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What are you most excited about doing at the Harry Potter park?

Posted by Melissa
May 21, 2010, 10:04 PM
Eating the food
2168 (6%)
Riding the Hogwarts Journey ride
11637 (34%)
Riding the Dueling Dragons
1764 (5%)
Shopping
6197 (18%)
Drinking butterbeer
11649 (34%)
  33415 votes in total

7074 Comments

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Welcome back. I hope nothing got broken. ;)

Too full to move after unch lurk. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 14, 2010, 01:45 PM report to moderator
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Sorry, after lunch, not after unch. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 14, 2010, 01:46 PM report to moderator
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Hi Laura! Welcome back! I can definitely understand the let-down of returning to work after a fun time like that. I’m still not quite adjusted to being back after my conference…I am much grumpier than usual!

Posted by Bookworm Jen on July 14, 2010, 01:56 PM report to moderator
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Hey*Deanie*! Nothing broken – for me or the kids. Our biggest first aid incident was mosquito bites and administering cortisone to itchy kids. All in all, everything went really smoothly and everyone had a blast!

Hey, Jen! Hopefully you recover from your conference soon. I’m just a bit down because I now no longer have anything to really look forward to. And I keep remembering that this time last year I was getting psyched for England. :( Though I’m getting ready to buy tickets to Vegas for September (to see my bro, SIL, and a best friend from my MS program. My parents are meeting me there, too). I have two conferences, but not really in fun locations. I guess the next really big thing is that I have tickets to Mamma Mia! in November.

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 14, 2010, 02:50 PM report to moderator
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Vegas and Mamma Mia! both sound like fun things to look forward to! :) Are you still coming out this way this summer (was it for a wedding?)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on July 14, 2010, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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I can’t afford the airfare, so I’m no longer able to make it to the wedding that was going to bring me to your area. :((

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 14, 2010, 03:42 PM report to moderator
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Awwwww! :( :( But I definitely understand about the airfare; prices are ridiculous right now! You used to be able to get round-trip tickets from here to D.C. for about $100, but when I was looking for my conference, they were all over $400! Crazy!

Posted by Bookworm Jen on July 14, 2010, 03:47 PM report to moderator
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Master LEW I’m glad there was no medical emergency. I’m not sure how the parents would have felt about using the same pain control techniques you used up north with your leg. ;)

Hometime in 25. ;)

Bbt. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 14, 2010, 04:37 PM report to moderator
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Good Afternoon everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m well here. I’m really excited to get the HP lego video game, hopefully on Wii. Going to water thirsty plants in the 100 degree weather. Talk to you all soon. =)

Posted by Twin2 on July 14, 2010, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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Yeah, Jen, tickets are over $500 for me to get to Boston, and I don’t have enough FF miles for a free ticket yet.

Deanie, yeah, I didn’t deem it prudent to inform the kids’ parents about my poor decision making when injured. ;)

Hey, Twin2. Hope you’re doing well! You should really wait until before dawn or after dark to water, otherwise it’s just a waste of resources.

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 14, 2010, 05:16 PM report to moderator
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Jen, this one is for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu-KBxOtJxs

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 14, 2010, 06:49 PM report to moderator
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JEN, I have not caught up yet except for your allergy question. Yes we took shots and we are still taking them. We did not pull up carpets, curtains, or anything. Our doctor said he knew it was unrealistic to make someone rip their homes apart. Just keep it as reasonably clean as possible. He did say air conditioners were our friends and we should avoid being outside when the stuff we were allergic to was blooming or dying.

We were not allergic to the dogs or cats but our guy said he knew I wasn’t getting rid of them even if I was allergic to them and we were just going to have to work with them. We are doing pretty great just on our shots.

Just vacuum a lot and when she has to replace stuff like the curtains and carpets just make good replacement choices. I have always used detergents with no perfumes (Free) and I double rinse because we all have skin allergies.

The doctors may try to bully her into changing her life completely but it is not realistic. No one can afford to throw everything out or tolerate living in a cold sterile box. Even our doctor agrees with that.

Just take the shots, use the air conditioner, and replace stuff when necessary using common sense between comfort and allergy smart materials.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 14, 2010, 08:53 PM report to moderator
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Good evening Everybody!!!! I am back in my computer room now, Stanley is in the Living Room watching Ghost Hunters!!!! I had fish for dinner, and cole slaw, and asparagus!!! well I had to eat something that was good for me!!!! lol I had so many stops on my way home from work tonight, I wondered if I was going to get home to cook dinner. I had to stop at the vets and get Stanley his Front line tubes, go to the Pharmacy and pick up my prescriptions, go in the grocery and get a loaf of bread, milk, ice tea bags, then back home to meet the lady that brings me my avon orders, and then back out to the store to get some extra cash for tomorrows lunch, which will be ate at my desk in my 30 minute time-frame!!!! I was pretty busy at work today, and was very glad when 3pm came around!!! I did not hit much traffic going home, and considering the stops I had to make I am very glad of that!!!! Hello Laura, Twin2, Deanie, Bookworm Jen, and anybody else I missed!!!! lol

Posted by Mistic Willow on July 14, 2010, 08:59 PM report to moderator
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Whoops Hello Lady Hawke!!! That sounds like good advice to me!!!!!! I second the motion!!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on July 14, 2010, 09:02 PM report to moderator
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So, Master LEW, when will you ramble about your weekend? Soon, I hope. ;)

Odd, the Firewall of Doom does not block most of the blogs, so I can read the Ramblings at work. ;)

I finally got into Yahoo at work this afternoon. o I’m relatively happy again. ;)

Off to start paying bills, YUCK!!! ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 14, 2010, 10:13 PM report to moderator
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Deanie, I do have a ramble for last week, but as typical for me, not really pertinent to the adventures of the week… :D

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 14, 2010, 10:48 PM report to moderator
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Evening all!

LOL, Laura – thank you for that link, my laugh of the day! :D

Thanks, LH; I thought I remembered you talking about getting allergy shots. I’m not sure if the doctor just hasn’t recommended that yet or if he did and she for some reason decided she didn’t want them. I’ll have to talk to her to find out, and I’ll let her know that I have a friend who is doing well on them. Hopefully that will help reduce this initial panic.

Posted by Bookworm Jen on July 14, 2010, 11:13 PM report to moderator
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Good morning Everybody!!!! A Happpy Thursday to ALL!!!! Well we are going to have a ripe 94 degrees here today, and the humidity is going to be AWFUL!!! I am wishing everybody to have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!! I was here last night, and actually it seemed quite empty!!!! I usually go to bed about 10pm during the week, so I can get up at 5am the next morning!!! lol I did not want to get out of bed this morning, but I did!!! I did watch Ghost Hunters mostly last night, along with Stanley, I don’t know why, but he seems fascinated with that show!!!!! He also likes Scooby-doo!!!! and Shaggy!!!!! and Big Bird when we can watch it!!!! lol Well I had better get busy getting the things I need to do done, so I can come back later on!!! lol

Posted by Mistic Willow on July 15, 2010, 07:28 AM report to moderator
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Mistic Willow, My german shepherd (in highschool) loved watching golf. Probably because Dad watched it a lot and snacked. The dog would be on crumb patrol and would also get the odd bite of whatever Dad was eating. ;)

So Master LEW when will you post your ramble? I checked yesterday and the Puffins one was the most recent. ;)

Bookworm Jen, My nephew was “severely” allergic to everything as a teen. It got him out of a lot of chores around the house, but for some reason he never had an attack if he was doing something he really wanted to do. His mother was a “smotherly” sort.

I agree with Lady Hawke, most of the recommendations, like changing clothes somewhere other than the bedroom and pulling up the carpets are a bit too extreme unless someone is totally incapacitated by the allergies.

I have developed a few pollen and mold allergies over the years as an adult, but nothing I can’t live with. I think it is partly because we played outside a lot more than kids do today. Also a lot of our play was unsupervised or only lightly supervised, so we actually got into things that probably triggered our immune systems so we did not develop sesitivities to a lot of stuff. ;)

Off to check in elsewhere. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 09:22 AM report to moderator
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JEN,

There is a tendency for allergy doctors to hand you a bunch of material which seems to demand that you completely ruin your life and rip your house apart, making it unliveable, and get rid of all your pets if you want them to treat you.

Your sister might have been overwhelmed by all the literature demanding she ruin her life. It tends to be stated as if they won’t treat you unless you agree to make these massive upheavals.

When I walked into the allergist office they gave me a lot of scary reading material to read while I waited for the doctor. It was all about getting rid of your pets, your carpet, your curtains, your pillows, etc. When the doctor came in I told him before he even tested me that if he was going to insist I get rid of the animals there was no reason for me to stay, that I would just save his time and my time and leave immediately. He is the one who is treating me now.

Your sister was probably blitzed with reading material. It looks like RULES. They are suggestions for a perfect world. Just tell her to get the shots and do the best she can with everything else and still have a happy life. Tell her to just smile and nod at the doctor if he insists.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 15, 2010, 09:32 AM report to moderator
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Morning all!

Mistic, good luck dealing with that heat!

Thanks Deanie and LH. I did see on Facebook that one of my sisters friends mentioned the shots and advised her not to go crazy with getting rid of things. She also suggested that my sister try this girl’s allergist if she wants a second opinion or feels that her current doctor is too demanding about making the changes. So hopefully that will help show my sister that there are other options, and of course I’ll mention your suggestions as well.

I am really looking forward to the Lit Day that they’ve announced in conjunction with LeakyCon. It sounds like it’s going to be a mini version of the ALA conference. I’ve either read or own and intend to read books by each of the authors announced, and I’m familiar with each of the agents and editors (and actually met a couple of them at ALA). I can’t even properly describe how excited I am. Actually, I’m thinking that when they open the LeakyCon site back up, I’m going to contact them and offer to volunteer, preferably for this YA Lit programming. It would be a fun way to help out, and of course to get to know the authors, which would be not only awesome for me personally as a fan, but also potentially useful when planning events later as a librarian. SQUEEEE!!

Posted by Bookworm Jen on July 15, 2010, 10:16 AM report to moderator
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Master LEW, Have you corroborated with this gentleman?

http://www.giantflightlessbirds.com/2010/06/big-bird/

How do you feel about his research into this particular subject? Was Big Bird one of your inspirations to study flightless birds? ;)

Enquiring minds want to know! ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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Sorry not corroborated or even corresponded I meant “worked with”, but my mind skipped a few beats and that’s what it came up with. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 10:26 AM report to moderator
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Bookworm Jen, Why not just copy and paste our comments into your word processor and then you can show them to your sister. She can then refer back to them if the panic starts again.

You certainly have my permission to do this for her. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 10:29 AM report to moderator
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Collaborate!!!!! ;)

Finally! ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 10:31 AM report to moderator
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Haha, Deanie. I have not collaborated with Dickison, but I love his research – very interesting stuff. I have a similarly absurd talk based in scientific reality prepared, I just haven’t had the right forum for it, so I FULLY embrace this sort of research! Big Bird was no my flightless muse, sadly. My current birds were my way into Arctic research and then my passion just grew from there.

And I’ll see if I can get a ramble in today. I just have to figure out how to make it funny. ;)

In the meantime, I have to share my new favorite band with everyone. Mumford & Sons. They’re out of West London, bluegrassy/folky, and amazing. I’m in love. Here are my top three songs. (Does youtube work for the UK?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KkUeRPjc-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7TrU4_-JTY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E

Posted by Dr. LEW on July 15, 2010, 10:52 AM report to moderator
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Hey guys,

I was up late last night doing stuff with my game. I’m tired.

I’m thinking of having a Harry Potter marathon movie viewing session at my house this weekend. My 9 year old has read all the books (except Deathly Hallows) and is insisting I find it for him….I will eventually, it will do him good to have to wait a while.

I should do some more on my cross stitch project tonight.

BBL

Posted by korey1979 on July 15, 2010, 11:17 AM report to moderator
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JEN,

I agree with DEANIE, copy and print away.

KOREY, Why don’t you put some of your cross stitch photos up at CC so those not on FB can see them.

Posted by Lady Hawke on July 15, 2010, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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Yes, please. I’m not on FaceBook, Twitter or MySpace. I would lovce to see your projects. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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Yes, please. I’m not on FaceBook, Twitter or MySpace. I would lovce to see your projects. ;)

Posted by Deanie on July 15, 2010, 11:59 AM report to moderator
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