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  • Birthday 04/22/1968


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    sw questions part 3

    I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com. lib balm, Halloween candy, nail polish, pens and notebooks In the meantime, let me know what you like to do on the Internet to kill time. Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos? Favorite youtube videos of course both are cat videos - And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms? Don’t really have any My Little Pony... Cute or meh? Meh but they are cute too Lip balm - tube or tin? Either Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? Love paper goods of all sorts Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? Nope Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? yes Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like? I desperitly need a flash drive Would you like a pair of knitted socks? No, I don’t really wear socks often and then I wear kid size socks Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? sure Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? Nope but I would love any samples you want to send do you have a problem with nudes??? If not, do you prefer male or female? Nope have a picture of a nude in my living room Paintbox Soapworks: Interested in anything from her? are there any other e-tailers you're desperately wanting to try? if so, any specific items/scents/etc? I have some on my etsy wishlist ThinkGeek: anything interesting to you on there? I haven’t really looked What's one thing you want, right now, that you're having difficulty finding? A good book Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday? Nope, but I might read it eventually What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)? I have too many rough days fibro kicks my ass on a regular basis, I try to relax and let my self be lazy for a day favorite and least favorite baked goods? Almost anything what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)? I am short (though really really long waisted) and really round so xxl I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general? I love the unusual Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? Sure Owls? yep I like them, have a few in my front room Witchee, do you want anything from the Haunt update coming up on 10/3? I know it might be too early to say, but if you could look at the preview on the night of 10/2 and let me know if you want anything... OMG! I love her stuff so much, anything but I especially love her sugar scrubs Gardening? no Do you use or would like to try loose eyeshadow pigments? I have plenty of eyeshadow at the moment Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)? Haven’t looked
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    sw questions part 2

    What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? I just discovered that I love mint m&ms they are the perfect movie going snack, I really dislike Mitt Romney Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Power (flowerpower.net) that has quite a wide selection. I love herb and spices and I cook a lot so anything would be welcomed and used If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? There are a few witchy shops near me but that doesn’t mean i wouldn’t appriciate something from one 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* maybe but I really don’t care for flowers or hugging bears B..) Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? Yes but I don’t hear my door so there would have to be a phone call involved 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? That would be fine 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? I am fine with used unless it is kitchen appliances but I can’t imagine a witch sending a blender so I think we are all good And now a new question: I live near a Mast General Store (mastgeneralstore.com). It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? Love jam, jellies, spices, old time candy and anything vintage Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? Every Halloween I help a family hand out candy on a street where they get a few thousand trick or treaters (yes really a few thousand) Ninjas or Pirates? Either, neither, I am pretty ambivalent about both of them I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? I want to try cephalopod so bad! 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? I would love that! Cds would be great for the car or mp3s for my computer so either would work 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 am hopeless at gardening plus I live in an apartment with no gardening space. I'm about to be near a Lush store next week, is there anything you might like from there? I have one near me but can’t really afford to shop there so any bathboms or bubble bars would be loved and used. Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? None that I can think of Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? Moonrise kingdom has been one of my favorite movies this year Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? Not really Haus of Gloi is offering custom perfumes - would you like one? What would your ideal blend be? How did I not know about this wondrous place, I want everything now 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 that I can think of 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)? I like beer but am highly allergic to wine Witchee, will you be gone from your normal mailing address at any point during the round? I might be going in for surgery sometime in early November and if so will be in the hospital for a few days but my fingers are crossed that this will not happen until the new year. 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? Yep I love Disneyland a whole lot! dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? Not an electric one Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Nope are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? maybe Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Not really Would you be interested in BPTP CANDY? Yes Do you like coffee? If so, what kinds? Flavored, fancy, basic? Beans or ground? Don’t drink coffee Would a Starbucks gift card make you happy or do you prefer your local place? That would be fine I do have a starbucks a block away from my house that I sometimes go to 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...? sure, I have a most treasured bowl with an art nouveau motif that mudspinner made me one round many years ago. Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? I know a few people here in real life so maybe strangemodegirl or theseagrows If you are on Livejournal, would you appreciate LJ stuff like paid time, custom userheads, stuff like that? If you are NOT on LJ but are on other sites that have similar paid-for services (Flickr, for example?) would you, and what are those sites/etc? I don’t use my lj anymore A question, witchees: if you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? I do like tarot cards but I don’t have a favorite card And another question: would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? Maybe Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? Decaf tea , hot chocolate or cider are all good Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? All of the above Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) I prefer tea bags If you like tea, what kinds? Herbal or decaf teas. I love love lady gray tea Do you do Goodreads or LibraryThing or a site like that? If so, can I see your to-read list, please? Posted in my signature Zombies; Yay or Nay? I like them all right 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? Two cats who love all toys If you have kids, what are they into? No kids How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? Impressed that someone can do it, I like it very much 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? Sure I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? The oddly flavored kit kat bars and just about anything else Candy Corn: yes, no? it is okay not my all time favorite but I do like it WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF!!! movies, comedians, black humor, your partner, a comic strip? what? Went to see comedy bang bang recently and Paul F. Tompkins was so funny! You are meeting up with someone on a casual lunch/early afternoon thing. This person is someone you want to impress/look good for (for whatever reason, not necessarily romantic, and not necessarily for business either). What would you look like, given the contents of your wardrobe/etc? I have a serious lack of self esteem and this question is way too hard to answer You open a box from the post office to reveal the 3 things you want most right now. What are they? (caveats: size doesn't matter, but they have to be tangible/buyable). Some bptp bath oil, the short plastic bat Halloween glasses from target and konad stamping nail polishes The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig? Probably but I am not sure what Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? I haven’t got any of this years weenies I need to go through and put some of them on my wishlist though if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? I do have pierced ears and love earrings
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    sw questions

    Do you like s'mores and s'mores-flavored things? Yes I do! I have a group of friends I go camping with every summer and we make gormet s’mores- things like a ginger cookie, roasted marshmallow and a dollop of lemon curd, or the sugar cookies with dark chocolate, roasted marshmallow and a dollop of raspberry peserves. I could go on What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. When I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago a few people on the forum sent me care packages and knitted me all sorts of wonderful hats, I was so surprised and thankful. 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) oh yes! I went through a breakup two years ago and still have not replaced all the fun kitchen stuff I once had 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? I think I own more pajamas then leaving the house clothes so not really What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? yes, I really do like it all but in order dark, white and then milk 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 have trader joes and whole foods close but penzeys is a new one for me, and I do love herbs and spices so sure Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? Sounds good to me, 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! I never thought of my self as a girlie girl but I guess I am- nail polish, pens in pretty colors and maybe some kind of candy 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? Too many to list- I like to try new food and living in the bay area there is lots of opportunity to do so. I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? I like maple candy and syrup what are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Not really Do you have an eReader and if so which one? Nope Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? Oooh I love tarts and incense Marzipan? YES, I love marzipan 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 don’t have a washing machine and hate going to the laundromat so I have to say no even though I love the idea of them Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Oh yes! I blame skittles infused vodka with giving me a boyfriend. (got drunk at a Halloween party last year and kissed him, not something I would ever think I would do since I am really shy) 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? Okay I admit it I get a little thrill out of getting something that isn’t available where I live, it makes it special or something 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)? not really, but I love scars and I seem to only make them for other people never for myself Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? Cats love toys but they will live without it too so don’t feel obliged 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. Sounds lovely 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? Yummm Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? did I mention anywhere in my questionnaire that I LOVE bats, yep totally bats for bats How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? Sounds fun Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? I went to see the most amazing show at a local museum this year called the cult of beauty – the Victorian avant-garde 1860-1900 I loved it all! 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? Shub-niggurath the one and only bottle I used up. 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 love essie, London butter and opi but I have a bunch of indie polish on my etsy wishlist Stuffed things: yea or nay? Maybe if they are super cute 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? Sure Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? No wine I am allergic to it 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? Love all crafty stuffs Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? They look amazing! But please decaf Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? Nope 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? Oooh I like a lot of it, I love almost anything that is from before 1970s Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? I have never had them or if I did they didn’t leave an impression, but I wouldn’t mind giving them a try What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Like an old lady lives here, just the way I like it. I think I can post a picture of it Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! Arcade Fire – Suburban War Nikki Sudden & Rowland S. Howard – dog rose Air - Sex Born Poison Dirty Three – Rain On Rykarda Parasol – You Cast A Spell On Me Morrissey – The Last of the Famous International Playboys Lily Allen – Friday Night Vermillion Lies – Circus Fish Social Distortion – Ring Of Fire TV on the Radio – Forgotten 1.
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    Butterscotch and Blackbeetles

    funny the thing i like about it the most is that is smells like butterscotch candy that was dropped in dirt
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    Nowhere in Particular

    in the bottle- ummmmm... I don't know about this wet on skin- ummmmm... I still don't know about this dry on skin- oh! yes. it is just what I wanted it to be. a moonlit night on a county road, there are trees, moonlight, a bit of dust, some grass and way in the background the apples.
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    I just get smoke, pine and vetiver. The pine is kind of taking over and not in a good way. I don’t think it is working on me, it isn’t bad it just isn’t good.
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    Nostrum Remedium

    Black tea leaf, invigorating wasabi extract, sweetened by honey. spicy and sweet, I am on the fence as to if this one works on me. I am definitely getting that nose tickle from the wasabi, and the tea leaf is coming out but the honey is only adding a bit of sweetness to it. it does kind of smell medicinal but in a nice way. it kind of reminds me of chapstick the original black one, which I love the scent of. I think my imp will get some use and we will see about a bottle.
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    Diary of a Lovestruck Teenage Cannibal

    foodie! very very foodie! but I like it, the lemon and the vanilla are coming through strongly with the pepper and cream in the background. It doesn't seem to last long, it has already faded to almost nothing in just a half hour.
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    Allison Gross

    I wanted something fresh and spring like today and Allison did the trick. It is very herbal but in a light new herb way. I do get some of the flowers but it is mostly about the herbs. It is a clean and bright scent, I need to wear this one more often.
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    wow, that is a man scent if there ever was one. it is not be at all! I wish I could get my father to wear this instead of that cheep drugstore crap he wears.
  11. for some reason my first thought was suntan lotion. now that it has reached the dry down stage it still reminds me of suntan lotion with a undercurrent of frankincense and bitter almond. I am not really loving what this one is doing on me.
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    I was lucky enough to get an imp of this and I really like it. It really smells like the name. candied fruit, vanilla and booze,what's not to love? I don't know that I would wear it all the time but the imp will get some use.
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    I smell like a boy wearing aftershave, it isn't bad it just isn't me.
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    Her Voice

    When I first put it on this morning it was all carnation and lots of rose, now that the day is almost over it has changed to the beeswax and vanilla amber. Luck for me I like it both ways!
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    Bonfire Night

    It is smoky and sweet at the same time. I put it on right before going to work this morning and the whole ride to work I was thinking of sitting around the campfire and eating smores. I always love the smell of woodsmoke but never thought of it as a perfume but this works. I almost passed this up, really glad I didn’t.