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My Husband is Hoarding Chicory ...

... and he's not that wild about me revealing this fact in case everyone starts to do it.

Today is our 25th anniversary, not wedding (that's 9/12) but of us. That is, we met 25 years ago today, a Friday, had our first date on the following Monday and have been together ever since. Following black_lavender's lead, I present three truths and a lie about Paul and I:

  • I asked Paul out on our first date. True

  • I proposed to Paul. True

  • Our wedding anniversary is 9/12 becasue Paul was in the hospital recovering from toxic shock syndrome on 9/5. False but Paul was in the hospital on that day.

  • The day after we were married I went to the zoo with my Dad, my brother, my sister-in-law and my nephew, leaving Paul home with my mother. True. Paul was still too weak for the zoo.

Here's some meme that's going around....

Rules: Bold the following that are true about you, italicize things you wish were true, add one true thing about you, and then tag five more people.

  • I miss somebody right now.

  • I don’t watch much TV these days. Unless you count Japanese TV.

  • I love olives.

  • I own lots of books.

  • I wear glasses or contact lenses.

  • I love to play video games.

  • I’ve tried marijuana.

  • I’ve watched porn movies.

  • I have been in a threesome.

  • I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.

  • I believe honesty is usually the best policy.

  • I curse sometimes.

  • I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.

  • I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.

  • I’m TOTALLY smart. -- And mostly without common sense...

  • I’ve broken someone’s bones.

  • I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal.

  • I hate the rain.

  • I’m paranoid at times.

  • I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.

  • I need money right now.

  • I love sushi.

  • I talk really, really fast. However, I've slowed down a bit in my old age.

  • I have fresh breath in the morning.

  • I have long hair. -- Define long. I'm growing it out right now because I got tired of not getting the haircut I wanted (probably my fault for not speaking the lingo).

  • I have lost money in Las Vegas.

  • I have at least one sibling.

  • I was born in a country outside of the U.S.

  • I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.

  • I couldn’t survive without Caller I.D.

  • I like the way that I look.

  • I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.

  • I know how to cornrow.

  • I am usually pessimistic. -- Optimist by nature, pessimist by philosphy.

  • I have a lot of mood swings.

  • I think prostitution should be legalized.

  • I think Britney Spears is pretty.

  • I slept with a Suitemate. -- I don't even know what this means.

  • I have a hidden talent.

  • I’m always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.

  • I have a lot of friends.

  • I am currently single.

  • I have pecked someone of the same sex. -- I'm assuming we're talking closed mouth kisses here.

  • I enjoy talking on the phone.

  • I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.

  • I love to shop.

  • I enjoy window shopping.

  • I would rather shop than eat.

  • I would classify myself as ghetto.

  • I’m bourgie and have worn a sweater tied around my shoulders.

  • I’m obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal.

  • I don’t hate anyone. I dislike them.

  • I’m a pretty good dancer. -- I'm an enthusiastic dancer.

  • I’m completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.

  • I have a cell phone.

  • I believe in a god(s).

  • I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.

  • I’ve rejected someone before.

  • I currently like someone.

  • I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

  • I want to have children in the future.

  • I have changed a diaper before. --Is it just me or do these seem oriented towards kids?

  • I’ve called the cops on a friend before.

  • I am a member of the Tom Green fan club.

  • I’m not allergic to anything.

  • I have a lot to learn.

  • I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.

  • I am shy around the opposite sex.

  • I’m online 24/7, even as an away message.

  • I have at least 5 away messages saved.

  • I have tried alcohol or drugs before.
  • I have made a move on a friend’s significant other or crush in the past. -- Just crushes and not behind my friend's back.

  • I own the "South Park" movie.

  • I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal.

  • When I was a kid I played "the birds and the bees" with a neighbor or chum. -- I'm not sure I know what this is but probably

  • I enjoy some country music. -- Austin Lounge Lizards, Southern Culture on the Skids and Johnny Horton...

  • I would die for my best friends.

  • I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.

  • I watch soap operas whenever I can.

  • I’m obsessive, and often a perfectionist.

  • I have used my sexuality to advance my career.

  • I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.

  • I know all the words to Slick Rick’s "Children’s Story".

  • Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.

  • I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I like it.

  • I have dated a close friend’s ex.

  • I like surveys/memes.

  • I am happy at this moment.

  • I’m obsessed with guys.

  • Democrat. -- Say rather leftist.

  • Conservative Republican.

  • I am punk rockish.

  • I am preppy.

  • I go for older guys/girls, not younger.

  • I study for tests most of the time.

  • I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I’ve ever met. -- Except my older brother who taught me.

  • I can work on a car.

  • I love my job. -- Not quite. I do like it a lot but it is still work.
  • I am comfortable with who I am right now.

  • I have more than just my ears pierced.

  • I walk barefoot wherever I can.

  • I have jumped off a bridge.

  • I love sea turtles.

  • I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup.

  • I believe in prophetic dreams

  • I plan on achieving a major goal/dream.

  • I am proficient on a musical instrument.

  • I worked at McDonald’s restaurant. -- Actually Burger King but they are really the same, right?

  • I hate office jobs.

  • I love sci-fi movies.

  • I think water rules.

  • I went to college out of state.

  • I am adopted.

  • I like sausage.

  • I am a pyro.

  • I love the Red Sox.

  • I have thrown up from crying too much.

  • I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.

  • I love kisses.

  • I fall for the worst people and have been hurt every time.

  • I adore bright colors.

  • I love Dear Abby.

  • I can’t live without black eyeliner.

  • I think school is awesome.

  • I think pigtails serve a purpose.

  • I don’t know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.

  • I usually like covers better than originals.

  • I don’t like multi-textured ice cream.

  • I think John Cusack is adorable. -- Adorable is not a word I use but he is very appealing.

  • I fucking hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays

  • I watch Food Network way too much.

  • I love coaching youth sports.

  • I can pick up things with my toes.

  • I can’t whistle.

  • I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes’ slither.

  • I have ridden/owned a horse. -- Just ridden.

  • I still have every journal I’ve ever written in.

  • I can’t stick to a diet.

  • I talk in my sleep. -- Or so I hear.

  • I’ve often thought that I was born in the wrong century.

  • I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.

  • Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.

  • I have jazz in my blood.

  • I would not be friends if they weren’t family.

  • I wear a toe ring.

  • I have a tattoo.

  • I love vaginas.

  • I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.

  • I am a caffeine junkie.

  • I know who Santos L. Halper is.

  • I read trashy romance novels and I am ashamed.

  • I love wrestling.

  • I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.

  • If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder.

  • I cosplayed or know what cosplaying is.

  • I have been to over 15 conventions. -- Probably about that but it isn't very specific is it? I've been to two medical conventions because I was a vendor working a booth.

  • I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.

  • I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.

  • I'm an artist.

  • I have a goal to collect every Johnny Depp movie ever made.

  • I am ambidexterous.

  • I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed.

  • My computer has a name. -- Duh! Requirement of being on a network. My current computer is Chow.

  • If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony.

  • I have terrible teeth.

  • I hate my toes.

  • I did this Meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me.

  • I have more friends on the internet than in real life.

  • I have lived in either three different states or countries.

  • I am extremely flexible.

  • I love hugs more than kisses.

  • I want to own my own business. -- I used to be self employed and I loved it but there's also a lot to like about wage slavehood.

  • I smoke or tried cigarettes. -- Tried cigarettes once in grade school but I used to smoke thin cigars in HS in an effor to be like Clint Eastwood.

  • I have met a star from ABC's LOST.

  • I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.

  • Nobody has ever said I'm normal. -- Except people who didn't know me or were just being mean.

  • Sad movies, games, fics and the like can cause a trickle of tear every now and then. -- It's the hormones.

  • I am proficient in the use of many types firearms and combat weapons.

  • I like the way women look in stylized men's suits.

  • I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me. -- Unless they are assholes who I am not pleased with.

  • I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the cloud.

  • I have played tennis with my non dominant hand before

  • I have played strip poker with someone else before

  • I read the labels on food, shampoo, and other things just because.

  • I have emotional problems for which I have sought professional help.

  • I believe I am in love with a Japanese rock star.

  • I believe I am in love with a fictional Japanese character.

  • I have dated someone who has had more than 300 sexual partners.

  • I have told a friend that I have a crush on them.

  • I have cheated on a boyfriend/girlfriend. -- A little but it was with a guy I had had a crush on before.

  • I have been in a romantic relationship with members of both the same and the opposite sex.

  • I am happy with my current relationship.

  • I have had sex with an uncircumcised male.

  • I am often attracted to unsuitable individuals.

  • I love brussel spouts and rutabagas.

  • I sincerely believe that any movie, ANY MOVIE, can be improved by adding Chow Yun-Fat.

Nobody is tagged; that just seems so dictatorial.

Tune: MUSICMATCH Jukebox

25 years together...that's a long time! Congratulations (: My husband and I have been married for almost 3 1/2 years so far, have been together in person for almost 4 years, and have known each other for almost 6 years. lol, that doesn't compare with what you've got, but it's a start, and I'm proud (:

You didn't try to guess the lie?

*shrugs* I assumed it was #3. Scrolling down to the other responses to this post, my assumption was correct.

I'm a bit of an airhead most of the time--my job reminds me of this on an hourly basis.

Happy 25th!

I'm going to guess that Number One is the lie, and that Paul was the one who asked you out on the first date. After being overwhelmed with his wonderful-ness, you proposed.

Hee. Am I even close to the truth?

Number 1 is true. I did ask him out but we had exchanged phone numbers so I'm pretty sure he would have asked me if I had given him a chance.

So what's your favorite Clint Eastwood movie? My guess is the series of A Few Dollars More, A Fistful of Dollars, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly.

Mine, actually, is Where Eagles Dare ^_^

And I will laugh and raise a toast in your honor if number 4 is true. Poor Paul...But congratultions on being together so long. It seems so rare now-a-days to see relationships stay strong after so long.

I said I wanted to be like Eastwood, not that I liked his movies....

Probably Pale Rider, one of the westerns, anyway.

Bad assumption on my heart then ^^ Still, there had to have been something that made you want to be like him!

Meh. It's all water under the bridge...

I just wanted to be cool and kick ass.

And I'm sure you had the confidence to be so with a cigar in hand =p

Well sure it sounds silly when you say it like that but when I was 17 it made perfect sense.

Happy Anniversary

I am going to say Paul is very unlikely to be have been recovering from toxic shock syndrome unless Paul is a woman and you are odder than I thought. I remember when that all came up. I LIKED those tampons, damnit! *Rely* tampons sent as samples through the mail and they didn't leak!

25 years? You win. I married in '82.

That meme looks like hard work as I have yet to learn how to bold or italicize anything on LJ. You wish you had been in a treesome?::Blinks::
Your chicory-hoarding husband could well be a bit startled.

Re: Happy Anniversary

I've only been married since '87 so you have the technical edge, at least.

Number 3 actually is the lie. Paul was in the hospital with toxic shock on 9/5 but the wedding was always planned for 9/12 because the minister was booked on 9/5. Paul was only out of the hospital for two days when we got married. I had been wondering if I was going to have to get married at the hospital.

He got toxic shock from a root canal and was apparently a textbook case as hordes of interns were brought by to see his characteristic brick redness.

Regarding threesome: my youth was fairly misspent, it was back before HIV was common knowledge, but not as misspent as I might like.

Re: Happy Anniversary

I'll bet they were. How romantic.

Trying to figure, I guess we met in '79. It was a case of love at first sight but we were so young and he had some unsavory entanglements which he spent months quietly getting rid of. Just about the 16th of September of '79 so 26 years then.


First child was born in '85. Thankfully, we waited on that and had some fun those first few years.

Re: Happy Anniversary

Not to be nosey, but I am, how old were you then? From one of your posts I guessed I'm a couple years older than you. I was about to turn 20 and Paul was about to turn 19 when we met.

Re: Happy Anniversary


Quite right. I was just turned 16 and he was just turned 18. I married him when I was 18 and he was 20. Our parents had to sign because of MA law. In Maryland (where we lived at the time) they wouldn't have had to.

I've just turned 42 and sometimes look in dismay at my children and their still child-like attitudes. I was responsible and in a commited relationship at their age and it makes me impatient sometimes.

Not that I can do math or keep track of birthdays. I think I'm 42...9/03/63...Gah! Who cares?

But then again they don't drink or smoke weed. Go figure.

Re: Happy Anniversary

Sadly, my attitudes are still pretty child like.

Re: Happy Anniversary

I don't think my attitudes are all that much different from when I was 16. I am more tolerant, and more likely to blow something that I am not interested in without embarrassment.

I knew the likely future then, you see. Time has proved me right. I no longer look into the future; too creepy.

Yipes! This meme is like a venereal disease! I completed it on my ‘real’ journal a week or so back. In fact, I added these to the end. It’s so funny how these memes get around!

I believe I am in love with a fictional Japanese character.
I have dated someone who has had more than 300 sexual partners.
I have told a friend that I have a crush on them.
I have cheated on a boyfriend/girlfriend. -- A little but it was with a guy I had had a crush on before.
I have been in a romantic relationship with members of both the same and the opposite sex.
I am happy with my current relationship.
I have had sex with an uncircumcised male.
I am often attracted to unsuitable individuals.
I love brussel spouts and rutabagas.

What was that, like nine? I know you were only supposed to add one but I wanted to spice it up a bit.

Now this is a bit mysterious. I would have said that you got it from [Bad username: astarvingwriter] since she was the only one I tagged who actually did it, but she added (if I remember correctly) ‘I collect sand’ (heh heh) which is not on here so it must have come off of a friends list off of one of the communities. Cultural anthropologists need to study and track these darn memes, it’s actually quite fascinating how fast they travel throughout the net.

Apparently, the person I got it from didn't add anything at all which is strange.

Whoever it was they likely did not read the meme rules. Doesn't matter really.