ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: These Are My Obsessions

Thursday, April 05, 2007

These Are My Obsessions

Thirteen Things about Rebecca

Yesterday, I saw where my friend Loretta had been "tagged" and she listed 5 of her obsessions. I almost participated in that, then I realized that I could wait until today and take it a step further. So, this week, I'm listing 13 I obsess over.

1. Germs!! I hate germs! I hate when I'm not sick and someone who IS sick comes within a mile of me! I will follow that person around with a can of Lysol in one hand and a disinfecting wipe in the other. I realize I can't shield my daughter from every germ and virus there is, but it won't be for a lack of trying!!

2. Manners. I make sure my daughter knows to say "yes, ma'am" and "no ma'am" and "yes sir" and "no, sir", and "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me" and "I'm sorry". I can't stand rudeness. It takes so little effort to teach kids to be polite!

3. Laundry. I hate to do it, for sure, but once I get started, I want to wash EVERYTHING!!! Back when I lived alone, I would walk around naked while I washed everything, including the clothes I had on!

4. Skin care. I want to look young as long as I can, so I have to be careful about how I treat my skin. Only Mary Kay products for me!

5. Taking pictures. I want pictures of everything. My daughter will only be four years old for 365 days (and half of those are already gone). I want to capture as many of her "moments" as I can, no matter how ridiculous I look carrying a huge camera bag with me everywhere I go.

6. My soaps. I realize this is a sick obsession, but it makes me feel better to know that it could always be worse.

7. Shopping. Sometimes I want to go, even when I have no money or nothing to shop FOR. I just like going and looking. Naturally, I prefer to BUY, but anything to get out of the house sometimes.

8. My health. I probably would be classified as a hypochondriac. So far, I've "had" (not really, but I thought I did) cancer, tuberculosis, a yeast infection, a stomach virus, gallstones, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Luckily, as it turned out, I had none of these things (although the jury is still out on the stomach virus, cause I totally think that's what that was).

9. Clipping coupons. I buy Sunday papers just for the coupons...then regularly forget to use them. And, yet, I still continue to clip and forget!

10. Kool-aid. I can't get enough black cherry kool-aid! Periodically, I'll slip in a pitcher of tropical punch, but black cherry is my favorite!

11. Email. I check my email constantly!! So much, in fact, that people have accused me of staying on the computer 24/7. This is not true, actually. I'll be up doing other things, but every time I pass the computer, I HAVE to check to see if I got a new email!!

12. Surveys. I'm on myspace and every time someone posts a new bulletin that's one of those cheesy "what is your name?", "what did you eat for breakfast?" surveys, I feel compelled to do it...not sure's a sickness!

13. Brushing my teeth. This is something that gets done AT LEAST twice a day and sometimes more often, if they're feeling a little "furry". I can not STAND for my teeth to feel nasty! And, whoever came up with the concept of "less intense Listerine" is full of crap!!!!!!!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Nicholas said...

I was agreeing with most of what you say in your TT until I got to Kool-Aid. Sorry. We shall just have to agree to disagree on that. If I never have to taste that stuff again it won't be too soon!

Nice blog, by the way!

Jenny said...

Ew. Germs. I hate them too. So does my son. It's actually very funny.

BecK said...

Hey Rebecca...nice to see that I'm not the only one who has to fill out those silly surveys!! And I'm an obsessive photo taker too (although I like to say it's for work...being an artists has it's perks!)
Great List! I'll have to do an obsession 13 sometime!


Michelle Wun said...

I am agree with you about the manner.
Happy TT!

Michelle Wun said...

I am serious with kids manner as well.

TopChamp said...

As obsession goes you seem fairly sane - they all seem sensible things to me.

Happy TT x

Drew said...

I haven't started with TT but it looks like fun. I should give it a try.

Virginia said...

I used to be a coupon clipper--I only subscribed to Sunday's paper for the coupons...and inevitably never used them. I'm a tree killer! :)

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my TT! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Retta said...

I missed thursday! I blame spring break.