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hoarding, and other obvious neurotic impulses:
#1
I simply couldn't find an appropriate sub-forum to express this, so, I chose "Straight Thinking."
I doubt i have thought straight since Judy Walinsky tore my heart out, and stomped on it, in the late 60's.

It's pretty devastating stuff...if you've ever loved someone.

What hurts even more, is hearing my therapist ($200/hour) telling me that Judy Walinsky is a fabrication of my id. Or super ego.
I don't remember the details.

But i've met hoarders.
That's an honest expression of serious neurosis.
Once you see the 'hoard', you kind-of get it.
This is a crazy person.

My insane number of bookmarks; shit i might get to later, is in no way the same thing.

Anyway, i heard a comedian at 430 a.m.
I couldn't sleep. I suck at sleep.

And i heard a profound  analyses of the new problem:
Too much stuff.

With luck, i will remember the point in part two.

(part two is often better than part one.)

Not in movies, of course. Part two will likely suck.

Hang in there.
I will straighten this out.
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#2
Beyond hoarders, there is "Storage wars."
Another popular tv show, wherein people bid on the contents of storage units.
Often the same shit that the hoarder's had stashed...and couldn't pay for.

Beyond that, there is "Pawn Stars", wherein people that scored the fine bits from the hoarder's storage bins, try to sell it.

And that same useless excess gets another go-round.

This is recycling on a different level.
It's the recycling of neurosis.
Keeping the dream alive.

Possibly making it to the "Antique Road Show."

Stuff.
It's just stuff.

People will kill for it.
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#3
I hate stuff.
Grew up surrounded with it.
Never cared for it.

But, evidently, i love words.
I wonder if words are the new stuff?

If so, I have warehouses full.

Point being, are things just crude forms of ideas and words?
is it possible that people that store words (like Stephen King, or me) are actually the new hoarders?

i have a huge hoard of words here.

Kind-of sick.

Although, if that hoard of words translated into a best selling novel, no one would accuse me of the hoarding.

I have written an insane amount of words.
It's a sickness.
Sometimes i wish that i had chosen to collect porcelain owl figurines instead.
That would have been do-able.

They're pretty cute.

(nothing cute about me.)

it's possible i could, in time. become even less cute.
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#4
Evidently, i have a virus.
Mid typing, my screen goes black.
Can't retrieve what I wrote.
I hate this.
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#5
(12-30-2019, 08:24 PM)stanky Wrote:  That's an honest expression of serious neurosis.
Once you see the 'hoard', you kind-of get it.
This is a crazy person.

Me too.

What really guts me is that they won't part with any of it. I've seen all sorts of treasures in the crud they hoard, but they won't let anything go.

Strange addiction.

(12-30-2019, 08:24 PM)stanky Wrote:  Too much stuff.

Never a problem for me - I'm the exact opposite. I could move out with one suitcase and I'd be fine. I've done just that several times in my life - I'm not attached to physical objects at all. A few books and a couple of suits and I'm cool.

(12-30-2019, 08:58 PM)stanky Wrote:  Possibly making it to the "Antique Road Show."

I enjoy Antiques Roadshow - it's not quite as contrived as the American-style shit and I'd cut my left nut off and kill Taylor Swift to get at that Fiona chick who's been doing it the past few years. Now, that is one classy and extremely attractive woman.

Mrs A is trained enough to always let me know when she comes on.

(12-31-2019, 12:48 AM)stanky Wrote:  Evidently, i have a virus.
Mid typing, my screen goes black.

Highly unlikely to be a virus - that's not how they act. Sounds like a PC on the way out. Just buy a good second-hand one. There must be the usual amount of people doing small computer businesses where you are.
Love is... that one person whose freshly-warm toilet seat you don't find disgusting.
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#6
Wife and I are looking to purchase a house.

One place we looked at, I liked the design, as it had a bathroom on the ground floor plus extra toilet upstairs, as well as a back hallway that led down and back toward a large shop area. With  a large bedroom that had a porch and outside entrance; add a couple of acres and the place should have been ideal.

However, as soon as we walked inside, I could see that the owners were hoarders. Stuff piled everywhere, kitchen shelves covered with food containers, even the shop had very little open space.

I told the wife that likely, the house would have problems, as I expected the place to be neglected - something that seems to me to be a hoarder attribute.

No sale due the leaky roof, mold covered walls, and toilets that needed at least three flushes to work. There were more issues, but those three lead the way.

As for moving, I tell the wife that if you need more than a pickup to carry your stuff, then perhaps you have too much stuff.

She wants a large (for two people) house so she can have some space.

Me, I would be happy enough living in a van...down by the river...
..-. ..- -.-. -.- / - .-. ..- -- .--.
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#7
Dude, i have a van you can have.
Down by the river.
It doesn't run anymore, and is presently under-water.

This, and several other factors, have led me to desiring a minimalist floating 'house'.
No lawn; no sheds...zen.

sigh.

The stuff gets too big. It wants to rule us.

As irony would have it, i remain attached to having almost nothing.

I'm the flip-side of a hoarder.
Probably suffering from anti-ass burger's syndrome.

I'd rather drown from water than drown from stuff.

I have no one to blame.

It's just a thing.
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#8
(12-31-2019, 06:57 AM)grayman Wrote:  I told the wife that likely, the house would have problems, as I expected the place to be neglected - something that seems to me to be a hoarder attribute.

Not to mention the impossibility of getting to problems, if they get noticed.
Love is... that one person whose freshly-warm toilet seat you don't find disgusting.
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#9
It's not quite 2020 where i live.
Down under is in the future, as we choose to do time.
Australia's on fire.
Things up here are wet. Very wet.

Lately, I've been looking at the dark under-belly of society in general.
Seems it's rather extensive.
I can't imagine how things manage to carry on.
I suppose it's always been like this...always feels like it's coming to a head; about to pop.

Feels like a cliche, but i wish you all the best in 2020.

It's always a good time to re-assess priorities.
My new year's resolutions are the same as my old year's resolutions...
become a better human.

Or, at least, become a better writer.
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