Apparently I'm Hermione… who knew?

Witch Harry Potter character are you?
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You scored as Hermione Granger

Just because it's taken you three years to notice, Ron, doesn't mean no one else has spotted I'm a girl!

Hermione Granger


Albus Dumbledore


Molly Weasley


The Dursleys


Minerva McGonagall


Harry Potter


Severus Snape


Ron Weasley




Sirius Black


Ginny Weasley


Draco Malfoy


Rubeus Hagrid


Fred and George Weasley


Lord Voldemort


A quick Sci-fi meme!

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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You scored as Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

You are a light and humorous person. No one can help but to smile to your wit. Now if only the improbability

drive would stop turning you into weird stuff.

Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


Moya (Farscape)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


Serenity (Firefly)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


fait accomplit submission request

Seeing as I know that quite a few of you dabble in various literary pursuits from poetry to prose, rants, photography and otherwise… please consider the following:

Bring us your babies!

Ever wanted to see your precious babies in print? fait accomplit is open for submissions of prose, poetry, photography rants and whatnots. We accept a variety of themes, languages, and sizes, but only want your very best.

Please submit work with a separate cover page with your name and contact information, and no names on the actual document. Your babies can be sent to or dropped off at our mailbox in 1-22 Humanities.

All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board. Questions? Ennui? Email us at

Deadline — 26 October 2007

fait accomplit is put out by students in the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Alberta

What is an email account anyway when it doesn't work?

I'm mildly frustrated at the moment. Sure the frustration is being distracted by all the other things I've been working on this evening: readings for classes, homework, researching the candidates in the election and so on… but really, why is it that tonight, when I actually have the time to catch up on my email that I can't access one of my main email accounts?

Growl! better have a good reason for not working this evening.

Across the Universe…

…is my favorite Beatles song. It is also of course the title of a brand new movie/musical filled with Beatles songs (not sung by the Beatles) which is a fabulous attempt at telling the story of the 1960s (and some people who lived through the 1960s) in a psychedelic and thought-provoking way. Yes it would make a fabulous stage musical as well although one certainly can't do costume changes/scene changes mid-song nearly as successfully on stage I would imagine. I absolutely did enjoy the movie however.

My day was rather productive. School. Lots of Jackie-time. Some time at Mike's Beers and Games night. And next comes sleep.

I'm just glad that now it's only my wrist that's nagging me…

I wish I had his energy…

My nephew's energy that is. He's such a fun kid! This past weekend was good and busy — I worked a ton, and went home for the Thanksgiving turkey dinner (yum!) and to see the family. I returned the following day to see the eye doctor — which means I'm getting nifty new glasses (I'm actually rather looking forward to picking them up!).

Work goes relatively well. I picked up a pumpkin incorrectly yesterday which caused a good deal of discomfort. Fortunately that's no longer bugging me terribly much (unless I do something stupid that is). We're still incredibly short staffed, but we're all pulling together to get things done.

School… well… yesterday my first class was canceled which meant that I finally saw an advisor and changed my registration for next term and then applied for graduation. Yep. It's actually going to happen. I WILL graduate from this second degree in the spring. This doesn't mean I won't take Open studies in the future or that I would ever stop learning, but it does mean that this chapter of my life will be drawing to a close at some point also.

I did promise to join a Kiwanis club by October 1, 2008, so that will also be happening. As for starting my own club — we'll have to see. In the meantime I have a good idea which club I'd like to join… but it's still up in the air — things may still change.

Oh and if you write, take pictures, etc. Fait Accomplit has a call out for submissions!!

Crazy Customer(s) (a semi-response to Brittany's note)

As I told Brittany through Facebook, after she posted a wonderful note regarding the trials and tribulations of being a cashier (there are many), here's where I'll type about a particular customer encounter with which I was NOT impressed. Sure there's difficult customers every day who do everything from asking for triple bagging, expect you to understand their language (for no apparently good reason either), and who have pretty irrational expectations (we're only human), but I firmly believe that the vast majority of shoppers are awesome good. That's over 99% if you didn't understand the first time! Hey — I like my job (most of the time).

In any case there was this questionable guy. It was 11pm (we close at 11pm) and he was likely possibly up to something to begin with (he was behaving rather strangely, wondering how things would display on receipts and whatnot rather than caring what prices were precisely initially). Tallish and darkhaired, seeming incredibly incredibly nervous, he stood at the end of my till, and specifically requested for things to be run in a particular order. I ask if he has a SaveOn card. He says no, and insists that I swipe my own or one I MUST have at the till (I can do neither).

I have him apply and fill out the minimum of information necessary for a card — hopefully he didn't lie if he was indeed up to something fishy. He then started buying things like chermoyas, vitamins and other odd items. Really. And he hesitated before putting every item on the belt. Twitching too. He left maybe half his items deciding not to take them before paying with VISA and asking me out for drinks. I was not at all impressed. We were already closed and he was taking his sweet time to leave the store. *gah!*

Finally he was gone. Finally I could call it a night. But really now, why would anyone want to go out with such a creepy person? Especially as the last customer of the night?

The craziness of a busy life… oh and yes it's a good one!

So a zillion congratulations are due to Heather and Jason, whose wedding reception was a fabulous time (I totally loved the chair game… if I ever have a wedding reception I totally want to play that one!). Many thanks to their friends who offered me a ride home afterward.

Run for the Cure was excellent! Now that I've done it once, I totally want to do more walks for charity in the future — hopefully raising more money too! 🙂 It was great being part of team Panda Power, and even greater meeting such awesome people and reconnecting with old friends.

The Board Games night was a rousing success yet again — a smaller group by all estimations attended, however it was a great group — that proved yet again that the majority of us are really bad at movie trivia (there are exceptions). We all loved the great selection of games played… more board games events are clearly in the future!! 🙂

Work — well, work is very time consuming. I'm working over 40 hrs this week which is a bit much-ish given that I'm still a student and only a part-timer at work. But it means yet again that we're shortstaffed at work. If anyone wants to apply, please please do. The benefits are awesome (I'm totally looking forward to the huge discount I'm getting on my next pair of glasses), as are the co-workers and work environment. That said, the money will help!! 🙂

In any case, I'm suffering from board game withdrawal… so more gaming opportunities are necessary in the next weeks and months. And I need to get writing more!