Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007


My oldest son, Brent, participated in a duathlon in Austin this month. He enjoys doing all of these fun events. It certainly keeps him in great shape! Here are some pictures I wanted to share that he sent to me.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007



Tuesday, November 27, 2007


It has been too long since I have been out in my studio working on new mosaics. I was so busy getting everything ready for my holiday show that I haven't started anything new in weeks. The ideas are circulating around in my head so I need to go create again. But first I must design some cards with my information for people to pick up and take home with them. Here is the art work I will be using. This isn't something you can rush and finish quickly though. I am learning as I go... _____________________________________________________

Monday, November 26, 2007


TODAY I TOOK MY ART WORK TO THE EASTMAN GALLERY WHERE I WILL BE SHOWING OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON. It is my first time to exhibit and I am very excited and hopeful that my mosaic art will sell. This cartoon reminds me of what people might think when they see my work.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


This is a really cool website where you just move the computer mouse around, click and draw at random. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I searched the internet for smiles of the rich and famous. See if you can guess who each smile belongs to. __________________________________________________________________ number one ____________________________________________________________________ number two ___________________________________________________________________ number three ________________________________________ number four ____________________________________________________________________ number five ____________________________________________________________________ number six ____________________________________________________________________ number seven ____________________________________________________________________ number eight ____________________________________________________________________

Friday, November 23, 2007


In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) "As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off that you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!" _____________________________________________________________ THIS AFTERNOON IS THE BIG GAME AGAINST TEXAS A&M AND UT IN COLLEGE STATION. BE SURE AND WATCH ON ABC AT 2:30!!! HOOK EM HORNS...

Thursday, November 22, 2007



Wednesday, November 21, 2007


The family is doing much better this morning dealing with our food poisoning. Unfortunately we had to cancel plans tonight for a family get together. We just aren't ready to eat anything! Be sure and set up the DVR for the dog show tomorrow.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 12-2 pm ET NATIONAL PURINA DOG SHOW

Celebrate the "Best In Show" with "The National Dog Show Presented By Purina" --- John O' Hurley returns as host of "The National Dog Show Presented By Purina," a purebred canine competition that is part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's annual dog show. The show -- one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in North America -- is one of only six remaining "benched" dog shows where the public can interact with the show dogs. With expert commentary from David Frei, "the dean" of dog show commentators, the show is expected to feature more than 2,000 of the nation's leading canines in a wide array of more than 150 breeds and varieties, all vying for "Best in Show" honors. "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" is a property of NBC and Carson International of Ketchum, Idaho.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Sunday afternoon the whole extended family went to an unveiling at the cemetery for my Aunt Rebecca. She passed away last year and so they were putting the headstone on her grave. It was a very nice service with the Rabbi saying a few words and then everyone went to this restaurant for a late lunch. What we didn't know then we soon woke up with on Tuesday morning. All 20 of us came down with food poisoning. I don't wish anything like this even on my worst enemy!!! We are experiencing nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea that just won't stop. I AM GOING BACK TO BED NOW.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Those of you that remember seeing this on SNL years ago will enjoy seeing it again. If not, check it out. Adam Sandler sang this before he became famous!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


My husband is a banjo picker. He started when he was in high school. I love to hear him play. Because of him I developed a love for Bluegrass Music. We went to the greatest festival a few years ago. It was the Telluride Bluegrass Festival held in Telluride, Colorado. I fell in love with that place. It would be too cold for me to live there but visiting to go skiing or to attend the festival is fine with me.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


The Yiddish Language

Some of my earliest memories as a child was hearing Yiddish spoken in our house. When my grandparents would come over and they didn't want us to understand what they were telling our parents, they would speak in Yiddish. Over the years we would finally pick up some of the words and expressions. Now it seems that even some of my gentile friends are picking up some of my Yiddish expressions. Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews (the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe and their descendants). That is where my ancestors came from.

Here is a list of English words of Yiddish origin. See how many you are probably familiar with:

  • bagel : a ring-shaped bread roll made by boiling then baking the dough
  • blintz : a sweet cheese-filled crepe
  • bris : the circumcision of a male child.
  • boychik : boy, young man.
  • bubkes (also spelled "bupkis") : emphatically nothing, as in He isn't worth bubkes
  • chutzpah : guts, daring, audacity, effrontery
  • dreck : (vulgar) worthless material, especially merchandise; "crap"
  • dybbuk : the malevolent spirit of a dead person which enters and controls a living body until exorcised
  • fleishig : made with meat (Yiddish fleyshik 'meaty', from fleysh 'meat',
  • ganef or gonif : thief, scoundrel, rascal
  • gelt : money; chocolate coins eaten on Hanukkah
  • glitch : a minor malfunction
  • golem : a man-made humanoid; an android, Frankenstein monster
  • goy : a gentile, someone not of the Jewish faith or people
  • haimish (also heimish) : home-like, friendly, folksy
  • kibitz : to offer unwanted advice, e.g. to someone playing cards; to converse idly, hence a kibbitzer, gossip
  • klutz : clumsy person
  • kosher : conforming to Jewish dietary laws; (slang) appropriate, legitimate
  • kvell : feel delighted and proud
  • kvetch : to complain habitually, gripe; as a noun, a person who always complains
  • latke : potato pancake, especially during Hanukkah
  • Litvak : a Lithuanian Jew
  • lox : smoked salmon
  • macher : big shot, important person
  • mamzer : bastard
  • maven : expert
  • mazel : luck
  • Mazel tov : congratulations!
  • megillah : a tediously detailed discourse
  • mensch : an upright man; a decent human being
  • meshuga, also meshugge, meshugah, meshuggah: crazy
  • meshugas : madness, nonsense, irrational idiosyncrasy
  • meshuggener : a crazy person
  • milchig : made with milk
  • minyan : the quorum of ten adult (i.e., 13 or older) Jews who are necessary for the holding of a public worship
  • mishpocha : extended family
  • naches : feeling of pride in 1: the achievements of one's children; 2. one's own doing good by helping someone or some organization
  • narrischkeit : foolishness, nonsense
  • nebbish : an insignificant, pitiful person; a nonentity
  • noodge : to pester, nag, whine; as a noun, a pest or whiner (from Yiddish נודיען nudyen, from Polish or Russian) (OED)
  • nosh : snack (noun or verb)
  • nu : multipurpose interjection often analogous to "well?" or "so?"
  • nudnik : a pest, "pain in the neck"; a bore
  • oy : interjection of surprise, dismay, or grief
  • oy vey : interjection of grief, pain, or horror
  • pareve : containing neither meat nor dairy products
  • pisher : a nobody, an inexperienced person
  • potch : slap, smack
  • plotz : to burst, as from strong emotion
  • putz : an idiot, a jerk; a penis
  • schlemiel : an inept clumsy person; a bungler; a dolt
  • schlep : to drag or haul (an object); to make a tedious journey
  • schlimazel : a chronically unlucky person
  • schlock : something cheap, shoddy, or inferior
  • schlong : (vulgar) penis
  • schlub: a clumsy, stupid, or unattractive person
  • schmaltz : melted chicken fat; excessive sentimentality
  • schmatte : a rag
  • schmeer also schmear : noun or verb: spread (e.g., cream cheese on a bagel); bribe
  • schmendrik : a foolish or contemptible person (from a character in an operetta by
  • schmo : a stupid person. (an alteration of schmuck; see below)
  • schmooze : to converse informally, make small talk or chat
  • schmuck : a contemptible or foolish person; a jerk; literally means 'penis'
  • schmutter : clothing; rubbish
  • schmutz - dirt
  • schnook : an easily imposed-upon or cheated person, a pitifully meek person, a particularly gullible person
  • schnorrer : beggar
  • schnoz or schnozz also schnozzle : a nose, especially a large nose (perhaps from
  • schvartze : term used to denote black people; can be used derogatorily.
  • Shabbos or Shabbes : Shabbat
  • shammes or shamash: the beadle or sexton of a synagogue; also, the 9th candle of the Hanukkah menorah, used to light the others
  • shamus: a detective (possibly from shammes, or possibly from the Irish name Seamus)
  • shegetz : (derogatory) a young non-Jewish male
  • shemozzle (slang) quarrel, brawl
  • shicker or shickered : drunk (adjective or noun)
  • shiksa : (often derogatory) a young non-Jewish woman
  • shtetl : a small town with a large Jewish population in pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe
  • shtick : comic theme; a defining habit or distinguishing feature
  • spiel : a sales pitch or speech intended to persuade
  • tchotchke: knickknack, trinket, curio
  • tref or trayf or traif : not kosher
  • tsimmes : a sweet stew of vegetables and fruit; a fuss, a confused affair, a to-do
  • tsuris : troubles
  • tuchus : buttocks, rear end 'underneath')
  • tummler : an entertainer or master of ceremonies, especially one who encourages audience interaction
  • tush : butt, rear end
  • yarmulke : round cloth skullcap worn by observant Jews
  • Yekke : (mildly derogatory) a German Jew
  • yenta : a talkative woman; a gossip; a scold
  • Yiddish : the Yiddish language
  • yontef also yom tov : a Jewish holiday on which work is forbidden, eg. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Pesach (
  • yutz: a stupid, clueless person
  • zaftig : plump, chubby, full-figured, as a woman
Watch this video about Dick and Jane:

Friday, November 16, 2007


Now more than in the past people are choosing to be cremated and have their ashes scattered in places that had meaning to them while alive. But this story takes the cake! I found it on the web this morning. Disneyland workers were recently forced to close the "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction after a ride security camera caught a woman apparently dumping human remains, in what may be a growing trend. Workers spotted the woman sprinkling an unidentified substance into the water on the "Pirates" ride. The woman told Disney park workers that the substance she dumped was baby powder, but officials are investigating the possibility that she sprinkled human ashes. Some park-goers say that people smuggling in the cremated remains of their loved ones and then sprinkling ashes on rides has been going on for a while.They said it started at the Haunted Mansion, but now the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride is growing in popularity. It is not unusual for people to scatter a loved one's remains at the happiest place on earth.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


I took this picture when Zoey was being neutered by my brother in law who is a veterinarian. I even got to assist him! It was an interesting experience. 41,000 animals are killed in U.S. shelters every day.

Most are taken to the shelter by their owners.

Killing our pets is not the solution to overpopulation.

The single largest cause of death for cats and dogs in America is euthanasia (humane death).

15 million animals per year are killed in pounds and shelters. (41,000 per day; 1,700 per hour; 28 per minute.)

Thousands of pets never make it to shelters. They die slowly, unknown and unseen, from starvation, disease and other torturous ends.

Only 12 to 18 percent of pets are adopted from shelters or animal control facilities.

Over 70,000 puppies and kittens are born each day. (3,000 each hour; 50 each minute.) p> In four years, one cat and her offspring can produce 20,736 kittens.

In seven years, one dog and her offspring can produce 4,372 puppies.

25 to 35% of animals surrendered to shelters are purebreds.

Spaying of female pets reduces the risk of mammary cancer and uterine infections.

Neutered male pets fight less and don't roam as much. The risk of prostate cancer is reduced.

Spaying and neutering does not cause pets to become fat and lazy.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


The exterminator came out this morning to treat the exterior of our house. They found this Copperhead in our garage! They found it right under my workbench where I make my mosaics. I go out there barefoot most of the time or my dog follows me and sits while I work. We will have to fix all the holes where they might be crawling in. YIKES...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


This morning I was thinking about the time when we named our children and how stressful a time that was. You want to pick something special and keep it a secret until the baby is born. I liked the unusual names and so we used ones that were not common at the time. (BRENT, LANE, AVERY) Even naming pets can be a very challenging time with trying to pick the one that fits their personality. (SIMONE a Dalamation, ZOEY a Bichon, and CAESAR a gray cat) ____________________________________________________________________ But here are some of the strangest and most unusual names that celebrities and famous people have named their babies. From the innocently creative, to the a little too cute, to the painfully cruel, the only consistency is that none of these names can be considered boring…
  • Audio Science. Parent: Shannyn Sossamon
  • Apple. (daughter) Parent: Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Also: Moses (son)
  • Astrella Celeste. Parent: Donovan
  • Atherton Grace. Parent: Don Johnson
  • Atlanta. Parent: Tony Mortimer (from East 17) And also John Taylor (Duran Duran)
  • Avalon. Parent: Mike Kroeger (from Nickelback)
  • Alchamy. Parent: Jane Pollack
  • Aurelius Cy. Parent: Elle Macpherson
  • Bamboo. Parent: Big Boi (from Outkast)
  • Banjo. Parent: Rachel Griffiths
  • Beckett. Parent: Melissa Ethridge
  • Bijou. Parent: John Phillips
  • Blossom. Parent: Lil Mo (from Eastenders)
  • Blue Angel. Parent: The Edge (from U2)
  • Bogart Che Peyote (son) Parent: Betty Rainey. Also:
  • Rocco Kokopelli (son)
  • Bow-Ty. Parent: 50 Cent
  • Boston. Parent: Kurt Russel
  • Brawley King. Parent: Nick Nolte
  • BreAzia Ranee (daughter) Parent: Al Richardson (Basketball player)
  • Cairo. Parent: Beverly Peele
  • Caledonia. Parent: Shawn Colvin
  • Calico. Parent: Alice Cooper
  • Camera. Parent: Author Ashe (Tennis Player)
  • Cedella. Parent: Bob Marley
  • Chanel. Parent: Nelly
  • Chesney. Parent: Len Chip Hawkes (from The Tremoles)
  • Coco. Parent: Sting
  • Coco Riley. Parents: Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette
  • (Coco may stand for COurteney COx).
  • Cruz. Parents: David and Victoria Beckham
  • Creason. Parent: Shari Shattuck
  • Chorde. Parent: Snoop Doggy Dogg
  • Cypress. Parent: Sole
  • Clementine. Parent: Cybill Shepherd
  • Decker. Parent: Nikki Sixx
  • Denim Cole. Parent: Toni Braxton. Also:
  • Diezel Ky
  • Destry. Parent: Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
  • Devo. Parent: Maynard James Keenan (from Tool)
  • Duncan Zowie Heywood Jones. Parent: David Bowie
  • Dusti Raine (daughter) Robert Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice)
  • Keelee Breeze (daughter)
  • Dweezil. (son) Parent: Frank Zappa. Also:
  • Ahmet Emuukha Rodan (son)
  • Moon Unit (daughter)
  • Diva Muffin daughter)
  • Essenz Astral. Parent: Michael Schenker and Bella Piper
  • Ellery. Parent: Laura Dern
  • Eliesse. Parent: Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
  • Fifi Trixibell. Parent: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Also:
  • Pixie.
  • Peaches.
  • Fire. Parent: Steve Vai
  • Free (son). Parent: David Carradine and Barbara Hershey
  • Freedom. Parent: Steve Miller
  • Fuchsia. Parent: Sting
  • Gaia Romilly (daughter) parents: Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. Also:
  • Thyme (son)
  • Iman (daughter)
  • God’iss Love Stone. Parent: Lil’ Mo
  • Greer. Parent: Kelsey Grammer
  • Gulliver. Parent: Gary Oldman
  • Happy. Parent: Macy Gray
  • Harlem. Parent: The Game (Jayceon Taylor)
  • Heavenly Hiranna Tiger Lily. Parent: Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates.
  • Heaven. Parent: Lil’ Mo
  • Hendrix. Parent: Zakk Wylde
  • Homer James Jigme (son) Parents: Richard Gere and Carey Lowell
  • Hopper. Parent: Sean Penn and Robin Wright
  • Ireland. Parent: Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
  • Indiana August. Parent: Casey Affleck
  • Indio. Parent: Robert Downey Jr.
  • Jermajesty. Parent: Jermaine Jackson
  • (OUCH! This one is extra painful!)
  • Jagger. Parent: Scott Stapp (from Creed) And also Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach)
  • Jazz Domino. Parent: Joe Strummer
  • Jett. Parent: John Travolta and Kelly Preston
  • Jaz. Parent: Andre Agassi
  • Kal-el. Parent: Nicholas Cage.
  • (Kat-el is Superman’s birthname).
  • Kyd Miller. Parent: Tea Leoni and David Duchovny
  • Laprincia. Parent: Bobby Brown
  • Leelee. Parent: Lindsey Buckingham
  • Lennon. Parent: Liam Gallagher
  • Liberty. Parent: Ryan Giggs
  • London. Parent: Slash Also Sebastian Bach
  • Lucky. Parent: Damon Dash
  • Lyric Chanel. Parent: Tami Anderson (from The Real World
  • Luna Coco. Parent: Frank Lampard
  • Loewy. Parent: John Malkovich
  • Lark Song. Parent: Mia Farrow
  • Memphis Eve. Parent: Bono (from U2)
  • Messiah Ya’majesty. Parent: T.I. (rapper)
  • (If the queen of England every met this child, what would they call each other? And WWJD?)
  • Moxie Crimefighter. Parent: Penn Gillette
  • Million. Parent: Mystikal (from No Limit)
  • Maddox Chivan Thornton (son). Parent: Angelina Jolie. Also:
  • Zahara Marley (daughter)
  • Shiloh Nouvel (daughter) (With Brad Pitt)
  • Maesa. Parent: Bill Pullman and Tamara Hurwitz
  • Navy. Parent: Nivea and Terius Nash
  • (We’re waiting for his brothers Airforce and Coast Guard).
  • Nico Blue. Parent: Shannon Hoon
  • O’shea. Parent: Ice Cube
  • O’shun. Parent: Tamika Scott (Xscape)
  • O’shitt. (Sooner or later, some celeb will use this for an unplanned kid).
  • Oriole. Parent: Donovan
  • Ocean. Parent: Forest Whitaker
  • Peaches Honeyblossom. Parent: Bob Geldoff
  • Persephone. Parent: Suki Mead
  • Phoenix Chi. Parent: Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)
  • Pilot Inspektor. Parent: Jason Lee
  • (Gee, how can I really mess up my child without doing anything illegal? GOT IT!)
  • Pirate. Parent: Jonathan Davis (from Korn)
  • Pixie. Parent: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates
  • Poppy Honey. Parent: Jamie Oliver. Also:
  • Daisy Boo
  • Prima Sellechia. Parent: John Tesh
  • Puma. (daughter) Parent: Erykah Badu
  • Poet Sienna Rose. Parent: Soleil Moon Frye
  • Raine. Parent: Bret Michaels
  • (Not bad at all. Unless the next ones are named Sleete and Hail Stone)
  • Racer. Parent: Robert Rodriguez. Also:
  • Rebel.
  • Rhiannon.
  • Rocket.
  • Rogue.
  • Ridiculous: What this is becoming.
  • Reign Beau. Parent: Ving Rhames. Also:
  • Freedom.
  • (I would make a joke here but Ving Rhames is a big dude. Great names, sir).
  • Rumer. Parent: Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. Also:
  • Tallulah Belle.
  • Sage Moonblood. (daughter) Parents: Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack. Also:
  • Seargeoh (son)
  • Scout Larue.
  • Rennon. Parent: Griffin O’neal
  • Redmond. Parent: Farrah Fawcett
  • Ryker. Parent: Forbes Riley
  • Saffron Sahara. Parent: Simon Lebon. Also:
  • Tallulah Pine.
  • Seven Sirius. Parents: Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) and Erykah Badu
  • Sosie Ruth (daughter) Parents: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Also:
  • Travis Sedg (son)
  • Sy’rai. Parent: Brandy
  • Sistine Rose. Parent: Sylvester Stallone
  • Starlite Melody. Parent: Marisa Berenson
  • Sosie. Parent: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
  • Sonora Rose. Parent: Alice Cooper
  • Satchel. Parent: Spike Lee
  • Sonnet. Parent: Forest Whitaker
  • Sailor Lee. Parent: Christie Brinkley
  • (Well, hello there sailor!)
  • Shepherd Kellen. Parent: Jerry Seinfeld
  • Storm. Parent: Nikki Sixx
  • Suri. Parents: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
  • Takoma. Parent: Dmx
  • Teddy Jo. (daughter) Parent: John Cougar Mellencamp. Also:
  • Justice (daughter)
  • Hud (son)
  • Spec Wildhorse (son)
  • Thelonius. Parent: Mitch Forge (the Crash Test Dummies)
  • Tiger Lily (daughter) Roger Taylor. Also:
  • Lola Daisy (daughter)
  • Rufus Tiger (son)
  • Tulip. Parent: Tiny Tim
  • True. Parent: Forest Whitaker
  • Tu. Parent: Rob Morrow
  • (”It sure is cloudy today Daddy.” “Don’t worry. The sun will come out, Tu Morrow”).
  • Tryumph. Parent: Jayson Williams
  • Venetia Ember. Parent: Don Everly
  • Waker. Parent: Mike House (Widespread Panic)
  • Whizdom. Parent: Jayson Williams
  • Willow Camille Reign. Parent: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
  • Wolfgang. Parent: Eddie Van Halen Also Perry Farrell
  • Xen. Parent: Tisha Campbell-Martin
  • Zephyr. Parent: Robby Benson
  • Zyon. Parent: Lauren Hall
________________________________________________________ Here is a link to a site where you can type in any year of birth and see what names were popular. Unfortunately none of ours were!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Procrastination is a type of avoidance behavior which is characterized by deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. I think I have been procrastinating for the last month! This is how I have been feeling since I am under a time constraint for grouting all my mosaics. I can find a million things to do besides sit down and do the grouting. ____________________________________________________________________ Structured procrastination is the art of making this bad trait work for you. The key idea is that procrastinating does not mean doing absolutely nothing. Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like watching TV or reading e-mails or making a diagram of how they will reorganize their crafting rooms when they get around to it. Why does the procrastinator do these things? There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination. Procrastinators sabotage themselves. They put obstacles in their own path. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ____________________________________________________________________ Watch this video:

Sunday, November 11, 2007


HELLO, MY NAME IS KATHY AND I AM ADDICTED TO COLLECTING SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. ____________________________________________________________________ Addiction is defined as a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences to the individual's health, mental state or social life. ____________________________________________________________________ I do have other habits like collecting cookie jars, fabric, beads, vintage ash trays, and more that I can't even think of at the moment. I am running out of room in my house. HOW ABOUT YOU? WHAT ARE YOUR ADDICTIONS?