November 15, 2008

1. Who was Tom Riddle Sr.'s girlfriend before Merope gave him the love potion?
b. Cecilia

2. What does Luna say floated into Harry's ear when he was in the train car that supposedly caused him to lose focus?
c. Wrackspurt

3. How much do the primary Apparition lessons cost?
d. 12 galleons

4. What is Professor Merrythought's first name?
b. Galatea

5. What Hogwarts club was Eileen Prince captain of?
b. Gobstones Club

6. Who is head of the Goblin Liaison office?
b. Dirk Cresswell

7. Mrs. Weasley offers Fleur a goblin-made tiara for the wedding with Bill. What family member is currently in possession of the tiara?
a. Aunt Muriel

8. How many points does Snape take from Gryffindor for Harry's late arrival and muggle attire?
b. 70

9. When Profressory Slughorn first meets Hermione, he asks her whether she is related to Hector Dagworth-Granger. What society did Dagworth-Granger found?
d. The Most Extraordinary Society of Potioneers

10. Which of these describes Golpalott's Third Law?
d. The antidote for a blended poison will be equal to more than the sum of the antidotes for each of the separate components

November 08, 2008

Flyin High

Things I should never do again

Flying a broomstick at night
Flying a broomstick blindfolded
Flying a Broomstick during the day
Flying a Broomstick indoors
Thinking I can fly a broomstick at all, after forgetting how poor I was the last time, tho I mainly blame the concussion for the last.

November 01, 2008

An OCC post

While the economy is hitting the fan and economists are predicting the worst Christmas in 20 years, my company and store has increased over last year by over 150%. I have issues with a potentailly harmful staff member and dispite my petition ex-boyfriends are not banned from the mall. With any luck I will manage to get back on top my life or else ... well I don't know what else actually ... a big hurlte will be crossed next weekend and I'll know if my future rests with this job (at least for a while yet) or not.Your patience is appreciated.

D.

October 25, 2008

What is it?

Dear Chuck(les)

Today it snowed.
Sort of. It was tiny little pebbles of ice/snow. They bounced when they hit the ground, or me, for that matter. Not quite snow not quite hail. What is it called? I'm sticking to pebbles.

Lots of homework pilling up and I got into a fight with another student. Luckily he was from far away and has decided to go back so I don't have to deal with him anymore. He's trying out for his national quidditch team. Since this individual (who, if he was any thicker he'd be solid through) has been known to score on his own goal I am laying a fair galleon or 2 he doesn't make it.

Hogsmede weekend was interesting. I spent most of it in the tea shop. (Think Tim's with less doughnuts and more cucumber and a weed they call kress) Also don't order a double double otherwise you just get 4 cups of tea and a strange look. Bought you some candies to share with everyone else and a few things from the joke shops.

I'ed send you pictures of everything here but it all looks the same...blocked by piles of homework. It's not fun changing schools half way through your high school years that's for sure!!

Love to everyone and send me some Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses when they come out!
Brimstone

October 17, 2008

Round 2

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.

October 05, 2008

It isn't civilization without football.

Dear Lewis,

Thank you for being such a cleaver little wizard and figuring out how to send me Live NFL feeds. Truly they are a godsend. Even the muggle papers here don't cover the Colts and Giants! Heck I didn't realize that the Bills were 4-0 this season. And they were playing part of the season in Toronto!! It'll be amazing to finally have a home team, at least part time. It makes for some rough Monday and Tuesday mornings though. Well worth it. It's why they have coffee in the world.

School is ok. I'm falling behind somewhat, life outside school is non-existant. It's why I am so late writing, sorry. Yet still tho I am nowhere other than class or the library I feel like I am not getting ahead. I may have to drop an elective. Probably Magical Creatures. Especially as I am fairly certain 3 second years have already been eaten.

This weekend is Hogsmede. It's the only thing close to freedom we are likely to get until Christmas. With floo powder being cheap and plentiful here youéd think we could just go home at night or for the weekend. It's weird. Like a really cool and cheerful jail. The alternative is mom and 7...think I can stay here for Christmas?

I keep going to the infirmary with headaches. I think the matron (nurse, apparently you can't be married and a nurse here *shrugs*) thinks I am faking it. But really everything here is so loud. There are so many people, everything is magical and you never get to leave. I mean the lake has merpeople so I can't even go there. The forest is filled with unicorns, hippogriffs, centaurs.
It's deeply frustrating.

It's not all bad. Like I say the whole place is magical the students are pretty cool. Tho the trick is staying out of the midst of a ongoing prank war, watching from the sidelines is pretty fun though. I am in the duel club competition and made it to the second round. I met lots of fellow knitters, and am drinking some made of awesome tea. I got a point for my house for Quidditch but we didn't find the snitch. I am making friends. On the whole things are good just different.

Miss you all lots, Keep sending bits of home,
Brimstone.

September 29, 2008

Pop quiz

The Quiz...

1 Which is your favorite book in the series (and why)?
Order of the Pheonix and Prisoner of Azkaban, because I have a crush on Sirius Black

2 If you were taking Owls, which class would you get an E in? Would you get any Ts?
E's in History of Magic and DADA, T's in Potions and Herbology

3 Who is your favorite character (or characters) in the Harry Potter series?
The young James, Sirius, Remus, Peter and Lily

4 If you had to pick 1 character for a roomate, who would you pick and why? Who'd be your least-favorite to have as a roomate?
lily would be my favourite and my least favourite would be probably Hermionie, we have way too different personalities.

5 Hufflepuffs are a hardworking bunch, but also a bit mischevious. Which Hogwarts professor would you most like to prank, and how would you do it?
Remus Lupin because he has a sense of humour.


6 Favorite DADA professor? (from the books, Lucius does NOT count :)
Lupin because he actually taught you something

7 Favorite magical creatures? (Also, if for example you like a certain creature in general, but not how they are represented in the HP canon, feel free to elaborate :)
House Elves, beacuase they are sweet natured (for the most part)

8 What is your favorite food in the HP universe? Which food or foods would you like to try in real life? Do you have any recipes to share with us ;)?
I like to identify my food. Tentical tart doesn't appeal.

9 Broom, floo powder, portkey, or magic carpet?
Portkey as I have no co-ordination and don't like arriving ash-y

10 Since we're Hufflepuffs... Yellow or Black?
Black and gold.

September 26, 2008

Quidditch Round 1
1. At the beginning of the book, Cornelius Fudge is talking to the Muggle Prime Minister. Which member of the Order of the Phoenix has recently been found dead?
c. Emmeline Vance

2. What animal does Bellatrix Lestrange kill when she and her sister, Narcissa, are going to see Professor Snape?
b. Fox

3. What time does Professor Dumbledore collect Harry from Privet Drive?
b. 11 p.m.

4. What did Professor Slughorn transform into when he was trying to hide from Harry and Professor Dumbledore?
a. An armchair

5. What grade did Harry get for Herbology?
a. E – Exceeds Expectation

6. Herbert Chorley, the Prime Minister’s Junior Minster, has been entertaining the public by impersonating which animal?
b. A duck

7. What is Professor Sprout’s first name?
d. Pomona

8. What is Dumbledore’s idea of ‘a few words’?
d. nitwit, oddment, blubber and tweak

9. Who is Marcus Belby’s famous uncle?
b. Damocles

10. What is Snape’s mother’s name?
b. Eileen Prince

Seeker's Quest

Narcissa and Belatrix
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Zzm_oFry35pc8M:http://damaverde.altervista.org/2CONTEST/2bellatrixNarcissa_ELETTRA.jpg

Snape
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b9/Ootp076.jpg/200px-Ootp076.jpg

Dumbledore
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3c/Harris_Dumbledore_CoS.jpg/220px-Harris_Dumbledore_CoS.jpg

Sprout
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:bK5ExHCHCvRTGM:http://images.wikia.com/harrypotter/images/e/e8/Professor_Sprout.jpg

September 18, 2008

Hufflepuff Homework

1. Do you knit and/or crochet?
I knit and crochet. I am seriously looking forward to learning to dye and needle felting. Poossibly even spinning tho that's not in the immediate future.

2. How long have you been at your craft?
3 obessive years.

3. Do you spin? If yes do you use drop spindle or wheel.
No that is for Next year's resolution.

4. What is your favorite color?
I love secondary colours

5. Do you have any other hobbies?
BBC addict, Deadpool (From Marvel Comic) addict, video game addict.

6. What are your favorite yarns/fibers?
Mostly I like animal fibers with a bit of nylon or lycra or something with some snap to it.

7. What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?
Splitty yarn. Omg Paton's stretch socks, Lion Brand microfiber. BLURG!

8. Are there any yarns that you’ve been eyeing and wanting to try?
There are so many new things out it's hard to keep track.

9. What are you currently working on?
Everydamn thing. :) 2 purses, 3 pairs of socks, legwarmers, Central Park Hoodie and a few secret pal items.

10. What is your favorite Finished Object? (Pictures are welcome.)
Anything I finish is an accomplishment.

11. Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn?
Needle Felting and dying.Colourwork like fair isle.

12. What is you favorite type of book or movie?
Fantasy/Sci-fi Books. Sci-fi movies. Zombie Movies. Comedy TV shoes.

13. Who is your favorite person at Hogwarts?
Hagrid

14. Favorite class and/or subject at Hogwarts?
History of Magic

15. How many family members do you have?
Varies depending who my mum is currently married to.

16. What is your favorite Fall activity?
Walking or Riding horses

17. How many projects do you have on your needles/hook?
Many

18. What is your favorite type of footwear?
Comfy, has to have some heal and preferably opened toed

19. What is your favorite beverage of choice?
Carnation Hot Chocolate with mini marshmellows

20. What is your favorite park of Half-blood Prince?
The first chapter with the Muggle Prime Minister,

September 13, 2008

Potter Name: Brimley Shale "Brimstone" or "Brims"

Rav ID: Jinxsa

I am allergic to: most detergents and topical acids

Pets that I have: 2 cats and 2 dogs

My favorite yarn: Hmmmm ..... many yarns. I prefer something thats mostly animal fiber but has some snap to it.

If you are a Ravenclaw, do you prefer the film colors or the book colors?

My favorite flavor: Caramel, apples, total diet coke/coke zero addict

My favorite holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas Yes. All of the above tho I am usually so busy at Christmas I don't enjoy it.

I would like to receive a: (Sock kit, scarf kit or yarn dyeing kit): Surprise me kit. Learning to dye was a new year's resolution but socks, a bag, shawl, mittens anything goes!

List your favorite brand of needles or hooks, including size and length: I love my knit picks options.

Is there a brand that you are dying to try?:I'ed love to try a more high end crochet hook like Britany Birch

I've participated in HSKS: (How many times have you participated in HSKS swaps?) 3rd year.

Do you have a birthday during this swap? If so which day?

September 12, 2008

Starting off on the wrong scalp.

Dear Izzabee,.

It's nice enough at the school but I wish you were here. It's kinda lonely. I have been sorted into my house. I'm a Schmuffle Tuff or Hufflepuff or something like that. To be sorted you have to stand in front of the whole school and wear a funny hat. Honest. Not too traumatic, huh? Oh and it talks, INSIDE YOUR HEAD. Yup funny looking, psycic hat. in front of the whole school. If you win the house cup I think it's going to be pink unitard with orange flashdance tee shirt.

I'm getting into a routine and not nearly getting lost as much now that I can hear the staircases. They move. It takes ages to convince them to move back, too. I enjoy listening to Hogwarts, it's so old and tehre is so much going on. Oh another weird thing - I think the house elves are forming a union. I'm in the kitchens a lot, I don't like the dining hall it's loud. And I am wondering if the tenticle tart is going to attack me. Seriously. I know a boy in our dorm lost his toad yesterday but the wouldn't serve it for supper, would they? Still I don't want to examine the "toad in the hole" too closely either.

I got a care package from my mum. She sent me a portable dvd player and some dvd's. All british tv shows. I'm not sure how that's supposed to make me less homesick but they are good shows. Oh and a few movies. Luckily the canopy bed has some thick curtains I can put my headphones in and enjoy. I wonder if the Beachcombers is out on dvd yet?

Miss You,
Brims

PS Have I mentioned the size of my HAIR?!?

September 10, 2008

Lost

Apparently Hogwarts is in England. Funny thing about England it's not in Canada. It's cold and wet. And people talk funny. Also there seems to be more fried foods. And foods I can't identify and foods that just dound nasty. Do I want to know what's in Blood pudding? I didn't think so.

But I'm here ready to start a new term at school. The first experience I have is shopping in Diagonally or some such. It's super crowded. And kinda expensive. Luckily mom married money. Well, the second time around. And the fifth come to think of it... mind you, it's the newest (and 7th if your keeping track) that's the reason I'm here. Not at home, where I should be. But here. Where things are cold and wet (it bares repeating as I have naturally curly hair).

Here's hoping #8 lives somewhere tropical.

Brims.