Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some Call it "Crazy"...I Call it "Quirky"...You Be The Judge

While reading my friend Jeannie's blog today, she asked us to list 7 tidbits about ourselves in her comments. At the end of the workday, I finally had time to leave my comment and then I went home. On the way home, I got to thinking. Some of those answers were a little weird, maybe I shouldn't have let Jeannie and her readers "behind the curtain" so to speak. At least not this soon, I mean she is kinda new to my blog, I don't want to scare her off.

I started discussing it with Matt tonight and I decided that everyone probably has a little something that makes them...let's call it "unique". So, I am offering up a challenge, I will tell you my most quirky and if you choose to accept, you leave your quirkiest behaviors in the comments. By the end of the weekend, we will know a little bit more about each other and that we are not alone in our "uniqueness". I will also have a prize for the King or Queen of Quirky. I don't know what it is yet, but trust me, it'll be good.

So here's a little inspiration for you all, the 7 things I wrote on Jeannie's blog and a few more that Matt reminded me of. Some of them you might have heard before if you read older posts.

1) I HATE peas. I despise everything about them!! I won't cook them and I forbid Matt from cooking them when I am home. But, amazingly I enjoy split pea soup.

2) I have a non-sexual crush on Queen Latifa (ok, maybe a little sexual)

3) I am obsessed with license plate stickers and I have to look at all of them around me when I'm driving. When I see one that's expired, I yell out SCOFFLAW!!!!!

4) I have 13 Webkinz of my own and the number is growing daily.

5) Most of the time I do my daughter's homework. But not the important stuff (just the coloring or word searches), so all you teachers, ex-teachers, teacher's aides, or generally "crunchy" moms...BACK OFF, sometimes it's just easier.

6) I can recite word for word the opening to the TV show "Odd Couple". You know; "On November 13th Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence..."

7) I am never on time and I truly believe there is a time suck right outside my back door that sucks 10 minutes from me everyday when I leave.

8) I have an irrational fear of sand. And it terrified me when we had to trace letters in sand at Montessori School.

9) For years I believed that the song "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins was about people who couldn't find a hotel room while on vacation.

10) When I was in first grade my grandfather sent an egg salad sandwich to school everyday. My great grandparents had an anniversary party and some one made a TON of sandwiches that no one ate, so they put them in the freezer and gave me one each day. Half of it was frozen, half soggy. To this day I will not even TOUCH egg salad. (I honestly don't know why Child Services weren't called!)

11) When I was 18 years old I traveled to London, England to stalk Rowan Atkinson. I got as far as the outside of his office, and I chickened out. ( I did have a really good time though)

12) When I was 20, I got Mono and my step-father made me go to bed at 10pm every night. I would sit in my room and do word searches. I can do a 25 word word search in alphabetical order in 1.46 minutes.


Now it's your turn. C'mon 'Merica, let your freak flag fly!!! As I once read on this vast Internet of ours:

I don't care if you lick windows Take the special bus Or occasionally pee on yourself ....... You hang in there sunshine You're friggin special. ...


LadyStyx said...

This will give me something to write about tomorrow...thanks. It'll make for a nice long entry too...LOL.

heathersister said...

Daaannng, I thought I was weird, I may have met my match. I have to leave early for work so I can hit the road tonight for my ROAD TRIP, but I will be back to fill you in on my OCDisms. Have a good weekend,I will.

Heather said...

Yes, I have to agree with Michelle: girl, you are one weird cookie. But, then again, aren't we all, in some shape or form?

I am cracking up over "your" Webkinz. I have two or three of my own, and I love playing Goober's Lab (I rock at that game!). Maybe you could invite my Webkinz over to your house sometime :)

I'm so glad you found out the names of the Dora twins. What a relief!

merc3069 said...

I already cleansed myself on Jeannie's blog---do I have to post it on mine to count?;-)

The Wife O Riley said...

No, I'm just looking for your quirkiest. You can post it here, or on your blog.

Intense Guy said...

Gosh with literally thousands to choose from, this is gonna take a while.

You might be a weird cookie - but I likes weird cookies.

Jen said...

number nine...

MarmiteToasty said...

Dam, I need to find some sane blobbers lol


Denise said...

Okay - I can relate to some of your "quirks". I hate peas. I also look at license plate stickers (but I dont yell anything out) and I have that 10 minute late thing too! :)

I did this not too long ago - but maybe I will revisit it on my blog! :)

Nicole said...


YOu gave me a good laugh this morning.

In one point we are total opposites, I HATE being late, I can't stand being late, that's why
i always stress to be on time and then hate it when everybody else does come late.
I guess german puncuality stuck.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm late for this party - shucks! And I STILL don't know what the heck a "webkinz" is....


Weird weird?? yeah, you betcha!

When I have cash, which is rare, I not only organize it by demonination (lowest on top), but by serial number. They make ya do that in basic training and it stuck.

Bella's sock drawer is arranged in rainbow order. God help the fool who messes it up!

I'm NEVER late!! If I'm late, call the cops, something terrible has happened!!!!

Toilet paper MUST be put on with the paper coming down, from up behind. If you put it in wrong, at your house, I'll fix it when I'm in there.

I send thank yous for Christmas cards.

I know, I'm weird! And yet people still love me....or pity me...or something, lol!