Wednesday, September 12, 2007


As some of you might know, I LOVE fall. And since it is rapidly approaching, I’m thrilled. It reminds me of good things. Plus, I just love the crisp air and warmer clothes and changing leaves and pumpkin carving and hot cider. Fall + Amber = Love.

Last year in the fall, Chris and I started dating. Here's an example of last year vs. now.

2006: Chris and I would watch football while waiting for dinner in the crock pot to be done. We'd laugh and drink beer and be that newly dating couple whose main interest is the other person. I'd nap on the couch while he cheered on the team. There'd be a fire in the fireplace and fleece blankies. There might have even been some angels singing. Oh, love in the early stages. So sweet.

2007: I’ve pretty much had it with football already. I like to watch Bronco games, but that’s just the one game – a couple of hours and you’re done. Unfortunately, I didn’t figure on fantasy football. That means all football all the time, and when he's not watching the games, he's monitoring the fantasy site on the internet to make sure he's winning. Here is what was most certainly a very loving conversation we had Sunday evening, post-football.

Chris: “I’m BORED. Can we watch a movie?”
Amber: “I don’t feel like watching a movie. I’m watching Law and Order.”
Chris: “But you just watched Law and Order. Isn’t it over?”
Amber: “Yes, but it’s Sunday night – it’s on ALL NIGHT.”
Chris: “All night? Humph.”
Amber: “Humph? Really? Coming from the guy who watched football ALL DAY?”
Chris: “I did not watch football all day. We watched the Bronco game, which was a couple of hours, and then we watched Law and Order.”
Amber: “Were you in a time warp? We turned on football at 10:30 this morning, watched the Bronco game and about 90 brazillion other games, and turned on Law and Order – at FIVE THIRTY. That’s a good 7 hours of football. I’ve watched my show for one hour."

Chris: "Really? Huh. I wonder if I'm still ahead in fantasy..."

So yes, things might be different this year, but it doesn't diminish the fact that I still love watching football with Chris. If it's just the one game and also if he's actually sitting next to me on the couch instead of in front of his computer. I love him, even if he is obsessed. He's a guy -- I expect that. I'm crossing my fingers for next week though! Let's hope for just one game and actual sitting next to each other!


Cheryl said...

I'm hurt, you missed the best part of fall...meeting moi. Kidding!

I, like you, can do a football game, but whereas everyone stayed for more footballw when the Vikings were done, I had to leave.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I think I would rather watch Law and Order. Maybe I am not as much of a man as I think...

Edge said...

This is why I have umpteen million tv's in my house and only sleep and have sex in bed.


Alice said...

i was much more excited about football season until watching the giants season opener. and i'm in redskins territory, which means that EVERYONE AT WORK reminds me EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK if the giants lose. humph.

Marissa said...

yes! i am right there with ya. isnt it amazing what one year can do?! haha. you watch your law and order! also, i love fall too. my favorite season of all!

Jen M. said...

I love fall too! A LOT. No football over here, unless it's college ball,a nd then only if our alumni is playing (go Ducks!).

Antonio said...

You got much farther than I would have. I could not care less about football. Someone watching a football game = me being somewhere else. I'm blissfully unaware of how my alma mater, NC State, is faring so far.

But yay for fall. After the freakishly hot and dry summer, I welcome the opportunity to wear sweaters and long sleeves for a change.