I think I mentioned last week that me and 7 of my author pals are doing a group promotion this month, “visiting” with some of our best blogger buds, and keeping the party going on our own blogs by answering 8 holiday-themed questions. My turn! After I answer mine, I’ll give you a reminder of when the other gals are posting. Seriously, go check them out!
Ho, ho, ho–and have a great day!
1. What is your best (or worst) holiday memory?
I don’t think I have a best or worst, but for some reason the memory that popped right into my my head was the Christmas when my aunt and uncle (he’s no longer with us) came over to our house the day after Christmas with a giant cardboard “chimney” box packed with presents for me and my siblings, which was very cool in and of itself. But in that chimney for me was an inflatable house for my Bionic Woman doll! Anyone else have one of those (doll, house, or both)? Man I loved that thing!
2. What’s the most embarrassing/most disappointing gift you ever received?
This will be kind of terrible to admit… But here we go. You may not know that I’m a pretty passionate cook (not really baker, but I try sometimes). Anyway, I’m always reading food magazines, clipping recipes, trying new things. You get the idea. For our first Christmas, my new boyfriend gave me, as a gift, a Christmas GIFT, a powder pink William Sonoma apron (and matching potholders). Well I have to admit, I was appalled. I mean, here we were in the early days of our relationship, when you’re kind of expecting to open a red lace G-string or the like, and you get an APRON!?!? It was a really sweet gift though, and we did laugh about it right away. And that boyfriend is my husband, now going on nine years. And while I could probably only wear a G-string from back in the day on my wrist with this post-baby body, I do still have that apron! (Which, if you know how to wear an apron the right way, can sometimes be “lingerie.” LOL!)
Favorite holiday beverage?
Does Champagne count as “holiday”? Because I could (and maybe do) indulge in that delightful sparkly magic every week!
What would you add to a snowman to personalize it?
When my oldest was about three, we had a snowfall that was really a no-fall. But she was desperate to build a snowman, so we built a “snowgirl.” We gave her “lipstick” and a pink hat, and bling–some beads I had “earned” in New Orleans way back in another life time. Such a nice mingling of traditions, I know. They don’t call me “mother of the year” for nothing!
What are three things you can’t survive the holidays without?
3. Booze (please see 1 and 2).
Santa – sexy or let’s just be friends?
Oooo, Santa baby, please hurry down the chimney tonight! LOL! Well, let’s just say Santa was never sexy to me before my husband became a dad, so now, well, SEXY! I have to say though, I’m not sure my little one will ever warm to Santa, friend or lover. Exhibit A: Her first Christmas:
Favorite holiday song, album or movie?
It’s A Wonderful Life gets me every time. Full disclosure: I have a mad nerd-crush on Jimmy Stewart and I always have. I just adore him! But it’s also a really good story, that movie. I mean, here’s a guy that pretty much shelves everything he ever wanted to do for the good of everyone else in Bedford Falls, which is incredibly depressing. But then, when he needs help, everyone in the town comes to his rescue. I cry my eyes out every time!
It’s midnight New Year’s Eve – you can kiss any celebrity, living or dead. Who’s it going to be?
Please see above. Although I wouldn’t turn my head away if Cary Grant tried to kiss me at midnight. Or Clark Gable. But of this century? Hmmm. I thought Christian Bale, though my husband tells me Luke Wilson. You know what? I think he’s right! I am all about the nerds!
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