Is there a TV, movie or literary character that you are a lot alike, or would like to be alike?
If you could have any costume, or if you aren't into costumes, necklace or other accessory, from any movie character, what would it be?
I can't really think of these, but I love fantasy costumes and accessories. I'll try to find something and fill this in with more detail later.
Would you like to receive international magazines, even if you don't speak the language it's written in, just to ogle the pictures or for the novelty of it? If yes, what kind of magazines, or what magazines in particular?
would you have interest in any of the new Christmas stuff from Lush?
Um... YES. I absolutely love cinders, Christmas Kisses, and also really like so white,
Oh, witchee-poo... if there was one bottle you could have from the NYCC exclusives, what would it be?
I'm not really set on any of them, cause exclusive and all that. And I don't know, a bit too foody for my tastes.
If someone were to make you one of the items in this post which would it be?
2 or 3
If you were my witchee, would you mind a gift certificate where you'd have to do it old school style and mail it in with your order form?
Err, I'd prefer not to, but if it's for something awesome then I'd do it.
Do you have a preferred weight of yarn to work in? Lace, sock, worsted, bulky, handspun with variation?
I am yarn fail, so no thanks.
Anyone like little seasonal decorative wreaths? Like gravevine wreaths embellished with silk flora, etc.?
No, I'm not really a home decorator type of person.
Do any witchees need a Snuggie?
No, not at all.
So, who here loves pomegranates? Are the good as a fruit, a flavoring or just a scent?
I don't know about love, but I do enjoy the flavor and smell of them, and I do like to eat them.
YES! Any lip lust, Burying Tree sugar polish, Borgia perfume, and Witch-Wife skin glossing.
Villainess has an update. Anyone wanting anything from it?
I love Smashing Smooch.
how are all the witchees fixed for purses--lunchbags, etc?
My purse broke and I'm looking for a new one. Something small and messenger bag style since that is easiest to bike with. Totes, not so much. My messenger bag for school/work is also kind of falling apart.
Now, I have a question for you. About notes. Which are your favourite ones? Do you have a kind of "note top ten?" Anything that works particularly well on you? Do you have a perfume category (foody, floral, aquatic, musky) that you favour? And are there any notes you have never tried, but think would work well on you?
I am all about sensuous red musks. And violet.
Would you like a sugar skull decorated by your witch? Or do you like sugar skull stuff in general?
Is there one scent that is your goto for comfort on a bad stressful day? Like the perfume equivilent of a security blankie?
What are you going to be for Halloween?
I have no idea yet.
Is there something just super random you like/enjoy/want/are ogling that has not been and will not be covered by any other questions, because it's just that WEIRD?
Nothing is coming to mind.
Who is your fav Disney Villian/villianess? How about hero/herione? (doesn't have to be specifically Disney though)
I kind of liked Scar from the Lion King, but mostly for his voice. I don't know that Disney has really had any outstandingly amazing villains. They're kind of all cut from the same mold. I did always like Ursula because of the whole octopus thing. And Yzma from Emperor's New Groove was pretty good, though mostly because her plots got foiled due to other's incompetence. Favorite villain ever though? Scorpius from Farscape. Favorite hero/heroine... maybe Lilo because she's so funny in her own little bubble and totally unfazed by aliens, fish that tell the weather, etc. But also a fan of Mulan because she's kind of bad-ass. Favorite hero ever? Mmmm... not sure.
If you could make a scent that represents where you live (or have lived), what would be the ingredients?
I don't know that I'd want a scent to remind me of where I live. I kind of hate where I live. It's all hot, dry, and polluted. I'd like a scent that captured places I've lived that I loved, though, like Oregon (lush old growth forests, vibrant greens, and rainfall) or Konstanz (warm summer days in the grass by the lake, the Alps in the background, and a slightly ancient feeling of the town).
Would you want a local/tourist item from your witch? Like a t-shirt, mug or shot glass?
That would be awesome!
Okay, who wants NAlloween and some Vampire Apothecary goodness?
Not sure what these questions are asking, but I do LOVE the Last Unicorn!!
Are you in need of Roller bottles or anything of the like?
No thanks. I don't really know what to do with them...
What is your favourite habitat and climate to live in? How about to visit? (ie. forest, canyons, mountains, by the beach; temperate, tropical...)
I'm all about forests and oceans, but definitely more temperate climates.
Do you read/like fantasy? What kind of books or authors do you love? Which one would you like to read? Would you like gifts related to it?
I am terrible at remembering names, but I do like fantasy a lot.
Do you read mangas/watch animes? Which ones? Do you have a particular favourite? Would you like to receive managas or anything related to them?
I only really have ever followed Slayers, and I'm good on materials related to that show.
Does anyone do altered books? Would you be interested in old books to alter? Any type or title in particular?
I don't know what this is, but it sounds interesting.
Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you?
I can't think of anything.
How many bottles of BPAL do you have?
Maybe about 20?
What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes?
I'm kind of limited to closed toe shoes for lab, but I could definitely use some more shoes. Something cute would be nice. I'm about a size 9. Gently used shoes are OK!
Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags?
Examples? Not sure what you mean.
Who likes hair toys, and if so what kind?
I don't know what to do with my hair, let alone toys. If you provide hair toys, please provide lots of detailed instructions.
In the knitted/crocheted things area, would you want wrist warmers, 1/2 gloves, a neck warmer(the kind that pretty much just goes around your neck and maybe fastens instead of being long and loose like a scarf), slippers, or hats?
Hat or armwarmers.
How do you feel about altered/recycled/upcycled items of clothing or accessories?
Sometimes they are much more awesome than when they were in their original form. Love 'em!
Which web comics do you enjoy?
XKCD, PhD Comics, Other People's Business, and Questionable Content
Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? Something to store or burn it in? What scents? What form?
I prefer tarts. Incense makes my skin itch. I don't know why/how.
Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba ect? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles ect?
I definitely want to learn Yoga and Pilates, with some weight training thrown in. I only have like... one yoga DVD and one Tai Chi DVD, so I could definitely use work-out videos and/or accessories like mat, block, bands, etc.
do you like Girl Scout cookies? What kind?
Do you have a deviantart print wishlist or favourites list?
Anyone else into Emily Autumn?
Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist?
Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update?
Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too?
If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update
Is there anything from Blooddrop that you want to try? GC? Halloween update?
Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be?
Turtle... octo... squid..
Do you like paper dolls (new or vintage) or coloring in books?
What song is on heavy rotation for you right now?
Bend It by something like Dave Dee Mickey blahblah I don't know it's an older song. Also Engel by Ben and Desperado.
Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind?
What's your favorite Halloween Music?
If you could get any one thing hand-painted from your witch, what would it be and what would be on it?
A colorful box? I'd leave it up to my witch's imagination to choose a suitable theme/motif for it.
What's your take on homemade apple butter? Want some?
Do you like garlic? Do you REALLY like garlic? Would you want to try some really unusual garlic stuff, like garlic cheese or garlic fudge or garlic chocolate, etc., etc., etc.?
I like garlic, but not really in such things...
Does any art we may send need to be child safe, either in the actually safe sense or the non X rated sense?
Nope, no kiddies around me.
Is there anything you would like from Conjure Oils general catalogue or the new updates that isn't already on your wishlist?
Is there anything you want from the Violette Market update?
Anne Taintor, anyone?
Am I alone in this, or is there a Book Fair/Comic Con scent you're dying to get your paws on, too?
Anyone need address/phone type books?
Nah, I'm good on them.
Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up?
I'll answer this eventually, but I keep leaving it in my car or somewhere else, or I can't do it at the moment because there are peeps around.
If you play console video games, what game systems do you have and what games would you love to have?
PS2, Gamecube, N64, and DS Lite. Kind of interested in the new Dragon Warriors game for DS, but not really sure what else I'm interested in for those systems.
Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding?
Anything German, basically.
Also flowers and plants- If you like flowers/plants, do you have a favorite(s)?
I don't know. I don't really think much about flowers and plants. I kind of like orchids and lillies?
Do you have a favorite quotation? Song lyric? Book passage?
I like a lot of the lyrics from Modest Mouse songs. My favorite passage from a book is one of Lovecraft's stories, talking about dreams and wondering which of our lives is the true one: dream or "reality".
What would your last meal be if it could be anything in the world (sky is the limit, drinks too, the whole shebang)
How do you feek about silly, funny knick-knack, dollar store stuff, stickers, magnets etc? Would you like receiving that kind of stuff or rather not?
Sure! That sort of stuff is all kinds of fun!
What kind of a cook/baker are you?
Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, Or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program?
I'm lazy anymore. I live alone and get home late and just want something quick and NOW. I really like Trader Joe's stuff that I can just nuke and have something delicious and hot that's not terribly bad for me. And cooking is just kind of tedious and boring anymore without someone around to help make it fun or experiment. I just don't really care about it anymore.
If I send you something home made would you like the reciepe for it?
How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients?
Sounds good to me!
OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns?
I'm more into solid colors or space-dyed or stripes. As in, no "designs" like birds or flowers, if that makes sense. As for length, no preference. Materials, just something snuggly.
How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc.
How do you feel about recipes?
If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes?
If they're vegetarian. And not easily lost, i.e. digital file or loose papers. I can't keep track of anything.
If I were to knit a scarf, would you prefer a skinny one, or a wide one? A short one, that when wrapped once around your neck will just tuck under your jacket, or a long one, at least to your waist?
Don't like scarves? Would a rectangular shawl or triangular shawl be more to your taste?
I generally like wide and long scarves, but a rectangular or triangular shawl would be awesome!
What are you guys going to be aiming for in the Inquisition? Or do you just plan on ordering individual items?
I don't really like smelling like sugar/food, so I wasn't planning on going for anything. The ginger skulls one might be something I'd order individually though. Miiight.
Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that
Sure. I like mp3s adn amusing videos that are on Youtube.
if you are a tea lover, what are your flavor preferences? Green? Black? Herbal (I know, technically those are NOT teas, but tisanes)? Flavored blacks/greens?
Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it??
Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after?
I'm not familiar with Possets and not entirely interested.
Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?)
Modified MLPs totally crack me up.
Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses?
I don't know what they are, but they sound tasty.
What is a bpal scent that you've been dying to try for awhile but just can't find? (A scent where even a tester would do)
I'd really love a testable sample of Priala or Bruised Violet Compound.
Are you open to receiving things that are not on your wishlist, maybe something your Witch thinks you might like?
If you have something on a wishlist that we could craft INSTEAD of buying, though it might not end up identical to the wishlist thing, would it be okay to craft it instead? Obviously we don't want to copy anyone else's design, but if we can replicate the flavour or intent that you like without stepping on toes?
Oh totally. Go for it!
WhateverthehecktheycalltheanonymousregionalwisdomthingiePROVERB! that word.
I don't know what this question is asking.
Let's say, hypothetically speaking, that you have some children/spawn (1 or more), and, hypothetically speaking, your witch would like to spoil them a little but knows nothing of kids these days. What do they like or dislike? Also is there anything a (sane) adult might think they would like that you don't think is appropriate for whatever reason? (I'm thinking of things like temp tattoos, make up, things that make noise, or anything else that might be bad for non-obvious reasons.)
I have no kids.
I don't do it and I don't get the point of it, either.
Who would be on your top 5 (IE famous people you’d date/have relations with )
Errr... no idea. I'd kind of start to think about it, but then my thoughts would stray to the fact that dating someone famous would be really kind of obnoxious. I mean, papparazzi? Attention if you go out? gossip columns and shit like that? My friends always say I think too much about things. Like when I was camping this squirrel came up to us and I was all "Ehhh, it's kinda cute," but then I thought about the posted signs saying the rodents may carry plague, which is usually spread by fleas. So that squirrel has fleas... and what other parasites? What is the parasite load of that squirrel? What percent of its body weight? In the end my conclusion is fuzzy squirrel = carrier of disease and parasites. Same goes for deer. People are all "I want to feed/touch the deer!" and I'm all, "Get the deer away from me! They carry parasites!" So yeah... my fantasies get ruined by my overactive sense of reality.
Do you hate any food things with a passion??
Where was your last vacation? What did you like most?
The last vacation where I took time off was very recently. I went to Point Arena for abalone population surveys with Fish & Game. Although the diving was pretty bad, I had a good time. And then this last weekend I was camping at Lake Tahoe, which is just under 2 hours from where I live. What I liked most about both places was being outdoors so much and like... all the time. I'm back and feeling... itchy and constrained by this whole being indoors thing. Also, I miss the fresh, cool air. It's so nice to fall asleep snug and warm, but breathing cold air. And then being outside and not feeling like death and suffocation is always a great thing. And, strange as it may sound, the lack of electricity wasn't disturbing and just made everything better, somehow. Cooking food with others was really nice, especially over a campfire for camping. OK, to sum up what I liked most: being outdoors all the time and being away from technology. I'm actually kind of really sick of tech and indoor shelter.
what interests you from the latest lab update?
Infernal Lover, All Saints 2010, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Creeping Mist, Shadowy & Sublime, and Unsteady Governess are very interesting.
Kind of tempting: Ghoulish, but like... an imp. Halloween: New Orleans, Pomegranate III... same with that. Interesting, but more like... imp interesting.
Would you be opposed to receiving a digital version (via email) of a magazine you like but don't subscribe to...you know, in the interest of saving a tree?
Saving trees is great. And I am probably a lot more likely to read something online than in print.
Chocolate or other types of candy?
I looove chocolate. But also other types are good! I love cinnamon chewy things, Swedish Fish, and caramels. OMG I LOVE CARAMELS
Is there anything you need for your kitchen, ie measuring cups, spoons, grater, ect?
I don't really know or think so. My kitchen has been a literal disaster area of a mess for the last 4 months.
Favorite Yankee Candles? Or other brands scents?
I like candles a lot and I think the Yankee candles smell amazing, though they're a bit on the spendy side. I am not familiar with the scents available, but my candle preferences are a lot like my perfume preferences, though I do tend a bit more towards lush tropicals and fruits and heavily incense smelling candles.
If you are an animal lover, is there a specific type/breed that you love most?
Oh, it's so hard to pick just one. I love cats most of all, I think, and my favorite type of cat is the ocelot. They're so like housecats, but like... 3 times as big, and so graceful and gorgeous. Every Xmas we go to the PDX zoo and I always get to see at least one of the ocelots. <3
Would you appreciate receiving handwritten letters and/or postcards (anonymous or not)? How about sending them?
For tea drinkers, do you prefer loose leaf or tea bags?
If you would enjoy something of a knitted persuasion, do you have a preference on type of thing? Since making a scarf for someone who has 10 might be a smidge excessive? Also, how do people feel about shawls?
Hat, armwarmers, a cozy shawl to curl up with in winter would be really nice. I do intend on moving to colder climes!
Music, DO you prefer Live or Studio? Edited or explicit?
Microsoft or Apple?
It's hard to say. I was raised on proto-PCs and PCs and own a laptop that's a PC and runs XP. It's what I'm most comfortable with and I can do quite a lot of my own problem solving and fixing. But I absolutely hate Windows Vista and Windows 7 and have a hard time using them. My work computer is a Mac and it's kind of trying at times because it's just different but I'm getting accustomed. I would probably go with a Mac laptop if I needed another one. I'm also a big iPhone/iPod fan.
Go to your spice cabinet, what are the three most used spices?
I don't have a spice cabinet. I have a collection of stuff near the stove that sometimes, occasionally, rarely gets used. Black pepper gets the most use, but the curry powder and cayenne pepper also get used a fair bit. I also own cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 or 3 others but I don't use them very often and can't remember what I have. It's not really enough to be a collection.
Would you like something you have to make yourself?
If it's like... origami, cooking, or baking then yes. Or like, mix these powders together and then add water or something. If it's like knitting I will forget about it and never finish it after a week, and if it's sewing I will be useless at it.
What kind of make-up do you wear? What colors? Is there anything you'd like to try but haven't yet?
I guess when I said anything about make up before I wasn't actually specific about what I do use when I do. I mostly just use the bare minerals face foundation powder stuff and sometimes some mascara. On the rare occasion that I can get my shit together in the morning, I do use some darker brown eyeliner. But I'm not really good with make up at all, like no one has ever taught me. And online tutorials just confuse me. I'd kind of like to learn how to make a good smokey eye, or what's appropriate/acceptable for daily wear and how to do nice eye make up for daily wear.
Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself?
Honestly, I find the year-round wares of the BPTP more tempting than the LE stuff they have right now. The Ginger Skulls perfume oil sounds like it might have some potential, but it's not really screaming at me, yanno? Same for the Tricksy bath oil. Halloween: New Orleans atmospray does sound really nice, but I'm kind of on the fence about that.
What about vintage decoration items, teacups, etc etc?
No thanks. "vintage" implies a certain older fashion/style, and I'm not into that kind of style.
Do you crave many Ecards and contact or are you okay with little contact from your Witch?
I'm OK with whatever.
Do you have a place where you list all the BPAL you have or have tried?
Do you remember what I said about organization in my questionaire?
Do you like maple sugar candy?
What is your position on the chocolate & bacon flavor combination?
I'm vegetarian. Nay to bacon.
If you are a tea-drinker do you need a tea-cozie for your pot?
How do you feel about stationery, like nice pens or notepaper? And if you're in favor, do you prefer classic/contemporary or cutesy stuff?
I love stationary and pens and such! I am especially a big pen person. I love them and hoard them and seriously find myself conflicted sometimes... which pen do I want to use? OMG those are like... my 3 favorites there in my drawer. Which one to use for this task? Yeah, I'm a little crazy. I prefer more contemporary sort of designs, like abstract, and bright. But cutsey things like fish or turtle or bubble motifs or so are nice. I'm not really into flowers or hearts though, but I do like stars, swirls, helices, shapes, etc.
Would you like homemade preserves (e.g. marinated vegies, pickled onions, chilli jam?)
If you've got stuff on your BPAL wishlist, would partial bottles be okay?
Definitely! Better a partial than none.
Say you were my witchee, and I found things on your wishlist that I could totally make. Would you want me to make it? Or would you rather it be purchased for you?
Yes please! Er, I mean the first one. I'm all about DIY stuff, even if I'm kind of fail at it myself, but if you can do it then by all means go for it if you want. Or if it's easier, buy it. Up to you, but either option is totally cool by me.
Who is your favorite soap etailer?
I'm torn between Villainess and tartchef. Although, I kind of prefer Villainess for their smacks, whips, and smooches.
With regards to your gifts, would you prefer your presents' awesomeness evenly spread out (several packages of pretty terrific things) over the round or a slow build-up of awesomeness (going up from pretty cool things to something super-duper cool at the end) to go out with a bang? Do you have a preference?
If you are a crafter, would you like to receive supplies from your witch (beads, fabric, yarn/roving etc?)
I don't craft.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to last.fm immediately and create an account! Download the scrobbler! Link us to your account! If you reject this assignment, maybe just tell us what your mp3 player says you listen to a lot?
Email me if you really want last.fm stuff. I'm inclined to not, cause I wouldn't use it. I started with pandora and it might not be perfect, but I don't care to have 50 accounts on 50 different sites that all have basically the same function.
I don't know how to tell from my iPhone what I listen to most. But like, 70% of the songs aren't "correctly" set up for the phone to ID album, title, genre, etc.
Any countries you're interested in?
Germany: lived there before and speak German fluently. Also a big fan of Switzerland. I'd love to go to South American countries, too.
Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents?
If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it?
If by "not right" you mean "it looks great, but has imperfections that you really can't tell unless you look close or know what you're looking for/at" or "it tastes good but it's not exactly what I was aiming for, but still tasty!" or "looks good but the measurements/proportions are just slightly off" then that is totally cool. But if you mean like... these cookies turned out to be cement cookies, then, no thanks. Basically, if you would use it or eat it yourself, I'd be quite happy with it. (And probably not notice unless you told me.)
Are you a foodie?
That's kind of broad and by what standards? Compared to, say, the south I'd probably be considered a foodie. But according to west coast culture I'm not. And I kind of get the impression that New Englanders might have a similar foodie definition as the west coast.
Any sports fans in the house? What's your favorite sport/team/player?
For holidays, do you decorate? Would you like decorative stuff, weenie or otherwise? If so, do you lean towards the elegant, the crafty/folksy, or the more, erm, campy?
I'm too lazy to decorate for holidays, but also too poor to afford decorations. Also, I don't have much storage space and haven't really "settled down" so I'm not really interested in accumulating holiday decorations. Besides, it's just me and the cats.
Do you like journals/notebooks/sketchbooks?
In theory, yes. In practice, I have no idea what I would do with one.
Cake truffles? If YES! Cake/icing/chocolate type?
OMG YES PLEASE. I don't think I have a preference. Chocolate of any kind = tasty
are you interested in mini bottles(under 100ml for hand luggage) of bath and body products?
If you mean for travel, then probably not really. If you mean for sampling/using, then yes.
Vampire shows, literature, etc? Yay or nay?
Twilight has tainted and destroyed everything related to vampires. And I hear that True Blood is basically just porn. Nay.
How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds?
I don't have a yard and don't really have a porch to do anything with flowers/plants. Plus, they all tend to die within 2 minutes of me touching them.
Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers?
How do you feel about marzipan?
I love marzipan.
If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be?
Harvest Moon 06, Mircalla, Boneshaking Antique Velocipede
Soundtracks you'd like?
I really like the music on the later seasons of Weeds, particularly the 4th. The 3rd also has some good music.
If you could see one concert right now, who would it be?
I don't know what is in the area, but I have been longing to go to a Modest Mouse concert.
Gift Certificate: physical or email?
would you like a zuni animal fetish? And if so, what animal?
I had to look this up, and well, along with the totems and things it's turtles all the way down, though. But looking at the other animal fetishes, fox for cunning and adapatibilty/camoflage is pretty indicative of me, owl for wisdom (last night my friend was astounding over how wise I can be at times), or coyote because I pretty much mock myself and half of what goes on around me. I am not a serious person.
And how does everyone feel about glow in the dark radishes?
What places to do you visit that you'd like a gift card to? Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, B&N, a favorite restaurant or clothing shop?
There aren't that many places I frequent. There is a Borders in my town that would be a nice place to pick out a book or music. I also like Dimple, but that might be too local for someone to find a gift card. Amazon and iTunes are good for books/music. I am kind of addicted to my phone, though I haven't ever actually bought an app, so an iTunes card with permission to buy an app would be awesome. Or music. I LOVE MUSIC. Seriously. Uh, as for food/drink? I kind of limit myself to the nearby cafeterias and little shops, but I love Trader Joe's. I gotta stop there on my way to camping to get some foods.
Cake or Frosting?
Would you like a bag of dried Honeycrisp apples?
That sounds amazingly delicious.
If you were to receive a knitted item (such as a scarf, hat, etc), what colors would you like? And do you have any sensitivies/allergies to any materials?
I have no allergies or sensitivities. I like dark colors, like dark GREEN, dark red, rich mahogany or burgundy or maroon, and the like. On the other hand, a super bright and colorful knitted item would also be kind of fun.
Gift Certificate: physical or email?
It doesn't really matter.
What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child?
I don't remember anything being particularly scary when I was a child, but when I was in the 17-19 range I remember the... creature-girl-thing from the Ring kind of freaked me out.
Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one
facebook, LJ, soap box co, etsy, my email, netflix and hulu
Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite?
I liked them when I was younger, but don't really care any more and can't remember any one in particular as being especially awesome.
If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be?
If it were more practical and not kind of cruel, I would love to have a sea turtle. Or hell, any kind of turtle!
Lovecraft short stories, or even At the Mountains of Madness
Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch?
I will be going to the Society for Neuroscience conference which runs from Nov 13-17th. The whole lab is taking a van down, so I may be gone the 12th-18th or something like that, I'm not really sure.
If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?)
I'm technically a student, though I haven't taken classes since I finished them winter quarter of... 2008. I have taught some classes as a TA at the university... like for the last 3 terms and the next one. I mainly end up teaching upper division genetics courses.
When I was an undergrad I took 2 years of college Russian and would love to continue, but to continue would be kind of difficult with finding a course, especially as I wouldn't need to start at the complete beginning. I'm debating taking Spanish this year, though!
What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus.
What's YOUR favorite word?
Shit. Yes, really. I love the way it sounds.. that soft shhhh start and then the harsh "t" end. And it's just so versatile and usable in so many different ways and situations.
Steampunk, yay or nay? If yay, what part appeals most?
I think it's cool and all, like the clothing, jewelry, LARPing, etc. But it doesn't seem entirely fitting for every day wear and I really have no use for any such accessories. :|
Do you have a special symbol or totem that is meaningful to you?
Socks? Sock Dreams? Anyone?
Yes, please! I love sock dreams and socks. And arm warmers. And socks. <3 sock dreams, basically!
What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain?
Usually something involving a tasty beer or some good wine and a long hot shower or bath. If it's a bath, then a book and some bubbles.
Favorite Halloween/Scary movies/books
You're probably best off seeing my comments in the thread, because it would not have really occured to me without it that I do really like Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas. I'm sure there's more. Start throwing names out into the thread and I'll likely chime in.
What would the name of your custom blend be? The description?
Wasn't this a question on the ?aire thingamabob?
COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try?
Literally the only one is Farscape. I have all the 4 issue series they have put out, plus the D'Argo extras and I'm now current on the Scorpius series up to #5. I would kind of like the Serenity comics, and the Cthulhu Chronicles sound mildly appealing. If there were some sort of comic form of Avatar the Last Airbender that would totally rock.
Normally it is too damn hot here for warm drinks. But when it's winter and the temperature drops to a reasonable level I do enjoy hot cider, hot cocoa, and non-caffeinated teas. I do not do well with caffeine.
When you go to an etsy wishlist, it will tell you what things are sold. If you click on the sold item, sometimes it will give options that are similar to what was sold, but not identical, would you like the similar item or prefer not to get it at all unless it's the same item? How picky are you?
I'd say about half my etsy favs are just placeholders for me to keep track of what something looked like. Especially if it's a piece of clothing that's fairly expensive. I like to pipe dream that some day I'll be able to sew and make something similar, or have an awesome friend who I can ask to make me clothes or something. On the other hand, if there's a shop that specializes in something, like skirts or soap, I generally favorite the scent(s) I like or the skirt I like out of the 30+ on their storefront. But I would say that yes, overall, the etsy favs are a good general indication of things I like.
Do you wear make up?
I try to wake up early enough that I have time to put on some foundation powder and mascara if I remember. The success rate on this is about 30%.
Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them?
More so the older ones, like Lion King, Little Mermaid, Beauty & Beast, Sleeping Beauty, etc. Not such a fan of newer ones, though Princess & The Frog was a pretty good return to the origins of Disney movies.
Do you have A VCR, DVD Player or Blue Ray or a combo of the three?
I have a DVD player, but I think it once belonged to a former roomie who didn't care to take it with her or something, and it's kind of wussing out lately. I think my PS2 also plays DVDs?
Would you like custom icons as a gift?
What is your favourite snack food, something you could grab any time?
Popcorn or mixed nuts
Ummmmmmm, undecided on how I feel about them?
I've never really gotten into it. My nails are kind of neglected and I'm OK with that.
I want to say "yes, yes! I love cuddly, snuggly things!" but you know what.. my apartment is kind of full of stuff, and I have 2 warm, fuzzy, snuggly cats, so while I like soft plushy things I don't really need them. Unless they are little plush microbes that can live in my car.
What hobby/craft would you like to learn how to do?
I sort of know how to knit, but don't really have the attention span for it. I would loooove to be able to sew, but I'm not entirely sure I have the attention span for that, either. I know glass lampworking and ceramics, but need to get a membership to the school's craft center and, you know, actually go there to do either of those. I'd also kind of like to get supplies and recipes for making my own cosmetics stuffs... lotion, body scrubs, facial masks, etc. not so much to sell cause I do not have the attention span or organizational abilities for that, but just for myself and maybe to pass on to a friend or something.
Are you into Austen's books?
Do you read Tarot cards? If not, would you be interested?
No to both of the above
So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into?
Maybe Ravenclaw cause I'm brainy? Though I kind of don't really care anymore. Too many years of education... guhhhh...
What, if anything, is your guilty TV watching pleasure?
I've never really outgrown cartoons. I love South Park, Archer (which is OMG the best thing to hit TV in a looooong time. I can't wait for the next season!), Avatar the Last Airbender, Futurama, and have recently been watching some Invader Zim. Yes, I'm an adult and I love cartoons. Stop judging me.
If you cosplay or need a costume for your bellydance/burlesque hobby (or any other hobby which needs dressup/different from your normal wear), is there anything you need/want for it?
No such hobbies or costumes or needs.
Yes, please! I love scarves, but have a surplus and it's kind of too warm in California for knitted things. I would also love a beanie to take for scuba purposes. Also, I love love love armwarmers.
What about [mixed or otherwise] DVDs?
I am kind of intrigued by the concept of a mixed DVD. How would you mix it? And what would you even put on there?
DVDs: Do you prefer widescreen or formatted?
I don't really care.
Music: Any preference towards MP3 or CD?
If I like what's on a CD I usually rip it to an MP3, so giving it to me in MP3 format would save time.
Do you like scented tarts?
Do you have any body mods? If so, do you need any new jewelry, o-rings, plugs, etc (and if so, what size, length, etc)? Do you like pro-body mod stickers?
I have 13 ear piercings and a nose piercing. The only ones that I could use jewelry for would be the lobes, which are 8g and 6g, though I'm always debating stretching them further. I'm a big fan of glasswear studios plugs. Also, my 18g nose could use a new piece or two. I don't know what I would do with stickers though. Oh, and I have 2 tattoos: forepaws from a childhood cat and a turtle with the biohazard symbol as its shell. I'm thinking of other tattoos: perhaps the delta symbol (change) on my neck and/or an arm piece of either DNA or a jellyfish? I reaaaally want another tatt...
Booze. Do you drink it, would you like some
I LOVE BEER
What is your favorite artist or art style? (including if you have links to favorite pictures/paintings/photographs)
Ummm... I like nature stuff and Dali.
OMG I have no idea. It's waaaaay too early for me to have even really thought about it. Do people really plan shit out like this?! My grad group just about always has a Halloween party, so I'll probably be getting dressed up and drinking wherever the party is held. I have no idea what costume I'll have. I usually decide about the day before and go scrambling around for ideas or props or whatnot. Last year I wanted to go as a mouse, cause I thought it would be hilarious to go as my own model organism, but I couldn't find mouse ears or a tail and instead found cat ears and a tail and just went as that. I'll probably dig out those things and just re-use them because I do not plan ahead for stuff like this.
Yes please!!! I love getting new music and exposed to new artists.
Oh, I am not very girly at all. I never got very many girly lessons growing up, so I'm kind of clueless when it comes to make-up and fashion and accessorizing and all that. I do like jewelry and sometimes a touch of make-up if I can make it look alright.
Yeah, that would be pretty tasty. I'm certainly open to receiving baked goods! Just please no tomatoes, meat, or raisins in them.
Gifts for other household members:
I don't really have any, but I do have cats, and they would not mind toys at all. They would, in fact, LOVE some toys.
Are you someone who'd rather have lots of small testers of different things on your wishlist, or would you rather have one or two "big" things?
I have about a bazillion imps and little testers and I'm slowly working my way through them. I'd kind of prefer something full-size that it's a fairly sure bet I will like or something I know I will love. Also, especially with lotions and soaps, it's kind of disappointing to get something nummy that only lasts a few uses.
social networking usernames, ie twitter, facebook, livejournal, ravelry, anything else:
I'm irrsinn on LJ and you can use my real name to look me up on facebook. I'm the one on the UC Davis and Oregon State networks and my profile picture is unclear since it's an underwater shot of me.
would you like to receive Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates from your Witch?
I'm not entirely clear on what Groupons are, but it sounds like they are coupons for local things. And I'd rather not be encouraged to spend much money. Definitely do not need aannnny encouragement. Gift certificates are great though.
How about tshirt/bottoms sizes?
About an XL for both