I'm sorry to say that I had to work today, because today is our anniversary! Six years and counting. It was a rough day at work, but when I got home, Ken had some roses waiting for me, as well as a beautiful card, shrimp cocktail, some scratch-off lottery tickets (he knows me so well!) and an eggplant. (It's a long--and non-perverted--story. Let's just say it made me laugh!) He's cooking dinner for me tonight--T-bones and asparagus and salad, with fresh pineapple for dessert. Yum! Because it's our anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to include the "Mate Meme," which I saw on Traci's blog. And by the way, it was only a couple of weeks ago that I learned that a meme is what these survey thingamabobs are. Good to know! Here you go....
The Mate Meme
1. Who is your mate?
2. How long have you been together?
We've been married 6 years.
3. How long dated?
About three months, then we got engaged, then got married about four months after that.
4. How old is your mate?
45, same as me (but I'm two months older)
5. Who eats more?
We're probably about even. I can really pack it away when I want to!
6. Who said "I love you" first?
7. Who is taller?
Considering I'm not quite 5', he is! A foot taller, actually.
8. Who sings better?
Him, definitely. I'm awful. I'm "American Idol" audition awful!
9. Who is smarter?
All in all, I'd say we're fairly close. He's great with math/engineering, I'm a microbiologist, and we both love to read. I'm probably a tiny bit better with writing.
* see footnote
10. Whose temper is worse?
I've never seen him really mad, because we've never had a fight. I've never gotten truly mad at him, either, but in the past, my temper has been scary when I finally get to the point where I lose it. I don't think I have the energy for that anymore, thank goodness.
11. Who does the laundry?
I do, but he will help fold and put things away, and will sometimes do a load or two when I'm working the weekend.
12. Who does the dishes?
Usually we load most things into the dishwasher--anything that needs to be washed by hand, we pretty much share.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
He does. Even when we stay in hotels, we maintain our bed positions.
14. Who pays the bills?
He does. He's the master financial planner!
15. Who has bigger feet?
16. Who has longer hair?
17. Who is better with the computer?
I'd say we're even.
18. Who mows the lawn?
19. Who cooks dinner?
I do, except on the weekends when I have to work. Then he usually does.
20. Who drives when you are together?
21. Who pays when you go out?
22. Who is most stubborn?
I have to say it's me. I had a really hard time admitting that.
23. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?
I think we both will admit it, but I'm usually wrong more than he is.
24. Whose parents do you see the most?
Mine, because his Mom lives quite a ways away. My folks live an hour away.
25. Who kissed who first?
I kissed him first.
26. Who asked who out?
It was a mutual decision, after emailing each other for a month, but he was the one who suggested we meet for lunch.
27. Who proposed?
He did, on the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago. Very cool! We saw Brian Setzer at House of Blues the next night. A very memorable weekend.
28. Who is more sensitive?
Me--I get teary-eyed at the drop of a hat.
29. Who has more friends?
I would say we're even.
30. Who has more siblings?
I do--two sisters, he has one brother.
31. Who wears the pants in the family?
He does, but we make decisions together. We're partners, and I couldn't be happier. He's the best thing that ever happened to me. [replay sappy music here]
*In Traci's answers, she wrote, "a guy I went on one date with but were still friends with told me that water seeks its own level." That is excellent. I know that's the case with me...it means a lot to come home and talk about your day with someone who can understand what you're talking about and to have someone with whom you can discuss things. Ken is my favorite person to hang with. Here's to you, hubby!