Friday, November 14, 2008

my quirks

What a week! First I receive an award and now I've been tagged for a meme!

I know some of you are tired of these. If you are, just look away. I think they're fun. This one in particular is interesting, because according to Mary at Not Strictly Spiritual I am required to ponder and write about my QUIRKS! What could be more fun than that!?

(BTW, Mary is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism, which automatically makes her quirky, fun, and someone you should want to get to know.)

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog
3. Tell about your six quirks
4. Tag six bloggers to do the same.
5. Leave them a comment to let them know you've tagged them.
6. No tag backs.

At first, shockingly, I was having trouble coming up with six quirks. Me, quirky? Then, as I wandered around the house in my pajamas, talking to myself, eating chips and dip for breakfast, I thought of just a couple worth sharing.

1. I can't sleep without first applying Lip Smacker (preferably strawberry.) In fact, I'm known for applying some sort of lip product before all life events, both major and minor.
2. I ALWAYS "read" magazines from back to front. My mother tells me my grandmother used to do this also, so I obviously can't help it; it's hereditary. I've also been known to read blog posts this way.
3. I hate going to new restaurants. I'm always afraid the food will be bad, the service will be slow, or worse, something horribly inappropriate, like a drag show or table dancing, will occur while I'm sipping my merlot.
4. Despite the fact that I am always telling people to put away their shoes, I have a habit of leaving mine all over the house.
5. I never, and I mean never, balance my checkbook.
6. I love two things that most women hate: going grocery shopping and having my picture taken.

Since I'm now on a quirky roll I'm going to add a seventh: I claim to be a rule follower who is always obedient, but I'm constantly breaking rules. See, I just did it! I added an extra quirk when I wasn't even asked to! And I do all sorts of unconventional things like homeschool, use NFP, have seven kids, and tap dance and sing in plays even though I have no training or talent.

It's fun to be quirky.

Want to be share YOUR quirks? I'm breaking another rule. Consider yourself tagged if you read this. I'm too lazy to tag you myself. Let me know if you play along and I'll write something nice about you.


Soul Pockets said...

I am playing :)

Kim H. said...

Okay, I'm totally going to play...but first I have to go line up all the condiments on the kitchen counter in alphabetical order before I start making sandwiches! :)

Giovanni said...

So where do you keep your check book?

Anonymous said...

I can think of a few MORE quirks if you'd like!

And don't tell anybody you left the checkbook on the dining room table or the credit cards on the microwave. Don't tell them!


Bia said...

I did this meme a while ago and my husband actually laughed when I had to write about my six quirks. "What?! You're only allowed six? However will you choose?"

My husband thinks he's funny...

I'm with you on the chapsticks...I have one stashed in every room in the house, in the car, and inside every purse I own.

Have a great weekend.

Laura said...

I like to grocery shop too but I dont' like if I don't have enough time to THINK when I do it.
All those possibilities...
All that food....

Not Strictly Spiritual said...

Oh my goodness. I laughed so hard when I started reading this because your first two quirks almost made it onto my quirk list! I must apply lip balm or vaseline to my lips before bed or I cannot sleep, and I, too, read my magazines from back to front. And, as much as I had to admit it, I'm with you on the checkbook too.