Friday, August 5, 2011

No Longer Jobless

I got a job today and started working. I'll be doing filing and such in a Doctor's office that my Aunt Jane works at. It's the first job I've had that I have to dress nicely for. It's temporary and part-time and isn't going to end up paying as well as unemployment has been, but it's worth it so that I don't have to awkwardly answer, "I'm unemployed" whenever someones asks what I do. As I'm sure you know, there is a lot one has to keep confidential when working in a Doctor's Office, so there won't be much in the way of work stories coming from not. Not that I imagine this job being very exciting

It seems like the hours are gonna be light enough that I'll be able to get a second job if it's needed. There's a lot up in the air for me at the moment and I'm weighing priorities and such. It's really a question of getting back to school soon or keeping my sanity.

On a much lighter note, I got into the Pottermore Beta today:

I'm still not entirely sure what in the hell Pottermore is, but, you know, peer pressure and all. Anything HP ought to be fun. I just don't know what I'll do if it puts me into Slytherin. I definitely want to be a Hufflepuff, but I'll settle for the Harry Potter, "not Slytherin." Anyway, the username I got for Pottermore is FrogMarauder127*.

Speaking of sorting, my Sister has been trying to figure out which house she would be in. I think she's a Ravenclaw. She's taken some quizzes online and they mostly come to the conclusion that she's a Hufflepuff. She's not a Hufflepuff. She would be an excellent edition to our House, but I don't think she really fits the mold. She has the wits of a Ravenclaw and I think her personality could fit either Ravenclaw of Gryffindor (way too Type-A to be a Hufflepuff).

The way I see it the quizzes overvalue Loyalty as the only trait of a Hufflepuff. Loyalty is the defining characteristic of Hufflepuff House (we are fiercely loyal), but it is also a trait of Gryffindors and Ravenclaws. Us Hufflepuffs are also patient, understanding and tolerant*** (just don't dis our friends).


"McGlone, Sarah," Professor McGonagall called

"-------------------*****" Cried the sorting hat

Thanks for reading and please comment

*To clarify I didn't get to pick my username**, you got to pick from five HP-related names it selects for you. It's for the best though, because this isn't XBox live and I don't want to see "xXxBiGdIcKz1994XxX" in the great hall.
**I like it though. I didn't even look to closely at the other one's when I saw "Marauder."
***and good at finding things****
****and the best in the sack
*****Sarah, You'll have to come to class to find out ;-p


  1. Yeah, that's a great username. I didn't like the username system at first, but I think I'm coming around to it. You make a good point, bad usernames could ruin some of the magic.

  2. Congrats on the new job! I didn't even know it was still possible to get into Pottermore beta. Grawr.

  3. Congrats on the job! I am jealous that you got into Pottermore. I gave them my email address, but apparently not early enough.