Saturday, November 29, 2008

xmas questionaire....

a friend of mine sent me a xmas questionaire - the kind you get all the time only for xmas - probably most people fill this out during boring work hours. i thought i would share this with you. please feel free to respond:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? lots of scotch tape and a little wrapping paper - is usually the way it works.
actually when it gets closer to xmas, there is a lot of scotch. period.

2. Real tree or Artificial? i alternate, whichever is easiest. since i am forgetful, i usually end up with several trees.

3. When do you put up the tree? anytime from first week of december to december 16 - my birthday.
if i am using a real tree i leave it until dec. 16
because in CA we worry about the dry out factor, if i use the artificial tree,
i usually wait too as it is a big pain in the ass to get it out of storage.

4. When do you take the tree down? new year's day. period. - i must be the grinch

5. Do you like eggnog?  i'm afraid i do - especially liquored up

6. Favorite gift received as a child? a new bicycle. after that, xmas has been a let down.

7. Hardest person to buy for?  my son - he doesn't want for much.

8. Easiest person to buy for? my daughter brooke - she always lets me know early.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? nah.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail only.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? a palm device - i still don't know how to use it. now my phone does everything.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? its "a wonderful life" with jimmy stewart,
also if i am in a mood to annoy my kids, i make them watch "merry xmas charlie brown"

13. When do you start shopping? the last two weeks before xmas - i have tried to shop early,
all that happens is that i forget what i bought, forget where i have hid them
and then buy double. i never save money by shopping
the day after xmas for the following year.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? no.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? rack of lamb, every year.

16. Lights on the tree? yep. especially if he tree comes with the lights attached.

17. Favorite Christmas song? the xmas album by nat king cole or the bing crosby one.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? usually stay at home - but if anyone wants to invite us......

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? rudolph, dancer, prancer, dixon, comet, cupid, donner, blitzen - --god, these are weird names -
i should have thought of these when i was considering names for the kids!
let's see, brooke would have been blitzen (nothing to do with old drinking habit), jamie would be comet (nothing to do with being a bit dreamy)
and rosie, definitely, prancer (nothing to do with the way she walks).

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? usually an angel, but depending on the size of the tree a smaller star works too. the important thing
is i can get something atop the tree without knocking the damn thing down.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?  one on xmas eve for the kids when they were little - then stockings are found at
the foot of the bed in the morning, then everything else christmas morning after we wake up and have the video running.
(i have never looked back on those old xmas videos, hmmmm.)

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? commercials, spending money in a forced way, crowds --- god i am the grinch.

23. Favorite ornament, theme or color? i have many favorite ornaments - which makes decorating the tree a huge chore, my first born, brooke's
baby's first xmas is so tarnished now which makes me think, wow i have been doing xmases a lot of years... my favorites are ones
that the kids have made in school
or the baby's first xmas ones of all three kids...

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? do you mean people? i love having family over - no one else. my favorite people to have at xmas dinner are now dead.  my mom and dad. 
especially my dad as he was here long enough to enjoy his third grandchild, rosie.

26. Most fun person to cook for? guests...... here, the family lets me down a little or doesn't feel the need to say wow that was great.

27. Most favorite person to cook with? Gastone, my husband.

28. What do you want for Christmas this year? "An end to war, everywhere." this is what renee said and i agree.

29. Who is most likely to respond to this? no one actually.  (unless bored at work)

30. Who is least likely to respond to this? everyone.
so i thought i would post mine so that anyone can respond if they feel up to it!


Anonymous said...

If Brooke's ornament is tarnished, it can be polished:)

lisa bebi said...

what about her being named "blitzen"?

Joy Logan said...

I found a tree in a catalog that is too wonderful! It comes lighted and doesnt take alot of room it hangs from the wall,a half tree so to speak! It has had so many wonderful comments,I love having the floor space back.

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