Intervention.  It seems to be popular these days. 

 I heard there is even a show about it on A&E where people intervene in the lives of drug addicts and people with eating disorders and alcoholics.  These people need an intervention because if they continue on the path they are on, they might kill themselves.

Anywho,(great segway huh?) an intervention is basically Group A telling Group B that Group B has a problem and Group A can help fix that problem with the help of 'lots' of Group A and submission from Group B.  Confusing?  I am pretty sure I have no idea what I am talking about.  Then again, most of my blogging consists of gibberish so this is not a huge deviation from the norm. 

But here's the jist of it.  Group B needs to fess up that Group B has a problem.

So here goes.

Hi, my name is Amanda, and I have a problem. (Didn't see that coming did ya?  What?  You did?  My ability to 'mislead' you with literation is sorely lacking and you saw it coming all along?  Did I really just make up the word literation?)

What is my 'problem'?

I am addicted to "10 Reasons" lists.  If I see a blog that starts out with, "Top 10 Reasons" I am there.  It doesn't matter if it is "Top 10 Reasons Bishon Frise's Need Haircuts" or "10 Reasons Jeremy and Allison are Not a Good Couple." 

Now, who Jeremy and Allison are, well, that's a mystery.  But it suddenly becomes essential to my existence that I read every detail about them and their inability to have a cohesive relationship simply because someone organized and simplified their lives down to perfect and wonderful Top 10 list.

I have tried to reason with myself… I have tried to look away… and even tried to wean myself off of them. 

I think to myself, "I'll just read to number three.  Just a little won't hurt me.  I can't just stop cold turkey!  I have to read it all.  Plus I might miss some very valuable information… you know #10 is always the best one!"

I haven't told my family.  But I have sneaking suspicion they know. 


There just might be an intervention in my future.


But first I will come up with a Top 10 list with all the reasons I don't need an intervention. 


Isn't this neat?  A $1700 prize??  You gotta go sign up!!! 

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I am a fan of those quizzes people send around on email….although there can be too many sometimes, but they are fun to do!

  2. Your soooo funny. Different strokes for different folks I suppose. As long as your enjoying yourself, that’s all that matters. Take care of you my friend!
    God bless,

  3. Thanks for the tip about the giveaway. I sure could use a new computer! (Or a serious fix for my current laptop…)

  4. LOL!
    Remember…..admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery…….

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