Sunday, September 12, 2010

I'm sure it's a sign of intelligence...

If you know me in real life, you know I'm a little crazy. Not I'm-going-to-kill-someone crazy, but a wee bit neurotic. As in, I like to have things a certain way. And if it isn't that way? Watch out.

Ashley over at Ashley's Antics (who is a real life friend, btw) may have called me out for numero uno on the list of neurotic things that I do. Of course, it was all in fun. So, I thought it might be good for me to come out of the closet with some of my neurotic things just to see if others do them. You know, to see if I have some friends out there who might just actually join me on the crazy train.

So, without further adieu.. here's the crazy baggage I carry.

  • I make my bed every day. Every day. I can't leave the house without it being made. I have been known to come back in the house after realizing I didn't make the bed. Knowing full well I wouldn't be able to function at work with my bed unmade.
  • I pick out my clothes (and jewelry and shoes) the night before. I often try on the outfit before going to bed just to make sure it fits, matches, and is appropriate for the occasion. I don't do this on the weekends, though.
  • I change my sheets once a week. It usually occurs on Sunday. I have also been known to freak out a little bit if I have to change the sheets in the middle of the week. Or even on Saturday. Even if that happens, I still change them on Sunday.
  • I cannot stand clean clothes touching the ground. I don't care how clean the carpets/floors are. The laundry item that touches the floor will go straight into the laundry basket to be re-washed.
  • I have irrational fears about emergencies happening. Whenever I'm in public, I have to know where the closest emergency exit is located. I have had full on panic attacks when I realize there are too many people in the public place and we may not all make it out alive if an emergency happens. In my defense, I was once in an emergency when the only exit was an elevator that was being used by too many people and the medics were unable to reach us in a timely fashion and we were unable to get to the ambulance in a timely fashion.
  • I freak out when I cannot reach members of my family. I often call through the chain of family/friends until I reach someone who can confirm that my family members are safe. Thankfully my family knows this and they humor me every time I do it. Which is at least once a week. I think this might have something to do with the irrational fears about emergencies.
That's all the crazy I can think of right now. I know there are more.

But, I'm pretty sure crazy is a sign of intelligence. Seriously. I'm a really smart woman, I just have some tendency towards the crazy.


Ashley said...

I've always been pretty anal, but I only make my bed with company comes over (I wish this wasn't so- I just can't wake up any earlier to save my life) and I def. don't pick out my clothes the night before. It's not a bad idea for saving time though. But seriously, trying on your clothes the night before? ha, I am too lazy I guess (or you are a tiny bit nutso) ;)

Ashley said...

Adding on-- I get the emergency thoing. I hate being in crowds inside. I can handle crowds outside in the open air so much better.

Oh and don't panic, but I actually wear the same shirt twice without washing it sometimes and all of my clothes touches the floor at some point. :)

littledaisymay said...

I make my bed every day and ALWAYS pick out my clothes and try them on to make sure it looks cute :) My hubby always makes fun of me!

Lil' Woman said...

I wish I could make my bed every morning but my laziness usually wins! :)

Lori's Mom said...

I love every one of those crazy traits about you. But, still wonder where you got that make the bed obsession since I know for a fact you didn't have that issue while growing up!! And your clothes not touching the floor - - I'm still laughing at that one! Again, I remember that your bedroom had the cleanest carpet of all when we moved out. Because it hadn't seen the light of day (with all of your clothes and stuff all over it) in years! Love that you've become a reponsible adult now - - - with a few loveable, but crazy, tendencies!!