Friday, November 04, 2005

You Can Tell That It's a Slow Day

I picked up this meme from Emerging Grace. In a manner of speaking, I have a 6-day work week this week, so I have no problem looking like I did absolutely nothing today. That was my intent. So without further ado...

Ten years ago
I was just starting my junior year...of high school. So that means that I was playing a snot-nosed British kid in a murder mystery, was cheering my school's football team to a (failed) run at the championship, and dealing with the ups and downs of my first serious relationship with the opposite sex. You know, teenager stuff.

Five years ago
Senior year of college. I'd all but completely quit on the evangelical college group, was writing my Honors thesis on the theology of Karl Barth, was engaged to my now lovely wife (she's now my wife, she's always been lovely), and wishing that I'd tried out for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. I believe that it was in the fall that I'd made my first visit to Eden Seminary as well.

One year ago
I was living in an apartment in St. Louis preparing to give my trial sermon at the church I now serve, eagerly keeping up with the presidential debates, and doing my best to keep a trimmer waist.

Five yummy things
Vanilla bean cheesecake
Coffee
Cabernet
Skyline chili
French fries

Five songs I know by heart
Amazing Grace
Ghostbusters
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Some other old hymns

Five things I would do with a lot of money
Pay off my wife's student loans
Pay off other debts
Give a large chunk to mission projects (mental illness and AIDS both come to mind)
Give to scholarships
See Europe

Five places I would to escape to
Coffee house
Bookstore
My car (just driving wherever)
An empty church sanctuary
Greece

Five things I would never wear
Speedo
Fur
Chaps
Leather pants
High heels

Five favorite TV shows
The Sopranos
Arrested Development
Family Guy
The Simpsons
Entourage

Five things I enjoy doing
Reading
Blogging
Playing music
Writing
Enjoying the company of friends and family

Favorite toys
Computer
Guitar
Coffeepot
Stereo
CD burner

Five people who get this meme
Whomever wants to carry it on. I'm not sure how many in my particular audience would be interested.

2 comments:

Steve Bogner said...

Skyline as a favorite food - gotta have some roots here in the Cincinnati area.

I'm a transplant here from Kansas/Oklahoma, been here for 10 years or so and still don't care for Skyline. Graeters is a different story though!

Jeff said...

Welcome, Steve! It's actually my wife who has roots in Cincinnati, but she turned me on to Skyline pretty quickly. When we lived in St. Louis for a couple years we'd always make sure to stock up whenever we visited family.

I know I've had Graeters before, but I couldn't tell you what flavor.