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Crazy how I haven't used Livejournal for so long in terms of posting. I still read a lot of posts from my friends list.

I am more active on twitter, tumblr, facebook and my book blog nowadays. Maybe I will make more updates on LiveJournal this year? No guarantees but a couple of quick check ins won't hurt.


City of Heavenly Fire comes out today! I can't wait to meet Cassandra Clare today in Wellesley along with Jodi Picoult at my former middle school!

And then tomorrow is Book Expo America in NYC. Yay for Book week!

Fun filled book week!

So the last week of May is going to be dedicated to BOOOKS! I am planning to attend the City of Heavenly Fire event on the release day in Wellesley and planning to go to BookCon in NYC. I am still debating on going to Book Expo America. I definitely need a vacation before the summer in Amherst with the students.

Brand New Year

2014! Let's see what the new year brings!

Hello again

So, I haven't posted an entry for awhile. What you have missed since May is me working at Hampshire College during the summer time for the residential component of the UB Summer Academy, Tito and I going away to Burlington, Vermont for an amazing 4 day trip and HP events in Salem for October!

Time for a New Start!

My new landlord decided to tell all the tenants that they must vacant the apartments by May 31. I guess it's time for a new beginning somewhere else. I'm a little pissed out it because according to an e-mail last month, the tenants will sign a new lease in May. Apparently she changed her mind.

It's horrible timing on my part since May to beginning of August is the worst time for me to worry about that nonsense. This month would have been a better month to move out granted she told us in like February that we need to vacant the apartments by the end of April.

The only good thing is that I will be apartment hunting with Tito. And MISTI and AB will occur in May before the move. At least I can enjoy myself before entering the stress zones of moving, friend's wedding events and intensive work.

Maine and a bit of New Hampshire!

So, last week I went on a mini much needed vacation. Tinh, Tito and I decided to do a mini Diners, Drive-ins and Dives type of trip. After work on Thursday, I ended going to Portsmouth,NH for Gilly's. I got me a yummy chili burger. Food there was quite good even though it was simple. Pictures of everything will be posted on Facebook hopefully sometime this week. We ended walking around the town for a bit before getting drinks and a snack to go at the River House. I had an amazing Mainely Blue drink :). We headed up to Portland, ME shortly after and checked into our hotel room. The night was quite a relaxing one since we chilled in the room and enjoyed the nice hot tub at the hotel.

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HP Survey

Harry Potter Fan Q/A

1. If you went to Hogwarts which house would you be sorted in?


2. Have you ever been to the HP midnight release?

3. What did you think of the Deathly Hallows?

4. How many times have you reread the books?
Depends which book. I've read the OotP the least amount of times (5) and GoF the most (10+).

5. Whose death was the saddest?
Sirius, Remus and Tonks.

6. If you went to Hogwarts would you rather have an owl, a cat, or a rat?
Cat or a mini owl.

7. What do you think of the movie Half-Blood Prince?
I was so upset about how the ending went :(.

8. What do you think of the Deathly Hallows being split in two?
It was a good decision and the director chose the right scenes to end pt. 1 and to begin pt. 2.

9. Have you read the Tales of Beedle the Bard?

10. When did you first become a Potter fan?


Female character? Luna.

Male character? Remus and Draco.

Professor? Remus.

Death Eater? Bellatrix.

Magical creature? Phoenix.

Spell? Evanesco and Lumos.

Films None in particular.

Book? GOF and HBP.

Movie? GOF

Hogwarts House? Ravenclaw.

Place? Hogsmeade.

Weasley? Fred and George.

Couple? Remus/Tonks.

This or that…

Gryffindor or Slytherin? Slytherin.

Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? Ravenclaw.

Fred or George? Both!

Ginny or Luna? Luna.

Butterbeer or Firewhiskey? Butterbeer.

Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade? Hogsmeade.

Books or Movies? Books.

Half Blood Prince or Deathly Hallows? HBP.

Philosopher’s Stone or Chamber of Secrets? CoS.

Snape or Slughorn? Snape.

Lupin or Sirius? Lupin.

Harry/Ginny or Harry/Hermione? Harry/Hermione.

Lavender Brown or Parvati Patil? Parvati.

Seamus Finnigan or Dean Thomas? Seamus.

Kreacher or Dobby? Dobby.

Muggleborn or Pureblood? Halfblood!

Dan or Rupert? Rupert.

Bellatrix or Narcissa? Bellatrix.

Voldemort or Tom Riddle? Tom Riddle.

Hedwig or Crookshanks? Hedwig.

Ascendio and more!

So, I finally attended my first HP con. Can I say it was AMAZING! Absolutely AMAZING! SO amazing that I will be attending Misti-Con in Laconia, NH next year. Thanks to sugareeyfor convincing me to attend this years HPEF convention. I LOVED IT! This year Ascendio took place at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios. For pictures of the convention, please check out my Facebook. I am getting Marauder robes commissioned for me and hopefully my mom will have a chance to make Ravenclaw school robes in time for the con next year. I also have to decide to what wear for Anime Boston next year as well. I might end up wearing the Mizore Shirayuki cosplay but with a better wig. We will see. I can always cosplay as Rubi or some other Rosario + Vampire character since the theme is Yokai inspired. Anime Boston is May 24-26, 2013 and Misti-Con is May 9-13, 2013. I will be conned out in May but it will be sooooo worth it.

On the other note, I recently received a 3% raise at work. YAY! Hopefully I can work on trying to get a full-time job since I currently work part-time.

New Start

So, it's been 6 months or so since I got the new job at the college. I quit Lobelia's, finally! I'm planning to move into my own apartment soon! And, I'm feeling pretty good about it. It's about time that start everything from scratch. I need the new change in pace. It will be a learning experience about what I want in life and what I need. I'm ready! Here I come world!