As I've said before... my life is boring and actually quite monotonous when I think about it - so I haven't had anything interesting as of lately to report.
At work, we are finally implementing a new computer program so the 'overlap' of both computer systems started yesterday - and will continue today and tomorrow. So, they hope that the company will be completely converted by Wednesday. I'm going to work earlier today (well, actually I always go in early just to get a precious parking space, but today, I'll get to clock in earlier) and work a 10-hour shift instead of my usual 8-hours.
My computer... well, I invested in Spy Sweeper. Just because for some strange reason BOTH Norton AntiVirus and McAfee did not completely remove that darn trojan that I received (I'm not sure how I got infected, but it was during the time I switched from dial-up to DSL and then joined AIM to chat with you all -- so me = suspicious of AIM). So, Spy Sweeper (no, this is not a plug for the company) caught it and was able to remove it. Now, I hope I never have to go through THAT again.
YAY! - mari4212 is now officially a Badger at hogwartsharmony. Just a few things to know (just because they're different from H_E):
You'll receive an icon from either selene2 or magickira (I think the second gal because she's helping the first while the first is away/busy). You don't have to use it -- you can use another Hufflepuff pride icon -- but it is easier for them to tabulate points when you sort or refer or recommend or post if you use a house icon. Unlike H_E, we don't put our house names in the subject line (I think because for our sorting process, we aren't allowed to give long-winded explanations; we simply vote on the house. And if you simply write which house to place the newbie in and then you put your own house to get points, it gets confusing. You'll notice that's why all/most of the people who voted for you used their house-icons, and didn't explain everything about why they voted the way they did.)
So, whenever you do homework or recommend a site or a piece of fanart or fanfic, please use a Hufflepuff house icon. Again, it doesn't have to be the one that magickira gives you. ^_~ but as long as they can tell it's Hufflepuff, Hufflepuff will get points. ^_^
If you join the classes, I believe you can still get points for your house if you answer the homework/questions from the earlier lectures. The only exception, I think, would be the homework at grammarharmony just because she already posted the correct answers. If you decide to participate in that, I'd ask the Professor of the specific class, but again - I think you're allowed to back-track. ^_^
The library is divided into 'normal' (G through PG-13) and 'restricted' (R through NC-17 / X). You can recommend fanart or fanfic of any pairing (it doesn't have to be Harry / Hermione) and/or you can submit your own work as long as you post it in the appropriate library. ^_^ Of course, it has to be Harry Potter-related ^_~ but any ships/pairs are welcomed.
Hmm... I think that's it. Unless any of my Harmony friends want to jump in and say something...