Tuesday, September 20

Such Decadence

We order cable internet at our house (yay!), and they are attempting to lure us by throwing in three months of full cable t.v., as well. I began to visualize myself wasting the days away. The History Channel! The Discovery Channel! ESPN! But I swear to you that, no sooner than the cable man had walked out our front door, did our little, pathetic television flicker its last image. NOOOO! Now we had to live in our house, knowing there were images of battling ships, clashing football helmets and all the 80s movies we could ever desire living within the wires of the walls, but not being allowed to fulfil their t.v. destiny. So off to Costco to purchase a gigantic replacement for the remains of the set now housed on the floor of my bedroom. Man in line at the pharmacy counter: "Ohhh, I have been wanting that very set. I am so jealous!" Man on the snack aisle: "*sigh* Can you put that in my car??" And man behind me in line: "Oh, I want that!" Feeling a bit defensive at my indulgent purchase, I reply, "Our t.v. went out, and tonight is Monday Night Football, so I had to get a replacement!" Man now faces his wife: "Did you hear that?? She is buying that t.v. for her husband before Monday Night Football." "I never said you couldn't have a new t.v." "Yes, but she's buying it for him!" Over the arguing, they never even heard my whimpering reply: "My husband plays volleyball on Mondays. The Monday Night Football is for me."

9 comments:

Allan W. said...

This just goes to show how unique Kristi is. I love watching men's eyes widen in awe (or perhaps, fantasy) as I describe how my wife wants to watch MNF and NBA action. If she packed a pistol she would be unstoppable.

Johnny said...

I too am lucky as my wife Carol loves to watch sports. Our favorite is college basketball. She was the original tomboy. Good thing we had four boys.
Jason's Dad

Cheryl said...

Decadence indeed! ESPN runs real AMERICAN FOOTBALL every Monday night now--from 1AM on our satelite TV. I sometimes fall asleep, but the sound of the game is soothing...reminds me of home. True delight!

rebecca marie said...

mmmmfootball. i'm a college football fan though, saturday is my day.

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Jason Hill said...

I'm glad you watch football on wednesdays, so that I can have Al on the court. Be wary of the cable, there are many extraodinary things wating for you. My best advice is that you take the next step and get a Tivo to help with it all.

Allan W. said...

I won't be buying a Tivo. I'll be building this.

rebecca marie said...

is it wrong for me to ask you to pray that for some freak reason the ducks might beat the trojans tomorrow?

kristi w said...

Not wrong at all! Happy to~