I love to watch award shows. I like the Grammys and the Tony's and the Oscars and countless others. I enjoy watching people and wondering what is going on in their world. The problem: Ben hates those shows. On Sunday afternoon I was relieved to hear that the Men's Bible study was planning to meet at 8 so I set my plan in motion. The kids were in bed and Ben was out the door by 7:55.
I was alone to read the paper and catch the Oscars at the same time. I enjoyed being alone but the Oscars are really much more fun to watch with someone because you can "dish" about the dresses and the tears and the words and the jokes. So at 8:20 my bestest buddy calls and we proceed to watch the Oscars together and talk until about 10:30. It was delightful. We had a blast. Ben was shocked (or maybe disturbed) when he came in at 10:30 and I was on the phone and we were bantering about dresses and speeches and why a certain person didn't win.
.....he knew who I was talking to.