Emotionally invested in ridiculous things.

There is a whole field of research on this topic, but personally, I know very little about it. I know that it is the aspect of our lives that makes us hate people who support other sports teams, care about who wins Survivor, root for a relationship on our favorite television shows, etc. In the grand scheme of life, none of those things matter. Really, they don’t, not even football, not even a little.

Lately, I’ve been ridiculously invested in Top Chef (a perennial favorite), Project Runway Allstars, and my dwindling ability to drink things with flavor. Now, my person did not when Top Chef. I was really pulling for Karen, but my backup choice was Isaac. I’m not altogether disappointed that Jeremy won. Project Runway Allstars is just a hot mess at the moment, I’m going to have to pull for Kinni because he can make amazing clothes in absolutely no time.

The beverages are more difficult though. Since last fall, I haven’t been able to drink alcohol because it causes me to have terrible migraines. I miss vodka sometimes, especially in the martini or gimlet form. It was such a good friend. Now, due to some unforeseen medication ¬†induced blood pressure issues, I’m having to seriously cut down on my caffeine consumption. I love caffeine, hot tea, iced tea, Pepsi Max, etc. It is my friend as I try to work a job that seems to be taking more and more hours, take two classes, and try to find some time with Ciaran. I am praying that now that I am off medication #1 and taking blood pressure medication for a couple of weeks that I can resume my caffeine consumption again.