Thanks to Lilli for finding this clever meme! I always think they are so much fun to both write and to read.
That would be Sam by only 5 months. I love to rub it in a bit, but then my birthday rolls around, and I have to shut up.
Who was interested first?
It was pretty much a mutual attraction. I saw him as soon as I came into the classroom. Very broad shoulders and chestnut hair.
Same High school?
Yep. Ours was a huge high school, and I never knew Sam as a freshman. We met on the first day and in first period of sophomore year.
This is a tough one. If it has to do with people, I am probably more sensitive than Sam. But if it has to do with animals, Sam is an easy mark.
That would be me. Patience is not my strong suit. Driving is where I really have to consciously focus on staying relaxed. There are some serious ttwd expectations that address my temper, and it is worlds better than it used to be.
Being social used to be more difficult for Sam, especially in larger groups. He is quite comfortable and eager in smaller groups, though, and loves to meet new people. I think I am the more extroverted of us both, though. Or I just have a big mouth. It's hard to tell.
OMG - this is a toss-up or maybe just a tie between the two of us. Back in our pre-ttwd days, not being able to get past our differences and perceived slights was always a big problem. There were many times when neither of us would give an inch.
Wakes up first?
I am normally a very early riser. A natural morning person. Sam knows if he wakes up before I do, that I am probably sick.
There were 3 children in Sam's family, and he was the baby. There were 4 children in my house, and I was the oldest. Bossy just comes natural to me.
It is fun to receive flowers, but almost 10 years ago, I did request no more flowers delivered by the florist. Seems outlandishly expensive. But I do enjoy white tulips if Sam finds them while out shopping. I have never bought him flowers, but I have cut red roses from the garden for him. He would much prefer I bake him a pie.
Who cooks the most?
That is a toss up now that we are older. When the boys were small, I definitely did more of the cooking. Sam is the master of omelets and king of the grill. He has a massive smoker in which he prepares the most mouth-watering ribs you have ever tasted.
Oh, I take the prize for that one. Happy, sad, angry, empathetic - just name it and I have tears for it. The thing that can always make Sam get watery eyes are the stories of soldiers and their selflessness. I always tell him he is on the "sucker list" for every military museum in this country and across the pond, too. He will always make a donation.
Said I love you first?
For the life of me, I do not remember. My memory really sucks so I should perhaps ask Sam. (Pause Here) He doesn't remember either. Good god, we are old! We do know for sure that we were both 15 years old.
Neither of us can carry a tune as much as we love music. It is better if I am singing along with a song. And I love to memorize the lyrics from my favorites. I will sing to myself if I am alone.
Sam is a very good driver, but I don't think he drives fast enough. TTWD has done a lot to help me keep my mouth shut in the car.
Hogs the remote?
I don't think either of us do. We do not watch TV together that often. We do enjoy a movie together, but Sam does not like any television series until it comes out on DVD.
Probably me. I love to cook when I am not working. Most weeks we cook a lot on the weekend, and it lasts us through the work week.
Clothes And Shoe Hoarder?
True Confessions. I have way too many of both. Sam doesn't usually mind if I am careful to stay sensible about money. He even built me a "shoe wall." I like to touch shoes. I find putting different pieces of clothing together in new ways very creative, and I am always snipping things out of fashion magazines to try a new color combination or a way to wear a scarf.
What struck me as I finished up this post is that ttwd has changed the both of us so much. The way we live. The way we interact. The way we love. Five years ago, my answers to these same questions would have been much different. There were times that we were not partners at all but rather adversaries. We will never go back.