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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I thought that was after they died they smelled flowery. Don't I have to die first?
    To be canonized, yes. If you want to smell flowery, just dump a bottle of your wife's perfume over your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertBerean View Post
    Um, CP.... I don't see anything about how long you've had this problem with your sense of smell?
    I never thought of it as a "problem" - but it seems to have begun about 6 months to a year prior to the OP, which was April 2016. So, maybe 2 years. At first, it was just "pleasant smells" which, at some point, my wife began associating with colors. I wish I had documented it from the beginning, because most of the time it was like "ok, that's weird" but "oh well...".

    I still see it more as an oddity than a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertBerean View Post
    Um, CP.... I don't see anything about how long you've had this problem with your sense of smell?
    This actually made me think. (often, that's quite dangerous)

    I have a horrible sense of "time". Sometimes, for example, I'll think of a church member as "new", when they've been a member for 3 or 4 years - time just goes roaring by.
    I do better when I can associate those "relative" events with actual calendar events - something to which to anchor that "point in time". Like, "yeah, that was just before our trip to Ohio when Mom passed". Or, "that was before I bought my Mountaineer, because I was driving" --- ok, that's a bad example, because I had a 2003 Mountaineer before I bought my 2006 Mountaineer. But you get the drift.

    Anyway, as I was driving to work this morning, I was wondering when the first time was that I noticed any of this.

    It occurred to me that there were actually two things occurring. It was obviously before I moved to the city I'm in now, because I remember on the 50 mile drive "back home" thinking that "the city" has "a pleasant smell".
    Sometimes at night, I'd lay on the couch, and think "my shirt smells like that". (the city) At some points, I actually thought maybe my wife had changed laundry detergent or softener.

    I remember thinking that when I lived in Longview, Texas - probably 30 years ago - that Longview had a "Kodak" smell, because Kodak (Eastman Chemical) had a processing plant there. I remember (some of this is repeat) that others would complain about the "chemical" smell of Kodak, but I always thought it was a "pleasant" smell - a clean, almost clinical smell. (And, not in the sense that cattlemen "like" the smell of cattle poop and pee because "it smells like money".)

    So, there were these occasions where I noticed the pleasant smell, and associating it with the city where, at that time, I was serving as interim pastor. And my wife seemed to notice that I would mention these smells when I was wearing a particular color shirt. She kind of made a game of associating my "smells" with "colors", though that aspect hasn't actually been tested. Maybe it should. Just for grins.

    All that to say it seems like I can associate the beginning of this current round of 'odor dysphoria' (I made that up ) as beginning when I started as interim pastor at my current church - so..... August/September 2012.


    Note: Even though this isn't an interesting thread or topic to the majority of Twebbers, it kinda helps me to think through this. I'm kinda wondering now why the clinicians didn't press me about "when did this all begin".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    ....All that to say it seems like I can associate the beginning of this current round of 'odor dysphoria' (I made that up ) as beginning when I started as interim pastor at my current church - so..... August/September 2012....
    OK, so I did a search on "skunk" and "coffee" by "Cow Poke", and came up with this....

    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    ...And I've only noticed this the past 2 1/2 years or so, since I've been at my new Church. I thought I'd see if anybody else has heard about anything like this, and start this thread as a place to keep note on it.
    So, in June of 2015, I was thinking it was "the past 2 1/2 years or so", so, yeah.....

    And, for the record, "skunk" most definitely smells like fresh brewed coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I'm kinda wondering now why the clinicians didn't press me about "when did this all begin".
    Because it doesn't matter. It is all part of the Mandella Effect. The antichrist is changing smells on you and confusing your memory of the past. Obviously he is trying to trick you into rubbing a dead skunk under your arms as deoderant and then grossing out your congregation, sending them retching and running.

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    CP, this thread is about you.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    CP, this thread is about you.
    It's about time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I had noticed some time back that I seem incapable of smelling bad stuff. I mean, everything smells fresh and clean or pleasant or "chocolate". I think I have a thread somewhere where I noted I seemed to 'smell colors'.
    So what exactly does yellow smell like? And if you say sadness can you explain what sadness smells like (and don't say it smells like yellow)?

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    So what exactly does yellow smell like? And if you say sadness can you explain what sadness smells like (and don't say it smells like yellow)?
    I am guessing the answer is "tofu"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    It's about time!
    Time for what?
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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