Obsessions

I have some things I obsess about.  Some are the kind that only last for a season, and others never go away. My newest and latest (but perhaps shortest) obsession is with LuLaRoe leggings. They really are fantastic. They are the most comfortable leggings I have ever worn, and I love wearing the three pair that I own. But I refuse to stock up on more, as they come in lots of crazy patterns I just don’t have the love for, and they cost $25 a pair. Of the three I own, I only paid full price for one. I would maybe be more tempted to go hog wild with these if summer weren’t on the way. I just can’t stomach wearing leggings in the summer. My calves need to breathe, y’all.

And that brings me to my next obsession: Wonder Woman. I’ve been a fan since I was in kindergarten. She is a symbol of major female bad-assery, she’s got awesome hair, and a pretty fun theme song (I could sing and dance it for you!). My sister and I have always IMG_6081shared in this appreciation, and over the years have used the image and logo as a genuine reminder of not only the strength we each possess and the unique struggles we have each survived, but the joy we choose to hold onto in spite of all that. So, guess what we did? We got some matching Wonder Woman tattoos to make it super official. We chose to get them on our legs because she is a runner and I am becoming one. My calf is on the left… see how the calf segue makes sense now? A little? Anyway, I think they are awesome, don’t you?

So I have Wonder Woman coffee mugs, a water bottle, a tattoo, and also a mixer. I ordered the decals awhile ago but I just put them on this past weekend. I think it looks pretty awesom2016-05-27 20.15.55e, and makes baking a lot more fun. I’m not quite sure what the white arrow on the top was supposed to be for, but maybe I could do some internet research and find out. It’s entirely possible that it wasn’t supposed to go on the mixer at all, and that it was just some random decal included with zero purpose. But oh well.

My other longstanding obsession is paisley. I just can’t resist it. Every time I see something covered in a paisley pattern my heart sort of skips a beat and I smile all over. I get ridiculous giddy, and it makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. Seriousl2016-05-21 15.15.03y. A couple weeks ago I saw a woman at Panera Bread walking around in a flowy pair of pants covered in black and white paisley and I could not stop staring. She probably thought I was some kind of a freak. I probably am; I took this picture of my daughter, with the pants in the background, hoping to get a better look at them, but you really can’t see them all that well. It’s a cute picture of my goofy girl though!

I don’t really know where this obsession with paisley comes from, but I have a guess. I remember loving to play dress up with my mom’s bandanas when I was a kid. You know the ones you see bikers wear around their heads? Who knows why she had a collection of them, but now I have my o10372983_10152407071016897_5426072431133990275_own collection of them and I can’t seem to let them go. One of them I think I actually stole from her, and it’s by far my favorite. It’s a sage green color, with paisley of course, and it’s been used so many times it’s super soft and cozy. It makes me happy just to touch it. And maybe that’s the one that started it all, I don’t know. I just know that I am a sucker for paisley. I put it everywhere I can, my phone, my keychain, my purses, my clothes. Heck, I even have a giant splash of it tattooed on my arm. It’s a wonder I didn’t name my daughter Paisley. Oh geez, why didn’t I think of it then? What a missed opportunity. Maybe I’ll save it for our next dog.

So I downloaded the eBay app a couple days ago to search specifically for paisley LuLaRoe leggings and found that they are surprisingly popular. I mean, we’re talking 200% markup popular. I told you I didn’t want to spend $25 for a pair of leggings, didn’t I? But how about a pair of paisley leggings? Would you pay $75 for those?? No. No, no, no, no. I will not go so far. I mean, they are beautiful, yes, but they are still just a pair of leggings. It took some dragging folks, but I managed to move on. I gave up the search. I did not, however, give up the app. I figured while I had it on my phone I may as well search for some new summer clothes, which I kind of need anyway. It’s amazing all the brand new clothing you can find for super dirt cheap on eBay. This is not a new obsession folks. This is an obsession revisited. When I worked in an office, almost my entire wardrobe was obtained through eBay. It was a lot of fun then, and it’s a lot of fun now. But I still have to be careful not to get too carried away. A stay at home mom only needs so many pair of shorts, right?

Sorry for all that rambling. I’m done now! Tell me, do you have a unique obsession or quirk that everyone knows you for?

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