Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Have Issues!

To anyone who has read this blog even once, this will come as no surprise. I have issues. Years of therapy and chemistry have helped with the real ones, but there are some that I just can't conquer.

Issue #1 - I do not understand my wife's fascination with The Bachelor. It is the fakest (most fakey? Whatever, you know what I mean) "reality" show on TV. Yes, even faker than "wrassling." The finale was on last night and she was flying back from Florida so she missed it. (She did call to check in and wanted me to turn it on and tell her what was happening - she was kidding, I think.) This morning, after the kids got on the bus and before she even got out of her robe she was on the computer watching the show and "oohing" and "aahing" at all the "drama." I couldn't stand it. While she was watching she decided to take care of an important task that has been neglected for far too long around our house, as I am sure it has been neglected at houses across the country. She decided to sharpen all the pencils.

Issue #2 - I can't work out when my wife or kids are around. It's not really a matter of wanting more to be with them then doing my workout for the day, (imagine what a great husband and father I would be if that were the case) I have anxiety about the potential interruption. I think this partially accounts for my inability to do any training after about 3:30. (What else accounts for my inability to train after 3:30, you ask? I have no idea.)

Issue #3 - I can't think of another issue. Why is this an issue? Because I know I have more issues than just these two (or three depending on how you read this.) Maybe I will throw it out to my friends and family. On second thought - let's just call it good for now.

7 comments:

FLATOUT JIM said...

1. I have a couple. Oprah, The Doctors, and Greys Anatamy. Sometimes ya just got to suck it up.

2. I am spinning, just finish my warm up and "DAD I WANT SOME CHEERIOS" or "HONEY, HOW DO YOU SET UP THE VCR" Actually It's not that bad, but I get your drift.

3. I could go on all day. But I won't.

Natalie said...

1) I don't get the Bachelor thing...and I'm a woman.
2) I cannot workout when my family is around for the same reason...can't stand being interrupted.
3) Two issues is enough to deal with at one time!

Natalie said...

Thanks for those positive vibes! I have an interview on Thursday morning! Whoo Hoo! Kharma is coming your way!

Charisa said...

I do not get the bachelor either. And we all have issues, don't let it bug you too much :)

Mary said...

I guess it is a good thing you missed this mornings run. What did we talk about? THE BACHELOR.

I haven't watched it all season and bumped into it with a half hour left.

Then I heard about AFTER THE ROSE on the run.

This is great television. I will never get those 30 minutes back of watching or that hour of running where at least 37 of it were spent talking about the show and even trying to listen to other woman running to see if they were talking about it.

Yeah, that may have been too much for you.

We missed you regardless.

Other Issues...buying cool shit.

t-odd said...

Mary - buying cool shit is not an issue it is a blessing and curse. We all have a cross to bear and that is mine. That and chronic halitosis. And flatulence.

(I don't have either of those - at least not chronically.)

Question Authority. said...

If you don't have issues, you're not a human being. That aside, I have heard from a surprising number of female friends (3) that their husbands were captivated by The Bachelor this season. I don't get it.