Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quidditch Round 1

1. Which of Arabella Figg's cats ran out from under the car?
a. Mr. Tibbles

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 Weasley (Together)
Hog’s Head Pub
Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

Whew! This was one of the toughest matches so far. I do hope that we find that snitch quick!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Oy- My headache!!

SSSSSSSSHHH!!! EVERYONE BE QUIET!! the noise is hurting my head. Is it just me or are the house elves shuffling too loud?

Last night in the pit. WOW! what can be said but WOW! The first planning party of the new rulers of Quidditch set place, but somewhere at sometime something happened. Lavendar Diggory showed up and announced she eloped. OH MY YARNESS! Everyone pulled out their stash and there started the party.

Rounds of butterbeer and fire whiskey had no sign of stopping when I had to floo it home for the girls.

On that note, as an aside, Lavender, remind me to show you how to request a floo extension for your new room with the fire in our grate. The paperwork is a bit tricky, but knowing which office to file it with and who to talk to will cut down on the time it will take to get installed. The Ministry can be incredibly slow when you are trying to be a student and have outside responsibilities.

Last I heard when I headed upstairs was someone was looking for HRH's bum. I do hope she locates it soon. It would be incredibly embarrassing if McPotions would happen to find it before she did.

OY, my head. That will teach me to stay up way past my bedtime. I am going to go lie down now. And why am I sleeping in dorm three? I thought I was suppose to be in four. OY- my head.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

House Quiz #1

1. How many goal posts are on the Quidditch Pitch?
Six in all. Three for each side.

2. Who was portrayed in the picture that kept screaming in the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix?
Mrs. Walburga Black

3. Who was giving Hagrid all of those bruises and cuts?
HIs half-brother Grawp

4. Who left his shift early, leaving Harry open to a dementor attack?
Mundungus Fletcher

5. What was the name of the Squib who came to Harry's side after the attack?
Mrs. Arabella Doreen Figg

6. What position was Percy promoted to that made him have a 'row' with Mr. Weasley?
Junior Assistant to the Minister

7. What secret does Hermione know about Rita Skeeter?
She's an unregistered animagus. She transforms herself into a beetle.

8. Name one person other than Sirius Black who was scratched off of the Family tree wall?
Andromeda Black Tonks

9. Who discovers the room of requirement?
In the fourth book Dumbledore said he found it full of chamber pots. In the fifth book, Harry asks Dobby if he knows of a place to meet and Dobby mentions the 'Come and Go Room' where he took to treating Winky. Though Neville was the first member of the DA to locate it.

10. Where is the first DA meeting held?
In Hogsmeade at the Hog's Head

Friday, May 16, 2008

Whew! I am off and running

WOW! What a crazy first week. I am beyond my ears in all my stuff. I best begin at the beginning and see how many can figure it out.

Being a part of two families is really rough. As I am a second year here, I also am a married student with three children. My oldest child is a student here as well, though I dare not mention that because as a proud Slytherin himself, he would NOT like it known that I am here taking classes as well. But, due to his introverted nature, he was not adjusting to this way of life as well as some who have known about Hogwarts for awhile. So the Headmistress invited me to join the Slytherin house for a semester since all the inter-house unity scholarships were made available. We thought that would be a grand idea. So, along with a few fellow housemates, I changed.

Dear Mr. Crookshanks received a promotion at the end of last semester. With that privilege comes great responsibility. That responsibility forced us to move across the country. So, I packed up our things and along with the three children moved us to a temporary lodging facility to await the Ministry connecting our new home to the floo network. Unfortunately, we all know how well the Ministry works and somewhere, our paper work is sitting in a pile awaiting for someone to notice it. Until then, we are patiently making do.

Classes began on Monday for us and we are off and running. We managed to get all the kids physicals for entering in the muggle schools done on Monday. Rowena did NOT like having to get 5 shots. I do not like the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. He is crazy. I think he is being managed by the Ministry is not a good way. There is not a single reason why we should not be learning actual spells. I am wondering if Professor Umbridge morphed into this new Professor. I will continue to make notes about him to show to Professor Snape. I am seeing quite a few similarities. I may even have to reveal my notes to Dear Walden and have him look into what may be occuring at the Ministry.

Whew, just listing what occured on Monday has already wore me out. I don't know how I am going to keep this up all semester. Hopefully, I can maintain the schedule. Though not much time left for knitting. Well, maybe I can turn one hour for something so important as that.

Happy Knitting.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Friends Provided Free of Charge

Come one! Come All! The newest craze is here. (Really just a bunch of crazy people.)

The next round of Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap is about to begin. Don't Snooze. Don't Loose.

Sign-ups close on the 9th of May. Swap will finish the 25th of July. (or thereabouts.)

Come to the Dark Side for more fun. Join the Slytherin House. or you can join one of the others if you don't think you can handle the heat. No worries, we won't think less of you.

Meet lots of people, win lots of games, and make friendships that span the miles. All from the comfort of your computer while still in your pajamas. And best of all- talk to other KNITTERS!!!