Tagged: All You Ever Wanted to Know ... and More

My friend, Robyn, tagged us. So here we go!

What is his name? Scott Murdock Christensen

How long have we been together? 5 1/2 years

How long did we date? Oh, the old love story! We met when we were 18 but didn't date until after our missions at 24 (summer of 2002) and got married at 25 in May 2003.

How old is he? Six weeks younger than me -- he'll be 30 in April. Scott's favorite jokes about me being older are, "You're so much older than me -- I don't even get your jokes. It's like you're from a different generation." And my personal favorite he says (because it's so blasted weird), "It's kind of like I'm Anna Nicole Smith and you're that really old guy." Seriously?!? Gross.

Who eats more? He does ... but only by a teeny, tiny margin. Sweets, on the other hand, are a different story -- he doesn't stand a chance up against my sweet tooth.

Who said "I love you" first? I did! Take that and rewind it back! (Ironically, my feminist mother was so embarrassed for me when she found out I said it first! Believe it Mom -- I'm a rebel without a clue.)

Who is taller? Scott. But that's not hard seeing as how I haven't grown since
the first grade ... practically.

Who can sing better? Me. And that's not bragging, it's just the plain truth, right Scotty? But I definitely can't sing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" with as much power and conviction as you.

Who is smarter? That depends on what you're looking for. For example, the explanation of the effects of greenhouse gases, or the mating habits of wolves, or elk migration, or how to identify bear scat -- you'll probably want to talk to him. On the flip side, if you're trying to find the best and cheapest place to buy large quantities of Diet Coke? You guessed it -- Me. I'm a genius when it comes to super important facts.

Who does the Laundry? What kind of a loaded question is that? I'm the laundrer, or laundress, in our house. Scott, however, is an avid vacuumer.

Who pays the bills? I do ... apparently. Speaking of, are bills due every month?

Who sleeps on the right side? Scott. I just always sleep on the side closest to the door, which happens to be the left -- it makes it easier during pregnancy when I have to make a mad, puking dash for the bathroom.

Who mows the lawn? Scott. Our yard here is so tiny, though, that it only takes a total of 7.2 minutes to mow the whole thing, weed-whack the edges, and take a few sips of lemonade.

Who cooks dinner? I try.

Who drives? It's about 50/50 although I'd be fine with driving 90% of the time. Two things bug me about Scott's driving: One - he drives so S....L.....O.....W....L....Y -- it just gives me way too much anxiety; Two - he has a hard time staying in his lane because he is constantly scanning the passing landscape, in search of animals -- it's like he's Steve, The Crocodile Hunter (may he rest in peace), always on the look out for another "beautiful specimen."

Who is more stubborn?
Whoa. Tough question. I'd say it's a stalemate.

Who kissed who first? Scott was totally the pursuer on that one, or in his lingo, he was the predator and I was the totally helpless prey.

Who asked who out first? I don't think Scott ever really asked me out. We had written on our missions, he said he wanted to "hang out" afterwards (what a cop out!), and that's exactly what we did. I don't think either of us really ever asked the other one out.

Who proposed? He did. I'm not that much of a feminist. Sorry Gloria Steinem.

Who has more friends? I do. But he doesn't have the same need I have for interaction with the human race. Hence, the blog.

Who is more sensitive? That's a hard one. Probably me but he can be really in tune
with the way other people are feeling around him -- especially his little sisters (it's impressive).

Who has more siblings? Moi. I have six siblings (four brothers, two sisters) and he has three younger siblings (one brother, two sisters).

Who wears the pants? It's funny because I would probably say me and then I'd get all up on my high horse with the pants and then he'd put his foot down (very gently, of course) about something and knock me right off that high horse. So maybe I'd say we share them but, truth be told, we really just fight over the pants.

So to continue the business of tags and tagging, I would tag my sister Adrienne but she's, "like, so busy and plus, tags are like, so yesterday," so instead I tag Heidi, Traci, Kirsten, Natalie, and Mandy.

p.s. In honor of Scotty, I uploaded a few of his "kind" of tunes. Please pardon the interruption as I know some of you out there (Heidi -- I never would have guessed!) aren't big music people so I won't be offended if you turn your volume down; however, Scott probably will be.


Sara said...

I love the back and forth banter between you and your family:) Hey, it just dawned on me that you guys lived in Farmington too and I wasn't sure which of Nates siblings were my age (31) (class of 95 baby!) We lived there at different times but who did you know back then?

Heidi said...

Oh, how I love you, Celia. I will start working on that bad boy immediately.

I loved learning so much about you and Scott, because honestly I hardly know Scott. Sad, but true.

Adrienne said...

okay, i never said tags were so yesterday, but your right, i probably wouldn't have done it. But more out of laziness than some code of what's cool and what's not.

here are my favorite parts of this post, that made me chuckle: Scott's jokes about your age difference--that is freaking hilarious. The Anna Nicole Smith reference! classic!
Your comment about Steve Irwin (may he rest in peace). lol! Like you give a crap about Steve irwin!

And finally, to mom's absolute dismay, I said I love your first to Jim as well. Maybe it runs in the family....let's ask Liz.

Jordan & Lindsey Ohlson said...

Celia- This is your cousin Lindsey (sometimes known as Linzi- double identites in case of identity theft). I loved the Scott post and laughed because some how my husband's ideas for FHE always include a drive up this canyon or that to look for elk, deer, or any type of wildlife. I understand oh too well. Does your car come equipped with binoculars as well?

Celia and Scott said...

Why yes, Lindsey, as a matter of fact it does -- TWO pairs! (Even Henry has his own pair!)

Mandy said...

Celia, so far so good for me on the blogging thing. BUT, whats with the game of tag? Is there a form to fill out or some kind of paperwork involved? You know how I am new at this. Anyhow, I love that you love the office. I can't wait for it to start again, and I'm pretty sure Dwight Schrute is my soul mate. Dunder mifflin rocks.

Robyn said...

I am giggling at these answers.... You are old by the way! I am glad to learn about Scott. Where is he from? He is a cutie where did you meet him? I almost forgot you served a mission. So thanks for doing this tag I right enjoyed it! I wished you lived by me I would be bugging you to hang out all the time!

Two Ladies and No Baby said...

I would agree that Scott is very in tune with his sista's. What a good brother (tear, sniffles).

Jaeson and Traci Repscher said...

Okay, so I will totally answer the tag, but I need to let you know that you are 3rd in line. I have been tagged by two other people and have not done it yet. But I will, first I need to get my house clean and keep it clean so I don't feel guilty sitting down for a couple hours to think of something whitty. I hate the pressure to entertain so people who read my blog aren't bored out of their gord.