Tuesday, June 30, 2009

...And Game 2 answers!

In the second volume of the HP books by JK Rowling, The (#1)CHAMBER OF SECRETS, we continue to learn the incredible adventures of Hogwarts student (#2) HARRY POTTER and his friends (#3) RON WEASLEY and (#4) HERMIONE GRANGER. Belonging to the house of (#5) GRYFFINDOR, they attend Defense Against the (#6) DARK ARTS taught by Wizarding celebrity (#7) GILDEROY LOCKHART, a none-too-bright fellow who cannot even handle pixies!

In The (#8) CHAMBER OF SECRETS, we also meet Dobby a (#9)HOUSE ELF for the first time. Determined Dobby seeks to sabotage the return of (#10) HARRY POTTER to Hogwarts and is pretty persistent but is unsuccessful. After a few weeks at school, the deceased Ravenclaw student who haunts the girls lavatory, also known as (#11) MOANING MYRTLE, shows (#12) HARRY POTTER and (#13) RON WEASLEY an old empty diary that dropped through her ghostly form out of thin air!

Many nifty things continue to happen for the next several months… we won’t go into all the juicy details right now… however, the ending is prime reading indeed!! (#14) HARRY POTTER finally kills Tom Riddle’s (a.k.a #15 VOLDEMORT) sneaky diary (which we now know is a #16 HORCRUX) and saves the sister of (#17) RON WEASLEY, (#18) GINNY WEASLEY!!!

Oh! Of course, we must mention that the thickheaded (#19) GILDEROY LOCKHART unintentionally erased his own memory, so he won’t be back for book three, The (#20) PRISONER OF AZKABAN!

So, I've got to get going on my swap kit...

...and I know my swappee is WAY into Herbology, so that means some lovely lace stuff coming her way. I'm thinking something with a plant or flower theme would be perfect, I just have to research.

On another note, there is an awesome recipe site that has been running alongside some of these previous (and current) swaps that has allowed folks to share their favorites. It's great -- I feel like there will be baking happening in the near future to have some treats for the big 4th of July bash on Saturday!

I also noticed that I have about 10 things on the needles right now, and not one of them is even close to being finished. I need to get cracking, seriously.

And to finish, a list of five excellent songs that came up on the ol' iPod today:
1. Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket
2. Alibi, David Gray
3. When the War Came, the Decemberists
4. New Speedway Boogie, the Grateful Dead
5. London Halflife, Metric

That's it for now - happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 15, 2009

HSKS8: Summer Camp and first activity!

So, I'm back participating in the latest and greatest HSKS event - Summer Camp! Check out the official blog for details. Here's my first activity:
Three truths and a lie - can you spot the lie?
1. I have two brothers.
2. I play three musical instruments.
3. I speak four languages.
4 I have five binfuls of yarn stash!

Looking forward to a fun summer!