Saturday, January 06, 2007

Five(ish) Things I'd Like to Know About You

I'm honored to be among friends David Wayne tagged with a meme that made me do a lot of thinking. So, for David and anyone else who cares to read, here are my answers:

1) What's the most fun work you've ever done, and why? (two sentences max)
I worked for two years as a personnel specialist at an agency that provided home attendants to elderly and disabled clients. The work itself wasn't fun but my coworkers were some of the funniest people I've ever worked with.

2) A. Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did? (one sentence max)
Exercise regularly

B. Name one thing you've always wanted to do but keep putting it off? (one sentence max)
Learn how to fence.

3) A. What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why? (two sentences max)
I'd like to be better at writing freely. Composition is agonizing for me because I want to start with the finished process and avoid the editing process.
(I'm assuming the two sentence limit is for each answer)

I'd like to have a better understanding of music theory. I regret not taking it more seriously when, as a child, I took piano lessons.

B. If you could take a class/workshop/apprentice from anyone in the world living or dead, who would it be and what would you hope to learn? (two more sentences, max)
An apprenticeship in biblical counseling with David Powlison. I'd hope to learn how to better apply the gospel to my own life and help others do likewise.
4) A. What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?
B. Now list two more words you wish described you...
5) What are your top three passions? (can be current or past, work, hobbies, or causes-- three sentences max)
Theological education in the local church
Biblical Counseling

6) (sue me) Write--and answer--one more question that YOU would ask someone (with answer in three sentences max)
What other vocation can you see yourself in? Hosting an interview-format radio program dealing with issues of Christianity and culture. That would combine my love of conversation, the exchange of ideas, meeting people from various perspectives, and debate. Radio is a better medium than television for the serious discussion of ideas and their consequences.

[Bonus: What is one question you wish people would ask themselves?]
Why do I believe that?

Heeding Dave's request that I tag five friends, here goes:


Sarah J. Flashing said...

Wow, I've never been so honored to be tagged :) I'm not sure I would have known I was tagged if not for google alerts, so thank the Lord for those!

If you ever want to chat about music theory, that was my favorite thing prior to becoming a student of theology.

The only thing I'm surprised about is your desire to fence. Why does it seem to me that chess is more your style????? ;)

Be watching for my responses at Flash Point!

KP said...

Chess would have been my answer up until a few months ago when I finally took a class for beginners with my son at our local library. It was a humbling experience as I was the only adult taking the class.

YnottonY said...

Oh no! I just read this. Now I have to think! lol Stay tuned.

YnottonY said...

By the way, Steve Costley is the guy to talk to if you want to learn about chess. He's also an excellent resource for questions about logic.

Sarah J. Flashing said...

Steve Costley and logic? HA! Just kidding.....Tony! Hey!

YnottonY said...

Hi Sarah,

Who are YOU to laugh at the idea of Steve Costley and logic?! Go read your page 25 in Pratt as you contemplate "Poppy" and "Mr. Grass"! hahaha (inside joke)

Hope you're well :-)

Davidponter said...

Hey Ive known Keith long before YnottonY. I think Ive known him even before he knew Sarah.

pout pout

no fair...
I need some Jungian counseling to get over this massive rejection

David :-)

KP said...

David, I selected people I knew had been blogging for some time. I didn't learn of your entrance into the blogosphere until after I had composed my post. So, stay away from that Jungian stuff. I assure you, you'll be at the top of my tag list if ever I participate in another meme. :-)

Rosemarie said...

I have to say that I too was surprised by the fencing... but I don't know why, you have always enjoyed a bit of verbal fencing with folks. I appreciate your blog, Mr. Resource!

Davidponter said...

G'day Keith,

well okay... you are forgiven...;-)

The Jung comment was a teazer.

So hows it been?
Almost finished?

Ive been keeping up with your progress through a mutual friend.

Take care,

YnottonY said...

David just entered the blogosphere last week after saying he's not "the blogging type" for soooo long, yet now he complains that he's been neglected since he wasn't "tagged". What a pouty OLD man! LOL

I didn't tag anyone on my blog after I answered the questions. Shall I tag you here and now? The Jolly Blogger has requested trackbacks to his blog if people respond. Do you even know how to make links on your blog OLD MAN? Also, if I were to tag you here and now, would we just get a bunch of typos and obscure Calvin quotes in your responses? hahaha

Annie said...

Oh the stories I could tell about every person who has commented here or who has been commented about. A finer group of folks I have never known.

Btw, Tony, wouldn't "Mister Grass" be an outside joke vs inside?
Not to be nit picky or anything...

I throw down the gauntlet. I challenge Steve Costley and David Ponter to duke it out over a chessboard. (The best gauntlet maneuver is this very one - to get others to do the work.)

I also challenge Keith to a fencing match. You name the time and place.

Happy Birthday to the old, DWP.

Good to see all my old pals.