10 things to do while your spouse obsesses over the world cup
Survival Tip #1: Hit the gym. Your
Survival Tip #2: Stack up on your summer reads. Spend an afternoon in the park getting lost in a book (... or two!). Suggested reading: Bend It Like Beckham (just kidding!).
Survival Tip #3: Dust off those cookbooks. You know what's silly and fun at the same time? Cooking meals that correspond to the games (like pasta when
Survival Tip #4: Wash your car. It'll give you an excuse to get out of the house — and away from the sound of your spouse yelling "Bad call!" at the TV. Besides, a little sunshine will do you some good. And your windows are dirty.
Survival Tip #5: Shop. If there was ever a time to snag a few "extra" items at the store, it's now. What else are you going to do?
Survival Tip #6:Make the basement (or spare room) into your own personal lair. Stake your claim on the coveted space and turn into your own personal home
Survival Tip #7:Sign up for classes in something that interests you. By the time your spouse is done watching the World Cup, you could be an expert salsa dancer/pottery painter/French speaker/Frisbee thrower ... (okay, you get the idea).
Survival Tip #8: Revamp your MP3 playlist. Finally, you can shop for songs you like without your spouse standing over your shoulder asking, "Really? You're paying to hear Lady
Survival Tip #9: Make travel plans. What could be more in the spirit of the World Cup than planning a trip to a country you've always wanted to visit? Just, you know, be sure to invite your spouse.
Survival Tip #10: Start scheduling your post-World Cup TV schedule — and DVR-ing all of your favorite shows. Remember, what goes around comes around!
In all fairness it's not the bad - most games are on in the morning and truth be told I get sucked into everything. So although I am not a fanatic like my husband (who woke up at 5:30 to watch a game) I will watch them with him sometimes and today I did check to see if USA won the match. So my dear Woody (if he reads this, he always reads the ones I could get in trouble for) I am not complaining about your world cup fascination, cheer them on baby!!! And while you do I have some plans for me :)