Thursday, June 26, 2008

Quidditch Victory!

Wow, CentyB of Gryffindor found the snitch! We really needed this boost, so I'm happy. I'm also glad we did a rerelease of the snitch this round. Even if I can't get to the computer to look for the snitch along with everyone else at game time, I like to read the clue(s) and figure it out on my own. It just wasn't fun for me to search randomly. Even though the clue was pretty hard, I tried!

Gryffindor Quiz

Who is your favorite member of the Order of the Phoenix? I have a special place in my heart for Lupin. I also love Dumbledore, Kingsley Shacklebolt, and Tonks.

Favorite person at Hogwarts?
Ah, Dumbledore.

Favorite spell or charm to use?
I like to use Vanishing Spells for messes. Or annoying people.

Best and worst classes at Hogwarts? Worst--definitely Potions. I'm horrible at mixing and following directions. In muggle high school I could never light the bunsen burner in chemistry class. When I did manage to light it, I was so surprised that I usually blew it out. My best class is probably Transfiguration, as I am very crafty and good at transforming things.

Favorite flower? Pansies--I have a tattoo of one one my back.

What is your beverage of choice? Coffee, tea, latte, soda/pop? mmm tea. I drink green tea every day, and iced tea is so refreshing.

Favorite muggle music? I honestly like everything except some rap and heavy metal. Some of my favorites are the Beatles, Guster, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Carrie Underwood

How many family members do you have? 6 including me. I have two brothers, a sister, and my parents.

What do you do on your summer vacation? What is your Favorite vacation ever taken?
My favorite vacation ever would have to be the one I took to Italy and Greece two years vacation for me this year. I am very busy at work during the summer, though, so I don't even miss it. yeah, right.

What is your favorite subject at Hogwarts? Why?
Transfiguration because who hasn't wanted to turn someone into a frog at some point?

How many pairs of shoes (footwear) do you have? Which are your favorite pair?
I can't even count how many pairs of shoes I have but my favorites are my reef flip flops--most comfortable shoes ever.

How many projects do you have OTN (on the needles)? 4

What is the oldest project you're working on and when did you cast it on?
I started a blanket about 18 months ago that has been hibernating for about a year.

Favorite food(s)?
sushi and ice cream

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

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?

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
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

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?
b. 8

Saturday, June 14, 2008


1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was finishing up my freshman year of high school. I don't remember much from that year except that it was pretty uneventful. I started having lots of fun sophomore year...

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
Well, it's Saturday and the day is winding down, so thankfully I don't have that much more on my to-do list. Earlier today my only responsiblities were getting myself showered, dressed and over the the WWKIP day at my LYS. I tried to go to my other knitting group after that, but I was running too late and didn't make it. The #1 thing that I must do today is finish the socks I'm knitting for my dad for Father's Day, which is tomorrow. I'm about to start decreasing for the toe on the second sock, so I know they'll be done. If only I could wave my magic wand and let the needles knit the sock themselves...

3. Snacks I enjoy
I love popcorn, especially kettle corn, but plain old fat free butter popcorn is great too. I recently learned how to pop popcorn on the stove in a big soup pot with olive oil. It's so fun, and it is literally the best tasting popcorn I've had in my entire life. I also love Stacy's Pita Chips, soy crisps, all forms of chocolate, ice cream, and sushi. If I could only eat 2 foods for the rest of my life they'd be sushi and ice cream.

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire
Pay off my student loans and credit cards, buy a house, buy my parents a shore house, take a trip around the world, and give a lot to charity.

5. Places I've lived
Bridgewater, NJ, and Boston, MA

6. Jobs I've had
library page, starbucks barista, daycare caregiver, SAT Prep teacher, preschool teacher, Victoria's Secret slave, children's library assistant

7. Peeps I want to know more about...I have enjoyed the posts of the following on HSKS and Ravelry, and invite you to respond to this Meme if you care to:
Firenze Spinnet
Jalanna Kedavra
Minerva Dumbledore
Ophelia Ballycastle
Laeita Khandylle Haxloeffen Bharnoell

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Second Gryffindor Quiz

Unscramble the words below:

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______