Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gryffindor House Quiz!

Ooooops!!! I can't believe I nearly forgot to blog this week!!! Good thing this House Quiz reminded me!

Who is your favorite member of the Order of the Phoenix?
Sirius Black, because he's awesome. ;-)

Favorite person at Hogwarts?
Hagrid. Who doesn't love Hagrid?

Favorite spell or charm to use?
Wingardium Leviosa! It was the first one I learned and it's still my favorite.

Best and worst classes at Hogwarts?
I'm pretty good at Charms and Transfiguration (because they're fun so I try really hard) but I'm pretty lousy at Arithmancy and Ancient Runes

Favorite flower?
Passion Flower. I saw one for the first time at a local garden shop a few years ago, and HAD to get it! Unfortunately it died during the winter because I didn't store it properly. I will try again someday because it's the coolest flower I've ever seen!

What is your beverage of choice? Coffee, tea, latte, soda/pop?
I really do love my morning coffee.... but you'll never see me turn down a Mug Rootbeer either....mmmmmmmmm, rootbeer.

Favorite muggle music?
Foo Fighters and Collective Soul are my fave bands.... but I like a little of everything.

How many family members do you have?
My immediate family consists of myself, my husband, and my 15 month old daughter. (obviously I'm referring to my muggle alter-ego's family)

What do you do on your summer vacation? What is your Favorite vacation ever taken?
My husband really loves surfing (or should I say trying to surf, ha!) so we try to head to the beach once a year so he can get out in the ocean. I stick to shore and bring along some knitting! My favorite vacation was when we rented a tiny little cabin on Pender Island (BC's Gulf Islands). We didn't do anything exciting, but we were in a long-distance relationship at the time and it was just really nice to get to spend so much time together.

What is your favorite subject at Hogwarts? Why?
Charms. I just like making stuff happen!

How many pairs of shoes (footwear) do you have? Which are your favorite pair?
I have way too many shoes, but they're all burried in the back of a basement closet. I refuse to wear them because I know there's huge spiders living in there! There was a web in one of my shoes once, and I haven't worn any of them since!!! (I won't even go in there to throw them out, I hate spiders) So, the shoes I actually wear? I have two pairs of runners. One white pair that's really comfy, and one Red and Black Plaid pair that's super-cool. (they're my faves)

How many projects do you have OTN (on the needles)?
Um, I'll have to check my Ravelry list (isn't Ravelry great?) But from what I can recall, there's a doll, a kid's sweater, a lace shawl, a pair of socks, a scarf, and a couple sweaters.... so 7. But I'm really only consistently working on the shawl and the socks right now, so 2.

What is the oldest project you're working on and when did you cast it on?
I'm not sure.... but my striped sweater has been haunting me for a while. (shudder)

Favorite food(s)?
Chocolate Pudding! (is that weird for a favorite food?)
I'm currently having a wicked craving for Swiss Chalet chicken. Hmmm, perhaps take-out tonight?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quidditch - Round #2 - Picture Hunt

Kingsley Shacklebolt
Bellatrix Lestrange
Nymphadora Tonks
Remus Lupin

Quidditch - Round #2 - Trivia

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

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thank you Megaera!!!

Wow, wow, double Wow!!!
I recieved my swap package from the incredibly awesome Megaera Black today!
I don't know where to start. She is amazing.
There's so much stuff I could hardly fit it all in one photo!

Megaera sent me everything I could possibly need for my year at Hogwarts. She took into consideration all of the classes I'm taking this year!

For Potions she sent me pre-made crystalized veritaserum and polyjuice as well as 2 vials of flavoured floo powder. I tried them out and they really help to cut down on that ashy taste you get when travelling by floo network.

For care of magical creatures she sent along an adorable little lamb, some Phoenix eggs (these taste exactly like you would expect them to taste.... HOT!) and a sketch book. I love drawing... especially magical creatures for class!

For Transfigurations Megaera sent me an amazing mug that transforms itself from an ordinary black mug, to a white mug with "HSKS5 Order of the Phoenix" written on it.... All you have to do is add a hot beverage. It's amazing, I tried it out right away.

For Defense Against the Dark Arts, I received a locking journal.... I might use this during the D.A. meetings as well. It's really cool.

And, for my Magical Knitting class.... yes, I saved the best for last.... Megaera made me this awesome bag! The photo hardly captures how great it is... It's soooo soft and it's the perfect size for a sock project. I love, love, love, love, love, love it!!!

Did you notice the magic wand pin? I just can't get over how cool it is.

For my knitting project there's a beautiful skein of Gryffindor Yarn, Knit Picks circular needles, super neat magical stitch markers, and a really cool looking sock pattern my Cookie A (Gothic Spire)

There was also a new Hogwarts patch for my robes (Megaera must've seen me burn a hole through mine during our last potions class), a notepad, a really cute pen, a folder, some Lush bath stuff (Lush is my favorite store... such nice stuff there) and some chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate?)

I hope I haven't forgotten to mention anything.... there's so much stuff it's overwhelming! (in a good way!!!)

Well, there you have it, I am officially spoiled beyond belief. Thank you Megaera, I don't know what to say, you're so generous and totally amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Duel Hat

My hat arrived from my duel opponent, Lavender Ackerly, yesterday. I only finished my hat one day before her, but hers took way, way longer in the mail. She must have a really withered old owl.... or maybe it caught her cold before it started flying my way?
I LOVE the hat so much. It fits really well, but my house elf stole it from me. I let her try it on for a quick photo (she's way cuter than me) and she decided to keep it. She likes her hats a little loose so I just folded up the brim for her and now she won't let me have it back.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gryffindor House Quiz #2

1. onihexp = phoenix
2. nro = ron
3. mayr = army
4. seelway = weasley
5. hrigda = hagrid
6. ifdynrrgof = gryffindor
7. dawn = wand
8. oshawrgt = hogwarts
9. busnim = nimbus
10. bdulodeerm = dumbledore
11. bydob = dobby
12. bugmrdie = umbridge
13. emionehr = hermione
14. rhayr = harry
15. arkreech = kreacher
16. riissu = sirius
17. dootvlemr = voldemort
18. ptrote = potter
19. hwgedi = hedwig
20. ebtahlkclso = shacklebolt

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Duel Club - Round 1

Hey, guess what!? I won my first round in the Dueling Club - Hat Division!
Poor Lavender Ackerly didn't stand a chance. (she's been sick) If I wasn't so excited to have won, I would feel sorry for her. ;)
I wonder who I'll have to battle in Round 2?