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A Control Freak Christmas

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

So many people really enjoy celebrating Christmas. I’m one of them. I literally have 22 boxes of decorations that I begin putting up right after Thanksgiving as well as a ton of traditions I like to repeat, year after year. Some things, however, never make it past year one. And it’s because I’m a Christmas Control Freak.


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I Can’t Throw Out Old Makeup

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I can’t throw out old makeup. That’s it. No clever pun, no witty double entendre to make you snicker. I’m just admitting I can’t throw out old makeup.

Sure, if a compact falls on the ground and the powder splinters into a million shards, then I’ll dump it – only because it can’t be salvaged. But why, tell me why, I cannot discard the dozens of tubes of lipstick that I will never wear?

It isn’t just because I’m a hoarder (though not the piles of newspapers, dead animals under the bed type), because I can go through my closet and donate scads of clothes throughout the year (which gives me a great justification for buying more). It’s deeper, more esoteric than that. (more…)

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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Remember Monica from “Friends”? How she’s so obsessive, competitive and bossy? Know anyone like that? I do.


Maybe I’m not as bad as Monica (I’m certainly not as “tidy”). But I could give her a run for her money. I wonder sometimes if more of you out there have these same obsessive/compulsive tendencies and (more…)

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No Ma’am!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Don’t tell me this doesn’t bother you. You’re checking out at the grocery store and the pimply faced cashier hands you your change (never counting it out, of course) and he says, “Have a nice day, ma’am.”

It makes my skin crawl. (more…)

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Saturday, May 29th, 2010

I get passive-aggressive. But what is it called when you know why you’re doing something truly annoying, but you do it anyway? I call it passive-aggressive-aggressive. (more…)

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