My Most Neurotic Tendency

August 26, 2014

i do all sorts of weird, neurotic things throughout my day.  john likes to call this 'nudgy.'  i'm 'nudgy.'  (i'm not, the word means naggy or nervous/edgy.  i'm not nudgy, i'm just detailed and only with my own things.)  plenty of you view my organizational efforts as such, like my master packing list.  i also make all my lunches on sunday and line them up in the fridge.  there may or may not be days of the week labels involved.  little things like that that less organized or detail oriented folks find totally neurotic.  i'm normally fine with this, because my life runs super efficiently and i have time management down to an science, like a well-oiled and relaxed machine.  minus this temporary set back called the moving process, but i'll be back to normal come monday.

however, there is one little neurotic detail that even i admit is completely ridiculous.  and this number one most neurotic thing?  i cannot have manual clocks or watches in my room at night.  because i can hear the ticking.  any watches i own have to stopped at night and reset the next time i wear them because i can hear the tick tick tick of the stupid second hand, as loud as if it were pressed to my ear.  even if it's buried under the sweaters in my dresser drawer, even if i took a melatonin and passed out, i will wake up to the tick. tick. tick. tick. at 2 a.m.  wall clocks are even worse, they have no place in my home.  the sound drives me into a downward spiral of sleeplessness and rage that can only be stopped by permanently terminating the ticking sound at all costs.

like captain hook.

because i'm crazy.

anyway, happy national dog day, from our neurotic home to yours!


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29 comments

  1. Haha! Don't worry, I'm crazy too. I need the dishwasher to be loaded a specific way, and my nighttime routine has to be the same everyday otherwise I get all anxious haha!

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  2. My guy just had to take my watches out of the room last night, the ticking was driving him nuts.

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  3. I can't deal with clocks at night either! My parents have a big clock that chimes every hour. UGH.

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  4. Bahahahah! I'm the same way! There have been a few times when I had to sleep on the couch b/c of Pete's snoring and I had to put a pillow over my head so I wouldn't hear the ticking!

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  5. No manual clocks in this house, I totally get it! Steve's think is the light from the cable box… he swears that if it stays on overnight, he will have the worst night's sleep.

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  6. I swear up and down that I can hear them ticking, too! It makes me feel like I'm going crazy, especially when no one else knows what I'm talking about.

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  7. They drive me crazy! I only have one clock in the house I am renting that does that and luckily it is far away from my bedroom. I can be somewhat the same about little bright lights while I'm sleeping...that's a whole other story in itself though!

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  8. LMAO.... you won't sit in my living room... I have a record (vinyl) wall clock and that bitch clicks louder than tick tock crock. At times it annoys me and other times I forget it's even there.

    I am logging in right now....

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  9. I can totally understand this one. Granted, I think I could probably fall asleep anywhere, but if the house is too quiet and I hear the ticking it's just annoying! Although, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna call you Captain now.

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  10. I only have my cell for a clock in my room, I bought Abbey a cute clock for her room and its driving her crazy.

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  11. I am the exact same way about the ticking. I cannot stand it!!!! Horrible horrible horrible.

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  12. bahahaha this cracked me up!!! I love your nudgy (great word by the way) tendencies. heck, i wish i was more nudgy.

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  13. I have a fan that drowns out the ticking but the light from a digital drives me nuts. I have to cover every little glowing light in the room before I can sleep.

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  14. Oh god, I feel you on the ticking. Also any sort of light coming from electronic devices. Even if I cover my eyes with blackout shades, I still feel like I can see the light shining like a laser beam into my eyeballs. And don't even get me started on fans that make noise...

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  15. I have a lot of crazy tendencies...well to others, not me of course. I cannot have light when I sleep. I am a diva in a sleep mask.

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  16. Ewwww I totally can't do the ticking clock thing either! Drives me nuts! Same thing if a faucet is dripping...uggghh! Hate it!

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  17. I have some crazy tendencies myself. I don't really care for clock ticking sounds either, but my hearing is not as good as it once was so I cant hear my watches when they are put away in their boxes. I dont have wall clocks so I wouldn't know about those. At night I have to sleep with a box fan drowning out all noise. I cant sleep without it!

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  18. Ticking clocks or anything beeping are annoying. Hawkeye looks so precious! Give hugs from Seamus and me!

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  19. I don't have any clocks in my house either, and I had to move a clock out of the room I stay in at my Mom's house for that very same reason. It was going to drive me crazy.

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  20. I hate when it's silent and I can hear a clock tick -- because then that is ALL I can focus on.

    What do you pack for your lunches that make sure they stay fresh all week?

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  21. I am just about as crazy pants as it comes.....including setting 3 separate alarms....you know if case the first two don't go off.....

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  22. This is too funny. One night I was up trying to find a source of this weird swoosh, swoosh, swoosh. I was the crazy eyes going back equivalent that couldn't sleep. Husband thought I was crazy...and annoying. It happens!

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  23. god no, the tick tick tick of the watch makes me crazy!

    i've been on an organizing kick lately; a post to come that will give you a major boner.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  24. I'm the same way! I can't handle the ticking!

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  25. On my study abroad, I had the rudest most inconsiderate roommates that had ticking clocks as their alarms and it drove me batty and I asked them to use my iPod or something else as their alarm but the r

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    1. Refused and were so rude about it. Thinking about this rude response to this day makes me really angry

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  26. My grandmother had a ticking clock in one of the spare bedrooms when I was a kid. When I finally got old and brave enough, I told her it had to go when I was spending the night. It was the worst!

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  27. LMAO! This is why I wear ear plugs...the slightest noise will drive me insane!

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  28. Haha nudgy I like it! It fits.

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