07 July 2010

The Top 5 Guys

Once upon a time, a friend of mine was asked out by a boy. She said no. I was shocked, I told her "YOU DON'T SAY NO TO A TOP FIVE GUY!!"

But she did.

So Roommate and I decided that if we were going to allude to a Top 5 Guy list for our ward, we should probably make an actual list. To protect their privacy, we have changed their names:

  • Mr. F
  • Rupert Baldwin
  • Murdock
  • Doyle
  • McCartney Darcy
(These are in no particular order. We often place them in a specific order, but thought it would be best if they were randomized here. That way should any of them figure out (1) where my blog is and (2) who they are on the list, they won't' feel bad about their placement.)

Someday I might fill you in on the details of how these names came to be, but for now: nope.

You've heard me talk about Murdock on here before; yes, he's in the Top 5. No, he wasn't placed there because he intrigues me. He genuinely is a Top 5 sort of guy. What makes a Top 5 Guy, a Top 5 Guy? Here's the short list:

  1. Honors his Temple Covenants
  2. Respectful of women
  3. Priesthood holders
  4. Active in church
  5. Dependable
  6. Motivated
  7. Ambitious
  8. Genuine
  9. Funny
I could keep going, but I think you get the picture. Now to tell you a story: Rupert Baldwin wasn't on the list. I believed he would NEVER be on the list. And then we found out that he had such a deep respect for his Temple covenants that they were the first priority in his life. I can't get into the details, but when I heard that, I was floored. He jumped onto the list and he hasn't left it yet.

The thing is, these guys are really good guys. I'm glad to call them my friends. And truth be told, that's what started this Murdock intrigues me thing. I knew he was Top 5, but I didn't know anything about him nor why he was Top 5 material. I knew why the others were, they're my friends. So I decided to figure him out. And that's that.

My ward is full of really great guys, even if they're not on the list*, they are still worthy of it. We made this list as a joke, and we still tease my friend about rejecting a Top 5 Guy. But truth is? Rejecting pretty much any of the guys in my ward would be a mistake...with a few exceptions, but every ward has a creeper or two, right?

So here's to you, Top 5 Guys!

*That's the other nice thing about made up names. They aren't really that specific person I had in mind because it's just a made up 'nym. It could be for anyone in the ward.