Written by cycleguy on March 27th, 2012

Who are you?/ Who? Who? Who? Who?/ I really wanta know.  {Cue music from CSI: whichever}

This has been a zoo of a week already and it is only Tuesday (as I write this).  Honestly, the past couple of weeks have been like that.  I am not looking for sympathy.  Money, maybe, but not sympathy.  😉  The secretary has been gone for almost a week taking care of things in Florida after the death of her aunt.  My days have been full with visitation and last minute “I need to see that person.”  Lunches (yum!).  Meeting with people about our possible renovation of the building (depending on the Easter Offering meeting our goal).  Cutting and treating the lawn twice already (and it is only March). Preparing for a Seder presentation by Jews for Jesus.  Plus there is that little thing of spending time with my wife.  And…oh yeah, cycling a few miles, because  all work and no play makes Bill a very edgy guy.  🙂  But I am not complaining.  I would rather be busy than bored.  However, there are certain seasons that the busyness takes over.  Reading has had to take a back seat.  My response to comments on this blog has backed up.  I do appreciate your patience with that.  So…in an effort to take advantage of what little time I have right now, I thought we would revisit “WhoRU?”   It is an effort on my part to get to know my readers better, and for you to see others as well.   Here are today’s questions:

What profession was your father/mother/both in as you grew up?

What one thing did you want to be when you grew up?  Are you?

What one place, if money was no object, would you like to visit?

Wild card: What is your favorite TV show of all time?

I will start it off and hopefully you will join in the conversation.

My father worked on the railroad until he was laid off, then worked in computers (when they were as big as a house). My mother was the domestic engineer.

I always dreamed of being a professional baseball player.   Somewhere along the line I decided to be a preacher. No. Yes.

Alaska has always been my dream vacation.  Australia, now Ukraine, would follow a close second.

Hands down: MacGyver.  What he could do with a paper clip, duck tape, and a knife still has me watching. 🙂

Okay…now it is your turn.   Would you mind taking some time to answer?  Thanks. 


43 Comments so far ↓

  1. Daniel says:

    I think Seinfeld would be my all time favorite T.V. show. Back in the day I also wouldn’t miss Miami Vice. As for my profession, I have become exactly what I wanted to be from the time I was in middle school. Science is an amazing career and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It just fits me. I don’t have a dream vacation, as I am not much of a vacationer and I do not like to travel, although I have been around the world and then some.

    • cycleguy says:

      Never have watched Seinfeld. Saw a show or two of MV (dude that is the 80s). Love to hear more about your vocation and your travels. Thanks Daniel.

  2. shannon says:

    What profession was your father/mother/both in as you grew up?
    Mom was a nurse, primarily in Intensive Care and Post Coronary/Progressive Care. Dad was a draftsman for industrial scales. My stepdad, Bob, was a general contractor who built post frame buildings.

    I used to love playing teacher. No, I’m not, I’m a Packaging Engineer who still hasn’t figured out what she wants to do when she grows up!

    I would love to visit New Zealand for sure and closely behind that would be a tour of Western Europe.

    Not sure I can narrow down a favorite…but I loved and still love to watch Leave It to Beaver and one of my others would be Everybody Loves Raymond.

    • cycleguy says:

      Hey Shannon! So good to hear from you! Hope you and Brent are doing well. Thanks for visiting. 🙂 I remember well your mom and stepfather but never met your amazing father. New Zealand? Have anything to do with Lord of the Rings? Your favorite shows will be on reruns for years I suspect. Really glad you came by.

  3. lindaM says:

    Hi Bill,
    My dad was a small farmer in Saskatchewan, Canada, Later he was a taxi driver in the city.
    My mom was a homemaker and then an office clerical worker.

    I think I mentioned before I wanted to be a singer and a nun while growing up. I have become involved in faith and religion for the past 30 years, but not as a nun.

    My object is my ears. I have a eustachian tube disorder. I can’t fly right now so my vacation would need be by car. I would like to drive down the west coast of the USA through Oregon. I hear it is very beautiful.

    My favorite show of all time would have to be Bonanza. Our mother let my sister and me stay up until 10:00 o’clock on Sunday nights as kids to watch this show. Otherwise, bedtime was 9:00 pm. Staying up until 10:00 was a big deal!

    • cycleguy says:

      The western coast is a beautiful part of our country. Hope you get to see it. I remember Bonanza. Didn’t watch it much though. Hope your ears recover. Thanks for taking part Linda.

  4. Jan says:

    I love this!
    1.My parents were divorced, so my mom worked any job she could to support us, from working at a Dog n Suds to working in the H.S. school library. My dad was an auto body guy, then became a pastor.

    2.I always wanted to be a teacher and a mom. No, I did not become a teacher, but I am happily a mom.

    3. Alaska, I am a cold/snow lover & have always wanted to go there, then I would love to see the Bahamas.

    4. I Love Lucy!!!!!

    FUN POST!!!

    • cycleguy says:

      I knew about the teacher part and you sure are a good mom Jan. I figured Alaska would be on your radar since the cold weather is a plus. Wait until you get older. 🙂 I will reserve comment about the TV show. 😉

  5. Sele says:

    My father was a mechanic and mother worked at a bank. Favorite tv show of all time is MASH. I have always wanted to visit Alaska as well.

    • cycleguy says:

      I imagine MASH is on the short list of many folks. So far three of us like Alaska. Maybe we ought to do a cruise thing. 🙂 Thanks Sele.

  6. Zee says:

    1. My mom used to be a teacher of English, but now she’s a pastor and the president of the Charity Foundation “Nazaryanin” (which is Nazarene in Russian). No idea who my dad was.
    2. Doctor. No [not yet].
    3. Visiting… I guess visit all the friends I’ve got in the US.
    4. ER.

    • cycleguy says:

      I reckon it shouldn’t surprise me that #2 would lead to #4 are on this list. Goes to reason why. As for #3: you could see two us almost at the same time. 🙂 Thanks Zee.

      • Zee says:

        Re: #2 and #4 – yeah. I am a lover of medical dramas (although did not watch Grey’s Anatomy – too much drama… more than medicine)

        #3 – yep.

        • cycleguy says:

          Never watched ER (on too late for me) and have never seen GA. No plans to either. #3: would love it. 🙂

          • Zee says:

            I have all 15 seasons on my lappy, so I watch it whenever I get time 🙂 (Usually when I have a lot of code to dig through methodically at work – I have ER on one monitor and code on the other…)

            I am seriously thinking about visiting the US this summer in August – only I would be in Boston area – a friend of mine is getting married.

            • cycleguy says:

              I couldn’t do two things at one time. Given that codes would be boring, I would give full attention to the show. 🙂

              Bummer about the visit. Too far for a day drive. 😀

  7. Glynn says:

    My father owned a printing business; my mother was a homemaker.

    I wanted to be a doctor. I’m not — too many chemistry courses were required in college.

    Place I’d like to visit: Africa.

    Favorite TV show of all time: Probably I, Claudius on Masterpiece Theater.

    • cycleguy says:

      I can relate to the chemistry issue since I disliked my one and only course in high school immensely. I love your writing Glynn and believe you are using well the gifts God has given you. Thanks for blessing my life. Oh, btw: never have seen or heard of I,Claudius. 🙂

      • Glynn says:

        It was a series on Masterpiece Theater in the 1970s about the family of Caesar Augustus, based on the books by Robert Graves. Derek Jacobi played the character of Claudius, the emperor.

  8. Desert Jim says:

    1. Dad was a CPA while growing up, mom was a teacher.

    2. Wanted to be a pro football player. Didn’t quite make that one. Is 401k consultant close?

    3. Everywhere. There are so many amazing places in this world – I’d want to see them ALL.

    4. Andy Griffith Show is the best show ever made – the one’s with Don Knotts.

    • cycleguy says:

      looks like you followed in the steps of your father in the financial field Jim. Joe is following in yours (football). AG is a good show. The HVAC man from the church here would concur with you. Thanks for taking part.

  9. John Guthrie says:

    What profession was your father/mother/both in as you grew up?


    What one thing did you want to be when you grew up? Are you?

    Cowboy. No

    What one place, if money was no object, would you like to visit?


    Wild card: What is your favorite TV show of all time?

    The Virginian (James Drury is a close personal friend)

    • cycleguy says:

      I was wondering if anyone would want to be a cowboy. 🙂 I can remember commercials about The Virginian but have never seen it. Fits with your cowboy idea. Thanks John. Good to hear from you.

  10. Moe says:

    What profession was your father/mother/both in as you grew up? Single mom was an office manager

    What one thing did you want to be when you grew up? Are you? I always wanted to be an F14 air pilot (I’m not)

    What one place, if money was no object, would you like to visit? Thailand

    Wild card: What is your favorite TV show of all time? Seinfeld hands down. Love that show… even today.

    • cycleguy says:

      You have “bragged” about your mom Moe. She had to have been a hard-worker and a good mom. Second vote for Seinfeld. Thanks for commenting.

  11. My parents were missionaries.

    I wanted to be an Air Force Pilot…alas I am not, because I am visually impaired (can’t see my nose without my glasses on)…I did do a short term in the USAF though.

    I would like to do the complete castle tour of Europe.

    I was a HUGE fan of Airwolf growing up… I don’t watch much TV these days.

    • cycleguy says:

      Did your parents serve outside of the U.S. Dusty? Didn’t know about the AF desire or stint. I loved watching Airwolf! That chopper was amazing. 🙂 Thanks for some insight into your life.

      • We lived in Mexico for 12.5 yrs in various places. My father’s role was as a church planter, so we moved around a lot.

        • cycleguy says:

          Thanks for getting back to me. Suspect moving around in Mexico is a bit different than here. Did you ever think about doing that? Is he still a church planter or has he “settled into” another mission?

          • Apart from short term missions, I have not felt lead in that direction but would not rule it out.

            My father left the ministry in 2001 and is now working as a CSR for a bank. My parents were divorced at the same time. There’s a long story there with a lot of heartache.

  12. 1. My dad worked for BellSouth for 30 years. My mom worked in banking until she had a nervous breakdown and became disabled.
    2. I wanted to be an accountant because I was told that would be a great profession. It wasn’t for me.
    3. I would like to visit Scotland.
    4. Favorite TV show: a tie between Lost and Alias

    • cycleguy says:

      Are you in construction Larry? Or am I thinking of someone else? Are you Scottish? There is a family here who goes to Scotland about every 3-4 years (he is Scottish). I have never seen either of those two shows. I know…deprived right? Thanks for the comment.

  13. floyd says:

    My dad was a sheet metal worker, started his own business when I was young. My mom was a stay at home mom.
    I wanted to be independent, working for myself, (thought it would be a lot easier than this)!

    I’d like to go to Italy, my wife is full blood and still has relatives there.

    My favorite TV show of all time would have to be the Wonderful World of Disney when I was a kid. It came on Sunday nights so I hardly ever got to see it due to church, but the Disney Castle was awesome.

    • cycleguy says:

      Read your post. I see now where your girls get their beauty. 😛 That would be awesome to take her “home.” I remember the castle also but, like you, missed the show for church reasons. Thanks Floyd.

  14. My father was in hospital management, and my mother did some real estate and clerical work. Both also managed a small, local NASCAR track.

    I changed so often what I wanted to be when I grew up that I’m not really sure if I’m there or not. I think my goal was just to go with the flow and see where God took me.

    I’d love to visit the Holy Land.

    Favorite show of all-time? That’s tough. I used to be a big fan of the Apprentice. It was so ridiculous it was awesome.

    • cycleguy says:

      Sounds like an interesting background Loren. You state probably what many would: I changed so often… Never saw Apprentice. Is that the one with the Donald? Thanks for coming by.

  15. Jason says:

    What profession was your father/mother/both in as you grew up?

    Dad worked for a company selling the little tools you need to cut metal for machines like road construction equipment. My mom was a receptionist.

    What one thing did you want to be when you grew up? Are you?

    I wanted to be the guy on the radio. And I was for a while.

    What one place, if money was no object, would you like to visit?


    Wild card: What is your favorite TV show of all time?

    All time? Wow. I would probably say Murder One.

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks for taking part jason. Cool that you got to at least fulfill your dream. never heard of Murder One. Murder, She Wrote but not MO. 🙂

  16. Susan says:

    What profession was your father/mother/both in as you grew up? I was born when my dad was in the Air Force. Following which, he went to Bible institute, and became a pastor when I was about four. He pastored until I was 16 when the church he was pastoring kicked him to the curb. Then, he worked in social services with Voc. Rehab.

    My mother was a stay-at-home-mom most of my life, though she did a stint as a secretary for a lawyer for awhile.

    What one thing did you want to be when you grew up? For a lot of years, I could not decide between a nurse or a teacher. Teacher won out. Are you?. I am.

    What one place, if money was no object, would you like to visit? Someplace I’ve already been: Portugal. In fact, I’d move there if money were no object.

    Wild card: What is your favorite TV show of all time? “All time?” There are none that I “gotta see.” I did watch “Bones” regularly for awhile until they moved it to 9 p.m. And, I watched Law and Order (reruns) for awhile. I do like me some courtroom drama. Mostly, I read a book while my dearly beloved rocks out to his favorite sports teams.

    • cycleguy says:

      I keep seeing Portugal cropping up Susan in your writing. 🙂 I like me some courtroom drama also and have watched Bones when it was one while we ate. Jo & I sit side by side and eat supper in the living room. Some would say, “No!” but it works for us. Thanks for taking part.