June 7, 2008

Tagged for the first time!

This morning I got up really early (5:00AM!) to see Justin off before he heads into the field for one week of training. It's nearly seven in the morning now and I miss him already. Sniff. Thus, I thought it fitting to finally post this little Q&A about my wonderful hubby.

25 Things About My Love

1. What is his name? Justin Andrew Richmond

2. Who eats more? Justin wins this question by a mile. He can tank a full rack of ribs and dozens of barbeque chicken wings in one sitting. I must say though that I win when it comes to eating mashed potatoes. I am awesome at eating this delicious wonder of a food.

3. Who said I love you first? Justin did. He reminds me of this little fact nearly every week.

4. Who is taller? I am taller by about an inch! Bwahaha. I am an Amazonian warrior princess.

5. Who is smarter? Eh, I'd say we are equally intelligent but our interests vary vastly. He knows a lot about economics, public policy, and military tactics while I know a lot about American history, fiction, and women's history. When it comes to street smarts though, Justin wins by far. I'm kind of a space cadet when it comes to that sort of thing.

6. Who is more sensitive? I am more sensitive, but the longer I'm married I've learned that Justin can be sensitive too. He may be a tough Army guy on the outside, but he is a sweet little baby penguin on the inside.

7. Who does the laundry? I do most of it because I'm home all day working on my sometimes good, sometimes wretched first novel.

8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I sleep on the right side of the bed when we are sleeping in our apartment. When we visit our parents or spend the night at a friend's house, we switch positions. Isn't that weird?

9. Who pays the bills? That would be moi.

10. Who cooks more? I cook more often because I am awesome at cooking. Haha. Well, not always, but I can make a delicious sun-dried tomato pesto pasta as well as a yummy lasagna.

11. What meals do you cook together? We prefer to cook separately. Our kitchen is kind of narrow and we get into each other's way whenever we try to cook together.

12. Who is more stubborn? I am as stubborn as a mule. I was born in 1982, the year of the dog, and the Chinese perceive dogs to be stubborn little creatures. (As well as a delicious meat.)

13. Who is the first to admit they're wrong? Justin. (See #12.) I'd like to think that I'm never wrong.

14. Who is cleaner? Hmm, I am probably cleaner by a hair. Both of us are very cluttered and unorganized people. One day we will undoubtedly lose one of our children in the huge pile of clothes in our bedroom.

15. Who has more siblings? Me! I have two, he has one.

16. Who wears the pants in the relationship? He likes pants, I like skirts, but our relationship is entirely equal.

17. What do you like to do together? Watch movies, try out new restaurants, talk about politics, buy books from the bookstore, sing the praises of Barack Obama...

18. Who eats more sweets? That would be me again. I'm always bugging Justin to come with me to buy ice cream or milkshakes or hot chocolate.

19. Guilty pleasures? The Japanese game show "Ninja Warrior." Have any of you guys seen it? It is hilarious. What's up with these weird Japanese game shows? Another guilty pleasure would be Star Trek: The Next Generation. Justin does not share this passion with me though and he worres that I will one day run off with Jean-Luc Picard.

20. How did you meet? Hrm...we never know how to answer this question when people ask us. Technically, we met during my sophomore year at BYU when Justin was taking a year off from Duke to work and write a book. He was dating one of my friends from my freshman floor and I developed a wee crush on him.

But we didn't start dating until four years later when we bumped into each other at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. (Strange, huh?) The topic of our first conversation was anal sex. (Even stranger, huh?) Yep. Go figure. Don't know why we talked about that but we did.

21. Who asked who out first? Um...Justin, I think. He suggested that we should rendezvous in the town of St. Petersburg, VA since it was a halfway point between Fayetteville and DC.

22. Who kissed who first? We kind of went in for it together.

23. Who proposed? He did. Down on one knee. Aww.

24. His best features? His beautiful green eyes and his smile. Another bonus? I know he won't go bald! His 80+ year-old grandfather still has a lot of hair on his head.

25. What is his greatest quality? His compassion for others, his drive to work hard, his patience towards me, his intelligence, his sense of humor. The way he doesn't judge people. The dogged way he loves his friends and family.

I sure did marry a winner.

I tag Jami and Jana!


  1. first, how lame are we not getting together again?? next, this was fun to read as i have yet to meet him. the only thing i'm doing this summer is having my sister come and visit. so if you would ever like to come on post and come swimming with us or just hang out at our house that would be great! did you go to the primary luncheon today??

  2. Oh shoot! I completely forgot about the Primary luncheon! I really need to get a calendar for myself or something... I missed my book club this week too because it slipped my mind.

    Let's definitely get together soon! Swimming would be fun!

  3. I will think of you when Jason and I watch "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" this summer. I wish you lived closer--then we could watch it together...

  4. Kris!

    I totally wish I lived in Portland. It seems like such a cool city! Do you and Jason ever watch Ninja Warrior? I bet it must be doubly funny to him since he understands Japanese...

  5. So this has nothing to do with your post, which is sweet. BUT I did not hear that they killed off Gary! However I am not surprised since he was recently busted for possession of crack or something. He's going to jail so he can't exactly do his thing anymore. Another one bites the dust.

  6. I didn't know your first conversation was about anal sex. I am curious as to what you both said!!!

    I also don't know if I heard about the proposal... you'll have to inform me of that later!

  7. Hahahahaha, I constantly drag Jake around to buy sweets with me, we should hang out and eat sweets all day :)

  8. I have been on a blog reading hiatus for a while so I didn't realize I had been tagged. In fact, I didn't even know HOW someone got tagged! I'll add that to my list of things to get done.

    I didn't know you were writing a novel, that is so exciting! Are you finding it more challenging than you thought, or less? What genre will it be? Tell me, tell me, I will be the first in line to read it.