Saturday, January 12, 2008

Obsession Confession

I'm not sure why I've chosen to write an entry involving obsessions. If anything, I tend to obsess over making decisions and trying to think them into being more important than they really are. But as far as being obsessed with one specific thing, that’s just really not me.

Sports Fanatics: I have many friends and family members who fall into this category. I don’t even know if I would use the word “fall" to describe them. Shall we say, dive headfirst into passionately loving their teams? I enjoy watching a good game. I thoroughly enjoy wearing a Mav’s jersey into work just to throw the entire Sun’s loving organization into a complete upheaval. Don’t even get me started on my LSU and A&M loving fanatics…err…friends. Sports are fun but not the obsession for me.

Music lovers: I love all types of music. I’ve even paid a hefty price to see a few of my favorites in concert. I know some background information about a few groups, but I can name very few lead singers. Are you getting the theme here? Few. I know what I like to listen to and I know when I want to change the radio station.

Movie Buffs: I cannot compete. My brother and sister know more and love more about this topic than anyone I know. I do love to be swept away in a great film, but I don’t own the biographies on my favorites, nor will you find me memorizing the 1965 Academy Award winner for best picture. Occasionally I can help you fill in the question about the actress on the crossword puzzle, but other than that…I’m probably a disappointment to my cinema devouring siblings.

Losties, Dwight, and Alias Club: I get to throw in something here! I have seen most episodes of LOST, The Office, and Alias. I cannot tell you the first names of all the actors, or even all of the characters. I try not to pick up many shows on T.V. because I don’t have a DVR and thus seeing every episode of anything is pretty close to impossible. Those three shows are about the only things I get disappointed about not being able to see because of a prior commitment. Read-a-holics: I am obsessed with good writers, or at least their work. I really can’t tell you that much about an actual author…I don’t do my homework in that regard. I’ve gone through phases in this area, but tend to keep coming back to C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Jane Austen. This must surely say something about me, and not just that I work at a church and…gasp…enjoy reading about the boy who lived…to be a wizard. [see previous blog entry below]

What can I say? I don’t remember dates, don’t shop for brands, can’t remember stats, and don’t recall an award winner the next year. I think I’m ok with that. My interests are as varied and broad and as they come. So “the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, or desire” may change from day to day. I racked my brain and came up with my meager list. Funny, I could come up with my obsessive dislikes quite quickly. I know for sure that not all of the Baldwins should be qualified as actors, Nickelback should not be played out of any radio near me, and that 20 people at one table in a restaurant is not a good idea. Did I mention I'm not really crazy about the Baldwins?

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Best Picture of 1965... "The Sound of Music," of course! ;-)