Saturday, December 24, 2016

Saturday 9: Happy Holidays!

Crazy Sam’s Saturday 9: Happy Holidays! (from the archives)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

1. As you can see, Sam loved giving her annual wish list to Santa. Yet some children are reluctant to climb into Jolly Old St. Nick's lap. Did you enjoy the tradition or were you shy? Or did you by pass it altogether -- either because you wrote him a letter or because your family didn't celebrate Christmas?
It has been so long that I don’t remember, but I would think that greed who have taken over and I would have spill my guts out telling him everything I wanted.

2. Are you currently on the Naughty or Nice list? How did you get there?
I am nice, I have been helping someone who major health problems, and I am going tomorrow morning to set up a stereo for him… not a thing that I have on my list to do for Christmas Eve.

3. Did you ship any gifts to friends and family this year? If so, which one traveled the farthest?
Mea culpa, mea culpa. I haven’t even sent out any Christmas cards this season, it is the first time ever that I let it go.

4. Did you buy yourself a gift this year?
Kind of, I am buying a modem/router because I found out that I will be paying $10 a month for the cable companies modem/router and you can buy them for around $100-$150. I am also going to buy a back-up power supply.

5. What's your favorite holiday-themed movie?
Bah humbug! I don’t have any. But it seems like we are starting a tradition of going to see a play.

6. Thinking of movies, Christmas is lucrative for Hollywood. Have you ever gone to a movie theater on Christmas Day?
Yes once and never again.

7. Have you ever suffered an embarrassing moment at the company Christmas party? 
Nope, but it was fun to watch everyone else embarrass themselves.

8. What's your favorite beverage in cold weather?
If I don’t have to worry about carbs then I like hot mulled cider with Captain Morgan.

9. Share a memory from last Christmas.
Walking in the woods on Christmas Eve. When I was a teenager it was snowing and I was bored along with a neighbor who was also bored, so we took a couple of road flare and went walking in the woods… it was beautiful! The snow made the woods so quiet, the only noise was the crunch of our footsteps and the hiss of the flares and the flares lit up the woods and snow coming down all red.


  1. A back-up power supply on a computer can be a life saver. I wouldn't be without one. But then, our power goes out a lot.

  2. Duh. There are no carbs on Christmas weekend!
    Have a good one Diana!

  3. Good for you to help someone by setting up a sound system. That's definitely a Good List item.
    I'm Grinchy this year, a bit, too.
    The snowy walk in the woods sounds so lovely. Merry Christmas to you Diana. :o)

  4. Merry Christmas Diana, that sounds like a great gift your giving yourself.