What Not to Watch (with a boy)

Last Sunday afternoon Ric and I were relaxing while the kids took a nap. He started flipping channels and stopped on Alien vs. Predator. I honestly was surprised he stalled on the ridiculous movie, but he started watching it and really seemed to like it. I wasn’t paying too much attention, so I just thought “weird movie” and went on playing Temple Run. Every few minutes he would say, “Rin, watch this” or “oooo here is the history of the alien”.  I would nod and make a half-hearted “uh-huh, cool”. I then posted on my facebook status “Don’t really understand the draw of this Alien vs. Predator movie Eric is watching”.

Literally 25 seconds after posting my status, Ric says “I’m really kind of surprised at you, Rin. I thought you would be all into this movie”. He had not read my status, but had posted his own at the exact same time.

He then said, “I guess it’s just one of those movies that are a guy thing”.  DUH.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my mafia movies. Love them. One of my favorite scenes from any movie out there is in Millers Crossing. I could describe it to you, but I wouldn’t do it justice. Instead, I will enlighten you.

(WARNING: if you do not enjoy a good mafia hit scene, i.e. bad guys getting blown to bits, don’t watch)

Awesome. That’s all I can say about that.

I may appreciate a good kill all the bad guys movie, who wouldn’t? I do love my girly shows too, though. I made the mistake a few months ago of watching What not to Wear with my grandpa and husband. I swore then to never watch it with men again. Unless, Clinton were there. That would be beyond fun and cause to celebrate on a grand scale, but the odds of that happening are unfortunately slim.

Instead I will watch it in the peaceful setting of my room. Alone. Why??? The following is a only a sampling of what Ric and my grandpa said the WHOLE SHOW:

“How can they make that girl look good?”

“How will she ever be able to afford to keep up her new look?”

“This show is not practical at all, it makes no sense.”

“They are just being so mean, how is this helping her?”

“Is that guy (Clinton) married to that woman (Stacy)?”


The comments were never ending. I have no idea what made me think we would all sit there and enjoy that show. I realized then, that although Ric and I love alot of the same things on TV, there are some things we just cannot, and SHOULD not watch together. We love Modern Family and Criminal Minds. He has even converted me to Storage Wars. He tolerates Grey’s Anatomy for me (although I still think he secretly likes it) and I tolerate Antiques Roadshow for him.

Shows/movies we will not watch together:

What not to Wear

Alien, Aliens, Predator or any combination of the two



That’s all I can think of right now. Honestly, I usually fall asleep on the couch at 9 p.m. therefore missing the majority of non-Disney TV that is on. That’s fine. I would rather sleep than watch anything, even my shows!





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