Marriage, Movies

Watching Movies With Chris

Here’s how things usually go when Chris and I try to watch a movie:

Me – I feel like watching a movie.

Chris – What do you want to watch?

Me – I don’t know… you pick something.

Chris – (sigh) Here we go…
He then proceeds to start picking all sorts of movies: Kung Fu Panda 2 (???  I didn’t even know we had that movie!), Casino Royale, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (yes, he suggested that) and so on and so forth.
Finally, in a fit of exasperation, he ends with this:
“Between all the Clint Eastwood choices and everything else I’ve named, that’s like, 30 choices, just so you know.  Pick something!”
Me – (sigh) None of them sound good!
Chris – Why did we even get the Clint Eastwood collector’s set?  You don’t ever want to watch them!
Me – I like Clint Eastwood!
Chris – Come on!
Me – Just pick something… don’t even tell me what you’re putting in!  I don’t care.
Chris – Ughhhhh… alright, but no complaining.
It’s annoying.  I find it annoying, and I’m the one doing it.  I hate picking a movie, even when I know that I want to watch a movie.  Chris can (and has) selected 15 different movie choices, pulled them out for me to select one, and I’ve rejected each and every DVD.
I’m amazed he puts up with me.
The movie that he put in?  A Clint Eastwood one: “True Crime”.  And I promise that I didn’t say a word of complaint.  I’m just glad that I didn’t have to pick it!
In other news, my laptop is fried.  Exactly how fried is the question du jour.  I did the classic bumble: spilled about 1/2 a glass of water on the keyboard.  I immediately flipped the laptop over the drain the water, powered it off, unplugged it, and let it dry out for 24 hours.  What did I forget to do?  I forgot to remove the battery.  So 24 hours later, computer starts up just fine but unbeknownst to me, it wasn’t recognizing the power cord.  A few hours later, and it was dead as a doornail.  I’ve called a laptop repair service that will come to the apartment, pick it up, and fix it for me.  They should be here tomorrow.  The plan is that if it’s under a certain dollar amount, we’ll fix it.  If not, then I’ll just buy a new laptop here.  I was planning to buy a new laptop in the States the next time we visited, but that may not happen :-/
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3 thoughts on “Watching Movies With Chris

  1. I do that too and it drives Will INSANE. He is no where near as nice as your husband sounds when I do that. he asked me yesterday what I wanted to eat and I knew I wanted a sandwich but I said…hmm I don’t know what do you feel like? In response…why would I ask you if I knew? I love when you answer a question with a question. Oops 😉

  2. That sounds like our movie debacle too haha! I used to love scary movies but not after seeing Paranormal Activity and having to do early morning feedings!

    So my husband always suggests a scary one and I suggest chick flicks. We never agree so it’s usually reruns on TBS (like Friends or King of Queens) until we see something better. Sorry to hear about your computer 🙁 total bummer!!

  3. Had to chuckle because movie night is same round here, except Kev loves all movies and I just don’t care for certain genres like Westerns or time pieces or aliens or horror. To me that leaves plenty other genres to choose from but for him, he thinks there’s nothing left to watch so we banter a bit about who gets to pick and it sounds very similar. And sorry about your laptop, been there done that. Not sure how it worked out but our contents insurance (renters) covered the purchase of a new one. You might want to check it out and see if it would apply to you. Good luck, and sorry!

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