Currently at Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square awaiting the arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I figured it would be cool to take some classes at Hogwarts and see if there are any similar ones at MIT:
Looking for Herbology … stumped
Looking for Potions, try: 5.36: Biochemistry and Organic Laboratory
Looking for Transfiguration … stumped
Looking for Charms … stumped
Looking for Defence Against the Dark Arts … try the Kickboxing PE Class
Looking for History of Magic, try: 21A.211: Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World
Looking for Astronomy, try 8.282J Introduction to Astronomy
Looking for Care of Magical Creatures, try 21H.909 People and Other Animals
Looking for Divination, try 12.310 An Introduction to Weather Forecasting
Looking for Ancient Runes, try 6.875J Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
Looking for Arithmancy, try 18.781 Theory of Numbers
Looking for Muggle Studies, try any one of the many classes the HASS department
Strangely enough, even though Hogwarts is fictional, many similarities exist between MIT and the fictional school. If you consider that everyone at Hogwarts has special abilities, you could say the same for MIT. I’ve never had a professor I despised as much as Harry despised as Snape, but I have had my share of Dumbledores and Hagrids.
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOK FOR NINE YEARS … ZOMG
Oh and if you think you’re going to post a spoiler, think again. I’ve been given permission by admissions to deny or revoke your admission or diploma (jk)
The t-shirt I was planning on wearing reads:
“If you tell me what happens in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I will punch you in the face. I’m not kidding.”
Photos from camping out for the book:
A lesson I learned from all of this was that if they say the line doesn’t start forming until X o clock, it means the line started forming at X – 2 o clock.
Bloggers have a way of running into each other.
Harry and the Potters Concert
ZOMG … the book is on sale!!!
So my friend Diana and I were terrified of spoilers:
Don’t watch this video if you don’t want Book 6 spoiled for you:
But this video made me semi-paranoid
And then this cartoon from dieselsweeties made me laugh:
… so we quickly dashed on the bus and hurried home where I finished the book the next morning by 1 pm … if you’d like to discuss the book, email me.
And in commemoration of Book 7, there was a hack!
(Photos courtesy of the MIT Hack Gallery)