My hair colorist is concerned about my relationship with my husband.
The way he sees it – an “American Idol” watcher (my husband) and a non “American Idol” watcher (me) can not possibly coexist happily.
Of course I see his point. But so far my husband and I are doing ok… even with this obvious strain on our relationship.
But I really make an effort. I read about “American Idol” in the TV section of the NY Post so I can effortlessly say things to my husband like, “I don’t think that fourth judge is working. I mean, it just slows down the pace,” or “That poor young guy who lost his wife, I hope they don’t just keep him on the show out of pity. That’s not fair to anybody.”
Sure, sometimes I miss the mark or take things too far. I start high fiving him and shouting, “Seacrest Out” as he heads off to work or I do Paula dance moves to my own rendition of “Opposites Attract” while drinking a Coke. The disappointment in his eyes sometimes is hard to take.
But heck, I’m not perfect. And really, I’m doing all the heavy lifting in this relationship because my husband is not making ANY effort with the shows he doesn’t watch, like “Gossip Girl” for example.
I mean, would it be too labor intensive to now and then say, “Blair and Chuck are so obviously meant for each other. Why don’t they just get together already?” or “How come Nate gets so little air time when he has such nice abs and such great hair?”
I would even settle for, “It’s so annoying that there haven’t been any new episodes of GG in weeks. No new episodes until March 16th?! That’s just outrageous. OUTRAGEOUS.”
You know, I’m just asking for a tiny effort. For the good of our relationship.
Rufus would do it for Lily.
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