i’m not even going to bother…

…making excuses for my blogging laziness. Yes, I know, it’s been two months since I posted. I’m sorry. ::Hangs head in shame::

To get me back in blogging mode, I’m stealing a meme off of a fun new blog I found, Ashley’s Antics. Ashley is another DC area wedding blogger getting married in October! I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to steal it and play along!

So, here we go.

Kate & J

1. What are your middle names? Frances & Daniel

2. How long have you been together? Started dating in September 2006

3. How long did you know each other before you started dating? A few weeks

4. Who asked whom out? He asked me out, but I made the plans!

5. How old are each of you? 27 & 32 (I’ll be 28 by the wedding)

6. Whose siblings do you see the most? Hmmm… we see all of our siblings pretty regularly, every few weeks.

7. Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? J being unemployed sucks.

8. Did you go to the same school? Nope

9. Who is smarter? I’d like to think we’re both pretty smart, in different ways. He’s really good at building things and understanding how things work together. I’m more academic and logical.

10. Who is the most sensitive? I am definitely. He’s pretty sensitive too.

11. Where do you eat out most as a couple? We like ethnic food a lot – Indian, Middle Eastern, Thai… or BBQ. And there’s a little hole in the wall diner about 20 minutes away that we love for brunch on weekends.

12. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Costa Rica!

13. Who has the craziest exes? Neither of us has particularly crazy exes.

14. Who has the worst temper? He does. But we can both be pretty hot-headed, especially if we’re hungry!

15. Who does the cooking? Usually it’s about 50/50, but he’s been doing most of it lately, since I have to stay off my bum ankle. (That’s a story for another post).

16. Who is the neat-freak? Him, definitely. He’s been a good influence though. I’m definitely not as messy as I used to be. But he’s still neater.

17. Who is more stubborn? We are both very stubborn. Usually about really dumb things. This is also worse when we’re hungry.

18. Who hogs the bed? He says I do, but that’s only because he comes to bed so late! Obviously I’m going to spread out if I’m sleeping there for three hours alone…

19. Who wakes up earlier? I do during the week, he usually does on weekends.

20. Where was your first date? Meriweather Post Pavillion for Jon Stewart stand-up

21. Who is more jealous? Neither of us is really jealous. Sometimes I get grumpy if I think he’s not spending enough time with me.

22. How long did it take to get serious? After 8 or 9 months we knew we had something good.

23. Who eats more? He does, a lot. The man has the metabolism of a… something with a really fast metabolism. Drives me nuts.

24. Who’s better with the computer? He’s a software developer, so it’s no contest. I can hold my own though.

25. Who drives when you are together? Neither of us particularly likes to drive, so we take turns. He drives more though, because he prefers his car and his car is automatic, which I don’t do.

…aaaaand we’re back! It’s supposed to be 95 in DC tomorrow, so I’ll stay inside with the AC and catch all you nice folks up on what’s been going on with the wedding and other news recently. I hope you haven’t forgotten me!

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i’ve been tagged!

…by Ashley at Polka Dots and Paisley! I would like to thank her for popping my tagging cherry.

(I’ve been a bad blogger, but I’ll have at least one more post coming today, promise!)

I’m also completely thrown off by the new WordPress dashboard layout. Apparently that’s what happens when you abandon your blog for 5 days… oops.

Anyway, lets play!

The rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

And here they are! My 6 random things/quirks:

1. This is not the first time I’ve been engaged! Shocking, no? I guess it’s not entirely uncommon, now that people are getting married later. I was engaged to my college boyfriend back in the day. Unfortunately I didn’t realize how much growing up still needed to be done post-college, and that ended in a spectacularly ugly fashion, the gory details of which I am not going to post here. (But feel free to email me if you want them!)
2. I’m an unrepentant caffeine addict. I must have some form of the drug at least six days a week, or things can get ugly. I love me some Starbucks (mmm skim pumpkin spice latte) but any old coffee will do. I’ve been known to pop a few Excedrin in the absence of coffee. It’s in the name of sanity, people.
3. I’m the oldest of four kids, my parents have been happily married going on 32 years, and they still live in the same house they did when I was born. There’s no white picket fence though, and we never had a pet. 🙂
4. I never liked cats until I got one. Growing up, I wanted nothing to do with them. I always loved and wanted a dog, but cats did nothing for me. Then I was at a pet adoption event and there was this sweet little grey tabby kitten paying all sorts of attention to me… and now I have a cat. And he is fabulous and I love him.
5. Even though J and I had gone as far as to look at rings together (and wedding venues, for that matter), the proposal was a COMPLETE surprise. He had quite successfully convinced me that he didn’t have the financial flexibility to get a ring, and that he didn’t want to propose without one. I was fine with that and pretty much over it. Then on Thanksgiving, BAM! A proposal!
6. I am one take-home final and one paper away from being DONE with my grad degree! Unfortunately I am currently procrastinating on both…

Hmmm… who should I tag? Let’s go with…
Mrs. Gingerbread at Two Chicks Nest
Caroline at Tea-Length Tulle
Liz at What Liz Said
AmyJean at The Relentless Bride
Blablover5 at The Introverted Wife
aaaand… Engaged & Enraged at I Hate Planning My Wedding

Have fun!

welcome to (sub)urbanity!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my brand spanking new blog! I’m going through some big changes (good ones!) in my life and I find it easier to process things and make decisions when I write them out. Additionally, I’ve recently become addicted to the blogs of others at the same place in life as I am, and found them very helpful. So I’m hoping that through this blog I can provide the same sort of inspiration to others out there, as well as have a place to process my ideas and decisions.

Some basics about me. (Feel free to skip this) I’m a rare native of the Washington, DC area, having grown up in the Virginia suburbs – or “Nova”. If you’re not familiar with the city, it’s very transient, and it’s pretty unusual to run into folks who were born here, grew up here, and stayed here! My parents have lived in the same house since a month before I was born. After college I came back and moved to a younger, more urban area not far from my parents. I love it here, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

However, next month I will be taking the big step of moving in with my wonderful boyfriend of over two years, J. J owns a home further out from the city, so, I’m officially headed back to the ‘burbs! I am determined not to let this affect my stylish, youthful sensabilities, though! 😉 His home (soon to be “our” home!) is pretty sparsely furnished and hardly decorated at all. My goal is to create a chic, homey style on a very small budget!

Other things that I’m semi-obsessed with and will likely be turning up pretty frequently in the blog include (but are not in any way limited to) shoes, purses, books, feminism, politics, weddings and learning to cook. So, welcome, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll follow my journey into fabulous domestication!