Good morning, you weirdos!
I say that with love and affection. I was so happy to see that so many of you got a kick out of yesterday’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” movie selection – I like that we can take a break from all the sparkly fun around here sometimes and let things go all dark and twisty once in a while instead.
Of course, today we’re back to the sparkles. It’s the season, you guys! I can’t help it!! We’re in the middle of a cold snap in Toronto, but there are eight days left until Christmas and I’m so warm I’m practically iridescent over here. Partly because I’m stringing tinsel up in my cubicle in Corporate World, and partly because we have a visitor at Words Become Superfluous today!
One of the (many, oh, so many) things I love about the holidays is the way we make time for the people who matter to us. In my offline life, that involves planning a visit with my partners in crime from my days at summer camp. Here online, it involves messaging one of my favourite people while he’s in the middle of a Christmas party to ask him on a virtual date … and proceeding to grill him about the holidays. (The fact that he responded right away – and actually understood what I was talking about – is a sign of just how strong our connection really is).
Yes, EJ is here, and yes, we’re going speed dating today !!!
If you’re new to the blog and wondering what the heck is going on, you can catch up here. The game is that EJ and I have to answer our readers’ questions in ten words or less. It’s so much fun – and so much harder than it sounds for a word nerd like myself! Today’s questions have a festive flavour, obviously. Enjoy!
What’s one of your favourite Christmas traditions?
EJ: Told mum, rumballs. In reality, time with family and friends.
amb: Shutterbug Sis single-handedly finishes an entire giant puzzle. I supervise.
Where are you spending the holidays this year?
EJ: Granparents and uncle, then immediate family, then beach with friends.
amb: White Christmas up north, with family. Beach next year, EJ?
Describe your perfect Christmas morning.
EJ: Family, food, music, beach. Perfect any morning (or time), really.
amb: Ditto. With pajama pants.
Where will you be for the holidays this year, and what will you be doing? Tell me all about it in the Comments!
And while watching me try to bat my virtual eyelashes in ten words or less is a treat in and of itself, I do have a little something extra for you today. Since we’re talking about connections and that nice warm cozy feeling between people, today’s virtual advent treat is:
The fantastic closing credit scene from the film “Love, Actually.”