Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I've Not Got Much to Post About BUT

I won't miss a week posting, even though it's only Tuesday (but this is the sort of week I'm having... First of all I could have sworn it was Wednesday or Thursday, and I'm not sur eI'll get a chance to post at all throughout the rest of the week) so here are some highlights:
  • My car is broken, it's leaking fluids and it's idilling really shaky. My dad is working on it, but I've had to drive the stupid truck since then. :( It may be related to my car accident, it may just be regular wear and tear, but regardless poor megatron is unable to transform being in the shop and all. Also the stupid insurance people keep trying to get a hold of me for a statement to the claim and everytime I call back I get their voicemail. It's so aggravating...
  • I got my new glasses finally... I had to spend my lunch driving across town and back to get them because it was the only time that I could. I could have had Luke or Mauricio pick them up, but then I wouldn't have been 100% sure of the fit.
  • Work has been SUPER busy... I'm on overtime already and normally, I'm under hours. I hate working overtime, I really actually hat emy job all together and am rather angry about the whole thing, but what can you do?
  • My kit is progressing rather well, but I had originally hoped to have most of it done by this week... Looks like it will be more like by next week... But it is more or less ready. I posted about it more on the Ravenlaw Kit Progress Blog.
  • Bravo is doing okay. He still needs to adjust to the family and new schedule a little, but he's really a good dog. He's very pretty too. I just wish that he'd quit EATING everything. Also he was supposed to be more of my youngest brother's dog, but he really prefers me rather heavily, most likely because I am so awesome. BUT id Logan is unwilling to step up Bravo will e my dog and when I move in September because Mauricio goes to law school he'll come with us (and Rocky). Surprisingly, Mauricio is okay with this. He said we'd look at renting houses instead of apartments. :)
And to close out the post, here are some cute pictures of my doggies that I took this morning:

Bravo, the green eyed, silver lab
(who happens to be in the Ravenclaw house. I'm working on his scarf. ;) )

And Rocky, the brown-eyed, runt pug
(He's in Slytherin. ;) )

These two boys are really the majority of my happy thoughts on most days. Rocky has an ear infection right now. :( I'm going to try and tak him to the vet one morning this week if I can.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My day

I had one of those very horrible, no good, very bad sort of days... It started full of optimism and was crushed by a car accident, waiting on highway patrol, spilling coffee on myself, and work being le suck... but in the end it worked out okay. I got my new doggie. I love him and he is super cute and super smart...

Here's a picture of him. It's not the best because it's from my iPhone, but I'll get more. :)

He and Rocky are a little skittish with each other, but they'll adapt. :) Bravo is used to a little bit wilder play and Rocky has gotten used to being on his own... They're getting along though... Rocky isn't hiding behind me like he does with Sirius.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm a little bored....

And I was going through my old livejournal, that I never update any more.... And I find it rather amusing how much my answers to the follow have changed since October 2007... LOL

1. Introduce yourself.
Now: I'm Lucy. I hate my job and love Harry Potter so much that I wish I was a wizard.
Then: I'm Lucy. I don't want to go to school today. :)
the Harry Potter part was true then too... It just didn't make the cut. Also right now, I'd do anything to just be going to school instead of working. LOL

2. It's Thursday at noon, where are you usually?
NOW: Having lunch, maybe putting my paycheck in the bank
THEN: working

3. Who are the last four people to send you a text message?
NOW: Mauricio and Veronica (via AIM) and Luke
THEN: mauricio, jill, michelle, aynsley

4. What brand of shampoo is in your shower right now?
NOW: Aveda Brilliant, Aveda clove, Redken All Soft, Redken Color Extend, Agaravia, Aveda Rosemary Mint
THEN: redken color extend, redken all soft, garnier fructis
PLEASE PLEASE Don't ask me why I have so many shampoos

6. What are you listening to right now?
NOW: the Distillers, and Rocky's whining
THEN: the fan

7. Do you watch MTV anymore?
NOW: not at all
THEN: nope, I was never a big MTV watcher

10. You need a new pair of jeans, what store do you go first?
NOW: Macy*s
THEN: Lucky

11. How do you feel about your hair?
NOW: I'm a little obsessed with it...
THEN: I like it..

12. What time do you wake up for school?
NOW: No more school, for me :(
THEN: 6-ish

13. What movie is in your DVD player?
NOW: Nothing, but I just finished the entire 6 Feet Under Series this weekend
THEN: Knocked Up

14. Last two numbers in your phone number.
NOW: 93
THEN: 93

15. Who's in your house?
NOW: Me, Dad, Rocky
THEN: my doggies

16. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
NOW: In the middle, maybe a little to the right
THEN: the middle

17. Do you like roller coasters?
NOW: sure
THEN: sure

18. What magazine(s) do you buy regularly or subscribe to?
NOW: Glamour and Vogue
THEN: Glamour and Vogue

19. Car you drive?
NOW: integra
THEN: integra

21. What do you think about gay marriage?
NOW: Really, I'm all for it...
THEN: do what you want

22. What do your pants look like?
NOW: I'm not wearing pants (I have on a dark denim pencil skirt)
THEN: plaid pajama pants

24. Do you own an iPod?
NOW: I have 5... my iPhone, my shuffle, my nano, my classic, my old one ....
THEN: I have 2!

26. What kind of cologne/perfume do you wear?
NOW: My two I wear the most are Ralph Cool and Juicy Couture, I also really like Diesel Fuel for Life
THEN: Ralph Lauren ... all of them except romance because it's too flowery and lauren because it's yucky

28. What are your plans for Saturday?
NOW: maybe babysit, officiate, get some knitting done, go out with Luke at midnight
THEN: sleep, knit, go out

29. What is the dumbest thing you have ever done with your cellphone?
NOW: I didn't have one until I read my old answer... LOL
THEN: fall in the pool while it was in my pocket

30. Does mind over matter work for you?
NOW: not really
THEN: maybe?

32. Are you paranoid?
NOW: a little
THEN: no

33. What was the last thing you were invited to?
NOW: formally? I haven't a clue
THEN: I don't know?

34. What item should never be shared?
NOW: I'd say my yarn stash, my shoes, my guacamole. ;)
THEN: money?

35. What do you usually order at Taco Bell?
NOW: zesty chicken bowl
THEN: zesty chicken bowl

36. Have you ever sat all the way through Gone With the Wind?
NOW: yes
THEN: yes

37. When was the last time you were up all night?
NOW: ummm.... a couple of weeks ago? I'm more nocturnal on weekends
THEN: Harry Potter and ootp midnight premier.... I go to bed early

38. Does drinking alcohol make you act more like your true self?
NOW: I'd say no... I'm more talkative though ;)
THEN: no, it makes me sleepy

39. Where is your favorite place?
NOW: Hawaii... :)
THEN: the beach

40. Do you ever think about the price of gasoline?
NOW: not really, can't do anything about it
THEN: no, seriously

41. Do you sleep with a fan on?
NOW: yes... I can't really sleep with it off, because I can't sleep if I'm hot
THEN: yes. I can't sleep if I'm hot

42. What is the best thing about winter?
NOW: This winter? My trip to see Ronnica... Winter in general? meh
THEN: The month long break between semesters, but as far as seasons go I hate winter

43. How often do you hold back from saying what you are thinking?
NOW: when it might get me fired... but I'l text it to Luke or Ronni or Mauricio hahaha
THEN: never ;)

44. How many states have you been to where all you saw was the airport?
NOW: Illinois and Maryland (layovers in Chicago and Baltimore when I flew to Providence)
THEN: I had a layover in Arizona once... but I've been to Arizona so I don't think that it counts

45. Are you currently planning a trip?
NOW: San Diego in April... Somewhere this summer, Possibly moving in August/September depending on Mauricio's law school acceptances, also I want to vist Ronni and go to stitiches in October
THEN: Puetro Vallarta!

46. How many plants are in your home?
NOW: I have 2 Jasmine bushes/vines in the courtyard, none in the house
THEN: none

48. Have you ever googled your name and found somebody?
NOW: Mostly just the trumpet player from before... most of my swim stuff is too old now
THEN: Yes... She an asian trumpet player, weird right? Also there's stuff from when I used to swim.

49. Whose number one in your top 8?
NOW: Still Mauricio
THEN: Mauricio.... myspace questions...

50. What is your favorite possession?
NOW: My Ralph Lauren shoes... :)
THEN: Does my dog count?

51. What makes you feel like you are young again?
NOW: 1) I'm still young, 2) drinking beer and listening to music (preferably live music)
THEN: I am young

52. Do you ever type "kik" instead of "lol"?
NOW: No... but I have actually said "L-O-L" on the phone... haha
THEN: no, never

53. Do you know how to play chess?
NOW: yes, but I'm awful
THEN: yes

54. What's on you mind right now?
NOW: I can't believe IA used to waste so much time filling out this sh!t
THEN: I really really don't want to go to school...

55. Do you want to take something back that happened in the last week?
NOW: No... Being sick sucked, but work sucks just as much and I got to stay home
THEN: failing at life would be nice to take back

56. Do you really like someone, but you made a big mistake and they're mad at you?
NOW: not that I'm aware of... but I have a big mouth
THEN: no

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quidditch Round 2

Quidditch Round 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?
a. Tuesday
b. Sunday
c. Saturday
d. The day of his 17th birthday

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?
a. Voldemort
b. Death Eaters
c. Scrimgeour
d. Grindewald

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?
a. Yes
b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?
a. The reason is unknown
b. They were tired of their old home.
c. The father went to Azkaban
d. It was a better place for their children to grow up

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?
a. Why the Dumbledore family moved to Godric's Hollow
b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.
c. Why nobody outside the family noticed Ariana much.
d. The reason for Dumbledore's father's imprisonment in Azkaban.

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?
a. The ressrection stone
b. The cloak
c. The wand
d. The sword

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
b. They though he would come to her rescue
c. She was a muggleborn
d. Her father failed as a Death Eater

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?
a. Dumbldore telling Snape that at some point Snape had to kill him.
b. Snape telling Lily she was a witch
c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class
d. Snape talking to Dumbledore on a hilltop

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to talk to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?
a. She didn't remember because she had been dead for so long.
b. Rowena Ravenclaw.
c. Helena Ravenclaw.
d. A girl who was put in ravenclaw 800 years previously

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?
a. Rose
b. Hugo
c. James
d. Victoria

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

Lily - Ron - Snape - Luna - Godric's Hollow

(Listed from Left to Right)

Friday, March 13, 2009

To round up the rest of my Ravenclaw homework...

...AND actually be studious this week....

They seem to have quite a lot of homework. Almost all of their posts are homework assignments. :) My friend, Ophelia Ballycastle posted about her muggle device the iPhone. I have to admit that I have one too... AND I love it. It's the most addicting muggle device ever made. And I didn't thik i had much of a use for one in the beignning. Ophelia uses hers for twitter... This is something I've not yet gotten into... I shall look into it.

Mantacora Crimson has the coolest little app on her blog that tells how many meters of fiber she has transformed into knitted work. Rowena Bladvak told me about it and I had to see it for myself. It's really cool. :)

Rowena Weasley (odd to have a Weasley in Slytherin isn't it?) has just uploaded pictures of her vacation to Hawaii. I must admit, I am horribly jealous. How lucky was she to spend time there. It's the most beautiful place.... I went to Hawaii 2 years ago. I loved it. I didn't want to go home.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The "Ick"...

In an update to my previous post about not feeling well. I am now referring to this as the "ICK." I'm miserable, and I just keep getting worse. I've yet to actually feel better. Every time I think I'm feeling better, I get a new and even worse symptom. I called in sick yesterday. Today I left work after a half day.... I'm really miserable... I hate this.

On the plus side, being home and being miserable has left me plenty of free time to work on my knitting. My spoilee's bag is coming along...

Monday, March 9, 2009


I'm in a really horrible mood. I'm angry at work. Actually, scratch that, I hate my job. I really do. I keep trying to remind myself it's easy money and I only have until the end of August until I get to move away (I'm following Mauricio to law school), but it gets harder and harder every day.... I'm tired. I had a really long tiring weekend. I'm about 90% sure that I'm sick. I also don't think it's really prudent for me to call in tomorrow because a coworker (the on that is my cousin) is out for a root canal, but if I don't feel well, I'll call in anyways. I sucked it up today because it was Monday, and I regretted it the whole time. They knew I felt shitty and I still had to work until 6 o'clock. I think I'm going to bed early tonight. I'll do my homework later, maybe... Maybe I'll keep going on my slacker, no-homework-for-me round about that I have been. ;)

On a more positive note. I'm now officially a high school swimming official. What this means is 4-5 hours of work on the weekends and a bit of extra cash. I completed the "training" and took the test for my certs this weekend... I'll be a little worn out from it, but I miss being around swimming so this is me getting back in to it. It also makes it official that I've had every job at a pool that a person can have: lifeguard, swim lesson instructor, rec team coach, USA swim team coach, swimmer... Probably more too. I love the pool. :)

Also I should be going to get Bravo tomorrow. :)

And the happiest note of all my happy notes: I have THE BEST best friend ever. No contest. I only wish that she lived a little closer to me. :) (and in case your daft, I'm talking about Ronnica AKA Rowena Bladvak AKA my twin)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I'm getting another doggie!!!!!

I'm so excited. I'm going to be adopting a 1 1/2 year old silver lab named Bravo. I can't wait to get him! I literally cannot contain this excitement. :) I don't think Rocky is quite as excited to be getting a baby brother bigger than him, but I am bouncing off the walls over it. :-D

Monday, March 2, 2009

The New Homework... AKA doodling

Okay, so I was going to make and honest attempt at being a good Ravenclaw and doing my homework asignment... Especially since I skived off all my lessons last week and didn't turn an assignment in so that I could do other, slightly less productive but oh so fun things. ;) However I read the assignment to write a story and be created given this as a start:
The shadows lengthened as the lonely witch waited in the graveyard to make her connection. Where was he? He couldn't have forgotten about her, could he? The shiver of cold slithered down her back and her heart jumped to her throat as she spotted someone in the distance. Was that him? She had never met him before, but hoped it was her contact. If she were to be caught by Ministry officials with this in her possession, it could mean real trouble for her whole family! Impatient and fearful, the stranger approached too fast, but too slow all at once. "How did I get myself into this?" she muttered under her breath. The faces flitted though her mind of those that coerced her into submission...

And I was immediatley taken back to the 2nd or 3rd grade when we used to be give "free write" journal time for 15 minutes or so each day... and those minutes were quite possibly the longest of my life... I hated "free write." I hated creative writing... During this time I usually doodled. I doodled extensively. Doodles that were more complex drawings, goofy cartoons, or just shapes and spirals... Once a teacher looked at my journal and told me I was supposed to be writing. My reply to he (because I was as smart assed then as I am now) was "But a picture is worth 1000 words. No one else is putting that many words on a page.

Truthfully, I am not a writer. I don't enjoy it. I don't like doing it. I've never turned in a paper that wasn't barely the minimum length it was supposed to be. In 8th grade I was supposed to write a 100 word essay from the perspective of my shoe! I loved (and still love) shoes more than anything, but I had (and still don't have) any desire to write an essay as though I was one... I couldn't do it. That was one of the most difficult assignments I ever had, including all of those from Organic Chemistry in college. (Which btw, I maintain is the most difficult thing I ever had to get through.)

I'm not knocking people who enjoy to write. More power to them, I love to read. I'll enjoy reading what they write... It's just not my thing... I doodle; I draw; I paint; I've even dabbled in ceramics. My room is decorated with my own works of art.

SO will I do my homework assignment? Well, maybe I'll give it a shot. Here's my ending:
"She curses the stranger rendering him or her subconscious. Swears at herself for getting caught up in something so idiotic. Throws the object into oblivion and disapparates to the safety of the muggle mall to go shoe shopping."

The End

I told you I wasn't a writer.

(Also the irony of such a long post being attached to my hatred of writing doesn't go unappreciated by myself. LOL)