Friday, October 07, 2005



I Need Some New Habits

I suffer from the inability to sit still. I can't seem to think straight unless I'm in motion. Some part of me always has to be moving. I try to be inconspicuous, but it seems to lead to some...peculiarities.

I play with my hair, for one. I can't come up with a reason why this is really bad, except that I look stupid. WhenI had a ponytail it wasn't so bad, but now that I actually do something with my hair I don't need to mess it up. So I'm trying to stop. It's not really working.

Okay, I need something else to do with my hands. So I put a bottle of water in 'em. Good idea in theory, but not when I unthinkingly chug three 32-ouncers in as many hours. Next.

Maybe I just need to look at it a different way. All the fidgeting burns calories, right? I have to work off all those Oreos somehow. Yeah, that's it. That's why I can't sit in a chair without bouncing up and down, why I have to run around after I've been sitting for more than an hour. I'm not nuts. It's all part of the master plan...

22 Comments:

At 10/07/2005 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

sounds like you need to burn off something all right;)

 
At 10/07/2005 12:11:00 PM, Blogger bigwhitehat said...

I smoke cigars. It works for me.

 
At 10/07/2005 12:54:00 PM, Blogger TC said...

There was a study that said that people who constantly fidget do burn a significantly greater amount of calories than those who don't

 
At 10/07/2005 01:27:00 PM, Anonymous Stacy said...

Don't ask me; I have the same issue. But mine is more like that toddler that sits on the couch and bounces his head off and on the back of couch in an effort to just stay awake. If I stop moving, I fall asleep.

 
At 10/07/2005 01:38:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

I need to be chewing or swallowing all the time, that's my problem. Flavoured water has been the miracle drug.

 
At 10/07/2005 02:19:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

Maybe you're hyper?

 
At 10/07/2005 04:26:00 PM, Blogger banjonomad said...

reminds me of...me!

 
At 10/07/2005 04:51:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Hey, just keep on drinking that water at the same rate (32 ounces every hour). Your kidneys will be kept very, very busy - so you won't be worrying about keeping your hands busy!

 
At 10/07/2005 07:02:00 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

You could always take up knitting and/or crocheting...

 
At 10/07/2005 07:28:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

"I can't seem to think straight unless I'm in motion."

Does tht mean that if you think crooked you'll slow down?

 
At 10/07/2005 11:30:00 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

if you're planning on learning to knit or crochet, keep me in mind, cuz i need to learn how to do either so that i can knit a baby blanket for my grandchildren, if and when...

 
At 10/08/2005 01:35:00 AM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I am the same. Have to be doing something with my hands, I can't just 'sit.' I knit, crochet, tat, and embroider. It keeps my hands happy.

 
At 10/08/2005 02:14:00 AM, Blogger Vijay said...

Seems it's in your system to lose weight and you unconsciously get conscious about doing something about it which is as inadvertent as you not sitting without bouncing up and down ! Phew, that was some observation :D, and a long one too :D

 
At 10/08/2005 03:07:00 PM, Blogger Career Guy said...

Those commercials for "restless leg syndrome" crack me up. Maybe you have that. I know I do if I drink any amount of caffeine! If you listen to the possible side effects of whatever drug they are selling for "RLS", you're better off just bouncing along. Anything you took to calm you down would probably only fog up your world. And let's face it: a world with a a foggy Nettie would be a much less fun place.

 
At 10/08/2005 03:56:00 PM, Blogger ~Deb said...

Hiya Nettie!

I'm the same way. I was even worse when I was a smoker. Anytime I was nervous- or in a social setting- I would light up. Thankfully, I quit seven years ago and moved on to bigger and better things------alcohol. Don't be like me! hehe... but yeah, if I am in a social setting at a bar or restaurant, I slug down my beer a bit too much sometimes.

Another bad thing is- picking at my cuticles when I am in an uncomfortable situation.

It's normal, everyone has something they do to ease their uneasiness.

:)

 
At 10/08/2005 07:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a total fidgeter too.

(Hence all the computer time typing.)

It does burn calories!

:) Alice - off on another adventure. See you soon. My evil twin has assumed command of the blog.

 
At 10/08/2005 07:40:00 PM, Blogger Neo said...

I'll drink to that ;P

 
At 10/08/2005 07:47:00 PM, Blogger Cori said...

I wish i had your energy! I could sit and sit and sit. You should take up Knitting. I bet you could knit a scarf all the way to to me in a matter of days!

 
At 10/08/2005 08:42:00 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

I've got the hair habit too...I have been playing with my hair all my life. Once my mom told me a story about a guy who shot and killed a woman because the way she played with her hair all time bothered him. It didn't stop me.

 
At 10/08/2005 08:46:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

I have a habit of making completely self-referential comments on blogs.

See?

 
At 10/09/2005 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Rose~ said...

Nettie,
Am I imagining things or did you change your profile? I thought you said you walked around singing Christmas songs all the time. (was that someone else...if so, sorry...I've lost some brain cells along the way). Thanks for commenting on my REAL blog! (which one?) :~)

 
At 10/09/2005 05:28:00 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Oh, how familiar. That sounds like me at work. I have to get up from my chair every 20 minutes or so and do something, and I have to keep my hands busy while I'm at the desk whether that means typing or doodling or whatever. When I'm at home I crochet. I've already done one whole blanket and have started another, and have made numerous scarves. I am thus now also addicted to scarves.

 

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