Between the Broke and Bookish Secret Santa and the On the Same Page Secret Sister Project, it's got me thinking about stuff I like, stuff my friends like, and my changing obsessions in general. So I decided to start telling you guys what my obsessions are when I get them.
These are the things I've been obsessing over this week:
-So my new Etsy obsession is this shop called Snark Factory. It's basically just jewelry with whimsical or naughty sayings on them. I've had my eye on a few things for a little while, but this week I've really been pouring over it, trying to decide what to order.... seriously there are SO many to choose from. And how have I lived all my 33 years without a necklace telling people I hate them??? Wait, is that rude?
-It's been pretty cold here this week... like snow cold!! Blah!! But even so, my flowers are all still ready to come out and give me Spring. I put together the ones that have bloomed so far :)
Before I Fall
My On the Same Page Secret Sister bought me an ebook copy of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and I've just now started reading it. How did I go this many years without reading this book???? It is SUCH a me book!! I love Sam, even though maybe she's not supposed to be likable. I like the Groundhog's Day feel of it. I love Lauren Oliver's writing!! Some people say her writing style is something they struggle with, but I don't see it. There's nothing that different about it, except that it's really well done. I'm definitely a new fan!!!
-So before yesterday, The Pittsburgh Penguins were firmly in the first round of the hockey playoffs with a decent chance (or at least a slim chance?) of winning the series against the NY Rangers. Now, well that's obv. not going to happen. But it doesn't make me any less obsessed to watch what remains. I'm also super excited for the NFL Draft (the Steelers have GOT to draft a DB or Safety or I quit), and baseball season has gotten off to an okay start. Pittsburghers are nothing if not rabid sports fans. You really can't go ANYWHERE at any time of the year without seeing a large number of people wearing Steelers/Pirates/Pens gear. Like seriously, you could go to the opera and I guarantee some Yinzer will have on a "Stillers" hat.
-I am SO excited because Harper Teen is republishing the Making Out series. If you don't know, it's a series of books that came out in the 90's written by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant. It's about this group of kids who grow up on an island off the coast of New England... very Burn for Burn!! Except no supernatural elements. Anyhow, I LOVED this series back in the day, and I love 90's nostalgia, so this is basically win-win for me. I hope a new generation picks these books up and falls in love with the characters. They're calling it The Islanders now... hmm okay.
Do you have any cool obsessions this week??