Monday, January 28, 2008

Turns his back on TV after he's done

My husband is a person of consistence. He is the same person in different situations with different people; he does not compartmentalize himself or his life. He doesn't say what he thinks you want to hear (part of that might be because he doesn't know what you want to hear!). He will make strange noises or sing self-modified children's songs to humor himself at work because he's not embarrassed to be himself. Finally, he is not easily convinced of anything but he won't agree or disagree with you; he'll keep it to himself. On and on, numerous examples of his constancy.
Recently, I discovered something consistently inconsistent about him. He will not admit to this, but he loves to watch TV - TV programs or movies. While he's watching, he's pretty riveted. It's hard to get his attention and he can sit in front of the screen for a long time. From time to time, I might catch a big laugh, a smile or other kinds of positive reactions. Once, while he was watching a comedy, where I could hear him whooping and laughing so hard, I thought he was crying. After it was all over, he tells me scornfully, "That sucked." Recently, he's been glued to Heroes. After the end of each episode, he tells me it wasn't any good. He will repudiate anything he watches even though it is apparent to me that he enjoyed it.
WHY WHY WHY?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only does he like to watch TV (excluding news and game shows) but he likes to watch the cheapest crap he can. (Just kidding - I did like it when he rented "Die Hard 1" but the language kind of ahocked us)

Cassandra Jupiter said...

Hahahah! I'm glad you wrote that in because now it gives me encouragement to reveal that the "comedy" that he was watching was a completely filthy, pornographic video sent to him by a college friend and room-mate, along with a note that the title was not relevant to the content. It's title was something to the effect of Confessions of a Sex Addict. And boy was it dirty! I was really nervous (sitting in the other room, overhearing disgusting noises) that my mom might walk in on some of those scenes that made him laugh so hard.

js said...

I thought that movie was funny, because I thought it made a mockery of the film industry - as it looked like the director, who was also an actor in the film, was just using his position to git with various ladies. And that's almost what the film was about too ... I mean it's a movie where the director has sex with the actresses! Isn't that why you become a movie director anyway? Funny because this guy lays it right out there, and takes full advantage.

Anonymous said...

right on...

js said...

It's like eating a bag of chips.

Cassandra Jupiter said...

JS - great analogy!