Weird Things Meme

Deborah from Weathering Migraine Storms tagged me with the weird things meme. Bloggers who get tagged have to write about six weird things about themselves and then tag other bloggers to do the same. It’s taken way too long to come up with my list, but here goes.

  1. I like orange juice that’s so thick you can eat it with a spoon. That
    watery orange liquid that claims to be orange juice is an insult to
  2. My alarm clock has to be set so the minutes are divisible by the hour. All through high school, the alarm went off at 6:36 a.m. I have no idea how this started, but it’s kinda fun.
  3. Toilet paper that has the end folded to a point (like at hotels) grosses me out. I can go without the seat cover in public bathrooms, but someone manipulating my toilet paper is too much.
  4. Honey is my preferred condiment for french fries. A friend turned me on to this at Houston’s. It works particularly well with the spices they use, but it’s good on any restaurant’s fries.
  5. I almost always sit with my legs crossed under me — what was called Indian style when I was a kid. In my desk chair, on the couch, at the dining table, sometimes even in the car. When my knees start to hurt, I stretch my legs out, but always have them crossed again within five minutes.
  6. I dedicated my thesis to my dog. I got her right after I started my master’s program and she died four months before I graduated. She got me through a lot and I missed her terribly.

I’m tagging folks writing headache blogs that I’ve just learned about. Most of them are new bloggers and all of them write interesting posts. I’m looking forward to learning more about the people behind the blogs.

If you’ve been tagged, here are the rules:

“Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 Weird Things about You.’ People who get tagged need to write a post 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!”

4 thoughts on “Weird Things Meme”

  1. Wow! Thanks for the publicity. I hope I can rise to the challenge! Like Amanda, I think of myself as unendingly weird, but ironically, I have been mulling over what is weird enough, and yet worthy of being shared with strangers.

    Also, like Amanda, I dislike “on the same page.” What’s wrong with “we agree”? Similiary, I loathe when people say “visibility” when they mean “insight.” Something has visibility when it can be seen. Someone has insight when they can see. If you say, “I have no visibility,” you mean you are invisible.

    /end rant

    I can’t stand which instead of that and impact instead of affect. I particularly hate when people say “impactful.” That is so not a word and makes me think of impacted anal glads. Yuck.


  2. Oh, this is so fun! I absolutely LOVE the one about the minutes being divisible by the hour! That rocks!

    I must jump in with six of my own! I’m weird in millions of ways, but I’m going to stick with the theme and limit my list to six self-identified oddities. Here they are:

    1. As a function of my self-diagnosed OCD, I used to keep a certain, exact number of my business cards in the business card holder I keep in my purse. When I would give any number of those cards away, I would write on my to-do list to replace that exact number of cards when I returned to the office. I’ve since loosened up somewhat, and although other OCD-related habits linger in my life, that one is no longer; I deplete and refill my business card holder willy-nilly these days.

    2. I watch Dr. Phil the way sports fans watch sports. I am alone when I tune in to DP, but if others were within earshot during my viewings, they would frequently hear me exclaim such feedback statements as, “Phil, you had BETTER tell her to stop controlling her daughter!”; “Way to go, Phil! YOU TELL HIM! YEAH!”; and/or “I KNEW it! LIAR! Leave him, sister! He is a NARCISSIST! GET OUT NOW!”

    3. I violently HATE the expression, “I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page,” or any variation thereof. It really pisses me off that people are so willing to use metaphoric buzzwords that actually take as long to say as the phrase they represent. Buzzwords in general annoy me, but I have some forgiveness in my heart for those who are abbreviating true meaning. But it requires six words to utter, “We’re all on the same page,” just as it takes only six words to say, “We’re all thinking the same thing.” I mean, are people that desperate to fit in that they have to use lingo, even when it doesn’t even save time? (I know this hatred for a very commonly used expression is abnormal, by the way. Hence its appearance on my “six weird things about me” list.)

    4. I love the stupid romantic comedies that everyone else hates, and I don’t love stretching my brain to deal with the unpredictable, non-Hollywood endings to quality romance films. I am very sorry to admit this, as I truly do assess myself as an intelligent, evolved woman, but I would take a viewing of “You’ve Got Mail” over “Casablanca” any day.

    5. I refuse to cook. I have consulted a cookbook less than a handful of times in my life – literally – and I have zero interest in ever following a recipe and creating something from it … or in making something edible from my own creative resources, for that matter. It’s not being a woman that makes me think this is abnormal, as I am not a sexist; I just think it’s odd for any human being to have almost literally never cooked anything (not including spaghetti and other such simple fare; I’ve cooked in that regard) in his/her life.

    6. I have three Bobby Brown songs on my iPod. I just purchased them the other day. I can’t stop listening to them. “What is this, a blizzard, that I can’t have money in my pocket and not have people talking about me?” Classically ridiculous lyrics such as these just keep me coming back to jam on BB’s songs!

    I can totally picture you watching Dr. Phil. You could do a podcast of it — I bet it would be super popular. 🙂


  3. I completely agree about the orange juice! I love to chew my juice!!

    Wow, I didn’t expect anyone to say that! What’s the point without pulp?


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