Eric and I have been married for over 4 years now without any major fights resulting in injuries for either party, so I figured it was time to share some of our magic with the internet. You are welcome in advance for the following gem.
You know that episode of Full House where Jesse and Becky get in a fight because she makes him ride horses (which he hates) and he makes her hang out at the Smash Club and listen to his band (which she hates)? No? Just me? Well anyway they make up by coming to an agreement that neither of them will do activities unless they want to, but then they get super romantic and say that they each "want" to do the activity that they hated 3 seconds earlier because they want to be with the other person.
Their agreement pretty much sums up our marriage, minus the part at the end about "doing things anyway to be together". After my first marathon (when Eric didn't run at all) my training group had a happy hour to celebrate. As soon as I walked in, my friend asked where my husband was, seemingly surprised that I didn't bring him. Um, home, because spending 3 hours drinking and listening to reviews of mile splits, cramps, and hydration sounded like hell to him.
Now, don't get me wrong, Eric was up at the ass crack of dawn to cheer me on at the race, and I've been to plenty of football games to see him coach. We support each other, but we have just never felt the need to "support" each other at social events that don't interest us.
That being said, I spent Sunday night at a sports bar, watching a WWE pay per view. Eric has always loved WWE, and goes periodically to this bar with a bunch of like minded buddies whenever there's a pay per view event. There was even a live taping on my birthday that I encouraged him to go to. We didn't have school Monday, so I decided to finally take Eric up on his invitation and see what it was all about.
|6 of the 87 TVs I could choose to watch from|
|I was there. #proof|
|What happens when Eric gets any camera|
I've always told myself that I don't like WWE wrestling because I don't like violence. But then when I started including all sorts of exceptions to this rule in my head, I started think maybe that wasn't true.
"I don't like violence....unless it's of the werewolf vs. vampire variety".
"I don't like violence....unless it's a government mandated fight to the death among teenagers".
"I don't like violence...unless it's in a possibly British, psycho medieval fantasy world".
So I can't exactly claim I don't like violence, but WWE was still terrible. The highlight of the whole experience was the people watching. People in the bar got hysterical, screaming at the top of their lungs, jumping up and down, pounding on tables, etc. I wanted to judge them so badly. I was really mad at myself for going to all the Twilight movies on opening night and therefore sacrificing my right to ever judge anybody about their entertainment choices for the rest of my life.
Since Eric and I worked pretty much opposite shifts we hadn't really seen each other all weekend, so it was fun hanging out with him and learning a little about his obsession, but that show is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
Speaking of mile splits being boring, I did a 9 mile run today with 3X2 miles at half marathon pace, which I decided would be 8:15. My splits were 8:19, 8:18, 8:14, 8:13, 8:24, 8:03. I didn't look at my watch the whole time, so even though I was a little slow, at least I was fairly consistent.
I wanted to share my dinner tonight because it was really good and I recommend it. Yes, it's weird healthy food, Eric just said he likes it, so that makes it mainstream tasty. Southwest Stuffed Acorn Squash.
|Don't worry, that whole squash was mine, I made Eric his own|
If your significant other goes to a social event you have no interest in, do you go or stay home? I got Eric tickets to a Ravens/Browns game for his birthday (he's a huge Browns fan) and he invited me and I'm actually excited about going to an NFL game! That's a rare exception for us though. I will judge people who go to Twilight or Nicholas Sparks movies with their boyfriends/husbands - seriously make some girlfriends.
Do you judge people for their entertainment choices?