You Know You’re Obsessed with Game of Thrones When…

ned starkMany recovery programs state that acceptance is the first step towards change—but when it comes to HBO’s Game of Thrones, I humbly disagree. I fully accept my obsessions with Game of Thrones, but that understanding doesn’t change a thing. If anything, the revelation that a large part of my existence is consumed by this show (and GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga) brings with it a twisted sense of satisfaction.

And I’m sure I’m not alone. There must be millions of people out there who are just as obsessed as I am. Are you one of them?

You know you’re obsessed with Game of Thrones when…

You know George R. R. Martin’s middle names (Raymond Richard).

Your ringtone is the Game of Thrones theme music

You’ve decided to name your next daughter Daenerys

You have purchased, and proudly display, Game of Thrones vinyl figurines

You have called dozens of pet stores asking if they have dragon eggs for sale

Your favorite beer is Brewery Ommegang’s Iron Throne

You have tossed your favorite lounging chair to the curb and replaced it with a life-size replica Iron Throne—a 350-pound hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass chair—that you bought from HBO’s online store for a mere $30,000 (and don’t forget the $1,800 in shipping charges)!

This is just the tip of the Game of Thrones obsession iceberg. I haven’t even mentioned tattoos, cookbooks, direwolf bookends, underwear, Sunday evening rituals, etc.

How would you finish this statement? You know you’re obsessed with Game of Thrones when…

  • Lisa Waldroop Cooper

    I have wanted to name my daughter Khaleesi, not Daenerys

  • Desiree Byrd

    You watched last Sunday’s episode’s finale 5 times in a row on youtube.

    You have decided you want to learn how to speak High Valyrian.

    When you walk down the aisle at the grocery store, people you see automatically get classified into Game of Thrones characters. “Oh, she looks like Cersei… oh there goes Littlefinger….”

  • Rachel Harris

    You begin a knitting project by proclaiming “Winter is Coming”

  • Lulu S

    I liked the list here and the comments. Sigh… No HBO right now.

  • Virginia Kahn

    love this :-)

  • Justin Buell

    Only thing different, I’m naming my daughter Arya.

  • Erin M

    my daughter’s name is Catelyn, but I call her Cat. Daenerys was in the running for her name though. checked out a few sites on how to speak Dothraki.