August 7, 2010

Day 12 - Something you are OCD about

Do you have all day?

I like to consider myself borderline OCD. I have many, many, many things that cause me unnecessary stress and drive C nuts. So I'm just going to list a few things that immediately pop into my mind.

1) My books: I'm obsessive about my books. I'm careful with them. I don't like bent covers or pages. Loaning my books out is rather stressful because I never know how they are going to come back (I should show you what "The Time Travelers Wife" looked like when my sister gave it back....). When I'm finished with a book it goes straight onto my shelf.....which is in order by height. It took me hours, but it is now a favourite part of my room. I'm hoping for a new bookshelf for my birthday because mine is now too full, causing me to double the rows. This is greatly upsetting my OCD and it needs to be fixed.

2) My DVD's/CD's: I have a slight problem with lining things up, as C puts it. It makes me happy. So my DVD's are all arranged on my shelf in alphabetical order. Followed by my TV seasons (also alphabetical), then VHS (again, alphabetical). My CD's are also in their stand in alphabetical order. It's just so much easier to find things this way. C used to have his DVD's all over the place, until I also got a hold of his stand and fixed it too my liking. He doesn't keep his as pretty as mine. I've been noticing lately that things are a little messed up and will need to fi it shortly.

3) My pictures: This I completely admit is a problem. I take A LOT of pictures, and I am crazy about how they are organized. Pictures on my computer are renamed by date (year, month, day). event. People found in photo. They are then organized into separate files on my computer, based on who is in the photo (friends, family, C, K, B.....). I also get at least 75% of my photo's developed. They are then sorted and I decide which photo's I want in frames or to scrapbook and set those aside. The rest of the photo's go into an album. The album has to be one that has the lines on the side for me to write on. I write the date of the photo, the event and the people in it. Once a photo goes into an album, it does not come out under any circumstance. If I change my mind and decide that I do in fact want to frame said photo, I will develop a second copy (This doesn't happen often, I have my system down to a fine art).

4) My morning and bedtime schedule: I have a schedule. I know exactly how long it takes me to do everything, and any blip in this schedule is cause for a bad mood all day. I also have odd bedtime habits. Things like needing to have a drink of some sort on my bedside table, every night, even if I'm not thirsty and closing my closet door every night right before I get into bed. I cannot sleep with the door open. It's a childhood thing. C doesn't get it and I can't explain it, it's just the way it is. If I am in bed and the closet door is open, I will not be able to sleep until I get up and close the door.

I know there is more but a) I can't think of them right now and b) you probably really don't have all day, so I will stop here.

Hope everyone is having an excellent weekend!