Monday, June 23, 2008

TMI (For the Uninformed: Too Much Information)

My friend over at Life in the Parsonage was tagged with this recently, so I thought, seeing how meaningless drivel is not much available these days, that I would join in. Please feel free to choose a comatose state over reading this next bit. For all I know, that's what you're doing anyway...right now...this moment.......Is anyone listening?!?

Okay, here we go:

Favorite person: I'm gonna have to go with Jesus. And that wasn't always true. Here's my story.

Favorite food: Oh, I love all food...ALL food. That's been a problem for me for, say, the first half of my life. But I just don't go a day, even now, without something sweet, preferably chocolate!

Quirks about me: Okay the problem here is, what's NOT quirky about me? I'm a pretty odd duck, I'm afraid! :-) Let's see...how about the fact that I don't try to balance individual meals, but I do balance my day's worth of food (dairy at breakfast, grains & veggies at lunch, protein for dinner, perhaps).

How would the person who loves you the most describe you in ten words or less? According to Ephesians chapter 1: Blessed, Chosen, Adopted, Redeemed, to the Praise of His Glory! (Just to name a few--go check it out!!) And wow! I asked my BFF too, and she said: Loves unconditionally. Loved unconditionally. Worships hard. Laughs well. Wholly beautiful. I'm really blessed. Really.

Any regrets in life? I am going to 'get spiritual' on you here: Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 3:12-14

What can you NOT live without: People, God's Word, Times of Quiet

Favorite blog: ACK! I love so many! So...I'll go with one I've not mentioned here before. Check out Pioneer Woman. She is stinking hysterical, though just to be clear, I can't endorse every word she writes...

Something you can't get enough of: Sleep...and I'm SINGLE! What would I do if I were married or I if I had kids?!?

Worst job you ever had: Selling shoes in a specialty store. Every foot deformity (and smell!) known to man crossed that threshold, and I was to fit them and then sell them a bazillion pairs. Did you know that I am SO not a sales woman? It scarred me such that I would not show my own perfectly-fine feet in public for more than a decade. No kidding.

What job would you pay not to have? See previous question.

If you could be a fly on the wall anywhere, where would it be? My sister's house in Asia, just so I could be near her again. :-}

Favorite Bible Verse: You cannot MAKE me narrow this list down. I simply won't do it. I...Won't...Do...It. Okay, well, a promise God gave me just before I graduated from college...I could share that one with you (but I won't be responsible for the torrent of Scripture passages that just might follow the opening of that dam!): Psalm 138:8: The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands.

Guilty pleasure: I make it a point not to engage in things that create guilt in me. I've got enough issues in life without THAT! ;-)

Got any confessions: I'm pretty sure that confession is considered good for the soul but bad for the reputation, and since God says that a good name is more desirable than riches (Proverbs 22:1), and I'd like to keep my good name, I think I'm gonna pass on this one. ;-D Except for sharing the fact that I can pretty much eat an entire full-sized watermelon in one sitting...YUM!! (Except if you've done this, you know why I don't usually indulge myself in this much.)

If you had $1000 to spend on YOURSELF, what would you spend it on? Replacing the wardrobe that I seem to continually be shrinking out of (YEA!!!).

Favorite thing about your house: The house isn't actually mine, but I love that the sun shines in my bedroom in the mornings. It is a wonderful way to wake up (okay, that, and my 2-5 alarms. I wish I was kidding. See! I told you I needed more sleep!) Also, the smell of the blooming jasmine on the arbor. Yum!

Least favorite thing: Poor water pressure in my shower--but I deal. ;-D

One thing you are bad at: This is a long list to choose from. Hmmm....Keeping my blog posts short? (That seems innocuous...see the confessions Q above.)

If you could change one thing about your current circumstances, what would it be? I would love a financial re-start. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Who would you like to meet someday? Ruth & Boaz. What a great story!

What makes you feel sexy? Um...I'm single. Do I have to answer this question? You know, us single folk work really hard not to think too much about these topics...

Who is your real life hero? I'm not much of a hero-worshiper kinda gal. I don't really keep pedestals around in my life. I just like people in general.

What is the hardest part of your job? Keeping myself on task when I don't have deadlines.

When are you most relaxed? Friday night, when the week is done, but the Sunday work [read: ministry] has not yet begun. I love ministering on Sunday mornings, but anyone who does it must admit that it is work too.

What stresses you out? Running out of time on something.

Favorite quote: Excel in the Revealed.

Why do you blog? Narcissism? Just kidding!(?) I really need to put my thoughts down to sort out my mind, and having an audience forces me to clarify my thoughts. (Thanks for being there for me, guys!)

Well, that's all the witty content that isn't!

Until we return tomorrow to "Ten Things for Tuesday,"
-J

(c) 2008

3 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I had a blast reading this!! And love the new pic too :)

Beth said...

first, loved that witty post! too funny!
NOW..... you look amazing!!!! WOW!

Jerry said...

I won't comment on the content, but concur that the new pic is nice.

We saw your Mom & Dad yesterday, and your Mom brought me up to date on her condition. Rest assured that we will double up our prayers on her behalf.