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Marion Hardy
24 January 2011 @ 07:27 pm

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!!!


I can't believe I actually went, after so long of a wait! I only live about 2 hours away from it too, so I don't know how I kept away from it for so long. 
It was beautiful. Everything was amazing. If it wasn't for the thousands and thousands of tourists crowding the tiny stores, it would have been perfect. There were so many little details to look out for, I was constantly spinning my head around. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, but next time I'll definitely take some pictures of it all. 

Here's what I got:  



The Quibbler and a pair of Spectrespecs, A framed Marauders Map...



A Pygmy Puff (named Douglas), A Slytherin scarf, Two Chocolate Frogs (one for me, one for Viviana), Fruit and Spice Bows, Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans...



A Slytherin Quidditch keychain, a Screaming Yo-Yo, Tooth Splintering Strong Mints, an Acid Pop, Pumpkin Juice and Licorice Laces. 



It's amazing how detailed each item is. Everything is utterly amazing. 

I had a lot of fun and hopefully I'll be able to go back really soon! 
 
 
Marion Hardy
 Me and my mother have sort of cheated and decidedly spread out our Christmas gifts for each other over the course of the entire week, so I didn't really have anything to open this morning. Nevertheless, I've gotten some lovely presents this year: 

The Secret Garden calendar. I've currently got the 2010 one stuck up on my wall and it's just lovely. 


A $25 B&N gift card which I've already bought two books with this morning. 

Four books (I ordered five, but 'True Grit' was on backorder) which I got with a $50 Borders gift card from my mum. 

An AMAZING electric kettle that brews tea perfectly. It's the most brilliant gift I've gotten. 

A necklace made by my Harry Potter Secret Santa that I was matched with over on Tumblr. (I got my Secret Santa a silk Hufflepuff banner, a nonfiction Harry Potter book and a Deathly Hallows necklace.) 

And last but not least, the most breathtaking and expensive gift I've EVER gotten, which I'm absolutely in love with and I won't even get until mid-January: 

The Canon Rebel T1i EF-S IS SLR WITH EF-S 55-250 MM f/4-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom Lens.

HOT. DAMN. 

Merry Christmas. 
To me.  

 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Marion Hardy
14 December 2010 @ 03:06 am

 Staying up hours later than I'd like has finally payed off.
About 4 months ago, my mom started taking online classes to start her own holistic health business. She's been clocking in some serious hours to make sure she does really well in it, which I really wasn't expecting. She's dedicated so much time into making a new business for herself and I'm too proud beyond words. I don't think she knows how much I absolutely adore her for going out (at 48 years old, no less) and completely altering her life, despite added debts and stress, to make herself happy in her work. 

So tonight, I bought her these absolutely adorable business cards on Etsy from siskastudio
 



They'll have all of her information on it, and I'll get her a pretty card case to hold them all in. 
Hopefully she'll figure out how much I support her in this. She's the best. 

I've also got most of the presents bought for my Harry Potter-themed Secret Santa over on Tumblr. 
The girl I drew is a Hufflepuff, so I bought her a Hufflepuff banner, I'm crocheting her a Hufflepuff scarf and I picked up a lovely Deathly Hallows necklace off of Etsy. EXCITEDDDD.

Usually Christmas bums me out, but now that I've got a bit of money, it's not so bad.  : ) 

 
 
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Marion Hardy
10 December 2010 @ 09:06 pm
 I fucking hate this.
Can I move away and just start over again, please? 
 
 
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
 
 
Marion Hardy
24 September 2010 @ 02:11 am

 I'm fairly excited today, which is a wonderful change from the immensely boring few weeks months I've been having. 
I've got an appointment on Monday which I don't wish to jinx so I won't discuss it any farther. (I'll post later that day if all goes well!) 
I've been getting a lot more writing done lately, so hopefully my ice-block of inability is slowly melting away, and I finally got my hearing back after being temporarily deaf for a few days after a rather intense punk concert on Tuesday. Not being able to hear is the WORST thing ever, especially if you have that horrible ringing that accompanies it. Not too easy to fall asleep with. 
 

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But yes, very exciting indeed. 
I'm also getting my school information processed so I'll hopefully be going to college (finally!) by next year. 

Now I just need to start going out and stop being such a hermit and I'll be golden. 

 
 
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
 
Marion Hardy
08 July 2010 @ 04:39 pm
This is a REALLY horrible day for me. 

On top of the job thing, I finally got sent a message from my secret crush a month too late. 
What a douchebag.  

Can I be a hermit now? 
 
 
Current Mood: irateirate
Current Music: ooh la - the kooks
 
 
Marion Hardy
25 June 2010 @ 04:15 pm


 
 
 
Marion Hardy
25 June 2010 @ 04:14 pm
I did this because I'm stuck writing and waiting to get called into work.
Also the new HP trailer comes out on the 28th. :D


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Current Mood: giddygiddy
Current Music: georgia - ceelo
 
 
Marion Hardy
16 June 2010 @ 04:05 am
 Ow. My body hurts. 
Why, do you ask? 
Well, I had to stand for 10 hours straight yesterday, waiting at the courthouse for jury duty. (They have NO chairs in that place, and everyone is so pissed that they'll basically ignore you so you won't get offered a seat.)
And surprise surprise, I got picked. 

I showed up at 9am this morning, waiting with seven other people before they finally resolved the case at 11am. 
A waste of time, yes. 
But I did get to meet a lot of cool people and I actually made several new friends. That was pretty cool, despite the fact that it feels like my shoulders are going to melt away and my toes are severed off from the horrible shoes I was forced to wear. 

But spending-time-with-friends will commence this week as well. I have lunch (belated birthday!) with Roselyn tomorrow and I get to hang out with dear Vivi on Friday, where we'll force each other to write as we stuff our faces with whatever grub I can find. 

Excitedddd. =D
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: trouble - cat stevens
 
 
Marion Hardy
11 June 2010 @ 08:58 pm
 It's a pretty slow night tonight, per usual. 
I've just been watching the World Cup all day and writing tons, which is good. 
I can write chapter summaries of my fics just fine, but when it comes to actually writing them, I freeze up. 
Kind of inconvenient. 

There's a tiny possibility that I'll head down to the beach tomorrow, but I'd have to be back at 1:00 for the England vs. US game. 
Excited for that one!



Oh, and by the way, I've gotten a job. 
FINALLY. 
 
 
Current Mood: indifferentindifferent
Current Music: uprising - muse