Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:
1.Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?
Actually I have stayed in a haunted house or so it was advertised but nothing out of the ordinary happened. It was a fun evening none the less with good friends and an ouija board. We even tried doing our own seance but the ghosts obviously had better things to do than hang out with us amateurs.
2. The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?
I would have to say it was either Michael Bublé in concert or Yo-Yo Ma both were in Newark, New Jersey and both were packed.
3. When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?
I love walking in wet sand at the ocean and occasionally I do swim there. I enjoy swimming in a pool but I’m not thrilled when kids start splashing. I used to swim all the time in Maine in Lake Wesserunsett located in Madison, Maine. It’s spring fed and so refreshing. That’s my ultimate favorite place to swim. I swam there everyday from June 1st until October 1st when it became just too cold.
4. Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.
Back in the 90’s I don’t know if you remember the MC Hammer pants well I loved how loose and comfortable they were. I sewed six different really outlandish colors and wore them well into the early 2000’s well past the height of their peak and crash. I was a school bus driver and jeans were not comfortable to drive 8 hour days but those baggy elastic waist pants were.
Muggle Questions (from Melanie):
1. What is the last song you sang along to?
Responding to Jim’s Sunday lyric post with monster, evil, cruel, etc. I was singing the Monster Mash as I wrote my post. That song always makes me smile.
2. What was your scariest nightmare about?
I dreamed I was buried alive and could hear voices above me. I screamed but no one heard me. I tried to push the covering away and woke to find myself buried in the comforter.
3. What food do you crave most often?
I typically crave salty food and potato chips are my go to. If I don’t have chips in house, I make popcorn and coat it with salt.
4. What’s your grossest bug story?
When we were kids spending summers at my grandfathers house, my cousin who lived next door on a farm used to save the barn spiders to toss at us girls to make us scream. He slipped one in my sleeping bag one night when we were camping. I felt it crawling on my leg and sprung out of the bag. That was the night I finally fought back, I punched him so hard in the nose, he had two black eyes and a broken nose. That was the end of the practical jokes from him.
To this day, I still hate spiders. I see them and I begin squirming. They don’t even have to to touch me, to make me creepy crawly.