Friday, May 1, 2009

Auf Wiedersehen

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cass vs. Quinn...

The Blood and the Glory...Welcome to the Greatest Rivalry in all of Sports...
I'd say Good Luck this weekend Quinn, but I wouldn't mean it, well at least not this weekend!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Quidditch Finale!!!

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?

b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?

c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?

Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?

b. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?

b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?

a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?

d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?

c. Another death eaters wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).

d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?

b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration 

Friday, April 10, 2009

Elle sure does know how to treat a girl....

Thank you so much for everything Elle!! I love it all!!!

CHECK Out THE BAG!! Lil skulls and knitting needles on the outside and skulls and scissors on the inside!!!! and its reversible

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The List:
The bag (up above)
Silly Putty
A Snake Lollipop
Chocolate bar from Starbucks (with coffee in it)
Needle Guage checker and ruler
Green and Purple Worsted Yarn (covered bother Slytherin and my favorite colors)
Tube with Size 8 & 9 DPNs
Book on Mittens, Note paper and Journal
Yummy Candle
Packet of Soak
Snake Facecloth
Bath Bombs
Lavender Vanilla Scrub (smellls sooo good)
Burts Bees and Lavender Chapstick
Dish Towel with Witches hat
Coffee/Latte Socks (SOOO Cute)
Cross Stitch Coffee (Given Enough coffee, I could rule the world) 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

For Quinn


Friday, April 3, 2009

Look's to the skies

I am so fricken excited...My spoiler, thee Elanor Cadagon, has dropped a hint that my package has taken flight!!!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Once there was a baby snake named Crucio, who was no bigger than a blackberry.
She grew into a a wonderful adolescent snake. Who always obeyed her mamma and could sometimes be fresh and stick her tongue out at people.

She could be trusted even with the pigmy puffs and was usually very docile, unless she was out on official Slytherin business.

She enjoyed trips to the lakes and was at her happiest among the trees and wildlife. Just look at her smile!

Than one day a few weeks ago Crucio went into hiding and the Slytherin's couldn't find her anywhere. I looked for her in all the usual spots. In Quinn's bed, in the dungeons,  even snuck into the Ravenclaw Common Room (sometimes she likes to pay Wisty a visit). 

Alas I couldn't find her anywhere. I decided to take a walk in the Forbidden Forest and there she was! I was upset with her and she knew it. She said to me "I'm sorry, but I didn't know how to tell you".  I asked her what she had done. She unwound herself from the tight little ball she was in by the tree to reveal this....

My Crucio was gonna be a mamma! Apparently she had met a dashing snake while on one of her hunts for Sirius Dolohov and fell head of tail in reptilian love.  As she slithered toward me movement from the nest caught my eye! 

"Here they come!", Crucio squealed.  She was absolutely right!! 

Slytherin Dungeon is now the proud home of seven of the most beautiful baby snakes you have ever seen. Enjoy them while they are this small.  Crucio tell's me their daddy is a basilisk!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What have I been up to

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quidditch Round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
a. Tuesday
b. Sunday
c. Saturday
d. The day of his 17th birthday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?
a. Voldemort
b. Death Eaters
c. Scrimgeour
d. Grindewald

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?
a. Yes
b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
a. The reason is unknown
b. They were tired of their old home.
c. The father went to Azkaban
d. It was a better place for their children to grow up

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?
a. Why the Dumbledore family moved to Godric's Hollow
b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.
c. Why nobody outside the family noticed Ariana much.
d. The reason for Dumbledore's father's imprisonment in Azkaban.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?
a. The ressrection stone
b. The cloak
c. The wand
d. The sword

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?
a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore
b. They though he would come to her rescue
c. She was a muggleborn
d. Her father failed as a Death Eater

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?
a. Dumbldore telling Snape that at some point Snape had to kill him.
b. Snape telling Lily she was a witch
c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class
d. Snape talking to Dumbledore on a hilltop

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?
a. She didn't remember because she had been dead for so long.
b. Rowena Ravenclaw.
c. Helena Ravenclaw.
d. A girl who was put in ravenclaw 800 years previously

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?
a. Rose
b. Hugo
c. James
d. Victoria

Picture Scavenger Hunt
These pictures must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.
Godric's Hollow

Friday, March 6, 2009


Ugh, seriously its march, did mother nature not get the memo. SPRING is supposed to be upon us. I should be seeing leaves popping out from the earth, trees budding, or at the very least a temperature higher than 22 degrees. Instead, I get 12"of snow

According to the muggle weather man, its supposed to be around 50-60 degrees this weekend, but I'm sure it will be back to 25 by Monday! Love that (New) England weather!!

I'm off to train Crucio to chase Quinn around the common room whenever she says her random HUzzah!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

House Quiz #3

1. Harry discovers in Regulus' room that he and Regulus have something uncommon and unexpected in common. What is this, and how did he figure it out?
They were both on a mission to destroy Voldemort's Horcuxes. Harry and Hermioen realized while in Regulus' room that Regulus Arturus Black may be the mysterious R.A.B. who signed his name in the false locket that Harry and Dumbledore recovered from the cave. The summon Kreacher who tells the tale of how Regulus had a change of heart regarding Voldemort and how Regulus made Kreacher take him back to the cave where Regulus drank the potion, stole the locket, and replaced it with the false one. He then ordered Kreacher to return home and destroy the locket.

2.On three ocassions former professors can be presumed to have "visited" the trio while they are in "exhile" - which professors and which ocassions would these be?
#1 Remis Lupin at #12 Grimmauld place
#2. Phineas Nigellus Black in the forest via the portrait Hermione placed in her bottomless pit bag
#3. Dolores Umbridge at the Ministry of Magic while the trio were undercover

3. How do Ron and Harry get into the Ministry?
They each drank polyjuice potion and took on the appearence of ministry employees. Hermione become Mafalda Hopkirk, Rom becomes Reg Cattermole, and Harry becomes Runcorn

4. Who is the blond-haired boy, and why is he important? The blonde-haired boy is actually Grindelwald, the last known master of the death stick

5. How is the exception that food cannot be conjured classified?It is one of the Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law Of Elememntal transfiguration. Food may be multiplied once a real food object is actually in hand, but cannot be created from nothing.

6. Where does the trio first run into Dean Thomas? In the woods. Dean is on the run with Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell and the goblins Griphook and Gornuk

7. Bathilda Bagshot does not speak in front of Hermione because....
Bathilda is actually Nagini in a Bagshot skin and when she speaks its in parsel tongue. Harry would hear it as English but Hermione would hear the hissing

8. Who can Harry be said to have buried in Deathly Hallows? Crabbe

9. Which Horcruxes has Harry actually seen in person before the book starts?
Riddles Diary, himself, Nagini, and the resurrection stone/ring

10. Who actually destroys each of the Horcruxes?
Resurrection stone/ring was destroyed by Albus Dumbledore
Tom riddle's Diary was Destroyed by Harry Potter
Helga Hufflepuff's cup was destroyed by Hermione Granger
Salazar Slytherin's locket was destroyed by Ron Weasley
Ravenclaw's Diadem was destroyed by Crabbe
Harry Potter was destroyed by Lord Voldemort
Nagini was destroyed by Neville Longbottom

Extra credit:Tom Riddle's grandfather inherited the stone of resurrection. Harry's father inherited the invisibility cloak. What does this imply about Tom Riddle and Harry Potter?

They are related through the Peverell brothers. Voldemort is a descendent of Cadmus Peverell and Harry is a descendent of Ignotus Peverell. Distant cousins somewhere down the ole ancestral line

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quidditch Round 1

MAD EYE Moody Nymphadora Tonks
No. 4 Privet Drive

George Weasley
1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
a. The start of the new school year
b. The Dursleys kicking him out
c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus
b. Snape
c. Yaxley
d. Shacklebolt

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody
b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
c. Hagrid
d. George Weasley

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
a. Kingley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx
b. An otter
c. A doe
d. A stag

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
a. The Leaky Cauldron
b. Sirius Black’s house
c. The Dursley’s house
d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
b. They didn’t win him over!
c. By giving him something to eat
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
a. Severus Snape
b. Lucius Malfoy
c. Lord Voldemort
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye
b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
c. Hedwig’s head
d. George Weasley’s ear

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
a. To Godric’s Hollow
b. To the Forbidden Forest
c. Back to the Burrow
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Borrowed from Emma

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible I went to catholic schools all my life i must have read all if not most of it by now
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare Well not the complete works
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (great book!)
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen I read all things Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (don't know why this separate from 33) I agree with Emma
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini So sad
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood scary!
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert Love it too
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon Love Love LOVE this book!
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas  another one of my faves
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’ Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett Love this also 
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (My favourite books as a child)
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker .
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams 
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Another Stinkin Quiz!

Can you tell our Fearless leader Quinn was a former 'puffball. The chick is making me work too hard!

1. Which housemate has an 11 ½ inch holly wand with a Dragon Heartstring core? Bathilda Boomslang

2. Which housemate creates rockin’ sock patterns? The enigmatic Emma Wigworthy

3. Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez? Uh, who doesn't? but I guess that would be me, cuz he is YUM EEEE

4. Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes? Quinn, however she has quickly learned the error of her ways. One night with Crucio in her bed changed that real quick!

5. Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog? Madam Ferula Finnigan
6. Which housemate makes kickass cookies IRL? Esme Beanswallow. They are really really fricken good too! ( i feel no need for censorship so i added the ass in ;P)

7. Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means? Callisto Verity, i think it means she's confused, she was practicing the confundus charm in the mirror and zapped herself. I am working on the cure.

8. Which housemate wants Plymouth to make her feet happy? Belladona Boomslang

9. Which housemate is a knitting addict? L to the F!!

10. Which housemate loves to sing?Diana Lockhart

11. Which housemate has issues with muggle devices? Ginny Crookshanks

12. Which housemate likes Darth HelloKitty? Cecily Fortescue

13. Which housemate has a member of the family with his own fan club? Queen Frysia, she has Prince Corey ::sighs:: I'm not only the President but also a client.

14. Which housemate has never-ending PMS? Olivia Gaunt, I am struggling not to comment on this one.

15. Which housemate originally comes from South New Joisey? Penelope Caerphilly

16. Which housemate “adores” European chocolates? Clara Clovenhoof. Sadly enough I am a fan of dairy milk myself

17. Which housemate has a roommate who seriously put a crimp in her communication abilities? Rowena Weasley

18. Which housemate was UNfortunate enough to lose her HP husband? Lavender Diggory-Dolohov. We will find Sirius

Which housemate likes some Nascar dude? ? Andromeda Finch-Fletchley

20. Which housemate needs a new time-turner? O Crookshanks

Sunday, February 1, 2009

SSSSSlither SSSSSLither Lil' Snakies

First Slytherin House Quiz

What are your three most favorite colors?
Purple, Green, and Blue

What are you three least favorite colors?

Yellow, Orange, and Pink

Your favorite candy is _Red Swedish Fish or Dark Chocolate_.

Draco, Lucius, or Snape?
Luciussssss and Sssssnape

Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Both, but I knit better than I crochet

What type of kit did you ask for?
Mittens, I really need a pair its been quite cold

Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
lol, i suppose if you have children it has its uses, but I dont like to work with it

Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?
Quinn, I suppose, even though she needs to be de-puffed

Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit.
mmmmm, i have no freaking idea. I'll re-visit this one

What are your three most favorite scents? 
Coffee, Bath & Body Works Lavender Vanilla, and lilacs

Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
I like sweet and salty together. Like reeses pieces mixed with popcorn, no I'm not weird, you should try it!

Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?


Do you really need more stitch markers?
Not really

Dpns, circular, or straight?
DPNs but not sock sized

What yarn makes you squee?

Favorite HP Movie? 
the next one

Favorite HP character?
Hermione, Snape and Luna

Who was your first choice for DADA professor?
dude, I say David Boreanez, Gerard Butler or Colin Firth

What is the Slytherin Common Room called?
The Snake Pit

What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
I can't believe you're asking me that question, lol

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Guess who's back!

Thats right ladies and gents after a brief mission assigned by the Headmistress (top secret, with a don't ask dont tell policy) I am back at Hoggy Warty Hogwarts and back with Slytherin. Apparently, we've had a bit of a shake up and the former puffball, known as Lav. A, has come to Slytherin as Head Girl, Quinn. Not sure how I'm feeling about this. You know how the puffballs can be, so nice and sweet and caring and hard working :;shudder::. On the bright side I have been made Prefect so I'll be able to keep an eye on her. I think the Slytherin initiation must be done as well as a month long cycle of good habit breaking.

That should do it.

If not, I'll find other means to de-puff-ify her