Friday, June 29, 2007

fine flickering friday


My ADD/OCD is in overdrive. I need pharmaceutical help. I doubt I'll get it, but I need it. So, I'll blog my distractions cum obsessions. (Beavis voice: I said cum. Heh heh. Heh heh.)

First, I've again been tagged on the 8 Things meme. The first time, I replied on MySpace. I totally ignored the other tags. Rude of me, I know. I have anti-social tendencies -- not to mention bitch tendencies -- and a maddeningly short attention span for fluffy stuff.

However, since I'm unable to focus on the WIP at the moment, I shall again share 8 things ... 8 ADD/OCD things. There my cooperation ends. I refuse to tag others. I'm a rebel. Deal. Here goes:

  1. If I get stuck on a song (see below), I tend to play it on loop for days at a time. (I told you I needed medication, didn't I?)

  2. If I get stuck on a food, I tend to eat it 3x/day for days at a time. (Are you seeing a pattern here?)

  3. If I find an article of clothing I really like, I have to have one in every color -- maybe even two. (Just for backup, y'know?)

  4. The collection of skin care products -- lotions, creams, oils -- in my bathroom could stock a Walgreens for several months.

  5. Let's not talk about sex toys in this context, but I'm sure you can guess.

  6. I go through at least one box of Ziploc bags every time I travel. Everything spillable must have it's own bag. Um, I'll also admit to occasionally even double bagging.

  7. My collection of blank journals is most impressive. I can't bring myself to write in them, though, 'cause if I made a stray mark, I'd have to start over. Blank, they're pure potential ... pristine and perfect.

  8. My random facts must have a theme. (There are DSM-IV diagnoses for me. That's plural: diagnoses.)

Next stop on the ADD/OCD train: I'm stuck on a song. It's looping on WMP & has been since about 6am. I love Natasha Bedingfield's voice, and there's one line of lyrics that just grabbed me and won't let go. I've got it on my MySpace profile, if you're interested in listening. Be the first to guess which line & I'll send you a signed copy of fine flickering hungers.

Moving on ...

I've been PaintShopping some of my poems -- the Hallmark-y ones. You can now buy me on postcards, greeting cards, and 11x17 posters. (See the latest on Implexity.) I have a burning desire to do more of these. It's quite *cough* distracting. However, most of my poetry is not well-suited, being fraught with more angst.

The whole graphic arts thing has me enchanted right now. (Notice the new blog banner/header up there?) The non-visually-stimulated part of my psyche is hovering between amused and annoyed.

Time for me to try to focus on the WIP. Have a fine flickering weekend, y'all.

19 comments:

Sharon said...

But I already have a signed copy of Fine Flickering Hungers.

What do I get?

Alessia Brio said...

You can have fine flickering ME ... in every color, on loop, with or without Ziploc baggies.

Amy S. said...

Who doesn't long for someone to hold
Who knows how to love you without being told
Somebody tell me why I'm on my own
If there's a soulmate for everyone

Amy S. said...

Here we are again, circles never end
How do I find the perfect fit
There's enough for everyone
But I'm still waiting in line

Alessia Brio said...

Amy! I said ONE line ... not the entire refrain! ;)

Amy S. said...

If there's a soulmate for everyone

Jessy said...

I'd do this, but I don't have the patience to listen to the song, as that kind of stuff goes slow on my comp.

Amy S. said...

Who doesn't long for someone to hold

Aurora Black said...

"They're all good but not the permanent one"?

Amy S. said...

Most relationships seem so transitory

Alessia Brio said...

No one's gotten it yet. :(

Amy S. said...

If there's a soulmate for everyone

Amy S. said...

Here we are again, circles never end

Alessia Brio said...

Process of elimination is gonna produce a winner, if nothing else! ;)

Amy S. said...

Is it okay to keep guessing?

Alessia Brio said...

How 'bout you (and others) pace yourself? You can guess again only after two others have made guesses.

Aurora Black said...

"Who knows how to love you without being told"?

Alessia Brio said...

Aurora wins! :D

Aurora Black said...

WOOT! :O)