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December 24, 2002

This or That Tuesday, Holiday edition

1. Opening presents...rip 'em open with all abandon, or carefully open, preserving the pretty paper for recycling? If the paper's ugly, then I rip with abandon. If it's pretty, I open it carefully so I can save some of it for the scrapbook that I'll keep someday.

2. Do you and yours take turns, opening one gift at a time, or does everyone just rip into everything at the same time? Nobody takes turns; it's chaos in the living room, with the family dog barking excitedly.

3. If you get something you don't like...do you try to return it, or keep it so as not to hurt the giver's feelings? So far, the only thing I've returned is a Mariah Carey greatest hits cd; it was just something I had to do. But no one's given me anything so heinous that I couldn't put it somewhere and forget about it.

4. Do you spend the holiday at home (yours or someone else's), or do you go out and eat, see the newest movie, whatever? It's been a weird couple of years for us, so we try to do something outside the house. Our first year in New York I took Scott into the city, and we ended up seeing The Straight Story. Last year we visited my family. This year, since we can't go anywhere, we're gonna hang with Zeebah, Lauren and Sarah and we'll honor the day with an outing for LOTR: The Two Towers. (Woohoo!)

5. What do you do with Christmas cards after the holiday is over? Save them, or toss them? Save them! The ones I care about, anyway.

6. Cook Christmas dinner, or does someone else do that? Hah. Somebody else.

7. It's Christmas Eve, and you have run out of wrapping paper. Do you go out and buy more, or wrap the rest of the gifts in the Sunday comics? The comics, or tissue paper. I have rubber stamps so I can decorate plain surfaces.

8. On Christmas morning...up at the crack of dawn, eagerly anticipating the loot...or would you rather sleep in? Crack of dawn when I was a kid, but these days we sleep in. I still like the early Christmas mornings, though, when the whole day is ahead of you, and your favorite people are going to be there to spend it with you.

9. Do you want a white or a green Chrismas? The people who are all dreaming of a white Christmas better also be dreaming of shoveling all that white stuff. A light powder's okay by me, but the stuff that makes getting around a burden I'm not so keen on. Not when I have to go to work the next day.

10. Going to church on Christmas...yes or no? Going to see The Two Towers is my form of worship.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:46 AM | Memes | Comments (2)

Comments

i rip them open like a cat at a his scratching post! and isn't that a funny sight - a llama scratching like a cat?

Posted by: Green Llama at December 24, 2002 10:47 PM

i rip them open like a cat at a his scratching post! and isn't that a funny sight - a llama scratching like a cat?

Posted by: Green Llama at December 24, 2002 10:47 PM