Dani with the keyboard. In order to start with our posts here we decided to put each to make the necessary introductions. So, I will have the pleasure and the honor to introduce Alex!<3
Well… To begin this, I must say that Alex is different and special…and there might be those who will say “Of course it’s like that for you…you will marry him.”, but it’s not only for this reason that I say what I say!
Simple things, that shouldn’t be anything special and that I believe that are quite fair… But, for instance, we share the house tasks according to the free time each of us has. He is an auditor and I’m an analyst, so we both work A LOT. It isn’t a rare thing to have days in which he and/or I will arrive at home around 10~11pm (that when we leave the house before 8~9am). And whoever arrives first at home, cooks dinner. It may sound like a small thing, but after 13 hours of work on a Sunday…to arrive home to a honest smile, a warm meal and an Episode of whichever series we’re watching at the moment…is a gift.
Alex is a gamer. Having said that, I can say that the term has way wider meaning when referring to him than it does when it refers to me. Alex likes to play from Metroidvania-like games to Fire Emblem (even though I had to insist a lot for him to start playing the Awakening game…and afterwards he spent over 100 hours on it). At this moment, we are playing Final Fantasy IX (SUMMON OF THE WINGED CASTLE) together on Steam. Also of those he likes, but his true passions are Mario (even though we have yet to play Mario Party together) and Zelda. And this makes my life a lot easier when picking up presents.
Alex is a sports fan! On our second data, we watched to the Final of the Basketball Euro (Olympiacos x Real Madrid) and I learned a lot of swear words in Greek… After that game, there was a Fluminense game on…and it was Alex’s turn to learn how to swear in Portuguese. He took me to Basket games of Olympiacos and I took him to a Flu game when we went to Brazil. He ran 5km of the Athens Marathon last year and plans on running 10km this year.
Alex loves cats. He adopted a small street cat early on in our relationship. This kitty cat grew and got really fat, he answers by the name of Balzac, or Zac. At his parents’ house, there is also Matisse.
Alex is dramatic. Look, I have my Drama Queen moments… But his moments are more often than mine. What is funny is that he is WAY calmer than I’ll ever be. But then again, I blow up at once, he is more into the drama. From Trump’s election to the GREXIT, politics in our house is likely to lead to drama. The only case in which things are reversed is when we are receiving guests. He is in a “all is fine” mood and I’m crying and kicking a fuss because nothing is ready and all will be awful, everyone will hate everything… Magically things work out in the end, fortunately.
Alex é very smart. Classic Music, Literature, History, Politics, Economy, International Relations, Global Warming, etc. Almost two years together and there was never a subject possible to have a conversation with him about (even though at times I, being as competitive as I am, fell kinda “frustrated” for not being able to match up in some subjects). I admire a lot his capacity to accumulate knowledge and feel happy for being able to have our conversations and debates. It’s not rare to get home anxious to comment some article on whichever subject and he already read about it (be it on the same article or through another source).
Alex is MY Alex! ❤
These are just a few points about my Love and it may be a bit cheesy, it may be incomplete and it is… But you, our dear friends and family, will have the rest of our lives to get to know Alex better. This is just a taste. I intend on talking a lot about Greece and the Greek Wedding here… But it is also valid to get to know the groom as well. =)
So, I wish you all a good night! =) Soon we’ll put the show on the road!