Ode to My Roomie

Roomie is revving up for the spring college semester, but he can do all his prep work here at home. It's always so nice for all of us to be together as a family. He has such a calming effect on the kids and me, and when he's home, we all seem to laugh more.
I shamelessly stole this meme from Much More Than A Mom just for him.

Do you have a fabulous hubby (or wife)? If so, tell us about him (or her)! Have a go at this quiz in the comments here or on your blog... Consider yourself tagged. :)

How long did you date?
8 years, and that's after I avoided him for 4 months, became friends for 4 years, and best friends for 1 year.

How old is he? 40, exactly 2 years and 3 days older than me.

Who eats more? Him. Hands down. But on "Treat Day", it's a tough call.

Who said “I love you” first? He did, about 2 weeks after we started dating.

Who is taller? Him. Tall, funny, and handsome. But compared to me, almost everyone is taller.

Who sings better? I do, but I don't have the vocal power he does. And I'm a little on the shy side, where he shamelessly belts out the wrong lyrics and goes off key, all with a smile.

Who is smarter? We each have our strengths, but on the whole, his brain is quicker... crappy memory though, but I'll admit he is slightly smarter. :)

Whose temper is worse? Me. He has much more control over his temper, a tranquil river often punctuated by a shout of laughter or two.

Who does the laundry? We both do, but where I sort-wash-dry-fold-store, he just washes-dries.

Who does the dishes? I do it about 19 times out of 20, but I'm okay with it because he runs interference with the kids and I get some semblance of "alone time".

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does... it's closer to the alarm.

Who pays the bills? Me.

Who cooks dinner? I do 99% of the time.

Who drives when you are together? The chump who doesn't get in the passenger's seat fast enough!

Who is more stubborn? Depends on what it is. We're both stubborn when it comes to our individual causes. :)

Who kissed who first? I kissed him first. In fact, I jumped him in his car... then he kicked me out.

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? It depends on the topic, but for the most part, it's me. I'll reserve judgment until I get further evidence. He'll swear up and down that he's right, until I prove him wrong... then the mocking begins!

Whose parents do you see the most? His.

Who proposed? I did. Naked proposal at 6am, complete with ring. Seriously. Had to make sure he said yes!

Who is more sensitive? Me. Especially after Lam was born. Tears at a drop of a hat.

Who has more friends? Tough call. I'll have to compare our Facebook friends lists.

Who has more siblings? Him. He has 4 siblings, and I have 1.

Who wears the pants in the family? We each have our jurisdiction, but it's pretty much equal. :)

Okay, now you!


  1. Anonymous01 May, 2008

    2 weeks and he said he loved you! WOW!!! I never got that from ANYONE!!

  2. And he wasn't lying just to get into my pants either! LOL
    Of course, he's denying it now, says it was longer (and that he'd never have said it on our first date, which it was), but I did mention that he has a crappy memory... :)

  3. What a wonderful relationship you two must have. Thanks for sharing.

    Evan says that I was the one who kissed him first, although I remembered it as a joint effort.

    Here's to our roomates!

  4. Maybe your roomie isn't the only one with an intermittent memory... your answer to "who kissed who" first should be that I kissed you first! I'm so sad you've forgotten!

    I've teased your roomie about this in the past but for the benefit of everyone else who wasn't there, it was your birthday, 1988. and you were not dating the roomie yet. We were passing in the glassed-in hallway between the Buller Building and Armes Lecture Hall. I said "Happy Birthday from Russ!" and gave you a nice kiss on the cheek.

    Regrettably, it obviously did not make a memorable impression on you... :-)

  5. Anonymous02 May, 2008

    I love that you proposed naked. That totally rocks! ;-)

  6. @ Nen - you seem to have neglected to mention the most pertinent details of the engagement ring - the most appropriate use of an engagement ring ever IMHO. I think you'd be best served with a photo.

    @jen - I obviously wasn't there, but I agree with *your* recollection of events: I was confused by the question, because I thought "isn't kissing (as in, what would be your *real* first kiss) a team effort?" <3

    @ Albert - Perhaps you should have kissed her naked - like the proposal! That seems to have been more memorable ;-) Of course, you might still be in jail.

  7. @much more than a mom -
    thanks :) I was a nervous wreck, but glad that I took the plunge to make our proposal unforgettable! lol

    @jen -
    I just assumed it was a "who initiated" type of question. :) Even then, I must've shocked him because he didn't respond for a while. Then he got into it. Then he kicked me out of his car.

    @albert -
    oh, honey, it was memorable... but for a completely different reason!.. and yes, you did kiss me before Roomie did.
    And thank you for not kissing me naked.

    @harmzie -
    your wish is my command: engagement ring
    and it's on my photo rotation now too.