When we were first married my husband used to laugh at me every time we’d drive past a quaint little farm in some charmingly rural area nowhere close to somewhere and I would get this dreamy look in my eyes and say, “Let’s buy it! I want to live here!”
He knows me too well.
Green Acres is not the place for me because I am a social animal. I thrive on being connected to people. My version of “outer darkness” is somewhere where I can’t check my e-mail. In fact, as much as I loathe washing dishes, if I had to choose between my dishwasher or my Internet being out I’d pick the dishwasher.
It’s not surprising, then, that one of the things I love most about Segullah is getting to know our readers through the comments section of the blog. There I’ve discovered long lost (well, actually never-met) cousins, friends of friends and links to insights into the commonalities we share with women of another faith. Most recently I met a Segullah reader IRL after we both realized that our kids perform in the same high-school drumline and I discovered one of our readers is from the same mission in England where my son is serving.
With the hope of getting to know more of you better, I thought it would fun to host a “Reader Appreciation Day” today. So grab your red or blue “Hello my name is…” sticker, write down your name and let’s play an icebreaker game.
(Which is all a really long way of saying, “You get to write the post today.”)
In the comments please share the following (this is a great chance to de-lurk if you’ve been reading, but haven’t yet felt like commenting):
1. Your real name (or your favorite alias).
2. Where you’re from (or where you’d most rather be right now).
3. Something you couldn’t write on your blog (assuming you had one) if you knew that your MIL (assuming you had one) was reading .
4. How you were introduced to Segullah (through a friend, the journal, a search, a link, etc.).
5. At least one completely random thing about you.