Comments: 13 THINGS

Sarah,

Those are the reasons I love you...and I started cracking up when I read #8...I do that too (and didn't even realize it)!

Erin

Posted by Erin at February 15, 2006 09:57 AM

I think they have invented some sort of drugs for your "symptoms". You had me laughing and thinking I do some of those things...scary. Don't fret about #13, I will take them off your hands and use them wisely.

Posted by Jennifer at February 15, 2006 04:58 PM

That's absolutely hysterical. Now I can relate to #1 and #2...I too obide by #1, mostly because I'm not a good cook so ad-libbing is not in the cards for me. I'm sure you know by my blog that I'm guilty of #2...actually I'm #2 in progress. I do have one question: How exactly do you coordinate your shampoo and body lotion with your outfit? Are we talking matching styles and scents or literally colors of clothes to colors of bottles? Is this a ridiculously dumb question?? Funny stuff.

Posted by Nicole at February 15, 2006 06:30 PM

Hmmm...This is a little scarey since I'm your mom! I'm guilty of #1, #2 when I buy a car, appliance, etc., #3 when you kids were little or I couldn't have functioned with all your activities; I've gotten out of the habit and am sure I should still be writing things on the calendar, and #6 which I've done for thirty years. You still organize your closets so much better than I do. I need you to come stay with me for about a month and get this house (and your mother) in tip-top shape! I love you just the way you are! Your dad is alot like you; he organizes EVERYTHING and I know I drive him crazy! I guess there's truth to opposites attract!
Mama

Posted by Nancy at February 15, 2006 07:54 PM

Nicole -- For example, if I am wearing mostly earth tones, I'll go with vanilla scent, if pink then something flowery, if black then Victoria's Secret's "Very Sexy", etc. Shampoo is mostly color coordinated. It's a bizarre ritual, but it's true.

Posted by Sarah at February 15, 2006 09:00 PM

UMMM uhhh, Sarah, that IS compulsive. But can you come stay with me a while and give me some lessons?
I think its neat you were born with this ability, or maybe it could be an affliction, it sure makes life easier. I bet you ALWAYS know where you put down the scissors!

Posted by Ruth H at February 15, 2006 09:55 PM

I think all 13 of those things (quirks) make you more interesting. We all have something special or different that we do.

I'm personally guilty of organizing my closet by type, purpose and frequency of use. Especially my shoes! Also, I can't stand for items to be on the bathroom counter. I'm constantly putting away my husband shaving cream and toothpaste. I would hide his toothbrush, but it's a Sonicare and has to remain plugged in.

And my big one...I like to have all pantry items organized by type, size, purchase date, etc. I'm freakish about stocking up and never wanting to run out of something. Kelly knows first hand how much stuff I had left in the pantry. SCARY!

Posted by Vonn at February 15, 2006 11:00 PM

I think all 13 of those things (quirks) make you more interesting. We all have something special or different that we do.

I'm personally guilty of organizing my closet by type, purpose and frequency of use. Especially my shoes! Also, I can't stand for items to be on the bathroom counter. I'm constantly putting away my husband shaving cream and toothpaste. I would hide his toothbrush, but it's a Sonicare and has to remain plugged in.

And my big one...I like to have all pantry items organized by type, size, purchase date, etc. I'm freakish about stocking up and never wanting to run out of something. Kelly knows first hand how much stuff I had left in the pantry. (More than 5 bottles of ketchup and mustard, EACH)SCARY!

Posted by Vonn at February 15, 2006 11:02 PM

Sorry for the double post. First attempt was "page 404 error" page not found. whoopsy!

Posted by vonn at February 15, 2006 11:03 PM

Sarah,
Okay...that's what I thought. I understand the outfit-perfume coordination. I do that too...especially with the flowery colors need flowery scents ritual. You're not so weird. ;)

Posted by Nicole at February 16, 2006 07:26 PM

Catching up on your posts here -
8. But here's a few they might not know yet: I only turn the TV volume to an even number
I just started doing this! Well, sort of. I won't turn the volume to 13. Weird!!!

Posted by monique at February 16, 2006 08:54 PM

Wow! And I thought I was anal when I use to organize my closet by colors! It was so much easier before I was married and had kids to organize it by blues, reds, blacks, etc. I don't do it anymore, because I simply don't have time, but I do have short-sleeved shirts, then long-sleeved, then skirts, slacks and dresses. When leaving my closet after a frustrating 20 minutes flipping through my clothes, I think about how much easier it was to find something to wear when I had it organized by colors! If I was in a mood for something blue, I went to the blue shirts and had a nice bit of choices.

I do the scent thing a bit too. When I am going on a date with my husband and wearing something sexy, I will wear my Come-and-get-me scent. When I am going out to do an appointment, I will wear my pleasant flowery scent.

Posted by Adrienne at February 20, 2006 09:41 PM