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  • Olivia

    I took over the laundry when I would not only find my nice bra in the dryer, but the baby bibs with velcro stuck to it.

    I dunno what is worst, mormons or mennonite in-laws. Thanks god my husband just ‘came out different’ according to his mom.

    phew.

  • http://www.erichegwer.com e

    Facebook is the bane of my existence!

    Give me a day, and you will have some well thought (non mormon) answers to all these questions on my blog – The comment section here is not nearly long enough

  • http://thekimchan.wordpress.com Thekimchan

    It was fun reflecting on our relationship. Check out my answers on my blog:
    http://thekimchan.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/in-response-to-doocein-response-to-dooce/

  • Sarah

    thanks for the lunchtime laugh! As annoying as these memes usually are, I’ve really enjoyed reading them on FB lately. Maybe its a quick way of catching up with people I haven’t really seen in 10 or 15 years…

    Oh, and I’m with you on the stubborn: I’m a child of cross between scandinavian pioneers and scots-irish presbytarians (with a good helping of former mormon polygamist thrown in) who’s tied her life to a child of good german farmers (whole new kind of speechless stubborn) and french-mexicans. Can’t wait to see how the kids turn out!

  • http://kpocket.blogspot.com/ Kimmy P

    Well, I actually just started this new blog earlier today so… sorry I look boring so far. YIKES.

  • Claire Tien

    HAHAHAHA! You and Jon are perfect for each other and are both blessed :) I’m not sure why but reading that post put a huge smile on my face. Thank you!

  • http://thekimchan.wordpress.com Thekimchan

    argh don’t know what happened to the link in the previous response. You could just go straight to my blog at http://thekimchan.wordpress.com or to the post http://thekimchan.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/in-response-to-dooce/

    Cheers!

  • admin

    DUDE. I’m trying to get better GAS MILEAGE. SUCK IT.

    p.s. I have the admin login. Watch your ass, Hamilton.

  • http://punkybean.blogspot.com Kelly-Kell-Kell

    Chipotle rocks. You can’t blame Chipotle…

    My husband is the most mellow guy, but when he gets mad, he gets MAD! I hate when he does “construction projects” at our house, I just know he’s going to throw a fit like a third grader who can’t get the paste to stick. Fo real. He once smashed a fan because sheetrock tape wouldn’t sand right. Okay, really? Either our son has that lovely trait or he’s three…

  • http://thedalaimama.net The Dalai Mama

    I often find my driving hanging out in the dumbass catagory. I lived in Santa Barbara for 9 years and spent much time in LA. I completely understand why you never want to drive again.

    Thanks for the peek into your life with Jon. It is awesome when you manage to find your best friend and marry them. I know my hubby is my best friend. And we too also knew from the moment we really met that we would be together forever. We are getting ready to celebrate our 9 year anniversay and have been together for over 12 years.

    Keep it up.

  • http://confuseddildo.blogspot.com Katy

    I am a sucker for memes.

    http://confuseddildo.blogspot.com

  • http://www.thesinglesister.blogspot.com The Single Sister

    I’m still giggling over my sisters response to the laundry question:

    ♥ Who does/ did the laundry?
    Jason. Laundry has always been his department. I just have to forego my right to bitch; usually I comply with that. About a year after we got married, I caught him pulling my bra out of the drier. YOU DRIED THAT??? Whatever, he said, I’ve been doing it for a year and you haven’t noticed. And so it began…

    Me? I’m single. I live with a roommate. I wanted to fit in. So I did one about us http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=63594135228

  • http://www.lieblingdesigns.etsy.com Jess

    I can relate! My hubby is 7 1/2 years older than me. I love reminding him I was playing with Barbies when he was out on his first date.

  • Emily

    I love the recent comments on Jon’s driving. My boyfriend does the same thing. I constantly tell him that if I wasn’t in the car With him I would be angrilly speeding past him giving him the finger.

  • Lisa W.

    I’d love to see Jon answer these same questions and give his version.

  • danielle michelle

    I’ve never left a comment on your blog before, but I read it regularly! I wanted to say how refreshing it is to have someone out there who tells it how they see it! You rock and thanks for the smiles today!

  • http://butluckilyheather.blogspot.com Luckily Heather

    You can find my answers on my blog or on Facebook where I did a somewhat different version very recently. I have noticed that you very rarely talk about Jon in and of himself, only in a story you are telling or something. Is there a reason for that?

  • Anonymous

    Very funny and sweet. I’m curious to know what you think about the crap going on over at Facebook with terms of use…

  • LadyLadyLady

    You CAN actually get better gas mileage if you *accelerate* and *brake* more slowly when you’re driving. (I’ve spent the last three years testing this theory, and have seen a huge difference).

    My husband, unfortunately, has a horrible lead foot. He SAYS he’s doing the above slowly, but I’m slammed against either the back of my seat or the windshield. When he makes a turn, I’m flying back-and-forth like I’m in a bobsled.

    Moral of the story: Mamas, don’t let your teenage boys drive like teenage boys. The habit will stick forever and DRIVE THEIR FUTURE WIVES CRAZY.

  • Hannah!

    Ditto on the cooking and the laundry for us. Exactly ditto. 4 recipes, fried sports bras (and when your bras cost that damn much, ain’t NOBODY allowed to put them in the dryer).

    I also (a) asked my husband out and (b) proposed to him. In the international foods aisle of our local upscale grocery. The conversation went like this:

    Me: So, your brother (who lives in Burma and comes to the US once a year in July) is coming in July. Wanna get married so that we don’t have to wait another year?

    Him: Sure.

    Most romantic thing EVAR.

  • http://ameliorateme.blogspot.com ameliorate me

    I never thought I’d see a meme on your blog, but I’m glad you did because this was awesome. I did this tag on my blog last year: http://ameliorateme.blogspot.com/2008/02/tagged-about-gj.html. Thanks for the laughs. And as a fellow Salt Laker and Dooce lover, I always get annoyed when I read where you shop. “I go Costco too! How come I never run into Dooce?”

  • coleen

    you two sound just like my husband & i, except that i am jon & kelly is you!!!!

    i love these blurbs about you two. makes my marriage seem so much more normal, as we routinely have weird converstations about what our future pets will be like.

    interesting? or just plain strange?

    thank you for the coffee break.

  • http://www.preissless.etsy.com preissless

    Who has the craziest ex? It’s a toss up. He made out with Chloe Sevigny back in the day, and was a raver for a hot minute. I had a dude that “borrowed” my bike and never returned it, and another dude that claimed to be headed to my house with a gun while he was high on crack.

  • http://www.samtamlyn.wordpress.com Sam Tamlyn

    My husband and I are also 10 years apart (he’s 36, I’m 26), and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If I had to date and/or marry a guy in his twenties, I think I’d join a convent just to save myself the horror. :-)

  • mallory

    I’m 33, my husband is 43, and my middle name is Brooke. Creepy! Alas, no Mormon in either of us that we know (husband’s parents were both born and raised in Greece; did the missions ever make it to Athens?).

  • Phoebe

    You have no idea how much I wish we could be friends on Facebook. :(

  • http://www.buddysmommy.blogspot.com Lindsay

    I’m totally stealing this for today’s post. Mostly because after being on bedrest forever and a day, I cannot think of anything to write about other than TV or how much I need a shower. And I don’t really need the whole internet to know I stink. I’d rather they know that I’m stubborn.

    You crack me up.

  • http://www.heathersgarden.typepad.com Heather’s Garden

    It’s clear the love you have for your husband reading your answers. How many stalkers do you anticipate on Facebook now?!

  • http://desireestanley.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/getting-to-know-you-getting-to-know-all-about-you-the-couples-edition/ Desiree – Dessays

    This was way too much fun to read! Thanks for sharing the info & the idea. I’ve pulled a ‘I wanna be just like you’ & have filled out the questions for hubs & I.

    Enjoy! If you’ve got the time… ;)

    Ciao

  • http://www.sliceoflemon.com Sabrina

    So…did you and Jon get married in the Mormon church, or was it like barefoot on a beach out in Cali?

  • http://www.daffodilcampbell.blogspot.com Daffodil Campbell

    I was thrilled to have something to write about that would reveal just enough personal information to bug my mom.
    http://daffodilcampbell.blogspot.com/2009/02/all-about-me-and-my-husband-and-our.html#links

  • Kerri

    I am unashamedly obsessed with the random facts on Facebook. LOVE EM! I’m glad to see you put one up here.
    My boyfriend and I have been together since we were 16 (7 years) but met when we were 12.
    Laundry: He does it, and he does it well. Plus, I’ve instilled such a fear in him about drying particular items, that he starts shaking whenver I’m putting the clothes away (I’m a little amazed by the power I can hold). He still hasn’t messed up!

  • http://bridget.tomcort.com Bridget

    What are your middle names?
    My middle name is Helen after my grandmother and great grandmother. His is Arthur. He’s named after his maternal grandfather and that is why he has his mother’s maiden for his last name and doesn’t have the same last name as his parents.

    How long have you been together?
    Married 8 months, together 5 years 2 months.

    How long did you know each other before you started dating?
    A few months. We were introduced by my best friend.

    Who asked whom out?
    We were on a twisted double date playing pool. I was there with my best friend and my husband was there with some girl he was interested in. My husband had mistakenly told the girl we were going bowling and when she discovered that we were there to play pool, she wanted to go home. My best friend and I had just started a pitcher of beer so my husband said he’d drive her home and that he’d come back for my best friend and I. When he came back, the three of us decided to stay and play pool together. That’s when my best friend told my husband that he should “totally hit on Bridget”. And he did :D

    How old are each of you?
    I’m 28 and he’s 24. I was graduating from University when he was graduating from high school.

    Whose siblings do you see the most?
    I have two younger sisters (one’s a year older than my husband, the other is a year younger) and my husband has 2 half sisters and 3 half brothers, all much older than he is. We see my sisters more often because they live closer to me and probably because they have less responsibilities since they aren’t married or have children.

    Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
    The fact that we’ve been long distance for nearly all of our relationship except for 3 summers we spent together. He has applied to immigrate to Canada from the US. Hopefully it will only be a few more months.

    Did you go to the same school?
    Yes but never at the same time. We both graduated from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. I graduated in 2002 with a B.Sc. Honours Math, minor Biology and he graduated in 2006 with a B.Sc. Major Computer Science, minor Mathematical Contexts.

    Are you from the same home town?
    We’re not even from the same country. I grew up in Pointe-Claire, Quebec (suburbs on the west island of Montreal) and Venosta, Quebec (rural, about an hour north of Ottawa). He grew up in Central Vermont in South Barre and Williamstown.

    Who is smarter?
    I would have to say we are equally as smart.

    Who is the most sensitive?
    Probably my husband. A little over a year ago he became a vegan for ethical reasons. I think that definitely qualifies him as more sensitive than me.

    Where do you eat out most as a couple?
    Julio’s Cantina in Montpelier, VT. We went there last night. I usually get the vegetarian combo (bean burrito, cheese enchilada, and guacamole taco) and he gets the fiesta fries.

    Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
    Saint-Pierre and Miquelon for our honeymoon.

    Who has the craziest exes?
    He does. There is one he will never live down and oddly enough I sold her my calculus textbook years before my husband and her met. I knew she was nuts then.

    Who has the worst temper?
    He has a shorter fuse than I do.

    Who does the cooking?
    I think I do most of it but we do a lot of cooking together.

    Who is the neat-freak?
    Me. I thoroughly cleaned his apartment before he moved into it (while he put together some furniture).

    Who is more stubborn?
    When I asked my husband this question last night, he laughed. When I asked him what he was laughing about he just said “Remember the hamburger buns?”. Hamburger buns were on special 3 for 5$ not that long ago. He just wanted to buy 1 package and I *insisted* we get 3 to take advantage of the special.

    Who hogs the bed?
    We stick to our sides of the bed. Though once he gets up, I take over the whole bed.

    Who wakes up earlier?
    He does.

    Where was your first date?
    I guess pool with my best friend would count as a first date. After pool we went to the restaurant Capitaine Grecque in Lennoxville, Quebec and had poutine.

    Who is more jealous?
    I don’t think either of us is the jealous type. That’s probably one of the reasons why our long distance relationship was able to last.

    How long did it take to get serious?
    About a month.

    Who eats more?
    Most of the time he does but from time to time we will go out to eat somewhere and I will shock him with how much food one person can eat and how one person can complain about being stuffed.

    Who does the laundry?
    Since we live apart, I do my own laundry and his mom does his. He’s perfectly capable but his mom insists. I think she feels like she needs an excuse to see him.

    Who’s better with the computer?
    That’s easy, my husband. He knows all sorts of crap about the computer that I have no idea about.

    Who drives when you are together?
    My husband. It would be illegal for me to drive as I don’t even have a learner’s permit.

  • http://adrienne-b.blogspot.com Adrienne

    “I wouldn’t have to nag so much if he didn’t drive like such a dumbass.”

    Seriously. I could not have said it better myself. I have to physically restrain myself from pushing on his leg. Just step on the goddam gas already!

  • L

    What are your middle names?

    Ann and George. Both after grandparents.

    How long have you been together?

    Nearly three years.

    How long did you know each other before you started dating?

    Ten years. We met online in a chat room and were just friends, keeping in touch even after we outgrew the chat thing. We starting talking regularly on the phone about ten years after we “met” after a death in his family, then started talking for hours on the phone, then finally met in person and …

    Who asked whom out?

    Neither of us asked the other out, it just sort of happened.

    How old are each of you?

    I’m 41, he’s, uh, 33. I like to tease him that when he was watching the Smurfs and eating his CocoPuffs me and my friends were doing Smurf Drinking Games.

    Whose siblings do you see the most?

    His sister and my brothers live far away from us, but given that his sister is slightly closer and comes out here more, his siblings.

    Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?

    Him using the god damned oven to heat the kitchen AND forgetting to turn it off.

    Did you go to the same school?

    No.

    Are you from the same home town?

    No. He was born in AZ, grew up in CO and NM. I was born and raised in MA.

    Who is smarter?

    Neither, though we are each smarter at different things.

    Who is the most sensitive?

    Probably me.

    Where do you eat out most as a couple?

    Hm. We have a list of favorites, and a list of places we want to try. We have date night once a week, and we usually alternate between favorites and new places.

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

    Denver.

    Who has the craziest exes?

    Me, by far.

    Who has the worst temper?

    Me.

    Who does the cooking?

    Both of us. We both love to cook and argue over who will make dinner. My talents lie more in European-style food, whereas he’s the Pan-Asian guru. We make out a weekly menu and follow it pretty closely, and have a pretty wide repertoire of food.

    Who is the neat-freak?

    Me, by a country mile. Before I moved in he hadn’t even unpacked boxes and he’d been living there for over a year.

    Who is more stubborn?

    He is.

    Who hogs the bed?

    Our six cats do.

    Who wakes up earlier?

    Him, but that means he’ll get out of bed at 11 on a weekend whereas I’ll get up at noon.

    Where was your first date?

    We didn’t really have a first date, exactly … but at a local restaurant, I guess.

    Who is more jealous?

    He is.

    How long did it take to get serious?

    About a month after we started talking regularly.

    Who eats more?

    He does. Unless it’s sushi, then I do.

    Who does the laundry?

    We each do our own clothes. He does the towels, I do the sheets.

    Who’s better with the computer?

    He definitely cares more.

    Who drives when you are together?

    Usually me, because I have a small, fuel-efficient car and he has an old pickup. He’s a full-time student and can walk to school, so the truck doesn’t get used all that much. Mostly when we go grocery shopping or to Costco.

  • Ann

    Thanks for the laughs! I love reading these, but probably will never take the time to answer a list for myself…

    PS. I don’t believe the driving slow = better gas mileage thing.

  • Heather

    These things are crazy?! I never think about this stuff!

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&suggest&note_id=53897925853

  • http://www.valeriewininger.com Valerie

    Dude the Chipotle story realllly hit home AND made me laugh my ass off. I don’t know how many times that exact scenario has occurred with my kids and my husband did the EXACT same thing. Wait til the kid calmed and the POUNCED. Why??! Haha, thanks for the hilarious read!

  • http://eviljulie.com Julie

    If you think a ten year age difference is funny, the 23 year age difference between my boyfriend and I is hysterical. Sometimes just to tick him off when he’s telling a story from his early 20s, I butt in with “Was this before or after I was born?” or “So when you were in the army in Korea, I was in kindergarten, right?”. It’s good to be the younger one.

  • http://www.kggraphix.com Krystlyn

    You two seem like a great pair! You said it was ok so here is my survey! I love these things!

    What are your middle names? Mine is Starr, his is Edward.
    How long have you been together? 9 years and 4 days
    How long did you know each other before you started dating? 30 minutes, seriously, not joking!
    Who asked whom out? I asked him as I chased him down in a parking lot.
    How old are each of you? Both 28, but he says he’s older even thought only by 9 months.
    Whose siblings do you see the most? His, mine live 5 hours away and are in the terrible 6′s and 9′s, his is 45 minutes away and in the delightful 35′s.
    Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? Work taking up a lot of time.
    Did you go to the same school? Same Jr. College in Lake Tahoe.
    Are you from the same home town? Nope. But we now live in his home town.
    Who is smarter? Depends on the category.
    Who is the most sensitive? Depends on the category.
    Where do you eat out most as a couple? Taco bell
    Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Hawaii for our Honeymoon.
    Who has the craziest exes? Exes? What exes? No one existed before each other!
    Who has the worst temper? Him for sure!
    Who does the cooking? He is much better at it! Mine would require a bigger food budget for everything I’d waste burning.
    Who is the neat-freak? Me, although he pretends he is tidy, but it’s a delusion.
    Who is more stubborn? Me, and proud of it because it has been a talent mastered over time and practice.
    Who hogs the bed? We equally hog and equally wake up with bruises from apparent mid-night fistyciffs for covers.
    Who wakes up earlier? It varies on who stayed up later catching up on the days TV shows.
    Where was your first date? Taco Bell and a movie
    Who is more jealous? I’m jealous that he can walk into any situation and always be right. wink wink!
    How long did it take to get serious? 2 weeks.
    Who eats more? Me, I’m 50 lbs over weight and he literally has gained 1 pound in 9 years. With no work out. Asshole.
    Who does the laundry? He’s “afraid” to ruin my cloths which is code for he doesn’t want to do it.
    Who’s better with the computer? Me, it’s my job.
    Who drives when you are together? Him, otherwise I have to hear about how I’m doing this wrong and that wrong, even thought I’m the one with no tickets or accidents attributed to me.

  • MsKnudsen

    I keep finding more and more in common with you folks. Not only am I a recovering Mormon with her own set of poop and depression stories (like Heather), *I* was born and raised in Brigham City (like Jon). Went to Box Elder High School. But I’m 10 years older than Jon, so we never crossed paths. Lucky for him. :)

  • Skylar

    Wow… Are you sure he is not a polygamist because I think I live with him?! Our therapy goes a lot like that… I wouldn’t be such a bitch if he would stop doing things the wrong way.

    Thanks for the insight into Jon, I am sure he appreciated it too.

  • kiroyale

    love it. thanks so much for bloggin. x.o.

  • http://www.undomesticdiva.com Undomestic Diva

    We may have married the same man. I can literally fry electronics (especially computers) just by looking at them and my husband is a software engineer.

    I think anti-virus software is just a theory and my husband has to create highly secure “firewalls” to protect our “network” from the shit I was never supposed to download in the first place.

  • http://www.snpdragn.com Lish

    What are your middle names?
    My middle name is Kay. Nicholas’s is Paul. He’s quite obviously the son of lifer Catholics, while I am as southern as the day is long. Nothing says Memphian quite like the call of ‘Alisha Kay!’ on the wind.

    How long have you been together?
    Not quite married yet. Together for four years – this October will be the wedding day and the start of a whole new round of anniversary forgetting.

    How long did you know each other before you started dating?
    Is this really applicable to folks who met online? We talked through Yahoo for a few months until we finally went out. He’d say I blew him off when he called, and he is sort of right. But in my defense, his Yahoo personals picture was of a tanned gorgeous Italian man in a wife beater, admiring his own muscles. Though he did turn out to be much deeper than his initial picture implied, I will say that I talked to him at first mainly for the morbid humor of it all.

    Who asked whom out?
    This would have been him. I finally had called him back and got a return on the generic drinks invitation.

    How old are each of you?
    We’re both 28 – though I am three months older, a fact that he likes to remind me of when answering this question himself. As though three months older means I’ll be walking with a cane and complaining of gout by 2010.

    Whose siblings do you see the most?
    Difficult question. Technically I see his siblings more than I see him – as I’m stuck in Memphis while he’s working hard in Minneapolis at the moment. He has two siblings, I have one – and actually I see them all more than he does. I’m the lucky one. He’s in Siberia.

    Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
    That’s hard to say. The obvious answer would be the distance we’ve dealt with in the past two years, but more than that, when we marry I’m sure we’ll have the normal problem – money. He’s a genius with it, I’m a genius at figuring out all of the cool things you can GET with it, which are entirely at cross purposes. The distance is much more solvable, but no less stressful at times. Especially during wedding planning, which is easily Hell defined. Strike all of this – I’m still mad he wouldn’t let me elope like I wanted.

    Did you go to the same school?
    Not remotely. He actually graduated, for instance. Several times – originally at a small college in Louisiana, then twice at the University of Memphis. I went to several schools as well, racking up course credits for no real purpose other than bragging rights later – who else can have enough credits to graduate in theory, without actually having a degree?

    Are you from the same home town?
    No. Nick’s a Livingston, Louisiana man, while I hail from ‘up north’ in Yankee country – northern Mississippi. His grandfather refers to me as the Yankee.

    Who is smarter?
    We’re both very smart people – I tend to grasp concepts quicker than Nick does, though he is much more motivated and can retain information in a usable form for much longer than I can even imagine. I tend to grasp concepts and move on, forgetting one as quickly as I learn the other – only to have to relearn the original at another time. His brain and ability to express what he learns astounds me and is a talent I will never be able to claim.

    Who is the most sensitive?
    That… would be me. But I’m offended that you asked.

    Where do you eat out most as a couple?
    Chipotle. While we have been known to frequent Olive Garden for soup lunches like crazy stalkers, Chipotle has won my heart over and when I visit Minneapolis, I make him eat it with me until he’d rather drop me from a building than have one more organically-raised chicken dish be placed in front of him.

    Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
    Travel together? As a couple? I thought the way to stay together was to avoid doing this? To be honest, the farthest we’ve travelled together is Houston, but that barely counts as a trip – more a bribe to get him to accompany me to a friend’s wedding.

    Who has the craziest exes?
    That would be me. His exes haven’t ever resurfaced in our relationship and mine have, sometimes in crazy ways, sometimes just as nagging reminders of past decisions gone terribly wrong.

    Who has the worst temper?
    Nicholas, easily. He gets frustrated with life and stupidity much easier than I do, though I will say that neither of us have tempers – or at least the technical definition of tempers. That’s not to say that we take everything easily, just that yelling and name-calling don’t enter our relationship and never have, mainly because we can express ourselves quite easily with glares and growling.

    Who does the cooking?
    I do. I love to cook – would do it for a living if it didn’t involve actually working in a restaurant during hours I’d much rather be at home on the couch. If only I could randomly cook dinner for people I love and get paid for it, but I think they call that servitude. Nick can handle himself in a kitchen in the bachelor sense – he can throw an unimaginable mix into a skillet and eat it, when finished, out of a bowl. He does make the best pot roast though.

    Who is the neat-freak?
    Let’s just put it this way: My boyfriend’s white tile floor is currently GREY. FREAKING GREY.

    Who is more stubborn?
    I’m going to say him, because I can. I’m sure he’d answer somewhat differently, but that’s the beauty of this survey being something I am answering. Neither of us are able to completely agree with the other about much of anything, but luckily we have the nodding politely and smiling thing down pat.

    Who hogs the bed?
    He hogs the bed, I hog the covers. It’s not my fault he’s a heater – but it is his fault when I nearly end up falling off the bed. I always know when he’s managed it yet again, because I wake up to feeling him pull me back from the edge as though I’m a rag doll – something I love because I feel small and it reminds me of just how sexy and manly he is. THEN… oh wait. Nevermind.

    Who wakes up earlier?
    Nick is a freak of nature that wakes up, on his own, before 7 each morning. I’m not sure how he manages it, but he not only wakes up, he’s PRODUCTIVE during that time. I, on the other hand, think mornings are for freaks that were dropped on their heads as children and would gladly sleep until the afternoon if life allowed. The fun part of his waking up is that he is convinced that I need to be awake when he is, something that nearly cost him a limb or two before he figured out how to wake me sweetly.

    Where was your first date?
    Gordon Biersch, when it used to exist here, in downtown Memphis.

    Who is more jealous?
    I’m more outwardly jealous. Nick is more likely to break steel pipe when thinking about me out with another man.

    How long did it take to get serious?
    I’m still not sure Nick realizes we’re serious. To be honest, once the initial hormone frenzy passed, we both knew we had something special. It took a while to convince him that it was worth hanging onto through his postdoc experience, but he’s glad I did and tells me how right I was about the entire thing every time it comes up. Me, I just knew that he would be stupid to let me go – who else thinks online video game playing is fun, that his chemistry is sexy, and that football is a great way to spend Saturdays?

    Who eats more?
    Nick. He can eat a 5lb bag of chocolate in minutes and constantly amazes me with his ability to put away a Michael-Phelps-sized meal daily. And then to stay fit and gorgeous? What a jerk.

    Who does the laundry?
    Hell will freeze over the day that Captain But-it-all-has-to-be-washed-why-not-in-the-same-load gets to wash my clothes.

    Who’s better with the computer?
    Nick’s a computational chemist and I barely can install the updates by myself, so I suppose the answer is in the job description on this one.

  • http://d2dmad.blogspot.com/ Dani

    Thank you. My sisters in law look at me like a crazy person when I say I do all the laundry. Maybe their spouses understand that you have to seperate collors and change the settings on the washer and dryer to apply to the items your washing but mine finds these ideas foregin and confusing.

    On the other hand he’s the cook in our relationship. It’s not that I can’t it’s just that he’s so good at it…..and I’m realy realy lazy.

  • http://www.shelahbooksit.blogspot.com Shelah Miner

    dude– this is one of those old college friends who wants to be a facebook friend. Friend me— please?

  • Tiana

    Wow…..
    I personally am addicted to Facebook and these types of notes.
    I have over 300 notes that are all generally like this one. Only, I’m not married. I’m 15. But I do plan on filling this out when I marry in the next little while. And then I suppose I’ll keep the divorce one on hand just in case I marry my father. Poor mother.

    I love your answers, by the way. And I’m so surprised I logged on to find only 15 comments. This is a record for me. Usually there’s about 500-1000 comments and I give up on replying. Today… nuh-uh. It’s MY day.

  • Maile

    Takashi used to be the sushi chef at Shogun on Main, and he was always brilliant, but more than ever so now.

  • http://www.soshesays.net Leesha

    I fail as a woman. I didn’t know that bras aren’t supposed to go in the dryer. Guess that might explain why my bras don’t last that long.

    This was fun to read. You make memes bearable!