Admittedly, this is a small dilemma but rapidly becoming a big one at my house.
I love the Oscars. Well, mostly I just love the pre-Oscar stuff....red carpet, fashion factoids, etc. The awards show itself can be a big yawn.
Every year, I look forward to it. I mark the date, make sure we don't book anything that night, etc. Sometimes I throw a little Oscar party with a few friends. If people can't get together, my husband and I will have fresh stone crabs, shrimp cocktails and a bottle of Chardonnay in front of the TV and enjoy the guilty pleasure together. It's an annual ritual.
And so was the plan this year.....UNTIL....my husband's brother called to tell us that he/his wife and another couple will be in town THAT DAY and plan to come spend THAT DAY and EVENING with us to visit.
Now I really want my husband to see his brother and all.....they probably get to visit once a year, since they live 1500 miles apart. But I have already been told by my husband that they are not Oscar watchers, so it would be rude of us to turn on the television and watch it during their visit.
I've asked my husband how long they plan to visit with us -- he says they'll show up around lunchtime, probably spend the day and into the early evening and then leave. And I'm thinking, well if they're going to be with us all day, what's the harm in inviting them to our little "Oscar party" and doing it anyway? But he says no, it would be rude, and we can just tape it and watch it later.
Aaargh!!!! We can tape it and watch it later, BUT IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME!! I told him it would be like watching the Super Bowl on tape after the game is over. IT JUST DOESN'T CUT IT!
So now what do I do?