Tuesday, August 07, 2007

ten points for ravenclaw!

Vacation message just received after sending an e-mail to a certain newly-former colleague of mine at Madison:
The rumors that have undoubtedly reached you by now are, by and large, correct. I have not enrolled in school this term; instead, with my two best friends I am off to fulfill the final wishes of my mentor--to search for and destroy a set of objects of incomparable evil.

So I thought we should start in the New Jersey-New York area. Because of the various shield charms we will need to place over our camp to obscure ourselves from the prying eyes of our enemies, I will have only intermittent email contact for the next three weeks or so. Please forgive me and tune in to secret radio stations for news of our progress.

If you are writing about a problem in regard to my previous capacity as head boy (e.g., office space, teaching assistantships, creatures or ghosts living in the second floor men’s room), please contact the headmistress or the following:

[e-mail addresses of the Chair, Associate Chair, and Assistant to the Chair]

Courage my friends! I hope to see you safe and sound on the other end of things.

4 comments:

Ken Houghton said...

The great thing about the "New Jersey-New York area" is that it's very easy to hide in.

The problem is you have to learn the local patois (e.g., NY/NJ; otherwise, people think you're at Seton Hall or Rutgers if you're lucky) and you must never ever use The Name* except ironically.

*"Garden State"

anomie said...

That's hilarious! Someone needs to create a geocaching adventure centered around finding suspected horcruxes.

Kieran said...

I am off to fulfill the final wishes of my mentor--to search for and destroy a set of objects of incomparable evil.

He should have added, "to no apparent purpose other than to keep me busy until the last hundred pages."

Anonymous said...

I wish my department had faculty that cool!
-Corrie