Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Twin that Stole Christmas

Evil Twin has kicked a snoozing ReformingGeek (Reffie) and Cat off the cushy, comfy couch. She sits down with the lap beast and starts to respond to a Christmas *meme....

1. Have you started shopping?
Of course. I've bought the gifts for me already.

2. Tell me about one of your special traditions.
The Geeks leave the Christmas tree lights on for Santa Claus all night on Christmas Eve.

3. When do you put up your tree?
Whenever Reffie gets a round tuit. I've noticed that Hubby Geek must have one already as he stepped outside to search for outside decorations.

4. Are you a Black Friday shopper?
No, but I spray painted all the garland black this year. Does that count?

5. Do you travel at Christmas or stay put?
I'm not allowed out of the house.

6. What is your funniest Christmas memory?
Laughing at Reffie's attempts to become ONE with the decorating.

7. What is your favorite Christmas movie of all time?

8. Do you do your own Christmas baking? What is your favorite Christmas treat?
Reffie does the baking as I'm not allowed in the kitchen after that unfortunate incident a few years ago. I have her make fudge and rum balls for me, though.

9. Fake or real tree?
The Geeks had to downsize to a smaller, fake tree because my toys (various books on mind-control, torture, and how to sell body parts on Ebay, etc.) take over all of the available areas in the den where a tree could be placed. They are disinclined to move furniture.

10. What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas?
Replacing Reffie's prezzies with lumps of coals, using Reffie to make snow angels, strategically placing whoopie cushions to surprise unsuspecting guests, playing with the kitchen torch near the Christmas tree, etc.

11. What is your favorite Christmas crapft?
Making Voodoo Dolls of Reffie wearing a candy cane ribbon (see sidebar). That silly little dog is listed on Ebay and somebody from Korea is already bidding on him.

12. What is your favorite Christmas song?
Send Reffie Away in a Manger.

Uh oh. Reffie is waking up. Gotta go....

**Yawning** I wonder what all of that was about.

Anyhowsit, I've done a little decorating.

First the decorations must be exhumed:

Yep. They are in the back of the closet under the stairs, with an almost fool-proof system for storage. Hubby made that wooden box that fits exactly in place under the stairs.

I got a few things out:

I love my little Taco Bell dog and I decided to let him catch the eagle this year. We all know it's usually the other way around. Yes, that is Cat sleeping off his exhausting day.

Here is my naked tree. It takes less than one minute to put it in place:

We have another, larger tree but it was not playing nice during its photo session.

I think that's enough for now. Martha Stewart called. She said she is pursuing legal action against me.

*Meme found over at Blog Ignoramus. Mama-face is having a Christmas give-away. Get there quick because the deadline is Wednesday.

Photo credits: ReformingGeek's furry friends have Christmas: ReformingGeek


Queen-Size funny bone said...

love your favorite movie lol

Mike said...

Sybil LMAO!!!

Nice tree over there. Is that your only tree?

Why do you paint your garland black??

Oh I have so many questions! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love that tree! I wish we had one just like it!

heh heh

Sybil, eh? Niiiiice!

ReformingGeek said...

@queen-size - hee hee.

@otin - Evil Twin is a bit warped. We have another tree that is a little larger. ;-)

@quirky - hee hee. Evil Twin is sure she is Sybil.

Me-Me King said...

My evil twin, Em-Em, is very naughty this time of year. She must have gone to the same School of Sinister Acts as yours did.

Mama-Face said...

Sybil. LOL. You would have a blast at my's Sybil all the time.

We are more alike than we are different. Scary, huh?


Nooter said...

that cat needs to be put to work. i suggest taping a long stream of garland to its tail then chasing it off the couch to see if it can outrun said garland.

ReformingGeek said...

@Me-Me - I believe that they must keep in touch!

@mama-face - Yes, scary!

@Nooter - That sounds like a great idea. hee hee

honeypiehorse said...

We have one of those little candle windmills too. Not Xmas without it.

The Old Silly said...

LMAO! Undoubtedly the most demented and witty Christmas Meme yet. Sybil. Good lord, GF - you need help. Join me & Quirkster for group this week?

Marvin D Wilson

ReformingGeek said...

@honeypie - Yes, if I don't get out anything else, I will get out the pyramid.

@Marvin - Of course. I'll bring fudge and Diet Dr Pepper. This helps Evil Twin behave.

United Studies said...

You gotta watch out for Martha Stewart!

The Constant Complainer said...

Black Friday is the only day of the year I truly enjoy shopping - believe it or not.

I loved the Q&A.

From my end, I could watch "Christmas Vacatation" or "It's a Wonderful Life" every day during the holidays!

ReformingGeek said...

@Jacki - Yeah. She scares me.

@Constant - Thanks. You are obviously not alone with your interest in shopping on Black Friday!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Yeah, Sybil got me too. Heehee HEE. Laughed out loud too. I think your little tree could replace Charlie Brown's should they do another special.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Sybil! LMAO! That's just about the holidays feel to me these days -- like I've got multiple personalities and maybe, must might, go totally bananas at any second. Funny post, Reforming Geek!

ReformingGeek said...

@Kablooey - Hee Hee. Tic. Tic.

@MikeWJ - Thanks. **head spinning Linda Blair style**

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Leeuna said...

LOL-ing at the "Sybil as a favorite Christmas movie." This post made me laugh all the way through.

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ReformingGeek said...

@Leeuna - Thanks! Sybil really was warped, wasn't she?

Jean Knee said...

seeing that taco bell dog makes me hungry

kathcom said...

Since the Taco Bell dog died this year, I think your placement of his likeness on the back of a soaring eagle is a moving tribute.

ReformingGeek said...

@Jean - For the dog?

@kathcom - I truly wish I had thought of that. ;-)

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"