Here is today’s installment of Ten on Tuesday, where I answer ten random questions (taken from this site). Today’s topic is…appropriately…all about love and Valentine’s Day. So warning: it might get a little mushy around here! I’d like to get to know you, too, so, go ahead and answer the questions in the comments section below. At least some of them anyway. There might just be a little prize involved. And who doesn’t like prizes?? 🙂
1. How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? It’s actually not my favorite “holiday” because it seems a bit contrived. I want my husband to know I love him every day, not just on February 14. And when you’re single…oh my! ? I totally get the whole Singles Awareness Day thing, because are you ever any more aware that you’re single than on Valentine’s Day? Here’s the bright side, though: tomorrow will be half-price candy day! Whoo-hoo!
2. Are you in love? Completely. Wholly. Head-over-my-high-heels in love!
3. What is your favorite love song? Oh gosh – there are so many love songs that I love….most are probably pretty hokey. Two songs that Jeff and I consider “our songs” are AT LAST and Good Morning, Beautiful.
4. Did your parents do anything for you on Valentine’s Day when you were a child? I always got cards, candy and sometimes stuffed animals or whatnot. Occasionally jewelry. I was a little spoiled, I guess.
5. What is your love language? (Click here if you want to take the quiz.) I’m a hugger and a hand holder so Physical Touch is definitely my most prominent Love Language, followed very closely by both Quality Time and Words of Affirmation. QT and WoA are tied and only 2 points behind Physical Touch. I think all three of those are somewhat related. Is there anything better than holding hands and snuggling with your honey? Not in my book!
6. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Gifts? Dinner? Oh I think it depends on the year. We always give cards and usually have a special dinner. Sometimes gifts are involved but not always. Birthdays and Christmas and anniversaries are much more important to me!
7. What is your favorite flower? To receive, most definitely tulips.
8. What is your favorite love story? (Book and/or movie) I’m a hopeless romantic so any story where the main characters end up together, especially if they have to overcome obstacles to get there. So yes, I’m all about a RomCom (“chick flick”), especially Sleepless in Seattle, Breakfast at Tiffanys, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Ghost, The Notebook and my top two: Serendipity and Pretty Woman. “I want the fairy tale!”
Incidentally, my wedding photography collections are all named after famous love/romantic movies.
9. What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you? Or you have done for someone? Hmmm…I’m sure there have been lots of things but the one the I will always remember the most was a Scavenger Hunt my then boyfriend sent me on in March of 2009. All the clues had to do with dates we had been on or locations that were important to us – one even involved a certain dress that I wore on our second or third date. Talk about impressed that a man could remember something that specific. Anyway, the hunt ended with a proposal that evening and a wedding 91 days later!
10. How did you meet your spouse/significant other? Warning: this one’s kinda long…
Jeff likes to say I picked him up in a bar but that’s very misleading. I credit the Wolfpack for bringing us together. We actually met twice, though. The first time was at a mutual friend’s birthday party, and I’m pretty sure neither was interested in the other.
The second time was a year later, and it was, technically, in a bar. But I did not pick him up in it. It was early on a Friday afternoon — the day of the ACC basketball tournament, fact. State was playing and I went with mutual friend to have lunch and watch the game with her former coworkers, one of whom was Jeff. He and I sat across from another and were cheering for the Pack (which won, incidentally).
Talk turned to football season tickets; Jeff needed to buy one and I had an extra to sell…so I gave him my email and number. He called a few days later – not about the tickets, though – and the rest is history. And now we enjoy those football tickets together every fall.