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#244: My husband’s DVD collection January 12, 2012

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Collections are fascinating to me.  Not just the collection itself but what it is a person collects and why.  I used to collect sunflowers.  Especially kitchen sunflower things.  It got a bit old and I stopped but when I was into it I was really into it.  A friend collects rosaries.  A friend’s husband collects Santas.  My husband collects movies.  I’m not sure he considers it an official collection.  He just likes movies and buys them.  I call it a collection.

I remember the first time I had dinner at his house.  He was making dinner and told me to pick out a movie to watch.  It was amazing that I could look through hundreds of movies and not see anything I wanted to watch.  I barely recognized the movies!  The movies fell into the following categories: science fiction, horror, action, and thrillers.  The first three categories I categorically dislike.  I like thrillers but I guess didn’t know they were thrillers or had already seen them.  Honestly, I think they became infected being around so many detestable sci-fi and horror films.  It was like they were covered in blood and alien juice!  Yuck!

When we moved from an apartment to a townhouse soon after we married, we had no cable for about a week.  Those movies really came in handy.  I think we must have watched a gazillion.  It was the first time I really appreciated “the collection.”  Many times since then we will see a clip from a film and I will say “That looks good” and my husband will say “We have that.”  I’m astonished.  It just goes to show you that it’s best to have an open mind.  Before I met my husband I had never seen Independence Day (which I liked).  I had never watched the X-Files (love) or Law & Order (double love!).  I must admit, I appreciate my husband’s movie collection and it is one of the things I love about being married!


#227: To tv or not to tv, that is the question December 19, 2011

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Sometimes there is a problem at our house.  I am ready to go to bed and I like to read before I fall asleep.  Ideally, the room is dark except for the lamp on my nightstand.  The room is also quiet.  The perfect backdrop to quietly reading the Bible or my latest book.

My husband likes to get into bed and turn on the tv.  If he watches something that I don’t like – like football or any other sport – I’m ok.  I’m pretty good at ignoring it.  If he turns on Law & Order, something I love, it’s really hard to focus on my reading.

When you share a bedroom with someone, it can be difficult to resolve these kinds of differences.  How do you compromise?  Carefully.  Sometimes I get my way, sometimes he gets his.  And somehow it works out.  But sometimes there is a lingering bit of discontent on both our parts.  But would we have it any other way?  No!

Do you have a similar issue in your marriage?  How did you resolve it?


#159: Watching law and order together September 9, 2011

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Before I met my husband, I had never watched Law & Order.  Any of them!  He was hooked and got me hooked.  When I first started watching them I was completely addicted.  I still am.  My absolute favorite is the Criminal Intent series with Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe.  My next favorite is Special Victims Unit with Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni.  After searching for those two, I’ll pretty much settle for any of the others.  Except, I don’t like the California Law & Order or the British one.  They just don’t work for me.

D’Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren is the absolute best.  It’s so fun to watch his mind work and he is so well-versed in so many subjects.  He’s flawed in just the right ways – tough and tender.  Detective Eames is a perfect partner for him.  She smart, down-to-earth and she really likes and respects her partner.  I have seen some of the same episodes at least half a dozen times if not more and still can’t get enough.  Sometimes the plots are so convoluted it’s still a surprise who did it.  The last minutes where they are grilling killer’s psyche are the best.  I wonder if I’ll ever get sick of it!  Luckily CLOO now has lots of episodes.

I love the Boom-Boom sound.  I love the soundtrack.  And when each episode is over, my husband and I sometimes say to each other “Executive Producer Dick Wolf.”  You have to be a fan to get that.  🙂