Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Quirky, Shmirky

I am shamelessly using April's blog to get ideas; my consolation today is that if she tagged people-which she doesn't-she would have tagged me. There you go. So I am supposed to list these 6 quirky things about me, but then I got to thinking that really, I am not at all quirky. I am THE most normal person I know, really. Which, okay, doesn't say a lot for the friends I have, but since this is about ME, we won't go there.

1. I have to write with black ink. I prefer roller ball pens (one brand in particular, but I will use others in a pinch), but use black ballpoint at work-but they have to have a thin barrel. This is not as odd as it sounds; one of my sisters can only write with blue ink, and she has to have a certain number of pens in her purse at all times-an odd number.

2. I have such an intense hatred of meatloaf that it makes me gag, literally, to even cook onions and hamburger together because it smells like, you got it, meatloaf. I also cannot eat meatballs, in a restaurant or otherwise, for the same reason. The reasons for this are too intense for this particular post, but along the same lines and for similar reasons, I cannot eat egg salad. I love deviled eggs, though, so that one doesn't make any sense.

3. Continuing in the same vein, I love bread; not like a loaf of bread that you can buy at the grocery store, but bread. There is a Cheese Factory here that sells bread (which doesn't make any sense to me, but they also sell meat-odd) that they make fresh there two or three days a week, and I can literally eat half a loaf; Asiago cheese bread (hm, there is the connection. I don't know what the meat connection is; because bread is made from grain, which cows eat? Cows which supply the milk?).

4. I have a deep seated fear of getting/being lost. The funny part of that one is that I have never actually BEEN lost, so I am not sure why it is such an issue.

5. I am slightly OCD; I have to check my alarm clock four or five times before I go to bed to make sure I have it set for the right time and that it is acutally turned on. I often leave the coffeepot on, and God knows I DON'T iron, so I guess I have to obsess about something.

6. I love to drive. Not like in traffic (because I also have just the slightest bit of road rage) but on trips; love to cruise down the road with the radio playing, looking at everything going on around me. I would much rather drive than take a plane somewhere, even though I also love to fly.

Hm. None of those sounds very quirky to me; I am sure there are a lot of other things about me that are much more odd, but really, I just can't think of any right now!


April said...

Because bread is an excellent vehicle for cheese.
One of these days, you have to blog about the meatloaf story.

jennifer said...

OH the alarm clock thing!!! Me, too! Especially if I have something really important the next day. I obsessively check over and over to make sure it's set.

The Immoral Matriarch said...

Nope, not quirky @ all!