Q & A time with Curt: Christmas, etc.

I didn’t get to ask a question. Is it too late?
It’s never too late. Questions from readers save me the headache
of thinking up something to write about on my own.

What did you get for
your wife for Christmas, and why?
I got her three things:

  1. An I
    Love the ’80s
    board game. She loves this show on VH1 because
    it brings back great memories. The game also involves acting, singing, drawing,
    and trivia, all of which she loves as well.
  2. A package of ten fine-point gel pens with a marble finish, because she
    loves nice pens. When she opened the package and began sampling them,
    I was disappointed to learn that although the pens are ten different colors,
    they
    all contain
    black
    ink,
    which
    is no
    fun
    at
    all.
  3. A copy of the book PostSecret.
    It is a compilation of postcards from the art project of the same name. The
    associated web site describes
    it as "an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets
    anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard." I knew it would appeal to
    Mrs. Happy as an artist and as a "people expert."

And, what did she get you for Christmas,
and why?

She got me one thing: the DVD for Serenity,
because I am a Firefly fanatic.
She made me something else: a shadowbox with four layered panes of glass that
each had some sort of handmade token to express love for our son. The glass layers
are backed by a hand drawn portrait of a sleeping Tater.

What was your favorite event or tradition that took place during
the holiday season this year?

We took Tater to church for the first time on Christmas Eve. He didn’t make
a sound, and he brought a smile to the face of everyone who saw him.

Name one artist, in any discipline, who has affected your life in some way.
C.S. Lewis. He showed me that highly intelligent people can have unshakable faith.

It’s going to be cold and gray for some months to come. There are no
good movies playing. You don’t want to venture far or spend a lot of
money, but sometimes the four walls of your home conspire to drive you mad
and you just need to go SOMEWHERE. What do you do?

I move back to Texas at the end of January. Along the way, maybe I even meet
some blogging friends for the first time. These friends, of course, should e-mail
me and let me know if they live between Long Island and Austin. We’ll try to
work it out.

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