so i started noticing recently (and not so recently) all of my little "quirks". yeah, i got em. big surprise, yeah right.. it started when i went to the store to buy some candles for christmas. i grabbed one. and that didn't seem right. so i grabbed another candle. and it really, really bothered me. for some reason, i don't like the number 2. no joke. so i ended up buying 3. that made me start thinking back. i've ALWAYS avoided even numbers, as long as i could get away with it. 3's and 5's are good. 7 of course, is one of the best. when medicine calls for taking 2 pills... that sucks.
i'm a checker, too. but i've always known that one. i check locks. once doesn't cut it. and of course, 2 is out. so it takes 3 or 5 times for me to be ok. same with checking the stove. and that's why i stopped using an alarm clock. i would stand there FOREVER checking the alarm time i set it for. and yes, even when i'm comfy in bed... snuggled up.. warm, once the thought hits, even though i know, for example, that i locked the door, i can picture myself doing it.. i still have to get up and check it several times...
when i was driving my old car, (a standard) i started "tapping". i tapped the stick constantly to make sure it was in the right gear. i would drive myself nuts. luckily, i now drive an automatic. :) now, i just tap the auto lock button.
and last, but definitely not least... (this goes with being a "checker").. i will read this about 5 to 7 times to make sure it's ok. not even checking for spelling. i just have to read it over and over until i feel good enough to click "publish". i do that with text messages, emails, facebook comments... my status takes FOREVER to update. and don't get me started on math problems. i don't like to double check, i gotta triple check.
so there. a little insight into my brain. i'm sorry if it wasn't pleasant.
so, i'm gonna go scroll up and begin my "checking"... so i can finally, finally, click "post".