Thursday, February 12, 2009

Marriage - the Meme (Happy Valentine's Day)

So it seems that V-Day, the day of commercialised love, is nearly upon us again.  We were initially going to conform and spend some big $ at a romantic French bistro nearby, but we changed our mind and decided to end the insanity.  So, instead of paying an extra $30/person per prix fixe meal on the weekend, we're going to do something we haven't done in a while: have hot pot.  We're also going to rent a movie and celebrate spending time together :)

In a cost-free bid to celebrate the day, I've decided to complete the Marriage meme, which I believe is now making the rounds on Facebook, following the 25 Things meme and the Baby meme that I cannot yet complete! ;)

Voila, lovers! Enjoy our 'story'!


How long have you been together?  We met in late 2002, so it has been a little while...

How long did you know each other before you started dating? About 7 was long-distance for that entire time.

Who asked whom out? We sort of asked each other, I guess.  We pretty much started dating the moment we "met."

How old are each of you? We're both operating on improved iterations of our 27th year.  :)

Whose siblings do/did you see the most? Mine, for sure.  Hubbs' bro is like an undercover spy...he can be pretty hard to track down sometimes ;)

When was your "engagement" anniversary: November 2004...Yikes I actually forget the day...but we don't celebrate this day so neither of us makes it a point to remember.

When is your "marriage" anniversary: July 9, 2005

How long have you known your spouse: See Question 1 - late 2002.

How long did you date before you were engaged: A year and a half, approx.

Where did you meet your spouse for the first time: My place (well, my parents' place that now houses my bro)

What is your spouse’s full name: Hubbs, Hubby of Mrs. Loquacious (if you know me, you already know his name, folks)

Do you have any children yet: Not yet.

How many: Nada.

Did you go to the same school? Nope

Are you from the same hometown? Nope

Who is the smartest? I actually think we're tied; we are both smart in different ways and we both have areas where we're sort of dumb.

Do you have any house pets: Nope.

Do you own a house or rent: Rent, and bearishly proud of it! :) Don't even get me started on the foolios who bought into the 0-40 disaster that has capsized our economy!

Do you live in the country or town/city: Urban metropolis all the way! :) We aren't very good at surviving in the "bush" or in places that feel like a small town; it's not our style.

What is one of your favorite activities together: Just one, eh? We like to snuggle.  We do other activities together too, but the question only asks for one thing...

Who is more sensitive? I guess it depends if you mean sensitive about self or sensitive about the feelings of others.  We both have areas where we're sensitive personally, and depending on the situation we both also feel keenly about how others are feeling.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Hong Kong - does that count if I was living there at the time?  Otherwise, it's Hawaii.  We still have some major traveling to do in this lifetime!

Who has the craziest exes? Not me ;)

Who has the worst temper? Me most of the time, but when Hubbs gets mad, he surpasses my temper tantrums in intensity.

Who does the cooking?  Alas, that is me also.

Who is more social? LOL...depends on who you talk to! ;) I'd say we're both social butterflies but he enjoys time alone whereas it makes me nuts.

Who is the neat-freak? Not my Mr. Messy! ;)

Who is more stubborn? Dead tie.

Who hogs the bed? I have learned the fine art of occupying space.  He has learned to sleep around my strange resting positions.

Who wakes up earlier?  Hubbs, for sure.  Unless I'm working, in which case it's a tie.

Where was your first date? It was dinner at that overpriced, overrated place, Cafe Select.  I think we've only been back once ever since.

Who has the bigger family? I've never counted our extended family on both sides, but I'm pretty sure my family is bigger regardless.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot: Hawaii is Hubbs' favourite.  I can't say that I have a favourite just yet...we'll have to travel a bit more to find out what we like.  We didn't enjoy Disneyland though; that was probably one of our least favourite places.  Next time we'll stick with Orlando's Disney.

How many siblings (including in-laws): Between us we have 2 sisters and 2 brothers, plus 2 brother-in-laws and 1 girlfriend of a sibling...possibly 2 if we actually knew what was happening with Hubbs' bro!

What church do you attend, if you attend: Westside! (pronounced Wess-zigh! in ghetto/street-speak as per my bro-in-law)

Is this the church you were married in: Nope.  We got married at Ellerslie Baptist in E-town.

What town is your current address: Vancouver, BC!! :)

Do you work outside the home, or stay at home: I work part-time as a teacher, and I'm also doing the books for our company.  

Where did you honeymoon: Hawaii

How do you spend the holidays? It is usually a fun and phrenetic time of shopping and eating and laughing and drinking with family and friends. 

Who is more jealous? Hands down it's me, but I'm easing up on this over time, I think.  

How long did it take to get serious? I knew Hubbs was "the one" instantaneously, from that first email, and I'm pretty sure he had an inkling that perhaps I was "the one" soon after that, too.  It was confirmed for both of us when our eyes finally met and we hugged.  That hug sealed the deal. :)

Who eats more? Usually it's tied but on special occasions or for fancy meals, Hubbs has a bit more than I do.

Who does/did the laundry? I do the laundry and the ironing, but Hubbs helps sometimes.

Who’s better with the computer?  Gee, that's a tough one!  The teacher, or the software architect? I wonder...

Who drives when you are together? Hubbs.  I do not like driving but I love riding in my new car! :)

Leave a piece of marriage advice: The most important lesson I think I can share about marriage is that it is a covenant, and an unbreakable vow.  Therefore, you have to work hard and stay commited to protecting it, to nourishing your relationship and to growing in it together.  If you are committed to one another (especially in Christ) above all else, then you have what you need to succeed.


~Rain``` said...

It was great getting to know the both of you! Thanks for the marriage advice. Always a good reminder.

Btw, you look fantastic in your new profile pic!

Mrs. Loquacious said...

@Rain - Thanks! :) It was New Year's Eve...that was the last time I mustered up the energy to do my hair ... LOL! I think it's awesome to know that we're both so happily married. A good godly man is hard to find, and I think we got blessed beyond measure through His grace alone!

Justice said...

I think we need to find a picture that doesn't make me look like a dirty old man! A recent one! ;)

You are the best and I love you.