New Year’s Addictions

Many people start the year with a list of things they hope to accomplish or improve upon.  I was all ready to sit down and make myself a good ol’ list of those when I got sidetracked by a few new addictions.  I’m not at all proud, but what can I say?  I’m hooked.

First, I’d like to thank BooMama for posting several weeks ago about PathWords (which she so appropriately  termed “crackwords”).  I play it so often that my hand frequently either cramps up or becomes slightly numb.  It actually becomes quite uncomfortable to continue playing, so I stop immediately…after another round or 83.  

Some time ago, and I don’t even know when it was, I wrote that my husband is a huge fan of shows like The O.C. and One Tree Hill.  I have spent a lot of time, and I mean A LOT, poking fun at him for it.  He bought all four (?) seasons of The O.C. on DVD, and he DVRs all episodes of that other one.  For weeks now, those shows have been playing on one TV or another when he’s home.  

And guess what?  I am completely addicted to them.  Well, right now it’s mainly The O.C. , but I’m learning my way around One Tree Hill pretty well.  Tater Daddy is off this week, but — as is the case whenever he tries to take vacation days — he had to go in to the office for a few hours yesterday afternoon.  Before he left, we’d been watching the Marissa/Ryan/Seth/Summer marathon.  While he was gone, I put Tater Tot down for a nap, did some laundry, played PathWords (duh!), and ate all kinds of junk.  When he came home he puttered around for a few minutes and then settled back in his chair, and when I heard the theme song playing, I came bounding into the den from the other side of the house.

And yes, I apologized profusely for making fun of him.  Then we made fun of the show together.  We have such meaningful couple-time, don’t we?

My newest addiction, though, started yesterday morning when a Facebook friend suggested I try a new game:  Word Challenge.  OH, MY STINKING WORD!  You’re given about seven or eight letters and you see how many words you can make in two minutes.  I love it because you get to use the keyboard so there is no cramping or numbness!  You have to do some silly little clicking in order to start another round, but I just use that time to dip my Wavy Lays into the sour cream-n-onion dip and take a swig of diet coke!  Brilliant, eh?

It’s about 1:45 a.m., and I am only now writing my blog post because of these nice little distractions.

Oh!  Wait!  For the next couple of months, we can add The Bachelor to my growing list of “Reasons I Can’t Be Bothered to Cook and Clean.”  

So, did y’all watch it?  (Is everyone busy making their “Vision Boards?” Ba-hahaha!  Oh, thank you ABC for that one!)  Be sure to check in with I Hate Green Beans sometime today.  I’m sure Lincee will have posted her recap of the show.  I, for one, can’t wait.

Until then I’ll be passing the time with one of my new addictions.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mrs Lemon
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 08:31:14

    (watching The Bachelor online right now – while the son sleeps some more. IHGB is my FAVE Bachelor site 🙂 )

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  2. Lora Lynn
    Jan 06, 2009 @ 10:17:26

    I’m hooked on an app for iPhone that is exactly like Word Challenge. I lay in bed at night and come up with random words I can find other words in. Because I’m a dork, that’s why.

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  3. Heather
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 21:17:49

    You are too funny! Just a warning that the last season of the O.C. was not as good as the the first couple. If you need more of a reason to not cook and clean, may I suggest you check out the USA network. Burn Notice, Monk, Psych and Eureka are all spectacular and have my full backing :).

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