December 21, 2006
Looks like blogdaughter Teresa of Technicalities is trying to lose her "Daddy's Favorite" title, because she tagged me with a meme.
Nevertheless, since the obligations of parenthood don't end with birth, I must comply:
UPDATE: Looks like Richmond of One For The Road tagged me with this, too
*puts Richmond on Naughty List*
1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Duct tape and grocery bags, i.e. "guy wrapping".
2.Real tree or artificial? Artificial - there's something comforting in the ritual of setting up the same tree every year.
3.When do you put up the tree? Sometime between Thanksgiving & early December.
4.When do you take the tree down? Early January.
5.Do you like eggnog? ANYTHING is good with enough booze in it.
6.Favorite gift you received as a child? A slot car racing set.
7.Do you have a nativity scene? No.
8.Hardest person to buy for? Beloved Wife. Someday I'll remember to take notes on those little hints she drops all year.
9.Easiest person to buy for? Brother Tom. Anything computer-related is good.
10.Mail or email Christmas cards? Possibly e-mail. Usually I don't even bother with that. Either I care about you enough to contact you more than once a year, or I don't care about you at all.
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? The Peanut Butter & Jelly board game. I don't think I even played it once.
12.Favorite Christmas movie? The Nightmare Before Christmas.
13.When do you start shopping? Mid-December.
14.Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No. I just throw them away.
15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Marshmallow Fluff fudge. Dad only made it once a year. Wish he didn't always put walnuts in it.
16.Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored. And blinking.
17.Favorite Christmas song? "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", sung low and slow by a female vocalist who keeps her vocals understated. Definitely NOT the James Taylor version with that crappy line about "muddling through".
18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Stay home.
19.Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeers? Sure: Dasher, Dancer ... Prancer ... Nixon, Comet, Cupid ... Donna Dixon
20.Angel on the tree top or a star? Our angel always shedded feathers. I never liked her. So... star.
21.Open the presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Morning - and we had to wait until after everyone finished breakfast.
22.Most annoying thing about this time of year? Needing to shop for urgent, non-Christmas items at a big box store.
23.Do you have Jebus in your heart this Christmas? I'll see him at Hooters tomorrow. Does that count?
24.What would you like for Christmas? To wake up next to Beloved Wife in the morning, and fall asleep next to her that night.
Let's see... who hasn't posted anything in a while?...:
Sarah of That's Not Very Nice!
Titan of Titan's Lair
TRS of The Rumsfeld Strangler
Linus of Pepper of the Earth
Humble Devildog of Random Firings of Neurons