From 11:49 until 12:20 today, I listened to Aaron talk about socialism, capitalism, the automotive industry, law suit abuse, employer based healthcare, corporate taxes, China's economic threat to the U.S., free trade, and unions. I looked at the clock when he started talking because I enjoy being able to point out the exact amount of minutes, and sometimes hours, he just talked without me saying one word, literally. He finally stopped when my face turned red and I almost started shaking to keep from laughing. That was when he realized he might as well have been talking to Jake, who wasn't even trying to listen as he was asleep under the covers.
I wish I had hidden a camera in my house last night as Aaron and I watched the last presidential debate. I could have won money, somehow, because it was an experience. I could not have counted the number of times Aaron jumped off the couch and yelled, "That's right McCain!" or "Kelly, did you hear that? Were you listening?!" He felt the need to explain pretty much anything McCain or Obama said, which meant I was listening to a little bit of McCain and Obama and a lot of Rice. I had to politely ask Aaron to shut up a few times because it would have been nice to hear a response from the actual candidates. No matter how I look at it though, I would not have wanted to watch the debate any other way, because he is so cute when he gets fired up.
For the second debate last week, we had a few people over to our house to watch it, and I had to warn Aaron in advance that not everybody would appreciate his commentary during the debate. He did stay relatively quiet, which is why I think he was so loud last night - he had a lot of pent up political thoughts. Last night is when TiVo would have come in handy, because I could have "watched" it with Aaron, and then when I was alone, I could have actually watched the debate, although I'm not even positive I would have watched it by myself. If Aaron is good for anything, it is keeping me (and his family, friends, neighbors, classmates, and law professors) updated on the world, because I'm not sure I would have any desire to follow politics, campaigns, or the economy otherwise.
But I knew all this about Aaron before I married him, and I still married him. I love you, Mate. May we never quit having these conversations.