Thursday, April 15, 2004

Okay So What is Age REALLY?

The Facts Speak:

Jasper, you are 34 years old and about:
52 years 11 months younger than Walter Cronkite, age 87
49 years 5 months younger than Pope John Paul II, age 83
45 years 4 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 79
38 years 1 month younger than Barbara Walters, age 72
35 years 11 months younger than Larry King, age 70
29 years 8 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 64
26 years 3 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 60
23 years 3 months younger than George W. Bush, age 57
18 years 3 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 52
14 years 0 months younger than Bill Gates, age 48
9 years 2 months younger than Cal Ripken Jr., age 43
3 years 4 months younger than Mike Tyson, age 37
0 years 9 months older than Jennifer Lopez, age 33
6 years 2 months older than Tiger Woods, age 28
12 years 8 months older than Prince William, age 21



and that you were:
31 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
30 years old on the first day of Y2K
27 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
25 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
24 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
23 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
21 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
20 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
16 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded
14 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
13 years old during Sally Ride's travel in space
11 years old when Pres. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr.
10 years old at the time the Iran hostage crisis began
6 years old on the U.S.'s bicentennial Fourth of July
4 years old when President Nixon left office
2 years old when Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot

36 years 8 months younger than Yoko Ono, age 71
28 years 5 months younger than Bob Dylan, age 62
26 years 3 months younger than Mick Jagger, age 60
24 years 7 months younger than Eric Clapton, age 59
21 years 5 months younger than Stevie Nicks, age 55
14 years 0 months younger than David Lee Roth, age 48
11 years 2 months younger than Madonna, age 45
7 years 7 months younger than Jon Bon Jovi, age 42
2 years 7 months younger than Billy Corgan, age 37
0 years 5 months older than Mariah Carey, age 34
4 years 8 months older than Alanis Morissette, age 29
12 years 2 months older than Britney Spears, age 22

and when these songs were topping the charts
and these events occurred your age was:
Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin: 1
ABC TV premieres In Concert: 3
Time in a Bottle, Jim Croce: 4
I Shot the Sheriff, Eric Clapton: 4
Silly Love Songs, Wings: 6
Elvis Presley Dies: 7
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Rod Stewart: 9
Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd: 10
John Lennon is shot to death: 11
MTV makes its debut: 11
Who Can it be Now, Men at Work: 13
The recording of We Are The World: 15
Walk Like an Egyptian, Bangles: 17
Didn't We Almost have it all, Whitney Houston: 17
Back In The U.S.S.R. is released exclusively in Russia: 19
Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor: 20
Emotions, Mariah Carey: 22
Fleetwood Mac perform at Bill Clinton's inauguration: 23
The Sign, Ace Of Base: 24
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens: 25


43 years 4 months younger than Andy Griffith, age 77
39 years 11 months younger than Dick Clark, age 74
38 years 7 months younger than Leonard Nimoy, age 73
36 years 6 months younger than Carol Burnett, age 70
33 years 9 months younger than Alan Alda, age 68
32 years 3 months younger than Bill Cosby, age 66
26 years 11 months younger than Linda Evans, age 61
24 years 9 months younger than Tom Selleck, age 59
21 years 10 months younger than Ted Danson, age 56
19 years 6 months younger than Jay Leno, age 53
15 years 9 months younger than Oprah Winfrey, age 50
14 years 8 months younger than Kelsey Grammer, age 49
11 years 5 months younger than Drew Carey, age 45
8 years 4 months younger than Michael J. Fox, age 42
4 years 11 months younger than Calista Flockhart, age 39
0 years 8 months younger than Jennifer Aniston, age 35
3 years 2 months older than Alyssa Milano, age 31
8 years 1 month older than Colin Hanks, age 26
13 years 10 months older than Mila Kunis, age 20
21 years 8 months older than Madylin Sweeten, age 12

and that you were:
1 years old when All in the Family was first shown
2 years old at the time the TV series M*A*S*H began
5 years old when Saturday Night Live first aired
8 years old when CBS introduced Dallas
11 years old during the first airing of Hill Street Blues
12 years old at the time the first Cheers episode was televised
16 years old when L.A. Law was first aired on TV
17 years old at the time the series Married with Children began
20 years old when Seinfeld was first televised
21 years old in the month Home Improvement began
24 years old at the time the TV series Friends began
26 years old when Everybody Loves Raymond first aired
29 years old when Who Wants To Be A Millionaire began in the US

50 years 8 months younger than Zsa Zsa Gabor, age 85
39 years 4 months younger than Clint Eastwood, age 73
36 years 8 months younger than Kim Novak, age 71
33 years 8 months younger than Burt Reynolds, age 68
29 years 8 months younger than Nick Nolte, age 64
28 years 6 months younger than Ann-Margret, age 62
22 years 7 months younger than Billy Crystal, age 57
19 years 11 months younger than Whoopi Goldberg, age 54
17 years 3 months younger than Robin Williams, age 51
13 years 3 months younger than Tom Hanks, age 47
10 years 11 months younger than Jamie Lee Curtis, age 45
8 years 6 months younger than Eddie Murphy, age 43
9 years 4 months older than Jennifer Love Hewitt, age 25
18 years 6 months older than Haley Joel Osment, age 16

and when these movies were released in the U.S. your age was:
The Godfather: 2
American Graffiti: 3
Jaws: 5
Star Wars: 7
Animal House: 8
Star Trek: The Motion Picture: 10
ET: 12
The Terminator: 15
Top Gun: 16
Planes, Trains & Automobiles: 18
Steel Magnolias: 20
Home Alone: 21
Wayne's World: 22
Jurassic Park: 23
Forrest Gump: 24
Fargo: 26
Saving Private Ryan: 28
Toy Story 2: 30

Jasper Speaks:
Okay so, the music and the events didn't make me feel too old. But when I read the TV section (and I am a tv trivia junkie) I about died. I am SO old! It is interesting to see how old I truly am. It is refreshing to see some of the people who are almost twice my age (and some older) who still look good and are doing well. I just wish there were more of them. Hey you can take the quiz too by clicking here.
The Big Move: Reality or Fiction?

Jasper Speaks:

I swear our recent move into our new apartment could be a reality series. I am just scared what people might think if they saw my wife in a confessional!
We have lived next door to friends and church members for two years in a wonderful apartment that they originally built for us. It was a great gesture. Then situations arose where their sister needed a home and so my wife and I had to move out. This made us very sad.

Through this process I have come to really dislike the contractor. He is the man who originally built our apartment. He used to attend our church but goes somewhere else now. Anyway, he has been pretty rude throughout all of this and last night was a final straw moment.

We had moved most of our stuff out on Saturday but there were a few things still to get out and we needed to clean up. On Saturday the goal for all involved was to get the furniture to our new place. So we went back yesterday to get our hangup kind of clothes and odds and ends and to clean.

Well the contractor was there working (no on knew he was even coming. He wasn't supposed to begin work until the 19th.) He had taken all of our clothes out of the closets and threw them in a pile on the floor. Now anyone who knows me knows that confrontation is something I avoid but after the other incidents with this guy this was all I could take. I calmly but firmly told him I did not appreciate what he had done and wished he would have at least called me to tell me that the stuff needed to be moved earlier.

He went bezerk and started going off on my wife and I. He accused us of not being good tenants (remember he is not the landlord). He said we had "pooped" (yes he used that word) on our landlord for two years. He accused us of not being appreciative of the place they gave us to live. He called us bad Christians because we had not vacuumed behind our dresser! Anyway, the Pastor's wife was there and told him to stop talking to us like that which is good because I was probably a minute away from saying more than I needed to and two sentences away from decking the guy.

We moved out our stuff and cleaned and waited for the landlord to get home. When he did, the contractor told him what he had said to us. Our friend the landlord was SO angry with the guy and put him in his place. He told him in no uncertain terms that he had not spoken for our friend or his wife. He reminded him that he wasn't even supposed to be there until Monday. Then our friend talked to us and apologized. We all had dinner together. It was wonderful and the closure we needed as we moved to our new place.

Funny how God works. He took a frustrating and very bad situation and used it to add the closure we needed with our friends. The man did call our friends and the Pastor's wife and apologized for what he did. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that the reason we didn't get a call was he doesn't know our number. Yeah okay.

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Friday's Questions by G-Man
Jasper Speaks:

1. What does the cross mean to you?
The cross is where Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for me which forever gives me life and access to God.

2. Any song or songs that help remind you the point of the cross?
Amazing Love (You are My King), Because He Lives, Today in church the Old Rugged Cross really did leave an impact on me. When I Survey, and Once Again always speak to my heart as well.

3. Are you more aware of the message and brutality of the cross this year than in the past?
The Passsion has helped me visualize it more. It is hard to wathc other tellings of the story because the images seem so sterile and unreal now.


4. Does wearing a cross bring more meaning or is it just another piece of jewelry for some?
I believe it can be either. The only cross I wear reguarly is on my wedding band. There are two white gold stripes that meet at the foor of the cross. It reminds me that Christ is the center of my marriage and my love for my wife.

5. Ever take somethings online personally?
Yeah I do too often. I need thicker skin in this area. I think generally most people are meaner online than they would be to your face. Anonimity adds a lot of courage.

6. What is one book you are reading that you'd consider unusual?
I usually am reading 4 or 5 books at a time but as we have been moving for the past couple of weeks I have read nothing but the Bible which I hope is not unusual!

7. Any preparations for this weekend, anything that would help others in their ministries?
Can't think of anything.


Bonus:

A. What is your favourite TV show?
I am now stuck in the WOODS without CABLE!!! It will be awhile before I can watch anything without fuzz but my favorite shows are ER, Family Guy and American Idol. No cable means no Fox and no Cartoon network so I guess ER will win for now!

B. Anything you have to help designate your Bible from others?
Uh ... this is a little embarassing but my favorite Bible is always winding up in the lost and found at church. I just sit it down and the church mice scoop it off and hide it. I don't know why people don't just return it to me. It has my name in it and a picture of my wife and I taped in the front but instead they keep putting it in the bottom of the lost and found and I usually don't know where it is until I am announcing that the Lost and Found is going to be purged soon so people better claim their stuff. When that happens --- BOOM my Bible magically appears. It is pretty creepy. It is good I have A LOT of extras! (And by the way isn't Lost and Found a GREAT band!?!)