Monday, February 18, 2008

A Valentine MeMe

I havent been tagged for a meme in so long! Thanks to Sheila, you, dear readers, get to hear this one! If you haven't had a chance to check Sheila's blog, you won't be dissapointed when you do. She's my hero... 8 children and another little girl on the way... happily married and they just built a home together and are still happily married.

Without further ado... Here's Sheila's Valentine meme:

How long have you been together? This past January was our 24th anniversary of the first time we got married. You can read about that here.

How old is he? 45

How old are you? 43 for a couple more weeks. Compared to my pals, Melody and Regina, I'm still a baby! hee hee

Who eats more? I guess it depends on what we are eating. If it's liver and onions... Gary wins hands down. If it's pasta with butter and salt... look out... I'm taking that honor. On a day to day basis... I'd say Gary probably eats more than I do.

Who said "I love you" first? Honestly, I have a hard time remembering who did. I think he did but I KNOW I was thinking it and as soon as the words were out of his mouth, I told him the same and then jumped his bones.

Who is taller? Gary is taller and I am wider.

Who sings better? I'm pretty sure that I do because I never hear him sing. He always whistles and he can do that waaaay better than I can. He can even do that ear piercing whistle with his teeth that I try to do and only spit on myself. When I sing, he tells me to please stop.

Who is smarter? This is the exact question that we have been trying to answer for 24 years. I say that I am and Gary knows that he is. He is definitely much smarter when it comes to geography, math and history. I rule when it comes to home ec, music and study hall. English is a toss up between the two of us and God help us if we are asked a chemistry question. I don't think Gary ever took Chemistry and I pretty much could blow most of my high school up at any given moment.

Who does the laundry? I'm horrified to say that neither of us do. My mother does 95% of the laundry. I know how to do laundry but she enjoys doing it. When Gary was in Florida, he called to tell me he was going to do his laundry and could he use Cascade to wash it with? Holy Christ!

Who does the dishes? Hannah clears the table and I load the dishwasher.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I sleep on the right side of the bed and sometimes get up on the wrong side of the bed.

Who pays the bills? I do the actual payment of the bills but the money comes from both of us.

Who mows the lawn? He does the big part of the lawn and I do around the trees and the places the riding tractor can't get to.

Who cooks dinner? Usually a local resturant, my mother or Gary cooks on the grill. I am in charge of condiments.

Who is more stubborn? He is the most stubborn person ever and he has so graciously passed this trait along to our daughter. God help me.

Who kissed who first? Oh he gave me a lip lock first, but I asked him to.

Who asked who out? We never 'went out' on a date. We just hung out every moment together.

Who proposed? He did.

Who is more sensitive? I am definitley more sensitive. However, his soles of his feet are more sensitive than mine.

Who has more friends? Gary has a hard time admitting he has friends. I think it makes him feel vulnerable. He has (what I define as a friend) many friends. I do not have as many friends as Gary but I think my friendships are more meaningful than his. Does that even make a shred of sense?

Who has more siblings? I do with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He has 3 sisters.

Who wears the pants in the relationship? I think we're pretty equal in that department, but I think he looks better in the pants.


lime said...

cascade for laundry? LMAO, that's a new one!

Mike Todd said...

Dude, those are some serious questions! It's like you've just been on Larry King. Nicely done.

melodyann said...

dear, dear sheri... i miss talking to you, girl.

love the meme...

ccw said...


It sounds like years of a great relationship.