Saturday, March 03, 2007

Something In Common

Something In Common - Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston

Verse 1(Bob-bay):
I know I may have made mistakes before
But now I understand what those mistakes were for

Throughout my travels girl I realized

What you see, what you get don't always coincide

A bird in the hand beats two in a bush

But just one look was all it took

Could it be that we're the only ones thinking of

Harmony, ecstacy, there's something about this love


We, we have something in common
Girl (Boy) you mean so much to me it should be plain to see that we...

We have something in common

It's the way we feel about each other when we're together

Verse 2(Witty):
Now I'm the type of girl who understands my man
I'll be strong when he's weak, I will hold his hand

Now I believe old fashioned rules and old fashioned ways

Courtesy, honesty, like in the old days
You're my man and I'm your girl

There's nothing better in this whole wide world

I'll stand by your side till the very end

All in all, best of love, we are friends

Repeat Chorus

Ad-libbing till the end

Aside from the insanity of the folks singing it, Something In Common is a very nice song. At the time when it was released it was in response to their many critics who didn't see their marriage lasting past a year. To everyone's surprise, they made it for fourteen years before finally calling it quits. Okar Star Jones, you have to make it to fifteen years to last longer.

So Rock and I have been doing the getting to know each other thing for almost four months now. We've had our ups and downs (what relationship doesn't, right?) and we've been able to learn more than a few things about each other. For example, we both prefer sitting in the back of the theatre. While at the theatre, both of us focus on the movie and not each other. We've both been at our current jobs for a long period of time. He's going on 16 years while I soon celebrate my 10th.

One interesting observation, though. As I've gotten to know Rock, it's eerie how much he has in common with my ace boon coon Eugene.

Here's just a sampling of what they have in common:

  1. They both cite their favorite rib place as Tony Roma's. (Eugene swore to it when I went to Florida almost two years ago and was telling me to look it up. I could never find it. Rock mentioned how he makes occasional trips to the place because they make the best ribs.)
  2. They both enjoy debating. (I experienced it first hand when they first met each other.)
  3. They both cite their favorite Chinese food dish as chicken and brocolli.
  4. They both tend to be confrontational when provoked.
  5. They've both made me cry. (Rock you know how. Eugene did it to me when he told me how disappointed he was when I didn't believe an incident that happened while he was in Hawaii with someone he does consider to be like his brother.)
  6. They both list The Golden Girls as their favorite tv show.
  7. They're both coffee addicts. (Then again a lot of people are.)
Those are just a few of the things I can think of right now. It really is uncanny at times. I'll talk to one and then I'll say that's exactly how the other one thinks. Maybe it bodes well for Rock and I. Despite some turbulence, Eugene and I have been friends for over two years now. Maybe Rock and I will forge a similiar path. Hell. The fact that we've made it almost four months makes him my longest dating relationship. I'll keep you posted, of course.

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Blogger Soldier said...

congrats on u and " Rocky Road " for still bein 2gether !
Booooo for letting these lil' immigrants get to your emotions !!
LOL @ U and ur star Jones thing.

by the way im supposed to know how to drive a stick shirt, but i just did it once i think and i didnt have any practice since then. dont tell my father. thx lol

11:44 PM, March 03, 2007  
Blogger BuddahDesmond said...

Now that you mention it "Something In Common" really was a good song. It was one of the better tracks on the Bobby CD. LMAO @ the Star Jones comment!

Kudos in the relationship arena. I'm happy for you. I've been in a relationship for almost 1.5 years and I remember those first four months were kinda rough. Oh the clashes and arguments. It gets better though.

12:52 AM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Rose said...

Having something in common can only strengthen relationships. That's probably why too since Whitney is getting substance abuse help their commonality needed to be divided. He still seems to be cracked out!

4:10 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Ladynay said...

I think that Rock being sorta similar to the best friend is good thing.I guess that type of guy works well in your life.

7:02 AM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger princessdominique said...

Just stopping by to wish you well...

9:59 AM, March 05, 2007  
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10:10 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger Bklyn Diva said...

OMG that was one of my favorite songs :) it was a good song.. but errr Star gone make it cause they both need a front :)

congrats to you and rock.. glad somebody is in your life for longer than 4 mos and you aren't tired of them yet *wink*

how is bowling going?

2:11 PM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger ~^^~L*C~^^~ said...

Hi - just passing thru - I am definitely returning to see what brews w/ your relationship. I miss the dating scene sometimes, so I love to share in the experiences of others.

"Something in common." Love that title -fits well. What can I say - patience is a virtue. The relationship sounds blissful - sitting in the back and focusing on the movie? I admire you; i have trouble focusing on the movie when my honey is beside me, so I applaud you!

10:58 PM, March 06, 2007  
Blogger That Dude Right There said...

Aww, ain't that sweet! You and Rock seem to have each other figured out so far. I think that this one is gonna last.

1:52 PM, March 07, 2007  

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