- While watching Juno (the first movie I've seen in an actual theatre since Keira Knightley's Pride and Prejudice) I found myself wanting to examine the counter-tops in Jennifer Garner's kitchen. (Yes, I am aware that her perfect brand-new house symbolizes the literal and figurative sterility of her life, in contrast to the flawed but genuine house where Juno lives amid circa-1986 wall-to-wall floral wallpaper, but that didn't stop me from admiring the way Garner's front door is situated between two well-shaped rooms.)
- While eating my lunch yesterday, I found myself examining the various shades of yellow in my scrambled eggs. (I decided that a deep yolk yellow would be perfect for the walls of my new kitchen.)
- While watching Northanger Abbey on PBS's The Complete Jane Austen (an adaptation that reconciles me, somewhat, to the fact that online quizzes always tell me Catherine Morland is the Austen heroine I most resemble), I found myself debating the merits of 9-foot ceilings on the main floor.
I feel like I've turned into a cartoon-character, but instead of having dollar-signs bulging out of my eyes I've got floor plans, paint chips, and counter tops.