Because I have nothing better to do, besides watch TV of course, and because I tend not to actually mention the husband, I figured I would do the Dooceblurbomat meme.
What are your middle names?
Shawn's middle name is "Robert" and mine is "Marie". His middle name is his dad's first name, my middle name sounds good with Katina.
How long have you been together?
uh, let's see...carry the 1, add the 3...together since 2001, married since 2005.
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met in geometry class in high school. Which means that we knew each other since 1997.
Who asked whom out?
He asked me out. like 20 times before I said yes.
How old are each of you?
I'm 27, he's
OLD 27 + 2 days older than me. He loves to say something like he "feels like [he's] robbing the cradle" on his birthday and the day after. Or something about dating a 'youngun'
Whose siblings do you see the most?
Last time we saw my sister: Thanksgiving of 2007. Last time we saw his sister: January of 2009. Christina wins.
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Actual situation? probably being social--Shawn hates it. Some of it is because he's a Relator which means he has to have been around people 2 or 3 times before he wants to actually hang out with them, whereas I'm perfectly content to meet new people as long as there are some familiar faces around. This is why I will routinely go to parties and do things by myself.
Did you go to the same school?
High school AND college.
Are you from the same home town?
Yes. Though we were both born in different states.
Who is smarter?
Smarter is a matter of degree. He reads "Python Scripting" and "The Linux Kernel" for fun. But I've done better with my investments in the stock market. Plus my spelling is much better than his. Sause. I mean really, who spells it that way? And who insists on spelling it that way even after they've been told multiple times that it's wrong? Oh...right...See below.
Who is the most sensitive?
Me. I always say that Shawn fights like a primate (yelling and what have you), and I fight like a dog (all quiet and no yelling). The problem with the yelling though is that it makes me cry. So when we are heatedly discussing things, I have to remind him to whisper.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
uh...The Olive Garden? I don't know.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Who has the craziest exes?
Probably me. None of his exes ever told him to not date someone after they had broken up.
Who has the worst temper?
I get frustrated with him way more frequently than he does with me, but he gets more frustrated with random people/things than I do.
Who does the cooking?
Me. Unless it involves Grilling. Then it's Shawn.
Who is the neat-freak?
HAHAHA. You do realize that the only reason the house is EVER cleaned is because someone is coming over right?
Who is more stubborn?
Who hogs the bed?
Hogs the bed? Quazi. But Shawn does steal all the covers. Which is only funny because he's the one that's always complaining about how hot it is.
Who wakes up earlier?
me. I have to drive an hour to get to work. He has to drive 15 minutes. I work at a place where showing up at 9 am is on the back end of the time you should be showing up. He works at a place where if you show up before 10 am, you may just be the first person there.
Where was your first date?
The Cheesecake Factory in Boulder.
Who is more jealous?
I was. But then I got a job. So it's all good.
How long did it take to get serious?
I think we were probably always serious after we started officially dating. I think Shawn has said something stupid like he knew the day he asked me out that we were going to get married.
Who eats more?
You obviously have not seen how much spaghetti I eat, have you?
Who does the laundry?
Whoever runs out of socks or underwear first. This is why I always ask for underwear and socks for Christmas.
Who's better with the computer?
HAHAHA, really? Let's see...there are 6 computers in this house. All of them run Linux. That is not my doing.
Who drives when you are together?
Usually me. This has something to do with us taking "my" car instead of his. I have been trying to get him to drive more because after an hour commute both ways to work versus his 15 minutes each way, the last thing I want to do on the weekend is drive more. But admittedly, I am better at knowing where we're going when we go anywhere south or east of 183 at Mopac. But he hates it when I drive down town because I have this thing about parking...as in there must be a huge amount of space for me to park, otherwise I will find somewhere else to park. This drives him nuts. Usually he'll drive the next time though because my excuse is "well, when you drive, YOU can decide where we will park."