Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Obsessed

Feeling Surprised

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MLY, I just watched Obsessed on A&E.

It's a show about people with OCD and they get therapy to get over their obsessions. It's like Intervention for people with OCD. The first episode showed Helen & Scott.

"I mean, I still like to eat my M&Ms according to color from least to greatest, but I'm not checking the fucking alarm clock 50 times an hour."Scott had the OCD that we (probably) always think of. He was germ obsessed. He wouldn't have any garbage cans in his house (he took trash straight out to the garbage can in the back yard), he wouldn't hang up towels in his house (because he'd use them and put them directly in the washer), he couldn't have a real relationship.

His therapist exposed him to his "triggers" and after 3 months, he was finally living with his BF and NOT obsessing about everything. When his therapist came over for one of his "exposure" days, she told him she was on her period and had to use his bathroom. She made him find something as a trash can so she could put her "used" tampon in there.

After he got rid of the trash, she made him touch the basket that she had used as a trash can, put the clean towels in the basket & then touch them to his face, and not wash his hands or the bathroom.

You know he was freaking the fark out, LOL.

Helen was afraid of driving on the highway. Her father died from a bus crash about 2 years after her mother died of cancer.

She kept the clothes he died in, blood and all, and would wear them. She did the repetitive checking of alarm clocks, locks, stove burners, even asking her 3 children over and over again if they were wearing their seat belts.

I joke about being OCD. I mean, I am a little anal. Compared to the people I saw tonight, I am the most well adjusted human being EVER, thankya Jaysus.

I mean, I still like to eat my M&Ms according to color from least to greatest, but at least I'm not checking the fucking alarm clock 50 times an hour.

Whew.

Anyway, I don't like to end on a low note (inside joke), so here's a rap from "The Mighty Boosh". It comes on Sundays at 1 am on Cartoon Network. If you haven't seen it, watch it. You can watch it on youtube, I guess.




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