Tag Archive: marriage

Sep 04 2014

Messing with my husband’s phone… and his sanity

The web browser on my husband’s phone saves his last 3 Google searches. Apparently a lot of phone browsers do this and most people just turn this feature off, but Craig prefers to keep it on (not sure why). One night while he was studying, I took his phone and noticed that his last 3 searches …

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Sep 02 2014

Another sad attempt at learning how to be sexy

A few months ago, I wrote about what a woman should NOT do if she wants to get lucky, and in it, I shared some goofy experiences and touched on my lack of sex appeal. I noticed that it generated some laughter among friends and readers, but no one commented to say, “No no, you’re …

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Feb 11 2014

What has changing my name really changed?

I’ve finally finished the last steps of changing my name after marriage. I didn’t do a legal name change; I just assumed my husband’s name. But still – the process of changing all my ID, important documents, and accounts was a huge pain in the ass. It took almost a year, but I’m finally done! Why …

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Jan 18 2014

Topics you apparently shouldn’t discuss with your mother-in-law

Earlier this winter, Craig and I went to his parent’s place to get our cars fixed and winter tires put on. My father-in-law is a mechanic, which (I gotta be honest) was one of the reasons why I married my husband… just after money and has nice eyebrows (kidding). While the guys were in the …

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Dec 18 2013

What it’s like being married to a nerd

Before I married my husband, I had limited wires, cables and extension cords in my house. I didn’t see a difference between cartoons and anime. And superhero movies didn’t interest me. But marrying a nerd has opened me up to a whole new world. Here’s a window into what life is like being married to …

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Nov 06 2013

5 Things you should never say to an angry woman

Whether she’s stressed out about work, annoyed by her parents, upset about her appearance or mad about something stupid you may have said or done, there are just some things you don’t say to an angry woman. A woman who’s in the heat of rage and sees enough red to rip off your head is …

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Oct 22 2013

I don’t understand why men spend so much time on the can

I’m doing it. I’m blogging about poop. At one point or another, most women have probably seen their men suddenly jump off the couch and march to the bathroom with a phone, laptop or tablet in hand. They retreat to their throne for an unusually long time, and then return to what they were doing …

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Oct 12 2013

What happens when a flighty Gemini collides with a structured Virgo

Life at our house is never dull. Between the nutty things I say and my over-exaggeration of everything (which make him shake his head and question why he married me), our home is never short of laughter. I’m big on personality assessment and understanding why people possess certain traits. And this led me to explore how …

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Apr 28 2013

What changes when you start living together? Oh about everything

After 3 weeks of marriage, people ask me: “So how does it feel to be a married woman?” My response: “The same… except now I get half his stuff and it’ll cost him money to leave me.” Really, nothing’s changed. We lived together for a year and a half before we got married, so everything …

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Apr 16 2013

Writing my wedding vows – learning the true meaning of vows

Writing my wedding vows was the one detail I left till the last minute. I just assumed the writer in me would kick in and the perfect words would spill out the moment I sat down to write them. Wrong. So very wrong. When I tried writing my wedding vows on my phone a couple …

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Apr 12 2013

Farting in a relationship – “I love you even though you fart”

When we were in Costa Rica with our best friends, we had a conversation about funny things that happen in relationships, including farting in front of your significant other. Is it okay to fart in a relationship? How would you react if fart noises accidentally slipped out with your significant other in the room? Would …

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Apr 04 2013

Surprise, we eloped! Read our elopement announcement

That’s right. This is our elopement announcement! I can hear my friends reading this and saying, “That’s so Jo!” And they’re right. This elopement announcement screams “We’re married, y’all.” On April 4, 2013 Craig and I tied the knot in a VERY intimate elopement ceremony in Costa Rica. We’re staying at the luxurious Riu Palace …

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Feb 24 2013

The benefits of living together before marriage

Common-law marriages are quickly becoming the common alternative to marriage in this day and age. Since common-law couples are entitled to the same rights as married couples, why not opt for the less traditional approach to married life? Okay fine. For those of you who prefer being legally married, can we at least agree that …

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Feb 10 2013

Weird conversations between me and my fiancée (part 1)

Anyone who knows us would probably agree that he’s the sane one who keeps me grounded, while I’m the psycho who talks aimlessly with no filter. I blame it on the writer side of me. If I don’t say the things that immediately pop into my head, I’ll probably forget them (which he would argue …

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Jan 09 2013

Why do couples fight? Not enough sex and not enough money

Google’s autocomplete feature on their search bar makes me laugh sometimes. I’m a sucker for “how-to” articles and blog posts, such as “how to make Parmesan chicken” or “how to style my hair for a wedding” or “how to grow marijuana.” (Kidding, I know how to make Parmesan chicken.) Today, out of curiosity I wanted to know …

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Nov 18 2012

Why I decided not to have a wedding

I probably caught the attention of many friends who have been waiting anxiously for us to set a date. Ladies, don’t hold your breath. 🙂 Most girls dream of the day their Prince Charming gets on one knee and proposes to spend the rest of their lives together. They mentally plan out every detail of …

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