Saturday, January 27, 2007

Six weird things

It was only a matter of time, since this meme has been circulating through blogsville for a while now. It's not easy to do; after all, one person's weird is another person's ordinary. But I've been tagged by the cat-spooning, clown-fearing K., so here goes...

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about you. [I can hardly stand that bad sentence, but I'm just cutting and pasting here.] People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says you are tagged in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

1. When I pee, I'm up on my toes. (Yes, I'm sitting down -- come on, now! -- but I don't put my feet flat on the floor. Just my toes.)

2. When I go to bed, I have to start on my right side, and then after about 20 minutes I have to flip over to my left side. And I rub my feet together in a figure-8 motion.

3. I like certain things to be a certain way -- laundry must be folded "properly" (according to me) and dishes put away "properly" (according to me) -- but my office is always a totally chaotic mess. It really doesn't look like the work space of somebody who will refold the laundry that has been folded "incorrectly" by her partner. (I think I just figured out why Bill never does the laundry anymore.)

4. I can't roll my Rs. I just can't do it. (Is it because I have an extremely short tongue?) I figure this means that I will never be able to speak Spanish.

5. I prefer listening to music through headphones/earphones than through speakers. I'd happily listen to my iPod all day long as I went about my business, but I honestly can't remember the last time I turned on the stereo in the house.

6. I hardly ever eat oranges because it takes me so long. I'm a slow eater to begin with, but I have to pull off every strand of pith from every section before I'll put it in my mouth. I've worked on oranges for a good half hour. It's kind of not worth it.

I'm not going to tag anyone in particular, but feel free to share your own weirdness if you haven't yet done so. Have a good weekend!

15 comments:

Iris said...

How odd, er, weird. We share numbers 1,2,3, and 5. Except for the figure 8 motion thing with the feet.

I cheat when I roll my Rs. It kinda sounds like D.

Chris said...

#2 - I'm amazed at how many people (myself included) have to start on one side, then roll to the other before they can sleep.

So, how long does it take you to eat a pomegranate?!

Lee Ann said...

You, my friend, are the person for whom supremes were invented. (The technique of using a very sharp knife to peel an orange top-down and then remove only the loveliest part of the fruit from in between each pith division. Tough to do at first, but totally worth it.)

Lick My Sticks said...

I rub my feet together, too! I get it from my mother, whose feet rubbing has been driving my Dad crazy since 1981.

Bethany said...

I'm with you on the laundry issue. Especially the towels and sheets. I just can't help myself with those. Dh thinks I'm nuts, but really, they fit better in the drawer when they are folded correctly!

I was once at a friend's house and I couldn't watch her fold her laundry. I just couldn't stand seeing her fold her towels "incorrectly". I didn't say anything, because she would have thought I was out of my mind.

shannon said...

Are you sure you didn't write my list? Although I never thought them weird. LOL Everything but #5.

My husband is amazed that I don't turn on music when I am home alone. I like the quiet, is that so wrong? I listen to enough music at work (retail) so quiet is music to my ears at home.

lori said...

i'm with you on the roll over, except i roll over to my right side to completely fall asleep!

have a great weekend!

Ruby Banshee said...

Is your tongue tied? (medical definition: ankyloglossia)
Mine is! When I did my otolaryngology rotation everyone offered to snip it for me, but having a short tongue all my life makes me afraid of long ones!

Melissa said...

When I started Weight Watchers, one person said she has not had a glass of OJ since she started.

You know, they have that system where each food is a certain number of points. Well, a small glass of OJ is 2 points, and one regular sized orange is 2 points. She could down a glass of OJ and not think about it, but an orange would take her about a half an hour of effort.

djb said...

Obsessive? Compulsive?

K. said...

Don't mock my cat-spooning...it'll suffice me until there's a cuddle party in Montreal...

flowerparts@yahoo.com said...

i don't pee flat footed either.
weird - huh?

Mia said...

Weird thing #1 might be related to toilets in Asia. OR did you do this before?

And about #4, you can be thankful. When I was little, I couldn't say any word with an "r" in it. It either came out as a w or I turned it into a double rr which I have no problem with.

But weird things aside, we love you as you are.

AmyP said...

Ahh - a fellow orange pith peeler! I thought I was the only one!

Evey said...

I can't roll my rs either. My grade 9 spanish teacher almost threw something at me because I could never pronounce anything right.