Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Andromeda Received her Package!!!

My lovely spoilee Andromeda Finch-Fletchley from Slytherin got her big box o'goodies! That owl had a long way to fly but made it safe and sound. I expect him back any day now. Check out her blog for photos and to read all the nice things she said about it!

Thursday, July 17, 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 Hermoine are there visiting him at night when they are not supposed to). When she walks past the place where Harry, Ron and Hermoine 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 Hermoine for Christmas?
a. "New Theory of Numberology"

Padma Patil:

Hannah Abbott:


Cedric Diggory:

Dumbledore's Army:

Monday, July 14, 2008

Yay! My Package has Arrived!!!

A very tired owl dropped this off at my doorstep today!
A quick peek inside hinted at what was to come.....

A nice note from Antonio was opened first...

Group Shot!

This folder is stuffed with bunches and bunches of sock patterns!

Look at the yummy yarn! One hank in Ravenclaw colors, and one in my favorite color combo of green and purple!!! Plus stitch markers, DPN's, and a tape measure that I will be turning into a snitch!

Look at all these goodies! YUM!!!

And the piece de resistance.....LOOK AT THIS BAG!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Andromeda Finch-Fletchley, your kit is on its way!

Well Andi, your kit has been packaged up and is on its way! Good thing I got a BIG owl to bring it across the country to you! It weighs 6 and half pounds! I can't WAIT for you to receive it!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Ravenclaw Homework

1. What is the literal translation of "Albus Dumbledore"? White Bumblebee

2. "Occlumency" is not, in reality, a word. However, it seems to be derived from a familiar real word that means "to block". What is that word? Occlude

3. Remus Lupin, the werewolf, has a name that is a double reminder of his traits. From what languages are his two names derived? Italian and Latin

4. Percy Weasley's owl takes its name, quite appropriately, from the Greek messenger god. Who is this god? Hermes

5. Many of the creatures studied in the Care of Magical Creatures class or encountered by Hogwarts students are based on mythological animals while many others were made up. Name a mythological animal which is studied and/or encourntered by Hogwarts students. Thestrals

6. Harry is tried for the "crime" of using magic outside Hogwarts by the Wizengamot. From what culture is the name "Wizengamot" derived? The Wizengamot gets its name from the Witan, also known as the Witenagemot, from Anglo-Saxon England. Witan is defined as "an assembly of higher ecclesiastics and important laymen, including king's thegns, that met to counsel the king on matters such as judicial problems."

7. The hospital in OotP is called St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Who was the real St. Mungo? Mungo Bonham

8. Dobby the house-elf gets his name from another kind of creature. In English folklore, what is a dobby? a Brownie (a benevolent goblin or elf)

9. Mundungus Fletcher is a disreputable little wizard with a penchant for trading in stolen goods. What exactly does mundungus mean? A particularly smelly variety of tobacco

10. Harry's arch-nemesis throughout OotP is Professor Umbridge. Why is her name appropriate for her? "dolor" = Latin for pain, sadness, grief, resentment.
"umbrage" = offense, from Latin "umbra" shade, shadow, ghost.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My Muppet Personality! And it's so Right On!

You Are Miss Piggy

A total princess and diva, you're totally in charge - even if people don't know it.

You want to be loved, adored, and worshiped. And you won't settle for anything less.

You're going to be a total star, and you won't let any of the "little people" get in your way.

Just remember, piggy, never eat more than you can lift!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Agatha meets Antonio

I was flying my new broom through Buffalo on my way to Ontario today and just had to stop by to meet my spoiler Antonio! We had lunch and I got a few lessons on some muggle sock-knitting techniques (a cool little thing called "Magic Loop", but I swear there wasn't any magic going on), plus he helped me make something for my spoilee's kit (Andi, you will love it!)

I had fun and my little 12-yr-old cousin Lucifer Scrimshaw didn't complain too much. He sat near the window on his "laptop" (he likes to play with the muggle moving pictures they produce-he pushes the buttons and makes the pictures move...fascinating really).

Antonio, thanks again for the hospitality! Hope we can do it again soon!