Apr 9 2007

I’ve been tagged!

I was asked by Nick “The Details” Techboggle to complete some sort of modern day chain letter deal. Namely, come up with a paragraph explaining each of my top 5 obsessions, and then tag, or pass it on, so to speak, to 5 more bloggers to rinse and repeat. That is a tall order, unless you are a compulsive obsessive with 5 names in your address book.

Wife It is no secret that I am into my wife, especially when she stands over my shoulder like this and reminds me that I love her dearly and will do anything to make her happy. It must be a joint obsession, however, because when I am at home watching TV while she is off at work, I often think about her, and mysteriously she’ll phone me up a few seconds later.

Blog I am into the Pisstakers blog, big time. It started off as an obsession, when it was all new and I knew not what the hell I was doing. Gradually I developed a routine and it all settled down a bit. In the last couple of weeks, though, the time being spent in different endeavors is building again. Relax, breathe deeply… the traffic will come.

Chocolate I am prone to the odd bar now and again. Nothing regular, just some dark, cocoa-rich chocolate about 4 times a week at 10pm. I don’t subscribe to the camp that says cocoa has healing properties and will cure all known ailments. I secretly think that is a load of crap. The smile on your face while eating chocolate is what cures you!

Cycling This obsession comes under 2 categories. The healthiest obsession actually involves being on a bike and pedaling. My terrain of choice is a mountain, and lots of it. Sadly, there are no mountains nearby, so that obsession has dwindled recently. For balance, however, I will still happily sit through every hour of the Tour de France. That is a sad obsession limited to 3 weeks a year, thankfully.

Balance Whenever I walk into a room I can’t help but look at the decor. I used to refurbish places for a living and my thing was to try and achieve balance in terms of layout. So I hate it when there are 2 different sized windows on the same wall, or everything is green, or a picture is off center. (To be honest the most obsessive person I know like that is my millimetric wife.)

On that note, I will end and pass you over to 5 horribly obsessed folk, who I have met on my travels these past few months. Hopefully they will find a few minutes to put pen to paper and continue the fascination with obsession:

Mike Polli Scott Memphis and … Anita

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  1. You’re My Obsession | Polliwog's Pond wrote:

    [...] one of the five “horribly obsessed folk” who has been tagged by Ed of The Pisstakers and BlogABoutYourBlog to list my top five [...]

    April 10th, 2007 at 7:03 pm
  1. Polli said:

    Love your humor Ed! Thank you for tagging me for this one even if you did call me “horrible obsessed”. :-)

    I’ll have fun with it.

    Did you see the mention your site got in the MyBlogLog Blog today?!

    WOOO HOOO!!

    April 9th, 2007 at 4:26 pm
  2. Ed the Editor said:

    Thanks on both counts, Polli. Quite a boost reading in the MBL Blog that gummi bears cause tooth decay. At last, I will make a difference to the world in a lasting way.

    April 9th, 2007 at 7:12 pm
  3. Memphis said:

    All done! I was happy to do this as I don’t think anyone has ever actually tagged me before! It was a good opportunity to take a long look at my life. I think I may go and get a drink. Sigh.

    April 11th, 2007 at 3:49 am
  4. Ed the Editor said:

    Good set of obsessions Memphis, in a disturbingly arachaelogical way. Cheers for taking part

    April 12th, 2007 at 1:35 am

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