- Tell us a little about yourself outside the cup.
Um, lets see. I’m Jamie. I just turned 27 in July. My life is so filled with things involving 1)yarn and/or 2) Harry Potter that its hard to say what I do otherwise. I listen to way to much Wrock & watch A Very Potter Musical on a fairly regular basis. Outside of yarn & Harry Potter, I’m a retail sales associate. It’s terribly exciting.
- Why did you choose to be a Quidditch Coach?
Well, my second term in the House Cup, I decided I wanted to take on a little bit of a role, but I wasn’t ready for something major. Onica was taking volunteers for people to be on a Substitute Staff list, to only be called in if something happened to someone and they had to step down. I was on the top of that list, so when Jane-H-Potter had to take some time off, I got called in part of the way through the term to Assist with Quidditch. And I’ve been there ever since (though this is my first term being promoted to Coach!)
- What’s the most challenging part of coaching?
Trying to make things as simple as possible, while still making it a totally awesome fun part of the game. In my head, the more layers an idea has, and the more ways you have to play it, the better it is. But I know this isn’t how everyone thinks, so I’m constantly scaling down ideas I have for challenges.
- Favorite and least favorite part of coaching.
Favorites: Watching what people do with the concepts. Seeing the amazing projects that come out of Quidditch. Charity. Gotta heart the charity.
Least favorite: The sadness that comes with explaining Quidditch a whole bunch and people still not getting it.
- If you could have one (spell, potion, charm whatever) that would work in real life what would it be?
OOH. Nice question! I think if I could have one spell that would work in real life, it would be Accio! Because, lets face it, I’m pretty lazy. With Accio, I could make my tea come to me from the coffee table, and find my telephone when I lose it -and it would be magic.