What Are You Obsessed With?

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  1. Ms. I

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    I'm not talking about obsessed to the point of needing psychological help, but something or things you really, really like a LOT! :D

    I really, really, really like circular & sphere-shaped items & if they're colorful or silver, all the better! For example, between a round face watch or a square one, I'll take the round one. I like round tables, round shaped earrings. I like cars that have a round shape as opposed to a boxy shape.

    I love the color royal blue! If that's a choice amongst other colors, you better believe I'll choose that!

    Also, I gotta have my Jamba Juice Matcha Green Tea Blast smoothie!
     
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    I'm currently obsessed with...getting a job.

    Other than that, my dog is totally the light of my life. I'm sorry to say that if forced to choose between my dog and my boyfriend of 3 years, it's the dog, no hesitation. Is that sad?

    I am also crazy about sweet tea from McAlister's Deli. SO GOOD.
     
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    Good luck w/ your job quest!

    I don't think that's strange all all regarding you choosing your dog. There's a reason they call dogs man's best friend...& women's!
     
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    Tea. Earl Grey, especially, and hot with sugar and light cream. I'll go well out of my way to get to my favorite AM tea stop, and I also like tea pots and books about tea.

    Kim
     
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    Crepes with strawberry jam and homemade whip cream. When I make a batch, it's all I can think about. Same with my scones.

    I'm also obsessed with books. It's hard to walk past a bookstore without making a purchase, even though I have THOUSANDS in my condo at the moment. I would bath in books if I could. I have one or two with me at ALL times. I forgot my book in the car tonight when I went to my eye appointment, and I think I was shaking by the time I got there. I had to call dh and tell him to bring it to me. When I talk with people, books is one of the first things I ask them about.
     
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    I am obsessed with my favorite color lime green, lime green Volkswagen bugs- I want to test drive one (it must be lime green- no exceptions!) and always have! (although I would probably never buy one- I much prefer my truck!), and hand cream. It has to be creamy hand cream- not liquid drippy lotion! I guess my pets too- my dog and two cats- well only one cat is mine and he is tops. I love my Monkey!
     
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    Currently, space. I watch the NASA channel likes it's my job.

    What did I do with myself before Space Camp???
     
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    Hey! That's what *I* was going to say. it's nearly my everything at this point. I have turned down family /friends/nearly EVERYTHING to do one more application-prepare another packet-search for another listing.
     
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    Raspberry vanilla soy lattes and Chanel nail polish.

    Lately though, I am reading up obsessively on the Harley I will buy soon*. Even my dad (the one who got me into this stuff in the first place) is sick of hearing me yammer on about it. I moved on to my mom, but she tells me to go talk to my dad. Friends just want to tell me they all PERSONALLY know 20000 people who were killed while sitting on a parked bike minding their own business because everyone knows only idiots and insane people ride motorcycles. :lol:

    * not nearly soon enough
     
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    mollydoll,
    We own a Harley, and we are not insane or an idiot!!
    To us, the insane and idiots are the non-riding people who don't know how to share the road...we have a 2004 Fatboy. We downsized from a 2006 Streetglide-we didn't need something that big for the riding we do. I am the expert passenger!
    As for my obsessions: Baked Sour Cream and Cheddar potato chips, AtoZ forums, HGTV channel, The Twilight series.
     
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    • History - especially Texas History (in particular the Alamo), the American Revolution, the Civil War
    • Advanced Math (I'm obssessed with the concept of seismic deconvolution)
    • Competing (and winning). I have to work on the winning part. Often I think of 2nd place as the first loser.
    • Physical fitness - I workout to a fault. Need to slow down, but I can't.
    • Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys
    • The Great Outdoors - mountains, streams, horses, bears, jeep trails, etc
    • Living on the edge
    • Self defense and protecting my family
     
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    - Books... like Jem, there is no such thing as too many!
    - Gator football - live it, breathe it, love it.
    - My kitty - the most adorable, psychotic feline in the world
    - Brand-new socks. They are the best thing in the world.
    - Glee. I loved the first episode and can't wait for more... though I was most sincerely grateful to learn the football-player is over 18. Otherwise, watching that shower scene would be so, so wrong on my part.
    - New dough tricks - I'm practicing spinning a pizza on the back of my hand and it's not working too well right now.
     
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    Shoes
     
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    Chocolate -- I have to have a little bit everyday. Doesn't have to be a ton, but if I don't have a bit of chocolate, I feel like something is missing. :lol:

    Music. I almost always have a running track of music inside my head if it's not playing in real life.

    Soft things -- soft clothing, soft bed sheets, soft fabrics in general.

    :)
     
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    I'm hoping to get a 2009 or 2010 Super Glide; maybe a Street Bob. (I'll concede that some of those 19 yr olds on liter bikes are insane idiots: you know, the ones in shorts and flip flops who weave in and out of heavy traffic at 90?)
     
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    Good list. I want to get back into making truffles. Mmmm. Chocolate. I haven't been able to afford any for a while.
     
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    I'm obsessed with the color green, sharpies (and other school/office supplies) and the show Gangland (although it scares the crap out of me).
     
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    Right now, it is pictures by Billy Jacobs. I got several for my birthday, and spent time today trying to decide where to hand them!
     
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    pedicures, purses, organizing, teacher resource books, taking cool pictures with my d40...
     
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    I like this thread :)
    I'm pretty much obsessed with...
    books
    polka dots
    starbucks peppermint white chocolate mochas
    chocolate of all kids
    anything teaching related

    That about covers it.
     
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    Walking again.

    Once I can walk again, I'll probably obsess on getting my house back in order and making good grades since it has been a long time since I was the student.
     
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    chebrutta-I LOVE new socks!! I collect ones with crazy 'stuff' on them. There are two sock shops in dh's hometown, and I always get a pair when I visit.

    Czacza-I need to get some shoe advice from you. My student pointed out today that I've worn the same pair of shoes everytime I've seen her this summer. I told her I only have one pair, and she balked. I felt pretty small....
     
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    Reading has once again become a big obsession of mine, oh, how I missed reading! I read the entire Twilight series (also an obsession) in 4 days. I am also currently obsessing over State Farm Ins. paperwork, getting my house jsut the way I want it to be, and getting ready for the school year.
     
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    :agreed: Same here!
     
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    -Big Brother
    -Farm Town on Facebook
    -Laura Ingalls Wilder
    -Miniature Tea Sets
     
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    I am obsessed with chapstick! Lipbalms of any flavor ~ yum!

    I can't be without it!

    In fact, one of my second grade boys gave me 5 new lip balms from Bath & Body Works as an end-of-year gift! His mom told me that he was worried I'd run out of lip balm over the summer!!! :)
     
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    OK, so let's talk!! What are you wearing? What are your shoe 'vibes'- do you wear mostly flats, clogs, what? I know you had a pair of Merrells you wore out and now I think a pair of metallic flats (It's a sign of my shoe obsession that I know this...I would seek a support group but reallly, why?)...anyway, in your dream shoe world, keeping in consideration your work environment, comfort and leisure activities, what kinds of shoes would make you happy?
     
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    Czacza, if you know of any great non-leather shoes, let me know. I want to splurge on a great pair when I can. I'd prefer cheaper than Stella McCartney, but I'll pay for quality that I can take care of in a fun but classic style that will last for a few years. I LOVE heels (when I can wear them).

    I confess I am not much of a shoe girl.
     
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    Do you have a crepe maker or do you use the pan? I made them so much my old roomie got me the maker and I LOVE it. I eat them the same way you do, but with a little cream cheese too. yum!

    Right now I am obsessed with:
    Logging my books onto librarious
    scarves
    the sun - I am not a tanner, but I just got back from the beach and lying in the sun was glorious.
    the idea of clean eating (not the action yet)
    fair and beach foods (thus the clean eating inaction)
     
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    Scones! My sister-in-law makes the best scones. She always makes them when she knows we're coming because they are so delicious. :)
     
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    * fun socks (I RARELY wear solid color socks)
    * organizing - not something I come by naturally, so it is taking a LOT of focus, and I seem to be obsessed with it this summer
    * A to Z!
    * facebook
    *deadliest catch
    *sunflowers
     
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    I have a little French steel crepe pan. I whip of a batch of crepes almost every week with my immersion blender. I love how easy and quick they are. I cook up the whole batch and store in the fridge with parchment paper and just reheat in the pan in the mornings, then spread with pb&j and roll up.

    What does a crepe maker do?
     
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    -Politics
    -Anything organic/green/sustainable
    -Mini Coopers
    -The Tudor Era (real life, not the series) esp Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth. This stems from tracing my ancestry to the Boleyns (and beyond!).
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Villaware-V5225-VillaWare-Crepe-Maker/dp/B00005R85W

    I have this one. I pour the batter in the little pan, and then you dip the crepe maker in the batter, so you get a very thin layer of batter and nice thin crepes. And they pop right off. My French teacher had one in high school. I love it.
     
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    Try www.mooshoes.com

    ...also for a non-splurge, try Payless. I've gotten some really cute cute shoes there for not much money (hence the name of the store:rolleyes:) I have one pair of Tory Burch knock-offs from Payless that everyone thinks are real...and seriously for a pair of trendy medallion flats, I'm just not going to pay a lot.
     
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    -Minnesota Viking football
    -blankets...the softer the better!
    -stuffed animals
    -Eeyore
    -my car
    -Being organized
    -Having things centered/balanced when decorating or arranging furniture...I can't get comfortable unless it's in just the right place!
     
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    I like them a lot too especially nice wedge sandals!

    Glad you like it! :)

    I hope things improve soon.
     
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    I forgot about Mooshoes. I haven't seen much that I loved though, but I really want to visit the store in NY. Apparently they have a lot more than online. Payless kills me with the smell of plastic that hits when you walk in the door. I'm a snob--I admit it. :blush:

    I found the BEST bags a few weeks ago at Whole Foods. They are hand-made out of recycled truck tires. They were heavy, but really stylish and sturdy. They wouldn't look out of place on the shelves at Saks. The one I would want is $300 though.

    I wish it were easier to find stylish, nice things cruelty free. I mostly still use stuff I've had for years.
     
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    ice cold Frapucinos in the bottle--got to have at least one each day.

    clip art--I decorate my lesson plans with cute or weird ones

    Big Brother--I love/hate that show

    pain relievers--I like Advil the best, but the Excedrin Back and Body Extra Strength is pretty cool.

    Coca-Cola in the little bottles--try drinking it fast. It jolts your whole system

    silver earrings and bracelets--the more, the merrier.

    Pandora beads--I'm about ready for a second bracelet.
     

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