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Aug 29, 2014 3:32 AM

My Current Obsessions IV

I'm aliiiiiiiive!

Sorry for sucking at blogging lately. I'm still trying to figure out a schedule with my "new normal." The new job is fantastic - challenging and fun with a lot to learn - but it's also time-consuming. I'm still also doing some freelance writing on the side, so when I actually have time to breathe, all I want to do is spend time with Z, friends, family, and my bed.

With that being said, cooking is pretty nonexistent in my life these days - but I know it will come back. In the meantime, I've been obsessing over other things, like TV shows and booze. Read on:

1.) "The Leftovers"


This new HBO show is why I actually look forward to Sunday nights now. (Sadly, the season finale is a week from Sunday). The first episode was slightly confusing, but each episode after that explains more and more about the [interesting] characters. And the protagonist isn't hard to look at, either. The show isn't uplifting by any means, but it is so well written, and the actors/actresses are fantastic. Watch it!

2.) Cornhole

OK, so Cornhole (also called "bean bag toss") has been an obsession of mine for awhile now. We don't have a huge backyard, by any means, but it's just big enough to play a competitive game of Cornhole every single weekend. My cousins actually gave us a customized set (each board is painted with our alma maters' logos), causing us to love the game even more. The only rule at our house: You must have a beer in-hand while playing. No exceptions.

3.) Infusing booze

Z and I have been wanting to infuse our own liquor for quite some time now. So, a few weeks ago, when a friend sent us home with two giant cucumbers from her parents' garden, I decided to get started. I sliced up one of the cucumbers and grabbed some dill from our backyard, and threw them into a mason jar - which I then filled with gin. We're poppin' open the jar this weekend, so I will let you know how it came out! I'm already excited to use the hot peppers in our backyard with a vodka concoction.

4.) My new niece

My 3rd niece was born on August 20th, and she is the cuuuuuuutest. Z and I are finally meeting her next Sunday, and I am counting down the minutes until then. Becoming an auntie for the fourth time (I also have a nephew) makes me feel so damn lucky - being an aunt is so much fun! Now if only my sister would move a little closer to us (she lives in Maine)...

5.) My new camera

For my 30th birthday/new job, Z surprised shocked me with a brand new, grown-up camera: a Canon Rebel T3i. The first photo I took was a picture of the beer I was drinking at the time, and wow - this camera is worlds better than the point-and-shoot I had been using all these years (although, that camera still has its place and time). I still have a lot to learn with my new toy, but I am loving it so far. Get ready for some much better photography here on The EE!

What are you currently obsessing over?

P.S. Happy Labor Day weekend!


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