Saturday, September 16, 2006

Blogs are about me, right? (Wait, isn't everything about me?)

Okay, so I'm indulging in one of those "email questionnaire" thingies. They're actually a weak spot for me; I'm just too lazy to insert my answers and email a bunch of friends. I don't believe in sending emails to a billion people at once, either. So, of course, I turned to my true love, blogging. Here's the text of the email, with my answers inserted:

How well do you know me?? (By the way, I HATE double exclaimation marks with a firey passion that burns with the intensity of a thousand suns; if you didn't know that then you already fail the test. Sorry.) For instance, did you know...


Four Jobs I've had in my life:
1. Auction worker
2. Video editor (for EVERYBODY and his Aunt Charlie)
3. Janitor (it was actually a family job; we were all paid janitors at Montavilla Baptist in Oregon and Little Log in Colorado - which is kind of funny in retrospect, to me anyway)
4. Odd jobs (so true, so odd)

Four movies I would watch over and over (this is the most exciting one)
1. Serenity
2. The Incredibles
3. Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4. Fiddler On the Roof

Four places I have lived
1. Portland, Oregon
2. Bratislava, Slovakia
3. Budapest, Hungary
4. Gallatin, Tennessee

Four TV shows I love to watch
1. I Love Lucy
2. The Dick Van Dyke Show
3. Firefly
4. Monk


Four places I have been on vacation
1. Ireland
2. Cannon Beach, OR
3. France
4. Italy


Four of my favorite foods
1. Stew. Cooked by my Mom. I really miss my Mom's cooking, by the way.
2. Pizza with lots of things on it
3. Chicken Alfredo
4. Anything with potatoes in it. That's really healthy, right?


Four places I would rather be right now (first let it be known that I am perfectly content right where I am right now with my family; these are just four places I'd like to be.)
1. Tennessee
2. Ireland
3. A rain forest somewhere
4. Slovakia

Four things I always carry with me
1. My tummy
2. My hair
3. My heart
4. My ruggedly handsome face

Four friends that I think will respond (not really relevant; unless you decide to make it so, I guess)
1. Eucharisto
2. Katie
3. You
4. The Queen of Arts and England

Tag you're it! You are tagged. so here it goes... Copy and paste. . Delete my
answers, replace with your own and send it back to me and on to other friends!

It's not really over though, because I decided to add some questions of my own:

Four albums I could listen to until those darn cows come home
1. Sam Phillips, A Boot and a Shoe
2. U2, Le Joshua Tree
3. The Arcade Fire, Funeral
4. Sufjan Stevens, Come On! Feel the Illinoise! (MAYBE; his repetition might drive me crazy)

Four writers that have changed my life (or at least caused me to jump up and say AMEN quite loudly)
1. C. S. Lewis (duh)
2. Mr. G. K. Chesterton (he helped keep me sane during the summer; thank you, God for Mr. G. K.!)
3. Jeffrey Overstreet (if for nothing other than whispering to me that I wasn't alone in my views on movies!)
4. Frederick Buechner (brings me back to the essence of Christianity maybe more so than any other author; through his fiction no less.)
5. Phillip Yancy (hey, you didn't really expect me to keep it at four, did you?)

Four dead people who are also my heroes
1. Socrates! (I love this man; I want to be just like him. Dying for education and all.)
2. The guys at the end of Hebrews 11 ("the world was not worthy..."; those guys )
3. (Dare I say) Jeremiah? (this man led a hellish life of communion with God; next time someone tries to sell that "Christianity is easy" crap, point them to this guy. Yes I just said "crap")
4. DAVID! (This messed-up guy GOT IT. Psalm 27:4! Psalm 40:1-3! Communion with Christ is all!)

Four things I'd grab from a fire
1. There's a little book on top of my bookshelf that means a lot to me; I'm grabbing that.
2. My Bible? (the reason for the question mark is that I can buy a Bible anywhere, but truth be told I really am getting quite attached to mine)
3. Albert, my iBook G4
4. Why's external hard-drive (my life is on that beast)
4 1/2. All my books! I'm not leaving those!


Okay, I hope that was fun for you kiddos. Actually it was kind of fun for me too. Hey! You should do one of your own (you know, on your own blog). The one who comes up with the geekiest questions wins!

6 comments:

midnitcafe said...

Hey Mr. Knight, I haven't been around these parts in a long while, but I'll play along.

Four Jobs I've had in my life:
Is this supposed to be the last four, my favorite four, or four at random? I'll go with random

1. Collections supervisor for a credit card.
2. Courier for a law firm
3. Property inspector/safety photographer
4. Shipping manager for a book publisher

Four movies I would watch over and over (this is the most exciting one)
1. Raising Arizona
2. Young Frankenstein
3. Casablanca
4. To Kill a Mockingbird


Four places I have lived
1. Claremore, Oklahoma
2. Bloomington, Indiana
4. Oak Ridge, Tennessee
5. Strasbourg, France


Four TV shows I love to watch
1. Cheers
2. Simpsons
3. Lost
4. The Office


Four places I have been on vacation
1. Grand Canyon
2. Mt. Rushmore
3. Rome
4. Paris


Four of my favorite foods
1. Chicken quesadilla
2. Ice cream
3. Nachos
4. Cereal


Four places I would rather be right now (

1. Tennessee
2. Strasbourg
3. Work (sounds funny I know, but I just got laid off and I really need a job)
4. Backpacking across Eastern Europe

Four things I always carry with me
1. Wallet
2. Keys
3. Some form of music
4. That's about it

Four albums I could listen to until those darn cows come home
1. Grateful Dead, American Beauty
2. Willie Nelson, Stardust
3. Nanci Griffith, One Fair Summer Evening
4. Neil Young, Harvest Moon

Four writers that have changed my life (or at least caused me to jump up and say AMEN quite loudly)
1. Ernest Hemmingway
2. John Steinbeck
3. Nick Hornby (if for nothing else, 31 Songs and High Fidelity for proving to me that a writer can turn an obsession into something richer)
4. Raymond Chandler

Four dead people who are also my heroes

I don' think I really have heroes

Four things I'd grab from a fire
1. My wife
2. ipod (I've spent entirely too much time and money gettign that thing working like I want to give it up
3. computer/external hard drive (agree with the life being on there)
4. the cat, because the wife would be devastated if I let her burn

That's it I think. Sorry I've got not other fours to add.

eucharisto said...

Midnitcafe: Hey, first off, welcome back to Foolish Knight's blog. Everyone is coming back here as if we've taken a blogging vacation, and now we're back. Second, I was curious, did you recently register on Arts and Faith? I post frequently there, and thought I caught your name there.

Foolish Knight, I've answered your tag. Here are my answers (plus a couple I made up!):

Four Jobs I've had in my life:
1. Conference Booktable Manager
2. Chili's server (for two days; I just ain't cut out for it)
3. Admin Assistant
4. Odd jobs (I'll bet most everyone answers this at one point or other)

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. The Village
2. The New World
3. Lord of the Rings
4. Finding Neverland

Four places I have lived (In Chronological Order):
1. Vienna, Austria
2. Los Angeles, California
3. Lebanon, Tennessee
4. Seattle, Washington (my new home!)

Four TV shows I love to watch
1. Monk
2. 24
3. Smallville
4. Remington Steele (Yes, a young and cheesy Pierce Brosnan)


Four places I have been on vacation
1. Prince Edward Island, Canada
2. Breckenridge, Colorado
3. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
4. Vienna, Austria


Four of my favorite foods
1. Home-Grilled Steaks
2. Fish and Chips
3. Spagetti Pie (Mom's cooking!)
4. Blue Bacon Cheeseburger


Four places I would rather be right now (Because at the moment I'm in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming, and anywhere is better than that):
1. Seattle (Because that's where I'm heading)
2. Monument, Colorado (there's no place like home!)
3. Laguna Beach, California
4. Vienna, Austria

Four things I always carry with me
1. My heritage
2. My hair
3. My imagination
4. My Memory

Four friends that I think will respond (but I won't be surprised or offended if you don't):
1. Sumedh
2. Ruth
3. Conan LeBlanc
4. Why

Tag you're it! You are tagged. So here it goes... Copy and paste. . Delete my
answers, replace with your own and send it back to me and on to other friends!

It's not really over though, because I decided to use some of my good friend Foolish Knight's questions! Here you go:

Four albums I could listen to until those darn cows come home:
1. Over The Rhine: Ohio
2. U2, The Joshua Tree (very possibly my numbre uno Desert Island album. Maybe.)
3. Rich Mullins: A Liturgy, A Legacy, And A Ragamuffin Band
4. Sufjan Stevens, Come On! Feel the Illinoise!

Four writers that have changed my life (or at least caused me to jump up and say AMEN quite loudly)
1. C. S. Lewis (to reiterate what Foolish Knight said: Duh.)
2. Mr. G. K. Chesterton (sorry, Foolish Knight, to steal your top two, but they're just the obvious choice.)
3. Alan Paton (Brings startling clarity to the world around me)
4.Dostdoyevsky (and I'm still not totally finished with any of his books; but I love them all the same)
5. Phillip Yancy (hey, you didn't really expect me to keep it at four, did you?)

Four dead people who are also my heroes
1. Daniel (amazing prophet. Can't deny his profundity; besides, Foolish Knight already stole Jeremiah.)
2. Rich Mullins (I love his spirit; you can catch it all throughout his music)
3. St. Patrick (anyone who can defeat paganism in Ireland, and replace it with Christianity, within a couple decades, has my high esteem and respect)
4. John the Apostle (his love and devotion for Christ, as a deep friend is amazing. I want to see Christ through the same lense he did)

Four things I'd grab from a fire
1. My Bible (so many memories)
2. My MacBook, as yet unnamed
3. My full-scale Knight's Templar broadsword
4. Some of my writing (I couldn't ever get all of it; too much to grab in one handful)

Aha! But it's STILL not over! I get to add some of my own questions!

Four books I've read twice, or more:
1. The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterton
2. A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L'Engle
3. The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis
4. A Series of Unfortunate Events: Book the 1st

Four Musicians I'd like to see Live:
1. U2
2. Sigur Ros
3. Over The Rhine
4. Ben Folds

Four Favorite Video/computer Games (Ok, so I'm a little bit of a geek; who cares, right?)
1. Age Of Empires II: The Age of Kings
2. Kingdom Hearts II
3. Grand Turismo
4. Jak 3

That's about it. I see I've used many of your answers. Great minds think alike, right? :)

Brewster said...

Eucharisto, yes I did recently register on arts and faith. I haven't actually done anything with it, but the board looks very intersting.

Actually that's a good reminder to go back there as I had forgotten about it.

Queen of Arts and England said...

Alrighty, here goes

Four jobs I've had: (Have I had any jobs?)
1. Babysitting
2. Craft Director
3. I think that's about it, aside from the selling of art

Four movies I'd watch over and over:
1. Sense and Sensibility
2. The Secret Garden/ A Little Princess (They just can't be separated)
3. Kate and Leopold
4. Beauty and the Beast

Four places I've lived:
Uhh, I've lived in...
1.Hartsville, TN
2. White House, TN
3. Lebanon, TN

Four TV shows I LOVE (?) to watch:
I don't watch tv, but if I do it's CSI.

Four places I've been on Vacation:
1. Florida
2. Oregon
3. Canada
4. Arizona

Four of my favourite foods:
1. Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake (!)
2. Chili's broccoli
3. Pizza (that is, meatless pizza)
4. J Alexsander's veggie burger

Four places I'd rather be right now:
1. Oregon, duh.
2. Sintra, Portugal
3. India
4. England (under the right circumstances)

Four things I always carry with me:
1. My bag (it has most everything in it, like Mary Poppins' bag. Including Sketchbook and Bible {which is also filled with lovely things} etc.)
2. My hair, actually, I think it carries me.
3. My heart and it's key.
4. Laughter

Four albums I could listen to until forever (I don't see too many cows in my future, in Hamburger form or elsewise):
1. The Joshua Tree, U2
2. Who We Are Instead, Jars of Clay
3. Abbey Road, The Beatles
4. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie (ha, I had to! But I am listening to that right now, it is an experience unto itself.)
4. Drunkard's Prayer, Over the Rhine
4b. Any U2 album, basically.

Four dead people who are also my heroes:
(I just want everyone to know that most of the people I talk about are in fact, dead. AND they are heroic!)
1. William Morris
2. Queen Elizabeth I
3. Can't I just say 'Pre Raphaelites' and it count as one? I will.
4. I think I will have to say David (As in the Bible, not Bowie) too. His life and writings are such a blessing to me! Woot!

Four things I would grab in a fire in my dorm room:
(Which, I'd probably die in, because my window does't open)
1: My porfolio.
2. My backpack, partially out of habit.
3. My blue coat.
4. My computer.

Four things I'd grab out of a fire in my room at home(this is the really hard one):
1. My painting of Mount Saint Victore
2. My dollhouse.
3. The dresses I've made.
4. Samantha (my oldest friend)

Four musicians I'd love to see live:
1. U2, U2, U2!
2. The Beatles (I understand that to play live means one must be alive, but I can dream, can't I?)
3. Michael Crawford
4. My brother!


I think I'm going to put everything that is special to me in a certain place so I can grab it ALL in a fire! I guess that's it!

No wait!

Four of my Favourite artists:
1. John William Waterhouse
2. Sir John Everett Millais
3. Alphonse Mucha
4. Gustav Klimt

ok, I'm happy now!

midnitcafe said...

I'll add my concerts list, even though I've just about seen everybody on my must see before they die list, except for the ones who went ahead and died.

1. Bright Eyes: I'm not a huge fan, but the man certainly writes interesting songs and is so intensely intense I suspect he'd make me a big fan in person. But the venue would have to be small.

2. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: They came to Bloomington a few years back and I missed the show thinking I wasn't that familiar with her work and she'd come again when I was. Well I am more familiar and she hasn't come back. I've been kicking myself for not seeing her when I had the chance.

3. John Prine: Kris Kristopherson once said seeing John Prine perform was like it must have been discovering Dylan in NY in the 60s. Well I've seen Dylan but I'd give my pinkie toe to see Prine.

4. Prince: Just for the spectacle

U2 used to be on that list and I'd still go if they came anywhere near and the tickets werent outrageous, but I'd still probably be disappointed I wasn't seeing them 10 years ago.

Katie said...

I love that you knew I would respond! I love these even if they are cheesy sometimes. You learn a lot. Don't laugh now...

Four Jobs I've had in my life:
1. Server at a Pizza Shop (My first job ever, and the last in the food industry thank goodness!)
2. Bank Teller (for most of the college years)
3. Customer Service Rep
4. Business Systems Analyst (My current job. Sounds smart doesn't it!)

Four movies I would watch over and over (I can't totally pick favorites here there are so many, so here are four at the top of the list!)
1. Chocolat
2. Under the Tuscan Sun
3. Finding Neverland
4. Lord of the Rings (all)

Four places I have lived (I'm not a big mover so I had to get specific)
1. Central Point, Oregon
2. Gold Hill, Oregon
3. Multnomah Bible College - Memorial Dorm specifically. Portland, Oregon
4. Mount Tabor - Portland, Oregon

Four TV shows I love to watch (I'm being honest, so don't laugh!)
1. Trading Spaces, though currently Flip that House is winning out.
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Project Runway
4. America's Next Top Model (this is the one I know you'll laugh at!)

Four places I have been on vacation
1. New York, NY
2. London, UK
3. Paris, France
4. Cannon Beach, OR

Four of my favorite foods
1. Squaricelli (or something like that) at Piazza Italia. SO YUMMY!
2. Pad Thai
3. Anything Mexican
4. French Fries, seriously they are my kryptonite!

Four places I would rather be right now
1. Skamania Lodge, the Gorge in Washington. Beautiful!
2. Sacramento, CA- Visiting my surrogate girls of course.
3. Paris- Why not? Its amazing!
4. Cannon Beach, OR - Fall is the best time to visit, less tourists!

Four things I always carry with me
1. cell phone
2. purse
3. iPod
4. keys

Four friends that I think will respond (no one's really responding since this is already a response)

Four albums I could listen to until those darn cows come home
1. Jars of Clay, Jars of Clay
2. Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams
3. Sarah McLachlan, Mirrorball
4. Nickel Creek, Nickel Creek

Four writers that have changed my life (or at least caused me to jump up and say AMEN quite loudly)
1. C. S. Lewis (of course)
2. Jeffrey Overstreet (A HEARTY AMEN!)
3. A.W. Tozer (He pushes my thoughts to a higher level.)
4. J.R.R. Tolkien

Four dead people who are also my heroes. I'm never very good at these ones...
1. Mary (as in Jesus's mom)
2. Lydia of Phillipi (for many reasons, but she was a strong woman)
3. ?
4. ?

Four things I'd grab from a fire
1. Photo Albums
2. Purse and some clothes (I'm practical)
3. The cat if Laurel doesn't grab him first!
4. Bible, because after a fire I'll definitely need its comfort.