Do you ever just feel like you’re on the brink of being absolutely obsessed with a food, musician, or author and you just need the final push to tip you over the edge into a complete frenzy? That’s how I feel 24/7. I’m constantly texting my friends, “I feel like I’m about to be in my hot chocolate era” or some bullshit like that. When I started listening to the Indigo Girls, I knew within one minute of hearing their music that I was going to be head over heels for a long time. For anyone who can relate, here’s a haphazard list of everything I feel like I’m on the brink of becoming hyperfixated on:
Björk is probably the highest on my list. I have never heard a Björk song in my life! But I really feel like I would like her music and I usually tend to love musicians who are also cultural icons. I don’t know if my loved ones would be able to handle me going through a Björk phase right now, so that’s why I’ve held off. You’re welcome!
Dave Grohl/Nirvana/Foo Fighters
I have been so Dave Grohl-adjacent for such a long time that I’m surprised I haven’t dove headfirst into a Nirvana phase by now. I really love learning about the Seattle punk music scene and every book and article I’ve ever read always mentions Nirvana… So, what gives! Also, can someone please leave a comment and tell me if the Foo Fighters are cringey or not? Like is that a bro band? Or are they cool? If I enter a Foo Fighters phase am I allowed to publicize it or should I keep it to myself?
I tried to have a Fiona Apple phase last summer and it just didn’t stick, but I am inching closer and closer and will become insufferable once I’m fully over the edge. I want to understand so badly why Fetch the Bolt Cutters was a legendary album! Everyone is always very surprised to hear that I am not already a Fiona Apple fan, so I feel like I need to have a Fiona Apple era for the haters.
I mentioned in my last newsletter that I am trying to get more into poetry this year. I know it will take a while for me to become as comfortable reading poetry as it did for me to warm up to other genres I wasn’t familiar with, but I am giving it the old college try. I feel like Emily Dickinson would particularly appeal to me because she was rumored to be gay, so we share that in common.
I had a Tom Collins for the first time last summer and have slowly been allowing gin-based cocktails to become my primary order at restaurants. I used to be a strictly tequila girl, and I still will order the mezcal drink over anything else on the menu, but I really feel like I’m entering a gin phase and I’m not mad about it.
Ok this one is extremely out of pocket, but I feel like I’m done being scared of horses. And making fun of horse girls is extremely 2012. Like can we move past that? Horses are kinda pretty. I have been feening for a horse ride on the beach for about a year now so it has to happen eventually. I could see myself, in an alternate universe where I’m rich, taking horseback riding lessons.
I’d love for this to be my new hobby. I think wood carving and whittling is extremely cool. Like it will be the new cool girl hobby and I am just very ahead of the curve. I particularly want to make my own pair of salad serving utensils and one of those red Swedish horses. I think that once I get into whittling it will be the only thing that I want to do or talk about.
I do not have a green thumb and really struggle to care about plants, but I think in my next apartment I want to set up a little herb station and grow the plants from scratch/seeds. I read something somewhere that was talking about how because of climate change we are going to have to go back to homesteading, so I want to make sure I know how to grow things just in case I need to live off the land. You can never be too prepared.
Anyway, tell me what you feel like you’re going to become obsessed with!
I have a few Emily Dickinson books if you want to read them because I too am gay and my name is Emily so my grandma used to buy them for me. As for me, I’m about to jump into a Steely Dan obsession and also I want to start knitting. :)