Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Hufflepuff Tale

Professor Lupine was having a terrible morning, and it wasn't even breakfast yet. Someone broke into the Charms classroom the night before, hid a Boggart in the closet, and set loose [3] doxies. How did he know there were 83 doxies? Because each one took a bite out of his nose as he tried to capture it, and Madame Pomfrey had to skip each wound separately. And comment annoyingly about how Professor Hagrid would've had the room cleared out with 2 waves of a wand.

It took forever to get out of the infirmary, and by then Professor Lupine was in a foul mood. Luckily, he knew how to improve it: by finding the culprits and making him, her or them pay. Lupine had overheard some students giggling in the hallways the other day about Lavender Ollivander's stash of doxy eggs, so he had a good idea of who to interrogate first. Unfortunately for him, but rather fortunately for Lav O, the common room password had recently been changed to Gryffindor, so Lupine couldn't enter. Former headmasters looked up from their portrait and laughed at the cursing, frustrated Professor.

The old Professor Lupine would have thrown a hissy fit at being taunted by a mere portrait, and blasted the thing all the way into the 5th floor girl's bathroom. The new Professor Lupine went to 15 weeks of Anger Management classes, punched a lot of pillows, and took up crochet. And started subscribing to the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes catalogue.

Professor Lupine's first class off the day was Charms with the 3rd year Hufflepuffs and Slytherin. It took them 2 hours to clean up after the entire carton of Wildfire Whiz-Bangs that went off and clung to their robes, schoolbooks, and any exposed flesh. The students all knew that Lav O was planning to do something in Charms to get Professor Lupine, so everyone blamed her for the prank and gave her the cold shoulder for 17 days, until Lavender A blew up the Flying classroom with a misplaced charm and became the new pariah-of-the-hour.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hufflepuff Quiz #4 - part 1

1. Name of a male professor at Hogwarts - Professor Lupine
2. A subject at Hogwarts - Charms
3. A prime number between 53 and 1000 - 83
4. A professor at Hogwarts (either gender) - Professor Hagrid
5. A body part - Nose
6. A verb - Skip
7. Your character name - Lavender Ollivander
8. Your favorite Quidditch team - Gryffindor
9. Someone (or someones) you'd find in a portrait at Hogwarts - former Headmasters
10. A number between 1 and 7 - 5
11. 20 minus your answer for #10 - 15
12. A craft (noun) - Crochet
13. A Hogwarts House other than Hufflepuff - Slytherin
14. Something they'd sell in Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes that makes a big mess, loud noise, lots of smoke, or general nuisance - Wildfire Whiz-Bangs
15. The character name of another swapper in HSKS6 - Lavender A
16. A subject at Hogwarts - Flying

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Congrats Ravenclaw

Wow, Agatha Vlablasky is a genius! I have NO IDEA how she figured out to go to the Perfect Peds Sock Yarn Club page but that's where the snitch was hiding at the bottom of the page. I was trying to figure out who left her family's business to make candy so I could find another clue and it was just snatched!

Nice hunting .. thanks for joining me this am, Ursula and Selena!

As an aside, isn't this cute?? Let's all feel the love.

Quidditch ... Snitch Hunt

Well, I've been up since 6am waiting for the release. Hoping for better seeking than last time, but no one really shared tips and tricks with me and I don't think I'm a natural like Harry. Mum sent me a new broom, the Swiffer 2008, so I'm hopeful that will help. Oh, and I have new glasses ... that's a story in itself that I will explore on my muggle blog.

I sure hope some fellow puffs join me in our common room to discuss strategy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round Two

What animal does the portrait in the Muggle Prime Minster’s office resemble?
b. Frog

2. What drink does Romilda Vane try to give Harry?
a. Gillywater

3. What is the name of the person who heads the Holyhead Harpies?
b. Gwenog Jones

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

5. What is Professor Slughorn’s favorite candy?
d. Crystallized Pineapple

6. What tattoo is Harry reported to have on his chest?
c. Hippogriff

7. What color robes do the staff at the Weasley’s shop wear?
b. Magenta

8. What is the man outside Flourish and Blotts selling?
a. Amulets

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

10. What are Professor Slughorn’s initials?
b. H.E.F.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm Stunned ....

The second round duel pattern was released on Friday, while I was at a weekend conference. My partner, Fleur, actually completed AND mailed her hat to me on Friday!!! It arrived today, so I'm out! Bummer. It's a really cute hat; too small for me, but my 9yo daughter loves it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hufflepuff House Quiz #3

I was sick when this ran, but I'm posting anyway!!

Trivia Questions
1. On what day does Harry run into Draco and Narcissa in Diagon Alley? Saturday, 8/3

2. How does Harry get detention in DADA? Snape tries to jinx Harry, Harry retaliates and gets detention.

3. How does Ron get his spot on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team? Hermione confunds McLaggan

4. When is the first Apparition lesson? February 1

5. When do Ron and Ginny breakup with Lavender and Dean? April 21 - Harry's lucky day
6. What Horcrux is hidden in the cave? a fake Slytherin Locket
7. Who does Filch have a romance with? Madame Pince

8. When is Voldemort’s birthday and birth place? December 31st in a Muggle Orphanage in London

9. What is Dumbledor’s favorite flavor of jam? Raspberry

10. Who is “Mollywobbles” and who uses the name? Mrs Weasley, as called by Arthur in their alone times and used as a secret word to confirm they hadn't been cursed

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Quick Hi!

I've been out of blogland but stopping in to say hi. If you check my Muggle blog, you'll see that I have been sick since last weekend but recovered enough to be involved in a large convention this week.

And, the Duel is on!!
Lav O