Editor's note: some of these I'm not going to answer, because either they don't make sense for me to answer here, or because they are much too personal for a blog that a bunch of people in my real, every day life including my kids and some of their teachers, read. I wanted to finish out this series, though, in case any of you wanted to try this experiment in your life. Don't forget to stare into each other's eyes for 4 minutes - with no talking - at the end.
I canNOT do that.
25. Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling … “ Well, I am in this room (my office) right now feeling very warm (my foot heater just turned off), very full (I made layered be a dip for tomorrow's Super bowl party and had that for dinner), and very tired (I am always tired because I never ever ever sleep enough. How are you feeling, in your room, right now?
26. Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share … “ This bean dip because I am really afraid I shall eat it all.
27. If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know. It would be important for anyone who was my close friend to know that I am often grumpy, have no filter, love to read, need lots of attention and don't much like flowers or candy or perfume.
28. Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met. Skip. I'm not going to put that stuff on my page, being that it's not just me involved and other people's personal boundaries aren't the same as mine. :)
29. Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life. Oh, there are so many!
30. When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself? I last cried in front of people at my father in law's funeral. I last cried by myself probably three months ago. See? I'm getting better at the whole grieving thing!
31. Tell your partner something that you like about them already. Didn't we already do this one?
32. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about? The rest of the bean dip. Do not mess with me and the 7 layer bean dip with tortilla chips. As well as the typical answers of war, genocide, abortion, murder, etc.
33. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet? I really don't know. I will have to seriously think on this.
34. Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why? My laptop because my entire life is on it.
35. Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why? My own because I wouldn't be there to aggravate anyone/badger them about taking meds/make sure they eat/remind x10000 to practice their scales.
36. Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen. Much too deep for this blog. The most pressing problem I have right now is this dumb bean dip.
Apparently, I cannot be taken seriously. Try the 36 questions out in your life - and let me know what happens!