I’ve been tagged by More Than Stone, a blogger I very much enjoy!
So, here’s my stab at some answers while I get the kids ready for church:
1) Whatâ€™s the most fun work youâ€™ve ever done, and why?
The most fun job I ever had was working as a coffee roaster for Storyhouse Coffee in Portland, Oregon. Much of this had to do with the exceptional husband and wife team I worked with; two people with an amazing appreciation for humor, fun, generosity and kindness. I have been a coffee lover since college, so of course spending my days in what we called “the roasting palace” cooking beans to perfection was like a dream come true. And the days where we did the tastings when I was developing a new roast were like a very caffeinated party (when you taste coffee, you are of course encouraged to spit it out if you want to avoid the buzz but this never seemed right to me. And Doug wondered why I never slept when he met me!).
2) A. Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did?
Oil painting. Still lifes are my thing and I just can’t figure out a way to integrate this with our life here: space, time, children, and $ would be the obstacles to doing this again. But someday…
B. Name one thing youâ€™ve always wanted to do but keep putting it off?
Write a book.
3) A. What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why?
I would love to take singing lessons and learn to surf.
B. If you could take a class/workshop/apprentice from anyone in the world living or dead, who would it be and what would you hope to learn?
I would want to hang out with Dietrich Bonhoeffer and learn what it means to live a “confessing” faith in my world.
4) A. What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?
Compassionate, imaginative, disorganized
B. Now list two more words you wish described youâ€¦
Patient, and the word that describes someone who always sends thank-you notes and birthday cards and thoughtful gifts to people, and is great at staying in touch long-distance.
5) What are your top three passions? (can be current or past, work, hobbies, or causes)
After the obvious (D, M, and AE): justice and mercy in the city, reading and writing, preaching.
6) Writeâ€“and answerâ€“one more question that YOU would ask someone
Favorite comfort food? I had it last night: grilled cheese and tomato soup.