"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


crazy is as crazy does

This is an awesome blog.

Any Texas in Africa readers care to share their own neuroses? I'll start. I can't stand tiny honeycomb patterns. Things like bandages, casts, actual honeycombs, and any little repeating pattern in that shape make me totally squeamish. Like, chills up my back and my stomach feels funny squeamish. But larger scale things like chain link fences are no problem at all.

So what's your issue?


Blogger David McCullars said...

Touching wet wood, in particular wood that is very rough and has a lot of texture -- those wooden cooking spoons literally send me into spasms. Some chop sticks are painful. (I should just start bringing sandpaper with me everywhere I go ...)

Sunday, June 01, 2008 4:25:00 PM

Anonymous the librarian said...

As someone who is fairly neurotic, especially as a child, that was comforting to read. I could totally relate to the stuffed animal one.

I will not list all of my current ones, but here are two big ones:

Be they alive, dead or just a picture, I get, as my mom calls it, the "willies" - a spasm from the tip of my toes to the top of my head. Unfortunately, elementary school students LOVE to check out books about snakes, so I have come a long way in dealing with this one this year.

Setting My Alarm Clock
I have to double or triple check that the time is set right, then I have to click the set button five times. In fairly rapid succession. If my rhythm gets off or I'm interrupted, I have to do it again until I get it right.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 6:39:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

We officially have the craziest Sunday School class ever. We should have a neuroses-themed movie night. Woody Allen?

Sunday, June 01, 2008 10:48:00 PM

Blogger Shannon De Leon said...

Touching paper with wet fingers, especially with pruny, bath-time fingers. Makes my skin crawl.

I also hate the feel of cornstarch -- it gives me the shivers, and then I have a lingering phantom slippery feeling for days.

Another thing I hate is when people chew ice. Once I hear the crunch, I can't focus on anything else until they have stopped -- I cannot carry on a conversation if anyone in the room is even chewing ice. Drives me crazy.

Monday, June 02, 2008 9:56:00 AM

Anonymous attorney said...

I can't stand to watch a part of a movie or tv show that includes a close-up of someone's eye.

Monday, June 02, 2008 11:14:00 AM


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