Tuesday, June 03, 2008


This is part of the OCD (Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder) cocktail.
And I gots it.
I'm not nearly as bad as I used to be. Though my ex often called me "monkish" after Adrian Monk of USA station fame. You know...the character that boils his toothbrush and polishes the doorknobs.
I'm not nearly as frantic as I used to be about checking stats and whatnot. Though my website has increased its hits.
Hey! I didn't go cold turkey, either.

My obsessive traits include constantly checking the front door to see if its locked. (It is)
Checking my alarm clock to make sure the alarm is set for a certain time every morning. (I check four times. It's my magic number.)
The microwave MUST stop on an odd number. And I don't like to hear it ding.
If I get a word stuck in my head...God forbid. Then I have to say the word aloud. I suppose its like purging my gray matter.
All manner of oddities, I assure you.
I gotta know.
What are some of yours?


Lyvvie said...

I used to be a laundry nazi. Still am but not as bad. No one else folds anything correctly, I alone am properly trained to fold (By the Gap) and if anyone puts a crease down the middle of my T-shirts I get really pissy..

B said...

even when I can plainly see that the door is locked I still have to check it. I check other people's ovens to make sure they're off. I check my views on myspace and my site incessently. I check my email accts the same way even though it tells me when I get a new message but I still think it might miss one so I check anyway. When I set my alarm I have to make sure the time is still right even though it never changes. And I still never step on a crack in the sidewalk because I couldn't bare to break my mother's back. Oy vey.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I'm compulsive about the alarm clock too. If I have to get up extra early (e.g. to catch a plane) I wake up every hour on the hour to make sure I haven't overslept, check the alarm one more time, and dream that I turned the alarm off or something equally horrendous. So I wake up again and check it AGAIN.