Honest Scrap Meme

honest-scrapPeter Lopez and TC tagged me for this.

The rules are simple–reveal 10 honest things about yourself and tag seven bloggers to do the same.

I don’t know what “honest things” are. But I’ll give it a try.

  1. My No. 1 struggle with sin right now is “making allowance for each others faults” (Col. 3:13). Whether it’s people who have bad memories (like everyone over 50) and I have to keep repeating things, people who’s doctrines are different than mine, people who can’t spell,* or whatever, I’m having a really hard time with this. Increased pain is part of it but that’s no excuse whatsoever.
  2. I’m very anal retentive. Everything must be in its place. (Notice I used its and not it’s, all you bad spellers.)
  3. I’m not afraid of surgery but being in a room with a few people is extremely difficult for me. Strange strengths and weaknesses.
  4. I roast my own coffee.
  5. I brew my own beer. (I have safeguards in place.)
  6. I smoke a cigar every few weeks to few months–to the glory of God.
  7. I love to pray.
  8. I have a hard time worshiping corporately.
  9. I love to read commentaries straight through.
  10. Like many others, I’ve watched each episode of Seinfeld and Friends many times but am having doubts as to whether that’s a good thing.

So many people are being tagged by others I’d rather not try to keep track and find those who haven’t been tagged. If you’re reading this and would like to participate please do and let me know. It’s a good way to get to know each other, as evil as these memes are.

*I know that not everybody is perfect and it’s difficult to proofread your own writing. But come on, learn the difference between too, to, their, they’re, there etc. And if you see an error in my posts or have any writing advice, please let me know. I always want to improve.

14 Responses to “Honest Scrap Meme”

  1. 1 Jason

    #2 – I’m with you here. Nothing irks me more than misspellings, grammatical errors, etc. “But come on, learn the different between too, to, their, they’re, there etc.”–YES! I can hardly bear to read status updates on Facebook anymore.

    #10 – Seinfeld made my list, too.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    No. 11 probably would have been something about how I have no interest in Facebook or Twitter although I have enjoyed a couple things from other people on Facebook.

  3. 3 Stan McCullars

    I wonder if I could brew my own gluten-free beer.


  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    If you know of commercial beers that are gluten free that you like, you could find some clone recipes and make your own.

  5. 5 Gary Zimmerli

    Jeff, I’m sorry I can’t, um, what was it?…Oh yeah, remember things!

    But anybody who roasts his own coffee is all right in my book!

  6. 6 tc robinson

    Yeah, I’m impressed with the beer brewing. I’ll have to drop in. 😀

  7. 7 Scripture Zealot

    It usually takes telling people something three times before it sinks in.

    Roasting is great. Ironically I can’t handle much caffeine, but I get to drink the best coffee in the world and it costs less than buying it roasted.

  8. 8 Peter M. Lopez

    I also find that people have a really hard time differentiating between “then” & “than.”

  9. 9 Scripture Zealot

    TC, most guys are jealous about that. It’s a tough hobby for someone with a bad back but I brew with a friend.

    Peter, I have a long list of misspelling and funny things people write just off the top of my head. One of my favorites is, “I second the emotion.”

  10. 10 Jason

    I always wince when someone says “should of” when they mean “should’ve”!

  11. 11 Derek


    You said: “But come on, learn the different between too, to, their, they’re, there etc. And if you see an error in my posts or have any writing advice, please let me know. I always want to improve.”

    Okay, here’s a correction: You should have said, “Learn the DIFFERENCE.” LOL

    Reading #1 on your list, I discovered a new sin in myself. Thanks (I think).


  12. 12 Scripture Zealot

    Derek, that’s funny (my typo). I corrected it but it would serve me right to leave it up there. I’m surprised nobody else caught it or at least mentioned it.

    About #1, you’re welcome. It really is a good thing to realize. It’s a tough one.

  13. 13 Gary Zimmerli

    “I’m surprised nobody else caught it or at least mentioned it.”

    You know, some of us have gotten used to ignoring most such errors as long as we can understand what the person is trying to say. My years on Christian internet discussion boards talking with folks from many different parts of the country, and from other countries, as well as from all sorts of backgrounds and education levels has taken that edge off of me. I usually let errors pass, unless it is incomprehensible or inappropriate.

  14. 14 Scripture Zealot

    I know what you mean Gary. That’s probably why some of us could use another person to proofread our work but I also sometimes automatically correct the typos of others so that I don’t even notice it. Their/there/they’re is one of the ones that always stick out to me though. I’m sure I’ve done it but I hope I know the difference.

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