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Monday, March 14, 2005


i'm a sheep

Everyone else seemed to be doing it, and I have some time to waste before the latest episode of MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge (hey... it's my day off... i'm allowed to watch mind rotting television shows!) so I thought I'd fill out this list:

1. If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?One would first need to get A house before one could even think about getting a second one. But somewhere in the Pacific Northwest sounds very appealing right now. Or in New England, because then I could see my niece more.

2. What are your favorite articles of clothing?I have a gray Navy hooded sweatshirt and a green Navy hooded sweatshirt and I love them both. So very comfy! And I have a pair of baggy jeans that I like to wear, too.

3. The last CDs you bought? BlackEyed Peas -elephunk, Indigo Girls - Retrospective, and Kent Gustavson - Light into the World

4. What time do you wake up in the morning? Usually between 7:30 and 8:00, unless it is Sunday and then closer to 6:00 or 6:30

5. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? my microwave and my crock pot

6. If you could play an instrument, what would it be? Guitar. Although I've always thought it would be cool to be able to play the piano.

7. Favorite color? ORANGE

8. Which vehicle do you prefer, sports car, motorcycle or SUV? I like the looks of some SUVs but understand they are impractical and mostly bad. I don't fit in most sports cars without having to rest my chin on my knees. And motorcycles... well, I'm too much of a weanie to pull off a motorcycle. I want a Volvo station wagon.

9. Do you believe in the afterlife? Yes?

10. Favorite Children’s Book? There's a Monster at the End of This Book; The Sweet Pickles series; Corduroy by Don Freeman; Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein; Everybody Poops by Taro Gomi; The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka; and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (which might just be my favoritest books of ALL TIME)

11. What is your favorite season? Spring and Summer and Fall.

12. Do you have a tattoo? Yes. And I constantly deal with the temptation for more.

13. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? There are a lot of cool super powers to choose from, although I think I'd have to go with some sort of psychic ability. Like reading minds, or telekinesis or something like that.

14. Can you juggle? No. I lack coordination and skill.

15. One person/people from your past you wish you could go back and talk to? My grandpas.

16. What is under your bed? Surprisingly, I think it is the cleanest part of my bedroom floor. There may be like a duffel bag or two stowed under there... but that might actually be about it. Well, and perhaps anything else from my bedroom floor that migrated (got kicked) underneath.

17. What is your favorite day? Well, right now it is Mondays, because that's my day off. Which I think is only fair because Monday has been the day I have loathed more than any other for most of my life.

18. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger? There is something about raw fish that does not sit well with me. And I have a hyperactive gag reflex, so if I started eating sushi and then thought to myself "This is raw fish" or "This feels sort of like a loogie," I would begin uncontrollably gagging and be unable to finish eating it. So I'll say hamburger. With bacon. And cheese.

19. From the people who normally read your blog, who is most likely to respond first? I refuse to answer this question. I think this is the stupidest question in any of these questionnaires. Grrr....

20. On which blog did you find this meme? I don't really remember anymore, but it seems almost every blog I read has it on there, so I thought why not be a sheep and do it, too.

21. What is your favorite flower? Daisy or lilacs

22. What is your favorite meal? Hmm... I'm a fan of food in general, but I'd say maybe fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and warm biscuits.

[is it unsettling to anyone else that there is no 23? I checked several blogs that had also done this list, and yeah, no 23... hmmm]

24. Describe your PJs. t-shirt and shorts, or t-shirt and pajama pants.

25. What is your favorite breakfast? Eggs over easy, toast, bacon and pancakes. I'm ambivalent about the hashbrowns. If they are there, I will eat them. If not, eh... just give me more bacon.

26. Do you like your job? Yes. But ask the question again in a couple of days and the answer might change!

27. What is your dream job? Funny thing... I just posted about this the other day! I also sometimes think that being a college campus pastor/chaplain would be a wonderful job. I always used to think year-round church camp counselor would be a pretty posh job, and I think part of me might still believe that. If I ever get married and have children, I think being a stay-at-home dad might be pretty spectacular, too. Right now I'm thinking that being an associate pastor with youth ministry responsibilities sounds good, too. I dream a lot.

28. What age do you plan to retire? If I am in a job I love, I'd love to do it until I literally can't do it anymore. Although retiring and sitting on my porch, in a rocker or a porch swing, with a warm cup of coffee or a cold glass of tea, with a loyal dog by my feet, and the mountains in my view sounds pretty awesome. So, how about age 30?

29. Where did you meet your spouse/significant other? Is it just me, or is this questionnaire biased in the fact that it assumes everyone who answers has one (or both) of those? Instead of answering that question, I'm going to answer a different one. And the answer to THAT question would be: macaroni and cheese.

30. Something you would like to do that you’ve never done before. I've always wanted to go scuba diving around some great coral reef. But I'm a HORRIBLE swimmer. But maybe hiking in the Himalayas or something exotic and fun like that.

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