I have to agree with this one.  No socks during sex!  The couple that model their feet for this photo are married.
This photo is from i am neurotic (and so are you).  Check out the book!

I have to agree with this one.  No socks during sex!  The couple that model their feet for this photo are married.

This photo is from i am neurotic (and so are you).  Check out the book!

It’s really difficult cutting a hole in the middle of a roast beef sandwich.  I think it turned out well, but admittedly, it took two tries (two sandwiches) to cut the perfect hole.  This picture is one of many, many more from the book i am neurotic (and so are you).  Check out a copy today!

It’s really difficult cutting a hole in the middle of a roast beef sandwich.  I think it turned out well, but admittedly, it took two tries (two sandwiches) to cut the perfect hole.  This picture is one of many, many more from the book i am neurotic (and so are you).  Check out a copy today!

This is another very popular neurosis.  Tapping your tank for a round number.
This photo and many more can be found in i am neurotic (and so are you)!  Remember to check out a copy!

This is another very popular neurosis.  Tapping your tank for a round number.

This photo and many more can be found in i am neurotic (and so are you)!  Remember to check out a copy!

This is a very popular neurosis.  In fact, I think it has the most “me toos” on the site.  My friend Rose is the model in this picture.  We had a hard time trying to make it look like she was fake washing her hands so I kept telling her to look suspicious or guilty.  I think she did a great job.

This is a very popular neurosis.  In fact, I think it has the most “me toos” on the site.  My friend Rose is the model in this picture.  We had a hard time trying to make it look like she was fake washing her hands so I kept telling her to look suspicious or guilty.  I think she did a great job.

My friend Dan is the model in this picture.  He went to MIT so I expected him to solve the Rubik’s cube.  Unfortunately, he didn’t know how which was a disappointment, but that look on his face was genuine which is priceless.

My friend Dan is the model in this picture.  He went to MIT so I expected him to solve the Rubik’s cube.  Unfortunately, he didn’t know how which was a disappointment, but that look on his face was genuine which is priceless.

The girl in this picture is my friend Sophia who was also one of my roommates in Cambridge, MA.  She was on her way to a party, but I snagged her right before she left to take this picture.  This is her neurosis.  Our other roommate, Dana, and I use to catch Sophia “typing” words out on her fingers when she was really stressed out.  It was pretty funny to watch.

The girl in this picture is my friend Sophia who was also one of my roommates in Cambridge, MA.  She was on her way to a party, but I snagged her right before she left to take this picture.  This is her neurosis.  Our other roommate, Dana, and I use to catch Sophia “typing” words out on her fingers when she was really stressed out.  It was pretty funny to watch.

It took me about 1.5 hours to make this breakfast.  Sunny side up eggs are ridiculously hard to cook if you don’t have a non-stick pan so I cooked a half dozen eggs just to make sure that we had back-ups.  I wanted the bacon to be straight (as in not curl too much) so it would photograph well so I cooked all the bacon on really low heat.  That was a pretty neurotic morning.  On top of that, I refused to throw away the breakfast because I spent so much time making it, but I didn’t want to eat it because it had been sitting out for hours.  If I could have lamented that plate, I would have.

It took me about 1.5 hours to make this breakfast.  Sunny side up eggs are ridiculously hard to cook if you don’t have a non-stick pan so I cooked a half dozen eggs just to make sure that we had back-ups.  I wanted the bacon to be straight (as in not curl too much) so it would photograph well so I cooked all the bacon on really low heat.  That was a pretty neurotic morning.  On top of that, I refused to throw away the breakfast because I spent so much time making it, but I didn’t want to eat it because it had been sitting out for hours.  If I could have lamented that plate, I would have.

That is Rich Juzwiak’s cat Winston and my best friend Sharon.  Sharon and I are big fans of Rich’s fourfour blog, and I thought it would be awesome to use Winston in the cat neurosis.  Rich was nice enough to have us over his house and coerce Winston into cooperating with us.  Winston is just as cute in person as he is in all his pictures and videos.  Thanks, Rich!

That is Rich Juzwiak’s cat Winston and my best friend Sharon.  Sharon and I are big fans of Rich’s fourfour blog, and I thought it would be awesome to use Winston in the cat neurosis.  Rich was nice enough to have us over his house and coerce Winston into cooperating with us.  Winston is just as cute in person as he is in all his pictures and videos.  Thanks, Rich!

When we were done with this photo, I HAD to fix that entire stack of paper.  This is definitely a neurosis I share with the person who submitted it.

When we were done with this photo, I HAD to fix that entire stack of paper.  This is definitely a neurosis I share with the person who submitted it.

the i am neurotic migration and other news

I have some great news today! The blog has been redesigned with added user friendly features including search, tag clouds, and recent comments. Readers will also now be able to send in illustrations or photos with their submissions.  These new improvements should make browsing and searching the blog much easier.

Unfortunately, these improvements come at a small cost.  It would have been difficult to integrate these new features into Tumblr so the blog had to be migrated to a new platform.  This means that people following the blog through Tumblr will no longer see new posts on their dashboard.  I encourage those of you who are following through Tumblr to use the RSS feed on the new site which will retain the same web address at iamneurotic.com. More good news!  A book based on the blog will be published by HarperStudio in Fall 2009!  I can promise you that the book will greatly differ from the blog, but I’d rather not reveal too much so as not to spoil the surprise.

Thanks for your readership, commenting, and submissions.

Neurotics Unite!

9 ccs of experience

Whenever I get a shot at the hospital I always ask how many other patients did they shoot. I have to know or I freak out.

circle circle dot dot

I need to eat circular foods all the way around the outside before I eat any of the middle. I used to do it cus thats where the most flavour would be but now I even do it on bagels and there’s not much in the middle.

trapper keeper handcuffs

When I was in school I would use extreme caution opening my trapper keeper because I was afraid the metal rings would snap shut on my wrists.

Gmail is tricky

When I send an e-mail I always have to go into the Sent Items and re-read the message I just sent, just to reassure myself that it still reads the way it did when I sent it a few seconds earlier.

handle each mini wheat with care

When I eat Frosted Mini Wheats cereal, I have to put each little piece in the bowl one at a time, making sure the frosted side is facing up. Then I add the milk and eat them one at a time with the frosted side up on my spoon. I have been doing this since I was a little kid.