29 February 2008

just some quick pictures from last weekend...

Colleen, a good good friend, came to Chicago to visit... We took a ton of pictures, and we did a ton of stuff. Here are a few to keep you all happy. Long post next Monday.
We took flat Stanley on the Red Line.
We saw the half frozen river.
Flat Stanley had a Chicago Style hot dog.
And we saw Wicked!!! We had AMAZING seats and so much fun...
"So, if you care to find me, look to the western sky..."

22 February 2008

Malabrigo Swap Love

I joined the Malabrigo Swap on Ravelry cause I love the stuff, and my spoilee, Black Rayne, came through like a champ. Truly, this is my favorite yarn gift I have ever gotten. I felt like she really spied on me and just, it's truly amazing.
I would go on more, but I have a friend in from Ohio. She wants to go downtown (brrrr).
a row counter GORGEOUS bracelet!!!
All of my goodies... Two skeins of Malabrigo Chunky, One skein of Malabrigo Lace (I've never done lace.), some gluten free Brownie mix (yummy), two organic chocolate bars that I will have to find here (double yum) and a row counter bracelet I love...

19 February 2008

Scavenger Hunt

Quidditch Round 2

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville
2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse
3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
c. lipstick
4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43
5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
b. Black
6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
d. Blue
7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
b. Magenta
8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles
9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda
10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
c. single-malt whiskey

15 February 2008

Off to Ohio...

I wasn't planning on being back in Ohio this weekend, but I am going home to see the family and the "boy"... Will post lots of pictures hopefully when I get back.

miss you all...

09 February 2008

Slytherin Homework

1. How many unforgivable curses does Lord Voldemort use on Harry in the Goblet of Fire? Name them.
3 - Avada Kedavra, Imperio and Crucio (used three times; hit twice)

2. How long does it take to brew Polyjuice Potion?
almost a month

3. In the Chamber of Secrets Professor Sprout welcomes her Herbology students to which greenhouse?
Greenhouse 3

4. What is Harry's number on the Quidditch team?
7 in the movie

5. Who is the oldest actor to play a Hogwarts student in The Chamber of Secrets?
Martin Christopher Bayfield (December 21, 1966) plays Hagrid

6. On what day do Harry Potter and the Dursleys arrive at the hut on the rock, on the island in the sea (SS)?
30 July 1991

7. How many times has Gilderoy Lockhart won Witch Weekly's Most-Charming-Smile Award?5 times

8. How many years does Sirius black spend in Azkaban?

9. How many Famous Wizard cards does Ron tell Harry he has in his collection on the Hogwart's Express?
about 500 - He's missing Ptolemy and Agrippa

10. What number is Dumbledore's vault at Gringott's?

11. How long has Scabbers been in the Weasley family when he becomes Ron's?

12. What number is Harry Potter's vault at Gringott's?

13. What is written where the number 12 should be on Molly Weasley's clock (COS film)?

14. How many presents does Dudley receive on his birthday (SS book)?
37 originally and 2 more at the zoo

15. What is the license plate registration number on Mr. Weasley's Ford Anglia car (COS film)?7990TD

16. How many points are scored for a goal in Quidditch?

17. What is the exact time the Hogwart's Express leaves King's Cross station?
11 o'clock

18. How many players are there on a Quidditch team?

19. How far back in time does Tom Riddle's diary take Harry?
50 years

20. How many flavors of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans did Harry eat on the Hogwart's Express (SS book)?
9 though only nibbled on 1

21. According to the Chocolate Frog Card how old are Nicolas Flamel and his wife Perenelle Flamel?
Nicolas Flamel 665 years 7 Perenelle Flamel 658 years

22. What is the number on the front of the Hogwart's Express train?

23. How many eyes does Fluffy have?

24. What was Harry's room number at the Leaky Cauldron?

25. How many points did Slytherin have when Dumbledore announced the scores for the House Cup in the Sorcerer's Stone?

06 February 2008

And the winner is...


I put everyone's name in a hat and drew one. I want to thank everyone who donated to my walk fun in the month of Janauary. Jen is now the proud owner of a surprise skein of sock yarn.

If you didn't win this time, no need to worry. I am drawing for all February donations on the 29th. Donate now or anytime before the end of May at http://ramblings-of-a-silly-girl.blogspot.com/2008/01/donation-goes-39-miles-for-great-cause.html.

02 February 2008

Scavenger Hunt

Quidditch Round 1 - Go Slytherin!!!!

1. What was Harry dreaming about the first time he woke up with his scar on fire?

2. What is the problem with leprechaun gold?

3. Why did Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into a ferret?

4. Sirius warns Harry to be careful around Karkaroff because he had been a Death Eater. Which one of the professors at Hogwarts, who also used to be a Death Eater, is frequently bothered by Karkaroff? (Answer is One Word, Last Name Only)

5. Voldemort could have used the blood from any foe to make the potion that revived him work, but he held out for Harry's blood. Why?

6. How old would Frank have been on his next birthday?

7. Amos Diggory works for?

8. Who shared a carriage with the three friends on the way from the train to Hogwarts? Answer: (One Word)

9. What date in October did the delegates from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrive?

10. What color were Percy's dress robes at the Yule Ball?