Jake and Emily. Day 11.

LumberJake and JumberJill

 
 
 

Jake

Tell us about today!

I had a ward activity tonight.  My ward rented out an entire bowling alley and dressed up in our Halloween costumes.  We were lumberjacks... well, I was lumberjack, she was lumberjill.  Then we came back and hung out with my roommates for a minute before Emily went home.  My roommate decided he was going to test how well we knew each other. He asked us a series of questions about the other person.  I mean we probably got half the questions right. I think we have a lot to learn about each other...

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

Today was the first time Emily and I were together at a social event (We have spent a lot of our Bae days just one on one).  I noticed that she is very sincere and kind when she talks to others. I could tell that the people she talked to tonight liked her.  

I also learned, thanks to my roommate, that I don't really know that much about Emily.  Lots of topics we haven't even touched.  My roommate asked us what we disagree on.  I couldn't think of anything. I don't think I even know anyone that I don't disagree with in some way on something.  So, I think we just need to give it time.

Also, this is embarrassing, but I didn't know what color her eyes are until today. They are brownish, hazelish, greenish... or something.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Seven. We did fun things.  Fun was had.

On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Eight. Things feel smooth and natural. No complaints.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Eight.


Other thoughts?

I sat here for 5 minutes trying to think of another thought, nothing is coming. I tried my best.




Emily

Tell us about today!

Ok. So, this particular post may sound overly self-deprecating, but I promise 30 Day Bae isn't causing crippling self-esteem haha. We all have our strengths. My strengths just don't seem to be in areas that require social grace or physical coordination :)

We went to Jake's ward Halloween party - costume bowling! Jake will probably tell you we went as lumberjacks because it was the easiest option, but I'll admit I had selfish motives. A friend once described my type as “Hygienically Correct Lumberjack.” It just so happens that Jake has good smells, looks good with a beard, and looks good in flannel... sooooo... yeah. I'm a big-ole-Paul-Bunyan-admiring-creep.

Bowling was fun! Jake gave me a heads-up that I might want to prepare for people wanting to know how things are going, but no one grilled me. It probably would have been fine if they did because we're both getting used to a lot of questions, but everyone I talked to was really cool.

Shoutout to Julie from the ward for her bowling tips! I didn't implement any of them very well... at all. I don't know why after so many years of bowling dates, I still can't line up the ball with that middle arrow. But she's super cool and the kind of bowling lady champ I aspire to be.

Reflecting on the night, I realize I met a LOT of people and felt more comfortable than I'd normally be on my own in a new social situation. I can for sure create an awkward moment, but I think I generally feel pretty at ease when Lumberjake is around. Maybe because he’s an encourager of weird behavior.

After bowling, we went back to his place. We played some songs on the piano with the intent to record a little duet...but... that was a fail. I don't think the internet is ready for my vocal talents anyway, so I'm more than fine with that. He has a pretty great voice though :)

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

I learned he feels perfectly comfortable hopping on my back for a piggy-back-ride. I learned I can carry him about 20 feet.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Eight. Kind of answered it above. Fun night!

On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Six. The vibes are good between us, but his roommate asked a lot of hard-hitting questions that reminded me we don't actually know one another all that well yet.  We have time to work on that though!

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Eight.