September 27th, 2010
My husband has a thing for expensive hobbies. Particularly cycling and hockey. In fact, he’s currently off playing with his new toy…a ‘10 Specialized Tarmac. Those words don’t really mean anything to me, but it’s all I’ve been hearing since Friday when I gave to “ok” to sink our nest egg on a bicycle.
But he did really buy a new bike and he is really riding it right now (9 pm, people…on a high school track), and his hobbies really are overtaking our tiny apartment. Our “guest room” is currently inhabited by hockey equipment and sticks, golf clubs, workout stuff and FOUR road bikes.
I wish I had some kind of high-maintenance hobby. I mean really, I run and blog. I’m seriously as quiet as a mouse in this place. I don’t even watch TV! Mainly because I’d risk the loss of my right hand if I tried to change the channel from ESPN.
Although in Dave’s opinion there are moments when my love of “strange” (read: healthy) vegetables becomes an inconvenience.
Like tonight, for example, I came home with fresh brussels sprouts to make Julie’s maple roasted brussels sprouts. When he learned of this, his expression was comparable to my expression when he told me how much the bike cost. Consider it payback, David.
I made those little suckers and Dave claimed that they were “just alright” yet went back for seconds…and thirds. I think I softened the blow by serving them with burgers…black bean burgers, which he also claims are “just alright” yet requests them over beef.
I think he’s putting up with my “hobbies” in hopes that one day I’ll consider cycling “just alright”.
Don’t hold your breath.
Well, you might have to, because the combination of black beans and brussels sprouts do a number on your digestive system.
I’d kick Dave on the couch after a dinner like that, but tonight I’ll be the one sleeping there. After all, there isn’t any room in our bed for me, Dave AND the new bike.
What’s the hobby that’s overtaking your spare room??
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