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01/06/2006 Entry: ""Totally Random Kids are Home Sick MI-5.""

1. When was the last time you were really sick? Not head cold/sniffles thing, and not an injury, but really, really ill.
It was a long time ago. I don't really get sick. But the last time, hmm... Susan and I where married, but it was before the twins, so somwhere between two and 10 years ago, I'd say. It was a Sunday, and I had a rare Sunday gig at the WERU "Full Circle Fair" with Blind Albert. The night before I woke up, and retched up Ben and Jerry's "Phish Food" ice cream, that being the last thing I had eaten. I called Blind Al, and asked if he could find a replacement. He couldn't. I remember drinking flat ginger-ale on the way to the gig. After the gig was over, I felt much better.

2. Do you have any superstitions you do, like wishing on stars?
Every time I see a digital clock, and all the numbers are the same, I "make a wish." (It's really more like a prayer.) For years it's been the same thing--that Susan will love me forever.

My sister also introduced me another little silly thing that I try to do just to see if I can remember to do it. If, on the first day of the month, the first word you say is "rabbit," you'll have good luck all month. Of course, I don't believe in luck, but I do like to see if I can say "rabbit" first thing.

3. What was the last book you read? Why did you pick it?
The last book I read fully was "The Origin of the Bible." I picked it because I've been doing a lot of studying on Bible accuracy and translation recently. This book traces what texts were used to create which versions of the Bible, the process of translation, and other cool (well, to me at least) stuff. I feel I've got a pretty good handle on the Septuagint, the Masoretic, the Textus Receptus, and stuff like that, all thanks to this book.

4. How often do you change your windshield wiper blades? Do you have any kind of schedule?
Ask Clarke, he'll tell you! I only change my wiper blades when I get that big streak right in the middle of my viewing area. Why is it, with all the area on a windshield, the blade always streaks right at eye level?

5. How many phones do you have in your house? Which one do you use the most?
We have five phones in my house: one in the kitchen, one in the living room, one in the bedroom (usually unplugged), and two cordless ones. I try to use the one in the living room when I can. It's my 1958 Western Electric that Kyle Peterson gave to me.

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1. Late in the year 2004 I had an infection in my gum. It made me feel miserable! I had a low-grade fever, but I was just shaking all over. Couldn't get warm. And I think there's nothing worse than tooth pain. I ended up having the tooth pulled several weeks later, after a round of antibiotics.

2. I don't do anything superstitious. Like Bill, I'm not into luck. I don't remember where I got that rabbit thing--it's something I heard in Mr. Borgerson's class, I think, but I'm not sure. I also know the thing about all the numbers being lined up on the clock--that started when I was a cheerleader, and if the clock on the scoreboard stopped and all the numbers were the same, you made a wish (or a prayer!) for the team. Another one that cheerleaders did was if the clasp of your necklace was down by the pendant, you were suppsed to close your eyes, make a wish, and with your eyes still closed, move the clasp back to where it was supposed to be. (FYI--cheerleaders are NOT supposed to wear necklaces to begin with.)

3. I'm almost done with "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn. It's been really, really good, but since I haven't finished it yet, I guess it probably doesn't count. The last book I actually finished was "Prairie Storm" by Catherine Marshall--a Christian romance set on the 1880s prairie.

4. I have never changed my windshield wipers. Dwane changes them for me when we have those tell-tale streaks.

5. Let's see. We have a fax/phone in the computer oom, a cordless in the kitchen, and one in the bedroom. The one in the bedroom is the only one that works when the power goes out. By far, I use the cordless the most.

Posted by Lisa @ 01/06/2006 04:05 PM EST

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