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What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?

Posted by Melissa
May 25, 2011, 11:40 AM
A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.
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The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.
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Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen
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I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.
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I’ve finished preparing the dinner. Instead of BBQ beef brisket I’ve ended up with beef brisket with onion and mushroom gravy to serve with jasmine rice. I still have the corn on the cob, cole slaw, and tomato, mozzarella, basil with balsamic salad.

Tomorrow my mother and I are going to going to have our hair done. I’ll pick my daughter up and take her to have hers cut as well.

The first thing I am doing in the morning is to go acquire plates for my DS’s new van. When the title arrived on Friday I just took it and ran to the car license place as quickly as I could. It turns out I needed his driver’s license as well. So, tomorrow I’m going back with his extra driver’s license. He has two now. I think I mentioned he lost his wallet several weeks ago and had to replace everything. The wallet has since turned up and now he has two driver’s licenses.

Tomorrow night I have my hospital meeting. I am going to have a very full day. I won’t want to do anything on Tuesday.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 18, 2013, 01:24 PM report to moderator
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Thought for the day: Just remember, the first five days after the weekend are always the hardest".

Saw that on another site today. So true.

Posted by ironsos on August 18, 2013, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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Good evening!

A bit of a sad day here. We have finalised the paperwork for getting rid of the car. It is costing us £400 a month, and as it’s a lease agreement, (formerly paid for by the ex company,) we don’t even get to keep it at the end. We can’t afford it. ALL my overtime money, and then some, will go in buying us out of the contract.
We still have my DS’s works van. That only seats three, so there will be some strategic difficulties and neccessary curtailing of future outings!

Very true, Ironsos, very true.

Posted by asti on August 18, 2013, 04:16 PM report to moderator
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ASTI, I think you could purchase a car here, a new one and certainly a good quality used one, for much less than that lease agreement. I’m sorry your family transportation has been a victim of your DS’s new employment situation.

Our dinner went well and we are home for the evening. We are trying to watch KATE AND LEOPOLD but we can’t get to the theatrical version of the film. The director’s commentary won’t turn off.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 18, 2013, 09:17 PM report to moderator
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Asti I play handheld video games or crochet. My husband works on his remote control helicopters. We very rarely just sit and listen

There is really nothing going on here. Going to continue my exercise program and try to cope with the resulting tiredness. I know eventually I will be able to exercise without the exhaustion.

Posted by korey1979 on August 19, 2013, 09:39 AM report to moderator
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Is it Friday yet?

Posted by ironsos on August 19, 2013, 12:39 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos I wish! Why are you worrying bout it? Aren’t you retired? Or otherwise a “gentleman of leisure”? ;)

12 months, 12 days and a wake up until I will be retired! ;)

I’m not counting or anything, though. ;)

Posted by Deanie on August 19, 2013, 01:50 PM report to moderator
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Deanie: Being a “gentleman of leisure” Just means that most of the time I am bored to death.
I try to keep a 5 day plus a weekend outlook on things so I have something to look forward to.

Posted by ironsos on August 19, 2013, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, for me the five work days mean I am alone most of the day to “fight fires” by myself, that means do whatever task I have set before me by myself or others set for me, no matter how thankless, backbreaking or mind numbing. It means starting a week with “nothing to do” and finding every single day scheduled so I don’t have time to do what I would have done if I had really had “nothing to do”. The week means jumping in the car and running all over the place “taking people” or “hunting” things I didn’t know needed to be hunted. The week means packing lunches and having something for people to eat at night. Weekends mean providing three cooked meals a day while doing laundry and getting everything ready to go for the next week. I can tell it is the weekend by how much cooking I am doing in relation to how much of everything else I’m doing.

Unfortunately, all that leaves me very little energy or motivation for those boxes of things from my parent’s house piled in the corner of the room or the boxes of stuff from the computer room piled along the front entry hall. I need lots of days with “nothing to do” to tackle those.

I still couldn’t get the license plates for the car. On Friday afternoon I had everything I needed according to the lady at the car tag place, except my DS’s identification. This morning they decided I need a non-existent document from my cousin’s wife’s probate records indicating that my cousin’s executor is also her executor and can legally sign the back of the title. My cousin’s wife’s will never went to probate since she was his wife and everything went to him and he died six weeks later. The State of Alabama is only probating my cousin’s will, not his wife’s.

So, now it appears I will have to send the title back to the executor and the court in Alabama is going to put the title into the name of the executor and his wife and they will sign the back of the thing and send it back to us. They are taking my cousin and his wife out of it entirely. Unfortunately, this process will take weeks and that means my DS can’t drive his new car until it is done.

My mother and I did have our hair done today so I have much shorter hair. All this took so long I did not make it to the hospital meeting.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 19, 2013, 07:58 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos I can recommend butterflies for filling your warm summer days with beauty and pleasure. You will need a pocket guide to help you learn the names of the ones you see and to find out their favourite food sources. Formally planted areas in a city are less likely places to find butterflies, you may need to find somewhere a little wilder, or neglected. Keep a sharp lookout on your daily walks, it can add a whole new perspective to life.

Posted by Graymayne on August 20, 2013, 04:31 AM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, you live in walking distance of a lot of downtown Salt Lake City. There are probably some volunteer possibilities for you. You could teach people to read, basic computer skills. I know you have some health issues but if you look around there are probably things you can do that will accommodate you, do some good, and give you something to think about and keep you engaged.

Today is an “almost nothing to do day”. I have to drive in to purchase tickets for Les Miserables but I don’t have any doctor’s appointments to which I need to take other people. I don’t have any commitments and I don’t have to wait for anyone here to do a repair. Tomorrow I do have to take my parents to the doctor. Thursday I have to speak to the new employees at the hospital and take my father to a doctor. Friday I have to be here to wait for someone to come and repair my cracked windshield.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 20, 2013, 08:32 AM report to moderator
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Aloha! ;)

The phones are wierd, but it’s just building up for tomorrow’s full moon when total lunacy will break out. Cheers! ;)

Posted by Deanie on August 20, 2013, 08:41 AM report to moderator
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IRONSOS, I found a volunteer program you can do from your own computer in your apartment. You wouldn’t be constrained by weather, transportation and you don’t face deadlines. I could even do it from my computer here and when life slows down a bit I might do it. I have left the details for you at CC.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 20, 2013, 10:17 AM report to moderator
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Graymayne: Most of downtown is filled with gardens which are constantly being changed. although beautiful
I have noticed almost no buzzing or flitting going on. I will look for some when I get away from the downtown area.

Lady Hawke: I have looked into the program and will spend time with it to see if I like it.

Posted by ironsos on August 20, 2013, 02:06 PM report to moderator
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Off to let the sleep center read the chip from my CPAP machine. The insurance needs the report. I wonder if the fact that I never set the clock or the correct day/date will matter. I hope not. ;)

Posted by Deanie on August 20, 2013, 02:08 PM report to moderator
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Question: Name the only thing that ever named itself?

Posted by ironsos on August 20, 2013, 05:13 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos And the answer is cuckoo:)

Posted by Graymayne on August 20, 2013, 05:29 PM report to moderator
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Not really Graymayne. The cuckoo is named after the sound it makes. It did not choose its name.

Posted by ironsos on August 20, 2013, 05:37 PM report to moderator
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My daughter was sitting with the “blind” girl and her dog. It turns out the girl is not blind. She has Tourette’s Syndrome. She has the dog to control her tics to keep them from turning into a full fledged seizure. She lives at Tourette’s Camp during the summer. She has been schooled in special schools with teachers who knew how to handle the potential seizures. Now she is at this school with her dog. She is still in a very small class and she is in my daughter’s social skills class. They working with her on recognizing when she is starting to have an event and steps she take to stop it instead of just letting it get out of control. That was their last class of the day and they walked out to wait in the car rider area together.

The girl was wearing a Gryffindor shirt but she says Pottermore sorted her into Slytherin. My daughter says she looks like a Weasley, ccmplete with red hair and freckles. She is an HP fan and is also a HUNGER GAMES fan. I’m very glad they ran into each other but I’m already worrying about whether she and her dog are ever going to be able to do anything socially. At least they have each other’s phone numbers.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 20, 2013, 06:34 PM report to moderator
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They are working. I should never try to post from my phone.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 20, 2013, 07:01 PM report to moderator
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Ironsos. Homo sapiens

Posted by Dr. LEW on August 20, 2013, 11:52 PM report to moderator
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Dr. Lew: Close but no Penguin parts (as opposed to a cigar). It could work technically though.

Posted by ironsos on August 21, 2013, 01:15 AM report to moderator
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Here is my only hint. THINK about it.

Posted by ironsos on August 21, 2013, 01:16 AM report to moderator
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Ironsos I’m going to guess “brain” this time.

Posted by Graymayne on August 21, 2013, 07:21 AM report to moderator
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It would have to be “the human brain”, which still takes us back to Homo sapien

Posted by Dr. LEW on August 21, 2013, 08:43 AM report to moderator
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You mean Homo Sapiens Sapiens don’t you? ;)

Lady Hawke At least Little Hawke can understand why this other child might burst out with inappropriate words and has a big enough heart to know it is not directed at her, or worse, a laughing matter. I suppose the dog makes sense. I knew that dogs could be trained to warn of epileptic siezures, so it follows that they can be trained to recognise the precursors of other types of events. I am glad this child is getting the help she so obviously needs. ;)

Work lurking and hoping the phones stay slow. I have 3 new books and I would like to get a start on at least one of them. ;)

Posted by Deanie on August 21, 2013, 09:32 AM report to moderator
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Actually Troodon formosus named itself as well… Problem is no one remembers what that name was…

Posted by Won_Two on August 21, 2013, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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The answer is the “Brain”

Dr. Lew: The brain thought if its name first so it wins. So there! Nah!

Posted by ironsos on August 21, 2013, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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Ah Won? Nobody WAS around to remember it.

Posted by ironsos on August 21, 2013, 12:42 PM report to moderator
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DEANIE, I thought the same thing you did about the outbursts of vulgar language but it seems this girl has inappropriate physical tics that can get so out of control it can look like a seizure. They are bad enough she can hurt herself, therefore the need of the dog to stop them before they go that far. She was quite specific her tics were not language related.

Posted by Lady Hawke on August 21, 2013, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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