Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Facts - I want an alternate universe

I was really close to setting a new record yesterday: 5 days of no injuries or near death experiences! But that streak abruptly ended as I managed to cut my finger on a bread roll. #YOLO (I really don’t know what that means, was that ok? Honestly, I’m not really sure why and what and how hashtags function, but I’m trying to expand to a younger, hipper audience. Not that you guys look old, or anything like that. You look fabulous, especially for your age. And I’ve never seen anyone more hip in my life. You’re awesome and that hashtag was meant especially for you, if you want it!)

Today started with a 4 mi run before work and a green smoothie. Can I get a what what? This week end, I’ll be heading to the mountains with friends and I’m super excited. So, before I turn this blog into a pink diary of hearts and kisses, where all I do is telling you guys about my perfect healthy and fit life, I’ll treat you to a little Friday list of what’s been on my mind lately.

Things that left me a little bitter after of watching all the harry potter movies with my sister this Christmas

1.    I’ll never know what I’d see in the Mirror of Erised. I mean, I can always guess, but I’m fairly good at tricking myself into believing that I’m a better person than I actually am. Like, I wish it would show me in a peaceful world without hunger or poverty. But sinceI started enforcing my “No sweets during the week” rule more strictly, I’m pretty sure it would show me visiting Wonka’s factory on a Wednesday, swimming in Nutella and stuffing my face with black liquorish.

2.    I’ll never know what house I would be sorted to. I’m pretty sure it would be Ravenclaw, but I’m not 100% sure. I spend way too much time thinking about this.

3.    I’ll never know what my boggart would turn into. The list of suspects is too long: spiders, heights, losing the people I love, trolls, darkness, and I could go on. In case you were wondering, I do have a genuine fear of trolls (the Nordic kind, not the Lower Peninsula kind), probably because I was raised with stories about their dangerous ways.  Part of me still believes that the waterfalls we have to pass to get to my cabin are troll pee.
Imagine these slighly yellow during the early summer melting period. So much pee! (Source)

4.    I’ll never know what my patronus would look like. My Pinterest is filled with tigers and bunnies, but somehow I suspect I would end up with this dude:
Why hello there, naked mole rat. I never know whether I prefer the kiss or you.

5.    I’ll never know what amortentia would smell like to me. A sea breeze and pine needles warmed by the sun. The smell of a fire and freshly baked sweet buns. Acceptable and normal options, but I would probably end up with something weird like the smell of the biological denitrifications process and anionic polymer coagulants.

Now tell me: is my list incomplete? What do you think your Potterverse would look like?

P.S: If you want a quick and easy DIY project this week end, check out my sisters Severus' patrouns necklace DIY here. She did not inted this to be a Harry Potter thing, but it is!

Have a great week end,

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  1. The feasts. I´m definitely bummed about missing the glorious feast. And the dormitories of Gryffindor (I would be sorted into Gryffindor, no question about it. I even took an internet test and it confirmed it. Shut up, I´m no Hufflepuff!) with the four poster beds and the oven in the middle of the room.

    I also have a slight issue with never getting to taste real butterbeer, fire whiskey, Bertie Bott every flavor bean and cauldron cakes. And the treacle tart that Harry favour. Really, I could go on forever about the food. I would give my left arm to taste Molly Weasleys cooking.

    And what would my wand be made of? Ash and phoenix, 10 inches? Rowan and troll whisker (yes, that´s correct. Troll whisker), 12 inches, rather springy?

    And the stuff they learn.. I would not complain about the homework, I would happily do it (except maybe divination, it is very woolly and a lot of guesswork). I would skip along to the library, happily singing "Let´s do our homework, let´s do our homework".

    I could go on, you know. Forever. Quidditch, brooms, the magnificent animals, centaurs, Diagon Alley, owl post, the list goes on and oooon.

  2. I have always wondered which position I would try out for on the Quidditch team.

    1. I just assumed I wouldn't. Not one for team sports now, don't think I would be in the wizarding world either.