Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at: http://www.stilettoheights.etsy.com

Monday, December 10, 2007

Random Holiday Survey Part II

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate? well, I like to toss a little egg nog in my hot chocolate, you know, instead of a splash of milk. I am gluttonous like that.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? he wraps them, even though wasting all that paper makes the environment cry....unless the packages are too big then they are just under the tree

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? white lights only...though I'll admit to a string of colored lights on our dining room tree, but that tree is the gaudy one anyway, so it fits.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? no....because I am afraid I would be under it and my bubs would not kiss me and then I would spend the rest of the day feeling neurotic ands insecure.

5. When do you put your decorations up? right after Thanksgiving, but Christmas music starts in mid November.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? potatoes and bread, and dishes of little salted cashews (does that count)

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child? The year there was a giant Cabbage Patch Kid crisis and they were sold out everywhere...my mom ended up getting one for me last minute from someone who had bought a bunch and was selling them at a high price...unknown to my mom, my father had called in some favors to someone he knew in Japan and had one sent to me from there. It was not the presents themselves that made the holiday, but the lengths that my parents went to to make me smile.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? a former bff found out and spoiled it for me....god forbid she allow me to be happy for one last Christmas (bitch)

9. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? Well we have one nice tree that is all red and gold Christmas balls, white ligfhts and ribbon, it's beautiful, then we have the other tree that has the colored lights and the misc. ornaments...I am still trying to get one more little tree for my studio. That will be pink, silver and black.

10. Snow! Love it or dread it? love the way it looks until about January 5th, then it should be gone.

11. Can you ice skate? no....there is a scene in The Omen II that sort of spoiled ice skating for me.

12. Do you remember your favorite gift? Victorian Dollhouse my dad made for me. Sadly it is gone now.

13. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? I would say family but I don't see my mom on the holiday so it actually is quite sad, so I would say the holiday is bittersweet now, but it reminds me of all the things that should be important.

14. What is your favorite holiday dessert? I can't play favorites with desserts. I guess I will say Christmas cookies and whoopie pies

15. What is your favorite holiday tradition? People giving me presents.

16. What tops your tree? star

17. Which do you prefer, giving or receiving? both, I won't lie, I ,love anything presents

18. What is your favorite Christmas song? Oh Holy Night

19. Candy canes? no, but one was attached to my latest electric bill.

20. Favorite Christmas movie? Little Women, A Christmas Carol

21. What do you leave for Santa? I eat cookies and skip the whole leaving and waiting game.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Karen Beth :) said...

I guess wrapping paper is bad for the environment and I love to help the environment but it is just so pretty. I use TONS of it. Tee hee. :) Oh well... once a year isn't too bad, right??

1:51 PM  
Blogger SadieAndLeo said...

Whoopie pies, OMG I want one right now!

2:28 PM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

It is eerie how similar we are. I would've put the same thing for so many of these! My dad made me a victorian (I think) doll house one year. My fave xmas movie is Little Women. I, too, remember the Cabbage Patch craze, and getting one!!!
But Santa didn't wrap the pressies under the tree. I guess my santa cared more about the environment than yours--haha!
Awesome survey, Jenn! Sorry i haven't stopped by for a while. The xmas season has me on overdrive.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Chickenbells said...

What a fun list! I remember the Cabbage Patch thing...my mother told my sister, "DON'T even ask for one...it's not going to happen!!!" and my dad got one and gave it to her...and she looked at it and said..."OH" and about burst into tears...she wouldn't even play with it because it freaked her out so bad (probably because she wanted one and then my mother thought there was no way, so she gave up...man it hurts to get what you really want sometimes!) All us older kids were jealous, and on the ride home, I finally talked her into playing with it...

And it was all better. (I got a preemie the next year...wheee!!)

10:17 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Speaking of holiday gluttony, I just had a mug of hot chocolate and two frosted sugar cookies for "breakfast". Not a proud moment.

7:35 AM  
Blogger machi said...

Oh yes I remember the whole cabbage patch doll thing too! i got one, but it was from a neighbor's grandmother who knew someone who worked at the factory...or something. or maybe it was a reject one 'cause it didn't come with the box and stuff. Ha!! To think, maybe I had a reject cabbage patch doll! haha...my mom never liked them, she thought they were too ugly!

8:12 AM  

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