Friday, August 04, 2006

A Survvey Courtesy of HeavyRevvy

The Survey Speaks:

1. Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 18. What does line 4 read?



Since I have four books sitting nearest me, it was unfair to discriminate. So here are all four of them.



“The Ransomed Heart” by John Eldredge- "incongruent with the life we find around us. What is available seems at ...”



“The Bible” by God - “... whoever touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death .” - Genesis 26:11b



“Purpose driven Youth Ministry” by Doug Fields - The PDYM model is a model not the model.”



“The Seven Checkpoints: Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs To Know : for Youth Leaders” by Andy Stanley and Stuart Hall- “the irreduceable minimum represented in this book.”



2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch? The Window to my small office.



3. What's the last thing you watched on TV?
“KTVI Fox 2 News In The Morning".



4. Without looking, what time is it? 11:00 am



5. What time is it actually? 10:52 am



6. Except for the computer what can you hear? Jackie pushing paper through the paper folder.



7. When did you last step outside and what were you doing?
When I got out of my car to come in this morning. I was sweating from the gym and singing "I'll Cover You (Reprise)" from Rent because it was the last thing I heard on my iPod before I got out of the car.



8. Before you started this survey what were you doing? I was talking with Morgan, Jeff and Jeff. Morgan made us all fresh cookies and brownies and wrote us a very encouraging note!



9. What are you wearing? A blue striped dress shirt with the cuffs rolled up, jeans, and Nikes.



10. Did you dream last night? I did. I know. but I have forgotten what right now.



11. When did you last laugh? I am sure at something Jeff said when I was in his office this morning!



12. What's on the walls in the room you're in? I’m in my office/cube at church, so there are three walls. The wall to my right has a 5X7 of Kendra and me on the porch of our house on Liberty in Maine. Next to that is a picture from our trip to Maine last August of Aaron and I and just above that is a picture of Joni and I from the same trip (AND BOY WAS I ABSOLUTELY HUGE so these pictures are good motivation!) There is also a postcard of Niagara Falls that I got when we went on Maid of the Mist this summer on our way home from mission trip. The wall directly to my left has a big picture of our whole Mission Trip group at the Maid of the Mist and my lanyard ID from the trip. The wall behind me has my office window. My office is also still covered with post it notes from Stinka, Ana and Jennie when they posted noted me this summer. Right now I am looking at one that says, "I like nuts" and one that says "You could be drinking whole if you wanted to." They crack me up!



13. Seen anything weird? Every time I look at Jeff!



14. What do you think of this quiz? It is way long.



15. Last film or video seen? At home I watched two of my all time favorites last night: Without A Paddle and Rent. I think the last movie I saw in the theater was Superman Returns. I have wanted to go to the movies much more than I have this summer. Maybe I will go today.



16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight what's the first thing you'd do? Pay off my student loans!



17. Tell me something I don't know about you? Uh, since I am writing this from Tina let me think ... hmmm ... I am allergic to bacon?



18. If you could change one thing about the world regardless of politics what would it be? Everyone would give me $5 a day.



20. Do you like to dance? Only with Kendra at Baptist weddings!



21. What comment would you like to make to George Bush? Uh ... Hello? And then something dorky like, "I've driven past your house in Maine several times".



21. Your first child is a girl what do you name her? Kallie Kay.



22. Your first child is a boy what do you name him? Jackson Allie



23. Would you ever consider living abroad? I already did. It was called Maine and although I love many people there, five years was long enough thank you.



24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates? “Well done good and faithful servant”



25. Five people you want to do this quiz? I tag: If you feel so inclined, please do this.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Darla and Jeff Parts Crack me UP!

The Survey Speaks:

CAN'T

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THIS STUPID EXTRA SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
What You Really Think Of Your Friends
Kendra is your soulmate.
You truly love Kendra.
You consider Victor your true friend.
You know that Aaron C is always thinking of you.
You'll remember Tracy for the rest of your life.
You secretly think Michelle is creative, charming, and a bit too dramatic at times.
You secretly think that Lynda is colorful, impulsive, and a total risk taker.
You secretly think that Jeff W is loyal and trustworthy to you. And that Jeff W changes lovers faster than underwear.
You secretly think Darla is shy and nonconfrontational. And that Darla has a hidden internet romance.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Calendar Speaks:


5 days until I go back to be a teacher


9 days until Friday Night live


0 Days until I vomit

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Saturday

Jasper Speaks:

So, getting up early on Saturdays should be against the law. I wish we would have gotten more done today at practice. I came home and took a 20 minute nap before dinner. Then we bought groceries for my mom and dad.

Then we went to Value City to get some clothes for me. It is cool fitting in the smaller sizes but we had plans with our friends Michelle and Janice (not Jasper Janis but a REAL person named Janice whom I love) and we ended up being at VC until 9:00PM. We were meeting them at Borders. I just wanted a sugar free mocha hazelnut coffee and to continue reading the book Without You by Anthony Rapp. I have been reading it for several months now because I refuse to pay $25 for it but I really like it. So I go to Borders and pull it off the shelf and read it. Then after a couple of chapters I put back and come back a few weeks later and pick up where I left off. This is a foreign concept to Kendra because she doesn't understand how I keep it straight in my head what has been going on. But I have like an incredible memory so I can pick up easily.

Anyway, I think it is a crime that my friend Janice (whom I love) has never read Superfudge. That should be illegal. When she told me that I immediately went to the kiddie book section and brought it back to her. I almost bought it for her. But I figure forcing a 33 year old woman to read a book written for fourth graders may be a bit of a stretch. But I tell you it is HORRID that she has never read one of the classics of children's literature that helped shape my love of books.

Anyway, Kendra bought (and is now obsessed with) a Sudoku book which she started at Borders and is still working on even as I type several hours later. It is a huge book. She may never finish. Leave it to my wife to go to a place with hundreds of thousands of reading options and leave with a book of only numbers. That is just her way.

I bought this a new (to me) Dean Koontz book (the one I referenced under Currently Reading). I read my first Koontz book on our vacation and really enjoyed his psychological thriller style so I am giving him another try. I am also reading Wild At Heart. It is way convicting for me though and so I caved and got a distraction book to read at the same time. And yes, I read another chapter of Without You while we were there tonight. Kendra also doesn't get my habit of reading multiple books at the same time (currently with tonight's addition I am reading five). She thinks it would get all jumbled in her head. Of course this is coming from the newly minted Sudokou Queen. She gets numbers a lot better than letters. Another reason why she is the man in our relationship and I am basically the wimpy chick.

Well, it is late and I have to get up butt early in the morning for church. I will probably read awhile since we have some clothes to change over in the washer before we go to sleep. And yup, she's still Sudokuing!