Like most people, I go through phases with what I prefer to eat, listen to, play, watch, etc. Here are some of the things I'm into right now. I'm not necessarily proud of this list, just so you know.
I recently re-found an old Scrabble computer game that I got years ago. I think the person who gave it to me got it free from their cereal box, which is pretty awesome. I've always loved Scrabble, but the problem with playing it with humans is that it can take such a long time for each turn. Playing at the computer means it's always my turn (except the 2 seconds while "Maven" is taking his/her turn), so I can finish a game quickly (and start a new one...27 times per night). I get a lot of practice and can exchange my tiles without waiting an hour before I can play another word. It's great--who needs people?
Since it's an old program, it kind of jumps out of Windows (that sounds weird) so that my task bar isn't showing, and I don't know what time it is or if I have new email. It's pretty dangerous, actually, because I tend to sink into a timeless, introspective bubble of smooth jazz (that's what the game has playing), where words like QAT, XI and OE are the norm.
The above photo was taken last night so I could show my friend how much the game celebrates me. That brought some human interaction into the game, so now you know I'm not a complete robot-snowman-loner.
STARBUCKS ICED TEA AND SAFEWAY SANDWICHES
The Starbucks iced tea (with Splenda, no "classic") is not so much a current interest as a lifelong pursuit of happiness, but I have definitely had my fair share lately. I can't seem to not crave one, no matter the day or the weather. LOVE. Send me gift cards so I can buy more overpriced goodness.
As for the Safeway sandwich, well I can't really explain this particular phase because it's not like Safeway has the world's best sandwiches. There are plenty of other great sandwich places, but I guess I got stuck on this one particular type that Safeway makes for me, and now I have been craving them very often (and giving in to said cravings more than I should). I think it started because I had one after a hike one day and it was so satisfying that I have had a nice association with it ever since. Ingredients: original split-crust roll, turkey, provolone, lettuce, and light on the mustard/mayo. It's really nothing special. Okay, yes it is.
I have more, but this post is getting pretty long, so it'll be continued later.