Wine. You'll need this beverage if you are going to date this woman, and more of it, if you end up marrying her. You'll start by asking her the classic question, Red or White? She will politely reply that either is fine with her, but don't fall for it, it's a trap, the Answer is always Red. The only reason we cellar some wine is for the white bottles that we buy or are given, as they have no shot of being enjoyed in this house, so we surround them with bottles of red, and if we get poor enough on the
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Cooking. The great news here is that she loves food and derives pleasure from eating it, sometimes so much I blush when I watch her do it. If you are a foodie, you are going to love to watch her eat a great meal. The problem lies in her inability to realize that great food preparation requires great messes. In 20 years of dating, I've not been able to serve her that rare steak with bernaise sauce and sauteed mushrooms, those roasted red potatoes with garlic and onion, Caesar Salad with homemade croutons, and that bundle of small asparagus spears, and make them come out of one pan, but she somehow thinks that it can happen. She's a great cook in her own right, but either denies or forgets the fact that it takes time, space, and some cookware to make
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Family. This woman lovers her family to death. Her sisters and brothers mean the world to her, but like with any family, they have their moments when they frustrate you or create unnecessary drama. At some point this will happen and she will come to you and vent about that minor issue, and you will think she is looking for you to agree with her, but do not do it. Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!! Only she is able to criticize her family, if you agree, she'll quickly come back with, "Well, your family is not perfect either!" and proceed to tell you why. I have a large, imperfect family, so I try not to make this mistake anymore. I've found the best way to reply to this initial situation is a non-committal grunt, but do not nod your head when you do it, it's the same as agreeing.
Coffee. Strong, black, and ready when she first gets up.
Corn. What? Yes, corn, and yes it deserves it's own paragraph. It's a straight food, but can never be an ingredient in food. Do not over-think this one, just go with it. Bread good, corn bread Bad. Salsa good,
So this was 7 paragraphs on the quirks and dislikes of my wife. If I've given the impression that she isn't worth putting up with these small things, I apologize. The truth is, she'd be worth it, if it were a hundred paragraphs, and after I'm gone, you might get the chance to find out for yourself and reading this blog might get you far enough in the game, that she'll see the best in you too. Good Luck!