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Crystal Ball - Harry
Posted on Wednesday 20 June 2007 at 8:44 am

Start of job and werewolf silliness

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My summer job began on Saturday, thus my absence the past few days. I had a first grade and a second grade class on Saturday. The classes went fine but nothing special. The classes are a bit on the large size and I prefer fewer students so I can spend more one-on-one time with each kid. Can't have everything, I suppose. The only cool thing is that I have two students on Saturday that I had in my classes last year.

On Sunday, I had a kindergarten class and a fourth and fifth grade combined class and I loved them both. They were a bit smaller and the kids were great. I had so much fun and am really looking forward to next Sunday.

Monday was my day off so of course I woke up early with a headache from hell and spent the morning trying not to die and the afternoon completely drained even after the headache finally went away. I spent some time getting ready for my Tuesday classes, but that was about it.

Tuesday, I had a third grade class and an adult class. The third graders were pretty cool. I freaked out one of the dads. When he and his daughter got there, I greeted her by name. He got this funny look then said I was good and they must be the last ones. They weren't. I had his daughter in one of my classes last summer but the mother always brought her to class so he had never met me. I thought it was kind of funny. The adult class went just fine. It is a pretty good mix of high school seniors, college students, and professional adults.

Today is my second day off. I have three classes tomorrow, but they are levels I've already taught this week so no prep work there. I have one class on Friday that I really must prep for and then I need to get ready for the second week of my two Saturday classes. I'm hoping to have all that done by around noon and devote all afternoon to writing fanfic. *fingers crossed*

Now for a bit of werewolf silliness:

I love thinkgeek.com. They sale pretty much anything that they think will appeal to geeks. One of their new products is an R/C Moon Phase Light. Sort of like a night light, but you can set it to any moon phase or make it cycle through the phases. The best bit is the way they advertised it in their email ad:

You can think of it as a unique nightlight. Or you can think of it as a piece of art. Or, and this is our favorite, you can think of it as an R/C Werewolf Transformation Device. Know a werewolf? Wanna mess with him or her? Just hang one of these on your wall. When the lights go off, the moon will light up. You can let it cycle through the phases, or you can go to any phase you want. Think of the fun. New Moon - your friend is calm. Click. Full moon - your friend is super hairy and chewing on your couch. Click. New Moon. Calm. Full moon. Chaos. Waxing gibbous. Confusion, followed by an explanation of the almost full moon phase. Click. Full moon. Chaos again. Oh the fun is endless.
I love geeks.
I need breakfast
Feeling: I need breakfast
Exploring: Desk in bedroom
Listening: Fan


gilpin25 at 2:56 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I want one of those! So does Moony... ;)
bratty_jedi at 3:22 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I am really thinking about getting one.

Are you sure Moony would want one?
gilpin25 at 3:45 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
On second thoughts, it should just be me, shouldn't it? Then my chat up line can be, "Fancy coming up and seeing my Moon Phase Light, Moony?" It really trips off the tongue, doesn't it... ;)
bratty_jedi at 3:48 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
I think it sounds like a most elegant pick up line.

Do you suppose if you put him in a room with enough of these set to new moon it would cancel the effects of the real full moon?
gilpin25 at 4:37 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Now having visions of Remus politely sat in the middle of a little circle of moon lights...

It's certainly worth a go, I think. It's bound to cure the sterility problem. ;)
bratty_jedi at 5:23 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
Anything is worth a try at least once, right?

Now I just have to decide how many it takes to be enough to counteract the real moon. Do you suppose I could con every member of the flist into buying me one for Christmas? That wold give me *checks userinfo to find out how many friends she has* 25 of them.

Oh, and I should probably find Remus. It's a bit far for me to go. Would you be willing to track him down and put him on a plane to me? You could keep him for a few days first.
gilpin25 at 8:21 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
As you won't get these lights till Christmas, doesn't that mean I get to keep Remus until then? Obviously, I'm quite willing to practice/experiment with a light or two and then gradually build up, leaving the final 25 to you on Christmas Day. And isn't that appropriate?!

Am also prepared to send incredibly detailed reports on my progress with seducing him the experiment so you can give everyone LJ updates and construct appropriate memes etc. etc.

Do you think we can enter this theory at riddikulus_hp? Or is it far too sensible for that...? ;)
bratty_jedi at 10:00 pm on 20 June 2007 (UTC) (Link)
You catch him, and you can do whatever you want with him as long as I get him in one piece on Christmas. I'll even let you off the hook for getting me a moon light. Surely 24 would be enough.

This could be a riddikulus_hp theory but we really should have more canon support. Perhpas there were some of these lights in the Shack in PoA and that's why Remus didn't transform until he got outside?

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