Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A few of my latest obsessions...

ob*ses*sion [ab-se-shen] noun. the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc. Such as, but not limited to, a really good book, a classic award winning TV show, or an impossible 1000pc puzzle.
For my birthday, Anna invited me over to her place so she could give me the cake she baked for me and possibly watch a movie. That was after going out for drinks and appetizers beforehand, so feeling a little tired, I told her that I'd come over for cake, but I didn't know if I could sit through a whole movie. She asked if I'd want to watch an episode of Downton Abbey instead. I had no idea what Downton Abbey was, but thought what could a 1/2 hour hurt? Little did I know they are hour long episodes! And although I was very sleepy, I couldn't stop at one! I insisted we put in another episode. I borrowed her DVD and by the end of the weekend I had finished watching season one. I couldn't take it. I.WANTED.MORE! At the time season two was available to watch online, but only for another three days. So, as Joe was away in Vegas, I continued to watch Downton Abbey into the wee hours of the morning (and the whole next day) and finished season two. Anyone know when I can expect season three?!!?
Next, I decided jump on the band wagon and start reading the Hunger Game Series. When I was last home, my brother got sooo excited when we saw the preview for the movie. I'm not going to lie, I thought it looked stupid. (futuristic movies are not really my thing) He even told me the gist of the story and I still wasn't interested, but then I thought back to Twilight and remembered I felt the same way before I read the Twilight series. I remember thinking, "books about vampires? How juvenile!" So I decided to give HG a shot. Once I started, I couldn't put them down and I think I read all three books in two weeks. I'm embarrassed to say I read the second book in one day... from the moment I woke up until I went to bed, I read for 12 straight hours! The fact that I had 12 straight hours to spend on reading a book is the embarrassing part. :)

In between books, I worked on the above puzzle until I felt like I needed toothpicks to keep my eyes open. The thing with me and puzzles is that I can't have them sit on the table for too long. Not because I need my table, but because I become so obsessed with finishing them. This was probably the hardest puzzle I've ever done, and believe me, I've done plenty of puzzles in my day living with my mom.

1 comment:

LAURA said...

I share your obsession with puzzles, the other 2 obsessions sound intriguing so I may give them a try;) I know Kel loves Downtown Abbey too, you can't both be wrong! Hugs