I have to be honest.
I lost my cool this morning.
Jay is such an over-the-top Cougar fan it (sometimes) drives me nuts.
Now listen, I love the Huskies. I'm a husky. But I don't need to be all up in your face to show you my pride.
Seattlelites think Boston Red Sox fans are crazy ... ?
Have you ever met a Coug?
It's just too much.
Now, I don't want to be throwing Jay under the bus or anything, but the guy has Cougar EVERYTHING. T-shirts. Sweatshirts. Coffee mugs. Pens. Tire cover. Beer mugs. Licence plate cover. Hats. Flags. Sweats. Wine glasses (for crying out loud). Note pads. A freakin' recycled bag for grocery shopping (yah, that one came home the other day).
I can only take so much.
I generally don't say anything. I want him to love his team. I want him to passionately cheer for them. I love his zest for the Cougars. His energy for the teams. It's awesome. And totally adorable.
But this morning ... I blew my top.
It just became too much.
I was casually flat-ironing my hair when a song popped into my head. It was a song I had cheered to back in the day.
The second (and I mean SECOND) I hit the 3rd note of the song, Jay shouted, "YES, the Cougar fight song!"
I said, "It's also a cheer song, I cheered to it in High School."
"NO! It's the cougar fight song!"
"I understand that, but it's also a cheer song for any team."
You can imagine how the rest of the conversation/passionate argument went.
Him defending "his Cougs."
Me defending that fact that not everything revolves around the Cougs.
Etc., etc., etc.
I guess my point is, I'm a tried-and-true Husky fan, but I know Jay isn't. So I choose to not have 100% of everything revolve around them. Okay, I'll be fair ... 90%.
The fact is, we are a house divided.
We must learn to live in peace and harmony.
And I do agree I lost my cool.
But seriously people.