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Addicted

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by downndirty, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. downndirty

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    Since discovering the web comic "Questionable Content", I have read about 400 of them. In three days. In a similar time frame I have read all four Twilight books (4 days from start to finish), watched 2 seasons of Heroes (a whopping 72 hours each), read books 6 and 7 of Harry Potter, watched an entire season of Sons of Anarchy, Rome, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, the League and the Wire in less than 48 hours.

    In short, I am susceptible to dropping everything and entering a vegetative state in front of a screen to see things through to the bitter end. I am loathe to start Season 4 of Heroes because I have shit to do. I, in short, am a hopeless addict.

    What are your addictions?
     
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    I am addicted to sneakers and I currently have eleven pairs in rotation. I will stick with one brand for a couple of years and then move on. I went thru a Vans phase, then Nike, then Puma, and now I am in my Adidas phase. I try and tell myself I do this so that my feet won't smell but I just need a wide variety of sneakers to choose from before I leave the house in the morning.
     
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    As I've previously mentioned, I am addicted to buying underwear. I buy at least 5 pairs every couple weeks and now have well over 100 pairs all in the same 4 or 5 colours.
     
  4. The Derelict

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    I am utterly addicted to chap-stick. It is dire that I must always have a stick on me. I also for some reason lose sticks all the time and rarely ever get to the end of an entire stick. Also, whenever I happen to forget my chap-stick or lose it somewhere I freak out inside, thinking that my lips will automatically get chapped in an instant.
     
  5. Kratos

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    As I stated in the Lost thread, I watched 5 seasons of Lost in a week in a half. Every episode, every minute (although I will admit I was hungover for about 10% of them so I didn't really comprehend them).

    This website.

    I've also found that I'll become completely addicted with something and then lose interest a month or two later. This happens with video games all the time. TV shows also do the same thing to me. Vagina, however, has always been, and will always be, one of my addictions.

    Fantasy Football.

    Chipotle. This is the food of gods. I could eat it everyday and never get sick of it.
     
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    Tonic Water.

    I know that the majority of people seem to find it gross, but I can't get enough of it. There is nothing like a huge glass of it on a hot day. Or in the middle of the day.

    The only reason I don't drink it at work is everyone will assume that there is gin in it.

    Tea. I love tea. I think that I have some sort of bitter addiction. I have one cup, I have to have another. And another. And don't get me started on iced tea.

    But I don't drink it with sugar, and milk, and lemon, and honey, and all that other shit that people put in it to make it taste like donkey scrote. I drink it plain and strong. Nice and tannic, so I can feel the enamel being stripped off my teeth.
     
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    This isn't exactly uncommon, but I have to own each book I read. Doesn't matter if I love or hate it, it is on my bookshelf if I have read it. Also I can't get rid of my textbooks for classes. I usually get several borders gift cards for my b-day and christmas and I'm working on my thid bookshelf now.

    Oh yeah, all of my books are hard back, I never dog ear pages, and nobody can borrow them. This is part addiction, part OCD.

    Rant: fuck electronic copies of books.
     
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    So, besides Porn?

    In all seriousness though, I've always been pretty addicted to video games. When I was a kid, from getting my first Nintendo Console up until almost high school, I had a very strict 1 hour per day time limit on games. Thank God my parents did that too, it forced me to actually get outside and play with friends and develop social skills.

    To this day I still get addicted to games pretty bad. Not all of them, but shit like Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft have gotten me pretty bad in the past, thankfully I'm clean from WoW right now. The games that really get me though are the turn based/Strategy type games like Civilization 4 or Sim City. I can sink a ridiculous amount of time into one of those and all the sudden realize that its 3am and I haven't eaten since lunch. Also, and I hate to admit this...but I got really addicted to Viva Pinata for a couple months too. It was just so damned charming and I had to keep playing to get my garden just a little bit better so that damn Lion would come visit! Probably should have kept that last part to myself.

    And lastly, these:

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    I used to blow through bags of those damn things like nobodies business. I can't find them at any stores around here anymore, which is probably a very good thing.
     
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    Wait. Are we all just going to gloss over the fact that a supposedly heterosexual American male just admitted to reading all four Twilight books (in approximately 3 days, no less)?

    Christ, what is this place coming to? I'm disappointed in you people.


    I can think of maybe 3 or 4 books I started, but didn't finish, intentionally. Over 14 years of reading novel-length (fuck you, I'm counting Goosebumps) books. Not counting ones where something drastic happened in my life; like, where I voluntarily decided not to finish.

    I also tend to read literally every page of any magazine I buy.


    I, unlike Chater, do have an addictive personality. If I have cigarettes, I'll smoke them. If I have beer, I'll drink it. If there's food in front of me, I'll eat it. And fast too. I have a tendency to not let anything sit unused. Ever.
     
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    I am truly addicted to sneakers. I laugh at your eleven pair rotation. Have you ever waited days for a sneaker to come out? Not hours before a store opens, I'm talking fucking days, outside, in 20 degree weather. Try having 250+ pairs, many of them doubles, triples or even quadruples of my favorite pairs. Many of them go unworn forever, being they are too beautiful to ruin by walking on asphalt. It really is a problem. If I could ever bring myself to sell even my duplicated, I'd be sitting on a small fortune.
     
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    Strepsils. Whenever I have a sore throat I decide to have one and then all hell breaks loose. I usually go on eating a box a day for a week or so. In the last three days I've gone through almost 3 boxes.
     
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    - A good book. I started reading the new Bernard Cornwell Saxon Chronicles The Burning Land (I love me some historical fiction) and I've canceled a meeting and two conference calls today so I can finish it. I'll do that boring work shit tomorrow.

    - A few years ago I was addicted to WoW, bad. I went from a very in-shape, social twenty-something to a virtual shut in. I refuse to play video games because of that loss of my life.

    - Rice Krispie treats. I watch my diet but if there's a tray of these fuckers around consider them gone. I'll eat them all if given a few minutes alone with them.
     
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    God fucking damn have I gotten bad in the past few months. We got an espresso machine at home. A crappy Krups, but none the less, I drink at least 3 or 4 espressos a day. Same goes with pop, I drink Coke Zero or some other no calorie pop so that I dont end up drinking an extra 1300 every couple of days. A half hour doesnt go by where I dont need to take a piss.
     
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    I second this.

    Focus: Yesterday, I found those big bars of Ghiradelli cacao chocolate bars on sale for $1. I bought 10 of them.

    I think that says enough.
     
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    Dude, he's Turtle from Entourage. Leave him alone, he's a celebrity.

    One other addiction I forgot, and this is a weird one: The airline industry. I'm obsessed with finding out more about it. Not so much the entire airline indsutry, commercial airlines in particular. There are so many loopholes and small intricacies to frequent flyer programs and fare buckets; it's quite fascinating. Then again, I'm a huge nerd.

    EDIT: Fuck, KK beat me to it.
     
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    About 3 year ago I took pictures for a sneaker forum I frequent. The pictures took 3 days. A lot has changed from the collection since then, but if I can find them, I'll post them up.
     
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    Except your peni.

    Focus: Lotion, lip shimmery stuff and back when I was younger and didn't have to watch what I put in my chaw, Smartfood. That shit is terribly addicting, cheese fingers and all.
     
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    Pringles. I can't buy them anymore, because if I have even one of those chips, then the rest of the can is going down in about half an hour.
     
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    I understand that you live in Kentucky but...what? Has digital camera or camera phone technology not reached you yet?

    Focus: Mentos...any flavor. I'll eat packages and packages of those things.
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    Also around Valentines day theses things rock my world:

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    Brachs Sour Cherry Jells