Welcome, everyone! It seems like the last couple of weeks have brought in some new readers. Hooray! We’re glad you’re joining the party and hope you’ll all come back and comment more often. Since we do have some new folks among us, I thought that I’d tell you all a little bit about the BF and me and link you to some of my favorite posts about us. Read on…
Fun Fact #1: We’re Huge Dorks
Yes, I have a PhD in composition and rhetoric (or will, in only 3 more weeks!) and the BF has a terminal degree as well. We’re huge readers and own, well, thousands of books. Literally. When you walk into our fabulous new, cute house in Tempe, you see two tall bookshelves and two short bookshelves, both crammed full of books (stacked on top of each other and everything). And that’s the room where we put the books that didn’t fit in the room where we keep most of our books! We do like some different things (and each have a respectable amount of things specific to our fields), but have pretty similar taste in what we like to read in our free time. A list of mutual favorite authors includes:
- Robert Jordan
- Orson Scott Card
- J.K. Rowling
- Isaac Asimov
- J.R.R. Tolkein
In non-shared tastes, I like Jean Auel and am obsessed with Stephen King while the BF enjoys Harry Turtledove and Phillip K. Dick. If you know who some of these peeps are – bravo! You’re a dork, too. Love it! We also have about a third of our DVR devoted to recording various local and national news shows and discuss current events fairly incessantly. (We LOVE Obama.)
Fun Fact #2: We’re Atheists
I won’t say too much about this here because it’s pretty tough to talk about religion without offending anyone…oh, who am I kidding? Lance and I are out to offend people! Just read the comments on one of his recent posts picked up by Brazen Careerist or check out my post on whether stay-at-home moms are really just prostitutes. To get back on topic, the BF and I think that religion is not only a huge lie, but also the single most harmful thing ever to happen to humanity. Perhaps it was useful to explain the universe back in cave man days, but now that we have science, religion has pretty much become a refuge for people who are stupid, evil, or both.
Fun Fact #3: We’re Vegetarian
I switched over probably 8 years ago because meat upsets my stomach. The BF converted just a couple of months before meeting me because he is a giant softie and learned one too many things about the meat industry. Now, we’re both pretty invested in it because the meat industry contributes more harmful greenhouse gasses than the entire transportation industry. Ack. Now that we live close enough to home that I actually have time to cook real food, I’ve been experimenting with recipes from my many, many cookbooks. Yum!
Fun Fact #4: We Don’t Believe in Home Ownership
I’ve felt this way for years, but the recent economic crisis has brought the BF around to my way of thinking. We’re permanent renters – at least until we can both buy a home outright and know that we’re going to live in the same place for more than 10 years. Neither of these things is going to happen anytime soon.
Fun Fact #5: We Don’t Want Kids
I know there are folks out there who read this blog who are parents, but the fact of the matter is that the BF and I haven’t been able to come up with a single compelling reason to have kids, and many compelling reasons not to. I’ve never been alone with a child under five, I’ve never changed a diaper, I think pregnancy sounds horrifying, people don’t get interesting until they’re at least 25 anyway, and unless your kid turns out exactly like you then you are probably going to be disappointed. Not to mention that they’re a financial disaster. No, thanks. We do have two cats and a dog and enjoy them immensely, but they’re headache and expense enough! Plus they can’t talk, which is awesome.
So We’re Perfect for Each Other
People debate all the time whether there’s one person out there who’s perfect for you or whether that’s a load of crap and you can be compatible with any number of people if you only learn to compromise. While I fall into the latter category, I do think that your own personal beliefs have the potential to really limit the pool of people that you could be with long-term. The BF and I are so unconventional in so many ways that there are really very few folks out there that could probably stand to be in a LTR with either of us.
Maybe he’s “the one.”
What about you – what makes it difficult for you to find someone who is a good fit in your life?
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