I just realized I haven’t mentioned OCD Louie for awhile. That’s because he comes and he goes. In and out my life.
(Does anyone besides me hear the Four Tops singing Sugar Pie Honey Bunch?)
I’ve previously mentioned that I’m pretty sure I have a touch of OCD. I’m also pretty sure my OCD is male and speaks in comedian Louie Anderson’s voice, which is why I named him Louie. You can read more about my Louie here.
One of the ways this pesky little bugger manifests himself is by sitting on my shoulder, silently watching everything I type and when he sees a word we aren’t completely sure that we know the meaning or correct spelling of, he taps me ever so gently and says, “Shouldn’t we look that one up? Ya know, just to be sure?”
I usually ignore him, but he doesn’t give up. When the ever-so-gentle tap and question don’t produce the desired response Louie nudges a bit harder, right in my rib cage, with his pointy little elbow.
But I continue nonchalantly typing away, repeating to myself my OCD-defeating mantra, “I don’t have to be perfect. Making mistakes is OK.”
Next, Louie tries grabbing my cheeks, shaking my head from side to side and screaming in my face like a spittle-spewing drill sergeant.
I’m pretty good at ignoring all of his tricks.
But that diabolical little sneak knows my greatest weakness and pulls it out like a trump card and uses it on me. Every. Single. Time.
He gets into my thoughts.
That’s it. Just one teeny little thought, planted in my subconscious and left to take root, and before you know it I’m Googling definitions and/or spellings.
At this point I’m pretty sure OCD Louie goes off somewhere to take a break, probably chillaxing with a good book and a soda, because he knows. He knows his work is done. For now.
And, in case you don’t know, here’s the definition and correct spelling of chillaxing. I know it’s correct because I asked the all-knowing Oracle Google.
chillaxing \ chĭl-lăks’ĭng \ , verb;
- Relaxing, chilling.
♬ ….I can’t help myself. No, I can’t help myself…. ♬
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