Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Manic Tuesday

Okay, I have no idea why . . . but I've been a bit manic lately.

Tonight, I took three hours and tore up EVERY (and that's a LOT) bookshelf in my house, all the boxes of books I have, the millions of places I have books hidden, etc. and organized them.

I just wanted all the books by the same author together.
Uh huh.

And it didn't stop there.
At this moment I have about 200 of my cds spread across the floor. I'm putting all the same groups together. And then going to organize them into the CD cases by genre.

OCD.
Gotta love it.

12 comments:

janestarr said...

Whew! Don't wear yourself out, but I feel you, it's that time of year to get organized or manic, whichever!

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

Nothing wrong with an organization binge now and again!! It makes you feel replenished and complete.
And - randomly weird - my sister titled an email to me "Manic Monday" telling me all the crap she was organizing around her house AND even crazier is that in an email she was responding to me in, she wrote that I am "OCD" because I was telling her how "Because Of You" by Kelly Clarkson reminds me of our mom and I cry and cry every time I listen to it but that I unhealthily purposely replay it over and over in the car and sing and cry a few times a week.

Okay I wasn't even going to go into that when I began this comment. :P

Coyote Mike said...

I sometimes get those organizing urges too, but I find an hour of online strip poker usually takes care of that ;)

mrshife said...

Reminds me a little of John Cusack's character in "High Fidelity." I am that way with my DVDs. Good luck.

qwer said...

And this is why I love being a geek. Everything I have entertainment wise is digital. I want to reorder it, I click a tab ;o)

mrshife...LOVE High Fidelity. Book was better than the movie though.

trueborn said...

Organizing is fun!
Lists are fun.
I find a profound disquiet in squallor and mess.
"Son, if you want to organize your mind, you have to organize your room. A tidy mind doesn't tolerate a hovel." -My Mom

Didn't believe her. Turns out I'm a born again neat freak, it just took living with a few sloppy guys to bring it out.

Besides, you're being productive Megs. Nothing wrong with that.

Rolligun said...

You already know how I feel about all of this...

Ang said...

Here is to OCD!!!

I could tell my mom had been in my closet because there was hanger the wrong way, a pair of skirt on the 'tops' side, and a red top right in the middle of the blacks!!

It is just so much easier when it is organized!!

meghansdiscontent said...

Janestarr - LOL, I won't! But you're right. I feel this obscene need to have EVERYTHING organized. Even more so than it already is.

Laurie - You crack my stuff up, girl! Glad you did go there though.

Coyote Mike - Uh huh. No comment. :)

MrShife - LOVE that book, like the movie - and funnily enough, it's what I thought of about 8 times while organizing. Three times before finding the book and five times after.

TFS - Your books are digital, too?? I need tangibles. I want them right there to see and feel. I'm weird that way, though. And, HA, read what I just wrote about Hi-Fi.

Trueborn - Amen! Thank you, doll. Regardless of what it may look like to outsiders, I have a method to my madness.

Rolligun - Yes, yes I do.

Ang - OMG! Your closet sounds JUST like mine. But my mom's as OCD as me - and when she helps with laundry or is in my closet, I can never tell she always puts the short sleeve whites with the short sleeve whites, the blue skirt between the grey skirts and black skirts, the hangers/shirts all face the same way, etc. You get the idea, I KNOW you do! :)

Jenni said...

Whew...all your organizing is wearing me out. Must. eat. chocolate. now.

sqg said...

Wow! You're just a regular little energizer bunny. Me, I've just always kept my books under my mattress. :)

Dorothy said...

Could I borrow your OCD? I'll trade you mine and you can spend a night making sure air doesn't touch your skin.