ChickyChickyBaby did this meme to help with a little writer's block. Maybe it will help me locate the blogger's mojo that has abandoned me of late. Maybe not. Anyway, should the spirit move you, feel free to do your own Couples Quiz. Leave a comment and link if you do.
What are your middle names?
Mine was Ann. I ditched it when we got married and moved my maiden name to the middle. He claims not to have one. There isn’t one on his driver’s license, green card, or passport. His siblings have said that’s wrong. Whatever.
How long have you been together?
Our first date was in October of 1998. We have been together since then.
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met briefly in July of 1997 and started sharing a house a few months later so it was a little more than a year before the date.
Who asked whom out?
He asked me to dinner (the place no longer exists) but I honestly didn’t know it was a date. I thought we were celebrating the release of Mulberry 1.4. I’m a little slow on the up-take. I think it took about a week or so.
How old are each of you?
We're both 43 but he’s a few months older. Dammit.
Whose siblings do you see the most?
His sister is the one we saw most recently. She left on Sunday, but it had been more than two years since I saw her. We see one of my sisters most often, about twice a year. His sibs are both in the UK. Mine are scattered about the US.
Which situation is hardest on you as a couple?
We would probably give different answers to this one. I think he would say, “There’s nothing difficult.” I will say how much he works and travels sucks big donkey balls. Since he loves his work more than anyone else I have ever met loves what they do, we find a way.
Did you go to the same school?
Not even close. I went to Williams, he went to Cambridge. The one in England. Undergrad through post-doc. I used to think Williams was old. It’s the second oldest in Massachusetts, over 200 years old. That’s pretty old, right? His college was founded in 1448. You read that right. 1448.
Are you from the same home towns?
Not even close.
Who is smarter?
He is. No question. Smartest person I know.
Who is the most sensitive?
I cry at the drop of a hat. Olympics, commercials, you name it.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Does Wheel Deliver count?
Where is the furthest the two of you have traveled as a couple?
Paris. Honeymoon. 5 months after the wedding. Long story.
Who has the craziest exes?
Since he has no exes that anyone is aware of, I’m gonna go with me. You want the whole list of crazy or just the top ten?
Who has the worst temper?
Me. If I ever see his temper I’ll get back to you.
Who does the cooking?
Me. He’s perfectly capable, and darn good at it, too, but if I’m home, I’m cooking.
Who is the neat freak?
He was once a neat freak and I’ve been a bad, bad influence on him. Let’s just say there’s only one of us who would consider vacuuming less than 48 hours before the cleaning crew comes. Tumbleweeds? What tumbleweeds? I don't see any tumbleweeds.
Who is more stubborn?
That’s one we might have to duke out and it probably wouldn’t be pretty. I think we are both less stubborn than the kids or the dogs, though.
Who hogs the bed?
He hogs the covers, but not the bed.
Who wakes up earlier?
Me. Me. Me. Whether I want to or not.
Where was your first date?
We went to dinner. I ate bean soup. I hate beans. But honestly, I didn’t know it was a date.
Who is more jealous?
Not a clue.
How long did it take to get serious?
Without a definition of “serious” I’m going to guess a couple of weeks.
Who eats more?
Maybe him, but I’m in a very bad, not enough chocolate in the world, stress bunny sort of phase. All food not nailed down is in danger.
Who does the laundry?
He does his laundry. Anything we share, that is the kids’, or is mine is my responsibility. He uses fabric softener (ewwww) and doesn't put most things in the dryer. Some people need separate bathrooms to stay together. This works for us.
Who's better with the computer?
We both can claim to be professionals but he runs circles around me. Regularly.
Who drives when you are together?
It varies, but I’ll say him about 65% of the time. The control freak in me does not handle this well but iPhone makes it all better.