Friday, December 12, 2003

It's back! Here is this week's Friday Five:

1. Do you enjoy the cold weather and snow for the holidays?

It doesn't really matter to me, one way or the other. I live in a place that gets cold and snow on a regular basis at this time of the year. Ideally, it's nice to not have to shovel out on Christmas morning but if it happens, so be it. It's been my experience the past couple of years that it was actually too cold to snow and it was just sort of grey / green / brown.

2. What is your ideal holiday celebration? How, where, with whom would you celebrate to make things perfect?

My ideal holiday celebration would be for Mark and I to go away somewhere, alone. Preferably somewhere warm and sunny where we didn't have to be bombarded with tacky Christmas decorations, tinsel, gifts, overcooked turkey, crowded stores, hideous traffic and fake sentiment. Basically, anywhere that we could be alone and literally away from all the holiday hoopla would be a dream come true.

3. Do you do have any holiday traditions?

I guess so. On Christmas day, we go to my mum's place and have Christmas lunch, exchange gifts and spend a couple of hours scratching lottery tickets. It sounds really odd but we actually all exchange those $10 packages of tickets (in addition to "traditional" gifts) and then sit around, after the food and torn wrapping paper is tucked away and scratch our brains out.

4. Do you do anything to help the needy?

Not in a hands on way but there are a couple of local charities that we support.

5. What one gift would you like for yourself?

If money wasn't an issue, I'd love for us to take a trip away somewhere as a holiday gift. See item #1 for details!

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