Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's ON!

Huzzah Hufflepuff!! Fear the Badger!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

A Stolen Meme...

From Ursula's blog:
1. What was I doing 10 years ago…

I was graduating from Grad School out in California and getting ready to move back East because I was out of cash!

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?

Tons of work stuff, run to the post office, run to Whole Foods, find something to wear to a baby shower tomorrow and clean the apartment.

3. Snacks I enjoy:

I love those honey mustard and onion pretzel bite thingies (you know, the ones that give you dragon breath? Yep, them.), popcorn, chips. I'll take salty over sweet anytime. Unless you combine the two. Then, yes. :)

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:

Pay off all our debt, make sure the family was taken care of, buy a big beach house where everyone could come and not have to sleep on the floor, and travel, travel, travel. Oh, and I'd try to find a way to make gas cheaper and cars run cleaner. And feed hungry people. Hey, with money comes power, no?

5. Places I’ve lived:

New Jersey, California, Maryland, New Jersey again, and (at the end of summer), New York.

6. Jobs I’ve had:

Shoe store clerk, summer camp aide, retail store jobs, coffee shop barista, worked in the library in grad school, taught SAT prep, tutored countless kids, ran a tutoring center, then ran several tutoring centers, then was a corporate trainer, then an instructional designer, and now a project manager.

7. People I want to know more about:

I'm naturally curious. I want to know more about everyone.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quidditch!! Round 1!

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?
2.Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?
a. Ignatius
3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?
d. 23
4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog's Head that showed an interest in Harry's Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?
b. Neville Longbottom
5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?
a. Angelina Johnson
6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?
b. A hydrangea bush
7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore's Army) meeting in the Hog's Head pub?
b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.
8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot's in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine's Day?
c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti
9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?
a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens, Clapham
10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?
a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Picture Scavenger Hunt!
Fred and George

Hog's Head

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley and Harry

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

House Quiz #2!

1. colimamhe
2. hianeaecc
3. lgveoa
4. nsaie
5. itlhhawcez (2 words)
witch hazel
6. ladeevrn
7. oynranlype
8. iwelnrepki
9. aavvakka (2 words)
kava kava
10. waoalhmlsrm (2 words)
marsh mallow
11. gseginn
12. uwgtrmo
13. What is your favorite thing to do besides knit and crochet?
nru, ppyhhootgra, drea, eelps
14. Do you collect anything? (yes and no are invalid answers)
15. What is your favorite flower?
allic, weloly orse, georna losombs

Friday, May 16, 2008

House Quiz #1!

1. Is from a muggle family and the first to attend Hogwarts?

Perenelle Ballycastle

2. When knitting socks you use dpn’s, 2 circ, 1 circ 1 sock, 1 circ 2 socks?

I LOVE DPNs - 5 of 'em, to be specific.

3. Their owls name is Owlbert?

Eleanor Wigworthy

4. Beat Agatey Mirrofold in a contest?

Lily Clearwater

5. Your favorite non ‘puff color?


6. They learned to knit for a school play?

Emma Kettleburn

7. They got engaged last week?

Selena Starfire

8. One sentence/statement you would use to describe your stash?

So, it's not normal to have yarn in every room?

9. Their best class is Divination?

Daisy Chang

10. Last term everyone thought you were your sibling?

Antonio de la Weasley

11. When not going to Hogwarts your favorite thing to do is?

Reading, knitting (but of course!), taking pictures.

12. You have read the books, watched the movie or both?

Both. Repeatedly.

13. Your family includes?

Me, my husband, 2 cats

14. They have frogs in their room?

Clidonia Acromantula

15. Has a dog named Kluane?

Ursula Longbottom

16. My favorite thing to knit is?

Socks and lace.

My favorite HP character is:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Exciting news!

An owl came yesterday from my friend Wisteria Lovegood to let me know I've been matched with some most excellent folk! My spoilee is a third (?)-term Ravenclaw who I was a housemate with last year, Emma Lovegoods. I'm glad to work with the Blue and Bronze this term! (Or maybe Blue and Silver, I'll have to check and see what she prefers...) And, my spoiler is a first-year Gryf, Fiera Firenze (how great is THAT name?!) who I've already heard from and who seems lovely! I'm so looking forward to making new friends and getting to know these two girls even better over this term.

So, now that I know who my spoilee is, I'll have to get working on planning her bag...should I knit it? Sew it, felt it? Or maybe she'd prefer a scarf? Or something else!? So many options, so little time! Off to knit in the common room - look for me there, drinking my favorite tea (Irish Breakfast!) and sketching out a pattern. HUZZAH HUFFLEPUFF!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Ravie no more...

...I've a new house for my second term!! HUZZAH HUFFLEPUFF!!

I'll miss all my Ravenclaw pals (especially our prefect) but I'm SO looking forward to my second term! Good luck everyone - hope we can all keep up with the mountains of homework!