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top 10 favorite Harry Potter quotes!

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top 10 favorite Harry Potter quotes

Fun! I am loving this prompt today! Too easy!

I have tons, so I'll pick the ones that make me laugh the most.

My top 10 favorite Harry Potter Quotes

...in no particular order...

1. "Sir!" This one always make me laugh.

harry-potter-gif-sir

2. "Where HAVE you been?" Molly Weasley is absolutely one of my favorite characters. And I love her voice in the movies...perfect. I want to be like her when I grow up. If I could send my kids howlers, I totally would.

harry potter quotes- where have you been

3. The silent quote... Snape in the classroom.. pushing the boys' heads down or smacking Ron. Hilarious. (But let some teacher try that on my kids...you'll see mama bear out in all her glory!)

Snape pushing ron and harry's heads down

snape hitting ron

4. "I should NOT have said that." Hagrid is one of the best ones, hands down. And I can't help but chuckle when he says stuff like this. There are hundreds of memes based on this quote... just go check out reddit...

hagrid-i should not have said that

5. "Do you...want to go...to the ball...with me?" It's definitely the movie version...but I love the ginger twins. Generally, I am a huge Weasley fan. This moment, in particular, is one of my favs. It reminds me of my husband...paper throwing, cocky, charismatic. Yep.

fred weasley asks girl to the ball

6. "Roar! Eee, eee, eee! Eeeeuuurrrrr (elephant noise)!!" I love this scene. It is so typical of what I imagine teenage boys sitting around doing. Love it.

ron roaring after eating candy

7. "Morning." *grins* Like I said, I love the Weasley boys. Fred's attitude is so fantastic. I love the awkwardness of this moment.

fred weasley morning

8. "Not to mention the pincers. Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch." Good stuff... the whole "Harry is high" scene makes me laugh.

harry says not to mention the pincers

9. "Technically, it's a ferret!... He might have mentioned it."  Mad Eye reminds me of my husband juuust a little bit...like, the later, older, grumpier version of him. 😉  Love you babe...

mad eye says technically it's a ferret

10. "He looks far too happy over there." Adults: 1, Kids: 0. She is awesome.

professor mcgonagall says he looks far too happy over there

....and just for good measure, I'll add this little gem. I love all of Ron's disturbed, fearful, squeaky noises. He is my favorite.

ron weasley  pulls his mandrake out of the pot

The End. What are your favorite HP moments?

5 favorite wines of a Moscato snob.

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favWines The other day I was driving home from work, pretending it was summer already and breathing deep because I was almost home. After so many years of moving from house to house and state to state, I can finally say that when I pull up at my front door I am home. I do feel peace here at Apple Creek. It makes my heart happy to dream of all the years that my family and I will spend here.

One of my favorite pastimes are porch-sitting wine sessions at sunset. (Say that three times fast.) It's my favorite time of the day. The weather is gorgeous when the fireflies are out and the wine that usually graces my cup is always delicious.... because I'm picky.

It's no secret, Moscato is always my wine of choice. I rarely venture out of my little comfort zone. And furthermore, my little circle of love is regionally biased. I like my grapes to grow under a specific sun. In a specific valley. And that makes me... a Moscato Snob.

favWines bottles

...in no particular order.

Bartenura Moscato. The better blue bottle. Long before I saw the ever-popular Risata Moscato take over liquor store end caps, I was pining over the sweet stuff that Bartenura has mastered. It was the first Moscato that I'd found, after falling in love with the bubbly wine variety while living in Germany, that actually tasted right. It has the perfect amount of fizz and a beautiful sweet balance. I love this wine so much that my daddy once bought me a case of it for my birthday. Saracco Moscato. It just tastes right. Bubbles, good. Sweet, good. D'Asti, yaaaah. It's got the right stuff. Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh. Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato. I was turned on to this rosy gem while living in Hawaii. Right on Kam Highway in Aiea there's a great little pizza joint called Boston's Pizza. *droolz* And it shares a parking lot with the best liquor store that I've ever been to. And I'm from Texas, yall. We have Specs there. Anyway, Boston's let's you b.y.o.b... and as you've probably already deduced, we partook..often. It was on one such occasion that I was perusing the isles of Tamura's and found the pink stuff. Can you say LOVE? The Australians can take the credit for this one. It's got all the key notes that my beloved D'Asti wines have, plus a twist from Down Under. And...it comes in single serve 12 ouncers. YES! Vietti's Moscato d'Asti Cascinetta. I'll be honest. I tend to grab the cheaper D'Asti's on the shelf. Because in the beginning, when I first fell in love with wine, I drank the five dollar D'Asti from the shoppette. It was right and it was goooood. Vietti nails it, yall. They are bubbly. They are balanced. They are light. And they are cheap. And while we're being honest...I have found that the cheaper D'Astis are often the better D'Astis. Why? Perhaps some people don't believe that love should cost a ton? Ha! Monchiero Carbone Birbet. What?! Not a Moscato. I did say that I rarely wander outside my comfort zone, didn't I? This beautiful, hard to find, sweet red is amazing. I was turned on to it while living on the island as well. And the only store that I have ever found it in was Tamura's and it was almost always sold out. I'm not usually one to drink the reds; they're usually too dry for me. But this one, well it's "marked by a characterization very similar to that of the aromatic Moscato." -Monchiero Carbone  It's no wonder that I love it so.

So where do {most} of these amazing wines come from?

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I've always said the best Moscato's come out of that valley. And as a nod in favor of my opinion, there are other more educated and enthusiastic wine drinkers that concur....

The best, lightly sparkling versions come from an area in Italy’s northern wine producing region, the Piedmont, around the town of Asti. They are called Moscato d’Asti, and they’re made by halting fermentation once the alcohol level gets to 5.5% by quickly lowering the temperature. Their natural fizziness derives from the carbon dioxide released by fermentation—some of which goes into the air while the rest dissolves into the wine. The wine is then filtered to remove the yeasts, so that it won’t continue to ferment in the bottle. -RJonWine.com

I really loved the write up there at RJ on Wine. Spot on.

To sum it up: Moscato = Delicious. 

The End.

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