You know how it is when you find something you love and instantly you want everyone you know to love it, too? Here is a list of things the Beehive is into at this very moment. We invite you to share your obsession in the comments.
Rick: It hasn’t started yet, but I can’t wait to see the final episodes of “Lost.” I can’t imagine how any ending would be completely satisfying. I’m also hooked on “Burn Notice,” “Modern Family” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl.”
Heather: My new obsession is making sure that the seafood I eat is sustainable. “Sustainable” is one of those buzzwords that gets thrown around a lot, but in this case, it means that I’m trying hard to follow the guidelines for responsible seafood eating set by Seafood Watch, a Monterey Bay Aquarium program that keeps track of which seafood items are safe, healthy, and fished or farmed responsibly. Why is that important? Because we can’t eat seafood if there’s none left in the sea, and I love me some shellfish.
Kathy: I’m really into the marriage of Netflix and PS3, which allows me to stream movies to my TV with the push of a button. It gives me a a whole library of movies at my fingertips. Plus, I get Blu-ray movies sent to me in the mail to supplement the live selections. Since the Netflix warehouse is in Bakersfield, it only takes a day to get a new movie. If that’s not awesome enough, the service is pretty cheap: $11 a month.
Mike: Words with Friends. It’s this iPhone game that pretty much copied Scrabble. You play against your Twitter or Facebook friends. The cool thing it’s played casually, so you don’t have to sit there for an hour at a time. You can play for a couple minutes here, a couple there when you’re free. And you can have multiple games going at the same time. I was really bad when I first started playing it, but now I’ve gotten a little better and I’m trying to avenge past losses. If you’re playing, my username is “mikeoz” — bring it! (Unless you’re Sonicfoundation, that dude is good).
Donald: I’m obsessed with my new Kindle. I got it for Christmas, and at first I approached it with excitement but also deep skepticism, like a pragmatic parent who looks at the cute puppy brought by Santa and asks, “But who’s going to clean up after it when it poops?” A little over a month later, however, I’m in love. I don’t think a day has gone by without me grabbing my Kindle for at least a few minutes and diving in. I find the type very easy to read, not at all like a backlit computer screen. I love its compact size — especially when it means not having to lug an 800-page book to the gym. You can change type sizes, too, which makes it perfect for using when I’m on the treadmill, for example, and need a little help, um, in the bifocal department. There are other great perks, too: It’s a lot easier to read at the kitchen table when you don’t have to prop the book open and try to turn pages as you’re stuffing spaghetti in your mouth. Best of all, I can add notes right in the text of the book, then save them to peruse later. I still love real books, of course, but I’ve also completely fallen under the e-book spell.