Coming back from vacation is so rotten. I have been in a week long, post-holiday funk even since our plane touched down in Nashville on Monday and I’m just now beginning to peek out from behind the veil of my vacation-ending blues. So, in light of my my creative muscle being in a state of complete atrophy, I’ve decided to take the easy way out of this week’s OohBother post and use this opportunity to share with you a list of my current obsessions.
Why the heck should I care what this chick’s obsessions are?
Valid question. Without going into too much detail, I will share that I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when I was eleven – so I’m pretty much a professional about being obsessed with stuff. So listen up!
#1 – Amy Schumer
I might be like three years behind on this one, but um, I am madly in love with this girl. It is a rare thing for me to guffaw out loud while watching TV, but Inside Amy Schumer tickles my funny bone in just that special way. If the video above doesn’t leave you with at least a satisfied smirk, well then, maybe you should find another blog to read. No, no – don’t do that! Keep reading my blog… I didn’t mean it!
#2 – Adult Coloring Books
Okay, I know I’m not three years too late on this one. My mom, sister and I have been coloring since… well, I don’t think we ever stopped coloring. There is absolutely nothing more therapeutic than cracking open a box of freshly sharpened colored pencils (and/or crayons – either are completely acceptable, however I will not, I repeat, I will not, fool with markers.) Apparently adult coloring books are now all the rage and I fully support the rest of the world getting in on this sweet, sweet action.
#3 – Trader Joe’s Wasabi Sea Weed
I know, I know. I KNOW! But hear me out. I just started the 5/2 diet (Reader’s Digest version – you eat 500 calories or less two days of the week and normally the other five days. Lowers cholesterol, blood pressure and regulates insulin sensitivity.) Anyway, it’s been going really well and I feel terrific, BUT there’s this point on every fast day (during the boys’ nap time) that I want to plop on the couch and eat for a long period of time. Enter wasabi seaweed. There are about 50 chips in a pack and they’re spicy as a mother. It satisfies my urge to mindlessly snack and gives my sinuses a swift kick in the pants.
#4 – Jumpsuits
If babies get to wear onesies, why shouldn’t we? And while I would love to spend my days rolling around on the floor in a “I love my Auntie” one-piece, I can definitely get on board with the sassy little number to the left. The less brain-power required when getting dressed, the better. #amirightladies?
#5 – Tailgate Brewery in Nashville
This may only apply to you Music City locals, but this place is the JAM! Their paninis are off the charts delicious, their 20-something house-brewed, craft beers are delectable and here’s the kicker – it’s uber kid-friendly! Last night, they had a big screen with the N64-verision of Mario Kart set up (score!) and the Blues Brothers movie playing on a giant, outdoor movie screen. Our boys and their friends ran amuck around their outdoor space until their hairlines were matted with sweat and their fingernails became dirty little crescent moons. This place is a win across the board.
And there you have it. My Top 5 Obsessions as of 2:00PM on Saturday July 18, 2015. Hopefully you read quickly, because they could change at any moment.