so after erin posted about it on twitter, i checked out kristin's post and loved the idea. so i stole it, naturally. (thank you kristin.) it's easy to say you're obsessed with something or totally in love with something, but what would your friends say? if you asked them for 3 to 5 things you're obsessed with, what would they say about you?
15/15 - hawkeye. i suppose i could have prefaced the question with 'besides hawkeye' but where's the fun in that? there's people who love their pets, and then there's people who share water glasses with them, order them their own tacos, and buy them a water bed. i'll let you guess which one i am. not only was she on everyone's list, she was #1. on every single list. no shame.
15/15 - organization/some form of minimalism and owning nothing. also on everyone's list. 3 people said straight up organizing, but tara said 'nothing (like really, owning nothing)' and john said 'throwing things away.' same thing. also john removed 6 garbage bags full of stuff from his room in anticipation of us moving in together. i'm rubbing off on him.
10/15 - booze/drinking card games/jello shots. if they had been more specific, i'm sure most of them would have narrowed it to purse alcohol. but yes, yes on all counts. i like beer, i like purse alcohol, and i love making my friends play card games at the bar. like last thursday, when megan and i played 2 person circle of death. 'seemed like a good idea at the time' is my life story. and i always have cards in my purse. i assume the jello shots were from people who came to my night of 1000 jello shots party.
8/15 - nachos. i'm surprised it wasn't on more people's lists. but to be fair, it was on the list of every person i regularly eat with. it's rare that i order anything other than nachos. heck it's rare that i go out to eat at a place that doesn't serve nachos.
7/15 - netflix. i'm not sorry.
5/15 - kentucky. this only came from my family and john. the only people i constantly pressure to go back there with me. (we have horses there, as you can see in this post, and i love it.) plus 2 other friends, who are fellow kentucky basketball fans and who spend game nights with me in the fall/winter at the only kentucky bar in chicago, the pony.
5/15 - candles. the people who put this highest were my current roommate and my former roommate. if i'm home, there's a candle burning for sure.
4/15 - street fests. i do love drinking in the middle of the street in the summer in chicago for free. so many favorite things wrapped up in that one sentence.
4/15 - country night on thursdays. i haven't been in so long, up until last week. but it was my weekly staple all throughout law school. but my preferred bar turned super crowded and douchey so megan found us a new place to go to. it'll probably turn into a regular outing again.
1/15 - nicolas cage. this was only on john's list and he threw in 'and bad movies in general.' fair. i don't talk about nicolas cage much, but he is my favorite actor and i also made john watch left behind, joe, snake eyes, and rage, all within the last month. and also san andreas and icetastrophe, which is why he says i have horrible taste in movies. it's not that i think they're amazing, it's that i love bad movies. you don't go into something named 'icetastrophe' thinking it's going to be an epic cinematic feat. kind of like the best thing on netflix, strippers vs werewolves.
1/15 - anything pink. it spent years in the top spot as my favorite color. almost my entire life (my mom says i liked green best as a kid, for a year or two.) lately it hasn't been, or i haven't really procured anything pink, because it's trendy to like pink and i hate being trendy. but all my purses are pink, and most of my shoes, so i can't say this is wrong.
things i'm surprised were on no one's list: iowa - dude, my dog's name is hawkeye. halloween/costumes - i'm obsessed with throwing theme parties, for sure. i love a good costume. saving money - i'm 99% sure i'm about to start a year long shopping ban. and i often turn down invites to go out or invite people over instead and i always say it's because i don't want to spend the money. so i'm shocked this didn't come up at all.
just from reading this blog, would you have had any of the same answers about me? what would your friends say about you?