I want to watch every movie that stars Nicolas Cage.
No, that’s not really what I want to talk about tonight.
It’s just the latest obsession.
I get…hooked onto things.
Not just actors, but movies, or tv shows or comics or genres or foods.
I will eat gummy bears every day, multiple times a day for weeks at a time. And then stop eating them and move on to something else.
I will watch one or two horror movies a night, every night, for weeks on end, and then….it fades and I replace it with baseball. Or Doctor Who.
And all I can do is ride out the wave until it ends and then I can pick myself up and start all over again.
It’s a cycle I cannot explain (why does one obsession start and why is THIS my next obsession?), but it is exhausting. Thousands of dollars in comic books, hundreds of hours of my life watching Doctor Who episodes. The amount of brain space I’ve devoted to facts about Transformers and dinosaurs, neither of which has proven useful in my day-to-day life, is upsetting.
Sometimes, I wish I could just PICK a thing, if only so my office didn’t look like some weird, elaborate shrine to a childhood I didn’t have.
Instead, I’m about to start watching every Nicolas Cage movie from the beginning.
I’ll let you know how Valley Girl is on Twitter.