I’ve just finished reading Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and I nearly died laughing. I was completely in hysterics to read that someone else has had the conversation with tweens about who was a better guy to marry out of the group ‘N SYNC and that the term “hooking up” means different things to different people. It’s a great read if you’re looking for something to make you laugh. Oh who am I kidding, I adore Mindy and I want to be her one day.
So one of the chapters that made me truly smile was Married People Need to Step It Up. In it she goes on and explains that some of the most down people she has met are not divorced but married people, preaching to the masses that marriage is hard work. Well yeah it is, but telling everyone that they need to work on their marriage daily is not cool, yo! People know that you’re stuck living in a space with another human being for the rest of your life, duh it takes work! So Mindy starts to realize that some of the greatest marriages she has seen are the ones were the couple are pals. She talks about her parents & one of my fave celeb couples, Amy Poehler & Will Arnett. And I totally think that’s that the truth. Especially when it came to this one line her book about what she expects married people to tell her about married lfe, “I want to hear that you guys watch every episode of The Bachelorette together in secret shame, or that one got the other hooked on Breaking Bad and if either watched it without the other, they’re dead meat….I want to hear about it because I know it’s possible, and because I want it for myself.”
Well let me just tell you that it does exist, Mindy. Jonathan has made me watch the following shows which I’ve all thoroughly enjoy:
- Battlestar Galactica
- Band of Brothers
- The Pacific
- Breaking Bad
- Walking Dead
- Game of Thrones (this has been a little harder since I can’t take it in marathon chunks but only a little at a time. If I start getting bored, I warn him and we stop no matter how far we are into the episode and I’ll probably resume it a little later that day.)
In turn, I’ve gotten him hooked on:
- True Blood
- Law & Order: UK
- Glee Season 1 (we liked Glee when there was actual rock songs not all pop.)
- It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
- Raising Hope
And it’s an unwritten rule in our house that if there is a new episode you must wait for the other to be their to watch. If you are playing catch up, you must ask first if it’s ok to watch without them, which most of the time is a No. It’s so nice to curl on the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon and watch some TV with someone and comment the whole way through and know that they can handle it.
So after 2 months of being married I guess, according to Mindy, me and the husband are pals. And honestly it’s nice to hang out with my best friend every day.