Monday, April 28, 2008

Me? Quirky?

Happy Monday everyone! For some unknown reason, there is no "Manic Monday" this week, so I decided to catch up on some blog business. I have been tagged by Heather to name 6 unspectular quirks about me. This is going to be tough because a. I'm not quirky (quit laughing out there. Don't think I can't see you snickering behind your computer screens) and b. almost everything about me is spectular. But....since Heather is a new blog buddy, I've decided to be a sport and play along.

First, the rules:
1. Link the person who tagged you (did it - see the paragraph above)
2. Mention the rules (um...doing that now)
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours (coming up)
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them. leave a comment on each of the tagged
blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged. (at the bottom)

Next, from Merriam-Webster, the official definition of a "quirk":

Main Entry: 1. quirk
Pronunciation: kwrk
Function: noun
Etymology: origin unknown
Date: 1565
1 a : an abrupt
twist or curve b : a peculiar trait : IDIOSYNCRASY c : ACCIDENT, VAGARY
2: a groove separating a bead or other molding from adjoining

A peculiar trait? Me? Okay, here we go:

1. Even though my desk at school is usually a mess, I don't like anyone touching it. It's my personal space. Occasionally, I will let a student fetch me a stapler or the scissors from the top, but rarely does anyone but me open the drawers. It's just my personal space.

2. I like clean sheets. All the time. I will not sleep on the same sheets for more than a couple of nights at a time. Then they are either completely washed and replaced, or at the very least, a fresh set is put on.

3. I don't smell bad smells. I can usually smell strong sweet smells, but I don't smell bad things at all. If I say, "ooh, what's that smell?" then you know it smells bad!

4. I don't like pickles on hamburgers, but if I get White Castle hamburgers, I will get them with the pickles on them, then pick them off because I like the very faint taste of pickle they leave behind.

5. I always check my e-mail when I first get up and before I go to bed. Not that there's anything much in my e-mail except follow-up comments from blogs. The best part is e-mail from Steven.

6. I don't like cake and ice cream. Sometimes I will eat cake. And I DO like ice cream. But not together.

Tagged: Brother Dave, Sayre, Psychosomatic Wit (Jeff), and Tense Teacher.

Happy Monday all!


Jay said...

I don't let people in my drawers without permission either. ;-)

You would do well living in a hotel where they change the sheets everyday. Always nice!

Sayre said...

I'll do it, but it may take a couple of days. I'm in the midst of a big clean up at work and planning a birthday party for ZBoy (tomorrow is his birthday - 9!).

I hate pickles, but sometimes I like that faint taste too.

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Brother Dave said...

J - It was very sweet of you to think of me for tagging.

I just cannot get into the memes. I think part of it is the idea of tagging others.

However, one non-spectacular idiosyncracy I perform at work is to count the number of seconds it takes the elevator after I have pressed the button.

Some days I do not. Other days I am insanely obsessive.

Laane said...

Cake and icecream together.

Doesn't appeal to me.

Enjoy your day!

Trukindog said...

You don't like pickles on burgers and you pick them off of White Castle's ?

That's not a quirk...your a FREAK!!!

Heh heh just kiddin but that's really really W-E-I-R-D.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Jay - There is hardly anything better than fresh sheets!

Sayre - Great minds think alike.

Brother Dave - Chicken.

Laane - Glad to know I'm not the only one.

Trukindog - Can you spell "kiss my butt"? Har, har. (muttering under breath) I can't believe he said I was weird!