Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Week 7 Homework

O.O We've lost a whole week! What did we drink last Friday? Anyways, this weeks homework was to find the 7 Horcruxes that Harry Potter has to find in the 7th book....crap, did I just give it away for someone. *hangs head* But here they are:

1) Harry Potter
2) Nagini (poor Nagini)

3) Ravenclaw’s Diadem
(Harry should have looked at
Comic Con first, me thinks.)

4) Hufflepuff’s Cup
5) Slytherin’s locket

6) Riddle’s Diary

7) Gaunt’s Ring

It's also unfortunately raining cats and dogs outside. Which is great as long as I don't have to go anywhere...seeing as I do, it pretty much sucks. And it only really sucks because I'm a pedestrian, so by the time I reach my destination I'm soaked. Especially when there are jackass drivers that don't bother slowing down when there is a puddle right NEXT to me, so I get buried by this tidal wave of dirty water. Mmmm, charming.

Also, this is a bit random, but I was flipping through channels the others day and stopped to watch the very end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret (the part where Lucius sets Dobby free without realizing it) because there was something else on afterward. But we're sitting there watching Lucius getting hit by Dobby's magic, and DH goes "Damn, that elf is more powerful then Malfoy."
Me: "No he's not. Their magic is just different. And it was their version of a knock-back jinx, if that catches you off guard it'll send you flying."
DH: ".....do you have any idea how nerdy you just sounded?"
So I guess this adds to the long list of I-don't-know-you moments that I seem to be acquiring the longer I'm married.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Netflix rant and other things

I just finished watching a very good German movie called North Face (are movie titles underlined or italizised? I can never remember that). Basically it's the true story about two mountain climbers that wanted to be the first to climb the north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. The movie drags it's feet just a tiny bit, but it's about mountain climbing so honestly I didn't expect it to be finished in an hour and a half. But I digress; this rant is more about some of the IDIOTS that "review" (I used the term loosely here) movies like the above mentioned.

If you didn't like it, or hated it, tell me why. Did the camera work make you nauseous? Was the dialogue so bad you wanted to groan and head-desk through out the whole thing? Was the movie so low budget that you could have done a better job with your cat and a shoebox? I want to know that kind of stuff. But I don't need to know that watching this movie brought back memories of your climbing experience, or that seeing the Inn reminded you of your dead German grandmother. OH! or this little gem: "The damned program doesn't seem to have any way to correct a typo. I meant to rate it four stars" >.> Are you kidding me? How is that a review?

And it's not just this particular movie. Stupid people give pointless reviews all the time on this site. My overall favorite is still "This movie's stupid." Way to write a review there, Capernicus. I'm sure newspapers will be falling over each other trying to get you onto their payroll.

I'm not saying I don't appreciate the one or two star reviews that some people give. Especially when it comes to horror movies where you just know it's going to be bad. But for christ sake make your review count. Don't tell me "Stupid" ten times in all capitol letters. Or "movie should have been in English." It's a foreign language movie. If it was in English that would defeat the purpose, don't ya think? Oh people are so stupid sometimes.

On a unrant related note, I'm finished with my knitted item for my HSKS swap partner, but haven't blocked it yet. I've been told that various household items are best for blocking the item, but I haven't gotten around to getting them; might have to get a rock or something. Other then that I'm waiting on things to be shipped to me. The kit is mostly thought out already, so there isn't much else I can do atm.

I've been thinking about taking the pattern of the knitted item, and turning it into Fingerless gloves. I really like the way the cable and stuff look together, and figured that it will be a relatively quick knit with worsted weight yarn or even DK. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Week 5 Assignment

I'm actually going to do this weeks assignment, 'cause its a lot easier then the questionnaire from last week. Even if I was told by a fellow Slytherin that I was welcome to "peruse her paper." But laziness got the better of me, so I didn't. But this week we get to match wands to wizards/witches. Piece o' cake.

  1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring - I. Hermione Granger
  2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring - K. Belatrix Lestrange
  3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair - M. Draco Malfoy
  4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring - D. Viktor Krum
  5. Ash and Unicorn hair - G. Cedric Diggory
  6. Rosewood and Veela Hair - L. Fleur Delacour
  7. Elder and Thestral Hair - B. Albus Dumbledore
  8. Mahogany and an unknown core - J. James Potter
  9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring - E. Lucius Malfoy
  10. Cherry and Unicorn hair - C. Mary Cattermole
  11. Yew and Phoenix Feather - H. Tom Riddle
  12. Holly and Phoenix Feather - F. Harry Potter
  13. Willow and Unicorn Hair - A. Ron Weasley (although it could also be Ash, according to Mrs. Rowling)
Also, my handmade object for my swap partner is going well. It took a little longer then anticipated to get the yarn, but now that I have it I'm very gun-ho about the whole thing. =D And thus far it's also a rather quick knit. Since I still can't make up my mind on which object to give her, and there are 3 that I picked, I might make them all and see which one I like best.

On a seperate note, I got my Fingerless glove swap PACKAGE TODAY!!!! *squee!* >3< Oh I'm so happy. Inside was a super soft cream colored slouch hat with sequins (and while I hardly ever wear slouch hats, I think I'll wear this one a lot, since it's so soft and warm), soft blue crocheted fingerless gloves, coconut flavored lip balm, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, and yummy wine colored merino/silk yarn. Woot.

Well, off I go again to continue working on my knitted item. *prances away*