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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
I'm working on switching over to re-usable wrapping. I have some cloth gift bags and some cloth I use as wrapping paper. I love love love wrapping gifts though, and my first choice given the above two options is always paper.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Real Tree. I've never done Christmas without a real tree, it's a huge tradition for me!

3. When do you put up the tree?
Usually sometime mid-December. We like the balance of having it up long enough, but not too long that it starts to die/shed too many needles before Christmas. I think we're going to go a bit early this year and get our tree on the 6th/7th weekend.

4. When do you take the tree down?
Usually sometime between Christmas & New Year's.

5. Do you like eggnog?

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Anything Barbie.

7. Hardest person for whom you buy presents?
My brother. He never seems to need anything, and he doesn't like presents just for the sake of presents...he wants them to be thoughtful and useful which I totally understand. But it's still hard. ;)

8. Easiest person for whom you buy presents?
Dan - living with someone makes them pretty easy to buy for!

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
Dan's mom always gives weird gifts. One year she gave me this like 3' tall Nutcracker statue that actually cracked nuts. Ugliest thing ever.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
I'm not actually all that into Christmas movies.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
I held out until a lot later this year. Usually I start around Thanksgiving (Canadian Thanksgiving which is the start of October). This year I just started this past weekend. I'm hoping it helps me with my budgeting.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
Yes, I love regifting.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Our Christmas Eve dinner. Our tradition is to make a meal out of finger foods/appetizers. It's not always the same, but it's always yummy!

16. Lights on the tree?
For sure, it makes it look like a lot more ornaments and it makes the ornaments themselves all sparkly and pretty! Plus, nothing is better than sitting in a room with only the light from the tree.

17. Favorite Christmas song?
I love it all!! I'm particularily fond of Carol of the Bells and Silver Bells

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Either, as long as we see the people who are important to us it doesn't matter how we go about making tha thappen.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
I have a star. I grew up with an angel though.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
Family Drama

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
Snowflakes. It's my whole Christmas decorating theme.

24. Favorite memory of Christmas?
Just the family time and all of the happiness and sharing.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A new digital camera and lots of time with the family.
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take a picture of yourself right now.
don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
post that picture with NO editing.
post these instructions with your picture

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Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list ten things you LOVE that begin with that letter. Afterward, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

Ten things I love that begin with the letter B:

1) Bras: I wear one all the time, even to sleep. It's a comfort thing
2) Bingo: The scratch off lottery ticket kind. So much fun!
3) Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries (just not raspberries)
4) Brian: It's my FILs name and I'd love to name a future boy child after him
5) Best Freinds: [ profile] bellajellybean that means you. Hey, [ profile] bellajellybean starts with B too!! :)
6) Barenaked Ladies: The Band. We are going to see them in a couple weeks!
7) Breath Mints: I can't chew gum because of my TMJ so these are my friends.
8) Beans: Green, Yellow, Wax, Kidney, Chickpea, Baked Beans, love 'em all!
9) Breakfast: My favourite meal of the day
10) Barbeque: Everything tastes better cooked on the BBQ!
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Go to and type in your answer to each question in the search box, then write a definition it gives you [all spelling/grammatical errors and racism theirs]

Your First Name?
A beautiful and sophisticated woman that will probably never give you the time of day. Generally Traceys have advanced degrees, wear very high heels and know that you are not worthy.
-I tried to buy that Tracey over there a drink, but she was having none of it!

Favorite color?
Yes... it is most definitely referring to the marijuana... and also, upon occassion, any substance with similar uses. too, properly, of course, it is a golfing term, but that;s really not very much fun, now is it?
-'yo, where da green at?'

A friend's name?
a girl who talks too much but also very hottt!

-omfgzz! shut up julie, your hot, lets make out ;)


The perfect meal--an open-faced pie using tomato sauce, cheese, and any manner of meat toppings. In addition to the standard, medium-thick-crust pizza, there are two major American varieties: New York style, also called thin crust; and Chicago style, also called 'deep-dish' or (more accurately) 'stuffed' pizza.

-Pizza is the perfect meal, man. A slice for lunch, a whole pie for dinner, and cold pizza for breakfast--hallalujah!

Hometown? (So my hometown isn't defined yet, but this is where I live now and it's hilarious!!)
Not to be confused with the Peterborough of the UK, this particular Peterborough is nestled on the banks of the Otonabee River (an Ojibwa word meaning "Shit-stink Carp Water")located in Southern Ontario Canada, the City of Peterborough and is now home to almost 70,000 people.
The present location of Peterborough once was the site of a Huron village, "Awananastufuk" (loosely translated to mean a "place with 7 glacial drumlins, many mosquitoes, as well as a river, which is badly in need of some kind of lock system to facilitate transport and trade, but not worth our while to stay and build it so we'll go somewhere else and who the hell's idea was it to move here any way? He's getting a fucking tomahawk to the head I can tell you that much.")

The site of Peterborough was abandoned until the 1820s, when a ship of Irish immigrants, bound for York, crashed in the rapids of the Otonabee (which, interestingly enough, was not the most direct route for them to have taken to York. Showing the hand of fate in the creation of Peterborough). These immigrants established a community which has continued to flourish ever since. The pioneers named the town after the intrepid navigator, Peter Robinson, who had guided their voyage. Originally called "Place-where-that- butthead-Peter-crashed-the-boat" the name was shortened to "Peter-butthead" and finally to the current "Peterborough."

In the late 19th century, Peterboroughians constructed the largest hydraulic liftlock in the world. More than 14,000 workers were brought in to work on the project. Of these, 13 settled in Peterborough with their families (it should be noted that of the 13, 12 had suffered debilitating injuries that severely limited their mobility or mental capacity. The Thirteenth, Sean "Crazy Drunk" O'Doule, founded a local tavern called the "Pig's Ear.") The liftlock still functions today and has done well at the Canadian Tourism Awards: being the four time recipient of "Most Inexplicable Attraction" award, and having never been defeated in the "Ugliest Landmark" category.

Some Interesting Peterborough Facts,
* Percentage who still own and wear Poison/G&R/Metallica paraphernalia: 10410 times the national average.
* With an average short long factor of 2.4 (length of hair at the back divided by length of hair on top), Peterborough ranks second in the country (behind Wingham, Ontario, site of the affiliated Wingham Project: Breeding Stupidity) and is approximately 8 times the national average.
* Percentage who think "Cat Scratch Fever" is a good song: 42% (national average 2%.)
* Percentage who, when asked to name a classical piece, answered "Stairway to Heaven": 62%
* "Air Guitar" frequency: at 3.4 imagined riffs per person per day, Peterborough is more than four times it's nearest competition in this category.

* Per capita purchases of stretch pants: 412 times the national average.
* Percentage who think Sebastian Bach is "hot": 98%*
* Percentage who think he did "well" or "very well" singing the national anthem at the 1996 Memorial cup: 98%*
* Percentage who are attracted to the "short/long": 98%*
(ed. note: approximately 2% of women were unavailable for this poll.)
*Hairspray consumption, per capita: 32 times the national average.

* Donut consumption: 56 times the national average.
* Alcohol Consumption: 12 times the national average (23 times, if we exclude surrounding communities of Peterborough from the national average).
Damn I'm Proud To Live In Peterborough!

Your last name? (Again, my current last name is not in there, my maiden name was though!)

When you flip someone off, like this:
...................../..../ /
..........''...\.......... _.·´
-I gave that fag the bird.
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Bwahahaha.... to translate any webpage into gangsta speak. I translated my last LJ entry!!

The original first paragraph:
Another good evening last night, I'm having a really good week so far in terms of good evenings! We have nothing on this week really, which is nice. I'm feeling like I have lots of time to get caught up on and do things that I've been wanting to do for a while now.

Gangsta good weed-smokin' last night, I'm sippin' a really good wizzle so far in terms of good messin' fo my bling bling! We have nuttin' on this week really, which is funky ass. I'm feel'n like I have lots of time ta git caught up on n do perpetratin' thizzay I've been want'n ta do fo` a while now.

The Rest... )
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I've seen other people do these in their journals and they're kind of cool, so here goes mine, I though I'd do it in relation to my love life in honour of Valentine's Day.

15 YEARS AGO, 1987:
I was in grade 4 at the time. I don't specifically remember Valentine's Day of this year, but I do remember that this is the first time I really noticed boys as being different and worth giving a second thought to. I remember it was in gym class while playing dodge ball, he let me just sort of hide behind him so I woudln't be out of the game. This crush lasted into like high school, I knew that he liked me too, but was too chicken shit to do anyting about it and apparently he was too!

10 YEARS AGO, 1992:
I was in grade 9 at this time. Had sort of lost track of the crush from 4th grade as we were in this huge new school and there were so many people. I was in almost no classes with people I knew. I decided to concentrate on ANY friends rather than a boyfriend. I hung out with my best friend from across the street and we were just starting to get our "group" together that we would hang out with for the rest of high school. Really started to get involved in the music program which would shape the rest of my high school "career".

5 YEARS AGO, 1997:
I was in grade 12 at this time. The first Valentine's Day I didn't spend alone. Had just started to "hook-up" with Dan sort of. Okay, so we'd been on one date. I stayed up until 1am making a Valentine out of construction paper and doilies. Turned out to be worth the effort though since he bought me a necklace and a really nice card. Hugged him for the first time. How monumental.

2 YEARS AGO, 2000:
I was at Nipissing University in North Bay at this time. Dan and I have been together 3 years at this point. Very unhappy being at Nipissing and thinking of leaving. Probably either home for Reading Week or just getting ready to leave for it. Dan and I didn't do anything special for Valentine's Day, since being together was enough. Living 4 hours apart for 2 years will do that to your relationship.

1 YEAR AGO, 2001:
Now attending Durham College, living in Oshawa. Dan and I have been together 4 years now. I live only 45min from Dan who is living in Toronto at this time. I specifically remember this Valentine's Day, it was only last year so I'd better. He came over and I had the apartment all cleaned up for him and candles lit. We ordered Swiss Chalet delivery and he gave me a really pretty potted plant (lasts longer than cut flowers) and a necklace to replace the wearing out one he gave me 5 years ago.

We've been together 5 years now. Tonight we're not doing much special, going out to dinner probably some fast food place so we don't have to wait forever for a table. Then we're going shopping because it's his sister's birthday today and he needs a female perspective on presents. Saturday, however, we're going to the CN Tower restaurant which we've talked about doing since our 1 year anniversary. We were going to go at Christmas, but were both sick at the time and didn't want to "waste the experience". Should be a lot of fun, I'll see if they'll let me bring my camera up. Both of our sets of parents are convinced we're getting engaged. Sorry to disappoint guys.


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