Friday, July 18, 2008


1. d. South of France
2. b. False
3. a. Emmeline Vance
4. b. Marlene McKinnon
5. d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil
6. d. Hufflepuff
7. c. Yellow
8. b. Padma Patil
9. d. Spattergroit
10.a. "New Theory of Numerology"

Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?


Friday, July 11, 2008

house quiz

Ravenclaw House Quiz!
1. What is the literal translation of "Albus Dumbledore"?
translates to “white bumblebee”. The name "Dumbledore" is an old Devon word for "bumblebee".

2. "Occlumency" is not, in reality, a word. However, it seems to be derived from a familiar real word that means "to block". What is that word?
Occlumency is derived from the word “occlude”, which means “to block”.

3. Remus Lupin, the werewolf, has a name that is a double reminder of his traits. From what languages are his two names derived?

Remus is latin/Roman (Roman mythology). Lupin is also latin (translated as “wolf”).

4. Percy Weasley's owl takes its name, quite appropriately, from the Greek messenger god. Who is this god?
Hermes who, in Greek mythology, is the Greek God of boundaries, roads, commerce, science, invention, eloquence, luck, cunning, medicine, and healing.

5. Many of the creatures studied in the Care of Magical Creatures class or encountered by Hogwarts students are based on mythological animals while many others were made up. Name a mythological animal which is studied and/or encourntered by Hogwarts students.


6. Harry is tried for the "crime" of using magic outside Hogwarts by the Wizengamot. From what culture is the name "Wizengamot" derived?

Wizengamot is derived from Anglo-Saxon culture a council of wise men that advised the king.

7. The hospital in OotP is called St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Who was the real St. Mungo?

St Mungo is the commonly used name of Saint Kentigern or Cyndeyrn Garthwys, the late 6th century apostle of the Brythonic Kingdom of Strathclyde in modern Scotland, and patron saint and founder of the city of Glasgow.

8. Dobby the house-elf gets his name from another kind of creature. In English folklore, what is a dobby?
In English folklore, a dobby was a house-elf similar to a brownie.
Which I would be more than happy to have a few come and visit and clean up my dorm-room..:D

9. Mundungus Fletcher is a disreputable little wizard with a penchant for trading in stolen goods. What exactly does mundungus mean?
Mundungus is defined as a tobacco with an offensive odor.

10. Harry's arch-nemesis throughout OotP is Professor Umbridge. Why is her name appropriate for her?
The root of “Dolores” (i.e. Dolor) is the Latin for pain, sadness, grief, resentment. Umbridge is the homonym for the English word 'umbrage' meaning to take offense, and from the Latin "umbra" meaning shade, shadow, ghost.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Last week while walking back to my dorm to do our weekly chat, I was asked to join in the HufflePuff common room.

That was fun and I learned some interesting things about some interesting people.

It makes me sad that term is coming to an end and I have yet to meet half of the students. sigh...

Ceciley received her package and I am waiting for her to post her pictures.::sigh::

I am going to a summer school called Twilight where we learn about Vampires and Werewolves. How fun is THAT??!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008



3. Wizengamot
5. Marietta Edgecombe
8. Sirius Black
10. Arabella Figg
12. Tonks
13. Dumbledore
14. Doxy
15. Order of the Phoenix
16. Shacklebolt
17. Scrivenshaft's
19. Kreacher
20. Madam Puddifoot's


1. Severus Snape
2. Honeydukes
6. Grimmauld Place
7. Ministry of Magic
9. Voldemort
11. Umbridge
15. Occlumency
18. Hog's Head

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


This wonderful package was dropped on my dogs head. I get the feeling the Owl does not like dogs. I thought it was funny, Bo did not.

The candy was shared with my Friday Knit group and my hubby. I have 4 wonderful sock patterns , lots of new yarn to play with and more Ravenclaw colours. Now, maybe I can do one of those cool Ravenclaw socks from Emma W. or Minerva K.
Thanks Electra for spoling me!!!!!!!!!!