Wednesday, September 16, 2009


You know you have know those little things others may think strange but you have gotten so used to them that they are now part of your life. You know, the quirks that make you who you are. I have quite a few and have decided that maybe if I tell them, I will stop the insanity of some of them and also risk maybe getting institutionalized for my behavior. Promise me you won't lock me up!
  • I only get up in the morning on minutes divisible by 8. (6:08, 6:16, 6:24, 6:32, 6:48) not 6:40 though, there are just numbers I know I am more comfortable. I also prefer getting up on the hour of 6 or 8 when I have a choice.
  • I eat in even numbers (only counts for small items) - cookies, if it is big, I will break it in 2. M&M's, Jelly Bellies, bite size items; 2, 4 or 8 at a time.

  • If I really like a book and don't want it to end, I will slip it under the mattress until I am ready to finish it. I just pulled two out of there, one I had nearly forgotten about.

  • Same as above but with movies/tv shows I rent on DVD that I love. I get near the end and fall asleep even if I am not tired, I just don't want it to end. After 32 hours of "The Duchess of Duke Street" series, I fell asleep the last 10 minutes of the last episode 4 nights in a row, even when I started it where I fell asleep the night before.

  • Since we are on the issue of sleep, I have self diagnosed, "scary movie narcolepsy". If we are watching a scary movie at home (very rare these days, I try to view positive things for the most part), when it gets to a really scary part, I fall asleep. Tim and I came up with this about 10 years ago when it started.

  • When I at my parents house, I still rush up the basement stairs because I think the washing machine is going to come alive and grab my feet as I am going up the stairs. If you could see the visual in my head, pretty scary!

  • Just like with books, when I really love a piece of jewelry, I will "accidentally" hide it on myself so I can't wear it for a while. This happens more than I would like, I am starting to think that at this point it I am doing it unconsciously.

  • With the above stated, I am always on a "hunt" for something. I will literally be sitting on the couch in the middle of something and think of something I have not seen in a while and then go on a mad tear "hunt" through the house. Right now there are two things I am "hunting" for, both jewelry and yes, they are things I super love a lot and wanted to give a break to I guess. I will even think of something I used to have and think it is at my parent's house and call my Mom and ask her to look for it (Mom, mustard seed necklace in white envelope, ha ha). It was bad for a while, I could imagine my Mom cringing when I would call and say..."Mom, remember that...(fill in item here)."

  • I have a process to cereal and milk. If Tim tries to help me and pour the milk I have a fit! Don't even ask about this one, I don't know.
  • When I cross the street, I have to use a cross walk and stay in the white lines - if there aren't any (Vietnam, Greece, Malta) then I am ok.
I have so many more, but these are the quirks that come to mind right now. If you know of more that I have, don't tell me about them, I may not be ready yet.

What are some of your quirks?


Andrea said...

I hate feeling my own heartbeat when I'm trying to fall asleep. I have to position my hands with blankets curled around them so I can't feel my pulse. I also can't stand people breathing on me.

The Maltese Kat said...

Oh, I hate people breathing on me too! I should post my pet peeves - ha ha!

Angela said...

This is so funny, I love that you put your quirks out there for all to see.
I can't stand pennies, so I try to get rid of them all the time.
I like rounding things up to round numbers (preferably even) like if I'm paying a credit card bill, leaving a tip, etc.
I'm a bit of a germaphobe so I have to disinfect everything and sanitize and if someone sneezes or coughs around or near me, I try not to breathe!
I know I have more but I can't think right now. B could probably give you a detailed list.
Love you,


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