Monday, December 8, 2008

getting to know me: a christmas meme

punchy emailed this to me awhile back and i never got around to responding (story of my life)...and instead of just following directions and emailing it out i thought it'd make an easy blog post (i've seen it on some of y'alls blogs too)! so here goes:

the rules: "Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay,Just copy (not forward) this entire email and paste into a new e-mail that you can send. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a whole bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person that sent it to you......Tis the Season to be NICE! "

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? both...i hoard gift bags and wrapping paper (i haven't actually bought any in years, i save it, reuse it, take paper other people don't want anymore, etc) i have SO much/many that i think i will never run out...i should do a post solely about all of my wrapping paper, gift bags and ribbons! but if i did that someone might suggest having an's that bad...

2. Real tree or Artificial? we haven't had a real tree for nine years now (hmmm, the same amount of time we've had little miss sophie...see the direct correlation??)...we have 5 faux trees: 6', 5', 2 four foot and one tiny one foot 'cat and mouse' tree...i'll show all of them later this month...they are all themed trees

3. When do you put up the tree? i start decorating the day after thanksgiving...i go SO overboard it takes me that friday, saturday and sunday...this year it's now 1+ week after thanksgiving and i'm STILL not done...

4. When do you take the tree down? no set date...i don't like taking it all down...the house looks so blah afterwards...

5. Do you like eggnog? oh yeah!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? okay, now that i'm 'old' - i can barely remember what i ate yesterday or my husband's name! i have NO idea what i got for christmas last year much less as a child

7. Hardest person to buy for? all of our parents...they have everything and need nothing

8. Easiest person to buy for? 'M', my coworker and my little cousins

9. Do you have a nativity scene? yes, but i haven't put it out in dad built the creche for it and they still have that part...i have all the that happened i have no idea...every year i think i'll get the husband to build me a new creche...i never get around to it...

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? see #6

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? it's a tie: christmas story AND it's a wonderful life (black and white version ONLY - not colorized)

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? usually i buy stuff in august at a yearly local art/craft show (but we didn't go this year) and then again at a shopping event in october...i start full on buying after of today i have 2 gifts in my possession...i'm not doing so great thus far...

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? i'm pretty sure i haven't

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? food

16. Lights on the tree; colored or white? 4 of our trees have white, one has white and pink

17. Favorite Christmas song? tie: 'i want a hippopotamus for christmas' AND 'baby it's cold outside' as sung by leon redbone/zooey deschanel (from the movie, elf)

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? well, we travel about 1 mile to my parents and 5 houses down to the in-laws

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? it's doubtful...are there 8 or 9? dasher, dancer, prancer, vixen, comet, cupid, donner, blitzen and that right???

20. Angel on the tree top of tree or a star? bows all around

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? we open gifts all month at various family functions but open with inlaws on christmas eve and my parents christmas day

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? my favorite tree is my kitchen tree with all kitchen themed ornaments

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? well, we don't ever have christmas dinner...we have brunch on christmas day with my parents...

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? health and happiness for everyone i know!

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? punchy said me!!! see i DID respond, punchy! if anyone does this on their blog, please let me know so i 'get to know you'



Casey said...

I'm going to post this tomorrow.

Pam said...

Very fun meme! I'd love to have a real tree but the cats would so be all in it.