Monday, February 25, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz

1. What colorless and odorless potion forces the drinker to tell the truth?
VODKA!  Veritaserum

2. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves half of you behind, you have been what? 
An ass?  Splinched

3. Who wrote the Standard Books of Spells Grades 1 and 2?
Miranda Goshawk

4. What is it called when brother wands meet?
Priori Incantatem

5. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.
Sonorus Spell

6. For what is the charm Aparecium used?
Makes invisible ink visible

7. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
Fedelius Charm

8. What color should the Strengthening Potion be?
Dark Purple or as the Brits would say Aubergine

9. What plants are used in preparing a confusing potion?
I, ah, don't know....Sneezewart, skurvy grass & lovage

10. What condition is cured by Glumbumble?

11. What poton makes a werewolf safe so he can keep his mind when he transforms, and what substance makes it useless?  Wolfsbane potion / Sugar

12. When does Fluxwood, an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion, have to be picked?
At the full moon

13. What color should a Shrinking Solution be?
Bright acid green

14. What potion is made from asphodel and wormwood?
The draught of living death

15. For what are Jobberknoll feathers used?
memory potions and truth serums

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A wee bit of shopping... some lovely Maizy sock yarn (82% corn fiber) that reminds me of impatients - all spring green and various shades of pink.  Also worked a bit on the buddy's bag.  Another busy week ahead - hope everyone is safe & warm.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Round 2: Ravenclaw Reporting

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

Saturday, February 16, 2008

U've ghat a berry bad cold

My nose is all stuffed up and when I start sneezing it is sneeze hickups - in double or triples!  Tomorrow is the big annual coffee efficiandos trade show and I simply must go.  Then taking the Beanswallow's staff out for dinner.  Big catering gigs on Monday and Wednesday.  I could use some magical assistance!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ravenclaw Homework

1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name?

2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts?
Madam Irma Pince

3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job?
Owner, Three Broomsticks

4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret?
She is an unregistered aminagus

5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject?
Broom flying

6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend?
Lavender Brown

7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play?

8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister?

9. Who is professor of Divination?
Sibyll Trelawney (then the Centaur)

10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"?
Bathilda Bagshot

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Week That Was

It has been a most trying week around here.  A dear friend, somewhat of a local celebrity, has been unjustly terminated from his employment.  The community is in an uproar, and as a result of our friendship, many are coming to me for "the scoop".  So much emotion, so much very touching concern.  I'm a bit on edge....

And did I mention I quit smoking this week?  Yep, today is day 6.  Will be stopping by Honeydukes for some snapping gum and fruit drops.  

And what with all the money I'll be saving, maybe some yarn from the new shop in town!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Out Sick

Will be away for a few days; let's just call it sick leave.