SJ and Michael were going to come over to leaven my existence, but unfortunately SJ has an ankle sprain so wasn't up for the icy situation here and had to opt out. Michael came alone and in addition to a thoughtful care package (SJ always asks me for a list then adds fabulousness to it) and great conversation showed me his bitchin' new scar. It's by far the best scar I've ever seen. Michael first announced he'd been Potterised, then whipped off the covering to show me:
I've been holed up trying to keep warm but it's currently balmy - above freezing! Life may resume!
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He has a genetic peculiarity that caused a lump (medical term) to grow on his hand. He could've left it but decided to go Under the Knife - with satisfactory results all 'round.
Lucius Malfoy: "Haven't you always wondered what was the reason for the connection between you and the Dark Lord? Why he was unable to kill you when you were just an infant? Don't you want to know the secret of your scar? All the answers are there, Potter, in your hand. All you have to do is give it to me."