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Posted by Melissa
May 09, 2009, 09:22 PM
The publication of a new Harry Potter book
4876 (6%)
The debut of a new Harry Potter book
3143 (4%)
Ron and Hermione to kiss
23741 (33%)
The moon to turn to cheese
4639 (6%)
Leaky to fix its poll
33808 (48%)
  70207 votes in total

29228 Comments

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I’m going to go read a book if it doesn’t put me to sleep. The DS is watching boxing and I don’t really care for it. Although I did like watching Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and Alli when they were boxing years ago.

Posted by Cool G on February 07, 2010, 04:56 PM report to moderator
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Cool G, that movie was so much fun… then it just tore the heart right out of me… I don’t know why the author did that… It didn’t seem necessary to me then, and still doesn’t.

Posted by Won_Two on February 07, 2010, 04:57 PM report to moderator
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The notifications box for comments on Facebook is on the TOP LEFT of my page now, three Icons to the right of the word FACEBOOK on the top left hand side of the screen. Right now my little red box has 12 in it. Things have been busy while I was away tonight.

You won’t see a notification box until you have commented on a thread and someone else comments on that thread or until someone writes on your wall.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 07, 2010, 04:58 PM report to moderator
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Oh my goodness…I read Bridge to Terabithia in 4th grade and was just devastated by it! I haven’t seen the movie, and I’m not sure if I want to.

My Facebook hasn’t changed to the new layout yet (obviously, since I was talking about the box being on the bottom right, where it apparently won’t be eventually), but that brings up a good point…MM, be warned that Facebook does like to change things around fairly often. So just prepare yourself now for the inevitable necessity of adjusting to occasional changes! ;)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on February 07, 2010, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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I just watched the movie on HBO “Temple Grandin”. Awe inspiring to say the least! Got the good
sniffles a couple times watching it.

The race from Daytona this evening was fun to watch. The way the cars were moving
around and the decision by NASCAR to let the drivers police themselves(wink,wink)
as far as bump drafting goes make me really want to see the 500 more this year than
I have in a long.

Posted by ironsos on February 07, 2010, 05:28 PM report to moderator
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Okay, I think I’ve done enough for today; I am heading to bed. I will try to check in at some point tomorrow, but if I don’t have a chance, I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday! :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on February 07, 2010, 05:33 PM report to moderator
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Night JEN

night all

bbt

Posted by ironsos on February 07, 2010, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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Howdy!! ;)

I am caught up, for the moment. ;)

I am glad you NASCAR enthusiasts enjoyed the race and related activities. ;)

Harriett What year are you in now? I have lost track, are you 15 or 16 now? ;)

It’s not a movie, but a book that I reread if I feel the need for a good cry – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. I start crying about the time Marmee comes home in the first chapter and I don’t stop until about half an hour after the end. ;)

I do not plan to join Facebook or MySpace or any other “social network” site. I’m still a bit resentful that I had to join MyLeaky to continue posting here. ;)

The groceries are bought and put away. The hound has been out for his last trip and he got to bark at the deer in the neighbors yard. The DS and hound have gone to bed. This is my “me time” and I need to do a bit of online shopping tonight. ;)

Bbt, or rather later today. ;)

Posted by Deanie on February 07, 2010, 07:13 PM report to moderator
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Morning all! We have a dull, grey day here and the temperature is reasonable. I finished reading HBP last night and took great comfort from the fact that Dumbledore’s dramatic exit was entirely in accord with his wishes, Draco’s soul intact and Harry kept out of the drama under temporary restraint because he had a much more important task to tackle.

Harriett Potter It is good to hear from you again. I’m pleased that life is running smoothly.

Deanie I am with you on the topic of Facebook. My life is far too mundane to expose to public view. Bbl.

Posted by Graymayne on February 07, 2010, 10:12 PM report to moderator
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Deanie and Graymayne

I would not attempt to persuade either of you to join FB. It doesn’t seem a good fit for either of you. I will say I don’t regret joining at all.

As you have probably noticed I am a rabid “people finder”. I have a cousin whose birth announcement I can remember vividly. She and I share a name with our Great grandmother. As you know my name is not common and I was thrilled to have another little girl in the family with my name.

She is the daughter of one of three male cousins my father grew up with. My father is an only child so those three cousins were equivalent to his siblings. When this little girl was born her family was living far away and there was a divorce soon after her birth. Her mother whisked her away to England with her older sister. The boy was whisked away to Germany and I never heard of any of them again.

My powers of research did not aid me in making contact. I found the cousin’s marriage records so I knew her married name. I found she had owned a now defunct “after theatre” dinner and dessert restaurant. Nowhere could I find an address or a phone number.

When I joined FB I started searching for my missing people and there she was, as was her brother. She and I now have established a frequent and regular emailing relationship and now also speak on the phone. She is making plans to come and visit me soon.

She had stopped reading HP after reading GOF because that is when her access to British copies ran out and she felt unable to shoulder the expense of ordering the rest from Amazon UK. She refused to read the “inferior” Scholastic editions. I have shared with her your views. Graymayne on the quality of the American editions. She has since read OotP and loved it and it about to begin HBP.

If I had used FB for nothing other than searching down that one missing person I would have counted it worth having joined. I have found several people I thought lost to me forever, including my first “best friend” and she and I have met again.

I don’t play the games that are available but I do use it as a easy way to connect to people from my past with whom I had regretfully lost contact and newer younger family members I have met but don’t know so well.

I regularly ignore “friendship” requests from people of no interest to me. If I don’t say “yes” they can see nothing about me.

I think many people have misconceptions of how FB works. I have my privacy walls up as far as they can go. No one can see anything about me unless I choose to do so. I only post what I want everyone on my list of friends to see. If it is not fit for public consumption I don’t make an open post and I “OWL” individuals instead.

The so called “privacy” of My Leaky does not reflect the privacy of FB. I was amazed that My Leaky allowed everyone to see your Profile without permission being granted from you to do so.

Anyway, I have found FB enormously useful but I can see it would not be for everyone.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 08, 2010, 12:20 AM report to moderator
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Lady Hawke That was a very helpful resume of Facebook, thank you for taking the trouble. I am so delighted that you remembered my very favourable comments about the Scholastic editions of HP and relayed them to your relative. I am about to re-read DH and I will choose to read the Scholastic copy that I bought on line.

Posted by Graymayne on February 08, 2010, 01:08 AM report to moderator
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I’m off to spend the day with my Maid of Honor. Will be gone most of the afternoon and early evening.

Have a good day.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 08, 2010, 04:08 AM report to moderator
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Oh, one thing football related…

I found out the woman I ride to and from the theatre with was Brett Favre’s babysitter. Her sister told me last night.

My friend worked at the same school in the same department as Brett Favre’s mother after she finished school and started teaching.

The sister’s step mother was the principal of Brett Favre’s highschool.

It seems they are also family friends of the Peyton’s, as in Peyton and Eli Manning.

My friend has never mentioned any of this to me. It could be because I have made it clear I know NOTHING about football. She must have taken me at my word.

I do KNOW that Headmistress Lemonfaerie would have a stroke if she found herself regularly in the car with Brett Favre’s babysitter.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 08, 2010, 04:17 AM report to moderator
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Good Super Bowl Sunday.

I am off shortly to see South Pacific with my cousin. It isn’t one of my fav musicals and is kind of dated but she was able to get tickets so off we go. One of the awesome things which has occured because of the changes in my life is my friendship with my cousin. We were always close but we hardly spent anytime together. Now we are going to to the theater and concerts. We are going to James Taylor/Carol King in a couple of months and then with another cousin we are going to Holland this summer. It is nice being involved again with my family.

Anyway, I will check in when I get home. I should get here before the end of the game. Have some beer and chips for me. LOL

Posted by Rhiannon on February 08, 2010, 04:19 AM report to moderator
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Good morning!!!
I don’t get what’s been up with the weather lately. Blizzards in DC and rthe southern states, and here we get nighting. It’s “snowing” at the moment, if you could call it that. I could count the number of flakes floating around outside. O.o

My brother’s currently having a meltdown over my dad’s decision to have chicken wings and potato skins for dinner. Apparently he saw some sports center thing that said Chicken and wings and chili is “super bowl food”. He’s now demanding chili. LOL Of course, I doubt those sports center people have ever had REAL chicken wings anyway…

I csn’t stay right now, gotta go do some homework. I have to read the entire Gospel of Mark. O.o That’s what I get for going to a Catholic school… bbl

Posted by Hermione Weasley on February 08, 2010, 04:22 AM report to moderator
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Good Morning Everyone

Lady Hawke That is the same reason I am on Facebook. To catch up with relatives we haven’t seen for ages and of course keep up with my immediate family. One of my nieces I hadn’t seen in 25 + years found me on Facebook. Now she’s in contact with her Dad who she had lost his address and phone number over the years. So it does help to find the missing members of your family. My son-in-law is a trucker so he’s on the road all the time. I keep up with where he is at by FB.

Posted by Cool G on February 08, 2010, 04:23 AM report to moderator
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Nothing from Won today. His cable and internet must be out. I’m glad to know he has power.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 08, 2010, 04:24 AM report to moderator
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Really, I am going now.

Have a good day.

Posted by Lady Hawke on February 08, 2010, 04:25 AM report to moderator
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Morning all. Will be in and out today while watching football.

Posted by ironsos on February 08, 2010, 04:40 AM report to moderator
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I may check with the family when we go to the reunion in June and see how many of them are on Facebook. The family I have really lost track of are Dad’s family, but I don’t even know most of their first names. Even if they knew my name, they wouldn’t know my married name.

I need to sic Lady Hawke onto finding some of my family tree information before it would be remotely helpful for me to use Facebook to try and track them down. ;)

Off to sort and start laundry. Once again I am running low on “unmentionables” and the DS needs shirts for work this week.

When I retire I’m going to wear one decent outfit per week to run errands and not get out of my jammies or sweats when I’m home. Except we will be in Oklahoma and If I step out the door in summer, I will be drenched in 5 minutes so I won’t be able to rewear anything. ;)

Bbl. ;)

Posted by Deanie on February 08, 2010, 04:49 AM report to moderator
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Hello everyone… Well, the power is back on here… Sadly, the news people say that 130,000 others in my state are still without. Let me tell you it is COOOLD out there! We are totally socked in… I got a call from the hospital this morning, the surgery is cancelled… POO!!! Now I have to notify the insurance co. and do a repeat of the jumping thru hoops to get it re-approved, and rescheduled… We got 30 inches here, not counting the drifts… The county has not plowed ANYTHING! Not even the interstate has been cleared yet… with temps in the teens, methinks we are going to be dealing with this for many days to come!

Posted by Won_Two on February 08, 2010, 05:11 AM report to moderator
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Deanie, I’m 15 :) I’ve just started year 11 which is equivalent to grade ten i think.

Time for school, lol, might be back later

Posted by HarriettPotter on February 08, 2010, 05:25 AM report to moderator
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Hey all!

On the subject of Facebook, I originally got it to keep up with various school friends (And even recently found some that I haven’t seen since 6th grade, before I switched school districts!). Obviously I have expanded to all of you Leaky peeps (it’s awesome to see when you and school friends are commenting on the same stuff of mine, and getting all mixed up in different lists and things!). More recently I’ve added a few of my cousins on my Facebook, and a lot of my family has been signing up for accounts. As I get a bit older, I’m sure I’ll be adding a lot more family on facebook…It just isn’t my time to do that yet.. ;)

Posted by PotterBoy90 [ROAR!] on February 08, 2010, 06:01 AM report to moderator
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Damn, Won! Sorry about the surgery being cancelled after all the hassle to get it approved…not to mention the fact that you’ll have to do it all again..

Posted by PotterBoy90 [ROAR!] on February 08, 2010, 06:02 AM report to moderator
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Wotcher Ya’ll

Old Yeller is the all time sad movie – we saw it in 10th grade History class (don’t ask me why) the girls were all crying & the boys (including me) were all doing their best to not let anyone see them crying, but we were. The Notebook isn’t sad at all – they die together each knowing who the other is – that is the most wonderful and sweetest thing to happen and shows how Love (when it is real) conquers all.

over at Ironsos’ to watch the Super Bowl – not really catching up on anything – has CatAlly been back since her rant about Melissa and your answers?

Good luck tomorrow * Won* – I hope you do get your procedure done and all is well afterward.

I’ll be lurking while I catch up at sites adn try to get a blog that’ll work – I can set up one at Yahoo but then to read it ya’ll will have to “connect” with me there…

going to see a counselor at Work Force Services tomorrow to tweek my resume and come up with a cover letter to help sell me more to an employer.

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on February 08, 2010, 07:08 AM report to moderator
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well huge CRAP Won – I just saw you posted about the surgery being canceled – hope the hoops are negotiated faster for the reschedule …

Posted by Sirius B (HeartMagic104) on February 08, 2010, 07:10 AM report to moderator
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Good evening, I’m back!

We had a lovely lovely lovely weekend away. Good food, a bit too much wine, and lots and lots of walking, often hand in hand, (!) exploring a very beautiful part of our country.

I was worried about some of you with the bad weather. Won, I’m so sorry you’ve had bad news as a result. I hope it doesn’t take too much to re organise the surgery, and that Sally still brings you all those treats!

MM, it was lovely to see a FB request from you! Reading through here, I understand your confusion, I was like that too when I first joined. But it really doesn’t take long to get used to it, and I like it as a real extention of the friendships here. It’s another way to know each other. I think about half of my FB friends are from here. My sister and I sometimes find it more convenient than the phone, and I’ve also found some old friends from my school days. I like it. You can do as little or as much as you want with it. Please don’t feel overwhelmed!

DS is recording the Superbowl, and will watch it tomorrow night, (after spending all day tomorrow avoiding TV and radio so as not to be spoiled!) I hope you all have a lot of fun watching the game. My DS is backing New Orleans, because it’s their first Superbowl, and the city’s gone through so much since Katrina.

Lady Hawke, I love your Brett Favre story, I can just see Lemon hyperventilating when you tell her that one!

It’s nice to be back. xx

Posted by asti on February 08, 2010, 07:26 AM report to moderator
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I’m not really here…

For Ravenclaw House:

1. Who will win the coin toss?
Saints

2. Who will score the first Field Goal?
Colts

3. Who will score the first Touch Down?
Saints

4. What team will Fumble the ball first?
Colts

5. What team will have their defense get the first quarterback sack?
Saints

6. What team will throw an interception first?
Colts

7. What team will be ahead at half time?
Saints

8. In the second half what team will be the LAST to score?
Saints

9. In the second half who will run out of time outs?
Neither

10. In the game what team will have the most sacks?
Saints

11. What team will WIN the Super Bowl?
Saints

12. What will be the final score?
Saints-34 / Colts-31

(This is coming from my father. If anything’s correct, he gets the credit. He’s convinced the Saints will win. We shall see…)

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful day! ♥

Posted by Ava on February 08, 2010, 09:08 AM report to moderator
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Evening all! I have a tidbit of news about the possible content of DH2. Someone I used to know has a grandaughter who has been through several auditions for a part in DH. She is 15 and is being considered for a part in a section which is “being told in flashback.” I have deduced from this that they will be filming some of Snape’s memories of his friendship with Lily Evans. This would be perfectly reasonable because his devotion to Lily has kept him working for Dumbledore to protect Harry, despite his hatred of James Potter.

Won_Two I am really sorry about the cancellation of your surgery. I have one crumb of consolation for you to ponder, at least your emergency treatment last year was not hampered by bad weather . . .

Asti Aaah! That sounded like a delightful holiday break:)

For those of you who enjoy British history and our heritage treasures I can recommend a TV programme I am currently following, The Seven Ages of Britain recounted by David Dimbleby which is fascinating and reveals untold treasures from around the country. I am pretty sure that it will be snapped up for showing in the US. History was not like this at school!

Time for bed. Take care in the bad weather.

Posted by Graymayne on February 08, 2010, 10:20 AM report to moderator
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ARE WE READY??

SUPERBOWL SUNDAY IS ABOUT TO START!!!

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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