once again, I encourage others who may or may not suffer from obsessive addictive behavior including the urge to dither on and the inability to avoid meaningless discussion - even when it means that one is unable to get the laundry done in a timely way.
Laundry! ahh! now that's a topic I can really dither on about! I've just about come to the end of my obsession with socks - I think.
How about you? any others out there who need very little encouragement to dither on? well here's a little encouragement peeps! (peeps? do you like being called a peep?)
well, that's a great subject to dither on - and when you're ready to expand to stockings (expecially the fishnet variety) please share your thoughts here!
I like to dither with shapely legs encased in fishnet stockings!
I like the kind with a seam down the back http://www.stockingirl.com/
I like socks more though, those ones with stripes on them... http://www.sockdreams.com/products/socks/over-the-knee/
Oh my she's cute! I wonder if she's naughty too?
I'm sure she is. she looks a little tired - but some people really go for that. How about the shoes? I've been noticing shoes a lot lately, the heels thing and this month's Vanity Fair has great story about Loubotin, the shoe designer who makes those 10 inch stilettos that sell for thousands. I love reading about meaningless excess and society people whose lives revolve around shoes and socks and they don't even see the ridiculousness of it!
the shoes is the whole reaosn I picked that pic.
I do like stripes on my socks better then plain.
Socks are best used for securing limbs to the bed posts!
well, they look better with stripes is all. neck ties are nice too.
Do mommies really dress like this? Or is the look just for school girls?
mommies can dress how they want once teh kids are in bed...
Ah! Obsessive/Addictive behavior thread!!!!!
I must say, I'm a seasoned professional. Plus, I even have an actual diagnosis!!! Isn't that grand?! Wow, I'm so excited to know there are many others in Hubville who share the same gift.
Our motto: We have a right to our obsessions and hold the virtue of a special gift in order to spread the word to others who possess the same quality.
Now, while I obsess and fight the urge to pig out on the last piece of carrot cake, I put off the fact that I have a mound of laundry whites piled on my dresser waiting to be sorted in order to sit at my keyboard and induldge in the quest of spreading this behavior to my fellow Hubbers.
i have this weird thing where i can't put a hat on a bed or a pair of shoes directly outside the door to a bedroom. my dad said that was bad luck, so even though i don't believe in that, if i wear a hat i never toss it on the bed and never leave my shoes outside the bedroom door. isn't that silly?
p.s. i suspect he encountered some 'bad luck' when he was having an affair and left his shoes outside the bedroom door, maybe. i believe we make our own bad (and good) luck.
p.p.s. i just bought a dozen socks yesterday Mega. little soft white ones. i love those
little white socks - adorable - my ninth grade english teacher wore them with short healed brown pumps. she was adorable.
I think the thing about shoes outside the door is because in hotels sometimes people steal the shoes that were left to be cleaned and polished! and you should never throw your hat down anywhere since someone may come lie, sit or step on it! you must always hang it carefully on the hat rack or the post of the bed or the post of a chair or something like that. You could put it on a closet shelf, but that would be presumptious of you if you're just visiting there. some people in movies have maids who come and take the hats - and bring them back when the guest is leaving - but who knows where they throw them while they have them! Now I'm thinking a hub about a maid who takes people's hats and wears them around while the guest sits oblivious in the living room - or something about hats anyway.
I think I just wrote a hub on this type of thing...
Maybe it is just the season where obsessive addictive behavior is easy to observe, in ourselves and others.
the season? I wish. I'm always like this. dithering is my lifestyle - I'm trying to make it a conscious choice so at least I will have the illusion of control. :
Conscious choices, like laundry and dishes? Yep, those are the type I am trying to make. Conscious choice to dither? I think that just happens, like glaring at snow when it is suppose to be spring!
Just read about your ridiculous beliefs, I think you know what I'm saying - if I consciously decide to dither, then it will not control me. That definitely qualifies as a ridiculous belief, yes? and now I am following you - please don't run away like the others did! I will try not to be too ridiculous about the dithering.
I always seem to overestimate the desires of my fellow hubbers to have meaningless conversations with me! Alas! I should learn to disguise my agenda better.
Would you have liked it better if I had made the topic something like:
Who has more effective style? Jesus or JahWeh?
or anyone can really make a definitive statement about that?
me too. - and you know, everytime I clean the lint trap I think of an old friend of mine who used to save the lint and made a delightful little felt vest out of it for her 2 year old! I always think I will do something like that with the dryer lint, but I would probably just save it in a plastic bag and then move the plastic bag of lint into storage when I run out of space for it! I am barely exaggerating.
A vest out of lint...interesting...but yea I disappeared sorry after that...I am writing a letter to MIL that I have to send off and yea...watching a movie...Vacancy 2 The First Cut
that's ok, I understand the hubber need to do a few other things. You came back, though, so thats what really counts! Vacancy 2 = I have never heard of it . . .
yep - felting is a big deal, you take perfectly wonderful beautifully colored expensive wool yarn, make a sweater about 3 sizes to large and then shrink it - presto! felt sweater!
or you make a wool shopping bag size bag and wash it several times in hot water and you have a cute little purse! I can't bring myself to do this, since the days when I regularly shrank my beautiful wool sweaters that got into the laundry basket by mistake!
oh- corrrh - I am staying on topic in a weird kind of way! A red letter day!
oh dear, and its been so long since I wore red stockings and hotpants! sigh. everything is so, so, you know, what's that word for sad and nostalgic all at once?
YES! poignant! see, it starts with a discussion in another thread about socks and before you know it I've made a whole other thread only to become soppy and sentimental and it just feels so, so, poignant! poignant and old. sigh
Old sucks, but it is better than the alternative, and certainly no reason NOT to enjoy yourself!
as long as we are sharing pictures of ourselves in school girl uniforms...
when you search for "schoolgirl" you just never know what you will get!
okay I gotta run I'll be back later peeps...well maybe have more packing to do....
I believe when packing up the house, it may be a good idea to pack up the computer first - otherwise if you're like me you will dither until on moving day you are just jamming things into black plastic garbage bags with hastily scribbled tags!
yea no not gonna happen...the whole packing up the computer first part
its just an idea - one of those things I tell myself SHOULD happen but won't so that I will have a gnawing feeling of guilt and not know quite why that is - like that. Never expect anyone to act on my ocd suggestions, but occasionally they do, and when it turns out good I get a new follower sometimes. (made that all up)
Hi Donotfear! yes, I know its contagious - the devil made me do it! I cannot just dither on alone - I must have company - or as my therapist would say "enablers" people (or sock puppets, I can't be choosey) who will feed my passion for saying, not doing, or if doing, doing it til the cows come home!
also, the cows all ran away, long ago because of my affliction they were either over-milked or stood mooing at the moon in pain!
sister, I hear ya! procrastination + ocd = me
Amen, hon!!! I'll be discussing this in group therapy today.
my sister, when she wa slittel, used to say "Mr. Rogers made me do it."
Mr. Rogers was ocd! really! remember the shoes changing ritual? he influenced a whole new generation of ocd ers! And he did! he made kids do all sorts of stuff! sometimes in reaction to his goodness kids would just act out like banshees! I had three of them!
this sorta is my group therapy - for various reasons - but don't tell anybody!
my mother used to encourage my ocd (long before I knew it was an actual affliction) she used to tell me on Saturday morning, about 8:30 am - right after breakfast "you only have to clean your bathroom today, I'll do the rest! then you can go riding with your friends!" so I would dutifully start scrubbing the tub, joyful that I would soon be riding out in the meadows - 7 hours later after I'd finished all the weekly house cleaning chores plus the kitchen and dining room windows and was starting to wash down the patio I would sort of wake up and start to cry because it was getting dark and there would be no riding for me, once again. Ahh, the devil WAS my mother!
now I am pondering utility sex and how I haven't had time for any because of all my procrastinating and listmaking. oh hell, it wouldn't have been any good anyhow. (delusion #526)
What is utility sex? Is that when you ambush the man coming to read the electricity meter???
Had a look, had a laugh, left a comment...
Prefer my deffinition...
How do you remember all these posts???
? ocd? add? bored? i dunno...but utitlity sex is funny and if you search it, there arent too many results.
Can utility sex be OCD??
How many times a day do you have to have it to be considered OCD??
I prefer the thread i was following....
Can utility sex be OCD?
If you were caught doing it in public could you use your OCD as an excuse and win in a court of law??
I was looking for this earlier:
Adultery is adultery. Any sex outside of marraige, to include utility sex inside a marraige, should be considered a sin. If this sex leads to abandoning you partner it should be grounds for breach of manners and the violator should be branded with the letter "A", for ---hole, in the middle of their forehead.
cuz I couldn't remember who first mentioned "utility sex" I don't have a firm grasp on the concept, myself. but I think the sound of it is hysterical! and the images it calls to mind!
I dont know why utility sex has to have such a bad rep.
I rather like it.
Utility sex means having sex in the utility room.
ooooh, good idea - on top of the washing machine while its in spin cycle! would have to do a lot of laundry!
There you go, mega, it's the perfect solution to dithering too much and not getting the laundry done!
You can obsessively *cough* "dither" on the spin cycle and just change the clothes over as necessary!
many very pithy questions have been answered for me here today! even when I try to do nothing, something comes of it!
now excuse me, while I go look for a big Pole to climb!
Utility sex employs the use of tools to achieve orgasm.
thank god. i thought it meant power tools would be involved in some way...
since it was sneaker who suggested it I would not be surprised if there were power screwdrivers and battery sanders involved! which is what they mean when they say "power to the people" - - in the laundry room. U can just imagine what goes on in the mud room!
obsessive addictive behaviour... like posting on here you mean?
I was going to leave the same reply several times but the damn system won't let me.... Killjoy!!!!!!!!!!
I just now saw for the first time in the title of this thread the ..and more..
whats that all about mega? whats the MORE?
Where can I get some utility sex? Is there a store?
Is it available takeaway?
Is there a HUB??
How many links do I need?
as soon as I can tear myself away from this meaningless thread I will write the definitive hub - I may need your help, since I admit I haven't ever gotten any myself. If there were ANY KIND of take out sex I would be going out for it three times a day or so. and I know there are some who might deliver - but it wouldn't really be utility sex - utility sex is just this side of the boring things that happen when you're asleep and your partner isn't - right?
If one of you manages to sleep the other is not doing such a great job....
As to take outs... well I would offer but I cant leave the damn house due to this damn forum thingy..
my new boyfriend, Bigtime, was coming over and I was trying to pick the right underwear, when my cat, Bootsy, jumped up on the bed and started talking! she had never indicated she could talk before:
"you and this guy, Bigtime, you gotta be more discreet, darlin'" she drawled, "that washing machine has been going full-time everytime he stops by!"
"Bootsy! you mean that guy yesterday? that wasn't Bigtime, that was the utility man! and you better not let Bigtime hear about none of that! or else"
"or else what, big mama? or else what?" Bootsy grabbed my best lace bra and ran with it down to the living room.
I find, when my cats start talking to me and threatening to reveal my secrets, that threatening them with the water bottle works wonders. They hate the terrible hiss it makes and the awful feeling of being spritzed with water...you know, not really getting wet, but getting kind of...well misted. They hate that. When I tell them I'm going to do that, they shut up.
What? Stop looking at me like that.
thats sadistic. all you have to do with most cats is look them in the eye and think very directly to them . . . sometimes animals are just confused by our outloud talking. They also have a lot of fun with people who try miaows or barks or such, they love it when you purr back. they will act as grown up as you treat them - just like kids. honestly. not lieing
LOL...I hope you know I wasn't being serious, mega...I was just playing around.
see what happens when I try making the discussion more meaningful? people think I'm too serious. but I have friends who really do use those water bottles and their pets keep thinking up other crazy stuff to do because using the water bottles is what they consider really aberrant behavior. they get frustrated by all the petting and loving and then getting sprayed, just cuz they did something they thought was funny. All you have to do is tell them it wasn't funny, it was destructive, but you appreciate their attempt to cheer you up.
Nahh..I know where you're coming from. I talk to my kitties all the time, both in their language and mine. They understand more than most people give them credit for. I agree with you...I was just kind of tripping on the crazy possibility that one might open it's mouth and start speaking English...LOL
me neither, although I do a lot of pretending that I am a bigtime dominitrix complete with the stretchy rubbery black cat-suit and a whole collection of whips, chains and swords and stuff and I get them out and whoop it up. So if I did have a cat, which I don't actually have one of my own, she/he would have a lot to talk about! However, cyberly speaking, all our pets would have so much to tell it isn't even funny. well, no, yes, it is funny. very funny! tee hee
Mega you don't need all that ironmongery stuff. Just break out the bubble gum and axle grease and you've got all the toys you need
sliding outta here for a few - keep those images coming - I love pretend world!
I suppose I should go and do some proper writing but I have a hankering for procrastination. Deadlines are looming and I have time to kill and a desire to see how inventive my illusions can become. So where was I? Peanut butter and olive oil? MMMM.. jam and coarse ground flour
I've just been trying that utility sex thang. I've burnt my thigh on the toaster
I just put olive oil on the shopping list even though I still have one unused quart and part of another one. Never can have too much of that! sorry about your thigh. Here, let me just spread some butter on, old home remedy. maybe also a little of this home made blackberry jam. mmmmmmm. . . there! doesn't that feel better? oops, spilled some jam over there. can't find that pesky sponge - oh well, I'll just . . . mmmmmm! it sure was a good year for blackberries! ! !
yes it does, yes yes yes, it really does - but if I say it right now I'll just want to do it and then I'll get sad. sigh
this may be the right place to discuss how much time allowance would be the right amount to allow myself in the forums tomorrow
yes - it will feel real good. to pass out. I have to stay up a while longer - planning new experiments involving talking heads music in earphones and submissive behavior
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