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Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I don't know how scientific this test is but I have never been a J. I'm always a P. I should also note I'm a weak N. Once I had a U for "undecided" in that category. I guess I should be happy with this though. The INTP is Lord Voldemort...

Charmed was really good this week. Though Chris was more interesting with the mystery of his identity surrounding him, it's the correct emotional response not to get close to someone you know will die. On the other hand, the mission to stop Wyatt from turning evil won't take fourteen years to complete therefore he should be happy with this opportunity. I could be wrong, but no one knows that Phoebe and Paige will also die during the event so history isn't totally changed. To me, the Phoebe plot was like a magical episode of TJ Hooker. (I could have just had Shatner on the brain as I will explain shortly.) I agree with Lady Vader, Paige is getting boring. The relationship with Richard and the lame way it ended I think has something to do with it.

Another new Alias? We're getting spoiled! While I will admit that The Office is not one of my favorite shows, Ricky Gervais is hilarious! The plot was highly convincing. At first, I thought it was Lauren who shot Weiss but it was Sydney! Victor Garber is such a fine actor as well. He can torture prisoners, take in red haired orphans and make passes at Reese Witherspoon!

Now the rant. I was under the impression that William Shatner was going to be on The Practice this week. Was he? No! This simply means he will be just in part two of the story which is not how I read the sentence in the article. Oh well. Did I mention how hilarious James Spader is in this show?

Now for good, but strange, news: according to my supervisor schools are closed on St. Patrick's Day. This was not the case in Maine and I'm sure I would have heard if it was in Connecticut. As far as I know, Simmons still has class. Anyway, this means I have day off tomorrow!

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