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The Game of Tag about your MAN

I saw this the other day on Amanda's blog and liked the idea so much I thought I'd start a little tag game myself.

The Game of Tag about your MAN

1. Who is your man? Matthew Edward
2. How long have you been together? We've been great friends for the past 9 years and married since December 21, 2002--nearly 5 years!
3. How long did you date? We dated for 6 months, then broke up for 6 weeks, and dated again 4 months before we were engaged.  Four months after that, we were husband and wife--yeah for short engagements!
4. How old is your man? only 3.5 short months away from being 30!
5. Who eats more? Matt usually does, and I end up with the joyous box of leftovers to take home and eat in front of him.  Under NO circumstance is he allowed to even look at the box.  But I love food too much that on ocassion, I out-do him.
6. Who said "I love you" first?  Matt, but after much coercion.  I wanted to say it so badly that I didn't understand how he could hold it in for so long and why he wasn't saying it.  So like many things I would do differently if we were dating again, I wouldn't have fretted as much and required an "RDT" about saying, "I love you".  We both meant it sincerely, and it was the first time we'd ever romantically told a person, "I love you".  I must say, it was incredibly wonderful to be able to finally get those words out of my mouth and into his ears!  
7. Who is taller? I am just a mere 9 inches shorter than Matt who towers at 6'5".
8. Who sings better? I do.  But that's not saying much.
9. Who is smarter? Hmmm.  One thing I discovered quite early in our marriage is that Matt really is brilliant!  In college, I thought he was a goof-off and didn't apply himself as well as he could have, but that was a total misconception.  He is truly very smart in math and computer science, to name a couple of areas.  And he has the patience to learn handy-dandy things (like fixing the garbage disposal), that I would rather pay someone to do for me than to fiddle with the broken thing.  I can hold my own though, too, especially when it comes to history!  He's the geek, I'm the nerd.
10. Whose temper is worse? Definitely mine. Matt is the most laid back, patient person I know.
11. Who does the laundry? Yours truly.  But I will brag and say that sometimes when I'm out of town, Matt surprises me by kindly doing some loads of laundry for me so it's done when I get home.
12. Who takes out the garbage? Matt, and he takes out the recycling bin, too.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I do. Not sure how we decided that.
14. Who pays the bills? I do.  I am a freak of nature in that I LOVE paying bills (it's the accountant in me).
15. Who is better with the computer? The one who works for Dell:  Matthew.
16. Who mows the lawn? Yeah for my man!  The one time I tried, our lawn was choppy and uneven.
17. Who cooks dinner? The foodie:  me! But Matt, every now and then, will make one of the four things he prepares that are really yummy:  whole wheat pancakes, grilled cheese, chicken florentine, and meat pie.  And he's the bar-b-quer.  
18. Who drives when you are together? Matt, but I monitor his speed.  We're 3-0 on speeding tickets and at-fault accidents. In his defense though, he really is a very good driver and I feel very safe.  The aforementioned happened years ago.
19. Who pays when you go out? The gentleman.
20. Who is most stubborn? My stubbornness probably is more visible, but surprisingly, Matt has a very strong-willed/stubborn streak, subtle, but it's there.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Matt, an area I need to work on.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine as they are only 1.5 hours away in San Antonio.  Matt's family lives in Charlottesville, VA, not so much of a hop-skip-and-a-jump away.
23. Who kissed who first? We were each other's first kiss!  It was a starry, summer night on his apartment balcony when he romantically asked me if he could kiss me.  I said, grinning ear to ear, "yes!"  We waited, what seemed to be years, before we kissed.  It was 2 months into our dating relationship before we kissed, and boy did I want to lay one on that man!  I came up with a good game of tease using grapes though, which was quite fun!
24. Who asked who out? After being really good friends for 4 years, we finally recognized there was more to it than that.  One night after reading some of The Narnia Chronicles together, the conversation about dating just flowed mutually.
25. Who proposed? He proposed to me on Friday, August 16, 2002 (you can read about it in a previous blog if you click here).
26. Who is more sensitive?  Well, I think it's a tie.  I am more emotionally sensitive, a roller coaster you might say, and also sensitive to other people's feelings.  But as a kind, genuine, sensitive, and thoughtful person, then that's Matt.
27. Who has more siblings? Matt, with 2 younger sisters.  I have a younger brother.
28. Who wears the pants in the family? Well, sometimes I try the pants on, but then reality sets in that they're too big for me and something that I don't look pretty in.  They fit him perfectly.

I tag Leah, Hillary, and Jill; I bet they have some interesting answers!


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