Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Quiz

1. A song that's been a favourite at some point in your life
2. What memories does that song bring back?
3. If you could go back and give your 18 year old self a piece of advice, what would it be?
4. What characteristics do you have, that make you a good friend?
5. What characteristics do you have that don't?

16 comments:

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. A song that's been a favourite at some point in your life
2. What memories does that song bring back?
3. If you could go back and give your 18 year old self a piece of advice, what would it be?
4. What characteristics do you have, that make you a good friend?
5. What characteristics do you have that don't?

Georgina said...

1. Another night
2. Uni and dancing with my friends
3. Don't do this degree- you can survive with a part time job. Don't do engineering for the scholarship!!
4. Loyal, honest, caring
5. Selfish, self-absorbed and sinful

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. In the light by dc talk.
2. My little sister copying me cause I am her big sister.
3. I was thinking of certain advice but if I had given that advice I would not have had some of the experiences that I have had. So maybe trust God to take you where you are meant to be.
4. Fun, friendly, honest, loyal.
5. Self centred.

Julie said...

1. With or without you - U2
2. My first ever concert - year 9 at high-school. (We went with my friend's dad - the beauty of U2 - they appeal to dads too).
3. Don't try to impress people - serve God, not others
4. Loyal, friendly
5. Sinful, boring

Pedro said...

1. Chaka Khan 'Aint nobody'
2. School. Beakdancing. Romance...
3. Get in the water now!!!! (with someone who knows what they're doing)
4. Loyal. Listener. generous ith time.
5. Over zealous. resilient. Loud.

Sarah said...

1. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones.
2. First dance at our wedding.
3. There will be times when you won't be able to do everything you had planned, or want to do. This will make you feel lousy and invaluable. You will survive. You are valuable because you're in Christ.
4. Thoughtful, listener.
5. Over-committer, which means I can forget stuff or have to stop doing stuff.

Belle said...

1. Crush by Dave Matthews Band
2. Falling in love with my husband (awww!)
3. "You're going to be okay. P.S. Find out more about Jesus, he's a pretty awesome dude."
4. Fun, real
5. Brutally honest, self-centred, self-righteous

Ruth said...

1. When I was young I loved the song 'Seek Ye First'.
2. Nostalgia - singing it and playing it with my Dad, usually with harmonies - it was a special song that the two of us played and sang together, which is why I loved it so much.
3. Stop spending all your money!
4. Good listener, very open and honest.
5. Hate speaking on the phone, answering the phone, answering emails, going outside of my house.... pretty much hard to catch up with....

Jessica said...

1. Rainy days and Monday's by the carpenters.
2. Playing chess with dad.
3. Get braces NOW, otherwise you'll have to pay for them yourself in 10 years time.
4. Listening?
5. Giving out my opinions maybe.

Deb L said...

1. "We all need" by Bryan Duncan.
2. Starting to come to terms with salvation by grace instead of works.
3. Care more about other people.
4. Loyality.
5. Self-absorbed.

Deb L said...

Don't think I've listened to that song for ages. I don't think I even own the *tape* any more. Just found it on youtube. Ahhhh, memories. Thanks, Ben. Good question.

maso said...

1. 'Always' by Bon Jovi
2. Year 12. Cool party at a friend's house. It was playing loud. She got busted by her parents for the party afterwards.
3. Buy Super Cheap Auto shares. Lots of them.
4. I have a cool car with roof racks, so I'm good for a lift to the coast for a surf whenever you're up for it.
5. It's not a big car. Only room for my top 3 friends.

Wendy said...

1. Seize the Day by Carolyn Arends
2. Driving my two younger sons around Tokyo and wondering what on earth I was doing in this country.
3. The bumps of life now are preparing you for bigger things later.
4. Real, loyal, laugh easily.
5. Talk too much sometimes, busy, three kids.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Lovesong by The Cure
2. Sitting in my room in year 8 ('91)during winter, feeling lonesome.
3. Get your drivers' liscence now and spare yourself a lot of grief.
4. Loyalty, perceptiveness and empathy. I also like to joke around with you.
5. I'm a bit self contained and don't need a lot of friend interaction. this means I don't check up on you as much as I should, or be the one to organise catch ups.

Laetitia :-) said...

1. A song that's been a favourite at some point in your life - The Only Way is Up - Yazz and the Plastic Population
2. What memories does that song bring back? - Struggling with study and mentally rewriting the lyrics on the basis that if I failed then the only way to go would be up; plus I like singing along - it suits my voice.
3. If you could go back and give your 18 year old self a piece of advice, what would it be? - Well, there's the usual stuff of 'Get a job so you can get a licence and car so you don't have to accept lifts from friends with dodgy driving habits / feel like a scab for always having to ask for a lift from someone' and 'Guys are just as scared of rejection as you are - ask that cute guy out or you'll wonder for years about how life might have been different' but I think now that I'm in my late 30s it'd be 'Get into exercise now so you aren't trying to lose flab in 20 years time when it's harder!'
4. What characteristics do you have, that make you a good friend? - hospitable, try to be generous with stuff, can discuss many things so can carry on a conversation (see 5); I don't know - ask one of my friends ;-) The problem is that I'd have a hard time defining what it is that makes my friends good to be friends with - not that they aren't but that I haven't analysed our friendships.
5. What characteristics do you have that don't? - time selfish, conversation hog.

Ben McLaughlin said...

George- You were the first of many of us to say 'loyal'. I think it's a very important trait, and one that is treasured in a friend.

Crazyjed-Yes, I think that's reassuring advice. When you're young you think you have to make all the big decisions and you're terrified of getting it wrong. But God always has a plan.

Julie-It'd be hard to get that message thru to our 18 year old selves I reckon!

Pedro-I agree with your number 4 answer. I definitely see all those things in you.

Sarah- I like that advice..

Belle- I think brutally honest friends are rare. It can be abrasive, but it's also really valuable, I reckon.

Ruth-That's a nice memory. Beautiful song too... they don't make 'em like they used to!

Jessica- Another nice dad memory. Good one.

Deb- I feel sad about all of my old tapes. They used to be a treasured possession.

Maso- when in town, will try to worm my way into the top 3...

Wendy- your number 3 is spot on. I wish I realised that earlier too.

Laetitia- I think generosity is an important trait. I reckon we can get into the habit of only being generous with what is easy for us to give, and kid ourselvs we are being generous. For example, it might be easy to give money or something, but maybe a lot harder to be generous with our time.