Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ravenclaw homework part 2

I have to tell you about the PURPLE time I had in Diagon Alley last weekend! My friend Bevin Rae and I decided that we really needed some new socks and had to get over to Diagon Alley immediately. Bevin Rae put on their bra because it was sparkly and did not want to get a cold. I grabbed my inhaler and we headed to the trains.

While waiting for our train to Diagon Alley, we chatted with Olive and Emily who were planning to visit Gringott’s. Emily did not want to go alone because he/she was collecting a phone and that was very blue and brought Olive along for their excellence in protecting spells.

The train arrived and off we went. Our seats were very comfortable and the train sped along towards Diagon Alley and we were there in a flash! Before heading to the Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe, we went into a needle that sells the loud Matzah(s)!!! As we neared the Needle, we noticed quite a lot of commotion! The Needle owner had set the Matzah-making machine and it had gotten stuck! Matzah (s) were springing everywhere! I ducked as a cream-filled Matzha came springing right at me and it wicked into Professor Snape’s pants just as they walked through the door! A salty Matzah did a nose dive and splattered all over the corner most elaborately! We made it out of the store just as a Matzah frog and a kettle of Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans collided in a rainstorm of goo!

Since we were still dusty, we walked the 555 blocks over to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor! I decided on a cone with acidic ice cream and Bevin Rae got the hot fudge sundae with extra shallots (s)! Yummy! Professor Snape had made their way over here as well after the incident at the Matzah shoppe and had chosen a Fresca float.

After that, we passed Gringott’s and headed to Yrsa’s Yarn Shoppe! I tried not to look at the beautiful skeins of silk and bamboo and wool and instead, headed toward the socks while Bevin Rae stopped to write the stitch markers. I found flowing socks made out of steel and made my purchase. Bevin Rae kept hedging between the socks she came for and a pattern for a hat. She chose the small pattern and we walked the back towards the train station just in time to make the 12:30 train.

After sitting down, we noticed Olive and Emily were on the train as well. Emily looked quite small to have the phone with them. Olive however did not look smalled at all. While waiting to go into the vault, a baby goblin waiting in line with his Mommy, had burned on Olive getting pie all over their clean robes! The smell really was just horrendous! Apparently, Olive ’s protecting spells don’t work well against pie!! We made our way to a less smelly compartment and talked about how we were going explain missing Professor Sprout ’s lecture on the valuable ways mandrakes (s) are working with the Department of Mysteries in solving unsolvable couch (s)!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RAvenclaw Homework part 1

1- An adjective - Purple
2- A fellow Ravenclaw - Bevin Rae
3- A knitting or crocheting item - socks
4- A clothing accessory - bra
5- An adjective - sparkly
6- Something you always have with you - inhaler
7- A HSKS student1 - olive
8- A HSKS student2 - Emily
9- A noun - Phone
10- An adjective - blue
11- A noun - needle
12- An adjective - loud
13- A food - matzah
14- An adjective ending in “ing” - springing
15- An adjective ending in “ed” - wicked
16- A Professor at Hogwarts - Snape
17- An article of clothing - pants
18- A food flavor - salty
19- A part of a room - corner
20- An adjective - dusty
21- A number - 555
22- A food flavor - acidic
23- A food topping - shallots
24- A drink - fresca
25- A verb - write
26- An adjective - flowing
27- Something you can knit or crochet - hat
28- An adjective - small
29- A past tense verb - burned
30- A food or drink - pie
31- A Professor at Hogwarts - Sprout
32- A magical creature in Harry Potter’s world - mandrake
33- A noun - couch

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

quidditch questions 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?


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

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Ravenclaw Homework:

1- Who wrote the obituary of Dumbledore in The Daily Prophet?
Elphias Doge
2- What is a Squib?
a witch-born person who cannot do magic
3- Who stole the locket Horcrux from the Black House?
4- What are the Albus Dumbledores' siblings names?
Aberforth and Ariana
5- Where did Hermione leave the money for the eggs and bread that they stole from the lonely farm?
under chicken coup
6- What is the quote Lily and James Potter have on their tombstone?
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
7- Why did Gilbert Grindewald leave wizarding school?
experimenting with dark magic
8- Where does Xeno Lovegood first say that Luna is when Ron, Hermione and Harry visit?
down by the river
9- What wood is the wand from The Deathly Hallows supposed to be made out of?
elder tree form the river bank near where the brothers met death
10- How did Harry, Hermione and Ron escape the vaults of Gringotts?
on a dragon
11- What is the name of the all-female Quidditch team that Ginny has a poster of in her room?
hollyhead harpies
12- Describe what the Undetectable Extension Charm is
spell placed on any object to make the internal space larger than the external object appears - i.e. make it into a Tardis :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


After coming home today from giving blood (am type O so i give a few times a year) and startlingly not passing out(it happens) i finally found an owl!  It was the duel hat!  OMG, it is the best most awesome purple EVER!  will post pics once i locate the camera.  OMG :)