I am a collector because I collect a particular kind of cassette. I am an archivist because I disseminate and publish facts and data which future generations might find useful. The (meta)data ends up in a database called Discogs. Scans end up in my personal stash, and the cassettes end up in the trash. Nobody wants those, they're just plastic matter. But what of the audio on those tapes, the gist of it all? Let corporate greed ensure that the majority of "European" recordings will survive for future gene... read more »
For me, personally, digging through and cataloguing second-hand recordings is an immensely gratifying task, and there must be scores of such treasures that, during their glory days, were proudly displayed in tape cabinets or fancy shelves. Today, these remnants are hidden away in the back of a drawer, stuck in a box under the bed or simply gather dust in the basement. Continue reading read more »
I think Ive discovered a new pet peevepeople blaming their non-exisistant OCD. I know that often its just a saying, with nothing meant behind it, but it can be kind of annoying to people who actually live with OCD (see my last diary entry). Often people just stay it because they anal about the way [...] read more »
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder isnt about being neurotic, crazy, or overly concerned with color coordination. For someone with OCD is about living in a whole other head-space than others. My OCD is with me when no one else is. It has a hand in almost every decision I make, if I realize it or not. [...] read more »
"I don't think you're ready to have a kid." Those are the words that are echoing through my soul right now.
Recently it was my three year anniversary and also my birthday (one day apart). It's a time to reflect. Where is my life? Where is it going? I’m just starting to acknowledge how much my OCD, solely acceptable unquestioned beliefs, and scariness of what I could have been, has crippled me.
If things aren't just so, the way I feel that they must be, I won't accept it. My desk at work most be clear... read more »
*Squeezes into the crowed blogsphere* Hello everyone! My name is Yolanda, but I go by Yoli. I’m excited to be taking part in the Ultimate Blog Party for the first time. I hope that I can meet some other bloggers that I can connect with and enjoy!
A bit about the awesome-ness that is Yoli. Well, I’m sure you’ve picked up I can be a bit sarcastic, but always in a lovable way! :-) I’m a 30 year-old professional educator. I say “educator” because right now I’m a classroom teacher, but I don’t intent to alw... read more »
April is National Stress Awareness month, and boy do I need it! I will be tweeting daily relaxations tips and quotes, trying some relaxation methods, and learning about the link between anxiety disorders like mine (OCD) and stress.
But why do we need to be “aware” on stress anyway? Well, just take a second and think about everything that you’ve done in the last 24 hours, and everything that you need to do in the next 24. I’ll wait...
A bit more than you realized, huh? Feeling a bit stre... read more »
Hhahha before even starting writing this blog post, I end up laughing. The reason is that although the heading of this post may suggest that I probably look forward to visits of my family members and dear friends to my place; but in reality it is much more than that.hahhahahhhaSo here it goes: No matter how hard I try, I am just not able to install all the traits of a domesticated wifey in myself. I buy all the cleaning agents available in the mall; have read Reader's Digest guide to cleaning home, but s... read more »
OCD Diary Entry 2....
Last night was tough. My mind races a lot sometimes, and it is hard for me to sleep. My doctor put me on some sleep medication a bit back. You know how the commercials sometimes have all those weird side effects? You wonder who in the world get those side effects? Well for the first time in my life I got them.
The doctor pulled me off my sleep medication and suggested that I try herbal and natural remedies. So I've been working on going to sleep without the medication for about ... read more »
So I’m one of 2 million adults in the United Stated who is diagnosed with OCD. A few years ago I was one 500,000 kids in the US who have OCD. This is something that I’ve dealt with for years, often silently and in shame.
However over the last few years, maybe it is my age or my lifestyle, but I’m not so silent or shameful about it as I used to be. Is it still and struggle? Often. Compounded on top of this, I was diagnosed with depression.
As a young African American, with no real “reason” that people... read more »