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22 November 2006 @ 01:24 pm
Christmas Get To Know You  

As per Barbara, I'm passing this along. I like doing these when you guys are involved. :)

Welcome to the 2006 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends!

You know the drill. Highlight, copy, and paste (not forward) and change my answers to your answers.

Be sure to send back to me.

Enjoy!! Everyone has time for a few moments of fun! Don't be a scrooge!!! (And Tayler - I fully expect your WHOLE high school to pass this one around, too!)

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? 

Hot Chocolate with Caramel Ghiradelli.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?

Wrapped under the tree. What fun is just seeing them?

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?

Colored lights on the house since my mother always insisted on it. The white looks great, though.

4. Do you hang mistletoe? 

Several sprigs around the house. And it makes the place smell great.

5. When do you put your decorations up?

On my birthday, Decemeber 11. Was the tradition in my parents' house and we carried it on here.

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)? 

Stuffing (although I'm a cheese for Stovetop) and potatoes. :)

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?  

Sneaking out at 4:00 am to look at presents in the dark. My younger twin sisters and I would all stay in my room and sleep in shifts until it was time to open presents.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?  

I found out from a friend when I was ten, but told myself that he was still real. Even now, I like to forget the reality of it. :)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? 

Nope. Takes some of the fun out of it for me.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?  

Real tree, assorted family ornaments, flying Superman collector's ornament that my parents bought me after I got into Art School, Anissa's heirloom glass, and bead garland.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?

We don't have it! WAAAAAGH!

12. Can you ice skate? 

I used to be able to. I'm not even sure we still have that indoor rink here. I hate Florida.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift? 

There are just too many, although a couple of the 'Lois Lane' lookalike outfits my grandmother bought me coming up were definitely on the top of the list!

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? 

Family! And turkey! And shmaltzy carols! 

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? 

Baklava and Pumpkin-Pecan Pie!

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? 

Midnight dinner on Christmas Eve (Casbah delivers!) and A Christmas Story.

17. What tops your tree? 

I think ours is a crystal spire right now. I'll have to check.

18. Which do you prefer: giving or Receiving? I like both.  I wish I could afford to give more, though. (With Barbara on this one)

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?  

Is one from 'Toys'. 'The Closing of The Year'. Traditional? 'The Little Drummer Boy', I think.

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yummy?  

If it's mint, I'm there. (I'll take your share, Barbara!)

21. Do you shop early or late? 

Early. I work retail. Do you really think I'd be caught died in any of this mess? :)

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Loiskalalanekent on November 22nd, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Sure! Pass it on!
Barbara: Noel Eggnoghtbthomas on November 22nd, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
Bizarre.. I swear LJ just ate this comment...

Anyway, thanks for sharing your answers here! My husband did one that he sent to several of my friends (who I have in common with mark_clark... he's a total goof. Want to read it?
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Loiskalalanekent on November 22nd, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
*clears throat, looks away* Oh, they have a marathon? Really? Gee, I had no clue. :) Guilty as charged on that one!
Loiskalalanekent on November 23rd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
Speaking of Christmas, Bisty love, about our little Christmas extravaganza, what date do all of us need them in? We're a good portion into the first story and might even have an illustration for it! So excited! Let us know!
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Loiskalalanekent on November 23rd, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Sure. I told Noux we should have a little time. Should I send a preview?
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Loiskalalanekent on November 23rd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
Yep. Think so. *LOL* ;D

Sounds good to me. I really love what we did with this, but I'm worried that people will get bored with the story if they know for sure there will be a happy ending after all the darkness in LS. Or will it just make them read it more?

What do you think? Weigh in, guys. Will it make you read more? Especially if it's a really good thing?
Loiskalalanekent on November 23rd, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
This is Anissa stealing Kala's log-in time...

Yes, we'll know it was rigged! As organizer, you should go FIRST :D

And hey, if you get more than 12 people, you can count me and Kala as one author. Since we've got that co-author mind meld goin' on and all.

Last question: How many words/pages defines a ficlet?
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Loiskalalanekent on November 23rd, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
The real Kala back. Yes, we're doing two. One somewhat naughty (though sweet) Christmas Eve and one nice (family) Christmas Day.

And posting the same day sounds like a good idea, especially for the storyline.
Anissa Royanissa7118 on November 23rd, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Hey, you really liked that Pumpkin-Pecan Pie! *blushes* And your new favorite gift will be this year's, because it yaps!
Loiskalalanekent on November 23rd, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Thought she was a birthday present? God, I can't wait to see her!