1. What is your all-time least favorite Christmas Carol or holiday song?
I have a Reader's Digest three-CD set called "Christmas Through the Years". Some of those songs carry me back to my 1940's childhood in a magical way. However, there are a couple that I wouldn't mind never hearing again: One is "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Spike Jones; another is "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" by Yorgi Yorgesson and the John Duffy trio. Awful!
2. Who is the most difficult person on your shopping list to buy a gift for, and have you already purchased his or her gift, yet?
My teenaged grandchildren are hard to buy anything for, but we'll give them gift cards.
3. What picture are you least proud of:
A) Your most recent professional portrait
B) Your driver's license photo
C) Your passport photo
D) Your work ID photo
E) Your senior class portrait
I don't have a driver's license, but I do have a state ID, which is similar. I hate the current picture on it. It could be worse: Cliff's last picture for his license was so bad, they offered to re-take it; seriously, he looks dead in that photo!
4. How many Christmas/holiday parties have you been invited to this month and how many have you (or will you) attend?
I guess you could count Cliff's company party, to which we're always invited but never attend. It's a real dress-up affair, and we don't dress up... nor would we go, even if we did. Cliff says, "I see those people for 40 hours a week; why would I waste a Saturday night going to see them again? (He misses the fact that he'd get to see half of them drunk, but I don't think that's a big priority for him.)
5. A previously-unknown rich relative appears and offers to buy you the car of your choice. What would you like?
I don't drive, but Cliff and I both agree on our dream car: a brand new, pearl-white Cadillac with that navigation system that never lets you get lost. We drove a used Cadillac for four years, and it ruined us for any other car... although we're getting by fine with our Mercury.
6. What is your favorite thing to wear around the house when you know no one else is at home? Is that what you're wearing as you answer these questions?
In winter, my flannel PJs, topped by a robe (mainly to keep Mandy's hair off my pajamas when I pet her). With NO supportive undergarments underneath.