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A Meme That’s Not About Me

I’ve actually kind of stopped doing memes (though there’s a cool one about penmanship I’ve got coming up) just because I get tired of talking about myself. I know. What’s wrong with me?! Well, blogs can tend to be all about the navel gazing, but I like to think that I do a fair amount of looking out at the world and not down at my belly button. Maybe I’m wrong and that’s more proof of how much I look at myself because I can no longer see it.

Like the 25 things about me meme that’s floating particularly around Facebook? Ugh, gag, really, what could you possibly want to know about me that I might divulge there? You already know I eat cake batter. I’m pretty sure I’ve told you I used to eat Crisco. And we’ve already discussed my insistence that food I’m eating not touch. You know from my blog I like to read (dur). If there’s anything you want to know, just leave the question in the comments. Because really, there’s few things I won’t talk about.

BUT, there’s this meme that Dooce did, and I liked it because it’s about you and your spouse! And since I’m a newlywed, I thought it would be fun to answer the questions, and then in five years I can come back and laugh at my naivety.

What are your middle names?
My middle name is Linley. Dave’s middle name is Charles.

How long have you been together?
We’ve been together for three-and-a-half years, married for 8 months 1.5 weeks.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Dave asked me out right after we met. Too bad he hadn’t told his friends that months before he’d broken up with his girlfriend, because when I talked to a mutual friend about Dave, he was very insistent that Dave had a girlfriend, while I was insistent he didn’t since he’d asked me out.  

Who asked whom out?
Dave asked me out. We worked in similar industries, so he got the phone number of the law office I worked at by looking (I assume) in the phone book, and he called me up and asked me out to lunch. Cute, huh?

How old are each of you?
I’m 30, he’s 41.  

Whose siblings do you see the most?
Dave’s family is much closer than mine, so we see his more often.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Gosh, after 8 months of marriage, things aren’t too bad. I suppose money is a stresser, but I think we’re handling things well. We’re working hard to pay off debt, meaning we don’t have much spending money, so that’s difficult…but it makes us proud.

Also, I’m not a good communicator, so I’m pretty sure any problems we’ve ever had with communicating have been my fault. I’m working on it, though, and sometimes I go see a therapist so she can gently guide me in the right direction. I’m not saying Dave’s perfect, but he behaves like a healthy partner, whereas I often feel like I’m fumbling.

Did you go to the same school?
No. Remember the age difference? Yeah.  

Are you from the same home town?
No, but we’ve both lived in this area for a long time, so it’s nice knowing this is home for both of us.

Who is smarter?
Dave is smarter, but I’m more driven. I really like this combination. We balance each other out well.

Who is the most sensitive?
Definitely me. Dave likes to joke around and I’m just, well, sensitive Sally.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
There’s this little Mexican taqueria near our house where the staff barely speaks English and for months we were the only white people we ever saw in the restaurant. It’s fantastic.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Las Vegas.

Who has the craziest exes?
I only have one ex-boyfriend, but Dave has a bunch of ex-girlfriends. None of these exes are crazy, nor has any of them surfaced in the whole time we’ve been together.

Who has the worst temper?
Dave gets mad at his video game and my psycho dog, but other than that he’s very mellow. I, on the other hand, can get absolutely insane over small things, especially when I’m hungry. I worry more about my temper than his.

Who does the cooking?
HA! I do. Before Dave and I got married, he had a regular rotation of PB&J sandwiches, Round Table personal pizzas, and fast food for dinner. I cook, he does the dishes.

Who is the neat-freak?
If you could only have seen the house that he moved out of when we got married, you would not ask this question.

Who is more stubborn?

Who hogs the bed?
MY DOG. My little seven pound dog takes up more room than she needs. It’s ridiculous.

Who wakes up earlier?
I do. Dave’s a night owl. I’m neither a night owl nor an early bird. I’ve average. *sob*

Where was your first date?
We had drinks at a local bar.

Who is more jealous?
Dave. Though he’s getting better.

How long did it take to get serious?
We got serious pretty fast, and then Dave basically broke up with me (even though he doesn’t remember this AT ALL), and we stayed together and just took things slower.

Who eats more?
Dave. He doesn’t seem to think that milkshakes are filling. He likes to have one after dinner. When I ask him if he’s full, he says it has nothing to do with being full or not. I don’t get it at all.

Who does the laundry?
Dave does his own laundry. WHO’S JEALOUS OF ME NOW.

Who’s better with the computer?
Me for sure, but my spending every waking moment on it may account for my superior knowledge.

Who drives when you are together?
Usually Dave because he can’t help but be a backseat driver.

If you’d like to do this meme, go ahead! I’d love to hear your answers!

Or, if you want to ask me more questions, you can do so in the comments.


24 Responses to “A Meme That’s Not About Me”

  1. Jessica

    you are so freaking cute! I like memes, especially yours because they are NEVER boring. But I feel the same way about me filling them out- BORING.

    Have a good week my Scrabble buddy.


  2. Lenore

    Ahh! Sweet! I’m tempted to do this too, but Daniel doesn’t really like to get personal about himself in cyberspace.


  3. Florinda

    I love this, and will probably do it – our “first date anniversary” is coming up (but not till April, so I may not wait for that). It was fun reading your answers!


  4. sagustocox

    I actually like that my hubby alternates with me on the laundry. I think its sweet. Great meme!


  5. bermudaonion

    Our dog weighs twice as much as yours, but she hogs the bed too. If one of us gets up to go to the bathroom, she’s in our spot when you get back. I’m not a night owl or an early bird either, I thought that made me a cuckoo. This was fun!


  6. madeleine

    I will not be able to do this meme…I’m divorced. I agree the 25 question etc… meme going around is ridiculous.

    Finally somone else who ate Crisco…ha ha! Cake batter I still eat, it’s delicious 😀


  7. ammo

    Well, I really wanted to do the meme, but after 31 yrs (come this March) of being married we have become more like each other … There are some things that we are different in – And those are REALLY different, but not much..I think after so long you both just meld into one 🙂 I Like it –


  8. lisamm

    You’re such a newlywed, LOL.


  9. shelburns

    OK, I thought I was the ONLY one who couldn’t stand my food to touch! I also eat one thing at a time and in a clockwise rotation. Can you say obsessive compulsive?Hubby thinks I’m crazy. I love this meme and will probably add it to my blog later this week. Thanks so much for more insight into your world. I love getting to know my blogging buddies!


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  11. S. Krishna

    I’m TOTALLY doing this meme…I’ll be back to leave the link!


  12. Alyce

    I have to agree with your husband that there is always room for milkshakes. Yum!


  13. Care

    Yes, always room for ice cream – we always say that no matter how full you are, there is always room for ice cream! It fills in the cracks and crevices…

    You are so funny. I think I’ve been married too long to do this meme. I feel like I’ve been married forever. Which is fine; it’s all good.


  14. Nikki

    I love Dooce! She has a book coming out in a month that I can’t wait to get my hands on.

    Your husband sounds like a swell guy!


  15. Beth F

    I loved this!!! Ahhhh to be newlywed and young (LOL!) We each do our own laundry too — so no jealousy there! But, sadly, neither of us is a neat freak. We need one (especially if that neat freak cleaned up without complaining).


  16. Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog

    I guess I’m still relatively a newlywed, and I couldn’t resist. My answers are here.


  17. Jeane

    This one is fun! But I’ll have to ask my husb if he minds me posting stuff about him online… he can be kinda touchy about that.


  18. Meghan

    I like this meme! I’m thinking about doing it, but I should ask Keith first. Of course, everyone else is married already it seems, but we count too! LOL.

    We’re similar in that Keith is smarter but I have a lot more ambition. I do think it’s a good combination.


  19. chartroose

    I can’t imagine you not being a good communicator, darling! Well, it is kind of different when you’re blogging…


  20. sarah pekkanen

    Today I woke up with a dog, a baby, and two older kids in my bed. Hubby and I were clinging to the edges. And yes, the dog (ours is a black lab) always spreads out horizontally, to claim maximum bedspace. I’m going to make my husband do this meme….


  21. Kim L

    Your answers to memes always crack me up. I think you’ve answered pretty much any question I would ever come up with. I love that a mutual friend insisted that he had a girlfriend. AWKWARD!


  22. TexasRed

    I love this idea. We’re newlyweds, too, so I’m going to fill this out for our anniversary next month. Thanks!


  23. Lesley

    Really, what is with the glut of memes that have been going around Facebook for the last few weeks? I resisted the 25 Things one for as long as I could and finally succumbed a couple weeks back, but I absolutely REFUSE to participate in any more. I’ve even given up looking at new ones – as you said, who really cares?

    Oh, and I just have to make one more remark … you used to eat Crisco? That rivals my love of sipping white vinegar (which I haven’t done for years) for weird food likes.


  24. Lisa

    I think I’m going to cave and do this one soon. I love reading this stuff about people. And I LOVE your middle name.


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