August 30, 2005

100 things about my significant other (part I)

I dedicate this post to those who seeked love and found it, to those who seek love, to those who lost hope.
May this restore your faith.

Every time I blog, I share my entries with my s.o.

Every time, he complains that I don't blog enough about him.

This post is dedicated to him, 100%.

I will make a 100 things list, but in 2 parts.

  1. My s.o.'s name is Dave. It suits him perfectly.
  2. He is my significant other, lover, best friend and confident.
  3. He is one head shorter then me.
  4. He is the king of procrastination.
  5. His heart could hold the world.
  6. The first time I told him I loved him, I was a teen-ager. He said I was too tall.
  7. Our first conversation was about me talking too much.
  8. Dave is brilliant, but was never an A student because he couldn't hand in his papers on time.
  9. He nevertheless wrote a brilliant comparison paper about Stendahl's Le rouge et le Noir and Tristan et Iseult.
  10. Dave could never make a carreer out of it, but he would be a great carpet salesman.
  11. As we speak, Dave is doing the dishes. For the first time in 3 days. It's his only shore.
  12. When I went on a 6 months fellowship in Senegal, he spent all his vacations and lots of money to spend 2 weeks with me.
  13. Dave is allergic to vacuum cleaners. I have to vacuum when he's not home.
  14. Dave laughs at all my jokes. Even when they're truly awful.
  15. I bought my first car because of Dave. He was studying and living 300km away from home.
  16. Dave is the oldest of 2. He never had a sister.
  17. He constantly claims to be asocial. Yet, he is rarely seen alone.
  18. He has very strong ties to his family.
  19. I once drove 6 hours to and back in one night, just to be with him.
  20. Dave lives with me. He still buys me flowers once a month and takes me out all the time.
  21. He likes to think a lot before deciding things. That drives me insane.
  22. When we were in high school, his nickname was ''Lutin des bois" (Wood Sprite). It really sounds much less ridiculous in English.
  23. He keeps on saying I should teach him to blog. Everytime I remind him, he decides it's not the time for it.
  24. One night, we found a woman in crisis in the street. He suggested we try to help her, and actually carried her from the car to the hospital.
  25. Though he was raised in a comfortably wealthy family, he feels compation for the world and care little for profit.
  26. He has capitalistic tendencies though.
  27. He has never been physically violent toward anyone that I know.
  28. In 12 years that I've known him, I saw him yell twice. I must admit I was pushing my luck both times.
  29. If he could, Dave would spend his whole life without doing any chore anywhere.
  30. Though he was never baptized, he considers Jesus to be a great philosopher and patron.
  31. He has the utmost respect for Gandhi and Bouddha.
  32. His dream job would be to teach philosophy to children.
  33. His nightmare position would be housekeeper.
  34. Dave's shortest job was as a material handler. He was doing ok but hated the schedule. He stayed there 3 weeks.
  35. He has been talking about going to work in Thailand for the last 3 years.
  36. He is addicted to coffee, chesse and sherbet.
  37. In 12 years that I've known him, I saw him drunk twice. He was really sweet and quite funny.
  38. Silence with him is never uncomfortable.
  39. He hates pop music in general, and heavy metal and rap in particular.
  40. He is the most forgetful person I know (aside for myself).
  41. He keeps on reminding me of stuff.
  42. He is always considerate and respectful of me, and my rythm.
  43. When we were 20, we dated. He left without saying goddbye because he thought I was miserable with him. I cried for months.
  44. If I were to choose one person on which to be alone on an island with, it would be him.
  45. I trust Dave with my life, but not with my crystal glasses.
  46. He loves to play chess.
  47. He taught me to love Mozart's requiem.
  48. He is the reason I beleive in soul mates and reincarnation.
  49. After I'd been gone away for 6 months, he asked me to live with him.
  50. He commited to me despite my recent job conditions.

I will sorely miss him when I leave.

The Beaver

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10 comments:

Cricketina said...

That has got to be one of the sweetest tributes I've ever seen!!

Something tells me your relationship will be just fine.

Oh, and by the way, although I don't know how it sounds in french, wood sprite sounds a bit odd in English as well(at least to me). What does that mean anyway???

cityangelz said...

oh wow.. Beaver this is so sweet.. I'm sure you are both really lucky to have found each other.. At 17, i'm still happy to be a swinging single *haha* but i hope when i do find love its gonna be like the 2 of you.

cheers,
siti

Anjamon said...

Dave is beautiful name! My mum wanted to name my brother something like that.

And you must really love him!! That's great!!

Blessed Be,
Anya!

Anjamon said...

OMG! I'm sorry coz double post honey, but I forgot to ask you something: I wanna to put you on my fave-blog list, so what pic do you wanname to put you?

Sorry again!

Blessed Be,
Anya!

Red Handed Jill said...

that's a really nice list! dave sounds like a wonderful person.

~kate

p.s. i updated the s-7 blog, in case you want to read it.

Beaver said...

Thanks guys ! :) He's a peach !

Tina : Maybe you can translate it to wood leprechaun ? a sprite is a fairy-like being... He got the nickname because of his elflike features and demeanor.

Siti : hang in there ! I went through a lot of detours before Dave and I did well together.

Anya : that is so sweet ! You can steal my beaver picture if you want, of my profile pic. Of anything you like ! :)

007 in Africa said...

lolve, love, love, love, love that post... Maybe you should recite that list for your wedding vows ;) Looking forward to the last 50 things...

Liquidplastic said...

OK ... so where is the second part of this list Miss Beaver! Dave seems to be a wonderful guy, and he is having no problems inspiring you.

el cabalistor said...

point 34. Dave shortest job was at a fastfood doing fries, he didn't last a week. I remember I used to work there.

Beaver said...

Good point JM. This is during one of our non-talking spells. Like the one we just entered.

My life sucks.