10 Oct

Because I know you guys can’t get enough about me and Jens.  Or maybe you’re just dying for a break from all the political blogging.  Got this one from Erin.  Though I’m going to cheat and copy/paste some of our About section…

1. Where did you first meet your husband?
Though growing up in what seems like opposite ends of the world (Jens is from Alaska, while I’m a native Texan) we met at Seattle Pacific University in the Theatre department during my freshman and Jens’ sophomore year.  During the first quarter we were cast in a fellow student’s directing project, “Words, Words, Words”…as monkeys.  I dragged Jens all over Seattle looking for costumes (He had a car.  I didn’t.) and now I have blackmail pictures of him in a beanie.

2. What was the first thing you said to your husband?
Ok honestly, I have no idea.  Probably something totally boring like, “hi.”

3. Where was your first date?
Um… depends on what you would qualify as a date.  We went on a couple of outings, like bowling, that were SUPPOSED to be group events, but somehow nobody else ever showed up.  There was a long period of time during which I was in denial that we were actually dating.

4. Where was your first kiss?
In the common room of our dorm.  I had recently come out of a relationship that left me rather anti-physical-affection (I wouldn’t even let Jens hold my hand) and one day he decided that he had had enough and just kissed me.  And left me standing there in utter shock.  And I suddenly realized that maybe kissing wasn’t so bad …

5. Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship?
It was kinda long.  We had to wait until Jens was out of school, so we dated for about 15 months, then were engaged for another 15 months.

6. Where did you get engaged?
Jens flew down to Houston to surprise me and sent me on a wild goose hunt which ended with a huge bouquet of gorgeous roses and him showing up at my door.  Of course, he was bent down on one knee so I couldn’t see him and thought there was nobody at the door when I looked out the window.  When I finally came back and opened the door, I was so happy to see him that I kept trying to pull him up off the ground for a hug, completely clueless as to what he was doing.  Sometimes I don’t pick up on things too quickly.

7. Where did you get married?
Leavenworth, a Bavarian village in the mountains of Washington.  It was perfect.

8. How did the reception go?
Great.  We had a great turnout, despite the fact that the wedding wasn’t local for ANYBODY.  The weather was beautiful.  Apparently the food was spectacular, though we didn’t get the chance to eat any of it.  But people were still talking about the food at our wedding several years later at other weddings we attended.

9. How was the honeymoon?
Lots of fun.  We went to the Bahamas and relaxed at an all-inclusive resort.  There were giant thunderstorms every night that would circle the island and move inward, so we would watch the lightening from the beach for an hour and then race back to the room before it started to pour.  We tried to get drunk off the free alcohol just for fun, but it was SO BAD that we just couldn’t do it.  By the end of the trip, we were ordering virgin daiquiris.  The only downsides were when we discovered that Jens is allergic to the sun, and a minor case of food poisoning from one of the restaurants.


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  1. erinboehme

    October 10, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Thank you for playing the little game.  I think you have such a funny monkey story!

  2. Sarah

    October 10, 2008 at 10:48 am

    I was there at the presentation of “Words Words Words” that fateful day.  I can attest that nothing brings lovers together more than pink tutus, typewriters & monkeys.  Other couples should be so lucky!

  3. Amy

    October 10, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Do you remember how many bananas I ate during that show?  I was off bananas for MONTHS after that.