 14, 2004 12:32 pm (#1135 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Poppy!

Thanks Marcus for the information. It seems there is an obsession for everyone on every topic imaginable. Ain't the internet great!


Detail Seeker - Apr 14, 2004 12:42 pm (#1136 of 2912)

Up to the second half of the centennium, Poppy ! Congratulations, may your wishes for the coming year get reality


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 14, 2004 12:43 pm (#1137 of 2912)

Lynn, I just wanted to commend you on your disclosure of your illness to the forum. It is not easy to reveal such issues and you did it with all possible dignity. Thank you.

Poppy, Happy Birthday!


Madame Librarian - Apr 14, 2004 12:49 pm (#1138 of 2912)

Madame Poppy--Happy birthday!!! You are entering a very interesting decade. I wish you happiness and good health.

Lynn, thanks for being brave and telling us about yourself. You certainly have a great attitude about things and I'm very impressed and inspired by it. All the best!

Ciao. Barb


Denise P. - Apr 14, 2004 12:50 pm (#1139 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Poppy!!


Ladybug220 - Apr 14, 2004 1:09 pm (#1140 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Madame Poppy!!

Lynn, I commend you for being forthright and increasing awareness. I work on a pediatric HIV study and when I tell people that the reactions vary widely. Some people just don't believe me when I tell them that it is a problem and some don't understand how I can do it since it involves children. Unfortunately there is still a lot of misinformation and ignorance out there. Ok, I better stop - I can go on about this for hours.


Marè - Apr 14, 2004 1:22 pm (#1141 of 2912)

Happy birthday Poppy!!!!


timrew - Apr 14, 2004 1:56 pm (#1142 of 2912)

Kirsten, Happy Birthday!

Your story moved me a lot, Lynn. I commend your bravery and stoicism.


Acceber - Apr 14, 2004 2:06 pm (#1143 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Poppy!

Side Note That You Don't Have To Read: Everyone having birthdays or babies or weddings etc. around here get so many congratulations. It was my birthday in January and I really wish I had been posting on this thread then. It would be so nice to get birthday wishes from total strangers .


Marè - Apr 14, 2004 2:31 pm (#1144 of 2912)

A belated Happy birthday for Acceber.

And in "Alice in Wonderland" style: A belated nonbirthday too!


boop - Apr 14, 2004 2:36 pm (#1145 of 2912)



Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 14, 2004 2:36 pm (#1146 of 2912)

I'm a January baby myself, Acceber. So a Happy Birthday to you as well!


Denise P. - Apr 14, 2004 2:39 pm (#1147 of 2912)

I have a birthday in January, always hated it because it was so close to Christmas.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 14, 2004 3:10 pm (#1148 of 2912)

Denise, my brother was born the 26th of December!

My mother would always bake him a cake in January. He protested, insisting that he wanted his birthday cake on his birthday. So one year my mom baked him a cake on his birthday. He was so sick of sweets that he asked her to never do it again!



Lynn Allen - Apr 14, 2004 3:25 pm (#1149 of 2912)

Is there any word how Kip is feeling since he came home from the surgery? Hope he has lots of TLC (tender loving care) and the lots of potent healing potions. All our best and feel lots better, Kip!!

(P.S. Some of us will behave in your absence... HOW we behave is the question!)


Denise P. - Apr 14, 2004 3:32 pm (#1150 of 2912)

Kip is home and doing well. He has peeked online very briefly. He is resting and taking things easy. As soon as I know more, I will let everyone know. He sounded very good when I spoke to him last.

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Marie E. - Apr 14, 2004 4:29 pm (#1151 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Kirsten!!!!!


Marye Lupin - Apr 14, 2004 4:36 pm (#1152 of 2912)

Happy Birthday!

My birthday's July 26. I always hated it because it's in the middle of the summer and everybody's usually on vacation so it's almost impossible to have any kind of party. But then again I do like having a birthday so close to Harry Potter's... Smile


DJ Evans - Apr 14, 2004 4:38 pm (#1153 of 2912)

Poppy: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May it be the best one you've ever had!! Enjoy it and may you create so many wonderful memories today that you will need your own Pensieve to hold all of them!!!

Lynn: May each day for you be a good day filled with all of the love and friendship that you can handle!! Take care and remember we're all here for you as we're here for each other.

Kip: So glad to hear that you are home now and doing well!!! Here's wishing your recovery is a speedy one and a complete one. We miss you and await your return.

To All Forum Past Birthdayer's: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!! My B-day is in February (the 18th) so I'm including myself there. hee hee

Later days, Deb


virgoddess1313 - Apr 14, 2004 4:50 pm (#1154 of 2912)

Happy birthday to you, Kirsten!! And to anyone else I may have missed during my absence!


Julia. - Apr 14, 2004 4:53 pm (#1155 of 2912)

Cool Marye. My birthday's in the beginning of September, I have to send out an email a few weeks before so that they don't forget. I don't see them most of the summer, so i can't really build up with subtle hints, so i just have to be blunt and remind everyone.


dobbyiscool - Apr 14, 2004 4:54 pm (#1156 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, belated or otherwise!

Now, I feel really sorry for anyone whose birthday is tomorrow, because it is: 1 the day Abe Lincolin (sp) died. 2 Tax day in the US and, 3 the day the Titanic sank.

Not a happy day history wise, but hey, if it's your birthday, then at least one good thing happened on it!

My b-day's at the end of September, which is Marching Band season for me. I wont be able to have a sweet sixteen party this year, because we will be out of town at a competition for Marching Band.


virgoddess1313 - Apr 14, 2004 5:43 pm (#1157 of 2912)

Marching band!!! How I miss it!! What do you play, Elf girl? And is band to you like a whoile other culture like it was for me?


Madame Librarian - Apr 14, 2004 6:04 pm (#1158 of 2912)

DJ, I'm a Feb. 18th gal myself. But since I had many b-day wishes this year from Forum friends, you can take all the belated, non-birthday ones coming your way now.

BTW, in case anyone is planning a big bash for him, Willie Shakespeare's birthday is coming up soon (April 23).

Ciao. Barb


mollis - Apr 14, 2004 6:06 pm (#1159 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 14, 2004 7:06 pm

Happy birthday Kirsten! What a special birthday - you should be imparting words of wisdom on us all!


Gina R Snape - Apr 14, 2004 6:39 pm (#1160 of 2912)

Happy birthday, Poppy! Woohoo, 50! You are in your prime, babe!

My birthday is the 28th of this month, fyi. I'll be (gasp) 35.

And Tim, I agree Lynn is indeed a brave soul for living his life with dignity. But he's an even braver soul for putting up with my private email rants and fanfiction leanings.


Mrs. Sirius - Apr 14, 2004 7:40 pm (#1161 of 2912)

Hey Poppy Happy Birthday!!!Surprise Birthday Card

And to Fawkes, Marcus, Accerber and others congratulations on your big news, it's all so exciting.

Good luck on exams, finals and graduations.

It seems that every time I check in there are so many new posts, I am afraid to add one more.

Kip, get well.


VeronikaG - Apr 15, 2004 12:40 am (#1162 of 2912)

Happy birthday, Kristen! And happy non-birthday to everybody else!

Lynn, I think you are very brave to come out with your story. Such secrets are very heavy. And thank you for the nice things you said about me! :-)


popkin - Apr 15, 2004 12:40 am (#1163 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 15, 2004 1:42 am

Happy birthday, Poppy! That's a very cute card, Mrs. Sirius.

Hi, everybody! I'm back from my self imposed exile. I'm afraid I didn't get nearly as much done while away as I had planned. I did read all four HP books again (some more than once), and did several new anagrams - none particularly noteworthy. As I look back over the last six weeks, I wish I'd given up all hobbies. I'm still hopelessly behind on house work. (time to throw a party, I guess) The first three weeks away from the forum I went through some serious withdrawal. I often found myself wanting to post some "new" and tremendously exciting idea. Now, I can't remember anything I thought worthy of a post. I missed reading all your cheerful thoughts.

I'm hopelessly behind on reading the threads. It will take me ages to catch up. I'm tackling the vote thread next, and hope to get in on the next vote.

I am sorry to hear that Kip has been sick. Can someone tell me what happened to him?


Essidji - Apr 15, 2004 1:01 am (#1164 of 2912)

True, Mrs Sirius : 24 hours of absence and...50 posts to catch up! Blimey!

I was reading Veronika's description of weddings in Norways. Here in France, since Napoleon 1st, it is mandatory to marry at the town hall first. Then you can have a religious wedding, but the one recorded by the law will be the civile one in any way. I think this law was made to ease statistics and to avoid problems such as bigamy.

Before wedding, you must also have blood test and a medical exam. It doesn't prevent you from marrying if you get found something, but it's a matter of transparence between the two fiancés. The date of the wedding is to be posted at least three weeks before.

Lynn, I feel very sorry to hear about your story. It's true sometimes people react strangely to the news of an illness, and especially the one of you kind. As Poppy said (HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPPY) it is mainly because people know very little about all this. It's a shame to get another illness while you try to treat the one you already have. In the early 80's we also had a scandal about medicines made from fresh blood that infected young children with the HIV virus.

Plenty of "get well" wishes to Kip, too.

Fawkes, Roisin is a very beautiful name. Thanks for telling us. Now, I hope you don't have spots on your face saying you are a treator! ~_^



VeronikaG - Apr 15, 2004 1:12 am (#1165 of 2912)

About the weddings in Norway, the law about everybody having to marry at the town hall first is just a suggestion, that probably won't pass through for at least 10 more years. At the moment, a church wedding, a town hall wedding and a Buddist wedding count the same.


boop - Apr 15, 2004 2:42 am (#1166 of 2912)

Welcome Back Popkin,we have missed you. Have fun catching up on the posts. I hope you did do something fun while you were away from the forum.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today is Tax day, if you didn't get your taxes done you need to do it today.


Lynn Allen - Apr 15, 2004 2:49 am (#1167 of 2912)

Tim, don't believe Gina Snape about her abuse of me by fanfic. She's a very good writer, even if her affection for Severus Snape is hard for me to understand! To each his or her own...but if you ever have the chance to read her work, you will likely enjoy it. I heard from people in the Lexicon Forum chatroom last night that there are many other fanfics available to be read written by others from the Forum. Once I find them, I'll take a look at all the other talent here in Lexicon-land! This should be fun! Lynn


septentrion - Apr 15, 2004 4:56 am (#1168 of 2912)

When I read your niece's name, Fawkes, I first believed it was a town name (there's a village in Belgium named Roisin, where lived the poet Emile Verhaeren)but the real significance of this name is so lovely.

I wanted to tell about weddings and the HIV scandal in France but Essidji was quicker than me. BTW Lynn you're very brave, you have my entire admiration.

Happy belated B-day Kirsten ! And yours is coming Gina ! You're just one year old than me, I'll be 34 on may 14th, so we were both born Taurus ! Do you think severus prefer Taurus ? Or is he a Taurus himself ? Next question for JKR : what's Snape's B-day ?


tracie1976 - Apr 15, 2004 5:56 am (#1169 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Poppy *ok its a day late but its the thought that counts Smile *

Congrats on the new family member Fawkes.


Gina R Snape - Apr 15, 2004 6:06 am (#1170 of 2912)

Oh, my leeetle Beauxbatons representative...if only we knew. I've always guessed Snape to be a Pisces with Scorpio rising and moon in Cancer. But many, many, many women I know disagree and say he is a Scorpio. It is unquestionable, however, that his preference is for taurus females. We are the earthy fixed signs who can soothe inner demons, maintain the moral course and who always shoot straight from the hip, yet know how to have a good time too.

I wonder if there are any wizarding world marriage customs.

My understanding of french law is that it is first and foremost a country of "intellectualism" over "religion" as its guiding legal philosophy. So, civil marriages must take place before religious ones as a matter of civic pride. No? Aren't there great debates in French government over religious rights? I read a recent article that they wanted to outlaw muslim females wearing head gear in schools for philosophical integration reasons.

Ok, I don't mean to start a debate on this (I make no opinion statements), just an example of my understanding of how French government views itself and gets publicly debated. Hence, town hall marriages taking place first.

Lynn, you are too kind. I am still waiting for you to write that Lupin fic about living with Lycanthropy. I think you could do an amazing job channelling that character with your life experiences in a profound and cathartic way!


Marè - Apr 15, 2004 6:33 am (#1171 of 2912)

Septentrion, correct me if I am wrong.
I read a recent article that they wanted to outlaw muslim females wearing head gear in schools

They have outlawed all obvious religious symbols in public schools.
Off course the head gear draws the main attention. Obviously when in discussion a lot of people "forget" to mention for example the public part. Does spice up the discussion of course


septentrion - Apr 15, 2004 6:42 am (#1172 of 2912)

Gina what you call "intellectualism" is called here "laïcité" and I'm not sure this word exists in many languages. It means that religions are accepted and that everyone has the right to have their own believes but what's prior is everyone should be treated the same, and only the civil law and institutions can guaranteed this. The consequence for weddings is you cannot be legally married only with a religious wedding, it's even illegal to have a religious wedding without a civil one before.

About the debate about religion, I don't want to come into it either yet just state some facts : a law has been voted which says no one can wear a religious sign in a public (run by the state) school. Every religions are concerned but the real target are young muslim girls who wants to wear head gear because of their beliefs. Anyway if you come at school with a big cross round your neck or with a kippa, or if you work in a public service, you'll be asked to take it off as well. You can imagine how furious the debate is !

edit : Marè, you post just in the same time than me ! Oh I hope I'm not too talkative (want a better word but don't have my dictionary with me)


Gina R Snape - Apr 15, 2004 7:00 am (#1173 of 2912)

Thank you, septentrion. I wrote 'intellectual' in quotes because I know there is a broad meaning here I couldn't fully clarify the way you did. Thank you, you made a wonderful explanation of this.


Marè - Apr 15, 2004 7:02 am (#1174 of 2912)

No your explanation is fine.
I did believe that the main target would be young muslim girls who have to wear head gear. Off course the ones who want to wear it are the little hare. (literal translation, "het haasje zijn" or "being the little hare" means being the victim )

O and Septentrion, maybe you can help, maybe you can't. When in Paris, what not to miss?

Edit: now I posted at the same time as Gina


Lynn Allen - Apr 15, 2004 7:15 am (#1175 of 2912)

Poppy, you are not getting older, you are getting better. (Don't you love cliches! But I meant it.)

Thanks to all of you who have said kind things about my confessions. I am well aware of the parallel situation in France that led to ministers of health who chose to use infected blood being convicted for their negligence. In the United States giant corporations perform the functions many governments do in other countries, and those corporations made similar decisions: to use tainted blood to save money rather than dispose of it to save lives. The difference is that no corporate executives or American government officials were tried or convicted for those decisions, even after they sold known-infected blood products removed from sale in this country to hemophiliacs in Central American countries. For many there is no respect for life when money can be made. It is an issue that leaves many of us very bitter.


Ticker - Apr 15, 2004 7:48 am (#1176 of 2912)

Ah, too sadly true Lynn. It's shocking how immoral humanity can be. Hmmm, immoral humanity - is that an oxymoron? Well, it should be.

Poppy, I'm a day late, but I wish you a full year’s worth of happiness! I'm reminded of a joke where a minister went to the bakery to get his wife a birthday cake. He wanted it to have written across the top: You're not getting older... and across the bottom: You're just getting better.

Imagine his surprise when his wife opened the box & read: You're not getting older on the top, you're just getting better on the bottom.

Marcus & Denise - I've lived 1/2 my life in Utah so it's brought back many fond memories hearing about weddings & missionaries. I get asked if being non-mormon in Utah is difficult. I never found it so. Utah is a wonderful, family friendly place where earnest faith discussions can enhance one's life rather than drive wedges. I have actually found it more difficult to deal with the disgusting racism found here in South Dakota between whites & native americans. Ah well, there are many other wonderful things about my state...


Denise P. - Apr 15, 2004 8:51 am (#1177 of 2912)

Hey Mr. Disney...is that you in your picture now? Inquiring minds want to know...


DJ Evans - Apr 15, 2004 9:28 am (#1178 of 2912)

Madam Librarian--You're Feb 18th too!!! How cool to find someone who has the same birth date!! Hope you had a good one this year, as I did.

Here's an interesting little bit of a tale that you might find funny! When I was born, my Mom shared a room with another lady that gave birth on the same day as when my Mom had me. Matter of fact--my Mom had to wait till she came out of the delivery room so she could have "me"!!! What makes this story so interesting to me, is this girl was named Debbie too and she & I went all through school together!!! It was a small world for her and me.

Later days, Deb


Prefect Marcus - Apr 15, 2004 9:33 am (#1179 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 15, 2004 10:34 am

No, that is not my picture. Doesn't anyone recognize the character?

Hint: (Hilight to read.)


The Red Green Show.


Answer: (Hilight to read.)


Kap Shawnsessy is my favorite Red Green character. He is a compulsive liar. His stories are so outrageous that they are incredibliy funny.




scully jones - Apr 15, 2004 11:00 am (#1180 of 2912)

I recognized him Marcus!

77 Chat posts to catch up on... Whew!

Happy belated birthday Poppy and all others I may have missed!

I know this was mentioned a while ago, but Marcus... What you said about common-law marriage in Idaho was mostly correct but slightly misleading. You have to live with the person for 4 years with proof before you can be declared common-law married. Even then, you don't get all the benefits of a normal marriage.

My mom was common-law married, but she had a real marriage ceremony to finalize it anyway. (It was held in a bar with a local Judge doing the service in his jeans.)


Prefect Marcus - Apr 15, 2004 11:48 am (#1181 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 15, 2004 12:49 pm


I'm glad you recognized him. It is a comfort to know there are fellow Possum Lodge lovers here. It shows real taste on your part! :-)

Thanks for the filling in of the details of Idaho common-law marriages.



Denise P. - Apr 15, 2004 12:08 pm (#1182 of 2912)

Sorry, Canadian shows are a bit sparse down here in the South Wink


dobbyiscool - Apr 15, 2004 12:30 pm (#1183 of 2912)

Barb, we get to celebrate "Willie's" b-day in English class. We just finished "The Merchant of Venice" and started "Romeo and Juliet" yesterday, so our Shakespeare unit will be nearing it's end around then.

BTW: I love Marching Band; I play Alto Sax. My mom said when I joined last year that it was like a cult, but I enjoy it anyway. It's amusing to notice the personalities that people from different sections fit into. Not everyone fits into these stereotypes, but most people do.


Doris Crockford - Apr 15, 2004 12:39 pm (#1184 of 2912)

Hello everyone, Happy Birthday to everyone! Marcus, I am also a Possum Lodge lover, watch it every Friday. Today was a weird day. I met a guy who's actually taller than I am (I'm 185cm or 6 feet 1 inch). The only other guys I know who are taller are my brother and my grandfather. And he's in high school.

I am participating in the 30 Hour Famine and collecting donations to help children in need around the world. If you would like to help by donating, please email me at sarah_z_21@hotmail.com.

Edit: Doris, I edited part of this post out but left the basic gist so those who feel they want more information or want to help out, can do so. Feel free to email me if you have any questions denise@hp-lexicon.org


Acceber - Apr 15, 2004 1:18 pm (#1185 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to Shakespeare. Hope this works...

Kim and Denise, what date are your birthdays? I'm the 31st.


Blast - Apr 15, 2004 1:38 pm (#1186 of 2912)

Marcus if I'm not mistaken that's Gorden Pinsett, he's a famed actor up here, does everything, naratives,comedy , serious rolls, the Actor who plays the mechanic on the Red Green Show is Ian Thomas, he lives not too far from where I do.


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 15, 2004 1:48 pm (#1187 of 2912)

Becca, I'm the 29th of January--and we'll just not mention the year, thank you very much Smile


(although I gathered from Denise's post that she might be a Capricorn. Not that there's anything wrong with that Smile Some very nice people are Capricorns--my mother for one (well on her good days, that is!)


Denise P. - Apr 15, 2004 1:54 pm (#1188 of 2912)

You are correct for the most part, I am Carpricorn but it depends on what chart you look at, some have me as Aquarius.

Ohhh UPS Man just arrived...too bad the stuff is not for me. My grandmother sent my boys scriptures as a gift for their upcoming baptism. Stinkers got a really nice set, name, indexed...the works!


Padfoot - Apr 15, 2004 2:02 pm (#1189 of 2912)

Whew! I just finished my taxes. Yes, yes, I know I am a procrastinator. Math is not my strong suit, so I postpone sitting down and doing my taxes until late each year. This year I was really late as today is the deadline (for those of you who are not from the USA). The good news is that I am done and getting back money. Yea! The stress is gone and now I can spend my time doing something much more important, reading the posts on the HP forum!


Blast - Apr 15, 2004 2:09 pm (#1190 of 2912)

Gina I would say that Snape has to be an Aries.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 15, 2004 2:26 pm (#1191 of 2912)

Denise, so that would make the giver their Great-grandmother, correct? How neat!



prof sprout - Apr 15, 2004 3:28 pm (#1192 of 2912)

I'm so glad today is almost over. I'm a tax preparer. So I have been very busy today. I still have 1.5 hours work still. A nice 11.5 hour day. Tax season is almost over count down.


Gina R Snape - Apr 15, 2004 3:36 pm (#1193 of 2912)

Blast why do you say Aries for Snape? Could you post your reasoning on the Snape thread? I'm curious!


Dr Filibuster - Apr 15, 2004 3:40 pm (#1194 of 2912)

Hope you had a lovely birthday Kirsten (Poppy)

Good luck against Man Utd on Saturday Jules (sinister Kittens)

Glad to hear Sam is content Flame

Thanks for letting us get to know your story Lynne.

I became a blood donor in 1985 when I was 18...just after they changed their procedures re HIV. The (British) National Blood Service seem to update their blood safety rules a lot.

Anyone who has ever received a blood transfusion has been banned from donating at the moment due to one suspected case of CJD infection (human form of mad cow disease). As a result, many regular donors must stop and new people are needed....fresh blood!

I went along when I was 18 as... 1)a right-of-age thing, donors have to be at least 18, 2)to see what it was like, and 3)find out my blood group.. I'd just done A level (NEWT) biology and was nosey.

It turns out that my blood is o negative and suitable for anyone. On my 2nd visit I peeped at the medical records and saw "reserve for neo-natal use" so that made me take it more seriously. I don't mind the lying down chatting to others for 10 minutes, or the cup of tea and biscuit either. I usually go for the custard cream, or sometimes the chocolate version (Bourbon).

See http://www.blood.co.uk for more information if you are interested.

Sorry about the shameless plug, I hope wasn't inappropriate. I have a much greater success rate recruiting people to read Harry Potter books.


virgoddess1313 - Apr 15, 2004 4:08 pm (#1195 of 2912)

Elf girl- So glad to know that my band's cult likeness isn't uncommon. I was colorguard when I marched and played the flute and piccolo in concert. Best time of my life.


prof sprout - Apr 15, 2004 4:08 pm (#1196 of 2912)

I used to give blood frequently, but it usually takes me at least 45 minutes to give blood. Than another 15 or so minutes to rest so I don't pass out. I have given up it lately because the last couple of times I have they couldn't use my blood, they didn't get enough or it took too long to get it out, I guess that makes it bad. I'm B- my fiancé is A+ so when we decide to have kids (Long, Long time from now, book 7 should be out by then) I will have to get that Rogam(sp?) shot.

I'm a Taurus also, Gina. Smile (May 11th)


Gina R Snape - Apr 15, 2004 4:13 pm (#1197 of 2912)

I wish I could give blood but I can't as I am a Type I diabetic.


Denise P. - Apr 15, 2004 4:23 pm (#1198 of 2912)

Let me chime in on the big kudos for blood donors! My 8 year old has required frequent blood transfusions as well as platelets. We have been fortunate that he has not had to have anything in almost a year. Those people who go and donate are life savers. We don't know these donors but because they took the time to go donate, we have an alive child today. Our family is fortunate that we are all the same blood type so we CAN donate directly but when he was getting 1 unit of blood and 1 unit of platelets a day, there was no way we would have been able to keep up with it. My hat is off to all those who donate!

Marcus, yes, it is their great grandmother who sent them. She is a nifty lady and I wish we lived closer to her so the kids would be able to benefit from being around her.


Julia. - Apr 15, 2004 5:37 pm (#1199 of 2912)

I'm a blood donor! I'm a blood donor! In fact, I'm giving the vampires a pint of my blood on monday...


Ticker - Apr 15, 2004 5:38 pm (#1200 of 2912)

Hooray for blood donors! Type O is "universally" donatable - both (+) & (-), so it is in high demand. Sue - cheers for you! Hope you can visit your blood bank often.

So Gina, that's why you make such a great beater - good at shots.
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Prefect Marcus - Apr 15, 2004 6:06 pm (#1201 of 2912)

I am B+, what a great blood type to live up to! (Be Positive).

Unfortunately, I'm on Coumadin, so I can't give blood.


virgoddess1313 - Apr 15, 2004 6:21 pm (#1202 of 2912)

I got talked into giving blood by my best friend our senior year of high school. I was scared to death, she was extremely excited. She passed out twice and I had to drive her home because they wouldn't let her do it herself. Interesting experience.


scully jones - Apr 15, 2004 6:56 pm (#1203 of 2912)

I'm under the weight limit for donating blood, so even if I wanted to, I wouldn't be able to. Nurse I'm also deathly afraid of needles, so I guess it's okay that I can't, eh?

I added a couple lines to my scarf, but not enough to add a new pic... I really need to get down to it, don't I?Knitting


Pigwidgeon - Apr 15, 2004 7:27 pm (#1204 of 2912)

That's great that people donate blood -- there is such a severe shortage, and as Denise so eloquently pointed out, the need is there. Unfortunately, I, too, can't donate blood because of the type of IV needles they use to draw it. They use a regular, adult needle; even when I was in seventh grade, the doctors needed to use what's called a butterfly needle on me (that's the smallest they have -- it's what they use for premature babies) when I went in the hospital. I also have one of the two bloodtypes that there's never a real shortage of -- I'm AB (probably positive. I know my mom is AB negative, which occurs, I believe in one out of every 100 people; it's the rarest blood type.) This means I'm a universal receiver, which means if I ever need blood, I can ask anyone here


boop - Apr 15, 2004 8:11 pm (#1205 of 2912)

I am a blood donor too. My blood type is A neg.


Hem Hem - Apr 15, 2004 8:16 pm (#1206 of 2912)

I wish I could donate blood. But alas, I have the same issues as Sarah....I don't weigh enough, and I've fainted before in the presence of needles. Maybe a few years down the line I'll be able.


Marie E. - Apr 15, 2004 8:25 pm (#1207 of 2912)

Funny blood type story: My husband had always assumed that he had AB+ blood type. Just two years ago, he was preparing to go overseas for temporary military duty and noticed that his paperwork said A+. He questioned the doctor and they said they got the information from blood tests done when he entered the military. So the Air Force knew for 14 years and hubby never noticed.


Sinister Kittens  - Apr 16, 2004 12:42 am (#1208 of 2912)

I feel sort of rude, for the last few days I have been lurking without comment, desperately trying to catch up with this thread. My belated Happy Birthdays, and usual apologies for my ineptness at not posting congratulations on the correct dates!

Waves to Auntie Fawkes, sends hugs to absolutely everyone without exception and raises pint (of water, it's only 9.40 am here) to Sue - keep your fingers crossed eh?!

To all the brave and hardy souls on this forum - the last time I tried to give blood I had to wait for so long my mum dragged me off the bus because the car park ticket was about to expire (Very Embarrassing!). Right, that's it I'm going back to lurking, oops, working ;-)


Marè - Apr 16, 2004 1:36 am (#1209 of 2912)

What a lot of blood donators out here! My father does it too. He's AB-, like your mom Pigwidgeon.
And as for me, I'm just a coward, but ever since one stupid nurse misplaced a narcoses needle and had to do it again (Painful painful, painful, especially for a twelve year old) no-one is getting me near a needle voluntarily!
I even didn't want to join in that highschool experiment where you use a needle to get a little drop of blood to determine your blood type. I already knew I was AB+ anyway


Essidji - Apr 16, 2004 1:47 am (#1210 of 2912)

Ticker (or anyone), can you explain what an oxymoron is? I can't find this word on my dictionary...

I, too, am a proud O+ blood donator. True, the needle is quite impressive, but the idea of contributing to saving lives worths it.


boop - Apr 16, 2004 2:25 am (#1211 of 2912)

Happy Friday Everyone, enjoy your weekend!


VeronikaG - Apr 16, 2004 3:18 am (#1212 of 2912)

Is it just me, or is that needle they use for drawing blood a lot thicker than the normal one they use for blood test? My Junior High School teacher brought one to class to let us see. To me it looked about the size of the core of a ball point pen. I don't mind the normal blood tests, or normal injections, but LARGE needles... no! That's why I never got a belly button piercing. It's a control thing, I cant let other people do anything to me. I can do quite bad things to myself (No, I'm not a cutter, but I'm not afraid to use a razor blade to surgically remove thorns jammed into fingers), because then I have control, others can hardly touch me. My parents never believed I could use contacts, because the two first times I couldn't keep my eyes open when the eye person, which I call them, was trying to put the contacts in. They shut on pure reflex when he approached, and I couldn't force them to stay open, no matter how hard I fought. But when I tried to do it myself, no problem.

When I was six, I had to have a muscle in my eye adjusted, or else I'd lose sight on that eye. I was always a strong kid, it took three nurses (women), two male hospital employees, the surgeon (a man) and Mom to hold me still so they could give me the anaestetics. :-D I was a weird kid, really stubborn. If I didn't want to do something (like getting vaccinated, or put on a dress for a party), there was no other way to get me to do it than to physically force me, while I was fighting hard back. There was absolutely NO way to make me understand that I could die if I didn't. Many people, especially those who didn't know me, were afraid to use that kind of force on a child, so sometimes I actually escaped. But if it was important, Mom would have me do it later. I was more afraid of getting some of my toys locked away than I was of dying back then.

Back to the blood business. I don't know if my blood is suitable for donation anyway. After my last full blood test, my doctor said I was to healthy to get sick for the next ten years. But I think I have some sort of resident bacteria that's not dangerous to me, because I have an extremely strong immune system, but that could cause at least a nasty, long lasting throat infection on a weaker person. And if you are really ill, even an infection like that is very undesirable. Besides, in some REALLY rare cases it can attack your brain and make you very compulsive. (Maybe that's why I'm so strange. Hm.... ) I read about people who had started with a sore throat, and ended up insane, forcing themselves to lick public toilet seats and such. Fortunately, the bacteria could be removed through some form of dialysis, and after a few treatments, the poor peoples brains were functioning again. But we still wouldn't want me to pass on anything like that, now would we?

And before I go checking on the predictions thread, I'd like to announce that I'm officially confused today. I read Boop's post saying "Happy Friday", and I thought to myself; "Nobody has been here since Friday, and today's Monday! That's a record!" Uhh...!!


Ladybug220 - Apr 16, 2004 4:35 am (#1213 of 2912)

Happy Friday everyone!

I am O+ and come from a family of blood donors. My dad has given over 20 gallons of blood in his lifetime. He now mainly does the platelet donations so that he doesn't have to wait as long between donations.


Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 4:52 am (#1214 of 2912)

oxymoron: : a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness)


Madame Librarian - Apr 16, 2004 5:04 am (#1215 of 2912)

Oxymoron: a contradiction in terms (oxy=as in Oxford University, smart; moron=well, that's pretty self-explanatory). There are lots of joke-y samples.

Look here--word fun

Ciao. Barb


Lynn Allen - Apr 16, 2004 5:12 am (#1216 of 2912)

Many thanks to all the blood donors. I'll second what Denise said; it is a real life-saver and really not that hard. They are getting more careful about who is allowed to donate and my experience is perhaps one of the best arguments for that. God bless.


Marè - Apr 16, 2004 5:38 am (#1217 of 2912)

Lynn, due to a "mark as read" session I did a while back I missed your initial post. Me, being the curious person that I am, went back to see what the condition you referring to, was.
After reading it, I am very happy for you that your wife and daughters are okay, but most of all I'm impressed with you. You had/have such a horrible thing happening to you but reading your posts here, you come across as (how am I going to write this down correctly?) neither angry nor caught up with all the things you can't do. I wish you all the luck and health you can handle.

PS I'm confused too, I always thought Lynn a female name, are you a man or a woman?


Essidji - Apr 16, 2004 5:46 am (#1218 of 2912)

Thanks a lot, Denise and Mme Librarian. Actually I knew a few of these expressions, but didn't know they were called oxymorons. The great thing about this chat is that you can eeemprove your Eeenglish while enlarging your culture a lot. It's wonderful how everyone is ready to share what he/she knows, and always in a very friendly way.


Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 6:19 am (#1219 of 2912)

Lynn is actually a unisex name that I believe began as a masculine name. My husband's middle name is Lynn. Lynn on the Forum is male (unless I read things horribly wrong!). I thought Lynn was female before a few days ago mainly because Lynn is more commonly used as a female name in the US.


Gina R Snape - Apr 16, 2004 6:44 am (#1220 of 2912)

Yes, Lynn is a male.

As for needles, I get blood drawn several times a year for check-ups with my endocrinologist. I used to take insulin by injection 2x per day from age 9 - 24, then up to 3x per day until about age 32. Then we completely changed my regimen (types of insulin and how to control it) in anticipation of going onto an insulin pump. That meant something like 6 - 10 shots a day.

Now that I am on an insulin pump for about 1 1/2 years I only take a needle on rare occasion. But I have to reinsert my site every 3 days, which uses a fine needle for insertion, though the needle comes out and the tube stays in. It's truly amazing. I don't feel the tube at all, and easily hide it. My pump looks like a pager and most people don't even notice it, or the tiny tube sticking out the end. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want. The pump gives me a 'steady drip' of insulin throughout the day, and I take a dosage for whenever I eat or my blood sugars run high. My blood levels come out nearly normal now (hba1c levels for non-diabetics is 4-6 and I run somewhere between 5.9 and 6.2 for the past year).

So, this means I am a cyborg.

But Ticker, I'm not so sure it helps me with my skills at being a beater in Quidditch.


Accio Sirius - Apr 16, 2004 8:43 am (#1221 of 2912)

Three cheers for all of the blood donors! I would like to second the notion of how much it helps. Especially if you are type O. Since it is the universal blood type, it goes to the neonatal intensive care unit first--that's all of the sick babies. My son spent his first two months in a NICU and needed platelet transfusions, among other things. From what I understand, donating platelets is more involved and requires a specific blood type, but I don't know all of the info. I'm just grateful to the people who helped my son. I've got a gallon pin for donating, but haven't had a chance to go lately. My little guy is three and still has all kinds of issues (he has a rare chromosome disorder), so free time is an issue. I post only when he is asleep : ). Happy weekend everyone.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 16, 2004 9:02 am (#1222 of 2912)

Out of curiosity, in the USA we give pints of blood. How much do people in metric countries give? I am guessing 500mL.



Padfoot - Apr 16, 2004 10:51 am (#1223 of 2912)

That is great news that so many people give blood. I am not one however. My entire family does though. I am not really scared of needles, more of the nurses. Every time I need blood drawn for a test, nurses can't find my veins. So I get poked a lot (usually 3 times per visit). I also get light headed quickly. Now I had allergy shots for years and that did not bother me at all. However they didn't need to find a vein to do that, so it was much easier and quicker. I have no idea what my blood type is. I have asked but no one seems to know or want to find out for me. Oh well, I will find out one day I suppose.

I also am a Taurus as my birthday is May 4th. Not really sure what that means though. I regard my astrological sign in the same way that Harry and Ron regard Divination. Surprised)


Ticker - Apr 16, 2004 10:51 am (#1224 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 16, 2004 11:57 am

Gina, that's cool about the pump. What a wonderful device! I worked for an endocrinologist for a while when they were still fairly new. Now with the pump & new types of insulin, it is much easier to mimic the body's natural insulin production. Great A1c's by the way! Pump or no, it's a fabulous accomplishment.

VeronicaG - yes, the needle they use for drawing blood is beastly big. If it were any smaller it would be too small for the blood cells to safely get through without rupturing. The good thing is, it is not likely to disturb too many of one's nerve cells (especially if you don't watch it go in). It's just hard predicting one's psychological reaction. Interesting about your blood - I guess I'll see you in St. Mungo's if you start licking toilets. Now that is disturbing.

Accio Sirius - I would love a T-shirt with your avatar & saying on it. That is so funny!

Edit: I posted the same time as you Padfoot - if I weren't a nurse, I'd be scared of the people in white too. I've been told by the blood bank to come back when it's hot outside, or when so-&-so is there & usually when I do donate, I leak so slowly I max out my time & don't fill my bags. The curse of invisible arm veins. I only wish they didn't show up on my legs.


septentrion - Apr 16, 2004 11:29 am (#1225 of 2912)

Essidji good luck for tomorrow's exam (cross fingers)

I promised a link to another website about Egypt, here it is : eternalegypt

I've been a blood donor too but I'm a little ashamed not to have done it lately. In fact, the last time I gave my blood, they nearly refused because I'm just on the weight limit but as I'm O+, they at least accepted.

Marè, you asked me what's not to be missed in Paris. The answer is both easy and difficult : there are so many things to see ! or to do ! What do you like ? Fine arts ? Monuments ? anything else ? IMO, even if all tourists guides will speak of them, I advice you to visit the great museums (Louvre, Orsay, museum of modern arts) *restrain myself from giving details, would need 2 pages of the forum*. I also loved the musée de l'homme (museum of man) where you can see our very ancient "ancestor" Lucy, discover so many foreign works and traditions. As I'm very fond of churches, I've visited some and I'd recommend you to visit of course Notre-Dame de Paris and Saint-Denis basilica where are buried the kings of France, but I prefered Saint Eustache and I like Delacroix' paintings in Saint Sulpice. The Versailles castle is of course to be seen too (which I haven't done yet). For something more unusual, you can visit the Mosque of Paris, built after WW1 to thank the muslim soldiers. I could go on for a long time and will be pleased to give you further informations if these aren't enough.


Lynn Allen - Apr 16, 2004 11:32 am (#1226 of 2912)

LOL! I'm glad there is a concensus I'm male. Perhaps one of these days I'll stop being lazy and post an avatar so you can confirm it. The beard is a real give-away. :-) Lynn


Acceber - Apr 16, 2004 11:35 am (#1227 of 2912)

Wow, what a crowd of blood donors we have here. Wish I could, but I doubt my parents would allow it. Oh well...

Sarah and Jackie, do you know what the minimum weight is for donating blood? Just wondering in case I want to when I'm living on my own. If I ever am living on my own .


Julia. - Apr 16, 2004 11:42 am (#1228 of 2912)

Becca, the mininum. weight for blood donation is 110 or 115 pounds. I'm sure your parents would allow you to donate blood, after all, every time you give, you save three lives. Besides, you're still too young to donate, you have to be 17.

-*For the record...*is A+*


Essidji - Apr 16, 2004 11:45 am (#1229 of 2912)

Septentrion : THANKS! Well, good luck for you too, anyway, as you will also be taking these exams!

Marcus : you are quite right : they take around 500 ml of blood (rather 450ml), which is in average 1/10th of the blood volume the human body contains.


Prefect Marcus - Apr 16, 2004 11:53 am (#1230 of 2912)

Essidji - [T]hey take around 500 ml of blood (rather 450ml)

Since 1 US pint = 473mL, it sounds like they might base it on that.


Denise P. - Apr 16, 2004 11:58 am (#1231 of 2912)

I am O+, as is my husband and all of our children. What is interesting to me is that even though we all share the same blood type, we don't share the same bone marrow. Out of 6 markers that are looked at to type bone marrow, my husband and I have 3 in common, I have 2 sets of children who match one another (Nicholas/Kaity match and Ryan/Devin match), Iain matches 3 to Devin and we have never had Kierynn tested.

Delving even further, you don't have to be the same blood type in order to match bone marrow. A friend of ours (O+) recieved bone marrow from (B+) and right now, his blood is a mix of O+ and B+ and should be fully B+ soon. What is even more amazing, the doctors can tell by looking at his blood that his donor was female! They can also tell by looking at Devin's blood that his body is producing Ryan's bone marrow (which we want).

So, all you 18 yr old blood donors, take the time to become listed in the bone marrow data base as well when there is a drive around. It is only a simple blood test and it could potentially save a life. 3 different people I personally know are either alive or lived 2 years longer because a stranger was willing to donate bone marrow to them. With adults now, there are places that don't even take the marrow, they are able to just get blood and take out the stem cells needed to give.

Isn't science an amazing thing? Talk about magic...


scully jones - Apr 16, 2004 12:51 pm (#1232 of 2912)

I think I really would donate blood now, even though I'm underweight. If I could, I think you guys convinced me.

I had a very Harry Potterish Day.. Most of this belongs in YKYALFFW... Did I get that acronym right??

Well, we decided to skip working today, we have two 2-bedroom apartments, but we can do those on the weekend instead.

Jimmie played tennis as I knitted a bit, I'll post that picture tomorrow. And then... We went to the mall to eat, and noticed it was KB TOYstore's last day open... Since they're all going bankrupt, everything was on super-duper sale. So we went in, and almost every toy was gone.

I noticed there were still about a HUNDRED Hermione's... Nobody likes her dolls I guess... I almost took pity on her and bought one of each... But, then, I'm not one for action figures.

They had a huge basket full of Harry Potter 3-d image viewer cards... and I thought about buying some cuz they were 15 cents each... But I don't have a 3-D viewer and I'm not sure who does...

So I just bought some earthworm jim action figures for my brother and we left... But I was feeling Toyish... So we went to Toys R Us. I bought stuff this time!!! I got one of each of the following: fizzing wizzbees, ice mice,Mouse bertie botts every flavor beans, Jellybeanschocolate frogs,Frog 4 drooble's best blowing gum,Bubblegum and jelly slugs.

Awesome, eh? Mind you, they were way overpriced... I'm saving them for the movie gathering. Yay for me!Munching


Marè - Apr 16, 2004 1:09 pm (#1233 of 2912)

You know those ice mice are strange, I saw a picture and they aren't even mice.
When I read about them in the books I pictured a candy that already exists called "white mice" (sjeee what a coincidence...)
I went to look in the store today and bought some (together with some on sale easter eggs, bad bad bad.) I have taken a picture with a digicam, now if only I had the equipment to load it to my computer I could show you. I will go bother my brother tomorrow, hope to have the picture up some day soon.
And Septentrion, thanks for the info! My friends and I only have two days, and a low budget, but we are going to see everything we can . I'm definitely going to the Notre Dame. And I really hope to visit Saint Denis too, I have a triology of child books that goes about the war between England and France and features Bertrand du Guesclin, and ever since I read those, I want to go that church and visit his grave!

And maybe one day I'll work up to courage to give blood, but till then I shush my feeling of guilt with the knowledge that they can cut up and have all of me when I'm dead.


dobbyiscool - Apr 16, 2004 3:16 pm (#1234 of 2912)

I'm still under 18, so I don't think I can give blood yet. However, I doubt my little sister will ever give blood. She nearly passed out when I was having blood drawn for lab testing. It was sort of funny, because those sort of things don't phase me at all, and she can't stand the Dr.'s office or needles.


Blast - Apr 16, 2004 4:41 pm (#1235 of 2912)

Needles don't really bother me because I've had so many, I once had to have the top of my thumb stitched back on, after the third stitch the doctor said I'm sorry I forgot to freeze your thumb, I replied why bother now, so he put in the last six stitches sans freezing. I find that people who are bothered by needles should never look when they are using it, since I find it very interesting it doesn't bother me in the least. Gina my Grandmother was a nurse for Dr. Banting overseas and when he developed insulin at the University or Toronto. She died from complications of diabetes but if it wasn't for Dr. Banting she probably would of died many years before. I get checked yearly, because my father had Diabetes and two of my sisters have it. I guess that I'm lucky because my blood is normal so far.


Madame Librarian - Apr 16, 2004 5:51 pm (#1236 of 2912)

Hi, guys, it was a be-oo-tiful day here in Chicago! Upper 70's, sunny, gentle breezes. Just to match the glorious weather, my landscaper brought over the first of the new stuff we're putting in. She and I spent the afternoon digging holes and planting my three new lilac bushes and one mock orange. (the south side of my house is going to smell dee-licious). I can't believe that just last Tuesday it was 34 degrees and a bitter wind was blowing. And, I can't believe how pooped I am from all that digging--we have very clay-y soil and, sheesh, is it heavy.

I've always been iffy weight-wise for giving blood--I hover between 115 and 118. Then a few years ago I had a nasty brush with endometrial cancer (caught early, thank heaven), so they won't let you donate till you are 5 years post treatment. I'm at 3 years post now, so I figure in summer 2006, I'll be allowed if the weight thing doesn't stop me. I have great veins, though. Maybe movie 4, book 6, movie 5, or something will be due out at the same time.

My husband is a regular donor at our synagogue drive and Jordan just started this year. Most colleges have at least one blood drive a year, sometimes more.

Ciao. Barb


Viola Intonada - Apr 16, 2004 6:15 pm (#1237 of 2912)

I have never given blood before. In college I was always turned away because of the medication I was on. Now that I am on a different medication, I should be able to. I hopped over to the Red Cross website to check. (btw, the weight requirement is 110 lbs)

So, I have been inspired to donate blood, (hubby does so regularly).

Mare, a word of advice: beware of pick-pockets in Notre Dame Cathedral. I was a bit too naive when I visited there.


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 16, 2004 8:57 pm (#1238 of 2912)

Well, I am thoroughly ashamed that I have never taken the time to read this thread. Unfortunately, I'm rarely on the forum for long periods of time so I avoid the threads that grow by the hundreds for fear that I will never be able to keep up.

Happy birthday to all you April babies!
Congratulations Marcus on your daughter's upcoming nuptials. I've been filming and editing weddings for 5 years, though I've never had the pleasure of seeing a LDS ceremony. Your explanation of their intimacy now lets me understand why now.
And congratulations Fawkes on your new niece; her name is lovely by the way. My husband's family is Irish so I have a special fondness for Irish names.
I am amazed and touched by your courage, Lynn. How wonderful it is of you to share such an emotional and personal story. My thoughts are with you.

I'm sorry to say that I've never given blood. I am just slightly under the weight limit but the real reason why is that I am needle-phobic. I abhor having my blood drawn and will come up with wild excuses to get out of doctor's appointments. According to my mother, I am A-, though I'm not quite sure what this means. In lieu of the recent posts, I may decide to suck it up and just wear a blindfold or something. Are they very strict with the weight limit?

I was hoping someone could give me some advice about house-hunting. We are currently shopping around and I am quite overwhelmed. Neither my husband nor I have ever made such a large purchase and I don't know whether we're overlooking serious structural flaws or nit-picking about minor problems. If any of you have some tips they would be very appreciated.


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 17, 2004 12:56 am (#1239 of 2912)

Bah, I said I'd catch up, but I only got further behind.

Okay, backtracking quite a bit, Blast, I more or less agree with you about where Egypt's artifacts should lie. I have this sometimes horrible tendency to see both sides of an argument, and this is the case when it comes to repatriation and the like. It makes writing argumentative essays very difficult. Luckily my lovely 10 page research paper on archaeologicial ethics doesn't involve me having to choose sides.

Hey, Marcus, I didn't know you were LDS. I am too. Congrats to you and your daughter and her fiance! Some Abbyfetti is in order! ,';.,';.',;,.;,'.;,.

Here's some Abbyfetti for all of you April babies too! ,'.;',;.',;.',;.',.; Happy Birthday!

Not to mention the Abbyfetti in congratulations for Fawkes's neice! ',;.',;.',;.',;.'.

As for donating blood, I freaked out over the flu shot my mom made me get. I remember them having to take a blood sample when I got my tonsils out. Yikes, that was scary. Needles and I just do not mix, I'm afraid.

Heehee, okay, I need to stop being away so much.


Sinister Kittens  - Apr 17, 2004 1:21 am (#1240 of 2912)

OMG I forgot to say Congratulations to Marcus, so sorry - it's belated but wish your daughter and future son-in-law all the best.

I know that there are a fair few authors and aspiring authors on the lexicon so I thought I would let the UK residents know that the BBC is holding a writing competition, check their web-site for details. http://www.bbc.co.uk - er I hope that link works...


boop - Apr 17, 2004 1:22 am (#1241 of 2912)

Blast(Steve), Have a Great Day.

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!


Denise P. - Apr 17, 2004 5:35 am (#1242 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Blast!

While you don't see an LDS wedding filmed, a lot of couples still have traditional type photos....just none during the ceremony. When my uncle and aunt got married years ago, I was one of the flower girls. The photographer wanted me, as the little flower girl, to get on tiptoes and kiss my now aunt while the other flower girl looked on. Being 5 and unreasonable, I refused. The photo shows Laurie kissing my Aunt Nancy while *I* look on. LOL Do you know, that was more than 30 years ago and my Aunt Nancy STILL gives me grief about it? (She loves to tease me...she is really my favorite Aunt)So even though they were married in the Temple, they still have photos with a wedding party and had a reception at their local church. It really various couple by couple what they want to do.


Lynn Allen - Apr 17, 2004 6:31 am (#1243 of 2912)

Congratulations to Gina Snape on the success of your insulin pump treatment! It must be absolutely transformative to your lifestyle. And again, thanks for the kind words on my illness-related postings. There is still a lot of stigma attached to HIV, probably because most folks acquire it through behaviors that are not accepted by society. My "innocent victim" status allows me to disclose to people with less fear of hostility and rejection. Your responses were appreciated.


mollis - Apr 17, 2004 6:40 am (#1244 of 2912)

Sherbie - I've recently purchased a house and am currently selling one (nice lake-front townhome in Virginia if you're interested!), so I can give you some limited advice. Get a really good home inspector. Ours spent about 3 hours in the home and they check out everything from the plumbing and electrical to the roof and siding. Your inspector can usually clue you in to whether there have been problems in the house such as leaking (roof or basement) or faulty wiring. If your inspector notices anything suspect, then you can call in a certified professional (ex: chimney sweep or electrician). If problems are found, don't be afraid to ask the seller to fix them (ours just replaced all the wood rot on the exterior of our new house). If too much is found you are free to walk away from the deal.

As for picking a house, that's really up to you. But make sure you don't let your realtor push you to a house that is more expensive than you can afford. And it you can make yourself see past the 80's wall paper and awful paint colors, it will make it much less painful. Focus on the layout of the interior-you can remodel all you want over time. And it gives you a great excuse to watch HGTV! (I love all those shows!)

Got a little wordy there, but hopefully I was a little helpful!


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 17, 2004 7:24 am (#1245 of 2912)

Thank you, Mollis. Not too wordy at all; we need as much help as we can get. I'd love to buy your home, it sounds beautiful, but unfortunately we live quite a ways from Virginia! Right now we've got an offer in with a bank-repossessed house, but our realtor doesn't know how happy they'll be using a buyer with an FHA loan. Apparently, dealing with federal stuff costs the bank more money and problems. Oh well, I know we'll find one but all this looking is beginning to frustrate me!


mollis - Apr 17, 2004 8:04 am (#1246 of 2912)

As long as you are in no immediate need for a new house, just take your time and enjoy the search. You can even do a lot from your home computer (realtor.com is one site). If you and your realtor know exactly what you want, just wait for it to come on the market. And if the banks wants to sell the house, they'll just have to deal with your loan. But good luck with it all. I hope it works out for you. We are moving into our new home the last weekend of April/first of May. So, I think I should probably get to packing!


Accio Sirius - Apr 17, 2004 8:30 am (#1247 of 2912)

Mollis, where in Virginia? I'm in Alexandria!


VeronikaG - Apr 17, 2004 8:47 am (#1248 of 2912)

Do people actually buy houses in the US? I have always been told that you only rent houses, because if you own them the property taxes will be higher than your income. In Norway, on the other hand, renting a whole house is so expensive that you can rather take a mortgage. After ten years of renting, you'll have paid almost the same amount as the price of the house.

About being an innocent victim of HIV, I remembered this awful story from a few years back. Please delete if this is inappropriate. There was a story in the papers, head lines if I'm not mistaken, about a 10 years old girl who was attacked by a drug addict while Christmas shopping with her parents. The man just walked up to the family, stabbed the girl in the arm with a used needle, and ran away. The man was HIV positive, and it was assumed he did what he did out of bitterness. He couldn't stand to see the happy people preparing for Christmas, and the innocent little kid. When he saw them, he felt like destroying that life. The police caught him the next day, but he was a total nutcase, and they could not really get a statement out of him. So the motive is just a god guess, really. The girl did not get HIV, but she got hepatitis C, it was revealed in a follow up later on. It seems to be like some writer who's name I can't remember said, that the worst crimes are often done on impulse.


Denise P. - Apr 17, 2004 9:06 am (#1249 of 2912)

A great many people in the US own houses. I know when we first got married, my husband and I rented a house for $325 a month for 3 bedrooms/1 bath. When we bought a house a few years later, our payment for the house (to include property taxes for the year) was $480. We got a Cape Cod with an unfinished upstairs and it became 4 bedrooms/2.5 baths. It just made more sense to buy a house than to rent it. You build up equity and can see a return on your investment. There are situations though, where becoming a home owner is just not possible. In some areas, houses are so incredibly expensive for little shacks, it is just not funny. My sister in law lives in San Diego, CA. She and her husband paid over $ 3/4 million! for a 1800 sq ft track house (all the houses in her area look identical). That same house where I live would go for under $100,000.

Lynn, only ignorant people (as in not familiar with the disease) would treat you any differently for contracting a disease through no fault of your own. It is tragic that people are so afraid of something that they shy away from learning more and seeing the person behind the disease. You sound like you are an interesting individual and I applaud you for being so open about everything, I know it could not have been easy.


Ladybug220 - Apr 17, 2004 9:15 am (#1250 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 17, 2004 10:16 am


It depends on where you live in the US as to how economical it is to buy a house or apartment. I would say that in the really large cities - New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, etc. - that it may be cheaper to rent rather than buy a house. I live in the South and it tends to be fairly easy to buy a house. I would speculate that there are more home owners than renters. I live in Alabama and we have the lowest property taxes in the country (but that doesn't stop people from complaining about them) and they really are cheap so many people can afford to buy a home.

edit: Looks like Denise is a faster typer than I am...
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VeronikaG - Apr 17, 2004 9:29 am (#1251 of 2912)

OK. That proves that you have to talk to people to learn about their countries. English books used in our High Schools sometimes contain strange information. (Some English teachers also contain strange information.)

I just did the math on how much Barb's sister in law paid for her house. That was expensive! In the area I live, you can get a very nice house for half of that, and we think that's expensive. But California is for the rich, or what? :-)


Dragonesss - Apr 17, 2004 10:36 am (#1252 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 17, 2004 11:36 am

Happy Birthday Blast!


tracie1976 - Apr 17, 2004 10:39 am (#1253 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Blast!!


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 17, 2004 10:49 am (#1254 of 2912)

I forget who originally asked for the tips in house hunting but since my husband is a real estate attorney I have to put my two cents in. Although attorneys get a bad rap (and in many cases well-deserved) a GOOD attorney can make the house buying process much simpler and protect your interests in what is likely to be the most important purchase of your life. Few people realize the problems they can inherit when buying a house and spend more time researching the purchase of a new car than in securing appropriate representation on what is to be the outlay of an enormous sum of money.

Note to Denise: As a Massachusetts native I have to say this: A COD is a type of fish, a CAPE is a type of house and CAPE COD is a place (talk about your real estate). Smile


mike miller - Apr 17, 2004 11:10 am (#1255 of 2912)

Happy Spring to all those Forumers who live in the Northern Hemisphere! To those "down under", Fall is great too!

We have finally had a beautiful Spring Saturday here in Baltimore, Maryland, sunny and mid-70's F. It may top 80 degrees tomorrow. Since we're on the topic of houses, I spent the past 5 hours spreading mulch (2 pick-up loads, about 4 cubic yards). One of the best things about home ownership is being able to work in the yard! seeing the flowers come up and the trees turning green is wonderful sight! I consider yard work to be therapy, sort of mental health activity. All the probelms of the world seem to disappear when your cutting grass or planting flowers.


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 17, 2004 12:48 pm (#1256 of 2912)

Thanks for all the advice, everyone! Mollis, our realtor sends us to look for houses on realtor.com and then sets up showings for us. He also keeps his eye out for anything that may interest us.

Most 1400-1600 square foot houses in the area we're hoping to buy that are in good condition run anywhere from $85,000 to $110,000. We live in Oklahoma and the property here is very inexpensive because there is a lot of land but not a ton of people. In fact, many people move here for the low housing costs. Our apartment rent (1000 sq ft. apartment) is $665 a month and our mortgage should be no more than $700.

Denise, my relatives live in La Jolla and bought their house for 6 million. True, it is very large and beachfront to boot, but 6 million here would buy about 10 comparable houses. Houses can be ridiculously expensive in desirable areas.

My husband can't wait to do lawn work, Mike. He talks about it all the time and looks at lawn mowers everytime we go out. Mostly I'm looking forward to being able to paint. After years in white-walled apartments I want to see some color!


Acceber - Apr 17, 2004 1:52 pm (#1257 of 2912)

Grrrr...I hate having to go to school and missing so many posts that I miss an entire topic! AH! Anyway:

Julia: thanks for the blood donor information. I'm way under the weight limit and my doctor says I won't be growing much more, so I probably won't ever be able to give blood.

Happy Birthday Blast!

Our family friends live in Pacific Palisades, CA and they bought a house about a year and a half ago for around $1 million. They got an estimate this past February and the price had gone up to about $1.2 million .


Liz Mann - Apr 17, 2004 2:19 pm (#1258 of 2912)

Does anyone know the HTML for a countdown?


Dr Filibuster - Apr 17, 2004 2:23 pm (#1259 of 2912)

Sinister Kittens (Jules) will be swigging back the butterbeers and singing songs of victory at the moment.

Portsmouth 1 Man Utd 0

That's the muggle equivalent of the Chudley Cannons winning the Quidditch League. Congratulations.

PS. In the time it took me to write this post my house has increased it's value by 7%. That's how crazy it is here right now.


Leviosa - Apr 17, 2004 2:47 pm (#1260 of 2912)

Happy birthday Blast! I hope you have a great day.

Belated happy birthday to everyone I forgot.


Gina R Snape - Apr 17, 2004 4:52 pm (#1261 of 2912)

Happy birthday Blast!!!!!

Have a case of "Snoat" on the house.


Mrs. Sirius - Apr 17, 2004 5:07 pm (#1262 of 2912)

Gary Oldmans (Sirius Black) is on New York PBS station, WNET, channel 13, which is showing "We Think the World of You" right now 9:00 pm EST.


mollis - Apr 17, 2004 5:43 pm (#1263 of 2912)

Accio Sirius: I live on Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke, Virginia. Not too far from where you are. Too bad I'm moving in 2 weeks. At least I finally got started packing today.

And yeah, housing costs vary a great deal depending on what part of the country you live in. But in my experience you can pay a mortgage for a couple hundred dollars more a month. So it becomes a no-brainer to buy rather than pay rent every month.


Julia. - Apr 17, 2004 5:54 pm (#1264 of 2912)

Happy birthday Blast!!!


Viola Intonada - Apr 17, 2004 6:14 pm (#1265 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Blast!

Abby! *Waves frantically* How are you? I haven't "seen" you very much lately. I've missed your Abbyfetti. Right now I am trying to arrange to go on an Archaeological dig this summer for a week to see if I want to pursue that career path.

There is a blood drive in my town on Monday and I am going!

Hubby and I shopped for 5 years for a house, with the same realtor. (It took us that long to find the "right" house) She was very happy, yet very sad when we finally bought a house, we had built up quite a relationship. My piece of advice: Don't buy a house for the full amount that the bank is willing to approve for you. One bank approved us for twice the amount that we actually bought a house for. If we would have gone the full amount we would not have been able to afford anything else, such as remodeling, vacations, food....


mollis - Apr 17, 2004 6:16 pm (#1266 of 2912)

Oh yeah! The bank will approve you for sometimes twice what you should spend on a house. I don't know how they come up with their numbers sometimes. Definitely calculate how much you want your monthly payments to be and go from there!


Marie E. - Apr 17, 2004 8:11 pm (#1267 of 2912)

Mollis, my husband's family used to vacation on Smith Mountain Lake every summer when he was a boy. He is from Bluefield, West Virginia, right on the Virginia border. Now they have a summer home on Bugg's Island Lake, near the North Carolina border.

We will begin searching for a house soon, and I am sort of dreading it. We were in military housing for seven years and rented a house when my husband got out. Our rent is $995 so I'm sure our mortgage will be around there too. Houses average about $170,000 here in Colorado Springs. We should have bought a house when we first moved here in 1995 when housed averaged $100,000.


DJ Evans - Apr 17, 2004 8:15 pm (#1268 of 2912)



Here's wishing you a day full of wishes, love and presents!!!!

Later days, Deb


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 17, 2004 10:26 pm (#1269 of 2912)

Hey, Viola! I'm so excited for you. I need to go on a dig one day. I amaze myself that I haven't. I'm transferring to a new school in the fall, and I believe I'll have the remedy to that little problem once I get there. Good luck with the dig, and I hope you enjoy your new career! Have some Abbyfetti on me! ',.;',;.',;.';.

And, Blast, how could I not give you some birthday Abbyfetti? Happy Birthday! ,';.',;.',;.',.;',.;',.;'.;


Dr Filibuster - Apr 18, 2004 1:13 am (#1270 of 2912)

Blast, hope you have a blast on your birthday.

Happy Sunday. I'm sitting here on my settee (sofa) feeling exhausted just watching the London Marathon. It's raining and they all look frozen too.

Last year’s female winner, olympic champion Paula Radcliffe grew up in Northwich, where I live.

Has anyone here ever run a marathon?


Blast - Apr 18, 2004 4:04 am (#1271 of 2912)

The only marathon that I've ever run is when I was chased by a couple of dogs once. Thanks for the well wishes everybody, I had too much snoat Gina, the only problem was someone changed the Best Before date on it and, I,m feeling a little sheepish today.


boop - Apr 18, 2004 4:46 am (#1272 of 2912)

Blast, LOL I love your new avatar it is so cute. The marathon of chasing dogs must have been fun!!!

The only marathon that I have done is chasing kid's around so does that count?

Have a Great Day Everyone!!!!!!


Flame Alligator - Apr 18, 2004 5:05 am (#1273 of 2912)

Hey everybody! I have been reading but not posting last couple of days. My kitty is still hangin in there but the cancerous lump under her chin is a lot bigger. She is in good spirits. I had to chase her down to bathe her yesterday. Not her usual break neck speed but a fast trot. She is so brave. My neighbor's cat, Tommy, a bobtail, died 2 days ago. He found him in the grass. Samantha is a relative of his and used to play with him as a very young kitten before I took her in. He was just 6 months older than her and now they will die within a close time to one another. I will miss Tommy as he was our kitty friend.

I am very healthy and would love to donate blood. The catch: I always way about l00 to 105 lbs. I don't like that rule. I think my body could easily handle giving blood.

DRAGONESS!!!!!!! Where you been? So glad to see you. Hugs and kisses!!!! I miss your posts

Mollis, Better get packing. If you start early, the packing can be nice and leisurely. Everthing organized. This makes unpacking a lot easier. I think anyway. Late minute packing......the worst.

Madam Poppy, A belated Happy Birthday!!! Sorry I am late. As a 50+, enjoy being a nifty fifty. I am loving my fifties!!!

Blast, Happy Birthday!!!! Big hug!!! again belated. forgive me? Hope you had a "blast" of a birthday. (Don't you just love puns? )

Lynn Allen, Thanks for sharing your story. It makes no difference to me,btw, and wish I was there in person to give you a big hug.

Notice to anyone who loves to chat like me: My screen name on aim is ArchetypeGds feel free to add me to your Buddy Lists. I am usually up late at night.

If I missed any of you April babies......HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!!

My husband has the Flu starting more work for me So I am nurse maid this week.

Fawkes, I know this is early but Top of Mon. morning to ya!!!! (Sometimes I am on line very early or late, however you look at it, and I forget to post "Top of the mornin to ya", at the appropriate time.

I have been so happy lately it is criminal. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. Nothing so far. Sending a cup of my joy to you all.


septentrion - Apr 18, 2004 5:14 am (#1274 of 2912)

I'm always late for birthdays ! Well, happy belated birthday Blast !

Esidji, I hope you did well yesterday. As for me, I can see no success in that exam. I feel like it was a lost day for me.

My marathons are to catch the bus or the train when I'm late and last no more than 5 minutes...

Marè, I've read you'll only have a two-day trip in Paris yet I've remembered other things I've loved there, and well, you choose if you're going to see them or not :
-the museum of Middle Ages, also known as Cluny Museum, where you can see the tapestry of the "Dame à la Licorne" (the woman with the unicorn)
-this museum is in the Quartier Latin, where you have the old universities and the nice church of Saint-Séverin
-near to the museum of modern arts lies the church of saint Merry (how could I forget one of my favorite churches ?)
-and don't miss a tour in Montmartre. You can have your portrait done by artists in the "place du Tertre" (tertre square) near the church of the Sacré-Coeur.

edit you post in the same time than me Flame. I'll add you in my aim buddies. Hope your kitty has good last days of its life.


Madame Librarian - Apr 18, 2004 5:17 am (#1275 of 2912)

Blast, Happy Belated Birthday! Didn't have a chance to post later yesterday, so missed the big event. May you have a happy, healthy HP-filled year.

Sherbie--My advice to the home-buyer (in addition the the good stuff others have said) is to have a really, really thorough inspection done by a good contractor--ask you realtor for references, BUT, check with recent buyers if possible to see if he/she inspected well. In other words, did the contractor do it well, were there any surprises after move-in. The inspection process is only done when you've practically finished the deal, so don't sign your money away till you're satisfied. Roof, basement, windows, sump pump, garage, insects, landscaping (how old, more or less, is that lovely tree?), etc. A good contractor/inspector will advise you on these things.

Ciao. Barb


Dr Filibuster - Apr 18, 2004 5:38 am (#1276 of 2912)

Hi Flame,

I had you down as a marathon runner.

There's a guy called Mr Singh who is the oldest runner today. He's about 92 years old, and since his 89th birthday his times have got faster. I am convinced he is a wizard and will have a visit from the MoM later today for attracting too much attention from muggles..


Marè - Apr 18, 2004 6:06 am (#1277 of 2912)

Thanks Viola and Septentrion! I'm copying all your information in a word file and will take it with me!


Acceber - Apr 18, 2004 6:31 am (#1278 of 2912)

Marathons-I could go on and on, being a native Bostonian who goes every year to hand out orange slices to weary runners. Come to think of it, how about it? We usually get there around 1:00, in time to see the leaders running faster than I could think humanely possible. They don't even look at us spectators, much less take oranges. After that, the next wave comes. These people have numbers and most aren't bandits (non-registered). Some take oranges, but not enough to make any dent in our bag. After them come the next slew. These people have the higher numbers and many are dressed up in wacked costumes. Here, there are many bandits and some people we know. These hungry souls take oranges, making a huge space in the bag. By now it's around 4:00 and most unloyal people have left. Not us. About half an hour later, the last group of runners, or more appropriately, walkers come. These people are all bandits, running for the heck of it or just to burn calories. All of them take about five oranges in one go, or more since it is nearing dinner time and they still have about six miles left. This is my personal favorite part; the runners are so accepting of the oranges and so grateful for us to have stayed.

Wow, that was long. I'm done ranting now.


Essidji - Apr 18, 2004 7:41 am (#1279 of 2912)

Septentrion : I haven't got a clue if what I did was right or wrong or if they'll find what they want in my work. All I can say is that I did all my best, and "whew, it's over!". I had the most terrible headache, which started right between the two exams. I went straight to bed after dinner, woke up around midnight and it still was there. Fortunately, everything was OK this morning. Sorry to learn you feel like you failed, by maybe you will get a good mark anyway, who knows?

I, too, am always late for wishing anything, but Happy Birthday to you, Blast.

I won't be able to connect myself before thursday, I believe there are going to be at least 150 posts when I come back...


Julia. - Apr 18, 2004 7:43 am (#1280 of 2912)

Well. My marathon story doesn't nearly compete with Becca's, but I have one anyway. One day, a long time ago, around 1981, my mommy and daddy were sleeping soundly. Then, suddenly, they heard the pitter patter of feet. Then went to investigate, and discovered that the house was on the race rout of the Annual New Haven 5k Road Race, that takes place every year. By 1985, a family friends started gathering on the front lawn to watch the race. At this time, it occurred to my parents that if all these people were coming, they should probably feed them. Thus, in 1985, (only a few days before yours truly was born) The Anual Katz Labor Day Breakfast began. (We even got to be on TV, but I was still in mommy's tummy) So now, every year on Labor Day, we have about 60 people to the house for breakfast and race watching. It's always quite fun, we have now graduated to having noise makers, and so we cheer on the people we know, and the people who wear these silly shirts that say "Waren Street" thus forcing us to ask "Where's Waren Street?" as they run buy. A few said "Chicago!" Several said "New Jersey!" BUt whatever, despite the fact that we still don't know where Waren Street is, we still have fun every year.


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 18, 2004 8:06 am (#1281 of 2912)

Thanks for all the good house buying advice, everyone. None of our friends have bought homes yet, and both my in-laws and parents have been living in the same houses for well over 20 years, so the typical advice we get is either outdated or none at all! I've got another very boring question I was hoping to have answered. Does the age and size of the air conditioning unit greatly affect the amount of the utility bill? As I said earlier, we live in Oklahoma and it gets very hot here in the summer (I think it got well over 104 F last year) and very humid.

On the marathon note, no, I've never participated in one. I don't care much for running, I prefer biking or tennis for my aerobic work outs. I used to force myself to run, but decided I shouldn't make myself exercise that way. I think it goes back to elementary school, when we were forced to do the 1 mile run for the President's Physical Fitness Challenge. I despised mile run day almost as much as pull-up day. I don't think I ever did a single one, in fact.


Madame Librarian - Apr 18, 2004 8:33 am (#1282 of 2912)

Sherbie--Yes! Yes! Yes! Age and size are a pretty important factor. The newer units are more efficient. Older ones may be leaking freon (veddy bad for the environment). Good source of general info on stuff like that is "Consumer Reports" magazine. They are easily the most thorough and fair when talking about things like this. They always give good background info that can answer questions like yours.

Ciao. Barb


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 18, 2004 8:39 am (#1283 of 2912)

Sherbie, I second what Barb said. Also, many electric companies offer a substantial rebate when you make a large appliance purchase, crediting you for purchasing a more energy efficient unit. Check with you local utility company for more information.


VeronikaG - Apr 18, 2004 8:57 am (#1284 of 2912)

Happy belated birthday, Blast!

Sentreption, too bad about your exam. But don't completely lose hope. During the almost two years I've been in college, there have been at least three timed I was completely sure I had failed an exam. I couldn't possibly see how what I had written down could be enough to pass. Still I ended up with D on them. Not exactly a good grade, but at least I don't have to do them over.

Our grade system is different from the American, we have grades A, B, C, D, E and F, which is fail. As far as I know, there is no E in the American system.

I was in Paris six years ago, in my second year of High School. We stayed at a hotel on Montparnasse, called the Ibis Alésia. We brought along our own bus from Norway, a pink two story one. Must have been the Knight Bus' cousin. In that we drove around and looked at Paris, and stopped at a lot of different places to take a closer look. There were some places we weren't allowed to leave the bus, Moulin Rouge was one of them, but mostly we could have a look around as long as we were at least two of us together, and at least five after dark. We were 17 at the time, some of us had turned 18, so they decided to have some confidence in our ability to stay out of mortal danger.

We saw all the typical places like Notre Dame, Louvre (didn't get to see the Egyptian department, our teachers had other preferences), the Eiffel Tower (only me and my roomie had the guts to go all the way up), and Versailles. We also went to another museum, I think that was Orsay. Kind of a modernistic museum. Nobody mentioned Sacre Coeur as a place to visit, but I would recommend to Maré that you see it. Just be sure to do so while the sun is still up. According to our guide, it was very dangerous after dark, and even in the hour before. By the way, it is a church. The name means "the Holy Heart". I noticed that that kind of church is called a "basilisque". Huh? Did our maps just have a really weird typo, or what is the connection?

One of the first days we went to a restaurant on Montmartre that was called something with "poulet" in the name. Guess what, everything they served there was chicken. I guess our teachers reckoned it to be a "safe" place, considering teenagers taste. It was supposed to be a "famous" place. Any of you French girls know what I'm talking about?

During a visit to the International House at the University, I took a picture of the house I thought we had come out of. But it turned out I had lost my sense of direction, because it turned out to be the American Academy. I found out that when one of our TV-stations started airing "USA High". It's a show about American students in Paris. One of my friends liked that show, and thought it was cool that I had really been there. I was never inside, mind you.

OK, enough about my vacation.


Denise P. - Apr 18, 2004 9:52 am (#1285 of 2912)

From 1980-1982 I was living in Greece, right outside of Athens. Each year, my school would take a group of volunteers to a point along the marathon route (as in THE marathon, a recreation of the original marathon between Marathon and Athens) to hand out drinks to the runners. We would stand with hands out and people would grab it as they went by. Part of it also included clean up since the runners would drink the juice/kool-aide/water and then toss the cup on the side of the road. It was a lot of fun and we always looked forward to going.

A friend of mine is running tomorrow in Boston, I plan to log onto the official site and follow her via there since you can type in the bib number to see where the runner is on the course.


Julia. - Apr 18, 2004 10:02 am (#1286 of 2912)

OK guys, sorry for an abrupt change of subject, but I have a question and only you can answer it. For my English class, we're reading a book on the Vietnam War. The last paper for the course (thank G-d) is to write about anything related to the Vietnam war. My teacher told me that if I could relate Harry Potter to the Vietnam War, she'd give me an A just on principle. However, I'm having a little trouble seeing any connections between the two. Do you guys have any ideas?


Denise P. - Apr 18, 2004 10:12 am (#1287 of 2912)

You could compare the Death Eaters with the Viet Cong who were fighting for the communists (Voldemort). You could compare the CIDG (Civilian Irregular Defense Group) and the Montenyards (spelled wrong) who were fighting for the Republic of South Vietnam (Wizarding world) with The Order of the Phoenix. This would be done from the viewpoint that the Viet Cong were bad and the RoSV good and of course, as history showed, the Viet Cong ultimately won that struggle.


mollis - Apr 18, 2004 10:25 am (#1288 of 2912)

Sherbie - In addition to the other advice given, you can call the utility companies and find out how much the average electric bills were during the summer. That would give you the best indication of what to expect. One of my best friends lives in Tulsa, so I can fully appreciate the heat about mid-August in Oklahoma!

And yes, I have started packing. I tackled the storage room first. It's easier to pack up the stuff I don't use. The essentials will wait until next just before the move. The major pain is going to be packing up my desk, since I work out of my home currently. When I get back to KC, I have to work out of the office again (so no more lexicon all day long!). The problem is going to be separating personal office stuff from the work office stuff. And of course the Harry Potter books will be packed last. I'm think of putting them in the boxes with my fine china. My husband will make fun of me, but I thought you guys would understand!!!


septentrion - Apr 18, 2004 10:57 am (#1289 of 2912)

of course Mollis we understand !

Veronika, I don't know about a restaurant with "poulet" in the name (btw, poulet means chicken) but I'm not very interesting in restaurants. However, for Marè, I've heard on the radio tonight about a new restaurant in the Quartier Latin called "la petite cour". It's said to combine french and american cooking and it's said to be very good. About security, you have to pay attention everywhere you go in Paris like in every big town I guess.


Sinister Kittens  - Apr 18, 2004 11:14 am (#1290 of 2912)

Ah, the Latin Quarter of Paris, comparatively small but well worth a visit. Some of the out of the way restaurants in Paris serve the nicest food and are quite reasonably priced - I'm sure septentrion or essidji would be more forthcoming with their recommendations.

And Sue - YEAH! I very nearly came on here last night just to post the result but then remembered that most people are unlikely to know who Pompey are - unless I have tried to convert them before ;-)

Being useless again - Happy Belated Birthday Blast!

You have no idea how happy I am! But I think your analogy is about right!

*EDIT* I'm so happy, i'm so happy!


Marè - Apr 18, 2004 11:55 am (#1291 of 2912)

basilisque LOL Veronika, I think that has to be basilique (check the missing S ) And seeing how I stood at the top of the basilique of the holy heart in Brussel a few weekends back, I should go to the basilique of the holy heart in Paris, shouldn't I!

And I want to go to the moulin rouge! It's top of my list (has a lot of things to do with a Moulin Rouge party my team and I gave three years ago... don't ask.) And I want to see it with the lights on, so we'll probably go just after dark (before the odd people creep out of their hiding places)

You know, I don't think two days are close to enough. :sigh:

And Kittens, I'm happy for you!

PS What would be American cooking????


Blast - Apr 18, 2004 12:19 pm (#1292 of 2912)

Julia you could write about the treatment of P.O.W.s and Azkaban. Since the Viet Cong did not recognize them as prisoners according to the Geneva Convention, a lot of them through torcher and harsh treatment went mad or died. Thanks for all the well wishes again.


septentrion - Apr 18, 2004 12:40 pm (#1293 of 2912)

alas Marè I didn't pay attention enough, the radio speaker just told the cooker and owner of this new restaurant has lived for 15 years in America and made great food with american and french cooking.


Marè - Apr 18, 2004 12:43 pm (#1294 of 2912)

Or maybe something about HP's theme of choices. The choices of the Vietnamees to fight on both sides for what they believed in. ( DE's in their way, also fight for what they think is the right way to live your life) or the choice (and the why of the choice) America makes to get involved.

When at war, you always have to make choices, some are right, others are wrong, some turn out to be the right ones, others are big mistakes in the end. And all of your choices and your perception of the actions that follows them depends on your point of view. Who do you think is right and wrong. It is one of the bases of war. You find many examples of it in HP too.

Edit: Septentrion, if I come across it, I will check it out, promise! BTW, where do you live in France?


Julia. - Apr 18, 2004 1:14 pm (#1295 of 2912)

Thanks guys, this paper is going to rock, I'll let you know how it turns out...


Acceber - Apr 18, 2004 1:41 pm (#1296 of 2912)

Denise, can you tell me your friend's number? I could look out for her and wish her good luck from both of us tomorrow. If you don't mind that is.

Good luck on that paper Julia.


Denise P. - Apr 18, 2004 1:48 pm (#1297 of 2912)

Becca, I will email you the info Smile


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 18, 2004 1:56 pm (#1298 of 2912)

Thank you so, so much Barb, Kim, and Mollis! I will definitely call the electric company and get those past bills. I had no idea about the freon or rebates. All this information helps immeasurably. Please keep posting tips if you can think of any more.

Julia, I take any opportunity to write comparrison papers about the HP world and our Muggle world. This semester alone I've done one philosophy paper and two media papers about Harry Potter. Anytime I'm given an assignment that I could somehow relate to anything HP, I jump on it. Good luck with yours! I'm sure it will be fantastic; how could it not with such an amazing topic?


virgoddess1313 - Apr 18, 2004 1:56 pm (#1299 of 2912)

Going back to the marathon subject I've never run one, but my mom has run several. One day I'd gotten some sort of thing in the mail for this marathon. I'm not a runner by any means so I was going to throw it away, but my mom got to looking at it. She had hardly even worked out for years, but suddenly decided at 43 to run a marathon. I went with her to the track to walk and to count her laps while she ran. It was wild. She ran two or three, I think and my little brother (who loves running) has done one.She doesn't run them anymore... she did some huge bike rides for awhile and now is into hiking.


Gina R Snape - Apr 18, 2004 1:59 pm (#1300 of 2912)

Ooooooh Marè bon voyage!!!! I wish I were going. At least I will be in San Francisco soon.

Blast sorry to hear about the bad Snoat. You really ought to be more careful about that stuff!
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Marè - Apr 18, 2004 2:27 pm (#1301 of 2912)
Edited Apr 18, 2004 4:33 pm

Thanks Gina! And have a good trip yourself too! HP party, was it not? Just to let you know: I except an extensive report on that one!

And Julia, when the paper is done, post a link or something!

And here are the pictures of the candy mice, what I picture the ice-mice to be. The pictures aren't that good, but by the time I got them on my computer and could see them, I already ate all of the mice...
It has eyes, you see! It really does have eyes! (stupid flashlight)
And this one turned out to have some wall and background (my desk) so you can sort of picture the size..
Ah well...next time I'll just squeeze them under my now-working-again-scanner


scully jones - Apr 18, 2004 4:36 pm (#1302 of 2912)

Those pictures looked just fine! That's what I pictured Ice Mice to be like also. However, the idea of having a sugar mouse in a clear ice cube-like thing is okay as well.

We only got one apartment done today, we'll have to go really early tomorrow to get it done. Jimmie wanted to play tennis, so we didn't get started until four o'clock.

A few of you met my brother in msn Chat last night... He would really love the books if he could find the time and energy to read them. He knows it too.

Who all has msn messenger? I'd love to add everyone so we can have better chats. I can't use the chat function on here anymore, my firewall completely blocks it.


Viola Intonada - Apr 18, 2004 6:18 pm (#1303 of 2912)

Mare, I wish you all the best on your trip! It is a beautiful city filled with history.

Thanks Abby! Do you ever go into the chat room anymore? I have started going in at night, about when we did this summer. I would love to chat with you. Good luck at the new school this fall.

Chiao, the scarf is coming along great.

Blast, I hope you won your marathon with the dogs

Denise, is there anywhere you haven't lived?


I Am Used Vlad - Apr 18, 2004 6:51 pm (#1304 of 2912)

Back to running. I am currently training for a half-marathon in June. If all goes well, I'd like to run a full one later in the year or maybe next year. Of course, after the half I may throw my sneakers away and never run again. Only time will tell.


Blast - Apr 18, 2004 8:42 pm (#1305 of 2912)

When you live in a farming community almost everyone has a dog. We lived about a mile from where the bus would drop me off. Late one night I was walking home in the dark and had the pleasure of meeting two of the most unpleasant of their kind. I started jogging and they followed me all the way home, nipping at my heels. A couple of months later someone was knocking at our door at one o'clock in the morning. I went down to answer the door and it was some poor scared young lady in a waitress's uniform. Her car had broken down and ours was the first house she came to that didn't have a dog. She phoned her dad and he came and picked her up. The poor girl was shaken up because she had run into a real nasty one, she had a bite on her leg. I figured that she had come about two miles. Cell phone were not around at that time.


VeronikaG - Apr 18, 2004 11:13 pm (#1306 of 2912)

Cell phones are a nice invention, if you ask me. I'm addicted to mine. Not that I use it a lot, on the contrary. I just like to bring it along wherever I go, so I'm not completely alone in the world. If it's low on money or power, I get nervous, and do something about it quickly.

Chiaojones, you're welcome to add me to your MSN list. I'd like to have a Potterholic to chat with. There's never anyone in the chat room when I check. The given mail adress is the one I use for MSN.


Marè - Apr 18, 2004 11:40 pm (#1307 of 2912)
Edited Apr 19, 2004 3:16 am

The given mail adress is the one I use for MSN.

Goes the same for me.


septentrion - Apr 19, 2004 1:22 am (#1308 of 2912)

Julia, I'm sure you'll find ideas for your essay.

Marè I live in northern France near Valenciennes if you know. I think it's not so far from you : you're in Netherlands aren't you ?


Marè - Apr 19, 2004 2:17 am (#1309 of 2912)

Yes, that's true. I was born in the south east and now live in the middle (Wageningen). Not that there is so much difference in distance because the country is not so big after all. And yes I think you live relatively nearby, Valenciennes is near the belgium border isn't it?
I wonder if I've ever been there, we mostly went to France on vacation when I was a child. Unfortunately, the only thing that mattered to me by then, and so the only things I remember, would be wether the swimming pool was nice and the pizza's any good.

To the happiness of my mam, my brother suggested to go back to Bretagne with the four of us (dad included off course) next year. I would love to! I have a very faint memory of climbing something high at Mont st. Michel and how excited I was about being allowed to go up there, so I would love to go back and see if I remember something.

(Okay rambling on here, I'm done )


Fawkes Forever - Apr 19, 2004 3:48 am (#1310 of 2912)

Wow, I'm out sick for a few days and there are 191 unread posts on this thread! Perhaps that was my punishment for spilling the beans on my nieces name.... a nasty bout of a tummy bug! (not pretty)

Lynn (I knew you were a guy ), just wanted to say how brave & honest I think you are... sharing with us like that! Sending out big hugs to you!

Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to Poppy & Blast... aww sorry I missed those, but I hope they were good!

Feeling honoured to recieve some Abbyfetti for my niece.... woohooo! Thanks Abby

Good to see so many fellow Taureans here.... Septentrion my birthday is 2 days after yours.... Gina, how could Snape resist the Taurean Charms

Sinister Kittens.... woohooo.... congrats on the team victory. I must admit when I saw the score on the telly.... the first person I thought on was you... hee hee!

Sue.... I'm a 'universal donor' as well! I got into blood donation the same way as yourself. I was 17 & studying towards my A-Level (NEWT) Biology, & was interested to find out more. Next thing I knew, I was a regular blood donor... Unfortunately, because I live in the Republic of Ireland now, I can't give blood down here.... (Due to an incident with Hepatitis & donated blood a few years back, the blood transfusion service are VERY strict on the donor criteria.) Seemingly, because I lived in Northern Ireland between 1980 and 1996, I can't give blood due to the risk of vCJD transmission via blood. I do give blood if theres a blood drive when I'm back up visiting at home... but admittedly, that doesn't happen very often. I must make a mental note to coordinate my visit up home with the next donor drive!

Ahhh Marè... Paris.... oh I love Paris.... I want to go again... but alas, I don't think it will be this year! Coincidently, my family also used to go on holidays to Bretagne (Brittany) when I was a kid. Mainly south Brittany however. My criteria for a holiday was pretty much the same as yours, where the pizzas any good & what was the pool like? Hee hee, glad I'm not alone!

Right, enough waffling... it's just I missed you guys! Good luck house hunting Sherbie. Top of the morning Flame.... you know, I might start a campaign to being back that saying in Ireland


septentrion - Apr 19, 2004 3:49 am (#1311 of 2912)

yes Marè, Valenciennes is near to the belgium border. Most of foreign people who go nearby this town are just on their way to sun (Côte d'Azur, Spain, Bretagne, Vendée...) and never stop. But if you like Rubens, you may want to visit the local museum of fine arts.
I've never been in Bretagne but I'd love to. BTW, the Mont-Saint-Michel isn't in Bretagne but in Normandy and it's really worth a visit. I've seen it twice and am ready for a third time. It's a really magic place

edit : I post in the same time than you Fawkes. Glad to see we have nearly the same birthday.


Marè - Apr 19, 2004 4:09 am (#1312 of 2912)

Good day to all you ladies who hang around the forum at this time!

And off course you are right about Mont Saint Michel, how silly of me! Okay, so it is close to Brittany . I learn something new every day!

And Fawkes, yes isn't it sad, that you can say that you have been to all these cool places and the only thing I can remember is that they had ice cones with double space for the ice cream?
What does “top of the morning” mean by the way?


Pinky - Apr 19, 2004 4:37 am (#1313 of 2912)

We had a friend that always completed that saying with: "Top o' the mornin' to you!" "And the bottom half to you!"


Denise P. - Apr 19, 2004 5:03 am (#1314 of 2912)

My husband is O+ but is not allowed to donate blood. Because he travels in the Middle East frequently and gets all kinds of weird vaccines, he is not able to donate blood at all. Even if the Red Cross would take it, his job prohibits him from donating as well...as in it is a directive from work to not donate (due to the vaccines).


Fawkes Forever - Apr 19, 2004 5:12 am (#1315 of 2912)

LOL Pinky.... Marè I'm not sure if it's a Hollywood invention, or a real Irish saying... but it means, or what I think it means is ... 'a very good morning to you' (or something like that)

EDIT : Whoops, meant to say this in my first post...
Welcome back Popkin!


Julia. - Apr 19, 2004 5:29 am (#1316 of 2912)

Do you guys mind if I add you to my MSN list as well? We've been known to have big parties in there late at night, and everyone should join in! Feel free to add me to yours, pinstripers16@hotmail.com (but if you want to email me, use the yahoo one)


Flame Alligator - Apr 19, 2004 6:51 am (#1317 of 2912)

Chiajones, I very much enjoyed chatting with Andy and you yesterday. Plus, lindsay. Thanks ladies for listening to my photo woes. She agreed happily to do more btw.

Thanks for the greeting Fawkes.

I am also on MSN messenger. Use my e-mail address.

Dr. Filibuster, No not a marathon runner here. It counters yoga and when I was young my dance teacher said stay away from running it tightens your leg muscles.

virgoddess1313, Your mom is my kind of gal.

It is cloudy today but I am having a blast. Have a good day y'all!!!!


boop - Apr 19, 2004 8:09 am (#1318 of 2912)

Happy Monday Everyone!!!!! Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Veronika, and Mare, I am going to add you to my msn too. Here is my msn name boop196078@hotmail.com please feel free to add my name to yours. I look forward to talking to you.

Fawkes, Glad to hear you are feeling better.


Denise P. - Apr 19, 2004 8:14 am (#1319 of 2912)

For those who want to add me on MSN, I am rrdanew2@aol.com


Padfoot - Apr 19, 2004 8:24 am (#1320 of 2912)

Wow, there is so much reading I need to catch up on from over the weekend!

Blast, happy belated birthday!

Lynn, thanks for sharing. Hugs to you!

Flame Alligator, I am so sorry about you kitty. I am not really a cat person, but I love animals and know how important they are. I can get easily depressed. Once I got my two ferrets, that snapped me out of it. It's hard to be depressed when you get unconditional love from a pet. My family doesn't call our animals pets, we call them "fur people" and they are our family. Give your kitty lots of love and hugs.

Sherbie Lemon, I had (have) an FHA loan and I had no problems. I purchased my condominium two years ago. It was my first home purchase. My mortgage is less than $100 more than my rent. So it made a lot of sense for me to buy, plus I build up my equity. Everyone has given you great advice, so no need for me to give any. I moved around a lot growing up, it's a hobby of my parents. They love real estate! Not sure what the fascination is.

Anyway, to those who wondered about property taxes and the cost of living, it varies all over the country. I have lived in Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, California and Washington. There are always expensive and affordable areas in each state. Louisiana was probably the cheapest and Washington was the most expensive (in the areas where my family lived). There are plenty of people who aren't rich who live in California. Of course, if you have beach front property, you have expensive property.

All this talk of France makes me want to visit. I have never been there before. I'm not sure how welcome I would be though, since I am an American. Supposedly Americans are not very appreciated in France, or so I have been told. I would love to see the fantastic Architecture though and the great food too!


Marè - Apr 19, 2004 9:59 am (#1321 of 2912)

I've tried to add some people to my msn-list, but msn went wild. Some people should be added and some I will try tomorrow... (Right now msn went to the eternal "loggin in" status.


Leviosa - Apr 19, 2004 11:33 am (#1322 of 2912)

I also almost never meet anyone in the chat room, and when I do, it's in the middle of the night and I'm half asleep

For MSN check my email address, I'm looking forward to talking to all of you


tracie1976 - Apr 19, 2004 12:23 pm (#1323 of 2912)

Hey everyone! It's been so nice here the past weekend I've been outside a lot with the kids. So much fun. Anyways if any of you want to add me to msn its the addy listed for here.


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 19, 2004 12:41 pm (#1324 of 2912)

Thanks for the info about the FHA loan, Padfoot. Unfortunately, our bid wasn't accepted. Oh well, there'll be other houses (I hope!).

I too would love to see France, but like you I've heard that the French aren't very er, welcoming, to Americans. I think it's partly because we're so isolated from the rest of the world over here and the bits that the other countries do hear or see about us is usually negative.


Padfoot - Apr 19, 2004 12:44 pm (#1325 of 2912)

Sorry to hear that Sherbie, there definitely will be other houses! The right house is out there waiting for you, even better than this one. Don't give up hope. Surprised)


dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 12:52 pm (#1326 of 2912)

Darn, you guys are lucky to be able to convert so many assignments in to a Harry Potter topic. The only writing assignments I usually get are literary analysis on Shakespeare and Edger Allen Poe. Or Physics labs, one of which I am *supposed* to be working on write now. Believe me, if there was any possible way I could relate the Raven to Harry Potter with out getting docked, I sure would have. I doubt my English teacher would have gotten any allusions I made. Oh well...

I don't have MSN messenger, but my sister wants to load it on soon. Should she succeed in convincing my parents to load one more messenger on our computer, I'll let you know. For now, all I have is AOL, for which dobbyiscool is the s/n if anyone out there in Potterland has it.


tracie1976 - Apr 19, 2004 12:54 pm (#1327 of 2912)

I added you Elf girl My sn for aol is tlb3311976 if anyone wants to add me to that.


dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 12:58 pm (#1328 of 2912)

I added you, too, tracie1976!

Say, does anyone know if I spelled Shakespeare correctly or not in my previous post. The spell check deal said it was wrong, but didn't have any suggestions. FYI, I have to run everything by the spell checker, otherwise my posts wouldn't be very readable. Spelling isn't my strong suit.


virgoddess1313 - Apr 19, 2004 1:06 pm (#1329 of 2912)

On MSN my eamil is beachgirl46@hotmail.com. Anyone can feel completely free to add my name and talk to me if you so choose. I get lonely and I promise to be nice .


boop - Apr 19, 2004 1:09 pm (#1330 of 2912)

Elf girl I just added you to my buddy list my screen name is onebtbp, so you can add me if you want.


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 19, 2004 1:12 pm (#1331 of 2912)

Well, Elf girl, since Shakespeare himself used a variety of spellings (assuming there was a Shakespeare and not a conglomeration of playwrights)almost any spelling of his name will do. Smile


dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 1:18 pm (#1332 of 2912)

Yes, where just in the middle of Shakespeare now. We learned a quote from the time is "What good is a man who can only spell his name one way?" I love that, because, as I said, I cannot spell to save my life. Smile

Also, I am admittedly against any theory about Shakespeare not being one man, or him not being the guy born in Stratford-on-Avon. So what if William couldn't spell? Einstein flunked out of school (yes, I know, there are theories that his wife came up with is theory of relativity, but I am against them, too!). Sorry I rambled on so much there. My friends are Oxford believers, and we are all in debate, so this topic leads to hours of fighting, er, debate.


Pinky - Apr 19, 2004 1:30 pm (#1333 of 2912)

Elfie, you could compare the Raven to Trelawny. They both are harbingers of doom. All either of them do is croak visions of death. *snicker*


dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 1:40 pm (#1334 of 2912)

Good point. I doubt my English teacher would have liked that much. She's never read the Harry Potter books, so she wouldn't have gotten it. Oh well...


wormsé - Apr 19, 2004 2:09 pm (#1335 of 2912)

My MSN is lindsay_warnick@hotmail.com Feel free to add me... cos I like to talk. I'll add the ones I managed to get onto mine.


timrew - Apr 19, 2004 3:41 pm (#1336 of 2912)

Elf girl, I'm sure Will the Bard wouldn't mind you spelling Shakespeare any way you like, although the way you spell it is the accepted way these days.

I, personally, think he is the greatest writer who ever lived (yes, I even place him above JKR!). I hope your school doesn't put you off him.......a lot of schools do! I love the man, I own his complete works, and have a lot of his plays on DVD. And recently, I bought a small volume of his sonnets, bound in blue silk, on E-Bay......a treasured possession!


dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 3:55 pm (#1337 of 2912)

Very cool. My english teacher talks about how ingenious he is all the time, and I fully agree that he is the greatest writer who ever lived. Other teachers in the building don't teach much about Shakespeare outside of the required ciruculm. Oh well, their loss.


McSnurp - Apr 19, 2004 5:29 pm (#1338 of 2912)

Hello peeps... um.. in trying to keep with the subject, my old scripture teacher, Mr. Giombi. (luv him loads) had us look in the Bible and find things that related to our world today. And, what else did i have to write besides my ordinary life... except for Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Actually, it makes the Bible loads of fun to read. Lots of stuff is based on the Bible in HP+LOTR believe it or not. Yes... so, i'm rambling on now Wink... Thats all for now.

I sign off as my computer becomes more evil... da Mench! (oh man in German, getting so sick of that language)



The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 19, 2004 5:50 pm (#1339 of 2912)

You're welcome, Viola! I know I haven't been around the chat room very much lately. The last couple of times I went in there it was vacant. I either come on so early that I can't stay, or so late that everyone has already left. Oh, things will be much better in a few weeks. I have six days of school left this semester. Unfortunately, they're all spread out. I'd like to just take my final exams now and get it over with, but my teachers don't seem to like that idea. Oh, well.

Fawkes, glad you enjoyed the Abbyfetti. You know I take any excuse to throw some about. ',;.',;.',;.',.;',. See.

Oh, and about HP essays, it doesn't stop me if my teachers haven't experienced the greatness of HP. I confused a teacher with that a few weeks ago, heehee. It's really quite fun.


dobbyiscool - Apr 19, 2004 6:50 pm (#1340 of 2912)

Six days!!! We have 27 school days left. Sad


Blast - Apr 19, 2004 7:20 pm (#1341 of 2912)

I wish that I was back in school, in fact Abby I would enjoy becoming an archeologist too.


Madame Librarian - Apr 19, 2004 7:34 pm (#1342 of 2912)

Though the day is practically over, Happy Patriots' Day to all New Englanders. Just saw a really interesting PBS program in the Battle of Concord and Lexington re-enactors. These folks are truly dedicated to the drama and history of their roles. They kind of reminded me of us a bit. They are obsessed, too, but theirs is a more expensive habit--authentic costumes like they need cost at least $1200, usually more. Thank goodness, that once you have a computer, the cost of enjoying the Forum is free!

Here's my opportunity to say thanks to our hosts and mods for all the hard work they put into this.

Ciao. Barb


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 19, 2004 7:36 pm (#1343 of 2912)

Thanks Barb. As a matter of fact, I passed by the Parade today as they were all lined up and saw a few of them. They are obsessed.


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 19, 2004 8:06 pm (#1344 of 2912)

Thanks, Padfoot. It's a little hard staying positive some days, but I'm sure I'll get over the disappointment soon.

6 days is wonderful, Abby! We've got about 2 1/2 weeks left, so I sympathize with you, Elfgirl. Got some good news today, though. Apparently my average is high enough in one class that I don't have to go to class anymore or do another assignment and I'll still have an A! Woohoo! That's usually my strategy for school. I work as hard as possible for the most part of the semester and then skive off the last couple weeks.

I'll add all you hotmail potties to my MSN messenger list. Please feel free to add me too: sherbielemon@hotmail.com


VeronikaG - Apr 20, 2004 12:25 am (#1345 of 2912)

I've added a few more to my MSN list. I now need to sit and eat my words to a friend, because I told him I'd *never* add people I met on the internet to that list. But I guess I meant boys from dating sites. (My friends a net dater, I'm not.) Don't be confused if I turn up on your list as "Frances". It was originally an internal joke between me and a friend. He calls all people "Frank". "Everyone's a Frank!" I asked him if I was a Frank as well, and he said, "No. Your a girl!" So then I had to be a Frances, right.

My cousin lives in Concorde, and he told about the historical play. It's quite a long one, isn't it? He also gave me a book that he said was about this area. It was called something with "Walden", I'm at school now, so I can't check the title. I'm a bit ashamed to say I haven't read it yet.

I'm not sure how many days is left of my semester. Last year this time all classes were finished, and we only had the exam preparations left. This year we have two projects left. One is creating a data warehouse, the other one's interviewing a local enterprise about their experiences with information technology. We're really happy....


septentrion - Apr 20, 2004 12:52 am (#1346 of 2912)

I think there'd be no problem for American people to visit France. It's true that many french people don't like the American or America (kind of tradition here to speak wrong of it) but I don't think there'd be problems for an american person visiting France. I'm the opinion it'd be like in many other countries, some areas are more welcoming than others and instead of letting ourselves being overcome by prejudices, it's better to meet the people to make up our own opinion.

My aim buddy list is going to increase so much. Feel free to contact me (my aol screenname is septentrionale).


boop - Apr 20, 2004 5:23 am (#1347 of 2912)

Good Morning Everyone it is Tuesday. Hope everyone has a wonderful day. At my place the sun is out and it is going to be a nice day again.

Septentrion I have added you to my aim buddy list.

Here is my msn screen name for anyone who wants it boop196078@hotmail.com and here is my screen name for aim onebtbp


mollis - Apr 20, 2004 5:30 am (#1348 of 2912)

Oh Sherbie, I'm so sorry that you didn't get your house! But you know, that just means that there is one out there more suited to you. We have the same problem with the one we just bought. I found one I loved, and then learned they already had an offer on it. But then I found the one we bought, and it is so much closer to work and in a better part of town. So keep looking and I'm sure you'll find something you love very soon!

As to the rest of you out there - I hope that you are having the same wonderful weather I am. It has been perfect here the past few days - 85 and sunny! Spring is sliding quickly into summer around here! So I want you all to take time to smell the flowers and enjoy this beautiful time of year!!! Not sure why, but I'm in a great mood this morning and thought I'd share it with you all! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Oh, and I'd love to chat with you all, but unfortunately with the move coming up and then having to work out of the office again, I'm not so sure that's a good idea. But maybe I'll try and pop into the chat room here some evening. Sounds like you all have a party going on in there usually!


draco all the way - Apr 20, 2004 5:56 am (#1349 of 2912)

smell the flowers and enjoy this beautiful time of year? Oh, Mollis, how wrong you are. Where I am, its sweltering hot. Last year, at this time of year, a couple of people died of the heat! Its that hot. And to make matters worse the whether tempts us with rain everyday but just doesn't!


septentrion - Apr 20, 2004 5:58 am (#1350 of 2912)

oh Mollis, your spring mood cheers me up !
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Leviosa - Apr 20, 2004 6:23 am (#1351 of 2912)

Would it be OK, if I added you all to my msn buddies? You probably don't know me well, as I'm not that long around here, but it would be great if I got to know you all better. btw, I'm on aim as well (leviosa 87), so can I add you there, too?

I had a French test today I suppose, it was rather bad But anyways, it's over now, so it won't bother me for a while (a while, that is until I get it back).

Last year, I was on an "exchange" in France. It wasn't really an exchange because I didn't have an exchange partner or a host family But it was fun nevertheless. We were in a little village called Aurec, which is near Saint Etienne. I also visited Lyons and Le Puy en Velay. All three are very lovely cities and I can only recommed you visit them when you're around

Spring is around here, too. The sun is shining and it's getting a bit warmer Have a lovely day everyone!


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 20, 2004 7:09 am (#1352 of 2912)

Thanks for the sympathy, Mollis. Your flowers and mood helped cheer me up!

It's overcast here, but quite warm. You can feel the humidity in the air which means I can't walk outside without my hair morphing itself into some Hermione-esque do.

Leviosa, feel free to put me on your MSN or aol list. My aim is fizzinglinzee. I'm home quite a bit during the summer as I usually take internet classes, so anytime the desire to talk Potter overwhelms anyone, you can IM me.


Leviosa - Apr 20, 2004 7:18 am (#1353 of 2912)

Thanks, Sherbie. I added you


scully jones - Apr 20, 2004 7:21 am (#1354 of 2912)

I'm grad48@hotmail.com just in case you guys were wondering. It got chilly outside all of a sudden!

We only got one apartment today, but we're not supposed to do it until 2:00, so I've got a bit of free time!


prof sprout - Apr 20, 2004 7:42 am (#1355 of 2912)

I know chiao, It was a nice 85F yesterday now it is a high of 61F good old Michigan weather. It will probably do the S word again before May. (snow)


Viola Intonada - Apr 20, 2004 9:39 am (#1356 of 2912)

We are back to typical Cleveland weather today.

When I went to France this fall I didn't have anyone treat me poorly because I was an American. The problems I encountered would have been the same if I was visiting New York City. I am not a big city person and therefore experienced some "cultural differences" such as reading train and bus schedules. Next time I go to France I will make sure to brush up on my French more. (I bought "Harry Potter a L'Ecole des Sorciers" while there. It won't train my ear, but it will help my vocabulary! My trip did help me appreciate people who are fluent in more than one language. My hat is off to all of you Lexiconers who live in foreign speaking countries and handle the English language so well. We use so much slang yet you have picked it up and use it yourself. *applauds wildly*

Abby, my dad is considering going on the dig with me. Which means my mom will be able to babysit! Good Luck with the last few days of school. Only Hermione would want to take her finals early. LOL.


prof sprout - Apr 20, 2004 10:03 am (#1357 of 2912)

I know what you mean Viola, I stayed in Madrid for 2 months, the is where I first read the Harry Potter series, but in English of course. After I got back I bought 1-4 in Spanish to brush up on my vocabulary in Spanish, I never knew the word for owl until HP. Surprised) I really impressed my future mother in law, because the first time she met me I was reading SS/PS in Spanish, she thought that was pretty cool.


Thom Matheson - Apr 20, 2004 10:55 am (#1358 of 2912)

Ok everyone!!!!!!! Dah dah da dahhhhhhh. BIG NEWS. I am to be a Grandad. He of course will become the next catcher for the Tigers in about 18 to 20 years. Lots of trips to Nashville planned in September. I might have to take the next 10 years off work. Better yet Retire. I would like to thank all the little people that helped in this, like Heidi, my daughter. And that no good guy, all guys are no good, from a dads perspective. Mother and child are great.


Padfoot - Apr 20, 2004 10:58 am (#1359 of 2912)

Congratulations Thom! Too bad you are not very excited. Haha. Surprised)


Julia. - Apr 20, 2004 11:27 am (#1360 of 2912)

YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!! That's wonderful Thom, a great big Mazel Tov to you, your daughter, that no good guy, and you're entire family.


Madame Librarian - Apr 20, 2004 12:05 pm (#1361 of 2912)

WooHoo! Start looking for HP stuffies right now, Thom. Congrats to you and your family.

Ciao. Barb


Denise P. - Apr 20, 2004 12:12 pm (#1362 of 2912)

Congrats Thom!

Look up to I-24 from Nashville while you are here and wave to me, that is where I am.


Detail Seeker - Apr 20, 2004 12:26 pm (#1363 of 2912)

Congratulations, Thom !

May your grandchild see the world in best condition and may your daughter deliver it without much pain.


dobbyiscool - Apr 20, 2004 12:39 pm (#1364 of 2912)

Yeah for you, Thom!


boop - Apr 20, 2004 1:18 pm (#1365 of 2912)

Thom thats great Tom, give that grandson a big for me. The best to your whole family with this new baby.


virgoddess1313 - Apr 20, 2004 1:42 pm (#1366 of 2912)

Huge congrats, Thom!!! That's wonderful news!!


SarcasticGinny  - Apr 20, 2004 2:50 pm (#1367 of 2912)

congrats Thom! And hi everyone, I missed you.

Thanks Julia and Barb for all the advice waaaaay back there on kosher drinks. My friend was pleased. Also, Guys and Dolls went well, but alas student teaching has picked up and I remain disgustingly busy. Hope everyone here is doing well!


timrew - Apr 20, 2004 2:52 pm (#1368 of 2912)

Congratulations on becoming a grandad, Thom! My son gets married in September 2005; so I'll look forward to becoming a grandad myself, sometime later!

My son's fiancee (Genna) is still doing a Masters Degree at Sheffield University, so I won't expect any grandkids just yet!


DJ Evans - Apr 20, 2004 6:07 pm (#1369 of 2912)

Thom--congrat's on the new member. I'm "so" sure you are going to make sure the little one is raised right and will know all there is to know about Harry Potter by the time he can walk!!!

Later days, Deb


Acceber - Apr 20, 2004 6:26 pm (#1370 of 2912)

Congrats Thom! May he be the new catcher for the Tigers and may they have more luck this season than last season .


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 20, 2004 6:31 pm (#1371 of 2912)

Congratulations, Thom!


Lynn Allen - Apr 20, 2004 6:55 pm (#1372 of 2912)

Congratulations Thom! Very good news for your family!


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 20, 2004 11:04 pm (#1373 of 2912)

Congrats, Thom! Some Abbyfetti for you and your family, of course! ',;.',.;',;.',;.',.;

By the way, if I went to school more than two days a week, I'd have a good three weeks left, not counting finals. Thank goodness for Tuesday/Thursday schedules is all I have to say. And with all the papers I have to write, it's best that I only have classes two days a week. But, yes, I like taking finals. I always said that we should take the final the first week of class, and if you do well, you don't have to come back. You're good with an "A". If you don't do well, then no harm no foul. Many people don't seem to like that idea, however. Oh well.

Viola, I'm so excited for you! I want to go, too. My dad got his bachelor's degree in archaeology. I do believe he's been on more digs than I have. Blast, I say go for it!


draco all the way - Apr 20, 2004 11:12 pm (#1374 of 2912)

Say, Abby since you’re such an egypt fanatic could you perhaps recommend a good site on Ancient Egypt. I want to know about not only their beliefs but their day to day activities. Egypt is SO interesting and it's kind of a trend my school at the moment.

VANDE MATARAM! (okay I'm getting all patriotic because I'm listening to the song at the moment.)


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 20, 2004 11:30 pm (#1375 of 2912)

Oh, Draco, there are so many! The one Septentrion posted a while back is really good. I've always liked this one: http://www.guardians.net/egypt/ . It has links to a bunch of other really good ones, too. I always prefer books, myself. I can recommend a lot of good books if you're interested.


Fawkes Forever - Apr 20, 2004 11:38 pm (#1376 of 2912)

Congrats Grampa Thom


B]draco all the way[/B] - Apr 20, 2004 11:39 pm (#1377 of 2912)

Books are good too.


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 20, 2004 11:55 pm (#1378 of 2912)

Hmm, let's see. *scans bookshelves* Books by Bob Brier are great. Egyptian Mummies, Ancient Egyptian Magic, and The Murder of Tutankhamen are some of my favourites. Also, those DK Eyewitness books are really good for basic information. I love those.

I have a book called Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology by Anthony S. Mercatante that has some great info on the gods and myths of the ancient Egyptians.

One book I have, that really doesn't have any good info in it, but it's amazingly beautiful is called Egypt From the Air by Marcello Bertinetti. It has a bunch of photos of Egypt taken from a helicopter. Many of them are absolutely breath-taking.

My mom got me one for Christmas called Ancient Egypt (clever title, no? ) by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin. It has lots of info and really nice pictures, which I like.

I could name a lot more, but I'd be here all night.


Sinister Kittens  - Apr 21, 2004 12:56 am (#1379 of 2912)

Thom - Congratulations! And to everyone on MSN feel free to add me to your list, I might well be in a different time zone but hey you never know when I am working late! Its, julesingram@hotmail.com


draco all the way - Apr 21, 2004 1:19 am (#1380 of 2912)

Thanks again for all your help Abby. Maybe when I grow up ( I refuse to believe that I've already grown up) I'll become an egyptologist like you. Maybe we'll be colleagues! Thanks a bunch!

Oh yes before I forget CONGRATS GRAMPA THOM! You be sure to spoil the kid,now! (If your grandparents won't do it who will?) Do you have a name yet?


Madam Pince - Apr 21, 2004 1:34 am (#1381 of 2912)

Whew! I have just finished reading over 600 posts in this thread.....ta-dah! I've been gone for two weeks. I was afraid to even look at the count for this thread when I logged on about 3 hours ago, and I was right! Anyway, all caught up now. I missed you guys! Let's see, where to start? I know I'll forget something.

Denise, my hubby always immediately takes the wrapper off the Easter Peeps and lets them air out to get stale -- I thought he was nuts until I read your post and others. I never really cared for them either way myself, but I think there are still one or two left on the kitchen counter, so I'm anxious to find the toothpicks and do the microwave duel! That sounds fun! Also, are you LDS, or just have family members who are? My hubby and his family are LDS, while I am Presbyterian, and I have done the lessons with the missionaries so that I could understand and relate to what they're doing and/or talking about. Our nephew and his wife married in the private Temple ceremony in Utah, then had a reception here at home which was very like the traditional Christian wedding reception.

Mollis, good luck with packing and moving. Two of my aunts had vacation homes on Smith Mountain Lake for many years, but both were sold recently. I remember swimming there often as a kid. The main thing I recall was the "fool's gold" that floated in the water and in the sand. As kids, that was a really hot deal for us! Is it still there?

Lynn, you are a very brave person and have a wonderful outlook. I wish you all the best.

Poppy, belated happy birthday! Hope you had a great one! I was sorry to read about your daughter -- hope she's doing well. Send her our thoughts.

Flame, hope your kit cat is doing ok. Been thinking about you.

Boop, the baby is gorgeous! So glad he's doing well.

Sarah, the scarf looks great! You are really talented! And you will have such a treasure when you're done. What a great reward!

And congrats on everyone else's good news, and happy birthdays, and, OK, my brain has frozen up now. I've been reading way too long. I'll probably remember more I wanted to say tomorrow...oh, wait...oops...it IS tomorrow. Hmmm. Better go to bed now.


septentrion - Apr 21, 2004 1:35 am (#1382 of 2912)

congrats Tom for your being a grandpa soon !


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 21, 2004 1:36 am (#1383 of 2912)

You're welcome, Draco! Anytime. I love sharing. And I refuse to grow up.


Marè - Apr 21, 2004 1:44 am (#1384 of 2912)

Pfew, lots and lots of posts: Thom congrats on becoming a grandpa!
On the msn thingy, everybody feel free to add me. I have to warn you that I'm working at a computer that doesn't have msn, but my own compu at home has it, so I'll be on when it's evening at central european time ^_^

Bye the way, abby and viola... dig? What are you digging for? Ancient treasures, prehistoric fossils? sounds mighty interesting! When can I spot you on discovery channel ?


Madam Poppy  - Apr 21, 2004 2:15 am (#1385 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 21, 2004 3:23 am

My happy news is that I made page 2 of our local paper with my Fred Meyer Make A Difference Day! Last Saturday my small troup of employees and some additional family members managed to transform the small city park that is in the corner of our store parking lot. I worked hard for 10 hours straight! My poor son Peter worked there too, hauling river rock and planting shrubs. We also painted the 3 park benches and even the 5 light poles!

On a sadder note, my daughter Karla came back home today so I could go in with her to the Doctor. She has been in pain ever since her miscarriage. I spent 3 hours in the emergency room tonight (till 2:00 a.m.) and she needs to have a D & C tomorrow. (Something that should have been done initially.) Poor thing, she's been through a lot. Her two doctors gave her two different diagnosis. The first doctor thought she had a molar pregnancy, (very rare) the second said she had an ectopic pregnancy. Which we found out tonight was wrong. (Doctor two was also very rude and Very Uncaring! He actually asked her if she had "wanted the fetus?")

So, Nurse Poppy's Advice For Today is to maintain accurate personal medical records and keep seeking answers if you are still not feeling well.


boop - Apr 21, 2004 2:22 am (#1386 of 2912)

Happy Wednesday Everybody, have a great day!!!!

Madam Pince, welcome back we have missed you. I haven't talked to you in the chat room for a very long time. Please stop by some evening so we can talk, or better yet do you have msn or aim if so what is your screen name. I could catch up with you on line. just some spring flowers for everyone.

Poppy, that sounds real nice what you guys did, all that hard work. I bet it looks great. Sorry to hear about your daughter. I can't believe a doctor would treat her so rude. I hope you daughter get's to feeling better real soon. Here have a hug and pass it on to your daughter for me.


Madam Poppy  - Apr 21, 2004 2:27 am (#1387 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 21, 2004 3:27 am

Morning Boop! I'm finally ready to go to sleep! Wednesday is going to be a rough day.


boop - Apr 21, 2004 2:36 am (#1388 of 2912)

Poppy do you have msn messenger, if so can I add you too my buddy list? So sorry Poppy about you having a rough night with little sleep. Hope you can go to bed early tonight.


Marè - Apr 21, 2004 3:35 am (#1389 of 2912)

Hi Poppy,

What a lovely thing to do! I hope all the neighborhood people appreciate the redecorated park and are being careful with it!
And what a stupid doctor, hugs to your daughter from me too. wouldn't you just wish for some skiving snackboxes to feed him? Diagnose that!

And happy wednesday to you too Boop!


Julia. - Apr 21, 2004 3:43 am (#1390 of 2912)

Happy Wednesday to you too Boop My day is going to rock, first a baby naming, and then I'm seeing a friend who I've not seen since Jaunary!!!! Poppy, I'm very sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope the D & C goes well, and she feels better soon. In the mean time, I suggest some Canary Creams for those doctors.


Denise P. - Apr 21, 2004 5:19 am (#1391 of 2912)

Madam Pince, yep, I am LDS. My great grandfather invited the Missionaries in to teach them a thing or two and before you could say "Bob's your Uncle", the entire family was packing up to leave England and immigrate to the US Now on the other side of the family, they have been LDS since the 1830's.

Poppy, I am so sorry to hear your daughter is going through such a hard time. What an insensitive jerk of a doctor! {{{{hugs to Poppy and daughter}}}}


Flame Alligator - Apr 21, 2004 5:46 am (#1392 of 2912)

mollis, Thanks for your uplifting Spring mood. I feel the same way. Spring makes me want to sing.

Leviosa, Feel free to add me to your MSN buddies...use my e-mail address. And my aim name is ArchetypeGds.

Thom, Congrats Grand daddy!!!

Fawkes, Belated Top of the mornin to ya

Thanks for all the spring flowers posted. I am still so lame getting the smiley thing together or I would post a bunch for everyone. Everyone have a beautiful day!!!!


Leviosa - Apr 21, 2004 6:04 am (#1393 of 2912)

Flame and Marè I added you.

Thom, congratulations!!

Madam Poppy, I hope your daughter feels soon better and sees a competent doctor.


prof sprout - Apr 21, 2004 6:05 am (#1394 of 2912)

Timrew, how do you pronounce your future daughter in laws name? Is it pronounced Jenna, because that is my name. I'm also getting married in 2005 but in June.


septentrion - Apr 21, 2004 6:11 am (#1395 of 2912)

I really need that question answered to fully understand some posts here : what's LDS ?

Poppy, it's a really nasty thing when you meet an incompetent doctor. I hope your daughter will get through all of this and find herself better than ever when all this stuff is over.


prof sprout - Apr 21, 2004 6:21 am (#1396 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 21, 2004 7:22 am

I'm not completely sure, but I think it means Latter Day Saints. It’s a sect of Christianity.


azi - Apr 21, 2004 6:23 am (#1397 of 2912)

I think that's what it means as well. It does when you're looking at family history anyway. Smile


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 21, 2004 6:27 am (#1398 of 2912)

Madame Poppy, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter's horrible experience. I've been having some medical problems for a couple of years now and I can totally relate. A few doctors I went to were absolute insensitive quacks! Just have her to keep shopping around until she finds a competent, caring doctor she feels comfortable with. I'm sure she'll get one in no time.


Denise P. - Apr 21, 2004 6:30 am (#1399 of 2912)

You are correct, it stands for Latter-Day-Saint.


septentrion - Apr 21, 2004 6:45 am (#1400 of 2912)

thanks for your quick answers, now I understand and won't feel a fool anymore when about LDS.
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Sherbie Lemon - Apr 21, 2004 2:37 pm (#1401 of 2912)

Woo! What an afternoon! I went to Walmart today to buy some groceries and was deafened by the sound of softball size hail raining down upon the roof. Then, of course, the tornado sirens went off. When it hails in Oklahoma, it often signals the beginning of twisters. So we all run to the center of the store (a store mind, filled with skylights) with pillows and bike helments. Over the intercom they report a tornado touching on the exact location my husband should have been. Naturally, my cell phone was useless because the system was overloaded with people trying to contact their loved ones. Eventually the first threat passes and not ten minutes go by before the sirens start howling again. This happened for about an hour.

Finally, I was able to get in contact with my husband who had wisely decided to stay at work until the threat passed. When I left the store, it looked like it had snowed. Hail stones, mostly golfball size but some softball size littered the parking lot. Car windows were smashed in and virtually every car in the lot bears the scars of the stones. I've just gotten home and my head is throbbing. I think the initial adrenaline rush has finally worn off. Boy oh boy, what a way to usher in twister season here in tornado alley!


timrew - Apr 21, 2004 2:43 pm (#1402 of 2912)

prof sprout, my future daughter-in-law's name is pronounced, Jenna; but spelt Genna.

LOL, Sherbie Lemon, the back window of my car decided to go, 'on the blink', and stuck two inches open on the day that it decides to rain for a gold medal! It's remained stuck open, but at last I've managed to book it in for repair tomorrow.....


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 21, 2004 3:26 pm (#1403 of 2912)

Lol, Tim! Your luck sounds like mine! A couple years ago the locks in my car doors in my old Geo storm decided to freeze themselves and I had to crawl in and out of the trunk to get to the driver’s seat! A day later, they finally unfroze but in my haste to pry them open, I broke a lock. I had to drive 50 miles to my mechanic while my 6 foot tall husband balled himself up on the passenger floor and held the door shut. That same winter somebody broke my husband’s window to steal his stereo on the very day we had a huge blizzard. By the time he got to the repair shop, there was several inches of snow in his seat!


Madam Pince - Apr 21, 2004 4:34 pm (#1404 of 2912)

Oh, Poppy, what a horrible doctor! I can't imagine anyone making a comment like that to a patient! If he has a "boss," you guys should tell him about it. That's just inexcusable. Anyway, hope your daughter is feeling better this evening now that (hopefully) her procedure is all over. And hope you got some rest! At any rate, your park sounds lovely -- congratulations on a job well done!

Septentrion, also you should know that LDS = Latter Day Saint = Mormon (since some people have only heard that branch referred to as "Mormon.") I KNEW I'd forgotten something I wanted to say last night -- I had meant to answer your question but I forgot! So sorry!

Sherbie -- how scary! Glad you're doing ok! Isn't it frustrating when you can't get through on a cell phone during an emergency? I mean, for Pete's sake, that's what they're supposed to be for! I know that when 9/11 happened, my husband (who works in DC) was at a meeting about 2 blocks from the Capitol Building. I was absolutely terrified when it became clear what was happening and that there were still planes in the air that may or may not have been heading to the Capitol. I kept trying and trying to get through to his cell phone, but naturally all the circuits were tied up. It was the worst five hours of my life, until I finally heard from him. Decided right then that I hate cell phones!

Boop, no, I don't have msn or aim or any of those other handy-dandy things. But hopefully I'll see you in chat soon!


Hem Hem - Apr 21, 2004 4:37 pm (#1405 of 2912)

Congrats, Thom!

Hang in there, Poppy.


Viola Intonada - Apr 21, 2004 4:48 pm (#1406 of 2912)

Congrats, Thom!

Hope your daughter feels better, Poppy.

Sherbie, what a story!

Septentrion, the dig I will (hopefully) be going on this summer is to learn more about the Native Americans (Indians) that lived in the Lake Erie region. The remains of an habitation site was just found recently when they started building a new subdivision.

I almost forgot... I got my new Harry Potter Legos today! I'm so excited, I feel like a little kid. Of course I built them before logging on to the Forum. The Mini-Knight Bus is adorable.


Thom Matheson - Apr 21, 2004 6:18 pm (#1407 of 2912)

Thanks everyone for the kind words. As it stands now, my "legacy" will be called Arron Thomas Robleski. Not sure about the spelling of Arron but I think that this is it. Denise I'll honk really loud. Over by Opryland there is a Cracker Barrel that is a must do for Sat. breakfest. If you and hubby and family would like to eat, my treat, email me at www.comehometomacomb.com. My website. Would love to meet you all. My son and his fiancee and Heidi will be there as well. Heidi is my Harry Potter Drug dealer that got me hooked.


virgoddess1313 - Apr 21, 2004 7:40 pm (#1408 of 2912)

Sherbie, I totally understand your pain!! I live right in good ole tornado alley as well, so I know how bad it can be. I had a friend who used to live far enough out of town that you couldn't here the storm sirnes at her house. She used to call me and have me stand next to an open window so she could here them. I don't do well with storms at all really. I enjoy them immensely from the comfort of my own home, but anywhere else scares me to death.


Blast - Apr 21, 2004 7:45 pm (#1409 of 2912)

Viola where about is the dig? In the town where I live they found a Nuetral burial ground.


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 21, 2004 8:09 pm (#1410 of 2912)

Wow, Thom, my 5th grade teacher was named Mrs. Robleski. I wonder if there's a connection.

Congratulations on your happy news!


VeronikaG - Apr 22, 2004 2:09 am (#1411 of 2912)

Sounds like Sherbie had a scary day! I hate it when things like that happen! Luckily I live in a no-twister country, the mountains stop them. However, we can have some quite nice surprises with our weather.

We have this holiday called st. Hans' eve, or st. John's eve, as it would be in English, that we celebrate on June 24th. On that day we usually have barbecue parties. In 1999 that day was completely ruined by a surprise hail storm. Fortunately the hails were no bigger than peas, but oh, the damage they did to my lovely garden... :-( It looked like March outside, the trees all naked, and 15 cm of ice all around. After it had stopped snowing, it started raining heavier than I have ever seen in my life, and the sky turned all yellow. It was scary, all right. In town water had come flushing down two streets that go up a hill, and the town center was flooded. Some cars were floating about in the streets. This was a very local phenomenon. In a town only a few miles away, they had a nice hot day. However, since this was in 1999, some people had thought that it was the end of the world, because that was supposed to happen that year. Well, they still had to go to work the next day.


Lynn Allen - Apr 22, 2004 4:28 am (#1412 of 2912)

Sherbie, I saw those hail stones on our television news and wondered how much damage they might cause; they literally covered the ground. Worse, think how much it would hurt to be hit by one falling from the sky! Is the story of Chicken Little an American one--about the small chicken that complained that the sky was falling? It appears Poor Chicken Little had lots of company.


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 22, 2004 5:33 am (#1413 of 2912)

Thanks for all the sympathies, everyone! I totally agree, Virgogoddess. When the whole family is together and you're watching the tornadoes hit on the news, it actually a little thrilling and fun (though still a teeney bit frightening, if they're very close). But when you're separated like that and you have no access to information except for the guy on the PA at Walmart yelling "CODE BLACK! CODE BLACK!" things become a little more real.

Sorry to hear about your foul weather, Veronika. I guess no matter where you live, there's no escaping it. Even in sunny California, they've got earthquakes to deal with, and there's no warning for those. Give me a tornado any day of the week.

Lynn, I never thought about how Chicken Little and the hail storms could be related! Very interesting! Hail stones do hurt a lot. If you're silly enough to try and drive through one, they quickly shatter your front car window.

We've got more severe weather coming this afternoon, all. I'll keep you posted about the tornadoes. Today, I will be home!


boop - Apr 22, 2004 5:57 am (#1414 of 2912)

Happy Thursday Everyone, have a great day!!!!

Sherbie, Sorry to hear more severe weather is coming your way. Glad that you will be home if the severe weather hits.

We get severe storms, but I have never seen hail any bigger than a pea. I love to watch the storms, but if I lived where you had that kind of weather all the time I probably wouldn't enjoy it as much.


mollis - Apr 22, 2004 6:06 am (#1415 of 2912)

Sherbie~ I was watching the weather channel this morning and saw the hail. That was a lot of hail! It is a little freaky when you a stuck in a store like that in an emergency situation. You are kind of at their mercy. I was in a Target once during a severe storm and the power went out. No skylights here. It was pitch black. I was in there with my mom and we were just about to separate and go look at different things and we both turned back around and grabbed each other. It took about 5 minutes for the back-up generator to kick in. Needless to say, we stuck close together after that.

Congrats to all who deserve it and sympathies to all to need it.


Madame Librarian - Apr 22, 2004 8:25 am (#1416 of 2912)

I live about 90 minutes from the area in Illinois that was almost totally destroyed by the tornadoes Tuesday. The towns of Utica and Ottawa were levelled and 8 people who had sought refuge in a brick building--a restaurant--were killed. The pics on the front page of the Chicago Tribune are just so awful. The foundation of the restaurant was on sandstone (this area is along the Illinois river), so even though the exterior walls were brick, the winds were able to easily topple the building.

My family will sometimes go to stay for a weekend at a beautiful state lodge there called Starved Rock, so I am familiar with the little towns around there.

When I was a teen, there was a twister that ripped through an ordinary urban neighborhood about 4-5 miles from where I live. Totally devasted a 2-3 block area causing deaths and injuries. Until then I always thought tornadoes (cyclones as they're sometimes called) were restricted to open land like the Wizard of Oz one in Kansas. We know better now, and we have drills for them during the season, and information on what to do is mentioned on the radio and TV often. Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are officially part of "tornado alley" now.

Weather--scary stuff.

Ciao. Barb


Lynn Allen - Apr 22, 2004 8:58 am (#1417 of 2912)

It just occurred to me that my comment about Chicken Little could be seen as minimizing the harm hail can do since the chicken was hit by an acorn and yelled that the sky was falling. Balls of ice are quite another matter, so hope there was no offense. Hail can wipe out farmers by ruining entire fields of crops. Tornadoes are really frightening events and not as common here in Michigan as in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and other such states that get so many. But I've seen one on my parents' farm many years ago and it was frightening. Fortunately it dissipated very quickly and did no property damage. Seeing the Level 4 and 5 tornadoes on television is terrifying, especially seeing how they can destroy entire towns so quickly. Nothing to joke about, to be sure.


VeronikaG - Apr 22, 2004 9:11 am (#1418 of 2912)

If it's not the one thing, it's the other.

Looks like bus drivers all over Norway are going on strike tonight at 10. If I'm really lucky, that'll mean I get to stay home from school the first days of next week. However, lorry drivers are going on strike too, so there will be no deliveries to grocery stores until they receive higher wages. According to a poster on the bus, drivers are so poor they can't afford to let their children go to after school activities with their friends. So I can understand them. I have now edited this post four times, because in the first three versions I couldn't resist saying a few things about our dear Norwegian government, and their use of money, that would break the "no political messages" rule here. (Or did I manage it anyway?)

It could get interesting to live without food supply for a few weeks, in my humble opinion. It would be like a big season of "Survivor". Last night I was joking with my Mom about how it would be fun to tell grandchildren "Oh, it was way back in two thousand and... four. We didn't get food in the shops for two months, and we almost starved to death. It was awful! We had to catch crows and sea gulls for supper". And imagine how slim we would all be without access to chocolate and potato chips for a few months. No need for the Cambridge cure.


Lynn Allen - Apr 22, 2004 9:46 am (#1419 of 2912)

Veronika, you may have to resort to fish and kerosene...what is it called...lutefisk? :-) But I sympathize with the bus drivers who are poorly paid.


VeronikaG - Apr 22, 2004 9:58 am (#1420 of 2912)

Hehehehe, Lynn. Lutefisk isn't made with kerosene, it's made with lye. Disgusting thing anyway.

Message to Gina R Snape. I'm watching a TV soap where there is a boy who looks exactly like I imagine your husband to have looked at Hogwarts, all the way from the big, hooked nose to the long, black hair. I'll see if I can find a picture of him on the net, and post you a link.

Here he is. Any similarity?



mollis - Apr 22, 2004 11:44 am (#1421 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 22, 2004 12:45 pm

I don't know about anybody else, Lynn, but I thought the Chicken Little line was cute. That was one of my favorite stories as a child. But you are right, hail can cause "quite enough damage to be getting on with." (or something like that!)


Gina R Snape - Apr 22, 2004 12:55 pm (#1422 of 2912)

VeronikaG, What a cute fellow he is! Thanks for the picture.

btw, my sister-in-law went for her Amnio today and while the tests are due back in 2 weeks, the doctor thinks she's having a girl (which was my guess, hee hee).


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 22, 2004 1:25 pm (#1423 of 2912)

Lynn, I like the Chicken Little reference. No offense taken.

Isn't it horrible to be trapped in a serious situation, Mollis? You feel so helpless. My mom was with me too, yesterday, and she had to physically restrain me as I was trying to tear out of that store to get to my husband.

I wasn't always such a chicken about tornadoes. I remember when one hit the lake right next to my childhood house and we all stood in the back yard and watched it getting closer and closer... Ever since May 3rd, 2000, though, things have been different. Like Barb, I had just witnessed, and been in, very small tornadoes that hit in very isolated spots. Yet that day the super cell tornado (they think it was bigger than F5, no one had ever seen an F5 before so it was hard to compare) stayed on the ground for over three hours and destroyed every house in its mile wide path. The south side of the city was flattened. For months on the cable access channel, people took out ads asking for their pictures or wedding dresses to be returned if found. So many pets went homeless. A three month old baby was found up in a tree. Before that tornado, we had always been told to get out of the car and under a bridge if a tornado was approaching. Now, they say never to get under a bridge because so many people were sucked out and found several miles away. I understand how you feel, Barb. Weather, though truly awesome, can be very scary.

Congrats to your sister, Gina. Will this be your first niece?

I certainly hope you won't have problems getting food, Veronika! I'll send some chocolate over your way if things get that bad. No one should have to go for more than a few days without the cure for dementors!


dobbyiscool - Apr 22, 2004 1:45 pm (#1424 of 2912)

Sherbie, it is interesting that you say that they tell you not to go under the bridges anymore, because they still tell us to do that. At least, they where last fall when we had storm season. SD isn't exactly in 'tornado ally,' but we still get our fair share of tornados, so the weather guys are constantly informing us what to do. They still say to go under the bridge.


Gina R Snape - Apr 22, 2004 2:10 pm (#1425 of 2912)

They had a special on the Weather Channel last year, and they showed how some people get sucked out from overpasses and others got lucky. It seemed to depend on how well they were able to shove themselves into the wedged spaces, how strongly they were able to hold on to something, *and* how fierce the storm was. They even had a camera in one which showed what it was like under the overpass. Very scary to watch on tv! I don't ever want to imagine being in one or knowing a loved one was in one.

Sherbie, this is not my first niece. I have another sister-in-law who had a girl 19 years ago...and that niece is finishing her first year of college!


dobbyiscool - Apr 22, 2004 2:21 pm (#1426 of 2912)

Oh! In one of the weather channel specials, they talk about the most recent big tornado night in SD last year. That night was scary, I think we had a record number of touchdowns in this area. It was pretty scary.


timrew - Apr 22, 2004 3:39 pm (#1427 of 2912)

Okay, I realise now that the Manchester rain coming through my car window (which is fixed now!) is 'small potatoes' compared to the hurricanes and hailstones the size of small asteroids you get in the States!

Sherbie, good luck with any further 'abnormal' weather coming your way, and try not to get sucked out of the car window!


Marie E. - Apr 22, 2004 5:32 pm (#1428 of 2912)

Urg! It must be insane weather week here in the states. Today we got three hours of rain that turned to snow. We're supposed to get three inches tomorrow. Doesn't Mother Nature know it's Spring? Sigh.


tracie1976 - Apr 22, 2004 6:31 pm (#1429 of 2912)

Snow?!?!?! Time for me to stop complaining about the tons of rain we've been getting.

*Tells self that April showers bring May flowers*


Blast - Apr 22, 2004 6:35 pm (#1430 of 2912)

We've had so much rain, that we are implementing a ferry service with our neighbours. Hail does hurt very much thank you.


Acceber - Apr 22, 2004 6:42 pm (#1431 of 2912)

Not to brag, but we haven't had rain for about a week. It was around 70F today, I was really hot while wearing pants and sweating after being outside for about half an hour. Oh, never mind, maybe I am bragging . Sorry.


Gina R Snape - Apr 22, 2004 7:28 pm (#1432 of 2912)

Yeah NYC has been rather nice weatherwise too (finally!). We had a spot of rain yesterday but nothing too terribly inconvenient! Today we had 75F degree weather and I was very grateful!


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 22, 2004 8:38 pm (#1433 of 2912)

Severe weather passed us by today! We had to deal with very high humidity and overcast skies, but the temps were in the 80's and the wind was only about 10 mph (we have notoriously high winds here. Last week they ranged from 25-45 mph every day) so all in all, a vast improvement over yesterday.

Marie E., I can't believe you've had snow! Poor thing! I would take a thunderstorm any day of the week over snow. We freak out here when there are winter storms. I think we've got maybe 12 snow plows for the entire city, (and we're the 3rd largest land-wise in the country) so needless to say, when so much as a flake falls the city shuts down.

I'm glad some lucky people are having nice weather.

Lol, Tim!

Forgive the following dire warnings, tornado-less people. Just ignore this paragraph.
Never, never, never, never, never get under a bridge or overpass. Never! Even if the tornado is tiny, do not do it! We have the top weather school in the country, the National Weather Service is located about 30 miles away from Oklahoma City. If there's one thing Oklahomans know about, it's severe spring weather and tornadoes. Still yet, our meteorologists had always told us to get under an overpass. May 3rd proved that theory very wrong. Don't listen to your weather men when it comes to severe tornadoes in SD, Elf Girl. Don't take a potentially fatal risk by climbing up under an overpass. Many people took shelter under them on May 3rd and the few that lived to tell the tale reported their loved ones being wrenched out of their grasps by the tornado; mothers lost their children, children lost their parents, husbands and wives were forever separated. Not a nice visual image. Here are the tips about twisters that Oklahoman's have drilled into our heads every storm season: In case a tornado hits while you're driving, get out of the car and crawl into a ditch and cover your head with your hands, or if possible, get into a drainage pipe. Trying to out-drive it is a bad idea. Do not seek refuge under an overpass or bridge. If you're at home, get to the lowest level of your house and take cover in a windowless center room by covering yourself with pillows and mattresses. Sorry about the rant, it's just an issue very close to my heart. Aquaintances of mine know people who died that day because they got under an overpass.

Wow, Gina, a 19 year-old niece! You must have been quite young when she was born. Won't it be fun having a new baby around? You'll get to be the cool Aunt Gina who introduces her to the Potterverse.

Sorry to monopolize this thread, but we've gotten good news and I want to share it with all the people who gave me such great house-buying tips. Today my husband and I put in an offer for a new house (the frame is currently being constructed) and it will very likely be accepted by the builder! The realtor talked to him while we were there and he has no problem with bond money. We will know for certain around noon tomorrow when he is supposed to sign the contract. Only one problem with it, however. The back yard backs up to I-40. When the semi's roll by, it is quite loud (not so much inside, outside is another story). But the price is great, the location is great, the school system is fabulous, the workmanship is solid, the neighbors are all around our age, and the kitchen is very, very nice (ceramic tile, built in microwave, oak cabinets, gas stove, all whirlpool appliances). Despite the noise, the backyard is a great size and best of all, we will not have to do upgrades and live in other people's grime.


Fawkes Forever - Apr 22, 2004 11:30 pm (#1434 of 2912)

Ah so busy at work & so many posts! what’s a girl to do! Well it's 8.30am here... I'm in work early so sneaking a quick look at the forum.  Good morning to you all!

Poppy, I'm sending a virtual slap to that nasty doctor.... I've met a few in my time... & I always feel like asking them.... 'So when you were at medical school, did you miss all those seminars on good manners.... or did you just major in 'how to completely rude to your patients'? Of course I never actually say that... but I would love to! Big hugs to you & your daughter.

Great news about the house Sherbie.... I will be keeping my fingers toes & eyes crossed so that it works out for you! As for all the weather info WOW! I'll never grumble about our rain storms again... (ok maybe just a little) . Just reading your stories about being scared & huddling together in the middle of rooms away from windows reminded me of when I was younger, getting evacuated from school during bomb scares, not the same thing I understand, but not a pleasant experience all the same. (not unlike the scene in PoA after Sirius breaks into the school & all the kids are sent to the Great Hall!) Just so you know I can sympathise.....

Hoping that you all keep safe, I'll keep ya's in my thoughts & prayers!

As for the rest of the forum family.... A big HELLO!
Right better get back to work! *grumble grumble*
I might sneak another post in later ... until then Ta Ta for Now!


VeronikaG - Apr 23, 2004 12:11 am (#1435 of 2912)

Good news on the house, Sherbie! Crossing fingers for better weather for you too. I have a storage of chocolate in a cupboard, so the dementors will just have to leave.

Well, buses did not go on strike this morning, so I'm at school, about to go to class. Then I'm spending a couple of days away from computers, and can look forwards to catching up on a lot of posts. :-)


septentrion - Apr 23, 2004 1:04 am (#1436 of 2912)

Sherbie, you had a hard day but good news at last. LIfe is so unpredictable !

I'm being quite nervous while the day is going on : I pass my exam this afternoon. I should pass it but I can't help being nervous. The results are at the end of may / beginning of june.


boop - Apr 23, 2004 2:22 am (#1437 of 2912)

Happy Friday Everyone, hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!!

Sherbie, I am glad the bad weather passed you up yesterday. I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you with getting this house.

Veronika, enjoy your couple days away from the forum. When you get back there will be plenty of reading to catch up on.

Septentrion, I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you and the is exam today. I know you will do fine on it. That is a long time to wait to see how you did on an exam.

Edit: Fawkes Glad to here from you we miss you when you don't post here. Fawkes have you thought about getting msn or aim so you can talk on line to us forum members. I would sure like to talk with you, and I know other forum member's would also love too. Have a great day and don't work too hard.


Flame Alligator - Apr 23, 2004 2:31 am (#1438 of 2912)

Fawkes, Top of the mornin to ya!! Hope work isn't too miserable for you.

Sherbie Lemon, Yay!!!!! I hope all goes well with the house. It sounds great (except for the noise factor). The kitchen sounds wonderful. I love whirlpool appliances, very reliable and durable.

Sherbie Lemon and Veronika, I really enjoyed chatting with you both the other day.

Septentrion, I know you will do fine on your exam. Quit worrying!! It just stresses you out.

My kitty is still hanging in there. She has already lived 2 1/2 weeks longer than the vet estimated. She is so tough. Last night, I had to chase her to give her medication. I took her outside yesterday (carrying her) and walked around. I wanted her to get some last looks at the world before she is too sick to notice. Fortunately, I have been in a very good mood lately and this seems to cheer her up. The cheerful sound of my voice when I talk to her and take care of her seems to sooth her. I am watching carefully for when she starts to suffer too much. When that comes, I will have her euthanized. Until then.......lots of loving. She is up and down off my lap while I am on the forum. Thanks for all your comments and concerns about her.

I had a great day teaching yoga yesterday. Something unusual happened. All male class. (rare isn't that Sherbie?) It was great. Cause I got to really kick their butts. Lots of arm balances and upper body work. If you think I just walk around an instruct, think again. I demonstrate the entire time. So I work just as hard and had a great time doing so. A lot of jokes to ease the misery and I have great new music. Dancers of Twilight by Zingaia It is dance to trance music, which zones you out. You don't notice how hard you are working and are better in tune with your body.

Weather Chat: I was raised in a "Tornado Alley" in Indiana. I have been very close to huge tornados. The roar of it...... terrifying and thrilling to hear and witness. May everyone living near or in a "Tornado Alley" be safe.

Well, I haven't posted for a day or so and here I am my usual chatterbox self. Sorry, just could not help myself. Y'all have a great day!!!


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 23, 2004 5:33 am (#1439 of 2912)

Thanks for the keeping your fingers crossed for me, Fawkes! It's nice to "see" you and I hope work goes well.

Thanks to you too, Boop! I hope your day goes great!

Veronika, glad to hear about your chocolate stash. Keep hoarding it just in case. In the chance that nothing happens with the workers, you can use the chocolate to celebrate! Even champagne can't compare to a rich chocolate treat.

Septentrion, I always find I do best on the exams I'm nervous about. If I leave the test feeling like I didn't do as well, I usually get a very good grade. I think it's healthy to be a little anxious and I'm sure you'll do well. Thanks for the support on the house front.

Flame, I enjoyed talking with you too. I'm very sorry to hear about your kitty. I have one as well and he had horrible bladder stones not too long ago. He would cry and cry, it was heart-wrenching. Thankfully, the vet was able to remove them without having to give him a permanent cath. He eats special food now that makes him thirsty, apparently cats don't know when they're thirsty so urinary problems typically abound with them. That's quite strange to have an all male class, I don't think that's ever happened to me! I'm sure you worked them hard though. I love it when I have men in my class because they usually come in with the belief that yoga is a lot of lying around and stretching. What a shock it is when I won't pull them out of a pose until they start shaking! That changes their minds about yoga really quick. Thanks to you for sending me good thoughts about the house!

Good morning to all you Potter people! I'll be sure to let everyone know when I hear about the house. Keep crossing every crossable body part for me!


Gina R Snape - Apr 23, 2004 5:55 am (#1440 of 2912)

Sorry Flame. I must have missed your post about your cat. What is wrong with it? How old is s/he?


mollis - Apr 23, 2004 5:58 am (#1441 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 23, 2004 7:00 am

Yea, Sherbie!!! I'm so happy you found another house! And a new one! Those are great! Nobody else's mess or stupid alterations or ugly wallpaper!!!

So sorry for everyone having loads of rain. But hopefully you'll soon have rainbows and sunshine! Personally, its looking like a lovely day today - if only the trees would stop covering everything with pollen! A nice yellow film is covering everything! So, lots of crazy cleaning this morning since they are showing our house today.

(Okay, yeah, I should be cleaning, not looking for new smilies to fill my posts. But they are so much fun! )


Denise P. - Apr 23, 2004 6:04 am (#1442 of 2912)

Congrats Sherbie! I remember buying our first house, oh those so many years ago. We were so excited about it!

I am sewing pants today, 1 pair down, 2 to go!


mollis - Apr 23, 2004 6:22 am (#1443 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 23, 2004 7:22 am

Are you mending pants, or sewing new ones? I could probably manage to repair a rip, but if you're sewing new ones - I'm impressed!


megfox - Apr 23, 2004 6:32 am (#1444 of 2912)

Bummer - these "passing showers" turned into a full-on rain storm, and my game got cancelled...guess I'll have to spend another day on the Forum!

Hope everyone else's weather is a bit more cooperative today!


Denise P. - Apr 23, 2004 6:54 am (#1445 of 2912)

I was making new ones. It takes about 10 minutes to make a single pair of pull on pants with elastic waist. I lucked out in the fact that the boys wear the same size in everything but length...easy enough to add a few inches to the bottom of the pattern.

They each needed a white pair and it was just easier and less expensive to make them than to buy them...assuming I could even find any. In any event, they are all done except for the elastic in the waist, which will have to wait until they are home from school to measure.


Padfoot - Apr 23, 2004 7:31 am (#1446 of 2912)

That's great news Sherbie! And quick too.

Marie E, how many inches of snow are you supposed to get? Up here in Denver, we are supposed to get between 6"-12" by the end of the day today. It's very pretty here. My office window faces a park. The snow is so heavy and wet that it is sticking to the trees. Looks just like Narnia!


Flame Alligator - Apr 23, 2004 8:08 am (#1447 of 2912)

*gasping* omg Snow!!!!!

Gina, My kitty will be (if she makes it til then) 16 years old May 6th. She has cancer in her jaw bone. It is a rapid growing kind of cancer. Just 4 months ago she was running, jumping and talking up a streak like a very young cat. Happy and super healthy all her life. Now seeing her sick is terrible. But she is quite tough. Not ready to check out yet. Still eating soft food. Still talking and trotting away almost running when I tell her bath time. I have to groom and bathe her more because she can't quite clean her self as much although she still does. There is a horrible lump under her once sweet flat jaw line. The cancer is dissolving her teeth from the jaw bone up. I had no idea cancer did this. I always thought of it as parasitic. Duh! I feel so stupid not knowing this. As long as she can eat and is able to sleep peacefully, she is still with me. Plus, she still can jump 5 ft up to her favorite tree stump which we have in the kitchen for the cats. Her courage and her strength inspire me to be cheerful and tough right with her. She will have, as I have said, absolutely no blubbering over her. No tears dropping in her fur. Cats, animals in general are so fierce and brave. A lesson to us all. I know if I were sick and dying, I would not want blubbering over me. Wait til I'm gone to cry and I will do the same for her. Thanks for asking Gina.


Gina R Snape - Apr 23, 2004 8:29 am (#1448 of 2912)

Oooh, Denise. I wish you lived nearby me. I can't seem to find a grey pleated miniskirt anywhere. The company that makes the skirts for the HP films has sold out and won't have new ones until after the premiere. As some people know, I will be attending both the NYC May 23rd media premiere and the major opening of June 3rd in San Francisco.

Of course I want to represent Slytherin house properly. I may be forced to wear a black miniskirt (not pleated) instead. At least I have a proper Slytherin tie, patch and jumper.


Gina R Snape - Apr 23, 2004 8:35 am (#1449 of 2912)

Flame, looks like I posted when you did.

Sorry to hear about your kitty. As some here might recall, my cat Wicca died at age 15 1/2 in September. She developed lymphoma in her kidneys which progressed very rapidly. I was giving her medication and hydrating her subcutaneously for weeks until it became too much for her to bear.

She was fully mentally 'there' up until the very end. Even ill, she retained her strong willfullness, curiosity and affection. She was struggling in the end, her back legs giving way from the loss of potassium. But the night before she was put down, she still managed to jump up onto my bed to curl up with me, like she did every other day of her entire life. I swear to you, she literally asked me when it was time for her to be put down. She let me know she was ready and I'm glad I waited as long as I did.

I am getting misty-eyed just thinking about her, and I totally know how you feel right now. You have my sympathies and hugs.


Padfoot - Apr 23, 2004 8:44 am (#1450 of 2912)

Fame and Gina, now you've got me crying!
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Sherbie Lemon - Apr 23, 2004 10:23 am (#1451 of 2912)

Gina and Flame, it is so hard to lose a pet. But that word, "pet" doesn't do justice to the beautiful souls that share their lives with us,, that give unconditional love and never ask for anything in return, that comfort us and make us laugh when things are bad. This last year, I lost my childhood dog, Muffy, 14, to stomach cancer and my childhood cat, who was 17 and still hunting and playing, to a car accident. I was much closer to my dog, she was like a second mother and a sister to me. She used to lick my tears away when I was a child and every night since we rescued her, she slept on my bed (hogging the blankets). Though I had been living on my own for a few years and didn't have to see her disintegrate day in and day out, just knowing and occasionally witnessing her being consumed by sickness was probably the most difficult thing I'd ever seen. But my cat's death was far worse. She used to be let out at night; Mama kitty liked to hunt and prowl around the neighborhood and she would sleep on the cars in the garage. She was insanely intelligent. A few months after Muffy died, my brother came home at 2 am and when he pulled into the garage, he ran her over. I won't describe the scene, but he ran into my parents room screaming "I killed my cat! I killed my cat!" in absolute hysterics. It was the worst weekend of my life. My heart goes out to you, Flame. Losing such a friend and companion is as bad as losing a family member. In fact, they are family members. I know how hard it can be, but I'm glad to hear you are finding her strength uplifting.

Okay, now I've thoroughly depressed myself.  Sad Hopefully, sharing my very good news with everyone who's been so wonderfully supportive on this forum will cheer me up: WE GOT THE HOUSE!

House 3 Yea! Break out the champagne! Where's Abby with her Abbyfetti? I want to say a big thank you to everyone who shared their encouraging stories and gave me wonderful advice. Knowing I had such nice people hoping good things for me made the hunt a much easier process. Much Appreciated


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 23, 2004 10:29 am (#1452 of 2912)

Congratulations, Sherbie! May your new home know only joy and laughter!


megfox - Apr 23, 2004 1:49 pm (#1453 of 2912)

That's awesome, Sherbie! Congrats! What a momentous occasion...you must be so thrilled.


boop - Apr 23, 2004 3:42 pm (#1454 of 2912)

Sherbie, YAY I am so happy for you. on getting your new home!!!!


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 23, 2004 7:40 pm (#1455 of 2912)

Thanks everyone! I'm so excited I could burst! Just the teensiest bit scared, but mostly thrilled. We went by and took pictures today and were amazed to see that the roof had gone up pretty much overnight (no shingles yet)! I've got my address memorized and keep shopping around online looking for a refrigerator and little odds and ends. What makes this uber exciting is the fact that we get to get out of my parents house! We came here to save up money and pay off some debt before we bought our own home. It's only been 2 months (feels like 2 years) but was quite an adjustment. We went from a 1000 sq. ft apartment to a tiny bedroom and miniscule bathroom that we share with my 19 year old brother. Good times!

Everybody, don't uncross your fingers yet! In order to get our bond money we have to close by July 15th. Right now the house is supposed to be completed on June 30th. It's currently taking 2 weeks to get an occupancy agreement which we must have before we close. This will have us closing on July 14th.Shy Here's hoping that everything stays on schedule and the inspectors clear the house.

But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Right now, it's still time to celebrate! Have a drink on me!
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Marie E. - Apr 23, 2004 8:51 pm (#1456 of 2912)

Sherbie, congratulations! We are just starting the house hunting process. I hope everything goes as well with us.

padfoot, they had predicted 4-8" here in Colorado Springs, but I think we ended up with the shorter end of that. All school districts around us were closed today in anticipation of the storm that never came. Unfortunately, I teach kindergarten in a child care center so we were open. I did get off work two hours early so that was nice. I am walking for the March of Dimes tomorrow morning. I'm not looking forward to walking through snow, let me tell ya.


Flame Alligator - Apr 23, 2004 9:35 pm (#1457 of 2912)

Sherbie, YAY!!!!!!!!! *fingers crossed for all paper work and requirements going well. I am so happy for you.

Gina, I believe you about your cat telling you when she was ready. My other two cats did the same. I will wait for Samantha to let me know when she is ready. Thanks for your comments and telling about your cat.

I better get to bed so I can get back on here in the morning. Night y'all!


Devika - Apr 24, 2004 9:49 am (#1458 of 2912)

Hi everyone!!

It's been a few weeks.... I hope I haven't been forgotten! I haven't been able to read the 500 odd messages on this thread, so I'm kind of lost about what you guys must be discussing. I hope all of you are well and having a good time. But I did read that Sherbie has got her new home! Congrats!!

My final exams just got over. They went ok... some questions were unexpected, but all well... After that I went with my friends for a little trip. We went river rafting. It's something I'd never done before and the experience was awesome. I urge any one of you who hasn't tried it to do so. So that's basically ot from my end. I hope to get an update on what's happening on our most happening threads, and on exciting new ones which must have come up :-)


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 24, 2004 9:52 am (#1459 of 2912)

Thanks, Flame!

Marie, I'll be hoping your hunt goes well. It's easy to get frustrated but stick with it, you'll find the right one. Heed the Forum members advice and everything will turn out fine. Wait till you get "the feeling." I found when I walked through the house (not the one we bought, that's still in construction, but one that is very similar to ours) I just knew this was it; it was like when I met my husband, I knew he was the "one," and the same thing goes for the right house, when you find it, you'll know. Sorry to hear about your weather problems, I couldn't stand snow in April. There is no way I could live in Colorado. It's beautiful, but I don't tolerate the cold well.

Edit: Thanks, Devika! I've always wanted to go rafting, I'm glad you had a great time and I'm happy to hear your exams went well.


septentrion - Apr 24, 2004 10:34 am (#1460 of 2912)

Devika, good to see you again ! You're now free to log here every time you want !

Thanks for all of you who have supported me for my own exam yesterday. I thought of you before I begin but the stress overwhelmed me and I didn't do as well as I could have done. I don't want to think of it anymore !

Sherbie, congrats for your new home. I hope it'll be easy for you too Marie.


boop - Apr 24, 2004 12:59 pm (#1461 of 2912)

Marie, good luck house hunting. I hope you find what you are looking for. Marie sorry to hear about your snow, maybe it was Jim doing his snow dance that made it snow.

Devika, welcome back we have missed you. When you go away it is hard to catch back up with the posts. White water river rafting looks like so much fun. I bet you had a really great time.

Septentrion, sorry to hear you don't think you did very well on your exam. I will still keep my fingers crossed that you did better than you thought you did.


The Great Abbycadabra - Apr 24, 2004 9:53 pm (#1462 of 2912)

This is for you Sherbie! ,'.;',;.',;.',;.',;.' Congrats!

Here's some for you, too, Septentrion. ,';.,'.;',.;',.; I'm sure you did well on your exam. Many times I've felt I did poorly, but it turns out that I did fine.


VeronikaG - Apr 25, 2004 7:14 am (#1463 of 2912)

Back from a trip to the far off villages in countryside Norway.

Caught up on the posts, there were only 23! Welcome back Devika! I wish it was me who had finished all my exams.

Congratulations, Lindsay! (Imagine fun smiley here)

I enjoyed talking to you too, Flame. Give your cat a hug from me.

Septentrion, I'm sorry that I horribly misspelled you nick on a former post. I'm not good enough at French to know what what I called you means, so I hope it wasn't too bad. *blush*


Gina R Snape - Apr 25, 2004 7:50 am (#1464 of 2912)

Septentrion! In my lecture yesterday we were talking about religious and civil unions/marriages. And I made mention of the thing you told us that the French have a civil union first by a judge (?) (justice of the peace?) and then may have a religious wedding afterwards.

So on behalf of myself and my students---merci!


Madame Librarian - Apr 25, 2004 8:37 am (#1465 of 2912)

Devika!!! You're back!! Now get to work reading all the posts you missed so you can share your good ideas with us.

Ciao. Barb


Blast - Apr 25, 2004 9:23 am (#1466 of 2912)

Hi kids, raining like crazy today, I am considering building an ark. My twins went for a hike yesterday and they came upon two snakes. They were not afraid of them in the least. They are definitely Slytherin material. Kyra also turned over a lot of rocks looking for salamanders, definitely care of magical creatures. Been really busy lately, just stopped in to say hello.


Marie E. - Apr 25, 2004 9:55 am (#1467 of 2912)

Yesterday our weather went back to normal and today....snow again!


My most wonderful brother sent me a Sirius Black t-shirt. Now I have something to wear to the movie! He says he got it at a theater convention the week of his wedding. Awwwww.

Thanks for all the well wishes for my house hunting. We qualify higher than I thought so we will probably get a nice one. I just hope we find one in the neighborhood I want. I like the slightly older ones with mature trees and quieter roads. The newer subdivisions are so blah.

* crosses fingers for the snow to stop*


I Am Used Vlad - Apr 25, 2004 12:15 pm (#1468 of 2912)

Blast, I watched Dr. Strangelove last night, and then come here and see another mushroom cloud. Odd.

I agree with you, Maria. By the time the trees in new subdivisions have grown enough to provide a decent amount of shade, many of the original owners have moved. New houses do have their advantages, though, providing the builder was competent. Anyway, good luck finding a house you like.


Acceber - Apr 25, 2004 6:11 pm (#1469 of 2912)

My my my, we are chatty. One goes away for a weekend and has 37 posts waiting for her. Oh well...

Anyway, notes to random people:

Sherbie-Congrats on the house! Hope the moving process goes smoothly, I know it can be stressful.

Flame-Glad to know your kitty is still hanging in there. Give her kisses from me and my two cats, who thankfully have many years ahead of them.

Boop-Great new pic of Dustin. He's getting so big!

Speaking of pics, I came strolled into the kitchen on Thursday to find an unwrapped package on the counter. I unwrapped it and lo and behold, found a brand new digital camera my dad had ordered a few days prior. I was very hyper and got it working soon. I took a couple pics of my cats and they should be on the web very soon if I can figure out how to do it. Wish me luck.

More ranting: I'm not going to be here at all next weekend either, it's my bat mitzvah and it's going to be very hectic. For those who don't know: bat mitzvah means 'daughter of the commandments' in Hebrew. Jewish young ladies are bat mitzvahed at age 12 or 13, the young men at age 13. It varies for each community, but usually the bat/bar mitzvah reads a passage from the Torah, or sacred text, and prepares a speech going into depth on it. The service lasts anywhere from one and a half to three hours. That night (usually Saturday) you have a big party for all your friends and open your delightful presents. (If I left anything out tell me, I'm not that good at explaining these things.)


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 25, 2004 6:47 pm (#1470 of 2912)

Marie, we bought a new house and it's definitely not "blah"! Many older homes are in serious disrepair, you'll be amazed at how many people do not maintain their homes. Even if the outside looks nice, the inside usually holds quite a few ugly surprises. The thought of living in someone else's filth did not appeal to me. Our neighborhood is developed, but has a street that was previously nothing but land. That's where our house is being built. It's a very wooded area (called Woodrun in fact, has a pond and all too), but naturally our street does not have trees except the ones the builder plants in your yard once it's sodded and leveled. I too, wanted a house with mature trees, yet when I saw the condition of many, I figured I didn't care a lot about that anymore. Just the knowledge that I won't have to do repairs, won't have to update, won't have to worry about the antique appliances failing, won't have to endure inspection after inspection (foundation, mold, etc.) is more than enough to make up for the trees. But to each his own, I suppose.

Thanks, Accebar, and congratulations on your Bat Mitzvah! What a momentous occasion!


Julia. - Apr 25, 2004 7:06 pm (#1471 of 2912)

Mazel tov on the house Sherbie!!! I'm really happy for you, as you now have a place all your own, and I hope you'll get many years of happy use out of it.

Mazel tov on your Bat Mitzvah Becca!!! You pretty much covered it in your explanation, but you forgot that you have to spend several months writing thank you notes for all the presents you'll get. That was the worst part for me, even worse than learning to read my Haf-Torah, and learning all the prayers to lead services, and writing my speech! The party is always fun though, just make sure you have enough silly hats Mazel tov again!

EDIT: My cousin's Bat Mitzvah was this weekend, and her Torah portion was horrible!! For those interested, it can be found in Leviticus, Chapters 12-15. Becca, you have a pretty good one, or, at the very least, a lot better than this weeks!


septentrion - Apr 26, 2004 1:19 am (#1472 of 2912)

thanks for all your supports, it brings warmth in my heart !

congrats Acceber for your Bat Mitzvah and thanks for the explanations ! In French it's written "Bar" and not "Bat", I don't know why.

Veronika, no problem for having mispelling my name, everyone makes mistakes.

Gina, I'm glad my little explanation helped you but I realize you didn't know one detail : civil weddings are done by the mayor and not by a judge. It won't probably be very important for your students but I should have thought of this.

Ticker, while I was checking something in my dictionary, I noticed Ticker could mean "heart". I don't know if there's a relation but when you tell "ticker" in french, it's nearly the same than " 'tit coeur", which is a shortened version of "petit coeur" i.e. "little heart". I find this coincidence very cute.


Julia. - Apr 26, 2004 4:14 am (#1473 of 2912)

That's very cool about 'tit coeur,' Septentrion, I guess you really do learn something new every day (being that it's just after 8 am, and I have a whole day of classes, I hope that's not the only thing I learn today)

About 'Bar' and 'Bat' Mitzvah, it's really quite simple. 'Bar' for a boy and 'Bat' for a girl. 'Bar' means 'son' and 'Bat' means 'daughter.' Easy enough.


scully jones - Apr 26, 2004 6:33 am (#1474 of 2912)

Congratulations on your Bat Mitzvah Becca!!!

I'll get to work on my scarf, and get an update on my picture... Just gotta get off my skinny butt and get something done!


Thom Matheson - Apr 26, 2004 7:41 am (#1475 of 2912)

Update from Nashville. The move to the new house went well, except for Dad. The drive down and back was uneventful other than my whining about it. Too many miles in 48 hours. By the way, I gave you all the wrong name for the little tyke. His name is to be Ethan Thomas, not Aaron. What do I know, I'm just poppa. Just the same, Ethan has some snap to it. Saw a sonagram video, I didn't know they did that. Way cool. The little guy waved at me.


septentrion - Apr 26, 2004 8:29 am (#1476 of 2912)

Julia, you did learn me something new today ! Thanks a lot !

Chiaojones, your scarf's going to be impressive.


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 26, 2004 9:22 am (#1477 of 2912)

Hey Denise! Just noticed your new avatar. What a couple of cuties! Great picture!


Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 9:25 am (#1478 of 2912)

Thanks! That was taken at the Daddy-Daughter Dance they went to. The photo was taken by another Girl Scout, perhaps a 5th grader. This was one of the better ones, the pair is actually centered in the photo rather than off to one side. Our neighbor's daughter and dad were off to one side, on the extreme right. I like it because Greg is actually smiling, not giving the "I'm smiling because you asked me to but I don't really want to" kind of smile.

You can't tell because Kaity's hair is in a ponytail but she can just about sit on her hair now.


Padfoot - Apr 26, 2004 9:36 am (#1479 of 2912)

Congrats to Acceber and Sherbie both!

The last house I lived in, was a "used" house. It had one family living there before us. However, there was still sawdust in the upstairs shower! It was nice to have a house that felt new but didn't cost as much. I wish there were more trees on my property now. However, it's a condominium, so can't plant any myself. At least there are some. (Last year's BIG snow storm killed a few)

Marie E: We didn't get the snow amount forecasted either. It has now melted away. Supposed to be near 70 today, heading up to 80 on Wednesday. Cold doesn't last long here.

Aaahh... Colorado. Today it's a very sunny, Spring like day, with flowers appearing everywhere. I just love Spring!


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 26, 2004 9:40 am (#1480 of 2912)

Oh, Denise, I know that smile. It looks a bit like they've just had a root canal Smile


DJ Evans - Apr 26, 2004 11:05 am (#1481 of 2912)

Hey everyone, hope all is well with all. So glad to hear of all of our "new" home owners on the Forum--I am so happy for you all. Hope you have many MANY years of good fortune, good times, and great memories made in your new homes.

For those in the US that has been having all of the rain this past week, hope all are doing OK. Here in Arkansas, we've definitely had our share of the rain. Matter of fact we've got about 7 or 8 counties that have asked for Federal Ass t. cause of the flooding in the northern part of the state, even some lives were lost due to the some of the rivers and creeks flooding. As it was mentioned, by Sherbie I believe, about NOT ever getting under bridges in a tornado--PLEASE, don't ever cross a road that has water going over it!!!!! It is most dangerous.

Good day to all!!! Deb

Luckily today we've got GREAT weather here. The sun is out and the temperature is just perfect. Of course, I see where we've got more rain coming in this weekend.


Ladybug220 - Apr 26, 2004 11:08 am (#1482 of 2912)

Has anyone found the Harry Potter Legos in the stores rather than online? I want to get the Knight bus but don't really want to pay for shipping.


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 26, 2004 11:41 am (#1483 of 2912)

Ladybug, I'm in Massachusetts and the Lego store at the local mall had everything Harry Potter. I don't know if there is a Lego store near you, but if so, they're probably stocked to the gills.


boop - Apr 26, 2004 11:58 am (#1484 of 2912)

Tom, glad to hear the move went fine. So how does it feel to be poppa?. So does Ethan have much hair and what color is it. I hope you get to spend time with him. They grow up so fast.

Denise, what a nice picture of your daughter and your husband. Wow Kaity has very long hair. Did they have a good time at the dance?

Happy Monday, hope everyone has a nice weekend.


Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 12:02 pm (#1485 of 2912)

Ladybug, all I really wanted was the bus as well. You can only find the mini bus on the Lego site when you order the Maurader set. You get the mini bus, the Maurader's Map kit and Draco's Encounter with Buckbeak. It was reasonably priced too. In the stores, one kit goes for $10. From the Lego store, you get all three for under $21 with shipping. I have seen the mini-bus on eBay for $13 plus shipping. My local Wal-Mart and Toys R Us has the kits but not the mini bus.

Here is a link to the Lego store where you can see it. Maurader's Map Kit

Lego is fast too, I ordered this on Thursday evening and got it in the mail today.


Ladybug220 - Apr 26, 2004 12:04 pm (#1486 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 26, 2004 1:05 pm

Thanks Kim, I don't think we have a lego store here in Birmingham. I didn't find one in the phone book. I may just have to make a trip out to Toys R Us to see if they have them in the store.

Edit: Denise - thanks, I will try that!


Acceber - Apr 26, 2004 12:14 pm (#1487 of 2912)

Julia-I haven't even thought about writing the thank yous yet, so that wasn't in my explanation. They are currently sitting on my desk next to a pile of books waiting to be read. I don't plan to start them until at least two weeks after the actual bat mitzvah .


Madame Librarian - Apr 26, 2004 3:04 pm (#1488 of 2912)

Acceber, mazel tov on becoming a bat mitzvah (or a soon-to-be one). When is the actual day?

Congrats to new babies, new houses (whether they're new or only new to you)! Even brand, spanking new construction can have "issues" and surprises, so an inspection is still in order, I think.

Our garden/landscaping is coming along nicely--lots of new shrubs, many blossoming now. I look out my kitchen window and it's so lovely! The heavy duty hardscaper came to pull out the near dead bushes in the front over the weekend and I don't recognize my house right now--today I nearly drove right passed it. The new evergreens (junipers--love the smell) will be planted in a week or so. In the meantime, my house looks a lot taller than it did before. I've been to the garden shop (a real hoity-toity one, not where we're buying our stuff) to snoop around and get an idea on a couple of things we need to select. It's just like visiting a private garden.

OK, babbling will cease now.

Ciao. Barb


megfox - Apr 26, 2004 4:09 pm (#1489 of 2912)

hey, Acceber -




Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 4:13 pm (#1490 of 2912)

Hey, you web surfers! Does anyone here know of a page that shows actual eyes for an eye color chart? I have a child and we have no clue what color her eyes are. They are all colors and no colors...not sure what to call them. I thought seeing pictures would help but all I can find is drawings, not actual pictures.


Madame Librarian - Apr 26, 2004 4:35 pm (#1491 of 2912)

Denise, I had a go at looking on Google for an eye color chart. This is as close as I could get...someone asking the same question you have, but I couldn't for the life of me find a link to the answer. Unless it hasn't been answered yet. Here's the site (I don't think it's clearly set up, but maybe I'm having a stoopid attack)

click here

Good luck!

Ciao. Barb


Kowalla - Apr 26, 2004 5:14 pm (#1492 of 2912)

Denise, you have a very lucky child! My eyes are like that too, we just classified them as hazel, they're green, with brown in it, outlined in gray, with little yellow specks in there. It's great to see them change color with whatever color clothes I decide to wear! Besides, if she ever wants to get those contacts to change her eye color, she can go any color she wants easily!


scully jones - Apr 26, 2004 5:40 pm (#1493 of 2912)

So many things to say... So much time in which to do so!

1. My friend Colleen had her baby. Ian Michael Shreves, 8 pounds 15 ounces, tons of BLACK hair. Which is strange, as the mother has reddish-blonde, and the fater has dirty brown-blonde. I think it's from reading too much Harry Potter while pregnant, eh? She was hoping for Earth day, the 21st, but the baby just HAD to come a day early. So 4/20...

2. I have bought tickets to go to Idaho to pick up my cat. After calling airlines, I found that there is NO NEED TO GET SHOTS! All I do is make sure there are no other pets on her flight, and reserve that spot. And bring $75 bucks to the ticket counter.

3. We didn't get any keys for work today, so we went to see 13 Going On 30. Afterwards, Jimmie asked if I knew how to get to the BIG MALL, which is about an hour away.

4. I was happy, Jimmie was going to spoil me with a nice long drive.

5. We decided at the last minute, instead, to go to the Detroit Zoo.

6. We only had an hour and twenty minutes to roam around the zoo, but it was the perfect amount of time. I got to see Polar bears and other animals for the first time! And i'm such an animal lover, that it was the coolest thing.

7.However, Jimmie was grumpy the whole day, so it was hard to enjoy myself.

8 I updated my scarf pic, I decided to cut out the background so it's easier to see the colors.


Marie E. - Apr 26, 2004 6:52 pm (#1494 of 2912)

Sherbie, I didn't mean that the houses are blah, just the neighborhoods. I adore the house we're renting, except for the fact that there's no coat closet.

Denise, cute picture! If Shayla hadn't kept cutting her hair maybe she'd be sitting on hers. Heehee. She cut it a grand total of three times and her sister pitched in a cut it once.

All is sunny and springlike today, but we have cold weather predicted for the weekend. I wish the weather would just make up it's mind.


Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 6:55 pm (#1495 of 2912)

I don't know how to describe Kierynn's eyes. They have a blue-grey ring around the outside, the inner is blue, green and brown. In some lights, she almost looks like she has blue eyes, in other light, they look more brown. She is almost 14 months old so I think they are about set and not going to change but I would be stumped on what to put down if it asks for eye color. They are not hazel, not brown, blue, green or grey.


DJ Evans - Apr 26, 2004 6:56 pm (#1496 of 2912)

Denise, I was going to let you know that others have the same deal with their eye color as your daughter--like when I was younger (much younger) I had the same thing going on myself with the color of my eyes. Then I read Kowalla's post saw that she had explained all about it. My too would change with whatever color I wore. I could go from blue, to purple, hazel etc. with just a change of outfit. On my driver's license they listed hazel as the official eye color. But as I got older they've basically have stayed a blue for about 10 years now, either a medium to a very "very" dark blue. Believe me, she'll have a blast with them when she gets older!!!

Kowalla & Denise's Daughter--it's great/cool to know that we've got something in common there!!

Later days, Deb


DJ Evans - Apr 26, 2004 7:02 pm (#1497 of 2912)

Denise, I see where we posted at the same time there. Does the color of her eyes change in color with whatever color outfit she has on? Or does her eye color stay that same configuration? I know when I was younger, I could see gold, brown, blue and some green within the Iris, as Kowalla mentioned. So whatever color I wore just seemed to bring out that color in my Iris--if that makes sense.

Later days, Deb


Madame Librarian - Apr 26, 2004 7:05 pm (#1498 of 2912)

That's it, Denise! Take Kieryn to the DMV and ask them what they'd put on her license.

Ciao. Barb


Denise P. - Apr 26, 2004 7:05 pm (#1499 of 2912)

Her eyes change according to what she has on and the angle of the light. Somedays I am ready to swear under oath she has green eyes, the next day....brown. It makes us nuts when relatives ask what color her eyes are and we say "We have no idea. They are all colors" I even asked the pediatrician, who was also stumped.


Acceber - Apr 26, 2004 7:40 pm (#1500 of 2912)

Wow, what weird eyes we have . Mine are light brown with a different amount of green depending on what I'm wearing, and my mom's are permanently blueish greenish grayish.

Barb, the actual day is May 1, this Saturday. I'm panicking.

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Sherbie Lemon - Apr 26, 2004 7:50 pm (#1501 of 2912)

Our roof's up! On Thursday when we first saw the house, it was just a frame. Now the outer walls are up, the bricks are in the yard, the driveway and walkway are leveled, and the shingles are in stacks on the wooden roof! This is so exciting, I feel like a new mother. I drive by every day and take pictures. Still a little concerned about it being completed on time to get the bond money; I'm seriously considering schmoozing the foreman and workers so they stay on schedule. I'm going to pick out all the little details weekend after next (light fixtures, tile, carpet, counter tops, doors, hardware, stain, etc.) accompanied by my mother and mother-in-law, both of which have tastes entirely opposite to my own. But they're excited for me so I understand why they want to be a part of the process. Nonetheless, this could get interesting.

Marie, I pretty much knew that's what you meant. I was giving you a bit of a hard time. I get a little playful when I'm happy. It's good to know what you're looking for. My husband and I seemed to both prefer newer homes, but for some reason never put that desire into words. We spent several months looking at older homes before we realized, "hey, we don't want to have to deal with some issues that come with older houses." We can barely hammer in a nail, let alone tackle home improvement projects.

Barb, we still have to undergo inspections from the city, but not from FHA. That's what I was meaning. FHA can be a little strict about older homes, which is a good thing, I suppose. But since ours is new, we don't have to worry about them!

Congrats to your friend, Sarah! Your scarf is looking great, by the way.

What lucky girls you all are! I would love to have eyes that changed color. Mine are greyish blue and occasionally look more grey or more blue depending on my clothes, yet they are definitely one basic shade.


Kip Carter - Apr 26, 2004 8:03 pm (#1502 of 2912)

Denise, I fully understand your question as to the color of Kierynn's eyes. I have the same trouble. For years when I was asked for my eye color somewhere, I would ask the person needing the information what was the color of my eyes and then put that on the form or whatever.

I have run the complete gamut of color, from hazel to blue to brown to gray to green to black. I have yet to have red eyes except in some photos. My opthomologist says my eye color will even vary between eyes depending on what color is around me at that time. He has had a good time and still does not have the answer...to the color, that is.

I feel for you and Kierynn. You may have to just live with it like I am having to do!


boop - Apr 27, 2004 12:47 am (#1503 of 2912)

Happy Tuesday everyone. Hope everyone has a nice day.

Weasley Wanna B., hope you do something fun.


Fawkes Forever - Apr 27, 2004 2:03 am (#1504 of 2912)

Hey guys, I've been lurking for a few days.... making a few posts on the forum, but none here.... sorry, I've just been too busy at work *sniff*... (being naughty right now & logging on for a 'few' minutes... well, I need to rebel some way against the dementors) I must try out my home connection tonight.... woohooo... finally... so fingers crossed! Boop, I have an instant message thingy, but its only for work, & we're not alllowed to use it for personal use... hmph! So I must go about setting up a personal one... then I can add you all & get chatting... oh I'm all excited!

Kip, good to 'see' you back on the forum again. I hope you are well on the road to recovery... we missed ya!

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with 'chameleon' eyes.... seems there are quite a number of us about... there should be a section on legal documents that says...
Colour of Eyes: 'Depends what I'm wearing' or 'indeterminable' I think on most forms mine are down as hazel ... actually *checks licence* theres no eye colour section listed on my licence.... just a very dodgy photo where I look paler than 'ol Voldy!

I always thought my eyes where brown / hazel until a few years ago when a friend complemented a t-shirt I was wearing & said it matched my eyes, I was shocked seeing as it was a green t-shirt...... & said as much... & they said, but you have green eyes.... (very flattered & I thought.... ooh just like Harrys ... to myself of course )

It is a bit annoying at times however, quite frequently I get people here at work stopping mid conversation (especially if a stray sunbeam enters the office) & going.... hey (in shocked tone) what colour are your eyes? Like make me feel like an alien why don't you! I also had a so called friend tell me that he thought my eyes where 'A Weird Colour' (direct quote... worthy of the Ron Weasley school of flattery) hmmm thanks, I think! Oh well, at least I'm not alone

Denise.... it sounds like Kierynn has all of this to look forward to.... but it is fun.... she can think of her eye colour as another accessory.. hee hee

I'll second that Boop....
Have a very Happy Birthday Weasley Wanna B

# slips back to lurk around the forum.... but seeing as I'm feeling rebellious today... I might appear on other parts of the forum & the FFF... *


Marè - Apr 27, 2004 4:29 am (#1505 of 2912)

LOL on all the eyes stuff. My eyes are a very definite dark brown. Only thing is they are that dark, that when I was younger, I had strangers coming to me in the stores to check whether my eyes had any colour or were just plain black.
And then they started discussing it with my mam (Hey I was 8 years old... I could speak too!) But I think something changed, because allthough they are still dark, they aren't that close to black anymore.
Now my younger niece has the exact same problem
My best guess to determine some-ones eyecolour when you have several is to take a very good look at said persons eyes while outside in the daylight (most honest light) and see which two colours are presented most. Make those two the "official" eyecolour.

Happy birthday to all the birthday pigs! (Isn't an insult but a translated dutch expression, don't ask me why!)

And as for msn, I had my computer on the last days, but weren't behind it very much. I hope to catch some of you in chatt ...er... (looks to schedule) next week? (I'm a bit stressed and busy, can you tell? I actually shouldn't be here, but I came to tell everybody I saw dumbledore in a presentation somebody gave today... He was in giant squid form. He was also a bit dead, so maybe it was his cousin.)
BTW did I add every-one to msn?


tracie1976 - Apr 27, 2004 5:25 am (#1506 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Melissa!

Warning: complaint about the weather. Its cold here and raining and they say there is a chance of snow....where is spring??

Plus congrats on the new house..who ever that may be...I forget..sorry.

Mare I'm not sure if you're on my msn but if you or anyone one else wants to add me its tlb331@hotmail.com


draco all the way - Apr 27, 2004 5:53 am (#1507 of 2912)

Happy birthday to..um.. all the people who have their birthdays! Can't wait for my own b'day. Its 7 months away and I'm already excited! Yeah, I know, I'm wierd like that.

Mare, I have the same problem too! I still don't know whether my eyes are a really dark brown or just plain black. Incidently, can people have black eyes?

And yay! to the new house! YAY! And here’s another Yay! for good measure.

And finally, India still remains hot and sticky. The weather is making me feel very sluggish. Where's winter when you need it?


boop - Apr 27, 2004 6:43 am (#1508 of 2912)

Fawkes, I just can't wait for you to get your account set up for aim or msn. It will be so nice to talk with you. I enjoy reading yours post and it always puts a smile on my face. Don't work too hard Fawkes. Have a great day.


Leviosa - Apr 27, 2004 6:47 am (#1509 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Melissa!!! I hope you have a lovely day

Congrats to Becca on the bat mitzvah!

And congrats to Sherbie on finding a great house.

My eyes are just boring dark brown, but can still be clearly distinguished from black.

Sarah, your scarf looks great! If you don't know what else to do, you could knit one for me


Flame Alligator - Apr 27, 2004 7:08 am (#1510 of 2912)

Fawkes, Belated Top of the mornin to ya!!! I am so excited at the prospect of chatting with you!!!!!! Me first please. I am online in the wee hours of the morning and on and off at night. AIM messenger screen name ArchetypeGds. and MSN messenger use my e-mail, stormflame@msn.com I hate it that you are surrounded by dementors. I know the feeling. Here is a hug and some chocolate.

Sherbie, Yay!!!!!!! The house is coming up. Thrilling.

Happy Birthday whoever is having one. and btw. (reminding) My birthday is Sunday. (May 2nd) I will be an ageless 53 and I am so thrilled! I love being alive. I want to live past l00. Lots of forum posting. Yesterday was a trying day for me (can't be happy everyday) but I am back up today

Chiaojones, That scarf is coming girl. Looks great!

Veronika, I really enjoy chatting with you. You are so very cool. Guess you will have to disguise yourself as a "harry" to throw the "old ladies" off.

Boop, Dustin looks so sweet in the new pic. Finally losing some of his newborn looks.

I am busy watching Queen of the Damned on DVD. Whenever I have a bad day, like yesterday, I watch Queen of the Damned. I love it when Akasha sets people a flame. Helps me release my frustrations to watch her in action.

It is a beautiful warm sunny day. I think I will walk to the YWCA today to teach yoga. I am in such a good mood. My yoga class is in trouble. The better my mood......the tougher the class.

Have a beautiful day y'all!!!!!


Madame Librarian - Apr 27, 2004 7:25 am (#1511 of 2912)

Here's a story that still creeps me out after...oh...40 odd years.

The setting: high school science lab
Who: yours truly and a cute guy (had a crush on him actually) named Steve.

We were marking exams as part of our lab service, sitting across from each other. He'd read the answer, I'd tick off the exam paper. We looked up at the same moment (cue the romantic violins...not), and I looked right into his lovely blue eye--no, that's not a typo, the other eye was brown! I froze--it made me soooo weird feeling to see this.

Oh, he said flatly, "you noticed, huh? Sooner or later everyone does, and they get all strange."

I still remember that day as clearly as any from high school. My crush on Steve was never quite the same. Naturally, I don't remember what he told me about the percent of people who have this condition of one eye a different color than the other or what it's called, but I sure hope the kids whose papers I was grading checked them very carefully that day.

Ciao. Barb


DJ Evans - Apr 27, 2004 7:28 am (#1512 of 2912)

I had to laugh in reading some of the posts this morning. It seems like we're a bunch who aren't satisfied with what we've got. Some are so looking for the sunshine after all of the rain that we've had (& we've got "more" rain moving in!!), then there are those who wish spring would hurry up and have the snow move out and finally draco all the way is wishing for winter to there!!! hee hee

Wow, all my life I had never heard of any others having the trait of their eye color changing like myself. Now, I see where it's more common than I thought!! Denise, I think the DMV just listed my eye color as hazel, cause they didn't what else to put there. Plus, isn't the color hazel a mixture of the other colors? So that might be why they used hazel as the color. Like we've said, she's going to really have fun when she gets older and can change her eye color like that. She can change her whole look with just a change of an outfit.

Hey, here's hoping you have a fantastic birthday Weasley Wanna B!!!! So have a HAPPY "Harry Potter" BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Later days, Deb


Fawkes Forever - Apr 27, 2004 7:57 am (#1513 of 2912)

*chomp chomp* Ta for the chocolate Flame!

Had another day of chasing my tail... very depressing & monotonous, but hey... I came back on for a quick read I'm actually in a very good mood.... no idea why... perhaps its just being able to get on to the forum & chat to you guys! Or the chocolate Hey I'll not knock it... just enjoy. Plus I had an excellent yoga class last night.... I was able to go further in all the postures than I have ever done before... & I came out of the class in a buzz... & I've still got that buzz! Still no pain either (unless its delayed pain... which will catch up with me tomorrow... )

Good news about the house Sherbie... it seems to be flying up.... is it a magic house? I bought a new house here last year... but it took forever to build..... I was supposed to move in last march & didn't get the keys until August! But hey.... thats a different nightmare! Good luck with the bond thingy... hope you make the deadline!

Sarah, I'm loving the scarf.... its almost addictive now to watch its progress.... keep up the good work!

Flame, there are loads of us May babies on the forum, including Kip our forum daddy & *hint hint* someone else that you all know *cough*me*cough* ... so we're going to have a 'little' party over in St Mungos on the fan fic forum .... all are invited....

Right, home time methinks.... TTFN


Padfoot - Apr 27, 2004 8:46 am (#1514 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Weasley Wanna B! My birthday is coming up too, a week from today actually. Practically everyone of my co-workers has a May birthday, it's a popular month.

Wow, all this talk of changing eye color sounds really cool. I have regular blue eyes that do not match my outfits. I wish I had that mysteriously changing eye color.


mike miller - Apr 27, 2004 9:35 am (#1515 of 2912)

Not to change the subject; eye color (my daughter's eyes are nearly black), houses, weather, but I finally found an image for my postings! It's so hard to find a file that's not too large.

Any other Blues fans out there!


Julia. - Apr 27, 2004 10:19 am (#1516 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Melissa!!!


VeronikaG - Apr 27, 2004 10:33 am (#1517 of 2912)

I know a guy who is a bit, what shall I say... unusual. The first time I met him, he leaned over the table and asked "What color are my eyes?" From a distance they looked just ordinary brown, but on closer inspection I could see that they were greenish with brown specks. "It's called hazel in English" he said, when I had replied "Uh... green-brown-grey..." So I guess hazel really is a mixed color.

In Norway we only have two official colors, blue and brown. To quote my science teacher, "There is no such thing as grey or green eyes!" Grey is the same as blue, and if your eyes are any color other than blue (or grey), they are brown. Green will always be listed as brown. Makes it very easy to know what to put on a drivers liesence, but can be a problem if you need to show an ID card to someone who does not agree that you have the claimed eye color.


Acceber - Apr 27, 2004 10:47 am (#1518 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Weasley Wanna B!


Gina R Snape - Apr 27, 2004 10:49 am (#1519 of 2912)

Woohoo. Happy birthday to all of us April Tauruses! Yeehoo. My birthday is tomorrow!


DJ Evans - Apr 27, 2004 10:59 am (#1520 of 2912)

Gina, here's your "1st" pre-birthday greeting from one of your Forum family!!!! Hope you have a great one and that all of your wishes come true!!!!


Later days, Deb


septentrion - Apr 27, 2004 11:41 am (#1521 of 2912)

Happy birthday to all people concerned !


VeronikaG - Apr 27, 2004 11:41 am (#1522 of 2912)

Happy birthday tomorrow, Gina!


Emily - Apr 27, 2004 1:41 pm (#1523 of 2912)

Happy birthday to everyone in May! WE're planning a birthday bash at St. Mungoes (FFF) so come over and visit!


Blast - Apr 27, 2004 1:47 pm (#1524 of 2912)

My kids all have brown eyes except that Kyra has just a little bit of her left eye green. Must be the Slytherin in her trying to get out. My sister says that my eyes are too brown, too close together, and too far back in my head, and this is on a nice day. Happy birthday all you taurus's, bully for you.


SarcasticGinny  - Apr 27, 2004 2:02 pm (#1525 of 2912)

Happy Birthday all, especially Weasley Wanna-be. It's my birthday too, I didn't know we were birthday twins!! :-)


Padfoot - Apr 27, 2004 2:04 pm (#1526 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Sarcastic Ginny!


boop - Apr 27, 2004 2:45 pm (#1527 of 2912)

Sarcastic Ginny, I hope you have a great day.


timrew - Apr 27, 2004 3:02 pm (#1528 of 2912)

Happy birthday, Sarcastic Ginny and Gina! Have a great day!


Chris. - Apr 27, 2004 3:03 pm (#1529 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to Gina and Sarcastic Ginny!


Julia. - Apr 27, 2004 3:23 pm (#1530 of 2912)

Sarcastic Ginny, why didn't you tell us earlier? Happy brithday!


Pinky - Apr 27, 2004 5:09 pm (#1531 of 2912)

I've just read 70 posts on this thread. This is only 1 of 3 threads on this forum that I stay up with. *sigh* Can you tell I'm falling behind? Anyway, I just had to mention... Sarah! Does the Detroit Zoo still use elephant footprints to lead you through it? I used to visit it with my Grandparents. (They lived in Berkley.) I'm homesick now for the Detroit Zoo. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did when I was younger.


DJ Evans - Apr 27, 2004 5:29 pm (#1532 of 2912)

Sarcastic Ginny!!!! Wow, you and Weasley Wanna Be are just like me and Madame Librarian--we share the same birthday too (Feb. 18th). COOL!!!!!!

So here's a great big ol' birthday wish for you--may you know only laughter and joy on your day. May your whole day be filled with great friends and a bunch of wonderful memories to cherish!!!


Later days, Deb


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 27, 2004 5:46 pm (#1533 of 2912)

To Gina, Weasley Wanna-Be, and Sarcastic Ginny: Birthday Song I hope your day went wonderfully, Ginny and Weasley, and I hope you have a great day tomorrow, Gina!


Leprechaun Jack - Apr 27, 2004 6:24 pm (#1534 of 2912)

To Gina and everyone who has had or is going to have a birthday


Gift 2

Happy Birthday



scully jones - Apr 27, 2004 7:12 pm (#1535 of 2912)

Why, yes Pinky, it most certainly did! They were a tad old and faded, but still there, yes!

Blast, I had a nightmare last night involving a Nuclear Bomb, I'm putting the complete and total blame on your shoulders!

I only got two rows done on my scarf, but I bought a skirt today that will go perfectly with my whole "Hogwartzy" outfit. You can go take a very blurry look at me here.


Marie E. - Apr 27, 2004 7:14 pm (#1536 of 2912)

Happy birthday everyone! I had a birthday twin when I was in school. My friend Angie was nearly exactly 12 hours older than me. We went out together on our 21st birthday. It was fun hav:ging someone to share the day with. She's in D.C. now, so we only get together when we're both in North Dakota at the same time. So far it's happened once in ten years. ) We went looking at houses tonight. (squeal) My husband likes one that needs "fixing up". It's okay, but I have an issue with the exterior. I can't put my finger on it, but it's just a feeling. We'll keep looking.

Finally, we got some good weather today. 65 and gorgeous.


Madame Librarian - Apr 27, 2004 7:30 pm (#1537 of 2912)

Golly, a bunch of birthday clusters. Happy day to all!

Ciao. Barb


DJ Evans - Apr 27, 2004 7:48 pm (#1538 of 2912)

chiaojones, hey just checked out your scarf with your outfit--it's really going to look so cool wearing it all together. Hopefully you will have it finished by June 4th!!!! I can't remember if that is your plans, but it will really fit in with the theme of PoA!! You're doing such a good job on it. Is this your first project in knitting? I can knit, but I've always wanted to learn how to crochet. My Mom who has been doing both since she was a little girl (she's 84 now) and of course has tried to teach me. But for some strange reason I just can't get the hang of crocheting. Sure wish I could though, I can imagine so many projects that I could do if I only could pick it up.

Later days, Deb


draco all the way - Apr 27, 2004 9:38 pm (#1539 of 2912)

Winter oh where are you? It's not physiologically impossible to die of heat you know!

Happy birthday everyone! Yay! May you get lots of HP related products as presents! And don't tell me to stop being materialistic, you know you want them!


boop - Apr 28, 2004 1:57 am (#1540 of 2912)

Gina, Have a great Day!!!I hope Prof. Snape is taking you out for a wonderful evening!!!!!


Fawkes Forever - Apr 28, 2004 2:03 am (#1541 of 2912)

Sarcastic Ginny.... happy belated birthday.... be sure to join in the party in St Mungos.....

Rollout the butterbeer & Snape Beverages..... Hope Sev got you a nice pressie

EDIT : Boop, that picture of Dustin is sooo cute, I feel the urge to tell everyone in my office to ssshhh every time I see it as the baby is sleeping


boop - Apr 28, 2004 2:28 am (#1542 of 2912)

Fawkes, lol Thank you I agree how cute he is. I got to babysit Sunday for a while and he was so good. I hadn't seen him in 2 weeks, but he still doesn't look like he has grown any. Fawkes I can't wait until you get aim so we can talk, when I read your posts they always put a smile on my face. Here is a rose just for you

Everyone it is Happy Over The Hump Day!!!!!! Everyone have a Great Day!!


Fawkes Forever - Apr 28, 2004 2:29 am (#1543 of 2912)

Thanks for the Rose.... *big grins*


SarcasticGinny  - Apr 28, 2004 3:55 am (#1544 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Gina!


Julia. - Apr 28, 2004 4:22 am (#1545 of 2912)

-*sneaks up behind Gina and taps her on the shoulder* Happy Brithday!!! Hope you have a great day, and let me know of Severus forgets, I'll hit him with a book or something.


tracie1976 - Apr 28, 2004 4:33 am (#1546 of 2912)



Ladybug220 - Apr 28, 2004 4:41 am (#1547 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 28, 2004 5:41 am

Happy Birthday to all of you April people. Gina - I hope Severus has a great surprise for you!


Denise P. - Apr 28, 2004 5:06 am (#1548 of 2912)

Hippo birdies two ewes! Happy birthday to all who celebrated yesterday, today and the rest of April!


Lynn Allen - Apr 28, 2004 5:45 am (#1549 of 2912)

Wow, it's unbelievable there are so many birthdays at once! Was there a electrical blackout when I wasn't looking? ;-) Happy Birthday! Lynn


Flame Alligator - Apr 28, 2004 6:38 am (#1550 of 2912)

*singing birthday song* Happy Birthday!!!!!! to all the April born and the May birthdays coming up.

Sarcastic Ginny, many happy returns today.

Gina, I am sure Severus has a nice Gothic type surprise present for you. I see him as Goth. (Duh!) Am I right? If not, please severusly correct me.

Fawkes, Belated Top of the mornin to ya!!!!! So glad you enjoyed the chocolate. I can't have those dementors getting you down. :smile

DJEvans, I love your avatar. So cool!!!!

I have a ton of errands to run today. But I don't have to start till noon. It is 87 degrees here...... Yay! Sorry, Draco all the Way, I know you are sick of the heat. and I am sick of the cold. ha ha ha ha I am putting on my skimpiest cami top and enjoy the sunshine as I run around today. But get this, first I have to go to the tanning salon for my intense uv vitamin D thing. I don't have time to lay in the sun the required 45 minutes. ha ha ha go figure. PLus the tanning salon give me an even tan. (the vanity part of the treatment) Anywho, y'all enjoy your day.
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septentrion - Apr 28, 2004 7:16 am (#1551 of 2912)

happy birthday Gina !


DJ Evans - Apr 28, 2004 7:40 am (#1552 of 2912)

Flame, thanks, I kinda liked it myself!!!! hee hee As far as I'm concerned he's the best. Definitely a chip off the ol' block!!!

Though we've got some fantastic sunshine and it will be up in the lower 80's today, we've got some MORE rain moving in tonight!!!! I know April showers brings May flowers--but gosh with the amount of rain that we've had the past 2 weeks, it's going to drown the poor little things!!!

UPDATE: It's only "36" more days till PoA!!!! Hip Hip Hurray!!!

Later days, Deb


Padfoot - Apr 28, 2004 8:01 am (#1553 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Gina! Have a great day!


I Am Used Vlad - Apr 28, 2004 8:22 am (#1554 of 2912)

Have a great birthday, Gina.


Devika - Apr 28, 2004 9:24 am (#1555 of 2912)

Hey this is great! Birthday season!!

Happy Belated Birthday to Weasley wanna B and Sarcastic Ginny!!

Many Happy Returns to Gina!! Hope you have a great day! Tell us all about it!

... about eye-colour... mine are light brown, but in India it is kind of unusual since most people have what can be called black or maybe very deep brown eyes. Infact some people here say that people with coloured or light eyes are untrustworthy!!

... the hot Indian summer has started to set in and they say that this has been a record hot April. I dread to think how it will be in May and June!! There have been a few showers in the last few days but it's all temporary... it's gonna get hot now!


DJ Evans - Apr 28, 2004 9:54 am (#1556 of 2912)

Draco, I was wondering how cold does it get over there in your winters? Here in the south US it can get bitterly cold, but nothing like it does in the Northern states.

Later days, Deb


Blast - Apr 28, 2004 11:36 am (#1557 of 2912)

Gina,a thousand Birthday wishes to my favourate Slytherin. May Severus and the Puddy Tats make your day complete. Sarcastic Ginny, have yourself a good birhday as well. Boop,the little one is a sweety keep up the good work.


Detail Seeker - Apr 28, 2004 12:07 pm (#1558 of 2912)

Happy birthday to all the happy "Newyearers".

Chiaojones, did I see a "Burrow Street" on that map of Bellefonte, you have on your page, near the park, where the Meeting will be ? So there will be some Weasleys around....


Marè - Apr 28, 2004 1:36 pm (#1559 of 2912)

Nice pictures bye the way It's lovely to see how wrong I am yet again (!) with how everybody looks...
Okay, so maybe Boop was a little how I pictured her.


Lynn Allen - Apr 28, 2004 1:53 pm (#1560 of 2912)

I'll send a second happy birthday to Gina Snape because she's probably forgotten the first one; you know how memory gets after a certain age! (Whoops, I'm gonna get it for that one!) :-) Lynn


Gina R Snape - Apr 28, 2004 2:08 pm (#1561 of 2912)

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!!!!

I will be away from the computer tonight, chowing down on po'boys and hurricanes with some friends. Who knows, a certain enigmatic potions master might even pay a visit...

Edit: Really Lynn. And there I went and thanked you on my LJ and everything. Hrrummph


Padfoot - Apr 28, 2004 2:13 pm (#1562 of 2912)

Gina, are you in New Orleans? You must be somewhere in Louisiana if you are eating po'boys and drinking hurricanes.


scully jones - Apr 28, 2004 2:29 pm (#1563 of 2912)

I actually made a list of all the street names in Bellefonte that are Harry Potter related, but I can't seem to find the post.

Boop was suprised to see just how many street names in her town she never noticed.

Just for you special Birthday people!  Happy Birthday


Hem Hem - Apr 28, 2004 4:04 pm (#1564 of 2912)

Happy birthday to Gina, and belated birthdays to those who have celebrated. And Mazal tov, Becca!

Man, I feel as though I haven't been around in ages. Guess I've just been busy.... *sigh*


Acceber - Apr 28, 2004 4:15 pm (#1565 of 2912)

Happy birthdays to Gina and Sarcastic Gina!

Man, my last two posts have been birthday-related, that's a record .


Viola Intonada - Apr 28, 2004 5:54 pm (#1566 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Gina! Don't forget to stop over at St. Mungo's for a little birthday cheer.

Blast, to answer your question many, many, many posts ago, the dig is in Sandusky, Ohio.


Blast - Apr 28, 2004 6:18 pm (#1567 of 2912)

Don't they have a little amusement park there Viola?


SarcasticGinny  - Apr 28, 2004 7:03 pm (#1568 of 2912)

hehehe Acceber-I'm amused at "Sarcastic Gina". Sounds like the type of offspring Gina and Snape WOULD have. :-)

Thanks for the greetings, all.


Gina R Snape - Apr 28, 2004 8:29 pm (#1569 of 2912)

Sarcastic Gina Sounds like the type of offspring Gina and Snape WOULD have. :-)

LOL, I would agree!

padfoot, I am not in NOLA. I am in NYC, but went to a cajun restaurant here in NYC. Had a fabulous time, and now I'm home not so ready to tuck into bed to go to work tomorrow...

Thanks again to everyone!


draco all the way - Apr 28, 2004 8:51 pm (#1570 of 2912)

Devika, RAIN?!! You have rain? This is just wonderful! I thought at least the rest of India would be there to suffer with me, but I guess I am all alone!

DJEvans, It doesn't get all that cold here. We don't have very definite seasons. It's usually always humid but when it gets a bit cooler, we call it winter. We really don't have seasons like spring and fall, just a really hot summer and a relatively cool winter.

Exactly where do you live, DJEvans? I used to live in Nebraska and we used to have SO much snow! I used to hate it then, but now I miss it really badly! But Nebraska's midwest, so I guess the Northern states must get it really bad!


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 28, 2004 8:58 pm (#1571 of 2912)

Glad to hear you had a good Birthday, Gina!

Hope the house hunt is going well, Marie, I've been sending good home vibes your way! Sorry to hear that the house your husband liked wasn't the one, but good for you about listening to your inner voice.

Things are going well for us on the home front! Our driveway is done, the plumbers have come and installed the tubs, the heating and air guys have come and installed the vents.

The weather here has been warm, though rather windy. Gusts up to 45 mph today. Tomorrow should be better, but we're expecting storms on Friday. Oh well, hopefully the rain will hold out until the construction is finshed for the day!

Hope everyone's week is going well!


boop - Apr 29, 2004 2:30 am (#1572 of 2912)

Gina, Glad to hear Severus took you to a nice restaurant. It sounds like you had a great time.

Lindsey, Glad to hear everything is coming along good with the house. I will keep my fingers crossed that the weather holds out for you.

Marie, You said that my picture looked alot like you thought I would look like is that good or bad ? hehehe

Everyone have a great Day, and for any college students getting ready for finals good luck with all of them!!!!!


Julia. - Apr 29, 2004 3:17 am (#1573 of 2912)

Thanks Boop! My finals start next week, and I'm just about pulling my hair out over bio. I'm studying really hard though. Oh, I think I've found the perfect smilie!

So, on that lovely note, I'm heading off to my 8 am class, so have a good day everyone!!


septentrion - Apr 29, 2004 3:54 am (#1574 of 2912)

Julia, I'm with you ! and your smilie is really perfect on that occasion, but I have to say that even when you have finished your studies, your smilie is still true !


Marè - Apr 29, 2004 4:34 am (#1575 of 2912)

Crossing my fingers for all the people making exams!


Fawkes Forever - Apr 29, 2004 4:38 am (#1576 of 2912)

I'll second that. Good luck to all studying for their exams.... may your brains not explode & that you will know all the answers.... most of them anyways.... Good Luck


mollis - Apr 29, 2004 4:48 am (#1577 of 2912)

Hello all! Just sneaking on here real quick to give you an update.

First, Happy Birthday to all the April babies! Belated to those I missed, and early for next week's.

Draco~I am originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. Where did you live?

Packing is in full-force today. We picked up the truck last night. I am going to finish the packing of boxes while my dear hubby loads the truck. We have a couple of guys coming over this evening to help load furniture. By tonight, all of my worldly possessions will be in a big ole moving truck. We're camping in the living room tonight in sleeping bags, and then we hit the road tomorrow morning. I am really excited, but nervous. I hate the thought of all my stuff in that truck. But never fear, the Harry Potter books did get paced with the fine china (It just happened that my book box got full and Harry had to go somewhere else, and conveniently the box with the china was just lying there open. ).

So, I may be able to borrow hubby's laptop to check in here, but if not, the next time you "see" me, I'll be in Kansas City! Best of luck to everyone else buying homes now. And also, good luck to all of you taking final exams! Just relax and be confident when taking your exams - you already know it all!

And here's a rainbow for all of you with too much rain:


septentrion - Apr 29, 2004 4:50 am (#1578 of 2912)

Mollis, excuses are made to be used !


mollis - Apr 29, 2004 4:55 am (#1579 of 2912)

Excuses??? You wouldn't possibly be thinking of trying to get out of exams would you?


mike miller - Apr 29, 2004 4:59 am (#1580 of 2912)

Mollis - Good luck with the move. I've made major moves 4 times, twice completely across the country. It is always kind of strange when all of your stuff is packed away. On my last 2 moves, they even pulled my car into the moving van!

My only advice is to take your time unpacking. It's much easier to unload once than have to move everything around once you in your new home.


Fawkes Forever - Apr 29, 2004 5:12 am (#1581 of 2912)

Good Luck Mollis.... it is a bit depressing seeing all your worldly possessions packed away in boxes... but it's worth it. I'm glad to hear that your HP books are well looked after You do have your priorities in order.... safe journey & good luck with the move!


VeronikaG - Apr 29, 2004 5:17 am (#1582 of 2912)

Good trip to Kansas City, Mollis!


Essidji - Apr 29, 2004 5:53 am (#1583 of 2912)

Hi, everyone. Good luck for the exams, happy birthday to the ones I missed, and Mollis, may your things in the move get safely to your new home.

It's been a long time since I haven't posted, so I don't know where to start...

Last week one of my neighbours thought she had found back my cat (Réglisse-Menthe), but it wasn't him. In fact it was the one of another family. He was as old as ours and had also left their home in the same period as ours. Unfortunately, that kitty was badly ill, and his masters were on vacation. I did as I would have liked someone to do if they had found my cat : took it to the veterinarian, looked after him, fed him... But alas he did not survive and died on the morning of the day his masters came back. I felt so sorry not to have succeeded in helping it get well again. But I also felt relieved to see he would not suffer anymore. Their masters thanked me. It was nice, all the same, to discover these people are good people, they could have said it was not their cat or reproach me for having spent money to try and save its life...

BTW, how's your kitty, Flame?

It's hard to connect these days, because we have friends at home with their two 8-month-old babies. As we have only 2 bedrooms, we sleep in our daughter's and they have ours. It's really funny. Things go quite well, everyone tries not to spread their things too much and to respect the other's space of life. It's quite nice experience. And their babies are lovely.

Their married the same year as we, in 1996, and had tried to have a baby eversince, without success. In this time, we had our two girls, and as you imagine, it was hard for them, even if they were really happy for us... And then 2 years ago, they moved back to their original region (South West of France) and started an In Vitro Fertilization program. Last time we saw them they were just starting... and now they have the most beautiful baby boy and baby girl in the world. It's also a miracle to see how this joy changed their mind upon anything : they both are really transformed, more happy, optimistic, laughing easily...happiness in a single word!

On a different matter, I am starting to be optimistic again about my job research. I decided to tell the recruiters I deliberately stopped to work for a couple of years to take care of my children, even if this is not true. I finally accepted the fact that a recruiter would rather choose someone who decides instead of undergoes his (her) situation. Don't say it's obvious (and it should have been for me as i am a recruiter), it's much harder to do the right things for yourself than for the others.

I had an interview yesterday, and this explanation to the "hole" in my C.V. seemed to satisfy the lady I spoke with : she made no comment, did not raise her eyebrows or any stuff like that... Now, we'll see if I convinced her on the fact I am the most qualified for that job!


Fawkes Forever - Apr 29, 2004 6:19 am (#1584 of 2912)

Hey Karine, good to see you back. That was an excellent answer in your interview... and of course it's a legitimate career choice too

Hope you get the job *fingers crossed*


Marè - Apr 29, 2004 6:44 am (#1585 of 2912)

Crosses toes for Essidji's job (I think I already had my fingers crossed for Julia's exams...). Great! Now please don't make me cross anymore limbs, because then I will have trouble getting home in one piece.

So sorry to hear about the cat Essidji, I think you did real well taking care of it. At least its' owners now have the knowledge that their cat spend it's last days surrounded with warm and love instead of somewehere outside all alone.
I still hope Réglisse-Menthe comes home one day.


Molly Weasly Wannabe - Apr 29, 2004 8:33 am (#1586 of 2912)

Have a Happy B-day to all of you who have B-days in April.


mollis - Apr 29, 2004 9:41 am (#1587 of 2912)

Thanks for all the well-wishes! I'm unplugging now, so hopefully I'll "see" you all again very soon from the other side of this move!


DJ Evans - Apr 29, 2004 11:25 am (#1588 of 2912)

Draco, I live in the northern/central part of Arkansas and our winters can get bad, but nothing like they have up in the extreme north US, as we here in the south don't have such a long period of "bad" winter as they do. It seems like the last few years, we are having more ice storms and those are definitely bad!!!

Oh Sherbie, it sounds like your house is really coming along!!! Hope the weather stays great and the workers will be able to work straight through to get it all done in time. I know you can't wait for it all to be over with!

Julia--loved the smilie that you posted on #1573!!!! I guess I'm going to have to download Smilie Central to get all of those cute little guys!!!

Mollis, I hate that I missed you before you unplugged the computer!!! Though you are through with all of your packing--don't you just love the act of packing? Reason I say that, we just moved ourselves 4 years ago and it was such a great opportunity to "get rid" of a bunch of junk that had been collected over the years. Of course the down side of "unpacking" is when you've finally finished and go to look for something and can't quite remember where you put it!!!! I'm still running into that problem!!! hee hee But anyway, here is a great big ol' wish that you have a safe trip and all goes smoothly in your move.

Essidji--good luck with your job hunting!!! May it all work out for you and you get one that you love!! And what a kind heart that you've got in taking care of your neighbor's cat. Animal lovers are the best if you ask me!!!

Yep, it's starting to get dark outside, so the dreaded rain is almost here. I hate that, cause if it comes with lightening, that means I've got to shut the computer down & unplug it all. I lost my last computer from lightening & so now, you can believe me when a storm comes up--I shut her down!!!

Later days, Deb


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 29, 2004 2:11 pm (#1589 of 2912)

Thanks, Betty and Deb! We'll be getting your rain tomorrow I think, Deb. Try and send it the other way for me! Good luck with your move, Mollis. I hope your journey is safe.

Essidji, good luck to you! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Finals are fast approaching. I've been a little lax about my studying recently, I wonder why...Could it be that every time I get on the computer to type a paper, the call of the Lexicon beckons me over?


Julia. - Apr 29, 2004 3:03 pm (#1590 of 2912)

I have that problem too Sherbie! I've taken to studying on my bed, that way I don't even have to look at my computer when I'm trying to concentrate on bio. However, every time I decide to take a break, I always end up here. Funny how that works.


scully jones - Apr 29, 2004 3:16 pm (#1591 of 2912)

Good LuckOn the move!

Good LuckOn FINALS!

Good LuckWith the job!

And to everyone else who needs it,Right HugHUG!Left Hug


timrew - Apr 29, 2004 4:15 pm (#1592 of 2912)

Hugs, love and peace to anyone who has a birthday, a new house, an interview, or success in exams!

I saw Eric Clapton in concert tonight, and I still have a great big grin on my face. He was terrific! I've not seen him since he was in Cream (circa 1970), and he's still 'bloody brilliant!'


DJ Evans - Apr 29, 2004 4:39 pm (#1593 of 2912)

Sherbie, I think the rain we were supposed to get was coming from Texas today, and basically it just passed us by this afternoon. Sure looked like it was about to come a downpour a couple of times, but nothing. In the southern part of the state they did get rain today. Now, they are saying we're getting it Saturday. I'm beginning to wonder if "they" know what they are talking about.

If I could, I'd sure head it off from you Sherbie, but I think it's heading East and so you will get it before we do. Of course, in about a month or so from now we will be begging for rain!!! Not only for the water but to help cool down the hot summer temperatures!!!

Careful there Tim--you're showing your age!!! Gosh, I haven't thought of Cream in years!!! The group "The Who" were my
all-time favorite band back then. Well, heck! My heart still starts to pound when I hear one of their songs!!!

Later days, Deb


timrew - Apr 29, 2004 4:51 pm (#1594 of 2912)

I don't care, Debs! I was there at Cream's final concert in The Albert Hall, and I'm proud of it!

BTW, The Who rocked as well! I've seen them also, about a hundred years ago, performing 'Tommy'.


mike miller - Apr 29, 2004 4:57 pm (#1595 of 2912)

Tim - You lucky devil! The last time I saw Clapton was 1990 at Irvine Meadows outside of Los Angeles. Glad to hear he still puts on a great show. I'll have to keep my ears open to see if he plays anywhere near Baltimore, MD.


Acceber - Apr 29, 2004 6:02 pm (#1596 of 2912)

The last time I saw Clapton...duh...pass

I'm not going to be online most of the weekend, so I'll say advance happy/hope it goes well/good luck to anyone having, doing, or taking birthday/moving/exams.


Lynn Allen - Apr 29, 2004 6:13 pm (#1597 of 2912)

Tim, that sounds like a great evening listening to Clapton. Glad you had the opportunity. Rock on!


Blast - Apr 29, 2004 6:22 pm (#1598 of 2912)

I've never seen Clapton, but I've seen The Who three times. They were a lot better band I thought with Keith Moon.


I Am Used Vlad - Apr 29, 2004 6:34 pm (#1599 of 2912)

I've never seen Clapton or The Who, unfortunately. My concert highlight was when the Eagles got back together for Hell Freezes Over. I've seen them three times since.


draco all the way - Apr 29, 2004 7:23 pm (#1600 of 2912)

Mollis, I used to live in Omaha. Good luck with the move. Its always a bit depressing seeing everything you own packed off into boxes. Especially for some one as materialistic as me. To date I've made 4 cross-continental move and a couple of cross-country moves as well.And I'm only 15! It's kind of funny to watch kids whining about shifting from junior high to highschool when you've succesfully shifted from U.S type schooling to India type schooling. Can you say CULTURE SHOCK? I don't know why I'm telling you all this, but sometimes I feel very out of place-where ever I go! Oh well at least now I'm an expert on adapting.

Good luck to all those writing finals. Study well. Hope you know all the answers and if you don't I hope you're good at fudging!

Essidj, GOOD JOB! Sadly, my mother would probably have thrown the poor cat out of the house if I tried to do something like that! Good luck on the job as well!

Clapton...isn't he that guy with glasses and a guitar? The Who- who?

And sorry to make you all cross more limbs but if you've got a couple free, cross them for me. I really need good luck for the results of my board exams!

Phew! Super long post. Sorry if I forgot anything or anybody!
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Gina R Snape - Apr 29, 2004 7:25 pm (#1601 of 2912)

Hey Jack and Julie! Check your email. I've sent out a notice regarding the next HP meetup in NYC. Let me know if you'll be coming.

If anyone else on the board is in or near NYC and would like to join our meetup on Sunday May 16th, please email me privately.


DJ Evans - Apr 29, 2004 7:36 pm (#1602 of 2912)

Tim, did you collect all of the neat stuff from their final concert? You know, the programs, T-shirts, posters, etc...? AND I know you must have kept your ticket stub, right?

But hey folks, if you ask me (& I'm fixin' to make some of the others upset here with me) the music back then was GREAT!!! I'm a great fan of the 50's, 60's, 70's and even some of the 80's!! Oh heck, I even like some of the big band era stuff too!! Nowadays, the music has definitely surpassed me. I'm not complaining about it, just that it's not quite my cup of tea.

But The Who were definitely a great band. To me there wasn't a greater drummer (Keith M.), guitarist (Pete T.), bassist (John E.) or lead singer (Roger D.). They had it all. I guess the last time I saw them was back in the "late" 70's or early 80's. It's been many MANY years, but I can still remember the concert as if it was yesterday.

What is such a shame is I've got all of these great albums from many of the bands back then and now CD's are the rage!!! From The Who, Aerosmith, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, etc...... I'd have to have Oprah's or Donald Trump's type of money to replace them all!!!!!

Sherbie, I ask for your forgiveness!! Earlier I had mentioned that I thought you all would get the rain before we would here in Arkansas. As I'm going to say about 95% of the time our weather comes out of the South West/West heading North East/East. 'Lo and behold I stepped outside earlier tonight and (yep, you guessed it) I declare if the clouds weren't heading straight toward you!!!! I promise you, no matter how hard I tried to "fan" it back it just wouldn't turn directions!!! So sorry about that, maybe next time I'll have better luck.

Later days, Deb


Sherbie Lemon - Apr 29, 2004 7:52 pm (#1603 of 2912)

Ah well, Deb, thanks for trying! I can hear thunder right now, in fact. Usually I like spring storms but since they're working on our house, I find myself hoping for constantly clear skies!

Tim, I'm very jealous! When my best friend and I were in high school, we tried to go see Clapton but alas, the venue sold out quickly. I used to date a boy who declared Clapton a god and tried his hardest to emulate his style. I think he'll be here in the next month or two, and I'm sure my old boyfriend will be right up front.

I'm in my twenties so I was never able to experience the innovative music as it happened, but I was raised with the Beatles, Cream, Led Zepplin, the Stones, Dylan, and Pink Floyd. To this day, those are my preferred bands; the Beatles being my absolute favorite. Luckily, I was able to see Paul last fall and needless to say, I was in awe. Every summer we go to Abbey Road on the River in Cleveland and watch some fantastic (and some not so fantastic) Beatle tribute bands play. It's always a blast!


VeronikaG - Apr 30, 2004 12:07 am (#1604 of 2912)

I so miss the 80's music! When I was in high school, late 90's, the 80's music was strictly forbidden. Only "harrys", for those of you who have heard me explain that term (it has NOTHING to do with our friend), would openly listen to it. I'm so happy to see that it's becoming "legal" again.


Flame Alligator - Apr 30, 2004 12:39 am (#1605 of 2912)

Fawkes, Top of the mornin to ya! Here is a big hug for you. Why? Cause I really like you.

Mollis, I live in Lincoln, Nebraska and I am coming to KC this summer. Have a smooth move. Hope you get to read this.

Essidiji, Sami is still hanging in there. *fingers crossed for your finding a great job.

Chiaojones, I love watching your scarf grow.

Tim, Thanks for the "bloody brilliant" I love reading British, anglophile that I am.

Blast and Tim, I love The Who and Tommy is one of my favorite musicals. I have seen The Who quite a few times. Even met them back stage. It pays to be a girl. Am I bragging?...... Oh yeah!

Good Luck to all who are taking exams!!!

It is 3:30 am and I have been up just for a while. Don't know what kind of day......still dark outside. I'll come back later. Until then.......Goede Morgen!


boop - Apr 30, 2004 1:58 am (#1606 of 2912)

Happy Friday Everyone, hope everyone has a real nice weekend.

For everyone getting ready for finals:


Blast - Apr 30, 2004 2:11 am (#1607 of 2912)

Flame, how'd you swing backstage passes? I know you were the official yoga instructor.


Fawkes Forever - Apr 30, 2004 2:22 am (#1608 of 2912)

Morning all..... Awww Flame thank you... I'm really quite chuffed (another little English saying that you might like... means I'm quite pleased) Sending back a big hug too

Tim, my music teacher at school was huge into Eric Clapton as well, so I can appreciate how excited you are! Reminds me of the time I got my mum & dad tickets for the 'When Hell Freezes Over' Eagles concert, I thought he was going to burst with excitement after the show! Like Sherbie I'm in my twenties, so I grew up on a staple diet of The Beatles & the like, I remember 'borrowing' my mums vinyl singles to listen to them.... & giggling that they had her maiden name on them

The weather has taken a bit of nose dive here as well. Last weekend the temperature had started to climb, between 18 - 20 degrees Celsius (about 65 F) nice & sunny, but today it's very cold again... However I'm in a holiday mood today... this weekend is a bank holiday weekend in Ireland & in the UK! So I'm not too bothered..... seeing as we have monday off work... woohoooo! Its very hard to concentrate on work today.... so I'll probably be popping up all over the forum today... hee hee!


scully jones - Apr 30, 2004 4:53 am (#1609 of 2912)

*Yawn* Good morning all!

Happy friday to you, too Boop!

Jimmie's birthday is in 9 days, and I'm frantic! Shock I have no idea what to get or do.... Any suggestions?


Molly Weasly Wannabe - Apr 30, 2004 5:45 am (#1610 of 2912)

Hello all. The weather in Oklahoma is therefore it is making me I sure hope the weekend isn't like it is today. Anywho....just wanted to say to everyone, and hope all of ya'll are doing well. Have a wonderful weekend all.


Denise P. - Apr 30, 2004 6:06 am (#1611 of 2912)

I can tell it is shaping up to be one of those days. We got woken up early by a boy fight upstairs. It is raining, supposed to rain all weekend and we are supposed to camp out all weekend. Now, I just went out to go grocery shopping....my van won't start. So, here I sit, waiting for husband to come and jump start my van. Of course, it puts me 90 minutes behind where I need to be...running into lunch and naps for small ones....which in turn means that I have to get them up earlier to go pick up other kids and pitch tents at the park. Arrrggghhhh!!


Lynn Allen - Apr 30, 2004 6:26 am (#1612 of 2912)

Today is a momentous day in our household. We were married 21 years ago and our second daughter was born 17 years ago. (Makes it easier to remember, to be honest!) Rather low-key celebration tonight; we are going out to dinner so no one has to cook. Best wishes to all and have a good weekend!


septentrion - Apr 30, 2004 7:10 am (#1613 of 2912)

congrats Lynn for the 2 birthdays in your home ! It's not so often such things happen !

Flame, you seem to feel more confident with Dutch !

Essidji, I hope you'll get that job, but how does it come that I never thought of this answer you gave to the recruiter ? I shall tell it to a few job seekers from now on !

I went to the cinema yesterday but too late to see if the PoA trailer was shown (hubby's fault !) and guess what ? They have no poster with PoA (release 2nd June here) but many with Shrek 2 (release 23rd June) ! I can't understand, I should sort out their priorities for them ! I'll really take a day off on June 2nd, can't wait till the evening to see the movie.

Good week-end to everyone.


Gina R Snape - Apr 30, 2004 7:20 am (#1614 of 2912)

Happy anniversary Lynn! And happy birthday to your daughter.

Yippee for the Allen family!!!


Julia. - Apr 30, 2004 7:29 am (#1615 of 2912)

OH MY MOTHER!!!! Gina, I love your new avatar! It's wonderful!! That totally made my day!


Padfoot - Apr 30, 2004 7:34 am (#1616 of 2912)
Edited by Apr 30, 2004 8:35 am

Lucky you Tim! I love Clapton (and the Eagles) too, though I haven't seen him in concert yet. The Beatles are still my favorite group. Like Sherbie and Fawkes, I am also in my 20s. However I did not grow up with 60s music played in my home. My parents are into country music. So I didn't really learn about the Beatles until I was in high school. In fact, I was talking to my dad once about Clapton. He said "Who?". I bet he would like the Yardbyrds if he listened to them. I like music from my generation too.

Congrats Lynn!

Edit: Love the new Snape/Black picture too!


Anna Katarina - Apr 30, 2004 7:35 am (#1617 of 2912)

Today is Valborg here in Sweden, this means that I'll be going to see the big bonfire later, and get really smelly clothes from the smoke. But that's all ok. Valborg means that spring finally is here after almost 6 months of winter. (Snow or no-snow alike). It's also the kings birthday. Not that that makes any difference it's just an all around great day. Take care everyone.


Gina R Snape - Apr 30, 2004 7:57 am (#1618 of 2912)

Thanks, Julia!


Fawkes Forever - Apr 30, 2004 8:06 am (#1619 of 2912)

Gina... what can I say..... sheer genius.... made my day

I'm off on my weekend now.... will try to access from my pc at home... but it's really old & the connection is dodgy...

Denise I hope your day improves... sending you some good luck

Flame, if I don't get the chance... Happy Birthday for Sunday ...

Have fun everyone....


Padfoot - Apr 30, 2004 8:42 am (#1620 of 2912)

It's snowing here in Colorado!


Detail Seeker - Apr 30, 2004 8:48 am (#1621 of 2912)

padfoot, try to redirect the snow across the Atlantic river. I would have use for it.


mike miller - Apr 30, 2004 8:58 am (#1622 of 2912)

Gina - The new avatar is OUTSTANDING!


Ladybug220 - Apr 30, 2004 9:06 am (#1623 of 2912)


Happy Anniversary to you! And a Happy Birthday to your daughter! Thank you for the lovely email.

Denise, I am sending good vibes to you so that your day improves.

Gina, you made me snort Dr Pepper through my nose with that avatar. Thankfully I didn't get caught by the boss reading the Forum!


Devika - Apr 30, 2004 9:06 am (#1624 of 2912)

Hi everyone!

Congrats Lynn!!

Anna, I hope you have a great Valborg!

...and Gina... great avatar!!

The weather here is surprisingly uncharacteristic. It's actually raining and it has really cooled down. They say this rain will be bad for the crops but all I can think right now is that it's keeping the sweltering Indian summer away for a few more days!!

Draco, it sounds like you are in India. Are you Indian? Where do you live and what do you do? I'm in Delhi in my first year of graduation...actually between 1st and 2nd...

By the way, can soemone tell me what the date is for the release of POA in Britain. Before you guys jump the gun on me.. I know the date in India. It's just that I might be in London at the beginning of June and I would like to know if I can be there on the release day to witness the frenzy!!

....I have an exam coming up this week so in case I don't come online, Happy Birthday in advance to Flame!


Ladybug220 - Apr 30, 2004 9:08 am (#1625 of 2912)

Devika, the release date is June 3 - the same as the American release.


Devika - Apr 30, 2004 9:21 am (#1626 of 2912)

Thanks Ladybug... I was a bit confused since in India it is June 4th. Here movies release on Fridays.

That's a really cute picture. Is that your baby?


tracie1976 - Apr 30, 2004 11:07 am (#1627 of 2912)

Great avatar Gina!


I Am Used Vlad - Apr 30, 2004 12:55 pm (#1628 of 2912)

Detail Seeker, what use do you have for snow in May? Just curious.


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - Apr 30, 2004 2:47 pm (#1629 of 2912)

Denise, wishing you better luck for the rest of your weekend.

Gina, that avatar is amazing! Good work!


timrew - Apr 30, 2004 3:03 pm (#1630 of 2912)
Edited by Denise P. May 2, 2004 5:43 pm

I was amazed by Clapton. Now my son (Matthew) is asking me if I want tickets for Aerosmith. Why not!

And when are Simon and Garfunkel coming over here?

Thanks to all who showed enthusiasm for my going to the gigs. I see no groups currently that I want to see, except maybe The Darkness. It's costing me a fortune.....but who cares!


dobbyiscool - Apr 30, 2004 4:04 pm (#1631 of 2912)

Cool avatar, Gina!

Tim, have fun at the Aerosmith concert.


Madame Librarian - Apr 30, 2004 5:31 pm (#1632 of 2912)

Just finished reading the 45 posts I had to catch up on here. Wow! News overload. Everyone sounds in a good groove more or less (sorry for your lousy day so far, Denise). So as a feeble attempt to stay current, I'll say--

Happy (belated?) birthdays.
Congrats on the new homes and good luck on the long-distance moves.
Everyone facing exams, stay calm, go with your gut (first guesses tend to be right, don't second guess yourself), and think brilliant thoughts--you'll wow 'em! (My college sophomore son sounds so stressed over his papers and exams, plus the movie he's doing for film class, I've started having sympathy stress.)
19__'s music ROCKS! (Fill in your favorite year; I love it all.) Was anyone into the Mamas and the Papas? I hear them and I'm instantly transported back to my freshman dorm. What about the Temptations? Oooh, so high school. Slow dance.
Gina, that avatar is marvelous. My laugh of the evening. Fortunately I don't drink and post, so no "accidents" on the keyboard.
Weather here was warming up nicely, sunny too, then it when rotten. Cold, damp, windy. Bleeaaah.
And, a general greeting and virtual hug to my Forum buddies.


Ciao. Barb


DJ Evans - Apr 30, 2004 5:32 pm (#1633 of 2912)

Fawkes, hey here's hoping you have a great time on your day off this coming Monday!!!

Denise, gosh it sounds like you were having an earlier Friday the 13th this morning!!! Sure hope your day turned around and it turned out to be one of your best days instead!!!!

Lynn Allen: Have a very nice and romantic 21st Anniversary!!! Doing anything special for your anniversary? And let your daughter know that we all wish her a very Happy 17th Birthday!

Tim, don't know if you like Aerosmith or not, but I would definitely go! It's bound to be a fantastic concert!!!

Man, reading several of today's Chat Post, sure brought back some good ol' memories with a bunch of you listing your favorite bands from my heydays!!! Just might have to pull out the old vinyls and dust them off this weekend. hee hee

Gina, I have the same opinion as the rest on your Avatar. You'd definitely win the "coolest" avatar award!!! It's a keeper, for sure!

Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend and that the weather is glorious for "everyone"!!!

Later days, Deb

EDIT: Barb--Oh gosh, yes!!! The Mama's and the Papa's are another great group!!!! And the bands from "the" Motown era (50/60/70's)--well let's just say they don't make them like them anymore!!!


Viola Intonada - Apr 30, 2004 6:06 pm (#1634 of 2912)

Blast, Yes there is an amusement park in Sandusky, it is called "Cedar Point" I have only been there once because it is always so crowded. Cedar Point just bought out Six Flaggs which is located on the far southeast side of the Cleveland area.

70's and 80's music is the best. Can't say I ever listened to the music of the 90's or even now. There is a radio station in my area that only plays 70's and 80's music. (Every now and then they throw-in some 90's music that has the same style as the 80's)


Ladybug220 - Apr 30, 2004 6:59 pm (#1635 of 2912)
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Thank you! I have the most beautiful niece in the world (no, I am not biased at all ) I am trying to get a picture of both nieces together but they keep evading the camara when my sister-in-law tries to take one.


draco all the way - Apr 30, 2004 8:40 pm (#1636 of 2912)

Devika, I'm Indian and I live in Chennai.I'm 15 and have just finished the 10th standard! THere's absolutely NO rain here and when I saw the news about it raining in Delhi I thought of you!
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Flame Alligator - May 1, 2004 1:07 am (#1637 of 2912)

Although this is my usual time for being up. Today, I need some sleep! But I could not resist a quick post on the Forum.

Blast, Halter top and tight jeans......automatic back stage pass.

Gina, I have to join the general consensus here: I LOVE YOUR AVATAR!! LOL

Madam Librarian, I would never have pegged you a Temptations fan. I still listen to them when I am missing my highschool friends. You're right.... so very highschool.

Septentrion, Thanks for the comment about the Dutch. I am slowly learning using cd's and a book. (I wish I could find a cd rom. that teaches Dutch.) Yesterday, I practiced, what I call, "mindless Dutch", meaning: I just say all the Dutch I can remember. ha ha ha ha I am told that I sound like a Klingon (Star Trek) when I speak Dutch. ha ha ha

Fawkes, Thanks for the birthday greeting. I hope you have a lovely long weekend.

Denise, I hope your Saturday is better than yesterday.

Tim, You are rockin!! Enjoy Aerosmith. I envy you.....I love Aerosmith and I have not seen them in concert in a long time. The cost of tickets...definitely worth it.

Well, I had better get some sleep. Goede Morgen everybody!!!!!


Essidji - May 1, 2004 1:11 am (#1638 of 2912)

Hi, everyone. Well, I know it's Saturday, so most people don't work today, but Happy Labor Day to all, anyway!

I was doing some research about the origins of this day, and I discovered it had american origins, which I did not know.

If you are curious, you can have a look at this :


Here the custom is to offer Lily-of-the-Valley, it's supposed to bring good fortune. Oh, I wish I knew how to post smilies, I would have sent a bunch to each of you!


The Great Abbycadabra - May 1, 2004 1:29 am (#1639 of 2912)

Oh my. Long story short: Happy Belated Birthday to everyone I missed! Here's your overdue Abbyfetti! ,';.',.;',.;',.',;.',;.',;. Enjoy!


Acceber - May 1, 2004 3:51 am (#1640 of 2912)

~*dances around room jubilant*~ I'm not supposed to be here, my bat mitzvah is in less than 3 hours and I'm supposed to be getting ready, but...I got my new avatar working with our brand-new digital camera!!!! I'm so proud of myself. Those two little darlings are my kitkats, Licorice on the bottom and Mallomar on the top. A moment like that is very hard to capture, they usually are always running around and fighting. Hope you enjoy!


Pinky - May 1, 2004 4:33 am (#1641 of 2912)

Acceber, stop dancing and get ready!!! Congratulations on your bat mitzvah! I hope all goes well for you. Too bad I can't drive down to Boston to see you. I'm sure you look beautiful and absolutely radiant.


Ladybug220 - May 1, 2004 4:38 am (#1642 of 2912)

Congrats Acceber!


boop - May 1, 2004 4:59 am (#1643 of 2912)

Good Morning Everyone, hope everyone has a nice weekend!!

Denise, sorry to hear of your start of a bad day. I hope things improved as the day went on. Enjoy your camping weekend.

Lynn, Happy 21th Anniversary to you and your wife, I hope you has a lovely evening together. Tell your daughter happy birthday for me too!!!!.

Gina, LOL I love your avatar its great.

Anna, I hope you had a great time at the bonfire. Yay for spring!!

Padfoot, I feel sorry for you, its spring time. We are not supposed to have snow.

Lady bug 220, LOL I hope you were able to recover quickly from snorting Dr. Pepper.

Devika, Good luck with your exams. I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.

Becca, Your kitty's are so cute. Have a great bat mitzvah, enjoy your new camera.

Tim, wow that is a nice son you have getting you all those great tickets. I sure would go if I had the chance too.

Wow that was alot of posts that I didn't read yesterday. That is what I get for not going on the forum after lunch yesterday.


Sherbie Lemon - May 1, 2004 6:38 am (#1644 of 2912)

Gina, LOVE the avatar!

Happy Anniversary, Lynn!Blinking Heart And a big Happy Birthday to your daughter, as well. I remember I didn't like turning 17 too much. I thought it was a pointless birthday. 16 you can drive, 18 you’re an "adult"(whatever that means). Still, I found 19 and 20 to be far more useless. It's strange that you quit looking forward to birthday's, at least, you quit getting as excited about them as you used to. When you're a kid and teenager, birthday's are milestones and a signal that you're growing up. After 21, no more momentous occasions, really. Well, I guess I'm looking forward to my car insurance cost falling when I reach 25.

So sorry about your day, Denise. I had one of those recently too, and they are no fun!

Snow?! What on earth did you do to deserve snow, Padfoot? I hope it goes away soon; it's spring!

Have a great Bat Mitzvah, Becca!

Well, Deb, we got your rain! Happy? Our electricity went out last night as I was trying to type on the forum so I cursed your name and swore I would send the next storm up your way. I'm giving you a very hard time, it wasn't bad. I actually kind of like it when the electricity goes out, because that means it's Monopoly time, and I am queen of that game! And it didn't start raining here till after 7, so there was no disruption to the house building. Perhaps your fanning helped slow it down?

Have a great weekend, everyone!


septentrion - May 1, 2004 7:25 am (#1645 of 2912)

Acceber, hope you have a great day worth lasting in your memory.

some Lily-of-the-valley for you all, may it bring you happiness

ps : it's written "I wish you a lot of happiness"


boop - May 1, 2004 8:25 am (#1646 of 2912)

Septentrion, Thanks for the Lily of the valley, they are a beautiful flower.

Lindsey, I know what you are saying I stopped counting my birthdays long ago. I will turn 44 this August.


Detail Seeker - May 1, 2004 10:47 am (#1647 of 2912)

Nimrod, I just would stage a large snowball fight for some friends of mine, who did not get enough snow this winter (we had a very low amount of snow this winter), followed by a larger barbecue, heated internally by a large bowl of "Feuerzangenbowle" (Red wine, fruit, spices, heated, then finalized by caramelizing a sugar cone by burning it with rum).

But, fun aside, I am a winter addict, so I always like snow...


I Am Used Vlad - May 1, 2004 11:40 am (#1648 of 2912)

I'm a winter addict, too, Detail Seeker. Where I live, I have to go about 9 months without seeing snow. At least you have the Zugspitze if you need a snow fix. "Feuerzangenbowle" sounds interesting.


Detail Seeker - May 1, 2004 1:09 pm (#1649 of 2912)

The Alps are about 900 km from where I live, Nimrod. But fine to see another winter addict on this Forum. The Bowle is interesting -but it has side effects.....


Madame Librarian - May 1, 2004 5:20 pm (#1650 of 2912)

Hey, everyone, last night was Walpurgis Nacht! Does anyone remember our delving into all of that on one of the threads because JKR had considered naming the DEs Knights of Walpurgis as a play on words? It's a holiday opposite Halloween on the calendar and it, too, is a night of wild reveling and spirits roaming the earth. Later is became Christianized, being the source of St. Walpurga's name (German saint, I think). In either case it is May Day Eve, and probably is the source of that holiday, as in "Whew, those spririts are gone for another year; lets relax and dance around this fancy-schmancy pole where someone attached flowered ribbons!"

Acceber, by the time you read this the Bat Mitzvah service will be over. I'm sure your were brilliant. Did you work HP into your speech? Well, mazel tov and party hearty. (BTW--the kitties are so cute.)

Ciao. Barb

Edit--Septentrion, what a coincidence. The lily-of-the-valley that grows in my front yard just bloomed today at the time you posted that picture. I wonder if that's why the flower is associated with your Labor Day (in the US, Labor Day is the first Monday in September; May 1st is called May Day here). What a potent scent those flowers have! A teeny bouquest in a bud vase, can spread through the whole house. Along with lilacs (about to bloom here, too) I can get drunk on the aromas.


Julia. - May 1, 2004 5:22 pm (#1651 of 2912)

Thanks for the Lily of the Valley Septentrion. They make me think of my grandma, they were always her favorite flower. And they're so pretty Anyway, Happy May Day everyone!! (Does anyone besides me have the sudden urge to dance around a May pole?) And, Mazel tov on your bat mitzvah Becca!!


Flame Alligator - May 1, 2004 6:15 pm (#1652 of 2912)

Acceber, Mazel Tov! My thoughts are with you. *a big hug for you, teenager*

Septentrion, Awwww, thanks for the lovely "lilies"

Sarah, I have some ideas for Jimmie's birthday present. Could we chat about it? Get me next time I am on line.

I just had a little time to get on line and check the forum. Tomorrow I will be with my godson all day. (My little birthday, date)

Have a good Saturday night!!


DJ Evans - May 1, 2004 6:56 pm (#1653 of 2912)

Septrentrion--where is Smell-of-"computers" when you need them? I could almost smell your Lily of the Valley's!!! Thanks for brightening our cloudy and raining days here in the south US!!!

Sherbie!!!!! I promise you I tried my best to "detour" the rain from you!!! Cursed my name? Oh, now you're going to make me cry!!! Sniff! Sniff! Sniff!!!! hee hee Seriously, are you getting as sick with the cloudiness and the rain as we are? I don't know if you are getting the "cold" wind with the rain today like we are or not. But I swear it feels almost like winter again outside!

Detail Seeker, well put my name down on the list of "winter" people too!!! I get migraines if I'm out in the heat to long and get over heated--a side affect from heat stroke years ago--so winter is definitely one of my better seasons. Plus, I just love it when it snows and makes everything so pretty.

Take care everyone and have a great second half of the weekend!!!!

Later days, Deb


scully jones - May 1, 2004 7:45 pm (#1654 of 2912)

Bow Down TogetherFor Gina and the "AVATAR".

Okay Flame! Let me know your ideas!


Gina R Snape - May 1, 2004 8:05 pm (#1655 of 2912)

Oh, no, really. That's too much. I can't take all the credit...

Did anyone else see the SNL skit? At least Snape got a cameo!


scully jones - May 1, 2004 8:24 pm (#1656 of 2912)

Yes Gina, you'll have to slap him when he gets home... Honestly, looking at Hermione like that! You'd think he could at least behave himself.

At least he took points from Gryffindor!


Julia. - May 1, 2004 8:28 pm (#1657 of 2912)

Really Gina, you should keep an eye on him, he told Hermione to call him 'Severus!' *incendio!* *couchio!* *sterio!* *goes off to beat some bludgers*


Gina R Snape - May 1, 2004 9:22 pm (#1658 of 2912)

Heh, heh. I thought it was funny.

Yeah, the spells were good. And the Weasley twins have a mini fridge full of butterbeer? :snort:

At least 'old Sev caught himself at the last minute. I mean, he could have issued detention in the dungeon instead of house points.

So, anyone up for lobbying SNL to have one of the PoA cast as a guest? Couldn't you see Dan Radcliffe on SNL? Or Maggie Smith? Or Alan Rickman? OMG, they woudl be hysterical on that show.

Y'know, they will all be in town for the 23 May PoA premiere...


tracie1976 - May 2, 2004 2:47 am (#1659 of 2912)

I fell asleep for 20 minutes during SNL and guess what? That's when they did the HP skit.

*goes off and irons hands*

I don't believe I did that. I woke up just in time to see Usher perform his first song he performed.


Blast - May 2, 2004 3:08 am (#1660 of 2912)

Congrats Rebbeca, hope everything went well. Well I've been married twenty four years today, but I have to work.

Happy birthday, Flame, have a good one and behave yourself. I tried to get backstage passes once, but the halter top and jeans didn't work. B.T.W. how's Samantha doing?


boop - May 2, 2004 4:49 am (#1661 of 2912)

Flame, Happy Birthday Day. I hope you have a wonderful Day. Sorry no smiley's I'm at work and can't download them it won't let me. Sad

Blast, LOL now I have this vision of you in a halter top and tight Jeans. Smile Happy 24 Years Anniversary to you and your wife. I hope you two have a great day planned together!!BTW how is your wife doing anyway? If you get the chance some evening come in the chat room and talk, I have missed talking with you. Take care of yourself and say hi to your wife for me.

Everyone have a Great Day!!!!!


Sherbie Lemon - May 2, 2004 5:45 am (#1662 of 2912)

It's cold here too, Deb. In fact, we had a record low this morning; 38 degrees! It's supposed to be 72 by the end of the day, though. By Wednesday the temps will have climbed to 88! Don't include me in the winter fan club. I'll take hot weather over cold any day of the week!Catching Rays

Happpy Anniversary, Blast! I hope you and your wife will be able to celebrate after work!Couple 2

Flame, Happy Birthday!Birthday Song Hope this is one to remember!

Tracie, don't put away the iron yet. I had my face buried in my studies. Surely, I thought, they won't have that skit on in the first half hour. Oh Jeez

Have a great day, everyone! I'm off to study. Studying


Gina R Snape - May 2, 2004 6:14 am (#1663 of 2912)

Well, for anyone who missed the skit, they posted a couple character pictures up on mugglenet at least.


Flame Alligator - May 2, 2004 6:18 am (#1664 of 2912)

Blast, *rolling on the floor laughing at the thought of you in a halter top and tight jeans* Thanks for a really good lol. Are you on msn or aim messenger? I would love to chat with you. But be warned, we will be laughing a lot. Hmmmm.....maybe you should have worn leather pants and leather vest... no shirt. That might work. lol

Sarah, We did not get to talk about a gift for Jimmie. Next chat, OK?

OMG, the SNL naughty HP skit was a riot. Hey, I thought Snape behaved fairly well considering he had .......some things in his eyes. ha ha ha

Boop, Sherbie and all who wished me Happy Birthday.... thanks guys. *kisses and hugs*

Oh yeah, a long distance call from someone I love deeply made me very happy. Ecstatic in fact. That call was the best birthday present I have ever received in my entire life. *kisses*

Sami is a bit weaker these last two days. She's still eating though and I held her a long time last night. I am going to get her prescription filled tomorrow. This may be the last time. I wish she could just go to sleep and drift off into death when her time comes. I hate it that I will have to take her to the vet to euthanize her. Thus, traumatizing her (she hates going to the vet) one more time before she leaves me. I love her so much. Thanks guys for all your sympathy. I appreciate it so much. *a bit teary eyed*

Well, I am off to make myself a fruit smoothie. I have to relax cause my rambunctious godson, Cy is my birthday date this afternoon. We are going to the movies. I think we are going to see Kill Bill, Vol. 2. ha ha ha Isn't that a sweet birthday movie?......NOT! ha ha ha I love to be with Cy what can I say.

Goedemorgen, Y'all!!!!!


draco all the way - May 2, 2004 6:57 am (#1665 of 2912)

IT RAINED!!! WOOHOO! Hey, isn't funny how you all consider rain a horrible thing and I find its occurance a reason to be ecstatic! Different cultures, I guess. Anyways, a tip, if you ever come to Chennai, where we are devoid of water, never, NEVER sing 'rain, rain go away'. That little rhyme could get you beaten up around here. Nah, I'm just kidding, we are a peaceful race.

Flame, I have no idea how you're feeling having never owned a pet, but if its any consolation-Don't worry be happy! And I'm saying that with my cutest face and the biggest possible puppy eyes!

Gina, great avatar, I can just hear you saying'yeah, yeah, blah blah I've heard it a million times' but I just had to tell you.


Madam Poppy  - May 2, 2004 7:46 am (#1666 of 2912)
Edited by May 2, 2004 8:53 am

Whew! Just caught up on 167 posts!
Re: Bands of the 70's. I went to a Carpenters concert in 1972 while I was in college. I still have all their records.
This weekend is Apple Blossom Festival. It is the big local event of the year, with parades, a food fair and amusement park. We went once and now avoid all activities. Too many people and too much traffic.
My daughter should go home tomorrow. She is still not feeling 100% back to normal. My brother and her husband moved all their belongings into their new apartment yesterday. I know she looks forward to getting settled into her new home. (they were living with my parents...not a good situation at all!)

Here's a potion for Denise. You're going to need one after camping with the Cub Scouts all weekend!


mike miller - May 2, 2004 7:56 am (#1667 of 2912)

Madam Poppy - Where abouts do you live? I was born in a small town in eastern Washington state (Wenatchee) and they have a big Apple Blossom festival also.


Acceber - May 2, 2004 8:52 am (#1668 of 2912)

Yay! It's over! I'm home freeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

Yes Barb, I did manage to work Harry in my speech. I was talking about fortune telling and I used divination as alternate word, thinking everyone would know what it meant. When my mom read it, she didn't, so I added "For those who haven't read Harry Potter, that's fortune telling."


Julia. - May 2, 2004 9:30 am (#1669 of 2912)

Mazel Tov again Becca! Hoo-Ray for working Harry into your speech. Flame, Hope you have a good day with Cy. Blast Sorry about having to work. I'm still laughing at the thought of you in tight jeans and a Halter top. Just behave yourself with your wife after work...


Lynn Allen - May 2, 2004 9:51 am (#1670 of 2912)

Blast, congratulations on 24 years of marriage! They go by quickly but not without a lot of work! Hope everyone is well; best wishes!


septentrion - May 2, 2004 10:28 am (#1671 of 2912)

Flame, big hug to you for your birthday and a thought for your kitty.

Blast, congrats for your anniversary.

About music, I'm more 70/80's too. I've checked out U2's rattle and hum DVD at the library and I really love it, especially "helter skelter" and "bloody sunday".

Detail seeker, I'm not a snow lover at all, more the contrary and lucky for me, we have here a sweet, sunny with little clouds weather. A perfect spring with blue flowers forming nice carpets in the woods. Feel poetic tonight...

And for those who loves Egypt, read Christian Jacq's novels if they've been translated in English. They generally take place in ancient Egypt and he really knows a lot about life in these times. It's a very agreeable way to learn about this great civilization.


DJ Evans - May 2, 2004 10:57 am (#1672 of 2912)



Here's hoping your day is filled with birthday wishes that come true!!!

Blast--24 years of marriage, WOW, how fantastic!!! Here's hoping y'all have a great day of celebrating and will find that special spark from when you first met!!!

Draco, well it's not that we think rain is horrible, not by any means, it's just after nearly 2 weeks of it, well let's just say we're ready for some sunshine!!! But that is how our climate is around here, we get so much rain in the spring and then here comes summer and it gets so hot and humid that you pray for some good ol' rain to cool it down again. But I'm glad that y'all finally got the rain that you were wishing for. Maybe it's the rain that Sherbie and I have been fighting with all this week!!!!

Poppy, glad to see you back! Isn't it amazing how those "posts" will grow on you like that? hee hee They are worse than rabbits are in multiplying!!! Here's hoping that in not many more days, your daughter will be back 100%, but it just takes time. Give her all of our best. Oh, I had forgotten about the Carpenters!! I thought Karen had one of the most beautiful singing voices, her and Mama Cass both. It's such a loss that they are both gone now.

Sherbie--Brrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! I know we got cold last night but I don't think it was that low, maybe around upper 40's? But, (& I'm hoping the same for you) it is sunshine and the temp is not too bad here today. I heard, like you posted, that it is suppose to get better each day! Hurray!!! Can't wait, I've been ready to wear shorts for the last 2 or 3 weeks and the weather just won't level out enough yet for them.

Later days, Deb


Kip Carter - May 2, 2004 11:27 am (#1673 of 2912)

To all those who have recently had or will have birthdays this month, I will you all the best and a very Happy Birthday!

I have not been and will continue not to post often being that I am still recovering from my operations last month; however I am doing great and am mending as to be expected. For a while, I had a 21-inch "zipper" down the front of my body...at least that is what the staples looked like from my view. But now the eighty or so staples and stitches are gone. I only added this because many have asked. I will try not to say anymore. So it's time to start enjoying life again!


Madam Poppy  - May 2, 2004 12:07 pm (#1674 of 2912)

Mike Miller! Yes, I do live in East Wenatchee! We have lived here for 7 years. Yes, the world is smaller than we think.


Marè - May 2, 2004 12:26 pm (#1675 of 2912)

O my, go home for one weekend....

Okay: Happy birthday for all the birthday people, marriages and bat mitvahs (did I spell that right?) everybody had. Hugs to people with lost and or sick cats.

And seriously? People who like winter best exist? I always get in some kind of winter depression. At least when it is summer you can still sport outside after work/college!

And Flame: Goede avond en voor straks alvast een goede nacht.
But why on earth do you want to speak dutch?

Bon Soir!


mike miller - May 2, 2004 1:49 pm (#1676 of 2912)

Madame Poppy - I lived in a small house across the street from my great-grandfather in East Wenatchee until I was three when my family moved to Kent/Federal Way area between Seattle and Tacoma. My parents moved back to Wenatchee 2 years ago to look after my grandfather who still lives in the house my other great-granfather built in 1924 on Peters street near the Sunnyslope Elementary school.

What a small world indeed!


timrew - May 2, 2004 2:16 pm (#1677 of 2912)

Mike, thank you for your reply concerning your avatar (on the POA thread, I think). I thought I'd better reply to it here!

Stevie Ray Vaughan was a great guitarist! I love all things guitar, having grown up in the sixties, when all these great guitarists were appearing. Clapton, Beck, Page; and Stevie Ray ranks up there with them.

In fact, my favourite album from my favourite band, The Beatles, is Revolver, it's so......guitary!!

Congratulations to anyone who has a birthday right now. And a speedy recovery, Kip!


mike miller - May 2, 2004 2:21 pm (#1678 of 2912)

Tim - I'm with you in my love for the guitar. You've mentioned several of the greats, but, what about Jimi? They all have their own style. What drew me to Stevie's play was the passion I hear in all of his music. If you get a chance, there's a DVD out there "Live at the El Mocambo" It will blow you away!


scully jones - May 2, 2004 2:39 pm (#1679 of 2912)

Multitasking So much cleaning this weekend! And it's not even for work! It was worth it, though... Our place gets so untidy.

Jimmie's mom came over today... We took a walk, and ate at the buffet we all seem to like.

All in all, a mostly boring but relaxing day.


Julia. - May 2, 2004 2:44 pm (#1680 of 2912)

Tim, you have excellent taste in music!!! I love the Beatles, and my favorite album of theirs in Revolver! I love 'Tomorrow Never Knows' and 'Got to Get You Into My Life' Long Live the Beatles!!!


timrew - May 2, 2004 3:00 pm (#1681 of 2912)

Thank you, Julia. The Beatles rock! And Mike, thanks for the recommendation for Stevie's "Live at the El Mocambo", I'll look out for it.

And apologies for forgetting Jimi! He topped a poll of guitarists on our channel four recently. It was on for three hours and I was expecting Clapton to win, and he came second! And I was thinking......who is number one? Then, just before they announced it, it hit me. Of course, Jimi Hendrix!


Hem Hem - May 2, 2004 4:24 pm (#1682 of 2912)

Just wanted to say, congratulations Marcus on getting your essay posted on the Lexicon! I just read in the "What's New" section that it made it!


DJ Evans - May 2, 2004 7:17 pm (#1683 of 2912)

Saw on MuggleNet the other day an article about some areas that will be hosting parties for PoA prior to the movie. Thought some of you might would like to check it out. Here's a link to the web site if you are interested: http://www.witchinghour.org/getinvolved/preevents.html

Later days, Deb


Prefect Marcus - May 2, 2004 8:13 pm (#1684 of 2912)

Well, I just got back from my daughter's college graduation and marriage. They are now on their honeymoon.

It was a beautiful wedding and reception. They asked me to say a few words at the reception. I abliged with "Blubber, oddment, nitwit, tweak" A goodly number recognized the reference! It was a good opening joke.

Yes, I did see where Steve did post my essay. I could not find where it was linked from, except from the "What's new" page.



VeronikaG - May 3, 2004 3:08 am (#1685 of 2912)

I'm sorry I didn't get around to tell you happy birthday, Flame. Just not enough time on the computer this week end.

Rebecca; doesn't it feel great to have successfully passed Bat Mitzvah? I was really happy when my confirmation was done, and I had not tripped on the robe or anything. :-)


Madame Librarian - May 3, 2004 4:08 am (#1686 of 2912)

Flame--A very happy birthday! And, Blast, to you and your wife a happy 24th anniversary.

Welcome back, Madame Poppy! Get your eyes in shape, there's tons to read here.

Kip, so glad to hear of your speedy recovery. When the zipper's done its work, you'll have more "zip," eh? (Sorry, it's early.)

Ciao. Barb


Lynn Allen - May 3, 2004 4:53 am (#1687 of 2912)

Flame, you had a birthday? You don't look a day older! Hope it was a happy one. Glad you are recovering Kip. Hope you are feeling lots better.


Flame Alligator - May 3, 2004 9:05 am (#1688 of 2912)

*taking a deep inhale*

Thanks guys for all the Birthday greetings. This was the best birthday I have had in my entire life and you guys helped make it that way. *blowing kisses at you all*

Draco all the way, Thanks, I am cheered up and you know I can not resist begging puppy dog eyes. I can't resist begging period.

Julia, Thanks so much for that sweet little birthday card smiley. I love smileys!!!

Blast, Happy Aniversary! Kudos to you and Mrs. Blast for hangin in there.

Madam Poppy, Glad your daughter is in her own place. At least, she is out of that stressful situation. Hopefully, she will be back up to par in no time.

Mare, Let's just say...... I like Dutch. And thanks for throwing some at me. I can not say the g or ij to save my life. he he

Acceber, I have said it in private but here is one more official Congrats on your Bat Mitzvah

Veronika, I did not know you are Jewish. And I thought we were becoming close. Looking forward to our next chat. Sorry I did not get back before you had to leave. Forgive me?

Ok Tim, Mike Miller and anybody else who loves guitarists. What about Eddie Van Halen? Eddie deserves to be in that group. I love SRV, Beck, Hendrix, and Clapton but I think Eddie should be given a nod.

Fawkes, Belated Top of the mornin to ya! Still on the long weeknend eh? That sucks! No Fawkes on the forum is like a day without sunshine. Here..... Flowers (Birds of paradise) and a box of chocolate hearts, for dealing with the dementors when you get back.

goedemiddag, everybody!!

*long slow exhale*


Padfoot - May 3, 2004 9:24 am (#1689 of 2912)

Good morning everyone! Today is a bright and sunny Spring day. Very pretty outside, too bad I am inside working. At least I have a great window looking into a park from where I sit. The snow is long gone. Supposed to be in the 80s all week. I was trying to send the snow east to Detail Seeker. Hope that didn't cause all that pesky rain some of you have mentioned.

Julia, love those Beatles smilies! Very cool. I am having a hard time choosing just one album of theirs that I like. It really depends on the mood I'm in. Revolver was one of the first ones I got.

Poppy and Mike, I have been in your neck of the woods. I lived in Redmond for 6 years. So I have been all over that state. So pretty there.

SNL was funny. George and Fred were the best.


Gina R Snape - May 3, 2004 10:22 am (#1690 of 2912)

Well, it's a miserable, cloudy,drizzly 53F outside today in NYC. I am sleep-deprived and chilled. But I feel good because I got my slytherin patch in the post today. Now I can take my cape/robe to the tailor to be hemmed, have the patch sewn on, and have them put in a pocket on the inside for my wand! It's 12 1/2 inches, black, with a magical core of dragon heartstring and a strand of Severus Snape's hair.

Blast, I saw a post on one of my fanfic groups for a story about Aberforth and a goat (rated G). Let me know if you are interested in reading it.


Julia. - May 3, 2004 10:36 am (#1691 of 2912)

Gina, where'd you order they Slytherin patch? I'm looking for a Gryffindor one and can't seem to locate one.

Flame and Padfot, you're quite welcome for the smilies, I love smilies, as they are just cool

Marcus, mazel tov on your daughter's graduation and wedding!!! Only good things for you and your family.

As for gutiarists, I'm a huge Bon Jovi fan, so I have to throw my two kunts in for Richie Sambora. *starts drooling* He's incredable with a gituar, and not hard to look at either *Goes off to drool somewhere else*


Gina R Snape - May 3, 2004 11:20 am (#1692 of 2912)

Julia, you can order multiple patches from http://www.patchpalace.com but if you only want one they sell through ebay. I saw a gryffindor patch for sale in that ebayer's sellers list and left a good review when I got my patch.

The story I mentioned earlier is called Aberforth & The Goat


I Am Used Vlad - May 3, 2004 12:25 pm (#1693 of 2912)

Marcus, I loved your essay on the logic puzzle. I have always wondered if it could actually be solved, and now I won't have to try to work through it myself. Congratulations for your daughter, too.


septentrion - May 3, 2004 12:37 pm (#1694 of 2912)

youpi ! I got my adsl connection today and I've watched as many PoA trailers as I could. It's a real difference.

Flame, I don't think Veronika is jewish because confirmation is a christian sacrament. I'm sure it exists in Catholicism for I got mine some years ago. I know they have it in orthodoxy but I don't know for the protestants.


Ladybug220 - May 3, 2004 1:01 pm (#1695 of 2912)


I am Lutheran and we have confirmation as well although it is Luther's small catechism so it may not be considered confirmation by Catholic standards. I believe (some one correct me if I am wrong) that Methodists also have a confirmation.


Hagsquid - May 3, 2004 1:19 pm (#1696 of 2912)

The Morman Church has confirmations. Ususally the first Sunday after a baptism. (but not always)


Padfoot - May 3, 2004 1:19 pm (#1697 of 2912)

I am Episcopalian and we also have confirmation.


septentrion - May 3, 2004 1:24 pm (#1698 of 2912)

thanks for information !

Padfood, didn't I note that your birthday is tomorrow ?


Padfoot - May 3, 2004 1:43 pm (#1699 of 2912)

Yes it is septentrion!


timrew - May 3, 2004 2:31 pm (#1700 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, padfoot!

Yeah, I suppose Richie Sambora and Eddy Van Halen are good guitarists; but they're a couple of Johnny-Come-Latelys compared to Clapton, Beck, Vaughan and Hendrix.

Only kidding. They're both brilliant, too! And if you want to add a bass guitarist to that line-up, consider Jacko Pastorius.
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Gina R Snape - May 3, 2004 3:04 pm (#1701 of 2912)

Those guys are all incredible, celebrated guitarists. But I think one of the most overlooked unbelivably talented guitarists of this age is Johnny Marr. The man is a musical genius, as I discovered---not from just listening to his music which sounds deceptively simple and melodic---but when I tried in vain to learn to play the guitar several years ago. Picked up some Smiths sheet music and realised there was just no way I was gonna be able to play it.


mike miller - May 3, 2004 4:33 pm (#1702 of 2912)

One thing I have learned from years of "talking guitar" is that it's largely a matter of personal taste. Everyone mentioned so far deserves acknowledgement. There are great guitar players in every genre of music; i.e., Christopher Parking in Classical, Stanley Jordan in Jazz. The important part about music is how it moves you inside.


Sherbie Lemon - May 3, 2004 6:09 pm (#1703 of 2912)

Very true, Mike!

Hello all! I'm finally done with my bear of a philosophy paper, 14 pages! Two more left and a final and I'm done for a couple weeks.Woohoo

Hope all you other students are making it through OK. Just a bit more to go.

I'm very happy for your daughter, Prefect Marcus. I hope she and her husband will have many happy years together.

Have a wonderful evening all!


Madame Librarian - May 3, 2004 7:14 pm (#1704 of 2912)

Just a word on the confirmation thing. In Reform Judaism and even Conservative, some synagogues do have a confirmation ceremony for kids (at age 15) who have opted to not have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah (for Reform), or for kids who have continued on with their formal Jewish education after their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Hey, it's another good reason for a celebration and...yep, good food!

Ciao. Barb


Fawkes Forever - May 3, 2004 11:54 pm (#1705 of 2912)

Wow, so many posts.

Happy belated Anniversarys to Lynn, & to Blast
Happy Belated Birthday to Flame (ta for the cyber flowers & chocs ) Glad to hear you had a wonderful day.
Mazel Tov to Acceber on her Bat Mitzvah & good on you for working Harry P into your speech.
Woohoo to Sherbie on completing her paper... 14 pages... nice!
Congrat Draco OTW on your rain... I have a friend over working in India for a few months, even though he's from India... hes been non stop complaining in his emails about the heat... so I know where you are coming from.... he said he can't wait to get back to Ireland & the rain!
Well done on getting your essay published Marcus.... *nips off to the lexicon to read it*

Happy Birthday Padfoot Hope its a goodun....

Hi to everyone... hope you all had a nice weekend.... & guess what.... it's ONE MONTH TODAY TO POA .... oh very excited, jumping around my desk.... WOOOOOHOOOOOOO


septentrion - May 3, 2004 11:55 pm (#1706 of 2912)

happy birthday Padfoot !

Thanks Barb for the further information.


VeronikaG - May 4, 2004 12:32 am (#1707 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Padfoot! I downloaded the smileys, but I still can't get them working, so just imagine a big party smily here.

No. I'm not Jewish, I'm Lutheran Protestant. The Confirmation is held in the spring of the year we turn 15, and is not a "test" like in many other religions. We have religious education during the year, but no "exam" to see if we have understood it. Everyone passes. We're called up to the altar, given a blessing, and then we're confirmed.

I have been very lazy on the forum lately, so I'll just have to pass on belated congrats to all those who have had birthdays, anniversaries and other great events.


boop - May 4, 2004 1:57 am (#1708 of 2912)

Good Morning Everyone, Hope Everyone has a Great Day.

Padfoot, Hope you have a wonderful day.


Luanee - May 4, 2004 2:56 am (#1709 of 2912)

Hello people I am back from New Orleans! Tried the gumbo soup, begniets (spelling?), blackened fish, po-boys, all yummy! Even managed to catch a Misissipi River cruise and visited the Auborn zoo, plus the voodoo museum as well... and found a Hard Rock cafe t-shirt in Gryffindor color!


tracie1976 - May 4, 2004 3:19 am (#1710 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Padfoot!!!


scully jones - May 4, 2004 4:16 am (#1711 of 2912)


Happy Birthday Padfoot!!!


VeronikaG - May 4, 2004 4:23 am (#1712 of 2912)

YAY!! I learned to insert smilies!


Sherbie Lemon - May 4, 2004 5:24 am (#1713 of 2912)

Padfoot, Birthday Song Hope you have a wonderful day!

Thanks Fawkes!

Sarah, your scarf looks awesome! It's really coming along.

Luanee, it sounds like you had a great vacation! I've never been to New Orleans, though I've always wanted to go!

30 more days till PoA!


septentrion - May 4, 2004 5:47 am (#1714 of 2912)

Luanee, are there still french speaking people in New Orleans ? About the spelling of "beignet" (it's a french word) you have all the letters but with a little disorder. BTW it seems a very interesting place.

28 more days till PoA ! (hey hey hey)


Julia. - May 4, 2004 6:24 am (#1715 of 2912)

Good morning everyone. I have my first exam this afternoon, so wish me luck!!! I hope I get an And, Happy Brithday Padfoot!!!

30 days till PoA *is excited, dances around the room*


septentrion - May 4, 2004 6:31 am (#1716 of 2912)

all my body is crossed for you Julia !


Lynn Allen - May 4, 2004 6:50 am (#1717 of 2912)

Happy birthday Padfoot! Good luck on all those papers and exams, folks; I am so glad to be past them but still hear about them from my daughters.


Padfoot - May 4, 2004 7:21 am (#1718 of 2912)

Thanks everybody for the birthday greetings!

Good luck on those exams. I am so glad I am done with that in my life.

Beignet are yummy. I've been to New Orleans a few times. Yes, some people do speak French. But really it's Cajun that people speak (besides English of course). There is a lot of French influence down there (food, architecture...) It's very unique.


tracie1976 - May 4, 2004 7:33 am (#1719 of 2912)



Flame Alligator - May 4, 2004 7:45 am (#1720 of 2912)

Julia, May your exams go very well.

Happy Birthday Padfoot!!

Fawkes, Belated top of the mornin to ya. Glad you liked the cyber flowers and chocolate hearts.

Having a weird day but in a good mood anyway. My special someone still loving me and at my side. *kisses*

To all my forum buddies: Y'all have a good day ya hear!!


Fawkes Forever - May 4, 2004 7:57 am (#1721 of 2912)

Good Luck Julia

Mornin' Flame


Tomoé - May 4, 2004 9:50 am (#1722 of 2912)

Happy birthday Flame and padfoot!

Congratulation for 24 years of marriage Blast!

Good luck with your exams Julia!

Count me in the Winter addicted list. ^_^

I like your avatar Gina.

There are three kind of native French speakers in Louisiana - Creole, Black Creole and Cajun.

Creoles are descendants of the French planter, their accent is close to the French accent of today's France.

The Black Creoles are descendants of the Creole's slaves their accent is close to the Creole one.

The Cajuns are descendants of the French Canadian from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia who were deported to make room for English settlers. They have an accent close to the Quebecer's one, but more tainted with the American accent. You should downlaod one of Zacharie Richard song to get a good idea and find the lyrics, you'll need it.


Hagsquid - May 4, 2004 9:55 am (#1723 of 2912)

I'll just go with good ol' "Happy Birthday Padfoot." :-)


Leprechaun Jack - May 4, 2004 10:07 am (#1724 of 2912)

Happy birthday and congrats to all:

To those taking tests:

A Students Prayer

Can't think, born dumb

Inspiration won't come

No ink, lousy pen

Good luck,



mollis - May 4, 2004 10:51 am (#1725 of 2912)
Edited by May 4, 2004 11:52 am

Well, I am happy to report that the move to KC went smoothly. It took forever to load the truck, and we drove through quite a lot of rain, but we made it here. And so far, it appears that everything is all in one piece! We were unloaded by 1230 on Sunday, so I had half of the day to unpack. That was nice, since I had to go to work Monday morning. My new desk location is pretty good though, so I think I’ll be able to check in periodically. Thanks again for all the well wishes. My husband and I are settling into the new home very nicely, however, my kitty (mollie) is not having such a good time. She is very stressed out and is not settled down at all. She keeps hissing and growling at us. I think they had a dog in the house before us, so I think she is scared of it, but I don’t really know what to do for her. We have her confined to 1 room right now, hoping that she’ll relax, but if anybody has any suggestions, I would appretiate it!

Flame- I was born and raised in Lincoln!! What a small world this is! We should definitely chat! I’ll e-mail you when I get a little bit more settled in.


Acceber - May 4, 2004 10:59 am (#1726 of 2912)

Congrats on your move, Mollis. Glad your computer still works.

Happy Birthday padfoot.

Good luck on your exams Julia.

Did I miss anyone? Oh right, Mazel Tov me !


mike miller - May 4, 2004 11:00 am (#1727 of 2912)

Mollis - Try Fabreeze on the carpets. It seems to do a good job of removing odors, though I'm not sure it can fool a cat's nose.


Julia. - May 4, 2004 11:00 am (#1728 of 2912)

Mollis, I'm glad to hear that the move went smoothly, I'm sure you'll love KC, it's really a great city, at least the part of it that I saw. No suggestions for the kittiy though.

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. My first exam went very well, now I only have two more, Judiac studies and biology. I'll need all the help I can get on bio, so keep the good luck's comming!


Sherbie Lemon - May 4, 2004 11:11 am (#1729 of 2912)

Hey all! I found this today and posted it on the Predictions thread, but since more people read this one, I thought I'd post it here too. The Daily Record has printed today that the title of the next Harry Potter book will be...Harry Potter and the Green Flame Torch. The article also says that it is scheduled for publication next summer. However, TLC vehemently denies this and insists it is just a rumor, not official and to take it with a grain of salt. Still, it was fun to get excited for about half a second when I checked the Record today!

So glad the move went smoothly, Mollis! I've got a cat, but he's naturally a little strange and I've been totally unsuccessful at calming him down. We've moved 4 times since we've had him, though and he always relaxes within a few days. My advice is to wait it out.


Tomoé - May 4, 2004 11:19 am (#1730 of 2912)

Here's the full article. It doesn't mention any source for the title thing, it could come from internet.


Jim the Potty - May 4, 2004 11:19 am (#1731 of 2912)

Hi all! Its been a while since I last came on (almost a month) but I thought I'd pop in. Happy birthday to everyone I've missed, congratulations if applicable and good luck where its needed! Hello Kip, good to see you're alright I was signing the online card last time I was here...

Sorry, but that title has been floating around the internet for about a year now

Hope to be here again soon!


VeronikaG - May 4, 2004 11:29 am (#1732 of 2912)

To those who watch the Forsyte saga (that's Flame and Fawkes I guess) I have a little comment. Don't you think the guy who plays Soames should be cast for Barty Crouch jr. in GoF. Maybe he's a bit old for the part, but he was supposed to be about 25 when we first saw him as Soames, so... If they can make him really old, maybe he could play Barty sr.? He sort of has the formal stiffness and lack of humor needed.


dobbyiscool - May 4, 2004 12:38 pm (#1733 of 2912)

Happy birthday, Padfoot.

Good luck with everyone's tests. At my HS, we don't have tests for two weeks yet. Oh well. I guess I do have two tests tomorrow, but they don't count for much compared to the Semester ones (Romeo and Juliet test for english is tomorrow, then I'll stop my intermitently quoting Shakespeare and start mentioning Lord of the Flies ).


Padfoot - May 4, 2004 2:13 pm (#1734 of 2912)

Thanks again to all the well wishers. Even though I am still getting to know you all, I appreciate all the friendliness. I look forward everyday to visiting the forum and chatting.

A friend made me a delicious chocolate cake that would help anyone recover from dementors. As a chocoholic, I highly approve of any excuse to eat it. Very yummy.

I'm glad your move went well Mollis.


scully jones - May 4, 2004 2:24 pm (#1735 of 2912)

Yay! I seem to have a lot of happy news today.

As you can see, I've added a few more rows to my scarf. I'm officially half-way done!

I spent a half hour on my porch today, assuring that everyone in my apartment building knows exactly when Prisoner of Azkaban is coming. I had a lot of fun doing that, as I've been wanting to do SOMETHING with that porch for a long time.Look at it here!

I just got off the phone with my kitty's caretaker. Scully seems to be doing just fine. Apparently, the other two cats in their household are frightened that she is their replacement. They are spending all day outside to avoid her, and she has taken control of their house. Black Cat 2

She eats out of their food bowl, uses their litterbox, and sits in their owner's laps. I'm so proud of my little dominating queen.

I got Colleen's dad's email address, and I'm going to try and persuade him to join the forum. Their whole family is very Potterized.


timrew - May 4, 2004 3:35 pm (#1736 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, padfoot! Congratulations on your move, mollis.

Mike, I found a copy of the Stevie Ray Vaughan DVD, 'Live At The El Mocambo', and I've ordered it. Should be arriving in the next few days. I'm looking forward to it!


Marie E. - May 4, 2004 5:11 pm (#1737 of 2912)

Happy birthday, padfoot. Enjoy the lovely weather, you know it's going to snow next week.

Mollis, my sister lives just an hour from KC and I'm driving out there Memorial Day weekend. Maybe we could schedule a meet-up?

I'm in a sudden panic, realizing that school is out in less than three weeks. Ack!!!


dobbyiscool - May 4, 2004 5:19 pm (#1738 of 2912)

I'm in a sudden panic, realizing that school is out in less than three weeks. Ack!!!

Really, I'm rejoicing, not panicking.


tracie1976 - May 4, 2004 5:25 pm (#1739 of 2912)

My kids get out of school on June 3rd. *sigh* That's 29 days away. And then in about 32 days I will be wanting them to go back to school because they will be getting on my nerves lol. Oh well I love them anyways


Julia. - May 4, 2004 5:37 pm (#1740 of 2912)

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I'm out of school THIS FRIDAY!!!!


Gina R Snape - May 4, 2004 6:13 pm (#1741 of 2912)

Woohoo! Got my skirt back from the tailors. And my cape now has a slytherin patch proudly on display, and an inside pocket for my wand!!!! Read on TLC that the May 23rd PoA premiere at Radio City is definitely on. Now I can dress up in my Slytherin finest twice! Yippee!

:snort: I am such a geek!


Hagsquid - May 5, 2004 12:18 am (#1742 of 2912)
Edited by May 5, 2004 1:20 am

I just wanted to say that a problem with my Internet may soon render me "unable to post on this forum." If that becomes the case, I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and I'd be happy to chat with any of you via AIM, MSN, YAHOO, or email.

Through all of them, I'm available at "HyToFry" (note that this is not a "drugie" reference. I've never taken any drugs at all--no not even the "little" ones.

It was an old pager number 498-6379 My father helped me make up something worth remembering. "HyToFry" was all we could come up with, it was available on AOL, and I've used it on-line for sometime since.

MSN: hytofry@yahoo.com (yes, @yahoo.com.. don't try @hotmail, or @msn... it's @yahoo.)
YAHOO: hytofry
AIM: HyToFry
Email: hytofry@yahoo.com

Also, note that the "problem" with my Internet will not extend itself to my cell phone (which is connected to all three services.) I'm utterly depressed about the problem, but I'll likely live.


Fawkes Forever - May 5, 2004 3:25 am (#1743 of 2912)

Mornin' Folks..... been in lurker mode most of this week & today so far.... I've managed one or two posts over the last few days.... stupid work distracting me oh dear... whats a girl to do

Mollis.... glad to see you & your belongings survived the move to KC.... I'm betting the first thing you unpacked was your Harry Potter books... right As for kitty.... fingers crossed she'll (he'll?) come round!

Talking of Kitties... Flame... hope Sam is holding up well.. give her a hug from me!

Jim... oh gracious leader of the potties, your absense was noted.... indeed the pottie thread is in the path of the Auto Mulch..... Nice to see ya back!

Sarah.... oh I love your graffiti.... very inventive & informative.. oh yes.... hmmm, wonder if I did that in front of my house would my neighbours think I'm a complete nutter (what do you mean they already do ).... oh good job on the scarf.... it's funny watching it grow....

Veronika.... nope sorry I've never seen the Forsyte Saga... sounds like an interesting show however!

Hagsquid.... sorry to hear you're having a few internet problems.... hopefully they're nothing too major so you can continue to post & perhaps develop your namesakes theory more!

Gina, oh please get a picture of you taken in full Slytherin glory... sounds like a lot of fun, & I hope Alan will be at the NYC premiere... a nice piccie of Gina in Slytherin Robes standing beside Snape would be priceless!

Unfortunately people over here take themselves too seriously (siriusly ) & won't dress up for the shows... so there will be no Hogwarts school uniforms running around at the movie ... .... oh well, it's not like I didn't run around for 7 years with an almost identical school uniform..... minus the cloaks of course, & it would have been a cheap costume... (just dust off the 'ol school uniform, well assuming it still fits ) ..... on second thoughts... my friends might think I've finally cracked & regressed back to my school days ... hee hee

I might secretly rebel & wear jeans, a rainbow belt & a pink hoodie to the cinema (hee hee hee) & I don't need to do anything to my hair.... it's Hermione enough as it is.... or I could make some 'Free Sirius Black' badges & wear them to the cinema & completely confuse those who haven't read the book! I managed to get my Dad reading PoA when I was visiting at the weekend.... yeay.... now my whole family has read it... woohooo! I shall convert them all yet Actually the majority of my family are complete HP nutters as well... so thats ok!

ARGH.... I can't wait for the movie... not that anyone would notice that or anything

Right better go back to work... before I drive you all demented TTFN


mike miller - May 5, 2004 3:52 am (#1744 of 2912)

Tim - You're in for a treat! Make sure you can watch at the "appropriate volume" without disturbing anyone. I have to wait until my wife and daughter are out of the house. The concert was recorded in 1983, right as Stevie was breaking into the music scene. In my opinion, the versions of Voodoo Chile (Jimi gives a standing ovation from heaven) and Texas Flood are the best ever.

Happy birthday to all May birthdays! I'm rapidly approaching my 45th on 5/17. You're only as old as you feel!

Good luck to all exam takers. Breathe deep and clear your mind, the answers are in there somewhere it's just a matter of letting them out.


septentrion - May 5, 2004 4:01 am (#1745 of 2912)

Sarah, your graffiti is great, and I'm really impressive by your scarf.

All you guys give me the idea to dress as pottie as possible for poA release, I think I'll check my wardrobe. Well I already have a pink hoodie. But I can decide about what colours to wear because everytime I try a sorting test, I find myself in a different house : ravenclaw on sorting-hat.com, hufflepuff in the test recently post on the YKYAHPALFF (?) thread and slytherin on harrypotter.com. What am I ?


Essidji - May 5, 2004 4:38 am (#1746 of 2912)

What am I? Who am I ? Where am I going? What's the purpose of all this? Existential questions. Very interesting but I haven't got a clue of the answers.

I think everyone has parts of his character that relate to each of the four houses.... that's why it's so hard to know which one you really belong to. I guess only the sorting hat itself could tell for sure, and all we have here are only pale imitations.

As I'm writing without my dictionnary, I hope the french-looking words I used above are understandable. Sorry if not (how I wish I could be absolutely fluent in English * sigh*).

Tomoé, I had a lot of pleasure reading your comments about cajuns and creoles and their accents. Do you live in New Orleans? I read your introduction and discovered that you e-mail is labelled in French... do you have any French origins?


Fawkes Forever - May 5, 2004 5:24 am (#1747 of 2912)

Septentrion, I think its a case of... which house you'd like to be in. All of the quizzes so far have placed me in Griffindor, except the last one on the YKY.... thread.... where I'm a Hufflepuff.... well you know what they say ... if at first you don't succeed.... cheat

Hmmm, does that make me a Slytherin.... hee hee! Nope I'm Griffindor all the way!

Karine.... methinks your English is better than mine


scully jones - May 5, 2004 5:35 am (#1748 of 2912)

It rained last night! I was so worried about my mural. I peeked out there this morning, and.... It was still perfect! Not even a little blurry!

I changed the number to 29, and if I wasn't getting so many compliments on my scarf, I'd change my avatar to a picture of my porch.


mollis - May 5, 2004 6:00 am (#1749 of 2912)
Edited by May 5, 2004 7:02 am

Okay, this whole reading the forum at the office bit is tricky. It is taking all my time just to catch up on this thread - I haven't even gotten to any of the other threads! Hopefully after the weekend I'll have the house in workable order and be able to spend some of my free time at home on the forum, rather than unpacking boxes. I did get to play on my sand volleyball league last night - so that was fun. Unfortunately we lost - but we gave it a good try. Okay, back to work to avoid any dementors breathing down my neck!

Good luck to all taking final exams! I hope that you do well. I could really use a summer break right about now - so make sure you enjoy it!!!

Sarah - love the scarf and the porch!

Gina - your outfit sounds great! I've just not gone quite that far 'round the twist to wear something like that myself - But I support you 100%!!!

I know there were others that I wanted to respond to...but I don't remember now. So happy today to everybody!

Edit: My color codes and smiles are on my other computer (that hasn't been unpacked yet!) so pretend that this post is my usual green and filled with happy smilies! Smile


Julia. - May 5, 2004 6:41 am (#1750 of 2912)

Good Morning everyone! I'm so excited to dress up as Hermione for the PoA showings I'm going to, but I need a cloak! Any ideas where I can get one? I think what I've got so far is pretty good, but I think I really need a claok to finish it off. Please help, need cloak.
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Gina R Snape - May 5, 2004 6:57 am (#1751 of 2912)

Julia, I don't know where you live. But most major cities have costume shops. I actually purchased my cloak (velveteen, with lining and hood) at a gothic clothing shop. If there are any 'goths' in your school or neighbourhood, you might want to ask them where they get their clothes from. If that fails, you can also purchase some fabric and visit your local tailor. Cloaks are very easy to make. They probably wouldn't charge you that much.

Of course it also depends on how much you want to spend. I spent quite a few galleons on my cloak. But I plan on wearing it to every dress up HP event and on Halloween for the next thousand years...

Mollis, FYI, before I went "round the twist" on HP gear, I was into the Xena fandom and had a Gabrielle costume. You can see a picture of me wearing it (Gabrielle in her Amazon Princess outfit) from about 8 years ago here.


Padfoot - May 5, 2004 7:21 am (#1752 of 2912)

Good morning all! I hope everyone is having a good day so far.

Sarah, that scarf is looking really good. I assume you are wearing it to dress up. Many of you have mentioned dressing up to see the movie. I am a chicken, so I will not be dressing up. As it is, I will have a hard time convincing someone to go with me to see the movie.

My friends still think the movies are too childish. As if! Well, if they would only read the books like I have been harassing them to, they would understand. I am so glad that I have you guys to chat with about HP.


Padfoot - May 5, 2004 7:48 am (#1753 of 2912)

Hey Loopy, is your avatar the Loch Ness monster?


Julia. - May 5, 2004 7:58 am (#1754 of 2912)

Well Gina, I llive in New Haven, right around the Yale campus, so there aren't too many gothic clothing schops, but oh! I forgot about costume shops! We have a really good one downtown, I shall have to check it out when I get home on Friday! Thanks for that!


mike miller - May 5, 2004 8:08 am (#1755 of 2912)

Julia - It's always worth a quick search on eBay.

Edit - Beware, eBay can be nearly as addictive as the Forum, especially if you're searching for HP collectibles!


Marè - May 5, 2004 8:22 am (#1756 of 2912)

Waahaaa Gina, you're blond!


Prefect Marcus - May 5, 2004 8:33 am (#1757 of 2912)

Denise, I love your avatar! It cracks me up every time I see it.



Flame Alligator - May 5, 2004 8:34 am (#1758 of 2912)

Fawkes, Belated top of the mornin to ya. Sorry I am always late with my greeting. I have been on line since 0330 hrs. But have been busy reading and chatting. I don't get around to posting till later. I am going to come here and greet you first and then come back and post.

Veronika, Oh yeah! "Soames" would make an excellent Barty Crouch senior or junior. I would love to see him play both. Although he plays uh undesirable characters, I think he is excellent.

Gina, Alright!!! I love you in your Gabrielle gear. I am still a big Xena fan. I was so upset when they killed Xena off. I wanted Gabrielle and her to retire to a little cottage somewhere.

Mollis, Glad the move went well. Me, want to chat? You bet. I am a regular chatterbox. 3 lines to your 1. ha ha ha I am looking forward to chatting with you.

Chiaojones, First, I look forward to looking at your scarf grow every day. *hypnotized from watching Sarah's scarf* Thumbs up on the porch grafitti. Scully sounds like my kind of kitty. I am glad she has taken over her surroundings.

My kitty is still hanging in there. She does not look like herself though with this huge cancerous lump under her chin. But she plays a little and trots swiftly up the stairs and she still jumps up to her 5' high tree stump. I am loving her up a lot these days. Often, she is in my lap while I am posting on the forum. Thanks guys to all who ask about her and all you cat lovers, per lovers for that matter, who know what it is to lose an animal friend. And thanks to all you who sympathize.

Happy Birthday, Padfoot. (If I said it before, cause I forget sometimes, here is another one.)

My Nordic sweetie was so nice to me today. I am in Heaven. My day is full of joy. *Spreading joy to you all!* Wish I could put some cool smileys here. Will somebody teach me how to do the cool smileys? I love smileys!! Help me somebody!

SherbieLemon, Hope your exams are going well. Congrats on the papers getting done. (Sorry, I'm late with it.) I really enjoyed chatting with you, my sister yogini.

Goedemorgen! soon to be Goedemiddag!

Edit: Tomorrow is the Health Fair, OMG! I will be my charming self promoting my yoga classes at the Federal Building. Yeah, I teach Yoga to the Feds. Plus, I will have to do what I call "yoga tricks". Know what I mean Sherbie? People love to see yogini's in some freaky pose. *eyes rolling* So let me see.... I have to do "yoga tricks" but not scare people away from yoga. And my boss will be with me the entire time. Does that sound like fun? I don't think so!! But somehow I will cause I make jokes to myself. ha ha ha ha Bye again y'all!!


Denise P. - May 5, 2004 9:08 am (#1759 of 2912)

Thanks Marcus! I saw the pin a few years ago while visiting family and had to get it. It is pinned up near my computer and since I was changing pictures, thought I would share it. It makes me giggle every time I look at it.


Madame Librarian - May 5, 2004 10:11 am (#1760 of 2912)

Hi, all. Spring has sprung here today--mid-60s. Tomorrow it seems it'll jump directly to summer. Oh, well, I like summer, too. Blossoms are fantastic this year.

Julia, correct me if I'm wrong, but Hermione would not wear a cape/cloak at Hogwarts, but something more like academic robes. I think a black choir robe, worn open over the school uniform would do it. Now, where does one find a choir robe? Well, ask around or join the choir. Maybe your handy, dandy friendly synagogue has some loaners. Maybe they're not too expensive. Or...call those firms that supply schools for graduations.
Hope at least one of these ideas pans out. (BTW--good luck on exams to you and all test takers.)

Ciao. Barb


Julia. - May 5, 2004 12:49 pm (#1761 of 2912)

I'm going kinda for the way she looks in the movies.

(see the difference?)I don't think my friendly synagogue has any choir robes, as they have no choir. I know my local costume store has them, they loaned them to my camp for "Harry Potter Day" over the summer. Thanks for the good luck wishes, only two more exams to go!!!


Acceber - May 5, 2004 1:20 pm (#1762 of 2912)

Julia-there's a very good costume store in Waltham, a couple towns over from where I am, if you're that obsessed and dedicated to travel that far to get a cloak, which I'm sure you are . I can email you directions if you're interested.

It's raining here . What's that riddle again, April showers bring May flowers? Shouldn't it be April flowers bring more showers??


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - May 5, 2004 1:33 pm (#1763 of 2912)

Julia, I'm just down the road from Waltham and if you want I can go there for you and check out what they have. Let me know and Becca can give me the info. Good luck on the exams.


Marie E. - May 5, 2004 2:45 pm (#1764 of 2912)

Gina, I have to say that I've always pictured you more as a Xena and not a Gabrielle. But you do look brilliant in that costume! Cheers!


Julia. - May 5, 2004 3:31 pm (#1765 of 2912)

Thanks Kim and Becca, but I think I'll stick to the local stuff, I'm bound to find something.


Sherbie Lemon - May 5, 2004 3:45 pm (#1766 of 2912)

Oh, I am so envious of Julia's and Gina's costumes! I've always wanted a cloak so thanks everyone for those great tips! Perhaps now I finally get one.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!Mariachi Band


dobbyiscool - May 5, 2004 4:04 pm (#1767 of 2912)

Yeah! Happy Cinco de Mayo! I am having Chili con Caso tonight for supper, and it is good! Mind you, this is the only Mexican holiday celebrated by more Americans then Mexicans.


Ozymandias - May 5, 2004 4:14 pm (#1768 of 2912)

If you can sew at all, you can make a cloak too. Lining it is a bit difficult, but I can't sew my way out of a paper bag and I made a pretty decent looking one.

Farewell, and may the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~Erin


timrew - May 5, 2004 4:35 pm (#1769 of 2912)

I got the Stevie Ray Vaughan DVD, mike; and I have to admit.....I'm very disappointed with it!

The picture is great......but there is no sound whatsoever! I'm going to have to send it back......

What a bummer!


Tomoé - May 5, 2004 4:40 pm (#1770 of 2912)

You can also get a pattern in a sewing shop, or maybe even on the web.

Gina, I like your Gabrielle costume!

You look good in Hermione Julia. ^_^

Maybe I should go in Pennsylvania with my XIIth century costume (Here, I'm the girl in brown) I'll just have to add a wand and a hat and remove the veil.


mike miller - May 5, 2004 5:04 pm (#1771 of 2912)

Tim - I'm sorry to hear about the "technical difficulties". Where did you order it from? I hope they can provide you with a new copy quickly.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 5, 2004 9:50 pm (#1772 of 2912)

Hey, Luanee, I didn't know you were going to New Orleans. I missed you. I was born in New Orleans, and I don't live too terribly far from the city now. I'm glad you had fun, seeing as I never really do. I speak very poor French, by the way. Two and a half years of studying the language has done nothing for me, unfortunately. I want to be fluent and all I can say is "J'ai mal a la tete."

Veronika, I was the other one watching The Forsyte Saga. I'd love to see Soames as either Crouch, or anyone in a HP movie for that matter. I so love that guy. I'm sorely missing that show, though. Masterpiece Theater has been so sad without it.

And to all you people celebrating birthdays and/or anniversaries, here's your Abbyfetti, sorry I've been so far behind lately. ,'.;',.;',.;',.;',.;',.;';.


Detail Seeker - May 5, 2004 10:22 pm (#1773 of 2912)

You are active in medieval reenactment, Tomoé ? That looks good.

If you are really interested in the book, we discussed on the "Reception..." thread: You can only get it via antiquariates. Try a search in http://www.zvab.de , a database based on catalogues of many german (and french) antiquarians. There you might have a chance of getting it.


Tomoé - May 6, 2004 12:10 am (#1774 of 2912)

Yes, I am really interested in Truppenführung. Not exactly useful in a day to day basis, I admit, but could give a insightful view on the wars going on in the world and help for strategy in Dungeons & Dragons games. ^_^

Anyway, I found it on amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca and amazon.com, brand new, annotated to help the reader understand its military and social context and in English (I must admit The Great Abbycadabra's French is much better than my German -_-). Pretty expensive though.

Finally, yes, I'm active in medieval reenactment. The picture was taken in a cold day of spring (if I remember well), we are eating honey-buttered bread while cooking soup and smoked meat. Miréimé is the blue girl.


VeronikaG - May 6, 2004 12:31 am (#1775 of 2912)

Historical reenactment is cool. I'd love to join a group who do that. Unfortunately the only one around here are doing Vikings, which means the men get to fight with swords, while women are ... not so present. I could maybe play a crazy Viking Amazon, though.

And when we are on the subject; I really expected you to look quite different, Gina. I always had you pictured as black haired, with a really pale complexion to match Severus. The costume was cool. I'm sure you are a really cool person, seeing the costumes you dress up in, and how much effort you make.

Flame, thank you for the mail. I'm glad it works out so well for you and your Nordic man!

Padfoot, I feel your pain! Nobody is willing to go to the movie with me either. Much less dress up for it. Not that my friends take themselves to seriously to ever dress up in public, but they would rather wear a pink bunny costume than anything related to Harry Potter.


septentrion - May 6, 2004 1:05 am (#1776 of 2912)

Gina I also pictured you as dark-haired, Severus's influence probably.

Tomoe I think your idea is good, your dress could fit in a HP world.

Abby, LOL, "j'ai mal à la tête"...How is it that all what you can say in french is the better excuse I know when I don't want to do something ?

Padfoot, alike you, I'll probably have to see PoA alone but better alone than with someone who is not a pottie !

Any birthday today ?


Marè - May 6, 2004 1:48 am (#1777 of 2912)

Well, Gina has black hair. That's why her Gabrielle picture is quit funny. Is it a wig, or did you dye your hair Gina?


Essidji - May 6, 2004 2:13 am (#1778 of 2912)

All those costumes look great. I really like the idea of dressing up for the PoA release, but too bad : doing this is funny when you are a group... And nobody would do it with me. I suppose that doing this alone requires a lot of courage and self-derision! And I, too, am a chicken I believe.


Flame Alligator - May 6, 2004 2:24 am (#1779 of 2912)

Fawkes, Top of the mornin to ya!

Today is the Health Fair. Plus, I have to teach yoga this afternoon. Busy day for me.

Just wanted to check in.



Fawkes Forever - May 6, 2004 3:15 am (#1780 of 2912)

Top of the Mornin Flame..

Good morning all... unfortunately I'm very busy at work... but since when has that ever stopped me... so I'm getting a few posts in.. hee hee



Essidji - May 6, 2004 4:04 am (#1781 of 2912)

How funny, in my village today I saw Madame Maxime! Very tall, with dark hair put up in a bun on the top of her head. She wore a lot of golden jewels, too, and a dress made of yellow, very light and translucent fabric. Can you imagine the shock I got when I saw her?

Oh but...wait a minute... could this possibly mean the Beauxbatons school is in the neighborhood?


septentrion - May 6, 2004 4:14 am (#1782 of 2912)

I don't know why, I always thought beauxbâtons was in southern France, maybe because of the bouillabaisse , or because they were light-clothed when they arrived at Hogwarts. Well I'm supposed to have studied there but their location is a secret I want to keep


scully jones - May 6, 2004 5:24 am (#1783 of 2912)

Thank you all for your compliments on my porch. The upstairs neighbor seems to have "spilled" some water on my porch accidentally, so I'm off to fix the smears!

I keep getting worried for my friend Colleen's husband, my old classmate, kevin. He was supposed to be home last month, but they extended his stay. He hasn't even met his son yet. I thought I was over the sick feeling every time I hear a soldier is killed, but it's back now.


Molly Weasly Wannabe - May 6, 2004 5:48 am (#1784 of 2912)

Just wanted to say "HI" to everyone, and wish ya'll a good week/weekend.


boop - May 6, 2004 6:23 am (#1785 of 2912)

Happy Thursday to everyone!!!

To everyone taking finals good luck the stress will soon be over!!!

I think its great to dress up for the POA movie. I myself won't be, but I know there will be some that will.

I have a very busy long day at work. I work 12 hours today, since the students are starting to move out we are needed to stay longer. I won't have another day off until next Sunday, and I work 10 hour days til then. So when you are off work over the weekend please relax for me too.


Fawkes Forever - May 6, 2004 6:42 am (#1786 of 2912)

Hey Boop, no one dresses up here for the movies ... that is why I'm planning on the jeans, rainbow belt & (pink?) hoodie ... everyone will think I'm dressed as normal... (which it pretty much is).... but I will know the truth *maugh haugh haugh* The belt & jeans I already own (belt bought pre PoA I may add)... no pink hoodies though, I do have a red one, hmmm, wonder will that do?

Oh Karine... I can't believe you spotted Madame Maxime... was Hagrid with her?

Molly Weasley Wannabe... love your new avatar....

Sarah... you should put an Impervius charm on your art work.... in case your neighbour has another water related accident


Gina R Snape - May 6, 2004 6:54 am (#1787 of 2912)

Septentrion, you are indeed keeping the Beauxbâtons location a secret very well!

I have naturally dark hair, for those who asked. But I have been known to dye my hair a variety of colours. In the Gabrielle photo, my hair was dyed a reddish-blonde and coincidentally happened to be close to the hue Gabrielle was sporting in the episode I chose to costume.

The other day the weather was a little cool and I needed just a little something to wear over my shirt when I went out. Lo and behold, my Slytherin jumper matched perfectly. So, I walked around all day wearing it, and nobody thought anything of it because it doesn't have Slytherin anywhere on it. It's just grey with that green piping at the v-neck. But I knew...


Julia. - May 6, 2004 7:33 am (#1788 of 2912)

WOO-HOO!!!!! No more bio!!! *dances around the room* Just one more exam to go, and then HOME!!


virgoddess1313 - May 6, 2004 7:54 am (#1789 of 2912)

Well, my phone was cut awhile ago, so I haven't been to the forum in awhile. I've missed it and everyone on it.

Well, it's a beautiful day, school is over for me next Wednesday and I'm in a good mood. But, I'd better get back to work.

Hugs and good wishes to anyone who wants or needs them... oh and everyone who doesn't as well.


Padfoot - May 6, 2004 7:54 am (#1790 of 2912)

Gina, I pictured you with dark hair too. Haha. It's that last name of yours that did it of course.

I think it's really neat to see pictures of everybody that I can match to the names. I sure hope that at the get together you all take lots of pictures and post them. Wish I could be there with you guys. I will be there in spirit.

I don't think I have anything that could be close to a costume. No pink hoodie even. I will have to go through my closet to find something.

Good luck on the remaining exams!


draco all the way - May 6, 2004 7:59 am (#1791 of 2912)

Oh my GOD! 100+ posts! I read them ALL! I didn't even cheat a little bit! Go me!

O.k I'm trying to get this done quickly, lets see- Happy Birthday all birthday people Good luck to all people who need good luck Congratulations for anyone with wedding, or graduations or both!

The rain stopped but ,hey, at least it rained!

I really want to dress up to, but no one here will do it with me and I'm not brave enough to do it all by my lonesome! But all your costumes(HP and otherwise) look great!


Essidji - May 6, 2004 8:13 am (#1792 of 2912)

Fawkes, the answer is no, unfortunately Olympe Maxime was alone, no Hagrid by her side. I guess that, as I saw her at the funerals of a lady from my village, she just made the trip to attend them and disapparated afterwards. This is what I thought anyway, as I also believe the Beauxbâtons school is rather in the south of France.

Julia, great you finished school and your exams. I hope everything went right for you, and that you will get plenty of E s (Wizard E s, of course! ~_^). BTW, did you get an A for your homework that was supposed to compare the Viêt-Nam war with the HP books?


Denise P. - May 6, 2004 8:24 am (#1793 of 2912)

I am not planning to dress in costume for the movie but will be wearing a HP inspired shirt. Either my DIGS shirt or perhaps the PA shirt that Brandon designed.

My wand arrived yesterday! Woo hoo....now I have to wait until Sunday to actually open it.


Tomoé - May 6, 2004 8:35 am (#1794 of 2912)

I ordered my wand today, how long did it take to make it to your door Denise?

Welcome back virgoddess!


Denise P. - May 6, 2004 8:52 am (#1795 of 2912)

I ordered it Sunday evening. It was shipped Tuesday and I got it Wednesday. I was very pleased with how quickly it came.


Tomoé - May 6, 2004 9:05 am (#1796 of 2912)

Within a week then, I hope they will be that fast for Canada too. ^_^


Lynn Allen - May 6, 2004 10:01 am (#1797 of 2912)

Tomoe, I jumped when your avatar winked at me! It was very flattering, of course! LOL! Lynn


timrew - May 6, 2004 10:35 am (#1798 of 2912)

Mike, I ordered my DVD through one of the dealers on Amazon. I e-mailed him, and I've just received an oh-so-apologetic e-mail in reply, asking me to return it at once for replacement.

I'm just about to do so!

Let's hope all his copies aren't like that!


Tomoé - May 6, 2004 10:43 am (#1799 of 2912)

I hope not Tim.

Thanks Lynn. ^_^


mike miller - May 6, 2004 10:59 am (#1800 of 2912)

Tim - I got mine through Amazon, a few years back, and had no problems. I'm sure the next one will be O.K.
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Ticker - May 6, 2004 11:58 am (#1801 of 2912)

Uff-da! 300+ posts in one day on this thread alone. Pinky, I'm shocked. Absolutely shocked. I thought you read all the threads.

Septentrion, thank you ever so much for finding such a nice meaning for Ticker. I tried to a while back, but all I could figure was it's what ticker-tape runs through (although, truth be told, I couldn't even find any support for that either) I should have looked for sometrhing closer to the ol' ticker (heart) I guess.

Happy Everything to Everyone since I am hopelessly far behind.


Hagsquid - May 6, 2004 12:03 pm (#1802 of 2912)

On a downer note: The harddrive on my laptop ceased up over the weekend. I bought a new one today, and I'm formatting and installing stuff, but I think most of my pictures, music, videos, and, worst of all, Harry Potter mp3s are obliverated.


Padfoot - May 6, 2004 12:08 pm (#1803 of 2912)

Ahhh... the joy's of computers. Ain't they great?


Ticker - May 6, 2004 12:22 pm (#1804 of 2912)

Ceased laptops, once ungripped, are easy to throw.


dobbyiscool - May 6, 2004 12:40 pm (#1805 of 2912)

Good Afternoon everyone!

Wow everyone’s costumes look/sound great! No one around here dresses up for the Harry Potter premiers, so I'll be taking a subtle approach to this. Luckily, my school colors are the same as Gryffendor's, so I have no problem finding a good outfit to where that will have a secret meaning to me (who cares if everyone thinks I'm just sporting RHS?).


Hagsquid - May 6, 2004 12:42 pm (#1806 of 2912)

meh. Who cares if everyone thinks you're a freak for dressing up for the Harry Potter premiere. Just tell anyone who snickers at you to... well... just give them glares. Smile


Padfoot - May 6, 2004 12:46 pm (#1807 of 2912)

Ok, hy, so are you going to translate the rowr word? I've got to admit, I am curious.


Molly Weasly Wannabe - May 6, 2004 1:07 pm (#1808 of 2912)

My sons' (ages 7 and 5....my 7 year old will be turning 8 the day the movie comes out on the 4th) will be dressing up in their robes for the movie. They can hardly wait!!!!


Hagsquid - May 6, 2004 1:12 pm (#1809 of 2912)

There's really not much to translate, it's just a noise I make when I see something that I want.

A girl, a pizza, a mountain dew, etc. I have it recorded somewhere...


Try that... I can't be sure if it's the right file, as I don't have sound on my work computer, and my laptop is still getting XP installed on it.


Flame Alligator - May 6, 2004 5:33 pm (#1810 of 2912)

Hagsquid, Does that noise also include losing HP bits Blues?

Ticker, Did I understand you play catch up with 300 posts and won? Excellent!!!

Virgoddess! Good to see you. I so missed seeing your sweetie and you. (avatar) Love birds cheer me up.

Well, I have been home for a hour. Back from the Health Fair. I had a great time! Surprise. Surprise. I was all prepared to be miserable. My boss, whom I had never met in person, was absolutely fabulous. And I think she like me too. I made two new friends, Matt and Kelly massage therapists.... very nice. Matt gave me a 20 massage on my break. It really helped as I was a bit irritable when I arrived. Plus, he didn't charge me. Wasn't that sweet? I did not have to do one "yoga trick" and I signed up 20 new people for my yoga class. Then I came home,(walked btw, 30 minutes) had some fruit an 1 hour nap and I had to be off to teach my regular Thursday yoga class. The new people came and my class was packed. Matt and Kelly are coming next week. Kelly is a riot. She is going to get me in trouble. So I had a good day but I am so pooped. Even me, the I don't need sleep super woman, needs to hit the sack. I will be out before my head hits the pillow.

Don't worry Fawkes, I will be up in time to great you lady. You too, Veronika.

Argh! I can't remember the Dutch for good evening. I am too tired. Oh well, Y'all have a good evening. See you tomorrow.


Hagsquid - May 6, 2004 6:43 pm (#1811 of 2912)

Ah. My appologies. hatU is just "Utah" backwards.


Hagsquid - May 6, 2004 6:45 pm (#1812 of 2912)

Thank you Tivo, thank you chiaojones. :-D Ima go watch me a some dementors.


Matt Allair - May 6, 2004 7:55 pm (#1813 of 2912)

Hi Everyone,

Lord, has it been a month already since I even looked at any threads on this site? Sorry that I've been away, but I've been so busy with work related issues and a lot of creative side projects, that I've barely had time to check my E-mail, much less the Forum.

Another thing that has kept me away is a major family issue. My Uncle has cancer, it was diagnosed very late, quite advanced. So he probably has two to three months to live. This came very much out of the blue. He's in his mid seventies, so these kind of things are to be expected at that age. It's been really traumatic for the family, so I've had to put in some extra attention to certain family members.

So, I'll try to check in whenever I can, but I've had to really cut down my internet time.


Madame Librarian - May 6, 2004 8:10 pm (#1814 of 2912)

Matt, very sorry to hear about your uncle. Yes, this is the time you need to pull together with family.

Just a reminder combined with a question: Is this Sunday (5/9) when they're showing the extended preview of PoA? Would someone who has all the details (or knows where they're printed) tell us memory-challenged people?

I suppose I could check Leaky Cauldron. I will later, now it's time for bed. **props eyes open with toothpicks long enough to log off**

Ciao. Barb


Hem Hem - May 6, 2004 9:22 pm (#1815 of 2912)

Make sure to spend time with your real family, Matt, and your internet family can wait until you have the time to come back.

Sorry I've been pretty absent lately. My computer is recovering from the Sasser virus, and is disssssggggguuuusssstttttinnnnnggggggllllllly slow. Oh well.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 6, 2004 10:33 pm (#1816 of 2912)

Heehee, Tomoe. If it makes you feel any better, I'm sure your German is better than mine. And feel free to call me Abby.

Septentrion--it's important to know that when learning a foreign language, it's best to learn how to say "bathroom" and a few good excuses. "J'ai mal a la tete" (I can't do the accents, I'm afraid.) being the best one.

Matt, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. You and your family will be in my thoughts.


VeronikaG - May 7, 2004 2:19 am (#1817 of 2912)

Our school had a bad attack of the Sasser virus this Monday or Tuesday. We had to install the antivirus on all 30 computers in our lab, and restart them twice. Took us an hour to get started.

I have bad news for my MSN buddies. I won't be able to talk to you much there for a while. But I'll leave messages for you here. I guess I'll just have to be more active here.


Fawkes Forever - May 7, 2004 2:47 am (#1818 of 2912)

That Sasser virus seems to have crippled a lot of systems... Thankfully our IT department contained it pretty quickly.... well it wouldn't do for a software company to get hit by a virus... LOL... might slow the 'ol dementors down for a bit however (thinking evil thoughts, hah hah... well at least they're not happy thoughts... so they can't suck them out of me)

Morning all.... & how are we all keeping on this bright & shiny friday morning... well it was bright & shiny... but I can see the rain clouds rolling in.... just in time to disturb my lunchtime walk!

Flame... hope you're well rested.... sounds like you had a fun day yesterday! Top of the morning to ya ... hee hee, I can't help but giggle when I type that

Matt, sorry to hear about your uncle.... keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.. big cyber hugs to you all!

Right back to work *grumble*


boop - May 7, 2004 2:56 am (#1819 of 2912)

ITS FRIDAY, Happy Friday Everyone, hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!

Matt, I am so sorry to here about your uncle. Take the time and spend it with him and your family. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Here is a hug for you and your family.


Denise P. - May 7, 2004 5:24 am (#1820 of 2912)

Bloodshot!  Augh - something is in the air! My eyes, my eyes! I took some allergy medicine, hopefully it starts to work soon.

Parrot 2 We have a male lovebird, 3 years old, named Shadow. This morning we discovered that SHE laid an egg!

This summer we are having a guest come stay the entire summer with us. Petunia (I didn't name her!), the class guinea pig, is coming to our house. I got to see her last night while I was at the school for a concert. She is a long haired black and white guinea pig and very cute.


boop - May 7, 2004 6:03 am (#1821 of 2912)

Denise, I hope that allergy medicine works for you. So are you going to have the guinea pig sit on that egg while she is visiting?

Brandon said that he will be mailing the designs to me today Denise so you should be getting a copy very soon.

Denise your mom was a very pretty woman. Thanks for sharing her picture with us.


Gina R Snape - May 7, 2004 6:16 am (#1822 of 2912)

Matt, I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. My paternal grandmother had cancer in the liver, discovered at the age of 84; but like your uncle, it was simply not discovered until the end stage.

Spending time with a loved one who knows s/he is dying is so important. It's the best thing you can do for your uncle, and for yourself. I found it a great comfort to know my grandmother was not alone at the very end of her life, and that I and other family members did all we could to comfort and be there for her. I hope you will feel the same.

The internet can wait. Barring WX catastrophes, we'll all be here whenever you get back.


Padfoot - May 7, 2004 7:31 am (#1823 of 2912)

Denise, I had a guinea pig growing up. Petunia is a cute name for a guinea pig. They don't do a whole lot though. Mostly just sit there and eat. Cute critters though. Congrats to Shadow for her (and your) pleasant surprise!

I have been having some bad luck with my fish lately. Months ago, when I set up my aquarium, I had about 10 fish. Then 19 baby fish appeared one day (quite mysteriously too). I gave a local pet store all but 5 of those baby fish. Unfortunately, the baby fish have been dying off one by one. The last one was floating this morning. I had not grown overly attached to these fish yet. But it was still sad to see them go. And now one of my adult Mollies has white stuff growing on it. Not a good sign.

Matt, I am sorry to hear about your uncle.

Barb, that special 10 minutes of PoA is coming up during the SS on ABC. I think it is supposed to be on 7/6c. If ABC is following the trend of recent movies they have shown, it will be towards the end of the movie, but not the very end. *so excited* HPANA has more information too.

Thanks Hagsquid for clearing that up. Now we know... the rest of the story.


Flame Alligator - May 7, 2004 7:48 am (#1824 of 2912)

Matt, So sorry. Ditto to what Gina said.

Fawkes, Belated top of the mornin to ya. Darn it. I forgot to post to you early. I hope you have a lovely evening. I wish I could send you some real chocolates to cheer you up. Of course, I would not want to make you fat. Have a lovely weekend.

Veronika, WAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! I miss chatting with you terribly. I will e-mail you. Girlfriend what am I going to do without you?

Denise P., Lovely Mom. ooooo Petunia sounds so cute. I like cute little guinea pigs. I feel for you with the sudden allergy attack. I hope what you are taking works for you.

Hem Hem, My computer is disgustingly slow and it has had no virus that I know of. I feel for you. Hope yours clears up soon. As for mine.... hopeless. But I have to love it because I get to be with you guys on the Forum. *kissing my computer* Draco all the way, I hope you get more rain to cool things off. As for me, I love the heat. I go for walks in 100 degree plus weather and guess what? I don't even break a sweat. I know this isn't the thread but could you tell me why you love Draco. E-mail if you must or maybe I should mosey on over to the Draco thread. Did you post there? I love your post btw.

To all who go away and manage to catch up on 100+ posts I bow deeply. I freak out when there is over 30 posts. Shamefully, I cheat and skim read.

Yesterday, it was 88 degrees here. Today, cloudy and I need a sweater on to go outside. Well, I am glad I walked to the Health Fair. I got plenty of glorius sun. It is the weekend. I hope you all have fun, or get work done or just relax. To all who are done with exams..... happy celebrating. My special someone is calling me later so I am overwhelmed with joy. *tears welling up* Everyone have a good weekend.

Goedemorgen soon to be goedemiddag!


Padfoot - May 7, 2004 8:12 am (#1825 of 2912)

Sarah, I found this over on the 'ship 'ship thread that you wrote: How often do you faint? Just curious because I don't think I've ever really fainted (almost did a few times) and I've even had medical problems that have been bringing on bouts of lightheadedness, dizziness, etc... Is it common for people to faint in their everyday lives? Can someone give me an answer over on the Chat thread? I'd appreciate it....

I know you weren't addressing this to me, but I will answer anyway. I've fainted before, though not in a few years now. I would doubt that it is common to anyone. If it is, they need to see a doctor. I have fainted maybe a half a dozen times in my life. Not totally sure why, maybe low blood sugar? (or when I have blood drawn) It's not fun, but I can always tell when it's about to happen, so I have time to go find some place to sit down and close my eyes. The first time it happened it was scary, I was 13 and I didn't know what happened, but not scary any more.


Accio Sirius - May 7, 2004 8:21 am (#1826 of 2912)
Edited by May 7, 2004 9:22 am


We just adopted a guinea pig about two weeks ago and we have really enjoy having him. He's orange and black with really long hair. It looks like a mohawk. We toyed with several names including Harry (my hubbie nixed it) and my daughter finally settled on licorice because he licks everyone when you hold him. We adopted him from the pound and had to endure a 1 1/2 hour home visit (!) before we got him, so if you have any questions, I feel like an expert. I didn't get that much training for my kids!!!


Fawkes Forever - May 7, 2004 8:44 am (#1827 of 2912)

Well it's officially the weekend... woohooo!

Take care everyone.... will try my home connection this weekend (I still haven't got round to testing it yet) with the PC that the dementors lent to me.... so I hope it works!

Denise.... I sympathise with your allergies.... hope the 'potion' works I got an antihistamine injection one year... before my NEWTS to stop my hayfever affecting my exams.... & it worked... no hayfever for two whole summers... it was bliss

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Istari...

Have a good weekend everyone....


Denise P. - May 7, 2004 9:30 am (#1828 of 2912)

Whee! The medicine I took earlier worked, my eyes stopped watering and swelling so I can see.

The egg Shadow laid will get removed. We have no male bird with her so it is not a fertile egg. She will probably lay 2-4 more. Our cockatiel usually lays 3-4 before she stops. It has been about 18 months since Piper laid eggs though,

Woo hoo! We found a really cool tent today. It sleeps 7 people and has a built in screen porch on the front of it. Along with the tents we already have, we have more than enough room now when we go camping.

Thanks for the comments about my mom. Her birthday is on Monday (along with a certain Forum member) so I wanted to put her picture up. She would be 64 this year.


virgoddess1313 - May 7, 2004 10:26 am (#1829 of 2912)

Flame- it's nice to be back. And I'm glad my avatar makes you happy... makes me happy too.

Have a great day everyone!!!


Prefect Marcus - May 7, 2004 10:37 am (#1830 of 2912)


Looking at your mom, I would guess that she was called as RSP at least once?



Ticker - May 7, 2004 10:50 am (#1831 of 2912)
Edited by May 7, 2004 11:51 am

RSP? Is that like RSVP without the vous? I was never very good at calling back on those.


Denise P. - May 7, 2004 11:12 am (#1832 of 2912)

Marcus, nope. She was inactive for the vast majority (as in all of it) her adult life. She never had any calling except mom and wife that I know of.

RSP= Relief Society President Relief Society is the women’s organization within my church.


Prefect Marcus - May 7, 2004 11:59 am (#1833 of 2912)


So when do we get a picture of you? It's only fair, this is a picture of me.



Denise P. - May 7, 2004 12:39 pm (#1834 of 2912)

True enough Marcus although I have had a picture of me up. I put one of me up back in February but since you insist....here is a picture of me again.


Prefect Marcus - May 7, 2004 12:56 pm (#1835 of 2912)
Edited by May 7, 2004 2:01 pm

True, but I thought you might prefer this likeness.

(Remarkably similar, Don't you think?)

(If offensive, please delete)


Acceber - May 7, 2004 1:28 pm (#1836 of 2912)

Nice pics everyone . Here's one of me and my Grandma. I don't usually have red eyes, they're normally light brown.

* insert picture here*

EDIT: Never mind, that didn't work. It's a good picture. Believe me.


Denise P. - May 7, 2004 2:17 pm (#1837 of 2912)

Wow Marcus, how did you get that picture of me when I was a red head?

Ugh, in the middle of the weekly great cage cleaning and ran out of birdie litter. Gotta make a run to pick up more to finish cleaning cages. I guess I am doing that AFTER the wedding open house our babysitter is having. Drat, we lost her to a husband!


SarcasticGinny  - May 7, 2004 2:22 pm (#1838 of 2912)

You guys, I'm so excited! I finally finished my student teaching today and have the go-ahead for teacher certification! :-)


Ladybug220 - May 7, 2004 2:25 pm (#1839 of 2912)

Sarcastic Ginny - that is great! Congrats!


Padfoot - May 7, 2004 2:26 pm (#1840 of 2912)

Congrats SarcasticGinny! That's great news.


scully jones - May 7, 2004 2:53 pm (#1841 of 2912)

Padfoot, you need to get what's called ich-out for your aquarium! It turns your aquarium slightly blue, but it'll help with the ich on your fish! We had a lot of fish growing up, so I'm the fish doctor with all of my friends.


Tomoé - May 7, 2004 4:01 pm (#1842 of 2912)

I'm sorry about your uncle Matt. A lovely family that cares about you, that's the must important thing in the end.

Abby, you forgot one of the most important phrase to learn in a foreign language : "Same." to use in restaurants when you don't feel safe enough to do the whole ordering process. ^_^

VeronikaG, most of medieval reenactment group are fight based and have a hard time to recruit women. My group is 50/50, beside cooking and washing dishes wearing costume (it's always funnier to do it in costume ^_^), we sing songs, try to learn our prayers in Latin, sculpt spoons, clear the ground, work on our hostellerie (the main building of our site) and kill chickens and rabbits (we are known among the other reenactment groups as the chicken throat cutters ^_^).


Marie E. - May 7, 2004 4:25 pm (#1843 of 2912)

Congratulations, Ginny!

I remember when I finished student teaching (nine years ago!). It was relief in one way, but in another it was sort of scary. Like, oh no, now I have to go teach 'for reals'. I student taught third grade down in Southern Georgia. I wonder about those kids all the time. They would be about 18 years old.

We had another wonderful day in Colorado. Blue skies, warm temps. Yep, we're probably in for snow soon. Heehee. Hopefully it's just rain for now, at least until September.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 7, 2004 9:16 pm (#1844 of 2912)

Congrats, Ginny! Have some Abbyfetti on me. ',.;',;.,';.'.;,'.;

Excellent point, Tomoe! I must get my French dictionary and look that up! I never thought of that before, heehee.


Madam Pince - May 7, 2004 11:58 pm (#1845 of 2912)

Barb and Padfoot, I just read in "TV Guide" that the 10 minutes of POA preview / cast interviews will be at the END of the showing of SS, which they are broadcasting on ABC on Sunday, May 9, starting at 7pm Eastern time. However, I am somewhat confused. It says in TV Guide that the show will be 4 hours long -- from 7-11pm, which sounds about right once you include commercials and the POA thing. But apparently they are re-broadcasting it on the following Saturday, 5/15, at 8pm, and that show is supposed to only be 3 hours long, from 8-11p. Now that doesn't make sense to me. Even if the second broadcast doesn't include the POA stuff, they'd need more than 3 hours in order to include commercials, wouldn't they?

At any rate, I don't trust just any old info for something as important as this, so I plan to tape the entire 4 hours Sunday night, just in case. (You have to understand -- I have not seen one single trailer for the movie yet, so I am STARVED!) Another thing too -- the ads in "TV Guide" say that this broadcast has "Never-Before-Seen Footage!" Now I wonder -- is that footage that wasn't seen in the theatrical release (but which we all of course have now seen on the DVD version) or does that truly mean "never-before-seen?" And is the footage going to be properly incorporated into the movie where it should be, or will it be stuck at the end in a montage of "deleted scenes?" Again, too important to trust to mere semantics. I'm tapin' it!

(By the way, you should've seen me when I saw the ad on the back cover of TV Guide last week, when I first saw that it was going to contain a 10-minute POA preview. I yelled and danced around the kitchen like a madwoman.)

Flame, Happy Birthday to your kitty -- I think I read that the big day was May 6th, didn't I? Hope she was able to enjoy a big can of tuna.


septentrion - May 8, 2004 12:35 am (#1846 of 2912)

Matt, sorry for your uncle, have as much time as you can with your family.

Congrats Ginny !

Tomoe, what's that word "Same" ? It isn't french, is it ?

Julia, you've finished school, haven't you ? Have good time now

Here the weather is awful. After a glimpse of spring, fall is back : coldness, wind, rain, grey sky...how depressive !


Tomoé - May 8, 2004 4:17 am (#1847 of 2912)

septentrion, same is an English word (don't smash your head on the keyboard). "Same" is the easiest and simplest way to say "I would fancy the same thing please."

Abby, "Same." in French is "Même chose." or "La même chose.", you can push a little further and add "s'il vous plaît". ^_^

You have not seen a single preview of PoA yet, Madam Pince? how comes?

And congratulation Ginny!


Madame Librarian - May 8, 2004 4:59 am (#1848 of 2912)

Mornin', everyone! Warming up here (yesterday was more like early March), but skies are grey, t-storms are on their way. Sigh.

Padfoot, thanks for the info on Sunday night. Best Mother's Day present, I think. Actually, book 6 would be a better one, but let's get real here, JKR deserves a Mother's Day, too.

What's the custom in the UK (and around the world)--do other coutries have a Mother's Day?

Ciao. Barb


septentrion - May 8, 2004 5:10 am (#1849 of 2912)

yes, we have a Mother's day in France but later, the last sunday of May or the first of June. This year, it's the 6th of June because the last sunday of May is the Pentecost. So that's why there were mother's day e-cards on aol US...for all mothers :

Flowers For Mom

BTW, I've read that PoA release in UK will be the 31st of May. Is it real or just a rumor ? I hope it's real, no one should have to wait as long as we do to see that promising movie.


Flame Alligator - May 8, 2004 5:46 am (#1850 of 2912)

Tomoe, Thanks for the language tips. I am learning Dutch and need all the help I can get. Your practical tips are greatly appreciated.

Madam Pince, Awwww I feel sad that you have not seen a PoA trailer. Good luck on taping the 10 minute one Monday. Thanks so much for asking about Samantha. Yes, she made it to her 16 birthday. She had salmon (her favorite) for her birthday. Fresh salmon which I ground up for her so she could eat it. She has lived a month longer then the vet predicted. What a fighter. It is not depressing to be with her. She seems to be alright considering. Certainly not ready to check out. I love my kitty. What a brave baby girl!! Thanks to all who are supporting me on my Kitty Death Watch which really is a Life Watch. She is living every moment of her life. No giving up. I am moved and imspired by her. I have to bathe her today and guess what? She manages to run from me. Nothing like bath time to get a kitty going.

Mollis, How is the unpacking/settling in going? I always find that once I get the kitchen organized, I am home free. You? Hope you will chat with me soon.

I am in such a good mood today. Another wonderful long distance call that made me so very HAPPY!! The weather here today is gloomy but my heart is shining. To anyone feeling down...... Here take some of my good mood. Y'all have fun today.

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Dr Filibuster - May 8, 2004 6:02 am (#1851 of 2912)

It's no rumour Septentrion...

PoA starts on 31st May in UK cinemas and tickets may be purchased right now! It's unusual to start on a Monday, but it's a Bank Holiday (public holiday) and most schools are off for the Whit half term (1 or 2 week break depending on the school).

Mothering Sunday was on 21st March in Britain. My mum asked for a pedicure.

I've been on my holidays so only about half a million threads to catch up on. I missed 5th May (Mexico), St George's Day (England) Earth Day (USA) Anzac Day (Australia/NZ) May Day and loads of birthdays. Belated greetings/commiserations to to everyone who wants one.

For you information, my birthday is on 1st June and my Potter buddies are supposed to be taking me to the pictures. That's the only reason why I haven't booked seats yet, but it's killing me. I may have to remind them about the dates if they don't turn up with the tickets this weekend!

Flame, glad Sam's 16th birthday went well. Her favourite salmon hey? No wonder she has had such a contented long life with you.


scully jones - May 8, 2004 6:27 am (#1852 of 2912)

Today is Jimmie's birthday! He's 24, and I'll be 21 exactly one month from today as well!

We're going to go to his mom's house, and I'll be sure to add more stripes to my scarf. I'm on number 25 right now.


Flame Alligator - May 8, 2004 6:38 am (#1853 of 2912)

Chiaojones, *singing Happy Birthday to Jimmie* You two have a lovely day.


boop - May 8, 2004 7:41 am (#1854 of 2912)

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!!!

Jimmie Happy Birthday to you!!!!Hope you have a great day.

Well the students are getting packed and out of the dorms. I will be here at work until 8pm. We will start cleaning rooms, and what nightmare's some of the rooms are in!!!!! Some of the students move in and don't clean the whole time they are here. The dirt and dust that is in these rooms are scary.

Well I am off to go back to work..


VeronikaG - May 8, 2004 8:41 am (#1855 of 2912)

Ah... summer!

This week has seen some of the worst weather this year has had to offer. On Thursday my Mom, my cousin and me went for a little walk, and got all soaked when the clouds suddenly burst open. To top it, there was huge lightning bolts right above our heads. Scary!!

And now today, summer!! I've been outside working on bringing the garden back to it's old shape, and I have a nice pink sunburn on one side of my face. According to Mommy, someone had said on the radio that southern Norway is hotter than Spain today. Nice. We deserve it!

Flame, thank you for the mail. I replied, but I don't know if it was sent properly. At least you know I have read yours. Happy Birthday to Samantha.

Now I'm going to turn on the TV, and enjoy having week end. TTFN!


SarcasticGinny  - May 8, 2004 9:15 am (#1856 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to Jimmie (you share a birthday with my mom, actually!) Happy day!


Tomoé - May 8, 2004 10:58 am (#1857 of 2912)

Mother's day? This sunday? I forgot!

Not to worry, not to worry, it's only 3:00 PM, the stores are still open for two hours.

My mother was born a 2 January, so I lack imagination to buy her a gift for Christmas and another one for her birthday. I give her something on Mother's Day instead. ^_^

Just another language tip and I'm gone, if you don't feel like ordering "the same", you can stop at a franchisee restaurant (like MacDonald, Burger King, Windy's, etc.) and you chose something on the trios' board. You then order "Number 5" "Coke" "Medium", and you’re done. ^_^

By the way, Happy Birthday Jimmie!


Leviosa - May 8, 2004 11:46 am (#1858 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to Jimmie!

Tomorrow will not only be Mother's Day, but also my mom's 50th  birthday and she's not too happy about it...

I wish we had such a good weather as you, Veronika! I hope the high temperatures last

Betty, I hope work won't be too tough. Do get enough sleep when you have to work that hard and that long!

edit: I finally figured out how to do really cool smilies! Thanks Melissa!


tracie1976 - May 8, 2004 11:49 am (#1859 of 2912)

I thought I would pop in real quick and say I've been real busy cleaning so I can have my daughter's b-day party today. She turned 9 on May 5th. Yes a cinco de mayo baby lol. Well everyone have a good day. Almost time for the party . Bye Tracie


Madame Librarian - May 8, 2004 9:43 am (#1860 of 2912)

Wow, Heidi, what a resumé! It's a pleasure to have you join us.

Ciao. Barb


Acceber - May 8, 2004 5:54 pm (#1861 of 2912)

Happy Birthdays Jimmie and Tracie's Daughter!!!

~*sincerely wishes own birthday was in May like virtually everyone else here*~


Julia. - May 8, 2004 6:01 pm (#1862 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Jimmie and Tracie's daughter. Hmmm, I really need to download Smiliey central on this computer. Don't worry Becca, my birthday's not until September. Have a good evening everyone!


scully jones - May 8, 2004 7:46 pm (#1863 of 2912)

Thank you so much for the birthday greetings!!

Jimmie's mom ate Dumbledore today at the buffet... Squid's not really my thing, so I stuck with chicken and crab legs.

I've gotten a few more stripes done... I also have a few pictures from today here.

It rained like crazy, but my porch is really holding on! Not even blurry!


Kip Carter - May 8, 2004 8:52 pm (#1864 of 2912)

I noticed on the "Tell About Yourself" thread that both vball man and chiaojones's "Jimmie" have birthday today (May 8th), which is also the birthday of a long-time member of the Lexicon Forums, Istari, who is very active on the Harry Potter Lexicon FanFiction Forum. Those who are interested should check out the Harry Potter FanFiction there!

Happy Birthday to all!


Hem Hem - May 8, 2004 10:03 pm (#1865 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Istari!

And, since tomorrow has struck most of the world by now , happy Mothers’ Day to all the wonderful mothers on the forum! I hope your kids treat you nicely today!


The Great Abbycadabra - May 8, 2004 10:30 pm (#1866 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Everyone! Enjoy the Abbyfetti! ,'.;',;.',;.',.;',;.',.;

Thanks for that translation, Tomoe. I think I confused my French dictionary. Which is kind of impressive when you think about it.


Molly Weasly Wannabe - May 8, 2004 10:55 pm (#1867 of 2912)

to all you Mothers out there. Also...to all those who are celebrating a B-day!!!


boop - May 9, 2004 12:41 am (#1868 of 2912)

Istari, V.ball man, vI hope you both had a wonderful Birthday.

Happy Mother's Day to all Forum MomsI hope you are treated extra special today!!!!Have a great day.

Susi Tell your mom Happy Birthday Day from me.


Marè - May 9, 2004 1:54 am (#1869 of 2912)

Whooo, Chiaojones, your scarf is huge, you couldn't see that on the previous pictures!

It's lovely!

Happy mothersday to all mums on the forum! Hrmpf, I can't even properly congratulate my own mum, because she and dad drove off to Tuscany for a vacation yesterday. Talking about lucky....

Bye the way, Flame, Goodevening would be : goede avond. And "the same" = "hetzelfde". And if you want to say "the same please", that would be "hetzelfde alstublieft." (I really wish I could hear you pronounce that... )


Flame Alligator - May 9, 2004 3:15 am (#1870 of 2912)

Mare, Dank u for the Dutch lesson. Hey! I need phonics for "alstublieft". I spit when I try to say it. ha ha ha I told you I sound like a Klingon (from the movies Star Trek) when I speak Dutch. My speaking Dutch sounds like the fictional Klingon language. Ah well, I am a warrior woman after all.

Sarah, I love your web site. Thanks for sharing Jimmie's birthday pictures. He looks different in those pictures from the ones of him before... younger. The scarf looks great, nice and long so you can wrap it around yourself and still have some hanging down. I hate a stingy scarf. And btw., if anyone wants a peek at me. I am on Sarah's website with my godson Cy (Ky).

Leviosa, Sorry to read your Mom doesn't think 50 is nifty. I do. Wish I could send my positive vibes to her. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Istar, Vball Man Happy Birthday y'all.

In case y'all haven't noticed I have a slight southern accent. Guess what? I am not from the south. About 7 years ago, my partner said, "Have you noticed you are starting to speak with a southern accent?" I said, "No darlin" Well, he was right. Where it came from... I don't know. Wednesday, at the Health Fair, my boss asked me if I was from Texas. I told her no, that I was originally from Michigan and raised in Indiana but living here in Lincoln, Nebraska for 20 years. She said, "You sure sound like you are from Texas." ha ha ha ha ha So, I guess "my southern accent" is Texan. Now put that with the Dutch I am learning. ha ha ha ha ha What I want is to be fluent in Dutch with a Dutch accent.

My son is far away in Scottsdale, Arizona. We have already spoken over the phone today. We talk everyday. I got great gifts that were delivered yesterday. I am having a Happy Mother's Day.

To all the Forum Moms: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!! Have a lovely day.



tracie1976 - May 9, 2004 3:48 am (#1871 of 2912)

Thanks for my daughter's Birthday wishes

to all the Mom's out there.!


Sherbie Lemon - May 9, 2004 4:55 am (#1872 of 2912)

Mother's Day 2 I hope all you mothers have a wonderful day, and allowed to take a bit of a break!

Happy Birthday to Jimmie, Tracie's daughter, and VBall Man!
Airplane Wishes 1

Sarah, your scarf is enormous! It looks fantastic; you've done a brilliant job!

Congratulations, Ginny!

I took my mom and mother-in-law with me yesterday to pick out our paint, countertops, carpet, tile, etc. for the new house. We went by there to peek, and they have all our electrical done and shingles finished. Hopefully, this week they can put in the insulation and drywall! Our house will really start looking like a house then! But I'll be a little sad when this process is finished; I love watching our house develop. Heart/home


septentrion - May 9, 2004 5:50 am (#1873 of 2912)

happy birthday vballman and istari !

Sarah, I love your scarf too, and your website is just wonderful, to see our forum fellows, I love it.

Partly Cloudy

still dull sky here but no rain today, that's an improvement


VeronikaG - May 9, 2004 9:49 am (#1874 of 2912)

Another hotter than usual day here in the far North. I'd say, I'm really starting to build up a noticeable suntan already. My face is actually more pink at the moment, though. I've been on a boat trip, and the sun out on the sea...

That was a HUGE scarf Sarah!! And if that was half finished, it will be really enormous by the time you finish it. I wish I had the patience to learn to knit properly, then I'd try and make myself a nice, warm Hufflepuff sweater. Hufflepuff would be my house in Hogwarts. Oh, well. Maybe when I graduate next year, and don't have to spend time reading school books.

On a side note, here in Norway it's quite popular for TV comedians to pretend to be speaking foreign languages, Dutch being one of the more popular (but also difficult). Last summer we had a guy pretending to be a Dutch reporter checking out Norway for vacation tips. It was on for 5 minutes every day of the summer, as a part of an entertainment show. It was called "Pim Van Der Fleest", he traveled around to look at different known tourist spots, making a lot of misconceptions because he didn't understand the signs, and often ended up getting injured. I don't know if there really is a Pim Van Der Fleest on Dutch TV, but I think this was a Norwegian just acting. And it's not like we think the Dutch are weird. Because it was Norway who got most of the jokes from his "reports". They chose to make him Dutch to get the fun language. Most Norwegians trying to speak Dutch just say "Eek Ack" a lot, but this guy was really good. He fooled many viewers.

For those of you who have heard Norwegian, how did that sound to you? I have never heard anybody doing mock Norwegian. I have heard some New Zealand comedians doing Swedish. It was like this: "Jorgen schmjorgen fjorgen, a-plippety plopp." The accent, however, was pretty good.


megfox - May 9, 2004 11:44 am (#1875 of 2912)

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms here on the Forum!


scully jones - May 9, 2004 12:32 pm (#1876 of 2912)

Happy Mother's day! I gotta go to work now! Thanks for the scarf compliments!


Julia. - May 9, 2004 1:48 pm (#1877 of 2912)

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies!


Acceber - May 9, 2004 2:51 pm (#1878 of 2912)

Happy Mother's Day to All That Apply!

And Happy Birthday to Anyone I Forgot!


Gina R Snape - May 9, 2004 4:43 pm (#1879 of 2912)

Happy Mother's Day, all mothers!!!

I ran to get home, but missed the 1st half hour of the ABC airing of SS. Did I miss anything from that first half hour?


tracie1976 - May 9, 2004 4:50 pm (#1880 of 2912)

Extra footage in the potions scene Gina. I hope you at least got to see that.


Gina R Snape - May 9, 2004 4:54 pm (#1881 of 2912)

Oh, yes. I came in when Harry and Hagrid were shopping on Diagon Alley. Thanks.

Anyway, that 'extra' Snape footage was on the DVD extras, so it wasn't 'never before seen' footage. I've heard mutterings around the internet about the Potions riddle at the end. That is what I am mostly wondering will be shown or not.

But I also thought there might have been one or more of those interview snippets with the kids during the first half hour.


scully jones - May 9, 2004 5:43 pm (#1882 of 2912)

All of the scenes so far are the ones that were on the DVD. I don't think there is going to be anything else.


boop - May 9, 2004 7:11 pm (#1883 of 2912)

Kip just wanted to tell you Hope you have a great day.


freshwater - May 9, 2004 7:21 pm (#1884 of 2912)

I remember seeing an extended potions scene on the SS DVD, but I don't remember Harry answering back to Snape that he should call on Hermione. Is that on the deleted scene on the DVD? I am much happier with Harry showing some backbone and not letting Snape totally intimidate him, even on his first day, than with the quiet, passive Harry we see in the SS film.


Julia. - May 9, 2004 7:31 pm (#1885 of 2912)

Yes Freshwater, it is definitely there. I remember seeing it several times and knew it was coming when it played this evening. *dances around the room* Only 25 days left...


virgoddess1313 - May 9, 2004 8:10 pm (#1886 of 2912)

After seeing that making of dealie I'm so very excited. Will digitally recorded it for me so I can have it to get me through until the 4th.


Dr Filibuster - May 9, 2004 10:37 pm (#1887 of 2912)

Oooh, you lucky, lucky people. I wish I could have stayed in the USA for a few more days. What were your favourte parts from the PoA clips/interviews?

On the plus side....I have my pre-booked ticket for 31st May! Three weeks to go!


Anna Katarina - May 9, 2004 10:49 pm (#1888 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Kip! (It's the 10th of May here anyways)


Fawkes Forever - May 9, 2004 11:51 pm (#1889 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Kip Passes around the butterbeers.... Hope you have a lovely day!

Congrats Ginny.... hee hee, can we call you Professor Ginny now

Secretly pleased in a very 'mature' way that I didn't miss out on anything re. the PS extended version premiere... sorry guys... bit of the 'ol green eyed monster in me.... LOL! Would have liked to have seen the PoA preview.... theres not much hype over this way yet.... still to see a trailer on TV, but I'm encouraged by the May 31st release date although, (my mums birthday) I'll probably not get to see it until the following weekend .... unless I 'treat' my mum.... well, she is a huge Potter fan too... she near wrestled my copy of OotP out of my hands the day it arrived I'm looking forward to watching sky news to watch the coverage of the premiere however .... WOOHOOO! Thats how much I want to see the movie now.

Just had a look at Sarahs (chaojones) website... wow... I didn't realise that she had piccies of some of her forum buddies there (thanks for the tip Flame)... it was lovely to see you guys, finally! Now I can put a face to the name.... & I was want to say... Nice to see you all Well done Sarah Happy belated birthday to Jimmie & I love your scarf... I can't believe how long it is....

Happy belated birthdays to Tracies daughter & Flames 'ickle Samantha!

Happy Mothers Day for yesterday to all the Mums.... our Mothers day was back in March, but I panicked for a minute when I seen the mothers day greetings... thought I'd forgotten.... but thankfully no!

Right I'm off to St Mungos (work permitting) for Kips Birthday Party.... & Istari's for that matter & the rest of us eejits that celebrate this week, Prof sprout, Septentrion... *cough*me*cough*) Last one there buys the butterbeers

EDIT : eejit is Irish slang for a nutter... in an affectionate way


Marè - May 10, 2004 1:03 am (#1890 of 2912)

Balloons for all the celebrating people!!!

Veronika: "Pim Van Der Fleest"? Hihi! Pim is a normal name, and van der means from the. It's common in last names. But Fleest??? I never heard that one before! It should be some kind of topografical thingy, but google doesn't help me further, so I think it's made up.
And I think you're right about Swedish, when Scandinavians are imitated in forgein countries, they are always swedish. I think the muppets swedish chef would be a good example. (who doesn't love him?)


draco all the way - May 10, 2004 3:07 am (#1891 of 2912)

Happy birthday all! Chiaojones, the scarf is enourmous and really professional looking! Go you! Flame, just a read a post of yours from a while back and found that you lived in Lincoln Nebraska. I lived in Omaha awhile back. Going back several posts I noticed that you wanted to know why I like Draco so much and I think I might post that in the Draco thread but maybe not-I don't know. Pointless sentence I know.

No rain for awhile though! Too bad it was getting really cool!

I went to Pondicherry yesterday. Its a small french colony close to where I live and sadly I found it completely boring! Nothing like what it was advertised to be.

And finally, I won’t post for a long while because I'm going on holiday and then I'll have to go to school for my 11th standard(shudder) so my post will become few and far between in the future!


tracie1976 - May 10, 2004 3:10 am (#1892 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Kip.


draco all the way - May 10, 2004 3:48 am (#1893 of 2912)

Hello all. I have a question and I didn't know where to post so I decided here. Anyways, the thing is I've heard so much about the famed DIGS theory but I've never really read the original theory and I really wanted to. I tried search but the list was really long because people casually refer to the theory so often. Plus I'm lazy. So, could anyone point me the right way?


Marè - May 10, 2004 3:59 am (#1894 of 2912)

Plus I'm lazy.

LOL! And honest I guess...
Kip Carter "Slytherin Prefect, I want evidence that Dumbledore is the Giant Squid (adapted)" 12/30/03 5:01am
This is the adapted thread. all the text that was in all the original posts is there but for archive reason it is one post with no avatars and such.



draco all the way - May 10, 2004 4:08 am (#1895 of 2912)

Thanks Mare! That’s the funniest theory I've read. It’s also quite probable! Thank you!

And honest? Me? I am wounded, Mare! You obviously don't know me that well.


Lynn Allen - May 10, 2004 5:48 am (#1896 of 2912)

Happy Belated Mother's Day to everyone! We've had so many thunderstorms here I stayed away from the computer much longer than normally. The mothers in my family enjoyed the attention, though. Sarah, your scarf is looking great! You can be really proud to wear it once it gets cold again. (Just not today considering how warm it is in Lansing and its environs!) Happy Birthday Kip! Hope you are feeling better on your big day. Hey was anybody else surprised at how tall the young man who plays Draco Malfoy was in the Azkaban clips? Those kids are all going through major growth spurts! Well, I off to have an upper GI endoscope test, oh happy day! Maybe we'll see why I can't eat more than baby servings of even the tastiest food without feeling sick; not good since I can't afford to lose weight considering how skinny I already am. Wish me luck!


Marè - May 10, 2004 6:08 am (#1897 of 2912)

Draco atw... wounded?? For calling you honest? Hmmm, makes me wonder about you

Well off course I don't know you very very well, it is the faith of knowing people through a computer viewscreen. You can never see facial expressions and gestures or have a good chitchat.
As much fun as we are having here, I'm pretty sure when you would put all these people together, everybody would be totally different than you imagined him/her. (Wouldn't that be a lovely experiment to do... maybe we can get some strange governmental institution to finance our plane tickets in the name of science..gnagnagna)
Funny thing is bye the way, that there are a lot more people who feel they know the few people who post a lot, while the people who post much don't know so much about the readers.

Now I'm rambling but I'm bored But since I just concluded that I, indeed, don't know you that well, I say: start talking.... erm... writing!


Flame Alligator - May 10, 2004 7:02 am (#1898 of 2912)

Mare, Guess what? I am exactly like I post. A friendly chatterbox who loves to chat with others. :silly grin: I like to hug and kiss people and tell all about myself. (ooo perhaps too much as I am very liberal and open.) I do however like to pepper my language with swearing which I don't do here. (PG rating here) And I have been known to make a funny face or two. As soon as I get this smiley thing right, I will have my funny faces posted here too. (I am computer... uh ... challenged.) Want to chat with me, Mare? contact me on MSN through my e-mail or as ArchetypeGds on AIM. Plus, you could throw some Dutch at me so I can practice. Not too much, I am a beginner so be gentle, ok?

Draco All the Way, Good luck on your 11th Standard. Perhaps you could tell me about your affection for Draco when you get back. I want to know!!! I will miss you until you are back and posting regularly again.

Happy Birthday to whomever's birthday it is today. Wow, Acceber was right, a lot of May babies on the forum. *singing Happy Birthday*

Fawkes, Belated Top of the mornin to ya! I have an excuse today. I was taking Dutch lessons earlier. Thanks for sending a birthday greeting to my little Sami. (She was almost normal yesterday. btw a very good day.) Did you check me out on Sarah's website? Like me? Could you see my facial tattoos? Did I tell that part? *said loudly* Hey, everyone I have facial tattoos. And yes they have meaning. Oh yeah they do.

Veronika, Hey girlfriend, It sounds like you are having a blast with the warm weather up your way. I got you letter, btw. Check your e-mail, I responded.

I did not get to see or record the extended PoA trailer. Could someone tell me about it? Is it on the Internet anywhere that I can view it and perhaps download it?

Virgoddess, Once again that guy of yours is so sweet to record the "trailer dealie" for you. And thanks for posting cause I get to see you love birds when you do.

It is cloudy and gloomy today. No matter. I am bursting with love today. My sweetie is so wonderful. So, to all of you I send love. Have a great day y'all, even if the sun isn't shining.



Fawkes Forever - May 10, 2004 7:52 am (#1899 of 2912)

Hey Flame... didn't notice your tatoos... but very cool! I thought the piccie of you & your godson was adorable... you look like a fun person... exactly the way you come across in your mails... you look quite young... must be all the yoga I might pluck up the courage to post my own piccie one of these days.... just find a photo that looks semi human... probably one taken after I've applied liberal amounts of Sleekeasys hair potion

You can download the preview from MuggleNet... I just watched it & I'm way too hyper now I can barely type... LOL I had to retype that sentence so many times Wah, hyper hyper hyper.... my colleages think I've gone mental... hah hah, take that you nasty dementors you!


draco all the way - May 10, 2004 8:04 am (#1900 of 2912)

Mare, yes I suppose I do need to post a bit more if I expect to be understood. And as for the being honest part..uh.. lets just say that I'm not the most trustworthy of people!Smile

Flame, thanks for the luck- I certainly need it!
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tracie1976 - May 10, 2004 8:07 am (#1901 of 2912)

Hey everyone! My avatar for right now is my 1 year old daughter Faith, watching SS last night.
Have a good day!


septentrion - May 10, 2004 9:24 am (#1902 of 2912)

hey hey hey Tracie, your children are well brought up ! Good mother !

Fawkes, thanks for not forgetting me, I haven't forgotten you either, check the forum next week-end !

Lynn, good luck for your medical exam, I hope they'll found out what's wrong. Maybe I could give your 4 or 5 kilos of mine ?

Flame, I was very delighted to see you but I don't know if it's my computer, I couldn't see your tattoos, the picture wasn't clear enough. BTW your godson looks like a nice man.

I've seen the extended PoA trailer, I enjoyed the images but my oral comprehension is very limited so : is there a transcription anywhere ?

higher temperatures, a bit of sun and no rain at all : spring is back.


Padfoot - May 10, 2004 9:27 am (#1903 of 2912)

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good weekend! Happy Belated Birthday greetings to Vball Man, Kip, Istari and Sarah's Jimmie! If I forgot anyone, here's a Happy Birthday to you too.

Sarah, I will have to remember that Ich-out fish stuff. The fish that got sick died. Other fish seem to be doing great. Got to keep my fingers crossed they will live long and happy fishy lives. Scarf looks great. Now I looked at your web site and didn't see Flame. I love seeing what you all look like. And all that talk about face tattoos? Very curious.


Prefect Marcus - May 10, 2004 9:27 am (#1904 of 2912)


I am reminded of the M*A*S*H episode where Margaret started knitting something small and ended up making a full-size blanket! :-)

The scarf is looking good!



VeronikaG - May 10, 2004 10:19 am (#1905 of 2912)

Top of the morning! Or is it evening? For me it is.

Flame, was that the same Godson the girls use to fight over in your garden? It was a small picture, and I could not see your tattoos there. However, they were more visible in the picture you sent me. You should post a portrait picture, so we could see them more clearly.

Lynn, good to have you back. Last week my computer was unplugged a lot too, because of lightning, but now we have the most wonderful weather. As Canada has a climate similar to ours, I'm sure summer is coming your way too. Thunder doesn't last for ever. Good luck on getting your appetite back.

Happy birthday Kip. Party in st. Mungo's.

Belated Happy Birthday to Istari.

Maré, I love Swedish Chef. He rocks. I generally loved the Muppets. One of the all time best children's shows.


Marè - May 10, 2004 10:26 am (#1906 of 2912)

Flame I added you to MSN, but I have to warn you, my computer is on a lot more than I'm around it...
And I couldn't see your facial tattoo's, the picture was a bit too small (or you were standing to far away ) and the computer wasn't optimal... so I couldn't see that much, unfortunately.

And Draco, actually, I think I should post more often sometimes too. Hope to see you back soon after your departure :sniff sniff: and good luck!

And Fawkes, I was thinking the same thing about putting up my own pictures, now let's see I have one where I'm wearing a hat and sunglasses, I have one where I'm dressed up as a tiger (with paint applied to face) and one where I'm running around as a harem lady (lots of veils and shawls) Hihi

And Tracie.. I love that picture, it is adorable (and your daughter is too, bye the way)

O and Septentrion... I might be going to Brittany in September, I'm crossing my fingers! (Paris was great bye the way, I found out once again how difficult french is but I enjoyed the city enormously!)

Edit: "chicken" Veronika? O, I love the muppets, both the new and the old. Do you like the Dark Crystal and Labyrinth too?


VeronikaG - May 10, 2004 11:11 am (#1907 of 2912)

Hm? Did I write "chicken" anywhere? Or am I? Why, in that case.

Muppets. haven't been on TV for years up here. The last season I saw, they had moved out of the theater, and into the TV station. Clifford, Johnny Fiamma and Spamela Hamgerson had been added. Then it was taken off. I haven't seen Dark Crystal or Labyrinth. Do they have anything to do with Muppets?

Does anybody have any favourite Muppet memories? Mine are the following:

1: Two guys with clay masks that modelled lots of hilarious faces on each other. I was only 6 when I saw it, and I laughed hard!

2: A musical act with lots of pink, steam blowing creatures peeking up from holes on the floor. They made a crazy sound that had 6 years old Veronika laugh hard again.

3: The Muppets singing "Banana Song". "Daylight come and me wanna go home."

4: The jam that made everyone fat. (new)


Marè - May 10, 2004 11:24 am (#1908 of 2912)

O no, you're not a chicken. I was referring to all the moments that the Swedish chef was going to try to cook chicken. (That poor chicken)

And Dark Crystal and Labyrinth are movies made by Jim Henson, who made the muppets. They are not comedies but fantasy, but really wonderful to watch!

And my favourite muppets moments? Somebody is going to hit me for this but:
The Mana-mana song (mana mana dup duu du du dup mana mana dup du du dup)
And off course the two old men in the theater or behind the tellie (new version). They are hilarious!


Padfoot - May 10, 2004 11:27 am (#1909 of 2912)

I too like those old theater critics. Very funny. I remember learning how to play the Muppets theme song on piano when I was little. Good show.


Julia. - May 10, 2004 11:37 am (#1910 of 2912)

The two theatre guys were great, and I always had a thing for Ralph the Dog, he was so cute! But my altime favorite is Kermit the Frog. He was the best, hands down! Actually though, my favorite memory was hearing the theme song at the beginning of the show, I love that song. *sings* "It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights. It's time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight"...


Prefect Marcus - May 10, 2004 11:46 am (#1911 of 2912)

Ah yes, the Muppet Show. The show voted number one in the world of all the shows hosted by frogs!

The "I've got Rhythm" bit with Fossy and Ralph has long been a favorite of mine.



Sherbie Lemon - May 10, 2004 12:02 pm (#1912 of 2912)

Airplane Wishes 1 To you, Kip!

It's so hot here today, almost 90 degrees! I've been having a lot of fun shopping for things to furnish our new house. It's been very exciting, though seeing the PoA footage last night took the cake. I can't wait!!

Hope it's cooler where everyone else is! I like warm weather, but gimme a break, it's only May!


VeronikaG - May 10, 2004 12:05 pm (#1913 of 2912)

Don't worry Marè. I was almost certain you didn't call me chicken.

Yes I do remember some chicken legs sticking up from the pot. Sometimes he chases it around the theater as well. Makes you wish you were vegetarian, almost. :-)

Hergee berger snooger bork (No, not Dutch. It's a quote from the Swedish chef, found on the net.)

Guys, try to translate what he says!



Acceber - May 10, 2004 12:29 pm (#1914 of 2912)

I love Muppets! Kermit is my favorite too Julia! But Miss Piggy is a very close second.

Happy Birthday Kip! (for like the tenth time, but OK)

Tracie, Faith is sooooooo cute.


Viola Intonada - May 10, 2004 1:06 pm (#1915 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Kip!!!! Happy belated Birthday Istari!

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all mothers on the forum.

I had to most wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. Hubby gave me a card promising to buy me PoA for Gameboy Advance, (comes out June 2) then in the evening I got to watch the first half of SS cuddled up with my two beautiful girls. It was getting to late for them so I had to send them off to bed.

Now the one scene I don't ever remember seeing anywhere before is the one where Neville comes hopping into the Great Hall after having the leg locker curse put on him and then Harry reads the back of Dumbledore's card again, hence making the next scene with Hermione hauling out the huge book with Nicklaus Flamel make much more sense.

I loved the muppets growing up! My favorite muppet was Animal and I love "Pigs in Space", the Swedish Chef is high up on my list also.


Marè - May 10, 2004 1:14 pm (#1916 of 2912)

Hergee borger snooger bork??? Well the site doesn't work for me so I would have to go with: " Have a burger with booger, dork"

Makes you wish you were vegetarian
Pssst... I am!


scully jones - May 10, 2004 2:04 pm (#1917 of 2912)

I'm at 30 stripes now, I'm going into the final stretch!

Thank you all for your encouragement! I couldn't have done it without you!


timrew - May 10, 2004 2:29 pm (#1918 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Kip! Sorry I can't do any fancy smilies - never learned how to, and don't really want to! Happy Birthday, anyway!

In anticipation of my son buying me a ticket to see Aerosmith, I purchased their CD, "Honkin' on Bobo". Those guys know how to rock! And they can roll a bit, too!

Just got tickets for Simon and Garfunkel in July. Never seen them.....and I'm really looking forward to it!


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - May 10, 2004 3:28 pm (#1919 of 2912)

I'm wondering if there are any gardeners out there. I have a small courtyard and took to planting vegetables in pots this spring. Well, I got a little carried away and overloaded the container with the lettuce. They've taken off like gangbusters but I think they're running out of room. They've been in for about 3 weeks. Does anyone know if it's ok to transplant some to another container at this stage? Also, would anyone know which vegetables are happy in the same container? I know some plants thrive when planted in close proximity to each other and I suppose I could look it up......but this way is much more fun : ) Thank you. --Kim


Tomoé - May 10, 2004 4:20 pm (#1920 of 2912)

Happy birthday to who it may concern.


Julia. - May 10, 2004 5:55 pm (#1921 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Kip!!! Normally I would have a very cool smiley central smilie here, but smiley central won't work on my computer, even the non-smiliy central smiles won't work on this supid computer, so you'll have to settle for this one.


Accio Sirius - May 10, 2004 6:10 pm (#1922 of 2912)
Edited by May 10, 2004 7:11 pm

Kim, I don't have a big yard or much sun so I try to do stuff in containers--mainly herbs. I don't know much about lettuce, but I found this great book called Lazy Bed gardening which works on the idea that certain plants can be planted close together to create their own little environment that needs less water/care and is more resistant to bugs. It doesn't necessarily pertain to container gardening, but some interesting ideas. Hope that helps.

Happy Birthday Kip!!


Flame Alligator - May 10, 2004 6:11 pm (#1923 of 2912)

Chiaojones, *rooting for Sarah on the home stretch with her scarf* Plus, I am sending a better pic of me for your site. That OK? It at least shows the tattoo along my cheek clearly. There is on on my forehead between my eyebrows. I hope I can work my photo suite program properly.

Mare, I love Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. I never here anyone mention them. and guess what? I am a super vegan. (extreme vegetarian) Come on Mare, I want to see you. Ok, do I get to choose? I'll take the one with you wearing veils. Maybe I can see through them. Your "interpretation" was hilarious.

Sherbie, Buying new house things sounds like sooo much fun. I am so happy for you.

Veronika, Yes, that is Cy, the one the little girls were cat fighing over in the front yard. ha ha ha ha What will we do when is a teenager? I am also a big muppet fan. Kermit is my fav with Miss Piggy coming in very close, same as Becca. Don't we all know a Miss Piggy. I had a friend just like her... so funny, so deadly.

Fawkes, I want to see you. Come on guys. If I can show myself, anybody can. *whispering* I use a lot of hair gel. My queue is so wild when I wear it in a ponytail. Queue? Yes I have a queue. scalp lock Queue. Intrigued?

Hey... I got to post twice today. Yay!!! I have a bunch of news tomorrow. Not much time left. until tomorrow



Kip Carter - May 10, 2004 6:35 pm (#1924 of 2912)

I want to thank each of you who took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday. I have had a great day and I only hope that each of you with recent birthday had the great time I have had today.

For those are daring and a little insane, you should check out the St. Mungo's Lexicon Ward for the Incurably Insane thread on the Harry Potter Lexicon FanFiction Forum. Here is a link to Post #990 where today's events are being planned. There are many stories going on at the same time in the posts that follows. See if you can follow what's happening. I warn you ahead ... visiting here can be habit-forming! So go visit where the insane live!

For those who do not know, the link above will take you to a new Forum of which you are welcome to join. Venture at your own risk!


Catherine - May 10, 2004 6:55 pm (#1925 of 2912)


I'm a true novice at gardening, but most sources that I recall suggest thinning your plants at this stage.

I haven't read about transplanting these seedlings. Most books suggest eating the baby greens and enjoying them. You can sow seeds in succession, and enjoy until truly hot weather hits. At least that's true where I live, zone 8 in coastal NC. Lots of gardeners here sow lettuces in fall because our growing season is so long, and really hot weather makes the lettuce bolt (set seed).

I tried planting zinnias this year, and so far--zilch--nada--zed. So you should probably know that I have better intentions than actual success so far!

Best of luck!


draco all the way - May 10, 2004 10:15 pm (#1926 of 2912)

Has anyone seen the "she drives me crazy" muppet video? I loved that one. But my favourite character will always be Gonzo! Isn't he the one with the pet chicken Camille?


Anna Katarina - May 11, 2004 1:27 am (#1927 of 2912)

The cookie monster for me! (Have a thing for crumbs I guess.)


Fawkes Forever - May 11, 2004 1:57 am (#1928 of 2912)

C is for cookie... & cookie starts with C.

I loved the Muppets! Them & Sesame St.... Oscar was great.... so grumpy he was cool! As a kid I used to 'amuse' my friends & family with my Miss Piggy impersonations.... in particular the 'HIE-YAH' karate chop I'm sure they all loved that *hee hee* I even got a Miss Piggy mask one Hallowe'en... that was cool!

Funny, the term 'Chicken' here has turned into a term of endearment for a girl.... in slang, e.g. Something happens Ginny or Hermione (something minor) & Molly hugs them saying... "Awww you poor wee chicken" Or Ginny greeting Hermione affectionately... "Hey there Chicken, how are things?" Hee hee, you get the drift So when I first read Mares post I thought she was using it in the same way... LOL.

The term 'Muppet' has also been adopted here in slang as a term for a fool, also in a joking.. hopefully non insulting way. E.g. Harry says something stupid.... Ron says... "Harry don't be such a Muppet" or after Ron & Hermiones 'post yule ball argument, when Ron said... "completely missed the point"... Harry could have said... "Ron.... you really are a complete Muppet aren't you!"

Oooh I'd love it if he'd said that.... Hee hee... sorry, just thought I'd share.... I'm in a nutter mood.... had an early meeting this morning at work... so I'd several cups of coffee to wake me up.... thus I'm now on caffine bender


Devika - May 11, 2004 4:30 am (#1929 of 2912)

Belated birthday wishes for Kip... Happy Birthday!!!


Fawkes Forever - May 11, 2004 4:42 am (#1930 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Prof Sprout


Chris. - May 11, 2004 8:11 am (#1931 of 2912)

Lots of chatty messages to read!

Did I hear someone say 'Sesame Street'?! I loved that show! I used to try and perfect my Cookie Monster impression...*heh heh*

Too many birthdays! If it's your birthday soon, today, tomorrow or it's happened, Happy Birthday to YOU! Birthday Song


Padfoot - May 11, 2004 8:26 am (#1932 of 2912)

Have a very Happy Birthday Prof Sprout!


VeronikaG - May 11, 2004 8:33 am (#1933 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Professor Sprout!


Ticker - May 11, 2004 8:47 am (#1934 of 2912)

I've got to get on here more often - another 99 posts - gasp!

I would share my million thoughts if I didn't have a squiggly baby on my lap... as it is Happy Birthday, moving, knitting, life watching, mommy's day, language/culture learning...uh,oh. Gotta go take care of squiggly girl.

(Walks away singing Mana, mana. Do-do, do-do-do &trying to remember the name of the hapless muppet who "assisted" the scientist... too funny!)


Padfoot - May 11, 2004 8:54 am (#1935 of 2912)

I haven't seen the Muppets in a million years, but I want to say Beaker is the assistant. Or was he the scientist?


icthestrals - May 11, 2004 8:58 am (#1936 of 2912)

No, no! Beaker was the assistant! I loved him, poor guy. He was always getting blown up. And Ticker, I still sing the Mana, mana song. I wish I could see that piece again!

Muppets rock and classical!


Chris. - May 11, 2004 9:03 am (#1937 of 2912)

Padfoot, you're right. He was the scientist's assistant.

And a quote from Dr Bunsen Honeydew!

Now, Beakie, we'll just flip this switch and 60,000 refreshing volts of electricity will surge through your body. Ready?


tracie1976 - May 11, 2004 9:36 am (#1938 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Prof. Sprout!!


VeronikaG - May 11, 2004 10:07 am (#1939 of 2912)

Let's take a little time to bring out the kid in us, and remember what TV shows were our favorites at the ages 5-12. Here are mine:

Gummibears (USA)

Thomas the Tank Engine (UK)

Postman Pat (UK)

Fraggle Rock (USA)

Shagma (France) Essedji, Septentrion, remember this?

Not all of you may know what shows I'm talking about, but I'm sure some of you remember some of them. Now I'd like to hear about your favorites.


Padfoot - May 11, 2004 10:09 am (#1940 of 2912)

Sesame Street

Reading Rainbow

Mr. Rogers

Muppets (of course)

Cartoons (bugs bunny and the like)


Thom Matheson - May 11, 2004 10:23 am (#1941 of 2912)

But, How many can remember the original Mickey Mouse Club? Today is Tuesday. Do you know what day is is? Tuesday is Magic Day. Take it away, Mickey. "Meeska, Mooska, Mousekateer."

And let us not forget my 2 Saturday favorites. Mighty Mouse and Fury as well as Rin Tin Tin and Sky King.

Oh those wonderful Fifties.


Julia. - May 11, 2004 10:39 am (#1942 of 2912)

Oh my G-d!!! Yay for Fraggle Rock!! I loved the Doozers, they were the best! I remember they built their bridges and buildings out of radish sticks I also loved Mister Rogers and the Muppet Show. And, before it's too late, Happy birthday Prof. Sprout!!!


Madame Librarian - May 11, 2004 10:49 am (#1943 of 2912)

Ah, Thom, a man from my own generation! I loved Mighty Mouse, thought he was a cousin to Mickey. Boy, did my older sister think I was stoopid. We loved "Flash Gordon" though--both of us adored him. I still can't think of anything else when I hear a classical piece of music that is the sort they played when Ming the Merciless came on screen. The only thing that was a bit "off" even to a little kid like me was that goofy spaceship flying sideways and spiraling with sparks and an engine that sounded like a truck with a bad muffler. My sister and I would roll our eyes at each other when that came on.

Good news and a great end to my Mother's Day--talked to my son at school. He's coming home next week, and agreed (enthusiastically) to come with me to the opening PoA at midnight of June 4th. Not sure yet what theater it's going to be at here, but we have two multi-screen places nearby. Now that Jordan has claimed he wants to come, Jack will too. Woo-hoo, I have buddies to go with!!

Ciao. Barb


Gina R Snape - May 11, 2004 11:23 am (#1944 of 2912)

Heh. When I was a child we had Sesame St., Romper Room, The Magic Garden, Electric Company and Mr. Rogers. I always liked the Magic Garden the best with the pink squirrel and the giggle bush and the tree and the storybox.

Then we had School House Rock, Sigmund the Sea Monster, and the Muppet show didn't come until I was a bit older. But the whole family would sit and watch. My mother loved Miss Piggy and 'pigs in space.' My father and one of my brothers liked the 2 old men heckling in the audience. My other brother liked Beaker, or rather, all the torture poor Beaker endured, and he liked the grouchy bald eagle. I liked the swedish chef and Kermit the frog. I felt bad for Gonzo. I just couldn't understand his love of chickens. I still remember all the words to "The Rainbow Connection" and "It's not easy being green." I guess I liked the brainy outsiders even as a kid! Come to think of it, I liked the Count best on Sesame Street and Oscar the Grouch. Hmmmmmm. Oh, and Snuffalufagus (sp?) when he was still Big Bird's secret friend and nobody on Sesame St. believed he existed. I wanted to champion his visibility!

I was a bit too old for Fraggle Rock. But Thomas the Tank Engine aired when I was at University and we used to rush back to the dorm after classes and watch it because Ringo Starr's delivery was soooo deadpan it was funny.


mike miller - May 11, 2004 11:46 am (#1945 of 2912)

The classic cartoons always topped the list for me, Bugs, Roadrunner (I loved to watch Wilie Coyote fall into that little puff of dust), Sylvester and Tweetie. As I got a little older you have Speed Racer and Jonny Quest. The Saturday morning would not be complete without the old 3 Stooges short.


prof sprout - May 11, 2004 11:56 am (#1946 of 2912)

Thank you everyone for Birthday wishes. I use to love Sesame Street, Snuffy and Oscar were my favorite.


Accio Sirius - May 11, 2004 12:13 pm (#1947 of 2912)

Does anyone remember the Bugaloos? I loved them with their British accents! Sigmund and the Sea Monster was big for me as a kid as well as Lidsville (with Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster) and Kids from C.A.P.E.R. I was a Scooby Doo fan and now my seven year-old watches the same episodes I used to!


Acceber - May 11, 2004 12:40 pm (#1948 of 2912)

My list:

Sesame Street

Mr. Rogers

Thomas the Tank Engine

Basically all Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon cartoons.

Happy Birthday Prof. Sprout!


Tomoé - May 11, 2004 1:33 pm (#1949 of 2912)

Happy birthday Prof. Sprout!

I do remember Shagma, VeronikaG, but that was a movie in Canada, not a weekly cartoon.

I do remember Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street, but we didn't have access to the cable so there wasn't much choice. ^_^


Chris. - May 11, 2004 1:43 pm (#1950 of 2912)

My list:

*Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles... before they mysteriously turned into Ninja turtles.

*Sesame Street

and I have to admit, I watch Arthur! It's addictive, believe me.
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Ticker - May 11, 2004 2:30 pm (#1951 of 2912)

This exercize dates us all. I could just ditto what Gina wrote except assign all her family muppet favorites to me plus Animal... Animal... ANIMAL!!! Something about his unexplained wildness appealed to me. I also find myself wondering why most of the cartoons that I found annoying (same visceral reaction here that Scrappy-Doo usually evokes) are the ones I see plastered on T-shirts(etc) these days. Anyone remember The Hair Bear Bunch? or DangerMouse? I liked them in my teens - along with the weekly gambling we did at school on who would win the Laugh-O-Lympics.


Prefect Marcus - May 11, 2004 3:11 pm (#1952 of 2912)

My favorite shows growing up:
1. Bugs Bunny
2. Underdog
3. Romper Room
4. Rocky and Bullwinkle

I've several of the Bullwinkle tapes and have converted my children into fans.


dobbyiscool - May 11, 2004 3:25 pm (#1953 of 2912)

I don't remember any shows that I loved until about the seccond grade, when I got addicted "I Love Lucy" for the first time. I love Lucille Ball and have a ton of Lucy stuff in my room. As for kid's shows, I liked watching cartoons alot, esp. Loony Tunes and the Rugrats. Oh! My two-year old cousin and I enjoy watching Batman re-runs. Not the cartoons, the "holy man-eating shark, Batman" ones. He loves those, but after the first episode he watched, when he saw Bruce Wane on the screen, he goes "hey, theres Batman!" and couldn't figure out why he wasn't in a costume.

I guess I watched Seseme Street alot as a kid, but I couldn't stand Barney. Now that I babysit for my neighbor on the weekend, I spend more time trying to convice that one year old to watch ANYTHING else.


timrew - May 11, 2004 3:32 pm (#1954 of 2912)

I can't understand why nobody has mentioned Popeye! Maybe you're all too young for it!


Gina R Snape - May 11, 2004 4:17 pm (#1955 of 2912)

I think Popeye was a boy thing, Tim. I never liked that cartoon myself.

However, I did rather like Heckle & Jeckle, Minute Mouse and Courageous Cat, and of course Bugs Bunny.


Denise P. - May 11, 2004 4:46 pm (#1956 of 2912)

I liked:
1. Banana Splits
2. Kimba: The White Lion
3. Bugs Bunny


Marie E. - May 11, 2004 5:50 pm (#1957 of 2912)

Let's see...I'm trying to think of some that haven't been named. How about: Speed Buggy, Speed Racer, Inspector Gadget, Mighty Mouse, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Grape Ape, Captain Caveman, the Smurfs, The Justice League of America, Plastic Man, Josie and the Pussycats...

Guess I watched a wee bit of television when I was young. I remember my brother and I used to get up at the crack on dawn every Saturday morning to watch cartoons. We'd line up the boxes of cereal and eat about three or four bowls as the morning went on. Ahhh....those were the days.


SarcasticGinny  - May 11, 2004 5:56 pm (#1958 of 2912)

Marie-I remember Inspector Gadget and the Smurfs too!

I always liked Sesame Street (the Count was my favorite) Anyone in the US remember "Today's Special" or "Pinwheel"? Watched those too. Also, really I used to really like "Thundercats".


Lupin is Lupin. Natch. - May 11, 2004 6:18 pm (#1959 of 2912)

Oh, Kimba the White Lion. My favorite. What happy memories!

Thanks to Accio Sirius and Catherine Allen for the gardening info. I never actually considered eating the lettuce (silly me). It just looks so pretty in its pot. But sounds like a good idea to me.


Julia. - May 11, 2004 6:46 pm (#1960 of 2912)

Merlin's beard! I forgot about Inspector Gadget and Rocky and Bullwinkle! I also watched the George of the Jungle cartoons, as they, along with the Muppet Show were (and still are) my DAD's favorite.


Ladybug220 - May 11, 2004 6:54 pm (#1961 of 2912)

SG, I used to watch both of those! I would make my brothers mad because Pinwheel was about 4 hours long. Then we would fight over who had control of the TV.

Tim - I watched Popeye a lot whenever my brothers had control of the TV and GI Joe was a favorite of theirs as well.


prof sprout - May 11, 2004 7:12 pm (#1962 of 2912)

I think I used to watch Today's Special, I liked the Carebears also, Does that date me Surprised). Oh also Mr. Wizards World and You Can't Do that on TV even though they are not cartoons.


draco all the way - May 11, 2004 7:54 pm (#1963 of 2912)

Oooh I love Arthur! Great show! My favourite's Francine! Lets see, apart from that I also used to watch alot of Gumbi though I don't know if anyone has seen this show. But my most favourite cartoon to date is Pinky and the Brain!


virgoddess1313 - May 11, 2004 8:38 pm (#1964 of 2912)

I was into Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Reading Rainbow (I still like this one ) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I still love kids shows... although overall, I think the quality of them has really gone down since I was younger. Or maybe I'm just biased.

And Smurfs! How could I forget. I loved that show.


draco all the way - May 11, 2004 8:44 pm (#1965 of 2912)

Ooh I forgot one-Reading Rainbow! Levar Burton! Thanks for reminding me Virgoddess1313!


septentrion - May 11, 2004 10:30 pm (#1966 of 2912)

I used to watch TV a lot when I was a child and therefore watched a lot of shows. The ones I prefered were "l'île aux enfants" (the children island), goldorak, Candy and the cartoons in general. Veronika, I think that "shagma" you speak about was named differently here, I think it was "les mondes engloutis" (well, don't have a dictionary here, it means something like the "buried worlds"). Wasn't there a woman called Arkana in this show ?

I'm in Paris till this evening but not for tourism. Yet I managed to go to the Eiffel tower yesterday evening (didn't climb, just watched). Paris is so crowded and so beautiful !


Essidji - May 11, 2004 11:06 pm (#1967 of 2912)

Ah, yes, could be that, Septentrion, because I didn't have a clue what Shagma could be. Yes, "les mondes engloutis" was really great.

I ditto everything everyone quoted, but wanted to add Parker Lewis (that was later, rather in my late teens). I loved the unusual angles of the camera, the "second-degree-humor" and the really cool (rock and bluesy) music that was in it.

EDIT : Fawkes, top of the morning to ya!


Fawkes Forever - May 11, 2004 11:36 pm (#1968 of 2912)

Hey good morning guys! Morning Karine

Oh kids TV.... let me see.... the Muppets, Sesame st, Rainbow (those in the UK will remember that one) actually one of the characters in Rainbow reminds me of Fred & George Weasley...... for those who remember... it's Zippy... He was a loud (slightly obnoxious) puppet with a zipper for a mouth so you could shut him up when necessary, he also had a 'twin' (?) called George, who was a pink Hippo.... (don't ask ) Thomas the Tank Engine (UK), Postman Pat (UK), Trumpton (UK), Camberwick Green (UK) She-Ra, He-Man, Carebears (I used to collect the stickers), Hero Turtles, Thundercats, Gordon the Gopher & Ed the Duck in BBC broom cupboard, Dungeons & Dragons, Henrys Cat (UK), Grange Hill (UK), Basil Brush (UK), The Box of Delights (UK) oh the list goes on and on. Does anyone remember Battle of the Planets.... that cartoon with a space ship that turned into a giant pheonix? Not sure about that one as the memory is so vague!


VeronikaG - May 12, 2004 1:15 am (#1969 of 2912)

Yes, "Shagma" was originally called "Les Mondes Engloutis", but I couldn't remeber that yesterday. For those who don't know what it was about, it's the story about two kids, Bob and Rebecka, who somehow get into the core of the Earth. Down there is a different world with its own sun. The sun, Shagma, is ill(!), and the people need help to heal Shagma and save their world. The woman Arkana was made by the children of the sunken world. I remember her as a slightly mysterious girl, who had a gemstone on her forehead that she could send out a ray of light from. I may be mixing up a bit here. Bob and Rebecka are sent out on a mission to find the cure for Shagma's illness, accompanied by Arkana, a big warrior named Spartacus, and two strange, yellow creatures called Bic and Bac. Their space ship "Shagshag" (no bad intention of the name, I guess) is a chapter of it's own, it's alive and talking. In every episode they are bothered by the pirates, a really stupid bunch. unlike the other characters, the pirates' names had been translated to Norwegian, but I think they were only slightly altered. It was King Maxagasse, Queen Massmedia (fat), Mattymatt and Sleskapil. Sleskapil wore a tall green mohawk that he used as his weapon. Yay. Actually, I think they all wore mohawks. I loved the pirate song. In fact, I loved the theme song even more. It was really cool. I have wondered if somebody's going to do a remix of it, like they did the Gummisong. By the way, how on Earth did they manage to squeeze a show with that many episodes into one film?

There's also another show I liked, and that is really classical in Norway, and I would believe in other countries in Europe too. It's a French/German/British/Czeckoslovakian/Russian (I think) co-production from the early 80's, which feature the fairy tale of the wolf and the seven little goats. The actors were mostly ballet dancers, dressed up as animals. Lots more fun than it sounds, really. It's mostly remembered for the song "Mommy's home", which two Norwegian pop groups have made covers of. It's a cute song.

The Smurfs was on TV in Norway when I was really small, too small to watch, but it was taken of. Back then everything that was shown on TV in Norway had to be intellectually stimulating to be allowed, and the Smurfs were found to be so stupid it was damaging for kids. I wonder who was stupid...


Chris. - May 12, 2004 1:28 am (#1970 of 2912)

Fawkes Forever, I remember loads of those shows! Especially Rainbow... which I used to have a Zippy bag for going my holidays :awwww: That was when I was about..err...4-5 years


Ihavebothbuttocks - May 12, 2004 2:07 am (#1971 of 2912)

For all of those who have enjoyed the Snowths song "Mahna Mahna" I would suggest you follow this link: http://www.menteb.org/inside/muppets/


Flame Alligator - May 12, 2004 2:29 am (#1972 of 2912)

Fawkes, Top of the mornin to ya! I hope you have a great day.

Ok TV shows here goes:

Captain Kangaroo Jack Lalane (sp.?) Soup Sales Roy Rogers Popeye Superman (series in the 50's) Superman (the cartoon) I Love Lucy Popeye Clutch Cargo Bugs Bunny All Looney Tunes Cartoons Batman (the series) Dragnet The Three Stooges

I watched a lot of TV shows as a kid but the above are my favorites. Although I find I can no longer stand The Three Stooges or I Love Lucy. Both I use to love, especially Lucy. I cannot stand the chaos anymore. Weird huh? Well there is enough naturally occurring chaos without my watching it. Misunderstanding, messing things up, tormenting people... Uh Please just stop it!

Goedemorgen everybody!!


scully jones - May 12, 2004 5:06 am (#1973 of 2912)

Finally, I'm here again.

My list:

Fragglerock, Gummi Bears, Care Bears, Muppets, Pee Wee's Playhouse (I didn't like that one, but I had to watch it anyway...), Darkwing Duck, Inspector Gadget, Smurfs, Teenage mutant ninja Turtles.

There's another one I'm not sure what the name is. It had a lot of stuff like Sesame street, but I don't think that was what it was. I remember there was a bat-guy and some little squggly thingies with personality. That's not many clues, but I was really young.

I need to get cracking with my scarf, I'm running over-time.

*edit: What is the price of gas where you guys are? It went up to $2.08 all of a sudden a couple days ago, so I convinced Jimmie to go to the store that always has a very low price. We got it at $1.81. I looked back at that store again today, and it's up to $2.02. I guess we got lucky.


mollis - May 12, 2004 5:41 am (#1974 of 2912)

Okay, just popping on really quick to let you all know I'm still around. It feels like it’s been weeks since I’ve been able to catch up with everyone. Thanks, Flame, for thinking about me! I am still surrounded by piles of boxes, but the piles are getting smaller. Got the kitchen nearly done – just need to finish cleaning the cabinets. It is really amazing how much gunk can build up in 18years. It is really painful to try and unpack while working a 40 hour week in the office. I just want it all done!!! Hopefully this weekend will finish it all.

I’ve had to scan the past 75 posts on this thread – but caught enough to get “C is for cookie” stuck in my head. Thank you very much. My all-time favorite cartoon as a child was Mighty Mouse. I was head-over-heals for that mouse. Mom says I would even kiss the TV screen!

I am really hoping to get to a thread or two today, but I think the dementors may want me to get some work done today. I drove to Omaha and back yesterday for some fieldwork. I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you all to use your sunscreen. I put it on my face, but have a nice ring around my neck between where the sunscreen stopped and the shirt began. Wink

I hope you are all doing well. Happy belated Birthday Kip! Great work on the scarf Sarah! Happy Wednesday to everyone!


Gina R Snape - May 12, 2004 5:48 am (#1975 of 2912)

Oh, someone mentioned Basil Brush. I was beside myself laughing when French & Saunders made him Dobby for the HP skit on red nose day last year!

Pee Wee's Playhouse was another big one for me, but I don't think it was a children's show. Of course, I wasn't a child when it aired...

At any rate, I know the guy who did all of Ms. Yvonne's wigs!


Anna Katarina - May 12, 2004 6:02 am (#1976 of 2912)

When I was growing up there was almost only Swedish shows on TV (Most of them "educational" too). I really loved the Gummi Bears though. *Goes off singing the theme song*


Flame Alligator - May 12, 2004 6:15 am (#1977 of 2912)

I know I said I had news the other day and I do. Just one more thing to do before I tell what I am up to.

Veronika, I need your help with something. I will contact you via e-mail.

It looks like it is getting ready to storm here. Darn it! I have errands to run today. Tanning salon, book store, Indian boutique and produce shopping. Uh! So much to do and so little time. And I will be doing it all..... in a thunder storm. Oh joy! *sarcasm* See y'all tomorrow.


Accio Sirius - May 12, 2004 6:19 am (#1978 of 2912)

Can you believe my car, phone and air conditioning broke all on the same day? Luckily, one phone line still works so I do have the forum. Of course, the keyboard is all sweaty because it is soo bloody hot here! Sometimes I envy the WW for its simplicities and quick fixes...


Ticker - May 12, 2004 7:17 am (#1979 of 2912)

Oooh - rough luck Accio Sirius. Should I mention it's supposed to reach a whopping 50F here today. I'm going to have to pull out the wool socks again.


Padfoot - May 12, 2004 7:55 am (#1980 of 2912)

Thanks to you guys, I had the Muppet show theme song in my head all last night! I had forgotten about watching Inspector Gadget and the Smurfs, loved those two. After reading all the posts about our favorite shows I realized I watched a lot of tv as a kid. Guess I still do. I watched Popeye and those other, um, older cartoons. In fact I named my ferret George after a Buggs Bunny cartoon. It was the one with the Abominable snowman, if any of you remember that one.

Last night on the news they were talking about what to do in case of a tornado. I remembered the discussion about that, not too long ago from here. The news crew went under a bridge and then preceded to tell us how we should never do that. Not that there are any tornadoes in Denver. Although my boss says he has seen a few, years and years ago. Mostly they are located in Eastern Colorado, out on the plains.


Lynn Allen - May 12, 2004 9:21 am (#1981 of 2912)

The list of kid's shows was very familiar; I remember watching Sky King and Rin Tin Tin but do not recall the Micky Mouse Club. One show that no one mentioned was "Dark Shadows" which was more a soap opera that was on about 4 pm. I was really drawn to that show, and as silly as it seems now, it was very scary at the time. Guess my tastes are more towards vampires than Care Bears! Happy Birthday, Prof. Sprout! My medical test went without complications. They did not see anything very alarming but took biopsies that they say will take more than a week to process. It makes me wonder whether the digestive problems are medication side-effects. Unfortunately those medicines cannot be stopped to test it. Thanks for your concern folks.


Anna Katarina - May 12, 2004 9:34 am (#1982 of 2912)

Can anyone believe that it snowed today? I'm going nuts waiting! Waiting for the movie... the book... summer... Should I get a life?


Sherbie Lemon - May 12, 2004 9:57 am (#1983 of 2912)

Since I've been buried in Media Ethics for the past two days, I've missed the fun kid's shows discussion. So first let me add the shows I loved as a child.
1. Sesame Street
2. Mr. Rogers
3. Reading Rainbow
4. Ducktales
5. Chip-n-Dale
I was in love with Mr. Rogers when I was 3. My mom caught me attempting to remove the back panel of the television one day; I had apparently been trying to get to Mr. Rogers.

Now let me say, HELP! My realtor called today and told me about a house that was supposed to close today, but the contract busted. It's by the same builder on the same street but it's 150 more square feet and $3K more expensive. Originally,we contacted our realtor to find out about this house, but we were told that it had sold. The difference in price is not much, it would raise our payments about $20. I love the layout, it's so much more spacious than the one we're building and would be better resale wise. If she lists it, she'll price it at 100,000K yet we could get it for 95K so we'd be going in with 5K equity. However, some of the design elements were not what I want. It's nice looking on the inside, very neutral, but not what I would have chosen. We have until tonight to decide. Please HELP!


The Great Abbycadabra - May 12, 2004 10:00 am (#1984 of 2912)

Ooh, I so love the Muppets! It's been a while since I thought of them. I used to watch them all the time! I remember watching Fraggle Rock, too. I also used to watch all of those old fantastic Nickelodeon shows: Clarissa Explains It All, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, You Can't Do That on Television, Salute Your Shorts, Welcome Freshmen, and yes, I remember Pinwheel and Today's Special! Nickelodeon had the best shows ever. I wish they still showed them.

Oh, and so many belated birthdays! Here's your Abbyfetti! ',;.,';.',;.',.;', (Just let me know when this gets old, guys! )

Just one more exam to go, then I'm freeeee!!!!


Padfoot - May 12, 2004 10:03 am (#1985 of 2912)

First of all Sherbie, can you even back out of the house you are building now? Because if you can't, that ends all speculation. Now if you can, you need to seriously compare the two houses to see which you like better. You say that one house is more spacious and has greater resale value, sounds like a good choice. What are the design elements you don't like in this house? Can you change them easily? Do you like the outside appearance of the house you are building better?


Leprechaun Jack - May 12, 2004 10:16 am (#1986 of 2912)

The New Zoo Review.

Magilla Gorilla


The Magic Garden

Yogi Bear

And last but not least

Bugs Bunny



mike miller - May 12, 2004 10:25 am (#1987 of 2912)

Sherbie - These kinds of decisions are always very difficult. You could start a quick "Pro's and Con's list for each house and maybe that can help you focus on what's most important to you. In the end, I would go with your heart. Buying a home is a big decision and you don't want to have any regrets.


I Am Used Vlad - May 12, 2004 10:50 am (#1988 of 2912)

I'm glad people finally mentioned Darkwing Duck, Ducktales, and Chip-n-Dale. I used to watch the Disney Afternoon all the time when I was a kid..er..when I was in college. And don't forget Tailspin.


mike miller - May 12, 2004 11:18 am (#1989 of 2912)

I'm home nursing a sick child today. My laptop open with work, my home PC on to the Forum and my daughter under a blanket on the couch watching cartoons. Some of the newer cartoons are pretty good; Rocket Power, The World According to Ginger and, of course, Sponge Bob Squarepants. I almost forgot the classic Scooby-Doo!

Hey Tim - Any word on the replacement SRV DVD?


Sherbie Lemon - May 12, 2004 11:42 am (#1990 of 2912)

Thanks, Padfoot and Mike for your great advice! But not to worry, I think our decision has been made for us. It seems that you cannot transfer bond money once the address is locked in. The first smaller house is the one that appears on the loan, so if we decided to switch we would forfeit our money. There's no bond money left for us to apply anew. The interest we locked in at is 5.65. The new interest rate is 6.37. No good! So it seems we will stay with the original, as the deal is much better.

But I feel good about that because I've gotten rather attached to that house, I've been taking pictures of it since it was a wooden frame. Also, I got to pick out all the details, color, tile, counters, stain, carpet. It's done to my liking. It is smaller, and it's not on the cul-de-sac the other is, but it's mine.

Yay, Abby! I finished my finals today, woo hoo! Good luck with your last one!


mike miller - May 12, 2004 11:50 am (#1991 of 2912)

See Sherbie - Your heart's already attached to the first house! It's a good thing that you're not going to be in a cul-de-sac; bad feng shui. The chi (energy) gets trapped, spinning around and around, not good!


Acceber - May 12, 2004 12:20 pm (#1992 of 2912)

Forgot one! Lamb Chop! But only because I got the song stuck in my head right now. Sings

Some people (rest) started singing it not knowing what it was
and They'll continue singing it forever just because
It was the song that never ends
It just goes on and on my friends
Some people (rest) started singing it not knowing what it was
And they'll continue singing it forever just because
It was the song that never ends
It just goes on and on my friends . . . . . . . .

Get the picture?


tracie1976 - May 12, 2004 12:22 pm (#1993 of 2912)

Ugh! Becca how dare you get that song in my head!! lol My daughter use to go around singing that when she was little so I know it quite well


Padfoot - May 12, 2004 1:14 pm (#1994 of 2912)

Sherbie, that was easy. It sounds like you have been excited about the house being built. Hope you didn't stress out too much over this.


timrew - May 12, 2004 2:11 pm (#1995 of 2912)

Mike, the replacement DVD is on its way. Thanks for asking!

Loopy Lupin, I haven't seen you on here for a while, but I have to ask......is your avatar you? And what is the guitar? I only ask because it looks like a Takamine, which is one of the guitars I play.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 12, 2004 3:50 pm (#1996 of 2912)

Yay, Sherbie! Congrats! Doesn't if feel good? I just have my English Literature exam tomorrow at 12:30. I'm quite good at that, needless to say.

And how could I forget Disney Afternoon?! My gosh, I watched that all the time. Well, when it was on, of course. I loved Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. I still remember the song. Ch-ch-ch-chip and Dale, Rescue Rangers. Ch-ch-ch-chip and Dale when there's danger. Oh no it never fails, once they're involved. . . Or something like that.


Viola Intonada - May 12, 2004 5:26 pm (#1997 of 2912)

I grew up without cable TV. I used to wait anxiously for Saturday morning cartoons. My favorites: Bugs Bunny/Road Runner, Scooby-Doo, (hated Scrappy) Laugh-o-lympics, and when I was a bit older, Dungeons and Dragons. I have always loved cartoons and always will. I have too many favorites to list all of them.

Remember Super Chicken? Hung-Kung Phooey? Pirates of Dark Water? Star Trek (the cartoon)? Space Ghost?

Good Luck on your last final, Abby!


Ticker - May 12, 2004 5:49 pm (#1998 of 2912)

Yes! Good luck Abby! BTW, I think of you often as I am reading Elizabeth Peters mysteries. They take place in Egypt back in the day. If you haven't read them, they're much fun!


Sherbie Lemon - May 12, 2004 6:06 pm (#1999 of 2912)

I loved English Lit, Abby. I would take it over and over if I could. Now I can't stop singing Chip-n-Dale. 'Oh it never fails they'll see the clues and find the...blah blah blah and clues.' 'Ducktales, woo ooh..'

What about David the Gnome? Anyone ever watch that? I loved that show. There was that fox, Swift (I think that was his name) on there too. Of course, now I know that gnomes are really ugly, potato shaped things, not at all cute and Santa Clausy like David was.


Julia. - May 12, 2004 6:25 pm (#2000 of 2912)

Good luck on your last final Abby, don't worry dear, it's almost over. I don't remember David and the Gnome, but I did watch all those great shows on Nickelodan. Yay for Eurika's castle and Salute Your Shorts. Becca, you got that silly song stuck in my head!!Grrrrrrr...

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Sherbie Lemon - May 12, 2004 7:05 pm (#2001 of 2912)

Thanks, Julia!

Remember Kids Incorporated? K - I - D - S! And remember Hey, Dude! Both were on Nickelodeon, I believe. I liked Eureka's (sp) Castle alright, but I think I was growing out of kid's shows at that point. I just thought of another, The Elephant Show! Remember the song? 'Skittery inky dinky dink, skittery dinky do, I love you! I love you in the morning and in the afternoon...' Boy kid's shows have really catchy, albeit annoying songs, don't they?


The Great Abbycadabra - May 12, 2004 7:27 pm (#2002 of 2912)

Oh, thanks, guys! I'm excited that that's all that's left. My ethics teacher cancelled our final and made our research paper the final. This is very good, as I'd've had to get to school by 8 am for that one. I don't think she wanted to get up that early, personally.

I have read Elizabeth Peters, Ticker. Hers are quite enjoyable books. I'm usually amused by the historical figures who guest star from time to time during Amelia's adventures.

My gosh, Sherbie, I used to love David the Gnome! That show was so great. Hey, Dude was another major favourite of mine. I used to watch KIDS Incorporated, too. It seems to me that it was on the Disney Channel because I never watched it very frequently because Disney didn't come with basic cable at the time. I could be wrong though. And The Elephant Show is definitely one of my all time faves!! I used to sing that song all the time. My gosh, I feel so old.


Sherbie Lemon - May 12, 2004 8:23 pm (#2003 of 2912)

Yay! Finally found another person who remembers David the Gnome! Most everybody just blankly stares at me when I describe the show to them. You remember the little dance bit that went along with the Elephant Show song? My brother and I still do that. I think you're right about Disney, except for David the Gnome, I'm pretty sure that was on Nick, followed by the Lil' Bits. Remember that one? Oh, and wasn't there some show that had cartoon kowala (sp)bears in it? I vaguely recall that. I'm pretty sure that aired before David the Gnome. I do remember that they were always in a tree outside a house eating eucalyptus leaves.


Marie E. - May 12, 2004 8:24 pm (#2004 of 2912)

We're back to crazy Spring weather here in Colorado. Are you getting snow, padfoot? I saw on the news that Denver got some snow and that west of Denver they got up to a foot of snow. Here in the Springs we have rain, hail, gusting winds, and possible snow tonight. There have been tornadoes just east of us, nothing too serious. They always say that tornadoes won't touch down here because we're too close to the mountains, but five years ago one touched down on a runway on the Air Force Academy, just five miles or so from our house. They say that it will all be back to normal by Friday. I hope so; we're going to a Rockies game on Saturday.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 12, 2004 8:39 pm (#2005 of 2912)

Aaah, Sherbie! I remember the Lil Bits (I was singing that song the other day!) and the show with the koalas. I can't remember for the life of me what it was called though. I remember that one of the koalas was pink and the other was blue. And it seems to me that the pink one could fly. And the girl had a eucalyptus tree next to her bedroom window. I thought I was the only one who remembered it! I'm so excited, heehee! And, yes, David the Gnome was on Nick, I'm sure of that.

And the only way to sing the song from the Elephant Show is with the dance!!

Edit: I found it! http://www.johnsrealmonline.com/classicnick/noozles/main.html The show I was thinking of was called The Noozles. Apparently, the girl's dad was an archaeologist. Why don't I remember that? There's also another show about koalas that I remember too. This site also has synopses of other great old Nickelodeon shows, and the sitemaster has a very similar view of Nickelodeon shows today that I do. You can also hear theme songs! Wow, what a blast from the past. Heehee, I so need to stop and finish my paper.


DJ Evans - May 12, 2004 8:49 pm (#2006 of 2912)

OK, I've been reading everyone's favorite cartoons from childhood and boy has many of them brought back some memories!!!! I kept waiting for someone to mention one of mine all time favorites--"Beanie and Cecil, the Seasick Serpent". I used to love that one. Then of course, many of my other favorites have already been mentioned, "Underdog", "Rocky and Bullwinkle" and "Scooby Doo". But then there's "The Flintstones" and Donald Duck's "Quack Attack". I guess we're all kids at heart here!!

Sherbie, glad to hear your house is coming along! Hopefully they will be able to meet the schdule and it will get finished on time.

Happy Birthday to all of May's people!! Just wondering, is anyone's birthday on June 4th? If so, what a birthday present you are getting in by having PoA come out on your day!!!!

Prongs, love your adavtar!!!

Later days, Deb


Dr Filibuster - May 12, 2004 10:45 pm (#2007 of 2912)

Deb...this is where I prepare for my happy dance . My birthday is 1st June....my present is PoA on 31st May.

My friends asked me if I wanted to wait until my actual birthday, but I said no, it would be fine a day early. We won't be going to the first showing at 9am....we're waiting until one of the later shows.

Which forum member will see it first? Are there any earlier previews?


Madam Poppy  - May 12, 2004 11:35 pm (#2008 of 2912)

I grew up with Captain Kangaroo. I never missed a show. Does anyone remember Mr. Green Jeans, Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit? I loved it when he'd read books and when Mr. Moose would drop ping pong balls on the Captain. To hear the theme song go here: http://timstvshowcase.com/kangaroo.html

Romper Room was on TV at that time but my Mom told me I didn't like to watch other children playing and having fun! My memory is that Miss Nancy was sort of scary. She used to wave around a magic mirror and said she could see you. "Romper, bomper, stomper, bo, tell me, tell me, tell me do, Magic Mirror tell me today, did all my friends have fun at play?" Check it out here: http://www.tvparty.com/lostromper.html

My favorite cartoon was the Jetsons. I loved the robots etc. and wished I could live like that. Flintstones was another favorite of mine. Funny thing is that I've always thought my husband looks like Fred. Hmmmm?


Leprechaun Jack - May 13, 2004 12:35 am (#2009 of 2912)

Flame Alligator and Fawkes Forever I love the two of you going back and forth with the "Top O' the morning to you". It reminds me of my grandmother, so I just wanted to add my two knutes.

My grandmother, who was born and grew up in Galway, always said if someone wished you the "Top O' the morning" (the best of the morning) the response back was "and the rest of the day to you". It seemed to be a fashionable phrase when she was a teen.

Later it was bastardized as a knock against the Irish in the States. but it was one of her favorite and when she and the old crowd would get together, they would go on and on with the Top O' the day to each other.



The Great Abbycadabra - May 13, 2004 12:54 am (#2010 of 2912)

I tried to win tickets for POA for the 24 May. I had to be the 38th caller. I never got through. Oh, well. My birthday's 15 June, so POA is an early present for me. Oh, my brother's jealous--his birthday is 14 May.


VeronikaG - May 13, 2004 1:45 am (#2011 of 2912)

First, let me say that I'm sorry for confusing Lynn with Blast, and accusing you of being from Canada. Or are you?

Flame, what are you going to tell us, and what is it you need my help for?? I'm getting really curious now.

How could it snow in Sweden when it's summer in Norway? Is that a bit unfair or what? I don't know where you live Anna Katarina, but if you're from the far north of Sweden, it would be more understandable that you have snow now. By the way, we had some of the Swedish shows too, like "Emil", "Pippi", "Saltkråkan" and "Bert's Dagbok". Most Norwegian kids can speak pretty decent Swedish, thanks to those shows.

This has nothing to do with TV, but I thought it was so cool I wanted to share it with you all.



Flame Alligator - May 13, 2004 2:15 am (#2012 of 2912)

Fawkes, Top of the morning to ya!!


Lynn Allen - May 13, 2004 3:32 am (#2013 of 2912)

Veronika, I live in the U.S. in the state of Michigan, about 120 km west of Ontario, Canada. There are many times I am tempted to move there when I read the news....oh well. And talking of television shows, I am reminded that not only did we not have cable TV in the early 1960s, our television was a small black and white set. It reinforces how much things have changed in such a short time. (My children roll their eyes when I say things like that, but it is true.)


septentrion - May 13, 2004 3:52 am (#2014 of 2912)

here are links to "les mondes engloutis" in english and in norwegian (more websites in google with using the french name)
english site
norwegian site


Anna Katarina - May 13, 2004 3:59 am (#2015 of 2912)

Veronika, I do live about 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. Last Friday we had 20 C and on Monday -2 C and snow. The May weather strikes again.

I loved "Saltkråkan" and "Nils Karlsson Pyssling" by Astrid Lindgren. But my all time favorite is "Ronja Rövardotter", that's what my friends and I played the most. (To be growing up playing Harry Potter would have been great though).


VeronikaG - May 13, 2004 5:44 am (#2016 of 2912)

I really loved Ronja when I was a kid.

In the summer of 90, when I was 10, me and my friend watched it every day! We knew the lines by heart.


Marè - May 13, 2004 6:55 am (#2017 of 2912)

Wow.. :blinks: so many new posts.

I've been absent from my computer yesterday because I had a rowing race. 100 km (62.2 miles) I'm still waiting for the moment when I'm going to regain control of all my limbs. I still can't walk up a stair (thank heaven for lifts!)And my hands are all blisters, but hey! we made it!
I started at Joosts rowing club, so I spied around to see if some-one had a clear "I like HP" attitude, but it really didn't work..

Veronika, You are going to tell me what that borgerdork thing means don't you?
And flame, wow! You're a vegan. I love being a vegetarian, but I couldn't do that. I just would miss my cheese and milk too much. How do you do that when you go dining out?

And sherbie: David the gnome, you mean Rien Poortvliet's David? How cool!
As for my favourite shows, some-one mentioned Candy. I don't remember much from the show (except that it was often very sad) because I was very young, but I always watched it with my two neighbour girls. And for the rest, well did any-one mention the snorks yet? And off course Pippi. They repeat that show still and my little niece and nephew are part of a new generation of fans!


Fawkes Forever - May 13, 2004 7:25 am (#2018 of 2912)

Top of the mornin' Flame
Top of the Morning to everyone.... hee hee, think I'll try & make it popular again. Jack thats interesting... I always thought it was a 'Hollywood' invention... hee hee... it's cute though... I quite like it.... I actually said it at work the other day, but got a few funny looks from my co-workers.... hmmm, wonder why!

Sorry haven't been about much today... incredibly busy at work Stupid programs not working & bugs & more bugs... nope not the creepy crawly variety (theres enough of those in management ) but the boring techy variety! My brain feels like it's about to melt! I'm definitely not suited to writing code.... I'd much prefer to be writing a novel

Oh well, back to it, if I want to leave at a decent time today... I'm here since 8am... it's 4.25 pm here now & I'm soooo tired. I just wanted to to pop in & say hi! So HI!!!

Big hugs to all... it's nearly the weekend!


tracie1976 - May 13, 2004 7:29 am (#2019 of 2912)

Hi everyone! Thought I would pop in while I can....dang hubby has been a very big computer hog lately. He really needs to go back to work lol. He gets to go to the dr.'s on May 21st. They should tell him to go back to work then. If not, I'll be on a murdering spree hehehe. Love my husband but he's driving me insane
Well back to housework *yuck*.
Have a good day!!!


Padfoot - May 13, 2004 8:30 am (#2020 of 2912)

Morning everybody!

I've read quite a few of Elizabeth Peters mysteries. They are lots of fun.

We have lots of rain here in Denver. Marie, we got some snow last night, but it was mixed with rain, so it did not stick to the ground. I saw those same pictures of the foothills and mountains covered with snow too. It's so unusual for it to rain a whole day. And it's supposed to rain all day today! This is so good because Colorado is in drought conditions. A bit chilly though, 34 degrees F.

I loved watching the old Jetsons cartoon. I wanted one of those flying cars too. Still waiting for them to be invented. Nowdays I wish I had one of those masks Judy Jetson used to answer her video phone, before she put her makeup on in the morning. Not that I have a video phone, but it would still be useful.


Sherbie Lemon - May 13, 2004 9:37 am (#2021 of 2912)

Abby, thanks so much for that link! I was able to listen to many of the theme songs I'd long since forgotten. As I was going through each clip, I realized that I also used to watch Grimm's Fairy Tales on Nick because I recognized the theme song. Now, I'm on some kid's shows kick; I found the Ducktales theme and intro video at this site: http://www.ducktales.freeservers.com

Today we're going to pick out our stain for the cabinets in our house! Hopefully, we'll beat the storm; the wind has picked up and I hear the distant rumble of thunder.


VeronikaG - May 13, 2004 11:05 am (#2022 of 2912)

Marè, I have no idea what the bogerdork thing means. I think it was a poll, and you should vote for what you thought it was supposed to mean.

Poor Fawkes. Computer bugs are so not fun. What kind of job do you have, as you have to write code. You are not a data base worker or programmer, by any chance?

And how could I forget to mention the Moomin Tales? They were definetly one of my favorite shows. The original show was kind of dark and mysterious. I remember it was puppets with a narrative voice in the background, but not weather they were animated or if it were just still pictures. I think I remember them as moving, but other have said they didn't. The cartoon is really quite fun, but not scary at all. And that was half of the fun. In case none of you have any clue what I talk about(Anna Katarina probably does), the Moomin tales are based on books by the Finnish author Tove Jansson. http://www.muumimaailma.fi/2001/english/index.html Here is a link where you can see the characters. The books should be available in English, and well worth reading.


Acceber - May 13, 2004 11:46 am (#2023 of 2912)

Oooohhhh *rubs hands mishchievously together*. I got the Lamb Chop song stuck in both Julia's and Tracie's heads. This could turn into something...


SarcasticGinny - May 13, 2004 12:15 pm (#2024 of 2912)

Sherbie got the Kids Incorporated song in my head "whoaaaaa i think we made it, with kids incorporated" I totally forgot that show. Also, whoever brought up PeeWee's Playhouse, my family loved that show. We had some of those transfer stickers where if you scribble hard on them, they stick, and my little brother somehow transfered "Billy Baloney" from Pee Wee's Playhouse to our kitchen table. It became a real honor to be sitting at the "Billy Baloney" spot. hehe.

just a few days of college left...trying to enjoy myself!


Madame Librarian - May 13, 2004 12:36 pm (#2025 of 2912)

Hey, guys, I love the old TV program discussion. Aaah, memories....

Anyway, may not get a chance to logon to the Forum over the weekend as we are driving to Boston to pack up the kid and bring him home from school. We have the perfect CD to listen to en route and back--PoA, of course. A timely review just before the movie. Just wish I had the Stephen Fry one as we have all heard Jim Dale interpret HP a few times, at least. Someday.

Far be it from me to quash lively conversation on this Forum, but I hope there are not too, too many posts to catch up on when I return; I feel like I'm a little behind already because I took a day off last weekend to garden. Oy.

Ciao. Barb


scully jones - May 13, 2004 5:02 pm (#2026 of 2912)

Jimmie's mom is here to pick me up, I'm going off to rescue my cat tomorrow morning. Wish me luck everybody! We've been super-busy with apartments lately, and I haven't finished my scarf. No worries, though, I still have half a month until the gathering, right?

I've got some more pictures from Jimmie's birthday, some really nice pictures of us. I'll put them up on my site real fast, so you guys can see.

They'll be here


Ticker - May 13, 2004 5:19 pm (#2027 of 2912)

M Poppy, I remember Mr. Green Jeans & Romper Room (I can't remember who else mentioned it). I always wondered how she could see through that mirror. I had to watch to the end every time to find out if she saw me. And Lynn - I too watched my cartoons on a black & white TV set (without a remote, no less!) I liked to turn both of the knobs. One of them had a million settings (UHF? VHF? - I don't remember...) Annoyed my parents a bit.

VeronicaG - that driving site was quite hilarious!

Sarah - best of luck to you!


The Great Abbycadabra - May 13, 2004 8:29 pm (#2028 of 2912)

You're welcome, Sherbie! I enjoyed hearing those theme songs too. I had fogotten about the Grimm's Fairy Tale show, but now I remember it vividly. I was even singing the song all day.

And, I'm free!!! I took my last exam this afternoon, and now no more! I'm going to a new school in the fall to pursue an anthropology major (though I'm probably going to double major because I have so much history already). I'm looking forward to it, but I'm mostly looking forward to my nice long summer break. My gosh, I have a lot of reading to catch up on--both on the forum and in my ever increasing must read book list.


Essidji - May 13, 2004 11:27 pm (#2029 of 2912)


Wow, I'm so excited today, I am waiting for an answer for a job. I feel I have good chances, but who knows?


septentrion - May 14, 2004 12:01 am (#2030 of 2912)

Sarah, you always delight us with those nice pictures on your website !

Essidji, I had one answer for me : I passed the 17th may exam but not my husband. I wished so much it would be the contrary ! Now it means another oral exam in june, I don't know if I'll take it (too much stress). Tell me if you have succeeded? You took it in Lorraine, didn't you ?


Fawkes Forever - May 14, 2004 12:57 am (#2031 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Seprentrion Hoping you have a fun filled day. Big hugs to you!

Top of the Morning Everyone.... do you know Flame, I think you may have started something here.

Veronika... I work for a DB company... but the code I write is to automate the process by which we translate our products into other languages ... its all very, very boring....

Anyways.. back too it... very busy but it is friday... so I may be able to sneak back on this afternoon *fingers crossed*


boop - May 14, 2004 1:06 am (#2032 of 2912)

Septentrion,Hope you have a really nice day.

Happy Friday Everyone, I hope the weekend is a good one for everyone.

YAY only one more day of overtime!!!! This is the last day of 10 hours, tomorrow is only 8. I can't wait for Sunday, I have it off!!!!!


septentrion - May 14, 2004 1:24 am (#2033 of 2912)

thanks for your wishes. In fact I went to the restaurant and to the cinema with my husband and with friends yesterday evening, and I think today will be a quiet day. I'm longing for week-end too even though I don't think my job is as rough as Boop's one.

I have a thought for one of my colleagues who had to face an aggressive job seeker this morning (I work for the employement agency), right at the opening of the doors. She was so shocked she had to go back home. Our boss wasn't arrived yet so he didn't see that ***, but he will see him monday early in the morning.


Marè - May 14, 2004 2:00 am (#2034 of 2912)

Happy birthday Septentrion,
love the picture!But is the corner piece of the cake realy the best part? Maybe you should eat the whole of it to test all pieces!!! (If you do and you get well again, tell me the results )


septentrion - May 14, 2004 2:18 am (#2035 of 2912)

the corner piece usually has more cream... well, if it's chantilly cream, I won't say no (my scales will but I don't listen to it enough)


mike miller - May 14, 2004 2:49 am (#2036 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Septentrion and all other's celebrating today! Indeed, the corner is the best piece, especially if it's covered with the buttercreme icing. Make sure you get the ribbon of icing used to trim along the bottom.


Caput Draconis - May 14, 2004 2:49 am (#2037 of 2912)
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Hey Abby, new school? Do you have to move or anything? In one of the many, many tangents my classics lecturer goes on he got the class into a big thing about what a tool Schliemann was for messing up all those layers of Troy. I thought of you. It ain't Egypt, but at least it involved digging for stuff. I was also thinking of you (are you scared? ) while watching Yu-Gi-Oh... I'm sure you don't watch it, as you're not a 10 year old boy, but there's a nice little ancient Egyptian backstory.

So I've been gone a while, but did I miss final Survivor conversations? Or Idol theories? General reality? I know I missed kids shows, but I'll throw my hat in for Postman Pat and that play dough show about the trap door, it rocked. My all time favourite was Play School...is that a UK thing as well?

Nice to see y'all.

Still have the song that doesn't end lodged in my head...


Fawkes Forever - May 14, 2004 3:36 am (#2038 of 2912)

Sneaking another look on the forum, seeing as everyone in my office has gone to lunch

Sings -- "Now don't you open that trap door.... you're a fool if you dare..." I can't believe I forgot that and Play School... I loved Play School... with their toys Humpty, Big Ted & Little Ted... Hamble & Jemima, oh the memories.... 'lets look through the round window....' Yup Play School was a BBC thing.... excellent pre school entertainment Derek Griffiths, Johnny Ball, Floella Benjamin & Brian Cant where my favourite presenters... but I understand in Australia you got Anne (Helen from Neighbours) Haddy!

Good to see ya back Lauren.... your absense was duly noted !


tracie1976 - May 14, 2004 4:20 am (#2039 of 2912)



Leprechaun Jack - May 14, 2004 4:28 am (#2040 of 2912)

Happy Birthday All May Babies

I'm a May baby myself so you all hold a special place in my wishes.



Essidji - May 14, 2004 5:26 am (#2041 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to you, Septentrion! Happy Birhtday to you too, Jack!


I feel so stupid, I never know when it's someone's birthday. How do you do that, Fawkes, do you keep an eye on a calendar where you have noted everything?

And Septentrion, congratulations for you exam. I don't know if I passed or not yet(yes, I took it in Lorraine). Sorry for your husband as he failed... Did you receive the results by mail? In my region we are supposed to get the results by the 24th of May.


septentrion - May 14, 2004 6:23 am (#2042 of 2912)

Essidji, we received a mail send by our local direction with the names of the people who have succeeded in North, so probably they also have received the results in Lorraine.

thanks again for all your wishes, and happy birthday Jack !


Gina R Snape - May 14, 2004 7:11 am (#2043 of 2912)

Woohoo. Well, I'm all set for the PoA NYC premiere on May 23rd. I've even got HP friends from out of town coming! No one posted here about going, so I guess I'll be the lone Lex member. I'm working on t-shirt ideas, as my costume is for the fan event on June 4th. Soooo many new PoA images to choose from!

But I just found out late last night that Alan Rickman will be at the Paris Theatre on Monday evening for a premiere of his new HBO film Something the Lord Made, as well as the PoA premiere at Radio City next Sunday. So, is it possible I might see the man twice in one week?! And, 3 times in 6 months?!?! I am all a-flutter at the possibility!!!! Maybe after seeing me at all these premieres, he'll remember me and think I'm in the bizzz and want to hang out. LOL. Ok, I'm a fan, but I'm not a deranged stalker.

Happy birthday May babies!!!! Taurus rules!!!

Hey Jack, shall I take it you won't be joining us this Sunday for our NYC HP meetup?


Leprechaun Jack - May 14, 2004 7:49 am (#2044 of 2912)


I was gonna' just show up to surprise you, but since you asked. Yes I'll be there.



Padfoot - May 14, 2004 8:30 am (#2045 of 2912)

Happy Birthday septentrion! Hope you have a good day today.

Fawkes, have a very Happy Birthday on Sunday! It's nice to know there is another person here who is the same age as me.

Gina, I'm jealous. If you do become best buds with Alan, bring him over to the forum.


Anna Katarina - May 14, 2004 8:38 am (#2046 of 2912)

Is anyone going to do the Non-Wizards update? (Read more on the 'Corrections or changes to the lexicon' thread. I have made a few notes and would be happy to share. I'm very unsure if my writing is good enough, seeing it's in English and all. E-mail me and I'll send what I've done so far. anna-katarina@rocketmail.com


Fawkes Forever - May 14, 2004 8:46 am (#2047 of 2912)

Thanks Padfoot *grinning here like a cheshire cat* all my colleagues are walking past my desk on their way out to wish me a happy birthday... so sweet! The dementors are keeping their distance... too many good vibes coming from my desk... opps, aren't they attracted to happy thoughts ...

Karine... I note down the birthdays as they come up on this & other threads... otherwise I'd never remember... I'm a running joke with my friends over my lack of memory for birthdays... so I write them down now... all of them Emmm, does that make me sounds a little Hermione'ish.... hee hee ! So Jack *grabs trusty notepad*... when is your birthday?

Gina... we Taureans are the best.. aren't we... & modest too Good luck with your 'Alan spotting'... give him a wave from me.. & a kiss from yourself if you can manage it... no doubt you can

I'm off now for the weekend... some friends & family are coming to visit.... bit of a surprise.. they just rang to tell me.... so I'm even more happy now I might get a chance to log on over the weekend... fingers crossed...

Big hugs... have a lovely weekend everyone <-- Me getting waaay too hyper!


Leprechaun Jack - May 14, 2004 8:54 am (#2048 of 2912)

My birthday is May 30th. I'm going to be 37 years old. I'm too old to be young and too young to be old.



Tomoé - May 14, 2004 9:02 am (#2049 of 2912)

Happy Birthday septentrion and Jack!

Good luck chiaojones (hoping I'm not too late)!

Thanks for the link Abby. ^_^

That was a cool animation VeronikaG. ^_^

Les Mondes engloutis that sound more like it.

Sherbie, I liked "David the Gnome" too, but was very shocked by the last episode (I was around ten back then).

Hope Alan will notice you Gina! ^_^


Kip Carter - May 14, 2004 9:10 am (#2050 of 2912)

Jack, I have you by 27 years being I am 64; however your statement is very correct about all May babies. We never show our age and everyone always thinks we are older when we are young and much younger than we are when we are old. It's great! I look forward to the next 36 years!

Oh, I saw some unusual articles on the news yesterday. One was about shop windows whispering to shoppers as they walk by. The other was about garden gnomes. I had to laugh at both. Another article was titled "Aging Octopus Finds Love at Last". I immediately thought of a certain squid. Lol. Seemed magical in our muggleish world. Been keeping a lookout for mysterious fireworks and owls, just in case.
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Essidji - May 14, 2004 9:18 am (#2051 of 2912)

Fawkes, as you will not be there tomorrow, I wish you a very happy birthday in advance... YAY! This time I'm first!

And... I GOT IT! I GOT THE JOB! YIPEEE! *Dancing and singing all around the room*


Ladybug220 - May 14, 2004 9:19 am (#2052 of 2912)

congrats Essidji!! When do you start?


Gina R Snape - May 14, 2004 9:19 am (#2053 of 2912)

Hey, Kip. Maybe it isn't May babies but Taurus babies? I was born 28 April and am now 35 years old. Most of my friends since childhood have been older than me. But people frequently seem extremely surprised when I tell them my age, and say that I look at least 10 years younger. I hope that's true, and they aren't just reacting to some base immaturity in me!

As for being in my 30's, it is a very odd in-between point. People always tell my 'you're young' because I'm chipper and energetic, look young and don't have any children (besides my kitties). But in truth, those of us in our 30's and 40's are smack in the middle of adulthood, and not yet middle-aged. I'm not a child, not even late adolescence as seems to be stretching out well into people's late 20's these days. I guess I just get annoyed when 'you're young' sounds patronising. Know what I mean?


Padfoot - May 14, 2004 9:27 am (#2054 of 2912)

Congratulations Essidji! What kind of job is it?


mike miller - May 14, 2004 9:27 am (#2055 of 2912)

Gina - You may be right about Taurus! My 45th birthday is Monday May 17th and I have noticed exactly the same thing that was pointed out by Kip. Taurus are supposed to be stubborn, so we don't accept the limitations of age either way. Maybe it's denial but I refuse to give in to Father Time. Unfortunately, as I continue to be active in sports (Volleyball and Softball) my body keeps trying to remind me of my "chronological" age.


Leprechaun Jack - May 14, 2004 9:35 am (#2056 of 2912)

OK ,but I'm a Gemini. and so am I.

IT's like that joke " I used to be a schizophrenic, but we're all better now"



Padfoot - May 14, 2004 9:36 am (#2057 of 2912)
Edited by May 14, 2004 10:37 am

Taurus are supposed to be stubborn? Oh, I guess this explains where I get my stubborn streak from. As far as the age thing goes, I think I look my age. When I was younger, I really looked much younger than I was. Now I am all caught up. However I don't think I want to look older anytime soon.

Edit: LOl Jack.


Flame Alligator - May 14, 2004 10:48 am (#2058 of 2912)

Ok Can I weigh in on the Taureans too stubborn to get or look old thing. I look and feel young and I just don't quit.

Essidji, Congrats on the job!!!! *dancing and singing with Essidji with joy* I liked your Top of the mornin y'all combination.

Happy Birthday to all my fellow May babies!!!

Veronika, I need to talk to you girlfriend. I am under serious Dementor attack. Check your e-mail Btw, I lost the smiley info, could you give it to me again?

Fawkes, Belated top of the mornin to ya! And an early Happy Birthday. I hope your birthday is lovely. I wish I could send you a present.

I am having a perfectly miserable day but I was uplifted when I read the posts here. Thanks guys. I have had the joy sucked out of me today by those who wish me harm. I hope to be better soon.

Goedemiddag (Still working on my dutch. )


septentrion - May 14, 2004 10:55 am (#2059 of 2912)

congrats Essidji ! Is it the job you were speaking about recently (not the one for the employement agency) ?

Gina I hope you'll have "a little chat" with Alan Rickman, he's a so great actor.

thanks, thanks again for your wishes. My birthday is great because TLC have put a link to PoA soundtrack on aol, the whole PoA soundtrack ! Guess what I'm listening right now ?

about looking younger or older, I've looked younger for a long time because I'm small but now people call me "mademoiselle" (miss) less and less and tell me "madame" more and more.


Emily - May 14, 2004 11:18 am (#2060 of 2912)

OK, I have something completely off-topic. Are there any musicians better than I out there who know what the proper name for the dynamic marking 'ffff' is? I've done about ten web searches, and can't find anything. my music teacher told us to try to find it, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere!


septentrion - May 14, 2004 11:33 am (#2061 of 2912)

I used to play music when I was a teen and if I remember well, "f" means "forte" (strong in Italian), and the more there are of "f", the louder you play (or sing).


Julia. - May 14, 2004 11:38 am (#2062 of 2912)

Happy birthday Jack and Septentrion!!! You guys picked a great day to be born, b/c it's my dad's birthday too! Well, must be off, so many posts to catch up on!


septentrion - May 14, 2004 11:55 am (#2063 of 2912)

I always thought the 14th of may was a great day to be born ! Happy birthday to your dad Julia !


tracie1976 - May 14, 2004 12:00 pm (#2064 of 2912)

to Julia's dad!


Prefect Marcus - May 14, 2004 12:34 pm (#2065 of 2912)

F is Forte.
FF is Fortissimo.
FFF is Fortissitissimo.
FFFF is Fortissitissitissimo.
FFFFF is ... well you get the idea.

By the same token, PPP is Pianissinissimo.


Flame Alligator - May 14, 2004 12:45 pm (#2066 of 2912)

Perfect Marcus, Thanks for the lol.


SarcasticGinny - May 14, 2004 1:03 pm (#2067 of 2912)

Happy birthday Jack and Septentrion and congrats on your job Essidji!

I am also very excited as I am finally done with college. My graduation ceremony is tomorrow. I can't believe it went so fast! YAY!


dobbyiscool - May 14, 2004 1:04 pm (#2068 of 2912)

Yeah, Perfect Marcus is correct. Fortunately, I've never seen more then FFF, or I probably would have died from loss of air (I play Alto Sax.).

Ok, I haven't read all of the last 100+ posts, but Happy Birthday to all that apply.


Acceber - May 14, 2004 1:14 pm (#2069 of 2912)

Thanks for the laugh Marcus.

Happy Birthday to Septentrion and Jack!

Congrats Essidji!


Sinister Kittens - May 14, 2004 2:29 pm (#2070 of 2912)

OMG - I have been away FAR too long. As usual, I missed all the birthdays, so belated HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to all that I missed (and I know there are a fair few, so apologies). The new shop is taking up alot of my time - more than I anticipated I must admit and I have been neglecting the lexicon of late

*** bangs head against bookcase ***

So, congratulations on the new job, Flame can you please forward the pics of your tattoos to my email address? I have a Chinese dragon on my back and love tattoos.

To all that I have missed, I'm sorry I will catch up when I can. PS UK lexicon buffs... Classic FM is airing excerpts from the POA sound track tomorrow between 9am and 12, just an FYI - I'm working tomorrow morning so hopefully I will have no customers!


Padfoot - May 14, 2004 2:37 pm (#2071 of 2912)
Edited by May 14, 2004 3:38 pm

I have an angel fish on my ankle.


timrew - May 14, 2004 3:04 pm (#2072 of 2912)

I have no tattoos at all - I'm as naked as a jay-bird!

All that space to tattoo, and no commitment! A real party-pooper!


Lynn Allen - May 14, 2004 3:10 pm (#2073 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Sept and Fawkes!! And congratulations to Ess for the new job! Gina, I'm shocked that Professor Snape might fail to worship at your feet considering your marital relationship. (Or whatever you have...) ;-) Wow are there a lot of May birthdays! I know I've missed someone, and sorry about it!


DJ Evans - May 14, 2004 4:28 pm (#2074 of 2912)

Gosh, yesterday I couldn't get online because of all of the thunderstorms that we were having around here. It amazes how "quickly" the number of new posts grow!!!! Though I love it that we're all a chatty bunch!!

Dr. Filibuster, with your birthday being on June 1st--I bet your friends had a hard time in deciding what to do for your "special" day!! I mean with PoA coming out and all--let's just say that's a "give me" present there!!!! Hope you have a great time/day when they take you to go see it!!!

Poppy, oh yes--I definitely remember Captain Kangaroo!!! He was the best. I hated to hear of Bob's passing about a month ago--he will always be remembered as the Capt. to me. And I just loved Mr. Greenjeans, Moose and Rabbit. Though I knew the ping pong balls were going to fall each time, it still cracked me up. And I have to admit that the "Magic Mirror" scared me too. I wasn't too thrilled that she was able to see me!! Hey, wonder if that is where Sirius got his magic mirror--from the Romper Room lady? hee hee Also, another one of my all time favorite cartoons was "Top Cat". He was the best!!!

Essidji--That's great on your new job!!!

Gina, tell Snape for us that we all said "Hey"!! And I say go for it and give him a big ol' kiss!!!

Sinister Kittens, Girl you better stop banging your head against the bookcase--you'll give yourself a headache that way! Glad to see you back. Though we understand about the new shop, just know that you've been missed here.

Hope everyone has a FANTASTIC weekend!!! For those in the US, they are suppose to re-play Harry Potter and the SS this coming Saturday night. Though I don't think the deleted scenes will be included--could be wrong on that though.

Later days, Deb

P.S. Hey, did anyone else see Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) on the final episode of "Fraiser" last night? He played one of Daphne's brothers. I would never have guessed it was him, if I hadn't heard about him going to be on there. He was clean shaven and short hair--plus he was the same height as the other actors!!! I'm just so used to him with the long hair, beard and TALL!!!!


Leprechaun Jack - May 14, 2004 5:23 pm (#2075 of 2912)

As far as tattoo's go

I have a cross on my left arm as a memorial for my brother (my other 2 brothers and my self have the same tat) and a 3-D clover on the tree of life (my own design) on my right arm. The clover is unfinished as I am getting a claddagh put on the inside of my arm connected to the clover by the roots of the tree.



Sherbie Lemon - May 14, 2004 6:41 pm (#2076 of 2912)

On the tatoo note, I've got a vine around my right ankle.

Congrats, Essidji!Good Job It's wonderful to get a job you've been wanting so badly. I hope you have many years of happiness in your new position.

Congrats to Ginny too!Smiley University I'm very jealous. I hope you have a wonderful celebration, I'm sure you've earned it.

A big Harry Birthday to all you May babies!Birthday Cake

Deb, I saw Robbie Coltrane too and thought he was so funny! You're right about him being difficult to recognize, I would have never known it was him! I forgot about Top Cat. Anyone remember Heathcliff? Another two kid's shows I'd forgotten about but loved as a kid are Gumby and Felix the Cat!

Our insulation went into the house today, I'm so excited!Heart/home

Have a great weekend everyone!


Kowalla - May 14, 2004 7:17 pm (#2077 of 2912)

NOOZLES!!!!! THAT'S what it was! That was my favorite cartoon! I watched it every day. I had no clue what it was called though. I always called it the koala show. I have been racking my brain for the last few years trying to remember what that was called. Thank you Abby! I also remember Pinwheel & Today's Special, with Muffy the Mouse, & Silas the Snail! He was my favorite! I also loved David the Gnome. I still can't believe that Care Bears are making a reappearance! They're everywhere now. And anyone remember Strawberry Shortcake? I vaguely remember that, I must've been really little then. & Rainbow Brite, I used to have Rainbow Brite bed sheets. Wow, that really takes me back, I remember all that stuff you guys mentioned. Inspector Gadget was another of my favorites. Didn't really care much for the movie they made of it though.


scully jones - May 14, 2004 7:36 pm (#2078 of 2912)

Hey guys, here I am in Idaho... I'm trying to get Brieanne to join the forum. She has a slow connection though, so it might be hard.

Scully remembered me! She purred and everything. When I have more time, I'll tell you all about my flight.

Thanks for the well wishes!


The Great Abbycadabra - May 14, 2004 9:07 pm (#2079 of 2912)

You're welcome, Tomoe and Kowalla!! Glad to help!

Happy Birthday, Septentrion! You have the same birthday as my little brother. He turned eleven and got his Hogwarts letter this morning. Really, he did. It had a post script that said to bring me along. Anywho, here's your Abbyfett! ,'.;,;.,;.,;.',.;',;.

Lauren, oh my gosh, that was so funny, you have no idea. My formerly ten-year-old brother loves Yu-Gi-Oh! It's something of a bane in my exisistance. I mean, it makes no sense to me, and he has all those cards. I'm like, what? Heh, I guess it's too advanced for me. And one of my favourite past times is dissing Heinrich Schliemann. Do, carry on.

And, no I'm not moving for my new school. I've added about a half hour to my commute, though. My friends think I'm nuts, heehee. I don't mind the ride though.


Caput Draconis - May 15, 2004 1:12 am (#2080 of 2912)

Cool buddy, good luck. I travel about an hour every day to school, if it makes you feel any better. And good heavens, I just realised my shameful spelling of Schliemann...any excuse that it was like, midnight? I'm going to go abuse my host powers and fix it. Never fear.

See now, Yugi plays this card game, but he's different because he has a millenium item, which actually contains an ancient Egyptian pharaoh in it, which apparently somehow means that Yugi used to be a pharaoh and now he has to join forces with this spirit to save the world from the spirits in the evil millenium items...and they somehow do this by playing cards. There you go.

Fawkes, anyone who remembers Helen from Neighbours gets snaps from me. Bless her. Are the Ramsey St crew still on over there? I think I've watched it every day of my life, without really meaning to... Fave play school presenters John and Phillip (who now plays Javert in Les Mis, btw), fave window, easily round. Hate that arch. You get double snaps for knowing the trap door song, hehe.

Gina! Why? I want to see Alan! I'd settle for once year...twice in one week? Say hi for me. Try and make him remember how much he loved it down here when he shot Quigley, and mention that he still has a week before our premiere...Rumour has it we're getting Robbie Coltrane, which is nice, I guess. He'll probably figure out it's a 20 hour plane trip and reconsider. Sigh. Have fun anyway, pumpkin.


Sinister Kittens - May 15, 2004 1:15 am (#2081 of 2912)

Thanks Deb - I've stopped banging my head now.

All this talk of children’s programmes and not one mention of the A-Team! I used to love that programme! (And the Flumps when I was really small)


Essidji - May 15, 2004 2:18 am (#2082 of 2912)

Thanks for the congrats, everybody, I am so happy myself that I hardly believe it. Actually, I will really believe it when I have signed my contract !

I am to start on June 1st, and will be an HR Assistant within a company of international transports.


Dr Filibuster - May 15, 2004 2:24 am (#2083 of 2912)

The Flumps were so cute! Was that also the era of Chorlton and the Wheelies and Jamie and the Magic Torch? I always think of the latter when people say the next Potter book will be "Harry Potter and the Green Flamed Torch" My favourite cartoons were all from the seventies and early eighties, due to my age;

ROOBARB AND CUSTARD, The Herbs, Mr Ben, The Clangers, Willow the Whisp, Dangermouse, Magic Roundabout, Hong Kong Fuey, Top Cat, Pingu.

Magic Roundabout and Thunderbirds have been remade and are due out soon, Thunderbirds as live action, not animated. Incidentely, which country do we thank for bringing us Pingu?

Bon Anniversaire Sept. (sorry, I've probably spelt it wrong).

Happy birthday Siobhan for tommorrow. (said with a Northern Irish accent). Top tip...I prepare for the accent by saying "How now brown cow" . Sorry I'm rambling, just seen the TLC site with an excerpt of the Cuaron interview. He describes how Dan Radcliffe prepared for a scene by talking to himself.

Essidji, late congrats from me. Well done, and good luck.

Jules, how's the shop doing?


boop - May 15, 2004 3:43 am (#2084 of 2912)

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!!!!

YAY I only have 8 more hours of work then I am off. Can't wait for 4:30 to come. I am planning on spending Sunday relaxing most of the day!!!

Susi I won't probably catch you on line today, but we will talk tomorrow for sure.

Today is my daughter Joy's 24th birthday, this is my baby. Wow now this makes me feel old.

My mom had back surgery, and is doing pretty good. The doctor said he couldn't see how my mom was able to walk at all. The damage was repaired and now just a slow recovery.


Emily - May 15, 2004 5:41 am (#2085 of 2912)

Going back 20 posts, thanks Marcus!


Flame Alligator - May 15, 2004 6:53 am (#2086 of 2912)

Sinister Kittens, I will send you a picture of me showing my tattoo in profile. There is one on my forehead between my eyebrows too. The meaning: The tattoo sends all focus to my mouth standing for the spermatic word or inspiration. Spermatic word inspiring ideas, creativity and the development of higher consciousness.

Timrew, Yeah I am seriously committed to whatever I do.

Padfoot, An angel fish on your ankle sounds so cute. I like it.

Leprechaun Jack, Were you the one who posted the appropriate response to, "Top of the mornin to ya!" Could you run that by me again? I am too lazy to go back and look for it. Please.

I am having a perfectly miserable, suffering Saturday to go with yesterday guys. I am losing someone I love very much. (Not to death, they are just leaving me and breaking my heart.) Now if I can just stop the bleeding. Dementors all around me .... nothing I can do but hope I survive.

On a somewhat up note, Sami, my precious little kitkat has been chipper these last few days. After her bath Wednesday, she was so perked up I could not believe it. Amazing, considering that the cancer in her jaw bone is growing rapidly. It is huge under her chin. She is "talking" alot, greeting visitors, and playing as best she can. I think perhaps she is having a "last bloom" before she leaves me. What a lovely gift she is giving me. You know what is funny. She had the most beautiful little mouth. I always loved her pink nose and cute little pink mouth and now.... it is horribly cancerous. This breaks my heart. *tears flowing* Sorry guys I am just a broken hearted mess today.

In spite of my misery, Y'all have a good weekend. Reading the chat posts cheers me up a bit. A lovely distraction. Thanks again guys!! GOEDEMORGEN!!!!


Marè - May 15, 2004 7:30 am (#2087 of 2912)

Hugs and springflowers to you Flame!
I hope it's getting better soon!


Flame Alligator - May 15, 2004 7:34 am (#2088 of 2912)

Thanks Mare. I love flowers. *hug*


megfox - May 15, 2004 7:39 am (#2089 of 2912)
Edited by Kip Carter May 15, 2004 8:56 am

Meg, I changed your first sentence somewhat and added the link. - Kip

If any of you have a chance, you should go over to J.K.Rowling Official Site - Harry Potter and more. It is amazing, and she answers all kinds of questions and dispels some rumors...Its really well done, too. She discusses some of the edits she's done to the books and characters, and just a bunch of other cool things. You can also get there by going onto the Leaky Cauldron. The site is actaully written by Jo herself, how neat is that!


Denise P. - May 15, 2004 10:40 am (#2090 of 2912)

I wanted to say welcome to all our new members.

Kieran, I am assuming you are male? My daughter's name is Kierynn, which I modified from Kieran when we found out she was a girl. I loved the name so much that we decided to use it even for a girl. You are the first person I have met with the actual name Kieran though.

We now have the class guinea pig for the weekend. She is named Petunia and is a cutie....not at all in personality like Aunt Petunia! She loves her playpen area on the living room floor. She also seems to be in paradise since she has a load of hay, fruits and veggies to munch on. She really is a sweet little piggie.

Had my daughter order me two HP themed books...woo hoo! Gotta go finish stuff, will check back in here later today.

Crikey Caput! Just had to say that since I had not seen you in a bit....


Gina R Snape - May 15, 2004 11:05 am (#2091 of 2912)

Hey, welcome back Lauren!

If I meet Alan again, I will think of you. I can't promise to remind him about life down under, though. Experience has taught me I cannot pretend to have control of what comes out of my mouth in his presence...

btw, I saw the new JKR site. Tres cool. No Snape info anywhere, though.


septentrion - May 15, 2004 11:51 am (#2092 of 2912)

Feel like you Gina, I like jKR site except for lack of Snape on it.

Ginny, I'm glad for you.

to you Fawkes and to may babies as well :

Flame, I wish I could send you a patronus through the ocean. It's awful to see people we love leave us. And I'm glad you can have some good time with your cat.

Jules, I wondered how you were getting, I was sure the store would take most of your time. Trading is like that. Good to see you again.

abby, your brother is very lucky to go to Hogwarts next year. Wish him a belated birthday.

Today my husband and I did something strange : we went to the store to buy water bottles and we came back with a television instead ! It was cheap and far better (above all far larger) than our previous one, it will be better to watch CoS, which I think I'll soon too in spite the fact I've watched it once a week since the beginning of the month.


VeronikaG - May 15, 2004 12:15 pm (#2093 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to Septentrion, and congrats on your new job to Karine.

Fawkes, your job sounds like the kind I'll get when I finish school next year. Now I'm finally doing what I should have done all along, I'm studying for my finals. The first is data base management, nothing less. I'll be pretty much absent from the forum until the afternoon of June 3rd, when I have had the last final.

And just for the record, no tattoos.

I'm really eager to check out JK's site! I'll have to add it to my bookmarks.


Leprechaun Jack - May 15, 2004 12:58 pm (#2094 of 2912)

Flame Alligator: yeah that was me . I tried to link it but if it doesn't work its post #2009.

Leprechaun Jack 5/13/04 1:35am



Caput Draconis - May 15, 2004 1:00 pm (#2095 of 2912)

G'day Denise.

Gina, no worries. A Rickman fan's gotta do what a Rickman fan's gotta do.


VeronikaG - May 15, 2004 1:44 pm (#2096 of 2912)

Woohoohoohoo!! I now have gotten the answer I was looking for, for so long! I know what was the problem with the original plot line in GoF!! According to Jo herself, the Weasley cousin was the daughter of the accountant (she said stock broker) of whom the Weasleys never speak. He was rude to them. She was starting Hogwarts, and was sorted into Slytherin where she dropped off information about Harry. JK had to remove her because there were no logical way an eleven year old girl could spread information the way an animagus reporter could. This girl was also staying with the Weasleys during the Quidditch world cup, and made trouble in chapter 10. That's why JK had to rewrite it so many times. I know this thread isn't meant to discuss the books, but I'm not discussing, only telling everyone about how I have found a long awaited answer!


Marè - May 15, 2004 3:59 pm (#2097 of 2912)

OOOOOO that site is brilliant!!! Quick everybody, go vote for the question she is going to answer next! We want to know the significance of Mark Evans! And Molly is a Prewett!
And that hair thing leads to a door, and what do I have to do when I'm there? I can move the doorhandle but that's it???


Mrs. Sirius - May 15, 2004 8:18 pm (#2098 of 2912)

Boy!!! Over 200 posts to catch up on, you really can't miss a day!!!

Have any of you been on HPANA? They posted that the official JRK website has been updated and revised, I was breathless! There is real information on there!!! I can barely believe this info is truely given by Ms. R. Poor Steve he's going to be busy updating.

And can it possibly be true that she entered a chatroom to discuss theories of what might happen in book 6! Can anyone confirm that this is really her site? Maritza

Edit: I have just been reading some of the posts of the last few days and I see I am late to the party on the JKR site. Happy birthday to all those who've had one. Hi Abby, how about some Abbyfetti just because?


The Great Abbycadabra - May 15, 2004 8:25 pm (#2099 of 2912)

Heh, thanks for that Yu-Gi-Oh explaination, Lauren. Still baffles me, though. For the record, my commute in the fall will be from and an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half. I'm so not scheduling any classes a 8 am.

Thanks, Septentrion! I'll pass it on. The best part of my bro's going to Hogwarts is that I'm so going too.

And, I loooove the new JKR site. It's going to end up driving me insane, though. So much new info, not to mention the fact that I'm probably going to be searching forever for more hidden information.


Marie E. - May 15, 2004 9:53 pm (#2100 of 2912)

Yes, if anyone figures out that door let me know!! Can you believe all the extra info she has given us? I'm all twitterpated!
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Kip Carter - May 15, 2004 9:59 pm (#2101 of 2912)

Marie, check out the JK Rowling Official Site thread and I believe you will quickly find your answer. Denise P just provided the info I think you are looking for in her Post #66.


azi - May 16, 2004 7:09 am (#2102 of 2912)

Ahhhh, brilliant day of sun and little wind! I was enjoying doing my college work outside in the garden...until a bird pooed on my head. So I decided to come inside and go back on the JKR site (after washing my hair of course). I would just like to say that it's brilliant! However, I am not going to stop saying 'Voldie'. So, just to annoy JKR in the extremely unlikely event that she reads this page, 'Voldie Voldie Voldie Voldie Voldie Voldie Voldie!' I think, thats enough Volides for now. Smile Hmmm, maybe the sun went to my head...


VeronikaG - May 16, 2004 10:40 am (#2103 of 2912)

I'm having a little problem with entering JK's site. The text only works well, but the full site just won't open properly. Could it be my dumb dial up connection?

Flame, how are you? Are things patching up again? My mail wasn't much of a comfort I know, but I didn't really know what to say.


Edit: Yes it is my slow connection that is the problem.


Sherbie Lemon - May 16, 2004 12:59 pm (#2104 of 2912)

If anyone is having problems seeing JKR's full site, not the text-only version, this may help.
1. On your browser bar, there is a tools tab. Click it and scroll down to "PopThis! options."
2. Click on that and the JKR website onto the "friendly site list" box.
It worked for me. Good luck!


Marè - May 16, 2004 2:59 pm (#2105 of 2912)

How was your birthday Fawkes? Or are you still celebrating it, it's still sunday in some parts of the world.


boop - May 16, 2004 3:04 pm (#2106 of 2912)

Fawkes Happy Birthday, I hope you had a real nice day.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 16, 2004 3:20 pm (#2107 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Fawkes!! Here's your Abbyfetti! ',;.',.;';.,';,.',;.


tracie1976 - May 16, 2004 3:23 pm (#2108 of 2912)

Chat & Greetings 2004 - Page 3 2942856553   Fawkes!!!


Julia. - May 16, 2004 4:00 pm (#2109 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Fawkes!!!!!!! *insert cool birthday smilie here, stupid computer.*


Sherbie Lemon - May 16, 2004 4:54 pm (#2110 of 2912)

Oh, I feel just awful! I'm so sorry I didn't wish you a Happy Birthday in my earlier post, Fawkes! I'll try to make up for that here.

Chat & Greetings 2004 - Page 3 1609556105


Fawkes Forever - May 17, 2004 12:02 am (#2111 of 2912)


Aww Thanks you guys.... *big grins* Big hugs to you all.
Got to agree on the taurean/ may birthday people being younger than they seem. Probably a stubborn refusal to grow up... hee hee, I'm still an adult-escent... (geddit ) I turned 28 yesterday (still in shock ... lol) & still new people here at work think I'm one of the student placements (interns) hee hee...

Karine congrats on the job *does Snoopy dance in celebration* Lauren, yep we still get neighbours here..... by the way... do you remember the Russell Crowe days in neighbours.... I saw a clip on telly last night, Russell with Scott & Henry.... oh the hair.... too funny!

Flame.... sending you a big hug & loads of chocolate to deter those dementors...

Sue... fabulous Northern Irish accent.... a nice North West one... just like mine I.E. not the usual movie NI accent ... think Brad Pitt.... lol Most of us don't speak like that... we have a lilt, but its much softer, especially in the NW of Northern Ireland! We actually can say hair instead of har... Oh aren't accents the funniest thing. I'd love to be able to hear what you guys all sound like ....

Jules.... I loved the A-team, just wasn't going to admit it until someone else did... hee hee! We used to play the a-team all the time as kids... but being 2nd youngest I always got stuck playing the part of Murdock... hmm, lucky me! Better than my younger sibling... she always ended up as 'random character number blah'!

Had a nice birthday yesterday... summer has finally arrived in Ireland.... well it's always sunny on my birthday for some bizare reason... but hey I'm not complaining! I think the temp went up to 21 celsius (about 70 F).... & we had a BBQ... however, that wasn't so successful... long story involving brand new BBQ from hardware store.... stupid assembly instructions... which just showed a picture of fully assembled BBQ & a few notes saying use screw 7 for part B.... all well & good if the diagram was properly labelled.

Needless to say it was a bit of a fiasco, ending with one of the screws popping out whilst the food was cooking, don't worry the BBQ didn't collapse..... but we ended up grilling the food inside.... Sometimes it sucks being a muggle It was hilarious however... we couldn't stop laughing the whole time.... & I think it made the day more memorable.... hee hee!

Right... have a big day ahead of me here at work.... finally get to finish up one of my big projects... so will have a bit more time on my hands... hopefully & not have to work so many hours.... actually might get round to fixing up my CV (resume). TTFN & thanks for all the birthday wishes!


septentrion - May 17, 2004 12:30 am (#2112 of 2912)

happy birthday Mike !


Marè - May 17, 2004 1:18 am (#2113 of 2912)

All posts read!!

*pant pant*
Now if everybody would be so kind as to stop posting.. I can take a well deserved break!
Darn, well than I just have to try to keep up with you all!


mike miller - May 17, 2004 4:05 am (#2114 of 2912)

Thanks Fawkes and Septentrion for the birthday wishes. Happy birthday to you, Fawkes, sorry for being a day late. I'm not as good with dates as you are! Sorry about the BBQ probelms. When it comes to BBQing I'm a staunch traditionalist, no gas grill on my back deck! It must be REAL FIRE! However, I could use Hermione's help every once in a while when I have a BBQ craving and the weather has a different idea.


VeronikaG - May 17, 2004 4:06 am (#2115 of 2912)

Today is the big day in Norway. We're celebrating Constitution Day with all the parades and balloons and ice cream and plastic trumpets and waterguns and everything else that goes along. I'm stuck reading for finals, sigh.

Happy Birthday, Mike!


tracie1976 - May 17, 2004 4:27 am (#2116 of 2912)

Happy Birthday Mike!!!


scully jones - May 17, 2004 5:03 am (#2117 of 2912)

I'm back, did anyone miss me? I can't believe JK herself made that site! I'll have to analyze it when I get home from work...

I'll also have to tell you all my woes and wonders of the modern aviation industry as well...

Talk to you then!

Lynn Allen - May 17, 2004 6:16 am (#2118 of 2912)

A belated Happy Birthday, Fawkes!


DJ Evans - May 17, 2004 6:46 am (#2119 of 2912)

Hey, Fawkes sorry to hear about your troubles with the BBQ!!! But like you said, it sounded like it was a day full of memories to cherish in your "golden" years!!! I think some of those guys just "try" to see how ridiculous they can make the instructions for putting things together!!! hee hee

Happy Birthday's to Fawkes and Mike--hope they are full of the best wishes coming true!!!

Jules and others--Oh, I am so sorry I missed you last night!! I was playing catch-up with downloading some updates and with being on "dial-up" it takes forever--especially when I've been a tad late in getting them downloaded and there is more than what I expected!!! And yes, I'm always out to lunch--in one way or another!!! hee hee I usually just put that as my status to let my family know that I'm online--but might be doing other things. That way if they don't get an answer, they won't blast my name off of the family tree!!! Ruff bunch that I've got there.

Mike, I will have to totally agree with you on the "real" fire compare to a gas fire. Much MUCH better for cooking and all--especially the flavor!!! Just as I would pick a real wood fireplace over a gas fireplace anyday!!!

Hey, Sherbie--how's the house going? Is the weather putting them back any on the schedule to get it completed in time? Sure hope it's not and they can get it all done!!!!

Everybody have a great day!!

Later days, Deb


boop - May 17, 2004 6:57 am (#2120 of 2912)

Mike HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope you have a wonderful day.

Fawkes sounds like you had a nice birthday.

Sarah welcome back we did miss you and your kitty is cute.

Veronika, Happy Constitution Day, sounds like a fun day!!!

Deb, I am sorry we missed you last night too. Are you always out to lunch when you sign in on msn?,hehehehe

Here Everyone have a Hug from me. Hey I only work 8 hours from now on until the students return and I get 2 days off as well. I had a really nice lazy day yesterday, didn't do anything. Hey does anyone know where I can hire a house elf? I need one really bad at my house!!!!!Surprised)


Flame Alligator - May 17, 2004 7:21 am (#2121 of 2912)

Fawkes, Belated Top of the mornin to ya!!! Your birthday sounds like it was fun. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the chocolate.

I grabbed a staple gun and some titanium staples and put my heart back together being the warrior/priestess that I am. I am on the mend and all you dementors out there...... I am comin for ya baby!!!

Sinister Kittens, I have not forgotten your request for a pic. I am agonizing over which one. I hate the new pics I posed for. I am sifting through them.. Uh! no fun. Soon.

Mare, I am with you. *Pant Pant* Must keep up with the posts. I bet my long posts don't help. Thanks again for the Spring Flowers I wish I could join a rowing club. I love rowing. Hmmm but it might interfere with my yoga..... better not.

Happy Birthday Mike!!

Veronika, Your e-mail was a great comfort to me. Thanks girlfriend. I am recovering.... and healing.

Everybody have a great day!



SarcasticGinny - May 17, 2004 7:24 am (#2122 of 2912)

Happy Birthday to anyone I missed

the JKR site is excellent-has anyone found anything secret yet? :-)

Me, I'm just getting used to life at home post graduation. My parents are really on me to get a job. Anyone know of any middle schools or high schools looking for language arts/english teachers in the Chicagoland area?


Padfoot - May 17, 2004 7:38 am (#2123 of 2912)

Morning all!

Happy Birthday Mike!

I watched Frasier just to see Hagrid, I mean Robbie Coltrane. Wow, he sure looks different.

I loved the A-team. I think I was a little older when I watched that show. So fun, and every episode was completely different than the last.

Boop, I hope your mom recovers well from her surgery. Give her a hug from us.

Flame, I hope you have a better day today. Use your Patronus if you need too. And always, always keep chocolate nearby.

Denise, Petunia is very cute.

I haven't been over to the JKR site yet. Better go see that now.


Sherbie Lemon - May 17, 2004 7:50 am (#2124 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Mike! Birthday Song

Deb, the house is going well. I'm getting a wee bit concerned about the progress, though. We've got to have this done in less than 2 months to get our bond and I'm a little uncertain on whether or not that's feasible anymore. I hear we may be able to file for an extension, so hopefully we can be approved for that if need be. Yet interest rates have climbed, so I don't know how much higher (if any) our payments would be if we did get the extension. But I don't want to cross that bridge yet, so we're just keeping our fingers, toes, eyes, and every other crossable body part crossed until that time comes!


Anna Katarina - May 17, 2004 8:04 am (#2125 of 2912)

Happy "17th of May", Veronika!


scully jones - May 17, 2004 8:40 am (#2126 of 2912)

Shall I explain my woes of the airline industry just yet, or has anyone except boop and flame noticed I'm back?

here are some pictures of scully. I didn't take any pictures while I was there, alas!

I have wonderful pictures of Colleen's belly and baby! They are not digital, however, so I cannot show them to you.

My itinerary was thus: Fly from Flint, to Cincinatti, to San Fransisco, to Salt Lake City, to Spokane.

My second flight out of four on Friday was delayed. If I had waited for it, I would have missed my connecting flight. I went to the desk, but all they had for me was an early flight straight to Salt Lake City. Alas, it would make me have one less flight and get to my destination four hours early. I was sad, but I took it nonetheless. (Sarcasm anyone?)

While trying to land in Salt Lake City, the air traffic controller saw fit to send a plane ahead of us without letting our pilot know. The nice gentle swooping sensation of lifting off seconds before landing did very nice things to my stomach. Our pilot was angry, and very calmly let us know that the air traffic controller was an inept idiot.

I sat next to wonderful old ladies the entire time. They loved talking to me and sharing snacks and headphones. Very nice ladies, I helped them find their gates, too.

On the way back, I had a male head stewardess named Lou. He is a distant cousin of the Weasleys, I think. Mainly Fred and George. He informed us that any over-sized luggage, refrigerators, or motorcycles had to be checked on before take-off. He went on to warn those over the height of 6'2" that if their legs did not fit underneath the seat in front them them, that they also would have to be checked on.

He kindly informed us that the weather in Cincinatti was 95 degrees and snowing... And that our estimated length of flight was two weeks. He mentioned that someone had left a book near the cabin, and if it was theirs he would kindly return it. I believe it was called 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' by Saddam Hussein.

He definitely made that flight interesting. Thank you all for listening to my ramble... Talk to you all later!


icthestrals - May 17, 2004 8:46 am (#2127 of 2912)

Hey Sarah, what a riot! Sorry about your travel woes.

EDIT: Just looked at the pictures...beautiful kitty!


virgoddess1313 - May 17, 2004 9:05 am (#2128 of 2912)

Hello everyone!! I hadn't posted in a while, so I thought I would pop in and do so. I'm in an absolutely lovely mood today and wish to spread the joy to everyone.

And skipping back quite a ways back to the tattoo conversation, I have one, a red ankh on my ankle. I just got it in December. Once my mom got hers, I figured she lost the right to tell me I couldn't get one. She has a gorgeous little rose on her ankle, but I still love mine more. And I'm thinking of getting just one more small one... but I'm still undecided.


Gina R Snape - May 17, 2004 9:09 am (#2129 of 2912)

Aaaawwwww. Scully is a sweetie. Hope you will be able to even things out on that page or Meme's head will swell!


DJ Evans - May 17, 2004 9:35 am (#2130 of 2912)

Sarah, thanks for sharing your flight travel story!! I bet Lou made the time fly by--he sounds like a hoot there. Did you find out if he was a HP fan? He would fit right in with us, wouldn't he? hee hee And yes, you've definitely been missed on here!!! Did you think otherwise? Silly you!!

Boop, yes girl, I have to admit that I'm more "Out to Lunch" than in!!! But to keep things peaceful in the family, it's just easier to be "Out to Lunch", if you know what I mean? hee hee I don't remember hearing about your Mom having surgery--so "yes" I hope everything goes great with her. We'll have her in our thoughts/prayers for sure!

Sherbie--I have a very good feeling that you and your husband will be in your house on time!!! There is still plenty of time to get it completed. I'll be trying to do a good weather dance for you--that is I've got to find how to do a "good" weather dance first!!!

Padfoot--You MUST go and visit JKR's new web site and definitely stay a while in there--there are several neat things to do while you are surfing the site. If you "don't" visit her web site--I'll get the iron plugged in getting it ready for you to "iron" your hands!!!

Later, Deb


Julia. - May 17, 2004 9:53 am (#2131 of 2912)

Welcome back Sarah! I missed you! Glad to see that Scully is safe at home now. She should meet my friend's cat named Molder. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!


Padfoot - May 17, 2004 10:13 am (#2132 of 2912)

Sarah, do Scully and Meme get along? I hope so, or you are in for interesting times. Wow, sounds like you had lots of fun flying the friendly skies.

Deb, I did go visit the site, so no need to iron my hands just yet. I looked at the text only version. So when I have some more time, I will go play around with the graphics. It's very cool.

Oh, my mom finally started reading SS. She is still at the beginning and can't believe how horrid the Dursley's are. I didn't have the heart to tell her about Umbridge. But I got so excited that she is reading it.


scully jones - May 17, 2004 10:16 am (#2133 of 2912)

Meme thought I'd brought home a new toy. One that moves and startles her constantly. Scully thinks Meme is an annoying little child, and promptly began to ignore her.

Meme tries to follow her and get a sniff in, but she just can't seem to understand her. Every now and then, Scully gives a friendly slap across the face. So far, no claws or yelps... Just a reminder now and then.


Sinister Kittens - May 17, 2004 10:28 am (#2134 of 2912)

Wow - I've missed so much! To all the Birthday Boys and Girls that I have missed - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you all had lovely days.

Flame, I completely understand about the pictures, I still haven't emailed mine yet.

For everyone that asked, Thank You. The shop is doing really well, we have been incredibly busy, hence the lack of posts from me. We finally have broadband now so I should be able to keep in touch more.

I've really missed you guys!


VeronikaG - May 17, 2004 10:42 am (#2135 of 2912)

It's good to hear that your cat and dog are getting along, Sarah! I'm afraid to think what would happen to a little Chihuahua if I let any of my murderous cats near it. My neighbours have a terrier, a Lakeland terrier, I think, it's bigger than our cats, that they don't always keep on a lead when walking it. The smallest of my cats, Sandra, just jumped on and attacked it one day, with no warning at all. My mother had to help the neighbour lady remove Sandra from the dog. But she just attacked it again two seconds later, so the neighbour (our former school nurse, she was the one I ran away from when I didn't want injections) had to whack Sandra over the head with a bag of paper she was putting in the recycle box. I got pretty angry with the nurse lady, but I didn't say anything to her. Sandra tried to attack the dog when it was going home again too, but mom caught her. So I can't bring a puppy home to those cats. The bigger is even more dangerous.

Hi, Anna Katarina. Thank you for wishing me a happy day. I just watched a story in the news about Norwegians living in Sweden celebrating hearty. We have this classical joke that goes like this: "Do they have 17th of May in Sweden?" Everyone says no, of course. But that's wrong. (They have 17th of May in all countries, just not celebrating it.) I think a country in Africa also has it as their national day.

Good to see thing are patching up, Flame. Heartbreak is tough, but eventually you get over it. Is it for certain that it's over? Your last mail suggested he was coming to his senses again.

Nice to see you had a good birthday, Fawkes. And don't get me started on BBQ's. We have always bought them ready to use, our problem is always getting the coals burning. Mom wants to buy electrical. Gas is not an option.

All the best to your mother, Boop.

Congratulation on being successfully through graduation, Sarcastic Ginny. I wish I was there by now. Isn't it great to know there are no more exames threatening your happiness? Good luck finding a job and a class of well behaved children.


Fawkes Forever - May 17, 2004 10:49 am (#2136 of 2912)

Wah, its 7.50pm & I'm still in work... been here since 8.00am....

Get away from me evil dementors.... however I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.... should be finished this horrible project by tomorrow (I hope)

Sorry just thought I'd share! So tired, eyes no longer focusing...


VeronikaG - May 17, 2004 10:53 am (#2137 of 2912)

Awww, poor Fawkes. I know that feeling.


Fawkes Forever - May 17, 2004 11:04 am (#2138 of 2912)

Thanks Ronnie I'm escaping now.... need food .... & my bed!

See ya all tomorrow!


mike miller - May 17, 2004 11:41 am (#2139 of 2912)

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes! 3 countries (not counting the USA) and 7 states, I'm astounded. We just hand a massive thunderstorm go over the office; it went total black outside, except for the lightning flashes and the rain just unloaded. I'm posting this message quickly in case we have a power outage and internet service interruption.

Have a great evening everyone!


Acceber - May 17, 2004 12:19 pm (#2140 of 2912)

Happy Birthdays Mike and Fawkes (or am I too late)!

Sarah-that airplane story was great. You should introduce Scully to my cats (see avatar).


Dr Filibuster - May 17, 2004 12:55 pm (#2141 of 2912)

Happy birthday Mike. Did you remember to update your age on your intro?

Did anyone get any Potter pressies this weekend?


mike miller - May 17, 2004 2:14 pm (#2142 of 2912)

Never too late Acceber!

Dr. Filibuster - since I only joined the forum a little while ago, I used an aging spell to prevent the need to update my intro. Unfortunately, the bananas were close to the computer when I did it and they went instantly brown and squishy.


timrew - May 17, 2004 2:19 pm (#2143 of 2912)

Happy birthday, Mike and Fawkes! Mike, Stevie Ray Vaughan rocks! Fawkes.....don't let the Dementors get you down!


boop - May 17, 2004 3:44 pm (#2144 of 2912)

Thank you everyone who has sent well wishes to my mom, she wanted me to say thank you. My mom came home from the hospital today, she will take a while to heal. My mom had a herniated disk repaired. Seeing my mom using a walker is hard, but I know it is only temporary.

Everyone just a little note I have posted t-shirt information on the Pennsylvania thread, if you are interested please check it out.


B]Sherbie Lemon[/B] - May 17, 2004 4:11 pm (#2145 of 2912)

Boop, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I know that must be hard seeing her weakened, mothers are supposed to be indestructable. I'm sure she'll be back to her old self in no time! I'll be sending good thoughts her way just the same though!

Today in my car I was singing tunelessly to John Lennon's 'Mind Games' when I realized that this song fits the Harry Potter series perfectly! Here's the lyrics, see what you think.

We're playing those mind games together

Pushing the barriers, planting seeds

Playing the mind guerilla

Chanting the Mantra; peace on earth

We all been playing those mind games forever

Some kinda druid dudes - lifting the veil

Doing the mind guerilla

Some call it magic; the search for the grail

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure

Love is a flower, you gotta let it, you gotta let it grow

See, the "mind games" represent legilimency, Harry seeing into Voldemort, Voldemort into Harry, Dumbledore into Harry.
Lifting the veil needs no explanation, as the veil is the entrance to the other side, to death, to the "next great adventure."
Some call it magic is just cool. The whole series is magical!
Love is the answer Again, this needs no explanation as we all know that love is the power that Harry has that the Dork Lard "knows not." It will be love that triumphs over evil.

Cool, huh! Of course, I love to read meanings into songs, but I just thought this one fit so perfectly. Plus, now my two obsessions can merge slightly. John Lennon and Harry Potter, I've found a link at last! (Other than them both being British of course, and they were both raised by their aunties, and they both wear glasses, there are 6 letters in their last names...I guess there are several after all!)


mike miller - May 17, 2004 4:21 pm (#2146 of 2912)

Tim - I take it from your comment that your replacement "Live at the El Mocambo" DVD arrived. I'm still stunned every time I watch that performance. I swear he was "channeling" Jimi that night.


DJ Evans - May 17, 2004 4:34 pm (#2147 of 2912)

Boop, I had the same myself done some 15 years ago & I've never felt better!!!! I had injured my back when I was around 14 or 15 years old & as I grew older the "spells" that I would have with it was coming more often and longer till it finally got me down completely with the pain. I had the surgery done and I couldn't believe the relief from pain after getting back to my hospital room from surgery. Mine had ruptured into a nerve there at my lower spine. I hope your Mom has as good a recovery as I did--it will make a world of difference to her!! Tell her for me to follow her doctor's orders and to build back up her energy--she'll get there I'm sure!!

Also, Boop if you don't get a pic of all of y'all in your T-shirts and post it here afterwards, I'm going to be very sad!!! Can't wait to see the group pic! So wish I was closer to the big event & I could join in.

Sherbie, pretty cool connection to Harry Potter and John's song there. Wonder if JKR is a John Lennon's fan? Hmmmmm?

Later days, Deb


Star Crossed - May 17, 2004 6:03 pm (#2148 of 2912)

Better yet, is John Lennon a JKR fan? Wink I actually I have no idea who he is though, so okay! Life is great when your oblivious.


I Am Used Vlad - May 17, 2004 6:50 pm (#2149 of 2912)

I go away for a couple of days, and there's 121 messages on the new JKR Official Site thread. Last time I was away from my computer for a few days, JKR answered fan questions on-line. The next time I'm going to be gone, the POA movie comes out. If you want book 6 to come out soon, just tell me to leave town.


Julia. - May 17, 2004 7:02 pm (#2150 of 2912)

Sam, we love you, but please go away. I say that with the utmost love, so you can stay if you want. *Flashes pretty smile at Sam* *Reminds self of Lockhart*
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boop - May 17, 2004 7:06 pm (#2151 of 2912)

Thanks I will tell my mom what you said Deb. The doctor told us that he has seen some bad backs before, but not as bad as my mom's back was in a long time. I know she will be up and about, because my mom is not one to just sit there. This is hard on her because, she is very active person.

Sam, how are you doing, we haven't seen you in the chat room for a very long time. WE were just talking about you and wondering how your training is going. Are you up to the 13 miles yet?. Since I can't talk to you in the chat room I thought I would post here for you. Do you have msn or aim if not please get it so we can keep in touch that way. Take care, hope to talk with you soon.


Marie E. - May 17, 2004 7:24 pm (#2152 of 2912)

We have just put an offer in on a house, so some good luck vibes would be greatly appreciated. It's a lovely house right by Shayla's school and has the big garage my hubby wanted.

We have had a dreary day today, lots of rain with some occasional thunderstorms and hail. Still, it's better than snow!


DJ Evans - May 17, 2004 7:34 pm (#2153 of 2912)

Star Crossed, first off--love your avatar!!! Is that what you are going to wear to PoA!!! Have you got a Hogwarts badge on your robe? Second, John Lennon was one of the Fab Four (ie. The Beatles). He was considered tops in the music world by many.

Boop, if she has the recovery that I think she is going to have, she will be up and about before you know it AND without the walker!!!

Later days, Deb

EDIT: Marie E. just saw your post on your house. Here's wishing you the best on getting your offer excepted!!!!


Gina R Snape - May 17, 2004 8:58 pm (#2154 of 2912)

Greetings all! It's nearly 1am in NYC and I am very, very tired. But as you can see from my new avatar, I did manage to make it to the NYC premiere of Alan Rickman's new film Something the Lord Made.

This was such a small event that there was only one interview camera with mike, and about 7 photographers. My friend and I were literally the only fans there, so my pictures are a one-of-a-kind exclusive. HBO allowed me to stand mere inches from Mr. Rickman and take his photograph so long as I did not interfere. The event was running late, so no Talent were able to chat or sign autographs. But I was blessed by Mr. Rickman acknowledging my presence and kindly looking into my camera a few times while talking with others. And like I said, at one point he was so close to me I could touch him. I feel lucky that my friend found out about this event purely as a fluke, and grateful that I reside in NYC! Now I just can't wait for the PoA event on Sunday, which I know will be a raving madhouse!!!!!!!!!!


Mrs. Sirius - May 17, 2004 9:12 pm (#2155 of 2912)

Hey Gina is that you in the background?? You look great, the picture looks like it could have come from a cool Greenwich Village movie itself. What a wonderful thing is is to live in NYC, the opportunities that just happen!


Gina R Snape - May 17, 2004 9:16 pm (#2156 of 2912)

Thanks, Maritza!

Well, I snapped about 50 shots of Alan Rickman, some better than others. Then after everyone went inside, my friend took a picture of me in front of the press posters. Then I made a composite of two photos in PhotoShop (see the writing ON the photo?).

And yes, NYC is a wonderful place to be. There are few other places in the world I'd rather be than NYC and London.

btw, these pictures are actually very very blurry compared to the originals because I had to lower the quality to get it to be 10k to meet WX requirements.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 17, 2004 11:11 pm (#2157 of 2912)

Happy Birthday, Mike! You guessed it, Abbyfetti for you! ,';.',.;',.;'.;',.

Heehee, great avatar, Gina!


Ozymandias - May 17, 2004 11:12 pm (#2158 of 2912)

OK...here I am. I figured I'd start talking to you guys on this thread, since I've been on the forum for a few weeks and you all seem like wonderful people. If I can't have friends in real life at least I can have internet friends. Wink

Gina, I love the picture! Photoshop is a wonderful thing.

Edit: Ok, that "no friends in real life" thing sounds kinda pathetic. I just meant I'm a bit of a recluse...ok, a lot of a recluse.


Fawkes Forever - May 17, 2004 11:59 pm (#2159 of 2912)

Mornin' all.

Boop, sorry to hear about your Mums operation... wishing her a speedy recovery. Big hugs & cyber flowers to her & big hugs to you for looking after her... & have some flowers too!

Thanks again for all the birthday greetings... oh & the patented Abbifetti Gosh sunday seems an awful long time ago today, the dementors are still circling today & the 'Draco' of my office is stirring the pot again.... I would really love to jinx him... seriously! The good news is.... the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter.... just a few more difficult days & by the end of the week things should have improved! Well at least I won't be dreading coming into work every day! But hey... the sun is shining... summer is finally starting to bloom .... so trying to stay positive,

Anyways I'll be watching PoA in about 2 weeks! Its a bank holiday weekend here, so I've booked off several days & going to make a mini break out of the PoA weekend! Any excuse to get out of here

Marie... good luck with the house! Hope it works out for you.

Sherbie..... casting a rapido spell on those builders so they complete your house on time!

Gina.... fabulous darlink.... hee hee! The photo looks great... Mr & Mrs Snape at the movies....

Ozymandias, welcome welcome welcome! I love your avatar... but then it is wee fawkesy... so I'm bias ... hee hee!

Mornin' Flame.... how are things today?

Top of the mornin' everyone I think we have made this phrase popular again... well within the forum family anyways!


Madam Poppy - May 18, 2004 12:06 am (#2160 of 2912)

Congrats Gina! I know you must have been really thrilled to get all those pictures and even a couple of smiles meant just for you! Hopefully you'll get an autograph next time. Be sure and bring along something for him to sign. He will probably recognize you and come right over.
Welcome, Welcome Ozy! Enjoy reading all our theories and comments. It is nice to be able to discuss JKR's books with other adults.


Brandon Christopher - May 18, 2004 12:32 am (#2161 of 2912)

Hey everyone, just wanted to pop in and say hello since it's been awhile.

Happy Birthday to everyone that I've missed (quite a few people)

Always nice to get new members Ozy, we're actually from the same neck of the woods. I'm double majoring in creative writing and economics down at De Anza College in San Jose - so we're right by eachother. Great to hear that I'm not the only Cal HP fan here. I have just one question for you: Giants or A's? Wink Just kidding man, great to see another Cal HP addict though. I find myself hard pressed finding local readers. I have to fly all the way to PA to talk to people about it in fact!


boop - May 18, 2004 1:51 am (#2162 of 2912)

Wow Thanks Fawkes for the hugs and flowers. My mom is going to do better now that she is home from the hospital. Fawkes I do hope you week gets better. Sounds like you could use a hug too, so here have a big hug from me. Surprised)

Everyone have a great day!!!!!!!

Gina, wow that was great, what a good picture of you and Prof. Snape

Ozymandias, LOL have to come here to have friends!!!! Welcome to the forum and feel free to join in on all the fun that goes on around here. Hey if you get the chance sometime drop by the chat room some evening so we can chat.

Marie and Lindsey good luck with your house's!!!!!


septentrion - May 18, 2004 2:02 am (#2163 of 2912)

Boop I have no doubt that your love will help your mother to recover as well as the surgery.

Sherbie and Marie, I hope your house marathon will find a nice end for you.

Gina, how lucky you are. I have no chance to see Alan Rickman round here.

Fawkes, maybe the dementors don't like summer...big hugs to you.

Flame, I hope each day will be better for you than the previous one.


Marè - May 18, 2004 4:51 am (#2164 of 2912)

O bla , where to start?

Yesterday was the first time in what seems like ever that I had my entire evening off! So I hoped to catch some forum members on msn or chat. But unfortunately I managed to fall asleep right after diner.
Well I guess I needed that. :sad:

Flame, as a matter of fact, rowing and yoga don't go together very well. Last year some coach got the idea of improving our breathing through yoga. Before the sessions, I had a rhythm in my breathing during my race (so it was exactly the opposite as to all the other rowers, but who cares..) After the lessons, I totally lost every rhythm or logic and even hyperventilated more..
I guess our teacher just wasn't suited for us. And we weren't the best students either, the idea was to do all these difficult yoga positions (they probably are easy for you, but definitely not for us..) and all the while keep breathing easily. I always was so focused on holding my position, that at the end of the exercise, I realised I had hold my breath most of the time. I hope you are feeling better already.

And hallo to you too, Brandon!

Gina, picture is lovely! And you have curls! Any chance Alan recognised you from the previous premiere? BTW I finally saw "love actually" Honestly than you have Emma Thompson as your wife and then you go give presents to that walking skeleton. Pfffft.

Boop; happy thoughts to your mother and Fawkes: Happy thoughts to you.

Ozymandas, why the name? Is it because of the poem or because of the Ozy and Millie?

And well, I really don't have much new to report...


Gina R Snape - May 18, 2004 5:43 am (#2165 of 2912)

Mare, I have no way of knowing if he remembered me, but I wondered that too! Even if he didn't, I am certain he will remember me come Sunday. My friend and I really stood out in the crowd. Everyone in front of the theatre either worked at HBO or was attending the event. My friend is very tall with long white hair. She and I both wore all black and quite stood out by contrast to the others. LOL

My hair curls when the weather is humid and NYC is extremely humid this week.


Fawkes Forever - May 18, 2004 7:51 am (#2166 of 2912)

Woohooo, the dementors have backed down... & I'm feeling so much better! Must be all those happy vibes from you guys!

Gina, your hair sounds like mine.... however, mine never looks as nice as yours.... it normally ends up being bushy instead of curly.. hee hee. I'm sure Alan recognised you.... how could he not

It's humid here too at the moment especially in the evenings. Summer is finally here... well.... an Irish summer anyways... but it's nice & sunny out... about 18-20 degrees C... even though thats probably cold to most of you I'm not complaining.... however I'm saying nothing about the high pollen count Think I'll have a nice walk after work today!


SarcasticGinny - May 18, 2004 8:10 am (#2167 of 2912)

Gina wow I love the pics of you and Alan! It appears you are smiling at the camera in the exact same way, did anyone else notice that?

Hiya Brandon.

Happy Birthday Mike!

Fawkes, I feel your pain about the hair. Mine's the same. Kinda like poor Hermione's "bushy" hair, no?


Madam Poppy - May 18, 2004 8:36 am (#2168 of 2912)
Edited by May 18, 2004 9:45 am

Wow Brandon, I didn't realize you were in the Bay Area! I went to a children's classical music concert at De Anza as a child and still have vivid memories of the event! (Mostly of being terrified I'd fall through to the bottom of the bleachers!) It was the first time I heard "The Typewriter Song". It was so much fun to see a typewriter used as a musical instrument. Check out: http://www.talltexian.com/TALLTEXIANsOLDGoldenOldies/id18.htm

I grew up in San Jose, off of Blossom Hill Road near the border of Los Gatos. My high school was in the Saratoga foothills. I'd sure love to go back and see my old house and schools.


Padfoot - May 18, 2004 8:50 am (#2169 of 2912)

Morning everyone!

Where to start. Ok, Sherbie, interesting comparison between the song "Mind Games" and Harry Potter. Of course that song was written after the Beatles broke up. John was writing it directed at Paul, who he was mad at the time. Hey folks, I know way too much Beatle trivia. Ask me anything. And Aly, John Lennon died in 1980, so I highly doubt he knew who JKR was. How could you not know John Lennon? I mean really! John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star are very important!!! You see, they were in this little known group back in the 60's called the Beatles, ever heard of them? LOL. I admit I am a bit of a nut concerning them. But it isn't an understatement to say they were they greatest band EVER! Ok all you Brits out there, back me up.

Nimrod, I really want book six. So go away. (Similar effect happens if you want to sell a house, buy checks and address labels. Works every time.)And speaking of houses, good luck Marie!

Gina, you are sooooo lucky! That is a really cool avatar of yours. How many people can say they have been that close to Alan Rickman? Not me for sure.

Ozy, we are glad you are here. Welcome again!


Julia. - May 18, 2004 9:16 am (#2170 of 2912)

Ok Padfoot, I'm not a Brit, but yay for the Beatles!!! *insert smily central Beatles smilie here, stupid computer* I love them, Revolver is my favorite album. Marie, good luck with the house!! *Sends good vibes Marie's way* Gina, love the avatar! You and your friend were so lucky to be the only fans there! Great picture.


Leviosa - May 18, 2004 10:31 am (#2171 of 2912)

I have tickets for the PoA midnight preview from June 2nd to 3rd!!!!!

to everyone's birthday I missed.

I'm not much around these days... I have a lot of tests at school and I'm quite busy. But I still try to stop by now and then. In one and a half weeks, I'll finally have vacation then I'll have plenty of time.

Betty, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Send her my best wishes for recovery! A big hug to you!

Sarah, your site is absolutely great. Meme and Scully are very cute

Julia here's the Beatles smiley for you: I like the Beatles, too. They're absolutely great! It's just sad that John Lennon and George Harrison are no longer among us.


Sherbie Lemon - May 18, 2004 11:13 am (#2172 of 2912)

Padfoot, you don't have to tell me about Mr. Lennon, I know more about him than my own husband! On a related note, I've been good friends with an incredible Beatle Tribute group for about 9 years now. We drive all over the country to see them play, they are incredible! (1964 The Tribute is the name) They played Carnegie Hall twice last year (to a sold out crowd no less) and are booked again for this year. If they come to your area, I highly recommend seeing them, along with a fellow named Tim Piper, who looks and sounds EXACTLY like John. Here's a few pics of him, I swear it's not John!

Gina, what a wonderful time you must have had! I can't wait for your next report to see if Alan recoginized you!

Thanks everyone for the good wishes about the house! Keep em' coming! Only 2 more months to go! (I really, really hope it's only 2 more months!!)


Padfoot - May 18, 2004 11:23 am (#2173 of 2912)

Sherbie, I knew I liked you! When the Anthology came out I got all of it, the book, dvds and the cds. I haven't yet picked up a copy of Naked (I think that's what it is called), Paul's remake. But I think I have every other album (cd format) of theirs.

Wow, those pictures really look like John! I will keep an eye out for 1964 The Tribute. George was my favorite, so sad when he died.

Love those Beatle smilies.


Dr Filibuster - May 18, 2004 12:47 pm (#2174 of 2912)

Did you ever see Prof Quirrel (Ian Hart) in one of his John Lennon roles? He's done a couple and he's very good. He is a Liverpudlian as is Lucius (Jason Issacs) and me.

My gran was from Liverpool and I was born there. My aunty was a rebelious teen who used to sneak off to the Cavern where the Beatles played. My cousin lives in a house on Penny Lane.

Ooo, I could go on and on. It's ages since I went to the 'Pool and it's ony half an hour away.

Boop, I hope your mum feels sound as a pound (Liverpool expression; it means great) very soon.


Acceber - May 18, 2004 12:50 pm (#2175 of 2912)

WOW! We do talk a lot (no criticism meant). I don't have time really to comment to every single person about every single thing they mentioned, so I'll mostly second what other people said about everything and everyone.

Sorry for being lazy, it's hot and I'm cranky.


scully jones - May 18, 2004 1:15 pm (#2176 of 2912)

*Slinks in quietly, seeing if anyone notices the new 'do’ *

Hi everybody! I'm so excited about JK's new site, it's absolutely amazing! I'm off to email my other half, the Sarah G. Jones, she finally got the internet and I'm going to make her come on here.

*Wondering if anyone noticed...*


Padfoot - May 18, 2004 1:16 pm (#2177 of 2912)

I didn't know Jason Issacs was from Liverpool. For that matter, I didn't know you were either Sue. How neat. Sunshine


Ozymandias - May 18, 2004 2:15 pm (#2178 of 2912)

Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Fawkes- Glad you like the avatar! You can't really tell because of the 10k limit, but it's actually a tapestry I made. I had Fawkes in mind, in fact, and I was listening to PS and PoA while I wove it.

Mare- My name is from the poem, one of my all-time favorites. I'm not familiar with Ozy and Millie at all, in fact. Who are they?

Brandon- Hello fellow Californian! To be quite honest, I think baseball is hopelessly boring. I'm a basketball person. Go Kings!


Brandon Christopher - May 18, 2004 2:49 pm (#2179 of 2912)

Awww, I'm more of a football person myself actually Ozy (go Rams!) Though I have gotten into hockey as of late, I wonder why... Let's see if the Sharks can pull a miracle out of somewhere and beat the Flames. I used to live down by Los Angeles so my basketball team is the Lakers though.


Liz Mann - May 18, 2004 2:50 pm (#2180 of 2912)

I have an exam tomorrow that has a maths section () and I know modes and mediums are going to come up, but I can't remember how to do them. Could someone help me?


boop - May 18, 2004 3:01 pm (#2181 of 2912)

thank you everyone I will pass on the well wishes to my mom

I talked to the owner of the print shop who is making the shirt's and I have until Friday at 4pm to get the t-shirt order to him. So this will give you more time if you want to get one.

Liz good luck on your exam tomorrow, I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.


Liz Mann - May 18, 2004 3:02 pm (#2182 of 2912)

Can't you help me with the mediums and modes? I need someone to tell me how to do them!


Brandon Christopher - May 18, 2004 3:17 pm (#2183 of 2912)

In what context Liz (for what subject) - I can only give you the definitions of the words. I doubt that would help much considering you could get that on your own.


Liz Mann - May 18, 2004 3:19 pm (#2184 of 2912)

I mean how do you do them? I know to work out the mean of something you add up all the numbers and divide it by how many there are. And I know to work out the range you take the smallest number from the largest. But how do you do mediums and modes?


Gina R Snape - May 18, 2004 3:23 pm (#2185 of 2912)

Aaaawwww. Well, I noticed your haircut, Chia. It looks cute. You look a bit like Audrey Tatou with that coiff.


Liz Mann - May 18, 2004 3:29 pm (#2186 of 2912)

I have to go to bed in a minute. It's 12.29am here.


virgoddess1313 - May 18, 2004 4:08 pm (#2187 of 2912)

Sarah, the hair is adorable!!!!


Doris Crockford - May 18, 2004 5:42 pm (#2188 of 2912)

Liz, I'm probably too late, but aren't medians/mediums the ones where you line up the numbers from smallest to largest, then take the one in the middle? And I think modes are the number that occur the most often.

Just want to say hi to everyone, I haven't been here in awhile and have only managed to read about the last 10 post, so Happy Birthday and Congratulations to everyone!


Brandon Christopher - May 18, 2004 5:52 pm (#2189 of 2912)

That's what was screwing me up!

I was trying to remember what "mediums" were and I didn't even think about changing it around to "median." In that case you are correct Doris, the mode is the most common number in a set group. While the median is middle number in an ordered group. If the set has an even amount of numbers then the two middle ones are the medians. Pretty simple, I think Doris did a good job explaining it, just wanted to touch on that two middle number thing if you read this before your test Liz.


mollis - May 18, 2004 6:02 pm (#2190 of 2912)

Okay. I hate to do this. But I really need to vent to you guys. I've had a terrible day. Work was okay, but long and tiresome. I play in a sand volleyball league on Tuesday nights, and it rained on us and we lost (double insult!). Then on the way home my husband informs me that someone where we used to live is telling people looking at our house (that is still for sale) to wait a while and they'll probably find it on the auction block-foreclosed! I couldn't believe it! I am really upset wondering who would have said such a thing about us (since it is completely not true!). We thought we had really nice neighbors. So now I am cold, wet, and upset and feeling betrayed. I know that there is nothing we can do about it, but that just makes me even more mad. Anyway, I just really needed to get that off my chest. We are still unpacking boxes - I don't think it will ever end. And tonight I have to pay bills! Just not a good day. And, there is an advance screening for POA here, and the only way to get tickets is to win them off a radio station. And I never win anything and can't listen to the radio at work! Sometimes life just isn't fair!

I know, I need to be grateful for what I do have. And I am. I am much more fortunate than a lot of people. Okay...starting to feel better now. I love this place!

Now, I hope that everyone is having a much better day!

Love the new 'do, Sarah. Flame- So sorry about the recent issues you've been experiencing. I'll e-mail you soon so we can chat about Lincoln! Liz- Sorry I didn't catch you question earlier - but I'm pretty sure Doris is right. Good luck with the exam! To the house hunters- Best of luck I hope the construction's is completed on time and the offers are accepted! To the birthday babies - I wish you the happiest of days! The proper response to "Top of the mornin' to you" = "And the rest of the day to you!"

That's all I remember for the billion or so posts I read. Oooh, love the new JKR site! Now that is certainly a pick-me-up!


Madame Librarian - May 18, 2004 7:32 pm (#2191 of 2912)

Greetings everyone. Just back from that quick to and fro trip to Boston (1,000 miles each way!) to retrieve son from school. I've never seen a car so loaded. Lucky my husband arranged to fly direct to Washington from Boston (he usually works there 4 days/week) since there was no room for a back seat passenger. We had a little excitement over the futon lashed to the roof rack, or rather not-so-well lashed. After the 4th semi-emergency stop, we got it to stay put. Part of me wished it was torn off and sucked up into a vortex of wind, never to be seen again. Ah, well, we made it. Listened to PoA (the 3rd time for me) on the way out with my husband. Listened to it again on the way home with Jordan. Have lots of thoughts I might post when I get my mind sorted out.

Don't know if I heard properly last week, but the promo for the up-coming "West Wing" said--I think--that Jason Isaacs was guest starring. Maybe I mis-heard the actor's name, but, hey, it's on tomorrow so we'll know.

Well, gotta go get my beauty sleep. Ya can't catch up on as many posts as I missed on a shortage of shut-eye.

Ciao. Barb


Ozymandias - May 18, 2004 7:51 pm (#2192 of 2912)

Liz - this is probably waaay too late for you now, but just in case: for the even sets of numbers, which Brandon was talking about, I was always taught that the median was between the middle two numbers. I don't know if one way is considered more correct though.

Brandon - Ahhhhhh! Laker fan! And I thought you had good taste!.....Ok, I'm just kidding. I'm originally from Sacramento, so Laker-hating is sort of ingrained in me. Hopefully the Kings will win their game 7 and then we'll get a Kings-Lakers series. Smile

Sorry about your bad day, Mollis. Hope the Lexicon goodness cheered you up a bit.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 18, 2004 8:23 pm (#2193 of 2912)

Hey, Ozymandias, my cool named friend. Nice to see you chatting it up with us.

Liz, I hope your exam turned out well. Math is sooo not my thing, however.

Sorry you had such a bad day, Mollis. Things'll be better tomorrow! Have some cheer-up Abbyfetti! ,'.;',.;,'.;',.;'

Sarah, your haircut looks great! It's really cute.


Ozymandias - May 18, 2004 8:28 pm (#2194 of 2912)

And I'm actually online at the same time as someone else for once! Good to see you too, Abby, though I wish you'd stop mocking my cheese danish.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 18, 2004 8:39 pm (#2195 of 2912)

Heehee, sorry. That quote just reminds me of a simpler time. I'll give free Abbyfetti to anyone who can tell me where it's from.


Brandon Christopher - May 18, 2004 8:50 pm (#2196 of 2912)

Abby get your arse on AIM! :p

Speaking fo which - Ozy you have any messengers? There's a group of us in which one is almost always online. Sadly most of them must go to sleep at some point so that three hour difference sucks. Sad


The Great Abbycadabra - May 18, 2004 8:55 pm (#2197 of 2912)

Why, Brandon, that was a bit rude. How impatient you are. I'm coming.


Brandon Christopher - May 18, 2004 8:57 pm (#2198 of 2912)

I shall say it again, what else would you expect of me Abby. ;-)

And of course I'm impatient, I need my Abby fix. :-p


Ozymandias - May 18, 2004 9:59 pm (#2199 of 2912)

Yes, I'm RainboSunshine on AIM. I'm on right now if you still are.


Ozymandias - May 19, 2004 1:31 am (#2200 of 2912)

A new second line of information up there, at the request of Brandon and in honor of Gina. Wink
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Marè - May 19, 2004 1:51 am (#2201 of 2912)

Ozymandias, this is where I first read your name, and the line of the poem where it originates from .


Ozymandias - May 19, 2004 2:07 am (#2202 of 2912)

Looks like fun, Mare. I'll give it a read sometime. (Just what I need, another internet comic to read every day. No wonder I don't sleep.)


S.E. Jones - May 19, 2004 2:30 am (#2203 of 2912)

Who needs sleep. It's greatly over-rated....


boop - May 19, 2004 2:37 am (#2204 of 2912)

Mollis, Sorry to hear about you day. Today will be better. It is sad when people who you thought were friends betray you. I wouldn't worry what people think, because you know the truth and that is all that really matters. There are alot of cruel people, who are not happy so they try and make others feel the same way. I hope you get your unpacking done soon and all settled into your new house. Here I think you could have used this yesterday so have a big hug from me.

Barb, I am glad you made it home with your son. I know what you are saying about all his belongings. I just watched parents go through that at work. It is just amazing how much these kids end up having in their small dorm rooms. Enjoy the summer with your son.

Ozymandias, I have added your name to my buddy list on aim here is mine: onebtbp. I look forward to talking with you.

Everyone it is over the hump day!!!!!! Hope everyone has a great day!!!!!!


tracie1976 - May 19, 2004 2:39 am (#2205 of 2912)

Sorry about all the mishaps and such.
Ozymandias, I also added you to my AIM, mine it tlb3311976.


Caput Draconis - May 19, 2004 2:44 am (#2206 of 2912)

Madam L, it's Sir Isaacs alright. I didn't realise it was on so soon, last I heard they weren't sure whether it'd be the current season or the start of the next one, so yay! Apparently he's a Donna love interest... No wait (I got excited and googled), he's a 'dashing British photojournalist' hehehehe. And on for 3 eps, so i guess he'll be back for the start of the new season too. The season that's ending for you hasn't started here yet (), so do let me know how he goes!

Yeah Fawkes, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce - real stepping stone to fame, Neighbours...


Marè - May 19, 2004 3:29 am (#2207 of 2912)

Who needs sleep. It's greatly over-rated....

Yeah, you know the lyrics: "Ill sleep when I'm dead"


Ladybug220 - May 19, 2004 4:04 am (#2208 of 2912)
Edited by May 19, 2004 5:05 am

WOOHOO!!! Well, I get to leave work at 1:00 today then I head to Atlanta so that I can fly to Sicily tomorrow! I get to spend 2 weeks with my brother and his family - so I will have plenty of time to spoil my nieces rotten and see the sights. I shudder to think how many posts all of the threads are going to have when I get back but that will not stop me from going.


Marè - May 19, 2004 4:29 am (#2209 of 2912)

Enjoy your vacation Ladybug! We will think of you, and be sure to check in here first after you got back.


Gina R Snape - May 19, 2004 5:39 am (#2210 of 2912)

Whu? Hu? Erin? What's in my honour? Oh, you mean Erin M. Lupin. Deary, if you love him you should take him hideous moustache and all.

Brandon, don't be rude or impatient with Abby or you may find yourself on the receiving end of some nasty hexes!


Padfoot - May 19, 2004 8:03 am (#2211 of 2912)

Hi everyone! It's a nice sunny and warm day here in Colorado. Hope everyone else has a good day.

Mollis, sounds like you had a neighbor that was really rotten. I hope you have a better day today. I'll second what Boop said.

Sarah, cute hair.

Liz I would love to help you. Sounds like you got some good advice from others, so go with that. I am as good at math as JKR. So you really don't want my help.

Have a fun trip Ladybug!


I Am Used Vlad - May 19, 2004 9:31 am (#2212 of 2912)

boop, sorry that I have not been in the chat room recently. I have been very busy as of late, but will make a point to drop in soon.

And to answer your question from a couple of days ago, no, I'm not up to 13 miles yet, but I am up to 10, so I'm getting there.


mollis - May 19, 2004 9:47 am (#2213 of 2912)

Thank you all for the hugs and well-wishes (& abbyfetti!). Today is somewhat better. At least my basement stayed dry! Lots of people in my office had mini to major floods this morning after the 5-10 inch dumping of rain we received last night here in KC. Work is being weird - but I have a good outlook and am trying to remain positive. The wonderful distraction of this forum really help. Wish I could instant message with you guys - but my home computer doesn't do the internet and the dementors here at the office seem to have blocked that sort of thing. I'll just have to settle for the chat thread!

I'm hoping to find the file with my smilies and colors this evening so that I can return to my lovely green self. That will cheer me up. Spring flowers for everyone.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 19, 2004 11:08 am (#2214 of 2912)

Heehee, so very true, Gina. I'm not one to be rushed.

You're very welcome for the Abbyfetti, Mollis. It strangely always makes me feel better, so I like to share.


Acceber - May 19, 2004 12:17 pm (#2215 of 2912)

Barb, what school in Boston does your son go to? If you had told me in time, we could have visited each other (I'm right outside of Boston)! Ah well.


VeronikaG - May 19, 2004 1:15 pm (#2216 of 2912)

I like your new hairdo, Sarah. Assume Jimmy likes it as well.

Where around Boston do you live, Acceber. I have a cousin in Boston, you see.

Flame? Where are you? Are you OK, lady?

Mollis, that neighbor was incredibly rude! The only thing you can do is be happy he is many miles away from you.

Brandon, you haven't been at the chat thread for a while. I see you are majoring in creative writing. Are you going to be a writer too? (I think there are a few of us who try.)

Gina, I don't know who's post you were referring to, but I disagree. If Erin loves Lupin she should care enough to tell him gently to remove the Stalin moustache. By the way, did you notice that according to JKR the picture of Lupin at the Lex is pretty much how he looks. She said Laura Freeman portrays him surprisingly accurately, or something like that. The same goes for Sirius.

And top of the evening, if that's an expression.


Ozymandias - May 19, 2004 1:28 pm (#2217 of 2912)

My thoughts exactly, VeronikaG. I'm just trying to help the poor guy with his fashion mistakes. Smile Seriously though, it's book Lupin I love. I wasn't as lucky as Gina to get someone of Alan Rickman caliber in the movies....

Top of the afternoon to everyone! I am now off to six hours of astronomy lessons, so I hope you all have a better evening than me.


scully jones - May 19, 2004 1:34 pm (#2218 of 2912)

Thank you all for your compliments. My brother's Nicole says it makes me look older. She also says she secretly likes Harry Potter. Yay!

I'm busy trying to buy the tickets to the gathering. I find great times there, and great times back, but seldom paired together. It's frustrating.


Denise P. - May 19, 2004 1:45 pm (#2219 of 2912)

Sarah, where are you looking for tickets? I usually check: orbitz.com expedia.com priceline.com cheaptickets.com travelocity.com 1travel.com and I think one other that I will remember at 3 am


Brandon Christopher - May 19, 2004 1:54 pm (#2220 of 2912)

If you can't find the tickets on one of those sites then they don't exist.


Gina R Snape - May 19, 2004 2:44 pm (#2221 of 2912)

Well, I do admit I am lucky in their casting choice. But don't stir up Kip...he's always got a saucy comment for me when it comes to Snape v. Rickman!Snape.

Oh, and by the way, over on LJ people have been using the font color command to see what 'their' color is. I get this color when I type in my name--you type in [font color=yourname] but replace [ ] with < >. Severus_Snape and Gina_R_Snape are both blue! It must be meant to be...


Padfoot - May 19, 2004 2:49 pm (#2222 of 2912)
Edited by May 19, 2004 3:49 pm

Gina, what is LJ?

This is my color, Lime Green. Weird.


scully jones - May 19, 2004 3:01 pm (#2223 of 2912)

I think she means Livejournal.

So my first and last name is purple. Just my first name is black, I guess. I wonder what my full name is?


Gina R Snape - May 19, 2004 3:16 pm (#2224 of 2912)

This is my 'maiden name' color.

Yes, LJ means LiveJournal. Sorry 'bout that!

FYI, for anyone interested in the press release regarding the PoA premiere this Sunday... http://tinyurl.com/2gh4m

Edit: Wow! Both names come out blue!


megfox - May 19, 2004 3:38 pm (#2225 of 2912)

I wonder what color mine is...

Oooo, what a pretty blue!

Let me try my new name...Let's see what happens...

Weird, I have to put a space in that one.


Ozymandias - May 19, 2004 5:00 pm (#2226 of 2912)

This is like mood rings...sorta.

And another one..


Denise P. - May 19, 2004 6:12 pm (#2227 of 2912)

Just testing the color here...

We got a new guinea pig today. We had planned to wait until Friday but the kids pooled their allowance today. She is about a month old and her name is Cinnamon Lily


Acceber - May 19, 2004 6:33 pm (#2228 of 2912)

Veronika, or Ronnie , I'm in Newton.

Just testing 'my' font color

EDIT: EWWW!!!! I hate that! Trying another one of my names

And another


Marie E. - May 19, 2004 7:30 pm (#2229 of 2912)

Ack! Massive panic! Someone else has put in a bid on "our" house. We find out tomorrow at ten what the verdict is. My husband is a little concerned because their agent asked if we'd be willing to pay the asking price. He's afraid they are deliberately trying to get us to raise our price, which is highly illegal. I really, really love this house. *whimper*


Viola Intonada - May 19, 2004 7:33 pm (#2230 of 2912)

Good luck Marie! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Gina, I bet you are still floating on cloud nine!


Leprechaun Jack - May 19, 2004 7:52 pm (#2231 of 2912)

What color is this ??

my first name

my last name

my lexicon name

what about this one

And green is my favorite color

How kewl is that !!!! Thanks Gina



The Great Abbycadabra - May 19, 2004 9:47 pm (#2232 of 2912)

I have to play with this. My full first name.

My nickname.

My screen name.

My first and last name.

My full name.

Aww, my colours aren't so pretty.


Madam Poppy - May 19, 2004 10:04 pm (#2233 of 2912)
Edited by May 19, 2004 11:07 pm

I just got back from seeing Shrek 2. Be sure and stay for the extra scene at the end! There were a lot of laugh out loud moments and we fell in love with Puss N Boots.
They also showed a new Prisoner of Azkaban trailer that I hadn't seen yet. (which is amazing, since I thought I'd seen them all!) I asked to have that night off due to a "Family Outing". But I bet I have to work because that is graduation night for one of the three local high schools.


The Great Abbycadabra - May 19, 2004 11:21 pm (#2234 of 2912)

Oh, yay! We were talking about going to see that! I'll get to see a POA trailer on the big screen! Thanks for the heads up, Poppy.


Tomoé - May 19, 2004 11:28 pm (#2235 of 2912)

I let this get out of hand last week-end, and I had hard time to catch up!

Happy birthday Mike and Fawkes! (I'm late on birthday again)

Take care of your mom boop, surgery always make you fatigued for a time. I had a surgery in april and it took me two weeks (but I'm a special case, normal 24 people don't take that much to recover). I hope she'll be well soon.

My wand is waiting for me in the post office, I'll get it tomorow! ^_^

Cool Gina, I hope Rickman will recognize you Sunday, were you supposed to wear Slytherin outfit or I'm mistaking you with someone else?

I like you hair Sarah.

Good luck with your house Marie.

How is you dog Flame?

I should see Shrek 2 too, was it as good as the first one?

My first name
My middle name
My last name
My forum name

That's pretty mauve, hopefully I like that color. ^_^


The Great Abbycadabra - May 19, 2004 11:43 pm (#2236 of 2912)

I'd heard that Shrek 2 was just as good as the first one. I'm looking forward to it. I love the first one!


Fawkes Forever - May 19, 2004 11:48 pm (#2237 of 2912)

Mornin' Folks....

Marie.. good luck with the house, Mollis I'm sending your old neighbours a jinxed hat that will make their ears shrivel up... oh the cheek of them makes me quite mad!

We don't get to see Shrek 2 until July.... typical! I've given up on seeing a trailer for PoA on the big screen or on the telly... I'm just waiting (impatiently) for the movie itself!

Hi to all & luck to anyone that needs it!
Has anyone seen Flame about, or is she lurking these days

Abby... wow you're up late... beddy byes for you methinks.... hee hee I sound like Molly Weasley .... not that it's not nice to be posting at the same time

Top of the morning Folks!

EDIT : Maybe I'm being a bit thick, but whats Live Journal & the significance of the coloured fonts?


Marè - May 20, 2004 12:26 am (#2238 of 2912)

Every-one is trying our what colour their name is in html, Fawkes.

My first name
My last name
My forum name

For example font color=Fawkes would: THIS!

And Marie keeping my fingers crossed for the house, what did your husband reply to the agent?

Apparently blue is my colour!


Chris. - May 20, 2004 4:24 am (#2239 of 2912)

Fawkes, if you want to see the PoA trailer on TV, try C4. There was about 3 showings of the trailer yesterday.


Fawkes Forever - May 20, 2004 4:42 am (#2240 of 2912)

Woohoo Prongs.... I'll watch nothing but channel 4 tonight!

Getting very excited now


Gina R Snape - May 20, 2004 5:57 am (#2241 of 2912)

Well, Septentrion, I have got a Slytherin outfit. But that's for San Francisco where the weather will be moderate. NYC is supposed to be hot and humid on Sunday so my friends and I will be making special PoA t-shirts for the occasion.

I am considering a picture of Snape and writing President, Detention with Snape! Club on it.


septentrion - May 20, 2004 5:57 am (#2242 of 2912)

Sarah, I agree with those who told you now look like Audrey Tautou. I like your new haircut very much.

Marie, I hope those greedy people won't prevent you to get your house.

Mollis, just forget those disgusting neighbours of yours.

I found a mate to go and see PoA on june 2nd with me. She must be as crazy as me, we'll surely be drowned in a children crowd but who cares ? Oh I can't wait the release. I have to reread my HP books and to rewatch the movies not to get insane (in spite of what the healers say in St Mungo's, I'm not insane !)

This font colours trick seems funny, let's see mine :
my name
my surname
my full name
my forum name


mollis - May 20, 2004 6:18 am (#2243 of 2912)

I finally got my HTML cheat sheet off my back-up drive and put it on my work computer. (shhh...don't tell the dementors on me!) So I get color again!

Fawkes - Thank you so much for cursing those nasty neighbors! Now if someone would just whip up a potion to make someone fall in love with my house and make an offer, that would be great!

Marie- That is illegal! Hadn't they already accepted your offer? Or at least entered into negotiations? They cannot take an offer from someone else. They are just trying to get more money out of you. Your realtor should start throwing out all those legal law-suit type issues and maybe they'll back down.

Okay, gotta get back to work! Happy Thursday to you all!

I don't think the color thing works for me.


SarcasticGinny - May 20, 2004 6:46 am (#2244 of 2912)

my first name

my last name

my lexicon name

Ooh all red! Happy Thursday! I like your new haircut Sarah! Cute as a button. Also those of you who IM, drop me a line sometime if you get bored, my SN is HoodedAvenger. Mollis! Find out who the neighbor is so we can AK them...


Padfoot - May 20, 2004 6:59 am (#2245 of 2912)
Edited by May 20, 2004 7:59 am

Marie, I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Buying a house is nerve racking enough without relators playing mind games too.

Denise the new Guinea Pig is cute.

My first name color. My middle name color. My last name color. My user name.


Fawkes Forever - May 20, 2004 7:51 am (#2246 of 2912)

Oh I must try the font colour do-dah now as well

First Name Forum Name Forum Nickname = Fawkes

Looks like I'm a green Gal

Thats a cool trick!


Madame Librarian - May 20, 2004 8:18 am (#2247 of 2912)

Oh dear, go away for 4 days and the Forum is on a new kick with color/name games. Sorry, I scrolled back a bit, but could not find the "rules." Could someone help here? Looks like fun.


Ciao. Barb


Tomoé - May 20, 2004 8:25 am (#2248 of 2912)

The problem with potions is you have to make people drink it, maybe a muggle attractive spell would be more effective. ^_^

You should be more recognizable like that Gina.

My full name.
My full name plus my nick.

More indigo than mauve, but still in the same range of color.

Edit : {font color=your name} replace the {} by <>.


Madame Librarian - May 20, 2004 8:51 am (#2249 of 2912)

OK, thanks!

First name
Last name

Ciao. Barb

EDIT--Well, at least they're not invisible or awful, but sort of boring, I think. (sigh)


DJ Evans - May 20, 2004 9:18 am (#2250 of 2912)

OK, I just couldn't resist!! Here it goes, hope it works!!!

First Name

Second Name

Last Name

Forum Name

EDIT: Weird if you ask me! I'm one of just two different colors!! Cool, thing to do though!!

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