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You take each line and replace it with a single word of your choosing. Yes, just one word!!
Afterward, tag seven folks…
You’re feeling: cold
To your left: lamp (unshaded)
On your mind: blogging
Last meal included: spaghetti
You sometimes find it hard to: sleep
The weather: crisp
Something you have a collections of: DVDs
A smell that cheers you up: coffee
A smell that can ruin your mood: (cat) poop
How long since you last shaved: day (1)
The current state of your hair: shaggy
The largest item on your desk right now (besides computer): printer/scanner
Your skill with chopsticks: excellent
Which section you head to first in the bookstore: new releases
And after that?: fiction
Something you are craving: (banana crème) pie
Your general thoughts on the presidential race: long (second choice: boring)
How many times have you been hospitalized this year: none
A favorite place to go for quiet time: sleep
You’ve always secretly thought you’d be a good: teacher
Something that freaks you out a little: cockroaches
Something you’ve eaten too much of lately: junk
You have never: Vegas’d
You never want to: fail
Man, that’s harder than it looks. Hence me cheating so much to clarify what kind of poop or what kind of pie. What’s even harder is trying to tag seven people, so I’m going to cheat and not do that. If you want to be tagged, then say I tagged you so I feel like I’ve done my part.
Squirrel Queen tagged me, so here goes nothing. In the spirit of my newfound desire not to be the Grinch’s meaner half-uncle, it’s a Christmas-themed Xmas meme!
Rules for the game include:
1) Link to the person that tagged you, 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.
4) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends.
1. Wrapping or gift bags? I prefer bags, just because, like most folks without a retail background and with absolutely no patience, my wrapped gifts look awful.
2. Real or artificial tree? Most of my life, we had fake trees; there were a few years awhile back we had real trees, but these days we’re treeless. There’s a cat in the house after all.
3. When do you put up the tree? Generally, we don’t. Before, we usually did it mid-December.
4. When do you take the tree down? After New Year’s, but before the Super Bowl.
5. Do you like eggnog? I agree Squirrel Queen—give me boiled custard, or give me death. My mom likes eggnog, and I like bourbon, so maybe she and I can compromise.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? Anything electronic.
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope, and my idea for a fight scene between Santa Claus and Cobra Commander got shot down, too.
8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Nothing immediately springs to mind, though I have been disappointed by the performance of some gifts.
9. Mail or email Christmas cards? In case you missed the post below, mail. Even if I’ll see you between now and Christmas, you’re still getting mail. And you’ll like it, ass!
10. Favorite Christmas Movie? Reindeer Games, starring Ben Affleck and Lt. Dan, featuring Naked Charlize Theron before she could act.
11. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I start as soon as possible, though since I tend to buy from Amazon, I have a lot of boxes laying around the house for November.
12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Everything, especially candy canes, bourbon balls, fudge, chocolate anything, desserts, and all that fattening stuff that still manages to go great with the beer in the Samuel Adams Winter Collection
13. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Must… resist… urge… to make… lynching joke… ah, screw it. If it’s hanging from my tree, it has to be colored.
14. Favorite Christmas song? Pretty much any of the many Christmas songs by The Vandals.
15. Travel at Christmas or stay home? We go to relatives’ houses. Used to do two in one day, but now just one.
16. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer. They call them Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen… Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. And yes I recall… THE most faaaaamous reindeeer of allll… Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
17. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star.
18. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? Christmas Eve, but Santa usually ends up bringing surprise presents Christmas morning.
19. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Crowds and lousy TV specials
20. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? We don’t have a tree, but the house is generally festooned with Christmas-themed stuff.
21. What do you leave for Santa? Half a kilo of uncut Colombian marching powder. Oh, wait, that’s what I hope Santa leaves for me. Diet Pepsi and peanut brittle?
22. Least favorite holiday song? “Do They Know Its Christmas” by the disgusting Band Aid.
23. Favorite ornament? Hmmm… I don’t think I have one, but I did buy someone a Godzilla plushie that ended up becoming a permanent addition to her Christmas tree, which is pretty cool.
Take it away, boys and girls!
So according to the memes found at Mingle2 via Newscoma and everyone else, I’m 87% addicted to my R-rated blog (for saying penis twice and bastards once… I guess that’s penis four times and bastards three times now), and only 71% addicted to coffee. My dead body is worth $4425, so maybe I should cut back on the coffee and blogging.
The internet can tell you all sorts of great things these days, like how much you like certain things, how addicted to substances you are, and how much money your corpse is worth after you kick the bucket. Now if only someone could point me in the direction of places where I can enhance my sex drive, refinance my home loans, attract the opposite sex, get out of debt, buy cheap prescription drugs, and mighty my penis. Gussy it up however you want, Trebek.
I suppose the tubes can’t do everything for me.
So the lovely and talented Klinde tagged me for a pre-bed ritual meme. I have to list six weird things I do either getting ready to sleep or while sleeping. I’m not sure how weird these are, but what the hell?
1. I have to go to the bathroom and wash my hands before going to sleep. This is generally the last thing I do, too. I’m not sure why, but I can’t leave the house (or work) without making sure I’ve stopped by the bathroom. I guess 25 years of ‘make sure you pee before you leave the house, because we’re not stopping’ takes its toll on you.
2. I triple-check all my alarm clocks. I have three alarms that go off (first my real clock, 15 minutes later my TV, and 30 minutes later my phone) and I make sure they’re all set properly. I’m a heavy sleeper, as I tend to take a long time to actually get to sleep, so I always have trouble waking up. Wjich leads to my next point…
3. I tend to do things in my sleep. Sometimes I have conversations with people, sometimes I turn on the TV, and a lot of the time I get up and turn off my big alarm clock. Hence the two other alarms designed to make sure I wake up in a reasonable amount of time (which usually allows me to get to work only 5 minutes late).
4. I have to sleep on my stomach/extreme side with one arm under my head. I absolutely cannot get to sleep any other way without serious effort on my part to make myself sleep.
5. I have to have something covering me. From an electric blanket in winter to a light sheet in the spring, to a blanket again when the air conditioner is cranked up to nipple-hardeningly cold, I cannot be exposed to ‘the elements’, except for my feet. My feet can be covered or uncovered, depending on the ambient room temperature.
6. I have to know where my TV remote, cable remote, drink, and cell phone are before I can sleep. If for some reason I can’t find one of those things, I will not sleep until everything is accounted for, no matter how long that might take.
“I am unique”
Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive.
How to Get Along with Me
- Give me plenty of compliments. They mean a lot to me.
- Be a supportive friend or partner. Help me to learn to love and value myself.
- Respect me for my special gifts of intuition and vision.
- Though I don’t always want to be cheered up when I’m feeling melancholy, I sometimes like to have someone lighten me up a little.
- Don’t tell me I’m too sensitive or that I’m overreacting!
What I Like About Being a FOUR
- my ability to find meaning in life and to experience feeling at a deep level
- my ability to establish warm connections with people
- admiring what is noble, truthful, and beautiful in life
- my creativity, intuition, and sense of humor
- being unique and being seen as unique by others
- having aesthetic sensibilities
- being able to easily pick up the feelings of people around me
What’s Hard About Being a FOUR
- experiencing dark moods of emptiness and despair
- feelings of self-hatred and shame; believing I don’t deserve to be loved
- feeling guilty when I disappoint people
- feeling hurt or attacked when someone misundertands me
- expecting too much from myself and life
- fearing being abandoned
- obsessing over resentments
- longing for what I don’t have
FOURs as Children Often
- have active imaginations: play creatively alone or organize playmates in original games
- are very sensitive
- feel that they don’t fit in
- believe they are missing something that other people have
- attach themselves to idealized teachers, heroes, artists, etc.
- become antiauthoritarian or rebellious when criticized or not understood
- feel lonely or abandoned (perhaps as a result of a death or their parents’ divorce)
- help their children become who they really are
- support their children’s creativity and originality
- are good at helping their children get in touch with their feelings
- are sometimes overly critical or overly protective
- are usually very good with children if not too self-absorbed
Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele