Thursday, February 5, 2009

The 25 Things That Won't Go Away

Since BBB (blogger block blues) has hit me again, I'm dragging my 25 things over from Facebook. Surely there will be something inspiring yet this week, but katdish has kept me so busy over at The Fellowship of the Traveling Smarty Pants that I can't seem to focus on a creative post. That darned kat!!!

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My 25 things:
1. I am a recovering perfectionist, and becoming mighty good at the recovery process, I might add.

2. I am not in control, but I certainly know Who is. And He’s got my back .. and my heart.

3. Andy Roddick looked directly into my eyes and said “Thank you” when I wished him good luck at a tennis tournament. I was within inches of him, and the only one of the group that wasn’t a screaming teenager. Yes, I was visibly out of place.

4. I cry in church almost every Sunday. Praise songs move me to tears.

5. I don’t like help in the kitchen. Maybe #1 isn’t so good after all.

6. If I were to choose a husband for my daughter, he would be a worship music leader. And he could sing for his supper at my house. See #4 and get the Kleenex. Then see #2. Then see KT freak if she reads this.

7. I hate balloons and rubber gloves. EEeeeek.

8. I have a beautiful quilt that is near completion that just can’t quite get itself done. Perhaps recovering procrastinator should be added to my resume.

9. If I bite into a piece of meat and hit a blood vessel or something else stringy, I’m done. Take. It. Away. Bring me vegetables.

10. My first computer was a PC Junior, and when I got a “real’ one, the IT guy at the hospital said “you’ll never need more than 80 meg for home use.” I think he still uses a Brownie Instamatic.

11. I got to meet Mark Schultz and even got an embrace from him. Then he sang to me. Well, there were a few hundred others in the audience, too.

12. I met SONICFLOOd backstage and had my picture taken with them.

13. I once saw Chevy Chase in a hotel elevator in New York. He was not friendly. He did not appreciate Ron Burgundy’s comment about our Christmas lights. He could not stand up very well.

14. Rafael Nadal is even more perfectly sculpted in person than he appears on TV. I got within a few feet of him, too. He didn’t speak, though. Language barrier, I’m sure. Wonder if he’s seen my Facebook profile pic? (Have you figured out I’m a groupie yet?)

15. I finally have the secret to getting that applewood smoked bacon flavor in soups and stews – it’s called applewood smoked bacon.

16. Bad table manners make me crazy.

17. I take more time preparing meals for my dog than I do for my husband and me. He’s special. And dying. (The dog, that is).

18. I always meet deadlines, but not until the last minute. Self-imposed deadlines often require rescheduling. See #8.

19. I will never understand how an airplane gets off the ground.

20. My favorite smell is onions and garlic sautéing in olive oil.

21. I have four years of college eligibility left to play tennis.

22. I can’t memorize Scripture very well, but put it to music, and I’ll sing you every word….horribly.

23. I have a cat who only loves two people – Ron Burgundy and me. Everyone else is chopped liver.

24. I want to visit the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. But the fighting there scares me (oh ye of little faith).

25. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4



Tea tonight: Metamucil (yeah, you read that right!)

7 comments:

sherri said...

As an Italian girl and food lover, I'm with ya' on the smell of sauteed onions and garlic!
ANd after my freezer having a cow in it for nearly a year, I'm your twin on the JUST BRING ME SOME VEGIES!

I'm also a crybaby during worship.
* I'm getting to meet some famous musicians through my son, but sadly, I'm old and don't know who half of them are!

It was fun getting to know about you Candy.

Alix said...

I cry in church too! Sometimes, I even cry before the service just watching the coming events scroll on the video screens. Once at my sister's church in Dallas I cried during the opening advertisements. Should I admit this?

I also met Mark Shultz!

Sauteed onions and garlic is what heaven will smell like, I'm convinced of that.

Love you Candy.

Liz said...

Like you and Alix, I also love onions and garlic sauteeing in olive oil. It's how I start almost every dish I cook.

And I cry in church. Tears of joy and wonder. A couple of Sundays ago, I could barely get through the final song, my heart was so overcome. After the closing blessing, I turn and my pew-mate is also in tears. We embrace and hold on for a few moments, exclaiming our joy and surprise. Then the woman in front of us turns around and she had also been impacted with tears of joy! We all embrace and laugh and just... connect. I'm getting all teary thinking about it!

-stephanie- said...

Count me in as a cry baby in church.

and a lover of the smell of onions and garlic in olive oil, and butter.

I found a new oil from Wildtree.com
Butter flavor grapeseed oil. they have other flavors too.

Beth E. said...

You hate rubber gloves and you're a nurse??? Hahaha!

Onions and garlic...ahhhhh.

Praise and worship? Move over and hand me a tissue!

Have a great weekend!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Let me clarify - yes, I'm a nurse but I wear VINYL gloves (around the house, too). It's the rubbery squeeky stuff that sends chills down my spine.

Elaine said...

Beautiful, I could add a couple of those to my 25.

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