Monday, February 25, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz #4

1. What colorless and odorless potion forces the drinker to tell the truth?

2. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves half of you behind, you have been what?

3. Who wrote the Standard Books of Spells Grades 1 and 2?
Miranda Gashawk

4. What is it called when brother wands meet?
Priori Incantatem

5. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.

6. For what is the charm Aparecium used?
Revealing invisible ink

7. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?

8. What color should the Strengthening Potion be?
Dark purple

9. What plants are used in preparing a confusing potion?
Sneezewart, scurvy-grass, loveage

10. What condition is cured by Glumbumble?
Cures hysteria

11. What potion makes a werewolf safe so he can keep his mind when he transforms, and what substance makes it useless?
Wolfsbane potion

12. When does Fluxwood, an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion, have to be picked?
During the full moon

13. What color should a Shrinking Solution be?
Bright acid green

14. What potion is made from asphodel and wormwood?
Draught of the Living Death

15. For what are Jobberknoll feathers used?
Memory Potion and Truth Serum

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Boy, oh, boy, have I been busy. Studying and visiting poor Madame Pomfrey. I think I was studying so much that I got myself sick. So I am finally caught up and feeling a little better, so I can post about my trip to Hogsmeade.

I really wanted to hit every shop, but I am so easily distracted. The first place I went was Gladrags Wizardwear. I am seriously addicted to shoes. I guess it is really just a foot thing because I love to knit socks too. My favorite shoes are the ones that show off my socks. And I swear I will post about more of the sock spells from my mom. I lost my notebook though. So got some beautiful leather oots with some wonderful "windows" that will show off my amazing sock. They are just past ankle high, so I also bought a great skirt so I can wear the new boots and skirt with the knee high socks I have on the needles.

Then I stopped in to Madam Puddifoot's place for a bit of tea, but too many people were making out and being all mushy so I left slightly disgusted and got a pumpkin juice from The Three Broomsticks. Apparently Madam Rosmerta knew my mother way back in the day. And she even met me when I was really little. They don't talk anymore because she thinks my dad is kind of a jerk. Go figure. He kind of is sometimes. So we talked for a while and I heard some hilarious stories about my mom, though I will never tell her what Rosmerta told me. I think she misses my mom. I will send her a letter to see if she wants to meet me at the Three Broomsticks sometime.

So then I still had some time and that silly canary followed me all around Hogsmeade. The whole time she was egging to see the Shrieking Shack. I don't know why it can't go without me, but we went. Just close enough to see it and then when we saw other people coming we ran back to town. I had one last thing to get, so I went to Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop. I got a beautiful blue and bronze quill in preparation for Quidditch. It is wonderfully soft and light. I have usd it every day since I bought it. Marvelous.

Still time ( I was shocked) so I went to Honeyduke's Sweet Shop and Bought a delicious assortment of chocolates and cherry gummies. Tons of chocolate frogs (gotta finish my card collection). I have already eaten most of it. Yum.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


What Kind of Dragon are You?

Light Dragon
Light Dragon
You're a very positive person and love everything about yourself. You like helping others and are respected for it.
How do you compare?
Take this test! Tests from Testriffic

Quidditch Round 2

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
b. Dean
c. Seamus
d. Harry

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse
b. rubber chicken
c. rubber duck
d. rubber cat

3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
a. nail polish
b. eyeliner
c. lipstick
d. lipliner

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43
b. 44
c. 34
d. 33

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
a. Grey (Gray)
b. Black
c. Gold
d. Silver

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
a. Green
b. Hazel
c. Brown
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
a. Lilac
b. Magenta
c. Mauve
d. Cerise

8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
a. Tibbles
b. Snuffles
c. Scruffy
d. Padfoot

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
a. Hungary
b. Romania
c. Uganda
d. Luxembourg

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
a. cabernet sauvignon
b. bourbon
c. single-malt whiskey
d. gin and tonics

Picture Hunt

Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxime

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz #3

1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name?

2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts?
Madam Irma Pince

3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job?
She owns and runs the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.

4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret?
She's an animagus - beetle, I think.

5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject?

6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend?
Lavender Brown

7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play?

8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister?

9. Who is professor of Divination?
Professor Trelawney

10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"?
Bathilda Bagshot

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Looking forward to Hogsmeade

Today is the first outing to Hogsmeade! I simply can't decide which socks to wear! It's not too cold, so I don't need to take any that are charmed for extra warmth and it's not rainy so I don't need any that are charmed to keep my feet dry.
I think I will wear a pair of my house socks just in case something happens to me. I don't mean to be a worry wart, but this canary has some of the strangest ideas. Really wants to go check out the Shrieking Shack.
I will post more about my trip tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

sock swap

Well, the canary and I are making good headway on the swap items for the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap. The canary is pretty opinionated, but also pouts really easy so if I just disagree a few times, it flies away for a few hours. That is usually when I do my home. Except Potions. The canary is really helpful when it comes to my potions homework. So I have the stitch markers almost done and the bag is almost done.