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Favorite part of new Harry Potter trailer?

Posted by Melissa
May 03, 2011, 11:55 PM
The romantic good vs. evil swan dive
519 (15%)
The "mother" of all duels
1244 (36%)
The Knights of Hogwarts
515 (15%)
Dropped Dead Fred
588 (17%)
Something else!
531 (15%)
  3397 votes in total


245 Points

LEMON, I am so glad we are at the end of this school year. My daughter is having “mean” kid trouble too. I think sometimes it results in the upset stomachs and migraines.

Remember the day I was at the birthday for the child in my daughter’s class, the birthday party at which she was the only guest the birthday girl had invited, the one where my daughter and I were the only two people speaking English? Well, my daughter caught that child telling another child that she shouldn’t be friends with my daughter because my daughter was “weird”. How long has this child been doing this? It is obvious from the birthday party that she does not have many, if any, friends other than my daughter. It is now obvious she has been trying to keep my daughter for herself by trying to make my daughter unappealing to anyone else. How long has she been telling people not to be friends with my daughter?

I told my daughter to finish it, to tell the child she was finished with her. The child has some other social issues my daughter thinks are weird and they are. For example, my daughter has regularly had to put her shoe down on food that has been dropped on the floor to keep the child from picking up and eating it.

The child is now angry at me. She has told my daughter it is her fault for telling me what happened about the whole “don’t be her friend” thing. My daughter was already wanting free of the child but felt guilty because she felt the child needed a friend and needed watching. We kept telling her it was not her responsibility to be the child’s keeper and that the child was going to scare other children off our daughter. We didn’t realize how literally she was doing it.

The child has been pressuring my daughter to ignore my edict. My daughter has been happy to have my ruling that has severed her relationship with the child but she still feels guilty.

I am glad school is over. May she stay far, far away from this child in the future. This is not the first time she has ended up latched to a “problem” student. She is soft hearted and has some empathy with children who are “different”. She has some understanding of them but she is not THAT different. By always having one of the really different ones trailing her it is hard for her to be part of the regular population.

In her Kindergarten year there was a little boy who was a basket case. He would have emotional breakdowns on a regular basis. The teachers couldn’t stop them but my daughter could. They ended up “giving” him to her. They couldn’t handle him and she could so they just assigned her to him to be his partner. When there were field trips they were a group of two, my daughter and him with a chaperone.

My daughter says she is tired of being hooked up with the weird kids. She wants to go somewhere else and make an effort to not be hooked up with the kids with problems. She wants to change schools.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 19, 2011, 09:24 AM report to moderator
245 Points

This is “field day” at school with lots of outdoor games and activities. At 10:30 AM they are having Awards Day and I am meant to be there. After it is over the children can be checked out.

I ended up outside “helping” my DS last night and now I am suffering for it. I sat in a chair in the grass behind him so I could take the paint unit every time he climbed down off the ladder and moved it down the wall and climbed up. I cannot sit in the grass, expecially with him and his blower unit stirring up every bit of pollen and mold between the two houses. I am sick with my allergies this morning.

So, ultimately all that work I did yesterday morning ended up being to my detriment. I still ended up out there last night for two hours and came in much sicker than I would have been painting the front of the house away from the blower and the grass.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 19, 2011, 09:32 AM report to moderator
857 Points

LemonFaerie May I suggest for LD to lok into studio musician for a recording studio. I don’t know how steady that is, but if she is contracted to the studio, it should provide a salary, whether she is actually recording or not. With her versitility on multiple instruments, she should be more in demand than a person with a single instrument.

A lot of singers don’t maintain a band and use studio musicians for their recordings and/or hire a band specifically for concert appearances. If she worked for the studio, they might loan her out (for a fee) to perform concert dates with other performers.

Of course, if all else fails, she might be able to get a job in the orchestra for a circus! B&B has winter headquarters in Florida and you could visit her and go to Disney and Universal every time you visit! ;)

Another day in Wonderland! I wonder how some of these people function away from this place! ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 19, 2011, 10:03 AM report to moderator
3208 Points

The description of the dive is perfect, but I’m still sceptical…though in the past they’ve done well with some non-canon scenes. But most certainly not all. What’s up with people liking Fred’s death so much? I certainly didn’t enjoy it…

Posted by Jaclyn {WBM} on May 19, 2011, 11:49 AM report to moderator
56 Points

LH, I empathize with your daughter. I had the same experience growing up, even into college, and until now. No matter how I’ve learned to try to avoid, I seem to be a magnet for them (classmates, friends, relatives, shoppers in line at the register, homeless men, etc). I’ve learned to live with it and distance myself so I don’t feel so guilty. It’s not so bad once one learns to balance things out and accept which priorities are more important. The world will still go on. People will still cope even if I am not there. That’s the mindset that made me comfortable enough to distance myself. Hard at first but eventually, one toughens up.

It’s actually nice sometimes when I get to help. Annoying when they become clingy. Patience I definitely have now. LOL.

Hugs to your daughter.


Posted by Josephine on May 19, 2011, 01:36 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

I have an idea… Lets find out where Harold Camping lives, (the radio guy who sez Saturday May 21, 2011 is Rapture day!) & like 3am Sunday morning, leave a couple of dozen lil’ piles of shoes & clothing strewn around outside his house. When he comes out Sunday morning… He will be like ‘Oh CRAP, I got left behind!!!’

Posted by Won_Two on May 19, 2011, 02:02 PM report to moderator
231 Points

here is some funny stuff from my favorite site(other than here of course)

Posted by ironsos on May 19, 2011, 03:45 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Good evening!

I heard a very disturbing rumour that LMG might be coming back to us…… not in a trainee capacity, but as an actual, official manager….. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Please cross everything that it is not true, Humphhh.

Lemon, I’m glad that LD’s course is helping so much across all her instruments, and that she’s getting a lot out of it. That is where I feel I am really lacking, I can play still, but I’ve lost so much knowledge of the theory. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she could have a career in music! One of my colleagues is a young man whose surname was familiar, and it turns out his sister worked P/T for me when I was the manager of a cafe before daughter was born. That 18 year old girl went on to study music at Uni, and now earns a living playing the flute in an orchestra.

Lady Hawke, it says a lot for your daughter’s character that she is so empathetic towards those who need befriending, but yes, I can see it causing problems for her. What a shame. Is she serious about wanting to move school? Would that be an option for you? I hope she can relax and enjoy the summer before she starts her new year afresh. xx

Posted by asti on May 19, 2011, 04:19 PM report to moderator
245 Points

Oh NO,ASTI!!!! That is just too cruel! Does no one in management understand she is not competent? I know you walk to work. This is when I wish you had a car and could request a transfer to another shop.

I am so tired. My allergy attack rages on. I really don’t know how I am going to face going out there again tonight. I wil certainly NOT be sitting anywhere near where my DS is painting.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 19, 2011, 06:12 PM report to moderator
923 Points

We took the day off today to enjoy some promised spells of sunshine and drove out to one of our favourite villages where there is a good gift shop and several nice places to eat. Afterwards we parked near the river and my DS had an hour’s nap before driving back via another route. I love this time of the year when the trees have grown their leaves, I am definitely a tree person. I found myself grinning at the sight of a jackdaw promenading along a tree branch, it looked really odd.

Asti Life has interfered with my reading of Ursula this week but my DS will be out tomorrow evening so I will be able to get back into it again. I do hope that rumour isn’t true!!

Lady Hawke I have sent you some energy for your allergies.

Ready to nod off so I am off to bed. These light mornings cause me to rise early.

Posted by Graymayne on May 19, 2011, 07:01 PM report to moderator
245 Points


Thanks. My DS has just arrived home and I’m certain we will head outside soon.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 19, 2011, 07:25 PM report to moderator
231 Points

I guess I need to see an Ear-Nose and Throat guy. I am starting to get vampire eye
from sinus trouble. I was hoping saline nasal mist would stop it. I will give it a day
or two more(it’s only been two days so far) to work.

Posted by ironsos on May 19, 2011, 07:30 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

The bidding on the antenna hat is around 23,000 quid!

Posted by Won_Two on May 19, 2011, 07:52 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Wow.. 50,000 quid now! o.0

Posted by Won_Two on May 19, 2011, 07:59 PM report to moderator
857 Points

At least some charity will get a healthy donation. And we all got a good laugh. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 20, 2011, 01:01 AM report to moderator
1040 Points

Evening, all!

I have accomplished nothing really today at all. I pulled LemonCharm out of school early as a treat and took him to the movies. We saw Hoodwinked Too which ordinarily would have been no more than a Netflix rental, but there was nothing else out he could see. It was tolerable. Then we ran through Taco Bell for lunch and on to Kohl’s to try to find a couple shirts for him, but that didn’t end up very well. We started talking more about the problems he’s having in school and of course that made him emotional and not in the mood for shopping. :( Evidently he is also spending almost every recess walking the grounds alone, on top of the other things going on. I just don’t understand it. He has always been popular, had a bunch of friends and girls running after him. Now this. It breaks my heart, he is so sad. I hope the next five weeks speed by and am praying with all my might that next year is 10,000% better. I’m afraid the pressures of junior high could make it all worse.

LH I’m sorry LittleHawke is also having problems. School is so HARD. Of course, from my standpoint right now I sort of wish someone was latched onto my son enough to be jealous enough to try keeping other people away. He has friends, but they are to rallying around him at all. They’re off doing their own thing, which is understandable, especially for boys, but I wish someone would make more of an effort to include him. He’s gotten so shy that he hangs back. They might be perfectly happy to have him join in but I think he’s so afraid of being rejected now, and not knowing who exactly is saying these things about him, that he doesn’t want to risk it. But I can certainly empathize with LittleHawke’s fatigue at being the troubled kids’ handler. That’s not fair to her at all, but as Asti said, she clearly has such a big heart that they gravitate toward her and she has a hard time brushing them off. Even though she’s tired of it, that is a real credit to her. She’s such a sweetheart. But I will keep my fingers tightly crossed that both our kids have a much better year next year.

How are you feeling now? I hope better. And I hope you didn’t pay for your good deeds again this evening. Don’t wear yourself out with this. The painting will get done even if it takes a few extra days to protect your physical and mental health.

Anyway, after the shopping we came home and took care of a couple things here, then I got online and have been here ever since looking at ball gowns for Leaky and other things instead of doing what I need to be, like exercising and chores. I did find a dress I really like, though. But it’s a HUGE ball gown, which means lots of weight to pack, and I worry about looking completely ridiculous. I mean, I treat the LeakyCon Ball as a costuming event, like going to faire, so I don’t choose things that I would if I were going to a Ball for a business event or non-fandom related type thing. But still. I’m very conscious of being even older than I was last time, even though it’s only two years. Maybe because my whole family will be with me this time. I don’t know.

Last time there was every type of dress imaginable, from “normal” elegant choices like Jen and Rhi chose, to casual, to ball gowns, to HP characters in costume. I’m hoping it’s the same way this time so it doesn’t stand out as being TOO terribly off the wall for an old lady to be there in a princess dress, LOL. AND tiara! I decided to go as Rowena Ravenclaw again, since that turned out to be sort of a big hit last time (even if it was originally unintentional, LOL), so I’m going for a blue gown again. That’ll be nice since the girls are in red and gold, though both as Gryffindors. LP wants to be very clear she is in Gryffindor Gold. NOT yellow. LD considers herself a Hufflepuff anyway, but she didn’t want to get a yellow gown, so she went for the red.

Now, since I’ve been slacking all day, I need to get my behind in gear and get to at least some exercise, since I started off this week planning not to miss ANY and already didn’t walk last night. I need to at least get everything else in tonight, even if the walk once again doesn’t happen.

Deanie that’s a good idea about the studio musician, I’ll be sure to mention it to her. Thanks!

Oh, no, Asti!!!! OMG! I cannot believe they would bring her back just after you finally got rid of her! That’s too terrible. It can’t be true. No, no, no. I will send all sorts of impediment spells against that happening!

BTW, it sure sounds to me like you have retained a lot of the music theory and are certainly playing at a high level! That’s wonderful about your colleague’s sister. Making a living wage with music is not an easy feat unless you really hit the big time, so good for her.

Feel better soon, Ironsos!

That’s too funny about that hat. Who would ever have guessed? And the end of the world guy, LOL. LP was starting to tell me about him and I told her to wait until Sunday. :)

Off to try to exercise…. maybe. sigh It’s so hard to do it this late, I am kicking myself.

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on May 20, 2011, 02:12 AM report to moderator
857 Points

Aloha y’all! ;)

Just a morning lurk. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 20, 2011, 08:41 AM report to moderator
1623 Points

Morning all!

This is basically a lurk mark for me too. :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 20, 2011, 09:30 AM report to moderator
245 Points

I haven’t caught up since last night. This is just to say I’m off to take my father to the podiatrist.

I only have two blocks of coining left to do, the two top ones on the front, My DS painted the surrounding bricks last night so they will be dry and ready for me. Then, we have the overhang to do and the high peak of the front of the house but that is not mine to do. If I do the two blocks of coining and the overhang I can reach from a step ladder and three more downspouts I will be finished with my personal contribution on what is visible from the street. Then, we can do the back of the house with less pressure in terms of time, a bit at a time as we can manage it.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 20, 2011, 10:29 AM report to moderator
1884 Points


Lady Hawke Didn’t you paint the coining a few years ago? It just occured to me this morning that I faguely remember you painting it before. Of course it might have been something else. That’s too bad about your daughter wanting to change schools. Let’s hope things will change by the new school year.

Asti I really hope the lady at work goes somewhere else and not your store. That would be just too much after you thought you were rid of her. I hope you have a wonderful time for your birthday. One of my daughters turned 40 this year. It’s hard for me to think of any of my children getting close to 40 since I can remember clearly when I was 40. That’s the age I was when my first grandchild was born.

Ironsos I hope you get to feeling better. How do you like your new computer?

Won How are you feeling these days? Did you ever buy your new auto? or RV?

Lemon I think whatever gown you choose, you will look spectacular in it.

Jen Have you made any decision on moving in with your Dad? If you don’t, you will really miss him not being so close.

I have finished the Hunger Games triology. It’s been a long time since a book has kept me so interested. It was hard to put down to go to sleep. Now I need to find another one that is as good. I’m glad that I didn’t have to wait for each book to be written.

Posted by Cool G on May 20, 2011, 11:07 AM report to moderator
857 Points

Yeah, riiiight! ;)

You and Sir Hawke are of such temperments that you won’t do it at your lesure, you will jump in with both feet at every available moment until it is done. ;)

That is why we have vinyl siding – no painting. The deck and the rails on the front porch are plenty of paint/stain work for us. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 20, 2011, 11:07 AM report to moderator
1884 Points

I have just watched an interview with Daniel Radclif on The View. Not only that, they did a number from how to Suceed in Business. I was impressed at how well Dan did singing and dancing.

Posted by Cool G on May 20, 2011, 12:11 PM report to moderator
857 Points

The whole LemonFaerie clan should be here this weekend!! Our Ren Fest is having a Pirates weekend! ;)

I should have gone last weekend. That was their Highland Fling weekend! They had a Bonnie Legs contest. All those men in kilts! ;)

We are going tomorow. Expected high temps in the 90’s. It’s been in the low to mid 70’s all week. I don’t know which is worse, hot or rainy. Fun! ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 20, 2011, 12:43 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

CoolG, I haven’t made a decision yet, though I wouldn’t be doing anything for a while even if I do decide to go there. Right now the agreement for the house says the sale is contigent on the current owner finding suitable alternate living arrangements within 90 days. I’m not sure what happens after that – if it means that the sale would be cancelled or that she just has to be out by then. But that would put us into August. By then I should know the final outcome of my fall class and whether I have to take a year off school, which will play into the decision financially. I’ll probably try to stay in my apartment as long as possible though, since it’s convenient for work, with the bakery being just a mile down the road. I’ll wait for a while and see what ends up happening with my dad’s apartment. If it ends up being another relative who takes it, I’d most likely just stay where I am.

Lemon and LH, I meant to say that I hate knowing your kids are so miserable in their schools, and I really hope something will change for next year. I was never exactly popular andI didn’t have a huge group of friends, but I never experienced outright hostility, even from those popular cliques that I didn’t belong to. I hate thinking of kids having to experience that. I worry about my 5-year-old nephew who most likely has Asperger’s. He’s always been so outgoing, but recently he’s started experiencing anxiety over a lot of stuff and seems to be withdrawing a bit and is already expressing a fear of starting kindergarten. I just hope he doesn’t become a target for bullies. Kids just have way too much to deal with nowadays! :(

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 20, 2011, 01:47 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

Cool G, I am feeling so-so lately. I have good days & bad days… The breathing problems are really starting to slow me down a lot. Most things that I start out doing when I get up in the morning, I have to abandon by lunch time as I get totally wiped out. By bed time it becomes an effort just hobbling from the chair to the bed. It makes doing the cleaning & maintenance chores around here a full time occupation lately… Not much time for anything else. Even food shopping has become a big deal that requires planning & getting ready for. No spur of the moment stuff for me anymore!
The RV thing is totally on hold. I spoke to my across the highway neighbor about it & she said I should check with the town first before I buy it. It seems that there is a local ordinance that prohibits within the town limits, parking any farm, utility, commercial, or recreational vehicles on your property unless they are stored / housed, in an ‘approved’ structure that keeps them from view! The RV would not fit in my garage, so I would have to hire an architect to design a building & get it approved, and get a permit, & spend a ton of money to have it built… just to save people from the awful fate of being able to see my RV as they drive by my house on the highway at 45 mph!!! GEEZE!

Posted by Won_Two on May 20, 2011, 02:27 PM report to moderator
923 Points

Evening all! I haven’t achieved much today. My DS is out tonight so I am going to catch up on my reading.

Deanie Mmm, men in kilts!

CoolG It is great to see you.

I’m off to read.

Posted by Graymayne on May 20, 2011, 02:50 PM report to moderator
231 Points

HMLF and Cool G: Just a minor hitch with my sinusus.

I am getting used to the new lapat top and windows7. A different feel to both.

A little over 3 feet(1 meter) of snow in the mountains the last couple of days.

Posted by ironsos on May 20, 2011, 03:20 PM report to moderator
231 Points

Just checked the snow total for Snowbird Ski resort which is in the mountains just east of Salt Lake City
and they report a total for this season of 754"(19.6 meters) A new record.

Posted by ironsos on May 20, 2011, 03:57 PM report to moderator
106 Points

Good evening!

I’ve had a quiet day today. Piano playing and reading. Gentle bliss! (Apart from the never ever ever ever ever ending laundry of course.)

Thanks for all the sympathy about LMG!! It’ll be a couple of weeks before I find out for certain, so keep the positive thoughts and spells coming that she is NOT appointed!

Ironsos, I hope you feel better soon. Has the over the counter stuff helped, or will you have to go to the doctors?

Won, what does your doctor say about this? Is it something that will get better given time? It must be terribly frustrating for you. xx

Thankyou CoolG! I keep thinking about my parents, and how they must feel with their daughter being 40. I know I had a wobbly time when my son became a teenager! I just hope I have a long while before I am a Grandmother!

Lemon, it’s so horrid that your son is so unhappy and having to go through this. My son had a few problems some years ago, and the school were absolutely brilliant in the way they handled it. Have you spoken to your son’s school?

Lady Hawke, I hope you can stay away from the less urgent back of the house painting as much as possible.

Posted by asti on May 20, 2011, 04:11 PM report to moderator
231 Points

Asti: OTC stuff seems to be working. Much less of a problem.

Posted by ironsos on May 20, 2011, 04:20 PM report to moderator
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