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    Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    Mate Meme

    Lime did this meme and I thought it was interesting since we don't often talk much about our mates.

    1. Who is your man?

    My "man" is Mr. Sign.

    2. How long have you been together?
    We just celebrated our 20th anniversary of our first date.

    3. How long dated?
    One and a half years.

    4. How old is your man?

    5. Who eats more?
    As has always been the case, even since weight loss surgery, Mr. Sign eats about three times as many calories as I do.

    6. Who said "I love you" first?
    He did.

    7. Who is taller?
    Mr. Sign is 6 feet tall. I am 5'6". I guess that means that he's got 6 inches on me (Lime, you got one up on me, hehe)

    8. Who sings better?
    Neither of us should ever open our mouths for singing purposes, but I am not tone deaf. Does that answer the question?

    9. Who is smarter?
    Depends on what topic you are talking about. Mr. Sign is intelligent about anything having to do with sales. I'm great at useless memories and farming. I suppose if we are talking education wise, it would be Mr. Sign. He's currently working on his master's degree. I have a degree in signology.

    10. Whose temper is worse?
    Mr. Sign is half Sicilian and half Romanian, what's your guess?

    11. Who does the laundry?
    Me, if I don't want pink underwear or bleached dark clothes.

    12. Who does the dishes?
    We all chip in by putting our dishes in our dishwasher. Who am I kidding? I'm the only one who knows how to open the door to said dishwasher.

    13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?
    Are we talking about facing the bed or lying in it? Mr. Sign sleeps in thee middle. I try to find the side that has the most room.

    14. Who pays the bills?
    I have been paying them since Mr. Sign made an $800 error, not in our favor.

    15. Who has bigger feet?
    Mr. Sign

    16. Who has longer hair?
    Mine is now longer than his but was shorter for many years.

    17. Who is better with the computer?
    If you are talking Excel spread sheets then it would be Mr. Sign. If you are talking about HTML coding, it would be me.

    18. Who mows the lawn?
    Daughter #1 does now. I did it for the first 8 years of marriage because Mr. Sign has bad allergies. I tell him to buck up now when #1 can't do it.

    19. Who cooks dinner?
    We both share cooking duties pretty evenly. During the week, I cook most dinners because Mr. Sign doesn't get home until 8pm. On weekends, he cooks almost all the meals.

    20. Who drives when you are together?
    Usually me, unless I've had a drink.

    21. Who pays when you go out?
    Whoever is faster.

    22. Who is most stubborn?
    I hate to admit that I might be. He usually yields to me.

    23. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?

    24. Whose parents do you see the most?
    Mine. If we were seeing his the most, we would be on Maury Povich (is that show still on?) since his are deceased.

    25. Who kissed who first?
    He kissed me first but got my cheek.

    26. Who asked who out?
    Here's the story: We both worked in the Mall. I had to walk by his store to get to mine. He stood out front every day when he knew I would be walking by. I saw him as an annoyance. I was young and having fun. At night when we closed our stores, my friends would wait out front for me. Mr. Sign would talk to them and try to hint at going with us. I never offered. Finally, after many attempts to rid myself of him, I told him I would go out with him so he would leave me alone. In my car after the first date, I said out loud to myself, "I'm going to marry this guy".

    27. Who proposed?
    He did after 3 weeks of dating. I never accepted until 6 months later. Mr. Sign didn't realize that I had accepted since he always heard not now (men never listen when they are supposed to). The next day, my roommate answered the door and hugged and congratulated him. He had no idea what she was talking about. Did I mention that I accepted his offer of marriage while we were in bed?

    28. Who is more sensitive?
    Definitely, me.

    29. Who has more friends?

    30. Who has more siblings?
    He has 2 siblings, I have one and 5 step siblings.

    31. Who wears the pants in the family?
    We both wear the same pair of pants.


    Mike M said...

    Honest answers! Great meme!

    lime said...

    and mr lime complains that i made him wait a month to say yes......honey, he needs to read your story of how long mr sign waited!

    Top cat said...

    It doesn't surprise me he said I love you first.:)

    Queenie said...

    Glad to see that you snuggle up in the same pants!!!!!
    Great answers.
    I met mr Q married him 12 weeks later, 25yrs on it must have been a good move!!!

    Lara said...

    It's fine to wear the same pants. But do you wear them at the same time? :D

    Manny said...

    Fantastic MeMe sign. I got the chill bumps.

    *S* said...

    What a great story! I enjoyed reading about you and Mr. Sign. I don't dare post the answers on my blog for fear of major embarrassment on DH's part; he's a pretty private guy on some fronts. But he kissed and said he loved me long before I was clued in, after a long courtship by postcard. I thought he was a brash American who spoke first and thought later. I was wrong and we've been an item since 1993. And I loved reading your answers!


    katie said...

    Ha! I loved reading this, Signgirl! You and Mr. sign sound perfect for each other. I love the story of when he asked you out in the mall and you said that you were gonna marry him! too cute.
    That was fun-thanks for sharing!

    jillie said...

    Those are great answers Jenn...I think I am going to steal this for next week. I'll be brain dead after the 3 day...oooooooh me achin feet already!


    SignGurl said...

    Mike~ I try to be honest at all times, no matter how much it hurts.

    Lime~ Accepting his proposal wasn't the only thing I made him wait for ;)

    TC~ He's Italian and they seem to say I love you to everything, including food.

    Queenie~ 25 years is unbelievable! You don't look nearly old enough to be married that long.

    Lara~ We could wear some of our old pants at the same time.

    Manny~ Is it cold in Ohio, too?

    *S*~ You courted by mail? That's pretty cool!

    Katie~ Mr. Sign annoyed me for over 2 months before I accepted his invitation. I was so surprised to find out on our date that he was a great guy.

    Jillie~ I can't wait to read your answers. Get rested up for this weekend, if you can.

    One thing that didn't come up in this meme is that Mr. Sign didn't know my name until the third date. He was introducing me to his friend and said, "This is...ah....erm...umm..." I told him I couldn't believe he didn't know my name yet. What I've realized is that Mr. Sign makes up names for people that he thinks fits. Apparently, he didn't believe my name fit me.

    He also thought I was much older than my 18 years when we met. he was shocked to find out while out for dinner on my birthday that I was only turning 19. This was two months after we had our first date. I guess he never asked my age. He just assumed and you know what people say about assuming?

    Queenie said...

    Child bride ,he he hee..

    Rex Venom said...

    But can he croon....?
    Rock on!

    G-Man said...

    Who wears the pants in that family?

    This is not a suprise to everyone when I tell you that Jenn without a doubt, wears the pants AND ass-kickin shoes, in that family. Hell, I'm not even related to her and she controls me like "The God-Mother"!!!
    A meme?....xox

    Stealth said...

    I am stealing this..I love it :) and 20 years..wow! :-)

    Manny said...

    Happy Wednesday!

    The Savage said...

    Awesomeness.... Too bad I don't do meme's....

    MONA said...

    Really? Do men In America really cook on weekends! WOW! Here they would never touch a frying pan, even we were ill.You girls are lucky over there!

    I love your love story! :)

    *S* said...

    Jen - Yep, we were set up by his roommate (a female) with whom I was going to do a mail art show. Long story short, he became intrigued by the cards I was sending her, and picked up the correspondence after she flaked. I was teaching linguistics in Chicago for a summer and he was working in a bookstore. The rest is, as they say, history.


    gab said...

    Great answers. I had read hers the other day and had wrote the questions down but forgot to answer it then blog it I guess you know what tomorrows post will be lol

    bdenied said...

    Youre really looking good, both of you. keep it up you inspire people.

    *S* said...

    I have to confess - I did steal your meme, with a couple of adaptations. And DH was chuffed!