Dec. 8th, 2008

active_apathy: (Firefly - This Season)

Mimesis.

Dec. 8th, 2008 08:12 pm
Since I've now discovered that my previous plans for an Aperture Science Foamcore Model Companion Cube will not, in fact, yield an Aperture Science Foamcore Model Companion Cube, and will indeed require a significant redesign before again attempting to build an Aperture Science Foamcore Model Companion Cube, I'm posting a meme instead.

A seasonal meme. Kidnapped this year from [livejournal.com profile] ryttu3k.

  1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? This year will be paper. Unless I forget to wrap everything, that is, in which case this year will be ohgodohgodwhat'smostlyopaqueandbigenoughtofitthisstuffin?.

  2. Real tree or artificial? The tree is a most cunning artifice. Except for the artificial foliage that keeps falling off, which I believe is only supposed to happen to real trees, WHY MUST MY TREE BE INFERIOR?

  3. When do you put up the tree? Today.  ._.

  4. Like the cake, number 4 is a lie.

  5. Do you like eggnog? I did this last year with disappointing results, but in the interests of Science!, TO THE KITCHEN!

    [[Some time passes.]]

    Hmm. This is the first recipe I found (and then promptly used one-sixth of the quantities), and my experiment seems to be a glass of success. Not quite HUGE SUCCESS, but it's good nonetheless.

    Also, episodes of Chef! are just about perfect to watch while beating foodstuffs with a whisk if you can't be bothered getting an actual mixer out of the cupboard. On the other hand, the keyboard seems harder to reach than I remember.

  6. Favourite gift received as a child? Whatever it was, I don't remember it. Um. It wasn't a pony?

  7. Hardest person to buy for? Almost all of my family, who have everything they could conceivably ever want.

  8. Easiest person to buy for? My mother, who gives me a list of books she'd like. Give money, receive dead trees, wrap, give, done.

  9. Do you have a nativity scene? The small mixing bowl and the other small mixing bowl just gave birth to the stuff in the medium mixing bowl. That's good enough for me.

    (Coincidentally, it gets better as you drink more. Medium-sized success!)

  10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Um... neither? If everyone's very lucky, I might remember to update sometime on the 25th.

  11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't tend to remember those ones either, so. Um. It wasn't a pony?

  12. Favourite Christmas Movie? ...I should, er, obtain a copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special. I hear it's like an audiovisual equivalent of The Eye of Argon, yet kind of appropriate for This Season.

  13. When do you start shopping? Um... today. I searched ThinkGeek for things my brother might inconceivably want.

  14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes. In the thrown-into-recycling-bin sense.

  15. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? Pancakes. It's family tradition. Apart from this, my foodstuffs don't do festive.

  16. Lights on the tree? New lights! LED lights! Lights without spiky covers OF DEATH!

  17. Favourite Christmas song? Hmm. Probably not this one. Or this one.

    Maybe this one, for sheer amusement value? Or this, also for amusement value.

  18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I have never in my life travelled for This Season.

  19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Um... Ragnagord, the evil reindeer overlord?

  20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Treponema pallidum. My tree has syphilis. My tree has syphilis because necrotising fasciitis didn't balance well enough on the top of the tree.

  21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning. Followed, and I want to make this perfectly clear, by pancakes. Pancakes that weren't found in the Dungeons of Doom.

    (Prediction: Four people on my flist will get that joke.)

  22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Pets as gifts. Don't. Just don't.

  23. Favourite ornament theme or colour. I like seasonal icons.

  24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? More or less the same things I like for the rest of the year. In much the same quantities. My food for This Season isn't much different to the rest of the year.

  25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To successfully avoid having tape accidentally stuck anywhere on my person, especially my face. Sticky tape is not for noses.

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