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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fifteen Ways The Mister And I Are Different



The Pioneer Woman posted today about 15 ways 
she and her Marlboro Man are different.
And she asked if others could make a list
so I thought I'd try it.


  1. I like autumn and winter.  He likes summer and um,... summer.
  2. I squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom.  He squeezes from the middle.
  3. I enjoy sleeping late on the weekends.  He can't sleep once the sun is up. 
  4. I love spicy food...the hotter the better.  He thinks mild salsa is too hot.
  5. I want to turn on the air conditioning as soon as it's over 78 degrees in the house.  He doesn't even notice if it's 90 degrees in the house.
  6. I am romantic.  He is not.
  7. I look young for my age.  He looks older than he really is.
  8. He wakes up hungry.  I don't eat until noon.
  9. I like wild flowers and over-filled flower boxes.  He likes small, symmetrically placed landscaping.
  10. I am optimistic.  He is pessimistic.
  11. I drink a pot of coffee each morning.  He gets the jitters from too much decaf tea.
  12. I like real mayo.  He likes Miracle Whip
  13. I like chocolate.  He craves chocolate daily like a crazed PMS-suffering middle aged woman. lol.  And no, I didn't get this one backwards! ha.
  14. I watch Nascar on Sundays.  He naps through Nascar on Sundays.
  15. I can't sleep unless I've just taken a shower.  He can start snoring as soon as his head hits the pillow, no matter what.
  16. One of our boys can walk through the room and I know exactly what they want or what is wrong.  He doesn't realize anyone walked through the room.
  17. I obsess about being on time.  He's always late.
  18. I like to blog.  He likes to read.
  19. I have a memory like a steel trap.  He has selective memory. ha.
  20. I need a calculator if math involves anything bigger than single digits.  His aced calculus in high school.

Oops..that's more than 15! haha

Got carried away!

Geesh...how have we ever stayed together so long?

Good thing he never reads my blog. ha.


Pedi party is in 5 days!!!



73 comments:

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    1. not a chance, actually. lol...

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    2. Some of those made me smile because James and I are so different in so very many ways too.
      Mine watches TV. I prefer the computer.
      I love family history. He couldn't care less.
      I ignore noises. Noise drives him nuts.
      I want our kids to stay. He's ready for them to move out.
      I like country music. He hates the genre...

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    3. Oh, that's a cute list. And since I know he reads your blog, you're safe putting it here! haha.
      We're the same on the noises. :)

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    4. Yes...the noises...especially rattles in the truck...I'm like "no...I don't hear that"..
      I agree with #'s...4,5, 6,9,10,16,19 and 20...hahaha!
      This would be a cute challenge to pose, eh? To other bloggers...
      I feel like you Betsy..."Do I even know you?"....
      What was I thinking when I was 17?! hahaha!

      Great post......once again!
      Here comes SUMMER!!! oooops...sorry!

      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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    5. I know...love is blind when you're a teen. :)

      Summer...oh, I know! But being the optimist that I am, I will concentrate on the parts I do like about it. ha.

      Sounds like our men would get along splendidly. lol....

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    6. absolutely!!!
      and they even kinda look alike!! haha!

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    7. I will say it was James who taught me to love spicy food. Gotta love green chiles!

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  2. Funny! I enjoyed Ree's list today too. I see some similarities in your list to things that would be on my list. I may have to do this too. :)

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    1. Ree is just plain hilarious, isn't she?

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  3. thats funny that you watch nascar and he naps...ha....ewww...miracle whip...

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  4. Just goes to prove that opposites attract.
    It would be so boring if you were the same.

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    1. I keep adding more. I better stop. lol...
      It would be very boring! And I'd have to share my coffee! lol.... I think we were more alike when we were younger, though.

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    2. You know, any time we have an arguement, I always say, "It would be so much easier if you were more like me!" haha. :)

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  5. oh Betsy many things you say are typicial of men:) the women are different, feel different, Im romantic too, but well is so,
    Maybe he read this today who knows LOL

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    1. Yeah, it's pretty typical I know...maybe that's why it's so funny....we can all relate!

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    2. Yeah but sometimes I try dont think LOL

      I laugh when you talk if some boy go to the room you know what he wants!
      Still happens me I know when Ditto is bored or Esperanza is upsept or when in the night come to my bed and say I dont feel well;)

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    3. yes, that is so true..that's why kids need their mamas! ha.

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    4. absolutely:) ah Esperanza is a litle sick (me too) but she sleep ALL the morning in MY bed like a baby!

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    5. oh, that's too bad! Hope she is better!

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  6. Opposites attract! You guys sound like my husband and myself!

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    1. well, it's nice to know we aren't alone. :)

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  7. I think it's good to keep our separate interests. It seems to have worked for you too : )
    And I agree that Miracle Whip is no substitute for mayo. It seems to be so unnatural.

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    1. I've never read the ingredients but I'm sure it's unnatural. It has to be. lol....

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  8. Enjoyed the list! My hubby is a romantic, and I'm more or less not......:)
    I think if you can appreciate each others differences it makes marriage interesting, and also makes for some arguments, but without a few of those life would be boring. :)

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    1. there are a few differences that I appreciate more than others. haha.

      Yes, without arguments, it would be boring....but peaceful. lol....We don't argue often, but when we do, it's not pretty. ha.

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  9. Wow to the chocolate one
    When he wants it better get out of the way and run
    A coffee freak you are
    Not eating until noon at your bar
    To much coffee I suppose
    And agree with him, winter curls my toes

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    1. yep...if I want to keep peace
      I must stock chocolate piece by piece
      or he'll result to chocolate chips
      or hot fudge on his ice cream dip!
      haha.
      I hope you've donned your curly toes
      with something fun for the party show!
      hahahahaha.
      I'm rhyming quite well tonight.
      That should give you a fright.
      lol...

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    2. No fright indeed
      At my feed
      Fun to see
      As you rhyme with me
      And i have pics ready to go
      But still have to type it at my show
      One hand and busy doesn't mix
      But I still will get up to my same old tricks

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    3. Pictures, too
      Will be so fun to view.
      Wondering what Brian will do
      with his toes, too!

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    4. haha your twin may flake
      And write a verse about a lake

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    5. He better not back out!
      Or I may have to pout!

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  10. Very interesting! I think that some differences are complementary, some are annoying. You hope that there are more of the former, and learn to live with the latter. But people are a package deal, you can't pick and choose the attributes, so hopefully you keep the whole in mind. Anyway, very fun list!

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    1. a package deal...that's a very good way of putting it! And yes, some can be annoying and others are really just kind of funny!

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    1. You saw it, too? I thought it was so cute. I think it's ok to go over 15....we all make it work somehow! :)

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  12. Love this post, Betsy. I'm like your husband except for...
    4. I love spicy food
    12. I prefer real mayo
    13. chocolate reminds me of beavers
    That's it. :)

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    1. beavers? I don't even want to know...lol....

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  13. Hi Betsy - opposites attract don't they .. wonderful read through .. I think I'm on your side! Happy differences .. life is bliss - cheers Hilary

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  14. Hi Betsy, your list is quite amusing and shows the degree of tolerance you both must have worked out over the years. I believe, a marriage works if you share some fundamental views of love and life and have a benevolent view on all the other bits and pieces. And I must admit that I might find it difficult, if my husband was too similar to me. I somehow rejoice in rather being unique. Kind of vanity, I know ...
    Have a nice day
    Christel

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  15. This is awesome Betsy haha, sometimes it's good to be a little different when you think about it instead of being the same with everything. One thing that I find funny is that you like Nascar and he doesn't, usually it's the other way around. Seen your comment in reply to Pat by the way haha, thanks so much, really made me laugh. Have to love Pat and the cat! :')

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    1. Sucking up to one another,
      Oh brother

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    2. Oh, you saw that? Wasn't sure you'd come back and read it! lol....

      yes, we HAVE to love him. It's some curse he put on us. :)

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  16. You are yin to his yang!! Lovely! Take care
    x

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  17. As they say, opposites attract, and that certainly seems to be true in your case! I had to laugh at the craving chocolate comment. I wish my husband was like that -- maybe he'd understand my obsession!

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    1. No, you don't wish that...then you'd have to share! haha.

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    1. Well, I have to say, that #19 has caused more fights than just about anything else. lol...

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  19. My list would be long, too:-) I think it makes things much more interesting!

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    1. Oh, believe me,...I could have kept going! ha.

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  20. #2. I'm a bottom-squeezer, too. Hm. Maybe I should rephrase that. (Maybe not.)

    #4. I'm with you! Hot and spicy!

    #6. What, no serenading?

    #12. Miracle Whip all the way!

    #16. That was funny as h---!!!

    #20. (Actually, #16-20) Well, you were right about your math skills...

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  21. The only thing hubby and I have in common...We love each other.

    I love your list! Read Ree's, too. I noticed you didn't do the sleeping in the birthday suit part. hahaha.
    Don't do that here. If the house caught fire my neighbors would see that i'm starting to resemble a shar-pei puppy these days. :D

    Jake's a Girl

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    1. No we don't have any birthday suit sleepers here, either. lol....

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  22. I'm glad I came back for more this evening ... this is one of the most delightful posts ~ ever. (tell Mister I'm with him on the Miracle Whip)

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    1. you, too? haha...Actually, I did grow up on Miracle Whip...and loved it. That is, until I met Mayo. haha.

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    2. The only times I've had miracle whip is when someone served it assuming we'd all like it. No. Definitely no. Far too sweet, for one...and that's coming from me--a sweet tooth, no less.

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  23. Love it and I'm stealing your idea, but I will link to you of course.

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  24. What an awesome list...my hubs and I are very similar to both of you!!! Isn't it amazing how opposites attract? Guess we fit together like a hand and glove....reading your list made me smile, inside and out. Thanks -

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  25. Hi Betsy, I've visiting from Mari's at My Little Corner of the World. Her list was fun to read, and so was yours and The Pioneer Woman's. It lets me know that I am not alone in this thing call marriage! LOL

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    1. Hi Anita! Thanks for stopping by! :) No, you certainly are not alone! hahaha.

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  26. Love this list, Betsy. Haha. I'm with you on almost all of those items except I will defer to him on the Nascar and memory! :) Hee. Boy, I could have EASILY written a list like that. So, did he ever comment on the list? :) lol.

    bTW, exciting times for your Brocks with the wedding so soon. Good luck to all there.

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