Instead, it was a serious proposition for sex from a gay student in my grade 11 class who has a serious crush on me.
He recently celebrated his 18th birthday so he decided that he was legal enough to make his move! Could you blame him? How could the poor boy control himself? lol
The naked, hard-cocked picture attached to the e-mail was of the student himself. Awkward! But I'll blog about this fully on Sunday.
Here's another one of Sean's Too Much Information questions which I look forward to answering each week. Sean's blog is Just a Jeep Guy.
1. Which religion or faith do you belong to, if any? I was baptised a Lutheran but didn't attend a single church service in the following three decades. Not one! My parents were not church-goers and were, at times, disgusted with the hypocrites who attended church regularly but cheated, stole and lied in their personal lives.
But under my wife's influence, we were married in the Lutheran church and our three kids were baptised there. But we haven't attended service for 17 years. I got tired of being told, week after week, that we were a bunch of dirty sinners and that we would rot in hell. The Lutherans are almost as bad as the Catholics!
4. When do you start decorating? Do you? I decorate the indoor tree in early December and keep the outdoor lights on the trees year-round, but only start to light them in early November, just to stave off the darkness.
5. White lights or multi colored? Multi-coloured all the way! We need a dash of colour in this monochromatic winter landscape.
6. Gift cards, cash or actually shopped-for presents? I take great care in purchasing very thoughtful presents for the special people in my life, especially for my future Mr. Right. But the kids sometimes do appreciate cash go towards the purchase of some large item. So, I'd say..... all of the above.
7. Christmas cards and or family update letters are... things I never send and rarely receive. But I do send one Christmas card to my elderly, sweet ex-mother-in-law who is so supportive of her gay ex-son-in-law.
8. Snow is... fantastic! I love snow. When I lived in Vancouver for two years, the lack of snow was one of the biggest things I missed. I love most winter sports involving snow as long as the temperatures aren't too frigid.
10. RAPID FIRE CHRISTMAS FAVORITES:
1. Food: my mother's turkey stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes. I often eat only a tiny piece of the turkey itself.
2. Desserts: my mother's blueberry cheesecake, made with intensely-flavoured wild blueberries which we pick ourselves in the Canadian north woods.
3. Drink: home-made egg nog (a very rare treat) made with rum, Grand Marnier, raw eggs, whipping cream, nutmeg. orange rind and milk.
4. Holiday movie: Miracle on 34th Street; the modern one with Dylan McDermott.
5. Holiday music: The Huron Carol has been my #1 favourite from my earliest memory. It reminds me of the Canadian north woods in winter. Haunting! Click on the photo link above, to hear it.
6. Holiday tradition: Christmas dinner at my parents' with my kids. This is so much more enjoyable now that my ex-wife is not there! It was tense because she didn't get along with any of my family and I could never quite trust her to behave appropriately.
I imagine that everyone would have expected me to say instead: "Opening the presents on Christmas morning when the kids were young", but my wife's bossiness and anger ensured that it was a tense and stressful affair. Now, the kids spend Christmas morning at my ex's house and Christmas dinner with me at my parents'.
BONUS: Christmas sex: What have you done under the mistletoe? Have you caught daddy kissing Santa Clause? Have you done it a santa suit? Did you come down the chimney? Just how merry have you made Santa's helpers?
I've done NONE of these things! I'm so boring! But given opportunity, there's very little which I would say "no" to.