Friday, January 29, 2010

sock hoarder: i apparently have a thing for socks

i know we all have our own little quirks, idiosyncrasies, and weird things that we do.  at this point in my life, however, i thought i knew all of mine.  i happen to have a lot of them, and i'm pretty sure it comes with the territory of being OCD (may also be read as "crazy").  i don't use that term lightly like some people do.  it seems to be a catch phrase that all of a sudden everyone is describing themselves as "OCD."  i use this term in the real, medical sense, not in the "i like things a certain way" sense.  anyways, now you know i'm legitimately OCD and, those of you who have read my blog for awhile, know i like a lot of weird shit.  no, THE ga doesn't count as the weird shit i like.  she's filed under cool shit i like.  

okay, let me invite you over to last night at my house.  the weather in h-town's going ape shit again and a storm and cold snap are coming our way.  it was just starting to rain last night, so i did my nightly routine and got into bed early to continue reading a book i've really been into lately.  i pull the covers up and find a single, cushy thorlo running sock in my sheets (my fave)oooh, i think, i wonder where the other one is?  so i start crawling under my sheets and inspect around to find the missing counterpart.  not only do i finally find the missing partner, i also find THIS:

{i am apparently a sock hoarder.}

wtf?! i think, where the hell did all of these socks come from??  let me just say a couple of things: i'm always cold before i go to bed, so i always have to wear socks when i first get into bed.  i can't sleep with them on, so at some point before falling asleep i slide them off under the sheets.  this seems like a plausible explanation for finding six pairs of socks in my sheets, right?  wrong!  i just washed my sheets on tuesday night which means i'd only slept in my bed twice since i washed my sheets and there were definitely not six pairs of socks hiding in there.  i realized that in the middle of the night, instead of finding the pair i took off a couple of hours previous, i go to my sock drawer and just get another pair.  so in two nights time i managed to collect six pairs of socks in my sheets like an effing sock hoarder!  i guess we all have our things.

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monique is one of my really lazy friends.  she has two kids, a surfer husband, and a snarky ass mouth.  oh, and she happens to compete and be a badass in triathlons, too.  whatevs.  okay, she's kind of a big deal.  now, go!!  get yo'self on over there!!

44 comments:

mommara said...

At least they are all cute designs. :) Haha! Happy Friday!

SG said...

I can't sleep in socks either, however I don't go to bed with them on. My issue is that my fiance likes to leave his socks randomly lying all over the house so I'm constantly having to pick his shit up. One of these days I'm going to just start hiding them until he eventually runs out of socks to wear. That'll learn him!

MCW said...

Ummm. You bed is like a sock graveyard.

justsomethoughts... said...

this is what happens when you leave a few socks alone in a dark quiet place
they have no shame
and then there are more socks
kind of like bunnies

Marian said...

Really, you wore those plaid ones to bed;)

I do this all the time...but I like to keep my socks on (though I am kind of ashamed of this) while I sleep. But I hate HATE how my one foot can kick its little sock off during the night. The other will be nice and toasty. Sigh

Have a fabulous weekend. I'm hoping for lots of snow so I have an excuse to be lazy and watch marathons of SVU

Stephanie Hartman said...

Pahahha thats funny I think my socks fall off at night time so when it comes time to clean I find them everywhere imaginable..

Sole Matters said...

I do that same thing!!!

Ashley said...

Haha that's funny! :)

How little are your feet?! Those look like kids' socks!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I do this... but not in the bed. (My hamper is very close to my side of the bed so I toss them in there like an WMBA wanna be star on a nightly basis, I can't sleep with socks on unless I'm super cold or camping). I do however collect a pile in the living room next to my side of the couch. Last night while watching Whip It I realized I had 4 pairs in there. (I just cleaned the house on Sunday.. WTF?)

I get really warm when I get home after cooking dinner etc I unwind and watch TV and well I guess the socks come off.

P.S. My boyf's brother claims he's OCD - he's only OCD when he wants to impress people with his cleaning skills. Which is lame.

Rasha said...

how funny.. i have like zero socks!

Cathy said...

My feet are always freezing, so I wear socks to bed, and then kick them off. However, I don't get up and get another pair in the middle of the night.

I can tell you right now that there's a big lump at the end of my bed and I know there's a shit ton of socks in there.

meredith said...

mommara - they are cute, huh?? :)

SG - i would hide his socks, too. and maybe his underwear. men need socks and underwear so it'll hopefully be a lesson learned and result in a behavior change.

mcw - i thought the same thing.

justsomethoughts - bahahah. hahaha.

marian - i never need an excuse to watch me some SVU!

ashley - i wear size 5.5 or 6 usually.

Summer said...

That is HILARIOUS woman!

bananas. said...

Oh what?! Lady i do the same thing. Haven't hoarded six pairs but i wouldn't be surprised if i found two pairs under the covers right now. Ha! So glad i'm not the only one.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Eww. That's really weird Meredith.

Just kidding. I mean it's still weird but totally unnecessary for me to put that eww in there. Sorry.

Bathwater said...

Well there ARE worse things you could find, I thought about listing them but my joy at my own mirth would probably not be worth the chance of offending ;).

I like to tuck my lounge pants into my socks before I go to bed (I wish they made footy pj's for adults). Of course when I do have company in bed I will sleep without socks-- grudgingly.

A Real Housewife said...

i can see it now: you'll be featured on an episode of Hoarder's with socks piled to the ceilings, and you're sleeping on a pile in a doorway between two rooms.

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Yeah that is weird.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Your socks are way cuter than mine. I have all boring boy socks. Now I have sock envy.

The Only Girl said...

Gotta admit - that sock thing is kinda odd.

Congrats on the guest post thing. Well done!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

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saltsays said...

Sock poltergeists? I'm kind of scared for you!
Those are cute socks though.

B-Dub said...

I am not so into the sock thing, but don't mess with my fuzzy slippers. Socks in addition to slippers is too much. You can't feel the fuzzy and your feet get too hot. Yesterday my fuzzies were GONE!!! Apparently the hubs commandeered them for a trip to the kitchen and didn't return them to the exact place I put them EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Jerk.

Meredith Travels said...

Love it! next thing you know you're going to find a sock in the leg of your jeans!

Now I'm YOUR newest follower!

Meredith

Ams said...

You kill me....
I have some weird things I do too... but I don't know if I am ready to expose them to the blogging world ;)
Have a great FRIDAY and a great WEEKEND lovely lady!
woot!

Natalie said...

Definitely weird, but at least made for an interesting post.
I love sleeping socks. Specifically the soft, fuzzy ones from Bath & Bodyworks. The hubs, however, does not like me to sleep in socks. Nightly, it's a fight for me to keep them on. He usually waits til i'm asleep & will pull them off with his toes. It drives me crazy.

Masala Chica said...

if you're going to be a hoarder, at least it is socks and not other people's underwear or something cooky like that. I think I am a sock hoarder too. But my problem is - I won't throw out the spares because I am convinced they will show up one day.

Sigh. But they never do.

However, I still don't throw them out.

We should start a support group, k?

Kiran

Jaime said...

I do the same thing with my socks, except the getting up in the middle of the night to put on another pair. Now, THATS weird! ;p

Oh, and I LOVE the cushy Thorlo socks!! My favorite too!! I was DEVASTATED that they were all in the washer when my electricity went out the night before my marathon and I couldn't wear them!! Had to use old socks that gave me blisters!! :(

CurlyGirl Darc said...

we are twins that were separated at birth (although, i still don't know where my crazy curly hair came from).

not only do i hate when people repeatedly misuse the term OCD, but I also have about 10 pairs of socks under my covers! even weirder, i sleep without socks on but can't take them off until after i get under my covers--i have this weird obsession with sliding them off with my feet.

and of course the socks always just stay there.

phew, i thought i was the only one! glad to know there are weirdos in the world other than just me.

darc <3

jessalyn said...

i can't even come up with anything clever right now.
my dog takes all my socks. like i find them all over the house because he thinks they are for him to play with. i don't even know how he gets them most of the time.

ScoMan said...

I hoard cardboard boxes. Well I did. I got rid of them over Christmas, it was hard, but I needed the space.

I think you're doing sock puppet shows under your blankets in your sleep.

JUST ME said...

I think all my left socks have ended up in your bed.

Short Southern Momma said...

LMAO...you are seriously cracking me up girl! XOXO

Erin said...

cute socks! I'm the opposite of you--can't stand to sleep in socks. I get too hot!

Kinsey Michaels said...

That is hilarious Meredith!! well, you said it, we all have our little quirks. When you discovered those you must have been like WTF?!! HAHA.

Have a good weekend girl!

Michelle Hoad said...

I have a sock phobia, thus my afinity for flip flops. I detest having cold feet, so my solution is to make a rice sock (a tube sock filled with rice) and microwave it for a minute or so until it's hot. Then I put in bed by my feet and they stay warm for hours. I should make a pretty one out of flannel, but I'm lazy.

RedDreads said...

1.AHAHAHAHAHAHA this is creepily hysterical. When I first skimmed your post I thought you just had a lot of different socks and I was all "damn that is a lot of socks" but then I find out they all came from your BED hahaha.

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Tracie said...

I have to sleep in socks. Have to or I can't fall asleep.

Beach Belle said...

I finally found your blog. :) This post was too funny. I am constantly losing socks. I'm pretty sure my bed is some sort of weird sock black hole. Stay warm!

MODG said...

I do the same sock thing BUT I have my one favorite pair that I refuse to wash and wear constantly. Good thing I'm so sparkle clean.

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Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I am watching GaGa right now on the Grammy's and I couldn't help thinking about you!! Love you, pretty!

hotpants™ said...

You are a weirdo. More weird than Gaga because I don't think she wears socks.

Shandal said...

I have to sleep with socks on! My Hubs can't sleep with them on. Curious... what book are you reading?