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Saturday, September 27, 2003 AD
Interview Answers for John B2
1) If you were to re-locate for parts inland, what five things peculiar to Maryland would you fondly miss?
  • My house. It would be really hard to give up the house I grew up in.
  • Knowing where things are. My sense of direction is the stuff of legends. The sort of legends that leave people rolling on the floor in helpless laughter. I get lost often enough around here. Learning a new town would be downright painful.
  • Crabs prepared the right way.
  • Friends and family who live here or who are closer here than they would be if I lived inland.
  • Um...I can't think of anything else. I really don't have any great attachment to this place except that it's home.
2) If you were the choir director at your congregation for the month of October, what selections would you have the choir sing each Lord's Day at the morning worship service?
I'm going to be lazy in answering this and just pick a piece for each Sunday. If I were really a choir director, I'd be much more concerned about picking songs that suited the day's sermon themes.

The first two are audio links:
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J.S. Bach -- It don't get no better than that
  • "Glory to Glory" by Fred Hammond -- This recording actually is our choir -- my favorite song that we sing. We sound way better than this in person, though. For one thing, we don't tend to skip while we sing. ;-)
  • "He Was Pierced" by Maggi Dawn -- Couldn't find a recording online. This is a lovely, sweet setting of Isaiah 53 published by Thankyou Music (the same folks who publish Graham Kendrick's stuff). I did an arrangement for a trio a few years ago that I think would work for a choir, too.
  • One of the hymns I've written -- Conceited choice, perhaps, but I sure would like to hear one sung by more than me!
3) If one were to accompany you in shopping at the supermarket, what particular pet peeves of yours might become known?
Dang, you really want to expose my sin nature, don't you? I've got enough pet peeves to open a zoo, and plenty of 'em claim the supermarket as their natural domain. Here are a few that come quickly to mind:
  • Do you think I've got nothing better to do than stand in the aisle converting pounds to ounces? Put the unit prices for similar products in the same units, fercryinoutloud!
  • Oh, child, I know you're not in front of me in the 10 items or less aisle with 16 items. I don't care how small they are so they don't look like much in your basket or if a dozen of them are the same thing, it will take me 30 seconds longer to get through this line and that is simply intolerable!
  • Would you please make some attempt to parent your child who is climbing the shelves or whining for the Sugar-Coated Candy Bombs?
  • Cleanup in checkout aisles 1-12! Get rid of this sleaze, please!
  • Figures. Completely out of the one item I particularly came here to buy!
  • So let me get this straight. I can write a check for over the amount of my purchase if I've written and cleared 10 checks in a row here, but you can't tell me how many checks I've written and cleared already...I would have to waste a check over the amount and then rewrite it if it didn't clear? I'm going to SuperFresh where they actually want my business.
4) On the buttons of your car radio, from left to right, what are the stations and formats of what you've selected?
My radio fritzes out often enough that I usually only have the local Christian station set. If I'm not in the mood for whatever dreck is being preached or whatever schlock is being sung (in other words, most of the time), I might scan for the oldies station or the classic rock station, but usually I'll opt for a tape or just shut it off. I go through NPR phases from time to time, too.
5) Favorite geyser at Yellowstone?
Old Faithful, I guess. Since I didn't get a chance to spend much time in that area of the park, I didn't get too attached to the geysers. Give me my waterfalls and I'm much happier!
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Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9/27/2003 01:35:00 AM • Permalink

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