Last night as I was watching tv, cuddled up next to hubby in our new room, he mentioned to me how happy he is with the assortment of TVs in our house.
All I can say is WOW…Wow…..wow… w-o-w…. W.O.W!!! (I’m almost speechless….. almost….)
You have no idea what a big deal it is for him to say that he’s truly happy with what we currently have and he’s not waiting for the next big TV purchase. I guess maybe he feels bad that he beat me up in the last TV boxing match.. or maybe he’s just still on a high from our HGTV family room renovation. Whatever the case…. his statement was music to my ears. It was cause for celebration. It was simply magical….
But then… (come on, you know with my hubby, there’s always a BUT) he says…
“You know, now that we have these fantastic TVs with these great pictures, there’s nothing on TV to watch. All the shows that are on anymore are crap”.
For some reason, unknown to me, hubby does not have the appropriate enthusiasm level for Law & Order marathons. I mean let’s be honest, at any given time, on any given day there’s always something to watch because there’s always a Law & Order episode on somewhere. I think this is yet another example of the differences between men & women. I can almost always find something on TV. An easy go to show would be Law & Order but there are also endless hours of TLC or HGTV. An hour or two of Property Virgins or House Hunters plus a few episodes of Cake Boss & Say Yes To The Dress can easily occupy an evening for me… not so much for hubby.
Hubby’s go to TV activity would be a movie. It’s also why he has a pretty extensive DVD library. After he declares “there’s nothing on TV” he can easily pop in a DVD of Gladiator or Black Hawk Down and watch it for the umpteenth, millionth, cajillionth time. Which is something that I just don’t understand. I’m so much more apt to watch hours of mindless TV ‘crap’ than re-watch a movie I’ve already seen numerous times.
Hubby can watch the same movie over and over, day after day and never tire of it. This is also probably why he can quote almost every line from every movie he’s seen (which is a lovely quality I will save for a blog post on another day…) Anyhow, as he starts complaining about the TV viewing schedule…. I very s l o w l y begin to realize that perhaps this isn’t exactly a direct complaint about what was on TV last night. That perhaps… just maybe… quite possibly… it’s a thinly veiled attempt to discuss – in a sort of non-direct way – that blue ray player from my blog post yesterday. AHA! I’m on to you buddy.
So I very calmly say…..
“Honey… I hear what you’re saying but I do not want a blue ray player for my birthday”
Me: “Honey….” (with my stern voice)
Me: “It really was a nice try…. Honest, it was. But…NO…. “
And then, as he sat there defeated….. we went right back to watching Cake Boss!