Friday, July 8, 2005

Buddy Lists, Friday Five, etc

The Friday Five

1. How much money is in your wallet right now?
Um, sadly, $0
2. How much money would you need in the bank to feel secure? Rich?
A couple thousand bucks - rich? Nowadays? I would need over a million dollars. Inflation is a real killer!
3. If someone gave you $100, no strings attached, what would you do with it?
Pay bills!
4. If someone gave you $1 Million, no strings attached, what would you do with it?
Pay off my debts, buy a house, and make sure my church has no debt for a very long time.
5. How much does something have to cost before it starts counting as "real" money, as a purchase to be considered and evaluated, but below which you'll buy without really thinking about it?
Anything over $50.00 - what can I say, I work for a non-profit institute of higher education - I make beans!

You know what to do! Answer the questions in comment form below, or in your own journal and link back to them here! Let's get this trend moving!



How many buddies are on your list? 29 Regular Buddies, 39 Recent Budies

What If Your Spouse had 200 buddies on there list?  Well, I used to have 200+ buddies on my list, but then again, I used to be a teacher and I gave my IM address to my students so they could message me for extra help if I was online. As a result, I had over 200 buddies.

What If they had 154 buddies left and said they erased some of them? Eh, if they do a lot of chatting, and I know who the people are, no big deal...if there are people I don't know, I would expect an honest answer about who they are and how he/she got to know them.

Is there a reason why a peron would have so many? Of course - see above!

What If they hide the buddie list so you can not see? That's a trust issue, right there, on both people's parts - one for looking, the other for hiding. I mean this is Instant Messenger for goodness sakes, not a persons pass port or social security number. Let's not get too possessive over an IM buddy list!

*taken from "Life and Lessons"


(  ) smoked a cigarette 
(  ) crashed a friend's car
(  ) stolen a car
(X) been in love
(x) been dumped
(x) shoplifted
(  ) been fired
(X) been in a fist fight 
(x) snuck out of your parent's house
(x) had feelings for someone who didnt have them back
(  ) been arrested
(X) lied to a friend
(X) skipped school And regret it now
(  ) seen someone die
(  ) had a crush on one of your internet friends.
(x) been to Canada
(x) been to Mexico
(x) been on a plane
(x) purposely set a part of yourself on fire
(  ) eaten Sushi
(X) been skiing
(X) met someone in person from the internet
(x) been moshing at a concert
(X) taken painkillers
(X) love someone or miss someone right now
(X) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(x) made a snow angel
(X) had a tea party
(X) flown a kite
(X) built a sand castle
(x) gone puddle jumping
(x) played dress up
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves
(X) gone sledding
(X) cheated while playing a game
(x) been lonely
(X) fallen asleep at school
(  ) used a fake id
(X) watched the sun set
(x) felt an earthquake
(x) touched a snake
(X) slept beneath the stars
(X) been tickled
(X) been robbed
(X) been misunderstood
(X) petted a reindeer/goat
(X) won a contest
(x) run a red light
(  ) been suspended from school
(X) been in a car
(x) had braces
(X) had deja vu
(x) danced in the moonlight
(X) liked the way you look
(X) witnessed a crime
(X) questioned your heart
(x) been obsessed with post-it notes

(x) squished bare foot through the mud
(X) been lost
(X) been to the opposite side of the country
(X) swam in the ocean
(x) felt like dying
(x) cried yourself to sleep
(X) played cops and robbers
(  ) recently colored with crayons
(x) sung karaoke
(x) paid for a meal with only coins 
(X) done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(X) made prank phone calls
(X) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) danced in the rain 
(x) written a letter to Santa Claus**
(x) been kissed under a mistletoe
(x) watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(X) blown bubbles
(  ) made a bonfire on the beach
(x) crashed a party
(X) gone rollerskating
(X) had a wish come true
(  ) worn pearls
(x) jumped off a bridge(I jumped off a cliff?)
(  ) ate dog/cat food 
(  ) told a complete stranger you loved them
(x) kissed a mirror
(X) sang in the shower 
(x) had a dream that you married someone
(x) glued your hand to something
(  ) got your tongue stuck to a pole
(  ) kissed a fish
(X) sat on a roof top
(X) screamed at the top of your lungs
(  ) done a one-handed cartwheel
(x) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours
(X) stayed up all night
(x) didnt take a shower for a week
(x) pick and ate an apple right off the tree
(x) climbed a tree
(  ) had a tree house
) are scared to watch scary movies alone 
(X) believe in ghosts
(  ) have more then 30 pairs of shoes
(  ) worn a really ugly outfit to school just to see what others say 
(x) gone streaking
(x) doorbell ditching
(x) played chicken
(X) pushed into a pool/hot tub with all your clothes on
(X) broken a bone
(x) been easily amused
(X) caught a fish then ate it
(x) caught a butterfly
(X) laughed so hard you cried
(X) cried so hard you laughed
(X) cheated on a test
(  ) have a Britney Spears CD
(X) forgotten someones name
(X) French braided someones hair
(X) gone skinny dippin in a pool
(x) been threatened to be kicked out of your house
(x) been kicked out your house

1) Are you currently married or involved with a significant other? Give specifics and length of time that you have been with that person.

 Yes, I'm married and have been with my wife, Jillian sinse May 2000.

2) Where did you meet your significant other? 

She was the cashier and I was the bag boy at a local grocery and we met in 1993.

3) What is your anniversary or special day of ANY kind and what did you do on that day with your significant other?

My anniversary is May 27, we were engaged on October 9, and we started dating February 6.

4) What is the nicest thing that a person that you are or have been involved with has done for you?

She loves me unconditionally.

5) Do you have a special song or movie or place with your significant other?

Song........"Amazed" by Lonestar (me too, Jessica! It was our wedding song)

*from Jessica's Thoughts and Feelings


Wow - a long day and a long post. I'll spare you the drama of my day, though it I have to say it is more than just a tad annoying when you are expecting a nice slow day and instead suffer through a crazy day of meetings and nonsense.

blech - no need to start the weekend on such a depressing and dispiriting note!

I read this today: Your inmost being must be renewed, and you must put on the new man ~ Ephesians 4:23-24

In keeping with the ecumenical non-denominational spirit of my blog (I'm Catholic, by the way), what I love about this sentence is that so often we become bogged down in life - by our days, by our struggles, by certain individuals or illnesses, or even by ourselves and the traumas we experience in moments of emotional, mental, or physical sensitivity - but there is always a way out, a brighter side, a better way to do things, if we have the courage to change.

It's not easy to create such inner change. It takes honest reflection, patience, a willingness to accept all our weaknesses as integral parts of our personality,and constant dilligence to strive continually to become all that we are born to be.

I don't know about you, but such a tall order is something beyond just my doing! For me, I turn to God and my church. For others, it's a good friend or spouse. I sincerely believe that true change can only be affected with the help of others, for if we attempt to do so by ourselves.....we are alone, and what is the point of a life lived alone?

Me? My inmost being must be renewed, and I must put on a new man, but I must do so, so that the life I live with others is better for it.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and talk to you soon.