Oh thank God for this meme! Why? That’s why! There is nothing (seriously almost nothing) that pisses me off more when visiting other blogs than people answering a question with a simple answer and not explaining the story or idea behind it. As I’ve railed before, if the question is “Who aggravates you?” and you respond “Gladys” and nothing else – what have I learned about you from that answer? I want to know who Gladys is and what she’s done to aggravate you. You may as well be speaking in fifteenth century Latin for all the info it provides me, your reader.
(My latest passive-aggressive way to handle this is to leave comments asking them who the person is and why you listed them. I do leave some funny little response below it so as to hide my rampant p/A-ness.)
So, thank God for this meme which asks you to provide the WHY I desperately crave. (I bet you $100 people have found some way around it, too. I have one blogger in mind who does this so much that I refuse to even visit her blog. She doesn’t visit here either – probably because she hates my ‘less than succinct’ answers, mayhaps?)
Instructions: Answer the Current Obession category and then explain WHY you chose that response. Easy enough? Thanks as always for playing!
Book: Right now I am reading about five but the one at the top of the list is “Dead Until Dark” – the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I am also watching the HBO series “True Blood” based on the books along with it so, once again, I am immersed in the world of Vampires.
Snack: One of the gifts I received during Christmas was pretzel sticks dipped in homemade white chocolate. These were SO good! I had to hide them from myself lest I eat them all in one sitting. MMMM! They were majorly yummo.
Restaurant: I love the Thai restaurant around the corner from work and was lucky enough to be the recipient of a gift certificate there. Pad Thai here I come! (And then there I go to five hundred hours of walking on the treadmill to take it off!)
Beverage: Coffee – always my obsession. I probably drink about 4-5 cups a day but in my defense, it’s not very strong.
Decor: Anything blue or green or blue/green like the ocean because that always speaks PEACE to me.
Actor: Oh, I don’t know. There’s no one favorite person right now. Let’s go with Hal Sparks because I like him and he was in “Queer as Folk” even though I have never seen it.
Actress: I really like Amy Adams. She was totally adorable and perfect for the role in Enchanted and very cute in Julie and Julia. I think I’d take a chance on pretty much any movie she’s in.
Movie: I still want to see New Moon, Up in the Air and Blindsided.
TV show: True Blood – which I’m watching via Netflix – I have two years to catch up on. Two eps at a time.
Hobby: Are my readings my hobby? Right now they seem to be. I sure do enjoy doing them!
Band: The nice little group of boys who back up my beloved sekrit boyfriend. They are called “The Anthemic” but I think that is a stupid ass name. Some of them came from MWK and I like that name better.
Song: “Broken Strings” by James Morrison and Nelly Furtado – This one caught me right from the start. Their voices blend beautifully and it’s sort of a heart wrenching song if you’ve been there.
Meme: Any one where the main point is to answer the question with more than one word.
Blog: Aww, you know I loves me some Miss Gal! She posts often and there’s always new stuff to read over there.
Lover: Do sekrit ones count? Do fantasy ones count? Mine would be someone who would just know what I wanted and needed without me having to say it. (Isn’t that everyone’s fantasy?)
Friend: It would be nice to have one who knows all about me and loves me just the same.
Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in this world” or the flip side “What the fuck?”. Both work but in different contexts, I suspect.
Peeve: I already wrote about it in the introduction and in surfing a few other blogs who participated in this meme, I found two (of the five I visited) that couldn’t be bothered with a reason for their answer. I’m sure they don’t give a rat’s ass what I think. Still, what is the point of wasting your time on a meme? I just don’t get it.
Sport: Hockey! Blindingly Fast, fights, blood, more fights, lost teeth, rivalries and lots of fun. All other sports are for pusses.
Singer: Uh, hmm. Who is my favorite singer and current obsession? The name is right here on the tip of my tongue. I’m sure it will come to me soon. Adam Lambert? No, that’s not it. Hmm. Clay Aiken? Nope, not it either. Maybe someone out there will remember and remind me. (/snicker)