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  1. litaphoenix

    Switch Witch '13 Summer Blog! :)

    What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees? I don't knit, sadly, but I may remedy that this winter... something to keep my hands moving and warm. I'd love a scarf made from that silk, though. Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17? I don't mind blue humor, as long as it's not totally pornographic. Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc? I just don't seem to have time to do this anymore, though I do like them. I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound? I much prefer just dipping regular chips in ketchup - I've had the chips, and they don't compare. There's just something sour and waaaaaay too salty about most flavored potato chips. Now popcorn and hummus chips... those I adore. QUESTION! If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration. Hmmmmm.... http://www.etsy.com/listing/151117074/sale-real-leaf-necklace-copper-maple?ref=col_view http://www.etsy.com/listing/155134850/cuff-bracelet-hand-stamped-custom-silver?ref=col_view http://www.etsy.com/listing/97111301/on-the-edge-steampunk-chainmaille?ref=col_view http://www.etsy.com/listing/48538105/vincent-van-gogh-the-starry-night-cross?ref=col_view http://www.etsy.com/listing/81060888/doctor-who-van-gogh-starry-night-tardis?ref=col_view Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artists I always adore stuffs like that! How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? Ohhh, I just have a feeling that my pup would get himself covered somehow. Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? I never seem to get around to writing in them, as much as I intend to, so no. Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies? It just doesn't seem practical for my life, though I really like the idea. It's cute. Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon Cheeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough? Mmmmmmm, popcorn. Not big on basic kettle corn, but if it's flavored, I'll try it. Watermelon doesn't sound too hot, nor hot/spicy flavors, but otherwise I'm up for it!! Question: I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. I don't have much use for it, sadly. My hair's very fine and quite oily, so it would go unused. I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? For nut-haters, they have nutless Roca For the no-sugar folks they have sugar-free as well. Mmmmmm, Almond Roca. Tasty. Don't know what a Mountain Bar is. I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? Oh, no thank you. I've turned into a jerky snob since I tried the homemade version. There's no comparison. How do you feel about home-canned goods? Other than jams/jellies, I don't think I've ever had any. Do you like BPTP clothing? Yes, but I've only tried the regular tee's. What size do you wear of: Baby-doll T's - I'm not sure any of them would fit me given the Post's dimensions (it's the curse of the boobs!) Regular T's - XL yoga pants - XL Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? I have a Resurrection shirt. I really like the 13 shirt, and the Irretrievable Time shirt. Or other clothes from BPTP? The Ars Moriendi yoga pants are brilliant. I have the red, purple & black stockings - the orange & white ones would be a great companion. LOL What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? I don't have any of the candles, but I hear they're wonderful. I love the room sprays (I have Samhain and Autumn Grove), especially Saloon #10. I love my Phoenix scent locket. Not a big fan of the hair glosses (I'm very thin and oily anyway) or bath oils. Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)? I'm a big fan of fantasy and sci-fi movies. I love watching tv shows on dvd - no waiting!! I'm a DVD or iTunes gal. -Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? Sherlock, Lestrade,10, and Aziraphale by Cara McGee (DAMN, she has some good ones), Dammit by Meg Daunting. -Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer? Nope -What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/eaf4/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/edd7/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e959/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ef82/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6708/ Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? I love audiobooks!!! Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? Mmmmm, chocolate. Let me just say - white chocolate is NOT chocolate. I like all shades from milk to very dark, and love inclusions like mint, toffee, caramel, bacon, lavender, espresso beans, lemon, orange rind, and green tea (matcha is amazing). Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? Not for a bit - heading back to FL (11hr drive) this winter, and podcasts, audiobooks are definitely appreciated. I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you? I adore unusual candies, snackies (not spicy) and I would just die for some Justin's nut butter packets (not the jars). Gotta love protein, a little sugar, and a little fat for when you're sacked out at work and need food NOW> Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? New pocketknife, The Hobbit DVD, a mandoline for my kitchen (the slicer, not the musical instrument). Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? If it does, it's on my WL. I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? Icky! I forgot to mention I cannot stand watermelon. If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? Andrew-Lee Potts. Ohhhhh, the things I would do to that man if I could. Nummy. 70's and 80's Harrison Ford. Simon Pegg. David Motherfucking Tennant (especially as The Doctor or Peter Vincent in 'Fright Night' - I had a lovely flashback to that role last night as I was falling asleep). So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? Nah, not a big fan of cherries in scents. Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I have four currently, and at least three more planned. I feel like I should get another one soon to commemorate my dog grooming shop, but I wouldn't know where to do so up here or what I'd want yet. What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? Tobacco Honey, Shrunken Heads, and Ichabod Crane. What styles of artwork do you like? Impressionist, modern and abstract, mostly. Naturescapes of the mountains up here. If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Sure! Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces? Ooooh, silver. Some of my favorite silver pieces (snakes, naturally) are Mexican silver. The Conjure Oils update (http://conjureoils.com/emporium.htm) looks absolutely fabulous...I didn't know she made soaps and candles and whanot. Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium you would like? Wow.... now I see why everyone was freaking out over Voluptuary. Sounds delicious. Potter's Field Picnic and Sol Niger both could be good, too. Perfume, soap, lotion, and sprays all sounds good. What is your favorite color? I'm a huge fan of red - all shades of red. What is your favorite season? Fall up here in the mountains is brilliant. Cool, all the changing colors, craft & art faires all over the place. If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Oooooh, good question. NYC is a major contender if I could get a good place. London would be up there. Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Pentagrams, Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas, ravens, feathers, bats, stars in general. When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? I love to laugh. I'll pull out 'Clue', or 'Hot Fuzz' or 'Labyrinth' and be a kid. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is really good for that as well. I'll play with my pup. I'll sit down with an engrossing book and send my mind elsewhere. Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? I'd like one or two, maybe, but please refrain from sending a lot of soda. I've just kicked it as a daily habit, and it's going to be a special occasion only thing. Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates!! I actually worked a movie about 4 years ago called Ninjas Vs Pirates, and the pirate crew basically adopted me. LOL That was a great weekend. Werewolves or vampires? Vampires, definitely. Zombie or Cthulhu? I'm leaning more Cthulhu these days, but I looooove making zombies as an effects artist. 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? YES!!! I'm so cold in the winter up here (native Floridian living in the NC mountains - new and still adjusting!) I'd love something warm - socks, shawl, scarf, wrist warmers, gloves, hat... you get the idea. I also adore amigurumi. A Cthulhu one would be awesome. 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? Oooh. I'm rather fond of 'Keep Calm and Carry On', "I am to misbehave.", and "Allons-y!" Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? Yay!! I really like the iced coffee packets - I would love to try the caramel version. GC's are always good. I could use an insulated mug with a lid, as well, if you'd like ideas. LOL Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? No, not really. If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you? My Witch? It wouldn't really bother me. I've only figured it out ahead of time once, but then again I don't really try. Part of the fun for me is the surprise. Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer? Don't have a burner, so no. Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it? Oh, yes, when it's cold outside. I'm always a fan of add-on stuffs. Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like? Oh, dear. If you decide to go this route, Witch, please only one. LOL I'm bad at keeping stuff like this in the house. That said, the salted caramel and mint chocolate both look tasty. Really, anything minty. What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try? Everything that looks interesting is already sold out. Bummer. Never tried them before. 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) Nothing I can remember off the top of my head. Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: Courtesy of my iPhone - Adele - Someone like you David Cook - Paper Heart Native American Flute - Purple Mists of Evening AFI - Miss Murder Felicia Day & Neil Patrick Harris - My Eyes (Dr. Horrible Soundtrack) Heart - All I Want to do is Make Love to You Bif Naked - Lucky Incubus - Stellar My Chemical Romance - Cancer Return of the King Soundtrack - Anduril 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. Useful? My iPhone. It's invaluable in keeping me in touch with my friends all across the country. 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? Not really - I have pretty empty walls, and I love art!! Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Definitely Yay!! I'm open to pretty much everything, but I much prefer stores that I can purchase things through a website (versus only a brick and mortar store) because I just don't have access to a lot of stores. Is there anything from Australia you would like? eg: snacks (yes, you can ask for Tim Tams!), books, magazines, memorabilia? Ooh, Tim Tams..... Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Fuck no!! I'm definitely a little off-color. What style is your sense of humour? Usually very dry, very British. I really enjoy geek / nerd humor. Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? What don't you like? Favorites? Any classics you like? Do you collect any? I adore board games - my friends and I play them a LOT back home in FL. I don't have anyone to play with up here, though, I'm a big fan of Trivial Pursuit and its offshoots. 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? Calocyclas & Tympandium, sound interesting. Stentor is a maybe depending on how strong the juniper berry comes through. 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 are the three books you most want to read right now, and which you don't already have? The new Neil Gaiman, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane", Joe Hill's new one, "NOS4A2", and Kevin Hearne's "Tricked". Would you like something from Empire Edibles? Oooh, the caramels look delightful. And the TeaRuffles. Is there anything small you try to collect from everywhere you visit? Stones, more often than not. My Mom even brought me one from the Grand Canyon. Witchee, I know that SW isn't about what you get... but could you name one thing you would be heartbroken not to get and one thing you would be a-ok if it didn't make it in your box? (i.e. do you REALLY want perfume oil of some sort, or would you be totally heartbroken if there was no Lush in your box, etc Well, I would be a bit disappointed if there weren't any smellies at all... Do you like tarot cards, pendulums and rune stones etc? If so, what type? Absolutely, all of the above. I'm a bit pickier about my cards, as they are really a personal thing for me. Pendulums and Runes can be cleansed easier, though I do like natural stone best. I find I'm most drawn to fluorite for this kind of work. What fandoms do you belong to? Golly. Doctor Who, Buffy-verse, Firefly, Dexter, Game of Thrones, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Castle, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Nightmare Before Christmas. What cheers you up? See any of the above answers to the previous question. My puppy Arthur's snuggling and kisses. Also, some of my favorite movies - Clue, Princess Bride, Labyrinth, Hot Fuzz, Galaxy Quest. A few Doctor Who audiobooks, narrated by David Tennant. Love that man's real accent. Mmmmm.... wait, what was the question? What question do you hate to answer? What did you say? Mostly, I hate having to repeat myself. Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country. I LOVE goodies from other countries and cultures!! Especially new snackies. Do you like bags? If so, what type (rucksack, clutch, shopping bag) colour and would you like/need a new one? Yes!! I've been searching for a cross-body, small-ish bag for running around town. Something that looks vintage or worn, preferably secondhand. Not too fancy, more casual. Leather if at all possible. What's your favourite comfort food(snack or candy etc) and/or drink? I'm really, really fond of peppermints. Polar Bears are great. My favorite, far and away, are Angel Mints. They have them at the Disney properties as Mickey Mints... but they're expensive that way. I tracked down the maker, which happens to be in my hometown! They're these lovely, buttery soft but slightly powdery peppermint sticks - very strongly peppermint. Mmmm. Reminds me, I'm running low. Would you be interested in someone writing out for you a favourite recipe, or finding or devising one which they think you'd like? If so, please provide your favourite ingredients, info on how you like to cook/store and use food, and any intolerances - unless all of these are in your questionnaire, or you don't like the idea. (I'm not saying I'd definitely do this, unless someone is keen, and it wouldn't be the only gift). I guess for other witches this might include something like a knitting pattern - not my thing but would you like that? Or indeed would you like a picture created for you (if so what kind) or a story written? (sorry if this feels a bit Spanish Inquisition!) I'm ALWAYS looking for new and tasty recipes, especially ones for slow cookers and/or soups! I'm not a knitter, but I cross-stitch. Pictures and stories are cool! As I've said before, I love handmade things. Something made with love. 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? Oh, golly. I guess if I really had the time I might try to become an artist. Sculpture, painting, whatever. Maybe a writer. What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? My kitchen is drab oatmeal and tan. Crappy, early 80's rental cabinets. I try to bring in some fun and color with little things like my fridge magnets, salt cellars, and my flowers and colorful vases. Are your ears pierced? Yep!! Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Yes, I do! I have an adorable handmade teddybear a previous Witch made me that I tend to scent with lavender oil when I'm feeling crappy. I'm not big on human-looking dolls, as I find them a bit creepy, but I really like animals and characters. 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?!? Just me and Arthur. Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are Not really... but I'd love suggestions! How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? Sounds like fun! I don't have time in the summer, though, and unless you've got a polar bear streak it's too cold past November. Perhaps this Fall I'll get a few picnics in with my pup. I'm more of a utilitarian picnic-er, I guess. No room for a traditional basket in my apartment... but the soft ones collapse. If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average? I'll have to come back to this when I have a moment to really think. Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) Nah, I'm good. Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I'm only cooking for me, so I does tend to be fun. I can make whatever I want. I adore my slow cooker, as I can get it all done the night before, pop the stoneware into the casing, and I'm good. I'm usually pooped after work, so things I can do ahead of time are wonderful. Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? Both, if they're written WELL. Some of the tripe they pass off as YA is just bad. But, there's some fun stories being told in that 'genre'. If you could have one rare bpal which one would you choose? I'm really quite fond of Shrunken Heads, but I'm not sure how rare it is. Otherwise, Black Death is great. (Feel free not to answer, I know it's not a standard one!) Are you kinky? When I have a partner that is up for it, yes. Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? The Man Candles from Yankee make me laugh, but the First Down and Man Town really smell good. Mmm, Bacon scares me just a bit, as I haven't smelled it. I like ALL sizes, but I most often use votives. I haven't tried the BPTP candles yet, but I hear they're amazing. Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? I had a colleague a few years ago that was from South Africa. I don't really know much about it, but I'm always up for knowledge. Do you like Sockdreams? If so, what styles would you prefer? (You can also link your wishlist.) Oh, yes! Wishlist - http://www.sockdreams.com/_users/wishlists/fb0863480def53c Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? I'm always on the lookout for wide, rigid (as opposed to soft) headbands. Any color(s) but yellow and orange. What is your favorite shade of blue? Does TARDIS blue count? I have it on my toes right now & I'm thrilled!! (Essie's Butler Please, if you're curious.) Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? No gadgets. If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? Oooh. Um, I'd really like to learn to play guitar. I have one, but I can't find any teachers in the area. Maybe there's some good video instruction out there. Also, I'd like to learn metalworking with jewelry. What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Ohhhh, do I. I have a problem with sweets, slightly. Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks? I have the native iTunes Book app, and the Kindle app on my phone. Also, the Audible app. I think ebooks are wonderful - they don't replace regular books for me - but they're great when I'm out to dinner by myself, or waiting for something. If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! Not big on pickled things. But otherwise, I'm open to anything! Witchee dear, do you like video games? Are there any you want to play? Do you have a large library? I recently have gotten into the LEGO games on the PC. I don't have any game systems but the original XBOX (which isn't even hooked up right now) and my laptop. I have th LEGO Harry Potter games and the LOTR game, but I'd like to play more of those types of games. Not really into FPS. Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. ) I tend to read a bit every day. I burn incense almost every day. I listen to podcasts at work, at home, and in the car pretty much every day to get a bit of social interaction. Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands? Yes!! I do bright colors (but not much neon), dark colors. Greys, blues, greens, purples, reds. Really, anything but yellow. I'd love to try some indie brands. I've tried Julep, and don't really care for them (the suuuuper long brush just leads to too much polish on the nail). I'd love to try one of the new black and white dotted topcoats (like L'Oreal Color Riche Confetti or Hard Candy's Black Tie Optional). Name three BPAL scents you have tried, but are dying to get more of. Shrunken Heads, Strawberry Moon, and Ichabod Crane. Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love? No, not really. My handwriting is atrocious. Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? Yes!! I have them on my Etsy WL. Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? I have a wee potted herb garden out back on my deck - right now I have spearmint, rosemary, cilantro, lemon thyme, garlic chives, lavender (edible! I highly recommend lavender shortbread cookies.) and basil (however it's gone MIA from my deck in the last few days - I suspect one of the workers re-doing the siding on my house, or a neighbor). That reminds me - I need to get some more basil. I'm a bit of a basil freak - I planted 6 different seeds this year, but due to bipolar weather patterns and unexpected work being done on my apartment building, I lost them all. Ah, well... next year. I also have a reddish begonia and a native-to-the-area Bleeding Heart in pink. I like slightly morbid plants. LOL I'd love some really dark purple / black flowers, but I'm not sure what would work up here, honestly. I'm zone 6. Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. Yes! Great to travel with, take to work, and carry with me when I need it. Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? Wowzers - good thing I've never seen this site before. LOL As far as scents, the ones that jump out at me are - Mother Pucker, A Nod to the Hippies, Down to Earth, Hocus Pocus, Rosewood if She Could, Mod Bod, Moves like Jager, and Zen Garden. The shower tablets look like an interesting idea, especially the Cold Busters. Not a big fan of body wash (or shower jelly), bar shampoo, or too much sugar scrub. Other than that, every type of product looks good!! Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? All I use!! Nothing (unless it's violet or maaaaaaybe rose) floral. I like hippie scents - patch, sandalwood, clove, etc. I also love minty soaps and lemon and/or lime soaps for summer. Green tea rocks in a soap. I'm also fond of anise, which people look at me askance for, but I'm such a fan. Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? Never tried it, but if you have something to recommend that you think I might like, I'd love to try it! 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? Oh, I used to be a Lush Addict. Adore the Dirty line, Karma, and Breath of God. I'm pretty good with bath bombs and bubble bars. I loooooove my Dark Angels scrub. Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? They have lovely products, but I haven't tried any yet. If you'd like a list of pretty, pretty colors, please poke me, Witch! Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? Chik-Fil-A, for being hateful asshats. Other than that, I try to stay away from the major corporations and shop smaller. As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? I adore Japanese snackies, but I'm not a big fan of rice crackers. I have a serious, SERIOUS weakness for milk candy. UHO 8.2 is amazing. I love eating with chopsticks and classy pairs. I've been trying to find a nice, simple bento box. I really like the silk embroidery. Dr Who? YES!!!!! Good god, yes. I'm totally a 10 girl, and adore me some Tennant, but I love the way the overall story paints a picture. "Vincent and The Doctor" makes me cry every time, but I love it so much. How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors? It's ALWAYS in my pocket. My hands-down favorite is Elladean's lipbalms, but her shop is currently closed for family issues. She's promising to reopen soon, and I'll probably lose my mind snapping up some balms. They rock. Desert Essence makes some good ones, and I have been using a hemp-oil based spearmint one from my Mom's shop while I wait for Ella's. Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours? Yes, though not as much as I used to. I'm a red, coral, or darker shades girl. For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? I'm always open to try new products if they're quality! Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into? I have some good basics, but I'm loving the new surge of fan-created blends, because DUDE - TARDIS tea, Sherlock tea, FIREFLY TEA!! I could really use one of their ingenuiTEA (or something similar) steeping mugs. I highly recommend their tea cookies, as well. What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy Love coffee!! I've recently given up soda, so coffee has become my close friend. I've been going through about one Starbucks iced tea packet about every three days currently. I like strong coffee, dark and sweet. I don't do any kind of creamer (unless it's real, alcoholic Bailey's - highly recommended before hitting a place where there are lots of small children, like Disney). Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why? Oh, golly. I kind of wanted to be Jessie from Queen of the Damned (book, preferably) a few years back. I seriously adore Kaylee from Firefly. Another would be Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We had waaaay too much in common, and I loved the way they wrote her and Aly Hannigan played her. But, my favorite of all time would be Donna Noble from Doctor Who. A real character, a real human, not a caricature, fully fleshed out, and FUNNY. Brilliantly played and tragically cut short. If you were a Disney princess you would be? Merida or Belle, depending on my mood at the time. I was definitely Belle growing up, a total bookworm and slightly tomboyish. I'd like to be more like Merida, and go my own way. Would you like a seashell from Florida? Thanks, but no. I'm from Tampa. What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome? I have a lovely 'wolf in the forest' cross stitch that I keep putting off, but I don't know why. I'm always welcoming of beads, metal bits, and interesting pendants and focal pieces for making jewelry. I would love to learn how to knit, but I don't have any supplies for that.
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    Switch Witch '12 Questions #1

    Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? Not really. 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) I LOVE kitchen gadgets, if they're actually useful. I've been looking for a good, small coffee grinder. I need a new teaball. I could really use something for transporting soup to work, maybe a thermos? As far as spices go, I love 'em, except for hot mixes. My system just doesn't do well with hot. 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? No orange or pink, please, but otherwise, yes! I'm about a 16, so usually XL/XXL. What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? White chocolate is not chocolate. No really, legally it's not, as it doesn't contain any cocoa solids, just cocoa butter. Milk, dark - all good! I think I went over this more in my blog from last year. 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'm pretty close to a WF & TJ's, so no, I think I'm good. Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? I'll risk it. 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! Oh, crap. Probably movies/books. Red lip stain. If I'm at Target, then some of their cheese balls in a plastic tub. Those things are the closest I've found to Planters' Cheez Ballz (which I still crave to this day!). Maybe a magazine, nail polish, or crunchy snacks. And a Diet Dr Pepper. 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? Anything, really. Not into fish, tomatoes, or pickled things, but otherwise I'll try damn near anything! I love italian, chinese, thai, japanese, mexican, and spanish. I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? Not a fan of maple, in any form other than the leaves, sorry. what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Oh, lord. Doctor Who, Labyrinth, Back to to Future, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Serenity. I usually buy a shirt if it interests me, though. I'm wearing my 'Meet the Missus Tea' shirt right now. Do you have an eReader and if so which one? I have the Kindle app on my iphone, and the native eReader on the phone. Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? I love candles!!! I don't have a tart burner. I love the Yankee Candle 'Witch's Brew', and burn it all year. If I'd wear the scent, I'd burn it. Just got the 'Happy Halloween' and "Mountain Lodge' large jars... Mmmm black licorice. Marzipan? Sure. 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? I'd be willing to try 'em. Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Oooooh, interesting! 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? Mmmmm... TimTams. 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)? I adore hand knitted things, and it's going to be quite cold this winter, so I'd love anything warm & cozy! 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? Nope! 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 would be interesting... 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? I'll pass, thanks. Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? Absolutely!! What a rad thing! How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? Sure! Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? I really quite like Van Gogh's Starry Night, and after the DW 'Vincent and The Doctor' episode, it means even more. I like M C Escher's work, especially Eye, Relativity, Dewdrop, and Puddle. I was lucky enough to see Fritz Scholder's [i[indian/Not Indian[/i] when I was in NYC a few years ago, and I really liked some of his paintings and sculptures. The ones I like the best are very evocative, frightening, and thoughtful. I really wish I'd gotten a print of Blood Skull Number 1. I like Japanese woodcuts, and mountainy landscapes, like the actual landscape where I live. Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? The Black Rider, The White Rider, Embalming Fluid, Carnal, Depraved, Bruised Violet Compound. 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 am a polish JUNKIE. I have probably more than 50. I'm a Julep Maven, but probably not for very much longer - I find their colors aren't very unique and I don't like their brush or formula very much. I really like China Glaze, OPI, and Color Club, but I'm really intriqued by indie polish makers, like Nerd Lacquer, Rainbow Honey, and Dollish Polish. Please let me know if you'd like a 'wishlist'. Stuffed things: yea or nay? Unless it's a blackbird, bat, or moose, I'm not interested. I just had a major reevaluation of my things this past winter. 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? Always good to have around, especially on cold winter evenings when I just don't want to be bothered. Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? 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? Knitting, painting, playing guitar, wirework in jewelry making. I'm always open to help! Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? I have a bunch of loose tea from them, which is mighty tasty, but because I don't have a teaball right now, it's not getting any use. 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? Not really seeing anything that I NEED. Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? No, thanks. The caramel apple ones are good, though. Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? "Not all those that wander are lost." - JRR Tolkien, "I am not afraid of living." - My Chemical Romance, and "Keep Calm and Carry On" (as I need to remind myself to zen out often) spring to mind. Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! My Chemical Romance - The Kids From Yesterday Norah Jones - Shoot the Moon William Control - Beautiful Loser Socialburn - Scattered Pictures David Cook - Paper Heart Pink - Trouble Loreena McKennit - The Mummers Dance Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog - Bad Horse Chorus HIM - Killing Loneliness Disney's Haunted Mansion Ride - Grim Grinning Ghosts (I have the entire ride somewhere. Great when I'm needing a Halloween boost or a Disney jones.) If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? I don't have one near me, as I live in the middle of the Bible Belt (and I'm semi-closeted right now due to my surroundings, and not wanting to alienate potential clients). I love crystals of all kinds (except dyed agates - they just look cheesy to me), tarot decks, and charged candles. 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 to receive. 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? Ha!! Special deliveries are fine, but it'd likely have to be at my shop, which is the UPS/FEDEX address I gave you. As far as a phone number, if you need it, e-mail me and you shall have it. 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? Other than underclothes, I'm good taking anything secondhand! Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? Not really... just Halloween and Samhain. I always dress up, without fail. I decorate my place at least by October 1st (already begun this year, and I may just leave a lot of it up permanently!). Ninjas or Pirates? Pirates, definitely! I actually worked on a little film about 6 years back called Ninjas vs Pirates, and was adopted by the pirate crew! 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? Absolutely!!! I adore being exposed to 'new to me' music. MP3s work great, as I can throw them into my iPhone, but CDs work, too. 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? I actually have a nice herb garden going right now - three different types of basil, three different types of mint, lemon thyme, aloe, and rosemary. I had some cilantro and parsley, but we had a very dry heat wave for two weeks, and I lost them. I love all kinds of herbs, and I'd really love to get into some flowers next spring, maybe a green bell pepper plant, if I can manage to grow one in a container. I rent, so I can't plant anything in the ground here. I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? Nothing I need right now, no, unless they have killer bath bombs for Halloween. Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Mmmm, no. The scents in there just don't smell good to me. Too overpowering and/or too sweet. Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? Leather, musk, maybe some lime, or violet if they have them. I don't know anything about that etailer. 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? Not really, as my mom (and I, through partnership) owns a natural supplement store, and I can get a lot of that through her catalogues at wholesale price. 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 (brettanomyces, etc)? Beer - don't care for really hoppy, or IPAs. I do like sweet beers, fruit lambics, lagers, red ales. Never had a sour beer, that I know of. Not a huge wine fan - I'll drink it if my family is with dinner, but not something I'd choose on my own, unless it's a mead. And really, how often do you run up against a fruit wine or honey wine these days? Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? I shouldn't be! 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 grew up in Tampa, FL and went to Disney World at least once a year from about 6 months old until 18. After that, I've probably been 6 or 8 times. Tickets have just gotten sooooo expensive, and it's tough to get all my friends to coordinate two days off in a row - we get there as it opens and leave when they kick us out. You NEED the next day to recover, the way we do the Magic Kingdom. I miss it, and I'm planning on hitting the Parks when I get back this January. Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Mmmmmm..... socks. I LOVE socks. Give me a few days, and I can get a Sockdreams wishlist going, so you can see what I like, if you want. http://www.sockdreams.com/_users/wishlists/fb0863480def53c Are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? Cookbooks, yes? Cookbooks are ALWAYS good, as they give me ideas! Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Board gamer. Well, I used to be... once I make friends up here in the middle of nowhere, I hope to play again. Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? WHAT now?! Nummy... Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? Yes! Black. I don't have a grinder, so no whole beans. Dark roasts, not big on a lot of flavors. No vanilla. Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? Apparently a Starbucks is opening inside my grocery store, so Starbucks cards are lovely. 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...? Oh, DEFINITELY. I'll post a picture of my favorite mug in the Chatter thread. I'm looking for a lidded canister for my tea bags right now. A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? When I read for myself, I often pull the Empress or High Priestess as signator card. I tend to be drawn to different cards depending on the deck, honestly. And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? That would be AWESOME. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? All of the above, emphatically! Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? I don't really chew gum much, as I get the occasional TMJ flare up, but candy is dandy. Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) Ooh, I really could use a new tea ball, or one of those steepers that fits on top of the mugs, like they use at Teavana. I had one back home, but it was my Mom's, really. If you like tea, what kinds? All green teas, white teas, and some black tea. Not a big fan of rooibos. Love herbal 'tea'. I don't do desserty teas - no chocolate or caramel, please. Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? I don't have one, but I can make one soon. Zombies; Yay or Nay? Yay, to a point. 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 cats, and my dog doesn't really do toys. How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? Black, okay. Other colors? Nah. 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? That would be really cool. I'd love to see what someone who really knows what they're doing to interpret my chart.
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    SW Halloween '11 Vol. 2

    October 3rd Does anyone else like collector Barbies? Not really into dolls of any sort. What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? My brain? Tarot? ABSOFREAKINLUTELY. I read the cards, and I love the imagery in the decks. If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? Oh, holy crap. Eyeshadows – Brotherhood of Crows, Ambassador, Captain Tightpants, Blood Bond, You Have a Destiny, Solid Snake, and Chewie. Glitter Grenade – Frag Lippies – Sweet Transvestite, My Little Pwny (oh, my lordy!), The Darkness Blush – Nerdgasm Would any witchees be interested in Quinn Popcorn? Ooh, the rosemary parmesan sounds tasty. October 2nd Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? I have a wishlist @ http://www.mcphee.com/shop/wishlist.php?publicwishlist=58c23094c8b2bc4f4057af2ed92d501e What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? The Bat Attack Knee Highs, Skeleton arm warmers & OTKs, the K Bell multibright OTKs, Vampire Kiss. Luck charms? I’ll often wear a certain ‘ox blood’ amber ring when I need a little oomph. Does anyone want anything from Tookies? No, thanks. For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? I like their clean-type scents (citrus, herbs), but not their fruity or sweet stuff. ‘Witches’ Brew’ is like my crack. Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace from here? I’ve added the things that I adore to my Etsy wishlist. Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? Nothing springs to mind. Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet? I’ve just ordered a $25 gift card with some points from a website, so I think I’m going to get the first season of My Little Pony. Or maybe the latest season of Doctor Who. Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? I’d love a secondhand (please don’t pay full retail!) of ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest. Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? Nothing that I can think of. I’m pretty shameless. Plus, the internet rocks for stuff like that. Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there? Golden Wonder sounds interesting. Snowglobe, So White and Cinders are good. if you were my witchee, would you want some of my candied walnuts? Not really a fan of walnuts, thanks. October 1st Reveal? Please? ::blinky, kitty-cat eyes:: Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? Bought myself one. Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? I’d be willing to try them, definitely. September 30th Witchee, would you like anything from this particular Haunt update? Snagged myself a bottle of Winchester. I couldn’t pass it up! I always need more! Who's interested in Halloween: Montreal? Not into pumpkin or candy. how do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? No, thanks. Describe your sense of humour. I rated 'The Wit' on the quiz. Sounds pretty much like me. Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) I love ‘em! I usually try to keep two or three bags in my car for various things. I'm about to make an order from Sephora (nothing off of my wishlist, witch, so don't worry about that). Is there anything for you that you would like to accompany my order, if you're my witchee? I think I’m good. September 29th What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? Leather or vinyl, or really sturdy cloth. I like convertable bags, preferably a solid color. Like commercial socks? I love socks of all kinds! What kind of bear is best? My first thought? TEDDY! After that, I like black bears. Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses? Please, no. I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like? The ‘Hipster Hobbits’ picture is AWESOME. Do you drink wine? Occasionally. Not a usual thing for me, but I’ll share a bottle with my parents over dinner. Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series??? Nope. I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that? No, thank you. September 28th JONES SODA CO has LE soda packs for The Guild, Buffy, D&D, So Cute, etc. Would you be interested in these, Witchee? I like Jones, but nah, I think I’m good. I love the little Halloween mini-cans, though. I have just been enlightened to THESE. Are these flavors relevant to your interests? Clove Cigarette, Cocoa Noir, Dead Sexy, Absinthe, and maybe Smoked Salt. September 27th What is something people are always surprised to learn about you? My age. That I’m a natural blonde. That such a cute, unassuming looking girl can make such horrible, skin-crawling injury effects. So who else watched Babylon 5? Never got into it, much to my ex-boyfriend’s dismay. I love Firefly, most of the Star Trek series, and Farscape, though. Sooooo Witchees, have you ever taken that particular personality test? If so, are you an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? I’m an expressive, apparently. Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you're squicked/freaked by that's best left by the wayside? Realistic, and real, spiders. Dolls. Things that are obnoxiously girly and frilly. Yes, they’re actually creepy to me. Like something out of Stepford Wives. what level of contact were you hoping for? I love contact, Witch, but I know that real life, and pants, happen. Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), Busch Gardens, Hogwarts @ Universal Orlando (Okay, yes, it’s ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’, but come on…) September 26th Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? I’m always up for trying new candies! What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? I think it’s quite possible that I’ve forgotten to indicate my love and allegiance to ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. I have Zero tattooed on my right foot, and I’ve already begun listening to the soundtrack in anticipation of the upcoming Halloween season. It makes me very, very happy. If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? Ohhh, that’ll have to be put off for another day, but I WILL answer this one eventually, Witch. Say you stumbled into Camp Half Blood, which god claims you? Oi. On first thought, I would say Orpheus. I’d love Artemis, or Pan. But, being that my talents decidedly lie in the creative realm, Orpheus would be the most likely parent. Would he count, considering that he’s a Demi-god himself, being the son of a God and a Muse? September 25th Stuff you've been meaning to do: I have a desk FULL of such things. Make my feather extensions. Detail my car. Go through magazines. Read Nikki Sixx’s new book. Load some new CDs onto my iTunes. Dust. Call my optometrist and get my contacts Rx so I can get new ones from Sam’s Club. Put a bunch of stuff on Ebay for the upcoming Fall and Holiday seasons. Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? Sure, just not a fan of pepper jellies. Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? Hot tea, sometimes. I sleep, uh, in the altogether, so no special PJs. When I really need to pass out and can’t get my brain to shut up, Somnus works wonders. Are you interested in today's/any recent Tee Fury shirts? The Cthulhu one was awesome. I’m actually sad I missed out on the ‘True Blood’ inspired “I want to do bad things with you” shirt, as I would TOTALLY wear that, and I’m only marginally into TB – must use HBO GO to watch it one of these days. Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Love the movie, love the book (if you enjoy the movie and haven’t read it yet, FIND IT!), and have a good bit of the dialogue memorized. My best friend through high school and I would go back and forth with lines. What's your favorite classic fairytale? I do like ‘Snow White, Rose Red’, and the story about the dancing Princesses. September 24th What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel? Sure!!! Look down. What are you wearing, right now? Black v-neck plain American Apparel shirt (yay, Sam’s Club!), black skinny jeans (thank you, Old Navy!), and a black leather men’s belt. Usual work clothes. Barefoot. Oh, and I have a previous Witchee’s gift around my shoulders – a purple suede, heavy, reusable heating pad, but I didn’t heat it tonight – I just want the compression on my shoulders, neck and back. I also have my Betsy Johnson watch on, as I feel lost without a watch. Kerchiefs? No, thanks. It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything? Read a book for pleasure. September 23rd Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? All the posters are rad. The ‘Crime Scene Tape’ scarf may be one of the best things I’ve EVER seen. The postcards are cool, and the mints are cute. I already have the microbes on my ThinkGeek WL. What's your favorite kind of pizza? I’m rather fond of hamburger, green bell peppers, and extra cheese. Light on the sauce, and extra on the garlic. Who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want! Hmm. Morticia Addams, oddly enough. Dita Von Teese, to remind me to always keep it classy. Claudia Donovan from ‘Warehouse 13’. Jesse Reeves from ‘Queen of the Damned’. I wish I could pull off Inara Serra’s elegance and look from ‘Firefly’. I love the Asian flair she works in. Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? Japanese Milk Candy!!! The UHA Tokuno 8.2 are the best - http://www.ecrater.com/p/8416822/japanese-uha-tokuno-milk-82-full (I’m sure they’re on the ‘net cheaper than that, it was just the first one I could find) I don’t really have any asian stores around me where I can find them. September 22nd If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? OOOOOOOh, I love the ideas of pockets or secret hidey-holes. Maybe for my business cards? I always seem to be lacking some lately. Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? Might be interesting… What is your favorite word? I seem to be using ‘brilliant’ a lot lately. I tend to use ‘shitballs’ most often as a swear word. What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? Yes!!! Nice and long, please. Black or grey preferably, as they go with so much, but I’m good with anything other than yellow, orange, or brown. Any texture or weight works for me. Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? Mostly, votives and jars. I don’t really do tarts. What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? Oooh. I’m a big fan of salty and sweet, and in combination. Sour and bitter are very uncommon in my favorite foods, but do occasionally pop up. I like umami, too. So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) Nope. Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan?) I am, actually, and I had to work, but I had a nice little meditation on Autumn and my future. What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? I don’t really have one, but I like a medium to strong roast, with a love (but not an ability to make) for espressos. My favorite store-bought brand so far has been Folger’s Black Silk. September 21st Cthulhu: yay or nay? YAY!!! Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Lose some serious weight. Put your iTunes on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Welcome to the Black Parade – My Chemical Romance Here Lies the Waste – Aiden Shelob’s Lair – Lord of the Rings, Return of the King Soundtrack A Portrait of the Artist – Aiden Darkangel - VNV Nation Maybe – Sick Puppies Heartache Tonight – Michael Buble London Town – William Control Alone – Heart Oogie Boogie’s Song – Danny Elfman Witchee, have you made (or are you planning to make) any Lab or Trading post orders soon? And if you did (or plan to), you should share what you're getting. I’ll probably end up getting a few of the Post soaps, for sure. I CANNOT let them get away. If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? Either would work, really. Warm, wooley, and thick in the winter, light and silky for summer. The softer the better. Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? I have a large and a small set of black feather wings, so I think I’m good. How do you feel about terrariums? I’m worried about the cold up in NC, but I guess it would be small enough to fit inside, yes? So, yeah, okay. What's your favorite horror movie? I like the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The Ring made me look differently at horror. I’ll stop and watch Jeepers Creepers whenever it’s on. Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? Yes, but I’m not WAY into it. I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? I’m rather fond of quotes from Firefly (the tv show) lately. Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Yes! If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? I love the Sandman novels, and I need to get up on the Umbrella Academy series. I have the first series, but I know they made at least two. I love the art, how you get to see exactly what the author has in mind, not just trying to picture it. Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? Abso-freakin-lutely!!!! I’m very much into the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of things. What's 'your' song/your theme song? Recently, it’s been ‘Maybe’, by Sick Puppies. What would be your superpower? Teleportation, as in ‘Nightcrawler’. Totally badass, AND useful. Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Yes!!! Do you like homemade snack mixes? Not into nuts other than peanuts and almonds, not big on coconut, I do like dried mango, apricot, apple chips, banana chips, granola. Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I would love a Witches’ charm bracelet, or something having to do with Doctor Who, or just something Halloween themed.
  4. litaphoenix

    SW Halloween '11

    September 20th Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. Yes, sure, if you can get a good deal on them. Always wanted to try this brand. Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? Ehh, cute, but I don’t like a lot of things on my keys. I DO like minifigs, though. Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. A bottle of Crowley, a bottle of Dragon’s Hide, and an imp of Half-Elf. Are there any characters that you love or identify with? I have a large adoration for Hatter, from the SYFY miniseries - http://skiescockback.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/oh-did-you-need-some-hot-mad-hatter/ Rory, from Doctor Who - http://mrsdrdavison.tumblr.com/post/5082902583/oh-why-hello-there-rory-in-sexy-glasses-i And identify a whole hell of a lot with Willow, from Buffy - http://www.tvacres.com/horror_witches_willow.htm Are there any Arcana Weenies that you MUST HAVE? The Hobbedy’s Lantern soap sounds niiiiice. So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? Ehhhh, um, the problem is that I work a strange schedule. But, other than that, I suppose so. September 19th What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself? Nothing that springs to mind. How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? Um, most definitely yes, and I’m totally open to anything you might put together! Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? I’m pretty set right now – I use EllaDean (on Etsy) almost exclusively, as they’re super moisturizing, fun flavors without being overpowering, and not waxy at all. But if you find something in anise or black licorice, absolutely! Also, I'm all about the lipbalm in twist up tubes, not squeeze tubes or pots. -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) I honestly don’t have enough time lately to give them the love they deserve. -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? Love ‘em, own the ‘Emo Bear’ and ‘Doctor-hoo’ shirts in men’s XL. And, actually just got a coupon code in my e-mail today, if you would like to buy something for yourself - WELL_HELLO_31_5310C92CE661684704 If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? Oh, golly. A pint of Ben & Jerry’s, some of the new, sparkly black lip gloss from Wet & Wild, and maybe some of those CUTE Sally Hansen Halloween nail stickers. I love the skulls, the spiderwebs, and the barbed wire ones. If I had some left over, I’d likely grab a Diet Dr Pepper. Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? I don’t really do ‘pickled’ anything. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Both, on both counts. would you be interested in Lostcrates? I don’t write or journal enough anymore for them to really be used. Amigurumi, yes or no? Most definitely yes! I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! I have to be a bit trite and say that I’m way into Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ right now. I love the print of Escher’s ‘Relativity’. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uhD7LeuvJII/TNqUHNC892I/AAAAAAAABBc/evYmeKooot0/s1600/escher_relativity_623x600.jpg If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? I’m really trying to find some lovely paintings for my place, once I get one, up in the mountains. Anything involving the things I’m into (bats, ravens, gargoyles, anything I’ve mentioned, really) would be great! I’m trying to find a shot with bats flying over the moon, preferably in a forest-y situation, as I’ll be in the middle of forested mountains. Name your 3 favorite scents for candles – patchouli, dragon’s blood, French lavender Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea – Mint, all kinds, throat healing (licorice), Green Tea of all types. September 18th How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... In general, no. SOCK PREFERENCES?? Other than I love fun socks? I usually wear ankle socks, as it’s currently hot as Hades (fun phrase, but not actually hot in Hades, traditionally) here in FL. I do like toe socks, full socks, otk’s, and love the Post’s socks. I keep meaning to check out SockDreams, but haven’t ordered anything from them yet. I hear they’re quite awesome, though. Most of my socks are black, black with patterns (polka dots, argyle, etc) or halloween themed. September 17th Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? Nothing that springs to mind… Does anyone like postcards? I love postcards! They’re like little pieces of the places they’re from. Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? I’m catching a good show this Saturday – local friends of mine for whom I just did some injury work for a music video (and said video is premiering this Saturday evening). Other than that, I’m REALLY hoping to catch Aiden if they swing through Tampa/Orlando on their tour. Oh, I totally forgot to mention Aiden’s new CD as one I’d LOVE to have, but I prefer to buy it straight from the boys, from their website. Do you like Star Trek? Original TV series, films, spinoff series, etc? Favorite characters? Oh, most definitely. I grew up with it, have numerous autographs, went to conventions for many years. The only series I didn’t get into was ‘Enterprise’. I really quite adore the new reboot film, too. September 16th How do you feel about maple syrup? No, no, no and DEAR GOD, NO!!! Just the smell of it makes me nauseated. How do people feel about little pocket shrines, maybe something inspirational/motivational to keep in their purses/backpacks/whatever? Sure, as long as it was really tailored to me. Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? Mmmmm, Han Solo. He makes my heart (and okay, my loins) go all pitter-patter. Oh, if I could only find my own personal ‘scruffy nerf herder’, I’d be just dandy. And I stick to the first three (Original Trilogy), and before Lucas decided to completely screw up everything. Han shot first, damnit! Do you like beef jerky? If so do you it really thin, hard and crunchy or thicker and softer? I’m a ‘thick and soft’ girl. Also do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work. I’m good with that sort of thing. I’m either on my iphone, which never leaves my side, or my own laptop, so no one would be snooping. Doctor Who? Yay or nay? (please don't make me cry by saying nay) I must unequivocally say YAY!!!! I have a couple spare Doctor Who stickers. If my witchee is a fan, would they like a couple Doctor Who stickers in their package? I would love to decorate things with DW goodness! Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Oh, I was a Buffy fan from the first episode. It's actually a bit scary how much my life mirrored that show, minus the vampires, of course. Some days, I still feel like Willow. I’ve got a Spike poster, have done conventions, and have seen every episode multiple, multiple times. Angel was okay, but I’m still a bit bitter about the whole Illyria thing. Wesley... How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? If you can actually find gummy vampires or gummy bats, I think I will love you forever. How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? Oooooh, sounds awesome! Since this is a Halloween round, what's your Creepy threshold? Are you a cartoon bats and smily pumpkins person or a skulls-and-bones the-dead-are-rising kind of person? Are your fairytales dark or Disney? I don't do orange. I'm mostly a gothic horror, gargoyles, bats, ravens, skulls and gravestones kind of girl. I love creepy, atmospheric settings. I made a cemetary scene on my dresser last year, with headstones, leaves, statuettes, etc. Are your ears pierced, Witchee? Do you have any other piercings? Would you like to receive any items of jewelry for these piercings? Yes, they are! Two standard holes in each lobe, and I have my upper ear cartilage pierced (red horned horseshoe right now) with a 16G. How do you all feel about Whoopie Pies? Tasty, but WHOA sugar rush. September 15th Interested in anything from Lush? Don’t NEED anything right now, but I’d love to try the ‘Dirty’ line *ahem*showergel*ahem, if you feel that you must get me something. Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? Most definitely!!! I’m a voracious reader, and I’m always looking for bookmarks. Thin ones, please, as I don't use the metal ones as they screw up the line of the book, and then the book won't close all the way. Do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? Not really my thing. Do you like real sugar skulls? Things with sugar skull designs? Ehhhh, I’m sort of ambivalent about them, I suppose. Who here adores meringue? Oooooh, YUMMY. September 14th How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? Wheee!!! Actually, I’m very interested in different alcohols lately. And mead. LOVE me some mead. What are your views on fudge and brownies? (Also, if you live in a warm place, where the fudge might melt, that'd be helpful to know. Or, if you're diabetic and fudge is death, that'd be useful to know, too.) Mmmmm. I do live in the South, so it might get a bit gooey. Also, what about mochi? Love it, hate it, baffled by it? Never had it, but it looks interesting, and I like Japanese snackables usually. Anything from the update ya'll are liking? HAIR GLOSS. OMG. I think the Samhain soap may be my little slice (literally) of heaven. And the green, apple-y, unpronounceable one. The atmo sprays sound delicious, as well. Not into the bath oils, but Inquisitor’s Bile and Opium Tar sound lovely, possibly Howlet’s Wing and Eye of Newt. And count me in with those waiting for the Virgin’s Blood bath powder. Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? I signed up for Julep Mavens last month, but Birchbox looks interesting. You have to place a Lab and Trading Post order. Right fuckin' now. No spending limits. What do you buy? One of everything from the Post. Not even kidding. And all the SGA soap still left. SO GOOD. From the Lab, everything from the Gaiman collection (it goes to charity, plus I want to try the scents associated with some of my favorite stories!), all of the RPG (I want to smell ‘em all, and layer!), all the VILF scents (haven’t gotten a chance to try any of them, and I love vampires!), all of the Ars Draconis (as I love dragon’s blood!), all the Panacea, and one of everything on my WL that I may have missed that is GC. Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? See my Etsy WL. Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee? It’s cute for a moment, but it makes a mess and usually goes out, so I’m not so fond of confetti or glitter. How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? I’m on a kick with bats, lately. I’d love a plushie raven, though…. Or something off the wall, like the Doctor (Doctor Who) or those cute little cthulhu plushies I’ve seen. When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Hot ‘Throat Coat’ tea (I actually like the taste), a good book, or a silly movie to distract me, and something to cuddle, be it a human or pet, or teddy bear. What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) Convenience. The ability to go where I want, whenever I want. What do you really NOT want? Silly, random (in a useless way) toys. Live bugs. September 13th How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? Oh, indeedy! As long as they're functional, I'm good. How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? I don’t actually remember, but it was probably my black satin bubble-hem dress from Torrid. Do you enjoy puzzles/riddles? (Cryptograms, Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, etc) I really do like them, but I don’t have time to do them very often. September 12th Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? Yes, please!! I really like e-books and audiobooks. I have a kindle app on my iPhone, so that’s preferred, but I’m open to quite a bit. Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? Not big on plaid, but I like polka dots and vertical stripes. I’ve come to like damask-style prints, as well. Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? I looooove my handmade mug from my local Renaissance Faire, and 99% of the time, I’m using that, but I could always use another. If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? I don’t really care for dessert-style teas (chocolate, caramel, etc), but I love tea, and I’m always thrilled to receive teas and infusions. September 11th Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? That would be really cool! I’ve never been to Disneyland, or California for that matter. And I love postcards! It's a little bit of somewhere else. What are your favorite types of Halloween candy? The Peppermint Batties being discussed intrigue me. Anything marshmallow or caramel filled is delicious, other than Peeps. How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? Almonds, toffee, peanuts, peanut butter (but mostly only Reese’s), all kinds of mint, BACON, lavender, preferably dark, but milk is perfectly acceptable! Beads! Do you use them? Would you want some? What sorts of beads do you like? I LOVE beads! I prefer natural materials (stone, wood, leather) over glass and plastic. I don’t really do gold at all, but silver and copper findings are awesome. I don’t use the super-large holed beads (Pandora-style), or teeny, tiny seed beads too often. Anyone here like caramels? Sea salt caramels?!?! Are you kidding?!?! Sea salt caramels are just little bits of heaven. The green tea caramels I have in my Etsy favorites are amazing! Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Yes, yes, please!!! I’m always hunting for cute scarves, as I hate turtleneck shirts with a fiery passion, but it’s no good having a cold neck and shoulders! I’m moving to NC this spring, so I’ll need both heavy, thick pashmina-weave scarves and light, silky, airy ones. One thing about scarves – I like my usual colors (black, silver, grey, red, purple) but I’m willing to go totally out of the box with a scarf, including mixes of colors and subtle tie-dye. No orange, brown, or yellow, though please. Those colors look horrid on me. This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? Yes! I am totally open to all kinds of pretty stones!! September 10th Are you interested in anything from the Villainness Bad Apples update? Oooh. Twistappel, Discord, and Proscription sound awesome. And that reminds me… I must break down and get myself a bar of Asphyxiate soap. I love the Villainess soaps! What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? Ooooh. Gosh. I think I’d just positively freak out over some ‘The Coil’, as I had a sniffie, and it’s AMAZING. I’d love to try TKO, as I do have sleeping issues sometimes. Aaaaand, a tie between some Frankincense & Clove hair gloss, and the new Harvest Festival spray. Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? I’ve always wanted some M.C. Escher. Any size is good really. I don’t have room right now, but I’ll be getting my own place a few months after I get to NC, and I’ll need pretties for my walls! Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer? (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc) MP3s & CDs are good. I’ve been trying to find a less-expensive deal on the latest Three Days Grace album, and the new Blue October. Are you going away for any part of this round? I’ll be momentarily incommunicado from 10/21-24 as I’ll be on a film shoot for those days and will likely be completely exhausted when I am home, which will be only to sleep. Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Abso-freakin-lutely! I love new-to-me bands and songs, as well as things you think I need to hear or want to share! If your witch were going somewhere on a vacation during the round, would you want a little souvenir? Sure! Do you work/study at a desk and enjoy interesting or cute office supplies? I WILL have a desk at my new gig, so I would LOVE fun, funky, cute but functional supplies. Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Yes, I like Sweeney Todd, Avenue Q (I would love the soundtrack for this, if you can find it!), and RENT, just off the top of my head. Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? I usually burn sticks, but I’m not averse to cones. I don’t have the setup for resins. I like sandalwood, nag champa, dragon’s blood, as well as unusual scents like anise, lavender, and mint. Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Yes!! I even dressed up as Tonks for a book-release party that I worked as a tarot-card reader. I’m probably Ravenclaw, but I wouldn’t be surprised to be Slytherin, either. I’m very interested to get into Pottermore when it opens, if only to see which house I’m sorted into. If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? ThinkGeek, Torrid, Bed, Bath & Beyond, or Macy’s (I need some Clinique skincare!), etc. Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? The phoenix, the Trickster stories, all of the permutations of the Alice stories (which I put in with fairytales at this point). When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? I tend to bust out a good movie, oftentimes Clue, Labyrinth, or if I need a good cry to make it better, the Lord of the Rings films (or even their behind the scenes discs). Lately, I’ve been watching My Little Pony on demand and my DVR. Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? I would love a beginners kit, or directions and seeds, almost like a cooking recipe. I’m moving from the sands of Florida to the mountains of Western NC, so whatever I have will need to be able to either handle the freeze, or be small enough to come inside. Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Abso-freakin-lutely!! I decorate beginning October 1st – if people can decorate for the winter holidays from the day after Thanksgiving until midway through January, then I can have a whole month for Halloween. :-D I tend to have a mix of eveything - some elegant and macabre, some fun and cute. I don't really do kitschy or much orange. Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? Aside from the previously mentioned ones, I like ankhs quite a bit, enough to use one as the base for my second tattoo, which is the logo for my business cards. Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc? The Adopt-A-Bat program is freaking awesome! From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? Honestly? I’m a little afraid to look at it, as I fear I’m going to want a lot. I’m more excited about the BPTP update, actually. Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? I am a nailpolish geek. I’ve been wearing greens, greys, blue, purples lately. I do intense shades, not subtle colors. I do like all kinds of textures, as well. As far as brands, I use China Glaze a LOT, but as long as it has good coverage (not thin and streaky), I’m happy. Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? I’m drawn to ‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ – Tolkien, and ‘Winter is Coming’ – G.R.R. Martin Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... As far as scents, if I’d wear it as an oil, I’d burn it.  I’m not picky about style, but I prefer rich, darker colors. Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? Yes!!! I’m moving to the mountains of NC, and it gets COLD in the winter. I’m from Florida – I’ve been in the cold, but never for a protracted period of time. I’m going to need some knitted everything! I could use a thick scarf, and socks, most definitely. Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? Oh, definitely. I love snack mixes, but I’m not fond of rice crackers. I love jerky. What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? Crowley, or Havana. Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC What is your favorite animal? Um, the bat, definitely. SO CUTE. What are you going to be for Halloween? Amazingly, I’m not sure yet. Too much going on in my life to pin down an idea. I’m likely going to be working on 10/31, so I need an outfit for that, and a proper costume for parties. I’m thinking a literary reference, maybe something Poe. If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) I’m WAAAAAAY into ravens lately (and by lately I mean the past year) but bats, phoenixes, and stars always work with me. How do you feel about nick-knacks? I’m trying to rid myself of little toys and whatnot, but if it’s something that just SCREAMS me, then by all means! Do you like going to the movies? Yes, but I hardly go anymore because of the expense. What are your favorite restaurants? I love asian foods, especially Japanese and Thai. Otherwise, I was able to eat at ‘Daniel’ in NYC two years ago, and it blew almost everything I’ve ever had away. Do you play any video games? A little online games here and there, but not really anymore. Do you like any anime? I still have a fondness for the Tenshi series, but I haven’t read/seen any lately. Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? I would LOVE a custom case for my iPhone! How much do you like jewelry? Like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? For jewelry, I’d prefer unique pieces, as I have a good amount and do some jewelrymaking myself. How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Absolutely!!! I’m always looking for something new to try! Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? I store my bottles in one box, imps in another, and all my supplies are separate. Right now, they’re just crappy little boxes, but I’d like to decorate them, so any stickers or good stuff for it would be appreciated! Muppets: yea or nay? Yay, for sure! Anything that comes out of the Henson Workshop, including Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and Farscape! Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? Not really my thing anymore. I love the shit out of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, though. Favorite Mythological Creature? Phoenix, naturally. I’m totally drawn to the imagery and the mythology. I go through the occasional destruction and rebirth, as well. I’m actually hoping to get a phoenix in flight inked on my back at some point. Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers? I definitely do wear a lot of headbands – both skinny and wide. I wear them for work and when my hair just doesn’t want to cooperate. My hair is too thin and fine for barrettes. Expanding on the hair question - does anyone like those flower clips for the hair that are big right now?? I’ve been known to wear them on occasion – I’m most likely to flaunt red, purple, and black.
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    Sw Help & Other Questionnaires

    Here's a little of everything, help for SW and assorted swaps - Barnes & Noble Wishlist - http://my.barnesandnoble.com/Jolee-Lewisons-Switch-Witch-Wishlist/wl/15990290/# Think Geek Wishlist - throw my e-mail address or real name into the Wishlist search. Etsy Wishlist - http://www.etsy.com/people/litaphoenix/favorites Sizes - 2x shirts (42 DD), about US 16 on pants/jeans, 7 shoes (5 chucks). And I tend to prefer a 7 in rings, as I can fit that on most fingers. Now, the clothes are subject to change soon, as I'm losing weight, but those are my current sizes. I have to say, sadly, no 'private parts' art or items as I'm currently living with my somewhat traditional parents. Bath and shower stuffs are good, but I'm a bit of a LUSH addict. Plants are cool - I've been trying to get a little potted garden going. The soil here is all sand, so it has to be potted. I'm TOTALLY behind the proposed 'Let's Play Doctor: Tennant Version' game. Mmmm.... Tennant. Between him and Craig Ferguson, I'm having a Scottish Lad 'thing'. But I'd only be with it if Tennant was included, as I'm terminally single and without a playmate. Erotica and other toys are cool, though! Chocolate is a major weakness for me, except for 'white' chocolate.... that's not even chocolate. Blah. Adventurous and 'wacky' flavors are cool - I'm a bit of a foodie, and try everything I can get my hands on! Lavender chocolate sounds really interesting... and I'll savor anything with mint! I'm not a fan of coconut, or nuts other than peanut or almond, though. I do have a bit of an issue with jewelry - I'm very acidic and turn any metal that isn't coated or sterling silver in less than a day. Hmph. Plastic and/or leather are staples for me! Alcoholic things are happiness and light - beers are nummy, especially specialty and microbrews. Wine is okay.... I usually leave that to the 'rents. I'm a bit of a rum nut, and I have been meaning to try absinthe one of these days. Fruity, 'girly' mixes are okay sometimes, but it's not what I'd usually reach for when I want a buzz. I'll try anything at least three times! Along the foodie line, candy's nummy! I used to hoard candles, but I've worked my way through my stash.... see my favorite scents for what I tend to like. I'm a huge fan of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, together and separately. I have Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas tattooed on my right foot (And yes, I know that Burton didn't direct it, only created the story with Danny Elfman and some of the characters!) I'm a Whedonite from the beginning, and have a nummy Spike poster on my wall. I collect gargoyles, wolves, bats, pocketknives, shotglasses, and BPAL. Are we seeing a pattern here? My Oz counterpart? Hmmmm..... Probably one of the Munchkins. I'm wee @ 5'2'' and love a bit of fun, but work hard at what I love. I also love gothic whimsy in my decorating sense (clothes and rooms), but that's really just the movie version. Hee! Desired person to snog(and then some)? Gosh.... I loves me some Tennant (I'll wholeheartedly agree on the brown striped suit and brainy specs. Mmmmm.), I still hold a bit of a torch for a few rockers (Frank Iero, William Control, Shawn Harris). But I think my current 'Oh, dear god, WANT' grabby-hands award goes to Andrew-Lee Potts of Primeval and (SYFY) Alice fame. Adorable, expressive, and plays these geeky, quirky, three-dimensional characters. Plus, he's freakin' gorgeous with a smile that can cause jellied knees within a 10 yard radius. What is your least child friendly personality trait or hobby? Oh, gods, I have so very many! My lack of interest in self-sacrifice, my intolerance for crying and tantrums, my tendency to stay up late and sleep in late, the way that I don't find human babies cute or lovable at all.... the list goes on and on! I can add to that scarily-accurate list - swears when surprised, startled, or otherwise emotionally energized; and also, I love non-child-friendly items (see pocketknife collection, incense, candles, choking hazard with beading). Hobby that is not child friendly? I bead, and make jewelry. I cross-stitch, and there's needles with that. Also, I have exacto knives. Pointy, dangerous, and sharp. I've cut *myself* pretty badly with that thing! And crafting kits? Love. I've been eyeing those 'Subversive Cross Stitch' patterns for months. I always tend to have a few crafty bits I'm working on. I love unique pieces and often alter and add on to things I buy. On my list? Studding a scarf, altering/painting a few pair of soon-to-be fingerless gloves, and more multi-chain and charm jewelry pieces. If you were my victim, would you like CB I Hate Perfume even if you had never tried them before? Sure, why not?! I'm open to smellies of all sorts.... and I hear they do my kind of scents well. Valentine's Day colors: Red and black are my signature colors, including my signature red lips! I wear and use all kinds of red, but I'm not a big fan of orangey reds. The more blue, bright, or deep, the better!! I actually painted one of the walls in my old bedroom Ralph Lauren Red. It was vaulted.... and awesome, and striking... and then we sold the house. Blah. I still miss it!! As far as pink and white? I use splashes of hot pink occasionally as accents, but I don't care for anything lighter than that. And white does not exist in my world, unless it's animal fur. :shifty: My mom dressed me in too much white and baby pink as a child. Favorite kind of love story: I'm such a closet romantic.... I enjoy smart love stories - not a fan of 'grab a tissue' kind of stuff. I don't do sappy. LOL I did enjoy 'Ella Enchanted', though... to my surprise. And 'The 10th Kingdom', and one of my favorite musicals is 'Through the Woods'. I adore folklore and fairy stories, quite a lot. Favorite love poem: None that I can thing of.... I do have a weakness for Shakespeare, though. Some of his bits in 'Much Ado About Nothing' are quite lovely, and real. Hand knit stuff? Yes, please! I may be in FL, but I hate being cold! I'll add my 'whoo-hoo' vote to a pair of fingerless gloves for my little hands. Scarves are also happiness! Oooh, I just remembered about kitty hats. Whimsy is good in my world, but is usually more gothic whimsy! Really, I like hand-made anything! Favorite semi-obscure animal? Hmmm.... that Quoll is adorable. The most 'odd' thing that I like is probably bats. I held a baby brown bat as a kid in a summer program, and instantly fell in love. So cute!!! So soft and fuzzy! Favorite first sign of Spring? Probably the weather getting warmer. Wildflowers. Think Geek plush microbes? I saw those ages back, and still think they're the cutest darn things. Lovely geeky fun. Saw some in a store in NC recently, and was amused that the virus I had just battled (Mononucleosis) was actually CUTE. I adore plush unusual things. Naughty items? I'm single, so that must be factored in. And I'm living with my somewhat traditional parents. But things such as funny edibles and small items are okay! Ren Faire / Conventions - I go to the Tampa Bay Area Faire every year! I've been attending for at least 10 years, and I almost always go in costume, choosing either the more tomboyish piratey look or the fancy black crushed velvet and lace dress depending on the weather. More accurately, on the projected heat of the day. LOL Count on warm days and a bit of rain! I used to go to geek cons (Trek, misc geekery, Buffy) back in the day, but haven't been lured in the last few years. Secondhand Stuff? Loves it. Absolutely. I'm a thrift-shop kinda girl. I love recycling / upcycling, as well, and that absolutely includes books, dvds, anything gently used! I like unique, and most secondhand stuff is unique, or cheap enough that I can alter it to make it unique without feeling too badly. Accessories for electronics? I'm always looking for silicone cases for my iPod nano (generation 3). Pet Stuff? My little boy is seriously fluffy, so no collars. LOL Treats are ok. He loves balls and rubber toys, though. Mix cd? Yeah, sure!!! If my Witch is well-versed in Googlefu, my Myspace should show my true musical tastes well. I play a little Vampire Wars on Facebook, have gone back to Neopets, nd just started on PetPet Park, and about once a month I bust out The Sims 2. I know someone said something about anatomical hearts earlier? Love. Absolutely love. I'm a makeup artist with a horror bent and a medical backround. I've been looking for a heart-mold for jello or whatever for years! I find lots of brains, but no hearts. Favourite candy - I love unusual combinations! Lavender? Bacon? Bring it on! Dark chocolate. Not big on maple, coconut, salted licorice, or nuts other than peanuts or almonds, though. Kitchen Gadgetry - Ooh, cooking toys! Mardi Gras - Nah, we do Gasparilla down here in Tampa. It's a bit earlier - similar execution, but Pirate-themed. Would you like new nail polish? If so, what colors are you craving? I've gone through phases of cremes, shimmers, glitters - I like them all. I like striking colors on my pale skin - dark or bright, or super-light. Green, blue, purple, black, greys (as long as it's not purple-y). Been looking for a black with red glitter for ages! Do you like incense and/or scented candles, and are you able to burn them in your home? I love both! I like non-traditional scents, though. Very few florals and sweet scents stay in my possession very long! Boxes? For Bpal (bottles and/or imps) or otherwise. Yay, boxes! It's the Capricorn in me - I love organization. I have two cheapie ones from Michael's, but they're unpainted. I would welcome stickers, decals, fun bits and paint, stencils - anything to help! I may be a makeup artist, but I'll be damned if I can draw worth crap! What about UNTOUCHED make-up samples or any other type of girly-sample thing? Loves it. I'm a makeup artist by trade, but I am always open to try new things, and new brands. Prob. not Clinique stuff, though, unless it's the DDMGel as I go through it like water. I used to work for them, and have tried everything that they offer. I'm looking mainly for things I haven't tried yet! Natural sea sponge? Well, I live in Tarpon Springs, where they bring up a LOT of that stuff. So, no thanks! Paintbox Soaps? Oh, my goodness!! I really liked the Beet one, and the minty one last round! Etsy wishlist updated! Would you like some of my favourite recipes? Cooking is another art form to me, so yes! I'm doing a new eating plan, so I'm looking mostly for ones involving spinach, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts and collard greens! Nothing too salty, please! Anthing involving meat is good, too! Posters, pictures, art? Oooh. I love posters, and Surrealist pieces. I LOVE handmade art. Salted caramels? Are you people trying to kill me by electrocution?! I keep drooling on my keyboard! Those are a serious guilty pleasure. Imagine that someone hands you their wallet and sends you into a really good bakery. They have everything, from breads to brownies, cookies to croissants, anything you could imagine, and you're allowed to pick out five things for yourself. What do you pick? After I wake up from fainting? Good, crusty sourdough bread. Whatever cookie is their specialty. Baklava Gooey brownie with choc chunks and no nuts That rosemary bread sounds tasty.... anyone got some good olive oil and maybe a few chunks of rich cheese? I'm thinking alfresco lunch at the park. Sockdreams? Where has this been all my life, and how did I not know about it?! I not only love funderwear(quite a lot, really), I love socks! A lot of those OTKs look amazing! I love rainbow socks, toe socks, and tights!!! I've got the red and purple BPTP socks, and I loves them! Coffee, hot chocolate, or tea? I'll echo whomever just said 'YES!' I have a bean grinder, so coffee is cool. Hot chocolate is one of the best things on the planet. And tea.... I can live on tea. I'm not into most black or jasmine, though. Green, white, red, oolong, etc. Stash rocks, and so does Choice. I'm having a love affair with mint teas, lately. Do you like alcoholic beverages? If so, what is your preference (beer, wine, liquor...)? Again, YES! I'm a rum girl at heart, but I'll try near anything. I've been dying to try absinthe (and I love anise). I discovered last week I like coffee tequila.... I love my fav bartenders and their tendancy to just plop shots in front of regulars!! I love a good strong beer, no water-tasting crap. Wine-wise, I usually like fruity. Oooooh, mead!! I almost forgot mead. I only get it once a year @ the Faire, and I love it. Steampunk? Don't have any steampunky stuff yet, but I adore this stuff!! Would you like or accept an energetically-charged item or gift? Something that had power poured into it? If so, do you have a particular purpose that you'd prefer? (Love, protection, money, etc.) To answer my own question - yes, and I'd like any/all of the above! And, I think I found an answer to the 'Unobtainable' question - a small and quiet air compressor for an airbrush gun. I need to learn it for future work, and I have a great gun, but I don't have a compressor, and they're usually pretty expensive. Villainess update? I haven't tried any of their stuff, yet, but I'm always open to new 'smelly toys', as it were. Oh, wait, I think I did get a sniifle of Chloroform once. That's definitely yum. Burlesque: Haven't been to a show yet, but it sounds like fun.... and is damn sexy!! Does EVERYONE here sleep in the nude??? Seems to be, yeah. On the occasion I need a nightie or boxers/tee (people sleeping over, or I'm not in my own bed), I prefer black or red... which I prefer as my colors to wear, anyway! Sleeping nekkid, there's less to get tangled up in! And I'm in FL, dangit - you try sleeping in 90 degree heat at Midnight with clothes on! It's practical - drive up the electric bill, or wear less clothes! Favorite flowers? I have a rose bush outside my window. If only it weren't fuschia-pink, I'd be like pie - sweet and dandy. LOL I honestly prefer red roses, or white. If someone's going to make a statement, then make a dramatic one, dangit! And those colors go with everything I have! LOL Otherwise, I adore daisies. Just regular white daisies. Cute and simple, very unlike me, but they bring a smile to my face! Are you opposed to vegan baked goods? Or baked goods in general? Mmmmmm.....nummy. Actually, one of my favorite cakes I've ever had was vegan. One of my best girls was vegan for many years (isn't now because of health issues), and we hated to make her feel left out, so we made a lot of vegan yummies for our group outings, and get-togethers. The only thing I'm averse to is nuts. For those that have dogs, if I were to knit them a sweater, what colour would you like it to be? Oh, my lord, he's got one already! Shelties just can't help it! LOL Poor fluffy kid. He's so purdy he's always being mistaken for a girl! Hair Stuff? Hair's colored dark brown right now, with swoopy side bangs and lots of layers, so little barettes are cool. Non-metal headbands are awesome (the little ends hurt my head on the metal ones). Eye color: Blue, except when they're not. I wear clear contacts much of the time, and green (about the backround shade of the Autumn skin) other times. And then sometimes it's my plastic Doctor/Ten glasses. (I don't think I picked them to coincide with his on purpose, but with my brain, I'm never sure how what I'm into at the time trickles down into my style!) Lip balm: Yay or nay? If yay, what are your favorite kinds (brands, consistency, whatever)? Love it! I always have at least one tube on me at any given time! Though, I just ordered 4 from Elladean on Etsy (They're fab, btw.), so I think I'm set for a bit. But if my dear Witch has a brand she thinks I *must* try, I wouldn't say no! LOL I have a gloss (and lipstick, too) addiction, but that's allowed, considering I have to try things out for work.... yeah, that's the ticket, try 'em out for work! It's research! Eh, who am I kidding? LOL I'm an addict. Home-canned goods? Sure, but I'm not a big fan of pickled anything. Ehh. Jams and jellies are cool! Frankenpolish? Hee, fun! I think my one thing that I don't have, but would scream 'me' would be (predictably) red and black glitter. Not red glitter in black base, as has been done by many a maker, but a clear or red base with separate red and black glitters would be the shit. Keys? I adore keys! I'm definitely a lover of key lore - I have little brass charms, and a big skeleton key I wear as part of a necklace. I'm always open to new doors, so to speak! (Too many puns tonight? LOL) Severed Finger? Actually, I have one of those already.... it was from my former teacher's yard. No, really! It's plaster/ultracal and was a very detailed (like fingernail ridges and knuckle folds detailed!) mold off someone's hand.... one of the fingers broke off, and he gave it to me. LOL Yep, he's just as twisted as I am! You have to be to go into all that casting and molding, not to mention the gore work! The finger currently is part of my Halloween setup. Tiny things? Sometimes. I'm trying to not collect too many tchotchkies, though. Tiny gargoyles and bats? Definitely. How do you feel about handmade stuffed animals? Cute, sweet, and definitely yes! While not handmade, my Uglydoll (a black Icebat) certainly looks that way, and I adore him! Are there any accessories you'd really like? (Keychains, little purses, etc.) I've been searching for a vintage (or vintage-looking) or distressed small messenger bag, like an old Coach bag. Any color, but preferably leather. Cross-body strap would be ideal. What are your favorite animals? As I said, I have a thing for bats. Due to my mom, I like moose and black bears, as well - she decorated our place in the NC mountains to them! LOL But really any cute and cuddly gets my vote! Is there anything you've had to give up that you really miss or want back? Maybe something a witch could help out with? I'll echo another poster - my clove cigs. I really miss 'em, and I smoke them so rarely that it took me usually over 2 weeks to get through a pack. Now I can only order them by the carton from Indonesia - I can just see the reaction of my family of that package coming to the door! I've been wanting them lately, and regular cigs are not the same. Nor are Black & Milds. I miss my Black kreteks!
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    Oh, yes! This is the Green Fairy. Nummy anise, a bite of lemon, and an underlying bitterness under a bit of flamed sugar. I slathered, and was rewarded with a lovely, balanced anise-y cloud. :-D This imp is going in my purse with my Pain imp for anytime I need a olfactory pick-me-up! I will need a bottle, asap. The throw seemed pretty good, and lasted a while on me... definitely for a few hours. Scents (that aren't resins) don't usually cling to me, so I was very pleased.
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    Wet - Mint... spearmint? Yum. A hit of ozone, too. On skin - Okay, promising, though I'm getting weirdness. After a few minutes? SOAP. Sudsy, frothy soap. My skin says a big, resounding 'No'. I snagged this unsniffed, unreviewed, hoping it would be minty. I'm a mint addict. But no.... other than the first 15 seconds, no mint on me. I wish I was getting the eucalyptus some people bring out. Bah. It may even be triggering a headache. This is the second time I've tried, and rolled it well before application. Bummer. Oh, how I wanted to love this! This is going to the swap pile, for someone else to love.
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    Hmmm... this smells exactly like my mother. No, really! Bright, white flowers, with the barest hint of sweetness. Dried down, it goes slightly powdery on me. It's not bad, but not me - too feminine and fussy. Will definitely be gifting this, but I can see this being popular!