I am sitting next to Matt on the couch, and he just looked over at me and said, very solemnly, "You know, if the corn crop goes under one of these years, we are going to be in deep trouble."
Now that may not be an unusual statement to make if we were watching a show about corn, or if one or both of us is involved in the farming industry, but we're watching baseball and neither of our jobs have anything to do with agriculture. And in my twenty five years on this earth, I've spent exactly zero minutes thinking about the corn crop and the potentially catastrophic events that could ensue if it ever goes south.
Evidently that only makes one of us.
Matt and I didn't live together until we got married less than two months ago, which means that we are learning new things about each other every day. Exhibit A: Matt's feelings on the corn crop.
I have also learned that living with Matt means that I will never have to worry about things like being unprepared when the power goes out (which happens a lot here) because he has a few flashlights placed strategically around the condo, and the really impressive thing is that there are batteries inside those flashlights, AND they actually WORK.
I am more the type of person to decide one day on a whim that I should have a flashlight for possible power outage purposes, go to the store and buy a very adorable one, assume that there are working batteries included, come home and place that adorable flashlight in an important, unforgettable hiding spot, and then completely forget where that unforgettable hiding spot is when the power actually does goes out.
Not Matt. He is (thankfully) a man who is prepared.
He is also a man who cannot resist a grocery store sale and for that reason, we will never run out of condiments or granola bars, and we laugh in the face of low potassium levels.
I am not without my own quirks. Just this weekend I spent a solid half hour explaining to Matt why I don't like to to conduct two water-centric events simultaneously. For example, taking a shower while the dishwasher is running, or doing a load of laundry while someone is hand washing dishes. And that is because, naturally, I don't want one appliance to get better water than the other.
Because that makes sense.
Like a less than stellar corn crop.
Or running out of salad dressing.