Friday, March 21, 2008

Know and Tell Friday: Reese

Question 1
Do you color your hair (give me some background info on this one)?
Oh, yeah, I have for a REALLY long time! I started with that spray that you leave in your hair that lightens it with the help of the sun or a blow dryer, then moved on to permanent, over the counter blonds. I have had black hair, light and dark brown, various shades of blond, various shades of red and auburn, and everything in between. Currently, I'm a copper red and love it! I'm still not tired of it after a whole year, but have to admit that my thoughts are turning toward blond again. Coloring my hair is a hobby for me, I guess!

Question 2
What is one thing that you do with your family (or by yourself) to celebrate Easter?
I wish you hadn't asked this question! I think that Easter is the single most important Christian celebration, yet we do very little. Of course, we go to church and participate in the worship service. We usually have a candy/egg hunt after decorating eggs with the kids. I make a point of retelling the resurrection story, but over all there is little fanfare. I say that with shame.

Question 3
How old was your oldest living relative (still living or in the past)?
I think I had a great grandma who lived into her 90's. That was on my mom's side. My dad's side generally kick off earlier than that.

Question 4
What is one thing that can be a "time waster" to you?

Question 5
Most annoying bug?
I hate roaches the most, but the feeling I have toward them is NOT annoyance! Disgusting creatures! (Did you know they have little bits of brains all over their bodies and if their heads get cut off they eventually die from not eating rather than decapitation. Bluck.) Annoying? Flies when I'm trying to sleep and one thinks my eye is a toasty place to rest itself. Or hordes of tiny gnats.

Bonus Questions
Question 6
What does Easter mean to you?
In all its complexity, it is also very simple at the same time: Jesus loves me. Enough to die. Enough to suffer incomprehensibly. Enough to rise from the dead so that he can be with me forever.

Question 7

Is there currently a sin that you are holding onto, and you know you should let go of?
Nothing willingly blatant, but I am not more than flesh and bone, so, yeah, I'm a sinner. I'd say time management is a big one. I am feeling convicted to see my time as a sacrifice to God and to be sure not to waste it. I am still working through the final stages of forgiveness for a few people in my past. In the past few days I'm having an absolute epiphany as to the material extravagance of my life and it makes me ashamed.

posted by Reese, who plans to kick off later rather than earlier


  1. We are soul sisters when it comes to our hair :) Although hard to take, I found truth in your answer to number 2 (I too take Easter too lightly at times)... Blessings as you celebrate Easter this year!!!

  2. i started dying my hair when i was around 12 or 13 and i used this AWFUL stuff -- it was pure PROXIDE! it was meant to go blonde....but i ended up with ORANGE FUZZ! i looked like a clown.

  3. I remember the black hair that was a dont look at me get it off phase for sure but I think you went orange there for a brief (a very brief) moment

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