Alright, I didn’t know this game was out there until I read my sister’s blog the other day, but…Mindy tagged me, which means I’m supposed to share 5 random things about myself. Fortunately (or not?), my wife Abby is willing to help:
1. I share my name with this “Guy Williams” who played Zorro in the old black-and-white TV series:
2. I’ve had lots of friends (girls) try to get me to watch the movie Sleepless in Seattle because “it’s such a good movie.” But I kept sleeping through it (at least 3 or 4 times) until my wife made me watch it, er…until I watched it with my wife…and that’s when we knew it was true love.
3. I keep a log of books I’ve read. I started this back in 2002. I begin a new list each year. When I finish a book, I number the entry and then record the title, author and date that I finished it. I got this idea from a seminary friend, Rich Jones. I love it because I like seeing what I’ve read and remembering what I enjoyed about the book. Plus, if I’m in a mood to balance my reading genre-wise, I can look and see what I’ve been reading a lot of and try to diversify a little. I like to make a goal of how many books to finish each year and see if I can reach that. I’ve gone for 30 books each of the past few years and gotten it.
4. I went off of caffeinated beverages for 7 years from the middle of college until the middle of seminary. First of all, I don’t drink coffee–love the smell, can’t do the taste. I stopped drinking caffeine after I drank two really big Mountain Dews one night studying late for a test my sophomore year at Texas A&M. The next morning I couldn’t hold my spoon still while trying to eat my cereal and I thought to myself, “This can’t be good.” So I just quit drinking caffeinated drinks and switched to drinking sodas without caffeine. Incidentally, a few years later I stopped drinking sodas too to get off of carbonation. Then it all came crashing down while in seminary. I was pastoring a small church in rural Kentucky about an hour and fifteen minutes from Wilmore (home of Asbury Theological Seminary). A church member’s mother died and I needed to get out there to go to the viewing, but I was dog tired and low on sleep, so I pulled over at a gas station in Lexington for a big Dr. Pepper and king-size Snickers bar and the rest is history.
5. I love Ralph Wiggum, the son of Police Chief Wiggum on The Simpsons. He’s not at the top of his class, but his lines are among the most memorable and stack up quite well with the likes of Simpsons one-liner giants Homer (“Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals … except the weasel.”) and Bart (“Lisa, if you don’t watch the violence, you’ll never get desensitized to it.”).
A few Ralph favorites:
“I bent my wookie”
“Oh boy! Sleep! That’s when I’m a Viking!”
“My cat’s breath smells like cat food.”
“When I grow up, I want to be a principal or a caterpillar.”
“Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers!”
Well, there I am… Hmm, who might read this blog…I’ll tag Nolan, Cory, Rich, and hmm, Fitz, you reading this? Come on, you know you need ideas for something write about.