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Daphne Greengrass
05 December 2007 @ 02:20 am
I heard a group of second years complaining about going to Herbology lessons in the current cold weather, though I honestly don't know why they find the idea so distasteful. It's not as though the trek to and from the greenhouses is a particularly harrowing one, and one would think the privilege of knowledge would be more important than a few cold noses. I can only hope that I didn't whine as much when I was in first and second year.

Honestly, I've always found myself more taken aback by the decorations we have around this time of year than I have been about doing work in unpleasant weather. While I understand that hanging mistletoe is a popular tradition, I think it's a bit silly to promote such a sexual past time when the school is already overrun by hormonal teenagers. It's not as though most students need any more of a push.

Moreover, today Peeves managed to throw an entire pile of tinsel on me. I still have some tangled in my hair, and I'm sure that I look absolutely ridiculous. Fortunately, I ran through into the Baron after the incident and we had a chat.

However, I need to get to the library and have an argument with a book.
Daphne Greengrass
21 October 2007 @ 12:12 pm
Other than the new bruises that I'm currently sporting from Filch's over-enthusiasm with the Secrecy Sensor, I found yesterday's Hogsmeade trip to be quite satisfactory. I seem to be in the minority in that I didn't find the weather horribly unpleasant, and I purchased a rather handsome new cloak from Gladrag's.

Of course, I haven't been able to take two steps without hearing about Katie Bell and her incident. It doesn't seem as though anyone really knows anything about what happened, and I refuse to speculate until more information than 'she was taken to the Infirmary and was later transferred to St. Mungo's' comes out. Honestly, do people not have anything better to do than create wild rumours about fellow classmates? One would think more people would be filled with concern for Bell's well-being. Does anyone actually know what happened to her? Moreover, where's Professor Dumbledore during all of this?

Also, Theodore, Pansy, do you know if anything is wrong with Draco? Really, if he didn't want to serve detention, he should have completed and turned in his homework, which I can only hope that he'll do from now on. Though, it does seem as though he's not feeling very well. In case he really is ill, I'll have the house elves make him some mint tea and biscuits.
Daphne Greengrass
24 September 2007 @ 06:31 am
I honestly don't know why these computers are, apparently, such valued items. They might be helpful, but I doubt that they're truly necessary for the every day life and comfort of the students of Hogwarts. It's not as though we haven't survived for the past few centuries without them.

However, considering I'm currently utilizing one, I suppose I shouldn't throw stones. I must simply hope that the gain is worth making one of these silly journals.

As I assume that I should write something of substance here, I have to say that I'm quite proud that I didn't see any Slytherins making spectacles of themselves at the Gryffindor Quidditch try-outs. Honestly, I'm ashamed that I go to the same school as some of the twits that were down there. You would think that those Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs would have enough house pride that they wouldn't try to impersonate Gryffindors just to get on the team that Harry Potter is, but apparently they don't. It was entirely ridiculous.

Also, classes are going well; Arithmancy is proving to be satisfactorily complex, though I'm so far completely unimpressed with Professor Slughorn's teaching ability.