- Link back to the person who tagged you.
- List five of your obsessions.
- Tag five other bloggers to list their obsessive thoughts.
Arrr! Me limit be only at five obsessions? Alas, here be me attempt:
Oh goodness, I’m a tree-hugger. A tree-hugging pirate? Something like that. Few people know this about me, but since January of this year, I’ve been Compacting – a practice where you don’t buy anything new (except food). I recycle almost everything, not just through the recycle bin but also by trying to clean things out and use them again. This drives my mother, who is trying to cut down on the clutter in our home, positively nuts.
To say I have a math mind or a “head for numbers” is putting it entirely too lightly. I track everything that’s track-able. The gas mileage of my car. Website stats. The “trends” section of Google Reader. I check my bank accounts daily. I track all of my spending in not one, but two, Excel documents. My net worth. My mobile phone minutes. How many times I see a film in the theaters (record: 9 times, Serenity). I even log my instant messenger conversations – I have an archive of those going back 7 years.
Creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I’m not obsessed with the man himself so much as with all of the things he creates. I’m a fan of Buffy, its spinoff Angel, and the sci-fi action show he created called Firefly, and the movie based off it, Serenity (which, as noted above, I saw in the theater 9 times). Most people would call this my main obsession. They’re probably right. I actually met Joss Whedon, and managed to talk to him three times without drooling all over his shoes.
This may be more an addiction than an obsession. I’ve been online, in one way or another, since age 7. My parents actually met online (who else do you know old enough to vote who can say that?)! I really don’t know a life without these “interwobs.” I go through slight withdrawl when I’m disconnected – I can go camping and be just fine without them, but I had some difficulty on a trip to England and Scotland. It’s my number one connection to my friends, and things are only moving more in that direction, with the “social networking” trends and whatnot.
So, five bloggers to tag for this here “confession?” Well, I’ll go with… Finance Guy, Azuaron, Jennifer Lynn, KMull, and just because I really want to know what his obsessions are… Nick. Would you guys care to try your hand at this?