You're an Origami Addict when....
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- You laugh at puns such as: “In the last 7 days Origami Bank has folded”.
- You can identify the designer of a diagram just by looking at it.
- You have enough square-shaped paper in your home
to fill several closets, and then some.
- Your idea of a romantic evening is sitting on the
couch folding paper while your partner looks on, ignored.
- You're an origami addict when you see crease patterns in your sleep.
- You buy page-a-day calendars after the New Year
at discount price to have “practice paper” to fold from.
- You threw away the tablecloths because they didn't hold a crease
- You've been banned from restaurants because you
leave every tip in the shape of an Engel dollar bill crab.
- You actually think that a chewing-gum-wrapper
ring makes a legitimate engagement ring.
- You're genuinely insulted when people say of your
models, "But it's only paper!"
- You are an origami addict when your desk/bed/bookcase has disappeared under a mound of models.
- You buy a lot of paper reams and you print suspiciously few documents
- Your entire family groans when you pull out a
pack of paper in a public setting.
- You have over $1000 of unopened paper in your
basement that you're "saving for something really neat.”
- You keep BUYING paper that will remain unopened in your basement.
- You are an origami addict when your kids physically pull you away from paper
displays saying, "Repeat after me, 'I don't NEED any more paper'."
- You move some paper and books and find a bed underneath.
- After you find paper you are willing to write on,
you go ahead and write the note, and then fold the paper anyway.
- (For the boys) you see a swimsuit calendar and say, "Wow, this is neat
- (For the girls) your jewellery box is starting to
be dominated by cranes, dogs, sea horses, etc. Heck, even the box itself looks suspiciously "Fuse-like!”
- You haven’t bought a new shirt in five years, but
the safe with over $1,000 in neat, crisp singles is off limits!
- You cry every time you see a paper shredder.
- You have tons of paper and nothing to write on.
- Paper means anything that will, or might with some help, hold a crease.
- You say that's not”clutter;" it's stochastically organized folding materials!
- You can’t remember half of the models you know
how to fold from memory if you could only remember that you memorized them.
- You think there are only two kinds of paper: That
which has already been folded, and that which has
not yet been folded. A tissue foil model counts as both.
- Your wallet is divided into spending and folding bills.
- The wrapping paper in the closet is off limits to
anyone that wants to wrap a gift.
- You are an origami addict when non folders start referring to you as the "origami lady."
- You always keep a stash of "emergency" origami paper on you.
- You have carefully packed so everything fits in a
carryon bag for a plane flight, then consider
checking in so you can bring your scissors.
- You refer to your origami book collection as "the reference library."
- You have to join overeaters anonymous because you
can't make it on three squares a day.
- They kick you out of donut shops for taking all the wax squares to fold.
- Your favourite fast food is the Taco Bell ten
taco deal (that comes with ten paper wrappings in
perfect squares), and you ask them to double wrap all of them.
- At motels your toilet paper looks better when you leave than when you arrived.
- You use up all your paper and you get a panic attack.
- You join "origami anonymous” so that you can get
support for your constant paper folding addiction.
- You invent a new origami model, but the same day
you see it in a new origami book in the bookstore!
- You're on a camping trip in the middle of nowhere
and you forgot to bring your folding paper, so
you innovate and use a piece of birch bark.
- You can't jot down a note, because you can't find
a piece of paper you are willing to write on.
- You manage to go to sleep with a square piece of
paper and wake up to it being folded into a crane.
- You confuse your geometry teacher with origami proofs.
- Your wall is literally wallpapered with models you didn’t know where to put.
- You fall asleep over a half finished model and go on dreaming it
- Hours of folding seem like a minute, and anything
that disturbs it is like a nuisance.
- You choose a chocolate because of the quality of its wrapping
- You know you do too much origami when you want to
Squash-Fold your wife for bugging you about doing too much origami.
- You know you are doing too much origami when the
whole top (top down) of your grand piano is
covered with origami boxes (fifty plus), not to
mention that they are crowding out the large
seashells that usually reside there.
-> It’s not too much until the piano collapses
under the weight of origami boxes.
- You rush out of something saying "I've got to get
back to my paperwork", meaning you know what!
- You look hungrily at someone’s candy only to ask for the wrapper.
- If you need to reach behind electronic
equipment such as TV, VCR, computer, etc., you
first have to clear out a stash of origami models.
- You buy a flat screen monitor or TV and sigh
because you cannot display origami on it.
- You have photography equipment that rivals that
of most professional photographers.
- When you browse origami books and paper online,
your toddler exclaims: “looks! That’s mamma’s papers!”
- You get a notice that a “package” has arrived at
the post-office and you rush over faster than you
did when you brought your labouring wife to the hospital
- When you spend eight hours folding something
ridiculous, but all your friends say "not again!"
- When you go to a movie and all you can think of
is how to make the main character out of one sheet, no cuts.
- You only fold miniature models so that you don't
run out of storage space too soon.
- You only fold flat models so that they can be stored inside all your books.
- You are an origami addict when you fold the church bulletin, and you are still in church!
- You know you do too much origami when most of
your incoming Emails starts with Re: [Origami]...
- People know you have been the last person who
used a library book, because you absent mindedly
forget your folded models you used as bookmarks.
- Your husband wants you to account for your
origami purchases in a divorce settlement.
- You are definately an origami addict when you read this list, and at the end you are quite
scared that you found that you have nodded and
thought "Yeah, that's right" at nearly every point.