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Winter in Seattle. You need a lot of indoor stuff to do.

In Product, relationship, TV watching, Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Okay.  The romance is still there.  I just had to figure out what it is.  And it’s different for everyone.

It’s just that the TV is there too.  Both of us just really enjoy movies, television shows, chilling out on the couch after working a hard day.  Sometimes I just like sitting on my husband’s lap, not talking, and listening to him work his way through whatever game he’s testing out for work.  It doesn’t feel any less romantic than that proverbial walk on the beach.  I still feel connected to him.

In Seattle, when it rains so much, you need a lot of indoor stuff to do.  I don’t want to go hiking in the rain.  It’s enough to get the dog totally muddy and wet on a simple walk.

Cuddling on the couch and laughing at him watching Jersey Shore is enjoyable when it rains for four days straight.


Top Chef, etc… A drain on romance?

In Product, relationship, TV watching on October 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I am just loving all the content on Zune VideoMarketplace.  No more trips to the video store, and I am not waiting for Netflix to send me the latest DVD.

Yet, with so much video on demand, a newlywed had to wonder.  Was TV – the giant physical television and the role of TV in our household – sucking us into suburban married life?  We used to go dancing a lot; I used to eat out at restaurants a lot. What started as a money saving move after a terrible recession year and paying for our wedding/honeymoon had turned into a habit.   And, I began to question whether this is something that happens to a lot of married couples.

I had heard and read about married couples who “disappear”… married couples who are simply happy sitting on the couch and watching a movie together.  Was this the new me?   I resisted a little, but at the same time, I was pretty excited to discover Top Chef seasons on Zune VideoMarketplace.

And none of this seemed to bother my new husband.

A little over a  year ago, I fell in love with my husband.  Shortly afterward, I fell in love with the Xbox logo for all that it promised.  Is my new love for all the Xbox Live content-on-demand like a bad, threatening flirtation that would lead to a marriage without romance?