Thank you to Galit over at Coffee n’ Notes for nominating me for The Jolly Blogger Award!
As I understand it, the rules are to answer 12 questions given to me, then nominate 10 other bloggers and give them new questions. I’m going to answer the questions posed to me, but I’ll skip the passing-it-along part, since Christmas has already passed. Sorry for not keeping the chain going 🙂
My answers struck me as being more on the boring side… and that struck me as funny in a way, because it reminds me of when I created this pen name for my erotic stories. Back then, I had wondered if I should create a persona for him. As in, he would be a character similar to one dreamed up for a story. He’d live an exciting, thrill-a-minute, playboy-ish life.
But I decided against it, and instead put that imagination into characters for stories. So these answers more reflect me behind the pen name, rather than a fake, jet-setting, Most Interesting Man in the World.
What is on your Christmas Wish list?
I don’t have long Christmas lists these days: Scotch, books, and dark chocolate. I mostly get books on my own, but it’s certainly nice to be surprised when family or friend gives me a book that I’ve never heard of, and I get introduced to a new author.
What would be the perfect Christmas?
Spending it with family and some seriously good eats on the table.
What’s your favorite winter make-up look?
I don’t do make-up, but I put on some Chapstick when it’s needed to avoid chapped lips. No flavors or sparkles on the Chapstick — I’m a plain guy when it comes to that.
Do you believe in Santa?
I most definitely did as a kid, and I still enjoy the magic of him as part of the holiday.
What is your favorite Christmas food or drink?
Cookies. Christmas meal always reminded me of our Thanksgiving meal, so it didn’t stand out as unique. But the cookies certainly did. 🙂
Will you be traveling for Christmas, if so where?
Yes, but not far. Went to see family nearby.
Would you prefer Christmas with or without snow?
With snow! I very much enjoy Christmas even if it’s mild outside, but having snow adds a beautiful atmosphere to the holiday.
Do you like eggnog?
Yes, but not a lot of it. Once I have a glass of it, with some nutmeg sprinkled on top, I’m all set until next year.
What is your favorite winter clothing?
Jeans and thick shirts — I’m not much of a sweater guy.
Do you leave Santa cookies, if so who eats them?
Not any more, but I did as a kid. I always figured the cookies and milk gave Santa energy on his long night delivering presents.
What was the best gift you ever received?
One gift doesn’t jump out at me. I remember being thrilled when opening presents and finding toys as a kid. And books, too. I loved getting books to bring me into wonderful stories.
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
Decorating the tree. Every year, I’d remember the ornaments and the stories behind them, of when I had received them. Putting the tree up marked the start of celebrating Christmas, and it’s still my favorite tradition.