Friday, April 8, 2011
Stealing the Remote
Men hold their nerd-convo sacred. Even the most genderly enlightened men will, once huddled in man-temple-clusterfuck, abandon the ones they love for the approval of their peers in all things media.
Alone, the hubs and I spend hours a day discussing books we're reading, music we've stumbled onto, movies we've watched together, etc. He's told me how happy he is to have a wife who appreciates those things and doesn't relegate these joys to the category of "silly man thing that needs to be beaten out methodically." But as soon as that man-group mentality rears its head, this girly is usually out of the picture.
I will take this opportunity to say that we are TINKs. That's Two-Incomes-No-Kids, for those of you who wonder how I even have the time to worry about my media intake. Most women of my age (29, folks!)and geographical or socio-economic situation are bogged down with the constant tasks of child-rearing or housekeeping or maybe, possibly, their career choices. I will say that we stay busy on our small farm and with our nearby family members and friends but since we have no children and since we both genuinely love TV, music, reading, movies, youtubing, and internet browsing we spend a decent chunk of our time participating in those activities. Also, working in a fairly large library, there's a naturally large amount of exposure to all things pop culture.
Here's another scenario. We get home in the evening. We've done our chores. We've had our supper. We head to the living room for the nightly couch flop. Guess who gets the remote or the xbox controller? Almost always, it's my husband. Sound familiar, ladies? Sometimes you don't care. "Just put whatever you want on." But sometimes, there's that moment where you're trying to be cool but you really just want to say:
So, here I am, a lady, living in the bible belt with a few thoughts rolling around in this head. Thoughts that are typically left to the men to talk about, to geek out over, to obsess and chuckle about. Well, we women like to think about these things, too. So, I am STEALING THE REMOTE.