So, one of the Parakeet’s favorite blogs brought up a few questions. So, the bird decided to answer them here. This is it: most things you wanted to know about the Parakeet and the Huz.
What are your middle names?
The Parakeet’s middle name is Elizabeth. The Huz’ middle name is Randall. Funny – maybe there are some of you who don’t know their first names.
How long have you been together?
They have been married six and a half years and together for nearly nine.
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
They were working in the same place for about a month-and-a-half, but pretty much as soon as they met they started dating.
Who asked whom out?
Well, the Parakeet asked out the Huz. He came to her rescue and got her keys out of a locked car in the rain. She offered him dinner as a thanks.
How old are each of you?
77. Well, actually the Parakeet is 29 and holding. The Huz is 31.
Whose siblings do you see the most?
Well, the Huz’ sister lives in Texas. The Parakeet has one brother and sister in Florida and one brother in Africa. They see everybody about once a year, which is not enough. Uncle B and his wife used to live in St. Louis so then they saw them the most. April is bringing the Keet’s sister and her husband up to Chi-town which is AWESOME.
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
There was that time when they had a baby and no one got any sleep. The baby just kept crying. Then, the baby would sleep a little if he was tethered to the Parakeet or bouncing in the arms of the Huz. Then, the Parakeet would start crying. Then,the Huz would give up and go to sleep and then the Parakeet and the baby would walk around the house and it was three in the morning….yeah, that was a stressful situation.
Did you go to the same school?
Are you from the same home town?
No. The Parakeet grew up in Lake Mary, a suburb of Orlando and the Huz moved all over Texas until he moved to Florida with the Bird and then they drove together up to the Windy City.
Who is smarter?
There is not a safe way to answer this question. The Parakeet pays the bills. The Huz fixes the toilet. Both things are totally necessary.
Who is the most sensitive?
See above question. Meet their baby. It’s a touchy house.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Does McDonald’s breakfast count?
Actually, when there is something fun to celebrate the Keet and Huz really like Cafe BaBa Reeba – a tapas restaurant in Lincoln Park that also has excellent Paella
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Who has the craziest exes?
keeping it simple: The Parakeet
Who has the worst temper?
Who does the cooking?
The Parakeet. But the Huz makes a mean breakfast.
Who is the neat-freak?
There is no neat-freak. They really really need a neat-freak
Who is more stubborn?
The Parakeet is always right. The Huz is never wrong.
Who hogs the bed?
The Huz. Totally – The Huz.
Who wakes up earlier?
Where was your first date?
The Back Porch – a burger place – in Kilgore, TX
Who is more jealous?
The Huz is jealous that the Parakeet gets to play with the baby during the day. The Parakeet is jealous that the Huz can lose weight by drinking water.
How long did it take to get serious?
About what? They got married when they had only lived in the same town for three weeks. They were married five years before they had a baby.
Who eats more?
The Huz eats more. The Parakeet eats junk.
Who does the laundry?
The Huz has become the laundry man over the past few years. It started one football season and it has stuck. The Parakeet does do the cloth diapers though. Every. Other. Day.
Who’s better with the computer?
Parakeet. Occasionally an internet page will take fifteen seconds to load and that is fifteen seconds too slow for the Huz. TOO. SLOW.
Who drives when you are together?
Lately, the Parakeet. It raises the Huz’ blood pressure too much. Long road trips, though – he definitely claims his testosteronal seat behind the wheel.
Feel free to answer some of all of these questions in the comments or link to your blog. Fun to get to know the couples.