Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'll be sending an owl to Amethyst Aurag later today! I feel bad for taking so long but I'm writing my dissertation 12+ hours a day so I haven't seen daylight since Friday... Even though I'm only heading out to the post office, it'll be nice to be outdoors!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Owl Received!

I just received an amazing package from my spoiler, Ophelia Ballycastle! I'll post pictures tomorrow when DH is able to upload them for me :)

I'm taking the purse to work with me tomorrow (its the very first felted bag I've ever owned) and the coffee mug is currently in use :)

My own spoilee's package is coming together nicely. I received the items I ordered today and just have to do a little more sewing this weekend to put liner in her bag. I should be able to ship it next Monday.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Quidditch Round 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?

b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?

c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?

Nicholas Flammel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?

c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?

b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?

a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?

d. The Geminio Curse

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?

c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).

d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?

b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration




Where the Wild Things Are

Friday, April 10, 2009


I finished my pal's new bag (see previous post for why I was making a 'new' bag) and have started gathering the rest of the kit items. I'm hoping to send before the early deadline but it will probably come down to the end of the month (as always) because I waited so long to order stuff online.

In other news, I accepted a new job last week! I start when I actually finish my PhD... which I'm hoping is sometime this summer. I'm writing my behind off trying to finish the thesis so I'm hoping I can wrap things up by July. In joining this lab, I get a 67% increase in salary and a new laptop computer so I definitely chose well :)

I'm off to write the last dueling club posts and to knit knit knit.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Proof that I'm a little crazy ...

So I just finished my pal's handmade item (a bag). Its great! I love it! Too bad, my pal is in ravenclaw and I made a gryffindor bag (*facepalm*).

Luckily, my sister will happily take the bag off my hands but still, I was so proud to make the early deadline and to earn those extra 10 house points and then I realized that when I checked my match email last week I accidentally looked at my spoiler's information and not my spoilee's info. ARGH!