Sunday, December 21, 2008

break from eating to laugh


I know that my blog is a food blog, but while researching recipes this morning over Cinnamon Bun coffee, I guilted erin into filling out a Christmas Survey. No seriously I kinda gave her the silent treatment until she did it...boy did she deliver. thought I would share all of her Christmasness with you. Enjoy! (i sure did)

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. 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! HO HO HO
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
wrapping paper...expertly packaged with curled ribbon if katie wraps, and a sad, quilted patch-up job using multiple papers if i wrap.
2. Real tree or Artificial?
real tree (preferably of the charlie brown variety, but usually of the rockefeller center variety per katie)
3. When do you put up the tree? the day after thanksgiving. but, to be fair, katie usually puts it up and i usually "oversee" and "direct."
4. When do you take the tree down? as soon as the needles dry out and the branches drag on the floor. for our tree, that was last week, but katie would stab me with an icicle if i asked to take it down before christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? only katie's healthy egg nog. the regular stuff is too thick. (that's what she said).
6. Favorite gift received as a child? probably my red ten-speed that i was riding around the living room at 3am on christmas morning. or my talking big bird that my parents packaged in a giant drill box. don't be fooled, even baby lesbians don't want drills, so after i got over crying for an hour, i was very happy to find it was actually a talking big bird. i will also loooove the nintendo wii that katie is getting me for christmas this year!! i mean, she better be getting it for me or else I don't think I will believe in Santa anymore.
7. Hardest person to buy for? my brother chucky is why gift cards were invented.
8. Easiest person to buy for? katie. because i love her and because her list and varied.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? no....but katie and i could dress up and stage a living installation starring us and the cats.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards mail!!!!!! email is for grinches.
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? definitely a pack of blank vhs tapes that i waited to open until last because they were heavy and i thought they might be something really nice.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? charlie brown's christmas!! and fred claus!! use two hands for the milk, katie.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? december 26th of the previous year. hahahhhhhhahaa jk. like december 24th.
14/ Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? regifting rules!! especially when you're an impoverished teacher's assistant.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? i prefer to drink festive cocktails.
16. Lights on the tree? small colored lights. definitely NOT the giant ones that my dad uses. he also uses reflectors, which look like cupcake tins.
17. Favorite Christmas song? currently? the 12 days of christmas by that acapella group. "i had christmas down in africa!! do do do da do do do"
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? travel to the north pole. and by the north pole i mean watertown, ny. hey, santa lives there!!
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen (and misfit RUDY). 20. Angel on the tree top or a star? a star. if i wanted an angel on top, i'd have katie climb up and sit there!!
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning, and let me just say that any time after midnight qualifies as "morning."
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? lines and last-minute shopping and those salvation army bell ringers. well, expect the guy outside christmas tree shop. i heart him.

23. Favorite decoration or color theme? snowflakes!!!!!! even the ones i make that look pathetic next to lisa's amazing orgami.
24. What do you want for Christmas this year? nothing. just the love of my friends and family. wii are all really nice and wii only want the best for each other and wii would never imagine asking for anything, now would WIIII?????
25. Who is most likely to respond to this? katie, my very own buddy the elf. daaaaaaaaaaad! daaaaaaaddd!!!

Feel free to join in the Christmas Fun and comment with your own post.