So, everyone and their brother reads Dooce, right? Well, she challenged her readers to answer the questions in this meme that she posted on her blog. Here are my answers, and here's your chance to learn a little more about Greg!
What are your middle names? I was not given a middle name, so I gave myself one, when I got married. It's my maiden name. Greg's middle name is David.
How long have you been together? We've been together for 7 years, 4 months.
How long did you know each other before you started dating? Zero amount of time.
Who asked whom out? We met on a blind date. I met his friend at my 10 year high school reunion. I had just broken up with someone, so I went alone. I had several cocktails, as one does when one is reunited with people they used to share high school hallways with, so I was in a festive mood. Greg's friend was dating an old friend of mine from school, and we got to talking. His friend asked if I was single, because if I was, he had the perfect guy for me. That guy turned out to be Greg, who called me a few days later. Now I think about it, he really had to have some cojones to do that. Would you call someone out of the blue, based on the recommendation of a friend? Good thing his friend had such exquisite taste. Anyway, we made plans to meet when he called.
How old are each of you? I am 35; Greg is 36.
Whose siblings do you see the most? Mine, because he is an only child.
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? The work/life/kid balance. Yup, 18 months in, and we'll still figuring this out. We are both working particularly hard at our jobs, and we have a child who tends to pick up every bug at daycare (perhaps I've blogged about that once or twice), so our wicks are fairly short during these looong winter months - especially because it seems that at least once a week, one of us has to stay home with Jane because she's not well.
Did you go to the same school? Nope.
Are you from the same home town? Nope.
Who is smarter? I am smarter socially; Greg is probably more book-smart.
Who is the most sensitive? That would be me. What? Why are you looking at me like that? Are you mad at me?
Where do you eat out most as a couple? I am not even going to be embarrassed about it. Chili's. Fine. There. I said it.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Hawaii.
Who has the craziest exes? I don't think we have crazy exes. No one has haunted us.
Who has the worst temper? It really depends on the day and who got the least amount of sleep. Since that's usually me - probably me. I try to keep it in check as much as I can.
Who does the cooking? If we're having any sort of real, non-microwaved, non-heated up meal, the answer would be Greg.
Who is the neat-freak? I don't know that either one of us is a neat-freak, but I am definitely more obsessive in this regard, especially since we had Jane.
Who is more stubborn? I have to say I don't think either one of us is particularly stubborn. Except for me.
Who hogs the bed? Jimmy. Seriously. Somehow that 30-lb dog takes up 95% of the king sized bed we have.
Who wakes up earlier? I do. I wake up at 5:04 every morning.
Where was your first date? We met for our blind date at a place called Joe's American Bar and Grill - it doesn't exist anymore.
Who is more jealous? I used to be very jealous. Now I'm way too tired to be jealous. Actually, it was just that typical, beginning-of-the-relationship nerves; after about a year together, I was much more secure. OK, maybe two years.
How long did it take to get serious? We had some growing pains about 6 months in - so things were pretty serious by that point.
Who eats more? Greg eats more, but I probably could if I wanted to.
Who does the laundry? I do.
Who's better with the computer? Neither one of us are computer genuises.
Who drives when you are together? We split it pretty evenly. Maybe Greg drives a little more, but not that much more.
Feel free to answer some or all of the same questions about your significant other in the comments, or leave a link to your website if you prefer answering there.