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Switch Witch Summer 2013 Q's & A's

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Big Catch Up entry 6/24/13

Doctor Who?

oh YES! Only not the villains so much - I love TARDIS or The Doctor.

How much do you like lipbalm?

not much

Do you like and wear lipgloss?


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

Not really; I've tried a few other companies, but I always ended up giving away whatever I bought, so I stopped wasting my money. I just like BPAL.

Your feelings on Adagio teas?

I have more than I can drink now.

What about coffee?

Not a coffee snob; we tend to buy Folger's or Maxwell House, whichever is on sale.

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

Eleanor of Aquitaine; she was a nervy, opinionated and most importantly, educated woman in a time when women were more pawns or property than anything else. She was fiercely independent, and I read everything I can get my hands on about her.

If you were a Disney princess you would be?

I really despise Disney's princess culture, but if I must choose, I choose Merida.

Seashell from Florida?

I love shells!

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

I've been working on a personal scrapbook for so long...but most all my craft stuff is still packed in moving boxes, as it was the lowest priority of unpacking. After carpal tunnel syndrome/surgery/recurrence, scrapbooks and making cute little digital icons are about the only crafts I can still do.

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

I would love a decant of Azazel.

Are you kinky?


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

DH really doesn't like scented candles, but I've managed to get him to like Nag Champa tarts.

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

Never been there, and it would be very interesting to visit some day. And sure, why not?

Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer?

I love cotton socks!

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

no, thank you.

What is your favorite shade of blue?

Any shade is wonderful: I love deep sapphire blue, turquoise blue, cobalt blue, pale icy blue, and lovely happy Carolina blue -- I love blue! Every room of my house has blue of some shade in it.

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

no, I have neither of those.

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

I would love to learn to play a bodhrán.

What about candy?

pecan pralines are my weakness, despite what I said in my questionnaire about diets and nonsense like that. ;)

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

Kindle Fire, and I currently have (according to my calibre) 1,979 books. I think I'm good for now.

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 don't hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send!

I don't want things made of polyester (or other petroleum-based materials), or foods containing mint. That's about it - I love handmade things, and will cherish anything my Witch makes for me.

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

Alas, I was never much of a gamer - Bejeweled on my iPhone is about the extent of my gaming wants. I tried, really I did, but I like Trivial Pursuit (the old-fashioned analog kind) better than video games.

Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual?

I always write a bit in a little journal at night.

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 don't wear polish except on my toes in the summertime, a nice medium matte red with lovely blue undertones.

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

Dormouse, Endymion, and just to throw a rare out there: LUES11

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

only rarely; even my parents have an email printer now.

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

Sweet 100s is my all time favorite, thought Beet It is a close second. I wish I could get more of A Walk in the Woods, though - I finished off my last bar last year, and I miss it so much.


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

We have a lovely big yard, but I grow my herbs and grape tomatoes in handy planters on the deck.

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

no make up, but thank you anyway.


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

No, I don't know that one.

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

I love Paintbox Soapworks and Villainess. I don't like overly sweet scents for my soaps, and of course, nothing mint.

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?

Not really.

Shiro cosmetics?

Don't know them.

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

Disney, ABC TV, Exxon, BP, Chik-Fil-A, Papa John's, and plastic food storage items.

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

I love washee paper!

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

I do the cooking for now, and it's more a chore for me than it is for Mr. Stellans, who will take over when he retires. :)

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

Both! I like strong, intelligent women characters in either genre, but no vampire fiction please.

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

beachy blues and greens, vintage kitsch, and comfort. We do very informal entertaining for the most part.

Are your ears pierced?

Yes, twice in the lobes.

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

Not really, thanks.

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?!?

No, just me, the dogs, and Mr. Stellans. ;)

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?

I would teach. I would try to make children love reading and history as much as I do, and work to keep public education strong.

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

my younger daughter gave me some double-handled metro shopping bags from Canada, and I love them! It would be lovely to have a couple more.


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

Comfort food: oatmeal or grits, and milk.

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 would love something indicative of where my witch lives. One of my favorite gifts is something which shares a little of her life/area with me. One witch sent me a desert rose, another smoked salt, and yet another iris bulbs. Things like that are always, always appreciated and cherished.

What fandoms do you belong to?

I'm a Browncoat, a Whovian, and a proud admirer of Miss Austen's works.

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?


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


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?


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


Would you like something from Empire Edibles?


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


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


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 style is your sense of humour?


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


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


Oh, yeah, by the way, peoples, do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Would you like to receive subversive crochet/cross stitch/ etc., or would this not get much love in your household?


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


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?


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?


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.


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


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?


I have a feeling I will struggle with keeping my identity secret from my witchee. If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you?


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)


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?


Ninjas or Pirates?


Werewolves or Vampires?


Zombie or Cthulhu?


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?


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?

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