Are you like me? Do you get temporarily obsessed with random things? Maybe I’m bi-polar, maybe I lack commitment, but I sit here reflecting on all of the glorious obsessions I have had over the last couple years. Some persist, but many are short lived.
HGTV: Yes, it is terribly embarrassing to admit, but I was quite addicted to the channel. Any show that involved the home buying process was like a drug to me. I seriously think one day I watched four hours of Property Virgins and My First Place.
Photoshop: Holy crap, do yourself a favor and avoid Photoshop at all costs. There is no way to avoid an instant addiction to it. I mean it’s the best way to make a crappy photo, less crappy. It has so many features that it is easy to spend ten or so hours just learning how to use one tool.
Olympics: Don’t even try talking to me when the Olympics are on TV. I seriously am obsessed with every single Olympic sport. Yes, that includes male gymnastics. The worst part about being hooked, the Olympics typically are on at really awkward hours when they are hosted in different countries.
Personal Finance: Fortunately this is a relatively healthy and continual addiction. I say “relatively”, as I’m sure many of us could admit we may spend a little too much time focusing on our finances. I’m particularly interested in clever ways to make and save money. Mention something like “Credit card arbitrage” and it’s almost a guarantee I’ll research the crap out of it until I decide if it’s for me (arbitrage is not).
The list goes on and on, I’m seriously an addiction whore. If something tickles my fancy, I get super in to it, and about two months later I move on to something new. Maybe it’s a bad thing that I can’t stay committed, but I like to think that this makes me a more “well rounded individual” (at least that’s what I put on my college application). What about you? What are some of your recent addictions? Please tell me I’m not crazy, and there are others out there that suffer from short-term-addictionitis.
P.S. Happy birthday to Brother Ninja today, He turns 21 and is partying it up in Vegas! Put the beer and poker chips down brother 🙂