Friday, May 26, 2006

Update

Well I went to the doctors today. He said that almost postive that I was bit by something, couldn't tell exactly what. But the whole left side of my face is swollen in the inside, you can only tell that my nose is swollen on the outside. The bump in the back of my head is my lymph node and it is swollen as well. I was in more pain today then i was yesterday. My whole left side was full of infection, he barely pressed down on my face and I winced pain. He prescribed me 100 MG of Minocycline, 2 times a day for 10 days. I'm to put moist heat on my face through out the day. I haven't had a chance to do that today I was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. I'm getting ready to take a hot bath and relax. I did have to take 2 ibprofen's to relieve some of the pain, but now my whole left side of my body hurts. My arm is numb, my eye feels like it is going to dry up and shrivel. I'm just a mess.

I was supposed to go on a float trip tomorrow, I'm not going to be able to make it. Whenever I go out side the left side of my face gets beat red, and it hurts, so I think I better stay inside the house until I get a couple more days of meds in me.

I got cable internet now, WOOHOO and I LOVE IT!!! I went to Cox and picked up the start up kit (the do it yourself one) and I actually did it!!!

I'll post a picture of the "bite" tomorrow when I install the camera on this computer. I'm to tired to find the disc right now.

I'm off to watch Zathura and Waiting, and relax.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

In Pain

Well right now my whole face is nothing but one big pain in my hiney!!! Tuesday I had this bump coming up on my nose and well natrually I thought it was only a pimple. But then yesterday and today my nose is swollen (and i have a very petite little pugging nose, so this to me is a horrible thing to have a red shiney nose like rudolph). My face hurts from the corner of my left eye down to my nose, through my lips around my jaw line and under my chin. It hurst to talk, smile, eat, and to touch. Inside of my lips are swollen as well as well as the inside of my cheeks. My eyelids feel so heavy it's like they can shut any momement now and never open again. I'm so tired !!!

I also have this nasty bump on the back of my head that hurts as well. It's hard as a rock and probably the size of an acorn. I noticed this Sunday night.

I think that I have a spider bite on my nose, that's why I'm in pain in my face, not so sure what's wrong with the back of my head, a girl at work told me there was no indication on a bite where the bump has appeared.

I have this sore on the tip of my nose it's all scaley and scappy, and pussy, and yellow (yeah I know I'm going WAY into graphic details, SORRY!). And it itches half the time and the other half of the time it throbs with ever pulse my heart lets out. It's alittle bit annoying.

On other news, I haven't posted much because I've been in a pretty crappy mood all week. This week was supposed to be the "wedding" week. I was supposed to have a wedding rehearsal on tuesday night, and the ceremony was to be at 7pm tomorrow night. Well that is not happening and it's all just hit me this week. Yes I know that I called it off a month ago but it really never did hit me until MOnday. I'm not going to get married, I'm still going to be single after this weekend. That's alot to handle you know. I'm getting better about it I was in a half of a good mood yesterday, I'm in a little bit of better spirits right now, except for the physcial pain that I'm suffering at this moment.

Well that is all for now, I'm giong to get cable internet this weekend so I'll be able to post this weekend YIPPEE!!!

OH TODAY IS MY FRIDAY AND THEN I'm ON VACATION UNTIL JUNE 5th!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Poor baby...


POOR BABY









A baby bird was in my yard last night. Jade almost ate him, and the parents were swarming around my head, ready to dive bomb me. I ran upstairs got some plastic gloves (yes, I have a package of them, I won't clean without them, thank you very much) to help this poor defenseless being.

Well I shooed him over to a section of the yard, and thought he would be okay. That's when I took the picture. Took the Pups back inside and watched television. Went back outside around 8:30 or so to let the pups back out for the last nightly duties. And there he was sitting in the middle of the street, look around wondering "How the Hell did I get out here?" Surprisingly enough no one ran over him. I watched a truck drive over him (not killing him just you know driving over him), and he went nose first in the cement. I ran back up stairs to get some more gloves (you don't want your sent on them mama bird won't take care of them anymore, and I didn't want to get diseases!), and went into the middle of the street (reminding you my street is pretty busy), and tried to pick him up. He was a squarmy little dude, but eventually he let me get him, and I remembered how those Animal Shows handle wild birds, you are to put your thums on their wings so they don't flap and run away.

A woman in a truck stopped and watched me, and stated "I am such a sweet person." I smiled and stated "Well I couldn't let him get ran over." I carried him to the back of the yard far far away from the street, and went back inside. I looked out the window in my stair way to see what he was doing, he was hopping around and squaking. Everytime I put my fingers anywhere around his mouth he opened up like "Feed me, feed me" I would state "Sorry pal, I don't have any worms for you."

I don't know if fell out of the nest or if the mama bird pushed him out. Because he knew how to flap his wings, just didn't know how to take off. So more than likely the mama bird was try to teach him how to fly and pushed him out of the nest.

I don't think he's alive anymore, he was basically a sitting duck in a yard that is frequently used by cats. Poor thing, he never deserved to be eaten by a stinky cat. But I didn't know what else to do, I didn't want him to get ran over, but I couldn't take him inside he was a wild bird, and already knew who his mama was. IF he was a deserted tiny baby, I would of kept him inside and fed him warms and "pretend I was mama bird", then when he was ready to leave I would release him back into the "wild" (really not wild, lol just the um front yard). But he was pretty much grown. I always hear that when you raise a baby bird and release it, it comes back to visit you. I don't know about this, but wherever my little feathered friend is, I wish him the best of luck!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I hate computers

Okay I was on my laptop last night just searching and such and the screen went totally black. And it just stayed there, so I was forced to turn it off the improper way, I know I know...bad me. Now when I turn it on, the green light comes one, and the fan blows but nothing comes up on my screen. This is a Dell laptop and I've had it for oooo about 2 1/2 years, so it's just a baby! I have had nothing but problems with this lap top after 6 months of owning it.

So i'm computer less at my home,*GASP* i know so sad. :(

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Letter "L"

I have been given the letter "L", by barngoddess. I am to come up ten words beginning with that letter, and explain the story or meaning or relevance of those words to me.. then pass out some letters too!

So here goes nothing, if you want to pay also just post a comment saying so and I'll hand out a letter to you.




1. Love - An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object. (I love my pets!).

2. Laziness - Slow-moving; sluggish (me in general, lol).

3. Llama - A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Lama glama) related to the camel, raised for its soft, fleecy wool and used as a beast of burden. And they spit!! (i've been spit on by one before, it's gross!).

4. Loop - How sometimes customers talk to me they keep going into loops on what they are lieing about (yes I said LIE).

5. Lima Bean - light green vegitable (AS IN YUCK!)

6. Lincoln - as in Abraham Lincoln one of my 2 favorite presidents of all times.

7. Los Angeles (guessing that is a word) - Where the famous people gather to do crack and what other things they please. Also somewhere I would like to vacation (not for the crack).

8. Lady bugs - little red bugs that have black spots on them, they are my favorite insect, because they are so adorable! (they aren't always red either).

9. Leap - like leaping off a cliff, which sometimes wish i lived next to a cliff.

10. Lexus - The car, wish I could be rich enough to have one :(

So there is my list, some are kookie only because my brain was not functioning on thinking up words with the word L. It took me a good 30 minutes to do this post (maybe even more between the breaks because it's no 3:17 pm) SHEW!

Just another Post...

Well like i stated b4 really nothing happening right now to really post about, I know I lead such a boring life. But I'll post anyways, since I like to type and all.

Sunday - Lets see I can't remember if I posted what I did on sunday or not, lol, I've slept since then. I got up later than I wanted, around 9 am. Lounged around for a bit, loving on the pups. Found ou that Jade has some sort of rash on her tummy, it was like pimples we as humans get, and I don't know what she got into to have a rash. So I went to my parents house to get the cooling gel that I got for Katie when she was that age. My dad didn't remember ever seeing and asked "Why would we have it?" and I looked at him and said "Um...because I never took it with me." I found it, it was where I last saw it. Then I left for bartlesville. As I was pulling up into Laura's parking area of her apartment complex she called me. Asking me if I was still coming to bville, as she just read that on my blog (so I guess I did post a little something on sunday, lol). Said to her yup, and she asked when I'd be there, stated to her I'm already in your parking lot. So I went up to her apartment. We went to the mall, and I went to Claires and Hallmark. Got what I needed and we went to Garfields and ate. Then I stopped by the book store, wanted to get a True Crime book to read, didn't find anything all that interesting. I left got home aroun 3:15 and went to the laundry mat to do laundry. Then went to Laura's mom's house for some pizza and went back home and watched Charmed, which I'm very pissed at, at this moment.

Monday - Worked until noon, then took the rest of the day off to go to Laura's Papa's funeral. It was a nice service. Got home around 3:45, (after picking up 2 roses in a vase for her mother from katie, jade and I). Got home and cooked some soup as I hadn't had anything to eat yet. Played with the girlies and went to bed after watching Animal Cops and getting mad at people who do not deserve to own a pet. I don't know why I watch this show all it does is upset me, and makes me cry. And I don't cry easily, unless it comes to an animal, I'm a big softy for that.

Today (tuesday) - hmmm mailed off a package and a letter, and well work LOL. And that's about it.

Back on the animal thing, I really wish I had the funds and donations to start up our own SPCA. All we have here is a dog pound and those dogs have like 4 to 7 days to be reclaimed or adopted and they are put down. This is so sad, it breaks my heart. I would like to start something up where the dogs or kitties or anyother animal that is being abused or what not would not have to have their lives ended because no one wants them. There are few reasons why animals should ever be put down, and these are the reasons:

A. If they are a harm to the public (like bit someone or something)
B. If they have rabies
C. If they are in alot of pain and are suffering, and the only way to relieve the suffering is to put them at peace.

No body should die because they are unwanted. If stupid people would just spay or neuter their animals then this would not be a problem. If you own a pet, then you took on the responsiblity to provide, addiquit (sp?) medical attention, food, warmth, and love. If you can not provide these things then don't get an animal. Would you let your child sit in it's own filth, drink out of moldy water dishes, feed them when ever it is convienant for you, not give them the love that they deservice, or the medical attention that they need? I don't think so (but unfortunaitly (sp?) some people do, do this to their OWN children, in this case they themselves should be spayed or neutered!), so then why would you do this to your animal? An animal that has not other option to trust you in hopes that they will be well provided for. They are helpless they can not do these things themselves. It would be one crazy world if an animal walks itself to the vets to be taken care of, or walks to the store and buys it's own food!

Well that's my rant....as you can see I look down upon people who mistreat children and pets! My best friend Laura mom and step dad have this neighbor who would beat the living tar out of her golden lab for barking with a broom handle. One day I had a enough of it. I went into her (laura's) backyard and walked right up to the fense (neigbor was still two yards away from me), and yelled "Look you damn lady (although I didn't use the word damn, it was another choice of word), dogs park, if you don't want him to bark get him a no bark collar. If you don't stop beating your dog with that broom handle, then I will jump over these fences and use it on you. He does not deserve to beat like that, and you don't deserve a dog. I will also call Animal Control, have them remove your dog, and site you for Animal Cruelity, I will not stand for this. You will be arrested for this (and she could have been arrested, they do that here), that's like beating on a defenseless child for doing something they didn't know was wrong." She (a korean woman) just stood there and starred at me, then started reciting something that I couldn't understand. I then stated "I don't want lip, just stop beating the poor animal, get rid of him if you can handle it, just don't beat him. You ungrateful Hag!" She marched off into her house.

Well needless to say um...that dog was gone in a week. The dog and it's pen. I don't know what happened to the dog, nor do I want to know. I just hope that he's with a loveing family, and hope she didn't kill him.

I still see this woman, when I first moved over to my apartment I saw her every morning walking around the school. I had to then walk Katie for her potty breaks, and this woman would just stare at Katie, and Katie growled and snarled at her. I was like "good girl", then the woman would say "what a cute little doggy" and I would say thanks but at the same time thinking "pfft..whatever you old hag". Well when I told her I was getting another dog she stated "Oh my goodness why the heck for, isn't 1 enough?" I looked up at her and stated "Well when you love animals you will always want to be surrounded by them, rather they bark or not." She looked at me. And walked off. I don't think she knows I'm the one that yelled at her that one day. I just know that every time this woman walks around the school for her "exercise" Katie still jumps up on the love seat and barks, growls and snarls at her. There's something not right with this woman, and both Katie and I can sense it.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Teenage Girl Who Faked Abuduction will be Charged

Independence, Ks - A 16-year-old-girl who concocted a dramatic story about being kidnapped last month was charged Friday with falsely reporting a crime and obstruction.

Kelsey Stelting, who will be prosecuted as a juvenile, was charged withone misdemeanor count of falsely reporting a crime and three felony counts of obstructing official duty, the Montgomery County Attorney's Office said in a news release.

Daylene Walls, assistant Montgomery County attorney, said her office would release no more information about the case.

"It is important for the public understand that with these charges Miss Stelting will be held accountable," Walls said. "What happens from this point forward is for our court system to decide."

Stelting's family did not immediately return calls from the Associated Press seeking comment.

(lots more about what she did insert here, i'm not typing all of it, lol).

Stelting is an honor student, a cheerleader and a member of the Independence softball team and the dance team. Several years ago she starred in a community production of "Annie".......



Well all I have to say is that this is what the Community wanted. They didn't want her just to get a slap on her wrist. I have my own opinions on this, which at this time I'm not disclosing.

Well I'm off to go to bartlesville this morning, hoping maybe I can catch my best friend Laura before she leaves to come to Cville (lol). We can never be in the same town at the same time! I need to get directions to her Papa's funeral, so I don't get lost, and she knows me I get lost very easily. But the reason I need to go to Bartlesville is for 2 stores in the mall, Hallmark and Claires, need to get a bday gift for someone. Then maybe I'll hit some flea markets on the way back, I like flea markets you can find some awesome stuff in there!

Welp I'm off, have a nice sunday.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Bored...

Really nothing interesting to post, but since I'm here I might as well post something!

Haven't really done anything exciting the last couple of days. Just lounged around watching TV, getting lost in fictional characters lives, lol.

This morning my mom came over to help me defrost my bloody freezer. See I have this refrigerator that is like from the early 50's or somewhere in that era. It's a really nice fridge, just has a damn small freezer, in which gets mountains of ice built up in it. She came over to show me how to do it, because well, I'm just not that smart, lol. It took her an hour, I felt bad just standing there watching her, but she wouldn't let me help her. I threw almost all the contents in the freezer away, because I didn't know I still had them, um...they've been in there for oooo...about 1 year, lol.

Then I did nothing for the rest of the day. I watched like 3 hrs worth of the Brady Bunch, yup, I was that bored. Then decided to take a nap. Which was unsuccessfull, due someone beating on something a couple of houses up the street. Got up and took a long bubble bath, listening to my Kenny G CD. Yes, I listen to Kenny G. He relaxes me.

Then I went to my mom and dad's house and gave my mom her mother's day gift. One of those hallmarks cards that play music when you open it up, her's played her favorite song "It's A Wonderful World" by Mr. Armstrong. I also wrote a 3 page letter to her. She was very touched, but, like me she doesn't cry very easily, hehe, I guess I learned that from her.

Other than that, it's been pretty boring in my neck of the woods. The Community College had their graduation today, and Bill Curtis (A&E dude) was the guest speaker. He's from around here, so it's not unusual to get him to do things like that. I didn't go, because um...I didn't know any of the graduates. You know what is bad I can't remember who spoke at my graduation and that was only 4 years ago. LOL, I guess I've slept since then.

I have decided to start (or should I really say finish) my novel that I've been working on for ooo about 6 years. You see I can't spell, yeah, I know that's so surprising! LOL. So, it takes me a long time to write a chapter, and I'm critique myself really bad, and end up deleting the chapter that took me like 2 days to write. But, it's time, it's time to get down to business. Ever since I was a little girl I've wanted to become a writer. So I'm going to do it, finally!!

Well, that's about it. The pups are wishing I would stop this typing and let them go outside!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, to all of you who are mommy's. What a special gift you have been granted, and I hope you have a very nice and relaxing day tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

To fill you all in....

Okay today on my yahoo 360 my ex posted his very first post to his blog. And well it was meant for me to see since I was his only friend on his list. I thought about it and thought about it, and finally I just could not sit back and watch him run me into the dirt the way he did. So here is what I posted on the 360....I think I handle myself very well...I said what I needed to say, and I didn't it nicely but firmly.

Offended...
Okay, I've thought about this today, and well I'm just gonna post it. I know that this person reads this blog, as they (meaning he) posted a post that was point blank towards me. So it's only fair that I put my thoughts down as well.

First of all they (he) does not grasp the true concept of why and what made me make the deicision I had to make. They (he) are also making me out to be a total bitch. Which infact yes, I can be a bitch, but this infact was not a BITCH making the decision. They (he) also knows what went on the 3 1/2 weeks before this decision was made. They (he) really never did anything to help the situation. Understandable what I was asking them (he) to do was something they (he) didn't want to do. But, that's not why I'm posting this.

I truly love them (him) and still love them (him) right now. I was not asking them (him) to change, nor give up their (his) hobby. All I wanted to know is if they (he) really needed all that stuff at one time for one project.

I never implied that "we can date but not get married" if they (he) would of listened to me, I said "at this time I don't think we should GET married, we can still date...but that decision would be left up to you." We both found out stuff about each other over those 3 1/2 weeks, and I think that we had some sitting down and talking to do and stuff to work out, before we jumped into a DECISION that may not have been the BEST for either of us. They (he) doesn't understand I much I hurt that weekend. They (he) never tried to talk to me the day I broke the news, they (he) just sat there starring at me. Sure I understand, what can you say when someone gives you a blow like that? But something something, reacting in a way, any way, would of been better.

There are 2 reasons that made me make this decision, and non of it was what they (he) implied in their (his) post. I never said that "you can't give me what I want" that is not what went down. The 2 reasons are these: 1. Mom and 2. Dad. OH before they (he) goes into tirant, they did not PUSH me in any decision I made. What I saw that Sunday was all I needed to see. Disrespect. That's right, it's okay to disrespect me...but never my parents.

The (he) knew what we were doing that Sunday (my mom and I, I didn't know my father was doing what he was doing until later), and they (he) said that he would take a little "nap". That little nap went forever, and forced my mother who is 59 and my father who is 70 and a heart patient to do alot of heaving moving. They also did this out of love for the both of us. They thought they were helping, and that this help would be appreciated. Which they were, on my part, not so for sure on the others. What they (he) said to my father is what really didn't make me happy..."don't know why you are doing that. My brother is doing it tomorrow" and didn't even OFFER to help my father. They (he) just walked back inside to watch my mother work.

All of this I was unaware of, up until this point I was blaming what I was experiencing as "cold feet" or PMS. But as I listened to what was unfolding it got me thinking...thinking that this is not going to work. To not thank someone when they help you out (even if you aren't used to people offering to help) is just not right in my book. I had to point out that they (he) did not tell my parents thank you, they (he) tried to say that they (he) did, but they (he) did not. I had to leave them (him) their number to call and say thank you.

Disrespecting me is fine, but never my family or my friends. That is where I drawl the line. Granted they never did disrespect me or mistreat me in any way, they (he) really loved me, and I know this. There is alot more I could post right now, but I think I got my point accross to them (him).

I didn't EVER want this !! Not at all, I didn't have my parents buy a 1,000 dollar dress just so it could be boxed up and put away, never to be worn, never in my wildest dreams did I WANT this to happen. But there is 2 people in a relationship and that last 3 1/2 weeks, there really was only 1, me. I don't think bad about this person, as they are who they are, and I know that now, and yes they were honest from the beginning, and I thought, well I can handle this, but in reality I could not.

That's it, I would greatly appreciate for this person to stop playing me to be the bitch. That I'm the WHOLE reason that this happened. Like I stated to them the day after, I point not faults one 1 person, just alot of things played out to be not good in this situation would of been with us through out our lives. We are 2 different people, we didn't see that in the beginning, what I saw that last 3 1/2 weeks was not how I wanted to spend the rest of my life. So if you must point blame at someone please do not point it towards me, nor you, but the Situation, which was, we didn't fit together as well as we thought we did.

That's all....


So...yeah...and I did all that while under the influence of prescribed painkillers, and I think I did a nice job...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Quiz

Your True Sign Is Capricorn

Retro
Driven
Classic
Reserved
Realistic
Trustworthy
Appreciative
Ultra Competitive

Go Away....(quoting Oscar the Grouch)

Okay so um, yeah, I'm in a real crappy mood today. I was awaken this morning to hail pouncing off my window airconditioner unit like there was no tomorrow. I don't know if you all know what hail sounds like just coming down and bouncing off the windows it's nerve racking, but having it hit a metal airconditioner that sits almost right next to your head, it sounded like there was a war outside my window. THis was oooo about 3 in the morning. I had my living room windows open but I didn't even bother getting up to shut them, it didn't rain that much into the house as the rain was coming from the west going east, and the windows face the east.

This has been a day from freaking hell. I just want to curl up with my blankie and suck my thumb until it's over (well i don't suck my thumb nor do i sleep with a blankie, unless the blankie is ontop of me covering me up, lol).

I guess I'm just in a blah mood, hmmm, dunno...I need to get away from people, today people are getting on my last nerve. No one inperticular, just people in general, as of right now I hate all people (hmmm that's harsh), okay not HATE, but well umm...can not stand, there we go. Everyone who talks to me they sound like they are snapping at me, I know they aren't but I can't seem to think they are. Yup it's a bad bad day in the neighborhood. I wish it was sunny day and the clouds away, and I were on Seaseme street!!! Okay that came out of no where, lol. I'm gonna go home tonight and cuddle with the pups and watch Annastasia, the animated movie, it always brightens my day, or maybe Willow, or the Goonies, or even Fraggle Rock, I just need to be lost in lala land for awhile and forget that RIGHT now my LIFE sucks royally!!!

ARRRGHHH!!!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Rainy Saturday..

Well hmmm...it's been raining here all morning, and I'm sitting in my recliner with my electric blanket, FREEZING. I don't want to turn the heat on, only because I don't want to go out side into the garage and turn the gas back on, hehe I'm lazy.


I didn't do much so far today. Just got up and took the puppies to the vets, Jade needed a shot. Then went to a friends house, she was having a rummage sale in this icky weather, she had a nice turn out so far. I went back to C-Ville and went to my cousins house, she to was having a rummage sale, and she did pretty good today, considering all the rain.

Came back home and plopped myself in front of the computer, like always, because um...I have no life. LOL. I kinda like just sitting here chilling doing nothing. Kinda thinking of taking the pups back to the bed room and curl up in bed and take a nice long nap. Since this is sleeping weather!!!

I'm looking into getting a newer vechicle in the future. I really want a Blazer, not a TrailBlazer, just a regular blazer. But I'm scared about the gas prices and how much gas those vehicles use.

I can't veiw my blog on my computer, and I don't know why. I could last night, but now it's just a blank page for me...hmmm....I don't know.

Well this is not a very interesting entry, and with that I'm going to take a nap!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Hmmm...Okay?!?

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Jason Bateman

Thursday, May 04, 2006

I'm Silly

I was looking at my email today and someone emailed me with subject of Suddenly Susan Moments. I was like hmmm...that sounds familar! Then It dawns on me, that is my VERY VERY VERY first blog, (i think it's my first one). Well there's like a total of um...6 or 7 posts and that's it, lol. See I would start a blog and get bored with it, so I would forget about it. I'm not doing that to this one so do not have any worries, I will be here to bore the living day lights out of you everday, or every other day, or pfftt, ever two or three times in one day, lol.

But I'll post the link to the "1st" blog over in the links section on my side bar, I was ONE BIG DORK.

LOL.

Self Portrait


Yes I took this picture myself....I'm a nerd...but I love the new camera!!! Just wish I had high speed internet, because I can not share as many picture as I would like because it TAKES so LONG to post them on dial up, pppfffftttt....

Monday, May 01, 2006

Strange Findings....

See I have this really bad bad habit of picking my head (i know i know gross!!!!) Which is something I've done since I was itty bitty. Well Laura caught me yesterday, and she said that there is a disorder for that. I looked at her and said "I have an actual disorder?". She said "Um..Yea, I believe it's called Compulsive Skin Picking". Well of course me being the courious person I am, I looked that up today. Yup there's an actual disorder for it, and it's in the OCD family.

What's sad is that I answered Yes to the following things for regular OCD (maybe I should see someone about this?).

Do you often recite prayers or repeat certain phrases in an effort to rid yourself of unwanted thoughts or to ensure that nothing bad happens?

Yes when I hear or read something that upsets me, and I don't want to think about it I state a phrase over and over and over again, until i can forget it, then I forget that I'm saying that phrase over and over again...hmmmm....

Do you wash your hands or shower more often or for longer periods of time than most other people?

Yes, I use sanitizer all the time here at work. And when I'm at home I can walk into the kitchen and see the soup and stated "I need to wash my hands" so I wash my hands. Then maybe 3 seconds later, I will walk into the bathroom and see that soup and stated to myself "I need to wash my hands" so I rewash my hands. I didn't realize I do this until i read this question...hmmmm again....


Do you repeatedly visually check to be sure you have properly performed a just-completed task (e.g., looking to be sure you have signed a check, re-opening a mailbox to be sure you have deposited a letter, etc.)?

Yes to this answer, and um...i don't have an explanation on this.

Do you often repeat routine behaviors (e.g., locking doors, turning off light switches, turning off stove burners, etc.) because you are not sure you have done these behaviors or done them "just right"?

Yes I unplug my curling Iron everday before I leave the bathroom, not only do I unplug it I turn it off, so a normal person would think, Okay I'm safe, I make sure every appliance in the kitchen is unpluged, and I make sure all doors are locked. I'll get into my car and think to myself "DId i unplug the toaster? Did I unplug the Curling Iron?" And I'll go back upstairs to only find that I did. I've even called my parents to go over and check to see if I did these things. This is an every day thing for me.....hmmmm....
Do you frequently ask others for reassurance that tasks have been properly completed (e.g., "Did I lock the door?" "Did I shut the windows?" etc.)

Yes see above


Do you repeatedly count mundane items that do not really merit counting (e.g., ceiling tiles, floor tiles, books, records, clothes, light poles, cars, etc.)?

Yes, I count the tiles on my ceiling every night and every night it's the same number 97....you'd think i would stop doing it. If there are big squares in the concert I count how many steps it takes me to walk through that square.

Do you have great difficulty discarding things that have no practical value and that most other people would consider trash (e.g., old newspapers or magazines, receipts, useless papers, clothing you have not worn in years, empty food containers, etc.)?

Just ask Laura, she knows I KEEP EVERYTHING!!! My mom used to yell at me all the time and asked "Is there a reason why You are keeping this little piece of paper?" and I always came up with an excuse to keep it.

SO, yea, it's wierd to be answering these questions. Wierd and scarey!!!

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