Monday, January 4, 2010

Current Addictions

Well, I guess the title "current addictions" doesn't really go along with my new theme for 2010, unless you consider that I'm willing to share them publicly. That's courageous, right?

This morning, I was inspired by The Artful Parent in sharing her current addictions, and I thought I'd share mine here too, instead of just burying them in her comments section (which I also did, of course).

  1. Books on writing - It should come as no surprise to regular readers that I like to read (I will stop short of saying "addicted to read" although I know there are some who would categorize it that way). I got several books for Christmas, and I'm excited about reading them all, but this phase was started by finding Chapter By Chapter by Heather Sellers on the shelves of Half Priced Books three days after Christmas. I've wanted to read the book for a while (loved Page By Page), and I've completely devoured the book. And then, instead of taking Heather's advice and writing, I raided my own bookshelf of writing books and pulled down The Right to Write by Julia Cameron which I bought years ago and never managed to read. I am thoroughly convinced that this reading time will pay off soon.
  2. Trailer Trash Toffee - I attended a cookie exchange just before Christmas sponsored by my moms' group, and I got to try this cookie/candy for the first time. I know it's a simple recipe and has saltines as the base. I hid it from my family and only let my mom and husband have the tiniest of tastes. I don't like the name (I'm Southern and wasn't wealthy - I'm not a fan of slurs), so I'll be coming up with a new one when I attempt this recipe. I just can't stop thinking about it now that it's gone.
  3. Castle on dvd - I love Nathan Fillion and have since his days on Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (he was Johnny, the hunky boyfriend). Then he was on Firefly which may be my favorite tv show of all time. He's got a great sense of timing; it's a crime show (which I seem to be pretty into - Bones is my other favorite); and there's great chemistry with Stana Katic, who plays the detective. And is it my imagination, or did Nathan Fillion say "Five by five" during episode 1.9? Joss Whedon references crack me up.
  4. Simple Scrapbooking - my current version is something I learned about in Ali Edwards' class Yesterday + Today. I take divided 12x12 page protectors (with 6 4x6 pockets that can hold up to 12 photos), and insert various memorabilia with notes giving context. I've gotten some of my memorabilia out of the way, preserved and documented, and I feel productive.

So what are your current addictions?


Sian said...

I love this post..what a clever idea! I'm going to check out your books on writing recommendations too. Currently I'm looking at Tara Frey's Blogging For Bliss..the pictures are stunning (I think blogging might be one of my current addictions)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Big addiction-buying more plants I can't find a home for.

More books, books, books.

Finding rocks that are too heavy for my poor husband to easily move.

Addicted to ANYTHING I find that might help my grandchildren grow into good people.


Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Dou-la-la said...

Another Firefly fan! *high fives you*

On your books-about-writing, have you ever read "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott? It is FABULOUS, funny and very honest - easily my favorite book on writing, and one of my favorite books, period.

MY addictions? Right now, I'm getting pretty into tea. Green, Earl Grey, chai especially. Mmm.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the suggestion on the books.

OK, and as one Firefly fan to another, here's a clip from Castle that you'll totally get.

"Didn't you wear that, like 5 years ago? So don't you think you should move on?"

I just started watching more clips of Firefly and Serenity. I think I know what I'm doing today.

Best show ever.