This is SO not surprising.

June 3, 2008 at 12:20 pm (HSKS5)

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I would like to point out to all of you that Hermione (in this test) is an ISTJ. I know from my “real” myers-briggs that my N/S score is very near the middle. Does that mean I’m half Snape, half Hermione? That would make SO MUCH SENSE.


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I’ve been tagged!

June 2, 2008 at 11:21 am (Dear Diary)

Narcissa asked that I do this meme, and I think it’s such a good idea I’m going to tag THREE people with it – my roommates and my spoilee!

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Oh my goodness… I had forgotten.  If I hadn’t dropped out, I would have been graduating this week.  Instead, I was at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and had been there since the 22nd of May.  I was doing a lot of pushups and situps and running and getting screamed at.  Fun times…

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today:
1) Do a little bit of muggle homework.
2) Pay some bills.
3) Fold the large mountain of laundry on my living room floor.
4) Take care of my Slytherin boy who’s staying home after lunch ’cause he’s sick.
5) Start working on some more stitch markers and possibly some scissor fobs.

3. Snacks I enjoy: Little Debbie Swiss Cakes, Vosges chocolate (okay, almost any chocolate but OMG that stuff is to DIE for), Cheetos, string cheese… alright, here’s the deal.  I like a BUNCH of stuff.  I don’t like Twinkies.  I don’t like BBQ flavor snacks except on rare occasions.  I don’t like anything that is flavored RED – fake cherry or fruit punch, specifically.  Also, if it’s the wrong color of red I may have a reaction.  That’s okay, though, because if I do I just hand it off to Malcolm!!!

4. Places I’ve lived: Great Falls, Montana; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Bend, Oregon; Portland, Oregon (and several towns in the metropolitan area); Mountain Home, Idaho; and back to Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Depending on your definition of “lived” you could also count Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
First, find the perfect plot of land for what I want to do and build two houses on it.  Have the houses run completely on solar power with only rare necessity for backup (you can do that here).  Then, buy myself a dependable hybrid small SUV thing (or a truck if they made them).  Pay off everyone’s student loans in my family (and one of my best friend’s).  Buy a small nail salon for another best friend.  Invest in a spinning wheel and some sheep and goats.  I bought the perfect plot of land, after all!!!  Do part time computer consulting around the world, hire my old economics professor and give him free rein to invest a bunch of my money.  Donate a few million to my school so that the institute of TECHNOLOGY can actually have non-obsolete technology to teach with.  Among other things.  Those are the primary plans!!!

6. Who I want to know more about:





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Quidditch Round 1

May 29, 2008 at 10:02 pm (Dear Diary)

1. Which of Arabella Figg’s cats ran out from under the car?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of Albus Dumbledore’s middle names?

3. Which educational decree introduced a High Inquisitor to Hogwarts?

4. Apart from Harry, Ron and Hermione, who was the first person to enter the Hog’s Head that showed an interest in Harry’s Defence Against the Dark Arts classes?

Neville Longbottom
5. In the first Quidditch match of the year which player attempted to score first?
Angelina Johnson
6. What kind of bush does Harry hide behind to listen to the news?

A hydrangea bush
7. Why is Mundungus Fletcher disguised as a woman when he witnesses the DA (Dumbledore’s Army) meeting in the Hog’s Head pub?

b. He was banned from the Hog’s Head pub 20 years ago.
8. When Harry and Cho go on their first date to Madam Puddifoot’s in Hogsmeade, what is it decorated with for Valentine’s Day?

Golden cherubs and pink confetti
9. How old is Sturgis Podmore and where does he live?

38 and number 2 Laburnum Gardens Clapham
10. What did Fred and George Weasley do to Montague?

a. Forced him head-first into a Vanishing Cabinet on the first floor.

Picture Scavenger Hunt

Please, if anyone notices a broken picture or link, PLEASE let me know!!!

Fred and George Weasley (Together) – I added Ron too!!!

With a Bonus Ron!

Hog’s Head Pub

Pub sign

Sirius Black

Mr. Weasley & Harry (Together)

harry and arthur

Draco Malfoy


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REALLY checking in this time…

May 24, 2008 at 8:11 am (Dear Diary, HSKS5)

Good morning everyone! I don’t much like being up this early on a Saturday but a certain wizardling decided that 6:30 AM was plenty late to sleep and snuggling in bed with his parents was not an acceptable option. I, being the very nice person I am, decided to let my Slytherin man sleep. Selfless, I tell you!

My roommates are getting their animals soon! How exciting! Hector will definitely like other intelligent animals around – I bet he might even be able to pop his head under the water to talk to Ingrid’s Betta.

Since both my spoiler Narcissa and my roommate Ingrid asked about Remedial Magical Symphony, I thought I would share a little more about it.  I play cello now, although it had been 11 years since I played when I picked up that magical bow again – I even bought a new one for the occasion!  Mine is a carbon fiber bow rather than wood this time, but it was still infused with the heartstrings of a siren.  I have also played percussion, flute, harmonica, piano, and electric bass.

This is going to a fun term, I can tell! I really like my roommates and I can’t wait to see what kind of mischief we get into! Teehee!

And now, for my homework:

Can you keep a secret?

The headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix is at No. 12 Grimmauld Place.

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Quickie Update!

May 20, 2008 at 2:26 pm (Dear Diary, HSKS5)

Dear fellow students, housemates, and roommates,

I wanted to swing in here and post really quickly just in case the rest of the week is as crazy as the last few days.  I am working on my homework as much as I can between classes and I plan to spend some time hangin’ with my roomies soon!  Hopefully tonight!  I have a class this evening in Remedial Magical Symphony, and hopefully afterwards I won’t just collapse into bed.  Thankfully I don’t snore unless I’m sick, and I’ve already gotten my cold for the term out of the way before term even started!

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May 16, 2008 at 9:04 pm (Dear Diary, HSKS5)

Animals are important companions for witches and wizards.  Why else would first years be encouraged to bring one?  The question is, what to bring?  Supposedly cats, owls, or toads are allowed.  Well, Ron Weasley changed that when he brought a rat, so those are allowed too I guess.

Hydrangea asked a good question – what’s the best animal to bring?

Well, for me the best animal was a frog.  I’ve felt a connection to frogs ever since I was a tiny little witch.  Some people have real cat connections, especially knitters – I’m not a huge fan of them myself and know many magical knitters who are the same, but for the most part knitters are considered cat witches.  Others have an affinity toward owls.  I guess it mostly depends on how you feel about any of the animals in question.

If, however, you feel nothing toward any of the allowed animals, there is still hope!  Perhaps there is another animal you feel strongly about – maybe your parents could write Hogwarts requesting that you be allowed to bring it with you.  Perhaps there are no animals you feel strongly about.  If that is the case, consider what animal would be most practical for you to have: an owl.  Imagine never having to use school owls to send letters or packages; imagine forming a bond with your owl that only strengthens over time.

In short, to find your perfect match you need to look within yourself.  You’ll probably find a little animal in there looking for its real-life companion.

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First homework of the term

May 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm (Dear Diary)

It’s my job to post a little bio of myself this week for homework.  Well, I can manage that!

My name is Cecilia Aislynn Kettleburn.  I was born on a boat just off the coast of Ireland to a witch and wizard studying the migratory habits of merpeople.  I suppose that’s why I got accepted to Hogwarts, even though we live in America.

I spent most of my formative years in muggle schools, as my parents both consider it of utmost importance that wizard children learn what they can of muggles and how they do things.  Once I got my letter, though, my parents pulled me from public school and started preparing me for my time at Hogwarts.  This is only my second year, but I’m oh so excited to have returned.

I’m taking all the required first year classes again:

And, as a second year, I’ve also been allowed to add:

I managed to sneak in a third second year course, as my parents sent a note along with my grades from the last year with it.

As for my family’s history, well… My mother’s side is primarily Irish, and my father’s is primarily Scottish.  Many jokes have been made about that!  I don’t have any living relatives within a few removals in either country, but I’m very proud of my heritage.

I love magical knitting, and consider myself a beginner.  I haven’t completed a single sock yet, but I’m working on it!  I enjoy Quidditch and Magical Orchestra, and spend a lot of time on my studies.  When I find free time, I like to take my frog, Hector, out for some fresh air and sunshine.  I have a very eclectic personality and like a wide variety of music, books, and activities.  I’m not a big fan of rap, but like indie music, deathmetal, classical, jazz, pop, motown, big band, heavy metal… just a glimpse into my psyche.

This has been a very basic biography of me – if you’re interested in things I’ve learned about muggles, I’ll place a link here shortly detailing some of that.

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Sneaky Sneaky!

May 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm (Dear Diary)

I’ve been busy perusing all of the information I can find on Luveday Tyreman in order to make her first package the most awesome thing ever.

So far, it seems to be working out nicely.  I have many many ideas, and I’m going shopping this week for further inspiration and package goodies.  How exciting!

I also learned who the new Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor will be, and he looks… well, interesting.  I suppose we’ll find out what he’s really like once classes begin!

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May 10, 2008 at 4:12 pm (HSKS5)

I’ve got my spoilee!!!

I’m lucky enough this term to be paired with a first-year Ravenclaw, Luveday Tyreman.  How exciting!  I’ve already been doing a little snooping around on her magical Ravelry profile and her blog, and I’m developing some plans for her!  How exciting!

I have to admit, I’m so used to looking for book colors that finding movie colors will be a bit different for me – still, this is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!  I’m going to have to go looking for some stuff!  Ooh, how much to disclose, how much to hide?  I love the fact that I’m going to get to surprise my spoilee with some of the kit options!  Hooray!

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Another one!

May 3, 2008 at 1:36 pm (HSKS5)

Okay folks, it’s time again for another term of fun and games!


Come and join – there’s only 23 spaces left at this writing, and that means we’ll have more people than last term!  How exciting!

I’m particularly excited because this term I was allowed to use some of my new skills in web transfiguration to make the new site, where we can have static information and the registration portkey!  The site will be there for as long as we have this swap, and I can’t wait to see how we develop it as time goes on!

Come and join us!  It’s great fun!

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