Naturally, I can only speak for myself and the dozens – maybe hundreds of women I talk to about this on Twitter/FB and yes…in real life.
Yes. Outlander IS getting into the bedrooms across Canada. Some husbands know perfectly well why their wife is extra horny on a Sunday night. Some are just reaping the benefits. Neither complain.
I didn’t realize this was happening in my house until after The Garrison Commander episode aired. That episode left me DRAINED…so emotionally exhausted…I mean really…Jamie was torn to shreds. Quite literally, I felt like my guts got ripped out.
After the credits rolled, I felt a hand on my neck and my hubby leans in for a passionate moment. UMMMMM WTF dude! I just finished bawling my eyes out…WHAT are you doing? I urged back and gave him THE LOOK.
And what does he say to me? “HEY! It’s Sunday…you watched Outlander! I even watch WITH you…ummmm…YOU KNOW!?”
So…even though we have been together 26 yrs. and I know better than to ask questions that I have a “feeling” might turn out to make me look predictable…I asked. “Just WHAT am I supposed to know?”
“I get lucky Sunday! Ummm…I mean we usually do it…or you know, make love n stuff.” N’stuff. N’stuff. Yeah ok. He acts like it is once a week but I guess Sunday, its a “given”.
My argument – “Did you just SEE what happened tonight? I mean really…that was brutal! How can you think I would be in the mood?”
His argument – “You set a precedent”
Me- ” Precedent? What are you talking about”
Him – “You see Jamie, I get laid…that’s what! Why don’t you think I care if you watch it 4 times a week?”
Now he decides to give me a big huge smile. Trying to make me smile…yet…I’m still disturbed and a little put off.
Me- “Sure…I saw Jamie. I saw Jamie get his ass handed to him and beat within an inch of his life, bleeding all over the place!”
Him -“Hurmph! That shouldn’t matter. My sexlife should NOT be determined if James Fraser has a bad night.”
Me- “Are you KIDDING me right now?”
Him- “No…No…I’m not kidding. Watch the last part that you got all squeely with again will you?” Then he walks to the bathroom “I’m freshening up!”
I sat there dumbstruck…had I really done this? Set a precedent? Episode 1…yep…Episode 2…uh huh….Episode 3…oh…yeah…Episode 4…you BETCHA!…Episode 5…twice.
WELL SHIT! I HAD set a precedent. I had created a pavlov’s dog situation. We watch Outlander together…he knows what to expect. He doesn’t realize, for the last 20 yrs…those nights I put “the books” down and woke him up. Yeah…same thing but he wasn’t aware then. Just thankful.
I could NOT back out now…you know…The WEDDING is coming up! I am going to…you know….need him.
So…a girls gotta do…what a girls gotta do.
I know for a fact, I am NOT the only fangirl that has taken her addiction out on her partner. I’ve heard the stories. SO MANY STORIES!
I have a feeling we will have a booming year of Summer babies…not here tho! Got that housing unit demolished!
Heughliot at Large