Since it's Christmas Eve and I'm bored to tears at work with 2.5 hours left until I can leave, I figured I'd give it a go.
1.) DID YOU DONATE ANY MONEY/GIFTS/TIME TO CHARITY THIS YEAR?
I used to make a few larger donations to my favorite charities each year. This year I made smaller donations (< $100) to several charities that caught my eye as I strolled through the interwebs. I just hope I can find all the receipts come tax time!
2.) WERE YOU IN A HURRY TO GROW UP AS A CHILD? DO YOU EVER WISH YOU HAD ENJOYED BEING A KID MORE?
I had a fairly chaotic childhood and in some ways had to grow up too fast. Even so, I always wanted to be an adult so I could have at least some control over what happened to me. I would've liked to have a childhood more like my kids', but then I wouldn't be the piece of work that is me, I guess.
3.) WHAT SNACK DID YOU USED TO LEAVE SANTA? DID YOU EVER CATCH A PARENT PUTTING AWAY OR EATING THE TREAT YOU LEFT FOR SANTA?
Hell, it was so long ago I don't remember. Probably cookies and I don't remember seeing anyone eating them.
4.) IF YOU WERE NOT RELATED TO YOUR COUSINS, ARE THEY PEOPLE YOU WOULD PICK AS FRIENDS?
I haven't seen my cousins for decades! I have no idea. I can think of a few of them I'd probably get along with, if we met now.
5.) WHEN WAS YOUR LAST AWKWARD MOMENT? WHAT HAPPENED?
Geez, there are so many that I generally blank them out as I go along. One that sticks with me was my 'muffin visit' with Neighbor Lady last year.
6.) WHAT IS ONE GIFT YOU WOULD BE REALLY EXCITED TO RECEIVE THIS HOLIDAY?
Cash. Lots of cash. Like, several tens of thousands. A hundred grand would take care of a lot of outstanding issues, IYKWIM.
7.) WHEN STAYING WITH RELATIVES/HAVING RELATIVES STAY WITH YOU FOR THE HOLIDAYS, IS SEX A GO OR PUT ON HOLD?
It's a go, if I'm sure we can get away with it. I really would never want to embarrass anyone.
8.) DO YOU HAVE ANY TRADITIONS FOR THE HOLIDAYS? (ie opening one gift Christmas Eve and saving the rest for Christmas Day, opening them all Christmas Eve, listening to a particular holiday CD while opening gifts, preparing a special breakfast, ETC)
All my traditions changed a couple of years ago when I divorced so I'm in the process of reinventing them. This year we're trying out a Christmas Day movie marathon (Star Wars, the original three) with sushi and udon noodles for dinner.
9.) WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD BE EMBARRASSED TO RECEIVE AS A GIFT?
Lingerie. Sex toys. Not to say I wouldn't be a little intrigued, but I would definitely be embarrassed!
10.) DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
I collect crap. Old computers, paperback sci fi/fantasy books, boxes (might need to ship something, you know), and anything that I might need someday. 'Cause ya never know, ya know?
Hey, that was kind of fun. May have to do that again sometime.