Thursday, July 10, 2008

50 Questions

My friend Tara posted this yesterday. It looked fun, so I thought I'd try it out to. Here you go...

  1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:45am. I was able to fit some reading and a jog in before getting to work.
  2. Diamonds or Pearls? Hmmm…sounds like a girl question…maybe I need the boy version of this list. I’ll make up my own substitute boy question: The Great Escape or the Dirty Dozen? The Great Escape
  3. What was the last film you saw at a theater? Get Smart. Before that, I think you have to go back to X-Men 2 (we don't get to theatres very often).
  4. What are your favorite websites? for game info., Fast Break (Warriors Fan Weblog), True Hoop for sports. All my friends weblogs. Boards and Bits and Fairplay Games for buying stuff.
  5. What did you have for breakfast? My 'Breakfast Drink'. Fruit blended with milk and juice. Same thing I have every day for breakfast. 
  6. What is your middle name? Same as my dad's dad.
  7. Favorite cuisine? hmmmm...tough one...I'd say anything done really well (that doesn't have fish in it)
  8. What food do you dislike? Seafood
  9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Well, the song that I start with every time I go running is the 2007-8 GS Warriors introduction song (it's called 'Game Time'). But several of its lyrics are quickly becoming outdated (or have a very good chance of being outdated in the near future):
    • 'We got Matt Barnes, the dude with the tatoos. You wanna score on him? I think it's bad news.'
    • 'We're playing fearless, like Mikael Pietrus. And it's time for the whole league to hear us.'
    • 'Let's take it to the paint with Al Harrington, 4 quarters of play until the game is won.'
    • 'We're the Warriors, that's what the jerseys do say. We stay above the rim like Azibuike'
    • And of course...'We got Baron Davis, my girlfriend's favorite. And when he shoots you better believe he makes it'
    • This song also has a line that goes 'We got Monta Ellis with the no-look pass to Andris Biedrins shooting off the glass.' But whenever I hear that line, my brain automatically thinks 'We got Monta Ellis on the mean guitar. And a rap by little ole' me Lamar.
  10. Favorite scripture verse? Matthew 6:28-30 -

    And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

    And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

    Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

    I normally don't read the King James version, but that's what Sidney Portier used when he read this in 'Lillies of the Field'

  11. Favorite lunch?  Not sure...something with chips probably. Actually, a really good hamburger with fries. Leftover pizza is also good (as long as you heat it up this way!)
  12. What is your biggest pet peeve? Probably when people take games too seriously. It's a game! Have fun with it! Applies to sports games as well as boardgames.
  13. Favorite past-time? Boardgames, basketball, cooking, orienteering
  14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Rome
  15. Who is your favorite worship singer(s)? I don't know if I can actually name any. I don't listen to music a whole lot. I guess I'll go with whoever's on the radio singing any of my favorite hymns. Actually, I take that back. I'm going to go with Jana Alayra. We do her songs a lot in Sunday School.
  16. When and how did you begin your relationship with Christ? New Year's Day 1998. Kind of the culmination of a year's worth of questioning, searching, studying, praying.
  17. What is your favorite color? Blue
  18. To where would you retire? I don't plan on ever moving again, so I'll say 'right here'.
  19. What was your most memorable birthday? 18th. It was in high school and my birthday was on the same day as the state qualifier track meet. The week before, I had performed badly at the sectionals, so I didn't make the state qualifier. I was pretty mad about it the whole day. That night, a bunch of my friends threw a surprise party for me that really cheered me up.
  20. Favorite sports to watch? Football, Warriors basketball, NCAA basketball tournament, Summer Olympics, Major golf tournaments when Tiger's playing.
  21. Favorite book of the Bible? Probably whatever I'm currently studying (which would be Acts right now).
  22. If you could witness any Old Testament story, what would it be? In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth...
  23. Favorite Gospel? Mark, I guess. Just because I've studied it the most. 
  24. Goal you have for yourself? Finish my Sunday School planning for the Fall!
  25. When is your birthday? May
  26. How many weddings have you been in, including your own? 4, I think.
  27. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night. I keep telling myself I should go to sleep sooner, but it never works out.
  28. What is your shoe size? 12
  29. Pets? 5 cats. 2 fish. And another cat outside that isn't our cat but just likes to think he is.
  30. What did you want to be when you were little? NFL player. 
  31. Who do you think prayed for you to accept Christ? I have no idea. Maybe even a bunch of people that I don't even know. Before I became a Christian, I was looking at a bunch of different religions. I wanted to find out more about Christianity, so I looked through the yellow pages and picked a church. I called them and made an appointment with the pastor so I could ask him a bunch of questions. We did this for many weeks in a row. I didn't know it, but he ended up talking about our conversations in a few of his sermons.
  32. What is your favorite candy? Interesting Japanese candies.
  33. What is your favorite plant or flower? Probably the shogetsu flowering cherry tree in our back yard. Although I really like our apple trees because we get to eat stuff from them.
  34. What day on the calendar are you looking forward to? Beginning of August - Soccer season starts! I'm looking forward to it in a 'Woo-Hoo! Soccer!' kind of way, but also a 'I'm coaching 2 soccer teams?!?! Am I crazy?!?!' kind of way as well.
  35. Where is the furthest you have been from home? Hong Kong, I think.
  36. A small thing you really enjoy? Going to the driving range at lunch time, drinking Kool-Aid, hearing the UPS guy drive up to the house when I'm expecting a shipment of boardgames, coloring with my Sunday School kids and finding out how their week was, when I hear my boys talk about how much they love each other.
  37. What is your favorite book? The Bible, 'He is There and He is not Silent' by Francis Schaeffer, The 'Clementine' series by Sara Pennypacker (great books to read with your kids. You'll be laughing out loud while reading them), the Matthias Media Interactive Bible Study series, Boundaries with Kids,  'Church History in Plain Language' by Bruce L. Shelley. I could probably find a few more if I looked at my book shelf. Oh, I know one more: The Jesus Storybook Bible I'm not a big fan of storybook Bibles, but this one does a good job of relating all parts of the Bible back to God's plan of salvation. If you're going to get a storybook Bible, this is the one to get.
  38. What are you most proud of?  My kids. They're great.
  39. What is your biggest surprise in parenting? How much I enjoy it. I always knew I'd enjoy being a parent, but I didn't know exactly how much I'd like it. Even when they're being super-duper difficult, I love being a parent.
  40. What makes you cringe? A roomfull of kids at a birthday party rubbing their hands on the balloons to make sqeaky noises.
  41. If you could do anything, what would you do? Dunk a basketball. Or pole vault. I miss pole vaulting.
  42. Where have you been that you will visit again? Hopefully Washington DC.
  43. Where have you been that you will never visit again? In all likelihood, Val's Burgers. I went there a lot growing up, but we know so few people in the Bay Area, that I don't see any reason for us to go down there again. Maybe when the kids are in college, me and Mrs. BigKat will take a road trip and stop by. So I guess I shouldn't say never. I change my answer to New Jersey.
  44. What is your favorite movie? Lord of the Rings
  45. Favorite female Bible character? I don't know if I have one. I'll go with the one that we named PrincessKat after.
  46. Favorite male Bible character? Jesus.
  47. When you look at the world, what do you see? My backyard. It's coming along quite nicely!
  48. Cats or dogs? My cats, other people's dogs.
  49. Other than seeing Christ, what excites you the most about Heaven? One of my Sunday School kids was killed in a car accident a couple of years ago. I still miss her quite a bit, and I look forward to seeing her again.
  50. Something people probably don’t know about you? I use one of those foofy sponge things when I take a shower. Yeah, yeah, I know, they're foofy and they're for girls. But I've been using shower gel and was noticing that I was using a lot of it. The foofy sponge thing dramatically reduces the amount of soap use per shower. It was actually a very agonizing decision for me. I'm a pretty frugal person so seeing all that wasted soap was not easy. But at the same time, I really did not want to buy foofy sponge thing. In the end, my cheapness won out and I bought the foofy sponge. I bought it in the boys section in a boy color (dark grey). But it didn't really help me feel better at all about the whole thing.


Tara said...

First, in reply to my #12 that you left on my blog - I'll forgive you because you are considerate when you do it at least! :)

LOL at your alteration to #2 :) And that IS a great movie!

#10 - classic movie, LOVE that

#22 - ooooh, good answer!

#34 - yes, you ARE crazy - 2???

#37 - my friend Mindy LOVES the Jesus Storybook Bible - I can't wait to get it!

#50 - LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No worries, I shop for manly colors of poufs for Chris, too. If it makes you feel any better, a cleaning lady once told us that using liquid soap makes it lots easier to clean the shower, too.

Sally Lloyd-Jones said...

Hi Big Kat (I'm sure that's not your real name... or is it?)
I came across your fun blog today via a google alert thing. And thought I'd quickly stop by and say Hi. And say that I'm so glad you liked THE JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE--and that's a wonderful compliment that it's on your list.

have a great day

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BigKat said...

Thanks for stopping by Sally! Nope, BigKat's not my real name, although many people do call me Kat in real life.
I was actually planning on doing a review of The Jesus Storybook Bible in a post of its own, so hopefully you'll be able to check that out as well!