Thursday, April 22, 2010

Moving On!

Well folks, as of tomorrow, I will have a new address! I know, I know - this is my FIFTH home in as many years, but this one I KNOW will be for the long term. If all goes well, I really think this will be my home until I'm ready to either move in with someone or buy my own place.

I'm reallly excited about this move. My new home will be at The Calvert, back in Del Ray. I'll be on the tippy top floor and though it's an efficiency, it has a kind of hidden bump out where I can put my bed so I can kind of "hide" it away. It has a lot of light, pretty new kitchen appliances and built-ins in the walk-in closet.

The best part is that it's MINE! I won't be sharing with anybody, I won't have to worry about any roommates or unwanted guests. I can decorate it how I want it, too. I'm really excited about all of these things. (Although, I think my mom is MORE excited!) This time around I've hired movers to move the majority of my stuff - which my mom, stepdad and little brother are VERY greatful for!

So, this all means that I will be away from the internets for the next few days as I move and get set up in my new home. Wish me luck and I'll talk to you soon!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Care of Magical Creatures - HW #2

What are a few supplies that you'd need to take care of magical creatures? Better yet, are there any around the house or easily gotten a hold of? Let's ponder this for a moment.... ok, here we go.
  1. Football helmet - must protect the face from claws and teeth (well, to a certain extent).
  2. A bottle of water - working around dragons can be a bit dehydrating!
  3. Snorkle - to help with breathing under water (b/c I haven't mastered the Bubble-head Spell)
  4. A CD of soothing, classical music - because they say music soothes the savage beast
  5. Wellies - caring for magical creatures is messy business, better to have footwear that can handle it

Ok, pop quiz, hot shot! How well do you know House Elves (or rather, how well do I know House Elves)?! Yikes!

  1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
    A house-elf is short of stature. They have large bat-like ears and enormous eyes.
  2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
    The Black family
  3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
  4. How do you free a house elf?
    By giving them a piece of clothing.
  5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
    Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

Saturday, April 10, 2010


... otherwise known as "Homework Assignment #1." Below we have a list of items from the magical world of Harry Potter. You can fulfill the assignment in one of two ways. One way - the way that earns you the most points - is to create the objects yourself from ordinary things. Be arts and craftsy as they say. The other way is to find the objects online. Not being too terribly artsy craftsy and VERY short on time (I know, pitiful excuse that) I have opted for door number two. So, without further ado, I present Homework Assignment #1, aka, Transfiguration!



Golden Snitch

Hagrid's Rock Cakes

Decoy Detonator

Nose-Biting Teacup


Time Turner

Friday, April 02, 2010

Who would YOU be?!

For this new semester at Hogwarts, we're choosing characters that we'd like to have kits based on. Such an INTERESTING idea - and so hard to choose! One of the great things about the Harry Potter world are all of the rich and unique characters. A kit based on any of them would prove fun, but since I'm limited to only three, three it shall be.

The three that I've chosen are Ginny Weasley, Fleur Delacour and Nypmphadora Tonks. All three a strong and intelligent women - two characteristics that I strive to emulate. But each has unique characteristics as well.

Ginny Weasley: I love Ginny. Growing the only girl with six older brothers can only make you a stronger person, I just know it. She's clever - and is subtle about it. People are always surprised by the things she can do and I like that about her. She is way smarter than her brothers, but doesn't rub it in their faces. She's courageous and stands up for herself. All good things!

Fleur Delacour: Fleur has such great style! She's elegant and sophisticated and I want to be like that. While she's a bit of a snob and very arrogant, she's also extremely loyal and can see the beauty underneath. I love how she stays by Bill's side after his bite from the werewolf. Shows true stength of character.

Nymphadora Tonks: Now Nymphadora has to be one of my all-time faves! She's not afraid to be herself (hello, constantly changing faces and hair!) and relishes being a black sheep in the Black family. She also has a bit of a stubborn streak and isn't afraid to voice her opinion.

So, there you go. Three strong characters from the Harry Potter world. So hard to pick only three, I know! Who would YOU pick?!