Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Harry Potter Moment and a Special Birthday!

Happy Happy Birthday, Robyn!!

About Robyn:
I laugh when people fall down. It's a glitch in my programming, but even my mom has suffered this quirk. I have a BA in Studio Art from the University of Puget Sound. My boys make me laugh every day. I steal pens; I try real hard not to. I collect those free bookmarks at the checkout counter at libraries. I've had more stitches than anyone I know. I love stories; writing them, reading them, watching them. You can email me at

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This is a meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts.The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! She is picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All she asks is to link back to her blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come here.

Favorite Character:

Luna Lovegood

Man, I soooooo wish that I had time to do a picture because Luna is the absolute perfect person for me to have such a fun time drawing. Especially with that lion hat ROARING on her head. This girl is so funny. I laughed at her quirkiness, I cried a little at the part in the story where Harry saw their names with 'friends' written around her room, and I cheered for her when she kicked some butt. I don't think I've ever wanted good things to happen for a character as much as I want Luna to have the fantastic life she deserves. Is that weird? Maybe I love her so much because I've always been weird and embraced it. When I was in Middle School, I won 'Most Likely to Succeed' and in the yearbook picture I had a huge smiley face painted on my cheek. It's name was Giggles. To be fair, I was dressed appropriately the day before, but the teacher 'didn't have film in the camera'. Really, she just didn't like me and thought she had found a way to embarrass me. I wasn't fazed. But back to Luna, my absolute favorite part was when she commentated the Quidditch game.


“You can laugh! But people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!”

“I think I'll just go down and have some pudding and wait for it all to turn up - it always does in the end.”

“Oh no, I'd love to go with you as friends!" said Luna, beaming as he had never seen her beam before. "Nobody's ever asked me to a party before, as a friend! Is that why you dyed your eyebrow, for the party? Should I do mine, too?”

"Oh … well …" she shrugged. "I think they think I'm a bit odd, you know. Some people call me 'Loony' Lovegood, actually."

Quidditch Commentary

"And that's Smith of Hufflepuff with the Quaffle," said a dreamy voice, echoing over the grounds. "He did the commentary last time, of course, and Ginny Weasley flew into him, I think probably on purpose, it looked like it. Smith was being quite rude about Gryffindor, I expect he regrets that now he's playing them? Oh, look, he's lost the Quaffle, Ginny took it from him, I do like her, she's very nice. ..."

Harry stared down at the commentator's podium. Surely nobody in their right mind would have let Luna Lovegood commentate? But even from above there was no mistaking that long, dirty-blonde hair, nor the necklace of butterbeer corks. . . . Beside Luna, Professor McGonagall was looking
slightly uncomfortable, as though she was indeed having second thoughts about this appointment.

". . . but now that big Hufflepuff player's got the Quaffle from , her, I can't remember his name, it's something like Bibble? no, Buggins?"

"It's Cadwallader!" said Professor McGonagall loudly from beside Luna. The crowd laughed. 


  1. You're so cool, Jaclyn! Thanks so much for the birthday wish. The boys are beyond excited. Will can't wait to hide and jump out with a big happy birthday shout. He told me not to sneak upstairs because I would see the decorations. I told him I didn't think there would be any decorations, so he told me to "stay right there, Mom," and made sure my mom and sister planned to decorate. How neat is that? What are your birthday plans, my fellow Virgo?

    I love Luna too! I cannot believe what a jerk teacher you had. Every weird kid I saw at Will's middle school orientation had me secretly cheering. I was on my best behavior so I didn't hug any of them, but I wanted to tell them they are the ones who make everything so much more fun! I can just see you as a little Luna girl.

  2. Happy B-Day Robyn! How many stitches exactly? Now I need to know!!
    YESSS, Luna!!! Fav character of the whole series. I love her so much. So quirky and weird.

  3. Haaaappy birthday Robyn!

    Awww really great choice! I was torn between Luna and Lupin haha. She is such an amazing character and I love her don't give a f*** nature. She is just brilliant.

  4. Ha! Over 300 all while I was awake. I'm set so if someone wants to jump in with a higher count, I'll hand over the nifty invisible trophy.

  5. Happy birthday to Robyn. :D And I love you sharing these moments. :)

  6. I really love Luna too. I always felt bad for her though. She is one of those nerds that we knew in high school who didn't actually know they were nerds. :(

  7. I love Luna..I sometimes have my Luna esque moments!

  8. I am so glad they jumped out and surprised you and made you wait for decorations LOL. Kids make these celebrations so much more enjoyable. I went to eat dinner with Zane and friends last night and tonight will be going to the fair. It always comes to town on my birthday. I always enjoyed the weird kids as well :D

  9. Isn't she just fantastic?? I'm so glad I'm not alone in her being the fav.

  10. I would definitely wear it too! It's fantastic :D Thank you so much for stopping by!

  11. I agree. She really doesn't mind what anyone at all thinks about her and that's so refreshing. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  12. So glad your family enjoys her as much as we do :D Zane loves her as much as me! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  13. I understand what you are saying. Everyone feels bad for her. What's really great though is that because she doesn't know, she's not sad about it herself. It just is what it is lol. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  14. I know I do LOL. Thank you so much for stopping by :D

  15. Luna is awesome! I loved that silly headdress of hers and the lion on her head we so cool; I would totally sport that myself. She was great!


  16. Luna is a great choice and a favorite character in my family as well, Jaclyn! We love her quirkiness - she'd fit right in here. LOL

    And happy birthday, Robyn. :)

  17. Happy Birthday, Robyn! And I love your pick for this week's HP Moment, Jaclyn! Luna's lion hat was the absolute best; I would totally go out in public wearing one because it's just so cool.


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