Monday, April 24, 2006

wierd things

There's some wierdness going around the Blog World. People are sharing all sorts of wierd things about themselves. It's catching, apparently, because I have been infected by Maine Mom. Lest people think I'm no fun, or worse, NORMAL, I'll share some of my wierdness with you.

--I tie my hair in knots. I twirl my hair with my fingers and I can tie knots in my hair with one hand. I've been doing it for years and I have a sister that does the same. It's hereditary and I just can't help it. It's not as bad as it used to be. Now my hands are usually busy and don't have time for hair twisting and twirling much less knot tying. But, my bad habit comes out when I'm watching tv or a movie and it drives Steve crazy. Not as much as his constant tapping and drumming drives me crazy, though.

--I can't stand leaving multiple windows open on my computer desktop. I like a clean desktop. Nevermind that the actual top of my desk is messy and looks similar to Emily's. I close a window as soon as I'm finished with it and I'd rather have to come back to something than to open a new window to use temporarily. It makes me crazy. What also makes me crazy is Steve when he has 8+ windows open on his desktop and he's finished with all but one. Why leave them open? If you ask me, this is more his wierd thing than mine. But he says I'm the wierd one.

--I clean out my nose with Q-Tips. There, I said it. The world now knows. Blowing my nose just doesn't get it clean enough. There are still bits of yuckiness in there and they must come out. Q-Tips are great for this. It's an obsession really, but at least I have a clean nose.

--I like to rock myself to sleep. I lay on my side and rock back and forth. I don't know when this started, but it's soothing and I can fall alseep faster. Unfortunantly, when I do this the entire bed rocks too and Steve isn't into rocking to sleep. I've refrained, but someday we're going to buy one of those "bowling ball mattresses" and I will be able to rock all I want.

--I'm obsessed with correct use and installation of carseats. Wierd, yes, but not bad! I'm just very passionate about my kids (and other people's kids!) being as safe as possible when riding in motor vehicles. I spend a lot of time researching and learning about carseats and how to install them properly. I'm going to be a Child Passenger Safety Expert someday. My 18-month-old is still rear facing and my almost 4 year old is still in a 5-point-harness. My kids aren't any better than yours. Just safer.

--I eat really fast. Steve says I don't chew. I do, just really quickly. I don't know why I practically inhale my food. I just do. I can eat my entire meal while feeding Fat Girl, clear the table, and have half the kitchen cleaned before Steve finishes eating. But, then again, he eats really slow. Our kids seem to eat at normal speed. Maybe they are the happy medium we've been looking for.

It's two for one day here at the Garden because it's What Do You Love Monday and I need to share my things I love. In sticking with the theme, I'll share some of the wierd things I love.

-French Fries dipped in Wendy's Frosty
-Disney Channel shows
-The smell of Alberson's brand glass cleaner
-Crayola Crayon smell

What Wierd Things Do You Love?


Stephanie said...

I am glad I am not the only speed-eater out there. It is not weird, you just have better things to do with your time than eat, right?

I love pine-sol, not lemon or orange, just plain ol' pine sol. I love asparagus. I love watching "Arthur"...without my kids in the room. I love kosher salt, and I love Maverick nachos.

emlouisa said...

I refuse to believe that your desk area EVER looks as messy as mine. You are the biggest clean freak I know. (not that that is a BAD thing)

I eat my food fast too. It's actually embarrassing how fast I eat. I usually have to eat fast because everyone is finished around me because I jabber nonstop.

Katy said...

I eat fast too! Maybe it's just a girl thing. My whole family eats fast though. Dinner - done in 15 minutes, including clean up. (OK, maybe not 15, probably closer to 17).

itybtyfrog said...

Loved your weirdness!! That's what makes us so unique I guess.

Jane said...

I loved your weirdness too!

momofalltrades said...

Oooo! I twirl! I also rock! I also like Wendy's fries dipped in the frosty. So does that make us weird...or normal? LOL

Maine Mom said...

My daughter Eleanor can twist her hair into knots as well with one's not fun for me trying to get the knots out!
I don't like leaving multiple windows on my computer opened either, I'm glad I'm not the only one!
The fries dipped in a Wendy's frosty sounds good, and I love to organize too. Since we have these things in common, I declare you not wierd :-)
Thanks for playing!

kpjara said...

The q-tips thing...a bit weird, but then we all have weirdness and that's what sets us apart! You were just brave enough to share yours.

Found you while surfing/lurking and you make me laugh!

Rachelle said...

What a great list! I love it! I speed eat as well. And the window's thing is so me - shut down the ones you don't need anymore! Although I usually have two open at once so I can surf stuff. My weird thing of the day? I like the smell of feet just out of leather shoes. And I love Discovery channel shows.

ShelahBooksIt said...

I eat superfast too. I think it's because I'm afraid that I'll be too busy helping the kids if I eat at a normal speed.