Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Little Bit Of Miscellaneous

About a month ago, I read an article about Jennifer Lawrence. She's an actress who's now probably best known for starring in The Hunger Games. The article was several years old, but oddly, the author twice mentioned Jennifer's peeing prowess. Yes, you read that right. She was proud of how fast she could get in and out of a public restroom (or any old place she happened to be peeing). And she specifically noted that she thought washing your hands after peeing was serious overkill.

You will not be surprised to hear that the article was a little odd. But I've thought frequently about it since, usually while using a public restroom. Now I haven't stopped washing after using one, but clearly Jennifer's still alive, so I probably could if I chose to. Hmmm.

In unrelated news, I brought some extra zucchini from my garden into work today. I hate doing that, as I get afraid that I've somehow contaminated them and the recipient will get sick. But I brought them in anyway. Avoiding avoidance and all that.

Finally, I'm getting excited to hear about people's experiences at the upcoming OCD Conference. I decided not to go for a number of reasons, some of them good, some less good. In the end, it turns out that the next two weeks at work are super duper busy, so it's good I'll be here instead. But I want to hear all about it!


  1. I don't know why but the whole Jennifer Lawrence thing made me giggle..even though I think it is gross. There was a survey I read a couple years ago and it was a really high percentage of people that don't wash hands after the restroom and like 30% said they don't even wipe..they "air dry" whatever that means. I travel a lot and see people in airports skip washing or they rinse their hands quick - which is better than nothing I guess. I suppose I wouldn't get sick if I didn't wash, but I wouldn't feel too clean..I think I'd be happier to find a medium and just be able to soap up and rinse quickly instead of dragging it out and getting all anxcious about it.
    Good for you for sharing the zucchini!

  2. Congrats on bringing in the zucchini. I know that was hard. It's something that I struggle with too. Really good job.

    Yes, can't wait to share everything I'll learn at the conference. Too bad we won't see you there this year, but maybe sometime in the future!

    Well, I guess people don't die from not washing their hands after going to the bathroom, but ooooh, it sure is GROSS!

  3. I think even if I didn't have contamination OCD, I'd still wash my hands after I used the bathroom, even though, as you say, that actress hasn't died from it.

    I'm anxious to hear about the conference, too, and which I was going. Oh, well, maybe next year!

  4. Below is the link to my new(ish) blog. I'd love it if anyone could have a bit of a read :)


  5. The Jennifer Lawrence thing is funny, though slightly disgusting. And by slightly I mean "really."