Friday Couples Memeage

We both like hot peppers.

What are your middle names?
Both our middle names begin with the same letter, are the same number of letters long and have the same number of consonants and vowels. Awwwww. They aren’t the same name though.

How long have you been together?
Errrrmmmm…damn. Math. Hold on. mathmathmath 8 years this fall.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
8 years this summer.

Who asked whom out?
Interesting thing that. I knew TheMan from the Wednesday gaming group so when it came time for me to move, I solicited as much help as I could. TheMan and his sis, DQ, helped me above and beyond the call of duty so I said I’d take them out to dinner for it. I asked if the following Saturday was OK but DQ was busy. However, TheMan piped up “I’m not booked that day!” So I thought, “Hmmm. Willing to go out to dinner even though his sis is busy. This might be something.” and I dressed up in a cute jeans skirt/jacket combo just to see what happened. The outfit was appreciated, I am told.

How old are each of you?
Awww man, more math. This meme is killing me. I’m 39 and TheMan is 1.5 years younger.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
I work with TheMan’s sis so definitely his.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Oh arrgh! I’m very extroverted (you should see my Myer’s-Briggs E, it’s almost at the very far end of the E spectrum) and TheMan is an introvert. I can’t fathom needing alone time on a regular basis to “charge up” and he doesn’t get that I need regular contact with my peeps. I’ve been slowly learning that when TheMan gets prickly, it might mean that he needs time to himself and I need to find a good time consuming project to keep me out of his hair.

Did you go to the same school?
High School? Nope. College? Yup.

Are you from the same home town?
Nope, but basically, sorta, the same state…just opposite ends of it.

Who is smarter?
TheMan has a vast scary repository of weird esoteric knowledge (true story: I was thinking that it would suck to be transported back to the middle ages because medical practices were pretty much way off or non-existent and I said, “Plus, I’d have to know what all the common names of the disinfecting stuff like bleach were.” and TheMan said, “Oh, you mean Fuller’s soap?” Why does he know the medieval name for bleach? WHO KEEPS THAT SHIT IN THEIR HEAD!!! ) while I have a better mind for more complicated math (I actually rather enjoyed calculus when I was in school. Geometry and Trig were also pretty keen. I just do not like small math very much at all).

Who is the most sensitive?
To each their own. TheMan is more stoic than I am so if he is more sensitive it doesn’t show on the outside.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Errr…we don’t do much eating out and when we do, it could be any number of places.

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

Who has the craziest exes?
Literally that would be me (one of my exes had a mental breakdown). On the whole though, neither of us has any horror story exes.

Who has the worst temper?
Is this a frequency or intensity thing? Because if we’re going for number of times in a given week one of us gets hopping mad, that would be me. If we’re going for maximum intensity of a full blown category 5 pissed off, that would be TheMan.

Who does the cooking?
We share. TheMan loves cooking and I am sort of cooking lazy so he usually does more of the meals. I do more of the special cooking like cakes or turkeys or fish. I have no idea how I got to be the designated fish cooker but I am. TheMan is the designated griller because I still haven’t quite figured out how the grill works and he is so good at it why should I bother?

Who is the neat-freak?
I have a much lower tolerance for clutter than TheMan does.

Who is more stubborn?
Generally I am on a day to day basis but once TheMan digs his heels in there is no budging him short of a ground zero tactical strike. Fortunately I don’t mind compromising (so long as everyone gets something out of it) and he’s pretty laid back.

Who hogs the bed?
Neither really.

Who wakes up earlier?
Define “earlier” because neither of us likes to get up during what most people traditionally call the morning. I’ve noticed though that if left to our own devices, TheMan has the capacity to sleep in a lot longer than I do.

Where was your first date?
Official date? I think that might have been when we went walking in the fall crunchie leaves at one of the parks.

Who is more jealous?
Again, neither of us.

How long did it take to get serious?
Errrmmm…my mom reads this!!!! Let’s just say that we met in June ’01, started dating in the fall of ’01 and by Christmas, TheMan knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I can’t say as I was that aware by Christmas but I was on board by at least February.

Who eats more?
TheMan eats more in one sitting, I eat more throughout the day. I’m a snacker.

Who does the laundry?

Who’s better with the computer?
TheMan has never deleted windows.exe off his computer trying to permanently blitz internet explorer. Ah-hem. MOVING ON!

Who drives when you are together?
90% of the time TheMan does the driving. He likes driving for driving, I drive to get places.

2008: Sometimes he’ll come to bed at midnight, other times he’s still wired and has at least a couple more hours of boogering to do.

2007: Crocheting! Color 4 done! Huzzah! Crocheting! Color 4 had not quite enough yarn to make a complete 12th swatch.

2006: On the plus side, marshmallow washes out just fine in the laundry.

2005: JSFR: Jolly Pong

2004: The better and more answerable question would be “when was the last time you actually moved that big red monstrosity of a vehicle anyway?”

2003: Couples no posting day.

3 Responses to “Friday Couples Memeage”

  1. TeacherPatti Says:

    That’s interesting re: extrovert and introvert. I’m also way “E” and Jeff is way “I”, so it does make for some interesting times. When Jeff gets fussy, then I know he needs to play on his computer and I usually put myself down for a nap. When I wake up, he’s had quiet time and I’m refreshed from the nap. Win, win.

  2. Boo Says:

    Hee. Fussy. That’s exactly it too. TheMan doesn’t always know that he needs him time so when we start getting fussy with each other (fussy begets fussy begets fussy and so on) I always have to stop and ask if he needs some him time. He usually does so I go do other things and leave him alone. I should totally put myself down for naps though, that wrocks.

  3. TeacherPatti Says:

    Now it’s a habit…Jeff says, “You look tired. Why don’t you close your eyes?” and then we get a break from each other.

    Before I forget–there’s another MST3k meet up on March 6th.

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