It's nice to have some affirmation on the straw thing. I've gotten many wierd looks from waitresses when I ask for a straw with one of those tiny little glasses of juice!
P.S. While I am a packrat, my spaces tend to be "scattered," not dirty. Don't want you all to think I'm a slob! I even try to organize sometimes. Sometimes it works for a while. Other times, I get really upset because I knew where to find something when it was strewn about, but now that it's "put away," I can't remember where I put it! There is a method to my madness.