Saturday, March 14, 2009

Addicted to...?

Trisha tagged me for the five things I'm addicted to meme. So, without further ado...

1. America's Next Top Model. It is true! I am not ashamed! I really started watching this show about a year ago when my best friend came up here to visit me and now we're both obsessed. They've been rerunning past seasons of it on Oxygen and I've been recording them. In the past few weeks I've watched 3 or 4 seasons in their entirety and portions of other seasons. I love hate love it when they cry over their haircuts. :)

2. Books about medical issues. Maybe it's because my mom's a doctor, but I've always been interested in novels about diseases, surgery, psych hospitals... you name it! (Anyone have recommendations? Amanda and I already bonded over our shared childhood love of A Night Without Stars!)

3. Gag reels on DVDs. They are my favorite extra and I get really disappointed when they're not included.

4. Musicals. Ohhh how I love them! My all-time favorite is Miss Saigon. Runner up is Phantom. My sophomore year at IU, I was an usher at the IU Auditorium and got to see a whole bunch of shows for free. Ahhh, how I miss that perk... Since I moved to Chicagoland (just over two years ago), I've seen Wicked (twice), The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, and Sweeney Todd.

5. Shopping at Trader Joe's. Before I moved up here, I'd never lived in a place that had Trader Joe's. I love their tomato soup, their tomato-broccoli pesto frozen pizza, and pretty much every kind of cookie they have. Every time my friends or parents come up to visit, we have to stop at Trader Joe's. One time when a group of friends came up, we went three separate times over one weekend.

I'm not so into the tagging, so if you wanna do it or you're looking for something to do this weekend, consider yourself tagged!

8 comments:

librarian pirate said...

oh my goodness I am with you on the Musicals. Assassins is my favorite, but pretty much anything by Sondheim will make me beyond happy.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Your post makes me cry a little. One for the lack of musicals around (I lived near Kansas City and in Chicago before moving to boring nowhere Missouri! This is so not a city!!) I love Miss Saigon too and Phantom-soo good! The other part that made me cry is that I've been without Trader Joe's for over two years now and I hate it! They won't bring one to Springfield because again, we're not really a cool city and it's really horrible without one.

Amanda said...

So it looks like we get to bond over some other things too!! I'm a huge fan of America's Next Top Model, though I typically don't admit it (closet fan), LOVE musicals (though I rarely get to see them living where I do) and think Trader Joe's is about the best store ever invented. Now that I'm moving to the DC area, I'll get musicals AND Trader Joe's!

Lizzy Maupin said...

I like the gag reels too! I think I like the extras more than the movies sometimes.


Also, I posted my "day in the life" too. You can check it out at http://readwhatthekiddosread.blogspot.com/2009/03/day-in-life-of-this-childrens-librarian.html

Thanks for the idea!

Carlie Webber said...

Agreed 100% on the ANTM thing. The makeover episode is always the best. That, and the crazy challenges.

Melissa said...

I'm with you on musicals, gag reels and Trader Joe's (oh, how I miss it!). Fun meme. :)

Trisha said...

Lucky you. If Trader Joe's was in Hawaii (and they would totally make money if they were!), I'm sure it'd be one of my addictions, too.

adrienne said...

My favorite are those Trader Joe's Ginger Cat cookies. So, so, so good--sweet and crunchy with a little bite. Mmmmmm.