Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nutty Obsessions

We have all got them. Fear of heights, flying, waking up naked at school ... Or having strange people realize you have messy dresser drawers full of holey underwear and old sweatpants.  Ok, maybe my fears aren't so typical, but they're MINE!

I have reorganized half my house over the last week because of this OCD insanity. I don't actually worry about living with these things on a daily basis.  I mean, mismatched socks and worn out favorite pajamas stuffing my dresser don't actually bother me a bit.  It's just the idea that, in the event of an emergency, someone like mother-in-law or a helpful neighbor, would be examining my life through the lense of domestic madness.

I think it goes back to my horror when I babysat and opened cabinets in search of utensils to make popcorn or cocoa and found an explosion of crumbs and partially clean pots.  I wondered how anyone could live that way.

Now I know, of course.  I wash my dishes while double checking homework, doing laundry and supervising lunch preparations for the next day.  I'm lucky I don't end up washing them in grape jelly while putting cascade on the PBJ sandwiches.

So, anyway, what are your irrational fears--writing related or not.



  1. Hmmm, irrational fears......

    The dark is probably my biggest one. My mind thinks it's hilarious to imagine things behind me or under the bed or in the open closet in the middle of the night on my way back to bed from the bathroom. I know better, but I can't help it when my heart starts racing or my walk gets a little quicker.

    Another irrational fear, zombies. No way it can happen, doesn't stop me from being paranoid when walking down a dark street. Yea, I'm a tad weird.

  2. Ha! Wow, yuck. I have a fear of ventriloquist dummies. Terrifying. And toe socks. Can't stand either one. Irrational? Completely.

  3. Kindros--I combined the dark and snakes, together the thought of them really gets to me. Of course, living in Texas, it's not so strange. I had a snake crawl into my dryer vent last year--ACK!

    Colene--totally with you on those spookie dummies. Why do they always look maniacal?

  4. So un-unique here. Falling. Love those PJS and can just see someone doing that.The Treasures of Carmelidrium

  5. Don't worry on it too much. I bet you are doing a fine job and it's little more then stress that is leading to those feelings.

    Also, it's not just you. My wife worries on this all the time.

  6. Spiders and the dark. I choose not to go into further detail... fear of being frightened. Lol.