While reading one of my favorite blogs The Dose of Reality, they had a post with questions to ask your significant other on this most romantic of holidays that I thought would be perfect for me to do here. You all know how much (or if you didn’t, you do now) I love the questions game and since Leo’s ideas of Valentine’s Day gifts and celebrations are much different from mine, this one was a safe one for him.
I asked him the questions and he had to answer them how I would answer. (No idea why the spacing is so close after I publish it. In draft, there is a lot of space between them.)
Where was your first date? Lake Geneva Yep, we went up for the day and as far as first dates go, it was romantic and fun and Leo and I had a blast.
Best thing your partner cooks? Pepper Steak and Chicken Tacos I’m glad he thinks this because we are having Pepper Steak tonight. I’m actually really lucky in this area because he eats whatever I cook.
What was the first trip you took together? Boston (first time we flew) Lake Geneva (first trip) He actually got this one right for the one we flew but he said Lake Geneva, our first date which wasn’t really a trip. It was just the day. The first trip was skiing in Wisconsin Dells for our first New Year’s. We went with a ton of friends and though I didn’t ski that time, it was so much fun.
What is your dream vacation? Somewhere tropical where she can sit at a pool with a frozen drink. Maybe Jamaica. I guess this has finally sunk in but for a funny story about what he thought mine was, click here. His would be Alaska where he could fish or anywhere he could fish or Vegas where he could gamble the whole time.
Who is better at handling money? I am (Leo). He handles the money so by default, he is right and since it is Valentine’s Day, I am going to leave it at that.
What detail at the wedding did not go as planned? There was a mess up with the tables and twenty people were marked to sit at the same table. Adam (one of our friends) lost his wallet (but drove back and found it on the street). He’s right about the table and I forgot about the wallet but what stands out in my mind is that right before our outdoor pictures, he got a mosquito bite…right on his forehead.
What song reminds you of your spouse? Patience by Guns and Roses It is what it is but this bugs me. It’s because I don’t have any so ha ha, I get it. The song that reminds me of him would be Love Bites by Def Leppard and no, I am not being spiteful. That is the song that was on when we had our first kiss.
What was the first thing you noticed about your spouse? Her smile. It was contagious. I love this. It makes me all warm and fuzzy and makes me forget his answer to the last question. Well played, Leo. Well played. The first thing I noticed was how tall he was and then when he turned around, his blue eyes (which are actually gray).
What one item of clothing would you like your mate to eliminate from their wardrobe? She has some nasty sweatshirts that are old. Personally, I think he had to stretch there and also, most of the sweatshirts that I wear are his. For me, it would be any of the t-shirts he still has from 1988 or his shirt with the USA flag on it. Not that I don’t appreciate our flag but it is obnoxiously large across his chest and the shirt, I think is bright blue. That and he has this one hat he wears to poker that is so ugly. It makes him look like an extra on the set of The Sopranos.
What is the best way you have been influenced/changed by being together? She taught me how to love. Okay, let me pick up my jaw and wipe away the tear from that answer. I had no idea that was coming. Forget grand gestures or candy or even dinner. That answer speaks volumes and makes me feel even more warm and fuzzy than the smile one. He has made me a stronger woman than I ever thought possible. He has encouraged me to follow my dreams and he loves me more than I deserve sometimes.
So there you have it. I have to say I am impressed by his answers and think we should take this on the road to the Newlywed Game (except we aren’t newlyweds anymore) and make some money on how well we know each other. This will mark our 23rd Valentine’s Day together and thanks to Ashley and Lisa from The Dose of Reality, it’s my favorite because it’s always nice to revisit the when, the why and the what of how you fell in love and got to where you are today. Thanks Ladies!
And to all of you out there reading, Happy Valentine’s Day! I love, love, love that you come here and are interested in what I have to say. The reading, the commenting and the encouragement mean the world to me.