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When do you plan on buying "Beedle the Bard"?

October 14, 2008, 03:53 AM
At a midnight party. They're having those, right? Right?
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On December 4 in a bookstore.
6923 (33%)
When I go to my mailbox and find it there!
5371 (25%)
What's Beedle the Bard?
4312 (20%)
  20679 votes in total

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thanks Laura & Won

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 12:33 AM report to moderator
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night ya’ll, if there’s anyone still here.

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 01:06 AM report to moderator
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Morning all! I’ve just been looking at the photographs of Shell Cottage via the link from the news item. I am now in a state of fury!! I was so thrilled with the set designs for Hogwarts, and the use of various sites around the UK because they looked so right, and incidentally very good for tourism. I certainly didn’t appreciate that awful bridge that appeared in PoA or that over-sized clock tower. We do not lack cottages or regional styles to inspire the set designers to build Shell Cottage, so why did they build that travesty! It is totally inappropriate for the people who are supposed to live in it and for the events which play out at this location.

I need to get out more!!

Posted by Graymayne on May 11, 2009, 03:26 AM report to moderator
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Good evening/early morning, everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their Sundays and Mother’s Days and all that good stuff. My family picked up a House Cup game for me that I have been wanting for months, I can’t wait to play it. We didn’t have time today due to chores and movies (I saw 17 Again with LP and really liked it, that Zack Ephron is a CUTEY, and older than I thought so there’s even less guilt than my crush on Dan :) ), then saw Star Trek in IMAX with the DS and we were both BLOWN AWAY, despite not being Trekkies at all. It was very, very good, good script, good acting, amazing special effects, fantastic soundtrack. We were happy campers. Definitely not your Daddy’s Star Trek (thank God, my Dad has been a Trekkie for decades and I was never a fan as a kid.)

I had an epiphany tonight as I was going through my latest class lectures and emails: I need to take a real break from online classes. I enjoy them thoroughly, but they take up so much time and mental energy that there is none left for the writing which is what I am supposed to be focused on. Plus I get so many tips and tricks and things to do or not do that my tiny brain just starts spinning out of control until I can’t even string two coherent words together. NOT good. So I will finish these three out, but after that it is writing only until I at least get the first draft finished. Then I will take the time to go over all these notes and apply as much as possible before sending it out. I am exhausted just thinking about it.

Thanks for all the healing spells, they are helping. I think (hope) a few more days should do it. :)

See you all tomorrow, everyone! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on May 11, 2009, 05:28 AM report to moderator
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New poll if you onlly come here through your History!. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 08:25 AM report to moderator
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Morning all!

I did post on the new poll, but wanted to stop here to leave a “real” post, since I imagine we’ll be getting a ton of new posters who will be annoyed by the “off topic” posts.

Anyway, this was mainly just a running through post. I’ve got so much to do over the next week and a half to prepare for Memorial Day; I’m now working straight through to LeakyCon. I will still definitely be popping in – I need some way to preserve my sanity – but won’t be able to stay for large chunks of time.

Hope everyone’s doing well, and that those who celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday, whether for themselves or with someone else, all enjoyed. Talk to you later!

Posted by Bookworm Jen on May 11, 2009, 09:03 AM report to moderator
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WOW! I am back on page 1428… omg… lots to catch up tonight!
I’m at work now. At home I have no Internet right now because we spent all weekend installing the new TV on the wall and we moved everything out of place to make holes in the wall and everything, so the wireless reuter is somewhere , but I don’t know where… so, no internet on either computer at home until I find the reuter and plug in the computer this evening.

A late HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY to all the mothers here!

I’ll be back tonight! (And maybe during the day too, depending on how work goes) ;-)

Posted by Felipe on May 11, 2009, 09:09 AM report to moderator
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So far all the posts on the new poll are made by us, not anyone new. Like everyone else I came back here to get out of the way.

We had our little school meeting this morning about my daughter’s speech therapy goals and social skills goals. They are close to finished with the speech, possibly coming to an end some time during the next school year. They seem to think she is making good progress on the social skills. I was glad to hear it but at home she still pushes all the same buttons she has ever pushed with me. Maybe it is one of those mother and kid things and we will keep right on pushing each other’s buttons when I am 83 and she is 46.

At any rate we have crossed the last bureaucratic barrier to the end of the year. She has passed. They have plans for her for next year. They did not know the outcome of the Gifted Testing yet. If she is accepted she will be pulled from the regular classroom for several hours twice a week, not during time when new skills are being presented.

My mother has a doctor’s appointment this afternoon. So, I am doing several “quick” loads before leaving to pick up my mother.

We are still fortunate. It is still very cool here. It is in the 50s and expected to be in the low 70s today and tomorrow. The air conditioner repair is meant to happen tomorrow afternoon which is great because Wednesday is supposed to be in the high 80s.

The last several days have worked out really well, considering we entertained and had a house guest with no air conditioner.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 11, 2009, 10:03 AM report to moderator
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Wotcher Ya’ll

I posted over at the new poll too, we have 1 new poster.

LH are you old enough to rmember when air conditioning meant you opened all the windows??? Glad it’s been cool enough the last few days. It’s supposed to be 79 here today and in the 80s for the rest of the week.

LemonFaerie glad your back is improving, continued healing sent your way.

off to do things – I’ll be lurking on both posts.

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke, I’m glad your weather is cooperating. our A/C was broken for the hottest weekend we have had, so far, this year. At leat we didn’t have to entertain or have any house guests. ;)

We did get one random person on the new poll, but that is expected.

I think that most of the random peope will stay away from this particular topic because they all found out that the poll does not earn them points, and this particular topic is really only of interest to those of us who live in the poll comments. ;)

I can dream…. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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dreaming keeps you young Deanie

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 10:53 AM report to moderator
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Sirius

I am old enough that when I was born we had the full ventilation kind of air conditioning. Fortunately, I do not remember it. We moved to a house with central air when I was one year old.

I DO remember no air conditioning in the car with vinyl seats. I remember sticking to the seats when you were wearing shorts while the seats administered second degree burns to the back of your legs. Now that almost all cars come with air conditioning as standard we now have cloth seats. What were they thinking? It was a good thing no one used the seat belts because the metal latches were so hot they had to remained stuffed down in the cracks of the seat. Touching them would have been equivalent to putting your hand directly on the eye of a stove.

My mother had several siblings who were married before she was born. These aunts and uncles were around 60 years old when I was born. Her eldest sister and brother in law never did learn to use their window unit air conditioners. They had a window fan in the room in which I slept when we would go visit. It would be July or August and in the high 90s with a low for the night in the low 90s. During the night my uncle would slip into my room and turn off the fan because he did not want me to “catch a chill”. I would sleep fitfully and wake up to find the fan had been turned off. I would get up and turn it back on and the next time I would wake up it would be off again.

I finally had to put my foot down and tell my mother I DID NOT want to go and visit them during the summer. I would go in the Spring, Fall or Winter but no more summer visits.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 11, 2009, 11:08 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke – ah those were the days, I remember the same with cars – and I am old enough to have grown up in the pre-air conditioner days – in fact the house we sold last year never had any kind of air conditioning, not the widow units or central air. Had to laugh about your Uncle turning off the fan so you wouldn’t get a chill, bet part of that was him being old enough that he was cool/cold at night, and can understand the thinking actually – it was common for those of us raised that way

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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Good Morning Everyone

This was the easiest to get here when they started a new poll. Before we would have to go thru history to find it or hope that we had saved a link.

I agree that we will only see one post from new posters on the poll because it doesn’t give any points. I don’t think answering the Which Book Is it? gives any points either. I’m not sure because I don’t pay much attention to the points. I do answer the question every day. I get more right than wrong which is a good thing. Lol

We never had air conditioning when I was young. It would get hot sometimes but we managed to stay cool. I still can’t sleep in a room that has heat in the winter. Too many years sleeping with no heat in my room. When we first moved here, we didn’t have a/c. We got enought of a breeze we didn’t need it. Now we still get some breeze but too many houses stop it. I only had one neighbor when we first moved here. Now they are on all sides and we have A/C.

We did put central air in when my mother moved in with us. She had become accustomed to A/C so she couldn’t sleep at night. I still do not turn it on until the afternoon. I would rather have my windows open. The DS wants it cool when he comes home after working outside all day so I do turn it on in time so it will be cool for him. Of course when it gets in the 90’s and high humidy, I keep it on all the time. Lol

Jen I hope you don’t get overworked so that you are tired when you go to Leaky Con. Lemon has a hurt back so I hope it’s better too. I want you girls to celebrate and have a good time.

Posted by Cool G on May 11, 2009, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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that reminds me – we also grew up with cars that did not have seat belts, or child proof door locks and with rear windows that rolled all the way down. Guess what? we didn’t open the doors or roll the windows all the way down and jump or fall out. We lived through it all. Guess we didn’t know any better.

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 12:06 PM report to moderator
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Yes Sirius and I can remember when I was sick and going to the doctor my mommy could hold me in her arms in the front seat or when I was older I could lie down in the backseat.

Strapping a sick miserable baby into a car seat to take them to the doctor is horrible.

It is amazing any of us survived to adulthood. I wish I could hang around and talk about all the stuff we survived that would most certainly be the death of kids today if legislation had not stepped in to stop it.

I have to go pick my parents up and do the doctor’s office run.

Posted by Lady Hawke on May 11, 2009, 12:25 PM report to moderator
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I think drivers and traffic are worse than when we were young, though Sirius. All the places I’ve lived in or visited regularly have gotten much more congested than even a few years back. People are so much busier these days, too, not to mention far more distracted and quick tempered because of it. If my family is any indication, there are more elderly drivers (who resist giving it up), and new drivers (who think they’re invinceable, yet keep using electronics, etc.) I think our parents were more conscienscious about keeping us in line, too, being less distracted, etc., themselves. We were definitely very fortunate we survived, however those who didn’t aren’t here to say they wish they’d used seatbelts etc.

That being said, I do remember sitting in the back ‘cargo’ area of our old Suburban Travel-all, without seats, much less belts. We kids would hold onto the tie downs left from the mini-bikes, and careen across the floor every time my dad took a corner. Granted that was only in remote parts of the desert, away from traffic, but I think the only thing that changed when we drove in town was that Dad would stop ‘playing’ with us.

Our school just lost a 12 year old in a horrible crash, and while it may or may not have made much difference, I wouldn’t have been surprised if she’d been in the front seat. I have a healthy respect for Murphey’s Law, though, so I tend to err on the side of caution (that, and one of my biggest fears is being that headline.)

Posted by Mollywobbles on May 11, 2009, 12:42 PM report to moderator
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Oh, and yes… ouch! Those burning vinyl seatcovers and scalding seatbelts! I do remember hating those half-rolled-down windows when they came in, too.

Eh, my kids are tortured… when we got our van new, (with all it’s safety bells and whistles!) they hadn’t adapted the slider doors to have opening windows. Which means we already have cars out which will inspire the next generation to say “Remember the awful things we grew up with!” Lol!

(Actually that last one is worse for me, because I can’t stop and talk out of the car to neighbors without the kids having to open the whole door to be included… and having the neighbors see the chaos within!)

Posted by Mollywobbles on May 11, 2009, 12:51 PM report to moderator
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Just running through to say hello to the old homestead since it appears we have a new Castle location… or will, once all the newbies and Trolls clear out who are offended by us being “off topic.” I should be working but my brain feels like mush. sigh It’s Monday.

BBL, have a good afternoon, everyone.

Posted by Headmistress LemonFaerie on May 11, 2009, 01:22 PM report to moderator
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1435 pages… Not a bad run I think…

Posted by Won_Two on May 11, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
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ah, the old car memories, yeah the roads are more congested now with plenty of bad drivers. I fondly remember being small enough to be able to lie down across the back seat to sleep and never worrying about an accident or falling off onto the floor ?? the good old days??

how are you feeling HeadMistress LemonFaerie?

yeah Won a good record run I think, bett wew add a couple more pages to it before we all switch over to the new poll.

off to the grocery store bbs

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 02:16 PM report to moderator
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My 10th birthday was on the road to Alaska. We had canned goods stacked on the floor of the backseat (57 Ford Fairlane) with an old wooden ironing board on top of them. Parents had the front seat. One sister slept on the padded ironing board, one slept on the back seat and I slept in the rear window.

When Dad needed to sleep, one sister slept on the ironing board, Dad had the back seat, other sister slept sitting up against the front passenger door with a pillow. Mother drove and I sat in the middle of the front seat to talk to Mother and keep her awake.

You would be immediatly arrested for most of that and the children would be put into foster care. This was in Summer of 1961.

Oh, yes, we also had a cat loose in the car. He ate under Mothers feet. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 02:54 PM report to moderator
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Are any of you fans of the “Saw” movies?

They are filming Saw VI in north Georgia. I got a license request from the FX team. It may be gory, but anything truly spectacular will be CG. Their license is for relatively low “wow-factor” stuff. ;)

IMDB says it’s due for release in October. ;)

I just thought about that. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 03:02 PM report to moderator
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Indeed Deanie… In most if not all states, an adult driving under those conditions would be charged with Felony Child Endangerment…

Posted by Won_Two on May 11, 2009, 03:04 PM report to moderator
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I had a wonderfully dangerous childhood. I do not remember not owning a pocket knife. It may have been a not-very-sharp penknife, but it was a real knife and I know I had one from 5 years old, possibly younger. ;)

DS is 7 years my senior. He and his playmates used to have jousting contests on bicycles using broomsticks. No protective pads, no helmets, no adult supervision, in the woods, not on a flat or even smooth surface. They all survived that, but I don’t know how. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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Please go to the new poll and post enough to get a second page. It just looks too odd not to have numbers. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 03:14 PM report to moderator
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Now that you mention it, Sirius, I think I do remember lying down in the back seat, but putting a hand out to keep from rolling off at stops.

Lol, that ‘rear window’ cracks me up! Deanie, that was a trip to remember for good reason! I can just picture it, you girls must have had a blast (if/when you weren’t bickering, if you were like most kids.) Did you stop at night for hotels, or was your dad like mine, who wanted to drive straight through to save money? That sounds like a fond memory, at least to me, since I was pretty much an only child. Did you enjoy it at the time?

There’s a book for you to write. It had to have had many interesting moments. I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

Posted by Mollywobbles on May 11, 2009, 03:18 PM report to moderator
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When I think of some of the things we kids did then (often unbeknownst to adults), and think of my kids doing them, I just cringe. Maybe the wonder of it was that our parents survived our childhood! Ignorance may have been bliss, because having heard all we have these days, I might have had a heart attack from worry and near misses!

Posted by Mollywobbles on May 11, 2009, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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OH, no, Dad would only stop for gasoline and repairs. We all developed prodigious bladder holding power.

Of course the Alaskan Highway still doesn’t have motels at anything like regular intervals. There are a few, very few, gas stations with a handfull of rooms for truckers and other travellers. I don’t think that there is enough traffic to support a full-blown motel industry. Certainly nothing luxuious.

I remember we had a sticking valve and we slept on the seats in the restaurant booths while mother and the woman there talked and served coffee to Dad and the man who lived there while they worked on the car.

It really was an adventure, but we did not recognize it as such at the time. It was just the way we travelled and nothing extraordinary. ;)

Posted by Deanie on May 11, 2009, 03:41 PM report to moderator
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Molly the era I grew up in – the kids did not bicker in the car – it was forbiddeen and we knew better than to break that rule. Now days a parent enforcing that would be charged with child abuse.

some trip Deanie – we never went on trips of more than a 2 hour drive,

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on May 11, 2009, 04:04 PM report to moderator
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