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    by Beata Henrichs-Lieb January 11, 2017

    OBSESSION

    I don't care if the bow isn't perfect, but it drives me nuts if the sheets and pillowcases are not a complete set. No dust ruffle? Unacceptable. The Roman shades are wonky when you draw them up? Not ok. Foam filling in pillows and cushions? Sorry, but No. Is that obsessive? I'm not sure;  that could just be taste. I do however know the way it makes me feel when those things are out of order. I feel out of order. I feel like they must be addressed immediately, and that is where it drifts from just being the way I like things into being obsessive.

    My real obsessive behaviors are very obvious. For example, I read emails and texts hundreds of times, over and over long after they have been sent. I watch video clips hundreds of times. I find it hard to not hit "send". If I find a song I like or rediscover an old tune I'll play it continuously... Obsessively. I'm like a dog that hears the whine of a vacuum and goes nuts. I can't help myself. I'd like to say I do this for some intellectual pursuit. But really I think it just brings me some kind of comfort. They are all ways that I use to soothe myself. 

    Now don't get me wrong, obsessive behavior works for me because I really can get some things done. And done well. But it can also work against me. It can be a massive time waster and even sometimes embarrassing if I get caught. 

    As you can imagine the invention of the World Wide Web has really enabled this obsessive behavior, but the invention of the iPhone has brought me to my knees a few times.

    When does it stop? It doesn't. Eventually I move onto some new clip or song, another email, a fresh text chain. Never to be looked at again. The objects of my obsessive behavior fading away like a school girl crush. 

    Hell, I'll probably read this post over a few hundred times.

    OUR CURRENT TOP OBSESSIONS:

    Hair (above by Richard Avedon)

    Old Georgian Farmhouses

    Our own Instagram account & others:
    @ferrarifansf1
    @hollywoodforeverkevin
    @frankdibiasi 
    @irvingandfine
    @froghouse 
    @burning_ships 
    @georgecortina 
    @jsun217

    F1

    Classic Cars

    Spotify Playlists:
    Underworld - Born Slippy Nuxx

    Bobby Shmurda - Living Life
    Waylon Jennings - Only Daddy That Will Walk The Line 
    Pink Floyd - Fearless
    The Crystals - He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
    Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times 
    New Order - Age of Consent

    Dried Cherries & Almonds

    Serena & Lily




    Beata Henrichs-Lieb
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