Your result for The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test...
"Well - let's drink to a Gryffindor victory against Ravenclaw! Not that I'm supposed to take sides, as a teacher..."
You are Remus Lupin, werewolf and previous Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. Remus is intellectual, introspective, and humble. Being a werewolf for most of his life, he is prone to shying away from social situations and keeping his emotions hidden. He is usually considerate of others’ feelings, but there are times when he is a little too blunt, which makes for uncomfortable situations. Because of his dark secret, he is pessimistic and tends to bring a depressing atmosphere with him. You and Remus are similar in the sense that both of you are much more realistic than idealistic. Focusing on the present is more important to you than fantasizing about the future, especially since your outlook on the future isn't very bright in the first place. Sure, you may hope for a better world, but you know that hoping and wishing only brings disappointment. In fact, your sober nature often makes others wary of your company, which is why you don't have too many close friends. The friends you do have, however, have your utmost loyalty and respect, and they know that they can always turn to you if they need guidance. You’re much more likely to tell someone their faults than their achievements, and you are more concerned with the big picture than you are with details. You are always looking to find a balance, and although you struggle with your inner demons on a daily basis, you yearn to grow more as a person in any way possible.
In short, you are more:
Cautious than impulsive
Mature than immature
Modest than arrogant
Normal than weird
Introverted than extroverted
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Also, I'm glad they don't have the "famous people" grid showing up, as a heck of a lot of people on it are misplaced. (Obama on the far corner of socialism? Puh-leeeze!)
I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese boards, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, meat thermometers, jam funnels, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic crushers, martini glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, ice cream makers, fondue sets, healthy-grills, home smokers, tempura sets, tortilla presses, electric whisks, cherry stoners, sugar thermometers, food processors, bacon presses, bacon slicers, mouli mills, cake testers, pestle-and-mortars, and sets of kebab skewers languish dustily at the back of the nation's cupboards.
I have a fairly small kitchen; I don't keep anything I don't use (mostly. I do have a cheapo blender that I'm saving to use for making paper). However, I notice they don't have stand mixers or even hand mixers on the list. Maybe it's assumed that they get used at least once a year? (I love my stand mixer for making meringues! Though nowadays, that's about the only use it gets... The hand mixer gets far more use.) They also don't have some of the things I covet, like a mandolin, spit roaster, and such. Ah well.
Oh, and I will say the jam funnels I have aren't used for jam. But they're pretty darn useful for other funneling jobs.
And what do they mean by "cake testers"? I use toothpicks, or, if it's a deep cake, bamboo skewers. Doesn't everyone?
Ah well. I am drinking loads of water, I have taken a mucinex (and hopefully won't have a bad reaction; decongestants and I historically don't get along very well), I've had a cup of my cold/flu brew (if it has floaters, it does NOT count as tea!), and when I dropped Geoff off at the airport, I went and got poked (with needles), since I was in the neighborhood anyway. I think things did start shifting after an hour's nap in there. Hopefully this all-out assault will flush the headache away. I suspect I really need more sleep, but I need to do my homework before I can allow myself that respite. There's a quiz tomorrow and I didn't do too well on the last quiz (94%).
Anyway, as a way to stall for a few minutes longer, here's that house meme that's been going around.
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The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
1.) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2.) Italicize those you intend to read.
3.) Underline those you LOVE.
4.) Put an asterisk next to the books you'd rather shove hot pokers in your eyes than read.
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You are Spider-Man
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test
Now if only I could actually climb the walls...
So, Sunday night, Page and I made up a schedule for us to abide by during the summer, seeing as he's far more pliable when there is some sort of structure. Well... I slept through yesterday, so the only thing we got done was dinner and the after-dinner bike ride (and shower), but that was really nice. It's amazing how much he's improved, responsibility-wise, in the last year. Riding with him on the road was a pleasure, not a headache!
Today we've been a little more adherent to the schedule, although not to any strict standard. But he's spent time drawing (Arts and Crafts), we've been to the library, and I'm about to make lunch. I have a feeling that math-time might be a difficult sell, as engrossed as he is in his Lego version of Plants vs. Zombies, but it's possible. We'll see. (Honestly, I don't care too much one way or another, as long as there's a little variation to the sound effects, including some silence!.)
I feel like I should post good things to make up for my whine yesterday. So here goes:
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mundungus42 gave me a rather
1. An encounter with a piece of art that took your breath away.
2. Your ideal garden space, real or imaginary.
3. What artist of any period would you choose to paint your portrait and why?
4. The best place to be stranded
5. A dream that's stayed with you
6. Your favorite culinary indulgence and the circumstances under which you indulge in it.
7. Music that made you deliriously happy
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You are the Hanged Man
Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.
With the Hanged man there is often a sense of fatalism, waiting for something to happen. Or a fear of
loss from a situation, rather than gain.
The Hanged Man is perhaps the most fascinating card in the deck. It reflects the story of Odin who offered himself as a sacrifice in order to gain knowledge. Hanging from the world tree, wounded by a spear, given no bread or mead, he hung for nine days. On the last day, he saw on the ground runes that had fallen from the tree, understood their meaning, and, coming down, scooped them up for his own. All knowledge is to be found in these runes.
The Hanged Man, in similar fashion, is a card about suspension, not life or death. It signifies selflessness, sacrifice and prophecy. You make yourself vulnerable and in doing so, gain illumination. You see the world differently, with almost mystical insights.
What Tarot Card are You?
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