Monday, July 30, 2012

If you really knew DJ...

so, last week I wrote a blog post "If you really knew me..." all about my little quirks, unknown facts and some things that you probably didn't know.

well, I thought I'd share a little more about my better half. DJ [along with Ollie and now, Penny] is frequently posted about here and I thought I'd give you a little more insight into my sweet soulmate...
{can you guess what we were for halloween that year?}

If you really knew DJ, you would know... 
DJ spent six months teaching english in South America [specifically, Peru].

DJ was on the debate team in high school, he's quite the debater - I am not. This makes for fun "disagreements" that usually escalate with me yelling saying "I don't want to debate with you!" FUN. [I hate whoever told him to join the debate team {sorry, back to him, oops}].

DJ does NOT like mayonnaise and he has a slight obsession with mustard [he eats it on EVERYTHING].

DJ wanted to be a marine biologist when he was growing up and he loves dolphins, a lot.

DJ was president of his fraternity [SAE] at the University of Florida, it was during his SAE days that he earned his college nickname "jigga" - special.

DJ enjoyed college so much he stayed for an extra year and a half [5.5 years total], he has a B.S. in Journalism and two minors in Anthropology and Business.

DJ is an extremely talented graphic and web-designer and loves all things design oriented.

DJ moved out to Wyoming after college without a job to be a ski bum. He ended up living in Jackson Hole for a year and spent the last three months out there living out of his truck.

DJ does not believe in deodorant [because of the aluminum], since we've been married I've told him he smells so often that he's caved and he's tried several natural deodorants - yup, I'm married to the stinky kid.

DJ is OBSESSED with reading the news.... it's the last thing he does before he goes to bed and the first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning. He probably spends over 2 hours a day reading the news.

DJ is quite possibly the most liberal person out there - we used to have a huge canvas painting of Obama hanging in our living room.

DJ spent summers when we were in high school in the Berkshires cooking for his uncles catering company; he has excellent knife skills. DJ later moved back to the Berkshires as an adult to open two cafes for the same company he worked for as a teenager.

DJ rarely does anything without listening to music [work, cook, drive, relax, run, etc.] -- always jamming out.

DJ has run numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, one half-marathon and completed a triathlon!

There are few things DJ loves more than beer and hockey - combine the two, he's in heaven.

DJ once ate a live lizard for $5.00. Yes, alcohol was involved. [barf?!]

Lastly, if you really knew DJ you'd know no one ever calls him DJ -- he's Danny to family and friends pre-college, Dan or Jigga to his college friends and Dan to everyone after college - to me, he'll always be my danny j.

that's my special boy.
learn something new
I bet you did.
[I did - he ate a live lizard?! gross]

also, get excited...
DJ & I have finally started writing the story of us 
...and I'll be posting the first installment tomorrow

what are some quirky facts about your significant other?
[don't have one? talk shit about your ex - hah, no seriously]


Shannon said...

I'm seriously starting to wonder if we have mutual friends in FL - I'm from Jacksonville/Orange Park (went to FSU) but have TONS of friends that went to UCF and UF, and my good friend from high school is SAE from UF 2004-2008...small world? I wonder if DJ knows him - (his name is Jake Glass)...super weird if he does! :)

dave and jenn said...

LOL - the Obama canvas is too funny!

A quirky fact about Dave is that he broke his collarbone as a kid. He gets really squeamish if you bring it up, and I am rarely allowed to touch/lay on his collarbone. However, Jade has regularly whacked him there a time or two since she's been born. Good times.

Married...with a Pup said...

Haha, this is pretty funny! Maybe I'll do one on Derek. I don't know how much he would enjoy it though...

Joanna said...

DJ sounds like a fun guy. Except for the eating the lizard thing. That's gross. $5? It would take me A LOT more than that if I were to eat one. Haha!

Stephanie said...

Aw, this was so sweet (and very funny). I love that he has different nicknames for each stage of his life and now he can add "dad" to that list!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

$20 says I LOVE dolphins MORE. SWEAR

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...


Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

Oh and I just fell out of love at the LIBERAL comment. BARF DJ BARF

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