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Damn those Desperate Housewives! - Happy's Obsession
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Damn those Desperate Housewives!
Just finished watching... the first 10 episodes. In a row.

Today was slow at work, so I got 3 1/2 done there. I was home by 6, and watched the last 6 1/2 since then.

I'm Wisteria Lane-d out... but I probably would still watch another if I didn't have to work tomorrow at... 9:30 am? Leave by 8:45 for work, so I gotta be up by about 7:45. Meaning... under 7 hrs of sleep if I go to bed right now.

And I haven't even had a chance to check LJ tonight! Maybe just a quick peek to see if big_brian_o, justintheartist/brianakinney, or triciaqaf posted...

*almost hopes they waited until tomorrow, so I can go to bed - I'm so tired!*

ETA: Well, that was one wish answered. Gotta try to make it a more fruitful one next time!
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bliss_ From: bliss_ Date: September 24th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you got to watch that many last night?? Impressive!!!! :)
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: September 24th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it was surprising. And here's how it happened...

First, K gets all pissed off that I bought them, going on and on about how I don't rewatch DVD's, that I have so many of them, that many are still in their wrappers (because I bought previously rented one of those that I had rented and loved when they went on sale), how much money I waste there...

Then he switched into why the hell I would want to get hooked on another show, how it was all about sex like "Sex in the City", always talking about how big this guys dick was or how small that ones was, why would anyone want to watch that, how stupid it was... I tried to tell him that I'd only seen intimations of sex with clothed people, a few bathtub scenes full of suds, that it was nothing like SitC, more like a mystery and relationship show, but he wouldn't hear of it...

Then he went off on how big our Visa bill is, how I don't work as much, how all it would take would be a slow month or two in the winter and we'd end up burning through our savings... then into how I spend all the money, he doesn't, yadda yadda yadda.

At least 15-20 minutes of loudly berating me about my spending habits, and it's all me and will be my fault when there is no more money in the bank. How he spends nothing (which is pretty much true, he buys nothing regularly - no books, magazines... beer is the only expese, really - and I share that one).

So I had him get the Visa bill. I went through and highlighted all the charges... and found out that:

a) half of the charges were for:
1) new comforter sets for 2 bedrooms (only the second sets I've bought ever)
2) money spent because his family came to visit (inflatable mattresses & sheets, dining out, birthday gifts) and
3) plane tickets to California for my sisters wedding.

b) another 15% was for meals out - because we've only eaten at home like... one time a week in the last month. Those 2 add up to about 2/3 of the bill right there. And he's the cook in the family, and I'd eat in if he wanted to...

c) of the remaining 35%... 10% was what I spent on my own stuff. That's right... only 10% of the total Visa bill.

20 minutes of being belittled, berated, and yelled at for spending the majority of the money... and it was just 10%.

He seemed subdued slightly after that, saying that going through the Visa bill (which I never have done like that, because I was sure I'd be the biggest spender as he's always claimed) pointed out that we could save a significant amount by eating at home more often.

So I was watching a funny part, and asked him to sit down for a minute. He tried to protest, but I snapped my head over to look at him, saying "You know..."

"...I owe you," he finished for me. So he sat there for a few minutes... and discovered he liked it. He probably watched about a hour or so total with me, which is a ton since he professes to hate TV of any kind.

So who knows? Maybe he'll watch more with me... which is good, because there are still 13 episodes more to go!
bliss_ From: bliss_ Date: September 24th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, 10%!!!!!

I hope he does watch more with you...and I am glad you won that one! :)
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