First of all, Hurray! Typepad is working again. And now, my Friday creation, The RevGal’s Friday Five:
It’s that time of year, friends. The mistletoe is hanging, the punch bowls are brimming, the large pieces of meat are roasting and the Gingerbread Men await their beheadings. Prepare to bare your souls and share your stories. I promise, I won’t tell a soul!
1) Have you ever gotten a really good kiss under the mistletoe? Tell the truth. Spare no details. Was the mistletoe real, because kisses under the fake stuff do. not. count.
Yes, indeed. My mother had acquired the mistletoe for some reason. I was in college, and my high school honey delivered the prize-winning kiss in my parents’ front hall. He was a *very* good kisser.
2) Do you know anyone who makes real eggnog, not the stuff from the carton? And if so, do you actually like it?
My mother’s Cousin Jimmy was famous for his homemade eggnog. His family hosted an open house every Christmas Eve. He would get in his cups and read aloud from Uncle Remus. I am seriously not kidding you. My mother and father would not allow me to attend under any circumstances. They loved him, but they found the Uncle Remus thing embarassing. I got to go to the party once, the year I was engaged to The Father of My Children. He was impressed with the ham biscuits, having never before experienced Smithfield Ham.
3) What’s your favorite Christmas party album/CD ever?
I love that old Harry Belafonte Christmas record, which has a mixture of secular and sacred music. It’s deemed an Old Fashioned Favorite in TFoMC’s family. I don’t have a copy anymore, but we’ll probably hear it at the in-laws on Christmas afternoon. I especially love his rendition of “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow.”
4) Does your office/workplace have a party? Do the people there ever behave the way people in movies behave at office parties, which is to say, badly?
Since the church staff is just me and the musician, no. We have to attend a posh party for a board on which I serve tomorrow night. I was also invited to a lunch party for our nursery school, but unfortunately it conflicted with a meeting of the board previously mentioned. Usually when you’re President of something, you have to go to the meeting and not to the party. Sigh.
5) If you have to bring something to a party, what is it likely to be? Do people like it?
I usually bring a dessert. But for tomorrow’s party, I think I will be bringing wine, since I was told there were enough desserts. Can there really be enough desserts?
Let me know if you play this on your blog, and if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.