Switch Witch time again! WOO! I have answered about a million questions in my BPAL blog for past rounds, and much of that is probably still relevant if you're curious. But all new answers for this round will go in this post, with newer questions towards the top and older ones towards the bottom.
Sept 30-Oct 3
What do you think of Shiro Cosmetics Halloween Collection? (www.shirocosmetics.com)
Pretty, but I don't wear eye shadow at all. (Super eye sensitivity = I'm a painfully red eyed zombie for 2 or 3 days after I wear ANY eye shadow.)
The Godiva Halloween Collection: http://godiva.com/gi...default,sc.html
I've yet to come across a vegan Godiva product, but if you find one, of course I'm gonna eat any candy you send me.
If you had a fairy for NYCC, what exclusive scent would you kill to own?
I answered this one in thread-- none of the NYCCs is a definite must have for me. Mrs. Lewis sounds lovely but not terribly unlike a number of other scents I already have. A lot of the others have killer notes in them... honey (tends to go crazy on me), patchouli (likewise), etc.
Do you want anything from Arcana's fall update?
Oh, probably. I loooove Arcana's soaps. Let me go peek really quick... Oooooooh shiny.
If I had a magic money tree, I'd pick it bare and buy:
All Soul's Island soap
Little Ghoulie soap
Sleepy Hollow soap
Groooooan. So many good sounding soaps.
Would anyone like a witch pendant?
A pendant with a witch on it? This could be nice. I think i'd like a romantic sort of witch more than a cartoonish witch (does that make sense?).
What's a new company to you that you most want to try a product from or what would be a new product to you that you most want to try (make-up, perfume, or bath/body)?
I would like to finally try something from Haunt, but the timing never works out for me.
Hmmm... I often think I'll get into lipsticks some day but I'm not there yet.
If you like necklaces, what are some symbols or images that you would love to have a necklace depict?
I do like necklaces! Hmm... imagery that I like... well, tarot imagery (as explained in other questions), wrens, keys, leaves, the moon, the man in the moon. Geometric designs that are just pleasing to the eye.
Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday?
I'll definitely read it eventually, but not rushing out to buy it at $40.
What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)?
I answered this in thread... left to my own devices, I'll curl up on the couch with a warm blanket, extremely stupid television or a favorite movie, my knitting and something good to drink.
favorite and least favorite baked goods?
Favorite is so hard! Maybe spice cake with a mountain of frosting on top. Or snickerdoodles. Or vegan Samoas. mmmm. Samoas.
Least favorite is also hard though because yeah, I like most things. Um... least favorite... while I like a good chocolate cake, I tend to find "death by chocolate" type desserts (a chocolate cake! with chocolate frosting! and chocolate sprinkles! and a chocolate unicorn! (okay, a chocolate unicorn would be cool)) a little overwhelming.
what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)?
Women's t-shirts do not tend to fit me at all. I think it's a result of having really outlandishly proportioned boobs. (I'm currently rocking the 34H, to give you an idea.) Even if I get an XL, they tend to hit at a really bizarre length and end up being belly shirts on me. Yeck.
So I mostly wear men's/unisex t-shirts in a M. I find that after a wear or two, they'll generally stretch in the right places but not shorten the way women's shirts do. My belly stays covered!
Tissue tees do tend to work well for me though.
I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general?
YES to jam. I eat oatmeal with jam and nuts in some form pretty much every single morning, so jam never goes unloved in my house.
Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures?
I'd be interested in topical things (muscle rubs, etc).
Girasol's answer to this in thread made me laugh so hard. I do feel that owls are kind of over-exposed... but I like them fine. No special affinity, but they're nice.
Do any of Villainness' Soap Box exclusive scents interest you, especially any of the Smooches/Whippeds?
It's funny, I was just over there looking around the other day for the first time in ages... Masala and Sol Bacio definitely appeal. Most of the other Villainess stuff that I'm into isn't the exclusive stuff. Cobwebs, Mango Spicecake, Slipdress, Autumn Gala (which I missed last year!), oooooh.
Puddin' just put a shitton of old Lunacy shirts on the BPTP Etsy! Any ones interest you?
Not that I see.
Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything...
Oh, I always drool over their stuff and I never buy it. I would love to try the glossing oils in particular. They had a Golden Pumpkin one a couple of years back that I wanted soooo much.
Pretty sure we had a gardening question already. I've been gardening this year! It's been fun! There's nothing in particular that I need right now... other than a couple more huge planters for tomatoes for next year (but it would be near impossible to mail them!)
Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments?
No. My eyes are VERY sensitive and irritated by pretty much all eyeshadows.
Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)?
I'd be interested in decants of:
Halloween in the Misk U Library
Any of the 'Weenie bath oils - jeez those look good.
All the Pumpkin Flosses... especially black.
And the candies look way yummy. Mmm. Candy.
I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there?
Oh, I am a huge nerd for pretty much everything Japanese. Cute weird Japanese things = yes. Any kinda snack food that's both mailable and vegan (that can be tricky with Japanese food... milk powder in everything!). Stickers and stationary and all that stuff.
Candy Corn: yes, no?
It's one of those things that really messes with my blood sugar, so while I love it, I get really sick if I eat more than like one piece.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what?
Oh, all kinds of things. I am pretty easy to entertain. Um... Jon Stewart/TDS pretty much always guarantees a laugh from me. And Hark, a Vagrant! by Kate Beaton. Those are the first two concrete things that pop into my head!
You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc?
Ugh, almost nothing. My body's changed so much in the past couple of years that even though I'm now under the weight I started at before my first pregnancy, most of my stuff still doesn't fit because I'm just shaped so funny.
With what fits, I'd probably go for something nice and understated... I have an awesome calf-length wool pencil skirt in a subdued argyle (charcoal grey, dark brown, and camel) that would pair well with a form-fitting thermal t in charcoal grey (that I am wearing right now, though I am not dressed to impress anyone!). Used to have a nice curve-hugging beige jacket that went well with this ensemble, but um, my curves got a bit too big for it to hug.
You are to be let loose in a clothing store of your choice, to pick a full outfit, down to the shoes, the accessories, etc. and things would be altered to fit you if needed. What store would that be, and what would you look like?
What an interesting question. I'm really not sure. I love interesting style and fashion but I hate drawing attention to my appearance, so I'd probably try on all sorts of fun stuff and then leave in a grey t-shirt and skinny jeans.
Or a really fabulous dress. (The problem with that is you never know exactly what dress is going to wow you til you see it on your body! But in general, I like something tailored, not too body-conscious/skin-showy (especially not too cleavage-y, because I have a boob vortex), form fitting but breathable, shortish but not ho-y... oh, you know.
You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable).
A cupcake with lots of frosting, some size 1 knitting needles so I can start something with the yarn I just impulse bought (on sale!!! 50% off!!! a yarn I have picked up about a hundred times and decided not to buy because I don't have a project in mind for it... yet...), a bar of fancy soap.
The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig?
That sounds like a blast. I don't see anything from looking at the webpage that instantly grabs me though!
What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent?
Hmm. Nothing's coming to mind just now... I've been really fortunate in that I've gotten to at least sniff just a ton of things.
I'd love to smell Champagne and Roses again... I smelled it once somewhere (a friend's house I think) and thought it was great.
Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting?
I only skimmed them really briefly this year-- too broke to buy much so I was kinda relieved that none of them jumped out at me. Let me peek again and see if there are any I'd like decants of if the magic decant fairy were passing my house. ... Okay:
All Souls' 1917
Autumn Coolness 2012
Fizzy jack O'lantern
Mango-Infused Pumpkin Chai Latte
Suck it 2012
That's what I'd want decants of if I was buying decants. I'm not planning on getting any for myself this round though! Gotta save my monies for witchin'.
if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears?
No pierced ears!
My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?)
I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com.
There are a ton of < $20 things on my Amazon wishlist right now. Books always seriously delight me, and there's lots of nail polish on there too that's well under $20.
In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos?
It's sort of funny because career-wise I'm a computer person, but I don't get a whole lot of free online time these days. When I do, I like to browse Flickr (and Instagram), read forums, fool around on Ravelry. I begrudgingly have a Facebook account primarily to keep in contact with family and friends who insist on it.
I pretty much never self-motivate on watching youTube videos, but my husband saves them up and plays them for me. I inadvertently got him hooked on reading Reddit a while back and he passes on the things he knows will make me laugh. We were recently dissolved into hilarity by:
And of course living in hippie-central, I have a serious lol every time I think of:
And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms?
Oh, specific characters, hm. Well, obviously I love the Doctor from Doctor Who... that's kinda the point. I love Daleks too. Even though I know they're evil, they're just so cute.
My Little Pony... Cute or meh?
I don't collect the toys at all, but my older son LOVES MLP:FiM. We watch it together, and I think it's hilarious. Any pony thing you sent would be automatically confiscated by him. (Not necessarily a bad thing, just don't send anything valuable because we would not know how to enjoy it!)
Lip balm - tube or tin?
Either! I like tins just because I feel like they're less likely to end up in lip-balm-splosions.
Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes?
YES. Two things I can't live without: things to write with and things to write on. I'd love a journal/sketchbook/whatever.
Not super in to bookmarks (weird, all things considering, but mostly I just lose them), but all those other things would find a home here.
Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles?
Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no?
YES. I love scrubby bits.
Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like?
So earlier I'm having this conversation with my husband and joking about how if he didn't live with me, he would be a hoarder. Because his natural impulse is pretty much to gather up all the electronic gadget things and wallow in them. Even with my sobering influence, we are still a pretty gadget heavy household. I probably don't need anything!
Would you like a pair of knitted socks?
I would LOVE a pair of knitted socks. My shoe size is a women's 7.5 or 8, just on the edge between normal width and wide width.
Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related?
Sure! I love seeing patterns for them but I don't really like knitting flat things so I've never made one.
Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples?
No I don't. Samples of most cosmetics (lipstick, blush, eye liner, mascara, eyeshadow, foundation) wouldn't appeal to me. Mini nail polishes, lip balm, moisturizer samples would all be welcome.
do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female?
Nudes don't bother me.
Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her?
Pretty much all the things. I put the Weenie box on my wishlist on etsy. I am also kicking myself so hard for not buying a full sized bar of the lavender-vanilla one she had a while back... Man in the Moon I think. Didn't think I'd like it THAT much, but I LOVED my tiny tablet of it and now it's gone, long gone.
are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc?
Not desperately, not specifically. I love fancy ass bar soaps. Soap is really one of the only non-food related luxuries I engage in regularly! So new companies etc are always welcome.
ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there?
Oh, almost definitely. I burnt out on their t-shirts as an undergrad, but sheesh, I still like nerd toys. Also, I just saw TARDIS string lights on there. I would hang those up in my house.
What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding?
Pants that fit. You can't help with that, can you?
Vegan marzipan = win.
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?
We went totally paper-free in the kitchen about 3 years ago and have
never looked back. We already have just a butt ton of dish towels, yet
somehow the (huge) drawer is always down to the last 2 or 3 so yeah, I'm
always happy to have more!
Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch
sending you homemade infused vodka?
Yes, yes I would be okay with that. Vodka might sit around my house for
some time before I get a chance to try it (super busy + nursing an older
baby) but that probably only gets better as it sits, right?
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?
I forsee you getting very bored with this answer but: yes, if it's
vegan, I am going to cram it into my gullet.
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)?
Socks! Armwarmers! I would love a shawl (can you knit a shawl in a
month? I can't!) but can never seem to finish one for myself.
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?
So basically anything you send me is going to be thoroughly pawed by my
(almost) 3 year old son. I have just come to accept that he is going to
co-opt some of anything that comes in the mail for me. He doesn't
necessarily need anything JUST for him but it would probably thrill and
delight him. During last year's SW I told him the postcards my witch
sent were for him, and he loooved that.
My 8 month old won't know any better if you don't throw anything in for
him. My husband will probably eat some of anything edible you send
him but doesn't need anything of his own (unless you inexplicably have a
lot of Soviet memorabilia you are looking to move along).
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.
Wild rice: jeeez louise yes. Maple syrup: probably better sent to
someone else, because while it would be cool, I have to admit I almost
never use maple syrup for anything.
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?
Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name?
I have no particular affinity for bats but I think this is a sweet idea.
How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box?
Ooooh yeah baby.
Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern?
I have such a hard time with this question. It's like "what's your
favorite movie?" I can never think of anything on the fly.
If this is a very important question to you, PLEASE hassle me more about it.
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?
Hmmm. I'm very into tarot imagery, especially images of The Emperor and
The Magician (which are what I call my kids on the internet, and which
are eerily accurate representations of their personalities).
Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off your list
It'll break my heart if Veil suddenly vanishes. I've been meaning to
get a bottle forever but it just never seems to happen.
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?
I'm just starting to get into nail polish a bit lately. It started
because my kid really wanted me to paint his nails, and if I'm going to
paint his, may as well do my own too.
China Glaze does a number of colors that I like. I like some of the
Butter London stuff (though the names are horrible) but haven't bought
any because oy prices. There are lots of OPI shades I like too.
Mostly so far I've done a lot of looking and not a lot of buying.
Stuffed things: yea or nay?
A stuffed thing you made: yay. There probably aren't any random
manufactured stuffies that I'm in the market for right now though.
New Question: 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?
Not really my thing, because pretty much everything that comes as a mix
in a jar, I can and do make myself.
Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from
your Witch's area?
Think we covered this further up but again - yus. Sure! I don't really
like sweet drinks much (if you send me full-sugar soda, I will pass it
on to my husband) but beyond that, it's all good.
Oh, I don't mind artificial sweeteners at all. I HUGELY prefer diet
sodas over sugar sodas (whether it's HFCS or cane sugar or agave or
whatever). I prefer the taste AND diet soda doesn't mess with my blood sugar.
(You probably weren't going to send me soda anyway but now ya know.)
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?
Ugh, so many. I would love beginner info on quilting. I started a baby
quilt before my younger son was born thinking I'd figure it out as I
went along and yeah... a year later it's not done yet because I was just
screwing it up so badly.
Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas?
I love tea but don't drink it often. If you get me something, better
put the emphasis on little. Sample sizes of any kind of tea are welcome
though! I love herbal stuff, and rooibos stuff, and black tea, and
flavored black tea, and green tea. But not flavored green tea.
Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you
be interested in gift patterns from your queue?
My Ravelry username is stophittinyrslf
I usually put things in my favorites if I'm not sure if I want to
actually make them or not-- usually if they're in my queue I've already
bought the pattern. That said, I'd be delighted to have any of the
patterns that are in my favorites (or any of the yarns that are in my
I'm not a great knitter... at all... but I ride the bus for four hours a
week and it's critical that I have something to do with my hands in that
time. So more knitting projects = good, heh.
I live near this very cool Retro store (retrodrygoods.com) (you can
order online too) - are there things from it that would make you squee
if your witch sent them?
Didn't see anything that screamed "buy me", but they have pretty dish
towels and stuff.
Despite the fact that I'm always in the kitchen, I don't really wear
aprons at all.
Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses?
Not me. I'd be interested in the combo of pumpkin spice + chocolate if
you can find a vegan version though.
What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style?
It's kinda I dunno, kitchen colored. We don't have a theme or anything.
It's a BIG kitchen though, so after living in a string of places with
tiny kitchens, we've got plenty of room to spread our stuff out...
It's very sunny and lovely in the day time too.
Witchee, what are your favorite quotes?
Too many answers.
Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first
10 songs it plays!
1. Alias - Well Water Black
2. White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
4. David Bowie - Let Me Sleep Beside You
5. Destroyer - My Favorite Year
6. Brian Eno - Stedelijk
7. The Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud
8. John Vanderslice - Numbered Lithograph
9. Robyn Hitchcock - Uncorrected Personality Traits
10. Clearlake - Trees in the City
What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you
Really like: eating a really juicy piece of fruit over the sink and not caring$
Really dislike: going to bed with damp hair.
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 Power (flowerpower.net) that has quite a wide selection.
Not that I can think of.
If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up
for you from Enchantments?
Not really into "witchy" things.
Hey Witchee! I want to send you a delivery. It could be cupcakes from a
local bakery, it could be a singing hugging bear-a-gram, it could be a
bouquet of flowers. But it will be something that you need to be there
a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? *waggles eyebrows*
B..) Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you
for said deliveries?
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?
What are some things you are OK with receiving gently used or homemade,
and some things you absolutely do not want if they are gently used or
Homemade anything is good with me.
Gently used is fine as long as we're talking like, books, toys,
clothing, etc. Gently used is NOT okay for food (ewww) or cosmetics
(used lotion? noooo) other than nail polish which I don't suppose would
bother me (nails aren't gross). Used perfume is okay!
And now a new question: I live near a Mast General Store
(mastgeneralstore.com). It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods
(jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get
I see yummies on the food page.
Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions?
I always dress up. I've only ever missed one year-- the first year
after my older son was born. He was a month old and I literally forgot
that Halloween was happening.
This year we'll go to the downtown Halloween parade and I might take him
up and down our block for his first trick-or-treat ever.
Gotta have cider at some point in the fall. It's not fall if there's
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?
I would *love* to smell Exhibit Hall Fatigue.
Witchee, would you like it if I made you a "mix tape" of songs that I
think you might like? And if so, would you prefer mp3 or CD format?
Yes! I'd love that! CD format's probably good.
I know it is totally the wrong season (for most of us), but do you
like/have space to garden? If so, what do you like to grow?
Yes! I just started this year. Not surprisingly, I use what limited
space I have (about 8x3 ft of dirt in full sunlight, plus about 6x6 ft
of concrete in full sunlight that I put containers on) to grow edibles.
I had a blast growing tomatoes this year and definitely want to try that
again next year with some interesting varieties.
I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might
like from there?
I love pretty much all of their bubble bars. Those bubble-roon things
are great. Really loved the rose jam one.
Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it?
I don't usually buy individual songs.
Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire?
Can't think of any.
Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products?
I've never tried their stuff but I love fancy bath crap. Feel free to
Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What
would your ideal blend be?
Sure. I have no idea what my ideal blend would be though. Lavender and
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?
Ha ha ha... so many things. I often drool over Copper Moon Apothecary
stuff at my local crunchy store... not only does a bunch of their stuff
smell good to me, but I love the packaging too. They have my aesthetic
OK, so those of you who said you wouldn't mind receiving (sneakily
packaged!) beer or wine: Tell me of your taste preferences. Dry/sweet?
Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour
Red wine, more dry than sweet. Hoppy beer, bitter beer, dark beer, mmmm
porters mmmm stouts. Fruity bleccccch. Honey bleccccccch. Anything
you send will at least be tasted though. I am actually pretty easily to
Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any
point during the round?
Not for even a little bit, alas.
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'm decidedly neutral. I have good memories from my childhood and fully
intend to rewatch some of my favorites with my kids. (Actually, my son
already knows and loves Beauty & the Beast.) Beyond that, don't really
care one way or another. Can't think of anything I want from Disney.
dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer?
Candle... warmer? I don't even know what this means. Why would you
warm a candle?
Do you lust after some new socks/tights?
I'd love some handmade socks or something but beyond that, I'm set for
are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested
Not that I know of.
Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there
any games you want?
Sigh. Yes and no. What I want is some free time to be able to play
games in... I have had almost 0 time to play video games since my older
son was born, and now that I've started full time grad school again, my
free time is just decreasing by the minute.
So, don't need any games now, is what I'm saying. No matter how much I
might *want*. Sniffles.
Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY?
If it's cool and vegan. Sure.
Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans
YES. I drink... a lot of coffee. I like a darker roast. Whole beans
are better because no one else drinks coffee in my house so I grind as I
go. Beyond that, I'm not choosy. I do try to buy fair trade coffee
because I feel like it's worthwhile to pay a little bit more money to
buy something that is a luxury for me if it makes it slightly less
Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your
A Starbucks gift card probably wouldn't get used, at least not in a
timely fashion. We have one in town, but it's my last choice after a
ton of great local places and a very nice Peet's.
A Peet's card would get used-- but slowly. I received a $50 last year
for Christmas and am still working my way through it!
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...?
If this is your special talent, please, make away! I can always use
another vessel to drink coffee out of.
Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well
enough to answer questions on your behalf?
I know strangemodegirl IRL and she could probably answer some questions.
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?
Livejournal: not really.
Flickr: I use the HELL out of my Flickr account (username also
coldandsleepy) though. I think I'm paid up for another six months or
something already though.
A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite
The Emperor and the Magician for my sons. The Fool for myself.
And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune
stones or worry stones?
That would actually be really cool.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above?
Or *all* of the above.
Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above?
I don't really do gum. But beyond that, I like pretty much all candy at
least a little bit.
Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea?
(Filters, presses, etc.)
Either! Usually loose!
If you like tea, what kinds?
This is a near repeat... like I said in the Adagio question, I like
pretty much all tea.
Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I
see your to-read list, please?
No. I should but I don't. *hangs head in shame*
Zombies; Yay or Nay?
Not really my thing.
If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies,
would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it?
No cat, no dog. Alas.
If you have kids, what are they into?
My 3 year old loves: trains, Dr. Who, My Little Pony: Friendship is
Magic, stickers, band aids, stickers shaped like band aids, and stamps
(like rubber stamps).
My 8 month old is into chewing on things and cramming himself into small
How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the
Looking at the warehouse, I notice that our lovely Greenwoodtree is
able to do chart readings and/or forecasts at a very reasonable rate. Is
this something you would want?
Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things?
Yes, with the usual vegan caveat. I loooove marshmallows, as long as they don't have gelatin or anything nasty in them.
What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom.
This is sorta sappy I guess, but after I had my first son, there was a vendor at our farmer's market who would always slip me some extra produce and tell me it was "for the baby" with this really shy smile. (He doesn't speak much English, I've come to learn.) A cauliflower here, some celery there... nothing big, but that kindness really touched me. And... I still buy stuff from that guy every week 3 years later.
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)
Cute but useful kitchen items are pretty much my ultimate objects. I don't really do composed bentos (these days! I used to!) but I do pack lunch & dinner for grad school two times a week, so lunchbox accessories still get used around here.
Also super yes to spices. Do I already have pretty much every spice on earth? Yes. Do I still want more? Yes. Please.
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?
Oh, I LOVE jammie pants but destroyed every single pair I had during my last pregnancy (because that was pretty much all I wore at home, heh). So yeah, that would be a pretty good present. I'm between a 10 and a 12 for pants, so I usually get an L for jammies. I like flannel more than fleece, but I'm not choosey.
What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc?
I like any chocolate that's vegan. I've never had vegan white chocolate but it does exist and it's safe to assume I would like it. I prefer a good dark chocolate over vegan milk chocolates, but honestly I like them too, just in a different way. Interesting combos of mix-ins always appeal to me... I get so mad every time Vosges comes out with a new variety that's vegan except for like one ingredient, because the always look so damn good.
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 live down the street from a Whole Foods and a TJ's and do most of my shopping at TJ's... so I'm probably set for those. (Though if you send me a jar of Speculoos, I'm not gonna mail it back!)
Penzey's on the other hand... mmmm. As I mentioned a couple questions ago, I have a LOT of spices already and pretty much everything basic is already in my kitchen somewhere, but any sort of unusual or uncommon spice or spice blend appeals to me... Right now I'm cooking a lot of Indian food so India-specific spices would be nice... I keep seeing recipes calling for dried pomegranate seeds (?) and I haven't been able to find those anywhere near here. I want a good Berbere mix... and I'm looking for plain ol' sumac, which I haven't seen anywhere here.
Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you?
Totally acceptable. Beyond acceptable. People who make me food are my favorite people.
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!
Um... right now I'd buy some nail polish remover, some new underwear (I'm all about the cheeky hipsters or whatever they're called), and a case of fizzy water. Well, you asked!
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?
The thing about me is that I like pretty much all food. Sometimes I joke that I HAVE to be vegan or I'd never be able to decide on what to eat when... even with my dietary restrictions there is still so damn much to choose from.
My very favorite cuisine is probably SE Asian... my mom cooked a lot of Thai food for me when I was a little kid and so it's both delicious and extremely nostalgic for me.
I think I have a list in last Fall's SW Q&A of local places I love to eat... just off the top of my head (and probably forgetting a ton), I love: Mobo Sushi, Engfer's Pizzaworks, Planet Fresh Burritos, Pearl of the Ocean, Dharma's, 99 Bottles, Seabright Brewery, Star of Siam, The Delmarette... I can keep going for a long time...
I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here?
Interesting flavors of chips, and maple sugar.
what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up?
Funny Doctor Who or Lovecraft shirts always have a place in my life. (Anything I said in last year's SW Q&A about not wearing t-shirts is now null and void as I kicked the no-tshirt job I had to the curb, heh.)
Do you have an eReader and if so which one?
No. I do sometimes read things in the Kindle app on my iphone.
Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn?
Nope. I like scents, and I like candles, but I don't like scented candles. I don't really like my house to smell like anything in particular other than like, a house.