Saturday, April 21, 2007


obsession: 1. Compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety. 2. A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion. 3. A perfume by Calvin Klein.

Lucy van Pelt tagged me for the obsession meme. I am supposed to list five things I am obsessed with right now. So here i go in no particular order...
  • FABRIC ~I quilt and I sew and I am full of good intentions so I buy fabric to make about three times as many quilts and skirts as I actually finish. I currently have three large rubbermaid totes full of fabric, a large box, three joanns bags and a couple of piles of fabric at my moms house posing as her stash. I also have one quilt that I have been "working on" for seven years now that is currently all basted together and just waiting for me to do all the hand quilting on it. I am in the middle of two quilt tops too. I know I am sick but I was raised this way and I can't help it, plus I can point a finger at a lot of people who are worse than me.
  • TARGET TEE ~I am currently living out of two suitcases that I carefully packed. Oddly enough in those two suitcases I have managed to fit 20 target tees ~I still have a large pile of them at home. Many of them are getting warn and need to be tossed but every season they change the colors just a little bit and if I throw out the one green that I love I can't just replace it with another. I do throw out the groddie white ones because I buy four new ones at the beginning of the season.
  • DIET COKE ~I can discuss this drink like a oenophile will discuss wine. I know what restaurants serve coke products versus pepsi and I will hesitate dining at a pepsi restaurant. I know what service stations have the best mixes on tap. Don't even get me started on Sonic and happy hour. I try all of the crazy versions CocaCola comes out with that they slap that diet label on but I still prefer my DC. I like to drink it in a glass glass it has to be so cold it is almost frozen and it needs to come out of a can. When I worked for the US Senate I knew which vending machine had the coldest DC in it and would include it as part of my intern training. My favorite glass ever to drink my DC out of is a Tortilla Coast 2001 Inauguration glass that one of my interns stole from the restaurant for me. I get happy just thinking about it. I have thought about quiting but life is hard with out handy happiness.
  • GAS MILEAGE ~I will tell you about the gas mileage my car gets any chance I get (last tank 34 miles to the gallon.) I don't let people put a couple of gallons of gas in my car when they borrow it because then I won't know what my gas mileage is. I love nothing more than pulling away from the pump and looking at my number. Once I got 28 miles to the gallon and was beside myself with greif and had to have a mechanic look at my car and tell me that it was okay. My best ever 4o ~I got it on a road trip caravaning with Grant ~he drives like a 80 year old woman, it was awesome to get that number but not worth driving that way. My car LOLA is one of my favorite things but what I love most about her is her gas mileage.
  • MOVIE INSPIRED INFORMATION ~I like to go to the movies but I sometimes get crazy obsessed with the movies I see or movies that are coming out. Recently I saw Painted Veil. I read up on cholera for a week. When I heard about Marie Antoinette, the Blair Witch Project, I read up on everything posible about the production and totally knew all about the movie before they came out. Blair Witch had thee best movie websites ever! I like a good 90 minute adventure and the hours of joy it brings me.
I know that was way too much information ~sorry for over sharing!


Erin said...

Yup, you are a freak.

Welcome to the club.

Did I mention that I like food? I also have a bit of a shoe fetish. I know, typical. said...

You are a freak in the best possible way. :)

You need to tag five new people to play in the meme game too. That's part deux of the fun.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I love how you call your DC "handy happiness" and I too think that it is nice to have handy hapiness on hand. Can you guess what mine is?

leelee said...

i'm guessing the old chevette wouldn't have made you so happy with mileage? :)

and you know i'm a freak in the same way with regular co-cola. that's what we call it these days.

we were back in boise over the weekend, and i limited myself to TWO trips to sonic a day. so much self-control!

Penny Longstockings said...

I read your obsessions, and I don't feel so bad about my 10 or so t-shirts that are overflowing my one shirt drawer. Thanks, I was beginning to feel guilty :)

Lori said...

Quite an interesting post. My friend in high school had a dad obsessed with gas mileage too, I always thought he was queer. But then again he always smelled like dry cat food too.
That's cool you research movies like that. I like to do a little of that, but have never gotten so intense. I get irritated with people when they mix up actors and dumb crap like that. I know it's crazy, so I never say anything. Glad to know that you are "in the know" about such things.