Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lindsay tagged me a few months ago to fill out one of these cute little "About me" surveys on blogger. What was it? Quirky things about me? Well, after i read hers, which was so cute and made me like her even more, i couldn't for the life of me figure out how i am quirky. So even though she "tagged" me i neglected to respond.

Well, she's tagged me again, and this is one that i can answer. so, thanks, lindsay! it's always fun to be learning more about you - you're great.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? This is a rough one. Wrapping paper destroys a gazillion trees. but i hate to admit, that as someone who loves paper crafts and gift giving, the wrapping makes a statement. So i always wrap my gifts in paper. And i got 3 rolls of paper with coordinating colors so that our pile of gifts looks pretty sitting in the corner. I like to paint the paper, add glitter, etc... just to make each one unique. i know that you think i shouldn't have time for this, but i really don't do much else around here besides work, so taking a few hours to add special touches to gift wrapping is so fun for me!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real tree is the way Landon and i like to go. When we lived in CO we would just spend 10 bucks on a permit and go into the national forest and cut down any tree that we wanted. Now that we are far far away from those kind of trees we need to buy them at the local supermarket. they're pretty expensive. and since we are going home for 2 weeks over christmas, i have a feeling we'll come home to a mess. this is our 5th Christmas together, and we've only had a tree the two Christmases we lived in Colorado. sad story.

3. When do you put up the tree? When i was a kid we did it on Thanksgiving or the day after. Now... who the heck knows.

4. When do you take the tree down? I would have to say right before Christmas break is over (yeah we still live semester-to-semester). But when i was in college, my roommates will tell you that i have been known to have a Valentine's tree. don't worry. never again.

5. Do you like eggnog? yes. don't like eggnog lattes, though. and i've never had boozy eggnog - i hear that is even better!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? hm....i always looked forward to getting soccer stuff or clothes from J.crew. i think my American Girl doll was my favorite toy though.

7. Hardest person to buy for? my mom.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Landon.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes! Landon's extended family got us a really beautiful traditional nativity (with a blond mary and white angelic jesus)as a wedding gift. we look forward to setting it up every year.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I prefer mail for sure! i like to display every one i receive.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? my first (and only so far) Christmas with the McBrayers i received an inflatable sex doll.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Can i choose just one!?! is "while you were sleeping" a Christmas movie? it really isn't, is it? too many to love to choose from. "The Santa Claus". there. but i feel bad choosing just one.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? only once. ever.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? pull-apart bread ("monkey bread") for breakfast. i've been craving that stuff for weeks now!

16. Lights on the tree? um... yes ?

17. Favorite Christmas song? "{O Holy Night" is always my favorite, but this year i am really loving "In the bleak mid-winter". if you don't know it, i have it on my playlist twice.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? well,i PREFER to NOT travel. but as long as i'm far from family and am child-less, we will be packin our bags!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? isn't the plural of reindeer, reindeer? I can name all of santa's reindeer - even the mythical rudolph. not like the others are actual, though.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? angel. it's just always been that way. but i hate it when she's crooked. that drives me crazy.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? landon's family opens all presents on Christmas eve except for those from baby Jesus. So now that WE are a family, we do both! but growing up we never opened presents on Christmas eve until the year of the Furby's - and from then on we could only open ONE.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? busy: streets, coffee shops, airports, parking lots, grocery stores, shopping centers. i actually hate the hustle and bustle - i even save my grocery shopping until monday morning because i think the least amount of people will be there.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? well, when i was growing up, my parents purchased an ornament from every place we vacationed. i still love looking at their tree at Christmas time and remembering those fun family trips. As for our tree - we hung a few carabiners on there. that was cool. i like the ornaments that you can put lights into and they move or are illuminated.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? oh man... i'll eat all of it! except for the "salad". why do we ever even call that salad?

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? hm, i'm always so bad at putting together a wish list. i really enjoy most everything. so, most anything. but mostly i want a french press. and a membership to the gym so i can do some rehab on this ankle. and anything off of my etsy list. sweaters. that's a good list.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? oh, i dono.

27. Does Santa wrap your gift or leave them unwrapped? santa does not wrap. he's a man.

I tag....Em and Callie!

1 comment:

aaron said...

Mmmmm... monkey bread....