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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

504. The Disease of Virgo

I have often been accused of using this space to poke fun at myself and my hyper-Virgo-ness. Today is no different. If there was a 12-step Virgo program, I would be the one to write in sections 12.a and 12.b, because I can’t just leave well enough alone.

You get a neat treat today, my friends!  My sister, Oakley, sent me a link to something called “The Art of Clean Up:  Sorting and Stacking of Everyday Objects.”  Gah, what a boring title. Bad bad title (now I realize it must be tongue in cheek?).  I almost did not look because I half expected it to be some how-to thing from Real Simple magazine telling me how to live my life. 

The first picture is a bowl of soup, who cares? But then … you scroll down … and there is the first visual punch. Followed by an entire neon-lighted ring-side match of visual punches on steroids.      

OMG! Or should I say OCD?

The correct title for this little exercise in Virgo-ness should be: “How The World Is and How It Would Be A Million Billion Times Better If My Perfect Virgo Self Could Just Get Her Hands On It.” There. Now you have an idea of the treat in store for you.

Click now, HERE and then come back to my site later and tell me what you think!

Best,
MOV
("Me:  Obsessively Virgo") 

* with special thanks to fellow-blogger Jeannie Huang

19 comments:

  1. awesome! makes my virgo heart purr. I love that he even took the polka dots off the bowl!

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  2. I know! I did not get the polka dot part the first time I looked at it, I thought what is that white fruit? PERFECT.

    So glad you like it, Jennie!

    best,
    MOV

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  3. Wow, what an oddly compelling website. I think i will buy the book when it comes out.

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  4. it IS compelling, isn't it?

    best,
    MOV

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    I may be a Gemini, but I still like it. :D

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  6. Im a Taurus and I didn't want to click the link because I'm not easily led! But I did because I like to see things for myself. Loved it. Especially the polkadots!
    PS I'm married to a virgo who doesn't tidy his own messes just everyone elses and points it out like he's done us a favour....
    -L-

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  7. Dr. Motaki,

    Shouldn't that be

    LOVE
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    ????

    just sayin' .................

    best,
    MOV (-ee)
    so much cuter than a baby sea lion!

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  8. Anonymous,

    THAT IS HILARIOUS! Oh, how bad it would be if I was married to a Virgo (I did date one for 3 years), we would be like Virgo squared (*shudder*). Luckily (wisely?), I married a Taurus. He and I are definitely a good combination (well, other than him sometimes eating my secret chocolate or accidentally taking my Pottery Barn towels to the gym, egads!).

    Best,
    MOV

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  9. LOL On the chocolate and they towels! (Not really an LOL, I'm still angry at the thought of both of those offences and one of them didn't actually happen! but heck I'm a Taurus and don't let things go easily!)!Not sure I'm in love with my own Virgo/Taurus marriage.But's it's only been 20 years. I think I will give it some time. See Determination, yet another Taurus trait!

    -L-

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  10. Ohmygosh, L, you hit the nail on the head about "not letting things go easily"! Yikes! The (Taurus) Husband definitely holds a grudge if he thinks he has been "wronged." I had a boss several years ago who made me come in on a day off and it happened to be the day we were moving (I don't know why I agreed to this, in retrospect). The Husband STILL brings it up!! We have moved to a totally different state and it was YEARS ago, but he will mention "Remember when that Karen lady made you go into work that day we had the movers coming over?" geesh! get over it!

    And, L, I am glad you are going to give your Virgo husband more time, like another 20 years, instead of just giving up on him (it is hard being a Virgo, after all, we need all the sympathy and support we can get!).

    best,
    MOV

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  11. Let's Imagine 2 Taurus together! Okay Let's not... Here's what my friend a Gemini had to say about those photos.
    -I'm going to do a 3rd set of photos where I go in and wreak havoc and mess everything up again.
    -L-

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  12. Gaaahhhhh! A Gemini *would* say something like that! (you know, that whole dichotomy/ split personality/ twins thing). My first instinct when I read your friend's comment was: that is what my life is already like (the missing THIRD photo) having two small sons around! and they are not even Gemini (we have a Sagittarius and a Cancer in residence.......)

    best,
    MOV

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  13. My daughter is a Virgo, and she is the messiest person I know. I, on the other hand, have full-blown OCD, and can completely relate to those pictures. People laugh when they come to my house, and my soup cans are lined up, label side out, my towels are sorted according to color, and my bookshelves according to book sizes.

    Love your blog! I'm Jo from Marlboro Woman. :-)

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  14. I admit the ones where everything is lined up by colour make me happy, but only because I teach art. I am ridiculously random abstract.

    I'm a Cancer, and immediately see things like this as a sign that someone needs a hug, a cinnamon bun, and a chance to talk about how (s)he's feeling wearing jammies. I also truly wondered if the person who pulled all the needles of the spruce tree needed a bandaid from the splinters.

    I'm going to show these to my Virgo sweetie: he's the type who spends so much time measuring, he never gets to make a cut!

    Thanks for sharing these, MOV. I might use the concept for lesson in my senior art class. : )

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  15. Love it! And I'm an Aquarius... with some serious CDO tendencies. Yes, I did alphabetize it. And?

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  16. Jo-- thank you for your nice comments! Welcome to my blog!

    Blue-- I more need the hug when things are NOT lined up, it freaks me out (yes, I am the person who cannot relax and watch TV if there is clutter on the coffee table......)

    Le'Ann-- just wondering, if OCD and ADD (which I sometimes feel I have) met, what would the result be? "I want to organize all these beans, but wait, now I am distracted-- what were we just talking about?!).

    best,
    MOV

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  17. Oh, that's easy. You'd have partially sorted piles of stuff all over your house. *looking around my house and laughing*

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  18. its not about virgo cleanliness - its about virgo ORDER- which can mean different things to different people. I think nonvirgos get this wrong all the time. I have my own sense of order but that doesnt mean if someone else looked at it that it would make sense or even seem clean. I am also constantly arranging that order to make it more ordered. Uh oh...im starting to sound a wee bit nuts. :o) (I am a virgo married to a taurus as well!)

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  19. jennie,

    I totally get that. The Husband will ask what I did today, and I will say, "I organized," which he now knows is COMPLETELY different from cleaning. (I would love to clean, too, but do not always have time. I MAKE time to organize!)

    and what's with all the Virgos married to Tauruses (Tauri?) reading this blog? Maybe that should be the subtitle for my blog: "You will feel right at home here if you are a Virgo married to a Taurus."

    best,
    MOV :)

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