14 June 2007

Eight Random Facts

Now my computer at the office ist defekt as well. At least the zip functions - I can't get to work on Sunday's order of service until I can unzip the fireplaceing zip file that contains the music. Grrr.

So, while I'm trying to get this done I'll play a meme for which Quaker Pastor tagged me yesterday. Here's the rule:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3.At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So, here goes:

1. I love meatloaf, in all its many manifestations. But I never make it because Beloved can't handle overly greasy food. I really want meatloaf for supper tonight...
2. Until my senior year of college, I thought that pastors did some sort of prayer over water used for baptisms to "holify" it or something. When I was the ministry assistant at the Lutheran Student Center at Nebraska, Pastor Larry Meyer asked me to get the water ready for a baptism we were having one morning. I asked him if I needed to do anything special for the water, and he said, "No. Wait! There is one thing!" Ooooh, here it comes, I thought. "Make it warm water - if you use cold water the baby tends to get fussy." Yup - that's the secret.
3. I developed a HUGE crush on one of my counselors at church camp one summer, and wrote her at least two long letters telling her how much I missed her after I got home.
4. Speaking of church camp, I kissed a girl for the first time at church camp. I can still go to the exact spot where it happened, too.
5. I had disgustingly smelly feet from the time I was 13 or so until my late 20s. I mean rancid, peel-the-paint-off-the-walls odor.
Later note: while this is, of course, funny (now), I meant to emphasize more heavily the bizarre fact that I don't have nearly as much problem with foot odor today as I did so many years ago. It's not like I have different feet or fewer sweat glands or something bizarre like that - sometime in my mid- to late-20s my feet just stopped being so malodorous. How does that happen?
6. The song "Silver Medals And Sweet Memories" by the Statler Brothers still brings a lump to my throat
and the war still ain't over for Momma - every night in her dreams she still sees -
the young face of someone who left her - silver medals and sweet memories...

7. I'd like to try skydiving someday, but I'll never bungee-jump or go on one of those rides where they hook you to a cable, pull you up a tower and let you swing - they're too scary.
8. I'd like to own a VW bus someday, like the one in Little Miss Sunshine (minus the screwed up transmission and the broken horn, of course.)

I tag LutheranHusker, Brian, MoSup, Nate S, ThirdFuerst, Lutherpunk, LutherLiz and Church Nerd. Have at it, y'all!


  1. Yeah, your feet were nasty, and so were your shoes! I'm starting to think my sense of smell was permanently damaged.

    By the way, I tear up a little when listening to that line.

  2. I concur with number five! Brian and I both had to live with you at different times of your life, but I bet we experienced the same light-headed feeling when you took off your shoes. Whew!

    After reading numbers three and four, I am not so sure I will send my kids to Church Camp though. :-)

    Thanks for sharing, Scott.

  3. I played over at my place.

    I too, experienced my first kiss at church camp. Woo hoo!!!!