Rabbit Holes and Recs

rabbit holeIf there’s one thing all ADHD people share it’s the hyperfocus rabbit hole trait. I’ve seen this in every ADHD person I have ever known, myself included.  We get so fixated on something, and it can literally be anything, that we lose sight of everything. I’ve seen my kid go on a food bender to where he only wants to eat one thing for every meal for days at a time.  I’ve seen him be the same way about a video game, a band or a toy.  My hyperfocus usually revolves around information. I get so fixated on a topic that I become a sponge soaking up every available piece of information I can find about said topic.  I think that’s why I’m a wealth of useless trivial knowledge. Ask me some questions about a band, movie or random pop culture whatever and I’ve got all sorts of information no one needs.

This hyperfocus is why I have been M.I.A. from this blog since April 13. I ran down the rabbit hole of Podcasts and Music.  Y’all know I’ve been all about podcasts here lately.  I guess that was rabbit hole number one.  Sidenote, I have two new suggestions for you.  One is a couple years old but fascinating, especially as a Southerner. It’s called Sh*ttown (pronounced shit town).  “>Here’s a link.  The other recommendation I have is what started me on the latest rabbit hole.  Disgracedland – see link here – is about rock and roll giants and their debauchery.  As a person who grew up in Nashville and saw and heard about various incidents in the music industry, I thought I could not be shocked. I was wrong.  A few of these truly shocked me.  Disgracedland led me to the books The Heroin Diaries and The Dirt by Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.  Then, because you know big brother is always watching, I somehow got turned onto the fact that Netflix adapted the book, The Dirt.  That morphed into me listening to pretty much nothing but hard rock/heavy metal for the last week. I’m in serious need of a pleather mini skirt and some wet n wild black eyeliner from my early 90s glory days.  It’s thank God they don’t tour anymore and Guns N Roses have already finished their comeback tour a couple years ago kinda bad.  If it weren’t for my family, I’d probably be ready to become the worlds oldest groupie right about now.  (Sigh)  I assure you my guardian angel has had it with me and my flights of fancy.

The funniest thing about these rabbit holes is you never know when these things will just fade away or a new rabbit hole will take its place.  I find this is a common trait among ADHD people as well.  We get so fixated on a thing it’s all we can think about for days and weeks and then, as if someone flipped a switch, it’s not on our radar anymore. It’s the damndest thing. I’m just glad mine have always been relatively harmless.

Photo Credit:
  I just searched the word rabbit hole and this came up three times. Not sure who owns it but if you do and you want it taken down, let me know. No copyright infringement intended. Trying to do the whole fair use thing. I’m broke. I do this blog for free. Don’t sue me.


New Podcast Recs

img_2371Here I am again with the recommendations.  I’m currently obsessed with Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and Broken Harts podcasts.  What is it with me and these unhappy topics?  The first podcast I recommended (See here) was about a child molester.  These two podcasts are about a brutal serial murderer and his family and a murder/suicide within a family.  Y’all, the only happy feeling you will take away from these podcasts is thank God it’s not me or my family.  But, these podcasts suck you in.  It’s so damn interesting.  Check it out.

Root of Evil tracks the whole screwed up Hodel family starting with the head crazy, Dr. George Hodel.  If you are wondering to yourself ‘who the hell is Dr. George Hodel.”  It is believed he is the man responsible for many L.A. homicides but most specifically the Black Dahlia Murder in 1947.  His son, former LAPD detective, Steve Hodel, has written books about his infamous father and the murder. Dr. Hodel had many lovers, wives and dealt in some shady stuff. He was not a nice guy.  The people interviewed for this podcast includes Dr. Hodel’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  The podcast follows how the sins of this father have thrown an entire family into chaos for more than 70 years. It’s unbelievable and fantastical and much like a car wreck, you can’t look away.

Broken Harts literally starts with a car wreck.  Last year, the Hart Tribe, a family of 8, perished when their car went over 100 foot cliff in California. It was later discovered the crash was believed to be premeditated. The podcast starts at the crash and works backward to try to uncover the root cause of this seemingly Facebook perfect family.

You can find both of these podcasts wherever you get your podcast. I use Apple but they are also available through I heart radio and other places.  I will say Broken Harts has a lot of ads. That is my only complaint.  Now dear reader, I would love to hear your opinions.  Have you listened to these or currently listening? Do you have a rec for me?  Help me find my next obsession.

Photo Credit: This photo probably borders on copyright infringement. It’s a screenshot off my phone of my current place on this podcast.  I shall be hitting the play button as soon as I hit publish on this blog. I cannot think, compose and type while listening to others talk. I just can’t keep that many plates spinning at the same time.  Bravo to you if you can.

P.S. I don’t know what the hell happened with last week’s post. It looked great. I published it and the facebook link screwed up. So, I invite you to go back and check it out.  Here’s a link. I happen to think the story I told in it was hysterical even if it did happen to me.