Jimbo at Parkway Rest Stop asked me to participate in a meme, and since I owe him one, (and I have nothing else to post), here goes:
1.Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper, usually. I try to get my daughter to wrap for me.
2.Real tree or artificial? A huge artificial tree 8' tall. The box weighs about 5,000 lbs.
3.When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend. We have two trees, plus sometimes the kids have smaller ones in their rooms.
4.When do you take the tree down? Sometime around New Years, never before, sometimes later.
5.Do you like eggnog? I would rather drink liquid dog turds. Waste of good rum.
6.Favorite gift you received as a child? a wooden "Daniel Boone" gun? I think alcohol has destroyed most of my memory cells.
7.Do you have a nativity scene? Nope
8.Hardest person to buy for? My parents, but I do not really buy for anyone except the wife. She is impossible because she never gives any hints or suggestions. I buy whatever suits my fancy and she returns it and buys what she wants. It would be much simpler to tell me what she wants, but you know...women.
9.Easiest person to buy for? See above, I delegate the shopping to the one with taste.
10.Mail or email Christmas cards? I always have the best intentions to send cards. I do mail Christmas cards to my customers, if that counts.
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? It is an honor to get any gift.
12.Favorite Christmas movie? Holiday Inn.
13.When do you start shopping? Mid December
14.Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope.
15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Everything! I make a huge Christmas feast -- Turkey, noodles, mashed potatoes, the works. I eat until I am sick and love every bit of it!
16.Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear.
17.Favorite Christmas song? Silver Bells. I love Christmas music and I start listening to it by early November. Oh Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells, Baby, its cold outside...
18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Hit the relatives on Christmas eve, stay home on Christmas for about the last ten years
19.Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeers? Oh yes
20.Angel on the tree top or a star? The small tree has an angel, the big one a star
21.Open the presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas Morning — always.
22.Most annoying thing about this time of year? The unending campaign to take Christmas out of Christmas. I have not yet seen an attempt to make Hanukkah or Ramadan more "secular"
23.Do you have Jebus in your heart this Christmas? Christmas is the birthday of Jesus.
24.What would you like for Christmas? A winning lottery ticket for a minimum of $100,000 would be nice. A good cigar and some sex would suffice. I probably will get neither.