Thursday, February 19, 2009

Couples Meme . . .

. . . stolen from Dooce.
What are your middle names? Mine is Marie. His is Alan.

How long have you been together? Three years. It seems like a lot longer though, because we’ve been through A LOT in these past three years.

How long did you know each other before you started dating? No.

Who asked whom out? Um, I’m not sure if I remember, but I think it was more of a “you’ll be in the same place I’ll be, so let’s meet up.” Not all that official really.

How old are each of you? We’re both 31.

Whose siblings do you see the most? Mine, I think. We live far away from his and mine, so really it’s kind of a crap shoot. We’ve actually spent more days with his brother than my sister in the past year, but have seen my sister more frequently. Does that make any sense?

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? The usual suspects of money and communication with a soupcon of major life decisions.

Did you go to the same school? Nope. I went to some very Midwestern private schools, and he went to some very Western public schools.

Are you from the same home town? Nope - he’s from Montana, I’m from Minnesota
Who is smarter? Depends on the category or subject: In some areas, I am, and in others he is. We’re pretty smart on the whole though, in my not-so-humble opinion.

Who is the most sensitive? ME! For sure. I could win sensitivity battles without even trying. It’s ridiculous.

Where do you eat out most as a couple? We LOVE to eat out and do it more frequently than we should (though we cook at home frequently too, basically we just eat a lot). We typically eat anywhere that’s NOT a chain; the more hole-in-the-wall the better.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? I suppose the Bahamas.

Who has the craziest exes? He does. No contest
Who has the worst temper? I’m going to say him, and hope he doesn’t get mad.

Who does the cooking? Both of us, and frequently together. Cooking and eating are pretty much our favorite activities.
Who is the neat-freak? Neither of us. I’m more the clean freak than he is, though, and I’m not all THAT clean, like at all.

Who is more stubborn? Him? Me? I don’t know if either of us are really all that stubborn.

Who hogs the bed? The dogs. Last night he said, “I hope that when we have a kid, the dogs sleep with it.” It’s true, that’s a good reason for us to have one.

Who wakes up earlier? Usually we wake up at the same time, except on the days I go into the office, and then I’m up earlier.

Where was your first date? A rodeo in Billings, Montana.

Who is more jealous? I don’t think either of us is particularly jealous, but if anyone had to be more, it would be me.

How long did it take to get serious? I’d say after our second date. It was pretty much a no-brainer.

Who eats more? He can eat more in one sitting than I can; I could probably put away more in a day.

Who does the laundry? It defaults to me because I wear more clothes.

Who’s better with the computer? He is.

Who drives when you are together? He does. I prefer it that way for a couple of reasons: (1) My commute to the office is long and treacherous, thus anytime not driving is okay with me; (2) He critiques my driving sometimes and that makes me nervous and annoyed.


Pickles and Dimes said...

Jason critiques my driving too, and it also makes me nervous and annoyed, and more prone to driving like a dope.

But when I don't drive, he complains he has to drive everywhere. LOSE.

Animanous said...

Critique driving?! I only will occasionally and casually mention the speed limit in relation to our velocity.

Alice said...

ha, i love that justification for having kids ;-)

boyfriends are SO not allowed to critique my driving. my driving is PERFECT, and if they don't agree, they can walk :-D

artemisia said...

Hee hee! Aw, DOGS.

I may bring up the speed limit to A. with some regularity, myself.

That is awesome that you cook together. I get super annoyed with A. in the kitchen because I am a JERK. Hee!

Jess said...

I love this meme! I'm going to have to do this next week sometime. It's so enlightening!

amber said...

I think ALL men critique ALL women's driving, especially if they're involved. It's a horrible stereotype, that women cannot drive. Although in my case it happens to be absolutely, 100% true.