Monday, February 14, 2011

Love and Awards

I've been a bad blogger.  It's been forever (forever = 17 days) since Brittney so graciously passed along the Stylish Blogger award to little ol' moi.  I didn't forget, I just got lazy.  That's the honest truth.  Then, my high-school-buddy-turned-blogger Tiffany also gave me the award.  So now I'm doubly honored and will harbor a double portion of guilt if I don't follow through on my end of the deal.  That being a list of 7 things you probably don't know about me.  But since it's Valentines Day, how 'bout I make it 7 things about me+love...I'll try not to get too graphic.

1.  My first kiss with hubby Steve took place after a competitive thumb-wrestling match.  Doesn't sound too romantic, but I assure you, it was.  I was giddy for days after.

2.  We used to go on dates in the church basement/youth room because we were so broke.  We'd rent a movie, show it on the projection screen, cuddle up on bean bags, and eat microwave popcorn.  It was our own, private theater.  It was awesome.

3.  The only arguments we've ever gotten into have been over me not learning how to drive a stick-shift.  I just don't want to, ok?  I don't see the point.  Simpler (automatic) is better.  Leave me alone!

4.  Choir tour (Texas 2002) was "not a date"....seriously?  Who were we kidding?  At least we drew the line at hand-holding.

5.  Our wedding ceremony took place at a little park in St. Paul on a Friday afternoon at 4:30, had about 45 guests and was approximately 15 minutes start to finish.  To date, the shortest ceremony I've ever attended.  (Screw tradition!  Let's just get married already!).

6.  Despite Steve's aversion to feet, I did receive a foot-massage (or two) from him while we were dating.  Now, he just tells me when they stink. 

7.  Thanks to my better half, I have learned golf, tennis, disc-golf, poker, Dr. Mario, dinner etiquette, large vocabulary words, New Wave music, and the proper pronunciation of "Spartacus" (it's not how Cher says it in Clueless).

You want in on the fun?  Consider yourself tagged!  Just leave me a link so I can check out your 7 things!

Scarf-thing:  thrifted via ARC's Value Village
Sweater:  Herberger's
Skirt:  thrifted Saver's
Tights:  Target?
Shoes:  Cole Haan via Marshall's
Bag:  Elaina Designs


Melissa said...

What a fun idea to make them about your relationship on Valentine's Day!

You look super gorgeous in this outfit. Blue is very much your color and I love the pattern mixing between the scarf and tights.

Ashley J said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jill, love that sexy skirt!

Rebecca said...

We had a 15 minute ceremony too. We hit all the high points, and then got to move on to the food!

Kimberly said...

Such a cute assortment of 7 things! Love the "personal movie theater".

Also, love your outfit. Totally adding to my inspiration file!

Brittney said...

love the thumb wrestling romance. and the stinky feet thing. ah marriage.
you look amazing. great color/pattern scheme going on here. love it.

Katy said...

Despite all of my resistance, you have convinced me I need argyle tights. You're just too good.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
You and Steve are so right for each other.

Victoria said...

Love your out fit. It combines the hard and soft.

crystal glamour said...

amazing outfit :)
-Michelle (female solo artist in Korea)

Girly Muse said...

I love this list! I never knew about your movie dates...we totally would have been hogging in on those! :)