Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Meme for Valentine's Day...

Okay, I did a meme (pul-eeeeze, will someone tell me how this word is pronounced?) last week and mentioned how I really didn’t like doing them, but I was tagged by Moonspun Spins, an astute woman that shares her life with honesty, insightfulness and intelligence; and couldn’t say no. Especially because it’s about you and your significant other and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. So here goes.

First I think you should read this post. It will help answer some of these questions. Go ahead and read it now. No, I mean right now.

Okay, now I can continue (if you still didn’t read that post, go do it now, we’ll all wait).


Where did the two of you meet?
We met through a mutual acquaintance, sort of. I was going through a divorce at the time and was invited to a Memorial Day Barbeque. He was there that day, but I started dating the guy whose house the party was at.

What was the first thought that went through your head when you first met him?
I couldn’t say the first time I met him. I do know that I knew he was a good person, a really great guy.

Do you remember what he was wearing?
No.

Where did you go for your first date?
A comedy club…if you still haven’t read the post linked above you need to…you’ll get a good laugh.

Where was the first time you kissed?
Again, please read the post linked above for this story.

When was the first time you realized you liked him?
I liked him right off the bat, just not in that way.

How long did you know him before you became a couple?
Four and a half years.

How did he propose to you?
Here, this is in his words, “Because we had talked about making the commitment to each other and knowing that we would be starting out with barely a pot to piss in, I thought it best not to spend money on a shiny rock to show my love. In our talks she said she would accept a cigar band, so on Valentine’s Day I decided that I would give her a cigar band with flowers and ask her to marry me. Thankfully, she said Yes!”

Do you have kids together?
No.

Have you ever broken the law together?
No.

Do you trust him?
With all my being.

Do you see him as your partner in your future?
I can’t imagine anyone else.

What is the best gift he gave you?
He took over as a father to my two kids, both teenagers at the time. Yikes! And he did a great job. I think they both look at him as their father, not their step-father.

What is one thing he does that gets on your nerves?
He fidgets.

Where do you see each other 15 years from now?
Hopefully retired and enjoying the rest of our lives together living somewhere other than Illinois, perhaps in Mayberry?…but close enough to still see our family.

What causes the most arguments?
We’re both Taureans, so we both can be a bit stubborn. We don’t have that many arguments, they’re more like disagreements, and they usually arise when we’re debating some irrelevant topic.

How long have you been together?
Fourteen years as of last month; married for 14 as of June 28th.



Who do you Tag? What? We’re playing tag? Well the following are ‘It’.

Doris of Poetic License

Richard of Let It Blurt!

Skeeter of AtomicZebra7

Hallie of Wonderful World of Wieners

Selma of Selma in the City

Kat of 3 Bedroom Bungalow

Oh, and…seriously, how do you pronounce meme?

9 comments:

Megan said...

Loved reading this.. Whoohooo for 14 years of marriage! (well, almost!)

And I THINK it's pronounced "ME-ME" Don't hold me to that I still don't understand why they call it that.

Cat said...

Great read - it gives me hope!

I also think it is pronounced Me-Me.

Cat

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Doing my tag here (hope that's ok)

Where did the two of you meet? High School but we went to the same Elementary School too! :)

What was the first thought that went through your head when you first met him? His ass is awesome!

Do you remember what he was wearing? Football pants...bestill my heart.

Where did you go for your first date?

A mall to hang out....with another friend of mine, who happened to be his ex!!

Where was the first time you kissed? In my car, that same night.

When was the first time you realized you liked him? The next day. Couldn't stop thinking of hime.

How long did you know him before you became a couple? I've KNOWN him since elementary school! But we have been together since that first date in High School.

How did he propose to you? At an intersection while the light was red. I knew he had the ring and couldnt wait til later!

Do you have kids together?
Yes - 2

Have you ever broken the law together?
Well no - but we have gotten "intimate" in places we should not have :)

Do you trust him?
100%

Do you see him as your partner in your future?
I see him next to me forever

What is the best gift he gave you?
Besides my 2 kids? MAtching rings that say I AM MY BELOVEDS AND MY BELOVED IS MINE

What is one thing he does that gets on your nerves?
He's a bit gassy.

Where do you see each other 15 years from now? Together doing something fun.

What causes the most arguments?
Life stress around our kids and what makes them happy and unhappy.

How long have you been together?
Almost 23 yrs

That was fun!

Hallie

RiverPoet said...

Hey Linda -

According to the Urban Dictionary, this is pronounced "MEEM" (one syllable). If you go to the link and click on "Sound" at the top, you'll hear the pronunciation.

This is a pretty cool meme for V-day. I'll try to fit this one in!

Peace - D

Lola said...

Nice love story! I've got to knock this meme out tonight from when Moon tagged me, as I'm taking off.

Richard Whackman said...

Okay, I see that I've got some work to do. Thanks.

Moonspun said...

Yea! I am so glad to read this. Thanks for doing it. And I hadn't read the comedy club post, so it was great to read that, too.
I am also a stubborn, passionate and loyal Taurean!
I have no idea how to pronounce 'meme'. I do it by mood...either 'meemee' or 'maymay'. Whatever.

Selma said...

Two Taureans together. Yikes!. I'm a Taurean married to an Aries, so we often clash. Both of us think we're right, but I KNOW I'm right.
I shall enjoy doing this!

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh! I loved your answers. I hope one day I am in love like that.