Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Meme

1) Link to the person that tagged you (King Tiger) and post the rules on your blog.

2) Share Christmas facts about yourself.

3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Yeah, we'll see.

4) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes:

1. Wrapping or gift bags? I'm a wrapper, my wife a bagger.

2. Real or artificial tree? Faker. Easy cleanup, and it's all I've had since I was very young.

3. When do you put up the tree? After my wife has asked me twice to bring it up from the basement- usually the first or second week after Turkey Day.

4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime after New Year's. Probably after the BCS Championship game, this year.

5. Do you like eggnog? Eh. Rather have a Coke.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Sad to say, I can't think of one. I remember some disappointments, though... (someday, huge Grinch Doll, I will find you!) Maybe my Battlestar Galactica Viper that actually shot the red plastic bit across the room.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, but the figures have been replaced with my Hallmark Star Wars figures- Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, statue of Bob Marley, etc.

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Not getting the aforementioned Grinch Doll. It's 30 years later, and I'm still bitter. Maybe the year I sacrificed Birthday and Christmas gifts to get a bike- nothing special, just a regular old 10-speed.

9. Mail or email Christmas cards? Enclosed in the cookies I mailed this week. If you didn't get cookies, well, ya didn't make the cut!

10. Favorite Christmas movie? Die Hard.

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Sometime in December. I buy very few gifts, for my wife mainly.

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Wife's cookies and brownies. Dove Chocolates.

13. Clear lights or colored? Colored! What's the point of clear?

14. Favorite Christmas song? Little Drummer Boy, Vienna Boys Choir can make me cry. We Three Kings version by Book of Love is fun, as is Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses- but I'd have to say my favorite is Fairytale of New York by the Pogues with Kristy MacColl.

Travel at Christmas or stay at home? STAY AT HOME. The greatest thing about finally being an adult and owning a home- people now come here!

16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Um. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Candi, Lari, Bunny Sexin? Rudolf?

17. Angel or star on the top of your tree? Angel.

18. Open your presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Christmas morning.

19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? People.

20. What do you leave for Santa? A written warning about trespassing. Next year I won't be so nice.

21. Least favorite holiday song? That stupid shoes song.

22. Do you decorate your tree with any specific theme or color? No, but next year our tree will be only Hallmark ornaments. The side of the tree facing my chair in the living room has all my Hallmark Star Trek and Star Wars ornaments, as well as my scary freaky ornament collection- including the little zombie Amish Girl.

23. Favorite ornament? My Talking Darth Vader.

My “tags”

I'm punking out on the tags! The chain stops here, man!

Friday, December 14, 2007

New addition to blog roll; The Johnny Law Chronicles

and from him I found Another Day at the Hall-

Both are good, Law-Enforcement type blogs. I grew up around many LEO's,
and I have always had profound respect for them and the jobs they do. Cop's are always
10 feet tall and who you go to when you are in trouble- at least, they still are in my book.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Retail Hell, pt2

Christmas shopping season is killing me (aka we're busy, which is good). I hope to have a real post soon.