Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Fun

I'm not really a fun person, but I saw this on Lynn Rush's site
and thought I'd pass it along. I'll be curious to see your answers to this little interview if you decide to replicate it. Resistance is futile...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper. Unless my wife refuses to wrap, which hasn’t happened yet, thank God!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Fake. I love pre-lit trees. They bring joy to my house.

3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving Day weekend.

4. When do you take the tree down? New Years weekend.

5. Do you like eggnog? Oh yeah! Pumpkin pie is the best, and egg nog is important. It’s not Christmas without eggnog (or pumpkin pie).

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Could be the Big Wheel. No, it was the Inch Worm—No, it was the Atari—No, wait it was…

7. Hardest person to buy for? My wife. We don’t do gifts for the rest of the family. Just the little ones (nephews/nieces)

8. Do you have a nativity scene? Most of the time

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Uh, nope. Neither. Sorry, I’m just not a card kind of man.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? One year I received disposable razors from an unknown family who donated to all the “poor” people staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

11. Favorite Christmas Movie? It’s a Wonderful Life, and the Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart (Capt. Picard).

12. When do you start shopping for Christmas? My wife is usually done by the second week of December.

13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yep. That and ebay…

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pumpkin pie! Why am I having to repeat myself? Hello? Is this thing on?

15. Lights on the tree? I used to like colored lights, but now it’s white.

16. Favorite Christmas song? What Child is This? and Christmas Canon (not the Manheim rock version, which is okay, but the other one with the kids singing)

17. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers? You know it.

18. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star.

19. Open the presents Christmas eve or Christmas day? Family gifts on Christmas Eve, Santa on Christmas Day.

20. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Little Drummer Boy. Someone send that kid home. I mean really, beating a drum near a sleeping baby? It’s not the only gift he brings; he could leave the drum and preserve the silence. Okay, call me the Grinch, but that song really bugs me.

21. Favorite ornament theme or color? White lights, Gold Balls. Or maybe gold and silver combo. Or maybe all the colors. Or maybe…

22. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Turkey, mashed potatoes, PUMPKIN PIE! Hello?

23. What do you want for Christmas this year? Smoked Salmon.


Anonymous said...

Atari! LOL!!!! Brought me back to "then and now" for a minute. LOL

Yeah, we are pretty strange, indeed, Travis! **smile**

So, you say "your wife is done by the second week in Christmas" But when are YOU done shopping? Tonight at midnight? **just kidding**

Great answers. This is a fun one.


Travis said...

Well, you definitely exposed my one weakness. I have to wait until the very last minute to pick up a gift for my wife, otherwise she will see the purchase on my debit card, trace where the purchase was made, and then deduce what gift was secured. I plan to stop by the 7-11 and pick up some hair care products to surprise her with.

Mrs. Travis (aka Sarah) said...

Sorry to spoil your surprise for me sweetie, but I do read your blog. You'll have to choose something besides hair care products this year.

Just joking.

By the way, didn't I tell you I'm not making pumpkin pie this year.

Travis said...

My only hope lies in my daughter's 10 year old fingers to assemble a pumpkin pie...

And I'm glad you're just joking about the hair care products, 'cause that's what you're getting.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

I played the game but I maybe I posted it wrong???

I replied to the link you gave to Lynn Rush in her comment area. So you'll have to go to her site to read it I assume? Was I supposed to do it differently?

LOL (At Mrs. Travis's comment)!!! That put a smile on my face!! :-)

Travis said...

I'll have to stop by Lynn's site and check it out!

gzusfreek said...

great fun, Travis! And Mrs. Travis!!! What a gas!!! Like to hear more from her. I'll have to look for the blog from Mrs. Travis. Hope you had a Merry Christmas Mr and Mrs Travis!

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