December 16th, 2002

"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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something just occurred to me. if there are so many ghosts at hogwarts, and ghosts are a natural thing in the wizarding world, what about the ghosts of lily and james potter? whatever happened to them? they appeared for a little while in book 4, but why aren't they present more when there are other ghosts around? just curious. i know their absence is one of harry's inner problems, so if they were hanging around all the time the conflict wouldn't be as great. also, in book 4, james potter appears before lily, even though he died before her. that order didn't make sense. lily should have appeared after whoever died after her, then said "your father is coming soon, he wants to see you." that order didn't make sense. but then, i haven't read the book in 2 1/2 years.

why am i thinking about harry potter when i have 2 papers due tomorrow? eep! well, i finished the shorter one, and i have a basic idea of what i'm doing for the longer one, anyway. i just finished my pomegranate, and now i'm compulsively reaching for the peanuts. oy, by the time i turn in my last final, i won't be able to fit into my pants, and i'll have to wear something with an elastic waistband. but that's ok. i'm sure i'll burn off whatever weight i gain by SLEDDING and getting into snowball fights with the neighborhood kids. plus, my mom cooks healthy stuff, so i'll make up for all the snacking i've been doing this week. well, pomegranates are healthy, peanuts are healthy in moderation, chocolate is supposedly an aphrodisiac... wait a minute, that's not what i want right now! oh well. *reaches for chocolate and shamelessly enjoys it* well, the more of my food i eat now, the less i'll have to take home with me.

i got my printer working! i just shut it down and did some unplugging and replugging, and everything was hunky-dory once again.

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eep! paper time!
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"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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well, i DID finish the film final this morning and turn it in, and i'm very proud of myself. i treated myself to ice cream at lunch because of it (i was going to wait until dinner, but anita convinced me to have it then). i'm going to catch up on reading sex and gender chapters tonight so i'll be nice and prepared for the final tomorrow, and if i'm REALLY good, i'll come up with an outline for the "paradise lost" paper due wednesday.

i did some packing. the walls look awfully naked without my wonderful posters up. i had quite a time packing all of them into this poster tube i have, and i got a papercut on the webbed area between my ring finger and pinky. oooooooowwwwww, right in one of those hard-to-reach-and-nearly-impossible-to-put-a-band-aid-on spots. aaaaaaahhhhhh, no more hedwig or mermaid or tori or pretty lady standing in a fairy circle... NOW what am i going to stare at when my computer is off? besides my mannequin. hmmm, maybe i'll take up STUDYING as an activity instead of poster-staring.

i got a present today! anita gave me this blank book with pretty pictures on the covers. i would have given her something, but i can't exactly go out shopping because i hate walking (and the bookstore carries mostly boring things and charges crazy prices for the non-used books). ah, i haven't bought anyone anything. i suppose i'll only buy stuff for some family members and my closest friends who i'm going to see over break. i have less than a dollar in cash left (all random change, not counting my laundry quarters), so i need to visit an ATM when i get a chance. i don't think i'll need to spend any money before wednesday anyway, i have enough snacks.

i have at least 4 different kinds of glue and half a dozen bottles of it in my room. my goodness. well, if anything ever breaks, i'll be prepared. i also have at least 3 different kinds of tape. i guess that's good, because i'm a real klutz and end up knocking things over all the time (keep me AWAY from glass and breakables...). i have lots of boxes, but they're all very small, so i can't put a lot in them. i have crates, but those hurt your fingers when you carry them. oh well, my dad will be carrying 75% of my stuff (he tries to assert his manliness by carrying heavy things even though i can lift more than i weigh and have carried my computer across campus and back).

ah, the forbidden zone soundtrack... i love music that warps my mind...
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    tori amos - "the wrong band"
"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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know what i just found out? the actress who played moaning myrtle (shirley henderson) is really in her mid-30s. is that weird or what? moaning myrtle was somewhere between 11 and 18 when she died, and in the movie she looked about 12 or 13. how the woman could pull off the role of someone 1/3 her age is beyond me. and why are there no good, big movie stills of moaning myrtle that i can set as my background? *grumph*

by the way harry, if you die... you're welcome to share my toilet with me... *giggle*