Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Silly Chris…

I got home from work tonight and noticed Chris sitting on the couch with a huge grin just staring at his TV. Near the front door was a sealed box from our cable service provider… the box containing our high definition cable box.

‘Hon, you’ve been home for an hour and you haven’t pried open this box yet?!?!?’ I asked while leaning down to pick up the package.

I flipped it over and noticed he had already tore it open, installed the HD box above the TV, put the old cable box in the package and sealed it to mail it to our cable company.

He just nodded his head in my general direction. ‘Babe, I already took care of…’ then he cut himself off, transfixed by the HD NFL network which is now showing crystal clear re-runs.

This. Is my new life.

It was nice knowing him.

Ten minutes before his class was to start, he tore himself away running out the door hoping to make it in time.

I tidied up the house, did the dishes, and started to open the mail HE brought in. In all his efforts to watch his new TV in High Def, he missed this very important letter:

Dear Christopher:

Congratulations! You have been admitted to San Diego State University for the Fall 2008 semester. Each year, our selection requirements become increasingly rigorous, and you should take pride in the fact that you are among our highly qualified admitted students…

There were a record number of applicants this year (somewhere in the neighborhood of 65,000) and he didn’t think he would make it.

But he’s in class tonight totally unaware that he made it…

So I’m celebrating by myself.



Anonymous said...

Oh how exciting! I hope you tell us about his reaction. Congrats Chris!

HD TV is directly related to the cause of short attention spans in men.


Lizzie M. said...

At least that confirms Ryder's "tunnel vision" is normal.....kinda. :-)
Way to go on state, Chris!

mike a said...

I'm sure proud of that man.

Lisa C Magnus said...

Congrats Chris!! That is awsome you must be very excited. GO SDSU!

sewcreative said...

As if the boy didn't already have a big head!!!!! Now I have to deal with his annoying attitude through school. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Congratulations big boy.

Love your favorite mother-in-law