Tuesday, July 11, 2017
My family laughs at me because I often spend thought and energy on trivial details - when I care about something, I go a bit overboard. When I cook, I have to cut/slice/plate exactly the same. Broccoli florets are arranged radially; meat slices are carefully fanned out; each plate has the same amount of each dish. When I shop for groceries, every apple has to be carefully inspected; all the zucchinis have to be the same size; I select each green bean individually instead of grabbing handfuls; I have to check the expiration dates on all the yogurt containers before choosing the "freshest". I take a ridiculous amount of time selecting which rotisserie chicken to take from the Costco warming table.
So I have to be very discriminating what I read or watch for fun because I tend to be a bit obsessive about it. If something catches my interest, I will hunt for more info and fall into deep internet rabbit holes. I have spent the last couple of years following NFL and NBA drafts and free agencies - and I don't even watch football or basketball games. Go ahead, ask me how the 49ers have completely revamped their front office, coaching staff, and much of their roster this offseason - and I don't even live on the west coast. Every few years I get caught in the wiki labyrinth of European royal bloodlines - so much historical trivia, so little time.
The trick for me is to redirect my obsessive tendencies from food (and politics!) to something a little more healthy. I'm so glad our high school kid's soccer preseason has finally started this week!