reblog so people know who you are
Name: Jen Tumblr Name: motivatedslacker Nickname(s): I have had many over the years, including Long-Legged Furby Birthday: December 7, 1984 Relationship Status: Live with my boyfriend Random fact about you: I want to pet all the cats in the world. Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching TV, sleeping as much as possible, yoga, trying to get back into painting Do you smoke/drink/do drugs:...
bandwagonrevolutionary replied to your post: Alan Tudyk is orange. His name isn’t Alan Tudyk. It’s “Pirate Steve”. If you’re going to get picky, he’s Wash. (I haven’t seen Dodgeball, btw. Yet I do know that that’s what that’s from.)
Alan Tudyk is orange.
Seriously. I can’t even appreciate the fact that he’s shirtless on this show because he’s ORANGE.
Next up on the to read list: Ragnar and Juliet!
Just finished rereading The Deathly Hallows.
Anxiety is not fear, exactly, because fear is focused on something right in...– Understanding the Anxious Mind - NY Times (via polyvinyl) oh gods yes (via liquidiousfleshbag)
Nearing the end of my reread of The Deathly...
When the trio arrived back at Hogwarts and saw everyone I got choked up.
I finally saw a full ep of Parks and Recreation last night, and I loved it. That’s being bumped up near the top of my list of things to watch, along with Community season 2.
So there’s a thing at Sea World Orlando where you get to go behind the scenes and learn more about penguins and such. AND YOU GET TO TOUCH A PENGUIN. Seriously considering doing this when I go to Florida. I don’t really care so much about swimming with dolphins, I wanna pet a penguin. Also an otter, but that doesn’t seem feasible.
guinevereunbound replied to your post: Evidently they do sell some general wands of… It’s a wonderful idea. Maybe they can buy some damn servers with the money. Hahaha. Good idea. How on EARTH are they going to handle opening to the general public?
Evidently they do sell some general wands of certain woods (ash, willow, etc), but I don’t think it covers all the woods used by Pottermore (my wand is red oak, and I didn’t see it), nor do the wands come in different lengths.
amberguessa replied to your post: My boyfriend thinks Pottermore should offer to… They’d probably be ridic expensive :/ The ones at Wizarding World are. Oh, no doubt. Especially since they’d be custom. But still. You know people would buy them. Also, he thinks the Wizarding World should sell full Quidditch sets. They self Quaffles and Bludgers with bats, but he thinks they should...
My boyfriend thinks Pottermore should offer to sell you a replica of your wand. Lord knows they would sell a TON of them (including one to me, probably). Also, we were trying to figure out where to take a vacation sometime in October/November, and we may go to Florida and hit up Wizarding World, where I shall buy ALL THE THINGS.
My request was approved, so I’m taking tomorrow off. Yay. It is much needed.
Just requested Thursday off.
Tomorrow will mostly be sitting at the circ desk in the evening, so that won’t be too bad. Then I’ll sleep in late on Thursday and chill for the first part of the day, then go in for therapy, and then go to Rosh Hashanah dinner with my boyfriend. Hopefully that will help.
Ugh. This latest bout of PMS/PMDD has been horrific. I’m sure at least part of it is going off the Paxil, but knowing that doesn’t make it any better, really. I’ve spent about the last 5 days wanting to burst into tears on and off and just generally feeling worn out and tired of existing. I’m considering using a personal day sometime this week (maybe on Friday) and just...
smolderinghomosexuality: The Saddest Bitch in all of Spectrum: Hi, fetus, I am your parent fracturedrefuge: Note: This was written in reaction to the “Mommy, I am your baby” post that is currently circulating around Tumblr. Thought it was about time we hear from the person who is actually self-aware and not just the clump of cells residing inside of them. Hi, Fetus, My name is Bria and I...
The truth is out here →
sierra-with-the-crazy-puggles: ornamentedembellished: likeproust: proustianrecall: how-to-kiss-distinctly-american: Women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to get depressed, research suggests. It is not clear why it might have this effect, but the authors believe caffeine in coffee may alter the brain’s chemistry. Decaffeinated coffee did not have the same...
My quest for coffee this morning was less than smooth. The coffee maker at home has officially become a haven for bugs, so that went in the trash this morning. My favorite coffee store had a line out the door, and I decided I didn’t have enough time to wait. So I stopped by one of the coffee carts instead, and in the minute and a half that it took to get my coffee and a doughnut, the two...
So starting next week I’ll be volunteering 6 hours each Monday at a branch of the NYPL. Hopefully it’ll be a good and fun learning experience and having one less day off won’t end up stressing me out too much.
yourenottoworryb replied to your post: “Known to successive generations of students as… SIMMER DOWN NERD. SERIOUSLY. Hee.
“Known to successive generations of students as ‘Professor McGonagall,’ Minerva - always something of a feminist - announced that she would be keeping her own name upon marriage.” McGonagall’s backstory is making me love her even more than before.
Potions are hard. Damn. Bring back wizarding duels! I was okay on the practice spells at least.
“ In Neville’s case, the Hat was determined to place him in Gryffindor: Neville, intimidated by that house’s reputation for bravery, requested a placing in Hufflepuff. Their silent wrangling resulted in triumph for the Hat.” The Hat knew Neville was destined for BAMF-ness.
scoldylox replied to your post: Laptop tracking pad and making potions don’t seem… TIp: you can click on the mortar alone and the pestle does its job by itself. Also, wait until you get to the goddamned bottles you have to drip shit out of. UGH. Ooh, thank you. That tip should be handy.
Laptop tracking pad and making potions don’t seem to mix very well. At least not the mortar and pestle portion of the process. Broke out the mouse, which the cat is now sniffing. Wrong type of mouse, kitty.
Finished rereading Half-Blood Prince on the way...
I teared up but managed not to full-on bawl and call too much attention to myself on the subway.
Okay, I tried out a spell and practiced a potion, and now I am backing away from the computer and going home. I am sure I will start up again as soon as I get home, of course, but now it is time to exercise some self control.
glossylalia replied to your post: Slytherin?! Happened to one of my friends who thought the same thing. She blamed it on being sassy. Ha. I don’t know how answering multiple choice questions can convey sass, though.
No, seriously, WTF? That makes about zero sense to me. I was figuring Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff for sure. ETA: It doesn’t help that I’m fucking terrified of my house animal.
alpha-lima-lima replied to your post: I’m totally going to stick around at work a few… pottermore privilege! I know. I’m sorry. I’m tagging all this stuff with Pottermore so you can Tumblr Savior it if you want.
I’m totally going to stick around at work a few extra minutes so I can get Sorted. I’m such a nerd.
“Most wands will be in the range of between nine and fourteen inches.” Well then. I’m among a fringe group then, it seems.
J.K. Rowling’s mind must be a very busy and crowded place. So many details and backstory for the littlest things.