Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

So over the past few months, I've been tagged multiple times. And even though I love reading other people's answers, I wondered how much Risser anyone should have to take. Having been warned that an inordinate amount of Risser is to follow, feel free to click away now.

Once we stopped having parties and making Valentine's Day boxes for school, this holiday has been kind of lost on me. Maybe because I didn't really have a Valentine until GK, I just always seemed in transition (or tumult) at that time of year. So lucky for GK, my expectations are pretty low, and lucky for me he is GK and always makes things special. In honor of the day, here is a little bit about him and some about me you may not have known...

My Husband...
What is his name? Gordon Keith Risser III (GK to everyone except phone solicitors and our car mechanic)
How long have you been together? That's a tough one. Married: 18 months. Together before that about 4.5 months (grimace)
How old is he? 31
Who eats more? Him. He's a bottomless pit. When he doesn't eat enough he gets grumpy and has been heard to say "I've been hungry my whole life!"
Who said I love you first? I think I kind of did. It all happened so fast.
Who is taller? GK, thank goodness... I'm only 5'4"
Who sings better? We both love to sing, but he's got a husky singing voice and a ton of raw talent. I'd rather listen to him any day!
Who is smarter? Hmmm. We're different smart. We're very complementary.
Whose temper is worse? It depends on when we last ate and slept. We can both get a little silly sometimes. But usually not unless we're hungry or tired.
Who does the laundry? Me (but GK recognizes moments to step in)
Who does the dishes?Usually me because I'm faster, but since we do A LOT of dishes around here and only anticipate doing more, GK takes his turns.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Well recently we changed the direction of our heads, and GK stayed by the wall and I stayed by the edge.
Who pays the bills? Me
Who mows the lawn? We'll let you know in a few years when we have one!
Who cooks dinner? We alternate. Most nights GK has class so we eat lunch together more often than dinner.
Who drives when you are together? GK
Who is more stubborn? We're both pretty stubborn. And it looks like our child already is too.
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Me, but I'm wrong more often :)
Whose parents do you see the most? It's about the same. We don't see either one often enough, but we're going home for a visit a week from tomorrow!!!
Who kissed who first? GK kissed me. He came to see me in Denver for the weekend from LA and I told him ahead of time that I didn't think we should kiss (I know! What was I thinking? But to be fair, my previous relationship didn't end so great and I thought it would be good not to let physical attraction stuff confuse the situation). Well GK said, "We'll see." And within 3 hours of being in the same state, he kissed me and that was it.
Who asked who out? I emailed first, after that he made all the moves.
Who proposed? GK. He took me to a beautiful cliff overlooking the ocean and made me breakfast and wrote me a poem. It really was a dream.
Who is more sensitive? We're both pretty sensitive. I cry more.
Who has more friends? It's about the same. We're very blessed.
Who has more siblings? Close. He's the oldest of seven. Six boys and a girl. I'm number four of six living. Four boys and two girls.
Who wears the pants in the family? Um, we have a lot of clothes, so we can usually both manage a pair at the same time.

So now you know. Happy Valentine's Day!


gk risser said...

I had enough Risser by the time I was 5.

NYCmom said...

Hey Susanna--I hope you don't mind me eavesdropping on your blog. It's fun to read about you guys and in this instance, GK, about whom I know so little. Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you enjoyed your cheesecakes as much as we did. xo--jen

Dad Risser said...

Too much Risser? One can never have too much. (Except may GK since he was 5)

Teri said...

You guys are so amazing, we sure do miss the Riss here in Denver. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.

Derek Bitter, M.A. said...

Who tells better jokes? (I know the answer already)

Sydney said...

Ouch GK!! Was it something we said????

Anonymous said...

I'm with Syd. I don't think I understand the 'too much Risser' thing. I kind of like us.

Jennifer said...

I like all those answers you are a women with words and I think that the two of you are perfect for each other but I guess you already have that figuared out.

Amberly said...

this was a great post. I loved learning a little more about you two! but why, exactly, did you say your baby is already stubborn?

alysha said...

are you pregnant?
I'll just come out and ask it?

Valerie said...

Hey Susanna, ever since I heard the "I've been hungry my whole life" line, every time it's chilly I tell James, "I've been cold my whole life". I get cold a lot so it's like a daily homage to GK.

Carters said...

Risser? Is that you? Hermana Florence?? With a little Risser on the way?! This is your long lost Hermana Gurr. I love you girl! We need to how, do I contact you without publishing all my info? Love, Jewels