Don’t let the title alarm you (too much). I”m just letting you know that I’m (sort of) creating an “about me,” but using a post to do it. As Shawna has noted, at this point I can’t create an actual “about me”…that section has taken on a life of it’s own. A very funny life at that as evidenced by comments you’ll find here and another comment Chris has made on his blog. He pretty much threw down the gauntlet and called my “about me” section the “absolute worst” on wordpress! But don’t get mad at the boy for calling me out—he gave the residents of my house great cause for laughter! Plus he might have a friend who just won lots of money in the super-duper-mega-biggest-lottery-ever! I’m thinking we all should become his new best friend. 🙂
And now, a “junkie” has come to my rescue! By way of tagging me. So now to play my part in this game of tag!
1. Describe yourself in 7 words.
Christian (saved by Grace). Husband. Father. Minister.
2. What keeps you up at night?
Blogging! And other interests, such as: hanging out with my beautiful wife, wonderful children (when they have trouble sleeping), reading, netflix, college football, saving the world, etc. And of course there are those ‘life issues” which occupy my thoughts and keep me awake for way too long some nights. And, oh yeah, lock-ins, retreats, and camps!
3. Who would you like to be?
Honestly, I’m pretty happy being who I am. But if this question is an attempt to get me to name some other person in the world who I’d like to be, I would choose Nick Saban. Not that he’s the most pleasant person, mind you, but that is how deep is my love for the Crimson Tide. (I answered honestly, even though I may have just lost half my readership!..lol)
4. What are you wearing right now?
Shorts and a t-shirt, no shoes. It’s my day off 🙂
5. What scares you?
I really hate to fly. I used to fly quite a bit “back in the day.” Never liked it much, but did it anyway. But I’ve refused to board a plane since 9/11. And now, I might actually be more afraid of TSA with their scanners and body searches. I know I need to get over this, and “just do it” but as of now I’m pretty content with both feet on the ground (and far away from the TSA). 🙂
6. The best and worst of blogging:
Best: For years I’ve known about the abundance of talented writers and rich information to be found in the blogosphere. I used to drive my wife crazy because I would spend hours reading the ramblings of strangers from around the world! But those ramblings were (and are) full of brilliant thoughts and great topics for discussion. It’s only recently, however, that I’ve started my own blog and enjoyed the benefit of the “community” one can find when becoming an active blogger. And for me, this has been the best by far. I sincerely enjoy all the opportunities to read, comment, and dialogue with so many of you. You all have made me smile, laugh, think, and even cry. It’s really an awesome opportunity we have to engage like this.
Worst: The main negative I find in blogging is how consuming it can be if one is not careful. I already mentioned about the crazy amount of time I spent on reading blogs all those years ago. And that was just reading with the occasional comment! Now that I post to my own blog, I can easily be tempted to spend even more time reading, commenting, & writing. So far, I think I’m maintaining a pretty good balance this time around. I’m certainly much more aware of my priorities and committed to quality time every day with my wife and daughters.
7. The last website I visited:
WordPress.com of course!
8. What is one thing I would change about myself?
Oh boy! Several things about my past, but if we’re just talking the current version of me, it would have to be dropping about 40 pounds and getting in shape physically. Got to keep up with my hottie of a wife. 🙂
9. Slankets. Yes or No?
Apparently this is like a Snuggie. And that would be a definite “NO” for me!
10. Tell us something about the person who tagged you.
Oh, this is the junkie I mentioned. But it’s all good, cause she’s just an “apple junkie.” She loves apples—not the computers or phones, but the actual fruit. Bonus points for that! (and less trips to the doctor according to Ben Franklin!) She may just be a “fruity” girl as she also loves kiwis. She admits to being clumsy, but I think she’s ok with it. 🙂 Beyond that, she is an “international” college student (seriously, she’s been to college in 2 different countries), a very entertaining blogger, and a Christ-follower.
Hopefully this resolves at least some of the mystery surrounding my existence 🙂 I’m supposed to tag 8 of you now. But I’m going to do that in a comment, because I think this post is pretty long already (and I need time to figure out who to tag).