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SW Summer 2013

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

One Republic - Good Life

Queen - You're my Best Friend

Eagles - Desperado

Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Spellbound

Christina Aguilera - Show Me How You Burlesque

Holly Conrad - You Are Goodbye

My Darkest Days - Porn Star Dancing

Santana feat. Rob Thomas - Smooth

Skyler Stonestreet - A Little Taste


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. Does my dog count? If not, my computer. It's my lifeline to my friends and the outside world


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? Bring it on!


Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Yes! Faves are Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and Target


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

Tim Tams, caramello Koalas, and Bush Tomato Seasoning


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



What style is your sense of humour?

I love subtle humor - my fav comedian is Steven Wright; British humor is also love


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?

I play cribbage. That's about it......


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?

Haven't really looked!!


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? Nope, not really


What are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? Patricia Briggs - Frost Burned; Nora Roberts - Whiskey Beach; Mercedes Lackey - Steadfast


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



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

shot glasses for my daughter; I try to take pics only, or possibly a tee.


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

Honestly, I can't think of anything? I love getting mail, so just the whole process is love!


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

I like tarot cards, but need a clue on how to use them.....


What fandoms do you belong to?

Um, none??


What cheers you up?

Chocolate. My dog. Wrapping up in a soft blanket....


Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? Very good question.....


What question do you hate to answer? Not really any of them?


What is the best compliment you have/could receive? about how soft my skin is....or possibly how much I remind them of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's


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. I love fabric from other countries....and chocolate.


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

I do, but I have a ton, and I'm a Thirty One consultant, so I'm pretty good with bags.


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


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!)

I think that would be absolutely awesome!!


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?

I would go back to school and get a Master's degree in Library Sciences with a minor in Medical Sciences and be a librarian at a medical school. How cool would that be??


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?

I have no answer?


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

My kitchen is a country kitchen with old random plank floors. My current decoration is frogs....


Are your ears pierced? Yep, three in the right, two in the left


Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Yes - I love moose and frogs....


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?!?

Nope, my littles are all grown....


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

Nope. But, my Etsy and Amazon lists should give pretty good ideas!


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


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? I'm fairly short, overweight, but I (for whatever reason) tend to draw people to me. Or so I've been told. I also MOM everyone!!


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

White peach pumpkin butter sounds wonderful! I also like the sound of Narcosa, Sol and absolutely Zazz!! Perfume oils in samples please, and soaps of any kind and body butters are for the win!


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

I love to cook, and cook about 1/2 the time. It's a pleasure for me! I especially love baking....


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



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


(Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky? I'd like to be more than I am.....


Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? Love candles - bright and citrus scents please! I also have tart burners and love tarts


Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I don't really know anything about South Africa, other than the fact they have penquins on the beaches there!!!


Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) Love them - but would prefer a gift certificate to them other than you picking socks for me....


Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Nope, 'cause I'm cutting it all off this week!


What is your favorite shade of blue? Cobalt blue


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


If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? I'm happy with my current craftings


What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Oh boy howdy do I ever!! I'm especially lemming fudge these days....


Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I have a nook and love 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!

I honestly can't think of anything I wouldn't love....


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

I don't really play video games....now, having said that, the CSI games intrigue me. We have an Xbox 360


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. )

Pills. I take morning and evening meds. I also read every day


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

I adore nail polish, just not the glitter polishes (it's a tactile thing!)


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

Benevolent Triple Conjunction, 13 (04/12 version) and I can't think of a third...


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

Not nearly as often as I should....


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

Love Tarty's stuff!! Just tell her to pick something I would like....


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

I am container gardening lavendar, and tomatoes this year


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

Yep, that way I don't waste it if I don't like it!


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

I've never tried anything from them - try me!!


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

Yep, love them


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

Love her Glissade in Black Marshmallow - this is a holy grail of mine!!!


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?

Honestly, other than Potion Lotion, I'm pretty over Lush


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?

Whichever.....I am cross posting into my blog!


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

Never tried them, but I'm willing to!


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

No. I should, but.....no.


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

I adore Cell Phone charms - got a Minnie Mouse one from Switch Witch in the past and I love it! Don't have a cell phone, but they fit on my Nook


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?

I have a ton....seriously. Check it out....


Dr Who?

I've never seen any of them, but I have always wanted to. Cause I need a new fandom like a hole in my head.....


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

Love lipbalms. Use a ton of them!!!! Flavored; commercial I like the original berts bees; etailer I like Moonalisa. I'm open to any!


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

Yes - but I only wear Chanel Glossimers, and they are uber expensive ($26.50) I wouldn't expect one unless you rec'd a mini as a freebie, or work somewhere where you get a ton of a discount


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

Mine has more than BPAL on it.....


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?

I'm trying some Adagio in the next week......and I love tea. Two of my favorites are Golden Moon's Vanilla Mint, and Tea Forte's Chai. I also really like vanilla caramel and vanilla chai, commercially, but I can't think of who it is??


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

I like coffee - whole bean, ground, or k-cup is fine, and I like vanilla and chocolate flavors....


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

I've got a couple - Audrey Hepburn, because she was the epitome of a true lady; not just in looks, but in how she went over and above to help the world become a better place. Also, Elizabeth Morgan MD, for being a wonderful writer about how she struggled to get into med school as a woman in the 70's and 80's


If you were a Disney princess you would be?:

Jasmine from Aladdin - I love bling, and I like to think that classes and race don't matter much to me.....


Would you like a seashell from Florida?

Sure! I love seashells......


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

I'm knitting a baby blanket. I'm also starting to crochet an edging on a fleece blanket to put away for xmas.

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