Thursday, November 20, 2008

Excited but Nervous

I order a Snape figure to add to my collection today. It was the cheapest I have seen 13.50 USD with shipping 20.05 USD. I am excited, but at this point more nervous because I haven't ever heard of the website. Stupid to order it then, I know. I once asked a co-worker what is the best method of determining a bad site and he said if they have addresses (snail mail) they should be pretty reputable. I am hoping that is true.

More excitement! I order a Bellatrix from Toys R Us. I am getting her for Christmas from my husband. I think I will ask him if he would like to pay me for Snape and he give it to me for Christmas, also. Very romantic, huh? I like it this way though, I get what I want. I am cool with no surprises.

My Harry Potter action figure collection is getting a little out of hand. At first I just wanted Ron, Hermione, and Harry. Now I have Sirus, Hagrid, the Voldemort and Harry Diorama (which is very cool and morbid). Then my collection grew to collecting patronus and pet animals. I have an otter (ferrit really but it was as close as I could get for the proportion), a barn owl, a fox terrier, an orange cat, a tabby cat (really close to Professor McGonagal) a white horse, a rabbit, a stag and a doe. I have yet to track down a snowy owl. I can get a black dog that works for Sirus. This is actually a pretty fun side project.

Now if I can get a Ginny. Or Draco. Or the Weasley twins.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Final Quidditch for HSKS6

Here it is:

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?

a. Eleanor

b. Cecilia

c. Sally

d. Mandy

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?

a. Demiguise

b. Jobberknoll

c. Wrackspurt

d. Runespoor

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?

a. 10 galleons

b. 8 galleons

c. 15 galleons

d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?

a. Eileen

b. Galatea

c. Carol

d. Jocelyn

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?

a. Charms Club

b. Gobstones Club

c. The Slug Club

d. Occlumency Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?

a. Ambrosius Flume

b. Dirk Cresswell

c. Ciceron Harkiss

d. Barnabas Cuffe

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?

a. Aunt Muriel

b. Aunt Ethel

c. Aunt Edna

d. Aunt Thelma

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
a. 30

b. 70

c. 50

d. 90

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dgworth-Granger found?

a. The Most Extraordinary Society of Charms

b. The Most Extraordinary Society of Herbology

c. The Most Extraordinary Society of the Defense Against the Dark Arts

d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?

a. The antidote for blended poison will be equal to less than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components

b. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to less than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents

c. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the product of the antidotes for each of the separate compenents

d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separtea components

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dobby-like eyes

I don't remember the exact description of Dobby's eyes, but this morning I woke up with them staring at me. I wish very much I had a house elf to knit for and such--I have to settle with a chihuahua.

Tico likes to sleep at my feet most of the time. Well, this moring after he woke up he layed his head on my pillow (like a human-head on pillow and body under the covers) and stared at me for 2-3 hours before I got up. It is very odd waking up that way. R does it to me sometimes coupled with her yelling, "Wake up Mommy!"

Kids and dogs are very similar I have found.

Monday, November 10, 2008

HSKS6 Owl Package

I received my package today!  I just flew home on a Buick "broom" and met the owl.  It was like a very Harry Potter Christmas!  In the box with a cute owl drawing on it was: 
A sewn knitting bag that looks absolutely fantastic!

Cute Lantern Moon peppermint tape measurer

Row counter

Best Friend Scarf patten

2 crocheted eyeballs, one brown eye and one green (resembles my daughter's eye color)

Crocheted frog which was commandeered

3 skeins of Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton in Gryffindor Colorway

1 skein of Recycled Silk in Multi Colors

Lantern Moon Ebony DPNs (beautiful!)

Magnet interlocking bookmark with Harmony Character on it

Magnet that says, "Any day spent knitting is a good day"

2 boxes of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans

I think that was everything!  I'm telling ya, Christmas!  Thank you so much Fleur!  I loved everything!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Party in the Common Room!

WoooHooo!  I am heading down to the kitchen to tickle the pear and get some good eats for the weekend!  The house elves are so sweet!  I am thinking about skipping my afternoon potions class, but I am sure I would get detention. Someone will rat on me and I am out of WWW Puking Pastels.  I guess I am going to have to suffer through it.

Decisions, decisions.  What to do for the rest of the night?  I thought about slipping out and exploring, I have heard of some weird stuff around the castle. 

What ever the case, I just hope I don't run into Peeves or Filch.  I want to make it through the rest of the term without going to detention.  

Disclaimer, I suck at this.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I purchase my RAOK gift today, now I just have to make it to the owlery tomorrow!

Update on my computer, it is dying.  The screen started to bleed.  I am going to see how much it will cost for a new casing or if they even do that.  Blah...

I started a new mermaid.  She is going to be my largest doll have ever made...I am guessing she will be 16-18 inches long.  I bought more of the yarn that I used on her fins to make something Gryffindor themed.  It reminds me of something that would have been worn to the Yule Ball!  I think I just bought my LYS out of it which is sad because I don't have enough for anything but a scarf.  OH well, can't have everything.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am trying to plan what I am getting my RAOK person. I haven't the slightest what she would like and there isn't too much Ravenclaw things to purchase. Hmmm...decisions, decisions.

I haven't been working on my Tonks doll. I don't know why either. I have some really fun things I want to do with her clothing, I just can't get motivated. I actually have started a new mermaid. I haven't even really finished the last one. I can't decide if I want to leave her plain or if I want to glitz her (the finished one) up. I am kind of fond of her plain jane, so maybe the one I am working on right now I can experiment with. She is going to be larger so maybe that will give me more room to play.

My birthday passed with out anything else bad happening. I don't know if I could afford ruining anything else. I went to Wally Jolly World and purchased Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix PS2 game out of the bargin bin. I am 12% finished which is really good for me. I do not have the coordination for video games. I also found online that 3 Harry Potter games are for 20 bucks at another store. I am going to see if I can get someone to purchase it for me who lives near it.


Monday, November 3, 2008


12:15 pm--I received a RAOK from Stuart that had a Gryffindor patch and hot chocolate! I was extremely excited because it was a Happy Halloween/Birthday card. I have to get on the ball now and get my stuff together for my RAOK person.

R wanted the hot chocolate Sunday morning so I mix it up for her and myself. It was yummy! I decided to search through Ravelry and catch up on everything I miss on Saturday. I have did this hundreds of times, I balance my cup on the arm of my couch. This time I wasn't very lucky. My husband started yelling.....YOUR CUP YOUR CUP!!! My cup full of hot chocolate fell on to my laptop and in the confusion of having him yelling and trying to get towels, R crying "Oh the Mac computer!" and me panicing, I dropped the damn thing on the floor. The screen cuts out and I hear it shorting out. I have already unplugged it and I am trying to turn it off.

I am heartbroken. We can't afford to purchase another one and it had our life history practically on it. It is running, I hear the fan and it still tells us the time about 2 and a half hours late. I am sick. I get tears every time I think of it.

4:25 pm--I began this post before lunch and at home (at lunch) I checked on my computer....IT COME ON! The parts that got most of the liquid isn't working but I think I can order the part and have my co-worker install it!

I am a bit happier about that. The worst thing was that today is my birthday and I have been depressed about it all day. I guess that is the way it goes.