It's time for a short break from posting about gardening and plants and instead we will post some tidbits of information about Annah and myself.

Mr. Subjunctive at Plants Are The Strangest People tagged the two of us here at PlantCrazy to write about ourselves in a post. He tagged us way back on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in this post, but with our vacation, the move to our new house, and work, the post we had started got lost in the mix, so now we are posting our own Six Random Things about us. We had previously been tagged a while back in February, when we wrote Seven Random Things About Us, but we could have written more about each of those things but we didn't at the time. Therefore, in honor of Mr. Subjunctive's most gracious invitation to participate in this most wonderful event, we are posting more random information about ourselves. Enjoy!

So the "rules" are:

* Link to the person who tagged you. (above)
* Post the rules on the blog. (Did that)
* Write six random things about yourself. (Yup)
* Tag six people at the end of your post. (not going to happen)
* Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
* Let the tagger know when your entry is up. (Yup)

Six things:

  1. Annah and I met in elementary school when we were in the same class where she was in fifth grade and I was in sixth. The school combined fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders (supposedly) into an "uppers" class. Basically we only "knew" of each other since we were both shy and we had different friends, but we met in that class. After that year in school, Annah went off to one middle school and I went to another. We were reintroduced to each other through mutual friends late in high school and our friendship was strong from the beginning. After high school, we each went to different colleges but we both kept in contact with each other and remained good friends. After college we both returned to our hometown and eventually we started dating and fell in love. We eventually plan on getting married* (see #6), buying a house, and having kids.

  2. I am a graduate from Luther College, where my major was Political Science. I have had an interest in politics and political theory for a long time and it seemed like the right choice for me to major in Political Science. However, with it also being a general degree as well, I have currently not really applied what I learned in college to my current job. I work as a Billing Specialist/Administrative Assistant which does not directly relate at all to my degree, but it has been a good job nevertheless.

    Annah is a graduate from Minnesota State University Moorhead where she received a degree in Early Childhood Special Education and she currently works as a teacher in Southeastern Minnesota.

  3. A "random" thing about us is that we like to shop at IKEA and some people might even consider us to be "IKEA Addicts". In the past year Annah and I have made numerous trips up to the IKEA store in the Twin Cities, usually when we are visiting her relatives in the area. We like the store because they have a good selection of plants which always seem to do well and they have decent furniture for reasonable prices. Most of the furniture in our house that we are renting came from IKEA and we probably have about 10-15 plants that were purchased there as well.

  4. In our previous post about random things about us in February, we had stated that we had two hermit crabs. We now have eight hermit crabs in two separate aquariums. We have four large hermit crabs housed in a 55+ gallon aquarium and then we have four smaller and younger hermit crabs housed in a 20 gallon aquarium. Each aquarium includes sand from Florida, various types of caves, huts, and numerous things for them to climb on. This is going to be our first winter with them so we will have to see if they will survive since they need to have temperatures between 70-85 degrees and humidity somewhere between 70 and 90 percent. Hopefully the brutal Minnesota winter will not kill our hermit crabs or our plants! (You can check out our Hermit Crab Crazy blog for more information!)

  5. Prior to collecting plants and hermit crabs, Annah and I had other items which we collected and which we still own. When I was younger I used to collect different types of rocks and cheap gemstones. I enjoyed collecting agates, different types of quarts, amethyst, or basically anything that caught my eye. I still have boxes of rocks that I need to polish and/or find a place for at the new house. There is still the possibility that I will someday start collecting rocks again.

    Annah collected snow globes and currently owns about 40 of them although she does not actively collect them any more. In addition to this she also collected Beanie Babies, with her collection reaching 150, although she doesn't actively collect these any more either.

  6. If you notice in the "About Us" section on the right-hand side of the page, Annah is now my fiancée, and if you were wondering how we became engaged we will tell you the story now. During our trip to Oregon in August, where we were visiting my grandma and one of our friends from high school. One of our many stops was to the beach down in Bandon, Oregon. While we were walking on the beach, Annah decided that she wanted to climb up a rock to get a better view of the ocean and also because she likes to climb rocks, so I decided that it was an excellent time to propose. After we reached the top, I pulled out the ring and asked her if she would marry me. She said yes. Our current plans are to get married either in the fall of 2009 or the fall of 2010.


  1. mr_subjunctive // October 20, 2008 at 5:51 PM  

    Sorry this has taken me so long to get to. I did read it on the day it was posted, but then, you know, things happen.


    I know Luther College, kinda -- I was there for a day once in high school. Some kind of science competition? Maybe chemistry? I don't remember. But anyway. It's a connection, if only a really, really, tenuous one.

    And I wouldn't have guessed PoliSci.

    Also: how large is a "large" hermit crab? I mean, are we talking apple-sized? Pumpkin?

    Congratulations on the engagement. :^)

  2. Jordan // October 22, 2008 at 10:29 AM  

    Was your experience at Luther a good experience or a bad one?

    Yes, PoliSci is my major, although it doesn't really seem to be a major in high demand in southern Minnesota, or really any part of Minnesota for that matter. I'm considering going back to school for another degree.

    The "large" hermit crabs are about the size of a lime and the "smaller" crabs are about the size of a quarter or a little bigger.

    Thanks for the congratulations!