May 29, 2005
Danica Patrick, who's that?
Today was the day of the Indianapolis 500. In my family, growing up, the Indy 500 was like a national holiday. My dad wanted three sons, but he got three daughters, so we acquired an eclectic array of interests including racing.
Derek, on the other hand, couldn't care less about auto racing. He's at the dog park with Dylan, and I'm glued to the TV watching Danica Patrick lead the race in the final laps.
Since starting this post, the race has ended and she came in 4th overall. This is a history-making day for racing and in my life, but Derek is completely uninterested. This is an example to me of how couples can have such varied interests between them but still get along in such a unique way.
Derek has his things that he does, I have mine, and we have ours and the arrangement works great for us. I support him in his crazy rants at the TV when he watches "The O'Reilly Factor" and he supports me when I watch horror movies all day when I don't feel well (he supports from the other room, because he hates horror flicks). I let him jump up and down when the Vikings are minutes away from winning (or losing) a game, and he lets me gab with my dad about who "should" have won the Daytona 500.
We have plenty of things in common, but plenty of things that are different and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Posted by tsch0020 at May 29, 2005 3:27 PM
I think opposites do attract. Not COMPLETE opposites, but relationships need balance and that's what you and Derek have, and that really is amazing.
Differences are key. What's the fun in being with someone who's a mirror reflection of yourself? Nothing's new, nothing's exciting. It seems like a lot of people, younger people especially, tend to think you need to have this, this, and that in common with someone in order to have a successful relationship, when really all you need is a mutual enjoyment of each other's company... and you don't need the same life story to do that.
Hey, this is awesome! I don't follow racing at all, but its exciting to hear that women are breaking into the sport.
You and Derek sound really lucky to be able to appreciate each other's individual interests:)
I haven't commented on your blog site yet. I want to say that after so many attempts to persuade me to do things contrary to my nature, it's refreshing to see someone display wedding plans on a blog.
I really agree with Sarah on this one, if you are both into the same exact things, then it just gets boring. And also frustrating. I do not understand how some people can do that, no matter what, you need to be your own person, not two people that make up one total personality, but 2 people with different personalities that complement eachother. Wait, did that even make sense??? I hope so!
Danica Patrick was on the cover of Sports Illustrated this past week--and NOT the infamous swimsuit issue.
How is your marriage going right now, considering the differences you guys have. It’s interesting how you’re been able to make such an arrangement work, I think mutual understanding and respect is paramount, although I’d personally opt for commonality.