Every Tuesday beginning in January, strange behavior comes over my husband. This is a guy who is an articulate, smart dude with a work ethic that is unmatched anywhere in the Universe. This guy went back to work 3 weeks after heart bypass surgery! He's a force to be reckoned with! However, come American Idol time, he becomes a nerdanderthal. What is that, you ask? Hmmm...let's see how best to explain???
Neanderthal caveman + Nerdy Behavior = Nerdanderthal
Time stands still (idling...now do you get it?? American Idle...me so punny...) in our house from the time AI comes on until it's over. Nothing can tear Chilly away from the TV. (Proof...last night, Catherine singing at the top of her lungs to a Dan Zanes song, "Pay me, you owe me...pay me my money down. Pay me or go to jail...Pay me my money down"...I, of course, come running to see who she's trying to shake down...my husband? still in front of the tv...)
Top 5 Reasons Why My Hubs is an American Idol Nerdanderthal
1. When we moved across country 5 years ago, we had to schedule our driving times so we would arrive at our hotel in time to watch the show. When we moved back...same deal.
2. When he had heart bypass surgery on a Monday, he was determined to be completely conscious on Tuesday for AI. (which he was..lol!)
3. When he hears the theme song, no matter where he is, he does the "spanky dance". No place is safe.
4. He gives wardrobe commentaries, his professional voice coach opinions, etc. as if Paula, Randy, Simon and Kara can actually hear him. (He does this out loud and even if no one else is in the room....can you say "nerdanderthal??")
5. If you try to talk to him during this time, all you get is grunting and hand gestures.
Nothing can shake his commitment to American Idol. He has never missed an episode. NEVER. Every year he has picked the winner months in advance. When he found out they were in Phoenix and he didn't know, it was like a bullet in his heart. I'll spare you the details of the wailing and crying that went on.
This morning I asked, "do you think Kara is hotter than Paula?" Chilly, getting all excited, "Yeah, I do. She's your age." HUH?????? Is he saying "you're hot too" or "you better get on the stick, girl"...I didn't even bother with asking...ugh...
Now, I admit, I do watch the show. I like the show. I don't turn into a nerdanderthal for the show. I can still multitask with the best of them even when it's on. And yeah, David Cook...super hottie....hope to see him around this season....(oh, simmer down, Chilly...I see you checking out your hottie, Kara...)
And so it goes for another season. More hand gestures, grunting, blah, blah, blah. I'm quite frankly surprised he hasn't asked Christine to park in the family room and watch it with him. (For those of you new to this circus, my husband has feelings for his truck...he calls her Christine...if he could shrink her and put her in his pocket to carry around with him everywhere, he would do it. There's an entire post in my archives about Christine...feel free to read the madness...) Oh well, I've got my bloggy and my bloggy buddies now...oh...does that make me a bloganderthal????
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
I mean, Catch ya later!
p.s. A big THANK YOU shout out for all the kind birthday wishes for Catherine! You made her birthday very special!
p.s.s. Props to Chilly in his blithering nerdanderthal state for saying "nerdanderthal" last night...he was trying to communicate with me during a commercial break...we were talking about cavemen, etc...and neanderthal came out "nerdanderthal"...of course, I immediately thought...BLOG material!!! (evil laugh...)
p.s.s.s. I love you, Chilly....you are a good sport....