Monday, January 28, 2008


Several of my fellow-bloggers have listed some quirky things about themselves, and even though I know it started as a tag, I decided to list some weird and quirky things about me.

1. I too have to load the dishwasher "just so". When I was a kid I used to wash dishes the same way. I would line them all up on the counter - plates first, then glasses, then serving bowls, silverware, and finally pots and pans. At least I would try to do it that way, until my mom would come along and mess everything up by putting some dish she found somewhere into my "plates" water. Sheesh. I had to make an effort to not drain out the water and start over. :0)

2. After I have been shopping to the grocery store, Target, Walmart, Sam's, or even the mall, the first thing I do when I come home is wash my hands with anti-bacterial soap.

3. I think it is so boring to go through my daily routine of showering, putting on make-up, etc. so I put on headphones and listen to books on cd every morning. I also do it at night taking off my makeup and brushing my teeth. It's amazing how fast you can listen to a book when you do it at least an hour and a half a day.

4. I am a true fanatical Harry Potter fan. I have read the books 3 or 4 times and have listened to every book on CD 4 or 5 times so far.

5. I hear tunes in my head all the time. (Not songs you hear on the radio - ones my head makes up. Not full songs, just one or two lines over and over.) I usually do this when I am stressed, and I find my fingers rubbing or tapping the tabletop, pillowcase, chair arm, or some piece of my clothing in tempo. My husband has asked me more than once as we're going to sleep, what I am doing. I don't even realize I am doing it.

6. I like to talk on the phone, but I have a hard time just calling someone and asking how they are doing unless I have a purpose to call. This excludes my parents, who I do call and just ask how they are doing. When I call them, sometimes I hardly even do any talking and just listen to how they are doing.

7. I think that if you have a problem making it through a movie because you always drink a soda and have to pee, that if you get a frozen coke (icee) you will be able to make it all the way through the movie, because the coke has to first unfreeze before it can be turned into pee.

8. I will never play a piano solo again. I will acompany someone or a choir or congregation but will not play a solo.

9. I eat oatmeal every single morning. And I love it.

10. I hate ward socials. I actually really just hate socializing at any organized events.


Inside Stories said...

I share some of those quirks. I'm the same kind of Harry Potter fan. I don't listen to the books on headphones, but do when I am in the car.I have music running through my head a lot of the time, too.

Delirious said...

I think you should overcome your fear of solos. Don't have such a black and white view about performing. If you mess up a little, people still enjoy the performance, and most of them can't even come close to doing that.

I have the "get home from shopping...go wash your hands" quirk too. My number 3 child has gotten that way too and carries purell in his backpack.

I do like socializing at church socials, but my husband isn't always happy about going, so I have to push him to go. Usually when he get there he has a good time.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

The quirks have been really fun to read. It cracks me up how many everyone has in common. I, too, have the quirk about hand-washing. I keep anti-bacterial wipes in my car and won't eat any food (from drive-ups, or candy) until I've washed my hands. (Even if it's with a wipe.) I started this a couple of years ago and my health has improved drastically. -Shannon

Bullet for Babs said...

So thats where my anti-social tendencies come from...but I guess Dad is the same way...