Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Halloween Pumpkins for 2008

So here they are I just barely finished. I decided to go with a Futurama theme... My other ideas wouldn't really fit in with the Halloween decorations that Mauricio got. Oh well, there'll bee more time next year. :)

I did Bender and Nibbler... 2 of my favorite characters. If I had a 3 pmpkin he would be Dr. Zoidberg, my favorite of all the characters on the show. :)

Anyways here's the pictures that I promised to post:

Who looks an awful lot like my Rocky. And if my Rocky had been my Rocky from the beginning and not adopted later, his name would possibly be Nibbler. (The other option would be Stitch. hahaha) I'm working on a Nibbler costume for Rocky...

the "bite my shiny metal @$$" pumpkin
I messed up his eyes and mouth (He's supposed to have more defined "teeth" and a cigar in his mouth.) a little bit, but he turned out okay.

And here they are together, with some light... Which shows Bender's imperfections quite a lot more.I also tried my entire costume on. It all fits and it looks cute... Although I haven't worn tights since I was 6... and I remember why, they itch and they're hot. :( I never found a black mini skirt that fit me so I have a dark grey one instead, and I swapped out my black boots to my pewter colored ones. :) I'll post pictures after I have some taken with Mauricio. (We're Speed Racer and Trixie... It doesn't look as good with us separated.) Rocky was going to be chim-chim and match us, but I ever found a mokey costume. So instead he's getting a last minute hand made nibbler costume. LOL He'll match the pumpkins instead of us. Mauricio decorated some today. We're going to finish up tomorrow. The party should be a blast!

Well, since I'll be busy tomorrow I won't be posting, but I'll leave you with this:


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ravenclaw House Quiz 2

What security question does Mr. Weasley ask Mrs. Weasley before he enters the Burrow? What is the answer? What is Arthur's nickname for Molly when they're alone? Mollywobbles

What two names does Mrs. Cole call Dumbledore when she takes him to see Tom Riddle at the orphanage?
Mr. Dumberton and Dunderbore

What is the name of Ginny's Pygmy Puff?

What three D's are needed for apparating?
Destination, Determination, Deliberation

What spell did Harry perform when he was attacked by Dementors?
Expecto Patronum

Who did an arrow salute at Dumbledore's funeral?
The centaurs

What did Dumbledore set on fire to prove to Tom Riddle that he was a wizard?
A wardrobe

What Christmas present did Kreacher give Harry?

What is on top of the Weasleys' Christmas tree?
A garden gnome disguised as an angel

What was the most popular item at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes?
Nosebleed Nougat

Why did Harry threaten to kick Ron off the Griffindor Quidditch team?
For being a jerk to the others on the team

What happens if you break an Unbreakable Vow?
You die

Who did Hermoine go to Slughorn's party with?
Cormac McLaggen

Who is Mrs. Weasley's favorite singer?
Celestina Warbeck

Who are the only two people who know the full contents of the prophecy made about Harry and Lord Voldemort?
Harry and Dumbledore

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So I'm doing something a little different this time around.... It's a surprise though so that's all I'll say. ;) I've got the majority of it done/put together, but probably won't finish up until this weekend. I really hope that Emma Scammander likes it. It really is very different than anything I've done before, or have seen done for that matter.

I'm entirely walking without a limp now and my foot fits into normal shoes again, which is fantastic! And I mean that "FANTASTIC" seriously, not sarcastically... I didn't enjoy having to either wear my mothers shoes or beat up too big chucks all of last week.

I'm going to the Flogging Molly concert this Friday with Mauricio. It should be so much fun. It's at the Palms, so we actually have a cheap(er) room for the night too. It's been about a year since I saw them. They always come in October and in March, but I missed the March one being in San Francisco this year. :) I'm not complaining either, San Francisco was awesome.

I babysat Sara and Ellie last weekend. Ellie has finally warmed up to me. She's happy to see me when I come over. Not as happy as Sara or Zoe (the dog) but she doesn't scream the moment I show up... This time she actually put her arms out for me to pick her up... Neither of the girls will sleep in their beds when I'm there though... They're so cute!

Friday, October 17, 2008


The last few days have been a little tough... not necessarily for me but just tough, in general... I'm just worrying about other people and maybe misconstruing some other things but whatever. I'm feeling a little disconnected from everyone. :( I actually really miss Aynsley being next door to hang out with me whenever and help me with projects. I think I've called her every single day this week just to talk... Which is odd, because I rarely use my phone for talking... ;)

I almost had a temper tantrum of sorts today. Not that anything was wrong or going wrong, just I got really mad for no apparent reason... I didn't yell or hit or explode on anyone though so that was good. It took quite a bit of effort though. Aynsley thinks this means that I need to see a shrink. I think it means I need a new job and more exercize. It's not like these "rage blackouts" are any stranger to me, just usually I have a more defined trigger...

My foot is on the mend now. I'm actually almost walking like a normal person. Although I need to go back in for my follow up and I'm pretty sure that's going to mean another round of pain, because it still doesn't look like it's altogether healed. This is all supposed to happen the day before Halloween. HOWEVER, I'm not ruining my fun by being in pain and not being able to fit my feet into shoes for my costume, so I'm planning on going the day after Halloween instead. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Quidditch Round 2

1. What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
a. Rat
b. Frog
c. Cat
d. Lion

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater
b. Butterbeer
c. Pumpkin Juice
d. Elf-Made Wine

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
a. Gwenog Smith
b. Gwenog Jones
c. Glen Jones
d. Glen Smith

4. How many ‘Exceeds Expectation’ grades does Harry receive in his O.W.L’s?
a. 6
b. 3
c. 5
d. 4

5. What is Professor Sughorn’s favorite candy?
a. Cockroach Clusters
b. Sherbet Lemon
c. Acid Pops
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
a. Mermaid
b. Blast Ended Skrewt
c. Hippogriff
d. Unicorn

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
a. Buttercup
b. Magenta
c. Royal Blue
d. Aqua

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets
b. Cloaks
c. Wands
d. Hats

9. How much is the skull, which Hermione enquires about at Borgin and Burkes, worth?
a. 9 Galleons
b. 18 Galleons
c. 16 Galleons
d. 12 Galleons

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
a. H.F.G.
b. H.E.F.
c. H.A.L.
d. H.K.D.

Friday, October 10, 2008

My foot hurts...

I'm being a big baby and skipping work today. Now I need to entertain myself. :) YAY books!

This is what you do:
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE. (I'm changing the color instead... I have no clue how to underline on blogger)
4) Reprint this list in your own Blog

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (UGH! This reminds me of Junior year of high school. I hate this book)
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert (This is Mauricio's favorite... I feel like I should bold it he talks about it so much)
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald (THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!!)
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett (My favorite book when I was little girl)
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Normally I have at least one huge post a week and much more to say.... but not so much today. I've been getting crap at work about the hours that I work by the HR/payroll lady. She's not my boss and it's none of her business what and/or when I work over than to pay me, but she's constantly on my case. This has made me paranoid that my benefits will be taken away. Which would really piss me off because I only went full time for benefits.... UGH!!!!!

Anyways.. I'm sort of out of it right now because I went to the doctor and I had to have a painful procedure done... For which I was given meds for the pain... So I'm a little out of it, but I won't be home tomorrow because I'm taking Maurcio for dinner for his birthday.

I'm kind of in a bad mood right now between being in pain and getting an overpriced parking ticket for not having my registeration properly displayed because someone stole my sticker...

I promise my next post will be happier. :)