Daily Archives: December 22, 2011

Not So Prompt Prompts

Is it ever okay to lie?  Yes it is.

Share five things you’re good at.  Well for one thing, telling lies.  I’m also very good at telling the truth.  And making things up.  Getting the facts straight.  Getting the facts wrong and all messed up.

What movies are worth watching more than once?  The ones that make  you laugh out loud.  While you were laughing, it’s quite possible that you missed something else that will also make you laugh out loud so you should watch it a second time just in case.  Never miss a chance to laugh out loud.

Would it be tougher for you to give up dairy or meat?  Yogurt and cheese VS beef, chicken, pork.  Decisions, decisions.  Right now it would be really tough to give up lettuce.

Do you have a New Year’s resolution in mind for 2012? No I don’t.  But I could be lieing about that.

What’s your astrological sign?  Taurus the bull.

Name something you’d like to learn more about.  The art of telling lies and shooting the bull.  Or maybe I don’t need any more in-depth study on that kind of thing at all.

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Family Gatherings

What are your favourite types of family gatherings?

All the ones where we keep it casual. That’s why we have families, so we don’t have to get dressed up and act normal. (Except maybe for weddings and funerals, so those are my least favourite kinds of get-togethers.)

The best times are when there are no time lines, no pressure, nice weather, great food. Little kids pulling on my arm yelling ‘grandma grandma grandma!’ and my son pouring me a big tall spiced rum and coke on ice. Watching a movie together and getting popcorn everywhere. Sitting in the sun. Making a million pancakes for breakfast. Walking in the snow, in the dark, with a flashlight. Drinking coffee and watching the sun come up. Sitting by a fire. Doing some kind of messy craft and laughing at the process as much as at the results. Asking what’s for dinner and being delighted by the answer.

Not being together for Christmas this year kind of sucks. The closer it gets the more I realize how much I’m going to miss everyone and all the craziness. But we’ll make up for it soon. Anticipation is half the fun.

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