Wednesday, February 18, 2009 soulmate...and soul-sucker

So, there is this blooger that I really "get". Check out if you want some hilarity in your life. She is one of those writers that I think I want to be friends with (but it's a little too creepy for me to randomly drive to Utah just to fake a casual meeting a Whole Foods). I think Chris gets a little tired of me saying " Dooce said", and "that Dooce is so funny". She's pregnant, so I feel even more connected to her (in a non-creepy way). Anyways...she recently did this meme about her significant other. And while I just pledged my love for Dooce, the real love of my life is my partner...Chris. So, in honor of Chris (and Dooce), I'm going to do this meme too....just a couple of days late for Valentine's Day.

What are your middle names?
My middle name is Lynn. Chris's is Michael.

How long have you been together?
We've been married three and a half years, together over 6.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Hmm, well we had a few chance encounters starting in 2000, but he was hitting on waitresses and my friend thought that he was I counted him out (and told my friend to "go for it"). We reconnected in 2002 and started dating.

Who asked whom out?
Well...after making out on Halloween, I asked him out. I called him and said "if you're willing to make the drive to Kalamazoo, I'm willing to make dinner". He said "sure...I'm definitely on the dating prowl".

I still had him over, even after telling me in not so many words that he was a predator.

How old are each of you?
I'm 32, he's 34.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
If you mean "physically see", then I guess we see Chris's stepbrothers and sisters more because they live the closest (and we celebrate lots of birthdays!), but we "see" my sisters more via Skype. I wish we could see my brother more, but he's on the east side, and not on the computer as much.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Well, if you don't count the time that I thought he gave me gonorrhea, then it's probably money...just like 80% of the couples in the world. Although, we don't really fight about it's just stressful.

Did you go to the same school?
What school in Michigan did Chris NOT go to? We both attended GVSU. I went there from 1995-2000, and Chris went there from 1997-1998 (we didn't know each other) and again from 2005-2008 (for his MEd).

Are you from the same home town?
Nope..Chris is from here in good ole' GR. I'm from Romulus, which is almost like living in two different worlds, even if they are in the same state.

Who is smarter?
Depends on the subject. I'm much more theoretical. Chris is a more technical. He can work a computer or a TV, or any other machine like a wiz, but can't spell to save his life. I'm technically stupid, but can spell and write laps around him.

Who is the most sensitive? could cry over Taco Bell?...hmm....that would be me.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
We go lots of places...if it's with the family...we usually go somewhere that can handle a mess hall. If it's just the two of us, then we go to Carabbas or someplace downtown.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Spain for our Honeymoon. (actually...we went to the Canary Islands, which is closer to Africa than Spain)

Who has the craziest exes?
It would have to be me. I won't name names, but I don't think any of his exes cyberstalked him, or filled his e-mail box with over 1000 spam e-mails. Or, showed up at his house on Christmas Eve...and wouldn't leave. Or...maybe they did, and he blocked it out. I do know that one of his exes would go a little crazy if he called the self-check lanes at Meijer a "scan n' bag", as opposed to it's proper name of "U-Scan".

Who has the worst temper?
Did you ever hear of the time that I told Chris that I wanted to punch him in the face and push him in a lake? No...well, I did...and it wasn't pretty. If he ever does lose his temper, then I have to finish the fight for him...just ask him about the time I almost got in a fight with a woman bowler at the bar.

Who does the cooking?
Definitely me. I love to cook. Chris will occasionally make something "gourmet", which means he uses sour cream in his Kraft Mac N' Cheese.

Who is the neat-freak?
Unfortunately...neither of us.

Who is more stubborn?
Me (whoa...this survey is really pointing out my character flaws!)

Who hogs the bed?'s Avery, although I think she learned the bed-hogging from her father!

Who wakes up earlier?
Chris wakes up about 1/2 hour earlier for work.

Where was your first date? was my house. Our second date was in Columbus, OH where we were randomly at two different conferences in the same city.

Who is more jealous?
Neither of us. I don't get jealous. He knows...if he cheats...I'm gone, so there is no reason to be jealous!

How long did it take to get serious?
Not long. We knew pretty early on, that it was "right".

Who eats more?
Chris eats more in one setting, but I'm the bigger snacker.

Who does the laundry?
We both do, but I'm more likely to toss clothes in the washer/dryer. The better question would be, "who puts the laundry away", and the answer would be "neither of us".

Who's better with the computer?
Chris doubt about it. He's a wiz! I'm computer illiterate.

Who drives when you are together?
Chris does. I'm a self-proclaimed bad driver! I don't like driving, and if it weren't for my need for independence, I would never drive.

Feel free to answer some or all of the same questions about your significant other in the comments, or leave a link to your website if you prefer answering there.


tania said...

You should know that I'm going to steal this from you for my own blogging purposes.

tania said...

p.s. - I just checked out Dooce and she's utterly fabulous. Sigh. One more blog to add to my reading pile.