Obsessing About Obsessive Obsessions (Are you kidding me?)

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So I am behind, as usual. Not surprising, but I always get tied up doing something or other & then things get forgotten or get done when I "get around to it". Of course, I will drive myself crazy with all the stuff I have to do or should do or meant to do. Pieces of paper & notes are everywhere. It's Post-It Pandemonium!

It is time for me to get one of those things done that I have been putting off. I have not forgotten.

Over a week ago, I received a fabulous award from a fabulous friend of mine. Here it is:

I would like to thank the fabulous Mom Zombie for presenting me with this award. (I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!) It's a stunning award & I am proud to add it to my blog.

The requirements for this award are to post the award on my blog, linking it to the presenter. Next, I must list my 5 (yes, only 5) biggest obsessions. Lastly, I must pass this award on to 5 other worthy bloggers. So, here are my 5 biggest obsessions, not in any particluar order:

1. The Detroit Red Wings. I really don't care much for sports. I don't watch sports on tv except for hockey. I've been to a few local sporting events in my life just to say I've been there, I guess. But when it comes to hockey, or more specifically, the Red Wings, I love watching the games on tv. I'd much rather go in person, but they're so expensive. I collect anything Red Wings. I have 3 game jerseys, one red, one white & one black. (not authentic, worn game jerseys but they are the "Starter" brand) I have shot glasses, regular drinking glasses, & a frozen mug, pajama bottoms, shorts, jackets & too many t-shirts to count, not to mention other miscellaneous items that normal(ly) people would not have.

2. Reality TV. I think it started with Survivor or Big Brother. In any case, those are 2 shows I still watch to this day. Even though I know that these shows are NOT completely reality, I still like to believe the premise of the show. A few others that I have come to enjoy are: SO You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, Rock of Love, LA Ink. I even liked Paris Hilton's BFF shows-GACK! There are some I just can not handle though like most of the ones on MTV & VH1. These are usually spin-offs from another show & & are just terrible & somewhat disgusting at times.

3. Office Supplies. I think this is the obsession I have had the longest. I can remember collecting pens & paper clips when I was in grade school. Put me in an office supply store & I will have boxes of stuff I just "have to" have. In fact, just last week, I received a couple of special pens in the mail. They are a dark green click pen with a rubber grip & write very smoothly. Where did I get these cool pens from? From Nanny Goats in Panties (N.G.I.P.)! They are my favorite pen of the moment.

4. Shoes. Need I really say anymore? Yes, I think I will! I guess I am a typical woman in this way. I love shoes. I love shopping for shoes. My feet don't change size when I gain a few pounds. I really couldn't say how many pairs of shoes I have because I have them all over the place. There is no "one" place I could store this many shoes. I laugh at shoe racks & bags. I guffaw when I see the "Shoes Under" commercial. I ROFLMAO when asked to pack shoes "for the weekend". I wonder if I am related to Imelda Marcos.

5. Blogs. Last, but not least, I am obsessed with blogs. Not with blogging, though I wish I would post a bit more. It started with reading just one. And as I decided I wanted to start a blog myself, I started reading & subscribing to more. Then, somehow, I found the Blog Catalog & signed up there. One day, I read "Crotchety Old Man Yells at Cars", loved it, & checked out Humor Bloggers Dot Com. From there, I started reading blogs from everyone's blogrolls & subscribing. Now, I have so many that I probably couldn't read them all in a week. I'm so obsessed with them that if I don't read some for awhile, when I finally get to them, I have to read all the previous ones just to "catch up" on what's been going on. It drives me crazy, which isn't a long drive for me at all!

So, those are my obsessions. I hope you got through them somewhat sane. And seeing that I have to name 5 bloggers with fabulous blogs, I shall present them to:

1. Kelly at Chains of Yesterday. Just recently started reading this one & love the openness she writes with.

2. Chrissy at I Shoulda Been A Stripper. Her blog is fun & entertaining. Oh okay! It's because I love Bernie!

3. Reffie at Confessions of a Reforming Geek. Geeks (reformed or otherwise) are fun people!

4. Quirky at Musings of a Quirky Loon. The lovable antics of a looney quirky mom & her family.

5. Moooooo35 at Mental Poo. I never know what to expect when I open this but am never too surprised.

Thank you for stopping by & sharing my award with me. Awards are never as much fun if you can't brag about share them.

Polishing the award with my babushka,


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ReformingGeek said...

Ah, thanks! I really appreciate it.

I'm totally with you on the shoes!

moooooog35 said...

Thank you for the award!

When do you need my address in which to mail the check?

Collette said...

@Reffie-You can't go anywhere without the right shoe!
@Moooooog35-Don't worry. The check is in the mail. In your wife's name! LOL!

Kelly said...

Awww, thank you, hon. (But I'm gonna echo your "I'm not worthy", okay???) I love it here - can't remember how the hell I found you, but oh-so-glad I did!!!

2 of our obsessions match - shoes and blogs. And dammit, now I have four more that I MUST add to my reader, because OMG, what if I'm missing the bestest ever blog out there and just don't know it???? That is NOT going to help me in trimming my reader count :)

Hopefully I won't procrastinate on this one too long... I'm gonna promise within the week, otherwise it'll sit forever cause putting shit off is what I do best :)

Ron said...

Hi Collette!

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for dropping my blog earlier today - it was so nice meeting you.

And I LOVE your name! I've only known one other Collette in my life and I think the name is so unique.

Also...congrats on receiving your award. The graphic is faaabulous!

I look forward to reading more of your blog!

Anonymous said...

Aw Collette, I was interrupted by a certain Quirky Son when I tried responding the other day, but... nah, you don't want to know about that quirky schmuck!

Thank-you my dear for the award! Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank-you!

Here's a babooshka for you!

Collette said...

@Kelly-Isn't it something like "she told a friend & she told a friend, & so on & so on & so on..." You're just lucky I didn't have to pick like 10 other people...LOL. I'm still adding peeps! :) Glad ya found me, too!

@Ron- I'm glad I found your blog thru Chrissy's interview. I've only known a couple of Collette's myself but usually it's spelled with only 1 "L". It's a saint's name. Keep stopping by.

@Quirky-SO what's up with QS now? Oh, that's blog fodder anyway :) Keep those awards nice & shiny! A new babooshka, too? I'll treasure it always!

CatLadyLarew said...

Congrats, Collette! I'd much rather go shopping for office supplies than clothes any day! And talk about Blooger OCD... I'm spending way too much time reading blogs... but it's so much fun! I can't help myself!

Collette said...

@Cat lady-I find more & more I like everyday! How others do it, I'll never know! :)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I, too, have an obsession with office supplies. Where the heck does that disorder come from? Some childhood trauma?

Thanks for the shout out, dear.


MomZombie said...

Thanks for sharing your obsessions. I, too, am obsessed with blogging and blogs. I love it when I find a new one that I love. I love shoes, too, but I always buy black. In fact, if I ever decided to go into the funeral business, I'd be set to go with clothes.
I once had a cat that only played with office supplies. He'd steal paper clips, push pins, hinge clips and pen tops off my desk and bury it in his cat food.

Collette said...

@NGIP- I have no idea where an obsession like that comes from. Maybe office supplies signify importance to us. Like sitting behind a big desk having all the supplies around us. Of course, I'm not sure cuz I never took psych...LOL. It sounds good anyway!
@MomZombie- You can never go wrong with black shoes! Maybe the cat wants to be important! LOL!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations on your award! And congrats to all the recipients...more great reads!
It's always a treat to find the good ones.

f8hasit said...

Congratulations Collette!
I've been lurking you for awhile (via Chrissy and Ron) and finally added my head to your collection.

Oh, and also thank you for YOUR comment! Your enthusiasm is contagious!

Collette said...

@Kathryn-Well, thank you so much! I find more every day. Getting hard to keep up :)
@f8hasit-Oooh, I've been lurked! You just made my day! And such a lovely head to collect. I thank you! I love to cheer my friends on. It makes me happy to see others smile :)

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