Modern Family is one of the only shows that Iven and I enjoy together - not sure why he doesn't like Glee (although I have a sneaking suspicion it's because they just randomly break into song at the drop of a hat - I think that's normal and do it, but he never does) or Smash (but it's probably for the same reason as above) or any of the programs where people are murdered and the murder is solved neatly within the one hour time slot by a combination of scientific tests and clever hypothesising.
We were watching it the other night. Claire and Phil were having a conversation - or rather Claire was talking to Phil and when she looked for him to comment he apologised and said he hadn't been listening.
Iven looked at me and said "He never listens to Claire! I su ... mostly listen to you."
His little slip gave him away. He'd meant to say sometimes. Yes, he SOMETIMES listens to me. He mostly phases me - my talking becomes white noise. And I'm okay with that. It lets me get away with forgetting to tell him things (sometimes important things) and then being able to blame my forgetfulness on him not listening. It really is the secret to a long and (mostly) happy marriage - 26 years and counting (down).
After my little excursion to the gastroenterologist last week I've made a few dietary changes. I've cut right back on wheat and cruciferous vegies and I've put cheese and milk back in. Well, that was a huge mistake - I'm talking about the lactose-containing stuff. Dr Fart might not think that I'm lactose-intolerant but my intestines would beg to differ and have been shouting it from the rooftops, or more appropriately, the basement long and loud. Hello, I'm a GaleForce runner in more than one way. Dr Fart told me that it's quite normal to pass gas up to 24 times a day and did that make me feel better about my problem? Well, it would have if he'd changed day to hour. Hey, I could potentially hold a Guinness World Record. My parents would be so proud.
I'm back to eating lactose-free again and my stomach is feeling normal. Yay!!
When I was talking to Dr Fart last week he mentioned the FODMAPS diet. Now my understanding of this is that you eliminate certain foods which contain certain sugars. Dr. Fart was rather scathing of the diet and the scientific method of the study. BUT one of my friends has a daughter who has irritable bowel syndrome and she's been on the FODMAPS diet for a while and has never felt better. Quandary!! So do I look into it or not?? Has anyone had any experience with it? What would Phil Dunphy do?