Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quirks MEME

Here are the rules:
1. Link the person(s) who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

God Bless!

My QUIRKS, thanks to A Book A Day:

#1 I can't stand people that JUST DONT GET IT. Their ignorance eats away at me for hours or longer.

2. I used to have a thing about the way pillows were arranged (thanks to mom), but now that I have kids who really could care less - my new one is the arrangement of things higher up like pictures, clocks, books, etc. If I sit down and just look around and see something off, I redecorate! Hence, a long weekend project a few days ago. I guess I sat down too long!?

3. I am a pimple poker. It was always about my own face, but since my hubby lets me for some odd reason, I do it to him too. My kids cover their face and hide when they see my hands come near their faces. (smart kids). It drives me nuts to see blemishes on others faces, but don't worry - I'll stay back. For some odd reason, it's cool when it's mine, but not other peoples. Ew! Sorry to those sqweamish folks.

4. I get stuck on an idea and it bothers me A LOT until it gets done. I have a to do list a mile long. Which is the real quirk - I write TO DO lists every day. If they get a little messy or more than two things crossed off, I rewrite it. This consumes a small portion of my day, but it helps me relax a little to know I have a backup of my thoughts.

5. It's not the being there that's hard, it's the getting there. That is the best description I have for my social anxieties. You'll never know it if you've met me, talked to me, whathaveyou. But it's definately there, just ask my hubby, who has to convince me to go to a lot of gatherings either by gladly going or going guiltily. Also working on this with my therapist.

6. Perfectionist? Not so sure that is the right word, but it is close. I like things done in a certain way, and I like things neat and tidy. If the kitchen is a mess, the whole house just looks dirty. If the whole house looks dirty, I'd rather be shopping. SO I do my best to keep things neat and clean, but let it still look a little "lived in." (right, Jamie?)

7. Okay, that lead me to a necessary 7th quirk: When I go shopping, I have the tendency to get excited about everyother thing I see. Thanks to my husband's "look" we have not purchased it all. But my other list of "Things to get" is just as long as my "Things to do" list.

Unsuspecting BLOGGERS who should try this out:
Lord, Make Me A Saint - Jamie
A Catholic Harvest - Paula
To Infinity and Beyond- Erika
Shower of Roses - Jessica
Pinewood Castle - Tracy
Living a simple life and pure faith - Christine
Aspiring Homemaker - Susan

OKay, skip this... basically everyone on the list on the right side of my blog should try this one. It really feels good - like a venting moment.


  1. Hey, can I be tagged twice? I don't think so....give me some time! I think I did this one a few months ago...I'll have to look!

    What do you mean? Is my house neat and tidy (please say yes) but lived in?

    great quirks!
    It's always fun to read these things about other people, not so easy to think and write them!

  2. I like how you advised we all try this 'cos it's fun to vent! My take on it was to be "funny". I'm always serious, but trying to make light of it. When people first meet me, they don't know what my problem is. It's simply this: I can be serious and I take serious things seriously, but I like to interject funny into just about everything.

    Great quirks!!

  3. I can't do this because my answers will be EXACTLY the same as yours. Every. Single. One.


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