Daily Archives: February 19, 2009

The two of us.


This is a meme from Dooce (www.dooce.com- I know, I know I should be able to do the link thing, but it’s not working). She was nice enough to allow commentors to answer on their own sites and link from her. I don’t normally do things like this because they feel like stuff that goes on at a baby shower, but I’m in a weakened state. Besides, dooce is cool.

So here goes nothin’

What are your middle names?

Miss Carol’s is Ann and mine is Leon.

How long have you been together?

Almost 25 years, we’ve been married almost 23.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?

We met on a job site and didn’t start really dating until the job ended, about 2 months.

Who asked whom out?

Miss Carol had the gun.

How old are each of you?

Miss Carol is 52 and I’m a very young 51. Definitely a cradle robber, there.

Whose siblings do you see the most?

Um, about the same. Miss Carol is one of 12 and I have 3 brothers and sisters.

Which situation is hardest on you as a couple?

Getting me to leave the island.

Did you go to the same school?

No. I went to George Mason and Miss Carol attended UVA.

Are you from the same home town?

No. I grew up in Fairfax while Miss Carol’s privileged childhood was spent in Mount Vernon. I only dreamed of dating rich Catholic girls. 

Who is smarter?

Me and I tell Miss Carol every chance I get.

Who is the most sensitive?

Miss Carol. She cries at movies. Jeez.

Where do you eat out most as a couple?

Anywhere local. Not to sound snotty but there are so many great privately owned restaurants in VB we don’t do chains. The Baja Cantina is a fave right now because they have the best fish tacos on the planet.

Where is the furthest you have traveled as a couple?

One of Miss Carol’s brothers is a Jesuit priest in Mexico and we’ve gone to visit him a couple of times. I wish I could be more like him.

Who has the craziest exes?

What are exes? Did I mention we’ve been married for 23 years?

Who has the worst temper?

Me. I get angry at the weather.

Who does the cooking?

Miss Carol, otherwise it would be the same 3 meals over and over again until she killed me.

Who is the neat freak?

Me. Miss Carol calls herself tidy which is a kind of messy that means you can find things.

Who is more stubborn?

Miss Carol.

Who hogs the bed?

Our dogs Cutter and Tug. It’s pathetic sounding, but you haven’t lived until you find yourself sharing a pillow with a snoring Lab.

Who wakes up earlier?


Where was your first date?

Sitting and drinking on the hood of Miss Carol’s car at National Airport in DC watching planes take off. 

Who is more jealous?

Miss Carol. I am some kinda catch. For octogenarians.

How long did it take to get serious?

Instantly. For me anyway. Miss Carol always thought it was just a passing lust.

Who eats more?


Who does the laundry?

Miss Carol. If I have to do it I’ll just put blacks and whites in all together. I’m diverse that way.

Who’s better with the computer?

Miss Carol manages an IT department at a hospital so she is.

Who drives when you are together?

Me. Unless I’m drunk.