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A CHRISTMAS MEME
Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper, even though I hate wrapping gifts. I’m just not that good at it and it frustrates me!
Real tree or Artificial? Fake. I don’t like cleaning up after real ones and I feel guilty about killing a tree just to decorate it. Traditions be damned!
When do you put up the tree? We don’t have a set time of year, except it happens after Thanksgiving. We probably won’t bother this year though.
When do you take the tree down? Whenever we get tired of it. Sometimes it's early February before we do.
Do you like eggnog? Not even a little bit.
Favorite gift received as a child? Barbies. I looooooved me some Barbie dolls and all of the trappings that went with them. I also once received a microscope, and I used it until it pretty much comitted suicide from over use.
Do you have a nativity scene? Two or three, I think. I want to carve one of my own, though.
Hardest person to buy for? Jon, Amy’s husband. I don’t know him well enough to know what he would want.
Easiest person to buy for? My brother. He’s always happy as long as he gets to unwrap it himself. If he unwraps a See-N-Say, his joy is boundless. This NEVER changes.
Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, but only if I remember to buy stamps. I'd rather say it in person. However, personally, I'd rather get cards only from my real friends and family instead of an impersonal card from people who barely talk to me any other time of year, especially when I know the only reason I'm getting one is because my name is on a list.
Worst Christmas? Last year, after dad died.
Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don’t know if I have a “worst” gift, but Steve’s grandma gave me a hideous sweater once. I hid it after she went home. However, if Grandma suddenly gets over her fear of using computers and reads this...that statement is a lie. I wear it everyday.
Favorite Christmas Movie? National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. “Where’s the Tylenol!”
Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes. Sometimes, other people need things more than I do. I've never done it just to get rid of something, though.
Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sausage balls, but I'll pretty much eat anything that comes out of a Christmas tin decorated with pine cones. Nothing ventured, right?
Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear, as long as they don’t blink. If they are going to blink, I need colored lights.
Favorite Christmas song? Oh, Holy Night
Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel, but not far.
Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? If I sing the Rudolph song.
Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both, because we have two families to visit who do things on different days. Of course, Steve and I usually never wait on Christmas to open gifts because we have no self control. We're lucky if we even get a chance to wrap them before we give them to each other.
Most annoying thing about this time of year? Greedy people who can’t be happy unless they get a lot of expensive stuff and people who shove their "selfless" good deeds in my face. Yes, I'm glad you gave your last five bucks to the salvation army bell ringer, you are truly a saint. Smarmy idget. If you spent as much time doing good as you do bragging about it, the world would truly be a better place. Now get off my lawn.
Favorite thing about this time of year? I used to have a good friend from out of town who would visit me every year around this time, and I looked forward to that all year. Now we’re all old and don’t do it anymore, but I always like to think about that. It was very special to me. I suppose that would make "good memories" the best thing for me.
Favorite ornament, theme, or color? I have 12 beautiful silver glass and prismatic glitter ornaments that I bought when I worked at Pier 1. They are beautiful when the Christmas lights hit them. I’d hang them up all year if I could find a place to do it!
> Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Dressing
> What do you want for Christmas this year? A better outlook on the future would be good. My optimism and trust in my fellow man to be returned, maybe. Oh, and a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.
>Have a wonderful Christmas!