Harry Potter: Hermione/Draco; Another Time, Another Place
Fandom: Harry Potter
Subject: Hermione Granger/ Draco Malfoy
Title: Another Time, Another Place
Summary: A Dramione FanMix dedicated to Finchburg's "Deleted Scenes"
Webb May Open Doors for Talks with Burma
Washington Post | Karen DeYoung and Colum Lynch
Sen. James Webb met with top officials in the hard-line military government of Burma on Saturday and arranged for the release of an American prisoner there, part of a mission that may open the door to further U.S. engagement, according to senior administration officials.
Accompanied by U.S. Embassy officials, Webb (D-Va.) traveled to the remote Burmese administrative capital of Naypyidaw to hold rare talks with the country's leader, Gen. Than Shwe. He also paid an hour-long visit to pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest. He was told that Burma would allow John Yettaw, 54, sentenced last week to seven years for intruding on the Nobel laureate's heavily guarded home, to leave the country with him on Sunday.
When one sees someone that they wish to appear cool in front of - they should immediately stop. Stop, I say! Then do NOTHING out of the ordinary. Do not take alternate routes. Do not attempt to open a rather larger door with your arms full. (Not when attempting to be cool, any other time it's quote all right). Make sure you are not wearing a purse that crosses over your chest. When opening said door with your backside and wearing said purse (which you shouldn't be opening) make especially sure not to catch the length of your purse in that obscenely large door handle. Once this doesn't happen, attempt to calmly unhook yourself from the door handle, all while keeping the mail packages and letters safe in your arms. Smile and laugh nervously to yourself in disbelief at the horrible occurrence.
Thus again I say...when you see someone you want to impress...don't attempt to impress them. "How will I ever meet anyone or fall in love if I follow the same route and don't do anything different?" They will cross your route one day, when you are doing what you're supposed to be doing.
Moral of the story? Attempt to be impressive and important and you shall be humbled and humiliated.
I am planning on going to Burma in January 2010. It will be with David Radcliffe and the New Community Project. I'll be going on a learning tour and will need to raise around $2,600 to be able to go on the trip. I was browsing the NCP booth when I was at Conference in June and saw their Learning Tour listings in noticed that there was one to Burma in January! It all works so perfectly, because January is our interterm session and is a great time to take a trip. Most classes that are held during Interterm are trips. This Learning Tour isn't with Bridgewater College so I'll have to work with a professor in making it an Independent Study. It will probably be in the Sociology Department.
Here is what New Community Project had to say about the trip:
"Join a delegation to the fascinating and troubled country of Burma (Myanmar). Learn about Asian culture, Buddhist religion, and economic, political and social realities in one of the poorest nations in the region. Visit out-of-the-way villages as well as typical cultural sites; drive by the house of Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner held under house arrest by the Burmese government. Visit Christian groups working with grassroots development projects; experience the natural beauty and gracious people of this southeast Asian country. Spend 2 nights/1 day trekking to a Pa Loung hilltribe village to experience their culture; visit a silk garment factory and learn about worker conditions; visit communities that have received NCP grants for women's development and post-cyclone school assistance."
I am so excited for this trip and just hope that I will be able to raise enough money to go. I've been brainstorming fundraising ideas and so far have come up with: Spaghetti Dinner, asking for support from friends and family, selling things, maybe working with the College NCP to co-host/run an event. Let me know if you think of anything.
Speaking of New Community Project; here is great article that was published in my local newspaper about the Harrisonburg New Community Project.
Here are some websites I frequent that have to do with the Save Burma Effort:
US Campaign for Burma
The Burma Campaign UK
I was browsing Flickr today. One of my friends has started this jumping craze within the Church of the Brethen. Swiftly, we've all fallen in love with the idea of jumping and do so every oppurtunity we get. And so I was looking through this jumping pool on Flickr. Then I came across Bridal Party jumping pictures.
Love the guy on the right! Penguin Jump! http://www.flickr.com/photos/cloughridge/2
Beautiful couple and their beautiful jump on a beach.http://www.flickr.com/photos/fevisyu/863
Waaayyy Epic! Off of a fence! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jagshots/34
Jumping in the Church. The Bride has bright blue shoes! http://www.flickr.com/photos/elston/3184
Synchronized heel clicks. :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctait/29002
Bridal party Jumps, while the bride and groom kiss! http://www.flickr.com/photos/renolauren/2
So, another vow. My Bridal Party and I shall jump!
Jumping seems very appropriate at a wedding. Marriage is a huge leap, bound, jump.
Does facebook have the same effect? Twitter? Email? Sure I can retreave an email anytime and re-read it. I see daily updates of my friends' lives - so, why send an I-just-randomly-thought-about-you-and-wa
There is just something so unique and special about cutting opening an envelope addressed to you. The stamp was licked or stuck for you. The letter folded with you in mind. The pen chosen for you. The ink carefully or hurriedly applied, either way it's real.
I've always wanted to send a Weasley-Muggle Envelope. The Weasley's sent Harry a letter by muggle mail and covered the envelope in stamps so that only Harry's address was showing. That would be so fun. I wonder if the postman would actually send it.
The Snail Mail Vow.
I'm planning on sending at least a letter a week. To my friends and family. Maybe an "I'm thinking of you card" or a Birthday card. Anything really. A photograph with a story on the back. A doodle I drew in Soc class. Anything, because receiving mail is sacred and special and cherished. This - This is quite a feat for me. I am the worst at mailing letters and all things of that sort. Love to receive letters. Horrid at sending them out. When should I start? This week or when school starts? Well, what else have I to do with my summer than work and become well acquianted with my postman.
I'll be needing some stationary. Any really. Some stamps. I'm planning to have fun with this. A booklet of all of my friends birthdays, because when do you deserve to be thought of if not on your birthday. And an address book, because I'll need a quick reference when attempting to find out my friends addresses.
Maybe I'll document the mail I send out? It won't look wonderful and travel-worn, but it's documentation none-the-less. And who knows maybe I'll get a Snail Mail letter in return?
Speaking of which...I went to the mailbox today. All I saw were old bills and boring informational letters. I was a bit down-trodden. I had just suffered my 19th birthday not five days ago, and not a single card except for those handed directly to me. Then I realized we had our post held until this Monday. I'll keep you posted if I happen upon a letter.
I am obsessed with street fashion. Probably more so than any other kind of fashion. I'm more interested in what everyday people wear than by what a hollywood actress is wearing or whats on the cover of Vogue. I would LOVE to photograph people who roam the streets looking fabulous the only thing is I don't live in a place where people dress fabulously. I live in rural, Virginia - fat chance of me finding someone incredible...unless people don't mind holy jeans and straw hats...
OMG. What if I did photograph country fashion?? How unique would that be? Like real inspiration for dressing country from the folks who know it best? Hmm... Or just fashion from rural virginia...and places I visit....Or student fashion from colleges? Haha...because sweatpants and sweatshirts never gets old. ;)
What I want to know is how you got about getting a stranger to pose for you? Or have them allow you to take their picture without you seeming like such a creeper?
"Hi, my name is Katie. I'm working on a project that contain photographs of real people doing real life things. Do you mind if I take your picture?" or "Hi. Do you mind I take your picture for an internet magazine?"
Do you need to tell them it may be posted on the internet or could it be assume that the public will see it due to the fact that I say I'm working on a project?