Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Pollyanna: "And do you know, my father said that if God took the trouble to tell us 800 times to be glad and rejoice, He must have wanted us to do it."

Dough: I love homemade cookie dough. I even like bread dough.

Desserts: My favorites include Natalia's white chocolate bread pudding, peanut butter pie, Italian Cream cake, and creme brulee.

Drew: He's my good friend's husband. He's cute, smart, thoughtful, athletic, and a genuinely nice and normal guy—the kind of person most anyone would enjoy hanging out with. And he's a really strong Christian. From my limited experience as a Christian and in Christian singles groups and whatnot, I've found that most Christian guys that I've met have just not seemed normal or the typical kind of guy you'd want to date. I know that's a huge generalization, but it's just been my limited experience. So Drew is a super reminder to me that my expectations (in that respect at least) aren't too high and that really cool and Godly men exist.

Donkeys: Something about donkeys makes me smile, especially words like "ridonkulous" and Bible verses like "Who makes the wild donkey wild?"

Doughnuts: The only doughnuts I really crave are hot Krispy Kremes, although I won't necessarily turn down other doughnuts. I pretty much think it's sacrilegious to drive by a hot light and not stop, although I did it yesterday; a date and I once consumed eight in less than ten minutes. The best is when you talk them into running a chocolate covered crème filled doughnut through the glaze again.

Dropping gas prices, Democrats, diaries (reading old ones is always entertaining), denim (jeans are one of my favorite things to wear), Dashboard Confessionals, dermatologists (I've seen a bunch of them), David Crowder Band, Donatello, Dixieland Delight, Debbie Gibson (I once loved twirling to her songs), Donut Castle (best petit fours ever), Do-si-dos, the Daily Show

DASS: One of the few salons that always does a great job with my highlights.

Dreams: They can be so entertaining, like the weird one I had in which my paraplegic legal writing professor impregnated me and then tried to learn to walk while holding our baby (and he kept dropping the baby on the ground). Side note: I had this dream while both my step-sister and sister were pregnant, so I think it represented my infertility at the time.

Dogs: They make such wonderful pets, and my dog Sancho has brought me a lot of joy. I was dating a guy in 1998 who bought him (I wasn't a small dog person), but then he couldn't take care of him because he was traveling all the time. So Sancho, a Chihuahua, became mine. He was so little that he could go everywhere with me. When I taught fourth and fifth grade Spanish, the kids loved him. He was my incentive for the students' good behavior, and the kindergarteners thought I was extra cool because I owned the Taco Bell dog. Now he keeps my dad company.

Dad: He has certainly kept me entertained over the years.

I'm shocked that I can't think of somewhere I've been besides the Denver airport that starts with a D because I'm certainly grateful for traveling and learning about new places. I hope everyone is having a super week!


ella w. said...

I am there with you on the Christian guys. Boy are they weird when it comes to dating. I’ve gone out with a few of them and they all of strange issues.

My friend went on a date with a guy she met at my church. On date #2 he pulled out a card that said he promised to stay a virgin until he was married. Ummm...hello? Date #2? Needless to say she hasn’t gone out with him again.

Ally said...

I've heard people jokingly refer to a V-cards (or as the case may be, BAV cards), but I had no idea there were actually "card-carrying virgins" out there. Hilarious!

spam_price said...

There are Christians out there walking around with promise rings on their wedding ring finger from their parents that they will stay a virgin until marriage. These things aren't bad. I'm not making excuses for "weird" Christian guys, but don't forget that the church is an extension of God's grace to His people. So you are gonna run into some quirky people there - happy non-weird guy hunting ladies :-)

ella w. said...

Yes, church is a place where everybody is welcome. So of course there are going to be some strange people there.

I've had church guys think that I was in love with them just because I talked to them or invited them to a party.

I respect the decision for someone to remain a virgin until marriage, but I certainly think it's a topic that should come later on in the relationship.

My picks said...

Another great post, AMJ... If I know you like I think I know you, you may have left off a couple of items.
-Double Doozies- Maybe the greatest treat that any mall can offer(only rivaled by their arch nemesis, the Cinnabon)
-Dave Chapelle- Byaaaaaah!
-Democracy- Seems to be working out pretty well(for me at least)
-Daily Devotionals- I think you have the link to these Charles Stanley daily doses of inspiration.
-Drive Thru Restuarants- Last time I went to one of these, I treated myself to an orange sherbet milkshake from Arby's; amazing.
-Drunken Dancing- We all know you're a sucker for sipping 1/3 of a cosmo and going crazy on the dancefloor.

That is all, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Sancho, your dog said hello and he got you in the property division,otherwise he would not be the dog living the life he is today. Could "My Picks" sound as though something Donatello would say? Ridge

Ally said...

Jeff: Thanks for the well wishes--I'm gonna keep my eyes open for those rings though:)

Ella: I agree that any sex talks shouldn't come on the second date (even if it's to say you're not having it).

"My picks" a.k.a. Donatello (Dr. Ridge you got that one right, sgh!): You do know me well, and those are all right on the mark except for the drive thru restaurants. I'm not really grateful for those and wish they didn't exist. While I do think McDonalds' fries are delicious, I think McDonalds is kind of representative of a lot of what I don't like about our society. I'm even boycotting the drive thru at Starbucks (and making a point of going inside). Thanks for the reminder of even more things I'm grateful for--you're good at identifying some of my favorite things that I manage to miss, which is one of the many reasons I listed you as someone I'm grateful for.