My Obsessions...who me??

I've enjoyed reading these this week and decided to join in the fun!

Bonnie over at Living a Wonderful Life has created this fun way to share all of the things we obsess over.  I'm going to share a few of mine.

How can I start this obsession post and not address what my family calls my stalker-like obsession of the most fabulous singer, Josh Groban.

Yes, that's me on my birthday with him backstage.  I taught his bodyguard's kids. 

I'm really not a stalker.

I swear.

(I have to put that in writing so that during the next tour I might get a chance to go backstage again.)

Other obsessions include the following:

My Tassimo.  No, not a Keurig.  I wish it were a Keurig sometimes, because you can find K-cups E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E.  Not the T-cups.  Those are rare.  But, I like what the Tassimo has to offer:

Cappuccinos and Lattes.


Love my Google Reader.  I love reading all of the blogs that I stalk.  OK, I guess I'll admit that I stalk these.

This is my newest obsession.  My Roo Cup from Kangaroo Express (the closest gas station to me).  I fill it with another obsession:

Gosh, it looks like I'm always jacked up on caffeine.

Not all the time.

'Cause sometimes, I opt for:

As you can see, I'm totally not thinking school. 

Today was officially my first day of summer vay-cay!

Woot Woot!

I spent an hour this morning working on what I hope will become my newest obsession:

Have you heard of this?  I downloaded this app to help me along the way:

It's an app to help you build stamina to be able to run a 5K.

Basically, you start with a walk-jog-walk-jog workout until you get to a point where you can run the entire distance.

My teacher buddies and I will be registering for a 5K in October (a few weeks before my 40th birthday...gasp!) 

Great motivation, right?

So, what are your obsessions?  Link up with Bonnie if you haven't already!


  1. I am SOOOOOO jealous of you....I couldn't even read the rest of your obsessions! YOU have been in the presence of Josh....In my classroom, I refer to him as my "future husband" One of my students finally told me I should just move to New York, so I start working on getting rid of the word future:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee

    1. Oh and now I can go back and read the rest of this post:-)

    2. I'm married, or we'd have to fight for him :)

  2. Wow...I admire you for the 5k! I have been thinking more and more about starting to run again (I used to be in the Army and ran every day), I will have to check out this app! Oh and I loooove Josh Groban too - I have quite a few of his songs on my youtube playlists :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  3. Oh my goodness! We must join a caffeine dependant group! LOL! I'm right there with ya sista on the coffee (my sweet hubs got me a mini Keurig for my!!!)...I was a Coke Zero junkie but have tried to stop drinking soda all together.

    I am so excited for you to do the couch to 5k...I started a "life change" in March (my 40 something birthday)...first I started with what I ate....then started walking....then started walking a few blocks and then running...I lost 18 pounds and people at school were asking what I was doing and 2 even asked if I was doing the couch to 5k. Now I have lost 25 (since last weigh in) and am running 2 miles of my 2.63 (ocd much Tara?) walk:)))) It feels so good! I would like to lose another 25 and then I'll be a happy camper. I love how much better I feel each day:) Good for you!!
    Good luck with it:)

    I am so bummed you can't come to the blogger meet up:,( but I totally understand:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Way to go, Tara! I'm going to refer to this comment often to keep me motivated!

  4. I think it's awesome that you are doing a 5k. I usually join up with the Girls on the Run program at our school and run a 5k with them every year. Yay for summer vacation!! Enjoy every minute of it!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Couch25k will rock your world! I started it back in January-I was able to run a 5k after 7 weeks of the 9 week training program! I have since run in about 5-7 5k races (who's counting?) and have lost 35 pounds! I am 41 and feel better than I have in a looooong time!! :) You can do it, and your life will be changed! :)


  6. for a 5k, huh? Maybe that should be my summer goal... I just have to make myself stick with it!

    Will Grade For Coffee

  7. I have the C25K app, too! LOVE it!! It must be working because the other day I was on the treadmill, just for 20 mins, and I was able to jog for 10 mins. straight without getting pooped out! (it sounds ridiculous, but for me, that's pretty good!) I'm NOT a runner, but with that app, I'm getting better. Best of luck on your 5K in Oct!

  8. I am starting with power walking and going to work up to jogging. I tried to jog and then my knee didn't like it. So I am trying to strengthen my knees first, but so far I am really enjoying getting outside with the puppy. I look forward to running in the near future.

    April @ The Idea Backpack

  9. I too have a Tassimo!! I love it, especially the mochas. I just wish the t-cups were available more. I just got mine at Christmas. I have had the mochas on backorder for 3 months. (boo) I do love it when I can drink it though. I am your newest follower.


  10. Thanks so much for linking up! Your summertime beverage looks delish! I have (for some reason) JUST discovered Google Reader! I have heard of C25K...awesome! Good for you!

    Living A Wonderful Life