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Significant Other

Sometimes memes are just irritating. For instance that “25 things you may not know about me” one. A few friends have done it. I’m not going to. You already got seven things out of me, and fer chrissake there’s 15 years of blog posts people can read if they want to find more.

I did figure out some answers for this one, one’s Significant Other. It’s months old because for whatever reason, I’ve taken ages to post it. It’s from Dooce via Kathy.

What are your middle names?
Mine’s Francis. Hers is Frances. Neat eh?

How long have you been together?
Five years and about nine months.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
I think about a year. In person, a couple of months. We met through Tony, and I read her blog (now defunct) for a while.

Who asked whom out?
I asked her out.

How old are each of you?
She just turned 39; I’m still 38, though not for long.

Whose siblings do you see the most?
Probably mine. While my sister lives closer, she’s got more siblings.

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Hmm. Dunno.

Did you go to the same school?
We did go to the same university, but different campuses, and never met at the time. Just as well; I doubt she’d have liked me back then.

But separate to how we met, I was at school with her housemate’s brother — in fact I sat next to him throughout Year 8. Which is a bit freaky, really.

Are you from the same home town?
No. She only moved to Melbourne for uni.

Who is smarter?
One of the reasons I like her is because she’s smart — probably smarter than me — though we each have a different focus.

Who is the most sensitive?
Girls are always more sensitive, aren’t they?

Where do you eat out most as a couple?
It would be a toss-up between Saturday lunch at The Nook in Ripponlea, and takeaway pizza from Herbs in Carnegie (the latter being eaten in).

Where is the furthest you two have travelled together as a couple?
Not very far… which is further, Hobart or Canberra?

Who has the craziest exes?
No comment.

Who has the worst temper?
I think we’re both pretty even tempered. I probably get crankier.

Who does the cooking?
Both, though the most common meal I serve up is a batch of my frozen spag bol.

Who is the neat-freak?
Definitely not me. I agonise on it, but rarely do anything about it.

Who is more stubborn?
Hmm. Dunno.

Who hogs the bed?
Neither really, though if the doona drifts at all, it tends to drift my way.

Who wakes up earlier?
That’s probably even, though I am not, as a rule, a morning person.

Where was your first date?
The Nova cinema, to see the music documentary “Live Forever“.

Who is more jealous?

How long did it take to get serious?
A few weeks.

Who eats more?
Probably me. I get peckish a lot.

Who does the laundry?

Who’s better with the computer?
I’m the geek.

Who drives when you are together?
Me, as we’re usually in my car, and she doesn’t do Manuals so well.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

3 replies on “Significant Other”

Won’t comment except to say I see a bit of your temper there in the “15 years of blog entries” remark LOL. Yeah, pretty extensive list of what you’re about :P

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