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Sitting in the Air Conditioner

July 30, 2010 - Kim Collette

When it has been as hot as it's been, I don't blame anyone for wanting to stay inside.  In fact, in our house, we have been living by that very philosphy.  We've pretty much stayed inside, sat on the comfy couch, watched t.v., and enjoyed the nice cool air conditioning. 

But, this summer watching t.v. has been a new experience for me.  The reason?  Well, living with someone means having to "share" the main t.v. in the house.   And, sometimes frustratingly so, having to agree to what to watch.  Yikes!

There are 4 different classifications for our "new" viewing habits.

1. Shows that we agree on and watch together. 

2. Shows that I can tolerate watching, but don't really care if I miss them

3. Shows that he likes and I don't.   AND

4.  Shows that I like that he doesn't.

With classification #1 we have no problems.  Duh....we can agree on some shows.  The problems arise with #'s 2, 3 and 4.  There are some shows that I just can't believe are on t.v. (and to be fair I am sure he feels the same way about some of my shows).  I see no need for a show about an exterminator.  (Yes there really is one and it's called Billy the Exterminator.)  And,  I know that reality shows are the way of the world these days, but does there need to be shows about Gene Simmons' family and Dee Snyders'?  I highly doubt it.  There is even a show about  people's whose cars are being towed.  Definitely not needed! Yet, because of the t.v. "sharing", I now know about these shows and have actually watched them.  And those, my friends, are just the tip of the iceberg of my #3 classification. And in all honesty,  I know that no man would choose to watch "my shows" either.  I am addicted to The Bachelorette, The Next Food Network Star, Army Wives, Project Runway and So You Think You Can Dance to name a few.  

But sharing is something that we learn as young children and should continue to do as adults.  But it's really hard to share the t.v. when all you really want to do is watch The Closer on Monday night and you can't because someone else wants to watch Ultimate Car Build-Off.  So, how are we surviving the heat wave and t.v. "sharing?"  We are surviving how any couple would.....we got a second dvr! 

Until next time friends!



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