Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Interview with St. John

I've added my two cents worth in orange . . .

What nicknames does Lisa call you?The usual suspects - honey, dear, etc. And "Saint John," which a friend of hers coined. I think I like that one best :)

Who eats more sweets? That's a tough one because we are both closet sweets-eaters, and both tend to go weeks/months without then binge. Though Halloween night, we both did a number on Megan's treats... overall, though, it'd be a tough call.

Who said I love you first? * whistling while pretending not to have seen this question because I don't want to admit I'm not sure * I'm totally offended here! ha, actually, its been so long I don't remember either. I fell so totally in love with him the first time I saw him but tried to play it cool . . .

Who is taller? John is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy taller by at least five or six inches. total exaggeration

Who sings better? John, usually, even though I am terrible at remembering the words to songs, I can remember the "tune."

Who is smarter? Both in our own ways - Lisa is smarter at crafty things and dealing with people. And geography! John is smarter about technology and remembering "stuff" like which switch works what light in the house. I'm also smarter at remembering to change the toilet paper roll when I am finished :)

Who does the laundry? Lisa does about 95% of the laundry, but John does about 95% of the ironing. If you saw how I ironed, that would make complete sense to you.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?Standing at the foot of the bed, John sleeps on the right side. Unless by right, the question meant "correct," then the answer is still me :) That is a totally dumb question.

Who mows the lawn? Always John. I'm afraid I'll run over my toes and not be able to wear flip flips ever again

Who cooks dinner? Usually Lisa. However, John does nearly all the grilling, and has a few indoor specialties like Roast Beef and homemade Macaroni and Cheese. yummm

Who drives? Around town, mostly Lisa. Long trips, we split. Lisa feels carsick sometimes so it's easier for us both if she drives mostly. I hate being a passenger.

Who's more stubborn? Hahahahahahahaha. Both. He totally is.

Tell us about your first kiss (with Lisa)Dating not very long but it was like the 5th + date. At the end of each date, there I was . . . lips puckered, eyes closed . . . waiting . . . he was so shy he wouldn't/didn't kiss me. Late at night hanging out and it was obvious that it was Time to Kiss... but we were both self-conscious about bad breath and whatever and started to talk about the comedy of things and decided to just "go for it." I had to beg him to plant one on me. And the rest, as they say, is both History and None of Your Business. I love this man.

Who asked out who first? * more whistling * Whatever! Totally HIM .

Who proposed? John did. Secretly took a day off work right before Lisa started new teaching job - I wanted to propose before she started. Did all her laundry and ironing so she'd be ready to start school. Cleaned my house. Made her favorite dinner. 24 red roses. Lengthy build up talking about our relationship... ending with "so do you want to spend the rest of your life as Mrs. Keller? Will you marry me?" What a guy! He didn't tell you the best part. He knelt down on the ground and had the ring box behind his back, trying to be all secretive about having it. He was apparently trying to open the box with his one hand when it slammed closed on his fingers. We both cracked up at how "un-smooth" it was during such a serious moment. Totally broke the tension and gave us a funny memory.

Who has more siblings?John has five sibs. Lisa has two. 5 > 2

Who wears the pants? We're both bossy-pants, but generally have figured out who leads depending on the activity. He means me.

Name the top three reasons your wife is remarkable. She is very creative and takes great care in all her projects, from the classic "crafts," like scrapbooking or decorating or making doodads for a party or amazing cakes to less obvious things like teaching Megan things in her workbook, or cutting shapes out of paper to teach shapes. And of course the whole blogging thing is a great way she has found to capture our family history.

She is very caring and compassionate. Always going out of her way to help someone even when the lengths to which she is going seem ridiculous to me - I'm more of a "let them lie in their own bed, they made it" person, so I secretly admire this quality of hers. How sweet. I didn't know that.

Given a problem with something she wants to accomplish, she can find some amazingly clever ways to achieve her goal. She is really funny. Example, I went to bed a little earlier the other night to read. She climbs in bed so I ask if it will bother if I continue reading. She replies, "No I'll read for a while too," and proceeds to grab one of Megan's Elmo toddler books and begins reading. I notice and just crack up. Stupid little funny moments like this I love about her. That was pretty funny of me!

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why.The ability to read minds so as to avoid saying "the wrong thing." Plus, I'd learn a bunch of secrets and could rule the world and all that until I got bored then I'd just content myself with the knowing the secrets part.

If you lost Lisa in a store and couldn't find her, what physical description would you give so others knew how to help find her? Little hottie see why I married him, about 5'1" I'm way taller than that . . . like 5'2'' at least, shoulder length blond hair, wearing [clothes du jour]. (Although really I probably wouldn't lose her because I tend to keep track of where we all are when we go places. Ain't that the truth. Probably something to do with the fact that I get bored when in a store more than 15 minutes so look around 'where is Lisa' and 'can we go now?' ha. ha.)

Tell us something we don't already know about you. Fascinated by physical sciences like Physics, Chemistry, and Astronomy. Wish I'd been a little more attentive in college during those courses. I'd secretly like to go back and take college courses in all those things, plus Geology and Anthropology. Sometimes forgets to put the toilet seat down, the best dad ever, cutest bum you've ever seen, sexiest man alive

Tell us something we don't already know about Lisa. Secretly wishes she could have been a fighter pilot just the super fast flying part, not the hurting people part or forensic scientist too bad I'm no good at science


Kristina P. said...

You guys are too funny. You seem like an excellent match.

Jillene said...

Thanks for checking out my blog!! This post was great!! You guys are so funny!! I wanted to be a forensic scientist too but I am a stay at home mom instead. Pros and cons to both but I LOVE MY JOB!!

The Ertel Triplets said...

What a cutie!

I love that you guys are so in love.

Excuse me while I go beat my husband up for not being so cute out loud.