Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Oh. My. Gosh. I discovered recently that this ailment/syndrome that I suffer from has a name: TMI Syndrome.
I know I'm not alone in my suffering; there are countless others afflicted with this ailment, some of whom admit it, others who prefer to look the other way.
All my life I recognized the symptoms, but did not put a formal name to them. If given a symptoms checklist, I'd probably have to tick off YES for almost every question.
Does your stomach clench oftentimes for no apparent reason? YES.
Does your brain sometimes feel like it's working in overdrive, like a computer that just wants to spew out a lot? YES.
Do your cheeks flush at these times? YES.
Do you tend to be impatient at times? YES.
Do you sometimes stumble over your words as you're speaking? YES.
Do you sometimes suffer from feelings of guilt and regret? YES.
Do you seek attention? N/A
Do other people enjoy your company? N/A
Okay, the stupid checklist goes on and on and sometimes gets just a tad too personal -- asking me questions I prefer not to answer, giving me statistics I didn't ask for!
But yes, I suffer from the TMI Syndrome, the Too Much Information Syndrome.
Shall I tell you how it began...? No?
Shall I tell you why I think I suffer from it...? No?
Shall I tell you when the syndrome seems to peak? No?
Shall I tell you anything? No?
So why the heck are you here visiting me? Oh...so you saw the header and you liked that...and then you liked the cartoon that I posted...and you needed somewhere to hang out for the afternoon...and you thought I might provide some good recipes for low-fat snacks...and you were hoping that you might catch a sexual innuendo comment from some weirdo type...and you like the name of my blog...
Um, you know, my lunch break is over. I really have to go now. Yeah, okay, sure you can tell me about your family some other time.
By the way, I've met some others also suffering from the syndrome, and we've given ourselves nicknames. I had to choose from Chatty Cathy (TM), Princess Loquaciousness, STREAMOFCONSCIOUSNESS, Detailz, Miss Talk-a-Lot. I opted for none of the above, and just went with Pearl. That's really how I'm known best.