Avitable started it, Crisitunity picked it up, and here I am putting my spin on it. I’m going to record both my answer, and Bill’s answer. Look at us, all maritally bonding and whatnot. Brevity wasn’t the intent of the original meme, I believe, but that’s what we ended up with.
Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Tiff – My lack of discipline.
Bill – “My intolerance and bad temper.”
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Tiff – Optimism that refuses to be crushed, withered, or otherwise die a horrible death.
Bill – “Nothing, really, that I can think of. Or, well, sense of humor I guess.”
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Tiff – Moving away from home and not being there for Grandma in her last years.
Bill – “Teasing people and being mean and inconsiderate to them through grade school and high school. Looking back, it was childish and immature for sure.”
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Tiff – My ex-husband for being a psychotic asshat.
Bill – “Probably something having to do with my ex wife.”
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Tiff – Move to Maine. And spend a month in Ireland.
Bill – “Achieve financial freedom so we can spend more time together.”
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Tiff – Grow old in Arizona.
Bill – “Bury a loved one.”
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Tiff – That one guy. Oh, hell, what’s his name…
Bill – “My wife.”
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Tiff – My psychotic, asshat of an ex-husband.
Bill – “My ex-wife.”
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Tiff – My good friend Kim, who lives in Maine and I keep missing her on every visit home.
Bill – “My childhood friend George.”
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Tiff – Nobody that’s presently in my life. I’ve let go of everyone I need to.
Bill – “Certain segments of my family.”
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Tiff – My positive attitude.
Bill – “How easy it is to talk to me, and how they end up somehow sharing more with me than most people.”
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Tiff – My singing. Ha. (Bill went as far as to shut the door to the workout room today as I was singing along to my iPod while on the elliptical.)
Bill – “My appearance.” (I protested this one because I tell him he’s handsome all the time, and he said I don’t count because I’m his wife.)
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days.
Tiff – Fleetwood Mac.
Bill – “Journey. Scorpions. Judas Priest. All for different reasons.”
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down.
Tiff – I don’t have any heroes. Maybe I’ll write about why some time.
Bill – “I guess my mom, when I was younger, and then everyone else in the reality of life from there forward.”
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Tiff – Bill. Books (yes, I actually tried to stop reading so much, once). Carbs.
Bill – “Tiff. Beer. Motorcycles.”
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Tiff – Debt.
Bill – “Absenthe. My ex-wife. Not to get bitter or anything.”
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Tiff – I can’t really think of one. The books I tend to read aren’t exactly life-altering.
Bill – “Jesse Ventura’s “American Conspiracy”.”
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Tiff – Going to a gay wedding is on my bucket list.
Bill – “Why not? Why should we (straight folks) be the only one who suffer?”
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Tiff – Whatever doesn’t piss me off is cool with me. Which isn’t much, given those subjects. I’m not a particular political party, and I’m not a particular religion.
Bill – “The bigger and more organized they both are, the more evil they tend to be.”
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Tiff – More, please.
Bill – “Yes, and yes.”
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Tiff – Wait, are they dead, or do they just have a broken leg or something? Is this a Hallmark moment, or a Kleenex moment? Will I need a ouiga board to tender my apologies?
Bill – “Apologize before pulling the plug.”
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Tiff – Left Maine. I continue to believe that even if I’d never made it to Arizona, Bill and I still would have met somehow.
Bill – “Gotten into a serious relationship at such a young age.” (He was fifteen when he met his now ex-wife.)
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Tiff – Finished my degree. Which is still my goal, if AcronymCo would just pony up the tuition, already.
Bill – “Gone directly to college right after high school.”
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Tiff – Bill’s playlist would include “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum because that’s our go-to warm-fuzzy song lately. Also “You’re the First, My Last, My Everything” by Barry White because every time I hear it I remember Bill dancing around to it. “December 1963” by Frankie Valli because we went to see Jersey Boys twice. “Nei Tuoi Occhi (In the Miror)” by Yanni because they way they sing together is the way we feel about each other.
Bill – “My playlist would be to you. That Barbara Streisand song (“I’ve Finally Found Someone”), because it IS us. Rock You Like a Hurricane because it’s the theme song that I want to do ya to. Oingo Boingo (that would be “Dead Man’s Party”) because it always reminds me of our first days together. Dancing Queen because of the drunk proposal.”
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Tiff – Albuterol sulfate.
Bill – “Helmets and divine intervention. Oh, and husbands coming home late.”
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Tiff – Never, even at my saddest.
Bill – “Yes. During my divorce when I was sure I would no longer have my wife and wasn’t sure whether I would have the love of my life.”
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Tiff – What Bill said.
Bill – “The partnership that we have.”
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Tiff – Sue the pants off of my doctor.
Bill – “Take complete responsibility.”
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Tiff – What Bill said.
Bill – “Improve my health because I want to out-live my wife. And so I can still be sexually active in the old people’s home.”
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.
Tiff – I’ll pass on this one.
Bill – “Lame. No way.”