Friday, October 31, 2008

Homework Assignment - 4th

Here's my homework for this week

1. Name your favorite magical creature, and describe why it is your favorite.
My favorite magical creature is the hippogriff, because I once got to take care of Buckbeak's son, Broadwings. He has lovely greenish-yellow eyes.

2. Tell us your favorite charm, spell or curse, and explain why you like it.
Favorite charm? Locomotor - it's helpful in moving big things around. Well I do like jinxes, too, if someone has (ahem) really crossed the line. But honestly, that wasn't mine that made that toilet explode when Rufus was using it. Or the langlock when he attempted to speak with Tia.

3. Describe your favorite holiday family tradition - which holiday and what makes it special.
Funny hats for Thanksgiving. Everyone wears one during dinner.

4. Name your favorite fiber-based (knitted, crocheted, or spun) finished object.
My first sweater (a hoodie). Loaded with mistakes (lots and lots), but it's wonderfully comfy. And hasn't unravelled. Yet.

Owl's ready to fly!

Great Gunilla! I thought I still had lots of time. And now, it's really time. Time for my owl, Caractacus, to fly to see Agatha Vablatsky. I'm heading to the Owlery in the morning with my kit.

And it's also time for Rufus to duel.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Plotting a plan

It's time to plot a bit of deviousness, or mischief, or plain old trickeration to get back that weaselly little badger Rufus Hufindor. I'm pondering an apparation to Diagon Alley for a little ... wheeze.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quidditch 6.2

. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
b. Frog

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
b. Gwenog Jones

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
c. 5

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
c. Hippogriff

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
b. Magenta

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
c. 16 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
b. H.E.F.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dratted Tea

I've finally just posted the Gryffindor assignment and it was late. Late due to that Rufus Hufindor character who managed to replace a teacup of my own with a nose-biting teacup probably purchased over the weekend at Zonko's in Hogsmeade. I'm sure it was a not-very-well timed prank in order to disable me for the upcoming Quidditch match. Madam Pomfrey fixed me a not very good tasting brew to heal my nose. I'll have to return for the bite I received on my leg (not quite sure how that cup made it down there before I caught it). I fear some retribution may be in order.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekend Outing

Back from my Hogwarts outing. Saw a few students there posting Owls, and heading to the Three Broomsticks for a butterbeer and relaxing. I am rather disappointed that Lavender Ackerly wasn't allowed to accompany us into town. I picked up a few sweets at Honeydukes (Chocolate Frogs for me, and some of Mr. Flume's fudge as a present for Lava), a new quill (red tail hawk) at Scrivenshaft's, and stopped for a nice cuppa at Puddifoot's. Where I saw a certain Luscious... Professor all cozied up with a student. But I'm not telling who.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gryffindor Quiz Number One

Here's my answers for this week's house quiz:
What yarn shop did Henry Longstaff shop at for yarn? Mrs. Mac's
Who is the HSKS6 SPEW coordinator? Clidiona Acromantula
Which Gryff student just returned from London? Lady Felula The Forgetful
Which Gryffindor has cats named after the muggle rock band, The Ramones? Dagmara G.
Favorite childhood television program? Tom and Jerry (muggle)
(though I enjoyed The Wicked Sisters Silly Twisters)
Favorite cartoon? See above
Last travel destination visited? Walt Disney World
Last FO? Shiny Happy Scarf for Shelly
How many project(s) planned for holiday gifts? Two (or three)
How many expected to actually finish and give? Two
Who is the mother of Half Blood Prince? Eileen Prince
Which Weasley became engaged in HP and HBP? Bill to Fleur Delacoeur
What is the result of a Sectumsempra curse? A cutting curse which causes extensive bleeding
Who used a Bezoar to reverse a poison? Harry saved Ron's life using a bezoar in HBP