Friday, March 27, 2009

Le Sigh ...

So, my laptop is all fixed ... after spending a whopping $350 on it, yes, its finally working. I realize that for $350 I could have a new laptop but I'm still paying for this one so it seemed better to keep it running at least until I can pay it off. I paid $250 at the repair place to have the DC jack replaced. It seemed like a rip off (and probably was) but I need my computer for work and home so I just sucked it up and paid it. BUT, after getting it home this evening, I realized my AC adaptor was making a chirping noise which my DH tells me is the sound an adaptor makes when its dying... Why they didn't tell us about the broken AC adapter at the repair place, I'll never know. But a quick trip to Best Buy (where I realized that I could now buy my exact laptop for half the price I paid two years ago, grrrrrr) and $100 on a new adapter later, I'm blissfully blogging, checking ravelry and over a week's worth of emails.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Quidditch - Round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?
b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?

b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?

c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abeforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Broother'. The brother buried there once owned what?

b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?

c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to takl to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

d. Victoria

Picture Scavenger Hunt These pictures must either be posted to your blog or linked to from your blog.





Godric's Hollow

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Weekly Post

I hope I made the deadline for the weekly posting. This was a crazy week! I don't have a lot of time to write because today I get to catch up on everything I put off around the house all week long but I did have my first interview on Thursday and they told me THAT DAY that the job is mine if I want it!!!

Woo Hoo!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Long week

In the next week and a half, I have two job interviews that require 45 minute lectures on my PhD thesis (which studies atherosclerosis). In the hopes of making my talk more entertaining, I've been painstakingly searching for cartoons and making animations of cholesterol processing. This was one of my favorites: