Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Uncontrollable Urges

I am in my house alone, and I just said, out loud, "I think I want to lay on the couch." I have this incredible urge to do so; it's almost like a magnetic force is pulling me out of this chair and into the living room.

Why was I just talking to myself out loud? Did I want to hear my voice? Am I lonely? There are a ton of clothes in the laundry room that need to be folded; why is that magnetic force not pulling me in that direction. Why are my eyes getting heavy, and my thoughts leaning toward snuggling in the year-round-Christmas blanket we keep in the living room (hey, it matches) and just closing my eyes to see what will happen.

I'm going to go do that, but I promise to come back and let you know how it went...

OK, so I was on the couch, all scrunched up, head tucked under the pillow AND the blanket, my hands clasped together and in between my legs to keep them warm (NO SICKOS!), and then I started thinking I misused the word LAY in this post, so I laid there (doing it again!), wondering if I used proper grammar or if it should have been lie, lied, laid, lay, have lain... I sooo hate that word that most of the time if I have to use it, I'll change the context of the sentence in order not to screw up. I guess that's just my "perfectionist" nature in me! Ha, yeah right.

Laundry still not folded. Dishes still in sink. Thinking about eating frozen pizza for dinner.

Enlighten me -- What are some of your uncontrollable urges?

24 comments:

Colorado Writer said...

I have been eating those Cadbury Eggs all day. My teeth are getting furry, but I got two rejections today and it sucks, so I am going to eat chocolate for the rest of the afternoon.

I would take a nap, but one of the children might escape.

Sleep tight.

Frannie Farmer said...

Ohhhh I would love to sleep ... please, oh please.

kjamaupin said...

I have wanted to do that alllllllll day, but for some reason my kids won't let me?!?! You'd think they needed some parental guidance or something!? HAHA I envy you your few minutes of comfy laying. :-)

Oh, The Joys said...

To eat an entire box of breakfast cereal in one sitting.

Two Roads said...

Samoa Girl Scout cookies and dark chocolate

Manic Mom said...

OK, now I have questions:

Colorado--did you eat the whole bag? Were they the small candy-shell coated ones?

Frannie--did you get some rest?

KJ--Parental Guidance Schmidance... Oh wait, if my daughter had that, maybe the girls wouldn't have been playing in the toilet!

Oh The Joys--OK, me too, but what KIND of breakfast cereal? For me, it would be Quaker Oatmeal Squares, the blue box--and I COULD eat the whole thing in one sitting!

Two Roads--been there, done that--in fact, the Sunday we came home from Cabo, I figured the diet wasn't quite starting so I ATE A WHOLE BOX. No lie.

Colorado Writer said...

I came very near to eating the whole bag, but I found some salt water taffy in my 15 yo room. YUM.

My dentist will not be pleased, but the cellulite on my butt says, BRING IT ON!

kjamaupin said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA :-)

violetvirus said...

Eating Ice cubes!!!

I can never tell myself not to coz it's bad for my teeth...I would still bite them and chew them even when my whole mouth feels frozen and teeth aches like hell...My roommate says my teeth will eventually fall off when I'm older...you think?

BamaGirl said...

I can't get up from the computer, even though I have laundry to fold, a house to vaccum, and beds to make.

Manic Mom said...

Violet--good urge to have--fat free!

Bamagirl--are we one in the same?

Swishy said...

I ate like a thousand cookies tonight. It could have been worse, it could have been 1,001.

violetvirus said...

Oh..it's not so bad when you look at it dat way!!! haha

Monnik said...

Why can't our uncontrollable urges be healthy, or good? Like the urge to scrub the floors behind the toilet, or the urge to run a mile on the treadmill? That just doesn't happen to me. I have to drag myself, kicking and screaming, to work out or do housework.

But the urge to eat a bag of peanut m&ms? Yep. It's there. And very hard to resist, if a bag of m&ms is on hand.

I'm also with oh, the joys. I could eat a box of cereal in one sitting if I didn't stop myself.

Manic Mom said...

Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs cereal anyone?

In college I used to eat Peanut Butter Captain Crunch by the bowlfulls. And for dinner many nights.

Kirsten said...

I've been know ot talk outloud to myself when my son isn't home.

urges? To eat a bag of peperidge farm milanos. PMS at its best.

Colorado Writer said...

Thin Mints with a dollop of spray can whip cream at 2 am by the light of the fridge?

Iris said...

my uncontrollable urge is to lay on my bed and red blogs all day

I quit fighting the urge

Angelena said...

My uncontrollable urge is internet scrabble. Seriously... and yes, I am a dork.

That and anything hershey or peanut butter lately... god love PMS.

Kim Stagliano said...

I ate an entire clamshell of chocolate Ruggelah yesterday. Had to. Simply had to. There it was on the Stop & Shop bakery shelf. Calling me - no COMMANDING me to take it home. This from the woman who gave up M&M's for Lent.... :)

Jess Riley said...

Hmmm...uncontrollable urges. Right now, to take a nap, but I'm at work, so I have to put that off a few hours. Damn.

(Hey, how did your phone conference go?)

Jenster said...

Fluffernutter sandwiches. Maybe it's just because I've only recently been introduced to them and I'm trying to make up for lost time. But it's hell when you're trying to do Weight Watchers and all you want to eat is fluffernutter after fluffernutter after fluffernutter (okay - that's just fun to say). Anyway, that's my nearly uncontrollable urge. And with the way things have been going I'm on the verge of losing what little control I have left and making an entire loaf of fluffernutters!

Manic Mom said...

OK, how strange that some of you have uncontrollable NON-FOOD URGES!!

That is just too odd for me!

I am now craving a thin-mint fluffer-nutter sandwich with whip cream on top!

Kim--what the hell is chocolate ruggalah--is that like from the chocolate babka from Seinfeld?

Jess--the phone call went well--I sent the ed some stuff to review, so we'll see! Thanks for asking.

I have an uncontrollable urge to get my book published! How's that for one!

Randy said...

If we're talking food, then it's homemade Nachos all the way. I can go to the market with the BEST intentions about getting lettuce, vegetables, all that good stuff, then suddenly...like, some invisible force takes over my brain, and I put everything back in a flash, swoop up the Tostitos brand tortilla chips, grab a bag of cheddar and jack cheese, then throw in a jar of Tostitos brand medium salsa. Oh...and People magazine to read while I'm scarfing this nirvana.