Wednesday, November 21, 2007
the gamer's wife
My name is Heather, and I have become affectionately known as the gamer's wife. It wasn't a title I ever thought I would assume, but I deal.
I am married to Chris, the gamer.
He is soft-spoken; I am loud. While he is calm during times of crisis, I freak out. He is a go-with-the-flow guy, while I am a worrier and planner. He is exceptionally patient, while I am increasingly impatient. He is quiet; I am opinionated. He listens; I talk. He is street smart; I am book smart. He is almost always late; I am almost always too early. He has a knack for everything technological, but can't cook dinner or stay organized to save his life. I on the other hand can't even program a VCR, but I keep our home life running smoothly.
I am not a gamer, nor am I really a fan of video games. We have a Playstation 2 and Wii in our house, and occasionally rotate out use of the Playstation 3 and XBox with other gamer friends. During the first few years of this blog the gamer spent a lot of time playing WOW, but he's since given up that game (thank goodness!). He also used to have the time to be a pretty intense gamer, but in 2010 he started physical therapy school so unfortunately (fortunately??) gaming hasn't gotten to be as much of a priority!
There is a lot more to us than just being the gamer and the gamer's wife! But you'll have to read this blog to find out more :)
On this site you'll find lots of posts regarding our daily lives and the events, activities, and memories we are sharing as newlyweds. I also reference the gamer a lot, what it's like living with a gamer, and try to post interesting news articles and other bits of information that can be helpful to the other gamer's wives out there.
Please email me at thegamerswife(at)gmail(dot)com if you have any comments/ questions!
Learn more about how I ended up marrying a gamer:
I'm a gamer's wife, Part 1
I'm a gamer's wife, Part 2
I'm a gamer's wife, Part 3
And more information about ME:
Why I won't be called a gaming widow
Why I am so the coolest gamer's wife ever
100 things about the gamer's wife