1.19.2010

The Post About Attention Defic...What Was I Saying?

Something Sweet - 16/365
My name is Jamie and I have hyperkinetic disorder. This is also lovingly known by parents and school counselors and bosses as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).


There are various symptoms, but mine are the following:


1. Not giving close attention to details or making careless mistakes.
I often think much faster than I type or talk so I leave out words. Like verbs. My co-workers learn to fill in the blanks.


2. Becoming easily distracted by irrelevant sights and sounds.
I have the peripheral vision of a rabbit. Not a blog coincidence. This means I always see the "shiny" and fall in love.
For at least 5 seconds.

3. Not finishing work, chores or duties.
I have to set a timer in order to finish housework. For example, if I do laundry for 20 minutes, then I get to read magazines for 20 minutes. A superficial cleaning of my home takes a minimum of 11 hours.


4. Losing or forgetting things.
I regularly find my TV remote in the fridge. Or the bathroom. Or not at all.


5. Disliking things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time.
This includes sitting still for more than 27 minutes. I need the following to navigate meetings, sermons, or waiting for jury duty: candy, paper, pen, iPhone, and more candy. Preferably, sweetarts.


{image: Jamie - part of my Project 365. All previous photos can be found at Flickr.}

11 comments:

  1. I like your 50/50 on/off chore mode. I think I'm going to steal it! =)

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  2. AVL: It really is quite productive, although I feel like a 7-year-old when I do it :-)

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  3. Hey you just described me!! I follow rabbit on a regular basis, I am luck enough to have a hubby that can most of the time keep up with them!

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  4. Yea to the ADD's of the world!!!

    Once I clicked to open your blog from my google reader, I found myself wondering why did I open it. Must have been to leave a comment...

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  5. CA: It's good to surround yourself with adaptable folks!

    L: Commenting good.

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  6. That's not ADD, that's Alzheimer's.

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  7. C: Your comedy is phenomenal.

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  8. Is there a support group for this? Could you start one and let me be a part of it? And then we could talk about blogging and shiny things instead of... wait. Why do we need a support group?

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  9. j: I would love a support group. But can you imagine how long it would last and how little time we would spend actually talking about ADD?

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  10. oh i know add! uggh! they have been telling me that for years! i think its a great thing! i love it!i also love sweet tarts!maybe its the candy thats doing it!

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