New Friend Questions

Ben —  May 18, 2011 — 32 Comments

Last night I had a great time hanging out with the guys of my small group. I can’t even express how important having this great group of guys to “do life” with is, because it allows for positive growth in and with:

  • Accountability
  • Encouragement
  • Fellowship
  • Healthy conversation

We headed to Wild Wing Cafe for their “2 Fer Tuesday” deal and just hung out and talked for like 4 hours. Our small group is still a little new, so during some of the conversations I had an idea about some random questions I wanted to ask, but didn’t get around to it because the OKC/DAL game started which transitioned our conversations to sports-related things and how long this NFL off-season has been… (woe is me as a Niner fan).

So I decided to try to spark some conversation here to get to know you, or maybe even encourage a blog post jump-start.

Here are some random questions that usually come up when having conversations with other married couples and new friends in regards to their home-life and/or parenting. Soon to be married or even single folk can chime in their answers too, I’m curious as to what you have to say.

  1. Are you married?
  2. Any children?
  3. Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom?
  4. Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms?
  5. Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom?
  6. Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV?
  7. Do you have a “Family Night?”
  8. Do you do devotions with your spouse?
  9. Do you do devotions as a family?
  10. Marvel or DC?
  11. What movie are you most excited about this summer?
  12. What is your favorite wing place/flavor?
  13. Do you press charges?

Now Kim and I are pretty much already set in most of the answers to the marriage/parenting questions, but I wanted to see what this community thought.

So what have you?

Are there any other questions you ask in the beginning of a friendship?
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32 responses to New Friend Questions

  1. Are you married? Yes
    Any children? Yes
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? Yes, wife uses it 10% of the time. I never have.
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? No
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? No
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? Yes
    Do you have a “Family Night?” sometimes
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? Not as many as I wish
    Do you do devotions as a family? at least once a week
    Marvel or DC? Marvel
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? The Bendinator, a story about love, passion and Popcorn. (he, he). Actually Captain America
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor? There used to be a place in Times Square that had a model concord on top. It was a brewery, it’s not longer there, but their wings were awesome.
    Do you press charges? No, I press buttons!

  2. Married
    1 kid, 1 on the way
    TV in our room (though I can’t tell you the last time it was on)
    No TV in Gabe’s room. Don’t plan on him having one either.
    He sometimes takes Megan’s iPhone and wanders around the house.
    We can see the TV from the table – but it is turned off during meals.
    No “Family Night” – we probably will as the kids get older
    No devotions with the wife
    No family devotions (seriously, how much do I suck?)
    Never got into comics
    So many. Super 8 (bc of JJ Abrams), Hangover 2, Bad Teacher (I love JT), Harry Potter (hello!)
    Love me some Buffalo Wild Wings (not many options in OKC). Sweet BBQ (me no spicy)
    Pro tip: avoid lawsuits as much as possible

    • Ok but, you do your own devotions, right? Oh, and Super 8 looks ridiculously awesome.

      btw you don’t suck, you’re actually pretty rad.

  3. 1.Are you married? YUP
    2.Any children? 3
    3.Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? YUP
    4.Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? I think so….don’t know. 🙂
    5.Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? HMMMMM N/A
    6.Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? NO
    7.Do you have a “Family Night?” Does Babysitting grandkids count?
    8.Do you do devotions with your spouse? ABSOLUTELY
    9.Do you do devotions as a family? USED TO – BUT THEY DESERTED US
    10.Marvel or DC? DC – Without a doubt
    11.What movie are you most excited about this summer? Any movies with my grandkids
    12.What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Wing place? Nah…I am all for buffets….Chinese, Korean, Japanese, American, Mexican – remember that Mexican/Chinese buffet
    13.Do you press charges? ONLY IF MY FAMILY IS INVOLVED….MY WIFE, MY KIDS, MY GRANDKIDS.

  4. Are you married? – Yes
    Any children? – Yes, One
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? – Yes, not used much though.
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? – No
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? – Our son is two so that is not really issue right now.
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? – Yes, but it is not on while we eat.
    Do you have a “Family Night?” – Not yet. When our son gets a little older we are going to start.
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? – not as much as we should.
    Do you do devotions as a family? – We read bible stories and pray with our son before bed.
    Marvel or DC? – Marvel
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? – Captain America for sure!
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Buffalo Wild Wings
    Do you press charges? No. I bring the pain! Just kidding. Try to avoid lawsuits…

  5. Are you married? Yes
    Any children? Yes, 3 girls
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? Nope, not for a few years
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? Nope, probably won’t when they’re older
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? Nope, and won’t when they’re older 🙂
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? Yes, and make sure it’s turned off
    Do you have a “Family Night?” Not particularly, but would like to set aside Friday nights for that
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? Not as often as we should
    Do you do devotions as a family? We try to do stuff before we put the girls down in the evening (read a bible story, talk about it, pray)
    Marvel or DC? Tough, but I’ll say DC… simply because I’m a Batman dude.
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? Cowboys and Aliens…. and Harry POtter.
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Wild Wings (and Ranchilada)
    Do you press charges? Funny enough, I was just invited to participate in a lawsuit with my old job…. turned it down. So….. no. 🙂

  6. Are you married? Yes
    Any children? 1
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? For sure
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? Yes
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? No
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? Most of the time no.
    Do you have a “Family Night?” Yes.
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? No
    Do you do devotions as a family? Yes
    Marvel or DC? Marvel
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? Captain America
    Do you press charges? Never.

  7. Are you married?
    Yes
    Any children?
    Yes
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom?
    Yes
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms?
    No
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom?
    No
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV?
    No
    Do you have a “Family Night?”
    Yes
    Do you do devotions with your spouse?
    Sorta. We pray together nightly
    Do you do devotions as a family?
    No
    Marvel or DC?
    Bipartisan
    What movie are you most excited about this summer?
    Besides the ones I listed Monday, The Green Lantern
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor?
    Wings n’ More. Honey BBQ
    Do you press charges?
    Only with my fists.

  8. 1.Are you married? Yep, 20 years!
    2.Any children? Yep, four. A girl and three boys.
    3.Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? Yes, but I wish we didn’t. It’s only there for my wife.
    4.Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? Nope.
    5.Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? Occasionally, but usually all internet-related stuff stays in the main living area so we can keep an eye on things.
    6.Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? Most definitely.
    7.Do you have a “Family Night?” Not so often any more since our kids are all over the place. But we do our best to organize regular family events.
    8.Do you do devotions with your spouse? No – we used to, and it’s something we should start doing again.
    9.Do you do devotions as a family? We did when the kids were tiny and we tucked them in at night, but not any more.
    10.Marvel or DC? I know I’m going to catch flak for this, but I’m not familiar enough with either to decide.
    11.What movie are you most excited about this summer? I’m excited about going to see Thor with my youngest son.
    12.What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Wings Up in Milton, Ontario, Canada. It puts Wild Wing to shame. Their breaded Zesty Lemon wings are awesome!
    13.Do you press charges? Nope. Grace rules.

    Great questions, Ben. You definitely got me convicted in a few areas. Thanks, bro!

  9. Are you married?
    yes!

    Any children?
    1 #babychild, 5 months old.

    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom?
    No! We have a pretty sweet TV, but it’s out of the way in its own room.

    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms?
    No, never.

    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom?
    It’s not relevant yet, but they definitely won’t have a computer. Phone will be interesting…I have a few years to think about it I suppose.

    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV?
    Yes.

    Do you have a “Family Night?”
    Yes. It’s not a set night, but the three of us do stuff several times a week.

    Do you do devotions with your spouse?
    No :-/ we used to, but haven’t for awhile. We share a notebook though.

    Do you do devotions as a family?
    See above.

    Marvel or DC?
    Marvel. Xmen rock.

    What movie are you most excited about this summer?
    Honestly…I’m not much of a movie guy anymore. I’ll see the Hobbit if that ever makes it out.

    What is your favorite wing place/flavor?
    Gah…I eat at BW3s all the time, but it’s not all that awesome. My favorite sauce there is Asian Zing. Quaker Steak and Lube is amazing, but the nearest one is really far away.

    Do you press charges?
    Haven’t had to yet.

  10. 1.Are you married? Yes. My wife is wicked awesome.
    2.Any children? Two. Twins. One boy and one girl. 7 weeks old.
    3.Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? No. It kills the romance. Plus I heard that couples with no tv in the room have 70% more “romance” then other couples…if you know what I mean?
    4.Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? No.
    5.Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? Not yet. They would drool on it.
    6.Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? No. We normally eat in the living room. This will change when our kids can actually sit up without their head falling back.
    7.Do you have a “Family Night?” Not yet.
    8.Do you do devotions with your spouse? No. We pray every night together but we read the Bible on our own.
    9.Do you do devotions as a family? Not yet. I do pray over my twins almost every night.
    10.Marvel or DC? DC! Love Superman and Batman.
    11.What movie are you most excited about this summer? Even though I’m a DC guy I think Captain America looks like the best movie of the summer.
    12.What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Quaker Steak and Lube.
    13.Do you press charges? I haven’t had to yet.

    • What is this Quaker Steak and Lube? What a crazy name for a place…I want to go to there.

      Thanks for peepin’ this site Rob 🙂

  11. Are you married? Yes
    Any children? Yes, two boys!
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? Nope! Already enough entertainment going on in there!
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? Yes
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? One computer in the boys rooms – full parental controls activated!
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? No
    Do you have a “Family Night?” Yes! Every Friday or Saturday….
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? Just wrapped up our first one….it was ughhhh, interesting.
    Do you do devotions as a family? Family prayer every night….
    Marvel or DC? DC
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? Cars 2
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Wingstop….probably ranch flavor or bbq!
    Do you press charges? No, but I do like fermented pressed grapes.:)

  12. 1. Yes! to my beautiful wife, Rachel
    2. No.
    3. No.
    4. n/a
    5. I will not.
    6. Yes!
    7. sorta? we have a date night
    8. Not yet, we are working on it.
    9. see above
    10. Marvel!
    11. Harry Potter? I’m not really sure what’s coming out…
    12. Wing Stop – Garlic Parmesan
    13. Lol…what?

    • Oooh, garlic parm sounds delish. They have a Parmesan flavor at Wild Wing, it’s my 4th favorite.

      Oh, and date nights are super. Keep doing them.

  13. Hi Ben, first time reader here, saw you on DadofDivas. Thought I’d introduce myself on this one.
    Are you married? Yes
    Any children? 2 (we are also in the process of an international adoption from Ethiopia)
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom?No
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms?No
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom?My daughter is only three, but rule is, no toys at the table…
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV?right, no TV at dinner.
    Do you have a “Family Night?”Every night
    Do you do devotions with your spouse?no
    Do you do devotions as a family?yes
    Marvel or DC?neither, never got into comics…
    What movie are you most excited about this summer?Don’t really get out much, don’t have a regular babysitter so if the wife and I get a chance to get out, usually we don’t go to the movies…
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor?Any wing place, BBQ though, not hot or spicy.
    Do you press charges? I’m the world police, I will press charges, deliver the verdict and the sentence all in one swift motion. Unless, Erica is around, she usually can restrain me.

    Anyway, added you to my reader. Have a good day!

    • Hey Lee, thanks for stopping by. What’s crazy is I didn’t even know it got posted until you commented, so… thanks! lol

      Oh, and man I checked out both of your blogs, freakin awesome I’m definitely going to be keeping up with Macy’s forever home. You guys are about a year ahead of us so it will be fun to read what lies ahead.

      Again, thanks for visiting!

  14. Are you married? – Yes
    Any children? – Yes a little baby girl
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? – Nope.
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? – Yes but it’s the nursery and provides entertainment during late night feedings.
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? – N/A
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? No, our house is really small, you can see the TV from everywhere.
    Do you have a “Family Night?” – No
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? – Not as often as we should
    Do you do devotions as a family? – we will when our daughter is older.
    Marvel or DC? – Not much of a comic guy.
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? – Totally out of the movie loop.
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor? – Wing Dome is great.
    Do you press charges? – Never had to consider it.

  15. Are you married? Divorced
    Any children? Nope
    Do you have a TV in the Master Bedroom? Yeah but I rarely turn it on.
    Any TV’s in the kids bedrooms? No kiddos.
    Do you allow your children to bring any device with an active internet connection into their bedroom? Um.
    Do you eat at a table with no line-of-site to a TV? No.
    Do you have a “Family Night?” Nope.
    Do you do devotions with your spouse? I’m starting to feel left out here.
    Do you do devotions as a family? Again.
    Marvel or DC? Marvel
    What movie are you most excited about this summer? Man, I’m behind on movies.
    What is your favorite wing place/flavor? Wing Stop. Lemon Pepper!
    Do you press charges? Not yet.

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