September 8, 2008

Quirky for Jen

Because I am not a fan of Meme's - but I am a fan of my fo-shizzle gal pal and buddy Jen over at Blissfully Caffeinated, who tagged me and is HIL.AR.IOUS. (i.e. give a visit) - I bring you...the Quirky Meme.

The rules for this Meme are:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them. Or don't. No one is watching.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged bloggers letting them know they’ve been tagged. Or don't. See #4

#6 Unspectacular Quirk ~ I'll take Mine

I like my dogs, but not other peoples dogs. I like my cat, but don't particually enjoy other people's cats. I like my car - do not enjoy altogether riding in other people's cars. Enjoy visiting homes, but do not especially enjoy being in other peoples homes. Clearly have a quirkly hermit crab/ only like my own stuff weirdo-ness going on.

#5 Unspectacular Quirk ~ The Fan Obsession

I have to sleep with a fan on. Don't even talk to me about being in a completely silent room. I will go stark raving mad. This is why I don't like sleeping at other people's houses. They never have a frigging fan. Not a ceiling fan. A floor fan. Better yet, a loud obnoxious box fan. Now you're talking! And don't suggest a stupid white noise maker, or rain and ocean sound machine - fuggetaboutit. Not happening. Need a fan. Will work for fan. Must have a fan. All others need not apply. No fan, no shoes - no service. Totally unspectacular, if you ask me.

#4 Unspectacular Quirk ~ Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

When the house starts getting messier - I start getting moodier. I feel disorganized, things feel out of whack, I can't concentrate, I chew my nails, it bothers me to no stinking end. That's my quirk. I am completely ADD when it comes to a messy house. I cannot sit still - I cannot stand it. It puts me in a bad mood. And everyday that goes by that it's messy - I feel myself getting more and more frustrated. When I'm cleaning - I often sing out loud and feel like I'm purging. Sick. Sick. Sick behavior. Why can't I be like everyone else and just veg on the couch with no guilt? Instead, I see the mess - and literally can't relax. I'm rolling my own eyes at myself right now. That's why it's called a quirk.

#3 Unspectacular Quirk ~ Bring on the Neatly Folded Charmin

As an IBS sufferer (a completely different meme) I have a long standing love affair with Charmin - aka the best toilet paper ever. I fold tp into neat little squared piles while I' know. What I mean is, I pull and fold over one, two, three times and there I have a nice little blanket for...well, you know. I once got found out at a party, when I folded one too many of my little "blankets" in advance and left it on the top of the toilet paper roll. Seriously. I got called out! You know who you are, V! They still laugh about that one. Meanwhile, I'm still making blankets daily. Don't tell me you're all still wadding it all up in a crinkly messy ball of paper like when we were three? Puuuleeeaase, people. Maybe this is a spectacular quirk. I happen to find it pretty spectabulous.

#2 Unspectacular Quirk ~ Forgetful Jones locks the door...or did he?

I check locks several times at night. Before you launch into an OCD speech after #4 above, I do it because I can't remember if I did it already. I'm like Forgetful Jones over there. (If you actually remember him, then I love you by default, because it means you're either as old as me or older - I heart you) Just like when I'm pulling out of the garage and can't remember if I closed the garage door as I make my way up the street. My remedy for this 90 year old behavior? Saying out loud "I'm closing the garage door now" as I'm pushing the remote control. Sound crazy? Not as crazy as I look to the neighbors when every day they see me pull out and leave, and then come circling back in reverse five minutes later. They must think I'm crazy! I'm not - just quirky.

#1 Unspectacular Quirk ~ Shower Routine

And the winner is?!?!?!?! My #1 Unspectacular Quirk is that I absolutely shower the exact same way every time. There is no deviation. It's rinse, shampoo and leave to sit, wash face, shave, rinse. Conditioner and leave to sit for a few more, soap and scrub, rinse, and done. I just went through it my mind and it's interesting. Because I never even give it a thought when I'm in there. And I bet you don't either. I'll also bet the vast majority of you just thought about your shower routine and are thinking to yourself even now, "I guess I do the same thing everytime too." In the same order. Every time. We are, all of us, creatures of habit. And quirky. Oh, and I wish my shower head was as nice as this one. Dangit.

You just read it, so considered yourself tagged. We all want to know you're quirky junk.

Seacreast Out.


Robyn said...

You know I am so with you on the fan girl!! Have fan...will travel!! And who will ever forget going to V's immaculate bathroom to find your TP already neatly folded?

Fun facts!!

Love ya!

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! I sleep with a fan too! It is an absolute must! I can't stop giggling right now. I am so glad I am not alone.

Funny stuff!

Anonymous said...

OK, first of all, how can you not enjoy the Meme? I thought you would be a meme lover?

I thank you for doing it, though, because I know very few people to tag who wouldn't be all, "Huh, who the frick is this?"

And your meme was supah funny! Quite enjoyable. Particularly the TP section.You say I crack you up, but YOU crack ME up everytime I come over here. (Unless you make me cry.)

Thanks, girl!


Kayce said...

Must have fan for me too, a huge must! Oh and the locks...yeah that's me too. LOL Thanks for the good morning laugh!

redmaryjanes said...

I check the locks too and my curling iron. I'm getting better, I used to check the stove every night too.
Tonight I'm going to have to check out the shower routine. I have a sneaky suspicion I may have a nightly ritual too ( I always shower at night ).

Kelly & Todd said...

I have to admit that hubby and I are HUGE "fan people". In fact regardless of the time of year we have not one, but two fans going each night. It's gotten to the point where we even travel with a fan and an extension cord. I just can't sleep without the noise and Todd can't sleep without the cool breeze. I'm so happy to know we aren't alone in this b/c our families think we're nuts.

I loved the shout-out to "Forgetful Jones" he's one of my favoriet characters and my sisters and I usually say "oh, don't be a Forgetful Jones and remember to bring such and such". Too funny.

Thanks for stopping over at our blog. I'm not the best with posting/commenting, but I love reading your blog. I second one of the comments before mine, you always have a way of either making me laugh or cry - but regardless I always feel better after stopping by.

Have a great week!

-- kelly :-)

Kelley said...

Seriously, girl! I totally forgot about the neatly folded TP in Val's bathroom...and the little squares you left for us at retreat! HA!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness, Kelley totally beat me to my comment! I was going to bring up the very neatly folded toilet paper that always awaited us on the retreat. It is a strange quirk but I would be lying if I said I didn't really enjoy having those wonderful little squares waiting for me. I am, after all, a scruncher. :-)

Love you!

Suz said...

I think I may be your long lost twin! I am so glad someone else gets the fan thing! Seriously! I am not as worried about my locks as I am if I shut the garage door. And I am working on the house thing for whenever we have a little one! You crack me up! BTW - I have named my IBS demon Pete, as in Pete the Parasite. People probably think I am pregnant when I rub my belly and tell him to go back to sleep, but if you can't find the humor in that, then oh well!

Kristy said...

Hi Christie, this comment has nothing to do about your latest post although I loved it and I am with you girlie on the FAN and CLEAN HOUSE thing!!!

On wednesday nights at church I teach the ninth grade girls but before class we have a speaker and then worship. Today a 17 year old senior from school named Brady talked about his mission trips that he has been doing since the age of 14. This summer he went to Ethiopia and had made videos with his pictures , and also had what seemed to be the perfect christian song playing for every picture. But some well all of the pictures were of the children and their families and no more than the movie started I immediately thought of Quint. The pictures were all so hard to look at and the tears were flowing quite heavily for several of us but thru it all I saw a "light" because I knew at least one baby who got out of that situation. I kept seeing Quint's beautiful face in my mind and I just wanted to tell you thank you. Thank you for saving him, thank you for being awesome God given parents to him. All three of you are so blessed. I want Franceska home so bad it hurts and I know you know exactly what I am talking about. But Christie words are so not enough...thank you . I don't even know all of you in person but I love all of you and I love that little guy so much , my heart grows every time I see that face. God bless you Christie

Love and blessings, Kristy