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Autumn - sunlitdays
My nana died yesterday at five past eight in the evening. At least it was peaceful and I saw her. The funeral is next Thursday, so I'll miss two classes, but that's it. And my laptop decided to die when my father was setting it up in my room, so he had to take it back. I wouldn't mind so much if I didn't want to get my commentary done and dusted so I can start on my essay.

1. Which do you prefer: carpet, bare floor, area rug?
Area rug, I think. Carpets hold dust, bare floors are too cold, but rugs are a nice balance between the two. Can you tell I'm a Libra? ^^;

2. You're in Dumbledore's Army and you've finally conjured a Patronus. What does it look like?
Ooh, hard. Probably a cat of some kind. A tiger; because tigers are the only cats which like water.

3. When you were ten years old, what did you do to stave off boredom in school, church, or any other place you were supposed to be "good?"
I daydreamed and also perfected a thoughtful expression; this means that whenever I look thoughtful, I'm not actually thinking anything, ha ha. Or I read, if I could get away with it.

4. How much makeup do you wear during a weekday?
Foundation and the occasional dab of mascara. Plus lipgloss, though I don't know if that counts.

5. What's your comfort food?
Mints, any mints. Imperial are a favourite.

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I'm so sorry about your grandmother, but I'm glad it was peaceful for her and that you saw her. Even though you knew it was coming, I'm sure it wasn't easy to let go. I'll be thinking about you this week.

Yes, I can tell you're a Libra. I like area rugs, too.
Oh, a tiger would make an awesome Patronus.
Good for you perfecting the I'm-alert-and-fascinated look. A useful life skill.
Mints are good for the tummy!

Thank you. I was shocked when I heard, it felt like electricity going through me. And I felt tearful, but I think I've done most of my crying now. There will probably be some tears at the funeral, though.

I like tigers for their beauty and their love of water. They're also one of the most endangered big cats: there used to be eight species of tiger in the world, now there are only, three of which are severely endangered. It may be useful, but it also means that when people ask me 'what are you thinking', they don't get a good answer! *lol* Similarly, when I am thinking, I look dreamy and people think I'm not paying attention.

Here are my questions for you:

1. What fairy tale speaks most deeply to you and why?

2. Who would you rather have for a familiar: Crookshanks, Pig or Hedwig?

3. Which Hogwarts class would you like to take?

4. Who was your favourite teacher in secondary school?

5. If you could learn any language, which language would you learn?

1. I love the Frog Prince. I think because it's such a mutual thing between the two characters - he restores the golden ball for her and she restores his true identity. I also like the idea of keeping your word and how appearances are often deceiving.

2. I would get a kick out of Pig. That bird has heart even if he's a little giddy. :)

3. I would love to take Charms. Probably because Professor Flitwick is so cool.

4. We had team teachers - and I loved my algebra teachers, Tom and Larry. (Yes, we called them by their first names - it was the late 70's) I was a complete idiot in algebra and they were so helpful and supportive. I was their student assistant my last year of high school. They wouldn't let me near anything to do with math - so I just did all of my other homework and occasionally copied and collated exams for them. Larry would always proof- read my essays, and Tom would talk about his kids.

5. Latin. I never had a chance to take it.

I'm sorry to hear about your nana. My condolences to you and your family.

Thank you. It's nice to see so many people commenting.

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. *hugs* At least you know that she's at peace.

*hugs back* Yes, I'm glad she's not trapped in that hospital bed anymore.

I'm so sorry. I'll be thinking of you and your family.


Thank you, Kit. *hugs back* Hope you're feeling better.

~hugs~ My sympathies. I know how hard it is to lose a grandmother. Cherish those memories and she truly won't be gone, because she'll always have a place in your heart.

Strangely enough, sympathy makes me want to cry. Did that happen to you?

*Hugs* I'm so sorry. You're in my thoughts.

I'm sorry for your loss :(

If you need to chat or anything, email or IM.


I'm sorry to hear about your Nana. I'm glad you got to see her though, and that she died peacefully. I'll be thinking of you on Thursday. x

Sorry to hear about your Nana. *hugs*

I'm a Libra too - rugs every time!

I'm so sorry about your grandma. *hug*

My condolences on your nana's passing. *huggle*
Since I haven't yet lost a close relative, I can't begin to imagine what your loss feels like. My sympathies.


You're a Libran?! Haha, me too. Did you know that mints are actually poisonous?


*hugs you tight*

I'm so sorry. But it's good that she went peacefully, and that you got to see her again.

My condolences to you and your family. :(

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