Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz #5

This week's house quiz is in Transfiguration. Transfigure the following quote from Order of the Phoenix back into English and post it to your blog by noon (est) on Tuesday, July 1st.


'You know what?' Ron murmured, looking over at the bar with enthusiasm. 'We could order anything we liked in here. I bet that bloke would sell us anything, he wouldn't care. I've always wanted to try firewhisky -'

Oh Ron...this is why I love him...

Monday, June 23, 2008

excitement and a stuffy nose

So Hufflepuff won the second Quidditch match! Or did we? I hear there's talk of a second snitch it like when Cedric wanted to replay the match cause Harry passed out from the Dementors? It is a separate match?
Sorry, I'm really slow today cause i have a lot of swap stuff to finish and I woke up with a sore throat and a stuffed nose. Where did it come from? It's not like I go out a lot, or play in the rain, or kiss boys with head colds(or any for that matter).

And now I have to figure out some instructions for making a's for another swap I have no idea how I got added to, but I'm in it and my partner's a guy so I'm at a complete failure over what to get's one of those swaps where the only theme is books, and I have to get him "themed yarn" I'm worried my package for him will be too subjective to really understand the theme I'm going with...I chose "dream-world's since he likes Neil Gaiman, Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire and wants to read Alice in Wonderland. I got yarn that kinda reminds me of Mirror Mask, and found a sock pattern to go with the yarn called Magic Mirror socks, I made a vine bookmark, bought him Where's Neil Gaiman When You Need Him? CD and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and I wanted to make a journal with a quote from either A Midsummer Night's Dream(one of his favorites) or Sandman, but I've never attempted paper crafts.

But the good news is that my package for my spoilee for this swap is nearly done! I'm almost done with the bag, found a really awesome pattern and a few extra little things that I really hope she likes. Just waiting on the yarn to get here.

Maybe Madame Pomfrey has something I can take cause DayQuil is not working at all! I need to get better before Friday cause I'm planning a secret excursion off the castle grounds to see a former student and teacher perform at a library...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

second Quidditch match of the term!

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?

b. Professor Umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?

c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?

c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?

d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?

Answer: _____Dobby______ (five letters)

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?

c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.

a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?

d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?

Answer: _______16_____ (Number)

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?

b. 8

Picture Scavenger

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks

Remus Lupin

Now I'll be anxiously waiting for the snitch to be released!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's like Indiana Jones said....

really quick post here since I'm a little freaked and heard through the common room that a snake has been spotted. I don't wan tot seem squeamish but...I am!

And I don't know if this will be any help but back in the muggle world I once did a lot of research on lilies, mainly the mythical aspect and meaning of them and yada yada...
I did find out that snakes are actually "scared" of lilies, or at least in it's history snakes have been repelled and kept away by lilies planted in an area.

So my not so intelligent contribution to our little snake problem is to put lilies all over the common room in the hopes that it'll keep it away. Maybe we can make a spray or lotion with lily extract in it to spray near the doors as well.

I don't know, I hope something works!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm doing work! See?I'm being a good student!

The big assignment(sort of big) is a paper for Care of Magical Creatures..I say it's big cause I feel a bit silly for what I ended up writing. Coming from a muggle family, I've never really had an experience with magical creatures(or maybe I have and didn't realize what they were) Either way, other people have fun stories and,

There are a couple of creatures I want as a pet. Though I've had a soft spot for Tadfoals since I was young. Well, Taafoals are technically the young versions of the Hippocampus'. I did a lot of reading and imagining being someone else...usually settling on Greek mythology, the people and creatures that seemed to go hand in hand without any doubt that it was possible...maybe it was a precursor to where I am now. And the Hippocampus appeared in a lot of those stories. I think I'd like to have the best qualities of a horse and fish(mer-horse). And I'd like to have it as a Tadfoal so I could raise and bond with it. I might not be able to ride it around my neighborhood or at Howarts, but I'd make sure to travel to the wide open country so he can spread his wings, which will no doubt be enormous once he's fully grown. Though the downside would come once it grew up and felt cramped and needed to be with it's own kind. Or run off for adventures, which I wouldn't mind going with for that part. But raising a Hippocampus in the dorms and then in a Chicago apartment would raise a few eyebrows and I don't think domesticating this adventurous and wild animal would help anyone.

The other work we had to do? I was a bit overwhelmed...we had to start producing our own patronus...*overwhelmed!* but I've been practicing(usually late at night in the kind of hidden hall outside our common room cause I don't want anyone to see my constant messing up)
But after lots of practice and frustration, I finally produced one!

I hope I can impress Professor Lufkin now...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I get distracted very easily

Third post today...I know, I know, after this I'll focus on my crafts and schoolwork...

Got this from Perenelle Ballycastle journal

Here's the rules:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool.

My answers…and yes, I do have way too much wizard rock on my mp3…but eerily the answers make sense(and I didn’t cheat at all!)

Opening Credits: Expecto Patronum by The Remus Lupins
First Day At School: March of the Witch Hunters from Wicked Broadway Soundtrack
Falling In Love: The Rollercoaster Ride by Belle and Sebastian
Breaking Up: Divination by Gred and Forge
1st date: Halfblood Prince(No One Knows My Secret But You) by Split Seven Ways
Prom: Party Like Your Evil Remix by The Cruciatus Curse(original song by Draco and the Malfoys)
Life's OK: Is It Any Wonder? By Keane
Driving: Getting Better by The Beatles
Flashback: We Never Change by Coldplay
Getting Back Together: Golden Years by David Bowie
Wedding: By The Fire by The Remus Lupins
Final Battle: Haunted by Poe
Death Scene: Downloading Porn With Dave by The Moldy Peaches
Funeral Song: Seven Days by The Police
End Credits: Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra

This reminds me of a road trip game my friends made up where you ask a question out loud then either click random on your mp3 player or have someone else hold down the scan on the radio and the question asker says stop and whatever song plays is the answer to that question.

in which I knit and wait for mail

I'm starting this week on my package for Mogana Kneen! I have a list of things I need to buy/make. I might add some extra goodies...I love making things for people! And mailing stuff, I love getting mail too, especially packages. I'm waiting on quite a few packages from home and I hope my family figured out how to send the owl to me.

Schoolwork's been slow this week, which always means that next week I'll have loads to do.

OH! I'm finally starting a project for myself. My first sweater! It's so cute, well the button sweater!
It's gonna be a rose/coral pink and I might make the sleeves 3/4 length so I can wear it on semi-cool nights. I just hope it comes out nice enough that I can wear it...

It's raining out, which I kinda like, the trees are a pretty patty green next to the gray skies, I'm taking advantage and knitting by the window in the common room(I like our view from the first level, feels cozy)

In which I wear ties and dance all night

So it's been a week but I've finally come down from my over hyper excitement from spending a weekend in the woods listening to Potter music that I can actually talk about it without spazzing out and rambling and going off topic.
Though the recent Quidditch win has sent me into another hyper state and it's nearly impossible for me to stay focused on everything I need to get done.
GAH! Okay, I'll make a list...
I didn't mind the hills and woods as much as I thought I would when I first got there.

Performances by former students and teacher, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Moaning Myrtle, Ginny, Gred/Forge, Draco, Remus and a special appearance by The Whomping Willow? I didn't want to sleep the entire time in fear of missing something!

Hanging out with Gred/Forge(he sneaked me a butterbeer, don't tell Prof. Sprout or Fat Friar)

Though I'm a little embarrassed that I made a bit of a git of myself in front of Remus...sigh...never trust a drink given to you by Gred/Forge

Draco was nice enough to lend me his tie and make me an honorary Slytherin...for only an hour cause I missed my House tie...which somehow ended up on Jen who was a Gryffindor...everyone had every House had another House's tie, which I think the founders of Hogwarts would have loved!

I want to go back but I hear it might not be until my second year, which is fine, gives me time to...I don't know...get excited!

I did get sick afterwards, everyone there did, btu ti was worth it!