Friday, October 20, 2006

It's That Time Again!

The lovely Andrea at Beanie Baby is once again hosting the Winter Holiday Extravaganza of Your Choice! All of us who are participating will be assigned a special someone for whom we can purchase and make gifts. Last year, I was given the wonderful Sue as my giftee. I got to know her through her blog, and noted her wants and likes from the handy dandy questionnaire that Marla so lovingly fashioned. Here are my answers (in pink) for this year. I tried not to repeat myself with the responses from last year's questionnaire.

If I could, I'd invent a cheap alternative fuel, and damn it, the world needs
one because we’re too dependent on fuels that are harming our ecosystem.

I sometimes buy organic juice because it is more like the me I want to be than the me that I am.

If you came over to my house to play and touched my craft stuff I'd be a little bit mad at you forever . For about five minutes. Then we'd have to start creating!

The colours orange, olive green, and mustard yellow make me want to shave my eyeballs with a cheese grater.

The colour blue is so beautiful that when I see it, a beam of light comes down and I hear a choir sing.

Mushrooms make me gag, feel it in my mouth for a minute, and then swallow it back down rather than spit it out (or else I just don't like it, but I'm too nice to say it.) Period.

I might get sick or die if I touch or ingest seafood or look at creepy clowns.

Politics give me the willies and I might need to consider a frontal lobotomy if I even think about it further.

I love the feel of Egyptian cotton so much I want to hump it like a puppy on a sofa pillow.

No one should have to watch me eat chocolate or any sweet, really, because then I might consider being polite enough to share, and I don't want to share it.

I'm a grown-up now, so I don't have to eat broccoli or cauliflower any more, and you can't make me.

If I could invent a way to permanently coat my nostril hairs with this scent, I'd be my own biggest customer: roses or gardenias

Three things I like that anyone might like: craft stuff, sweets, and anything featuring penguins.

Three things I like that nobody else in the world likes: quilling, The Monkees, and stuff about archaeology.

I have TOO MUCH craft stuff, and not enough storage space.

Okay, we know the best things in life aren't things, but these are the best
things in life if there are going to be best things: chocolate, penguins, and Christmas ornaments.

When people have kind, sweet and nice things about me, they're usually talking about my craft projects. When they say I'm nit-picky, they're usually right too.

It's true, I'm a terrible housekeeper. I'm learning to be proud of better about it.

If I could have any talent in the world, I'd choose invisibility and use it to right wrongs and foil bad guys.

You are given a day and a no-limit credit card to spend in one of these places, childfree. (write your own)

A tropical isle with a lovely breeze, with turquoise water lapping at my feet, and a great book at the ready.


And here's the last chance to make sure that you're not going to get a
"Jelly of the Month" club membership when you're expecting your bonus for a
swimming pool:

It is important to me that the items chosen for me are something that you think I’ll like. That you chose with me in mind. Things that you think reflect who I am.

If I could suggest that you read only one post from my archives, this would
be it: http://reluctant-prophet.blogspot.com/2005/08/blogging-alphabet.html

And

If I were to name the Holiday of my choice for this exchange, it would be: Christmas.

I can only hope that I am so fortunate as to get such a wonderful Secret Spoiler as the one that I had last year -- Suze from Still Baking sent me such a great package! I was so grateful to her for helping make my Christmas that much brighter!

10 comments:

Jenevieve said...

Hey, I just noticed that you put me on your blogroll. Yippee!

KLee said...

Yes, I did! I had intended to do it a while ago, but blogrolling kept going down. Argh. :) But, now you're there! :)

Miche said...

I must say, I LOVE The Monkees! I've seen every episode too many times. Saw them in concert in the 80's too!

KLee said...

Miche -- me, too! :) I have everything they ever recorded, and I saw them three times in the 80's. My husband and daughter even gave me a Monkees lunch box a few years ago. (A very small Offspring said I needed a lunch box to take my lunch in for school, so they found the Monkees one for me!)

I was always a Micky fan. Sure, Davy was cute, but there was something about the manic moods and curly hair about Micky that drew me.

What about you? Got a favorite Monkee? What's your favorite Monkees song? I love the vocals on "Riu Chiu", the Latin Christmas carol they did for one episode, and I'm really partial to the less well-known stuff like "Carlisle Wheeling" and "I Don't Think You Know Me".

Miche said...

Me? I was fond of Peter. Something about his zaniness. That and his squareness resonated with me!

I LOVE "Riu Chiu!" A few years ago I went on a quest to find a Christmas CD with that song on it (not by The Monkees) just because I love it so much.

Off the top of my head, "Headquarters" is my fav album and "Shades of Grey" the song. But if I were to dig back abit, I may come up with different answers!

Karyn said...

I don't know about this Christmas Blog Extravaganza Whatchamatingle thingy but I liked reading about it! :)

I had a mad crush on Davy when I was about nine. That was when my accent-fetish emerged and I had my first (but not last) crush on a Brit. Ah, good times.

Juggling Freak said...

"If I could have any talent in the world, I'd choose invisibility and use it to right wrongs and foil bad guys."


Oddly enough, KLee and I have the same desire here, but for different reasons.

I'd want it to play pranks and to look at naked people.. What other use for invisibility is there???

Karyn said...

I think I just wet my pants a little bit laughing over the Jelly Of The Month Club Membership vs. Bonus For Installation Of Swimming Pool reference... I can't believe I missed it the first time... that is from one of my favorite movies of all time...hahahahahahaha....

liz said...

I looooove the Monkees!

ccw said...

Love your answers!

Can't wait to do this.