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6.25.2015

I'm Obsessed

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?

i polled john of course and all my best friends.  aka anyone who was on gchat at the time.  sorry gchat guinea pigs.  and while kristin didn't have any on her list that 100% of her polled people agreed on, i sure did.

survey says:

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?

66 comments:

  1. Love it! So glad you joined in, I'm definitely stealing it- I need to go poll my people!!! ;) I would have said Hawkeye, organizing and not using capital letters haha!

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  2. to be fair, i think i've seen the nicholas cage losing his shit video at least 100 times. like i said, we'd get along swell.

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  3. I would have said Hawkeye, organizing/planners, corner bars, having frugal fun, and tacos.

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  4. What a fun and great idea for a post! I love it!

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  5. What a great idea! Hawkeye, organizing, and saving money are what I would have said for sure just from reading your blog. Also, calling out idiots. Can that be an obsession?



    Hmmm mine would have to be Bauer and ???. Now I want to take a poll.

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  6. I definitely would have said Hawkeye, themed parties or costumes and organizing!

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  7. I would totally go watch all those bad movies with you and I think Nicholas Cage is ridiculous, in a good way. I think I'm gonna do this post too, if I get any answers.

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  8. I would definitely have said Hawkeye and organizing!

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  9. Love this! Definitely would have said Hawkeye, Taco Bell and organizing! I'm doing this and giving you credit. Thanks for the blog-spiration! I needed it!

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  10. I am all for you coming to Kentucky. You need to meet Brandon, that may force me to actually let him know about the blog. I am so doing this obsession thing though, and not just because I am perpetually in a state of writers block.

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  11. I love this! I'm going to have to find some people to poll.

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  12. YES! I love that you did this too!!! :) I do not love the Hawkeyes (Gopher fan) but other than that your list is awesome!

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  13. Straight up honesty here: I pour a glass of water and Baxter and I share it. :)
    I'm obsessed with my dogs and garbage TV shows, or mindless dribble as my husband calls it. Lol

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  14. I would say, that knowing you from your blog...you better 100% have Hawkeye and organizing! And also booze. :) Life doesn't really get better than those three things...does it?

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  15. I would have totally said Hawkeye, Netflix, and organizing/de-cluttering. Boozy cupcakes would have made the list too. Halloween is the best holiday ever, so that has to make the list.

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  16. haha that is true, i hate the capital letters! i'm glad you shared that post, it was a fun topic

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  17. that's true, it probably could do under minimalism since i don't spend money to buy new things.
    i make all my friends play card games at the bar. it's expected. drinking is more fun when there's games involved, because i love winning!

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  18. indeed we would. that video is just amazing, i love him so much.

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  19. haha all true!! i didn't even think about it, but yes - someone should have mentioned corner bars/dive bars. can't believe that didn't come up either!

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  20. Thanks! Well, mostly thanks to the girl who started it :)

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  21. Yes, take the poll! I'd love to see what your results are.
    LOL at calling out idiots. I hope that's allowed to be an obsession, because it's my favorite pastime.

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  22. I was shocked no one said theme parties or costumes! I dress up for everything!

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  23. Yes! I'm excited to see your answers.
    Nicolas Cage is the best. Not like I think he's an amazing actor, he's just so ridiculous that I love him. I love all his movies!

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  24. My top two results! I agree, those are probably the two things I love the most :)

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  25. Yay!! Excited to see what your answers are! If cities are allowed, I know what I'd name for you :) And your kitty of course.
    I was surprised no one specifically said Taco Bell. Lots of people said nachos (which is what I get there) but I still expected Taco Bell to come up.

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  26. YES I would love to meet Brandon! I haven't been back to Kentucky in so long, I should just come. It's not that far a drive.
    I wonder what your answers would be... I'd say your pets, particularly Westley but you know you can't pick a favorite, shih tzus and starting a shih tzu rescue, the princess bride, house projects and diy projects, and of course COWS. How'd I do?

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  27. Sweet! I'm excited to see your answers!

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  28. Thank you for the inspiration, it was fun polling all my friends! Oh you Gophers, that's just silly. GO HAWKS!

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  29. Haha I do that too! John keeps his water away from hawkeye, but I share with her. Whatever, we have to have the same germs by now!
    LOL at garbage tv shows. I don't have TV, strictly Netflix and Hulu. What do you recommend? My favorite garbage show currently is Dance Moms. I can't help myself!

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  30. haha amen to that! I'd say those are my top 3 things, because I tend to pour a beer while I organize and claim that it's not drinking alone because hawkeye is there :)

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  31. Halloween is definitely the best, I start planning my next costume pretty much the day after Halloween every year.
    I'm glad my blog reflects what I love :)

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  32. We totes share the same germs as our fur kids! Lol.

    Hmm I don't have TV either, just Netflix, Hulu and we download stuff. Maybe Botched, or any Real Housewives, Vanderpump. All shows guaranteed to make you lose some IQ, but funny nevertheless. :)

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  33. I'm a newish reader but I'd definitely agree with Hawkeye and Netflix and minimalism.


    I love this idea. I'm curious to know what people think I'm obsessed with. Is it the same I think I'm obsessed with? What if it's not? That would be weird.

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  34. I think I definitely would have said Hawkeye, minimalism, Netflix and bad movies. Love that Nicholas Cage compilation! haha

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  35. Hawkeye definitely makes the list. Saving (which probably fits into minimalism) comes in second.

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  36. those bangs are fab. your name (and adoption) story is awesome.

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  37. Kentucky? that's awesome. Let me know next time you're here, I'll harass you. jk. we can have nachos because who isn't obsessed with nachos? i love nicholas cage, KC hates him. and nachos. weirdo.

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  38. This is great! I want to try and see what my friends say.

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  39. This is a great idea! I might have to steal it too...

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  40. How fun!! I would have said avoiding people, but maybe that goes under Netflix :) Saving money I think I would have said too from reading your blog. I think food and booze would be big ones for me, most likely beer.

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  41. That's what I was wondering - if I'm as much of an open book as I think I am. Apparently yes, because everyone's list was so similar! One or two outliers but for the most part, everyone knows my crazy :)
    I want to see your list! Post it when you find out!

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  42. Mr Cage is just bonkers. I love him for it. And I love all his bad movies, I've seen most of them! Working my way through the entire line up, there's some older ones I never heard of.

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  43. That's true, not spending money probably is a part of minimalism. Haha everyone put Hawkeye #1 :) But how could I not be obsessed with that fuzzy face?!

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  44. KC is very weird, I don't understand him at all. We're definitely going for nachos and HE'S NOT INVITED so there! Hopefully I'll make it back soon. Our horse is pregnant, so due next early spring. If nothing else, I'll be there then!

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  45. Do it! I want to see what your list is!

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  46. Definitely! I'm glad Kristin posted it, it was fun to poll everyone.

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  47. Haha I can't believe more people didn't say that! I do love avoiding people ;) Maybe another poll needs to be the opposite of obsessions - the top 3 to 5 things I absolutely can't stand. If anyone doesn't say people/crowds, they don't know me at all!
    I would definitely say beer for you, especially since you have the pint glass series on your blog now.

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  48. OMG, you and I need to plan movie dates... and two headed Shark Attack, did ya see it... I loved San Andreas, Kent hated it LOL.. I would have guessed many of these about you but not Nic Cage nor the movies but I am so thrilled to know that..

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  49. I'm going to let the Nicolas Cage thing slide.. but yes to alcohol.. everything is more fun with alcohol (in moderation). Not the sloppy drunk shit but the "I'm good" type feel. Once you learn your balance the question is always: what should I drink!?!? Lol. Some of my friends hardly drink and I honestly look at them like they're foreign. Other than that food and sleep always top my list. I could sleep all day.. like now but i"m "working" boo!!! Have a great 4th of July holiday weekend Stephanie! -Iva

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  50. I love the idea of polling your friends and family to see what they'd think you're obsessed with. I'm kind of curious about what the people in my life would say, so maybe I'll have to do this at some point. (Stealing a stolen idea ... Creative, no?) I can almost guarantee that music and books would be at the top of everyone's list for me, but I'm not sure what else they would say.


    I knew Hawkeye and something involving minimalism and/or organization would make this list. I think anyone who reads your blog regularly would probably agree! I'm also surprised that saving money wasn't mentioned, though. I'm always checking your blog for ideas and inspiration on how to cut back and save some money!

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  51. The Bellagio fountains is a "must see" for sure. I visited Las Vegas last year and I went to the same places. I booked a room in Wynn for a few nights with http://www.reservationcounter.com/hotel/las-vegas/ and I was not disappointed. I would love to go there again! Great city!

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  52. This is such a cool idea I must try it! Also Hawkeye being #1 is no surprise.

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  53. I came back to read this story in the middle of reading your adoption story. Love this!

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  54. What are some of your favorites from the ones people have likely never heard of?

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  55. Left Behind is literally the worst movie I've ever seen, which makes me
    love it. Besides the ones he's famous for (which are all my favorites), I
    also love Matchstick Men, The Frozen Ground (which is supposedly based
    on true events which makes it really freaking creepy), and Lord Of War.

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  56. Hell yes, we definitely need a movie date, because two headed shark attack?! I didn't know that existed but now I definitely need to find it!! Sounds amazing! (Amazingly terrible, which is how I pick all my favorite movies)

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  57. I haven't heard of a couple of those.I'll have to check them out! Left Behind is truly terrible. haha

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  58. From other blogs "borrowing" this idea as a post, I found my way to you...because I'm "borrowing" it too. I enjoyed it so much that I'm now going to blogger stalk you (read more posts and about you and follow you!)

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  59. Aw thank you Erin! I'm glad you made it back here :) I'm excited to read your list, I love seeing what everyone else has been posting!

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  60. My post is up. I love how the blogger world connects good ideas and good people!!

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  61. Oh wow, I just found your blog and now I'm totally going to read the entire thing!


    Also, steal this. Ahem.

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  62. Nachos fo sho! I probably would have included alcoholic cupcakes in your list, but that's probably covered under the booze/drinking game umbrella. Spot on.

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  63. Ooof, sorry I'm so late in responding. Thank you!! I'm glad you found me :)
    Haha, steal away, I love reading other people's lists. I'm so nosy.

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  64. I cannot believe nachos didn't make 100% of the lists. They all went 'doh!' when I reminded them. Seriously, they should have known.

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