Saturday, August 09, 2008

Him

Meme time again, Heather's to blame for this one.

1. What is his name?
Adam

2. Who eats more?
I'm not sure, probably about the same for most things.

3. Who said, “I love you” first?
Him. In fact he said it to me on the night we "got together" (we went to the same high school so I can't say it was the night we met though we didn't really know each other before then).

4. Who is taller?
Him.

5. Who drives most when you are out together?
He does, because he likes driving and I don't care either way.

6. Who is more sensitive?
Well, I'm more likely to show sensitivity, I'm not sure that means he's particularly less so.

7. Who does the laundry?
The whole family! Adam and I are equally likely to put the washing machine or dryer on, or hang the clothes out, we make the kids help with the folding and we both iron...or not as the case may be ;-)

8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
Adam at the moment but it's random when we travel and we've swapped several times at home when we've moved furniture around.

9. Who pays the bills?
Mostly Adam lately, used to be mostly me, that changes back and forth too.

10. Who cooks more?
I do most dinners, Adam is a dab hand at breakfasts (pancakes! omelettes!) and he usually makes the lunches for the kids.

11. Who is more stubborn?
I just don't see this as applying, neither of us is prone to insisting on having our own way for the sake of winning the fight, we negotiate decisions. Being stubborn implies to me that someone isn't willing to bow to reason or reach compromises.

12. Who is the first to admit they are wrong?
Um, the person who was wrong? It's not a competition.

13. Who has more siblings?
I have 2, he has 1.

14. Who wears the pants in the relationship?
Ok, this meme is starting to piss me off. We neither of us control the other, the mere idea gives me the creeps.

15. What do you like to do together?
Lots of things! We share interests in TV shows, movies, books, food, wine, various hobbies, I even like talking to him about his work. I love being on holidays together, long conversations in the car, being somewhere new and just spending time together exploring, relaxing and not having to deal with the usual routine. Cheese and crackers and a good vintage port in front of the TV after the kids are in bed. Going to a park with the kids.

16. Who eats more sweets?
I don't keep a tally.

17. Guilty Pleasures?
Guilt is overrated ;-) We do tend to spend a fair bit of money on wines and eating out which is certainly indulgent!

18. How did you meet?
We first met at high school, he was 2 years ahead of me and we had a few mutual friends but we didn't really have much to do with each other. When I was in year 12, one of those mutual friends extended her invitation to a party being held by another of Adam's friends to myself and a few of my friends. Adam was there, we danced, we kissed, he said "I think I'm in love" (see question 3 above) and I gave him my phone number which he promptly lost. Thank goodness for mutual friends!

19. Who asked whom out first?
There was no asking out per se.

20. Who kissed who first?
Oh, that was pretty mutual :D

21. Who proposed?
There was this whole thing where he kept talking about growing old and grey together and eventually I pinned him down and made him explain himself. He did the formal version some time later with dinner and a ring.

22. His best features and qualities?
He has infinite patience (all right, almost infinite). He's generous, kind and thoughtful. He has boundless enthusiasm for lots of different hobbies (without Adam as the driving force there'd be no amateur rocketry, remote control model boats and aeroplanes or historical reenactment in my life. And all those things are awesome!). He's intelligent and talented. He has enormous integrity. He's handsome and cuddlesome and, um...other stuff :) And he makes a perfect cup of tea.

That was a weird mix of reminiscence, relationship analysis and seemingly meaningless trivia. Wonder what Adam will think of my answers....

This meme is brought to you tagging-free with the usual invite to do it if you feel like it.

1 comment:

Dina said...

You guys have such a beautiful relationship.

I admire that.