Posted by Snoozy on June 6, 2003, at 18:31:19
In reply to Re: Gearing up for the single life » leeran, posted by whiterabbit on June 6, 2003, at 17:34:05
I was going to add some more to the interiors discussion, but when I read this, I just had to say something.
> The book I'm reading on ADD pointed out something I found to be hugely interesting...that we don't have the same mental buffers to our environment so we're more sensitive to light, sound, colors
> and textures - the author said a lot of ADDers say they can "feel their clothes". I said ohmyGod
> that's me!! I canNOT wear undergarments with lace, anything with wool, and I cut the tags out of my clothes because they bother me. I always shudder when I see a picture of a woman in thong
> swimsuits or underwear...I don't care how sexy it's supposed to be, how could anyone STAND to wear such a thing! (Not that anybody would want to see my fat butt in a thong anyway.)
I can only wear cotton undergarments, and at this very moment I am deliberately wearing my shirt inside-out because I haven't gotten around to getting out the seam ripper for the tags! And you couldn't pay me to wear a thong!
And now that I think about it, I wonder if this explains something else. My whole life I have been uncomfortable in clothing that "fits". I usually buy things that are a little big on me. If I wear something that everyone says fits - well, have you ever seen a cat or dog that has been dressed up and the way they take off and squirm out of their little "outfit" as soon as they can? That's how I feel! Or it feels like one of those hideously scratchy and uncomfortable "Sunday" or "Easter" dresses from childhood. One of the greatest recent innovations is cotton clothes with a bit of Lycra in them! I love those things.
And the other senses - my eyes are so sensitive to light that I feel I must be a displaced mole person. I've almost always had a very acute sense of smell (I was going nuts over the Memorial Day weekend because I couldn't get away from the barbecue smells. I ended up sitting inside with the windows closed and pulling my shirt over my nose!!)
I am actually scheduled to be tested for ADD - next week I think. Wow, it is so cool to hear other people have the same feelings!!