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OBSESSIONS

Here are just a few things that people can’t stop thinking about, listening to, watching, eating, drinking. From a wild enthusiasm for “Glee” and those Snickers Betty White commercials to a 15-year cheddar you can’t stop eating, or a song you’ve got on repeat, obsessions are meant to be your of-the-moment fixation.

“I have recently become obsessed with Clint Eastwood – my checkbook (which I never use to track my spending) has become a checklist of his films.

The obsession began by watching Hang Em High and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. There is something ridiculously attractive about him – his skinny legs, his raspy voice – even in old age. Since the obsession has begun, I have seen Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County, Dirty Harry, and Gran Torino. I’m in love.” ~ Sally Slattery

“After discovering the website, http://www.peopleofwalmart.com, it’s become a minor obsession on two levels. For one, these people actually exist! And two, the creator of this site must be raking in the cash!” ~ Anonymous

“I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Turkish halvah for the past month. It’s SO delicious!” ~ Anonymous

“It is the perfect time for apples and our house has been filled with their sweet aroma lately. From pie to sauce to dehydrated, apples are a great obsession to have during Door County’s beautiful fall season. So pick your own or buy some from a local market and start making tasty treats.” ~ Ryan & Angela Sherman

“The website http://www.workaway.info, which allows travelers to connect with hosts who provide room and board in exchange for different kinds of work. You can search any country and any type of work.

From farming, to arts projects, to teaching English as a second language, the options are plentiful. For the traveler on a budget, who is not afraid of a little hard work, this website can make it possible to extend the vacation a little longer or make it to a couple different places. By trading work for room and board, you are also more submerged in the culture and make friends a lot faster.” ~ Brittany Jordt

Be a part of the Pulse! Coming up: PET PEEVES – Is there something that really irks you, gets your goat, rubs you the wrong way, drives you up the wall, gets you bent out of shape, puts a stick in your craw, or makes you want to throw in the towel? Email your Pet Peeves to the Pulse for publication in a future issue, perhaps we’ll help you nip it in the bud. Send emails to [email protected] with PET PEEVES in the subject line… and, let us know if you’d prefer the submission be printed anonymously.