Tuesday, January 27, 2004

ADD Perhaps?

I started these posts over two hours ago.  Yes, that's right, I said these posts!  Character limits kept me chipping away for forty-five minutes.  Between that and phone calls, emails and food cravings, I've decided to throw in the towel and post this in two entries!  It's not like they're all part of one subject anyway!  In the wise words of Sister Zen Elegance, [while setting up for the L.A. Gift Show], "up and out!"

Is it possible I have ADD?  ::gasp::  Unfortunately, it just make so much sense.  I don't need to be bogged down with more labels but I am really aware of how distracted and off-track I get in any given day.  Once my mind leaves one thought/project, forget it.  I'm lucky if I get back on.  I'm lucky if I even remember I started that project.  This could be a big deal.  But whatever... what was I saying?

I walked doggies today.  I've been taking them on actual walks [rather than the dogpark] a few times a week.  I'm trying to stay active so it helps to have the dogs keep me accountable for that.  When I have a big pack of dogs, we go to the park but I walk laps with them. 

After walking, I stopped at the library. I went to the counter and asked for books by Sylvia Plath and Anais Nin.  As the librarian was searching, the woman next to me said, "In the mood to be depressed, are you?"  Well, today's as good a day as any!

17 comments:

irun01 said...

Once my mind leaves one thought/project, forget it.

That's the way I am when I run . . . .drifting from one thought to the next . . . constantly . . . .

viviansullinwank said...

{{{{{Freee}}}}} I love Anais Nin!! Hopefully you'll quote her in an upcoming entry!

krobbie67 said...

I had 90+ emails in my email box when I got home last night. Between this email discussion group I mistakenly got drug into by my brother, Robby's darn personality test, and slo's questionaire, I was overwhelmed. I ended up deleting all the ones from the discussion group I just couldn't digest it all. Heh! Maybe I've got ADD! ;-) ---Robbie

miarenee24 said...

Still...not near as ADD as I am. Remember I am a subject jumper too! Bad combo there. :P

musenla said...

Ehrm, Delta of Venus is not exactly depressing, wink. I don't know much about ADD, so I can't make a guess one way or the other. Have you brought this up with your doc?

babyshark28 said...

I commented down below....

freeepeace said...

Irun, your running experience seems very similar to meditation...thoughts flow through but don't stick or linger. Nice.

{{{Vivian}}} I love your hugs! I'm nervous to read the books...I've really gotta be in the mindset. I got two of Nin's journals. Wish me luck :)

Robbie, it doesn't sound so unnatural to have difficulty digesting 90 emails hon - you're doing just fine :)

freeepeace said...

Mia, Maybe you're a subject-jumper cuz you process so quickly and you're just ready to move on to the next topic. :P

Mara, Delta of Venus huh? I'll have to remember that. And nope, haven't discussed mental health with doc yet. I'm sure I'm fine...If anything, it's mild :) You're good to me, thx.

Sharky, love ya!

alphawoman1 said...

Anais Nin depressing...? Only if you're celibate!
Mary

andreakingme said...

You know, it wouldn't surprise me to learn *I* had ADD, too. Really.

In the mood to be depressed, eh? Well, if you like reading (I didn't think you really did ...), my number one recommendation for a PICK ME UP is Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. In ONE FOR THE MONEY, Stephanie loses her job as a lingerie buyer and blackmails her cousin into letting her work as a bail bondswoman for his bail bond company.

It's unadulterated fun and the books just get better and better.

sunflowerkat321 said...

It's not ADD, it's called multi-tasking. It's a wonder I see anything through to the finish.

clarity4today said...

I didn't know Anais Nin's books were depressing? I haven't read any of them, but I only recently discovered some great quotes from her. So, I might check one out someday. Right now, my goal is to read all of Jane Austen's books. I can't believe I'm 33 and just now reading them for the first time.

Good luck with your reading. :-)

itsjustusinnc said...

{{{{{FREEE!!!}}}}}

Trust me, I don't think you're ADD (or ADHD or whatever the hell they're calling it now). One of my buddies is ABCDEFG, and you're LOTS more focused than he is. Drink some vodka. That'll help. LOL!

Gregg

metski715 said...

Yo yo yo.... whats the haps??
lol! I agree with you on this post. First off, I hate these damn character limits. Before with the joke journal, I never worried about it cause the jokes werent taking too much space. Now that I have a new journal with words, its a pain in the ass! I sit and sit trying to edit as much as I can to where I have to finally take out some pics. Oh the joy it will be when its lifted.
:)
chris

slowmotionlife said...

I spend more time editing than I do writing. And while I don't necessarily look forward to reading 10,000 character entries, I do look forward to the character increase. Because most of the time, we're all off only by a smidge. We need a smidge upgrade, AOL. Take note!! :P

P.S. Yes. You have ADD. But I lurve you anyway, you flighty little thing, you.

freeepeace said...

Mary, clever comment ROFL!

Andrea, you know me well, I don't like reading [fiction anyway] But I'll take your recommendations! Thanks!

Kat, it's only called multi-tasking when one can actually multi-task productively [like you probably do] I have a LOT of unfinished projects.

Donna, I don't think Nin's books are depressing [i'm sure the woman was referring to Plath]. And I've never read Austen [and i'm older than you] :P

freeepeace said...

Gregg, LOL...thanks for the vote of confidence. We'll see what doc says. :P ::perk:: vodka!

Chris, lol "journal with words" - so you understand our grievances now! :)

SloMo, you're right, more time spent editing...only for that smidge! Ugh, imagine me trying to read [stay focused on] 25,000 characters? But I'll do it for you :)