Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Non-Food Post - Marriage Meme

There's this thing going around the Interwebs, I think it started on Facebook. A bunch of questions about you and your mate. Since I've been away from mine for a few days, this fits in perfectly.

What are your middle names?
Mine's Carol, Hubby's would have been William, but his mom forgot to write it in on his birth certificate.

How long have you been together?
A little over 10 years.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
A couple months.

Who asked whom out?
He asked me to go to his cousin's wedding.

How old are each of you?
I'm 33, he's 37.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
We see his brother, who lives in LA, most often, since my bro is in Chicago, 2500 miles away. (Except, as I type, I'm currently in Chicago, just having seen my brother.)

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
The kids. He lets them get away with way more than I would, but I'm step-mommy, so I don't press it too often. Even though I probably should.

Did you go to the same school?
Nope.

Are you from the same home town?
Nope. I'm from the Chicago 'burbs, he's from LA.

Who is smarter?
I'm smart enough not to answer this.

Who is the most sensitive?
I'd say him, he'd say me. We're both sensitive, but to different things, in different ways.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Uncle Tony's Italian Cuisine in Vista. Love that place.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Chicago.

Who has the craziest exes?
Him, definitely. Mine weren't crazy, just mostly lame.

Who has the worst temper?
Um...yeah...that'd be me. Oh, that hole in the wall? Yeah, sorry, that was me.

Who does the cooking?
Me. But he's the one who taught me how to make enchiladas, chile verde, fried rice, fried fish, cucumber salad, chile sauce, etc. And if we're doing barbecue for 20 people, that's all him.

Who is the neat-freak?
Both of us, in our separate ways. I can't stand things not in their proper place. (How the hell do you accumulate 3 pairs of your shoes in the living room? Why can't you wash your dishes instead of piling them next to the sink? Do you seriously need to leave half your closet on the bed when trying to figure out what to wear to work?) He can't stand the dog-shed on the floor.

Who is more stubborn?
We're both fighting for that title.

Who hogs the bed?
The 4-lb chihuahua.

Who wakes up earlier?
Me during the work-week, him on weekends.

Where was your first date?
Our first "date that's not a date" was to see Blade w/Wesley Snipes.

Who is more jealous?
Him, definitely.

How long did it take to get serious?
Not sure, really. But neither of us dated anyone else after we started dating each other. We dated a little less than a year before he moved into my apartment. He might've moved in earlier, but he waited to move in until my roommate moved out.

Who eats more?
Him.

Who does the laundry?
Me.

Who’s better with the computer?
Me. Unless it's a Mac. At which point I really don't care.

Who drives when you are together?
80% me, 20% him, because we typically take my car, and I don't particularly care for the way he drives :)

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6 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

sorry to hear about the death in your family. BUT, you were in Chicago and didn't look me up?!?! OMG!

And yes for a non-food related meme - great answers. It was great learning a bit more about you.

Vicki said...

Hi Darius - Thanks. My schedule was a bit tight, maybe next time! :)

Betts said...

Glad to have you back. This looks like fun. I'll definitely, put it up as a note on facebook, and maye do it on my blog on an uninspired day.

Vicki said...

Hi Betts - It's good to be back :)

melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your loss as well, since I didn't know... good thoughts being sent your way.

Thanks for this meme. It's nice knowing more about you and hub.

I looked up Uncle Tony's - apparently, I lived around the corner from there the whole 3½ years I lived in Vista. I never knew or I would have gone. I wasn't a (cooking or Yelp!) foodie back then to really look.

Vicki said...

Hey Melissa - He's only been there for about 3 years, so if you were in Vista prior to that, you didn't miss it :) Thanks for the thoughts.