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Switch Witch 2010 Questions...some of them...

Whoa. Found more questions! 9/28/10   Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? I love rocks and crystals. I'm one of those folks who always comes back from the creek with rocks in my pockets. I endlessly hanker for quartz and smoky quatrz and amethyst and rose quartz. My students give me granite rocks, and I treasure them.   Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update? Sure! Anything...   Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books? Old paper dolls are really cool.   What song is on heavy rotation for you right now? A bunch of mine...hubby is remixing the album   Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.? I cook with garlic constantly, I grow garlic, I eat it raw, I dry my own when I have a decent crop...love the stuff. I would try something unusual. A while back, a friend gave me a tin of garlic mints. They're actually pretty good!   Can I talk to you about the living dead? How do you feel about Zombies? Zombies are cool. Brainssssss.... Hello, my Awesome Witch! I found some more questions to answer. I hope I'm not repeating anything. 9/17/10 Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd's that you've been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? a new copy of Kiki's Delivery Service! My dogs wrecked my old copy...sniff....   Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? Ooooh, yeah! The whole thing!!! But seriously, Gypsy Grave. Or Wraith.   Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? I don't know what these are..but like all the flavors...   9/16/10 If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist? I love scarves! Long ones. Skinny or wide.   Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste? I love shawls too!   How do you feel about recipes? I use them all the time off foodgawker   What kind of a cook/baker are you? My husband and I used to have an Italian restaurant. I was the baker.   Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? Hubbie and I cook all the time.   If I send you something home made would you like the recipe for it? Yes, please!   If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? I love baked goods! (I'm currently loving those White Chocolate Ginger Bread balls!!!!) I also collect recipes   How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? I think they're fun   if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens? I like everything except lapsang souchong (can't remember how to spell it). I live in forest fire country and that tea tastes like the air tastes whenever we get evacuated. Weird.   9/15/10 How do you feel about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Love it   If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? Hell yeah   OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? I prefer long socks, above the knee or even higher. I leave everything else to my Witch, but I love Halloween socks   How do people feel about word magnets Love 'em   If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be? A new witch hat!   How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc. Love 'em! (am loving my new soap!!!!)   What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items? TOTALLY can't decide. I may order the Treat tissue tee. I'm thinking of doing the Tricksy Inquisition...     9/14/10 Chocolate or other types of candy? Chocolate, brown or white; caramel; fruit jellies; peppermints; chocolate & peanut butter....fruit hard candies....   For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Yes!   9/13/10 what interests you from the latest lab update? Oh, WAY too many things! Calaveras, Boo, Dia de los Nantitas, All Saints, Flor de Muerto, Halloween: New Orleans and New York and Los Angeles (I have San Francisco and it's beautiful), Ecclesiastical Excesses, Unsavory Gravediggers, Encroaching Madness, etc. etc. etc.   Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?) Love the stuff   If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay? Oh yeah!!!   Would you like something you have to make yourself? Yes   Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you? Make it. Making is Good.   Who is your favorite soap etailer? Love 'em all!   What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc? I love old things! Any old things.   With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference? No pref. at all...   Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch? Anything that suits you, dear Witch   Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried? Oooh, not yet, but I'm thinking I'll do Scent Base. Haven't set it up yet.   Do you like maple sugar candy? Yes!   What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination? It actually sounds kind of good to me.   If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot? Yes   Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices? black pepper sea salt clove We really use lots of herbs and spices...     Microsoft or Apple? Both, but I prefer Apple   Where was your last vacation? What did you like most? Monterey and Sebastopol, CA. The whole family went visiting in Montyerey, and eldest daughter and I took a bellydance class from Tempest at Tribalfest in Sebastopol while younger daughter, son and hubbie revisited Salmon Creek. I loved the driving, the dancing, and the dinner at Sand Bar and Grill on the dock in Monterey! Great trip.   Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them? Yes, and yes!   Do you hate any food things with a passion?? Oh, I guess fish that smells REALLY fishy...   Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree? I love digital!   Hallowe'en plans? I think I answered this below, but it's changed, so: I do have a gig! Yay! We're playing a Halloween Party the night before Halloween, and then we're planning on trick-or-treating with the kids and friends here on the mountain. Much fun!   Soft/plushy things Yes. Jane Austen? I love classic literature, and am utterly ashamed to admit I've not read Austin yet.   eBooks Yes Being able to shapeshift into a big cat, a panther or lynx, would be righteous.   If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why? I have so many times I'd like to visit...mostly to apprentice with some of the artists I love. If I could pretend I was a guy, I could mix Da Vinci's paints for him. Woof!   Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat? Chocolate. Hershey's Chocolate. And Stoli to wash it down.   What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats? Um...everything? Heh.   Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? Always.   Warm drinks? Yes. Coffee, tea, herbal tea, cocoa with peppermint schnapps in it, mulled cider, mulled wine.   Do you wear make up? Yes. In everyday life I usually just wear kohl-style mineral powder eyeliner...sometimes lipstick. When performing I wear a lot more. I especially love black eyeliner and red lipstick.   What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time? Crackers and cheeses and fruits, oh my...   Hallowe'en plans? At the very least we'll be trick-or-treating with the kids. Up here in the dark, dark mountains with no sidewalks or street lights it's a screamin' good time!!! Hopefully, we'll play a Halloween party too. Maybe do a little divination or talking to the spirit folks.   Mix CDs? Yeah, I think so. I'm so focused on our own recording process right now, but I LOOOOVE a lot of music!!!   Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things? Whatever my witch wants to send!   If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?) Oh yes! I make jewelry with beads and various found objects, do a tiny bit of silversmithing, and I love to spin wool roving into yarn with a drop spindle.   And this isn't crafting, but: I do a lot of oil and watercolor painting, so paintbrushes are always loved and then appropriately worked to a nub! I draw with pen and ink, and do calligraphy from time to time, so interesting inks are joyously rolled around in.   Soundtracks you'd like? I can't remember at the moment... Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples? Not sure what these are.   If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials? I love bright colors, especially reds, blues, and purples, and black. No allergies.   Gift Certificate: physical or email? Either way   Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents? Well, I am a candlemaker myself, but I do like some other brands. I can't for the life of me remember what they are! Sheesh. I'm not a Yankee fan. I like aquatic, spicy, woody, incense, and fruity/herbal notes in candles.   Would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal? Oh, Raven. I love Ravens.   Cake or Frosting? YES!   Are you a foodie? To some extent, depending on the blends. Spices and vanillas are very nice. I'm finding I enjoy fruits as support to other scent notes. I love herbs.   Countries you are interested in Wow. Probably all of them, truth be told...   Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Yes. I like stuff like that--I make stuff for myself, and I enjoy trying other folks' goodies, too. I only have a shower (rustic mountain living, don'tcha know ).   How do you feel about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not? Love it!   Is there a specific book you've been wanting to get but haven't found the time or the opportunity to? Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman   Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like? Absolutely!   If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes? Oh, yeah!   OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns? Knee socks or longer...bright and obnoxious!   How do people feel about word magnets? YES!   Chocolate or other types of candy? Yum!   For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags? Either is great   If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls? I love scarves, I love shawls...I live where it snows in the winter, so I use these things happily!   Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect? You know, a tea strainer with a finer mesh screen would be lovely. Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit? Live or studio is fine. Explicit is fine, too.   If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most? Tuxedo cats, Belgian Sheepdogs, Guinea Pigs, bears, mountain lions, stellar's jays... Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)? Wellll, all of them really!   What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? Anactoria--I keep missing it on ebay and the for sale forum   Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. What do they like or dislike? Also is there anything a (sane) adult might think they would like that you don't think is appropriate for whatever reason? (I'm thinking of things like temp tattoos, make up, things that make noise, or anything else that might be bad for non-obvious reasons.) Three kids, ages 8, 14, 16. They all love to draw. They all enjoy stuff that glows in the dark.     What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang) Wow, I don't do much fantasizing about food. Like my Auntie Carlene: Frozen chocolate yoghurt. And I would add Dom Perignon champagne to wash it down.



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