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Fall 2012 Halloween SW Q&A's

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(Newest additions will always be at the top of the post so my Witch won't have to keep scrolling down to see new content.)




Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf?

just PM the Switch Witch account and of them will help you!


If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc?

No, thanks.


if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card?

The Empress


would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones?

I have several sets already, thank you.


Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above?

None, thanks - I make my own mocha mix and chai mix, and that's pretty much all we drink.


Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above?

Horehound candy would be lovely.


Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.)

None, thank you.


Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please?

I have both, but both are sadly out of date.




Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want?

no, sorry.


Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground?

I make my own mocha mix.


Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place?

I don't like Starbucks.


Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY?

no, thanks.


CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...?

I think a deep teal soap dish would be awesome.


Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it?

I pretty much buy songs when I like them, because my family keeps my iTunes account funded for birthdays, Mother's Day, etc.


Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire?

Would Game of Thrones count?


Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting?

Can't really think of any.


Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products?

I really can't stand B&BW


Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be?

No thank you.


Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey?



Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)?

I'm not much of a wine or beer drinker. I'm really not much of a drinker period, though a margarita in the summer tastes good.


are there any if MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in?

No, thanks.


I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there?

No, thanks.


Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round?

Not to my knowledge.


Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ?

I am boycotting all things Disney because of their use of the ABC network to broadcast conservative progaganda.


dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this.

No, thanks.


Do you lust after some new socks/tights?

No, thanks.




Ninjas or Pirates?



I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant?

No, thanks.


I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you?

Horehound drops would be awesome.


Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions?

I tend to commune with my beloved dead (my maternal grandparents specifically) on that day.


a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? not if it involves any kind of singing/dancing/stripping etc.

Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? yes

c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously? yes


Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area?

No, thanks.


Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials?

I'm very limited in what I can do due to disability, so not at this time, thank you.


Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?

No, thanks.


Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue?

I have an account (stellans) but I only got it so I could see everyone's projects. I never post there.


Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses?

No, thanks.


Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays!

Posted this to the thread.


Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?

No matter where you go, there you are. --Mary Engelbreit

And pretty much anything by Jane Austen, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Marion Zimmer Bradley.


What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike?

fine-point pens is the random think I really like, and the other side of the coin: I really dislike thick, clumsy-feeling writing instruments. They always make me write sloppily.


Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Powerthat has quite a wide selection.

No, thanks.


If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments?

No, thanks.


Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?

Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Art Nouveau in general, and also the Impressionists

Susan Seddons-Boulet, Judie Bomberger, Mary Engelbreit


If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? I would like a framable version of The Empress tarot card.


Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs?

I keep meaning to buy a bottle of Tombstone.


I've been getting into indie nail polish brands recently. What's your favorite indie brand of nail polish? Or what's your favorite mainstream brand of nail polish? Or are you not big on polish?

Not much for nail polish, except the occasional pedicure in the summertime.


Stuffed things: yea or nay?

No, thank you.


mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you?

No, thank you.


I live near this very cool Retro store (you can order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee if your witch sent them?

No, thank you.





No, thank you.


Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter?

Those would be nice.


Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail?

No, thank you.


If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that?

No, thank you.


If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)?

I would love dark navy fingerless gloves or scarf or hat in cotton (wool breaks me out, and I perspire too much for acrylic).


Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? No kids, and I have to watch what my dogs eat (allergies); but DH is a kid when it comes to goodies.


Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice.

No, thank you.


I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them?

No, thank you.



what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up?

Oh, I am a Whovian, a Browncoat, and a ST:TOS. But alas, I don't really wear tee shirts much any more, though I do love TeeFury's graphics.


Do you have an eReader and if so which one?

Yes, a Kindle Fire


Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn?

Nag Champa tarts will always be welcome, because that's pretty much all I burn. But (looking ahead) pine/evergreen scented ones would also be welcome!


What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants?

I love Tex-Mex, Italian, Southern/homestyle, and what passes for Chinese in this country. We haven't found our favorite restaurant around here just yet, other than the familiar chains like O'Charley's, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, Outback et al which are only fall-backs. But we will!


I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here?

I love maple sugar treaties and a jug of real maple syrup I received from lucyboo in a winter holiday swap was very much appreciated by both the mister and me.


[Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you?

I said not in the ?'aire but Mr. Stellans (who truly loves it when I play SW) made sad puppy eyes, so my Future Witch, please to disregard my diet comment. ;)


I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible!

Well, first off, I don't shop in Walmart (just a personal little boycott of mine) but in THAT SORT OF STORE, I would buy refills for my teeny little Xyron sticker maker because I'm always running out just when I need to make BPAL bottle toppers, and with whatever was left I'd buy cotton socks. Thin, black cotton socks. My favs. Weird, I know.


I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places?

I'm going to need to think about this because I don't really know what all they sell, since I've never been in any of these before.


Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example)

I never say no to cute but useful kitchen stuffs!


Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? :)

These rarely fit me correctly, so it would really be a waste of my Witch's resources.


What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc?

Milk, with nuts! (Oh, I know my ?'aire says I'm on a diet, but answered this anyway)


Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things?

Yes, I do. I'm a s'mores fiend, in fact.


What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.

When I joined BPAL.org, I already knew the Lab was in the habit of tossing in a few freebies (as I learned later: "frimps"), but it was when I started swapping and buying on the forum that I was blown away by one particular transaction: the seller sent me a double handful of imps, plus stickers and tea and candy. I couldn't believe it: all that goodness in a package and it wasn't a business, it was just a lovely person. I decided right then to pattern my own outgoing packages on that one - so to all my recipients, you have Andra to thank for it!

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