I miss my friends. Seriously miss my friends. I mean, Chris is great and all, but he can’t replace gossiping with Janet over brunch, dissecting movies with Jess, or going dancing with Colleen. Just like Sex and the City, I want my girls around to share the highs and lows of my now-transient life.
I also miss my television friends: Silver from 90210, Jenny from Gossip Girl, and Amy from Secret Life of the American Teenager. Sure, I could force Chris to watch these shows when we’re stuck in hotel rooms together, but I actually want to stay married.
Last night we found the ultimate solution to our need for gender space. Here’s the recipe:
- Two laptops.
- Two sets of headphones.
- Two very different DVDs.
- Appropriate snacks.
While I basked in the awesomeness that is Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, Chris relived the past with Galaxy Quest. For two blissful hours, I felt like I was back home with my friends, drinking a cosmo and laughing about life and love.
For ladies in a similar situation, we recommend the following redbox rentals, available in many locations (make sure to check online first before you visit the redbox kiosk of your choice).
- The Back-up Plan – A liberated women decides to have the carriage before the horse. Hilarity ensues.
- Leap Year – Beautiful shots of Ireland in the back, knee-slapping comedy in the front.
- Precious – Straight-up inspirational, with some great acting on the side.
- Everybody’s Fine – A movie that will have you calling your parents to say, “Our family isn’t as dysfunctional as I thought!”
- Maneater – The title says it all. This is an especially good rental if you’re in a fight with your spouse. Pop it in and smile.
And for the gentlemen:
- Deep Impact – Asteroids.
- Furry Vengeance – Angry animals take over the world.
- Hot Tub Time Machine – Manly bonding in fluorescents.
- Shutter Island - Crazy people.
- Zombieland – Dead people.
How do you handle it when you and your significant other want to watch completely different movies?