Likes and Dislikes

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Have you ever made a list of your likes and dislikes ? Do it and let me know how your list compares to mine:

Likes:
  • Dr Pepper – not Diet Dr Pepper or Mr Pibb
  • Gruene Dance Hall, Gristmill Restaurant and floating the Guadalupe
  • The fact that the greatest moment in baseball history is a 1939 speech – Lou Gehrig’s “luckiest man alive” speech (two years before he died)
  • People who are in church because they want to be
  • The Air Force motto – “Integrity First; Service Before Self; and Excellence in Everything”
  • The 20 minutes before a UT home football game, where you join with 98,000 other burnt orange-clad fanatics and sing “The Eyes of Texas”, “Texas Fight”, "Deep in the Heart of Texas”, watch ‘em roll out the huge, most recognizable state flag, and see the video clips from the Horns’ national championship seasons. The game hadn’t even kicked off and I’ve already got my money’s worth.
  • Driving with no destination, purpose and especially, no map. Willing to get lost just to have a little adventure. Like Abraham, who “went out, not knowing where he was going”.
  • The first round of the NCAA basketball tournament - the upset round
  • Humility
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Candor
  • Perseverance
  • Breakfast at a New England country inn
  • People of conviction; people who have the courage to “stand in the gap”
  • Politicians who lead with humility and a servant’s heart – I’m drawing a blank here…ok, Nelson Mandela. Let me know if you think of another one.
  • The right kind of country music – you know it when you hear it.
Dislikes:
  • Ice cream squeezed out of a machine – it’s not ice cream
  • The BCS – I hate it
  • Partisan politics – I have voted for candidates whose positions I disagree with if they have shown the guts to vote against their party; in other words, to vote their conscience
  • Playing not to lose – don’t bother playing
  • Sloth – what a wonderfully descriptive word. It just sounds slothful.
  • Hot chocolate made with water
  • The Electoral College – almost as messed up as the BCS
  • The middle seat, with people on either side invading my space
  • Robert Mugabe – stronger emotion than mere dislike for a man who has plundered his country for his own personal gain and ignored the cries of starving children and others who are dying of preventable diseases. I’m convinced there is a just God and that Mugabe and his ilk will be the recipients of God’s justice.
To close on a positive note, I’ll toss out a few more likes:
  • An early morning ski run
  • The first crisp day of autumn
  • People who live from the inside out
  • People who run toward risk
  • People who don’t settle
So, are we on the same page or not ?

2 comments:

Erin said...

I am really enjoying this blog. I've read every post, and have gotten a lot out of it.

Michele said...

People who lead with humility - Abraham Lincoln? Don't really know much about him but I think he might fit this category.
We are on the same page, BTW.