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Note to self [Jan. 10th, 2006|11:58 pm]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
[mood |mischievousmischievous]

Must. Take. Tonks. Shopping. :)
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Report for the Ministry of Magic [Jan. 10th, 2006|11:41 pm]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[music |Peeves cackling in the hallway]

I spent a good deal of time today trying to arrange an alternate location for the Hogwarts computer room. It's been enormously popular, and at times there has been a lengthy wait for students and teachers alike to access one of the school computers. Aside from the delay, it ties up the Room of Requirement, making it unavailable for other purposes.

And so, after my last class, I dashed into Hogsmeade and went to the Ministry by Floo. However, I had a terrible time trying to explain to the gentleman I spoke with at the Ministry that the school computers must be connected to the Muggle *Internet*, and *not* the Floo network. On days like today, I think that a year of Muggle Studies ought to be a minimum for non-Muggles.

It's been quite a year so far, trying to juggle a full teaching load with Headmistress duties. I haven't played a game of chess in *weeks*. I spoke to Albus in his portrait, and we are going to have a match sometime this weekend. I should be able to move the pieces for him. Thank goodness I can still speak with him in his portrait, it's not quite as daunting as having him completly gone would be.
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More tartan! [Jan. 10th, 2006|06:24 pm]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
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[mood |naughtynaughty]

A parcel arrived today by owl post. I'd nearly forgotten I ordered this! What a happy surprise, I'm sure Filius will enjoy it. Pity it's not warm enough to wear by itself under my robes, but the halls are *so* drafty this time of year.

I'm still looking at these and trying to pick one out. So many tartan patterns to choose from, I'm having quite a bit of difficulty deciding!
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Things are not as they appear to be... [Jan. 9th, 2006|01:14 pm]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
[mood |pleasedpleased]

Ha! Neither Ministry of Magic officials nor anyone supporting the Dark Lord can read this entry, or many of the others I will be making. I discussed the issue of the MOM requirement that I not use a Concealment spell on my entries with Professor Flitwick earlier today. I explained to him that I see that this could be a useful place to keep a record of my thoughts and experiences, even those I would prefer not to share with MOM officials or others.

After our discussion, (and what a *charmer* that man is!), we came up with a special charm/spell combination that will protect my entries from prying eyes without a Concealment spell or the use of Muggle filters. When an unwelcome reader comes along, the entry content simply appears to be something innocuous. Only a person I wouldn't mind sharing the entry with will see it as I actually wrote it.

Oh, how I love loopholes in rules sometimes! :)

The Walker Shortbread biscuits I ordered a week ago did not appear in today's owl post. My tartan biscuit tin is nearly empty! I do hope they show up soon, or I shall have to make do with biscuits from the kitchen. Not that the house elves don't make fine biscuits, but they are not the same as the Walker Shortbreads.
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Notice of Compliance [Jan. 9th, 2006|02:14 am]
Professor Minerva McGonagall
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Note to the officials at the Ministry of Magic:

As required by your most recent Educational Decree, I am documenting my teaching experience at Hogwarts here for your critique. I trust that you will bear in mind that after 41 years of teaching, I might have *some* idea of how to go about it.

This is a Muggle medium of communication, and as such, I have been instructed not to use a Concealment Charm to prevent you from reading any of my entries.
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