Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

Ok, so I’ve become a total literary snob, which means I’ve come to hate all contemporary novels, right?  You can imagine my dread when my dad brought me a book to read which was written in 1999.  I’ve been putting it off since he left.  Besides, I had an Anthony Trollope book to finish, plus an Eden Southworth sequel to wrap up.  But he’s my book buddy.  He reads everything I send him and that makes me obligated to read whatever he sends me back.  So I started this book, and oh my heck… I’m so hooked.  I can’t put it down.  It is so good and I love it.  I’m gonna make my husband read it when I’m done – which will be a trick because he only reads warranties, directions, and ‘how to’ manuals for vacuum cleaners, welding equipment and car engines. 


I now will have to give a qualification when I turn up my nose and snobbishly quip, “I don’t read contemporary authors… except for Frank Peretti  I’m halfway thru The Visitation . Highly recommendable.


In other news, I never do tags. But this one was fun. It came from DeeDeeUK  


Hubby tag!


1. Who is your man?  Geoff aka Geoff the Great aka Jefferson (I’m the only one allowed to call him Jefferson)  And on a side note, he only calls me Honey, Jen, or Jenny (he’s the only one allowed to call me Jenny).  Last week I was outside and all of a sudden I heard a man’s voice call, “JENEFER!” it took me a while to realize it was my husband calling for ME.  It was weird.  I don’t think he’s ever called me that the whole time I’ve known him.  I actually almost got offended.

2. How long have you been together? 14 1/2 years married but, uh, like 15 years including meeting each other and being “engaged”.
3. How long dated?  Several months
4. How old is your man?
35 (nine months younger than me)
5. Who eats more? Him
6. Who said “I love you” first? 
He did
7. Who is taller?
Him – but not by much!
8. Who sings better?
I think we’d probably tie.  Neither one of us sings terribly, but neither one of us are exceptional.  Coie beats us both hands down
9. Who is smarter?  Depends on the area… in 1800’s Literature – ME, History – ME, English/Grammar – ME, Math – HIM, Fixing Stuff – HIM, Figuring out stuff – HIM.  But we’re both social retards
10. Whose temper is worse?  No contest.   Mine.  He doesn’t even have a temper.  It’s weird.
11. Who does the laundry?  Ryann the Laundress
12. Who takes out the garbage? 
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Him
14. Who pays the bills? 
He does
15. Who is better with the computer? 
We have a system: I use it all the time — he fixes it all the time.

16. Who mows the lawn? Ryann and Emmiko

17. Who cooks dinner? Me
18. Who drives when you are together?  Him. I hate driving.  I try to avoid it at all costs.  I’m really bad at it.
19. Who pays when you go out?
20. Who is most stubborn?
Depends on what the issue is.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?
We are both pretty good at this now.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? His
23. Who kissed who first?
He kissed me first – which was weird because we’d just had a long talk the week before about how awkward we felt because I thought he had a crush on me, and he thought I had a crush on him and we both only wanted to be friends.    

24. Who asked who out? We were completely and totally only friends and would go out all the time together
25. Who proposed?
I wouldn’t call it a proposition.  He said, “Well, my step dad said that we ought to go ahead and tie the knot since you’re pregnant”.  Romantic, no?
26. Who is more sensitive?
27. Who has more friends?  I think it might be a tie.
28. Who has more siblings? He has five, I have four, but I have more ‘full blood’ siblings (by one)
29. Who wears the pants in the family? He does
30. How did you meet?
Our goofy friend George Calhoun introduced us.


Thanks DeeDee!  That was a fun tag.  I never do tags.   


My son, Dippy, just came in my room and asked if we could ‘have a little prayer together’.  And then he prayed for all sorts of stuff and ended it with, “And dear Lord, please help my mom live as long as she’s sposed to”. 


Apparently I am, indeed, raising a Calvinist.

July 16th, 2008 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 19 Comments

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  1. jenig said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Well, if you’re counting blogger world, then YOU have more friends. I have nothing further to say about the post.
    “Say no more.”


  2. Kelley said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 10:57 am

    I agree with Ryann you win hands down in the blogger world.

    I also hate hate hate driving. I’m not that great at it either.

    I love that proposal…very romantic.

    Oh…I get a really offended if my husband calls me Kelley. I don’t know why…I don’t get mad but I’m just more used to Pancakes and Kell.

  3. SmallWorld said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Oh, please don’t turn your nose up at all contemporary novels! You will miss much. That truly pains me when I hear people say, “There’s nothing good written since 1922” or whatever. God still works through writers today!

  4. Annemarie said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 11:16 am

    “Apparently I am, indeed, raising a Calvinist.”


    Good grief, that was *funny*. And now I can put Dippy on the prospective suitor list for R.

  5. Deedeeuk said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Congrats to ‘Jefferson’ on the new job! LOL! I can’t believe you did the tag! I KNOW you ‘never do tags’ and I didn’t think you would do it! Thanks for joining in though. I love the fact that I’m not the only one who lists the kids as doing jobs that they assume are hubby or wife jobs. You use your kids as slave labour far more than I do though. :o) Then again yours are older than mine too. And too funny with Dippy! I hope God answers his prayers! LOL!

  6. Angela said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I’m reading My Grandfathers son by Clarence Thomas, oh my goodness its so great, I can’t stop reading it and its long! The books sound great! The tag looked fun too, sweet things about your hubby! AAH!


  7. Gayle W. said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    “25. Who proposed? I wouldn’t call it a proposition. He said, “Well, my step dad said that we ought to go ahead and tie the knot since you’re pregnant”. Romantic, no?”

    That is sure ’nuff the quote o’ the day! ROFLOL!!

  8. Heather said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I did this ‘tag’ too, a couple weeks ago. Very funny! Love your answers. Yeah..we’re ‘social retards’ too..ha ha!! It was great getting to know more about you and your man!

  9. Marsha said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    David has always called me Babe. After a decade plus two years, he decided he would call me by my name. WHAT WAS HE THINKING?! Every time he’d say “Marsha!”, I’d jump thinking it was an emergency… y’know, like I didn’t hear the first ten times he was hollering Babe and so he switched to the important first name calling.

    It has now been two months of this weirdness of calling me by my name and I have hated it! I finally told him to stop, it just wasn’t right. You can’t call me by one name for over a decade and then suddenly switch.

    Of course, this also means that I can’t tease him about calling me Babe all the time… like he’s afraid of calling me by his girlfriend’s name on accident or something. Oh well, I’m sure I can find something else to tease him about. 🙂

  10. Jblieu said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    “which will be a trick because he only reads warranties, directions, and ‘how to’ manuals for vacuum cleaners, welding equipment and car engines. “
    That is all my husband reads too! I don’t think it was always that way, though, since he has some favorite books that Chilton didn’t publish. Glad to find out he’s not the only one.

  11. Kim W said,

    on July 16th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    You mean to tell me that you are JUST NOW reading “The Visitation”?!?! Great book. I do believe I’ve read all of Peretti’s books…several times each. MOST ESPECIALLY “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness.” Those 2 are his VERY BEST!! Oh, girl, if you haven’t read those yet…THOSE are your NEXT picks…in that order (because it’s part I and II). Although…Jasper has her own and it’s both books-in-one.

    WARNING: You WILL be up all night…not just b/c their realistically scary…but b/c you CAN’T PUT THEM DOWN!!!


    Blessings from Ohio, Kim<
    P.S. Did you know that Peretti also wrote “Tilly”? Ty & I played the parents in a play based on the book…many years ago. 😉

  12. jess said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 11:26 am

    he called you Jenefer? Wow. even I’M shocked. Charley never, ever, ever calls me Jessica. And the only times he calls me ‘Jess’ is when i’m in trouble, or if he’s referring someone to me ‘Jess will be right out, she’s in the bathroom’. And I liked Dip’s prayer. I hope you live as long as your spose to too.

  13. Latte said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Okay I have to admit I use to be against modern bookie readin too. But then one day I saw a picture of a man on the side of a book in the Christian section at the library and I remember thinking ‘boy that sure looks like a Baldwin…surly not in the Christian section’ sure enough it was Steven Baldwin. Well I just had to get it thinking it was going to be a huge laugh. Boy was I wrong. It has been the best ‘modern’ read for me ever. I then thought it would be cool to go out and get other ‘modern’ reads…only to be quite disappointed…so I am still choosy! I did however decide to read the Baldwin book to my older boy, cuz it’s totally a boy book.

    Oh and it’s so weird I had never heard of Calvinism until yesterday and your blog is now the third time I have heard it…so weird!


  14. Latte said,

    on July 17th, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    opps I forgot to add the thornfaith at the end of my website when I wrote my post, sorry.


  15. kellieann said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    That is a fun tag! I may borrow it sometime. Oh…and you also need to read The Oath by Frank Peretti. It’s kinda spooky though.

  16. Debbie Corley said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Jen..congats on the new job, new cats and new ducks!

  17. HSB Suzanne said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Hello mother of a Calvinist,

    I’m the mother of two jumping beans. They’ve been bouncing around nearly all day.

    I did a hubbytag, too, if anyone is interested. 🙂

  18. Ronnica said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    I’m also a bit of a literary snob. The Visitation…yes, it’s definitely worth making an exception! The rest of Peretti’s stuff is just so-so, but that one is EXCELLENT.

  19. jenig said,

    on July 18th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    kelliann, I done read that one. I didn’t *love* it, but I did really like This Present Darkness and that second one. I read those years ago (before I became snooty)

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