Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples?
Sure, though I'll probably just jump TwilightEyes and steal them since she's local. If you can persuade her to present me with one, that would be great!
If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivities/allergies to any materials?
I love blues and blue-purples, grey and black are also good along with some greens. As for materials, I don't wear silk or any "kill fibers" like possum. I prefer natural fibers, but I'm fine with blends that contain synthetic (like wool / nylon). Wool, alpaca, bamboo, angora, tencel, cotton, cashmere, etc. and blends are fine!
Gift Certificate: physical or email?
Either is fine by me, if it's online then email is probably the most convenient.
Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents?
I do like scented candles, but I've never really gone for Yankee Candles. They're often too strong and just not my type of scent. I'm a fan of citrus scents and tropical fruits (like coconut or mango) as well as spicy (cinnamon, clove) things. Candles that smell like baked goods are always appreciated.
would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal?
And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes?
Amusing, but I probably wouldn't wear them.
What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop?
I do occasionally go to Starbucks, so that wouldn't be bad. I'd love to try some of the online B&B things everyone talks about like Vilianess, and there's always Sock Dreams... I love yarn, so GCs to yarn stores would be lovely. My favorite local one is The Fiber Gallery, and while they don't do online GCs, they know me very well (I used to work there) and I'm sure they'd hold on to a GC for me if my witch wanted to buy one and let me know. I do shop at Target sometimes too, but I usually buy more practical stuff there, so I'd just as well spend my own money.
Cake or Frosting?
Definitely cake, I'm not a big fan of frosting.
What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child?
My parents did a pretty good job of keeping me away from scary movies, but I did see part of an episode of Murder She Wrote once that had this woman who was afraid of the color red and that freaked me out. Plus, I still hate red!
Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one
ravelry, Google Reader to read blogs, Molehill Empire to play a silly gardening game
Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite?
They're ok, I'm not a huge fan but I like them well enough. I do like Animal.
If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be?
Hmm... A pegasus unicorn? And I could ride it and it would fly around? That would be awesome!
The Giver, Harry Potter
Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch?
I won't be gone for more than a day or two as far as I know. In general I'd love it if my witch would tell me when to start looking for a package - often it will get delivered to the apartment manager since I'm not home during the day and I need to know if I should go bug her. (She's very good about giving me my packages, but a lot of times I don't get home til late.)
If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?)
I'm not in school, but my work in genetics requires a lot of learning and I think it's interesting! I'd also love to learn to sew and weave, because obviously I don't have enough fiber-related hobbies already.
What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus.
I think my daemon would be a cat, but I didn't take the quiz. I would like my patronus to be a Dementor because that would just be funny.
What's YOUR favorite word?
In Norwegian it's syltetøy - it means jam but I think it sounds like a superhero. I'm not sure what my favorite English word is...
Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most?
I'm not really into it.
Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you?
I love 5-pointed stars, but I wouldn't really call them "meaningful" so much as just pretty.
Do you need a box for your bpal bottles? Your imps? Your something else to put in a box stuff?
Yes, all of the above! Bottles would be awesome as would imps. I guess I don't really need a box for other stuff, I have quite a few little ones that aren't big enough for BPAL.
If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be?
I dunno... a mermaid?
If you could go back to any point in time, where, when, why?
Hmm... off the top of my head, I'd like to go back to Seattle around when grunge music started, but at my current age. I was actually here at the time, but not old enough to know about it. Since I still like a lot of the music (and other music from the same point in time) it would be really great to see some of the bands before they broke up / members died / etc.
Favorite Halloween Candy/Treat?
Just minis of normal candy (Almond Joy, Snickers, Kit Kats), I guess. Reese's Pumpkins are good!
What are your favorite baked goods/homemade treats?
I love cookies, especially soft ones like molasses ginger and chocolate chip and snickerdoodles... but when I bake cookies I usually eat more of the dough.
Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart?
Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone?
I knit tons of socks, so I wear handknit socks most of the winter. But I do like novelty cotton socks - especially Halloween themed or ones with stars. On a slightly different note, I would love any witch who sent me Halloween themed underwear!
What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain?
I'll usually sit down with my knitting and a movie and a cup of hot chocolate or tea. Reading is also good, but only if I'm reading something light / happy.
Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books
I love Nightmare Before Christmas and I have it and Sleepy Hollow on DVD. I don't watch really scary Halloween movies. Actually, I should clarify... I like psychological thriller type scary movies (Seven, Silence of the Lambs) but not gory stuff. I read The Graveyard Book when it first came out and adored it, but sadly most of the BPAL scents had too much dirt for me.
COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try?
No, not really. I have a few of the Serenity ones that I got as a gift but that's about it.
Yes! I like hot chocolate, tea, and cider. Plus if my witch happens to live near an Asian market that sells 3:15pm Coffee Milk Tea, I would adore some! There is a place sort of close to me that has it, so no need to go to great lengths.
When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you?
This is kind of a hard question. In general I really like the blue/purple color family, so if we're talking about a very similar item but in a totally different color than probably not. If it's similar both in item and color than probably so! Often with the types of items I favorite, the shops will have the same item again (maybe not exactly, but very close) and in that case then it's awesome! I'll try to keep my etsy wishlist up to date.
Do you wear make up?
No, though I do wear clear or lightly tinted lip gloss.
Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them?
They're ok. I like some of the really old ones, or at least I did when I was a kid, like Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid. I also really like some of the collaborations with Pixar, and Nightmare Before Christmas.
Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three?
I have a VCR and a DVD player.
Would you like custom icons as a gift?
What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time?
I'm actually not that much of a snacker, but I do like kettle corn.
I don't have a reader, though I occasionally read on on my iPhone. Generally audiobooks or regular books are a better bet.
I very rarely paint my nails... probably not even in the past year.
Only if they're really special. If it's handmade or something "perfect" for me then by all means, I do adore the stuffies. But I have a lot already too.
What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do?
Weave! Also sew. Also I have dreams of learning to do photography and develop my own B&W film.
For those who decorate for Halloween, do you prefer cute decorations or creepy ones?:
I like cute ones, though cute interpretations of creepy (like cute skulls, cute spiders) are good too. And I leave Halloween stuff around all year!
Also, as part of the cute-or-creepy question, would you want hand made, molded, glazed (by yours truly!) ceramic decorations (napkin rings, potporri/tart warmers, etc) to add to your stock?
Sure! Napkin rings are probably a no-go since I don't actually use them or have people over to dinner. But oil burners or just a little sculpture thingie or a candle / votive holder would be great!
how do you feel about mortars and pestles
I don't really have any feelings about them.
Is there anything you have a phobia of, or that would make you go "squick" if you saw it in a package?
I really don't like clowns or things that look like meat / dead animals (like those plastic chickens with all the feathers plucked off). But bugs / snakes / spiders and most of the "normal" phobia things are fine!