It's such a shame we are always so serious and somber when we get together, eh? It was awesome having the girls out here this weekend! Even Teddie had a good time! Becki and I have been friends since third grade, and Amanda joined us in junior high. It's always been the three of us. Amanda's been married for almost two years now (she was the Winter Night afghan) and Becki for just over a year (the Chunky Diagonal afghan), and now they live 2200 miles away. It doesn't matter. We always pick up right where we left off. It's great. We were supposed to go winetasting on Saturday, but our luck held out. I do not need a new car after this visit, but I had the requisite car problems during their visit. We went to a local winery and bought a nice pinot blanc to go with strawberries, then went to see Urinetown. We spent Sunday playing mini-golf at Boomers, seeing the preview of The Pearl (the first of the Outreach shows), then spent the evening with pizza, soda, M&Ms, wine, strawberries, and Because I Said So, Night At The Museum, and the always required 10 Things I Hate About You. Then we got up wayyy too early to drive back down to LA and drop them off at the airport. I was back home by 12:30p and went back to bed. There's no class tonight because of Labor Day, unfortunately, so I think I'm going to spend some time this evening at the rehearsal hall doing those kicking drills and working on my form. I also need to make jam with the rest of the strawberries this week sometime.
And, as part of a HSS2 contest:
What type of pet do you choose as your companion at Hogwarts? If the choices are still owl, toad, or cat, I think I would choose a cat. You can always use a school owl for correspondence, but you can't cuddle with one.
While shopping in Hogsmeade you stop by Honeydukes for some sweets. What treats do you purchase for yourself? a bar of Honeydukes best chocolate. I'm a purist.
A potion you are preparing needs an ingredient available only at muggle shops. You don't want to stand out in your wizards robes, so you resort to traditional muggle clothing. Describe your outfit in detail. Blue jeans, my favorite tan tank top, and sneakers
What is your favorite subject to study at Hogwarts and why? Defense Against the Dark Arts. I like feeling like I could defend myself.
Likewise, what subject is your least favorite and why? Herbology bores me to tears.
Back to the potion you were shopping for ingredients for, what type of potion are you making, what color is it, what are the ingredients, and precisely what does the potion do? I'm terrible at Potions, so I'm sticking with a simple Wake-Up Potion. It's a pinky-orange potion that makes you feel like you've had a good night's sleep, without making you hyper energetic. I use a teeny bit of unicorn horn, some chopped roots, a skivelfig, orange juice, and strawberries.
Now to go catch up on everyone else's blogs!