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Apr. 26th, 2007 | 09:57 pm
music: Cake

Back in February I succumbed to three years of my younger daughter's frequent requests for a dog.  We debated over puppy/adult, puchase/adopt.  And finally after much agonizing, much money, and many visits to animal shelters around San Antonio we decided on Bette.

Now I've never been a fan of dogs, I'm a cat person.  All the way.  Which is why I have Ponca.  But thus far I've been very satisfied with Bette, she's a aprx 5 year old Shep mix.  She is crate trained, housebroken, and is so very affectionate.  I'm very happy that we adopted and I'm so very glad that she turned out to be a good dog.  I have little time for training and we have little consistency in our home so we're very lucky that she has adapted so well.  She's gets along with Ponca to a certain extent.  And she is also fascinated with Neville Longbottom, our guinea pig.  

Younger Daughter and Bette

My Half-Blood Prince shirts were supposed to be ready yesterday but they called and it's now going to be Tuesday.  As long as they are done right, then I'll be satisfied with the delay.


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billowing black robes - random thoughts

Apr. 24th, 2007 | 08:01 pm
music: pink floyd

In fan fiction, the majority of the opinion of the stories that I have read seem to do Severus up in a limited variety of black clothing.  I've become a player of "spot the outfit" when delving into a good fiction to seek what choices the authors may make.

Which is your favorite choice of Snape Clothing when reading fan fiction?

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Need a shave, dearie?

Apr. 23rd, 2007 | 10:19 pm
music: black sabbath

Upon closer inspection of the new High Res photos from the International Trailer (does anyone else think of creamers?), it appears to me that the Deranged and Overly Dramatic Bellatrix Lestrange might benefit from a razor to her underarms.  Surely there is a spell for that. 

Wanna see?

Sorry Bella, just a suggestion, really, not a criticism.  Maybe it was just the brilliant green lighting?

Though on second thought I should keep my wand at the ready and one eye open when I sleep tonight.  


In other news, introduced Older Daughter to Monty Python.  We watched first the Holy Grail and are thus making our way through the series.  I've fallen for Michael Palin all over again.  *sigh*  Anyway, she is eating the shows up like M&M candies.  I was her age when I was converted.  At least she has a mother who appreciates them.  They made my mum a nervous wreck.

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OOTP / Potions

Apr. 22nd, 2007 | 07:19 pm
music: my chemical romance

The new trailer.

I think that the Snape/Umbrage interview is going to be in the film.  I hope.  Based on the scene when Snape knocks Weasley in the back of the head.

What other moments were significant enough in Potions Class for them to include Potions in the trailer?  AND.  CLEARLY.  THEY. ARE. IN. POTIONS.

I couldn't understand a word Hagrid was saying in the trailer.

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Snape Shirts

Apr. 17th, 2007 | 07:53 pm
music: tool

i went and ordered my Half-Blood Prince shirts today.  should have them back in a few days.  after much indecision i decided on black with green letters.  too bad they don't have shiny green letters.  :-(    also got younger daughter her "weasley is our king" shirt too.  

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Apr. 12th, 2007 | 08:32 pm
music: Cake

Well my mom got moved into her apartment and all goes well there,  My garage is overflowing with her stuff and it's driving me batty.  I can't even see my camping gear, much less get to it.  And of course another cold front is coming through so it will be cold this weekend and we can't go through the stuff!  It was cold last weekend, got down to 29 degrees wind chill!  I was scared for my tomatoes (which are doing fabulous) but it looks like they weathered it okay.

My DVR took a crap last week and failed to tape The Office - the episode where Roy was going after Jim.  I was so angry!  BUT before the episode today I downloaded it off Itunes - My first time! and got to see it and OMG.  Michael wearing a woman's suit!  Holy shit that was funny.  I'm so glad that Andy is back he's annoying but he's lovable in an annoying way.  The jumping castle tonight!  And Creed was peeing behind the shrubs!  I love this show.  I'm giving both Seasons 1 & 2 to my mom to watch asap.

I had to go to a golf tournament and sit with a keg this week to market for our company.  Sounds great right, outdoors all day, no office.  This big bellied prick munching on a cigar gets to our hole and comes up and I'm having trouble with the keg because all I'm getting is foam and then in front of the other guys he starts making jokes about me giving him too much head and how he likes head but not that much and "Well you know I always tell the lady bartenders, that I want a beer and a little head."  HA fucking HA.  And I have to stand there with a smile on my face and just take it.

Because I need my job.

Well in about an hour there is a foursome waiting to tee off and they are clients of ours, and another team comes up and they are waiting to tee off too, and this prick #2 comes up and say Oh!  XXXX Company.  I heard about you guys, and I'm all smiles to try to market to him and he says "I heard you had a girl down here giving head."   I was so fucking embarrassed.  Is there any professionalism or plain common courtesy left in the world?


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been running around?

Mar. 29th, 2007 | 09:46 pm
music: audioslave

moved all textures that i ever thought were useful over to my deviantart page they are in the scraps section. also moved my most recent harry potter digital stuff over there.

whatever else i store there... i'll probably be really selective. but at least it will be online.

older daughter's deviantart site is doing really well. i'm proud of how far she has come in one year.

thank you guys for your kind words about my terrible past few months. my mother is doing better and will be out of rehab next wednesday. after that she'll be moving to an apartment here in town and i'll be able to keep an eye on her.

in the potterverse i think that the scene for the cover is inside or just outside of the veil in the department of mysteries and i find it odd that potter nor the dark lord have their wands. merlin! i cannot wait. i have a constant sick feeling in my stomach.

and here is a wonderfully written snape/granger fic rec:  beyond all doubt by



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of woe

Mar. 23rd, 2007 | 07:58 am
music: none

these past months have been busy for me. i don't go into my private life much, but here it is.

ofthesky.net is gone. for good, i'm going to eventually put everything on my deviantart account so go there for updates, it's got the latest stuff anyway.

after battling cancer for many years, my grandmother has finally passed away. she is finally free of pain and hopefully at peace with my grandfather.

only a week after the funeral, my mother who has MS and was completely exhausted from nursing my grandmother, accidentally pulled a bookcase down on top of her and suffered what is basically a MS stroke. Bad news. She couldn't walk afterwards and is now in rehab taking baby steps to regain her strength. i can't tell you how scary this was...ever since was was diagnosed with MS my huge fear would be the day she would be confined to a wheelchair.

the plan has always been that mother would come to live here in town with us, in her own apartment. mother has many friends here from when she lived here before her divorce, so she is looking forward to moving back. she was always hours away before and we just couldn't visit that often.

so many life changing events in that department. i confess that i've broken away from fan art and even reading fan fiction SNAPE! for awhile, i do that...anyone who has known me over the years knows that i take breaks from the internet, but i always come back.

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Nov. 24th, 2006 | 11:09 am
music: the fray

It has been so long since I posted, but I'm still around, just not online so much, doing my wintery things like camping and fishing. I'll be back online soon in time for lots of potterfest.

Hello to everyone!

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oh sh*t

Oct. 5th, 2006 | 08:32 pm
mood: pleased
music: the eagles

I just bought this today!  It's an Isuzu Rodeo.  2004.

Yay. We're a two car family.

Now I have to make the payments :(

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