Nowadays, certainly one of my easy pleasures is my husband and my end-of-the-day ritual. We flop on the sofa with a deal with in hand — a mug of cookies n’ cream ice cream for Max and a ramekin of chocolate chips for me — wrap ourselves in blankets, and tune into Survivor Season 18.
I do know we’re 20 years late to the Survivor hype, however after seeing a preview of monkeys screeching and other people wrestling within the rain, and understanding that White Lotus creator Mike White competed in a season, we had been intrigued.
The remainder of the night, we’re debating which certainly one of us is extra strategic and will last more on the island (Max), gasping over blindside votes (the betrayal!) and laughing on the contestants’ offhand feedback. Later in mattress, I go to sleep feeling the best way I at all times do after I’ve reached a brand new level of intimacy with somebody I really like, giddy and content material.
The final month has been actually enjoyable — but in addition uncommon. Discovering a present we each like is uncommon. Earlier than Survivor, our standard night finds certainly one of us watching a present on TV, whereas the opposite is off scrolling on their cellphone.
Fortunately, there may be hope. A reader named Lisa shared a superb technique for watching TV together with her husband. “We now have painfully completely different tastes. So, on Saturday evenings, we take turns selecting a film. The chooser selects three choices, and the opposite individual makes the ultimate resolution.”
Additionally, bear in mind this genius film choosing tip? One individual will get to maintain selecting the film so long as the opposite individual favored the final one. As soon as they don’t, you turn.
Over our six years collectively, Max and I nonetheless haven’t nailed down a system that helps us select reveals. However now we have constructed a considerable checklist: