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Florida mutuals, please start prepping now. Get gas, water, food. Make sure you have copies of your (especially flood) insurance handy. Set up a plan for your pets. Florida now has the highest probability of a hit from Irma, ~50-60%. Lots of models indicate possible barometric pressure of less than 900 hPa, which is a CATASTROPHIC hurricane. This isn’t set in stone, but it is really, really, really not looking good.

Today is the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter. The community surrounding this magnificent series has been a fundamental part of my life. I went to conventions, book releases, wizard rock shows, joined a HPA chapter, covered Hedwig’s theme (multiple times), cosplayed, and made Harry Potter inspired recipes. Most importantly, I made friends. Thanks for the memories! Here’s to making more.