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25 things about “Us”

Written By: Jenn - Feb• 15•10

My Bloggy friend Betty had this up on her blog yesterday, and I thought I’d post it.

Now, it is a Valentine’s Day related Q&A, but I’m not real big on V-Day (and yes, I did have a rant post up yesterday, but quickly realized how whiny I sounded, and trashed it) so I decided to do it today instead.

♥ What are your middle names?
Mine is Lynn, his is Brian

♥ How long have you been together?
September 5, 1990 we started seeing each other (which means I broke up with his room-mate, first), we were married the following June 1st.

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
A few hours…

♥ Who asked who out?
Um. I think we met at a bar that evening after work, but I don’t recall whose idea it was. Mine probably!

♥ How old are each of you?
He’s 43, I’m 42

♥ Whose siblings do/ did you see the most?
My brother and his kids. We never see his family, because they live in another province.

♥ Do you have any children together?
The Teen (born Oct 1994) and the Surprise Wee One (born Oct 2004)

♥ What about pets?
Sadie, our rescued Australian Shepherd, and Boo, our cat. I don’t include the half dozen land hermit crabs or his fish as pets.

♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
I think my readers are getting sick of hearing about the lack of romance…

♥ Did you go to the same school?

♥ Are you from the same home town?
Nope! I grew up out West, and he’s from the East. (Canada) We met somewhere in the middle you might say.

♥ Who is the smartest?
He would say I am, but mechanically, he can’t be surpassed. I do win at Scrabble every time though, and I’m very good with my hands (um, meaning of course that I’m patient and able to fix things, or create things).

♥ Who is the most sensitive?
I am, he’s completely insensitive ;)

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
We like Moxie’s for nice dinners out, but most often we take the kids to Montana’s.

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
As a couple… hrm. Probably Scotland.

♥ Who has the worst temper?
I’m the passionate one, so naturally, I do!

♥ Who does the cooking?
We both do – he’s a good cook, but it’s basic stuff that he prefers. I like to be adventurous.

♥ Who is more social?
I am, hands down.

♥ Who is the Neat Freak?
Oh man, I wish one of us was… me more than him though.

♥ Who is the more stubborn?
He is. Totally inflexible!

♥ Who hogs the bed?
I do – I like to stretch out :) Good thing it’s a King.

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
Used to be him, but since I don’t sleep well anymore, it’s always me now.

♥ Where was your first date?
Had to be the bar mentioned above. We didn’t do a lot of “dating”. We just “were”.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
He does – a brother and sister, who both have kids, plus countless cousins. I have 1 brother, his 2 kids, and a few cousins. No aunts or uncles.

♥ Do you get flowers often?
The obligatory bouquet at V-Day. Lets not talk about that…

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
Holidays are always spent at home. Vacations? We try to get out of town for a week or two every year. The beach is usually where we head – Florida, Barbados, etc.

♥ Who is more jealous?
I don’t think I am, and he never WAS, but he has proven to be somewhat jealous recently.

♥ How long did it take to get serious?

♥ Who eats more?
He does – I could never pack away what he can. Nor would I want to!

♥ Who does the laundry?
I do – if he did it, all of our clothes would be pink or grey.

♥ Who’s better with the computer?
I am – I maintain the 5 computers in our household, plus my folks’ 2, brother’s, and a few other people. Sometimes I dread answering the phone.

♥ Who drives when you are together?
Usually he does.

So there you go!


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  1. Thom says:

    You have the worse temper? NAWH Can’t be :)
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Scenic Sunday 83 =-.

  2. quilly says:

    This was nice. I think there is romance in longevity. It is so rare these days.
    .-= quilly´s last blog ..And Then Again, Maybe Not, Redux =-.

  3. Autumn says:

    Good with your hands huh? Lol. I’m still chuckling over that one, worded pretty much the way I would have said it, with the whole “um. I mean…” at the end too lol. Too cute.

    I’ve been busy this past week, so I for one have not heard about the lack of romance and am therefore not sick of it. Feel free to email me if you need to vent. I listen really well, just ask either of my best friends! Lol
    .-= Autumn´s last blog ..Smarter than your average chick… =-.

  4. Betty says:

    Now I know why I felt a connection with you. You are a fellow Canadian! Yeah Canada!! :)
    I miss it so much. It´s my second home.
    Thanks for playing along, I loved getting to know you better!
    .-= Betty´s last blog ..25 things about me and my hubby =-.

  5. Ahh Jenn, google reader, you write a post then you delete it but it still remains on the readers – this is a far more romantic post to the one you trashed! I like this post, it’s fun and I’d have a lot of similar answers to you. My boyfriend is not very romantic either so I don’t expect it but sometimes he really catches me off guard.

    For valentines this year I took twelve envelopes, I filled each one with a date, such as a walk along the beach (photos of the beach and money for a bag of chips), a trip to the cinema (cinema voucher), some cash for cheese from a great cheesemonger near us. Each envelope has instructions and an explanation stuck on some card. Each month Andrew gets to pick and open one evelope and then we plan when the date will be. It’s a present for both of us. I tied the eveloped up in a bundle with ribbon. Some of the ideas are really simple like a movie night with the DVD we have of the film from our first date. I did get a dozen red roses which I was happy with.

    I remain ever hopeful for some surprise romance for you!
    .-= Jade @ No Longer 25´s last blog ..Scrabble Words =-.

    • Jenn says:

      Yeah, I was hoping I caught it in time. Oh well. Those who know me realize I am not usually that whiny ;)

      What an awesome idea for valentines! I love it!! That would be fabulous for an anniversary or birthday too – I might just steal that from you.

      • Feel free to steal it, I changed it slightly from an idea I read on another blog that I found through a blog -can’t remember where exactly! It wasn’t too whiny, sometimes it’s good to have a little bit of a rant, better than keeping it all bottled up I think. At least you got an engagement – I’ve been waiting almost 6years ;)
        .-= Jade @ No Longer 25´s last blog ..Scrabble Words =-.

  6. ShaMoo says:

    Wow, Jade, that’s such a sweet V-day gift!! If Shmenkman ever did that I’d fill my pants, for sure. Jenn, I already knew all of that stuff….I need more!!! LOL…

  7. Annie says:

    At least you got flowers. I got zip. Well, I take that back. He did take out the trash for me. I guess that could be considered a romantic gesture? ~sigh~ It’s sad to be me. It was fun to learn more about you. Have an awesome week my bed hogging friend.
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..nuthin’ =-.

  8. Melissa B. says:

    Oh, Mr. Fairway is the neat freak around here. Thank God!
    .-= Melissa B.´s last blog ..To Whom It May Concern… =-.

  9. Betty says:

    To answer your question from my blog, we are from BC. My parents moved to Vancouver when I was 4 and I grew up there. Then they moved back to Paraguay, but when I was 18 I moved back to Vancouver again. I got married there (to a nice Mennonite man… :)), we lived there 8 years, then decided to move back to Paraguay again. That´s the short version…. :)
    .-= Betty´s last blog ..25 things about me and my hubby =-.

    • Jenn says:

      I love Vancouver – I had no idea there was a Mennonite community there though! You learn something new every day :) Paraguay sounds lovely, I’d like to visit there some day.

  10. Lori Z. says:

    I did enjoy learning more about you, but now I really want to read that other blog post! I’m so nosey…
    .-= Lori Z.´s last blog ..Happy Valentine’s Day =-.

  11. Love this list…okay…I tried to email you but it keeps bouncing back to me. Shoot me an email and explain what you are saying about URL’s and which setting. I will add it to our list of HAVE TO’s for the site!
    .-= Lee the Hot Flash Queen´s last blog ..Miso Horny! =-.

  12. Nessa says:

    This was actually pretty interesting. I might do it next Valentine’s Day.

    Yeah, right.

    ; )

    .-= Nessa´s last blog ..Sensational Haiku Wednesday – Renovation =-.