In a state of Limbaugh or limbo?

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Main Entry: [1]lim·bo
Pronunciation: 'lim-(")bO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural limbos
Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, ablative of limbus limbo, from Latin, border
Date: 14th century
1 : often capitalized : an abode of souls that are according to Roman Catholic theology barred from heaven because of not having received Christian baptism
2 a : a place or state of restraint or confinement b : a place or state of neglect or oblivion c : an intermediate or transitional place or state d : a state of uncertainty


Today (yesterday since its almost 2am!) has been a state of vegetation, depression, inactivity and the Olympics. I wake up to find my ex/tenant did not tell me that he had cut off the water and was nice enough to leave me a 215$ OG&E bill and not pay the last months rent before he stormed out angry at me when I told him that I would be officially moving into my house in 30 days ... I had been alternating weeks between Kansas City and OKC.. So I guess he rationalized that since I was moving back into his "home" he should leave me with all the bills and not pay the rent that was almost 2 weeks past due. How many in the audience would like to keep their house at 70 and then have the landlord pay it for the summer??

People always say I have it coming and I think they are often right and that's why shit always happens to me but I wonder if this story of hard luck happens to others with this type of ADD disability where I lack the ability to organize. This problem with rent and tenant problems if I was better organized and have everything spelled out. For example requiring a deposit and paying rent on time if he wished to stay at my place.
Why do I bring these problems out into the weird world of cyberspace? Maybe to let others know that they are not alone in these types of trials and tribulations. Let me show you all this excerpt to help understand dealing with space cadets as myself. (sometimes a self effacing sense of humor helps one deal with such pathos).
This is from the Chadd website that I have a link to:


Recognizing Adult ADDFidgeting, interrupting conversations, losing things, forgetting the reason for a trip to the grocery store - everyone acts this way once in a while. But a long and persistent history of restless, impulsive, or inattentive behavior may be a sign of Adult ADD. This is especially true if these behaviors have existed since childhood and result in problems at work, home, and/or in social settings.

excuse me, let me interrupt with this (interupting is a common trait but I am interupted before I can think to explain what I mean because it takes me more time to say it!):
{I consistently was nagged by Mom growing up with her Australian accent.
"John, its always the same story with all your teachers, professors and coaches. You never listen!"
"What did you say, Mom.?"
Yet I often seem to hang around with people who have very little patience with my disability to process and me having to write something down in order to make sense of it! Girlfriends and controlling neighbors can get very upset when they are used to people paying better attention to what they are saying! Mom passed away before knowing about ADD and was always wondering what my problem was. People would just think of me as the weird guy at the bar! After several years of teaching kids with similar processing difficulties and research, I realized that I had all of the symptoms especially after reading a book in my bathroom library, "Driven to Distraction"

Amazon.com: Books: Driven To Distraction - Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood, Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey. ...
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684801280?v=glance

If you think you might have Adult ADD, here are several questions you might want to ask yourself. These are some of the questions that can help doctors and healthcare professionals screen for Adult ADD.Ask yourself these questions and think about how long you have experienced these symptoms and how often they occur. If these symptoms are interfering with your success at home, at work, or with friends, you may want to talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about a clinical evaluation.Do you have difficulty concentrating or focusing your attention on one thing?
Do you often start multiple projects at the same time, but rarely finish them?
Do you have trouble with organization?
Do you procrastinate on projects that take a lot of attention to detail?
Do you have problems remembering appointments or obligations?
Do you have trouble staying seated during meetings or other activities?
Are you restless or fidgety?
Do you often lose or misplace things?
Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Professional
Only your healthcare professional can make a definite diagnosis. If you think you might have Adult ADD, you'll want to speak with your doctor or healthcare professional. Here are some questions you might want to ask your healthcare professional at the first meeting.
How are the symptoms in adults different from the symptoms in children?
How common is Adult ADD?
How can Adult ADD affect me at work and at home?
What kinds of medications are available to treat Adult ADD?
What are the key differences among the different medications to treat Adult ADD?
What are the side effects of these medications, and how common are the side effects?
If I begin treatment, how quickly can I expect to see improvements in my symptoms?

Hope that this was informative for you understanding what you have or that about 10 percent of the population have similar symptoms or "problems"! Please be more sympathetic or empathetic if you have experienced being "lost in space!"

Comments

  1. I hope this was helpful for codependent people who encounter poor listeners. Actually, focusing on others by repeating what they say in my head helps me focus and listen better. Writing notes would also help me make sense of a long drawn out speech that my neighbor would love to give me even though he's younger than Muffy. I dont want to say how many years my junior he is but I could have been his father if I lost my virginity in my adolescence instead of holding onto the burden through college!

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  2. I hope this was helpful for codependent people who encounter poor listeners. Actually, focusing on others by repeating what they say in my head helps me focus and listen better. Writing notes would also help me make sense of a long drawn out speech that my neighbor would love to give me even though he's younger than Muffy. I dont want to say how many years my junior he is but I could have been his father if I lost my virginity in my adolescence instead of holding onto the burden through college!

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  3. I think everythings cool ...i was freakin out for a sec under the delusions of cannabis that part of the R..this is so cool ...hopefully someone else might listen to these rants befor I risk having a beer with the native while okc's finest are out looking for liberals as ourselves!

    WOW, gettin up too quickly mades u dizzy especially under the spell of zzz elusive bud!

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