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Turns out OCD is useful for some things - Tactical Ninja

Jun. 9th, 2011

11:17 am - Turns out OCD is useful for some things

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Here's my list:

1. Mud plastering. Srsly.
2. Any repetitive job that requires attention to detail. Like, you know, shearing sheep.
3. Keeping your bedroom tidy.
4. Researching anything intensively.
5. Making observations about the stages of paint drying or grass growing.
6. Weightlifting.
7. Editing other people's research papers.
8. Finding all the lost socks, which contrary to popular opinion aren't always behind the couch. Nor is Jesus. I checked, because hello OCD.

You needed to know that.

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From:devifemme
Date:June 8th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Dear Tatjna --

Sorry I don't comment more often -- but this OCD thing was really hilarious, and I really wanted to tell you so!

Hugz,
Justine

Ps you're SURE about Jesus behind the couch? 'Cause you can't be too careful about these things...
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From:tatjna
Date:June 8th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Unless Jesus is made out of lint and dust bunnies, the nope - definitely not there.

(i am investigating the possibility of knitting lint-jesus into a sweater)
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From:vernacularity
Date:June 9th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
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yeah i'm sure i have posted it before

http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-142.png
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From:bekitty
Date:June 9th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
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Of course Jesus isn't behind the couch. He's behind the fridge. :)
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From:khaybee
Date:June 8th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I would like to add:

9. Planning complex, long-term projects
10. Forensic accounting

I've made some money off of those!
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From:ferrouswheel
Date:June 9th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
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11. Organising your music collection.
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From:tatjna
Date:June 9th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
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12. Organsing your collection of cuddly toys that people keep giving you into genus/species order.
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From:rivet
Date:June 9th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
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Where did you file the weird anime dolphin thing?
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From:tatjna
Date:June 9th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
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Space cetaceans.
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From:heartofawarrior
Date:June 9th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
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I love that you actually have such a category. That is FANTASTIC!
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From:bekitty
Date:June 9th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
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Also, organising other people's music collections. Sometimes without their knowledge!
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From:ophe1ia_in_red
Date:June 9th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
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D'oh, how comes you get a useful OCD and I get one that just results in bald patches and a lot of fluff under the bed? >:(
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From:tatjna
Date:June 9th, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Because I didn't mention chewing out the inside of my mouth, biting my fingernails for 40 years, freaking out when the compost bucket gets too full, spending several years as a teenager thinking I was going to die if I didn't say the ritual poem just right or thought the wrong thing at the wrong time, or sometimes waking up with scratches on my face.

This is about the positives! Because despite everything up there, it really is useful for some things. ;-)
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From:plantgirl
Date:June 9th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
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I DID need to know that. It's also excellent for weeding & pruning & other repetitive garden tasks. It is not, however, useful for moving onto the next project in a timely fashion!
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From:tatjna
Date:June 9th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
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True. Also not that useful for maintaining interest in big picture scoping activities.

(says the person who is bored with researching houses and wants to get onto painting skirting boards)
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From:plantgirl
Date:June 9th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh, oooh, ooh!

It's also really really useful for this!
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