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Significant Other meme (from plumtreeblossom and others 
27th-Aug-2008 11:56 pm
People: me with plumtreeblossom May 2007
I love my sweetie, and I love writing about her! I confess I had quite a bit of trouble with some of these questions, but here goes...

1. They are watching TV. What are they watching?

If this means actual broadcast or cable TV, then either Barack Obama’s acceptance speech in Denver at a bar in East Somerville tomorrow, or election returns on election night, or news of some major event like 9/11. She’s not a TV-watcher.

If this means looking at moving pictures on a TV set, then a movie on DVD.

If this means “video”, then most likely something funny on YouTube, with a political speech on YouTube a close second overall (but maybe first during election season).

2. You're out to eat. What kind of dressing do they get on their salad?

She must have eaten a salad in my presence, but I don’t remember what she got on it if so. If I had to guess I’d guess ranch or French, but those are only guesses.

3. What's one food this person doesn't like? What's one food this person could not live without?

She doesn’t like bleu cheese. See my comment to the “dressing” question when she posted this meme. She also doesn’t like most seafood.

As for a food she couldn’t live without, I’m not sure I can think of one. There are plenty of things she likes a lot, and plenty of things she eats a lot, but she likes variety, so there’s no one thing that really stands out as absolutely indispensable. I think she would probably be pretty unhappy without garlic, and I think she would probably be pretty unhappy without cheese.

4. You go out to the bar. He/she orders...

A glass of Shiraz, or a Jack and coke.

5. What size shoe do they wear?

We were just in a shoe store this weekend, and I am evidently less observant than she is. I could tell if I were back in the store, because I could go to the rack where the shoes she got were.

6. If this person were to collect anything, it would be...

Well, she’s not so much a things person. The one traditionally collectible thing she has a lot of is stuffed animals. She also has a lot of mementos of important times in her life, but they’re no one particular thing: a photo, a stuffed animal, a framed icon of Mary and baby Jesus from a trip to Romania, Mardi Gras beads.

I think I’ll borrow from her description of me and say that she doesn’t so much collect things as moments.

I hope she collects love, because I’ve got an awful lot of it to give her.

7. What is their favorite type of sandwich?

Arby’s roast beef. Although maybe some of that is the desperation of withdrawal.

8. This person could eat ______ everyday.

See my answer to question 3. I think she needs variety and I don’t think there’s any one thing she could eat every day without eventually getting sick of it. But she could probably eat egg foo young every week, at least.

9. Favorite cereal?

Butterscotch muffins from the chi-chi White Hen down the street. :-)

10. This person wouldn't be caught dead wearing?

Preppy clothes, except ironically or as a costume.

11. Favorite sports team?

None, but I think she’s spent enough time around rabid fans (like surrealestate, although she’s really a Mets fan) to express a grudging admiration at a distance for the Red Sox.

12. Who will he/she vote for?

Well, since John McCain isn’t nearly a reliable enough conservative for her, she’s probably going to write in Mike Huckabee or pull the lever for Bob Barr.


13. What is their sign?

I dunno, whatever’s in late December.

(Well, if I cheat and look at her userinfo, then Capricorn.)

16. How many states has this person lived in?

Three as far as I know, although I have this vague feeling that there may also have been a brief period somewhere in the South as a small child.

17. What is his/her heritage?

Half Jewish, on her father’s side. I think that’s Russian Jewish, but don’t quote me on that. On her mother’s side, I think German and Scottish, but I’m not quite sure about that.

18. You bake them a cake for their birthday. What kind do you bake?

I’d have to ask. I’d suggest pineapple upside-down cake, but I don’t know whether she likes it.

19. The CD I would probably find in their vehicle is...

Since her vehicle is a subway car, whatever is in the portable CD player of the guy in the seat across the car who’s bopping silently to the music playing through his earphones. But I believe she likes female vocalists in the Ani DiFranco mold. It’s kind of weird, though — I haven’t actually heard much of her music, so I’m mostly basing this on stuff she’s told me in passing, and on what I know she used to sing.

20. What can you do that will guarantee a laugh from him/her?

Texting her lovenotes in LOLcat will definitely get a big grin from her.

21. Does he/she get along well with their family?

Yes, in general, with occasional stresses. She didn’t get along with her father when he was alive, though. (Neither did I with mine, really, either.)

22. If money wasn't an option, I would buy him/her...

As I said above, and as she said about me, she’s not so much a things person. I think I would buy her either a long exciting luxurious trip someplace she’s never been and wants to go, or something practical with a long-term effect on her life like a nice condo.
28th-Aug-2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, I just now found this post. You pretty much nailed me on all counts, especially Arby's! And I love it that you'd know what to order for me in a bar if I were in the bathroom and the bartender finally made it to our end of the bar. :-)

Per the states I've lived in, they are Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Mass. PA was just for one horrible year living at my father's house, and NJ was an 8-month stretch living with a friend from college.

And I LOVE pineapple upside-down cake! I haven't had it in years, but we can make one together sometime. :-)

I love you, sweetie!
28th-Aug-2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Oh! And the one food I can't live without is salt. If anyone took salt away from me for life, look for me hangin' out in the nearest noose. :-)
29th-Aug-2008 12:53 am (UTC)
I love my sweetie, and I love writing about her!

i really, really hope this doesn't sound too weird, but:

i love your love for your sweetie. you're just so darned unabashedly out there about it, and it makes me want to jump up and down for you, just to celebrate it all.

thanks, so much, for sharing.
29th-Aug-2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Doesn’t sound weird at all! I’m glad you enjoy our shmoop, and I encourage you to jump up and down for us!

I showed this comment to plumtreeblossom last night and she was pleased, too.
29th-Aug-2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
yay! i'd like to friend her. hopefully she won't mind.

(*jumping up and down :)*)
29th-Aug-2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
I’m sure she won’t, although depending what her reading list looks like at the moment she might not reciprocate. You might want to comment in her journal to say how you found her (and tell her I vouch for you :-).
29th-Aug-2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
really, it's fine either way. i'm not insistent that people friendback me immediately. sometimes i get a bit confused as to why they don't eventually, but it's all a personal choice thing.

but i will begin reading what i can see, and i'll comment and mention my knowing you, and perhaps she will grace me with a spot in her list. ;)
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