Friday, November 02, 2007

Friday Fill-In #6 & The About Us Meme

1. Settling on the couch with a good book is my favorite form of therapy.

2. If you get my voice mail you'll hear a very bored sounding husband .

3. My favorite product EVER is a book, of course!

4. I see something cute and furry that steals my heart every time I see them (my dog and cat).

5. When I'm grumpy everyone is a brainless twit. Maybe not everyone, but close.

6. Making up and singing silly songs that come out of nowhere is my strangest habit.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hiding under the covers, tomorrow my plans include catching a movie at the local theater and Sunday, I want to chase the animals around the house!

Melody tagged me for The Little About Us Meme. All my secrets laid bare. Okay, so maybe that's an overstatement. If you feel so inclined, feel free to participate!

The basic facts:
Who is your significant other? Anjin
How long have you been together? 16 years (Married 9 years)
Dating/Engaged/Married? Married
How old is your Significant Other? He is three months older than I am.

Which one?
Who eats more? I do.
Who says "I love you" first? He did.
Who sings better? I think he does, but he says I do. I definitely sing more!
Who's older? He is, but only slightly.
Who's smarter? It depends on the subject matter really. In general, I think we are about equal in that category.
Whose temper is worse? He is quicker to anger than I am, but I hold onto it longer.
Who does the laundry? We both do.
Who does the dishes? Besides the dishwasher? We both do, but mostly him.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does.
Whose feet are bigger? He has bigger feet.
Whose hair is longer? Mine.
Who's better with the computer? Definitely he is.
Who mows the lawn? Neither of us. Steve does.
Who pays the bills? My husband writes the checks. We both earn the money to pay them.
Who cooks dinner? When we aren't eating out or bringing food in, my husband does.
Who drives when you are together? Usually my husband.
Who pays when you go out to dinner? My husband most often does.
Who's the most stubborn? I think I am, but he can be pretty stubborn at times too.
Who is the first one to admit when they're wrong? It varies. Sometimes saying one way or the other isn't necessary.
Whose parents do you see more? We see his parents more often. They live closer.
Who named your dog/cat? Our dog was named by both of us. I think I originally came up with the name, but we both agreed it was the right one. We ran through so many options . . . It was not an easy process. As for the cat, the vet's assistant recommended his name to us and it stuck.
Who kisses who first? We take turns initiating kisses and hugs.
Who asked who out? He asked me.
Who's more sensitive? It used to be that I would tell you that I was and in some ways it's still true, but my husband can be very sensitive as well.
Who's taller? He definitely is. By almost a foot.
Who has more friends? I do.
Who has more siblings? I suppose I do. We were both raised in two child homes, however.
Who wears the pants in the relationship? We share the pants in our relationship. I tend to always get the left pant leg since I'm left handed, and he the right because he's right handed. It works out perfectfully.


  1. LOL at #6...maybe you should share one with us!

    Thanks for playing; what movie do you want to see? Have a great weekend!

  2. I agree with you on the books, though I didn't think of them as 'products' when I was doing mine, They seemed to me, to have been around too long to be a product.
    Enjoy your weekend & thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  3. I especially like the second meme ... though my answers to the first one would be almost exactly what yours are!

  4. I'm with you on #4. I melt when I get home and my dog greets me with a toy. She's so innocent & beautiful.

  5. Janet - Haha I rarely remember them once they pop out of my mouth.

    I haven't decided on the movie. There's a few I'd like to see that are out in the theater right now.

    Becky - Books are very much a product. :-) Some might say a producT of labor, love, and sweat!

    Bridget - Thanks. I almost didn't do the second meme, worrying it might be too personal.

    Renee - They bring us such joy, don't they?

  6. I played!!! Thanks for that, it was fun!!!

  7. I'm going to "borrow" the About-Us meme - it was fun to read yours. (I need material for NaBloPoMo anyway. :-)) Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a sweet meme. It sounds like you have a very good marriage. My husband's voice is on the answering machine too. Is Steve your gardener?

  9. "Making up and singing silly songs that come out of nowhere is my strangest habit." lol, I do that too! I get the weirdest looks from my boyfriend :P

  10. Did you steal all the answers that I would use on the second meme? You wouldn't believe how similar that would be - the only significant difference is I know more about the computer, my parents live closer, we been married 15 years (together 21), and my husband mows the lawn. I dont' have to do this meme because people would think I copied yours, even the 3 months age difference.

  11. Cute & furry heart stealers, perfect!

    Oh my, I hadn't realized I haven't read you in a bit! Good thing my "vacation" is over. Karen's new book is out 11/6, eh? Check. Peter Robinson's book doesn't sound like one I would normally pick up, I tend to boycott 'torture & kill women' books, but it does sound like a good story.

  12. I know all your secrets now, Wendy. LOL. Love reading your answers! Have a good weekend and enjoy your movie!

  13. What a great meme! Sounds like you two are just about perfect for each other!!

  14. Kristina - I'm so glad! It's fun responding to surveys like this. :-)

    Florinda - Oh, please do! It's an excuse for an extra post if you need an idea. :-)

    Jaimie - We have our ups and downs, but I do have a pretty good marriage. :-) And yes, Steve is are gardener. One of my husband's (and my) areas of weakness is yard work. We tried doing it ourselves, but recently decided to splurge and hire someone to do it for us.

    Nymeth - Do you? I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Haha

    Raidergirl - Oh, that's great! Haha

    Carrie K - Speaking of heart stealers, my cat just climbed up the leg of my husband's shorts and has settled in for a nap (my husband isn't wearing the shorts, of course). Anjin and I were laughing away as we watched him. He's certainly a heart stealer.

    Alice - All my secrets are out. LOL

    Stephanie - It was a fun one to do. My husband and I are a good match overall, I think. We balance each other out.

  15. LOL for #2!

    Here's the big question....would your husband answer the meme questions with the same answers? ;)

  16. Thanks for playing, Wendy! I grinned when you said 'All my secrets laid bare' because that was how I felt when I was first tagged, LOL! Anyway, I enjoyed reading your answers. :D

  17. Nyssaneala - I think he would answer them the same for the most part, except where I notated he might not. LOL

    Melody - Thanks for tagging me on this one, Melody! It was fun to fill out.

  18. I like that you both share the pants like that, it's a funny image!

  19. Loved reading your meme! Looks like you have a strong relationship.
    Btw, I passed you an award. Check it out.

  20. Rhinoa - Imagine what it would be like to walk around, each of us with one leg in the pair of pants. Haha

    Happy Reader - Thanks! I got lucky in the husband department. :-) Thank you so much for the award!

  21. "When I'm grumpy everyone is a brainless twit. Maybe not everyone, but close."

    I love that! (And yes, you're not the only one who feels that way.)


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