I am posting this for the following reasons: I love surveys, I love talking about myself, I have been facing the posting white screen of death for days with nothing notable to say, Dooce told me to, and I am hesitant to post stuff like this on facebook. Because the kids I went to junior high with and the kids who are in junior high now are probably not interested.
I’m supposed to answer these questions about Aaron, that guy I married and get to hang out with every day. So here you go.
What are your middle names?
Aaron’s middle name is Kyle. My middle name is An. With one ‘n’. Which is totally awesome and not at all confusing. Hi mom!
How long have you been together?
We have been married for six and a half years, and together for nine. Nine!
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
We met in December of 1998 and went on our first date on January 2, 2000, about two hours after I realized I liked and wanted to date him. So that was good timing.
Who asked whom out?
He asked me out, I guess. We’d been hanging out a lot, and had plans to go to the movies. He paid and drove and held my hand. I didn’t really know it was a date until then or that I wouldn’t be holding anyone else’s hand again after that night.
How old are each of you?
I’m 28 and Aaron is 30.
Whose siblings do you see the most?
Mine, I guess, but we don’t see any of them very often. My sister lives in Dallas, where our parents are, so we always see her when we’re in town. Aaron’s brothers both live in the Austin area, so it takes a little more planning and organizing to get together with them.
Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
Work, I think, just in general. We both have jobs that we love, but that require a lot of time and personal involvement and emotional attachment. Those things take their toll on us, both individually and collectively. It’s a hard thing to figure out how to take care of each other when you both take care of other people all day every day. But we’re figuring it out.
Did you go to the same school?
Nope. I graduated from UMHB with a journalism degree, and Aaron has a music business degree from Belmont. He uses his every day. I have used mine zero days.
Are you from the same home town?
Technically, no. We’re both from the Dallas area, but different suburbs. I grew up in Mesquite and Aaron grew up in Garland, but our houses were about five minutes apart. We never knew each other when we lived that close, though, choosing instead to start dating four days before he moved 800 miles away.
Who is smarter?
Hmmm. I think I am more book smart… I always did well in school and am good with the bookish things. Aaron has the common sense and problem-solving skills that I lack, though, which is a much more practical way to live. My extensive editing skills don’t help us out nearly as often.
Who is the most sensitive?
Oh my holy moly, I am.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
The best restaurant in Nashville is a little Greek place called Kalamata’s. They recently opened one near our house, and we eat there so often that when we walk in they start making our food. I love it with my whole heart.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
Cancun? We haven’t done much traveling. We’ve worn out the road between Nashville and Dallas, though.
Who has the craziest exes?
Hee. This is an excellent question. I think we are probably pretty even on this one, but Aaron definitely has better stories. That I am not going to tell you.
Who has the worst temper?
You know those people who can let things just roll right off their backs? Who don’t get worked up and are always trying to find middle ground and solve the issues? Who always want the good of the relationship over winning the fight? One of us is that kind of person. And that one? Is not me.
Who does the cooking?
I do most of the cooking, which is kind of a new thing for us. Aaron is totally competent in the kitchen. But I am the one who finds new recipes and plans the meals and does the shopping and puts most of the food together. It works for us, and no one has been poisoned. Yet.
Who is the neat-freak?
Aaron believes really strongly that everything has a place. I tend to think, if it made inside the house, we’re doing pretty good.
Who is more stubborn?
If our stubbornness were put on both sides of a teeter-totter, it would be the most perfectly balanced teeter-totter of all time.
Who hogs the bed?
Who wakes up earlier?
We are not morning people. At all. So the person who wakes up earlier is the one who has somewhere to be first. And the other one gloats and goes back to sleep.
Where was your first date?
We had dinner at El Fenix and saw Fantasia 2000 at the IMAX in Dallas.
Who is more jealous?
I am jealous that he can wear the same black and grey clothes every day and no one notices. He is jealous that I can get away with wearing tank tops in public.
How long did it take to get serious?
It got serious pretty quickly. We dated long distance for two and a half years, and it sucked. I wouldn’t have been up for that at all with anyone else.
Who eats more?
Definitely Aaron. He’s the guy who eats a PB&J twenty minutes after dinner.
Who’s better with the computer?
If it can be fixed by turning it off and back on, I’ve got it covered. Anything else is all Aaron.
Who drives when you are together?
Aaron. I am not a great driver, but I am an excellent navigator and controller of the ipod.
Who does the laundry?
We have separate closets in separate rooms with separate hampers, and we pretty much each do our own laundry. Actually, I say it’s because of the separation of clothes, but it’s really because we both think the other one does it wrong. (I’m just saying. They’re called dryer sheets. Maybe you should look into them.)
So there you go! Way more information about us than you were ever interested in. Now go answer the questions about yourselves so I can be nosy.