Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Slice of Life: My New Addiction


Today's post is part of the Slice of Life roundup at Two Writing Teachers.  Stop by for links to many great slices or, better yet, join the fun by linking your own piece.  Thanks to all for hosting.

The blog isn't the place to confess your addictions, but admitting you have a problem is the first step.  Right?  My addiction is worse on the weekends, but lately I'm finding I'm falling victim to it during the week too.  It keeps me up late at night.  It makes me mumble in my sleep.  It has me searching into the night to find just what I need.

My addiction?  It isn't Reese's Peanut Butter cups, though that would have been a good guess since I have a stash hidden in the freezer.  It isn't  Twitter, though one could make an argument that I have a Twitter issue.  It isn't coffee, though I do have a slight headache if I haven't had a cup by nine in the morning.  My addiction will shock and repulse you.  My addiction is....fantasy football.  Who knew?

If you know me, you know I'm not much of a sports gal.  I am, however, a little competitive.  When my son decided our family needed a fantasy team, I had to join.  I started reading blogs, following the Bleacher Report, checking my ESPN updates, and created a secret Twitter fantasy football list.

I must admit to enjoying talking smack as well.  Let's say I talk much more than my team wins of late.  Team Naughty or Rice (Ray Rice inspired) started out winning, but things went south pretty quickly.  Injuries.  Politics.  Running back issues.  I changed the name to Cruzin' on Back (Victor Cruz inspired as my wide receivers are the only hope I have each week), but we still were having a hard time keeping a 500 record.

This week is the BIG GAME.  My son and I are playing against one another.  I'm pretty sure the rest of the family will be glad when it is over.  He's got quarterback issues that I'm hoping will be in my favor.  Of course, I have running back issues.  I was up at 6 a.m. checking blogs to find the latest rising stars to add to my roster.  I came home tonight to do some more research.

Yes, it's an addiction.  I'm not sure if it's a need to win or just something new to learn, but it is taking way too much of my time.  Thankfully the season will end eventually, and I can get back to life as usual.  I thought that would be how it would go.  Then my son decided we needed a family fantasy basketball league.  Help!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Fun is in the air and glad you are sharing it with your son and family. At least this addiction doesn't have any calories added to it. Hoping you the best.

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  2. My son and his friends are deeply involved - and it does sound like fun! Nice that it's a family thing, too.

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    1. Nice until we are all together in the same house over the holidays...lol.

      Cathy

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  3. Who would have ever guessed!!!! I thought this might be a piece about sewing! I don't really quite understand fantasy football, but I would really like to. I think it's something my boys and I could do together.

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    1. Carol,
      I think you would really like it especially after years of following your sons playing football. It is a fun thing to do with the family. My brothers are in the league, my kids, my uncle, my nephews.....good times.

      Cathy

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  4. FUN! My daughter is crazy into football, but has no time for fantasy league. She's too busy trying to answer all my questions about the game (I'm finally understanding some!). Enjoy your new addiction!

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  5. I would never have guessed it, but there are teams at school & they talk a lot about it. Seems great you're doing it with your son. The one big thing I love is the college NCAA tournament. I watch as many games as I can! Thanks Kathy, & good luck with the team!

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  6. I would just like to get my daughter back... Fantasy football has my whole family obsessed.. I do not understand where they get all this competiveness, lol...

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  7. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are an addiction I have. I had to have my husband hide them before and after Halloween.

    Anyway, this sounds like fun, Cathy. Enjoy this addiction. It's all good.

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  8. this is hysterical and something that maybe I'll try...as soon as I get over my addiction to ...close reading???? now that is crazy. xo

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