If you had to change your first name to whatever you choose, or your middle name to your least favorite name, which would you change?
Ummmmm. I think I’d change my middle name. I don’t think it’d make that much of a difference, since I don’t really use the one I have. Plus, I really like my first name, and I got it from my Memaw, so I’m not especially inclined to give it up :)
And what is your least favorite name?
I’m not really sure. Maybe something like Mildred?
What would you want to be named if you were a boy?
Hmm. I really like the name James. Also Daniel. Maybe one of those?
What did you ask for/are hoping to get for Christmas?
Umm, mostly I was really boring and asked for clothes. I’ll be doing a lot of classroom observations next semester, so I need professional-looking attire so they don’t kick me out :P
What are you going to do about Santa Claus when you’re a parent?
I think I’ll tell my kids about Santa Claus just like I would any other story. My child/ren will be read lots of bedtime stories and fairy tales, and Santa Claus will certainly feature in some of them. He/she/they may believe in Santa just like those other stories when she/he/they is/are little, but eventually will come to learn the difference between real life and fantasy.
What’s the Abell family tradition for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day?
Well, we always spend Christmas Eve at my Mamaw and Papaw’s house. We have Christmas dinner, we listen to the Christmas story, and then we open presents and sit around the living room talking/playing with our new toys until it’s time to go home.
Christmas Day is typically less structured. Since we’ve gotten older, we tend to sleep in a lot later (I completely refuse to get up at the crack of dawn). There are usually pictures to be taken, presents to be opened, breakfast to be made and eaten, and other such activities to be had, but the order really depends on the year. Sometimes we eat breakfast first, others the presents are just calling too loudly to be ignored.
One constant, though, is that my mom always puts seemingly random labels on the presents- she might do reindeer, holiday characters, or some other theme- so that no one knows which presents are for whom until she starts handing them out. Occasionally she’ll misplace her key telling her which names correspond to which child, so it’ll be a little bit of a guessing game. But it does serve its purpose of discouraging meddling with the presents before time to open them :)
If you could be serenaded by any living person on Earth right now, who would you choose?
Hmm. I’m thinking Liam would be quite a nice serenader :)
What do you think of ninebrassmonkeys’s pink hair?
It looks red to me… but all the same, it looks nice.
Have you ever been to Disney World?
What is your all-time favorite novel?
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!?!?! I just… can’t…too… much… there’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer… and Pride and Prejudice… and Harry Potter… and Artemis Fowl… how am I supposed to pick just one?!?!
What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year?
I think I’d have to go with Avengers. It’s just so much awesome for one movie :D
What’s the most exotic animal you’ve seen in person?
What’s your cat limit (i.e. “I can’t get another cat because I already have _____ cats.”)? (Assuming this is you personally, not considering your parents’ rules)
Lol. If we’re just talking indoor cats, I probably wouldn’t want more than two or three. Outdoor, though, I’d be okay with 20 or 30. Just as long as there aren’t so many that I trip over them when I try to leave the house, and they don’t try and kill each other. I’m not sure the neighbors would be as happy with this arrangement, though… I might have to keep the numbers in the single digits :/
What do you have against westerns?
I’m not really sure. They’ve just never sounded all that appealing to me. All the overdramatic plots and super serious heroes and general suspense just seems ridiculous and unappealing to
Have you watched Firefly yet?...And why not???
I love how you just assume that I haven’t :P You are correct, though. I’ve been busy trying to finish my book list. I’d think you’d be ok with my putting the book challenge ahead of a one-season series. Only three more books, by the way!
Do you like or dislike Christmas shopping?
I don’t do all that much Christmas shopping at this point, but that which is necessary is not all that fun. I just want to know what to get and to have it, instead of being forced to trudge through holiday traffic and search for hours on end when I don’t even know what to look for.
Where do you hang your stockings if you don’t have a fireplace?
We just lay ours out under the tree with the presents. I suppose you could tape them to the wall or something, though.
And so ends another exciting edition of Question Tuesday! Special thanks to Anna Beth for not forgetting about it :P Hope everyone else is enjoying their time off, and I’ll see you next week for a special Christmas edition!!!