You + Me = Us

I've been reading (voraciously!) a lot of blogs from all over the intertubes (yes I've been struck by the LOLcat flu) and this meme grabbed my eye, so here goes:

  • How long have you been together?

On the 24th of August it'll be 5 1/2 years. Married for 2 1/2 of them. Feels so short but on the other hand it feels like we've been together forever. Of course, I was only 21 when I met The(future)Husband, so I guess it would feel that way. I'd been single pretty much my whole life before that though. I was what you would call a heeee-yooooo-mongous dork at school.

  • How long did you date?

We dated for exactly three years until we got married. 8 months of which we were engaged.

  • How old is he?
He's 29 now, the big Three Oh is looming... Hahahah! I can rest safe in the knowledge that my d-day will only arrive in 2012, so lots of time to stock up on anti-wrinkle creams beforehand.
  • Who eats more?

Hmmmmmm... TheHusband does, but I'm not far behind. I've got quite a large appetite for a laydee. ("But I'm a laydeeee" - Little Britain). Luckily we both have fairly fast metabolisms, otherwise we would've been approximating the Michelin Man by now.

  • Who said 'I love you' first?

TheHusband. I was a commitmentphobe before I met him and it was also my first relationship to have lasted that long (3 months at the time). He had a lot more experience in relationships, so it makes sense that he said it first. Of course, I said it right back!

  • Who is taller?

TheHusband, by a little bit.

  • Who is smarter?

We're pretty equal, although I was the freak who got straight A's at school. TheHusband had a life back then unlike moi.

  • Who does the laundry?

It's usually me who throws the clothes into the washing machine, but we both hang it up and take it down. Actually more often him who takes it down. I'll happily let it hang on the drying rack for about a week. Ha.

  • Who does the dishes?

Neither, that's why we have a cleaning service. To be honest, TheHusband is a cleaner & neater person than I am. I'll pretty much only do dishes when we've literally ran out of stuff to eat out of. Which takes quite a while, since we have a lot of plates and bowls. Oink oink.

  • Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?

TheHusband. No reason, just worked out that way.

  • Who pays the bills?

He pays some, I pay others. But we don't really think of it as "my money" or "your money". It's all our money, just sitting in different accounts. If we could get a joint account, we would, but it seems our law doesn't allow it anymore.

  • Who mows the lawn?

Aahhh the perks of living in a flat. :-) I have a feeling that this one will go the same route as the dishes though when we manage to get a house one day.

  • Who cooks dinner?

Usually me. Not because it's the woman's job, but because I love cooking. TheHusband makes a mean omelette though. **Drool**

  • Who is more stubborn?

ME!!!! Hands down. TheHusband is patient, puts up with my moods, always says sorry first (something I need to work on, I know) and is just generally a great guy. I take a while to cool down after an argument, while he can say sorry (and mean it) and go on as if nothing happened. He obviously follows Dr Phil's advice when he asks "Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?". Say what you will about the Dr, but he does have some pearls of wisdom.

  • Who kissed who first?

Well, technically, I kissed him first, but it was just a little peck to say thank you for the rose he brought me for Valentine's day (3 days after we'd met). Later that night, he kissed me properly though... It was the best Valentine's I'd had at that stage. :-)

  • Who asked who out?

TheHusband again. About 2 weeks after we met. On a Tuesday evening, after we came back from watching a movie at the cinema. On a bench in the garden of my (then) dorm.

  • Who proposed?

I'm really sounding like someone straight out of the Victorian Era, right? TheHusband proposed... On the 22nd of June 2006, on the same spot as the one where he first asked me out more than 2 years prior. 'Cause he's romantic like that. :-)

  • Who is more sensitive?

Probably me. I tend to take things more personally. Although I think TheHusband talks about his feelings much more easily than I do. Told you he's a great guy...

  • Who has more friends?

It's about equal. Both of us have just a few friends. We also have a couple of mutual friends.We're not part of that group who has a whole bunch of friends. And that's fine. We prefer it that way.


cindi said...

so sweet. i love your little "love story" it made me smile

The Woman said...

Good to hear! :-)

Karin said...

How cute, I loved reading this story! You seem like a sweet couple. :) (This is KarinB from Swap-bot commenting again, by the way)

kc_froglady said...

meme's are fun allowing you to catch a glimpse into other people's lives :) Thanks for sharing.

melydia said...

Sounds like a great match. :)

The Purple Foodie said...

This is so cute! I just took this quiz and put it on our private blog. So adorable!

The Woman said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments guys!

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