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Wednesday, May 09, 2007 AD
Seven Things About Me, Part 2
Well, I guess everybody already knows most everything they want to know about me, since only Margaret and Angie had questions, so I'll just answer theirs:

1) What is your favorite hymn?
This question is impossible to answer. There are many, many, many!

2) What is your favorite book of the Bible?
This question is easy to answer: Psalms. RCJR in some teaching series noted that having a favorite implied that you might have a least favorite, which no one seems to be willing to admit. But I'll admit my shallow, unspiritual boredom with 1 and 2 Chronicles. Didn't we just read all of that stuff in 1 and 2 Kings? Why the remake? And I can't say I'm gaga over a lot of the apocalyptic literature -- Revelation, the weird bits of Daniel, etc. Maybe I've just never heard them taught/preached well, but I find myself quite stupidly impervious to much benefit from them.

3) Which Jane Austen novel is the greatest?
Well, that's not really a question about me, but I can tell you that I waffle between Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice when asked to choose my favorite.

4) Who is your favorite composer?
I'm too ignorant and low-brow to have a favorite composer, but whoever it is, he's more likely to have written choral music than just instrumental. I can't remembe a Mozart piece I didn't enjoy singing, Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is perhaps my favorite musical composition, I would dearly love to be able to sing the Agnus Dei set to Barber's "Adagio for Strings" some day, and given the choice between Handel's Messiah and "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" I would very much prefer the former. Didja catch that, AR? ;-)

5) Which of the domestic arts do you think is the most important to master?
Probably the one that is hardest for you. ;-) I know the most important one for me to learn is keeping up with housework, because that's my biggest struggle. For a married woman I suspect it will vary depending on the needs of her household and the direction of her husband's leadership. But if a woman of any station focuses on mastering the art of joyful diligence, she'll surely be able to do anything else God calls her to do.

6) Howzat?
Just dandy. Oh...that wasn't supposed to be one of the questions, was it? ;-)

7) If you could travel anywhere in the world on a week-long vacation, where would you go?
Can I just stay home, instead? ;-) I actually don't mind travel all that much, but for me the who has more interest than the where. I'd love to go to visit our friends in Holland, but I'm not thrilled about the length of the journey. And that would definitely be too much jet-lag for a mere one-week stay. I'd love to make the hadj to Moscow for Trinity Fest some year, but I wouldn't want to go alone. I'd love to visit Mark and Sarah in Dayton (and of course I'd save time for Barb, too, while I'm out there). So all things considered, I'd probably just go to NH. Nine hours of crochet/audiobook time on the train each way, free lodging, free lazing, and mommy!

8) Will you bring a strawberry cake to my house in a couple of weeks?
Maaaaaaaybe. Just be sure to assign (accidentally, if necessary) the first half of the alphabet to bring desserts, and we'll see what transpires! ;-)

OK, some of those questions were a stretch to fit the "about me" factor, so if anybody else has any good ones, ask away!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 5/09/2007 07:52:00 PM • Permalink

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