New Canaan Obsessions: Hulu, Instagram … Lap Desks?


Many thanks to these five eighth-graders from Saxe Middle School for telling us the five things they’re obsessed with—and then waiting in the bitter cold of a recent afternoon for this photo. We found all this out in front of downtown mainstay Mackenzies (which just launched its Facebook page, here). Without further ado, here’s the newest installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With”:

Jackie Newlin, 13
1. Ice Cream
2. Hulu

New Canaan Girl Obsessed with FedEx Trucks, Mobil Gas Stations


Here’s the latest installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With”—this time, when we ran into a group of good sports on Elm Street, New Canaanite gave each person a chance to tell us their five current obsessions. These girls are all 12-year-old seventh-graders at Saxe Middle School. Here are the five things each is obsessed with:

Liza Cuoco
1. Chocolate
2. Cookies

Juan Rivera: Obsessed with Weezer, “House of Cards”


We caught George Washington University-bound New Canaan High School senior Juan Rivera walking up Elm Street and asked him about his five current obsessions—a feature we launched last week with this group. Here’s what the 18-year-old told us:

Politics (he intends to study political science at GW)
“House of Cards”
Italian Food

We asked Juan to tell us more about his obsession with “House of Cards,” a Washington, DC-set Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey. The second season is airing now. “It’s on Netflix and people watch the whole season in maybe two days, so you don’t leave the house for those two days. You just watch them,” he said.

Allison Courtney: Obsessed with Pickles and Elephants


We’re asking people around town to tell us their five obsessions. Allison Courtney, 14, a Wilton High School freshman, was walking up Elm Street with three fellow divers from the Whirlwind Diving Team at the New Canaan YMCA, and she was a ready participant. Allison’s five obsessions right now are:

Joe Soma
Vanilla Ice Cream
Floppy Bird

Asked for further explanation on Soma: “He’s our diving coach. He’s really cool. Shout out to Joe!”