Wednesday, June 15, 2011

State of Origin

There is a fierce rivalry between the different states in Australia when it comes to sport. Tonight is the second of three Rugby matches between New South Wales (where we live) and Queensland. I'll be honest with you, I'm not that big on sport on tv. It doesn't really get me excited. I know Byron loves it though so I try to make it look like I'm semi interested but usually end up asleep in the second half.

I was delighted when Byron told me that a couple of his friends had suggested getting together to watch tonight's match. Our house became the venue and in a fit of gratitude that I wouldn't need to watch the match I offered to be the taxi home so that both the friends could relax with a couple of beers. A trip up and down the snack aisle of the local supermarket, a quick surface clean of the downstairs of the house (I stuffed all the laundry behind closed doors and turned lights down and lit candles to hide a multitude!) and Bobs your uncle!
I'm now happily and guilt free writing blogs, updating Facebook and listening to the muffled cheers and roars of advice at the referee from the safety of the another room. 

A perfect result all round!

7 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. You are such a good wife!!! Buying snacks for the men and being the designated driver ~ who could ask for anything more?!!? And you got time to yourself, too. YAY!!!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  2. wow that's so nice of you! James Squire is a lovely beer too :)

  3. Double winner - happy husband, happy wife.
    Maybe I should say triple winner as NSW won!
    We watched it on telly and it was quite exciting. I almost felt guilty wanting NSW to win (being an adopted Queenslander and all that), but it does make for a much more exciting third game.

  4. Love it!

  5. you missed a great game Gina i love state of origin

  6. They would have been in bloke heaven:)

  7. Many thanks to the Mrs B taxi! My hubby very much enjoyed the night (and so did the girls & I during the extended drop-off).