Christmas Mystery

jitcrunchI don’t usually do these (got this one over at Amy’s Bad Groove), but I thought since I have had some new lurkers and some increas in traffic, I thought I would give everyone a chance to know a little bit more about me.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags—easier to do, less fighting with the scotch tape
2. Real tree or Artificial? I love real ones, but my allergies don’t
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving weekend
4. When do you take the tree down? February…seriously, I take it down either on Christmas day or the day after
5. Do you like eggnog? Nope
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Grease Soundtrack—purchased as an album (not CD or cassette for me on this on
7. Hardest person to buy for? Postman (my hubby)
8. Easiest person to buy for? Little Smoke
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes (a small one)
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail-job security for my husband, The Postman
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Probably the year I got nothing from my ex-husband-that’s why he is now my ex.—cheap and lazy to shop for me that year
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? One Magic Christmas
13. When do you start shopping? The week after Thanksgiving.  I hate shopping, crowds, etc.  I think I inherited the male gene of shopping
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yeppers—planning to regift one this year
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Oreo Balls
16. Lights on the tree? Of course…best thing about it all, I have a prelit tree and don’t have to string them on the tree
17. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home—once again that whole crowd thing gets in the way
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Yes—Matt, Ryan, Kevin, Jeff, Jimmie, Dale, Greg, Tony…oh wait those aren’t his reindeer, but I bet he could to everyone’s houses very quickly
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? I have a star
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve? Christmas? Usually Christmas Eve, but with Little Smoke’s adoption, definitely Christmas day this year
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? I hate to say it, but those little bell ringers standing outside the stores and of course crowds. 
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? NASCAR
24.Favorite Ornament on tree?  My new Daytona 500 Hallmark ornament and of course my Tony Stewart one
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Two tickets to Daytona 500 (wink, wink)
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Crap shoot
27. Who is least likely to respond to this? Crap shoot
28. What was your most memorable magical Christmas memory from your adulthood? This year will be the first for Little Smoke, the little boy we adopted last month
29. Have you ever been involved in a Christmas gift prank? Can’t say that I have, but I am definitely one who would join in if asked
30. Favorite Christmas Cartoon? Frosty the Snowman



Christmas Cards

One last post before I leave for Chicago…

I received something very interesting in the mail yesterday.  I received samples of Christmas cards and an order form.  I have to say they weren’t bad cards and I kind of liked them all, with ONE exception…they were from the University of Texas.  That’s right, an alum from Texas Tech University who holds two degrees from this fine institution, received an information and samples on the latest UT Christmas cards.  Now, I am really thinking about ordering a box of each with a little modifications…tell me what you think.

Since I have a color copier/scanner at home, I will probably copy them, put them in the pre-paid envelope, and send them BACK to whence they came.  Do you think they would get the picture?