Friday, December 3, 2010
The 3's of Me
This list of useless bits of information about me are brought to you courtesy of a challenge by my friend Bob of Kansas Bob! Pour another couple of hot coffee, sit back, and prepare to be overwhelmed with trivia that will win you nothing nor enhance your viewing pleasure.
Any resemblance to anything worthwhile is purely a coincidence and unintentional. All purchases are final and there is nothing you can do you get these five minutes back.
Thank You Kansas Bob!
Gregg - short for Gregory. Which at 55 years of age my mother still calls me Gregory Dean. This is OK with me but it makes me think I am in some kind of trouble.
Greggie - My former co-worker, at American General Finance (we were severanced when HQ decided to close our branch office in Longview) began calling me this for some reason. The other employees including the manager picked it up. I didn't mind because it seemed to be a term of "endearment" and comradely.
3 Jobs I Have Had
Department of Defense GS4 Police Officer - I served for three years as a DOD Police Officer on (SIAD) Sierra Army Depot, Herlong, CA.
Slaughterhouse Worker - I worked part time at a Butcher Shop in Cedarville to supplement the income from the church. On Tuesdays we worked all day in the Slaughterhouse killing the sheep, pigs, cows, and other animals in order to prepare them for sale in the butcher shop. I had the glamorous job of handling the gut-cart and scoring the ribs on the beef halves.
3 Places I have lived
Cedarville, CA - This was heaven on earth. Surprise Valley was about 4500 feet and nestled in the Warner Mountains, home of the Modoc National Forest. The valley was 7 miles wide and 15 miles long. Surprise Valley was home to four towns, Cedarville, Lake City, Eagleville, and Fort Bidwell. Cedarville had 800 people and Surprise Valley had about 1500.
Bluffton, South Carolina - I was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort with VMA-311 A4E attack squadron. We found a wonderful older home on several acres in the woods about 30 minutes or so away in a little town called Bluffton. Bluffton was located near the Savannah River. Since Bluffton had 100 residents, well 103 after Irene, Shannon, and myself moved there. We did all our shopping and such in Savannah, GA. If Al Gore's invention thingamajig called the Internet is accurate the town since 1974 has grown to 4,000.
3 Favorite Drinks
Coffee - First thing after Coco and Theophilus get their cat food breakfast and Fi Fi does her "business" I put on an 8 cup pot of hot black coffee and it is gone within a couple of hours. I suck it down during my morning devotions.
Wine - I like a good red wine with dinner. Psalm 104 tells us God gave us wine to enjoy. However, like John Calvin, who received a portion of his pastoral compensation in wine, I set a limit and rules. Unbelievers drink to forget, believers drink to remember, remember God's gifts and goodness and to praise Him. So, rule one - drink a glass to the glory of God; rule 2) moderation; rule 3) do not force my liberty and conviction on a weaker brother who doesn't enjoy the same level of grace. (I respect and honor those who abstain in order to be clean and sober)
3 TV Shows I have Watched
Frasier - this show was hilarious. The writing, directing, and acting was the best ever. It is actually as funny, if not a teeny-weensy bit funnier than Seinfeld.
CSI-Vegas - I never watched a show like this prior to becoming hooked. The closest I got was the original recipe Law and Order. I caught it when nothing else was on one evening and was hooked. Hooked, until they killed Brown, Sarah left, and Gil left.
3 of My Favorite Foods
BBQ ribs - I have a killer recipe! Nuff said, come by some time, I will make you some.
Meatloaf, Baked Tater, Green Beans, Green Salad
3 Things That Are Always At My Side
My new LG Rumor phone my daughter got me.
My Thin line ESV Bible
My Lord and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
3 Things I am Looking Forward To
The Launch Date - I am looking forward to setting a launch date in which to begin a new church.
Job - I continue to seek and pray, begging the Lord to supply a job before unemployment insurance runs out
Posted by Gregg Metcalf at 3:00 AM