Monday, January 22, 2007

A Meme That Makes You Think

A friend of mine at tagged me to receive and pass along the following meme. It’s called “the thinking meme.” I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out because right now, I don’t want to think. I may turn sarcastic by question 2.

1. If you had to choose one vice in exclusion of all others what would it be?
A vice that would magically go away and stop tempting me? Lack of faith. See earlier blogs for an explanation. A vice to keep without enduring the consequences? Dessert! (Did you know that “desserts” is “stressed” backwards?)

2. If you could change one specific thing about the world, what would it be?
Eliminate terrorism.

3. Name the cartoon character you identify with the most.
Mulan from Walt Disney’s Mulan. Holy cow, she’s just like me! Struggling with being a girl but wanting to do guy things and not really being what typical guys look for in typical girls. I so identify with her.

4. If you could live one day in your life over again which one would it be?
The day I pitched my publisher and he said, “Send me the manuscript.”

5. If you could go back in history and spend a day with one person who would it be?
Jesus Christ. I’ve got a lot of questions. :-) If he wasn’t available, I’d dress up like a soldier and follow King David around while he was running from Saul, just to see how he behaved under pressure. I’m curious because the kid was anointed by Samuel to be the King of Israel before he fought Goliath, and then he had to run around in the desert (not “stressed" backwards) for years. I keep wondering if he ever doubted God. The Psalms seem to indicate that the answer is no, but I would just want to see for myself what “a man after God’s own heart” would do when things seemed bleak.

6. What is the one thing you lost, sold, or threw away that you wish you could have back?
I lost my ability to do karate when my foot developed a strange bit of tendonitis. Now I can only walk with an arch support. (Without an arch support, walking/running is painful, and if I go too long without it, I can’t walk for a good week because of the pain.) I would give anything to have my old feet back and be able to take karate again.

7. What is your one most important contribution to this world?
I’m not done contributing to the world yet.... :-) I hope that people in the future say that my writings led them to Christ. That would be the ultimate contribution.

8. What is your one hidden talent that nearly no one knows about?
I can sing. I’m really good at singing swing/scat/R&B/jazz, and I can make up a harmony to almost any song as I hear it for the first time. Just don't give me anything too high.

9. What is your most cherished possession?
I have no clue. Right now, if my house was burning, I would grab two things. First, my Bible because I’ve spent way to much time underlining in it. I know where everything is, and I have no desire to start over. Second, my thumb drive, which backs up all my writings. Although, technically, I can buy another Bible, so I probably would grab the thumb drive first. Is that bad?

10. What one person influenced your life the most when growing up?
I don’t know. Parents were important. Youth leaders were important. God was important. Picking one would be wrong.

11. What one word describes you better than any other?

I'm sending this to my fellow author-friends, Sandy Lender ( and Tina Murray ( I think I need more blogging friends!

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Sandy Lender said...

Tina's gonna shoot us both.


So this dessert thing...I don't think that's a vice. I think desserts were made to keep us from losing our minds. You know what's good: eat dessert instead of dinner. Rebel!

Now for this living one day over: if I had to relive the day we pitched our books to Bob, I think I'd need twelve desserts to get past it. Good Heavens, that was a stressful day. The end result was great, don't get me wrong. Why, just look at the year of undue stress and nerve inflammation it's afforded me. Ya can't beat that with a stick. ;)

Sandy L.
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

M. B. Weston said...

Ah, yes. I forgot about the pre-pitch stress. But hey, after literally shaking for over four hours until my entire body was exhausted, the adrenaline rush of knowing he wanted to see my manuscript was so great that I don't think any drug could have replicated it. We should do that again!