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December 30th, 2007

Post-Christmas Survey

Nabbed this from the always lovely Darling Niki over at MySpace.

I always, for memory's sake, like to keep a list of what I received for Christmas...this little meme allows me to do that and record a few of 2007 Christmas's memorable events. Cheers.

1. Who did you spend your Christmas with?
Christmas Eve with Baret's family & Christmas day with mine. Ava was there, and that must *made* the holiday.

2. What did you get?
Actually I like to make a list of this every year for posterity, so here we go:
From Mom I got - as always - many great things...a slew of books from my Amazon Wish List, including When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, Wonder When You'll Miss Me and Circling the Drain by Amanda Davis, Pregnant Darkness by Monika Wikman, Erotic Astrology by Olivia, More Messages from Michael by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and a new coffee table book (I collect these), Mythology. Also from my list, one of the Future Sounds of Jazz series (I want to own them all), Future Sounds of Jazz, Vol. 8. There was also a lovely, little sleep pant-set and four new shirts (which I needed). The only time I dress with any sense of style is when I wear clothes Mom and Amber buy for me or hand down to me. She also thew in the game Prison Tycoon 2: Maximum Security - while the game engine itself needs some work, I actually enjoy playing it (I'm a gamer - I can enjoy playing just about anything). Of course, she - as always - included my old stand-by, Witches' Calendar 2008. There was one year she forgot to get it for me and, I tell you, it was a miserable year! I was all off not knowing where the planets or when the Moon would be full. I must have this calendar every year, you see - it's a prerequisite in my life.

My sister got me The Golden Girls: The Complete First Season on DVD; I'm already more than halfway through it. I love this show! My brother got me a $25 gift certificate to Amazon. My "step-father" got me this awesome book, The Dead Guy Interviews by Michael A. Stusser (I'm already finished reading it!). From my grandfather, I received Dexter - The First Season on DVD and the book, Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, from which the show is based. Dad got us a new set of bath towels to add to the set he got us last year (we needed them). I received a beautiful glass candlestick from Baret's Dad (and a $100!) and a box of assorted teas (Tazo - yum!) from Baret's sister & her family. Baret's Mom sent us some money - more than she should have, the dear.

If there is anymore, I honestly can't remember it right now.

3. Where did you go for dinner?
We had Christmas dinner (supper) with my family at my grandfather's, as we do every year.

4. What time did you get up?
About 6am - my sis was the only other person in the house stirring. Slowly everyone joined us - but nothing began until Ava woke up.

5. Any traditions you carried on?
Just everyone joining up at Pa's for the second wave of Christmas Day.

6. What was the best gift you got?
That's a tough one - everything was really great. I really did love the clothes I got from Mom - they were all very much needed and all soo cute and flattering.

7. Who do you wish you spent Christmas with?
Those who know, know.

8. Did you do anything Christmas night?
On Christmas Eve, we met up at The Worm's uncle's for their traditional firework blow-out. His uncle spends a few hundred bucks on fireworks, there are huge pots of gumbo, and everyone just hangs out, watches the show, and has a lovely time.

9. Did you get engaged on Christmas Day?
No...but I honestly thought it might happen.

10. Did you get a pet for Christmas?
No, I did not.

11. What did you really want for Christmas but didn't get?
Tabla drums - but I wasn't expecting any.

12. Who bought you presents?
The usual suspects.

13. Overall how was your Christmas?
Getting to have it with Ava made it absolutely wonderful and magical.

14. Did you go shopping the day after christmas?
Oh hell no - never have, never will.

15. What did you buy?
Gifts for, again, the usual suspects.

16. Did you have to return anything?
Nope.

17. What was the worst gift you got?
They all rocked.

18. Was the mall crowded the day after Christmas?
I wasn't shopping, but was stuck at work. Though, had I been home, I still would not have known because I refuse to face the stores on that day.

19. Did you have to work on the day after Christmas?
Yes. Normally we have off and work Christmas Eve, but because the eve fell on Monday this year, they switcheroo'ed it.

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One Response to “Post-Christmas Survey”

  1. Andy
    Andy says:

    My christmas isn't complete just yet. People were hanging on to gifts until eeryone got back from the holiday. But my GF got me a signed copy of "World War Z" by Max Brooks and my roommies gave me a despair.com "Contents under Pressure" shirt and a copy of "Paprika" - a very trippy anime.

    And my girlfriend tolerated me and provided me with lots of sex. :)

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