Jennifer + Handsome Sitting in a Tree

How long have you been together?
Together for 15 1/2, married for 8 1/2.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We spoke on the phone once before we had our first date. The first time I saw Handsome, I forgot my name. Really.

Who asked whom out?
Can’t remember. Probably him . . . I was a bit more shy back then.

How old are each of you?
I’m 35, and Handsome is a bit older.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
That’s a hard one. About the same I think. I have one sister; he has one brother. We don’t see either of them as much as we’d like.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
This usually revolves around our respective work loads, and how much time our jobs take away from each other. We are really jealous of the time our employers consume. And really, we’d be happiest going to work together every day. At the beach.

Did you go to the same school?
Not even close.

Are you from the same home town?
Again, not even close. We met in my hometown, but his family had only lived there a few years.

Who is smarter?
I think Handsome is smarter. And he’s creative and funny. I read a ton and have a steel-trap mind for details and trivia, but he processes data and information and finds conclusions faster than I do.

Who is the most sensitive?
Me. Without a doubt.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Mangia Pizza. If you’re ever in Austin, you must eat here.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Venice, Italy. That was a trip.

Who has the worst temper?
I think Handsome does. He thinks I do.

Who does the cooking?
That would be me. I love spending time in my kitchen. Handsome can cook, but he doesn’t much. Usually he loiters in my kitchen, and I usually kick him out. Poor guy.

Who is the neat-freak?
Me, again. It’s a compulsion.

Who is more stubborn?
Three for three. When I believe I am right, there isn’t much on the planet that can change my mind. I’m trying to get better about it, though. You may find me saying, “it is possible that I am wrong about this, but I doubt it” or “I am willing to be wrong here” or (occasionally) “it’s possible that you’re right.” That last one doesn’t happen too often.

Who hogs the bed?
Handsome, most definitely.

Who wakes up earlier?
I do. Mostly because my work requires earlier hours than Handsome, but also because he’s a serious night owl.

Where was your first date?
Pleading the fifth. I am not willing to reveal this information.

Who is more jealous?
Neither of us is the jealous type. Well, not jealous of other people. We are equally jealous of things (jobs, school, etc) that take excessive amounts of time.

How long did it take to get serious?
For me, about thirty seconds. For Handsome, a bit longer.

Who does the laundry?
Mostly me, but he is completely capable and willing to do so. He even separates the delicates, hanging them to dry. He’s very conscientious.

Who’s better with the computer?
Handsome. Without a doubt. I don’t want to know how it works or why it works; I just want it to work. Handsome likes to rebuild computers from scratch, experiment with software, test the limits of computing power. I *heart* my geek.

Who drives when you are together?
Mostly me. Because I want to be a race car driver.

Tag: Leah, Lucy, Jeff, anyone/everyone else who drops by and wants to play. You know what to do.

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