Thursday, July 22, 2010

What I'm...

Drinking: Trippel by New Belgium. Cold, refreshing, and packs some punch. Mmmm.

Watching: Scrubs Season 7. Not as funny as the first couple seasons, but still an excellent show.


Reading: The Forever War by Dexter Filkins. Haunting, mesmerizing, and powerful look at the war.


Listening to: The Tallest Man on Earth. Over and over and over again. Great Disc.


Playing: Baseball including Catch, with Lukas. At this rate, he's sure to make the show.

So tell me readers. What are your obsessions these days?

15 comments:

Brandon said...

Kinda in limbo, so separated from some of my obsessions but here are a few that I have been able to maintain:

Drinking - Stone IPA (http://www.stonebrew.com/ipa/). Unbelievably good taste.

Reading - Matterhorn (http://www.amazon.com/Matterhorn-Novel-Vietnam-Karl-Marlantes/dp/080211928X). Just finished reading this. Really good read. I identified with the brotherhood mentality while understanding the frustration of the military.

Portland Dad said...

Drinking - A Ginger beer and dark rum cocktail

Watching - Burn Notice Season 3

Reading - The Steig Larson series Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Girl Who played with Fire, and have the last one on hold at the library

Listening - High Violet by The National

Didactic Pirate said...

Drinking: A hearty Stone IPA, same as Brandon, coincidentally.

Watching: Reruns of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which my wife and I have on DVD. (Ok, won't actually be watching this tonight until after our daughter is asleep.)

Reading: "Kraken," by China Mieville

Listening to: my English Beat station on Pandora.

This is fun. I like this.

DaddyYoEffinRox said...

Drinking Carpi-Sun probably soon followed by a good ole Bud Light or 3 or 4

Watching - My TweetDeck because I am lame and have no cable

Listening to Scott H Biram, the dirty old one man band from texas!

Julianna said...

Drinking: Diet Coke

Watching: Wipeout (Yes, real mature, I know)

Reading: The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner (Yes, it's a Twilight thing, don't pee yourself laughing, K?)

Listening to: Brad Paisley's latest "American Saturday Night" (My life's lately like a good old country song)

Playstead said...

Drinking: Tanqueray

Watching: Weeds

Reading: The Spooky Art - Norman Mailer

Listening to: Rush (getting ready for the big concert)

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Brandon - Are you away from home? Matterhorn sounds great.

@Portland Dad - Really want to pick up that The National Disc. Love that Swarm of bees song.

@Didactic Pirate - Is 'Always Sunny' a good series? Looking for another good comedy. English Beat -cool.

DaddyYo - I am staring at my Tweetdeck a lot lately too.

@Julianna - I am under a rock when it comes to the whole Twilight thing. Blisfully ignorant I guess.

@Playstead - Glad you clarified Rush the band. (hahahaha)

Mrs. LIAYF said...

Drinking - Manny's Pale Ale

Watching: Scrubs (liking Castle, though, so may move on soon)

Reading: "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver

Listening to: "You Are My Little Bird" album by Elizabeth Mitchell (just sang "Everything's Going To Be Alright" to my son for bedtime )

SciFi Dad said...

Drinking: Dr. Pepper
Watching: The Wire S4
Reading: A Brief History of Time (Hawking)
Listening To: Rise Against

PJ Mullen said...

Very cool post idea.

Drinking: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Copper Altbier

Watching: Rescue Me Season 5

Reading: Delivering Happiness (written by the Zappos guy)

Listening: Clapton and Winwood live at Madison Square Garden

Playing: Attempting to play catch. He's got throwing down, catch not so much.

Captain Dumbass said...

Drinking: Rickard's Red and Corona
Watching: White Collar and The Good Guys
Reading: Fortune of War, Patrick O'Brian
Listening to: nothing in particular but I'm going to check out Tallest Man
Playing: um... Xbox.

Keith Wilcox said...

That's funny. Joe Haldeman wrote a book called The Forever War in 1974. It won the Nebula award and the Hugo award I think.

Hmm, Drinking: Emergen-C vitamin drink

Watching: nothing
Reading: The Brothers Karamazov
Listening to: Lightning Hopkins

sherri said...

Drinking - Coffee
Watching - Chelsea Lately
Reading - This much I know is true Wally Lamb
Listening to - God Help the Girl

Fellow West Seattle-ite here! I swear from your photos I think we're blocks apart.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

My obsession? Smoothies and my local coffee place... I know I know... smoothies at a coffee joint? It's true, and they are delicious!

Slamdunk said...

Sounds like a winner.

I am just treading water trying to keep the kids entertained until they return to school/preschool next month.