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Switch Witch Summer Blues 2013

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This is the master question list, it will be updated once daily.

 

Friday July 5/13

 

Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC?

 

 

Thursday July 4/13

 

If I wanted to include something for your fluffball, what would be good, and what should I stay away from?

 

Would homemade treats be something you'd like for your dog/cat?

 

If you get a long weekend this weekend... what are you doing with it? Staying in? Going out? Family? Friends? If you don't get a long weekend, are you OK with that, or a little sad? (If you are Canadian, apply this to last weekend).

 

Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink?

 

Wednesday July 3/13

 

Anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you?

 

What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees?

 

Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there?

 

DEAR FIBER AND YARN PEOPLE: I am going back to Paradise Fibers today. They have like almost every type of fiber roving and dye and stuff available. If you're a spinner and have any fiber wishes, what would you like? Dyed or natural? Do you need dye? colors? brand?

 

Tuesday July 2/13

 

Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17?

 

Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc?

 

Monday July 1/13

 

I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound?

 

If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Summer notes listed here and you can click through to the whole list from there. http://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/7994413-new-summer-single-notes

 

QUESTION! Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like?

 

QUESTION! If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration.

 

Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists

 

How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it?

 

Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined?

 

Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies?

 

Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough?

 

Question: I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural.

 

Thursday June 27/13

 

I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well.

 

I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there?

 

How do you feel about home-canned goods?

 

Do you like BPTP clothing?

What size do you wear of:

 

Baby-doll T's

Regular T's

yoga pants

 

Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own?

Or other clothes from BPTP?

 

What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have?

 

Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)?

 

-Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends?

-Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer?

-What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek?

-Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ?

 

Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.)

 

Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves?

 

 

Wednesday June 26/13

 

Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself?

 

I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you?Did you say food??

 

Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself?

 

Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you?

 

I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy?

 

What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams?

 

If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)?

 

So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion?

 

Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any?

 

 

Tuesday June 25/13

 

What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams?

 

If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need?

 

What styles of artwork do you like?

 

If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs?

 

Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces?

 

The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like?

 

What is your favorite color?

 

What is your favorite season?

 

If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be?

 

Monday June 24/13

 

Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you?

 

When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter?

 

Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)?

 

Ninjas or Pirates?

Werewolves or vampires?

Zombie or Cthulhu?

 

Do you want to receive one big package or a bunch of small ones? Digital stuff all at the end when the box should arrive or as we go?

 

Do you welcome knitted items? If so, what would you like most? (amigurumi, washcloth, socks, shawl, shawlette, scarf, wrist warmers, hat, etc.) Do you have any favorite fibers? How about any fiber allergies? Favorite color for knitted items?

 

Sunday June 23/13

 

Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf?

 

Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like?

 

Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking?

 

If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you?

 

Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer?

 

Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it?

 

Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like?

 

What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try?

 

Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? (I'm asking because if they did, you might mention them elsewhere, but if not, the imagery might be helpful)

 

Sorry I missed yesterday, here are the questions:

Saturday June 22/13

 

Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here:

 

what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful.

 

How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer?

 

Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for?

 

Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia?

 

Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor?

 

What style is your sense of humour?

 

Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any?

 

What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try?

 

Is there a literary character you identify with? Even if it's not spot-on, just someone you found yourself having that "I identify with this" feeling?

 

What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have?

 

Would you like something from Empire Edibles? (http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/EmpireEdibles?ref=top_trail)

 

Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit?

 

Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc

 

Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type?

 

What fandoms do you belong to?

 

What cheers you up?

 

Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by?

 

What question do you hate to answer?

 

What is the best compliment you have/could receive?

 

Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country.

 

Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one?

 

What's your favourite comfort food(snack or candy etc) and/or drink?

 

Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!)

 

If you knew you were going to live comfortably for say 800 years, what profession, calling or project might you pursue with some of your extra years, which you imagine you may not do in the life that you have?

 

Is there any thing - an object, a donation on your behalf, some research done for you, whatever - that your witch could do about this that you would like? And if you can't think of a present, would you rather she/he (I!) didn't either and confined themselves to things you are already involved in?

 

What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home?

 

Are your ears pierced?

 

Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get?

 

Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!?

 

 

Thursday June 20/13

 

Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are

 

How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)?

 

If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average?

 

Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?)

 

Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure?

 

Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both?

 

Wednesday June 19/13

 

If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose?

 

(Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky?

 

Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands?

 

Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African?

 

Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.)

 

Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color?

 

What is your favorite shade of blue?

 

Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for?

 

If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be?

 

What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth?

 

Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks?

 

If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send!

 

Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library?

 

Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. )

 

Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands?

 

Name three BPAL scents you hav tried, but are dying to get more of.

 

Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love?

 

Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer?

 

Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow?

 

Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth.

 

Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like?

 

Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like?

 

Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you?

 

Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued?

 

Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less?

 

Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general?

 

Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott?

 

As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there?

 

Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like?

 

Monday June 17/13

 

Dr Who?

 

How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors?

 

Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours?

 

For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out?

 

Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into?

 

What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy

 

Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why?

 

If you were a Disney princess you would be?:

 

Would you like a seashell from Florida?

 

What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome?

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