Neville Would Have Done It In Four Books

Yup, I like T-Shirts. (Especially when there’s a cute babe in them.) I had dozens of them when I was in college. Most of them were fairly well warn out by the time Angie showed up in my life. I know she was eying them hoping that I would get rid of them. (Me wear sweaters?  Eeew!  *shudder*) Just because there was a few holes in them.  They weren’t that bad. Anyway I was poking around Topato and noticed this shirt created by the folks from Sam and Fuzzy: The Neville Would Have Done It In Four Books shirt. Yup, it’s more Harry Potter stuff.  I’ve blogged about Harry Potter previously.  Who can forget 50 Things NOT To Do At Hogwarts? Could Neville done it in four books?  I have to wonder.  I’ve always taken the view that while the Harry Potter books were fairly tight, I always wanted to know more about the school and what was happening in the background.  The movies are known for cutting parts out of the books.  If I said that Neville could have done it in four books, that means even more would have been taken...

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What’s The Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd?

I’m still plugging away at my collection of books over at Librarything. While I’m waiting for a set to finish uploading to my iPod Touch so I can read them later, I noticed this post on the Librarything blog.  It’s an attempt by John Dalton, LibraryThing’s systems administrator, to demonstrate the difference between geeks and...

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Anyone remember this book about blogging?

I thought I talked about it once.  I had a digital copy of it but I can’t find it.  It was like a 100 ways to be a better blogger type work with each page on a different topic.  The first one was about not blogging about your everyday life. (ie “I got up in the morning, had breakfast, etc.”) Does this ring a bell with anyone? It’s bugging me that I can’t find it. Image from...

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50 Things NOT to do at Hogwarts

50 Things NOT to do at Hogwarts (For reference, I didn’t write this but found it many places on line. If anyone knows the actual author, I’d love to give credit to that person.) edit: I recently received an email from Atalanta Pendragonne that he or she is the original compiler of the list.  You can view the complete 50 Things NOT to do at Hogwarts list there as well as read all of the comments.  Atalanta mentioned that this is the complete list with “links to all the (CREDITED) submissions” and “there were pages and pages of them before I stopped archiving them.”  Thanks for the follow up. 1. I will not poke Hufflepuffs with spoons, nor will I insist that their House colors indicate that they are “covered in bees”. 2. No matter how good a fake Australian accent I can do, I will not imitate Steve Irwin during Care of Magical Creatures class. 3. Growing marijuana or hallucinogenic mushrooms is not “an extra credit project for Herbology”. 4. “I’ve heard every possible joke about Oliver Wood’s name” is not a challenge. 5. I am not allowed to attempt to breed a liger. 6. I will not go to class skyclad. 7.The Giant Squid is not an appropriate date to the Yule Ball. 8. I will not use Umbridge’s quill to write “I told you I was hardcore”. 9. I will stop referring to showering as “giving Moaning Myrtle an eyeful”. 10. Polishing my wand in the common room is acceptable. “Polishing my wand” in the common room is not. 11. If a classmate falls asleep, I will not take advantage of that fact and draw a Dark Mark on their arm. 12. House elves are not acceptable replacements for Bludgers. 13. Starting a betting pool on the fate of this year’s Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is tasteless and tacky, not a clever money-making concept. 14. I will not start every Potions class by asking Professor Snape if today’s project is suitable for use as a sexual lubricant. 15. Adding the name “Bueller” to Professor Binns’ roster is not funny. 16. “Springtime for Voldemort” is not an acceptable suggestion for the class play. 17. Seamus Finnegan is not “after me Lucky Charms”. 18. I will not refer to the Weasley twins as “bookends”. 19. I will not refer to the Patil twins as “bookends”. 20. The Slytherin prefect is named Draco Malfoy, not “Rocky Horror.” 21. It is exceptionally tasteless to tell Professor Lupin that “Once you go Black, you never go back.” 22. I will not call Lucius Malfoy “Jareth”. 23. I will not bring a Magic Eight Ball to Divination class. 24. I am not to refer to the Potions classroom as “Kitchen Stadium”. 25. I will not tell Ron and Hermione to “Get a room” whenever they start to fight. 26. The Forbidden Forest is forbidden for a reason. 27. I am not a tribble Animagus. 28. I am allowed to have a toad, rat, cat, or owl. I am not allowed to have a reticulated python, snow leopard, Tasmanian devil, or piranha. 29. I do not weigh the same as a duck. 30. Remus Lupin does not want a flea collar. 31. Sirius Black is not #24601. 32. I will not lick Trevor. 33. I will stop asking the Arithmancy teacher what the square root of -1 is. 34. I am not being repressed. 35. Calling Lucius Malfoy “Luscious Mouthful” is just plain gross. 36. I will not change the password to the prefects’ bath to “Makes getting clean almost as much...

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