Woah, I can't keep my eye off the thread for a few days, it appears. Here is my attempt at ketchup:
What is your favorite animal?
Hmmmm... I love all animals! Especially baby ones! Ones I like in particular I guess: cats, otters, bears, goats, monkeys
What are you going to be for Halloween?
I haven't even thought about that yet!! Last year I was a witch. The year before that I was a ninja
If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be?
(If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.)
I have a growing collection of rooster art! I also like anything that would remind me of Hawaii.
How do you feel about nick-knacks? I have a couple of spots around the house for knick-knacks, but I'm not sure they would be shown off properly, unless they were sort of big.
What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you?
Is my cup of coffee in the morning a tradition??? just kidding! I love decorating for Christmas.
Do you like going to the movies?
I do but I don't go very often! So I guess I don't like it THAT much. I really like getting popcorn and having them put an insane amount of butter on it
What are your favorite restaurants?
Chains: Macaroni Grill, Chilis (I <3 the honey chipotle chicken crispers), Ruby Tuesday (<3 the salad bar), Charthouse
Local (Sacramento): Biba, Taste, Samurai Sushi, Mikunis, Pilot House
Do you play any video games?
I play World of Warcraft! My char is Rayanne on Galakrond if you play as well.
Do you like any anime?
I am sure that I would, I just haven't ever really watched any....
Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for?
I have a Kindle! I have the standard leather case that comes with it, nothing fancy
how much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be?
I would be pretty excited!!! I love jewelry! I wear the necklace my witch from last round gave me ALL THE TIME
How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants?
I love recipes! I am slowly learning to be a better cook... any help is appreciated. I think the toughest part is finding good recipes--following the directions is the easy part.
Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above?
Yes!! I would store mostly imps.
Muppets: yea or nay?
Yea!! I was actually just watching all the muppets youtube videos the other night!
Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite?
I love the Far Side.
Favorite Mythological Creature?:
Dragons are pretty cool.
Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers
Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now??
I wear headbands and barettes quite frquently. I got one of those flower clips from Hawaii and I lost it... sad I think the new fad of feather clip-ins is pretty cool, but I've never tried it myself. I am not sure I could get away with wearing the flower or feather to work... it's have to be a weekend thing
Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents?
- Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you?
I have never read or watched any of the harry potter stuff...
- If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from?
hmmmmm Starbucks or Peets coffee. Target. Amazon for my kindle!
Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to?
There isn't one in particular. I love a lot of the greek myths, in particular the stories involving women-- like Echo or Persephone.
If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture!
Maybe my WoW character??? http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/galakrond/Rayanne/simple
If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period, or in this reality!
I would like to be a "fly on the wall" on the oregon trail. The donner party is a really interesting story.
When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?
Eat comfort food, go shopping, or take a long nap.
What are your thoughts on comics? Any you like? Any you have been wanting to try? Favorite characters?
Haven't read any.
Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do?
I sing in a small choir. I play the piano.... sort of... My main instrument is my voice. I also can play a few songs on the guitar but my hands are too small and I get frustrated easily. I wish I was better at the guitar!
Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in?
I don't plant anything edible, but I like to grow flowers. I loooooove Dahlias. I would love a starter garden kit, though!
Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary?
I do decorate for Halloween! I would say the style is kitschy and fun!
Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you?
Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?:
I love doing the ADopt a Highway stuff with my work.
What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with?
Lately I've really been into Neil Gaiman! Also I will always be a fan of Smashing Pumpkins, even if Billy Corgan has gone of the deep end lately. And I'm mildly obsessed with Bon Iver and Yeasayer!
are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update?
I've honestly never tried any Villainness products. Proscription sounds yummy.
If you have a pet, would he/she/they like to receive a treat or a toy as a gift? Does your pet have any dietary restrictions or other preferences w.r.t. said treat?
My dog loves the soft plasticy chew toys. The cats dont really play with much besides bugs, leaves, and twigs. They all enjoy treats, though! No dietary restrictions, especially if it's a treat and in moderation
What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays?
Can't think of any scent in particular. but MOAR ROSES!!
Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls?
I love all John William Waterhouse. I have tons of wall space so the sky is the limit (but I would be happy with small too!)
If you are in to beauty and makeup related stuff, what kind of stuff do you like? What is your skintone and hair color? Are there any beauty products you've wanted to try but just never purchase?
I have neutral skin tone with dark brown/red hair.
I would love any mascara samples--most mascara seems to either irritate my contacts or give me raccoon eyes 15 minutes after putting it on. I am sure there is one out there that would work..... sigh.
Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types?
I love coffee and tea! and heck yeah I would love to try different types! I love rich, smooth coffee. Kona coffee is my holy grail but OMG it's expensive. I love herbal teas, especially peppermint.
Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc)
hmmmmmm the latest Modest Mouse? I would prefer mp3 since I tend to listen to all my music via my iphone.
Are you going away for any part of this round?
Not for any significant period. I do go on trips for work occasionally, but those may me last minute and I'd be sure to let my witch know
Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch?
If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir?
I love postcards!!! They make cheap wall art. I buy a cheap frame from Target, and plop in a postcard---voila!
Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"?
My boyfriend and I bought a boat earlier this summer, and most of my outdoor activities revolve around the water. We like to take it out for day trips--there are so many lakes/reservoirs near us, it's a great excuse to go explore different areas. So we'll take the boat to a new lake, drive around exploring, pull up on a good beach for lunch... maybe take a swim... then go home! We've been camping a few times with the boat as well. I love being able to find a beach away from the crowds where you can truly relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Any witchee's with a ravelry account have any favourited patterns that cost money that would be a welcome gift?
no ravelry account
Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies?
I do work at a desk. I would enjoy interesting office supplies!! Although my work purchases all the stuff I'd need.... but they never buy me good pens!
Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones?
I like Music Man!! And I have no real good reason why... haha
I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! For instance, I'm a little squicked by used clothing, but I don't mind any other used goods (i.e. books, glassware, games, DVDs, whatever.)
I do not mind!! I would be wary of clothing simply becuase I've never found anything cool in a thrift store... except maybe some neat old leather cowboy boots or maybe an old leather jacket? I don't mind books, kitchen stuff, home decor, etc.
Do you have an Etsy shop? Do you know of any Etsy shops that are Switch Witch friendly?
I do not have an etsy shop.
Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box?
Any gift or postcard would make me squee with delight! I love Disneyland/world/whatever. I love postcards
what are your favorite types of Halloween candy?
ANYTHING BUT CANDY CORN!!! yuck. Or those teeth you are supposed to eat. hahaha. I LOOOOOOVE Reeses Cups. Any chocolate is fabulous, really. My boyfriend is a huge fan of the fruit-inspired candy... like Starburst, Skittles, etc.
Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands.
I use both! I love Naiad Soap Work's etsy shop. Her milk & honey soap is to die for. I would love to try more of her things. Also, I love Philosophy shower gels. I have a myriad of those scents that get cycled in through the different seasons e.g. I have a pumpkin spice that I use durnig the fall and a christas tree scent I use during winter...
How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel?
I like my chocolate with peanut butter. I like my chocolate with mint. I like my chocolate with soft caramel.