I resisted the 25 Random Things meme on Facebook but when Ginny sent me this one I had to join in because...well, my situation makes it funny. I'm posting it here because I'm rarely ever on Facebook - when I am I usually get sucked into a chat with my brother's ex-girlfriend (like, over ten years ago-she's been married twice-had three kids ex). Weird.
This is kind of like the 25 things - except there are pre-decided questions and it's about you and your partner or spouse, not just you. Come on, play along - inquiring minds want to know! ;-)
♥ What are your middle names?
Richard and Elaine
♥ How long have you been together?
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
This is where it gets funny. Probably a month or so if you count phone dates which I do.
♥ Who asked who out?
If I manipulate this question to fit my situation, I think I pretty much invited myself to visit him so...me, I guess. My protective brother suggested that I treat my entire trip to England as one giant first date.
♥ Whose siblings do you see the most?
His - my brother lives in New Orleans so Matt has yet to meet him. I got to meet three of his siblings while I was there.
♥ Do you have any children together?
♥ What about pets?
Two cats - they live with me but they are now well on their way to having pet passports and traveling across the ocean.
♥ Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Living 4,000 miles apart.
♥ Did you go to the same school?
No but I do think it's sweet when he says he wishes we had gone to school together. I don't think he would have liked me back then - he disagrees.
♥ Are you from the same home town?
♥ Who is the smartest?
I love Ginny's response to this: Together we are one big brain!
♥ Who is the most sensitive?
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Hmm...I think we may have had snacks and sandwiches at Costa more than once while I was there so - Costa.
♥ Who has the worst temper?
Neither of us, I think. I hope.
♥ Who does the cooking?
In the limited time we've spent together, he's cooked more - I look forward to that balancing out in the future.
♥ Who is more social?
We're pretty even there, Ithink - as in not very.
♥ Who is the neat-freak?
Ha ha, neither of us. I like to have the towels hung up straight in the bathroom - does that qualify?
♥ Who is the more stubborn?
I'm going to venture a guess here and say me.
♥ Who hogs the bed?
Neither of us.
♥ Who wakes up earlier?
I think I do but when we're together we both wake up kind of early.
♥ Where was your first date?
In person? Tea and flapjacks at Fisherton Mill. Via the phone? A bottle of wine on the back porch.
♥ Who has the bigger family?
♥ Do you get flowers often?
We're too new to use the word "often" - the flowers he did send were gorgeous.
♥ How do you spend the holidays?
This has yet to be determined - I'm looking forward to wearing one of those paper crowns on Christmas, though. :)
♥ Who is more jealous?
This is also yet to be determined and I kind of hope it never will.
♥ How long did it take to get serious?
I was mentally pretty serious and so was he by the end of Email #1 but it wasn't spoken out loud until about a month later.
♥ Who eats more?
We both like treats and snacks a lot. That's a weird question.
♥ Who does the laundry?
Both of us - together and separately.
♥ Who’s better with the computer?
He is, for sure.
♥ Who drives when you are together?
When the steering wheel is on the right, he drives. When the steering wheel is on the left, I do.