Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ugh!! He Got Me!

Or, I've been tagged! This is a first for me, so it should be relatively painless. Its not often somebody wants to get to know you better, so brother Steve, thanks for tagging me! The game goes kind of like this...I have to answer "Five(ish) Things I'd Like to Know about You." Hey Steve, do I get any lifelines; phone a blogger, ask the blogosphere, 50/50??? ;)

OK, here goes...

0) What’s your name and website URL? (optional, of course)

Hope the questions aren't this hard all the way through! My name is Tony, and my blog is If you are wondering about the name, I wrote a whole 'nother post addressing that issue, if you're interested!

1) What’s the most fun work you’ve ever done, and why? (two sentences max)

Only two sentences? You will probably think I'm crazy, but I worked at a little restaurant called Our Daily Bread on the SEBTS campus; I was chief cook and bottle washer. What made it so great was the man I worked for; Brian Lasure. We had a synergy that got work done, pleased the clientele, and we had fun doing it. I sit at the Huddle House and sometimes wish I could jump back there and cook!

2) A. Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did? (one sentence max)
B. Name one thing you’ve always wanted to do but keep putting it off? (one sentence max)

A. Sigh...exercise regularly. (Steve, I don't think I like this game anymore!) I used to play racquetball, basketball, and golf frequently; now, well...anybody care to hear my excuses? Anyone? I didn't think so.

B. Learn to play a musical instrument (piano, guitar) and I REALLY want to go back to school.

3) A. What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why? (two sentences max)
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? (two more sentences, max)

A. I would like to learn to be a great daddy. I have four children, expecting number five (I know, all those loud sounds I just heard are all of my readers falling out of their chairs.) and they are the most precious gifts God has given me, besides my wonderful wife. And, golf! I just love a good game of "pasture pool."

B. Oh boy...I know the real spiritual answer would be to talk with Jesus, but I'll do that in heaven, so, golfing lessons from Payne Stewart, philosophy from Francis Schaeffer, cooking from Alton Brown, and flying lessons from Superman (my favorite superhero).

4) A. What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?
B. Now list two more words you wish described you…

A. Organized, tender-hearted (my wife suggested this one), and helpful.

B. Handyman (helpful does not imply this) and laid back. I can't fix anything and oh yeah, my wife suggested handyman, too. Sigh.

5) What are your top three passions? (can be current or past, work, hobbies, or causes– three sentences max)

They are my family (ESPECIALLY my young'uns), ministry, and learning.

6) Write–and answer–one more question that YOU would ask someone (with answer in three sentences max)

Wow! This is a toughie.

Are you where God wants you to be in your life right now? My answer: Yes and no! I know beyond the shadow of a doubt I am where God has called me to ministry. However, my life is not where He wants me personally. How can I be a better disciple, minister, husband, daddy, student, friend, etc.?

[Bonus: What is one question you wish people would ask themselves?]

Am I treating this person the way I would like to be treated?

Now, if I understand this little game correctly, I am supposed to tag a few others for this. OK, here is a shout-out to:

My new blog friend at Along the Shore, Geoff Baggett; Cameron Cloud at Nephos; Jill, the HeadMistress at Homeschrewling, and Heather at Barefoot in the Garden. If you are interested, do your own post and leave a comment here so we can get to know one another better!

Thanks Steve! It was nice to do a "not so serious" post.

Blessings to all!


Geoff Baggett said...

My responses are up. Thanks for the tag.

flutemom said...

I have enjoyed reading all these responses to Steve's game of tag. It's been fun getting to "know" some of you better. I follow your comments on Steve's blog. He's one great guy, isn't he? ask him if I'm prejudiced....
Anyhow, welcome to the world of 5 blessings. We have 5 here on earth, too.... Enjoy them while you can. Blessings to you, flutemom

Tony said...


No worries...I'm a bit prejudiced myself, too! ;-)

You also have a "quiverfull"? God bless you...mine are the greatest things on earth (most of the time!).

Thanks you so much for stopping by. You're welcome anytime.

Steve Sensenig said...

flutemom is a bit prejudiced, this is true. But what else are older sisters for? :) :) :)

And I can personally attest that the arrows in her quiver are some of the most precious little ladies!

Tony said...


I must admit I was surprised! Your sister, huh? I cannot get mine to read my blog...too much like school she says, and she despised school.

Praying for a change of heart!!

Steve Sensenig said...

I hope she doesn't mind me revealing exactly why she is biased! (flutemom, if I said too much, let me know, and I'll get Tony to delete these comments)

Grosey's Messages said...

aaaahhh a man after my own skills....
My wife stops me now before I fix something and asks the question: "How much will it cost to unfix what you fix? Isn't it cheaper just to buy a new one?"
I have mastered the one handyman tool necessary for every greek geek, the electic drill!!!!
but then I used a fairly heirloom chair as a saw horse and got banned from my electric drill!!
Surfy Steve

Heather said...

Cooking from Alton Brown ... I should have said that now that I'm getting flamed for saying "Martha Stewart" ... LOL

Enjoyed reading your answers ...


Tony said...

Steve G,

Welcome to my blog! I've seen you comment on others so I'm glad to see you here.

I have not made it as far as you yet. I simply own an electric screwdriver...beyond that I call somebody with greater expertise and coordination.


Nevertheless, I still admire you for being bold enough to list her. Just don't take financial advice from her and you'll be OK. Ha!

Heather said...

Finally got mine done!!!!

Cameron Cloud said...

Thanks for the tag, Tony. Finally answered and posted.

Headmistress said...

Hey Tony,

Finally got around to posting my responses...thanks for tagging me!

Thanks again for the good reads,