The object of my affection

In honor of Stubb’s imminent return, a Significant Other Meme found on a friend’s Livejournal.

1. They are watching TV. What are they watching?

When the Super Bowl rolls around, he likes to go over to his parents’ house and watch it with his dad and a few family friends, so that’s what I think of.

2. You’re out to eat. What kind of dressing do they get on their salad?

He’s more likely to order the kind of salad (like Caesar) that has its own unique dressing, rather than the ubiquitous restaurant side salad.

3. What’s one food this person doesn’t like? What’s one food this person could not live without?

He doesn’t care for salmon.  As for “live without,” I’m not sure there is one–even speaking hyperbolically–but he certainly does enjoy a good steak.

4. You go out to the bar. He/she orders…

A Diet Coke, usually.  Occasionally a whiskey. 

5. What size shoe do they wear?

I’m guessing 13 wide.  Let me check…Hm.  The shoes he didn’t take the Stubbville are 11 and 10.5, so I am clearly off.  Obviously, I don’t buy his shoes.  Why would I?  But wide, definitely.  (I may have been thinking of the size he asks for when we go bowling?)

6. If this person were to collect anything, it would be…

Ha ha ha.  If? 

Stubb has a ginormous collection of books and paper memorabilia related to his subject field.  Seriously, it’s a “when we die, the Snork Maiden should donate this somewhere” kind of volume.


Friends.  He has a very small inner circle of close friends–actually, “circle” is a misnomer because what he really has is a few actual close friendships with people who aren’t necessarily friends with one another.  But in the course of his work he meets many people and the nature of their work is such that they stay in sporadic touch and often cross paths for years.  The more salient point, though, is that Stubb is a warm, intelligent and generous fellow.  He gets a lot of phone calls from people who want advice or need to tell him their troubles.  He’s far, far more gregarious than I am, although not one for large parties.  He has over 300 “friends” on Facebook, which I realize makes him no Tila Tequila, but for a fortyish man with no hobbies, that seems like a lot.

7. What is their favorite type of sandwich?

Lately, in Stubbville, he’s been going to a Cajun cafe that makes a good poorboy. 

8. This person could eat ______ everyday.

I’m not sure there is anything he likes that much.

9. Favorite cereal?

Shredded wheat?

10. This person wouldn’t be caught dead wearing?

A wifebeater?

11. Favorite sports team?

His hometown baseball team.

12. Who will he/she vote for?

Obama, naturellement.

13. What is their sign?


16. How many states has this person lived in?

Three if you count actual residence; if you count presence for a month or more for work, I think it’s seven.

17. What is his/her heritage?

Jewish mutt–Russian, Polish, Turkish, Spanish, Greek.

18. You bake them a cake for their birthday. What kind do you bake?

Yellow cake, chocolate frosting. 

19. The CD I would probably find in their vehicle is…

A book on CD.

20. What can you do that will guarantee a laugh from him/her?

My Oobi imitation.

21. Does he/she get along well with their family?

Yes.  It’s a great blessing.  They’re a good bunch.

22. If money wasn’t an option, I would buy him/her…

A trip to Italy so that he could see all the paintings, architecture, and sculpture he loved in art history class.


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