Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One Fry Short of a Happy Meal

So I was sitting here today trying to think of all my weird quirks and habits. I'm sure I've missed some, but these are the ones I came up with...

1. I bite my lips and the insides of my cheeks all the time. I'm sure I look like an idiot.

2. I sigh. It sounds like I'm upset. But I'm not. I don't even notice I'm doing it most of the time.

3. I don't drink any beverages with my meals. I usually have one, but I just don't drink it til I'm done with my food. Where this came from or why I do it is a mystery.

4. Whenever I'm listening to a radio station that gets dull (i.e. war talk on NPR) I loudly say "BOR-RING!" and change the channel. Even when I'm alone.

5. I have to have my hair cut by the same person every time. It's very stressful for me to switch hair stylists.

6. I don't like the "free samples" people in grocery stores. I don't think I've taken a free sample for a long time. It's really awkward. You stand there and eat whatever product they give you while they stare. Then you have to come up with something to say like, "huh, interesting" then find a way to leave without buying said product. It makes me feel piggish and guilty. So, whenever I walk by them, I look the other way like I'm staring down the isle looking for something and didn't see them there.

7. I NEVER answer my phone when I don't recognize the phone number. EVER.

8. I NEVER answer the door when I'm not aware of anyone coming over. Though, I'm usually curious enough to look through the peep hole. I don't care if they know I'm home or not. I continue to play the piano or watch TV at normal levels as if the person isn't there. So don't stop by without calling first!

9. I'm constantly checking to make sure the fly on my pants is closed. Even on pants that have no fly. Along those same lines, I'm also very paranoid about having stuff in my teeth, boogers flying out of my nose and bad breath. I constantly check the mirror in my purse (or the shiny part on my phone) to make sure I don't have any embarrassing wayward particles on my face and I always have gum with me.

10. Somehow, I am unable to finish the laundry. Whatever gets washed last does not get completely put away until the next time I do laundry.

So those are the things I can remember right now. Do you have any weird quirks or habits?


Holly said...

I stumbled across your blog and wanted you to know that I really enjoy your posts.

I hate the free sample people at the grocery store, too! It's an all-around uncomfortable situation!

heidi said...

Kay, You are ADORABLE! I will mediate on this topic and confess to my quirks in a day or two.--H.

It's Me said...

I really can't think of anything super quirky that I do, although I have to say I too suffer from the laundry never being totally done. Even if I've done every other bit of laundry, there is always something in the dryer to fold!

Rachel said...

I loved this post! I even read it out loud to Abe. My favorite is the bit about free sample people. I TOTALLY used to do that. Now that I have a kid I'm like, "Hey! Look! Something you can have! Now stop asking me for stuff."

thebluemuse said...

Sure you didn't write some of these about me? I HATE samples in the grocery store, always screen calls, never answer the door and have yet to completely finish a load of laundry. SO good to know I'm not alone in the world of crazy! ;)