Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Owl Delivery

My package arrived while I was away for the weekend! Look what arrived from Olive Bladvak.

You can read more about this package on my muggle blog.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Making New Robes

Given the wear and tear of the semester, I have decided that I should make myself some new robes. I have started with the lining as practice before moving on to the outer layer.
Um, please ignore the pajama pants.
It still seems a little long, but I can take up the extra length when I sew the outing robe and lining together.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Quidditch Round 3

1. When Hagrid returns to Hogwarts after being sent to see the giants with Madame Maxime, Professor Umbridge questions him on his late return to school. She suspects that Hagrid had been to the mountains, but where does he tell her he has been?
d. South of France

2. Professor Umbridge comes to Hagrid's Hut and searches his cabin one evening (as she believes Harry, Ron and Hermione are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, Harry holds his breath. True or false?
b. False

3. A stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl is one of the members of the Advance Guard who rescues Harry from Privet Drive. What is her name?
a. Emmeline Vance

4. What is the name of the witch who was killed two weeks after the photo of the original Order of the Phoenix was taken?
b. Marlene McKinnon

5. Which two fifth year Ravenclaw students does Dumbledore choose to be prefects?
d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

6. Which house was Rose Zeller sorted into?
d. Hufflepuff

7. What is the color of Murtlap's essence?
c. Yellow

8. Name the Ravenclaw girl who became prefect in Harry's fifth year.
b. Padma Patil

9. According to a healer's portrait at St. Mungo's hospital, which disease was Ron suffering from?
d. Spattergroit

10. Which book did Harry give Hermione for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Padma Patil
Hannah Abott
Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory

(Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?) Twilight

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I am desperately looking for a ticket to Terminus. (Imagine a whole bunch of wizards and witches converging on Chicago.) Unfortunately registration closed July 1st while I was finishing up my preparations for my defense, and I totally missed it. There is still a chance I can get a transfer membership though, which seems more possible than showing up at the door for at-the-door registration.


Thank you for all of the good wishes I received privately, here and on my muggle blog. My defense was successful, and so soon I will be certified in a specialized field of potions. My mother is already asking if I have lined up work for after Hogwarts gets out, but I don't feel ready yet!