Friday, January 02, 2009
Got this in the e-mail from My Mom. You know the deal (you will once you see it, in any case.) It's one of those quizzes that you send to people and then they tell you all sorts of stuff about themselves. I wasn't planning on writing anything today, but then this fell into my lap, so...
If you wish, copy and paste it into your own blog. Of course, change the answers from mine to your own. Did I actually need to say that? No, I suppose not.
If you wish to say where you got it, fine. If not, that's cool, too.
Well, that's enough useless blather. Here goes:
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Definitely wrapping paper. MY WIFE has a theme each year. Sometimes we're the only people who know about it. Still, she incorporates the theme into the wrapping paper. This year's theme was "Snow", I think, so the paper had snowmen and snowflakes.
2. Real Tree Or Artificial?
Fake, but 5 of them. Last year, we actually used Pointy The Poinsettia as our tree. He is real.
3. When do you put up the tree?
Trees. Two weeks before Christmas.
4. When do you take it down?
Them. First weekend following January 6th (Feast of the Epiphany, or The Magi.)
5. Do you like eggnog?
Yes, but just a couple of glasses a year is plenty. The stuff is overly viscous and contains enough sugar to send a platoon of diabetics to the emergency room.
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
I like all gifts. I can't say that I had a favorite.
7. Hardest person to buy for?
Nobody, really. All the people I buy for seem to like whatever I give them. I guess I'm lucky to have very nice friends and relatives.
8. Easiest person to buy for?
9. Do you have a nativity scene?
10. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Never got one that I didn't like.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
It's A Wonderful Life, for drama, and A Christmas Story, for laughs.
13. When do you start shopping?
Generally, shortly after Thanksgiving.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Sure, but I'm not going to say what it was. It wasn't yours, if that helps.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Turnip, Squash - basically, another Thanksgiving dinner a month later!
16. Lights on the tree?
Big colored lights one year, white lights the next. MY WIFE and I alternate preferences.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Silver Bells (secular), O Holy Night (religious).
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Go to my Grandma's and also to my sister-in-law's. Love both, and wish I had more time to spend with each one.
(I got this with no #19 on it, so I'm making one up.)
19. Latest you ever exchange presents with anyone?
One year, it was May before I got together with my buddy, Sean. It's often at least February or March because of our differing schedules.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Both, usually, as sometimes we go to relatives (or relatives come to our place) on Christmas Eve. Also, MY WIFE and I exchange gifts on January 6th (Little Christmas, or Epiphany, or Wise Men.)
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
How early they start decorating stores and playing carols. Next year, I might go postal on any Santas I see in a mall before Veterans Day.
23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
I like lots of bright colors. MY WIFE tends to like white lights. We compromise by alternating the theme each year (although I might get more colored years, since I do the decorating.)
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Didn't we answer this one already? Turkey, etc.
25. What do you want for Christmas next year?
Good health (for me and my friends and relatives) and just the joy of knowing peace through my belief in Jesus Christ as my savior. Oh, and a million bucks would be nice, too.
26. Who is most likely to respond to this?
When I sent this out via e-mail, I said "Probably Tara; Maybe Luann." That wouldn't apply here, of course. There are many of you who might grab this and do it, so I won't name anyone in particular.
27. Who is least likely to respond to this?
Once again, via e-mail: "Probably John; Maybe Uncle Jim." Since we're talking about Teh Interwebs, though, I'll say the least likely to respond would be Anyone Who Doesn't Read My Blog. How's that for inane? Told you so.
Soon, with more better stuff.