Looking back at January

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Breakfast was cool.  Had eggs, bacon, and biscuits.  I think I was the only non-church person there so i had to introduce myself a number of times but I didn’t mind.  I walk by the church twice every day when I head over to UNCC.  Didn’t get any pictures as my batteries died with the other breakfast this morning under the bridge.

I finally got a chance to look over the most read posts for January.  I probably should do some sort of Top Post widget in the sidebar. (edit: Done now.)

Download Dragon Magazine and it’s Part #2 article.
Mac Desktop Wallpapers
50 Things NOT to do at Hogwarts (And I feel bad about that as it’s not even mine.)
Robot Chicken: Charlie Brown And The Great Pumpkin
Download Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? (You can but not with those links.)
Family Guy Videos – Rock Lobster
Movable Type 4.1 gets released (*shrug* All I said was that it was released.)
Crash on Volturnus – Chapter 1 (I really should go back and work on that. I liked writing that stuff.)
Pairings (Another old Daria fanfiction piece that I had written way back when.)
How to stop the irritating “Updating your computer is almost complete – Restart Now?” message

Harry Potter Controls My Blog

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows bookcoverI noticed this morning that another blog linked to my post about the seventh Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, being available for download. (We think it’s a fake by the way in case you’re seeing this for the first time.)
It’s given me a boost in the stats though. Best day we’ve ever had here:
Stats for Dr. Mike's Steak Dinner
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Download Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows bookcoverI’m tagging this a Harry Potter Fanfiction for a very specific reason. I came across this website promoting a leaked copy of the 7th Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I don’t think it’s a legit site because J. K. Rowling said that the last word of the last noval was going to be ‘scar’ and that’s not true for these downloads. I think it’s someone’s fanfiction.
*shrug* But we’ll give it a mention.
edit: Typo fixed.
reedit: Here’s the download links. Please note as per the comment’s, we think it’s fanfiction:
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50 Things NOT to do at Hogwarts

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harry potter is being punished

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 fun as getting dirty”.

37. There is no such thing as an Invisibility Thong.

38. I am not a Pinball Wizard.

39. Asking “How do you keep a Gryffindor in suspense?” and walking away is only funny the first time.

40. I will not offer to pose nude for Colin Creevey.

41. I will not offer to pose nude for Dean Thomas.

42. It is a bad idea to tell Professor Snape he takes himself too seriously.

43. It is a bad idea to tell Professor McGonagall she takes herself too seriously.

44. Sir Cadogan is not one of the knights who say “NI”.

45. I will not offer to prepare tandoori owl.

46. I will stop asking when we will learn to make “Love Potion Number Nine”.

47. I will not ask Dumbledore to show me the pointy hat trick.

48. I will not greet Professor McGonagall with “What’s new, pussycat?”

49. There is not now, nor has there ever been, a fifth House at Hogwarts, and I am not a member of that house, nor am I its founder.

50. I will not take out a life insurance policy on Harry Potter.