Watch Rugby? 25 Things I’d Prefer To Do!

I'd prefer to wash my car than watch rugby


Rugby Schmugby.

It’s Six Nations time (again!) and I just don’t get it. Heaps of people standing about in the cold, shouting, really loudly, at 30 fully grown men who are chasing after a funny shaped ball.

Here are 25 things I’d rather do

  1. Tackle my corns
  2. Take 2 Rottweilers and a Pitbull for a walk
  3. Read up on the legal intricacies of Brexit
  4. Go to a bad-ass spin class followed up with an hour pumping iron
  5. Alphabetise my CD collections
  6. Read President Trumpey’s tweets
  7. Clean my car
  8. Get organised for Christmas…9 months early
  9. Go for a nasal hair wax
  10. Dust my entire home, paying special attention to photo frames and my extensive collection of snowglobes
  11. Read my Pension Projection Statement
  12. Catch up with that old friend I’ve been avoiding for the last three years
  13. Re-read Of Mice and Men
  14. Go through last year’s bank and credit card statements to look for incorrect payments
  15. Sort through the 130,000 emails in my inbox
  16. Binge-watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy
  17. Go for a 4-hour hike up a mountain, in the rain.
  18. Speed walk around my neighborhood doing the full-on cartoon-movements
  19. Attend a Sci-Fi Convention
  20. Eat Catfish
  21. Sort out my filing cabinets (yes plural)
  22. My mileage
  23. My accounts
  24. My VAT return
  25. Go for a Vajazzle

The End

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  1. 3 March 2018 / 9:27 am

    I’m so glad I’m not alone. I went to Murrayfield once, with a group of rugby fan friends, and a fella I was going out with, of course. It was hell, so cold so dull. I got so many strange looks last week when asked if I saw the rugby and I said, no. I’m pleased that Scotland won their march, but really? Fortunately, my other half has no interest in sport either, so we ignore it together.

    • Jill
      3 March 2018 / 9:33 am

      Hell. Lol! Yes I’ve been to Murrayfield too yes it was so cold and loud. Not my thang!! Same with football and big music concerts. Bah humbug me !! Thanx for popping in x

  2. Doris
    3 March 2018 / 12:59 pm

    I watch the last minute so I know who wins, then my rugby mad friends assume i have watched the match when I have been doing lovely stuff like counting my sequins or drooling over my wool stash – actually that makes me sound a little odd. come to think of it ……….

    • Jill
      3 March 2018 / 1:22 pm

      Aha – cunning plan!! And drooling over your wool stash sounds perfectly normal to me! Cheers for popping on. Jill

  3. Melanie
    4 March 2018 / 5:52 am

    Doris and Jill; I attended a knitting class today and it was agreed. We don’t talk about ‘the stash’. LOL
    Some of us were there to have something more interesting to do during sporting events. A few of us were ambitious enough to start full sized blankets to work on during sports or TV. Does this mean now that I HAVE to put on sports to motivate myself to knit?
    Oh and Jill… here in the States we watch paint dry and corn grow for lack of other things to do

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 8:08 am

      Hey Melanie lovely to hear from you. That sounds like such a great alternative to watching sport. Thanks for sharing here. Jill

  4. 4 March 2018 / 7:54 am

    Hahahaha! Thanks for the laugh 😆

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 8:07 am

      You’re welcome !! Glad you enjoyed

  5. 4 March 2018 / 8:24 am

    I don’t mind watching the rugby if it happens to be on in the pub, however, I rarely go to pubs and I don’t love it so much that I’m going to attend a live match! I’m not sure which on your list I winced at most! I once did a spin class about 10 years ago and thought I was going to die, so that brought back horrible memories!

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 8:26 am

      Haha! Oh yes, spin is AWFU!! I had to walk out hald way through a class. Thanks for popping on and commenting.

  6. Sonia Boal
    4 March 2018 / 9:15 am

    Oh Rugby. I love it, my husband and I met through our shared love of it 🙂

    Still laughed though – I can totally sympathise – football does nothing for me at all!

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 9:20 am

      Hey Sonia, yeah football leaves me cold too. Rugby is like a total national sport up here in Scotland – I should try harder!! Jill x

  7. 4 March 2018 / 10:03 am

    Hahaha “reread Of Mice & Men”. Yep that’s how I feel about that book too. Confession time though: I really have alphabetised my CDs ☺️

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 10:25 am

      I did that book at school. Hated it! And now I have CD envy!! Jx

      • 4 March 2018 / 1:43 pm

        I think that’s why I hate that book too!

        • Jill
          4 March 2018 / 2:03 pm

          I remember thinking it felt v sexist (but probably didn’t know what word then!)

  8. 4 March 2018 / 1:41 pm

    OMG! I was laughing so hard at these my son asked what I was laughing at (as him and my husband watch Arsenal play someone) and I read the Lord of the Rings Triology and hiking for 4 hours things. Too funny!

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 1:44 pm

      That’s so funny. Yes think it’s seems to b a full on football day today which is just as bad as rugby!! Great to hear you enjoyed! x

  9. 4 March 2018 / 2:22 pm

    OMG–a Vajazzle? Also nose hair!! Hilarious! I’ve never watched a rugby match myself. The closest I’ve gotten to the sport is when my friend, Jayme, told me about drinking beer from a shoe as part of the whole “rugby-mystique.” I’d rather read your post than watch sports any day. 🙂

    • Jill
      4 March 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Haha. Thanks Angela.Had fun writing that one.
      I know someone who had their nasal hair waxed – the thought of it makes me wince!
      Same list applies to any sport involving a team of men chasing a ball! Jx

  10. 4 March 2018 / 3:11 pm

    I just don’t understand rugby. Why is it all backwards? I think I’d rather do your list here than watch any rugby at all haha

  11. 10 May 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I had a good laugh! I don’t do sports but I confess…I once went to a rugby match (I don’t even remember which team was visiting Trinidad at the time) just to ogle the legs. Rugby players have the best legs and the shortest shorts.

    • Jill
      10 May 2018 / 2:30 pm

      Very true but I’d still rather tackle my corns 😂😂x

  12. 10 May 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Lol! I’ve never watched rugby but here in the US people are nutty about football – except me. I usually go grocery shopping during the Green Bay Packer game because I have the store to myself!

    • Jill
      11 May 2018 / 7:52 am

      Hey Ellen, same applies to football, soccer, golf, motor racing etc etc. Thanks for popping by. Jx

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