Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quidditch Round 1

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

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Slytherin Ripple Afghan

I finally finished up the blanket I have been crocheting for my bed. I can't believe I started it last year! Seems like actually working on it makes it go a lot faster though.

It is just perfect for warding off the chill of the dungeons, just warm enough without being sweltering.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #1

1. How many goal posts are on the Quidditch Pitch?
6 total

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

3. Who was giving Hagrid all of those bruises and cuts?
Grawp, his brother

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?
Arabella 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?
That Rita is an Animagus.

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?
Dobby, Dumbledore, Draco, and Voldemort

10. Where is the first DA meeting held?
the Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade

Sunday, May 18, 2008


I am so exhausted. I have been working on an extra potions project and have been pulling really late hours again as a result. I need to present my work so far on Tuesday, and I might get a brief breather after that.

In other news, it looks like I am changing rooms. I am leaving the Ravishing Furies (dorm room #3) for the Silent Succubi (dorm room number #5). Megaera Black, Danazraella Deamonova, Lucretia Plunkett, and Enna Kirts, I will miss you!

These rooms just are not built for more than 4 though. Because the Succumbi only had 3 in their room, our Prefect Moody asked for volunteers for one of us to move. Since no one else came forward, I figured I might as well do it rather than split up everyone else there.

My new roommates (Bella Shacklebolt, Daisy Scrimgeour and Narcissa Shrivelfigs) all seem really nice. So hopefully it will be a good match.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Owl Landed

A few weeks ago I was a little sad that I hadn't heard anything from my HSKS4 pal, but I had such fun making up the package I sent out and I got such a generous package from HSS3 that honestly it was okay. Then I got an owl from Minerva Kwikspell that she was going to be my "angel" for the swap. Knowing that she herself hadn't received a package from her pal, I could not believe her largeness of spirit over the whole thing. I admit I was already planning a secret return angeling once I got her address on my package when I saw that Ravenclaw house had surprise angeled her. It could not have happened to a more deserving person.

The owl arrived yesterday, but I didn't get a chance to take photos since I slept off most of the afternoon and evening with a sleeping potion administered by Madam Pomfrey. (But I feel much better now!) Having remedied that I can now share with you how above and beyond the call of duty she went.

I am so incredibly touched by all the time and thought she put into this. Everything from the beautifully printed pattern (which is totally in my queue) to the intricately beaded book thong and stitch-markers to the "Kwikspell Konfections" was so incredibly thoughtful. This would have been amazing package from anyone, and to have been gifted such an amazing package by an angel simply blows me away with its generosity.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Little Seeker

This weekend I got to spend some time with my little niece. In among my luggage I packed a snitch to encourage her interest in Quidditch.
She absolutely loved it! She wanted to hold it all the time, and if she got separated from it somehow she would crawl as fast as she could after it. Great instincts! What do you think? Is this going to be Slytherin's next great seeker?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Owl Post

As expected my owl arrived when we were returning from our seaside trip. I get to spoil Gryffindor Minerva Caerphilly and will be spoiled by Ravenclaw Olive Bladvak. I can't wait to get started!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

First Entry

My mother gave me this special journal to write about my experiences at Hogwarts this year. She said that I could use it to share my experiences with new friends, and I hope that she is right.

This is my second year at Hogwarts (in Slytherin of course), and I am settling my roommate situation as we speak. It sounds as if one of my roommates doesn't like snakes, which is sad. I love reptiles and will miss my pet lizard, Cupric, who will be staying home while I am at school. Maybe he could visit since he isn't a snake.

I am really looking forward to Potions. I have been studying my copy of Advanced Potion-Making by Libatius Borage extensively and am particularly looking forward to making a Hair-raising Solution. For my additional classes that I am taking this year I am adding Ancient Runes and Arithmancy. Arithmancy in particular looks fascinating.

I hear that people have begun getting their owls to tell them who their partner will be for this term . Unfortunately I am not home though, so I will have to wait to find out. We are taking mother to the ocean for Mother's Day and a special treat before the start of term. We should return tomorrow night though, so I will find out then.