12 August 2008

Would you like some Crazy with your pie?

If you follow my tweets, you may have noticed that yesterday I partook in an insane wind-up re: the state of lockedness of my my front door. And if you have ever had a fleeting memory of a thought of a chance to meet me, then you know that I am not one who obsessively locks her door.
It is because I do not necessarily care whether or not my door is locked that I was having such a particularly hard time noting the memory of the action. But I've recently discovered that in my new apartment, if my door is not locked via the deadbolt, it has a tendency to wander open. More importantly, if my door happens to open itself in my absence, I have a pair of neighborhood cats that are wont to sleep on my love seat.
Hence. The need to lock my doors. In case you missed out on yesterday's spiral of insanity, it unfolded thusly:
  • Having an obsessive thought-spiral as to whether or not I locked my door. Is it worth driving home on my lunch break for the peace of mind? 11:38 AM August 11, 2008
  • Thought-spiral re: potentially unlocked front door continues. Must forgo lunch to drive home and check. I'll have Crazy for lunch. 12:31 PM August 11, 2008
  • Door was locked. I'm fired, and now I'm eating CrazyShame for lunch. about 24 hours ago
  • Back at work after lunch: SHIT. Did I lock the door? Do not have clear memory of locking door. Double fuckus. about 23 hours ago


  1. If it's any consolation...I once drove home from work to make sure I had unplugged my straightening iron. And I told my co-workers the truth about it and they looked at me like I was a bit nuts. I should have lied and said I thought I had left the door unlocked!

  2. Too funny. But I totally relate. I will walk in and out of the kitchen, repeatedly, to make sure I have turned off the oven or stove top. Sometimes I have to even stare at the burners to engrain the memory of them being off into my mind. Silly. I think we both need to learn a little more trust in ourselves!

  3. I have no choice but to remember that I locked my doors. I have three different doors I have to go through to get to my apartment, each one gets unlocked with a different key. I have a system.

  4. I do that kind of stuff all the time, because I have actually left the oven on, no joke. I've never done it and left the house, but it will be hours after dinner or about to go to bed, and realize the oven is on. And I can't seem to stop doing it. So I constantly check it every time I go in the kitchen.

  5. Yeah we're pretty much the same person in a lot of ways....

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