Friday, September 29, 2006

Word of the Day

On my Google home page, it gives me a word of the day. Today it's

monomania: obsession with a single subject

Made me immediatly start thinking of what I am monomanic about.

Sometimes I gotta admit it's chocolate. Not Hershey's, but rich, European chocolate.

I don't know that I have ever been totally monomanic to the exclusion of anything else in my life ... though if I think about it for a while, who knows what I might remember ... but there certainly have been mini-monomanic phases.

When I was 13 I had to have a Panasonic tape player - a cute little bubble-shaped one.
When I was 14 I had to have horse-back riding lessons.
When I was 16 there was this certain young man at school ... never knew I was alive, I'm sure, but boy-oh-boy was I monomanic about him! My best friend and I used to yell greetings to him from the anonymity of the chairlift at the local ski hill (and then giggle so much we could hardly ski)

Lately? Well a few years ago I was definitely monomanic about saving a wonderful kindergarten program at our local school ... found myself getting up in the middle of the night with ideas and plans ... lost that battle, though.
Getting a dog? check
Homeschooling the boys? check

I wish I could be monomanic about getting in better physical shape!

What are you monomanic about?

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Calandria said...

Oh no. I am that way too. I did the getting the dog thing (with all of the research on different breeds) and homeschooling too. It was yoga for awhile. I started learning violin last spring and would probably still be doing that if I could schedule it in this year. Maybe after Christmas. What is my "thing" right now? I'm not sure. Probably being grumpy about my linguistics class.

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