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Spring Cleaning 2019!

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Updated 4/19/19 Noon

 

I have A LOT of different types of loose leaf tea.  Would you be happy with some samples decanted into new, sealable bags?

Sure thing - I tend to prefer flavored tea to just straight black/green/white, but otherwise, I'm always happy to sample new things!

 

How about a new laptop/tablet sleeve? It's new and fits up to 11.6" laptops/tablets.

No thanks. 

 

Or some vintage vinyl (for the music or for home decoration)? 

I really really want to say yes to this, but I know I shouldn't because a) I don't even think I have a working turntable and b) I know I don't have available wall space. So, reluctant no. 

 

Do you need any office-type stuff? 

Pens, post its, binder clips, clip board would all be used!

 

Knitted washcloths, shawl, scarves, etc...

I have an actual pressing need for scrubby kitchen washcloths. A shawl in jewel tones, or black and teal or something like that would not go amiss.

 

Hellboy decants?

Honestly, I haven't even looked and I really should. I will try to get my wishlist updated ASAP. 

 

Would you like small decorative bowls or plates? I have a lot of japanese trinkets and small plateware. Most of it is not dishwasher/microwave safe however. Also do you like chopsticks?

I would prefer nothing that is purely decorative, to be honest. I am already hurting for wall and shelf and cabinet space. Fun chopsticks would be cool. Or usable fancy cups and saucers. 

 

Mugs? Regular/Travel/Etc.

Please no. My cabinets are already exploding with mugs. I do actually have a need for travel mugs for my morning coffee, but ONLY WITHOUT HANDLES. Not sure why I'm weird about that, but no travel mugs with handles please. Hopefully my Dustpan will feel differently. ;)

 

If you said you don't really wear makeup, does that mean you hate it and will never wear it or you just don't have it around, but you'd maybe have some fun playing with a good palette if you had one at hand?

I think I covered this pretty thoroughly in my original questionnaire, but I actively do not want more palettes or big collections. 

 

Chapstick-like lip balm (unused) - yay or nay?

I am pretty set in this arena right now. 

 

What book are you reading right now? 

On my Kindle, I'm reading "How Long 'Til Black Future Month", a short story collection from N.K. Jemison. In physical books, I'm reading volume 1 of "Pretty Deadly". 

 

What is the last movie you saw in the theater? Did you like it?

Captain Marvel - I loved it. Almost as importantly, so did my 8 year old. :D

 

What is one thing you are really looking forward to?

My best friend from college is getting married in May and we are using it as an excuse for a get away for my husband and I. Otherwise, planning our summer vacation to San Diego, but that is a long way off. 

 

What is your favorite type of cookie?

My own homemade chocolate chip or chewy frosted sugar cookies. 

 

What about nail polish? What types of polish do you like? What colors? Any particular type of nail art? Willing to try new types of nail art?

Sparkly bold polish, no neutrals. I would be willing to try nail art, but I don't really do it myself because I'm just not that coordinated. 

 

I will be pruning both of my bay laurel bushes and will dry the leaves for culinary use (stews, casseroles, roasts, Mediterranean recipes). I will have A  LOT, so could you use any?

Sure!

 

Do you mind makeup palettes that have been very lightly tested? (Definitely nothing lip related as that's just not hygienic!)

No thank you - not because I mind but because I really don't want any more in my house. ;)

 

Vintage glass items?

Oh goodness. I have to say no to this. I don't want to, but I need to. I would honestly love poison bottles though.  

 

Loose crystals, minerals, or gemstones?   

If they are tiny like beads, then no. But larger ones that my youngest could study and identify would be cool. She loves that sort of thing. 

 

Do you have strong feelings about receiving a book from a series that is not the first one in that series? Does it matter to you whether each book can function on its own despite some backward reference? 

If the story can stand alone, that is fine. Honestly, I tend to forget a lot of the details that authors pull over between books anyway. If it the kind of series where the narrative picks up hours after the last book and dives into part two of a cliffhanger, I'll probably pass. 

 

- Anyone into men's cologne (non-bpal, think nice department store or designer brands)?  

I beg of you please DO NOT send me any non-BPAL perfume. So, er, no thank you! ;)

 

- Do you like comic books, and, if so, what types?

Yes! I go into this pretty extensively in my book info posts. I tend to prefer graphic novels to individual issues because I'm really bad about tracking down the latter, but I love comics as a method of storytelling and would be perfectly happy to have individual issues if that's what you have. On point - I just finished the first volume of Pretty Deadly, just started the second of Y the Last Man and am anxiously awaiting Monstress vol 4 and Bitch Planet vol 3. 

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