(Thanks for “pinging” me, Shannon. Rather than ping another blogger, I’m going to do something which isn’t quite kosher: I’m pinging Peregrinus, a regular visitor to this site. I want to know more about him, and figure that, short of giving us his real name, address and occupation, this is will be a fun way to do it. Just use the comment option, Peregrinus, and you can skip “N is for Name”!)
[A is for age]: 40. 4 decades. Old. Going grey in the beard. “Young” enough to join the junior division in the Ulysses club.
[B is for beer of choice]: Generally Guinness or Kilkenny, or another British brew. But I had a sensational beer over Christmas: Cooper’s Vintage, available only in South Australia. It is released in limited amounts around October each year in dated bottles and improves in the bottle. I had one dated 14 October 2000, which (as those of you reading my other blog, Year of Grace, will know) was before the birth of my second daughter. She was quite amused to know that the beer I was drinking was older than her!
[C is for career]: Professional Librarian, Ex-Ordained Lutheran Pastor, Amature Theologian, Executive Officer.
[D is for favorite Drink]: Port. In hot weather, Port with ice.
[E is for Essential item you use everyday]: Coffee maker.
[F is for Favorite song at the moment]: Flanders and Swan’s take on Mozart’s Horn Concerto. I’ve memorised it and sing it with my girls.
[G is for favorite Game]: Yahtzee.
[H is for Home town]: Pinnaroo, SA.
[I is for Instruments you play]: Piano (anything with a keyboard), recorder; and I’ve had a go at the piano accordian, and the guitar. I want a set of bongo drums…
[J is for favorite Juice]: Carrot, with ginger. Great breakfast drink (followed by coffee).
[K is for Kids]: Maddy and Mia. I love ’em to bits. My darling little inkblots.
[L is for last kiss]: My wife this morning when leaving for work.
[M is for marriage]: It takes a lot of work, but then so does anything that is really worth doing.
[N is for full Name]: David Michael Schütz. The umlauts are important.
[O is for Overnight hospital stays]: Only ever once, for an appendectomy (age 17).
[P is for phobias]: Absense of boundaries.
[Q is for quote]: Douglas Adams: “The large yellow flying saucers hung in the air in exactly the same way that bricks don’t.”
[R is for biggest Regret]: Not becoming a Catholic when the idea first occurred to me in 2nd year Seminary 1985.
[S is for sports]: For what?
[T is for Time you wake up]: Often at dawn. Lately, later. Blame the heat, and staying up late to rewatch the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
[U is for color underwear]: The only article of clothing I do not attempt to match with the rest of my outfit.
[V is for Vegetable you love]: I’m a bloke. Potatoes.
[W is for Worst Habit]: Blogging at work.
[X is for X-rays you’ve had]: Teeth, sprained wrist, back.
[Y is for Yummy food you make]: I make a brilliant pork roast, even if I do say so myself.
[Z is for zodiac sign]: In Latin, Schütz translates as Sagittarius, but in fact I am a Pisces. Sort of figures, doesn’t it?