Thursday, July 3, 2008

Freaks of the World Unite

This is my friend, Janae. I've posted about her before, and I'm sure I'll be posting about her again because dangit, she just provides me with such great material.
Janae could be my personality flaw twin. Really. We are both obsessive, compulsive, perfectionist, germ phobic, and, well, weird. Janae has a way of making me proud of my strange behavior.

Sometimes though, Janae surpasses my weirdness and even surprises me. Take grocery shopping, for example. Her husband will not allow her to grocery shop because she cannot shop like a normal person. She will pick up a box of cake mix, or whatever, and if it has a bent corner, she will not buy it. As you can imagine, it takes her seventeen hours to complete the grocery shopping. Not very efficient.

Since this is Pick-on-Janae Day, I'm going to air her dirty laundry and tell you how she does her laundry. This fascinates me, really, and I think you will be fascinated as well. Janae does not mingle colors in her laundry. She does separate loads for pinks, reds, oranges, etc.--all the colors of the rainbow for crying out loud. This means that she is never done with her laundry. I like to exaggerate and say that I'm never caught up on my laundry, but really, Janae is never, never done. Even if she did her laundry like a normal person, she probably would never be done because she has nine girls. Now, as I sit here dissecting the poor girl, I've just realized that this must be some strange coping mechanism that she has developed to deal with her never ending laundry pile.

Janae has told me about her laundry routine and I keep telling her, "But I want to see how you feed all those kids. I want to come over to your house at dinner time and just watch." She is not the least bit amused by that and, to this day, has ignored my requests and will not let me in her house when I come knockin'.

All that being said, you must know that I truly love Janae. She is one of the sweetest, most upbeat people I know. Janae is also the Scrapbooking Queen. She can scrapbook circles around me. Which reminds me of something else. Janae is on the cutting edge of all things scrapbooking. She comes on Saturday nights and the first thing out of her mouth is "I found the CUTEST, blah, blah, blah!" Then she'll give everyone a little lesson on how to use glitter, or rub-ons, or the Crop-a-Dile. Whatever. If there's something new in scrapbooking, Janae knows about it and the UPS man is en route to her house with the whole shebang in a big 'ol package from the Home Shopping Network, and Jo Ann's and, well nevermind, we don't want her husband to know about her bad habit. Ssh. Don't tell.


  1. I loved this story... and your friend's name of course! My middle name is Jenae and my oldest daughter's first name is Jenae! (Just a tiny variation on a beautiful name) karol

  2. This is so funny! I laughed until my gut hurt! Now, to defend myself.
    I don't think that I am really that bad! Ha-Ha! I can't believe you truly aired my "dirty laundry"!
    Oh well, so is life. I love you Jill and you should know that you are the greatest friend ever!