My husband is at the Edah conference. I could have gone, but I hve this Pa-Kua. I spent last night trying to write the report - it's amazing what you forget in two weeks, no? *Sigh*.
So. I've been here since this morning, except for watching Sandra Lee ruin "French" food. I swear, it takes real talent to do what she does. The woman made potato pancakes out of frozen hash browns, and tried to justify why they're better than fresh potatoes. She also made a souffle without any eggs. Or air. I think she thinks it means contains canned sweet potatoes because her last "souffle" also had sweet potatoes, mashed and covered with a layer of marshmallow fluff. This one had them mixed with fresh (!) pears and covered with a streusel topping. I don't know.
And then I ate a potpie because my husband isn't home and so I can eat bad food - just not that bad.
I have an hour before I need to think about leaving. I can do some writing, I suppose.
Or read more Jane Eyre. Who really would be a good Slytherin, and that's not to put down either the House or the character. She's highly adaptable, which I would think would be a good trait for the ambitious, and she's rather independent and driven, even if only in her own sphere. I would think, if her blood was right, she'd fit in just fine.
And Lowood really is the anti-Hogwarts, isn't it?
On the other hand, I'm beginning to think I'm just too old for fanficrants. I don't get many of the references, either for the fandoms or just for the posts. (Is Draco a prep or a goth? Discuss. *sigh*).
As for that - Slytherin isn't goth. Isn't preppie. Isn't *American*. And just because we know *one* Slytherin is wealthy doesn't mean that the others are. Which is why I don't think Jane's personal poverty (as far as she knew) would be a handicap. Her Muggle rearing might be, but I'll bet her Slytherin Housemates would take care of that quickly.