These answers are such fun to read! I keep thinking of neat things people would like -- it makes me wish I could send everybody
a Secret Santa package!
I've held out for quite awhile, but I can't resist answering, too, so here goes:What are you favorite types of food?
Italian and Mom’s! Favorite types of chocolate?
All chocolate is good! Dove is especially fine... and Lindt... and plain ol’ Hershey’s.Favorite scents for candles?
Honeysuckle, jasmine, peach, green apple, vanilla...Favorite scents for lotions?
Lime is so refreshing! And orange, too... and the best aroma in the world is fresh peach. If you like to read, do you have a problem with receiving a used book?
used books! I hardly ever buy new.Do you collect anything?
Commemorative cloisonne pins, especially guitar pins from Hard Rock Cafes... and industrial glass of any kind, especially glass blocks and those old colored glass insulators from defunct telephone and power lines. I’ve even gone into the field and “liberated” a few myself! What is your favorite color?
Lighter shades of green... citron, new leaf, verdigris, celadon...If your SS is from overseas, is there anything special you would like them to include?
Oh, I’d love a newspaper! Or anything else that will give me a sense of what daily life is like there.Would you eat homemade cookies sent by a person you only know via the internet?
Yes, but I'm diabetic, so I shouldn't. What are your favorite kinds of cookies, esp. holiday cookies?
I don't think I've ever met a cookie I didn't like... esp. holiday cookies! Are there any ingredients that should be avoided (i.e. something you hate or are allergic to)?
Oh gosh, I'm a diabetic vegetarian!
Please don't mess with making anything special for me.Are there any kind of cat toys that should be avoided? (i.e. feathers, string, noisy toys that scare kitty...)
Sassy loves to swallow ribbon and string, so we have to keep those away from her.What colors are the rooms in your home?
I have a cherry theme going in the kitchen... my living room things are natural wood with cream, soft apple green, and a few touches of pomegranate red... and my bedroom is sage green and white with periwinkle blue.what is your decorating style?
A very eclectic mix based on Mission and Shaker styles.Do you enjoy puzzles like crosswords, sudoku, wordsearches?
Crosswords are fun!Any colors that you don't like?
I’m not into burnt orange or maroon. How do you feel about black & white photos?
I love them!do your kittys like to wear clothes?
No, they all run around stark nekkid -- no collars, even.do you like to bake?
You bet! It's the one kind of cooking I’m really pretty good at.who is your fav. sport star or team?
I don't follow sports, though I enjoy spectating occasionally.what is your favorite sport?
A little golf and baseball, but it's mostly the Olympics for me: figure skating, gymnastics, snowboarding...What is one thing you absolutely DONT want from your SS?
I wouldn’t want anything expensive. I can be delighted very cheaply. We should also include our fav types of movies, music and books!Movies:
My favorite kind is intelligent adventure, like "National Treasure" and "Cast Away." I love comedies, too, though, like “That Thing You Do” and the Pixar pictures.Music:
There's good music in every genre -- but I'm mostly into rock-based singer/songwriters. Paul Simon, Springsteen, Dylan, The Eagles, Steely Dan...Books:
I love smart, intense writers like Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Dennis LeHane, Brad Meltzer, Lee Child, Trevanian, Steve Hamilton...Do you have pierced ears? Are you allergic to any kinds of metal?
Yes, I do have pierced ears... and no, I seem to be able to wear anything.Do you like jewelry? What kinds?
Oh yes! I make beaded jewelry as a hobby, but I love all
kinds... though I prefer silver over gold.Do you like lip gloss? What flavors?
I'm no fun -- I use vegetable-based lipstick and mineral gloss with no flavor. What kind of magazines do you enjoy reading?
At the doctor’s office, I always look at Smithsonian and Architectural Digest – at the bookstore, I try to keep up with Beadwork, Bead & Button, and Wire Jewelry.Do you enjoy board games? What is your favorite?
Yes, when I can persuade someone to play! My favorite... mmm, probably Scrabble, or the 3D version of Scrabble. What are your favorite "comfort" things that make you happy?
You mean besides snuggling my kitties?
Oh, baking bread, doing beadwork, taking a good book to bed and reading deeeep into the night... Are there any scents (candles/perfume/etc) that should be avoided due to allergies?
Nope! Do you live in a house or an apartment??
Living in my parents’s house right now, will return to an apartment eventually.Do you prefer bath or shower products? What scents do you like best?
I’m a shower person. I love the scents of tea, peach, jasmine, vanilla, lime...Do you like Christmas ornaments/etc as a present?
Sure! Do you like to recieve speciality socks as a gift?
I love cute socks!Do you like throws/blankets? What color(s)?
You bet, and so do the kitties!Do you like more vibrant colors, pastels, or more muted/earth tones?
I like both vibrant and
muted -- not so much very light pastels.Do your kitties wear collars? If so what kind
No, we’ve never persuaded our kitties to accept collars, I’m afraid.What color wrapping paper do you like best when someone gives you a gift????
Oh gosh no, no preferences at all. Some of the most fun wraps I’ve ever seen were plain brown grocery bags colored with crayons! What size shirt do you wear?
Well... I like things huge and loose, so 3X or bigger, I'm afraid. Do you prefer t-shirts, sweatshirts or blouses?
I love a big loose T-shirt to sleep in, but I look so awful in them, I hardly ever wear them out in public.Are you allergic to nuts?
No, I love 'em!Do you have an IPod or MP3 player?
No, sad to say, I do not.Are you into crafts? What kinds?
Yes! I do beadwork, needlepoint, a little origami at times, fabric paint on bags and aprons, acrylic paint on wooden boxes and such... I crochet a bit and sew occasionally. If I had my way, I'd just make stuff all the time! Do you paint your nails? What tones?
Yes, usually a pale, sheer cream or pink.Do you wear makeup? What shades?
Yes... I'm very fair and I tend toward pinks.How old are you? (roughly will do fine) 20 yr olds tend to like diff things than 50 yr olds
I'm 51, drat it. But I think more like 41!How many animals do you have? What kind (cats, dogs, etc!) Tell us a little about their favorite toys/treats!
I'm sharing a house with my folks right now, and between us, we have six cats! Dylan loves the laser toy... Sassy loves feather boa danglers... Clyde, Pearl, and Abby are fascinated with plastic lanyard lacing, of all things, especially when I string pompoms on it... St. John loves his little bouncy squeaky green leopard-print critter-on-a-string... and they all
love those little foam balls. As for treats... all of them but Pearl are plump or getting there, so I'm trying to stay away from treats. My mom still slips them some turkey now and then, though. Does your pet (s) have any allergies to certain foods/treats that should be avoided?
No, our babies all seem to be okay, thank goodness! What are your hobbies?!
Reading, baking, various crafts, singing, guitar, piano, and of all things, designing houses on graph paper. Been doing it since I was a kid... I actually wish I’d been an architect. Do you like homemade gifts?
You betcha!If so, what kinds?Anything
homemade is extra-special. Do you like tea, coffee, or hot chocolate?
I love tea and hot chocolate!Sweet or salty snacks? If so, what are your favorites?
Mostly salty – nuts of all kinds... cheddar popcorn... blue corn chips and Paul Newman’s pineapple salsa...Do you like receiving gift cards?
Only if it’s more convenient for the giver. The fun is in the thought, not the spending of money, y’know? Do you like burned music cds or orignals?
I love music any way it comes!