Sunday, June 01, 2008

6 Quirks

I inadvertantly got tagged to share six of my quirks. Thanks Amanda, remind me to call you sometime and we can talk about feet and grocery checkouts, lol. ;)

Here are my six quirks:

1 - I'm a freak about loading the dishwasher. I think I can fit more dishes into the dishwasher than anyone else. Once I told my husband that my sister ALLEGES to be the best dishwasher loader in the world, and he said, "Can't you just let her have that?" NO, she is good, but I could take her in a dishwasher loading battle.

2 - I like the gritty feel of a real pearl against my teeth, and like to compare it to the slippery feel of fake pearls. Which got me in trouble once, because I was telling a friend about it and she got out this string of "real" pearls her parents had given her as a gift. i bet you can guess what happened - No grit. She promptly told me my pearl teeth thing was a HOAX. But I'm telling you. Go scratch your tooth on a real pearl right now.

3 - I'm a better driver when good music is playing and I get carsick if too much bad music is on. I've got a theory that singing along to good music busies the easily distractable part of my mind so that the more serious part can concentrate on the death trap we like to refer to as a daily commute.

4 - I like to play stupid computer games like Minesweeper and Free Cell. But you're thinking about calling SHENANIGANS on me, because that's not very quirky. Don't you worry though, because it gets quirkier. In fact, I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, it's been my little secret until now. When I play I pretend I'm playing in an intra-galactic tournament with real Space Mines and the fate of the human race hinges on whether I can clear the board quickly and safely. (See, I told you.)

5 - I have SO MANY public bathroom quirks. I could probably come up with 6 all on this subject. I hate it when I'm the only person in a bathroom with a lot of stalls and someone comes in and goes in the stall RIGHT NEXT TO ME. I use a paper towel to open the door of the bathroom when I leave, and if they don't have paper towels I open the door with my pinky on the part of the handle/lever that is the least likely to have been touched frequently. I get so mad at foot flushers because if a non-hand-washer flushes that toilet with their hand, then they get floor germs on the handle of the stall and the handle of the exit.

6 - I have food try-outs at every meal. This means I take a bite of everything (sometimes it takes a few bites to decide) and rank everything. Then I eat all of my least favorite thing, then all of the next least favorite thing, etc, so I always eat my most favorite thing last. And with the most favorite thing I prepare a "best bite" to be eaten very last and I get very waspish if I offer to share with my husband and he goes right for the best part of the favorite thing. I give him LOOKS, which he mostly ignores. (Or, let's be honest - he doesn't ignore the looks, he's just oblivious to them.)

Those are the quirkiest quirks I can think of and I hope you all feel better about yourselves now that you know what a freak I am.

Now that you're feeling all great and normal - TAG - if you read this you have to write about your quirkiest 6 quirks.


Amanda said...

I don't know why people don't get the unwritten rules of the bathroom. It's like in an always put maximum distance between yourself and the other people. Same in the bathroom. Even if you're my best friend I don't want to sit next to you during this particular bodily function! hehehe

You're a quirky girl...Phew! I thought I was the only one. :-P

shay said...

I have none of those quirks...none!
Mine are equally as quirky though.
I'm probably the one in the stall next to you. I just didn't know - sorry ha ha.

My sil could probably take you on the dishwasher thing, she's crazy!

so fun to read - thanks!

precious1776 said...

I can't believe you could only think of 6. And as for the dishwasher, you know who the queen of loading is. ME. You know it, I know it.

My only quirk is about knives in a block. If all the knives (steak knives, butcher knives, paring knives, etc.) are clean in the block, I won't use any of them. I like to have all the knives clean and in the block at the same time. The last time I got a new knife block one knife got misplaced a week later. Providence, or somebody being mean? You decide.

Anyway, that's my only quirk. I'm completely normal other than that.

RainyPM said...

Don't mention it to her, but this year for Christmas I'm giving my sister a knife block set with one of the knives missing.