The Obsessive Compulsive Sushi Disorder

So this is day two in a row of ordering sushi for lunch. Lately I can’t seem to get enough.. It’s like a craving I can’t stop.. I’m convinced that my body is obviously lacking something. It’s either that or my stomach and ass are trying to tell me it’s had enough of the fast food cleanse and craving sushi is the only way it has a chance of getting some type of nourishment in me without making me feel like I’ve hit the salad bar and without making me gain a trillion pounds in weight. I mean let’s face it, have you ever seen a fat Japanese person? Come to think of it, I don’t even think they exist…

Anyways so I sit down and order my food and if anyone knows me, when I order food I usually have at least one type of modification (but it’s usually more). Now, before you go rolling your eyes at me thinking “oh she’s one of those, better get a pad of paper out customers” then stop it. First of all I used to be a server for a long as I remember, so I understand and have heard it ALL and second I’m allowed to have preferences damn it. At least my modifications make sense and don’t alter the item so much so that it changes from a chicken sandwich to chicken salad (Like I said I’ve heard it allllllllll before).

5 minutes pass and my food arrives and to my horror…………. I forgot one mod. And only the most important mod of all. I hate imitation crab. I hate the way it tastes, looks, feels, smells you name it. I hate it and of course I forget to ask for, yep you guessed it NO CRAB MEAT.
Well instead of complaining and sending it back (cause it was my fault and by the way it’s not usually a problem when you send something back, it’s when you’re a complete asshole about it that you suck. Us servers will usually bend over backwards to please our customers unless you’re an a-hole – then you deserve whatever shitty service you’re going to get from there on out.)

So this is when my OCD kicks in. I’m like “ahhh whatever, I’ll just pick it out. And because my OCD is in full force today, I have to make sure every damn sliver of crab is out. The result? See for yourself…..

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As you can see above it would appear to any other I individual that I am in fact, crazy. Well, I will have you know that I am NOT crazy, I just have very specific preferences that enable me to feel very strongly about keeping my delicate internal happy meter in perfect balance at all times. This makes me a happy person, which in turn makes you a happy person and if you are a happy person then the world is made better just by enabling my OCD err, I mean specific preferences to be utilized. If the world is made better just by one person being happy because I am happy, then it’s all worth it… Isn’t it?

Moral of the story? Leave the poor OCD’ers of the world alone and let us continue to live out our preferences in peace.

– A.

when all is white with the world.

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Saturday morning I woke up to find a huge dump of snow in my front yard and neighbourhood and although I was slightly disappointed (as I thought we were past all the snow this winter) I secretly thought to myself “ahhh – how lovely”. It is now Monday and it is still snowing and apart from driving in it and around all the other people – I’d be happy if it stayed.

Have you ever thought to yourself why it is that when it snows everything is so much more peaceful? Beautiful?Traffic doesn’t seem to have quite the same buzz, ditches don’t look so filthy and full of garbage and blankets, even the ones with holes seem to feel so much more cozy.

Yes. There’s something about winter that has the ability to transport you back to into a place of solace. A place where, if only for a moment, time can stand still. Where nothing really matters as much as it does and how the intricate snowflakes somehow hypnotize your mind to go to that happy place we so rarely seem to stay in.

What I’ve asked myself is maybe it’s not just winter. Maybe it’s not just the cold or deafening sounds. Maybe it’s the white factor. The colour white (which isn’t really a colour, it’s a shade) is universally represented as pure. Something clean, untouched, good, righteous, love and so on and so forth. If we take and substitute the snow as a form or purity that covers our surroundings, if only for a moment everything seems right with the world. If we blanket our misgivings, mistakes, un-satisfying jobs, negative bank accounts, broken relationships and our disease riddled bodies in the purest of pure, the whitest of whites what do we get? Peace. Purity in our minds and righteousness in our souls. Isaiah 1:18 makes it even more interesting by saying:

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. (NIV version)

When God said this he was talking about his rebellious nation, the Israelites. Time and time again they served him and then rebuked him over and over again, for many years. All God was saying is that if they recognized him as their God and turned from their wicked ways He would reward them with many great things such as peace, love, acceptance, forgiveness, self-worth and so much more. His ultimate reward being eternal life in a world with no pain or suffering. And though it may not always be immediate we must remember that nothing in this world is, so why do sometimes think his rewards or answer to prayers should come in their time frame and not his? Everything does happen for a reason and if we get the chance to live long enough, we see it come full circle. Always. This makes me wonder though, if all it takes is my acceptance of God to eventually feel peace, purity and love (the blanket of white) then why wouldn’t I want it?

Lord knows I’m the farthest thing from perfect but he gives me strength and hope to keep working on it daily. And if only for a moment here and there – all can be white with the world.

– A.

Monday MUST Haves – Michael Kors Jet Set Deco Duo

Well here it is lovely’s the latest Monday MUST Have! Michael Kors just recently released their new spring trends and I must say they’ve got me green with envy. Once this blasted weather starts to warm up and finally move us into spring you’ll see lots of black and whites, blues and greens and bold prints. I myself am looking forward to picking up this beauty below:

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As soon as I laid my baby hazel’s on this beaute I could feel my eyes widen and a tiny smirk creep up on my face. The crazy optic print along with the bold freshness of the green will add a nice punch to any outfit. The only downside? It may be a little soon to be sportin’ this bag but fear not! I’ve got just the perfect fix..

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Yes. The matching multifunction phone case. It has a little spot for your iPhone and maybe even room for a lipstick… which makes it easy to dump the bag (not that you’d ever literally dump it) and use it as a wristlet to quickly run into a store or out for a lunch. And ladies, we all know that if it can’t carry at least our phone, money and a lipstick then it ain’t happening right?

Screen shot 2014-02-24 at 2.41.06 PMAnd if either of those items seem a little on the pricier side or maybe just not your style then this little hunk of metal is sure to do it for you. A funky gold chain ring – who wouldn’t want it? Someone’s gonna have to tell 2 Chainz he’s met is match, the stylish match that is…

 

 

– A.

 

Travel tote – $298.00

Multifunction Phone Case – $108.00

Chain Ring – $65.00

http://www.michaelkors.com