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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tag, You're It!

I have to secretly admit, I've been waiting for this day. The day I got tagged. For those of you who are unaware of this ritual of cyberspace, someone comes up with a set of get to know you questions, and then starts the tagging. Think of it as chain mail, but without the million dollar reward for continuing the chain, or a lifetime of skin boils if you break it.

You answer the questions and then pick a new group of victims, oops, participants. Anyways, getting tagged seems to imply some level of web connection which is exactly what it is about. That and widening the ever expanding spider web we know as the 'net.

So, here's what my friend Roy at Thin Places sent along. Enjoy, you may be next.

1. Ten years ago I was doing . . .
I was in the early stages of starting Adventures in Life Ministry. Since AIL is a non profit, that meant I also was painting houses and basically doing anything I could to make ends meet.

2. 5 Things on today's to do list
I had to wait a few days to do this list because 5 things is a tall order after I return from Mexico. So... todays list looks like this.
  • Finish this list.
  • Get a ministry support letter ready.
  • Finish my front yard conversion to desert [regular people call that rock] landscaping.
  • Lay out my backyard plan.
  • Get ready for a bar b que with friends tomorrow.
3. Things I'd do if I were a billionaire
Where do I start. This is the hardest thing on the list for me to consider. Beyond the normal take care of my family stuff and a real vacation, here's what I got.
  • I'd start a foundation to enable people to get seminary trained without incurring mountains of debt.
  • I'd gather a group of people to live and model community together in a part of Las Vegas where it is desperately needed.
  • I'd buy and renovate old buildings, restore them to their past glory potentially bringing economic revival to the surrounding areas.
  • Then I'd make sure that AIL was funded for the next 100 years.
Okay, so it's four things. Sue me. I'll have the money to win in court.

4. 3 Bad habits
  • Sometimes I can be a little sarcastic.
  • I waste a lot of time watching Law and Order TV.
  • I can be slow to listen, and quick to speak.
It was hard to limit it to just three.

5. Five places I've lived
  • West Covina, CA
  • San Gabriel, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Henderson, NV
  • Mexico
6. Five jobs I've had in life:
  • Church Custodian
  • Manager, Carl's Jr.
  • Manager, Miller's Outpost
  • Operations Manager, Mervyns
  • Youth Pastor
7. Tagged ones
So that's it. Now those of you who've been tagged, make sure you keep the chain moving.

Comments on "Tag, You're It!"


Blogger Mike's America said ... (8:35 AM) : 

Dave: Didn't you hear that the game of tag was banned at a school in Colorado? I'm sure it won't be long before that edict covers internet tag as well.

I have a longstanding policy of NOT playing and I break only in as much as I may choose to answer one or two questions.

I will answer #3 as it's more of a fantasy question: I'd take billions and fund an army of bloggers and grass roots organizations to defeat Democrats at every level until the villanous scum are no longer a threat to the freedom of this country.

And #2: Today I have to vacuum, take the garbage to the dump, apply teak oil to my steamer chair and watch the Saturday night Brit coms on PBS.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (8:47 AM) : 

I'm intrigued by the garbage answer. Don't they come and pick it up where you live?

And don't miss the corners when you're vacuuming.


Blogger Mike's America said ... (9:01 AM) : 

No, we pay the taxes and we have to pay to get our garbage removed or cheap people like me have to carry it to the dump.

I forgot to ask you: What are you serving at your BBQ?


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (9:10 AM) : 

It is just burgers and the fixins. We are going to watch a documentary on the uprisings in Oaxaca in 2006.

Since I was there in the middle of it, I thought it would be interesting to see what angle the producers took on the telling of the story.


Blogger Patrick M said ... (2:10 PM) : 

I too shall have to break the chain, as I am quite notorious for doing so. But I will answer the questions just because I like to answer questions.

1. Ten years ago I was doing . . .
a crappy job as a gas station manager and trying to find a better place to be.

2. 5 Things on today's to do list
1 get kids going, done
2 garage sale, done
3 get kids to my sister for overnight, done
4 get to work, done (it's a slow day
5 blogging, done when I post this

3. Things I'd do if I were a billionaire
1 set up finances so my family is set for life
2 donate to charities and institutions I deem in need (including buildings named for me)
3 get to work doing whatever I want to do

4 3 Bad habits
1 incessant desire to have the last word
2 finding women who are the worst possible choices in the world for me
3 getting bad mojo from breaking chain letters

5. Five places I've lived (all in the great state of Ohio)
St Marys
New Bremen

6. Five jobs I've had in life:
Fast food (Rax restaurant)
Gas station manager
a couple part-time jobs at computer stores
internet tech support (where I am now)

7 Tagged ones - NO ONE!!!

Hope you enjoyed my list. I'm out.


Blogger Mike's America said ... (1:46 PM) : 

Dave: Real RED MEAT American beef?

See... I knew you weren't all that liberal!

Not even a soy burger?


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (6:20 AM) : 

Actually we had a couple of vegan burgers on the menu too!


Blogger Dee said ... (1:48 PM) : 

I see Mike already let you know he doesn't do well with the Tag meme's ;-)!! As you probably already saw I did this one already. I enjoyed reading yours as I do everyone's.

In the future, feel free to tag me. Sometimes it takes me awhile to get around to doing them but I usually do.


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