23 October 2008

HSKS6 Gryffindor Homework!

Homework time again! This time we had to decode a cipher. I admit that I needed a slight push in the right direction to solve this one, but got it shortly after. We were watching a crazy muggle movie, The Forbidden Kingdom, while I typed out the answer. The good thing is that I could predict some of the words after getting just a few letters.



And my answer: “Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong tha[n] being right”

Hermione Granger

Bonus 1: Who became scarred and developed a taste for raw meat in Chapter 29 of HBP?
Bill Weasley began craving raw meat after Fenrir Greyback bit him. The bastard werewolf! At least now he can eat prime rib the way it should be cooked.. nice and rare.

Bonus 2: Who developed an antidote for a birthday present in Chapter 18 of HBP?
Technically it wasn't a birthday present. Ron was opening his birthday gifts in the dorm room when the Christmas gift Romilda Vane gave Harry fell into the pile. Ron thought they were his and ate a few not realizing they were spiked with love potion! Professor Slughorn gives Ron the antidote, then poisons him with the mead meant for Dumbledore! Luckily, Harry remembered the trick about the bezoar being a magical cure-all.

17 October 2008

It's Quidditch Time again!

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

14 October 2008

howdy pardner!

hey, just getting into the lingo for our staff retreat. yup, that'd be to a dude ranch. however, 1 thing i failed to grasp is the lack of internet or even phone access! *cringe* no contact with the outside world for nearly 3 days... no talking to Steve at least once a day. no quick 2 minutes email checks on my phone. it's a scary prospect to be disconnected for that long. well, for me at least.

on the flip side, it's going to be the 23 full time staffers enjoying the outdoors. and each others company, for nearly 3 full days. there will be horseback riding (though, not for me!) and fishing and camp fires and s'mores and karaoke and steak dinners and beer and wine and and and... :o) i'll be fishing with Patsy and a few others while the rest of the staffers go horseback riding. no way am i getting on a horse! pretty to look at and pet and feed, but no thank you.

no internet, but i'm still SODAMN excited!

09 October 2008

More homework!

What a fun homework assignment! I love word scramble's and crosswords. Yay! So here we go, my next homework assignment for HSKS6...

1. At what are Hogwarts students allowed to swear loudly if venomous tentacula attempts to strangle them?
2. An animal form protector charm is a
3. Who is the potions master in HBP?
Horace Slughorn
4. What is Aragog? An acromantula
5. Who is imperiused and cursed by a necklace in HBP? Katie Bell
6. What does Harry destroy in HBP? horcruxes
7. Draught of living death is comprised of ?
wormwood, asphodel, valerian roots, and a single Sopophorous Bean (crushed with the flat side of a silver dagger
8. What potion can reverse the draught of living death? Wiggenweld

And of course I took advantage of the bonus question...
Who is R. A. B.?
Presumably, it is Regulus A Black, Sirius' younger brother and a known death eater. He loaned Kreacher to Voldie to place the locket horcrux. and later removed the horcrux and replaced it with a fake locket.

05 October 2008

Hogsmeade Trip!

So this weekend was the 1st Hogsmeade trip of the semester! I ran into Honeydukes for some yummy treats for myself. My favorites are definitely Droobles Best Blowing Gum since I loooove gum! Afterthat, I wandered in an out of the stores buying some more parchment, quills, and of course some ice cream at

I sat in the Three Broomsticks drinking butterbeer and knitting with Hermione Granger. I thought I'd get started on some Christmas gifts and she came over to sit with me when she saw I was knitting. she was working on some projects for S.P.E.W. We had a great time! She is such a sweetheart.

I ended the day by wandering back up to Hogwarts for an early dinner and then homework in the Gryffindor common room. What a great weekend!

02 October 2008

new ink!

I went to dinner with a friend and her hubby tonight. Our plan was to get food, then go get our tattoo designs priced to come back on Saturday to get inked. Well, the plan changed about 5 minutes after pricing them... we decided to stay and get inked! Yup, below are some pictures in the progression of my newest inking. It's my 5th and I just love it.