Thursday, October 30, 2008

Missing Roommate

When I returned to my dorm room after a very long day at classes, I discovered Minee's cauldrons empty. It was way too quiet in our room. I asked Chrysta and Cassandra if they had seen Minee, but they said no. I checked the Common Room, but no Minee. I checked the Minee. I checked the Great Hall and the Room of Minee. I was indeed puzzled. I finally ran into Emma and she said Minee was in the infirmary...something about a broom accident. I flew to the infirmary and found her asleep. Poor Minee! She's kind of bumped and bruised, but is in good hands. I miss having her in our dorm room.

WhileMinee is healing, Bevin Rae Mooney will be helping me with Ravenclaw matters. I was able to bribe her with promises of pretty yarn!

It's almost Halloween, my favorite time of the year. My little owl Paisley delivered a few photos from home of a little Lovegood in her Halloween costume. She's wearing Sharpay's prom dress from High School Musical 3. Isn't she cute!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I'm Exhausted

This last week I've been so overworked! I seem to be barely making it up those moving staircases to Ravenclaw Tower about the same time as the owls are finishing their nightly hunting. My robes are ink stained, my quills are nothing but nubs, and I'm writing on scraps of parchment. Fortunately Prof. Whitmarch gives a fantastic shoulder massage! So I'm going to drag myself to bed at an early hour tonight. If you see me in multicolored robes tomorrow, you'll know I made it no further than one of Minee's cauldrons!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minister'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 Slughorn'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 Hermoine 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.I.
d. H.K.D.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dueling Dishcloths

As everyone knows, Lavender Ackerly and I fought the duel of the dishclothes. Here is the one I received from Lav. It's great!

I just wish we hadn't been tricked into this duel. Someone ~ or several someones ~ tried to set us against each other and destroy our friendship for defarious reasons. Did they think they could distract us from earning House points by setting us against each other and getting our entire Houses involved? This mystery MUST be solved!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Now that Lavender and I have completed our duel (and I won..hee hee), I feel badly. I tearfully discussed the whole situation with Professor Whitmarsh and, after gently wiping my tears, he explained to me that he and Lavender were truthfully only discussing games. Well, that made me feel even worse. I really regretted dying her robes pink, but I honestly did nothing more than that. I had nothing to do with her billywig poisoning. I wouldn't do that! Lavender and I may be competitors, but she is also a good friend and I wouldn't want to cause her harm.

Also, I didn't change anyone's grades. When I arrived at Professor Whitmarsh's usually very neat and organized office, I discovered the parchments hanging out of their cubby holes. It struck me as very odd and I tried to put them back. It was after some fell that I saw that it appeared grades had been changed. I tried to rectify that, not change them! I then put them back in their neat little niches.

I now remember one very strange thing. As I was leaving the office, I saw a wee ball of green and silver yarn behind a leg of the desk. I wonder if someone had been there before me? I wonder if someone else changed those grades. Does sound like something a Slytherin would do, doesn't it? But who would be out to cause "issues" between me and Lavender? I think I will have to treat Lavender to a trip to Hogsmeade and maybe we can figure this out.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Treasure Hunt Part III


Public Art (I forgot my peacock feathers at home this morning.)

Tree Changing Seasons

Used Textbook

Treasure Hunt Part II

Part II

Muggle Artifact to which my DH is addicted!

Glass of Butterbeer...MMMM MMMM GOOD!

Government Employee...Senator Barack Obama

Horcrux..where else would I hide a piece of my soul other than in a figurine of my alter ego!

Lucky Potion...if I'm lucky it hides any flaws!

Treasurer Hunt Part I

Here are the first of my photos:

Broom...sorry it's on its side!

House socks being worn...made for me by Grandma Grumblyplank of Gryffindor.

My idea of a diadem!

Engagement Ring

What more magical creature is there than Mickey Mouse!

Saturday, October 4, 2008


1. What potion has the strange side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking? Elixir to Induce Euphoria

2. What ingredient can be used to counteract the effect of the above side effects? Peppermint

3. How much can you get for Acromantula venom? 100 galleons a pint

4. What is the most powerful love potion in the world? Amortentia

5. What antidote does Harry use to help Ron when he is poisoned by Madam Rosmerta's finest mead? A bezoar

6. How does Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes' Owl Order Service get their potions past the security at Hogwarts to their customers? disguises them as perfumes and the like

7. What did Draco Malfoy make in Potions class when Professor Slughorn assigned them to make something amusing? Hiccuping Solution

8. What spells will not work in an area affected by Instant Darkness Powder? no light spells (such as Lumos and Incendio)

9. What are the ingredients for the Draught of Living Death? Wormwood, asphodel, velarian roots and a sopopherous bean

10. How much will unicorn tail hair fetch? 10 galleons a hair

Extra Credit

Do you prefer to knit or crochet? Knitting. I don't crochet.

What is your favorite weight yarn to knit/crochet with? sock yarn, sport yarn, DK

What fiber contents do you most like to knit/crochet with? What fiber contents do you dislike knitting/crocheting with? I honestly am not too picky, as long as the color is what I am looking for and it isn't stiff and scratchy.

How many complete pair of socks have you knit/crochet? I think I've know 6-7 pairs so far with MANY more to go.

What is your favorite item to knit/crochet? socks and sweater vests. I want to try fingerless mitts next.

What is your favorite treat? Popcorn!!!

Do you drink coffee, tea, or both? I love both. I also love tea/lemonade.

Do you have an online wish list? If so, where? I have an cross stitch wish list on my personal blog.

How many Ravelry groups are you in? 40

Is there any special item you have been really wanting, but can't find in your local area? I can find almost everything I want locally, except the new Opal HP yarn in the Tonks colorway. It sold out before I got there and she isn't getting any more.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Accidents Happen

One recent beautiful evening, I was giving Professor Whitmarsh a tour of the Hogwarts grounds. It was so beautiful and peaceful down around the lake at sunset. The sight of multicolored swans gliding along in pairs with their graceful necks entertwined was very romantic. Somehow along the way, my foot because tangled in something and I ended up with a broken bone. Professor Whitmarsh was very concerned and helped me back to the infirmary where put me in the care of Emma Wigworthy.

After leaving the infirmary, I wanted to let Professor Whitmarsh know that the break wasn't severe when I saw that Lavender Ackerly had cornered him and was talking his ear off. Being the considerate person he is, he was smiling and nodding his head as Lavender continued to talk and retain him. As I turned to leave, I saw Lavender's robe on the floor so I picked it up and saw that someone had stepped on it and left quite a muddy footprint. I hobbled back to my dorm room where, unfortunately, I tripped and fell into a few of Minee's cauldrons of dye. There was quite a colorful pool of liquid on the floor and, not thinking, I threw Lavender's robe on top of the dye to prevent it from spreadding to my peacock feathers. I must say that Lavender's robe was much improved with the tie-dyed that florescent pink!

I thought I should probably make good use of my time so I went to Professor Whitmarsh's office to wait for him. I was hoping that he had finally escaped from the trap set by Lavender A. I started straightening up the office and saw that the doors to the cupboards containing cubby holes filled with parchments was open and a few parchments were falling out. I slowly climbed up the ladder to put the parchments back. I was certainly surprised to see that the parchments contained the grades of all the DADA students. A couple parchments fell to Professor Whitmarsh's desk and were smudged. I tried to re-write those grades but Lucious''s handwriting is sometimes very hard to read. I sure hope I didn't screw up anyone's grade.