What are your middle names?
Lynn and Derrick
How long have you been together?
We met in mid-2003 and have been dating since early 2004. And we've been married for 5 days now!!
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
About 5 months.
Who asked whom out?
He asked me. We were at a bar in College Station and I gave him a ride home since he'd been drinking. He was very cute and asked if I would want to go to dinner with him sometime. I didn't want to get involved with anyone at school since I knew I'd only be there for 18 months, but he was so sweet I thought why not, just for kicks!
How old are each of you?
I will be 29 on March 8 and Adam is 26.
Whose siblings do you see the most?
His so far. They came to visit us in DC and we saw them in Kansas, plus they were just here for the wedding. My sister lives in Florida.
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Uh... planning our frickin' wedding, yo! But it was totally worth it.
Did you go to the same school?
The same grad school - Texas A&M. That's where we met and fell in love!
Are you from the same home town?
No. Adam lived in Galax, VA and then Wichita, KS until he went to grad school. I was born in Germany and then lived in Nevada, Kansas, Virginia, Alabama, Turkey, Germany, Texas, Arizona, Italy, Texas again, Virginia again, and now Hawaii.
Who is smarter?
Me. Hehehe. Just kidding. He is smarter about money and finances and math stuff. I'm smarter about everything else :)
Who is the most sensitive?
Me. Adam is sensitive, but mostly he's calm and balances out my watery, Piscean emotional nature.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Our most visited restaurant is probably the Kabob Bazaar in Clarendon (Arlington), VA. We also end up at Cheesecake Factory a lot since they have big tasty salads. We hardly ever eat out, though. I don't like to eat out. It's usually a disappointment!
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
So far Hawaii, although once we drove a U-Haul from Texas to Virginia and that SEEMED like the farthest we've traveled!! Next week it will be Australia and New Zealand!!
Who has the craziest exes?
Neither of us has crazy exes.
Who has the worst temper?
Me. I can be a real brat sometimes. It's hard to ruffle Adam's feathers. He just thinks it's cute when I get riled up, which is kind of annoying.
Who does the cooking?
Cooking? What's that? We cook for ourselves mostly.
Who is the neat-freak?
I am probably more of a neat freak, I guess. He's pretty tidy too. We both like everything in its place. I'm more of a cleaning person, though - hair in the bathroom sink - yuk!
Who is more stubborn?
It's a toss up.
Who hogs the bed?
He does sometimes - and his appendages weigh like 500 lbs so when they are on you in the dead of sleep, you practically need to send up flares to get rescued.
Who wakes up earlier?
I do. Sometimes Adam has to wake up earlier, but he doesn't like it.
Where was your first date?
Ask Adam, I can't remember the name of the restaurant. In my mind, Valentines day 2004 was our first "real" date. The first dinner was just a dry run to make sure he wasn't insane or anything. Valentines day Adam made a reservation at this chic restaurant in Bryan, TX (yes, I realize chic and Bryan, TX is an oxymoron), but it turns out he made the reservation on the wrong day (ha!) so we ended up getting Outback steaks at the carry-out window and eating at my place. He brought me a present too, which totally freaked me out at first because we'd only been interested in each other for about a week so Valentines day was a LOT of pressure and I figured there was so much that could go wrong in selecting a gift at that early stage... but he gave me these cute little teddy bears with their arms tied around each other in a hug from Red Envelope and it turned out to be perfect.
Who is more jealous?
Neither of us is particularly jealous!
How long did it take to get serious?
What do you mean by serious? We were seriously involved right away, but it took a few years before we got really serious about marriage. Or I should say it took ME a few years!
Who eats more?
Adam eats more most of the time, although I can eat like a linebacker when I'm in the mood.
Who does the laundry?
He does. (I KNOW!!)
Who’s better with the computer?
He is. I know how to turn it on and access my email.
Who drives when you are together?
Definitely Adam. He hates it when he's not in control. He likes to hold the remote control too lol.