Monday, April 11, 2005

Morning Muffin

from Friday's Feast

Appetizer - What is a symbol that inspires you?
The Celtic Cross. It represents two things I'm proud of: my faith and my Irish heritage.

Soup - Name something (either serious or funny) that has happened in your life that you would consider a miracle.
God's unending love. He has given me so many gifts and opportunities to learn from my mistakes and make things right.

Salad - How do you handle criticism?
It's a tough pill to swallow, but if it is going to make me better, then I'm all for it.

Main Course - Complete this sentence: I feel alone when...
I experience extreme emotion (moments of celebration, times of trial) all by myself.

Dessert - Name one TV show you wouldn't want to be caught dead watching.
Jerry Springer


Micah said...

You live in Cincy and won't watch Springer? For shame. The dude's only your former mayor. And idiot for paying a prostitute with a personal check.

Celtic crosses rule, for the reasons you stated (only for Scottish heritage, in my case). In fact, I decided about a year or so ago that my next tattoo will be a Celtic cross. I saw a cool one online that had a spider web inside it, to symbolize Robert the Bruce's persistance (of course, it has a dual meaning for me, given my alma mater's mascot).

If you don't know: According to legend, after his defeat at the hands of the Comyns and the subsequent incarceration of his family, Bruce hid himself in a cave on a deserted island, watching a spider trying to spin a web. Each time the spider failed, it simply started all over again. Inspired by this, Bruce returned to inflict a series of defeats on the English, thus winning him more supporters and eventual victory. The story serves to explain the maxim: "if at first you don't succeed, try and try again."

Kate The Great said...

Micah, the kicker is it was a bad check.

True story: I went to school with Springer's daughter. He came to talk to us on career day. Of course I went to go here his talk; he was talking about integrity in journalism.

I shit you not.

Well. I guess everybody has a price, right?