quidditchgrrl: (Snape is Innocent!)
Holy mother of...it's only THURSDAY.

I don't know if this is good or bad, it just is.

Tomorrow at work is going to be EFFING INSANE. We're doing this all day/all night Harry Potter thing and we're going to be open from 9am until 1am Saturday morning. The NEWS was here today; hopefully they didn't broadcast anything. In the last two weeks, we "sorted" 1200 people. So, potentially, that's 1200 people who know about this, plus allll the publicity, the local press, etc.

So, yeah. Potentially not pretty. Everything looks awesome, though. Maybe I'll take pictures tomorrow before we open.

It's strangely annoying to have Harry Potter invade my "real" life - everybody wants to talk about it, and most people are...not in fandom, shall we say? They've never discussed the finer points of Snape's attractiveness vis Alan Rickman's portrayal or the Dumbledore-as-Ron theory. Many of them consider The Leaky Cauldron (or Merlin forbid Mugglenet) the be-all, end-all of fandom information.

I'm being snotty, aren't I? I have no sentimentality about The End Of Fandom, either. We stay, we go - fandom became more about relationships than Harry for me a while ago. :)

Ahahaha, Harry Potter and the Endless Buildup. Yes, even the Daily Show is in on this. Sigh.

I'm not gonna be offline, haven't been spoiled yet, not worried. Going to Kroger at midnight like I did for HBP, grab some string cheese, pop and a copy of the book.

*hugs you all, just 'cause*
quidditchgrrl: (Can you handle the truthiness?)
Yeah, well.  Not deleting/changing my interests. 

Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.
quidditchgrrl: (Hogwarts has sure gone to the dogs since)

Note to rush hour cross-town drivers:  please to be learning to drive kthx.

Now that I've been out with local friends and ready to start back to work (and subsequently have had a drink), I am much with the PR love.

Since some of you were privy to my ranting, raving and hand-wringing over this, the wedding party from hell )



It's all about the Potter love )

So I have to go back to work tomorrow and I've been drinking.  Not tipsy, but not advisable to drink, EVER.  *irons hands*


quidditchgrrl: (SCAR)
Thank the great goddess...

Pictures of Daniel Radcliffe looking his age.

I could almost call him cute, again.
quidditchgrrl: (Friendship = one heart between two)
I have a vacation hangover today. My throat is scratchy and I'm just feeling slightly sick and wrung out. Maybe I should have gone into work (i.e. a "hair of the dog" way to get back on track)?

Yeah, no. I'll probably stop in tonight to drop off pralines. The Tim-Tams are mine, however. MINE, I SAY.

I uploaded lots of pictures to my MySpace. [livejournal.com profile] avidbeader, is it okay if I filch some of your pics?

Overall impressions )

Tuesday and Wednesday )

I am still in my jammies. I need to shower and work out. I also need to attempt to eat something besides Tim Tams and Diet Coke. Yes.

*blinks*

Mar. 28th, 2007 10:31 pm
quidditchgrrl: (Snape is Innocent!)
I've been staring at the new HP covers for a bit now (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] fearthainn, for being one of the few to actually link to them), and all I can say is:

I love them all and I cannot WAIT to have my hands on a copy, regardless. (The UK adult version, however, is my favorite.)

There might be tears before I even start to read, but then again, in four months I might be darned ready to get on with it. Right now, though - *wibble*

The banner ad on TLC is amusing...it says "Pre-order Harry Potter 7...Extremely Limited Quantity Available".

DUDE, there will be enough books printed to ensure every man, woman and child in the entire WORLD can own a copy of each version! As if we out here need any poking to pre-order our copies...

I am soooo excited. *t00bs happily off to look some more*

Fic Reveal!

Jan. 4th, 2007 11:35 pm
quidditchgrrl: (Fangirly joy)
Woo! [livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus reveals have been made!

[livejournal.com profile] starrika wrote Observation (Neville/Ginny) for me. I loved it - so descriptive and beautful.

I wrote Moonlight Madness (Harry/Luna) for [livejournal.com profile] oracleholly.

Interesting that both of our female protagonists were piano players and that we both went with a very descriptive writing style. Not my usual at all. I'm more of a...technical writer.

I thought this year's entries were really well-done, as they typically are, I guess, considering the calibre of folks who participate.

Go, read, review! :)
quidditchgrrl: (And sometimes Y)
[livejournal.com profile] smutty_claus entry submitted.

[livejournal.com profile] alissomora is a goddess among beta-ing deities. *smooches*

That is all.
quidditchgrrl: (Fangirly joy)
So.  New OotP posters and trailer.  Yes.  Exciting.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
quidditchgrrl: (Dancing Dan)
RE: The Dan Radcliffe clip

Am I the only person who was more shocked that he seemed to be REALLY, TRULY ACTING than anything else?!

There may be hope for the boy yet.

For me, alas, I have no hope considering my reaction to a nearly grown man wearing a Cub Scout uniform. Straight to hell, straight to sodding hell. O___O
quidditchgrrl: (On notice with Amy)
I find it rather amusing that the original purveyor of the last old and busted wank over at bad_penny is now "Mon Dieu! Quelle horreur!" over the inevitable death threats against the people she called out.

Kind of like giving a psychotic a lead pipe, later saying, "I never thought they'd hurt anyone!" when they go on a rampage.

As some folks well know, this fandom has had death threats before.  Those death threats began over ONE LINE of snark regarding a fanfic, posted in an LJ entry.

Strangely, that bit of fandom history was rather glossed over in the MsScribe/GT wank backstory.  Didn't fit quite so well with Charlotte Lennox's tale of woe, I suppose.

Putting the car in reverse doesn't take the miles off, and you can't go running off at the mouth then claim that you have no hand in what comes after.  Heat. Kitchen. And so on.

At least have the cojones to put things up under your original handle, ya wankers.

(Disclaimer:  please don't assume that you know what my opinion of this particular historical recounting is.  My opinion is rather unpopular (and don't assume that you know what that means, either).  I object to the lack of context for the recounting of the wank, and for bad_penny's "I'm not a slut, I'm just popular!" reaction to the backlash.)
quidditchgrrl: (Kamikaze Gadfly)
I'm finally up after the Las Vegas Hangover of DOOM. The entire time I was out there, I tried to work on East Coast time, but when I got back here, *thunk*

We left LV a little late, and Honeybunch was nice enough to drive up to meet me at the hotel for some...alone time. :>

Oh, god, I picked the WORST hotel - it was clean, but scary. We drove back last night, risking death on the road rather than listening to the other residents of the hotel through the walls. :-S

I was bursting with things to say about Lumos, but now I feel like I'd just be reiterating what everyone else is saying, or boring the stuffing out of the rest of you.

But, in the interest of navel-gazing, a few observations: Read more... )

Long story short, I came, I saw, I met 534656 new people, saw old friends, missed a few others. I hit the Strip everyday and had a wonderful time. A little bit of a fandom pick-me-up. Good times.

But, now I'm back to the reality of trying to move heavy furniture and a waterbed so we can have our carpets replaced. Then I have to go back to work *cries*

Oh, yeah - feel free to friend me, and I don't mind having my picture posted for all to see. I friend back unless you're a known psycho or an unknown quantity.

I'm going to be posting my pictures soon, so if you don't want your mug on ElJay, let me know.
quidditchgrrl: (Thumbs up)
At Lumos, having fun, meeting new and previous friends.

Need to meet up with <lj-user="hughroe">, <lj-user="truesalcove">, and <lj-user="rebeccasama">. 

There is a valet here which is providing much eye candy for me.

40+ people at the informal Checkmated meetup...wow.  :)

New mantra:  Living good, dying bad!

Miss all you <lj-comm="notgoingtolumos"> folks...
quidditchgrrl: (Default)
In case you missed it:

To: Lumos Registrants,
 
We have alimited number of registrations that have come available as a result of some very late cancellations and we are anxious to allocate them as soon as possible.  If you have a family member or friend who would like to be registered for this event, please would you reply to this message with their NAME, EMAIL, MAILING ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER IMMEDIATELY and your confirmation number so that we can register them now. 
 
Please, only reply if they can definitely attend Lumos!!  We regret that no refunds can be offered on any registrations purchased beyond this point.
 
Once we register them, we will send you a confirmation number and instructions on how to login to our registration system to pay for the registration.  The registration fee is $180.00 PER PERSON for the 4-day event and we would greatly appreciate immediate payment by credit card.
 
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE FOR NEW REGISTRANTS:
 
Please make sure that you meet the age requirements for attending Lumos before replying!  You must be 18 or older to attend Lumos alone.  If you are 14-17, you may attend with a parent/guardian or a chaperone who is at least 21 - this person must also register for Lumos.  No persons under the age of 14 may attend.
 
At this point, we will consider requests to add more guests to the registration (especially in the case of minors who need to be accompanied), if you can pay for them immediately.  Please include the names of all guests and their email addresses with your reply. 
 
You must register for Lumos under your real name!  We will need to verify ID when you check in to Lumos. If you do not want your real name (it would be your first name only) to appear on your name badge, please tell us what nickname you would like us to use instead.
 
To find out more details about the program of events, please visit the Lumos website at















www.lumos2006.org

REMINDERS FOR EXISTING REGISTRANTS:

When you arrive at Lumos, you will be required to show a valid ID upon check-in to prove that you are the person who is registered for the event.  This means that the name on your ID MUST match the name in our database so please check your registration to make sure your name is listed correctly in our system. If you have any questions or concerns about this requirement, please contact us immediately at registration@lumos2006.org to make any necessary arrangements.

Registrants who are between the ages of14 and 17 and are attending with a chaperone (i.e. NOT the parent or legal guardian) MUST bring with them a signed and notarized parentalpermission slip appointing the chaperone.  A signed and notarized Waiver and Limitation of Liability form will also be required for each minor who wishes to participate in certain informal programming activities, such as Water Quidditch. Copies of the permission slip andliability waiver are available for download from the Registration page at the Lumos website.

Full details and instructions for logging into the registration system are on the Registration page at the Lumos website:  http://www.lumos2006.org/registration.shtml.

If you have any questions about the registration procedure, please contact us immediately at registration@lumos2006.org.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at Lumos!

quidditchgrrl: (PBG oldschool)
I have a request (and an apology for those of you who are not going to Vegas next week, I'll not be doing much squeeage about it, aside from random things and this):

If you are going to Lumos, would you be so kind as to post a picture of yourself in the comments? At The Witching Hour, I had a tough time getting together with some people because a) I didn't know what they looked like, and b) they put their real name on their nametag (wth).

I didn't have a problem recognizing [livejournal.com profile] thaliachaunacy, however. :D

Comments are screened, so lemme see what you look like! I'll post a pic of me here once I have one where I don't look like a total choad.
quidditchgrrl: (Harry:  easy to beat up but hard to kill)
First, happy birthday, Jim!

Second, I don't care who JKR takes out in Book 7, so long as it's a good ending to Harry's story. *nods*

Third, I really want a miniature caramel banana split from Sonic. But the nearest Sonic is almost a hundred miles away. Why does the TV mock me so? :((
quidditchgrrl: (Just a manila envelope)
*crawls out from hidey-hole* Hey! Did I miss anything in fandom this week?! 8-|

I've been listening and burning tons of new stuff to my PC this week. I've gotten (from the library, natch):

Eyes Open, Snow Patrol
On The Jungle Floor, Van Hunt (Anyone else a fan? He's kind of awesome, in an old-school Prince kind of way.)
Songs From Black Mountain, Live
Chocolate and Cheese, Ween
Surprise, Paul Simon
How We Operate, Gomez

Those are the ones I'll burn wholesale. The rest (like Under the Iron Sea and Are You Nervous?) I'll have to screen for the non-sucky tracks.

Comfest is this weekend, and it's raining. *makes grumpy face* I'm oooooold. If it's raining, I don't want to be outside.

NIN and Bauhaus next week! And I am NOT staying late at work that day. Not.

I'm bored. I had all of my errands finished, plus ALL of my grocery shopping (meaning I hit KMart, Kroger, Wild Oats AND Dollar General), and had lunch before 1:00 today. o.O I wanted to go and see Brick, but I have to pick up Honeybunch at 5:30.

Maybe I should go and clean something. I was reading a terrible story today, and one of the police officers remarked at how clean and neat the house was. I thought, "if I was murdered, they'd think I was a lonely cat lady who never cleaned anything!" So, I must conquer the dust 'round here and get into the habit of cleaning. Getting new carpet right after Lumos, too.

My life, a thrill-a-minute.

/mind-numbing inanity
quidditchgrrl: (Listen to Stephen Colbert America!)
Oh, I have to weigh in, since my name's in there somewhere (and I STILL use that icon, dammit):

I don't give a care about what some people are dishing/beefing that's THREE YEARS OLD. It wasn't ongoing - someone pulled this out of their hat and started the wank going again. Thanks, wankateers!

That people believe anything that's posted on F_W as the gospel truth amazes me, especially when it's written by people who have had direct clashes with the parties they're flinging mud at. Pot? Kettle calling.

N00bs weighing in on this based solely on the reading of that tripe? Thanks for your opinion, toddle along then.

I'm upset that there are a lot of people who have been truly hurt by this. No one is in the right here, myself included. I hate to be wrong about anything, and I don't like being deceived. (Wow. That makes me almost human, doesn't it?)

I do find it amusing when people who were, at best, on the far fringes of this as it was happening are scrambling to "distance" themselves -- a distance that has always been there. (But no, if you're thinking I'm talking about you, I'm not.)

It's happened before, and it'll happen again. It's called life. We live, we learn, we resolve not to trust another person like that again. Then we do it anyway. Grab a helmet.

OMG

May. 16th, 2006 10:32 pm
quidditchgrrl: (PBG oldschool)
I might be going to Lumos after all!

Ohboyohboyohboy. :)
quidditchgrrl: (White Flour)
I'm alive, barely. Just a GIP and quickie update before my hands give out.

Work has gone surprisingly well this week, now that I've dropped the 'omg I have to do every last thing around here' attitude. Left me more time for shifting and shelf status and getting rid of one of our AV areas. I am soooo sore now; I haven't done much online because my hands are sore at the bone.

Saw this book on a cart and had to give it a second look:



That wide belt gives her a wholesome look, doesn't it? What about the girls without values? Are they allowed to buy vintage clothes? :D

So, the the guy they've cast as a young Remus Lupin? Super hot (though his lips kind of scare me).

Honeybunch and I watched Good Night, and Good Luck together last night. It's funny to watch Andy get so mad about this stuff. We would certainly have been targets of Mr. McCarthy. Because we're not pussies like more and more Amurricans seem to be. I refuse to have my name, SSN and address entered into a database that tracks my cold medicine (and if you pay with a credit card, that database can immediately start looking at your other purchases, not just your Sudafed buys). F-off, commie bastards.

(Very interesting: As we were kind of looking over the McCarthy era online, we were surprised at how late in the game President Eisenhower came out against McCarthy and the Senate. But, if you look at personality styles - Eisenhower was an analytical personality - he looked to be operating in classic Analytic stress mode. When there are not clear-cut rules or precedent, the Analytical leader will avoid speaking out or making decisive statements until he or she feels that their opinion/decision is the right one. Up until now, I'd considered Eisenhower a take-charge, decisive person. Hm.)

Randomly:

Am I the only one who thinks the Arctic Monkeys are vastly horrible, a la The Killers? Talk about overhyped and under-talented.

I am 100% in love with del.icio.us. My listing is here. Too cool (and you can set up buttons on your Firefox toolbar for one-click link additions). I love being able to browse other people's links. *sigh* So little makes me so happy.

Stretch Island Fruit Leather + Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper = Crazy Delicious

Andy's car died one day after I got mine back from the shop. *headdesk* I thank my lucky stars that I got a replacement ID from OSU, so I can ride COTA gratis, 'cause it might be a while before we have two cars. I'm kind of figuring out why people take drugs, because I really want to escape from the daily worries of life once in a while. Anyone know about a free crack giveaway? :D

How are YOU ALL doin'?

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