Lunchtime Meme

I’m finally getting around to the mem that Anastasia tagged me for…

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

1) dr four eyes
2) corndog
3) Jeni
4) Anastasia
5) Haligweorc

Next select five people to tag

I have no idea who reads me but hasn’t been tagged yet–
1) bls
2) King Alfred is above such silliness, of course, but if in the mood…

What were you doing 10 years ago?

January 1996: I was in my senior year of college. I was finishing up my big final project on theologies of suffering in Japanese Buddhism and Christianity and looking at seminaries for the next academic year.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
I was long-term temping at the place I work now and doing a lot of translating of OE for my dissertation

Five snacks you enjoy:

A. peanuts
B. extra-sharp cheddar on triscuts
C. chips and salsa
D. oranges
E. port salut on triscuts

Five songs you know all the words to: (Five is way too few, so here are five that have a special significance for me)

A. Battle of Evermore–Zepplin
B. Fascination Street–The Cure
C. Master of Puppets–Metallica
D. Lovesong–The Cure
E. Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies–Wesley

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire: (oh c’mon–millionaires are a dime a dozen; let’s shoot for multimilli0naire, shall we?)
A. pay off debts
B. establish a foundation that applies the draw-down to the internet dissemination of quality scholarship for the humanities (especially biblical studies and medieval studies with a focus on digitization of manuscripts)
C. buy a hell of a lot of books
D. commission cool artwork for a church with accompanying ora pro nobis plaque
E. save a little bit

Five bad habits:
A. not going here today…sorry

Five things you enjoy doing:
A. learning/reading dead languages
B. creating obscure research databases
C. playing with my daughter
D. cooking
E. having theological/liturgical discussions with M

Five things you would never wear again: (I’m so out of it terms of clothes/fashion/etc. that this almost doesn’t make sense. I’ll just strip it down to the basics)
A. really oversized shirts

Five favorite toys:

A. Books
B. my Palm (since it kinda operates as my main computer these days…)
C. my desktop unit
D. wooden blocks
E. I keep wishing I had wood-working skills to the degree that I could build a really cool dollhouse sort of thing for G and Forth-coming One; it’d be modelled on an Anglo-Saxon hall, of course…


About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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2 Responses to Lunchtime Meme

  1. Anastasia says:

    ooooh, J. wants to make a dollhouse for kizzy. he made some planters for the backyard, so I believe he may just do it. he’s not like uber skilled, but he does pretty damn well. and he does have the tools. heh.

  2. Derek the Ænglican says:

    Well–the general rule around my house is that if it doesn’t have an operating system, I’m not suppose to mess with it. 😉 M and her dad are much better at that other stuff than I am…

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