I have weird obsessions, or addictions, if you will.  I get obsessed and then can’t think of anything but for months on end....more

A Few of My Favorite Things

A post on some of my obsessions favorite things is coming soon. One of them is make up - can you tell??I’m blogging every day in the month of November as a participant in NaBloPoMo. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!...more

Masked Mom's Media Monday: The "Little" Notebooks

"Not long ago I had an unsettling epiphany that probably shouldn't have come as a surprise but nevertheless left me disheartened for the better part of an afternoon.I won't get to all the books I want to read in my lifetime. " ~~Joshua Bodwell, "You Are What You Read: The Art Of Inspired Reading Lists," Poets & Writers, Jan/Feb 2012...more
 @Stacy Morrison Thanks! I've been so swamped at home and work that I haven't been able to stop ...more

Why I'm Going to Die One Day Known as the "Googley Eyes Lady"

You know one right? Someone in your community or circle of friends who is known by the things over which they obsess?Say for instance...my daughter's kindergarten teacher. She is known as "The Cow Lady." Her room is covered in things painted in black and white splotches. Jersey cows show up on her clothes, on her desk in ceramic form, and on her stationary she uses to send notes home to parents....more

The Man In the Truck (Short Story)

Blog Directory I was pouring the hot water for the macaroni in the dish sitting in front of Vicky, the little girl, along with her brother, that I was babysitting, when I saw a light flash on across the street in that guy's frontyard. The hot water steamed full until it was almost pouring over when Vicky yelled at me that I wasn't watching. I pulled back up the tea percolator and found her blue cocktail napkins to wipe off the table next to her dish and said I'd only poured a few drops....more

Gone with the obsession

It all started when I was 16. I was sick one day, home from school and flicked on the TV to pass the time....more

Addictions, Food Blogger Style

"Hello. My name is ________ and I'm an alcoholic." In movies and (presumably) in real life, AA newcomers introduce themselves with these words, acknowledging straight-out and straight-away their addictions. The phrase has also entered the popular idiom, a mechanism to air 'addictions' of far lesser consequence. Sure enough, food bloggers use the expression to confess their failings and fixations. ...more

Chocolate is a food group whose addiction should be applauded. :-)

Alanna Kellogg

My name is Tara, and I am a bibliophile

Hello, my name is Tara and I love books. Hello, Tara. It’s not just that I love books, I buy books, lots of books. I don’t like the frailty of paperbacks. Most of my books are hardcovers, so this is an expensive habit. I don’t like to get my books at the library because sometimes I have to wait for the ones I want… and I want them now, even if I won’t read them for weeks. I always have a book with me, in my purse, in my car or on my desk at work. If I stop for anything - lunch, doctor’s appointments, traffic lights - I am reading. I usually have two or three books going at a time. ...more

You could double-dip in the challenge listing. You could take 5 of those that are on your A-Z ...more