Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A little bit about me and DH

I saw this meme floating around and thought it was a good one since it gives insight on both me and DH. I wonder how many of these answers will change (aside from historical ones) once the baby arrives?

What are your middle names?
Mine is Williams and his is Kane. Both family names and we really like that tradition. I did hate my middle name as a kid though and wanted something simple like everyone else. Fortunately friends like Helen had their own family middle names and made me feel better. We will most likely be giving our daughter a family middle name to keep the tradition going.

How long have you been together?
Since August 2002 so we are approaching 7 years!

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
6 months or so. We worked together at SmallResearch and met at an offsite training event while on a smoke break. DH asked me if I was on IM and I lied and said yes. I quickly downloaded it when I got back to the office :-)

Who asked whom out?
DH asked me out. Interestingly he told me later that if he likes a girl he will ask her out 3 times and if she says no all 3 times then he won't ask again. I actually had alternative plans the first time he asked me so thank goodness I said yes the second time!

How old are each of you?
I am 31 and DH is 37. He needed a little more seasoning before marriage :-)

Whose siblings do you see the most?
We don't get to see our siblings very often because we live so far away. Probably mine because of family vacations. I definitely talk to mine on the phone a lot more!

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Putting up crown molding in the half bath. Logic has nothing to do with how you need to cut crown molding to make it fit. I would like DH to put some in the master bedroom but I'm afraid it could cost us our marriage...Aside from that we have been very fortunately with our lives for the past 7 years.

Did you go to the same school?
Nope. DH went to a small liberal arts school in Vermont and I ended up at a arts & science university in Pittsburgh.

Are you from the same home town?
No, but we are both from Massachusetts.

Who is smarter?
DH is very common sense smart. He's a very handy person to have around! I am probably more book smart.

Who is the most sensitive?
I will cry at movies but DH is much more sensitive in "real life" situations

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Eat out? That's a good one!

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Hawaii for our honeymoon. But DH has traveled around the world: Japan, Thailand, Africa, etc.

Who has the craziest exes?
DH has many more exes than I do so odds are on his side...

Who has the worst temper?
DH gets mad at things out of our control like waiting in line or incompetent customer service people. But we are both very non-confrontational so I can count on one hand the number of times we've actually yelled about something.

Who does the cooking?
We are pretty much 50/50 on cooking. I have a few dishes I make and he had a few of his own.

Who is the neat-freak?
We are both very neat in making sure the house is picked up. I'm not sure how long that will last once the baby arrives but for now, everything has it's own spot. And I like it like that.

Who is more stubborn?
My family would say me but I say DH. It's why we still haven't gotten a cleaning service...hint, hint!

Who hogs the bed?
Me but only because I'm preggers. The dog sleeps between us and he is the real bed hog.

Where was your first date?
Phoenix Landing, August 2, 2002.

Who is more jealous?
Neither one of us is a jealous person.

Who does the laundry?
I probably do it more frequently but DH is very good about doing it if I ask him too. It's great because he works at home so he can throw a load in at any point. He's usually pretty good about folding it right away too.

Who’s better with the computer?
We are both competent but DH handles the external hard drive so I'd have to give it to him. Really we just ask my dad if we have a problem.

Who drives when you are together?
DH. He even drove the entire way up to Massachusetts and almost the whole way back! Of course we were in the new car (Honda Pilot) and I've only been allowed to drive it three times since we bought it in August. So he can only blame himself.


Natalie said...

very insightful. my only question is, will DH "pinch hit" your blog when you are recovering from childbirth and sleep deprived? Your fans have come to expect your entries and it simply won't do to go without just because you're "having a baby"

Helen said...

I'm glad that I could be supportive on the middle name front!

Theresa said...

You and DH sound a lot like me and Rob.

I am embarrassed to say that I was also wondering who would pinch hit for you when the little one arrives. I will try to adjust my expectations - but you are just too good at this blogging thing!