May 28, 2012 by Stephen
- What’s my favorite holiday and why? My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love the Advent season and the celebrations that we have at church. I especially love Christmas because we usually get to go home to Texas and get to see all our family.
- Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together? I can do either, but I especially like to mix my rice with whatever else we’re having. For example, I like to cover my enchiladas with Spanish rice. I also enjoy soups and casseroles. I think the fact that I do not mind mixing my foods is somewhat remarkable considering that my dad usually only eats one dish at a time.
- Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? I have done that on occasion, depending on the type of call. Growing up, calling girls (and later women) scared me to death, so I would definitely rehearse my calls then. (It usually didn’t help.)
- When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs? Would you like to have more of this? With friends, I do tend to be comfortable with touching, mainly hugging. Kissing and rubbing backs is limited to my best friend – my wife! Rough housing is usually limited to family. Part of my comfort with touching may come from being a pastor. I have a tendency to touch people on their arms or shoulders as a comforting gesture. And of course, I’m always shaking hands and receiving hugs from church members. I think I do pretty well with cues about knowing who does and doesn’t want to be touched. I’m comfortable with the way things are with my friends, so I’d say I don’t need more.