I'm not usually all about online surveys. This one is cribbed from a HuffPost article about 35 things that engaged couples should agree upon. Since I have no desire to be engaged, I thought it would be perfect for me to indulge. All answers are true ... or close to it.
the toilet paper go over or under the roll?
But no big deal.
for now. Like cats better.
you eat breakfast for dinner?
pizza: yes or no?
Especially from Beverly Pizza in Black Rock.
it acceptable to open presents as they arrive or do you have to wait
for the actual birthday or holiday?
the dirty forks and knives go in the dishwasher with the handle
sticking out of the utensil tray or down in the utensil tray?
up, so you remove it hygienically.
it acceptable to leave dishes in the sink to "soak"
overnight, or do they need to be cleaned before bed?
Especially if postprandial canoodling is involved.
cap on or cap off?
on the toothpaste: roll it from the bottom or just squeeze really
First squeeze hard. Then roll up as it gets lower. This technique can
be used in many situations.
towels a one-time use item or do you use the same towel until laundry
air-dry towels properly so I can reuse.
put: They shkeeve me. My sea sponge is my sole ablution implement.
got its name because it is a miracle than anyone would eat that shit.
This would be a deal-breaker for me. Addendum: Duke's mayo, if you
can find it.
don't drink soda.
you eat the holiday candy out in the display bowl or must it be left
there for display?
off, I don't say “holiday” instead of the day's/season's actual
name. I rarely eat candy and have never displayed it.
is YOUR definition of camping?
simple. In no particular order:
secure, cozy cabin, fenced in to deter varmints
farther than five miles from shopping, excellent food and drink, and
a decent liquor store
central heat and A/C
real fireplace, preferably with a plush rug nearby for secret
massive TV in great room with cable/sat, DVR and full collection of
DVDs that aren't The
Sound of Music
version of same in huge bedroom, which, by the way, has an outdoor
porch with famously scenic views, perfect for breakfast
Brobdingnagian bed for separate, sound sleep OR spooning, with
aforementioned flannel sheets and umpteen pillows for fort-making
bath and a half, the small one for me to get busy; the other has
shower, Jacuzzi and shvitz with plenty of room for two
gourmet kitchen with an AGA stove, Viking appliances and a pantry
stocked from Balducci's
wet bar, with Pilsner Urquell on tap, a nice selection of Pinots
Noir, and a hogshead of Woodford Reserve bourbon
the thermostat down when you go out or leave it alone?
of course. Like I own an oil company?
what point is a garbage bag too full to stuff more trash in it?
minutes before removal folk arrive.
many times is it acceptable to hit the snooze button?
don't own an alarm clock. So there.
store shopping: great deals or gross?
deals. Dollar and “junk” stores, too. I revel in them.
far in advance is it OK to plan a vacation?
reservations: necessary or too restrictive?
I'm going to get world-class food and service, I have no reservations
about making reservations.
coasters: love 'em or hate 'em?
nauseate me. I don't believe in paying money to get sick and
frightened. I don't actually HATE the devices, though. Honey, you can
ride the Kevorkian Loopdy Loop (made in Latvia) all you want. I'll be
in the beer garden.
chocolate chips, less cookie or more cookie, less chips?
Okay, more cookie, fewer chips
much orange juice must be left in the container for it to be returned
to the fridge?
deciliter. And I don't drink directly from the box, thank you.
clips or just roll the bag up?
use these guys, and then hang 'em by eyehooks. Ingenious, eh?
the doctor or just take some medicine at home?
final camping note: Woodford Reserve is a world-class panacea.
is the prime location for the TV remote to stay?
my sofa blankie.
it OK to have a TV in the bedroom?
It's mandatory. We can turn it off. But I might want to watch
while you're immersed in Glee.
folded clothes be put away, or is it OK to just pull as needed from
the basket of clean laundry?
prefer to stow clean clothes.
you need to write a grocery list or just wait until you're walking
around the store to figure out what you need?
could live happily without any
sort of list.
the bed: must-do or waste of time because you're just going to get
back in it?
permissable. Couple: wait and see. What if, say, after a terrific
breakfast and co-shower, we might want to revisit the sheets?
it OK to shave/clip toenails in the living room?
I use the back porch for that. Finches love 'em.