Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Puzzle #1: Dobby
Puzzle #2: Harry Potter
Puzzle #3: Hogs Head

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Getting to Know...

Find one person for each of these questions. No repeats!

Who is new to HSKS this Term?
Genevra Dreamy of Hufflepuff
Who has played Quidditch for their House this Term?
Gryphon the Great of Ravenclaw
Who is working on the same project (WIP) as you?
Cassandra Crimsonchin - February Lady Sweater
Who has more items in their Queue than you?
Hermione Bagnold of Ravenclaw with 603 projects in queue
Who has donated to SPEW this Term?
Celestina Pettigrew of Gryffindor
Who has participated in Dueling Club this Term?
Rowan Dragonsinger of Hufflepuff
Who lives within 100 miles of you?
Olive Bumblebirch of Ravenclaw
Who is from a different country than you?
Lizzie Wychwood of Gryffindor

Comment on at least one blog from each of the other houses. List their names here and something you learned about them from their blog post

Hufflepuff: Fleur Sweeting has all 7 of the Harry Potter books in Spanish
Gryffindor: Lizzie Wychwood has been married for 25 years and celebrated the anniversary at a muggle place called Disney World.
Slytherin: Catriona Lestrange took a stroll out in the Forbidden Forest and may have spotted a Ford Anglia.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gryffindor vs Ravenclaw

Yes, I am a keeper. In more ways than one. ::insert mischievous grin:: So for this match against Gryffindor, I have volunteered to play Keeper. Our regular Keeper is unable to play as the match is scheduled way too late for her. I will attempt to do my best and keep my favorite Quidditch player in mind - Oliver Wood. He was a Keeper too. Yes, pun intended.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Potions Homework, Part 3

The happiness potion for me which is also known as a Strawberry Chocolate Martini...
  • 2 ounces chocolate martini mixer (actually found at the grocery store)
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka (I only drink Stolichnaya vodka)
  • an ice filled shaker (got this one at Chili's restaurant many years ago)

Potions homework, part 2

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?
A: Allergen Solution
B:Confusing Draught
C: Babbling Befuddlement
D: Wandering Agent

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?
A: It is the second ingredient you add
B: Before it is removed from the fire
C: You don't add them, they aren't part of the potion
D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?
A: The Draught of Living Death
B: Amortentia
C: Calming Draft
D: Elixir to Induce Euphoria

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?
A: Murlap
B: Belladonna
C: Mugwort
D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?
A: Swelling Solution
B: Deflating Draught
C: Shrinking Solution
D: Sleeping Draught

Potions homework, part 1

Chopped daisy roots are used in Shrinking Solutions.

Sliced caterpillars are used in Shrinking Solutions.

Fluids from the poisonous plant are used by students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Potions class, where it is a part of their standard potion making-kit.

Powdered root of Asphodel is used in the creation of various potions, such as the Draught of Living Death, and the Wiggenweld Potion.

Nettles are used in potion-making: fresh nettles are used in the Boil-Cure Potion, whereas dried nettles are used in the Herbicide Potion.