You & Yours
Answer these questions about you & your significant other.
What are your middle names?
Alene and Jude
How long have you been together?
Who asked who out?
He asked me out – I was oblivious that ‘this guy’ could be interested in me at all.
How old were each of you when you met?
We were each 23 and 29.
How old are each of you now?
24 (almost 25) and 31
How tall are each of you?
He's 6’3” and I'm 5’4”
Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
It’s pretty equal – we probably see his side of the family more frequently, but we spent almost 3 weeks straight with my family over Christmas.
Do you have any children together?
Not yet, a few years out.
What about pets?
Do books count? No, we keep talking about getting a dog, but the house (or a place with a yard) has to come first. And he wants a purebred, and I don’t care that much.
Did you go to the same school?
No, I went to College in St. Paul, he in Chattanooga. He and my sister went to school together a few years before we met. We go to the same graduate school now.
Are you from the same hometown?
Who is the smartest?
He’s smarter, but I think he’d argue the opposite.
Who is the most sensitive?
Me. Me, me, me.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Right now, it’s probably Frank and Helen’s, a pizza place that’s been locally owned since the 60’s. Adam could eat pizza twice a day for meals and not ever get sick of it. No. Really.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Hmmm. Well, going to Montana, but we flew, so that was about 6 hours of travel. We’ve driven to Philly twice. The last time was pretty rough, since we were only there for 3 days before we returned to STL, and it’s a 15 hour drive.
Who has the worst temper?
I get irritated more frequently, but when he’s mad, he’s pretty mad.
Who does/did the cooking?
I do the lunch and dinner cooking. He cooks breakfast daily (old fashioned oatmeal.)
Who is more social?
I think we would have said me, no question, before we got married. Now that most of my life consists of talking to people for 8 or 9 hours a day as a part of my job(s), I’ve become quite introverted during my off time. Other ways to say that are “I’m just plain tired” or “protective of my time.”
Who is the neat-freak?
We’re about the same at tidy-ness. We both start to feel it when the apartment gets messy - which usually comes after a particularly hectic week with a long paper or big test. He’s an Organizational genius, and I’m the scheduler extraordinaire.
Who wakes up earlier?
Me. He gets up 15-30 minutes later. Except Saturdays, but that’s usually because of my internship. I’m usually up around 7 on Saturdays and he gets up an hour or so later.
Who has the bigger family?
Our immediate families both are 5, but I think my extended family is slightly larger. Not by much though.
How do you spend the holidays?
We alternate holidays. We’ll see what happens next year – Thanksgiving will likely be traditionally at his family, Christmas at mine, since each of our families tend to major on those particular holidays.
Who is more jealous?
Me, though I don’t like to admit it.
Do you have little pet names for each other?
“Sweetie” for both of us, “honey” and “baby” sometimes. He’s started calling me his Sprightly Chickadee, from a Ray Lamontagne song.
How long did it take to get serious?
About a month. We didn’t mess around.
Who eats more?
Sometimes, to my chagrin, me. EXCEPT when it comes to pizza. Him, no question.
Who sings better?
Me probably, but I love to hear him sing. Especially when it’s along with a song in the car, after we’ve both been quiet for a while.
Who does the dishes?
Him, most of the time, though I wipe down the kitchen and put the food away usually.
Neither – it’s made the marriage adjustment much easier. Maybe when we’re sick, or something.
Who’s better with the computer?
Apple or PC?
Who drives when you are together?
Him. He gets nervous when I’m driving and saying mean things to the cars around us (cough. Raging.)
Who is the first to admit when they're wrong?
Usually he does, which is bad. I shouldn’t be so stubborn.
Who kissed who first?
I wanted to, but he kissed me first.
Who has more tattoos?
He does – 3 to 0.
Who eats more sweets?
Him. I’m all about the crunchy-salty. He’s all about the ice cream.