Addictions are Normal

March 15, 2012 · 56 comments

…right?

Who remembers this gem? THANK YOOU, Simple Plan.

I must have an addictive personality. When I love something, I love it hard. And I don’t give up on it until I’ve exhausted it.

This little detail used to bug the crap out of my mother. I would find a new cereal or candy I loved growing up, Mom would find it on sale and buy 8 boxes, and I’d go through 3 in a day and never want to eat that variety ever again.

This would be why why I can’t stomach Airheads to this day. Too many summer days at the pool shoveling them into my mouth and making them look like tongues.

It happens. Sorry, Mom.

Anyway, as of late, I’m addicted to the following:

  • The Draw Something App

Yep. Me, too. I’m a sucker for pictionary games. I urge you, if you haven’t, download Draw Something. And feel free to start up a game with me (username aBLYSSa) just so you can see how sicknasty my drawing talent truly is. I did draw a Vitamix for Lindsay, after all.

How do you guys like that Katniss braid? I’ve always been pretty fantastic with hair.

Clearly, I take special pride in my celebrities.

  • I told you the other day I had a small Andy Grammer epiphany, and I still just can’t get enough. I’m so obsessive I just replaced “Faster” by Matt Nathanson with “Fine by Me” for my ringtone.

That’s some serious stuff.

Sigh. Sing it to me.

  • Since when have I worn hats running? I used to be so anti-hats. Now I love those, too, especially my new Team Refuel hat. They have been a staple for me for nighttime cooler weather running.

And that handy dandy little ice pack is perfect for my shin. Aw, yeah!

  • My new Lifeproof iPhone case. For some reason, I’m a little worried about my beloved little iPhone during my runs. I wanted a case that would protect it without turning it into a bulky brick. If I wanted a bulky phone, I would have gotten a droid. Sorry, I’m very biased. Don’t try to convince me otherwise.

It’s waterproof, mudproof, concrete-proof… uh, well, lifeproof. I honestly think it’s worth the extra cost for the less bulk.

  • This delightful almost-Spring weather. Please don’t make it ever stop. It makes me think of long, happy runs outside, beach season, and baseball.

via

Bradleys’ ready for Phils season.

What are you presently addicted to?

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1 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 15, 2012 at 10:43 am

Hmmm I don’t know what I’m addicted to! I mean, the normal … bananas + peanut butter, coffee, sugar (preferably in the form of cookies or ice cream!) … but I can’t think of any NEW addictions!

I guess I’m a creature of habit! 😉
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2 Karla @myhighonlife March 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

Andy Grammar is bomb.com! It’s such fun, uplighting music and makes me so excited for spring/summer. My friend got me some Brooks gear for being her MOH (..only runners are excited about getting that as a bridal party gift) and one was a dry-wick hat. Can’t wait to test it out 🙂
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3 Krista March 15, 2012 at 10:44 am

I am addicted to Trader Joe’s cookie butter, which is an AWFUL addiction. Fortunately, I only need about a tablespoon per day. I need to get an obsession with kale ASAP!
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4 Kelsey @readysetfeast March 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

You look darling in that hat! I may have to copy you and wear one too so we can be twinsies
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5 Kailey March 15, 2012 at 10:47 am

So last night, as I was leaving the gym, I was thinking about how “addicted” is my new “obsessed.” You know? So it just figures you’d be thinking the same exact thing.

I’m addicted to the 70-degree weather right now.
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6 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

Popcorn. And cashew butter. 🙂
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7 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables March 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

I’m addicted to kettle corn and could eat it all.day.long. Until probably next Friday.
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8 Cait @ Beyond Bananas March 15, 2012 at 11:10 am

I am a recent addict of Draw Something too! I am also addicted to a really stupid game called Tiny Tower. My fiance and I are “racing” to 100 floors. Silly!
My current food addiction is cottage cheese mixed with pumpkin!
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9 Losing Lindy March 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

I will have to download the app. I am a horrible drawer though.
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10 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry March 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

What is this Draw Me app?! I LOVE Pictionary. Favourite non-word game of all time. I need to download this immediately!!!
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11 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

Recently addicted to kale with olive oil and sea salt. I could honestly eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
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12 Mindy - Clueless Nut March 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I’m addicted to Draw Something tooooo! And every guy should dress like that. Always!
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13 Danica @ GirlsThatRun March 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I’m kind of freaking out a little because my BF was playing draw something this morning and it was Kanye and he told me i could draw it and my Kanye looks IDENTICAL to yours and then I was going to draw taylor swift and he told me no one would get it. Um OBVIOUSLY people would get it right? And I love run-on sentences too haha.
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14 Faith @ For the Health of It March 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Our DS game makes me smile. Your Kanye was brilliant!!!

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15 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! March 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I LAUGHED out loud reading this because I am currently working on a post about how addicted I am to Draw Something.
Last night my friend drew the best Conan Obrien anyone could ever draw. My username is anndria428 by the way… expect some awesome drawings coming your way haha
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16 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) March 15, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I am LauraMayC on Draw Something. 🙂 I work a boring desk job so get ready for some drawings! I’ve only had my beloved iPhone 4S for a week and I’m already addicted to it! I also love Words With Friends (same username, ha).

I’d say I’m addicted to wine but that just makes it sound like I have a problem…
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17 Amber K March 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I am totally the same way. I get totally obsessed with/addicted to something and then I never want to see it again. I haven’t eaten Skittles in years because I just ate far too many of them growing up! Currently my only obsession is chocolate chip cookie dough Larabars.
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18 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe March 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Peanut butter cheerios, maple almond butter by Justin’s, red wine currently, and snuggling my cat.
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19 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

SOOO cool that you made the Refuel Team!! I’d kill for that!!
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20 Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs March 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

OMFG I LOVE Draw Something! My friend had Kanye also, and seriously, it looked EXACTLY like your drawing, I am cracking up! Almost the same text too! Hahaha. Amazing.

Congrats on Team Refuel!
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21 Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air March 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I’m addicted the the cookies my roommate just baked – peanut butter with M&M’s. Yum! Oh, and I’m also addicted to this beautiful spring weather we’ve been having. And running outside in it!
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22 Elizabeth March 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I am recently addicted to Trader Joe’s. My first time ever going there was about a month ago and I am hooked. I literally love everything. I have turned everyone on to it including my Dad and co workers!
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23 Yellow Haired Girl March 15, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Lately, I cant stop obsessing over pancakes. I want them all. the. time. And I’m like you too – I love something hard and then never want to see it again. The last victim? Strawberry banana protein powder. Get it away from me!
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24 Samantha March 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I just downloaded that song to my ipod and am now thoroughly addicted. Thanks haha

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25 Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement March 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I’m the same, I love something until I can’t look at it. I call it an “OD” but usually I come around after a while.

I am obsessed with hats while running too. I used to love a visor, but lightweight hats are slowly becoming the new visor. Amazing for rain too.
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26 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries March 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Never heard that song. Now I’m in love. Thankyamuch.
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27 Kace March 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

My droid is thinner than the iphone-swearsies. Although I’m contemplating switching over when my plan is up. And that picture of BCoop is my two favorite things in one place. So, thanks for that. Stealing it.
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28 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile March 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I am freakin addicted to draw something! Totally starting up a game with you. I drew arnold too haha I’m also addicted to endorphins and nut butter.. normal
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29 janae@hungryrunnergirl.com March 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

LOVE THIS POST!! Girl you look gorgeous as always in your hat picture:) I need to get that app…that looks like a blast. I am addicted to RIPPED lately, I am loving weights more and more!

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30 Bailey March 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I have that addictive/obsesses/love it hard and then hardly at all syndrome too! As of now I’m obsessed with draw something, hunger games, wedding crap (that’s gettin to be an expensive love), and ambrosia apples! If u have not tried an ambrosia apple, run your pretty hat wearing self to the nearest grocery! Mmm its like an apple on crack

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31 Erika - The Teenage Taste March 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Oh my gosh, yes! I am in love with Andy Grammer and his music! The beats are so catchy – I will be downloading that song!
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32 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I am presently addicted to almond butter. And I just installed Draw with Me – I think that’s going to be dangerous!!
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33 Lena @Fit on the Rocks March 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

omg your Draw Something pictures are freakin hilarious
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34 Heather @Run Eat Play March 16, 2012 at 8:23 am

I love the drawing of Hey, Arnold! It’s so funny that i remembered it right when I saw it
My current addictions are BodyPump and jellybeans…I guess they balance each other out.
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35 Mattie @ Comfy and Confident March 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

Ummmm, I laughed out loud at the Katniss drawing! It is amazing! I am obsessed with the Hunger Games.

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36 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts March 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

Ahh I love that game. I totally just started a game with you! bajhaha
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37 Ricole Runs March 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I ALSO just discovered Draw Something and I think it’s AWESOME! Your pictures made me laugh out loud though!
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38 Sarah March 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I’m glad to hear you like the lifeproof iPhone case. I also get really nervous taking my iPhone out on runs and have been looking at the lifeproof case. It got super mixed reviews on Amazon, so I was a little hesitant to buy it because of the pricetag.

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