Wow, another week has gone by already?? I've been so busy with (school)work and things that I've hardly had a chance to talk to anyone! Today's busy-ness was of a fun nature, though. We went to see Coraline 3D! I'd already read the book so I was very interested to see how the movie came out (and how well the 3D effects worked with it). I was VERY impressed! The movie was great and the 3D definitely seemed to add to it--it wasn't just a gimmick.

If you still have the chance to see it in 3D, you should try to go! (Unfortunately, it got kicked off most 3D screens as of yesterday so the Jonas Brothers movie could take over the space--Bleh.)

After that we went to Mom's for dinner and visiting. Now I'm back but I'm afraid I don't have time to do much other than this quick post before bed!

Quidditch, Round 1


1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?

d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?

b. Snape

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?

a. Mad-Eye Moody

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?

d. Rufus Scrimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?

a. A lynx

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?

b. Sirius Black’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?

d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?

d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbridge’s office?

a. Moody’s magical eye

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?

d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Week 2 Homework

Hey everyone! I'm back from Hawaii and settling in at Hogwarts (only a week or so later than everyone else...). Can't wait to meet more of my schoolmates--this term is going to be fun!

Here's my homework for the week:

1- What form does your Patronus take? What does it symbolize for you?

A mountain lion. Strength, courage, and resilience.

2- Did you bring a cat, an owl, a toad, or other pet with you? What is their name?

A cat; her name is Tobias (Toby for short).

3- What is your favorite class here at Hogwarts?

Arithmancy--I love numbers!

4- What is worth sneaking out of the castle for, even if you got caught?

Escaping to spend time at a yarn shop or with a knit group is ALWAYS worthwhile!

5- What has made you laugh so hard that you've had butterbeer come out your nose?

My brother--when he gets on a roll, he's the funniest person ever. Even better when my brother and my husband start playing off each other.

6- What yarn do you covet? Link please...

Hmm. I'm not sure there is a specific yarn I'm coveting at the moment. I love indie-dyed sock yarns with a passion, though--I'm sure there are many out there I haven't experienced yet! If I stumble on something specific, I'll come back and update this.

7- What is your favorite flavor... the one thing you could simply not live without? Is brand important?

Lemon...? Not sure what my favorite flavor is--I like lots! As such, no, I don't think brand matters.

8- How many HSKS terms have you participated in?

This is my third! :D

9- Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other big Muggle event during this year at Hogwarts? If yes, please tell us what.

Er, not exactly...not a traditional event anyway. However, next Saturday (Feb 21) marks two years cancer-free, so to me that's a pretty big day.

10- You in 5 words.

Kind, empathetic, analytical, creative, stubborn.

Did I mention that I'm in Hawaii?

I took this photo just a few blocks from where I'm staying:

Kailua Beach

I think I've done a pretty good job this week of participating in Hogwarts happenings even though I won't really be joining you all at school until next week. I doubt if anyone has really noticed that I'm not exactly there, thanks to a combination of magic and muggle technology.

It's so lovely and warm here, I don't ever want to go home!