Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quidditch Round #1

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

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names?

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

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?
Dean Thomas
Neville Longbottom
Parvati Patil
Lavender Brown

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?
Angelina Johnson
Alicia Spinnet

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?
A pericsign bush
A hydrangea bush
A willow bush
A desendio 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?
He was a cross dresser
He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago
He though he was going to a fancy dress party
He wanted to make people laugh

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?
Golden cherubs and red confetti
Silver cherubs and pink confetti
Golden cherubs and pink confetti
Silver cherubs and red confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?
38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham
37 and number 4 Laburnum Grove Clapham
39 and number 3 Laburnum Gardens Clapham
38 and number 5 Laburnum Grove Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?
Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.
Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the fifth floor.
Pushed him into the lake for the giant quid to play with.
Forced him down a toilet in the girl’s bathroom on the fourth floor.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Fred and George Weasley (Together)

Hog’s Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

Monday, May 26, 2008

Feeling at Home

Well this room is starting to feel kind of homey. Matilda made a beautiful afghan (in Slytherin colors of course) and is using it on her bed. It looks so beautiful and warm and cozy. Daisy has been super busy knitting and shopping and putting together a wonderful package for her swap partner. And Narcissa, well I think Narcissa might be having strange dreams. Something is waking me up and night and I think that Narcissa may be grinding her teeth. I wonder if she has headaches when she wakes up? The pressure must make her head hurt. I'm going to look (without her knowing I'm looking) to see if her teeth are ground to an angle. Sometimes people who grind their teeth have angled teeth from the grinding back and forth.

My Snowy finally made it to Cliodna Hopkirk. I'm so relieved. I had given up hope and sent her a gift card. Now that they are both there she can enjoy the package and treat herself to some well deserved goodies as a college graduation present! I'm glad that Snowy is safe and I hope that Narcissa's cats like owls because Snowy certainly has had a rough few months and could use a good rest til her next journey in about a month.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slytherin House Quiz #1

1. How many goal posts are on the Quidditch Pitch? 6 total, 3 on either end

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

3. Who was giving Hagrid all of those bruises and cuts? Grawp, Hagrid’s brother (half 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? Mrs. 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? Hermione found out that Rita is an Animagus (she can turn in to a beetle)

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

9. Who discovers the room of requirement? Several people discovered the room of requirement in OP…Fred and George, Filch, Harry, Dobby, etc. The room can only be discovered by someone who is in need.

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

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Possible MIA for a Few Days

I just wanted to let you all know that I am in the process of moving yet again! I recently left my home in Belarus (where I'd been for only 9 months) and am currently living in Lithuania (in a hotel where I've been since May 3rd). I will be leaving to travel to my new home in Baku on Sunday. Posting from me may be scare over the next two weeks, but I will do my best to honor my committment to you all.

I promise I'm not a flake, just the victim of a political tit for tat between the US government and the government of Belarus. You can google for the details or visit my personal blog for some additional information (it really is kind of interesting).

This Term's Class Schedule

My Schedule this term:
Defense Against the Dark Arts
History of Magic

extra classes
Ancient Runes -

I took a special quiz today to see what classes I would excel in at Hogwarts and was very surprised by the results, here they are...

You would be best at Defense Against the Dark Arts! And now that everyone knows how important this is, I bet you're a popular person to have around. You can do some very powerful bits of magic, but only for a good cause. You have a strong sense of right and wrong, and aren't afraid to stand up and fight for what you know is right.

Use this magical link to see what class you will excel in.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Still Room for 2 More

Well I have two room mates and room for 2 more. So far my Slytherin room mates are Daisy Scrimgeour and Narcissa Shrivelfigs. We are just starting to get acquainted. I'm sure they are both fun girls and I look forward to getting to know them better this term. We have a huge room dorm room so I hope it fills up. Our common room is actually kind of creepy, there are no windows because it is under the lake and there are skulls everywhere. The color is perfect however; green!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Old Friend

I can't believe it. Today as I was strolling the halls trying to learn these new halls I ran in to an old friend Clidonia Acromantula. Clidonia is awesome. I wish I would have known she was coming to Hogwarts. She got sorted in to Hufflepuff (my old house). I would have loved to have her as a room mate.

I'm still waiting to see who my Slytherin housemates will be. Everyone else is walking around in their robes so I guess I better get out of this muggle gear and start looking the part!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

HSKS5 Accepts New Students

WOW! I can't believe it. HSKS5 has room for more students. If you knit and like to have a lot of fun, this is the place for you. There aren't too many spots left so head on over to the main site and see what you need to do to register. You won't want to miss one more minute of the fun!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Halls are a BUZZ!

There are students EVERYWHERE here at Hogwart's. I can't believe how busy the halls are. Everyone is moving about saying hello to old friends and making new friends. We are all really excited for the new students to arrive later tonight and to be sorted. I'm sure the houses will fill up quickly. There definitely is not much room left in Ravenclaw dormitory or the Slytherin dormitory.

Has anyone noticed how many Emma's are in Ravenclaw this semester? WOW~I don't know how we are going to keep them all straight.

I think there may be something going on in the Great Hall at some point today so I'm going to keep checking in...maybe I'll be able to catch the Sorting Hat ceremony!