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.