Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm home

I had a great trip, but I'm home now. I am really bummed about it, but at the same time I really missed my doggy so I was glad to come home to him. (And he was beyond thrilled to have me home too. :) )

I'm going to be busy cleaning up and unpacking and doing laudry this week, so I'm not sure how much more blogging I'll get done. Plus I have to make sure I actually work all of my hours through Wednesday since I took off 2 days in the pay period. That's not too hard seeing as how the pointless "end-of-day work" (read as: stupid busy work) piled up while I was gone. No one else thought to do it and they didn't have anyone else do it... So starting around 4:30 everyday I have an hour and a half of solid boredom to look forward to. Oh joy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I've been tagged

By both Rowena and Bevin Rae ....

Here is what you do:
1. Go to your pictures on your computer
2. Open the 6th folder
3. Choose the 6th picture
4. Show the picture on your blog and write something about it.
5. Invite 6 new people to this challenge.
6. Link to them and let them know they have been tagged.

Okay... Here is my small conundrum. I don't have my pictures in "folders" I organize them as "events" in iPhoto... So I went to the 6th picture... and it was one of Logan that I'd already posted from his birthday. Then I went to the 6th event and it only had 4 pictures... also of Logan and had been posted previously. (My little brother is a HOOR.) So instead I'm picking a picture at random that I haven't posted and that I love. :)

That's me and my friend April, with a special appearance by "Super Logan." :) Before April left this summer for school again we had some fun playing on my iMac. I love April to death. I miss her so much.

Oh, and I'm not tagging anyone... Why? Because I need to pack and tagging people will involve me clicking on their blogs to make a link and then getting distracted and not finishing until too late and then not sleeping and then not getting to work early and then.... basically a horrible cascade of events all triggered by by clicking on links from blogs. ;) I'm actually mostly done packing. Everything is laid out. It just needs to be packed. LOL


ALRIGHT! I'm off to pack up for my trip. This time tomorrow my plane will be landing and I'll be moments away from a fun filled weekend with Rowena. :)

Quidditch Round 1

1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
a. The start of the new school year
b. The Dursleys kicking him out
c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus
b. Snape
c. Yaxley
d. Shacklebolt

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody
b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
c. Hagrid
d. George Weasley

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
a. Kingley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx
b. An otter
c. A doe
d. A stag

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
a. The Leaky Cauldron
b. Sirius Black’s house
c. The Dursley’s house
d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
b. They didn’t win him over!
c. By giving him something to eat
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
a. Severus Snape
b. Lucius Malfoy
c. Lord Voldemort
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye
b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
c. Hedwig’s head
d. George Weasley’s ear

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
a. To Godric’s Hollow
b. To the Forbidden Forest
c. Back to the Burrow
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup


Mad Eye Moody
Nymphadora Tonks

George Weasley
The Dursley's House

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ravenclaw Week 2 Assignment

1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?
A Tiger - Strength, Independence, and Beauty... Plus they're cats that like the water. :)

2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?
I'd bring my completely non-magical, but far from ordinary pug Rocky :)
But I would like an owl, or another bird that would be useful as well.

3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?
Transfiguration, Charms

4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?
I'd sneak out for almost anything, and I'd be certain it was worth it each time. I'm a rebel like that. ;)

5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?
Just today... Aynsley listing her 5 words for me (see below), Logan telling me that he was so determined to play on the beach this weekend while he was in Long Beach so even though it was cold and rainy he apparently stripped to his underwear and stood in the cold water and played in the sand.... and of course there were all the funny names at work today... and then I laughed pretty hard at Michelle for one thing or another... and my mom had me laughing while I was playing slot machines with her this weekend. I laugh a lot. :)

6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...
my two dream yarns to have right now are:
Malabrigo Sock yarn (in persia or solis) and Handmaiden Sea Silk (in glacier or pewter) Or any color really, I just listed favorites. :)

7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?
Is Diet Coke a flavor? because that would be it... and yes brand is important because I will not drink Pepsi... I also love chocolate (all but white) and raspberry :)

8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in?
this is my 5th year. :) Does that mean I have to take OWLs now?

9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.
Nope. Not this time around. :)

I change my mind I have a very awesome 4 day long holiday! I'm going to visit Rowena Bladvak... My long lost twin and BFFFL and venture out of the southwest. (Seriously the furthest north or east I've ever been is Nashville, TN... and that was during the summer. I'm going to CT in the winter! There's SNOW there. hahahaha)

10- You in 5 words.
(I suck at this game, so I asked Aynsley who is on the phone with me to give me 5 words instead. Maybe it's cheating, but whatever...)
  1. bubbly (she stipulated "not in the cheerleader sense, but in the exploding freon & oil samples from works sense" ... That is a verbatim quote. And puts it over the 5 word limit, but she cracked me up.)
  2. sharp
  3. pixie-stick
  4. fashionable
  5. acute
If I chose my own 5 because I wasn't being lazy and kind of "out of it" I'd pick: snarky, rebellious, independent, smart and quirky... SO I did my own work anyways. LOL

Friday, February 6, 2009

Logan :)

Since everyone seemed to enjoy my comment about Logan wanting to save me during a zombie attack (and I've been SUCH a picture poster lately), I've decided to post a few of pictures of Logan being the total goober that he is. :) (And no one can say I shouldn't put up his pictures because I'm 90% most of these are on his MySpace anyways. LOL) I think Logan is definitely one of my 5 favorite people in the world. :)

A few notes about the pictures: The 1st and 2nd ones were made using my iMac. Logan loves all of the special effects... The 2nd ne is one of his favorites "Super Logan." There's actually about 7 or 8 pictures and a video! LOL He modeled my Bella Mittens for me... The 4th one was him at Sedona. He came home from the trip with my parents with that picture on the camera... The one with the fur collared jacket is actually him modelling MY jacket. He's just such a goofball. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009



Although Logan tells me he'd keep me alive because and (here's a direct quote) "the scientists are the ones you have to save so they can figure out a way to put the human race back together." LOL That's my little brother. :) So I'm sure that must increase my odds somehow...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

reason #1,000,001 why I love Sara

Her birthday is in March. (She'll be 7.) She wants a pug puppy more than anything. Because she loves Rocky and his "curl tail. " (Her exact words.) Now she has decided that I need to get a second pug at the same time she gets hers... And she'll name hers "Lucy" and I'll name mine "Sara."

I can't even express how tempted I am to go out and get a pug puppy now. :) I've been wanting a second one anyway....

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My "Amazon" Wishlist

I was going to create an Amazon wishlist with knitting books, but I share my amazon account with my boyfriend and he is currently using the wishlist option for something else... And since I really don't want anyone sending me the official Battlestar Galactica episode guide or something... (I don't honestly even know if that exists, actually.) I'm just making my own post with Amazon lnks to books that I wanted... Full titles not necessarily listed because I'm a little lazy sometimes. :)

I'll add to this if I think of more.