Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas chain letter: Feel free to play along at home.

You know those chain letter emails people send out that have questions that are all about you, and you're supposed to answer them and then return it to the person who sent it to you and then send it out to a bazillion other people? I secretly love these things, but I don't want to send them out to my friends and family and become "that guy" who sends forwards others find annoying. So I have come up with this comprimise.

I am posting this one that I recieved today along with my little quips for you to read and enjoy or to skip over in disgust. If you like to play these types of reindeer games: please copy the whole thing, delete my answers and fill in your own, and email me YOUR answers or post them in the blog comments for this post, which would be kinda cool. Then I can read my friends and families comments without being the annoying forwarding guy. Win-Win, right? No obligation, of course, but feel free to do so if you want. By the way, my email address is socnorb777@hotmail.com, in case you didn't already know that.

Oh, and I have no idea why there is no #8. I didn't edit the email as it came to me, and for some reason, it skips from 7 to 9. I really wish that it was nine that was missing, because then I could make the "Why is six afraid of seven?" joke. (Because Seven Eight Nine) But alas, 8 is the number that will soon be on milk cartons.


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags for the win!

2. Real tree or Artificial? For the sake of my marriage and my kids, Real.

3. When do you put up the tree? Whenever we have a chance, it just happened that we did it tonight.

4. When do you take the tree down? This year? December 24th.


5. Do you like eggnog? Do I like deliciousness? Of course!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? I'm sure it was probably video games.


7. Hardest person to buy for? Jennifer (But she's not THAT hard.) Actually, it may be my mom, because she never actually wants to get a gift.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, a Fisher Price Little People one, because I'm cool like that.


10. Snail Mail or Email Christmas cards? Blog!

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received: I refuse to answer this question on the blog in case by some random chance the person who gave this gift to me stumbled across this answer, got upset with me, and then didn't give me another terrible gift. It's a little strange, but I delight in getting terrible gifts. I will confess that the particular terrible gift of which I am thinking I received on two different Christmases from the same people. I pray to the gods of comedy that they someday give it to me again, because if that should happen I would laugh until I cry, and that is truly the spirit of Christmas.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Three way tie: A Christmas story, Ernest saves Christmas, and Christmas Vacation. Asking me to choose between those is like asking me to pick my favorite kid. There is just no way I can do it.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? This year? I started in July.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Probably from Jennifer, but even worse she once made me a sandwich out of meat she found in a trashcan. I married her anyway, because true love is blind and also very resistant to parasites.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Steak, but that's not exclusive to Christmas.


16. Lights on the tree? Who doesn't have lights on their tree? Perhaps I just don't understand this question.

17. Favorite Christmas song? No contest, "Have yourself a Merry little Christmas." in a landslide. I love that song.


18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Sure, why not? I'm open to either, I just happen to be heading to Chicago this year.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all? -I swear I pulled that out from MEMORY!


20. Angel on the tree top or a star? John Elway with the kung fu action grip.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas day? Whenever, as long as eventually I get to open them.


22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Christmas music playing ubiquitously beginning in September. Ugh.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Snowmen or Ninjas, it's a tossup.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Taquitos. (Although no one ever takes me seriously when I suggest Taquitos for Christmas dinner.)


25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Peace on Earth, Good will to men. Plus a John Elway with the kung fu action grip.

2 comments:

Audrey said...

By the way, #8, is "Who is the easiest person in your life to buy for?"

Love your blog!
Audrey
P.S. Tell Jen hi!!

Julia said...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Real for the scent and the sake of realness - but fake for convenience!

3. When do you put up the tree? Uhh...well...after the baby is born.

4. When do you take the tree down? This year? When the cats have thoroughly destroyed it.

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes - but not the store bought kinds that taste like black licorice..uck!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hmm...I remember being really excited when I got the walking doll that was like 3 feet tall when I was 6ish.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Well, let's just say people that already have everything. Jen's pretty easy 'cause she tells you exactly what she wants. :-)

8. Who is the easiest person in your life to buy for? Myself. I know what I like and what I'll use. Is this selfish?

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope - we have a ways to go in getting Christmas decor in our house.

10. Snail Mail or Email Christmas cards? BOTH!

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received: Stuff that you can't use.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I don't really have a tradition of watching Christmas movies. I do have to say, though, that Family Stone was pretty funny even though it's not part of the traditional Christmas move bunch - and it's a take on Meet the Parents.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Beginning of December - though I tried to get everything before Thanksgiving this year. And I still haven't finished.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can remember, but that doesn't mean much.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Cinnabun!

16. Lights on the tree? I think they mean which color of lights. I prefer white, but the multi-color are nice, too.

17. Favorite Christmas song? Oh Holy Night or the First Noel.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Either as long as I'm with family.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? No, but thanks to Craig I might get a few.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel even though we have a star that's barely holding on.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas day? Christmas morning and then eat Cinnabun!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? There's so much hype and then absolutely nothin' but a LONG, COLD January! :-(

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Not sure.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Roast beef? What are taquitos?

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I've already got it - Olivia and my family coming up to visit.