Thursday, March 31, 2011

Alas! Earwax!

Last week was rough. Going back to work after such a busy, fun-filled spring break was almost unbearable, so I've been consoling myself by looking back at pictures and eating Cadbury eggs -- I can't bring myself to actually eat my chocolate frog.


Shopping for wands at Ollivanders

Delicious butterbeer

In the castle

Owl Post

Hagrid's hut

Monster Book of Monsters

Hermione's Yule Ball dress

In the castle

Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom


Now back to real life.
But speaking of this post's title, Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans were a cool $11.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Orlando Spring Break

I am so sad that spring break is over. My family and I went to Orlando to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (duh!) and Disney World. Other than drinking copious amounts of butterbeer, checking out Hogwarts, and having a wand choose me, I spent my time relaxing, visiting with family, and (unfortunately) doing some grading. I honestly think I'll be sadder about going back to school tomorrow than my students.

I'm still trying to pull together my pictures from the trip, but here are a few.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tortuga Twins, Turkey Legs, and Caricatures

It has been ages since I've been to the Renaissance Festival. I've gone at least five or six times, but I think that the last time I went was when me and Tyler had just started dating -- maybe 6 years ago?

Anyway, I was looking through pictures at my parents' house and came across this gem (circa 1997?).

And then this gem (circa 2004).

We are in almost the exact same pose (plus another Tortuga Twin). Slightly creepy, no? Especially since at least 98% of the jokes from their show went completely over my head in the first picture, but then in the second picture I'm pretty sure blondie was hitting on all of us. Okay, who am I kidding, I was not being hit on, but that's beside the point.

All creepiness aside, I do want to go back, eat a delicious turkey leg, and maybe get another caricature done by that artist with the awesome laugh.

Maybe once it stops raining every weekend.