from elise's blog, who originally found it on dooce.
one of my favourite things on blogs is when people post stuff about themselves and their lives. it makes me feel like i'm getting to know them better. (or perhaps i'm just nosy like that.)
either way, i thought this would be fun to fill out and compare answers.
...and then publish them. here we go!
what are your middle names?
courtney: mike's is Jason. mine is Reading (pronounced RED-ing, like the railroad on monopoly and the town in england. no, i wasn't named after the railroad.) when i was in high school, i decided i wanted to be called Reading once i went off to university. it's a shame i forgot about that resolution until i was in third year, and by that point it was too late.
mike: that about covers things. i'm so glad you didn't do that whole changing your name thing though.
How long have you been together?
courtney: since the summer of 2006.
mike: but it feels like since forever. we are soulmates.
courtney: do i detect a hint of sarcasm?
How long did you know each other before you started dating?
courtney: we met in the fall of 2005. he hired me. (yowza!) we didn't start dating though, until after he'd left the department.
mike: ha - i did hire you. you were short listed as soon as i saw you in person.
Who asked whom out?
courtney: the first time, it was actually more of a group outing that everyone bailed on except for him and i. we went out for coffee anyhow, and then again out for drinks the night after that. (so much for that whole playing-hard-to-get thing, eh mike?)
mike: ummmm, except i think i kinda asked you though. i believe it was a sly little e-mail that went, "hey court, looks like no one else is coming. didja wanna just me and you get some coffee?"
How old are each of you?
courtney: i'm 26. mike isn't.
mike: nope, not 26. But court is.
Whose siblings do you see the most?
courtney: most definitely mine. there's no getting away from them. (or is there no getting away from me?)
mike: shyeah, i instantly gained three new siblings when we started dating. i love it.
Did you go to the same school?
courtney: no, but we did go to the same university at different times.
mike: this is true. and fortunate.
Are you from the same home town?
courtney: most definitely not. i'm a city girl and he's a northern ontario boy. my mom likes to call him a timberwolf.
mike: *bears teeth and growls a lil*
Who is smarter?
courtney: mike most definitely had an infinitely better GPA, but we're both smart in different ways. except when it comes to math. and physics. and anything science-related. mike wins hands-down there.
mike: court is one smart cookie. she is more well read than me and knows more about cultures. i just read the headlines and the odd story i'm interested in. court reads EVERYTHING.
Who is the most sensitive?
courtney: i'm sensitive, but mike's thoughtful. (that's a manly kind of sensitive)
mike: in case you didn't catch that, she said I'm MANLY.
Where do you eat out most as a couple?
courtney: since coffee is it's own food group, i'll say tim hortons. although our favourite place to eat is the unionville arms, a sweet lil historic pub in unionville that gets busy but not rowdy. i hate rowdy.
mike: definitely tim's. And definitely the arms. wow, yeah, the arms. cozy. homey. good times.
Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
courtney: mont tremblant, in quebec.
mike: yep. bring better shoes next time!
(editors note: yeah, i was really excited to go hiking on the huge trails and then left all shoes but flip flops at home. smooooth.)
Who has the craziest exes?
courtney: aaaaaaaaaaahahhaha. i'm not even gonna touch that one.
mike: i'll touch it. i hate all exes. hers and mine.
Who has the worst temper?
courtney: mike. i'm pretty happy-go-lucky. i've mostly gotten over the road rage that used to plague me when i was younger. call it impatient-driver-itis.
mike: you wouldn't like me when i'm angry. (that's an incredible hulk reference for all the nerds in the house.)
Who does the cooking?
mike: court. And pizza pizza.
Who is the neat-freak?
courtney: most definitely mike. it works out pretty well though, cause it keeps me in line when i get lazy.
mike: no mess allowed.
Who is more stubborn?
courtney: oooo, lawdy. me. mike. me. mike. depends on the topic, but i think we can both be pretty stubborn. when it comes down to it, though, i think we've struck a pretty equal balance between who says 'uncle' first.
mike: the immovable object meets the unstoppable force - there is no way around it, we are both incredibly strong willed. i've always liked a challenge though.
Who hogs the bed?
courtney: the jury's still out on that one. i like to think we're pretty equal, but i have a feeling mike would disagree.
mike: man, there isn't any bed to hog at this point. We'll have to reserve verdict until a real bed is owned.
Who wakes up earlier?
courtney: on a weekday, me. weekends, mike.
mike: meh... I just don't wanna get up and work for the man. On the weekend I work for me... or court.
Where was your first date?
courtney: unintentionally, coffee on a park bench. the day after that was drinks at casey's.
mike: hmmm... it wasn't all that impressive was it? but there was a lil rabbit who came to coffee - remember? i called him a bunny... and you laughed.
courtney: you said bunny rabbit. kinda unusual for anyone over the age of four.
Who is more jealous?
courtney: neither of us, unless it's mike being jealous of my out-of-this-world cooking skills.
mike: i can admit it... i'm jealous. remember the timberwolf comment above? i live to bear my teeth and warn off anyone else who might set their sights on Court.
courtney: yeah, yeah, yeah.
Who eats more?
courtney: it really depends on what's being eaten.
mike: i think I definitely eat more.
(editors note: if it's ice cream, i win.)
Who does the laundry?
courtney: whoever's around and who has the time.
mike: mostly me though.
Who's better with the computer?
courtney: thanks to mike, i've learned a bunch about hard drives and SATA vs IDE connections and whatnot. he knows more techy stuff, but i'm quickly gaining on him.
mike: pffft... i've forgotten more than she knows.
Who drives when you are together?
courtney: we alternate driving weeks, so whoever's week it is tends to be the driver most of the time. unless i'm not in a driving mood, at which point he'll drive.
mike: just call me Mario. yeah, i like to drive.