December 26th, 2007 | 7 Comments »

I have been tagged by Kim. This is what the weekend is for.

The Rules Of The Meme:


  • Each player makes a list of eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • At the end of your list, choose eight people to to tag and list their names.
  • Leave them a comment on each of their websites to let them know that they have been tagged.
  • The people tagged will write a post on their own website about their eight things, post these rules, and tag eight others.
  • etc etc blah blah blah…

1. I hate shopping. Really, I don’t go out much at all, except to visit with friends.

2. I used to be a clean freak, but I’m feeling much better now.

3. I graduated with honours from a database program. Nobody wants a geezer on their IT team it seems.

4. I have the conviction about these things about me that nobody really wants to know them, or cares to read them. My friends are much more interesting than I am.

5. I have sworn that I will not attend another funeral. My mother’s funeral was so traumatic that I will have none of it, ever again. I have told my Grammie this, and she is okay with it, because I come to see her every chance I get.

6. I wish I had a secret Santa to buy me a kickarse digital camera. And I’m totally sick of filling my own darned stocking.

7. You can always tell the days I don’t feel like cooking supper. Those are the days I reward myself for shopping in the first place and bring home a frozen pizza. The pizza I make at home is killer.

8. I can’t wait until the snow is right to make a big, fat snowperson. I will dress it up with scarves and hats, and hope that the kiddies in the neighbourhood will play with me.

I’m not tagging anybody, because I don’t want anyone to feel obligated.

December 15th, 2007 | 7 Comments »

This is brought to you by way of Laura at I am the Diva She said I could do it instead of the itunes meme. I have another I must do. Memes are for weekends. This is the weekend. Memes or photos, you decide.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Paper, and it has to be around a box. I used to wrap in tinfoil with the ribbon making up the pretty, then I went to blank newsprint, with lots of drawings, homemade stamps, and crayola stampers and crazy looking markers.

2. Real or artificial tree?

Artificial. Since I get no freaking help with the tree whatsoever.

3. When do you put up the tree?

Usually Dec 15. this year I wanted a picture for my blog, so it went up last weekend. Alas, the pictures, not so good.

4. When do you take the tree down?

The last day of Christmas. Jan 6. Sadly, my true love does not give me 12 gifts. Or any.

5. Do you like Eggnog? It’s bearable with nutmeg and lots of spiced rum.
6. Favorite Gift you received as a child?

A toy chest my father made me, and doll clothes my mother made me. I was so amazed that my doll had a dress just like the one my sister used to have.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?

It’s one that an artist friend made, and I added to.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

One of my dearest childhood friends. He insists on a prezzie being consumable, or meaningful. The guy has everything he wants.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

Me! Because I know exactly what I want. And the right size and colour. Hint: Money is always the right size and colour.

10. Worst Christmas gift ever received?

A pair of hunting boots my father wrapped and addressed to me when I was 16, and All. I. Asked. For. was a pair of knee high leather boots that were all the rage that year.

11. Christmas Cards…Snail mail or E-mail?

Lately, I have been doing up PowerPoint cards. Saves that pesky postage thing.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

Call me crazy, but I always liked a Charlie Brown Christmas. The tree always got me.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

When I have money I shop. Really, though, I prefer to give gifts out of the blue, just because.

14. Have you ever ‘recycled’ a Christmas present?

I always have some stuff that was given to me that I knew I would never use/display. I keep them handy for last minute people I forgot to buy for, or who any kind of thought would brighten their day. Don’t hate me, I can’t bear to just throw these things away.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

My English Toffee, since Grammie won’t be making her famous mincemeat pie with real venison anymore.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?

I had to buy new lights recently, so I went clear. Much easier to replace. Come to think of it, they are soulless looking git.

17. Favorite Christmas Song?

I know it’s dumb, but I can’t get Brenda Lee’s “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” out of my head at Christmas time.
18. Travel at Christmas or Stay Home?

Stay home. Family is complicated.
19. Can you name Santa’s Reindeer?

Yup. However, there isn’t really much demand for that skill.
20. Do you have an Angel or a Star on top of your tree?

Angel, all the way. And I like the story of how the angel got on top of the tree.

21. Open the Presents Christmas Eve or Morning?

Presents Christmas Eve, stockings in the morning. Now that Ass Burger Boy is older. Much older.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?

Tv really sucks now. I don’t shop much.

23. Shopping…Mall or on-line?

I like the artists at the Farmer’s Market. I love artists. And everything else is online now. I hate shopping. Even for groceries. I mean, you buy all this food, then you have to buy toilet paper to deal with the results. Does it never end?
24. Do you decorate outside for Christmas or just inside (or at all?)

Nothing outside, deck the friggin halls inside. The mantle has garlands, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.

25. Favorite Christmas cookie?

Boring. Shortbread. I love to make them. They look so tiny and tidy. I also make killer gourmet quality chocolate chip cookies and most excellent English Toffee.

26. Do you own Christmassy clothing or jewelry?

No. Never have, never will. I’m dorky enough.
27. Do you believe in Santa?

Of course I do. I *am* Santa.

28. Favorite ornament:

A macaroni angel. Made by Ass Burger Boy. I love homemade shytte.

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