Accent: Southern, though I like to think that my years of education coupled with my years of work in radio have enabled me to tone it down somewhat. I am proud of my heritage, and resent the implication that southern accents equal ignorance.
Book that I like: I am an avid reader, so this is a tough question. I really like anything by Donald Miller, and Brennan Manning is an all-time fave.
Chore I don’t care for: Anything in the yard… period. If it were up to me, I would pour concrete and paint it green. Instead of mowing it, I could hose it down once a week.
Dog or Cat: Neither right now, but I am trying to persuade my bride to let us get another miniature dachshund. We have even decided to name him Starbuck, a compromise between my bride’s love for coffee and my love for Battlestar Galactica.
Essential Electronics: iPod, cell phone, and MacBook. (With an iPhone, I could narrow that list down to two. Unfortunately, AT&T can’t compete with the plan I have with Alltel. <sadness>)
Favorite Cologne: Obsession because Miranda says it is her favorite. (My bottle is almost empty, so if she likes it, she might want to get me a replacement for Father’s Day!)
Gold or Silver: Silver…. or just cash.
Handbag I carry most often: I teach high school and I am a grad student… I carry a backpack over one shoulder like all the other cool kids.
Insomnia: Nothing that benadryl or nyquil can’t handle.
Job Title: Teacher.
Kids: Two, Jordyn and Chloe (Coco).
Living Arrangements: I live with my bride of eleven and a half years. She is also my baby momma… the two babies (ages four and six) live with us, too.
Most Admirable Trait: Top two: My ability to forgive and my ability to think on my feet.
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: When I was in seventh grade, I faked sick. I know, I know… everybody does that. But did you fake sick to the point where you had surgery to have your perfectly fine appendix removed?
Overnight hospital stays: Twice. Double hernia at the age of four and emergency (unnecessary) appendectomy at the age of twelve.
Quote: “I would rather live on the verge of falling and let my security be in the all-sufficiency of the grace of God than to live in some kind of pietistic illusion of moral excellence… not that I don’t want to be morally excellent, but my faith isn’t in the idea that I’m more moral than anybody else. My faith is in the idea that God and His love are greater than whatever sins any of us commit.” – Rich Mullins
Religion: Is over-rated and rather empty. I prefer to think of things in a different way… rather than religion’s empty attempts to reach God, I prefer to accept the way that God has reached out to humanity.
Siblings: 1 older sister and 1 younger brother. Yep, I am sooooo the middle child.
Time I wake up: Depending on the need of the day, anywhere between 5:00 and 9:00.
Unusual Talent or Skill: I have a thorough command of a vast array of totally useless trivia. I am not quite Cliff from Cheers, but I am pretty darn close.
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Too many to name. I prefer vegetable that are fresh from the garden or put up in the freezer from a garden nearby. I am not all that enamored with the idea of buying vegetables that come from God knows where. I have no health reasons… I have TASTE reasons.
Worst Habit: I have admitted that the past six weeks have been really rough on us personally… I won’t go into details of the habit I have picked back up, but I will share that I am well on my way to kicking it again.
X-rays: Show broken bones. I have broken one bone twice… my right collar bone.
Yummy Stuff: Steaks. And pizza. Not at the same time.
Zoo Animal I Like Most: Chimpanzees. They make me laugh… and not just because they throw poo.
What about you? What are your ABCs?