Monday, March 9, 2009

All About My Man

I haven't blogged in a couple of days, and my brain is toast. So I'm stealing this from Rosie, who was just as unoriginal and stole it from Holly. At least I'm in good company. Let's see how much I really know about My Man:

1. He’s sitting in front of the TV. What is on the screen?

A toss up between a movie, Dirty Jobs or Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?


3. What’s one food he doesn’t like?

Peas. He refuses to eat peas. Which sucks, because they're my favorite veggie.

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order?

He rarely drinks alcohol anymore, but if he does, it's generally a beer. A dark beer - and not American thankyouverymuch. He tends to favor Irish and German brews. Non-alcoholic? Generally just water. I know, how boring can you get?

5. Where did he go to high school?

Upstate New York.

6. What size shoe does he wear?

13. Hello Big Foot!

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! We often joke that if he didn't live with me that he would be able to fit all of his worldly possessions in his car. He's very much a minimalist. Maybe DVDs. And that's a big maybe.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?

Cheese. Yes, plain cheese sandwiches. I think it's a comfort food thing.

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?

New York-style pizza. Or maybe Chinese food.

10. What is his favorite cereal?

Corn Pops. We rarely buy them though since he lacks impulse control. Seriously, he'd eat a whole box of Corn Pops in a day if he could get away with it.

11. What would he never wear?

Pastel colors, specifically pink.

12. What is his favorite sports team?

Sit back, this could take a while. Baseball = Toronto Blue Jays. Football = Buffalo Bills. College Football = Notre Dame. College Basketball = Syracuse Orange. He tends to follow players in the NBA, moreso than teams. And when he's paying attention to hockey, it's the Detroit Red Wings.

13. Who did he vote for?

He's one of the very few independent voters I know. He will vote for either party, and has! Let's just say he was extremely unthrilled with one of the vice presidential candidates and leave it at that.

14. Who is his best friend?

Me. But if we're talking male bonding? One of his college roommates - The Tater.

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do?

There are several, but here's just one. My OCD Dance. Before I leave for work in the morning, I have to double (and in same cases triple) check to make sure that 1) my curling iron is unplugged and 2) the stove is turned off. Yes, I know - I need help.

16. What is his heritage?

Irish and Austrian. Pretty much half and half.

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?

Angel food. Plain angel food. I know. It's not normal.

18. Did he play sports in high school?

Baseball. He was a pitcher.

19. What could he spend hours doing?

Watching movies. He loves to watch movies.

Coming in second place - he's an NFL draft junkie. Any of you ladies got one of these at home? He will scour web sites, listen to analysis, and watch video. He loves, beyond all reason, the NFL draft. It's like Christmas to him.

20. What is one unique talent he has?

He can always make me laugh. Even when I'm pissed off at him. He's also really, really, really good with a budget. I handle our bills, but if he had to take them over for some reason? I wouldn't worry about him screwing it up. Oh, and he's good at putting stuff together. None of this stuff is terribly unique - but hey, it's all I got.


Rosie said...

He's cute, engaging and cuddly sez I, but I gotta tell you, angel food cake? There's something seriously wrong there.

Oh, and I didn't even think about college sports, which truth to tell GG thinks is better than pro. GG looooooooves Notre Dame football.

LoriK said...

Shouldn't #20 have mentioned his major super power---gift giving? Seriously, your Man gives some awesome gifts. I'm surprised lesser men haven't taken a hit out on him to keep womankind from knowing that lame gift giving is not an unavoidable Y chromosome trait.

Also, Corn Pops! I too love them but rarely buy them because self-control is an issue.

JenB said...

Yay Blue Jays!! :) Vernon Wells is a family friend of ours. His grandma came to my wedding.

My hubby likes Corn Pops too.

Wendy said...

Rosie: He's got a thing for marshmallow, and angel food cake is basically one big giant fluffy marshmallow. I'm like, "What? Not even strawberries? Whip cream?" No, just plain.

LoriK: ::headdesk::, I so should have put gift giving down! Proof that my brain is seriously toast right now.

Lori said...

Rosie - I love Angel Food cake. Leave The Man alone. But plain? Nope. It needs strawberries & whipped cream on it.

Sir-Ox-A-Lot said...

Ok...really...cheese sandwiches and plain angels food cake, with an Irish and Austrian heritage? I would check to see if he is a spy.


Sir-Ox-A-Lot said...

He should be eating boiled bratwurst.

(Sorry, meant to include that with the previous post)

Holly said...

I was going to say gift giving should have been listed under #20. Good call LoriK.

These are really fun to read.

Kati said...

Coming in second place - he's an NFL draft junkie. Any of you ladies got one of these at home? He will scour web sites, listen to analysis, and watch video. He loves, beyond all reason, the NFL draft. It's like Christmas to him.

Ummm, IMHO there's *nothing* wrong with being obsessed with the NFL draft. ::she says defensively::

It's a sign that you root for a shitty football team. Anything at all that can be done to improve your team. Honestly. When your team sucks, you get high picks in the draft, so it matters more.

Unless you're the Redskins, then you trade all your high picks away for over priced free agents.

Ehem...or something.

Renee said...

I love this meme!

About the nfl draft stuff: I have 1 too, as it applies to college football. Recruiting from high schools, no less!

The gift-giving super power sounds awesome. sigh.

Wendy said...

JenB: That is sooooo cool! My Man has never quite recovered from Carlos Delgado leaving, and he's a hard core Doc fan. If Halladay ever leaves, that might be it for him.

Lori: He's not a fan of sugary frosting. Hell, isn't that like the best part of any cake?

Ox: LOL - bratwurst, maybe. But only grilled. If I suggested boiling it he'd probably throw up in his mouth a little.

Holly: Thanks for the blog filler!

Kati: The problem is he inevitably discovers all these great players who would be perfect for Buffalo, and they don't draft a single one of them. Then these guys go to other teams and are the next superstars. I can't remember the last draft the Bills had where he was actually excited by who they chose.

Renee: Oh, he pays attention to that too - but mostly focuses on Notre Dame, and players Notre Dame lost out on because Florida hogged them all.

Karen J. said...

I thought I was the only one that did that OCD dance in the mornings-- my son thinks I'm deranged because I have to make sure that the stove is off and the toaster is unplugged. If I forget to check, I seriously have to unlock the door and go back in the house. It's such a relief to know that I'm not on my way to Crazyville alone!

Wendy said...

Karen J: More than once I've gone out to my car only to think, "Oh shit, did I unplug my curling iron?" So yeah, naturally I have to go back up to the apartment, unlock the door, and check. It's a sickness and tell your son he shouldn't laugh because it's hereditary. My dad does the same thing with the coffee pot.

Barbara said...

This is so cute!! I need to give it a shot for my hubby, lol.

Kelly C. said...

I too am semi-obsessed with the NFL Draft. LOL However, I *only* watch the first round. Which generally takes 6 - 8 hours. :-X

And I am fanatical (although I do hate that word because it implies psycho-stalker chick, which I am so NOT) about my boys. Aka the Detroit Red Wings. :)