1. Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping yet? For some, have you started? How far along are you?
Oh, not even close. I've done some but not nearly as much as I should. I'd say I'm about halfway done.
2. What is the favorite Christmas present you've bought for someone else and why?
I don't have one just yet--it will probably end up being something for Gracelyn and/or Davis. Why? Becuase it's so much fun to buy for kids--I just go to the toy store, find something I want to help them play with and buy it. LOL
3. Have you had time to do any Christmas baking? What is your favorite Christmas-time cookie or sweet?
I love the holiday cookie baking. I've done some--I got a new cook book of cookie recipes that I'm trying out. And my favorite cookie is the fruitcake cookie.
4. How many Christmas parties have you been to? How many more left to come?
None and I don't think there are any of my calendar
BONUS. One of the favorite holiday-party traditions is the White Elephant or Dirty Santa game. Couple of questions. Do you like these games? What is the best or worst White Elephant gift you've received?
I have never been a big fan of the White Elephant or Dirty Santa. I tend to put a bit more thought into the gift--as in what would be something for under five or ten bucks I'd like to get--than others do. Or at least the others who give gifts to me. I hate it when you open a crappy gift that no one wants because that ends the fun of the game for you since no one will trade with you. One year I got an old LP of Richard Simmons doing weight loss stuff from some woman who remembered the office holiday party the day off and just dug into her closet to find some crap to give away. Yes, it was that bad. And yes, I am still bitter...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/15/2004 09:05:00 AM