Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Obsessions with Rebekah Purdy


Written by Rebekah Purdy

Okay, is it possible to have an obsession with obsessions? LOL. I only say this because, well, I have several obsessions. For instance, I LOVE Star Wars. I mean, I EPICALLY love it. As in my first crush when I was eight years old was Luke Skywalker (yeah, I know, he was the whiney one). Of course, by this time the movie had already been out for like 9 years. But in my house I have Star Wars ships, movies, light sabers, a candy dish, coffee mugs, Legos, board games, books, and video games. I even have a stuffed Yoda sitting in a rocking chair in my room—“Yes, sitting in my chair he is…” (LOL—okay, I’m a dork). And when my hubby and I went to an amusement park we had our picture taken as Princess Leia and Han Solo. Then two years later, we brought all our kids (6 of them) to get Star Wars pictures done too. We have a complete wall dedicated to our Star Wars pictures at home.

But, that’s not my only obsession. Nope. I’m also obsessed with books. I have all the books I owned as a child, teen, and adult. I basically own my very own library. When someone needs a book to read, they ask me. My kids and niece raid my bookshelves all the time. But there’s just something about a good book. I even reread some of my favorites once a year. The thing is, I’m glad I’ve kept them all it gives me the opportunity to share them with others and to talk about them.
I also happen to be obsessed with several TV shows: The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Haven, Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters, Fact or Faked, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, The Voice, and Psych. I absolutely, can’t miss these shows. If I know I won’t be home, I DVR them. Two of them are based on book series that I LOVED as a teen (The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle).
Another obsession for me is traveling. My hubby and I like to pack the kids up and go on long road trips. There’s something about visiting a new place for the first time. So far I’ve been to 21 states and 6 countries. My favorite places I’ve visited have been Wyoming, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. We always come back with lots of pictures and souvenirs to remember our trips. I think it’s important for our kids to see new things and know the world is bigger than our own backyard.
But my obsessions don’t end there. I have quite a taste for chocolate as well. I don’t think I’ve ever gone a 1 week without it (smiles). Then there’s my obsession with sports. I watch a lot of football and soccer (GO LIONS!! GO ARSENAL!). If I’m not watching it on TV then I’m cheering my kids on during their sporting events (football, soccer, and basketball).
I’m also BIG into family. I enjoy spending time with my kids, pets, and hubby, whether at home or on the road or at sporting or music events. To me, family is everything.
And I may or may not be obsessed with checking my email (clicks over to see what’s in the inbox). You could also say I’m obsessed with happiness and making people laugh. Do you see a trend here? Seriously. I’m like obsessed with obsession or maybe better put, I’m obsessed with obsessing about things. But we only live once, right? Might as well obsess with living life to its fullest—even if it means being “obsessed with everything.”


Book Blurb
The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Winters can’t think of anything more exciting than junior year. There’s her first prom to look forward to, she can drive, and most important Connor Prince has finally noticed her. But unfortunately so has the school snob, Katrina Melville, who goes out of her way to make Maggie’s life a living hell. If that’s not enough, Maggie’s grandma has decided to retire, which doesn’t seem like such a big deal. That is until she finds out her grandma is a Fairy Godmother, and not just any Fairy Godmother. The Fairy Godmother, as in Cinderella, pumpkins, and mice. And she has informed Maggie that she’s next in line to become the new Fairy Godmother.
At first Maggie is excited, the whole getting wings, flying (or rather trying not to crash), and a wand that lets her grant wishes. It’s like being a superhero, without all the action, explosions, and spandex. Then she gets her first assignment, Katrina Melville, her nemesis. And if that doesn’t make her want to poof herself into oblivion, she finds out that part of Katrina’s happily-ever-after is Connor Prince. Life is so unfair. Even worse, she can’t tell her two best friends about any of it and they’re getting sick of her disappearing acts. Then there are the dangerous creatures, called Grimms who will stop at nothing to keep the happy endings from being fulfilled, even if it means destroying the Fairy Godmother responsible. With time running out, Maggie has to make this wish come true or it will ruin the fates of everyone involved, and open the world to darkness beyond imagination. Maggie will soon find out what it truly means to be a Fairy Godmother—and it isn’t all about princes, gowns, and wings, but something much more.
Buy links: AstraeaPress Amazon

18 comments:

  1. Love the pic Rebekah! Very cool. I went to see Star Wars eight times at the cinema when it came out (showing my age here)and got to relive it all through my son years later.Lovely post and great message about living life to the full and throwing yourself into everything you do.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, my kids LOVE Star Wars too. We have fun throwing the Star Wars quotes around.

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    1. Hehehe, thanks. See, I totally should've played Princess Leia (if only I'd been born when it came out).

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  3. LOVE the picture! So, so funny. Super great post too. Your attitude and excitement are infectious. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks! It was a lot of fun. And well, I figure we might as well live life to its fullest. Smile when you feel like crying.

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  4. Excellent post! Miranda above it so on target about your great attitude and excitement. That comes across in your work and why Cinderella Complex is such an awesome read.

    I have one confession though---I've never seen Star Wars.

    I've seen bits and pieces on TV but never wanted to sit through the whole thing. I'll go hide in shame now. :)

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    1. What? You haven't seen Star Wars? LOL--just teasing. Thanks so much for stopping in. 99% of life is all about attitude. I try to keep a positive one (even when I want to scream--hehehe).

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  5. Wonderful post. YOu have an interesting collection of obsessions

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    1. LOL--yeah, I'm a bit quirky! But I definitely have a lot of fun with it.

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  6. Rebekah, Love the post and the pic! You ROCK! If you love chocolate like I do! Check out my Lorna Doone dessert! It is sooo awesome! :)

    Congrats on your great news and may the force be with you! :)

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    1. Lisa, may the Force be with you! (holds up blue light saber in salute). OMG, I love chocolate desserts, I'll have to check it out!

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  7. Great pic, Rebekah!! You totally could play the part of Princess Leia, I bet. Fun to learn more about you and even funner to read about Seth, er hem, The Fairy Godmother Files: The Cinderella Complex.

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    1. *Bows* Thank you. I've always wanted to be Princess Leia, kick some "Dark Side" butt (hehehe). LOL--yeah, Seth is a totally hottie (le sigh). Thanks so much for dropping in.

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  8. You're a super cool Princess Leia.

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  9. LOL--Thanks Elaine! So lovely of you to stop by! ((HUGS))...

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  10. Late to the blog, but I have obsessions too.
    None related to Star Wars, though I did enjoy the first two films made (which, I understand, are now called numbers 4 & 5. Didn't like the third one and couldn't sit through the installments of the prequel series.
    And, in trying to discuss this, we've come to one of the reasons I don't care much for the Star Wars brand: too confusing! When the fourth film made becomes episode # 1 and the first one made becomes episode # 4 ... they're just inviting me departure.
    So what are my obsessions: Well, I collect militaria ... items of military gear or uniforms or other hardware (including models of aircraft, tanks, jeeps, etc.) I focus mostly on American gear, but have some from other countries. Ifocus mainlyon WW2, though I have a piece from Spanish-Am. War, lots from WW1, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.

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    1. Jeff thanks for stopping in! Yeah, I didn't care for the prequels as much as the original 3. I'm prior military (as are several generations of my family) so I can relate to the military collections. Both my hubby and I were in the Army. And it's funny because when I was stationed at Fort Riley, KS my Grandpa told me about the time he spent there when it used to be Camp Funston. So that was cool.

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