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My Best Friend

Today is our wedding anniversary… 31 years! Can you believe it? It definitely does not seem that long.1984-lylekarla

Back in the summer my friend, Jan, tagged me in a Facebook “Love Your Spouse” challenge to post 7 pictures of Lyle and me. Since I pretty much only do Facebook through my blog, I told her I would try to work it into a blog post. Our anniversary seems like a good time to do that, don’t you think?

Another friend, Sheila, posted a quiz “How Well Do You Know Your Man?” on her blog a few weeks back. I decided to incorporate that into this post as well, but doing the questions both ways– answering them for each other.

I asked Lyle the questions and answered them {silently in my head.} He said his answers out loud and then I told him what my answer was. It was a fun discussion, even if he did fall asleep in the middle of it!

 

  • You’re sitting in front of the TV. What is on?
    • {Racing or football.}
      • Sports.
  • I’m sitting in front of the TV. What is on?
    • {The Andy Griffith Show.}
      • Vintage programming.

 

  • We’re out to eat; what kind of dressing do you get on your salad.{None.}
      • None! Everybody knows that!
  • We’re out to eat; what kind of dressing do I get on my salad?
    • {Ranch.}
      • Ranch.

 

  • What’s one food you don’t like?wedding40
    • {Pickles.}
      • Pickles!
  • What’s one food I don’t like?
    • {Cashews. He loves them. If we are having mixed nuts or trail mix with cashews I pick them out and give them to him.}
      • I don’t know. Anchovies? Ha.

 

  • You go out to eat and have a drink; what do you order?
    • {Diet Mountain Dew.}
      • Diet Mountain Dew. Not many places have that, though.
  • We go out to eat and have a drink; what do I order?
    • {Coffee. Up until recently it would have been Coke Zero with lemon, but I’ve quit drinking pop.}
      • Water.

 

  • Where did you go to high school?
  • Where did I go to high school?
    • {Perry High School in Lima, Ohio}
      • Perry.

 

  • What is your nickname for me?1988-lylekarla
    • {One time, years ago, as a joke he decided he would call me Bubba. He never calls me that but I wonder if he remembers.}
      • Bubba! Ha. I don’t call you that.
  • What is my nickname for you?
    • {Sweetheart.}
      • Honey.

 

  • If you were to collect anything, what would it be?
    • {Matchbox size race cars because he did collect those for a year or two.}
      • Old cars.
  • If I were to collect anything, what would it be?
    • {Yarn.}
      • Books. [Yeah, that, too.]

 

  • What would you eat every day if you could?
    • {Sunflower seeds, because he does eat those every day.}
      • Chocolate! (After I told him I said sunflower seeds:) Chocolate would be above sunflower seeds, if I could have chocolate every day.
  • What would I eat every day if I could?
    • {Popcorn.}
      • Fresh-baked bread. See, I think of what we would eat if we could. [He’s right.]

 

  • What is your favorite cereal?2001-lylekarla
    • {Frosted mini wheats.}
      • I don’t know. Probably either Peanut Butter Crunch or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  • What is my favorite cereal?
    • {Granola.}
      • Flakes with fruit.

 

  • What is your favorite sports team?
    • {Rahal Racing. Is that a team?}
      • Rahal Letterman Lanigan, yeah, but that’s not my favorite. You should know my favorite! Penske!
  • What is my favorite sports team?
    • {None.}
      • You despise sports.

 

  • Who did you vote for?
    • {Not Obama.}
      • The Republican.
  • Who did I vote for?
    • {Reagan.}
      • When?
        • [1984. That was my first time to vote.]
          • The Republican. Bush? No, that was before Bush. Reagan.

 

  • Who is your best friend?2005-lylekarla
    • {Me.}
      • My dog. Pffftt! My wife, Doofus!
        • [Maybe Doofus is your nickname for me.]
  • Who is my best friend?
    • {Lyle.}
      • Your Honey!

 

  • What do I do that bothers you?{Worry.}
      • Take forever to make a decision.
  • What do you do that bothers me?
    • {Spend money.}
      • Watch sports. *snort*

 

  • What is your heritage?
    • {French and American.}
      • Christian!
  • What is my heritage?
    • {American, but English way back.}
      • Christian. Or Louisianan.
        • [I think we don’t think we understood this question the same way.]

 

  • I bake you a cake for your birthday; what kind of cake?2010-lylekarla
    • {Chocolate.}
      • Chocolate!
  • You bake me a cake for my birthday; what kind of cake is it?
    • {Cheesecake.}
      • Not chocolate. Something with cream cheese frosting.
        • [Close. Very close.]

 

  • Did you play sports in high school?{No.}
      • No.
  • Did I play sports in high school?
    • {No, but I’m so tall people often asked if I played basketball.}
      • No.

 

  • What could you spend hours doing?
    • {Driving.}
      • Watching racing… Driving!
  • What could I spend hours doing?
    • {Reading and/or crocheting.}
      • Reading.

 

  • How do you make me feel special?lylekarla2013
    • {Take me anywhere I want to go and buy me anything I want.}
      • ..::long silent pause::.. What was the question? How do I make you feel special? Fall asleep when you’re asking questions? Ha. Umm… probably the most effective way is to bring you surprise flowers. Which I haven’t done in awhile, by the way.
        • [Really? I hadn’t noticed.]
  • How do I make you feel special?
    • {I don’t know.}
      • By telling me how special I am.
        • [*snicker*]
          • What’s funny about that?
            • [I just tell you you’re special, and you feel special?]

 

  • What is one unique talent you have?
    • {Covering my bases– mechanic, electrician, computer technology, sound technology… he’s just a very talented man.}
      • Mmm… I don’t have any. The ability to focus on something, but that’s not unique.
        • (You really have no idea how talented you are??)
  • What is one unique talent I have?
    • {Writing.}
      • The word unique makes this hard.
        • [Okay. What’s a talent I have that you don’t have?]
          • Communication.

 

Hmm… overall, I’d say we know each other pretty well. But it’s interesting how you can live with a person for so many years and still learn new things!

Happy anniversary, Sweetheart!

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