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!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My homework is DONE!


3. Wizengamot

4. Boggart

5. Marietta Edgecombe

8. Sirius Black

10. Arabella Figg

12. Tonks

13. Dumbledore

14. Doxy

15. Order of the Phoenix

16. Shacklebolt

17. Scrivenshaft’s

19. Kreacher

20. Madam Puddifoot’s


1. Severus Snape

2. Honeydukes

6. Grimmauld Place

7. Ministry of Magic

9. Mundungus

11. Umbridge

15. Occlumency

18. Hog’s Head

Monday, June 30, 2008

My roommate Emma divulges her secret at last

My roommate Emma Dumbledore and I had a chance to chat today as she was feeling homesick. You know how Emma likes to observe the muggle holidays (apparently a muggle holiday called "4th of July" is coming up. Well duh, the 4th of July is coming, and so is the 1st, 2nd, etc. I don't get it). Anyway, Emma was feeling rather melancholy since she couldn't get home for this holiday, and I asked her once again about that famous last name of hers. She has finally revealed, after all this time, that she is Albus Dumbledore's gay lover's daughter! He gave her his last name though to protect her and give her a brighter future, as her real dad was a death eater and she was tortured as a little kid. Poor Emma. The outer scars have healed but the inner ones take longer. Keep your chin up Emma!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Look what Antonio sent me!

My wonderful spoiler Antonio sent me this little package of goodies in an order I placed with his uncle Vincenzo's Magical Fiber shop on Diagon Alley! The beaded item is a row counter, which I am still learning how to use! Isn't it great?!

THANK YOU Antonio!

Friday, June 27, 2008

A little surprise from Antonio!

My super spoiler Antonio dela Weasley sent me a little "pre-kit" package today! His uncle Vincenzo magically dyes this wonderfully soft yarn...the muggles use it to knit with. Anyway, in a package of this yarn from Vincenzo's shop on Diagon Alley (where I can't help but shop) Antonio included a wee packet of goodies for me! Included were point protectors for small circulars, yarn needles, and a beautiful black and blue beaded item. Being a novice muggle-style knitter myself, I am not sure what this item is for. I did however send an owl of thanks to Antonio with an inquiry as to the use of this beautiful item. I will post his reply as soon as I get it! Thanks again Antonio!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. At the beginning of the year feast, who is the only person who rudely interrupts Dumbledore during his speech?

b. Professor Umbridge

2. Off what street is the alley where Harry first met Sirius?

c. Magnolia Crescent

3. Tonks’ mother had two sisters, both pure-bloods, and both left on the Black Family Tree. What are their names?

c. Narcissa and Bellatrix

4. What spell are the students studying in McGonalgall’s class when Umbrdige is doing her inspection?

d. The Vanishing Spell

5. Who comes to warn Harry and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army that Umbridge and her group of followers are coming to break up their meeting?
Answer: __________Dobby_____________ (five letters)

6. Who are the members of the Order that met Harry Potter in the Dursely’s house during the summer before his fifth year?

c. Alastor Moody, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Remus Lupin, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones

7. Moody used the Disillusionment Charm on Harry.
a. Yes

8. Which of these Death Eaters is Sirius related to?

d. All of these

9. At what age did Sirius leave his home?
Answer: _________16__________ (Number)

10. How many of the original Order members were killed (don’t include those who disappeared)?

b. 8

Picture Scavenger

Post these pictures to your blog. They must either be posted or linked to from your blog in order to receive points.

Kingsley Shacklebolt

Bellatrix Lestrange

Nymphadora Tonks

Remus Lupin

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tag! I'm IT!!!

My cousin Lavender Ackerly tagged me to do a meme. Sorry she had to wait so long for me to get to it!

1. What I was doing 10 years ago...

10 years ago I was getting ready to move to Los Angeles CA to work as a travel nurse for the first time so that my now ex-husband could pursue his dream. I was kicking butt in my Mary Kay business as well but was to soon find out that I couldn't handle both in a new place. My sons were 2 and 11. The 2-year-old came with us to California but my oldest son stayed behind with his dad in Erie. THAT sucked.

2. Five things on my to-do list today

Well since it's 8pm as I'm writing this I'll give you my to-do list for tomorrow:

1. Mary Kay facial with my friend Lori at 9:30
2. pick up rental roto-tiller at 2:30 so that I can have it for Sunday when my boyfriend can till my new vegetable garden
3. attend my now 12-year old's soccer game
4. go to Lowe's/Home Depot for supplies to make the raised vegetable bed
5. go to a movie or other fun thing with my son and boyfriend. Maybe we'll go see Kung Fu Panda!

3. Snacks I enjoy:

1. Newman's Own mint chocolate oreo-like cookies
2. nuts-almonds, cashews, macadamias
3. strawberry shortcake
4. fresh fruit
5. kettle chips and popcorn

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:

1. Pay off all my bills, mom's bills, dad's bills.
2. Invest so that I would continue to be a billionaire.
3. Donate to some favorite charities: the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity, my local Whole Foods Co-Op, and other great ones that I don't know about yet.
4. Build a house that uses no fossil fuels...i.e. with a geothermal heating/cooling system, green roof, solar panels, etc. It would also look like a log home or a castle. Not sure which. And it would have a huge vegetable garden!

5. Places I've lived:

-Buffalo NY (birth place)
-Waterford PA (grew up there)
-Erie PA (several times and current domicile)
-McKean PA
-Batavia NY
-Los Angeles CA
-Torrance CA

6. Jobs I've had:

-cashier at convenience store
-nurse's aide
-Registered such I've worked in home care, infusion, critical care, and the cath lab.
-Mary Kay consultant

7. People I want to know more about:

My spoiler Antonia de la Weasley, and anyone else on the swap!

Which HP Kid Are You?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz 06.11.08

1. It's changing out there. Just like last time. There's a storm coming, Harry. And we all best be ready when she comes. Rubeus Hagrid

2. Dumbledore's Army was about doing something real. Or was that all just words to you? Neville Longbottom

3. Dementors in Little Winging? Whatever next? The whole world's going topsy-turvy. Mrs. Arabella Figg

4. The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by an invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing. Severus Snape

5. Face it, Petunia. Our boy has gone lumpy. Vernon Dursley

6. You're a fool, Harry Potter, and you will lose everything. Lord Voldemort

7. Practicing is good, but there's something else that's even more important: believing in yourself. Look at it this way: every wizard in history has started out as nothing more than we are now -- students. If they can do it, why not us? Harry Potter

8. I WILL have order! Delores Umbridge

9. When are you going to get it into your head? We're in this together. Hermione Granger

10. When all this is over we'll be a proper family, you'll see. Sirius Black

11. That's right. Anyway, my mum always said things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. If not always in the way we expect. Luna Lovegood

12. You may not like him, Minister, but you can't deny: Dumbledore's got style. Kingsley Shacklebolt

13. Who wants to watch me take off Snivelly's trousers? Young James Potter

14. One person can't feel all that, they'd explode! Ron Weasley

15. They're very clean, these Muggles. It's unnatural. Nymphadora Tonks

16. How dare you speak his name! YOU FILTHY HALF BLOOD! Bellatrix LeStrange

17. Just because you can use magic now does not mean you have to whip your wands out for everything. Mrs. Weasley

18. Did you actually believe, or are you truly naive enough to think that children stood a chance against us? I'll make this simple, Potter. Give me the prophecy now, or watch your friends die. Lucius Malfoy

19. You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. Ginny Weasley

20. Ah, I thought we might hit this little snag. You seem to be laboring under the delusion that I am going to -- what is the phrase? -- come quietly. Albus Dumbledore

Who I'm Most Like at Hogwarts...who even is she?

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quidditch Round One

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

a. Tibbles

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

a. Ignatius

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

d. 23

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?

b. Neville Longbottom

5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?

a. Angelina Johnson

6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

b. A hydrangea 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?

b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.

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?

c. Golden cherubs and pink confetti

9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?

a. 38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham

10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Picture Scavenger

Fred and George Weasley (Together)

Hog’s Head Pub

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

Draco Malfoy

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Surprise for Emma

Thanks to Miranda for researching that peculiar American holiday called "Memorial Day". I'll leave the muggle studies to her for now, as I'm still working on finding my way around here at Hogwarts! I get lost more often than I care to discuss. I have found some interesting hiding places, and have gotten Filch after me more than once.

Miranda and I are planning some surprises for Emma when she gets back. How dare she go off and leave in the middle of the term like that! But if she brings us back some good presents we might let her off easy. Miranda and I are keeping the details to ourselves for now, but she did say something about apple pie. Maybe it's a "Memorial Day" thing or something.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ravenclaw's first puzzle

Can you keep a secrit?
The headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix is at No. 12 Grimmauld Place.

I'll admit the spelling error in "secrit" threw me, but I persevered!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ravenclaw Dorm Life

I have to say that I lucked out in the dorm assignment department. My roomies are Miranda Moonstone and Emma Dumbledore. They are nice, if not a bit strange at times. Miranda, dear thing, rambles on in her sleep about her missing (and assumed dead) parents. I suspect she realizes this during her waking hours but at nighttime she relives the terrifying tornado that lead to their presumed demise. Poor thing. As their bodies were never recovered, she imagines that they are both alive but suffering from amnesia and thereby don't know where to look for her. She has also been overcome by can't-knit-initis and has been searching for a counter spell, suspecting an as-yet-to-be-named HufflePuff as the culprit.

Emma, on the other hand, has been mum about her infamous last name. She simply will not divulge anything. This frustrates Miranda and I to no end, so of course we all suspect something juicy is up. Maybe we'll have to relieve some veratiserum from Professor Snape to get her talking...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Brief Biography homework assignment

Hello! I'm Agatha, a first-year Ravenclaw. I got to meet my cousin Lavender on the train and she's very nice. Though I'm not quite clear how she was a Ravenclaw last year and now is a Hufflepuff? Did the sorting hat make a mistake? Hmm. So much to learn here at Hogwarts! Anyway, Lavender is a distant cousin on our dads' sides of our respective families, though I'm not quite sure exactly how. Anyway, I'll proudly take her place in Ravenclaw, and just hope that the Sorting Hat got it right this time!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ravenclaw Rocks!

Yay! I just found out I've been sorted into Ravenclaw! Woo-hoo!!! Can't wait for the fun to begin!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ok, here I am!

So I'm new at this blogging thing, thanks Lav for helping me out!

I just joined the HSKS5 Swap and can't wait to have fun!

I'm a newbie, so help me out!