Welcome to My Cultural Obsessions!
I’m calling this blog My Cultural Obsessions because I am obsessed with pop culture. When I look through the history book of my life, it shows a string of interests that I become infatuated with for a period of time. Some of these obsessions fall out of favor, but they have already become a part of the fabric of who I am. This blog is dedicated to my current obsessions and remembering the past obsessions that have made me the person I am today.
What Do I Obsess Over?
Cheep/Free Computer Games— I spend way too much time playing Facebook games and other free Flash games. I would like to do mini-reviews of a lot of them, and maxi-reviews of the ones I really like.
Television— MyMissy and I DVR about 30 hours of television a week. I’ll be discussing my favorite shows and doing reviews from time to time. Currently I am reviewing the TNT show, Falling Skies.
Podcasts-- There are around 20 podcasts I listen to regularly. Of course, I am months behind on them, so don’t expect any current links, but I’ll talk about my favorites and tidbits I pick up from them. Mymissy and I also do our own podcasts from time to time.
Fiction— One of the major elements to this blog will be posting short stories and perhaps excerpts from my novel as I continue to obsessively edit. I need to get these things out in the world so I can quit obsessing over them.
Professional Wrestling— Don’t judge me. I’ve loved wrastlin’ since I was 5 years old. At this point I think I have some interesting takes on the subject I will share from time to time.
Trivia-- I would like to know a little bit about everything. Not enough to become an expert, but I’d like to be able to have a conversation with someone about any topic. So there will always be an element of randomness to this blog. Intend to call it “The World is a Fascinating Place.”
Politics—You’ll see links to Dan Savage, Rachel Maddow, and other progressives in this blog from time to time. Although I don’t know how much I will write about it. I’m trying to keep this blog as a mostly positive space.
Teaching-- I teach high school English in an urban public school in Muncie, Indiana. I have lots of strong opinions about the state of public education in the nation and especially this state. Again, there is not a lot of positivity for me in this topic, so I doubt I’ll write too much in this vein.
Atheism/Skepticism—A major part of my personality that I probably won’t explore too much is my atheism. I will talk more about the fact that I am a skeptic. The stupidity and lies that are propagated on the internet are endlessly fascinating to me.
Your Cast of Characters:
Drew: I am your tour guide through the pop culture objects that I enjoy.
MyMissy: My wife, a big proponent of the “more boobs and explosions” theory of movies.
The Teenager: My step-daughter, Emily, a college student.
The Big Girl: My middle daughter, Lilly, a precocious fifth grader
The Little Girl: My youngest daughter, Katie, an ornery first grader.