Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Week 5 Blogging...

This Saturday is Slytherin's first quidditch game of the term! I am super excited to watch it happen. I really wish I could compete but as HoH I have to be all authoritative like. ;) Oh well at least I get to watch and cheer on my fellow Slytherins. ^_^

In other news, I am still job hunting and hoping I hear something soon. Right now I am really keeping my fingers crossed and praying that I land the teaching position at a University in South Korea. It would be for a duration of 2 years, but the experience would be absolutely awesome! I should hear something hopefully during the first half of May. The position wouldn't start until the fall but I really hope that I get it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Week 4 Blogging...

A fun, but possibly not so helpful teaser for my spoilee ^_^

I am currently making _____________. I have planned to make some _____________ and ___________ as well. If I can get my sewing machine working I will definitely be making a __________________. I already have some gorgeous ____________________ that I found at a LYS to send. And of course I will be adding and making more things like ____________, ___________, and ____________. I can't wait for everything to come together and also get some ___________ to send. Oh and I will end up missing quidditch this week because I will be attending my graduation. While I am there I am hoping to pick up ______________ too.

Muahahahahahaha ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

An Awesome and Unexpected Parcel from the Post...

I heard this faint tapping on the screen/glass door just a bit ago and when I opened it I found an owl with an unexpected box for me. Needless to say, I was quite intrigued...

Sure enough, no problems locating me ^_^ where else would I be? In one of the towers... ha yeah right! :)
The package came from Z. Fafnir Lovecraft, a fellow Slytherin in HPLBOE that I sent an RAOK to.

As I began unwrapping the items from the box, something in there smelled so lovely so I had to unwrap faster to find it ;)

The first items to catch my eyes were the yarn!!! YARN!!! A great skein of cotton (of which I have one skein of already, but this second skein means... MARKET BAG! woo hoo :D and that is what it will become.
The next skein couldn't come at a better time because just this morning I came across a pattern that I had put in my favorites quite some time ago, but after drooling over it today, I realized I didn't have the yarn for it... then this package came. So this gorgeous black lace yarn will soon be making its way to becoming the Bat Shawl! Woo hoo!!! Wa na na na na na na na na Bat Shawl will be gracing my back later this year!
I finally got to the nummy smell and it ended up being a bar of rosemary and lavender shampoo! I love bar shampoo. They really are easier to travel with, I mean who wants to haul bottles around when you are camping or at Burning Man ^_^  Along with the nummy smell was also packed some nummy tasting caramel and ginger candies!!! Squee :D
And last but not least, a teacup/coffee cup and saucer! Awesome!!! I am not so much of a tea fan, but I do love doing tea leaf readings (tasseography)- odd combo I know. So it will be put to use :)

Again, thank you so very very much Z. for this completely surprising package! I love everything that you sent and cannot wait to use/ eat/ cast on with what you sent ^_^

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rest In Peace Peter Steele

Your voice was a greatly inspiring and comforting one and I am so glad that I was able to meet you and hang with you and the guys quite a few times. Your eyes always showed the struggle beneath your skin that you tried to hide. Although you were a troubled soul, you were nothing but kind and your laughter would echo throughout the room. It was hard not to laugh when you did. Your presence will be missed by so many.

Week 3 Homework: Care of Magical Creatures and S.P.E.W.

Part 1: Five items I would use for care of magical creatures...

My Originality Marker

1. A shield for protection from those mutant Blast Ended Skrewts

2. Gloves to shield the hands from any thing dangerous, which seems to be a majority of the creatures.

3. Some meat for the Thestrals

4. Shiny coins to distract the Nifflers

5. Head of lettuce for the Flobberworms

Part 2: Questions
1.  Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
one meter or so in height with large floppy ears, long thin arms, rounded body, huge round eyes

2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Black family, which after Sirius' death ends up "inheriting"

3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?

hats and socks

4. How do you free a house elf?
A piece of clothing is given to them from their "owner" 

5.  What does S.P.E.W. stand for?

Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

Part 3: S.P.E.W. Project

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Week 2 Homework... Transfiguration With Some Charms Thrown In :)

I will be posting my pics as I complete each Transfiguration. This is not one of my strongest classes.

My originality marker...

Yarnio Mutatio Stikio

Yarnio Mutatio Memoria

Golden Snitch
Yarnio Mutatius Snitchus

Hagrid's Rock Cakes (aka nummy lemon rock cakes)

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg- well beaten
1/3 cup fine sugar
1/3 cup butter
grated lemon rind and the juice of one lemon (I used 2 or was it 3 tbsp of lemon juice since I was missing my lemon... darn nargles) I say make it to taste ^_^

The dough will be stiff and sticky. This recipe makes quite a few mini rock cakes (like I made) or a few large rock cakes. Just enough to eat while in Hagrid's hut. So if you are having a large gathering, you may want to double or even triple the recipe.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 to 15 minutes

Ingrediento Mutatio Cilicis Crustum
Decoy Detonator
Yarnio Mutatio Detonare Esca
Nose Biting Teacup
Itemio Mutatio Naso Pungente Acqua
Itemio Mutatio Bicchiere Spettro
Time Turner
Yarnio Mutatio Tornitore del Tempo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

House Unity On Egg Day

Unfortunately the writing didn't come out great, but I still like them :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Some Noms...

for Zombie Jesus Day... I really like how these came out. They were just too super easy to make. ^_^

This Was Posted...

In another swap (The Twilight Swap) that I have been a part of, and the questions just looked fun so here I go ;)

-What kind of cheese do you like? Cheddar, White Cheddar and Cranberry, Colby Jack, oh geez.. the list goes on (especially if I am at Whole Foods)
-If you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? No, I don't care for hot dogs, chicken brats are up my alley ^_^
-Kennedy Assassination – conspiracy or did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone? Conspiracy
-Did you like Jurassic Park III? – if yes, you must explain why. Yes. Two words- Sam Neil!
-Do you like GUC & Cleolinda? No idea who these people are...
-How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? 13? But then I am more of a sucker than a licker lol
-Did you witness Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch? No! But sadly I did see the replay on The Soup.
-Do you consider bowling a sport? No
-Do you know what “FPS” stands for? (note: contrary to popular belief, it is not “Free Patrick Stewart”) Yes... First Person Shooter! W00t for Halo, GoW, Splinter Cell, CoD, and many others!
-Speaking of Patrick Stewart, what is your favorite Star Trek series? The Next Generation, duh!
-Which Buffy character do you identify with? Umm... I don't really identify with any of them, but I love me some Spike!
-Did you want Joey to end up with Pacey or Dawson? Who are these people?
-What color is your hair? Brownish
-Do you find Howard Stern offensive? yes
-How many chucks would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? I don't know but I am pretty sure a beaver does it better.
-Do you have a favorite “indie-dyer”? If so, who? Gypsy Girl. She is a local (for me) dyer and comes to our weekly knit group ;)
-Do you use hand-knit dishcloths? I don't have any but I love making them as gifts. 
-What new technique would you like to try? (dye yarn, felting, lace, socks, etc.) I would like to learn how to spin yarn on a spinning wheel (provided I can borrow or use or even buy said wheel if I really like it) and also knit socks two at a time- I have books that use this, but haven't been able to grasp the technique.
-Do you know what Sparkle Motion is? Sadly yes
-Do you like Starbucks? Of course! I love a mocha late or mocha frap
-Do you eat fast food? If yes, what is your favorite? yes. umm i don't really have a favorite but I do have a usual of what I eat at certain places.
-Coke or Pepsi? Sprite, not a fan of the brown pop.
-Tea or Coffee? or hot chocolate ?  Coffee or hot chocolate
-Do you wear hand-knit items? If yes, what is your favorite? of course! I love hats, scarves, shawls, gloves, and I am working on my first pair of socks Yay!
-Do you have any favorite Etsy shops? hmmm... no favorite etsy shops, just some awesome things that  I find.
-What is one pattern you love, but would never make for yourself? probably the Cookie A socks that are like 16 pages of grid pattern (have not seen these, only heard about them) or some super complicated lacy shawl. 
-What are your feelings on stalking RPattzI am against stalking celebrities period- they are people too! How would you like it if you had people following you with cameras scrutinizing your every move and shouting rude comments at you? It would get old fast. I am good friends with some high profile musicians and know just how much they hate what attention they get. I can only imagine the trouble and pain that makes high profile actors and actresses. 
-Do you like Harry Potter? YES
-What is your favorite non-Twilight book? I don't have a favorite book, but just check out my Shelfari shelf- all of those books on there that I have read are favorites to me.
-Did you read the leaked copy of the Twilight movie script? No
-Did you read Midnight Sun? Yes
-Have you read all four published books? (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn) Yes
-Which of the books in the Twilight Saga is your favorite? Twilight or Eclipse, it has been awhile since I have read them.
-What is your favorite song? Never Enough, Solitary Ground, Dance of Fate, Quietus, Trois Vierges, all by Epica
-What is your favorite band? at the moment- Epica if you can't tell from the above question
-Are there any celebrities you would like to meet? Who/Why? I have had the opportunity to meet quite a few. I have no idea, off the top of my head, what celebrity I would like to meet to carry on an intellectual conversation with. 
-Do you like Green Eggs & Ham? Is that green eggs and ham made that way with green food dye, or mold? I prefer the former rather than the later. 
-Are you a monogamous knitter? Or a WIP-Hoor? WIP Whore lol - I think I have 5 Wips right now lol
-Finish this sentence: EMMETT, I REALLY WISH YOU WOULD NOT … drive my car!
-Have you listened to RPattz musicality over at YouTube? (did you even know RPattz had musicality?? No
-What is your favorite TV show? Supernatural, NCIS, Lost, The Big Bang Theory, Smallville, and I could likely keep going. 
-Who would win in a duel? Edward Cullen or Harry Potter? explain your answer. Likely Edward because he could easily kill Potter with his super speed and strength way before Potter could get his wand out or speak to cast something.
-Have you seen Meet the Feebles? (and will you admit it, if you did??) I have not even heard of this.
-VanHalen - Sammy Hagar or David Lee Roth? Not a VanHalen fan so I have no idea.
-Are there any non-knit/crochet crafts you enjoy? costume making
-Why is the rum always gone? Because it is yummy!
-What is the secret of life? Money might not by happiness... but it sure buys lots and lots of yarn, sheep, needles, looms, wheels, and many more things. Who wouldn't be happy with all that? 
-If you could fight anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be? Any one of my exes.
-If you’re riding in the car late at night with the windows down, what cd is playing on the stereo? A Stabbing Westward, Epica, Manson, or Rob Zombie cd
-If you were on a deserted island and had only one skein of yarn, which would it be? Malabrigo... mmm
-If you could have lunch with any fictional character, who would it be (movies, books, or tv)? Gil Grissom
-If your life were a television program, would it be a half-hour sitcom or a one hour drama? What would be the title of said show? One hour drama. What else can happen?
-Do you know how to pronounce Clapotis correctly? no idea.. Clah-po-tee???
-If they made a movie of your life, which actor would you want to play you? Eliza Dushku
-What one superhero power would you want and why? Super Speed or the ability to blink to other locations
-What was the weirdest job you ever had? all of the jobs I have had, I don't think would surprise anyone that knows me. The characteristically out of the norm job according to society's standards would have to be dominatrix.
-Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? If so, what is it? Nope. No stuffed animal. I do instead have my BlackBerry and a book in bed with me usually.
-Describe your style in one word. Black.
-What is your favorite book genre? It depends upon which store and where they classify my fav books. They either fall into the Sci-fi or Horror genres.
-If you were a vampire what kind of animal do you think you would most likely enjoy hunting and why? Bear. Those things are huge, but as long as they were not endangered. 
-Which animal would you not want to hunt? Dogs. And large cats unless they are pissy and come at me first.
-If you had to be one Twilight Saga Character (except: Bella, Jacob & Edward) who would it be and why? Alice, I love her personality and the ability to see future events. 
-If you were a vampire what special power would you want to have? As mentioned, Alice's future, perhaps even Aro's ability as well.
-What age would you like to be if you were change to a vampire? 21- 25. So over the high school era but I would love to attend different colleges.
-What vehicle would you like to own? Lamborghini Reventon or Murcielago
-What knit or crochet item do you think would look good on Edward or Jacob? Jacob- knit caps of some sort or fingerless gloves, Edward... no idea, maybe knit socks of some sort
-If you had to give Edward a present, what would it be? Something historical of some sort.
-If you made Jacob a gift (since he made all of Bella’s gifts) what would it be? knit fingerless glove with a suede palm in the shape of a paw print.
-If you were Bella what would be your ideal first date? Walking around outside somewhere
-What’s another blonde joke Jacob could have thrown at Rosalie? no idea
-If you were Alice what would be your favorite wardrobe item? shawls or scarves
-Do you collect anything? stitch markers, books lol, anything dealing with HR Giger
-What’s your favorite smell? Least favorite? Autumn scents. Mints, cinnamons, or peach or the horrific scent of Abercrombie, Rhuel, and which other store they have (all will make me breakout in hives, my throat close up, or something due to me being allergic. 
-What do you do in your leisure time? read, knit, watch tv, ride bicycle, or drive horses
-What do you like to do on weekends? it doesn't really differ from what i like to do in my leisure time
-What is the strangest thing you’d wear on your head? one of my reptiles lol. they like sitting on heads.
-What’s your favorite blood-type? Type O Negative ^_^ lol
-Why is the rum always gone? I drank it
-If you were to fill the sun with rats, how many rats would you need? would these be rats that have been dunked in some sort of toxic waste that are unable to burn up or decompress in the sun?