Saturday, January 27, 2007

Weird stuff

A combination of poor weather and "life getting in the way" means that it is unlikely that I will be able to go anywhere fun, though I really hope to soon. I have a plan to visit another nearby castle and a lovely river valley in the nearby hills with waterfalls so lots of scope to play with my camera. All I need is a sunny day and time!

Meanwhile I thought I would share some little known things about me. When visiting other people's blogs I have often seen a meme asking you to name seven weird things about yourself. I don't know about you but I think it's the quirky little things that make life interesting, though hopefully not too freaky (there are laws to govern that sort of 'weird' but that isn't where I'm coming from). I'm thinking of the little things that we all do or think or believe that add to our personality but stop short of actual psychosis. The sort of things that make other people smile, may drive your nearest and dearest nuts but is kind of cute at the same time or even just plain best kept to yourself. Anyway, here are mine:

1) I can't whistle. I never have been able to despite many people arguing that I can and trying to show me. This usually ends in dry lips on my part and incredulous frustration on their's as they tell me "It's no good, you just can't whistle!". Well, d'uh!

2) I hate baked beans. Everyone else seems to love them.

3) I cannot sleep with any cupboard or draws open in the bedroom. They absolutely must be shut or they will bother me so much that I have to get up and close them. I know nothing is going to jump out from them and attack me but that is not the point. They. Must. Be. Closed.

4) I don't like the colour pink much. I really don't see the need to wear it and have most of my belongings in pink just because I am a girl. You do not see men wearing blue and having blue things all the time because they are boys! I figure there are other clues for people to pick up on!

5) My hair has turned from straight to wavy as I've got older. What is that about? Has someone switched DNA while I wasn't looking? Now, if I want straight hair I have to wrestle with it using the sort of super-heated straightening plates that could easily be employed as torture implements; I have to spend money on all sorts of straightening lotions and potions and things to protect my hair from heat; it takes forever to do and then after about 30 mins it starts to curl again anyway! It drives me nuts.

6) I practice and train in Western Martial Arts. Or put another way, I have a sword and I know how to use it!

7) I hold my pen in my right hand to write so that makes me right-handed, right? But I hold my knife in my left hand to eat, so that makes me left-handed doesn't it? It seems a small thing but this used to get me into trouble at school!

Hopefully, you'll still come back and visit now you've read this! What is your weird thing?


craziequeen said...

Sheesh, girl - you are seriously weird...... :-)

Same thing for me handwise - write right handed, eat left handed.

We were meant for each other, my sweet friend.

Here from Michele

kenju said...

Weird? Why, there's nothing weird about me....LOL

I don't like pink either, except hot pink is okay. I own nothing pink except a robe I was given for Christmas (which I wish had been blue).

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You don't like baked beans? Ah well.

Michele sent me here.

Kismet said...

I am the same way about closed doors and cupboards whether I am awake or asleep!!!

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David said...

truly weird

panthergirl said...

Another bean hater!!!!! You're A-OK in my book.

Blitz Krieg said...

I make the best baked beans.

My hair went from straight, to REALLY curly, to falling out. Hoefully yours stops at wavy.

I'm ambidextrous.

Michele sent me too.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are most interesting and frankly, I don't think they are weird, at all! (What does that say about me? LOL)
As far as the right hand-kedt hand...Well, I write with my right hand but cut meat and such with my left hand---at least at the dinner table. I wonder if it just prives, we can learn anything if it is needed or if we are taught it?
And I don't like baked beans particularly, either...I don't hate them, but I would never choose to eat I guess it is quite clear that I am weird, too!

Would love to hear about the Jolson Story theatre piece...It was a flop, wasan'tt it? But of course, that doesn't mean it was bad....LOL! What did you do on it, B-K?

Mr. Althouse said...

I'm with you on numbers 1,2,4 & 7. However, # 3 does make you weird, I'm afraid! Join the club...


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srp said...

I am left handed. I write with my left hand. I do everything else with my right hand. OK, well I eat with both hands but that is because I like to eat. I use right handed scissors and can't use left handed ones. I bat at baseball either way. If I bowl I use my right hand. In fact I once tried to pick up a left handed bowling ball with my left hand and dropped it. It felt as if my hand weren't attached.

I think that means we are ambidextrous.

Chicote said...

My weird thing. I'm a lizard who thinks I'm a lap dog. Just ask mom and dad they'll tell you.

Chicote the black throat monitor.

Sarch said...

Bobkat I'm in total agreement on not leaving doors or drawers open over night...simply unacceptable.

A strange thing about me. many to chose from.

I know! I have a habit of adding the address numbers on mailboxes together to get the sum (ie. 123 = 6). This is an absolutely useless waste of mental energy - why do I do this?

Sarch said...

Well, I surfed in the first time on my own, and then Michelle sent me back!

This subject reminds me of an episode of "Friends" when one of the girls tells whichever guy she was presently dating the she has to sleep with the Pacific Ocean on her left.

Ps said...

That's not weird--thats just being ambi-dextrous.Such people are usually very creative.
I hate pink too.
I'm totally with you on number three!I'm like that too.
What's weird about me?Thats difficult to answer because what seems weird to one might be perfectly noraml to another!Weird,right?:-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Deja vu time!

Michele sent me.

PI said...

I'm with you on 1 and 3. I have a peculiar sneeze (usually bread related) which stops eveybody in their tracks and is quite embarassing.
Girl?? Why did I think you were a male?
Michelle sent me.

utenzi said...

I'm like Roxanne. I write with my left and do everything else with my right. However I am like you in that I can't whistle at all. Just doesn't work, nor can I float in water. I can swim, after a fashion, but it's not a pretty sight.

I had some martial arts training in my 20s but it's been so long since then that it's valueless. And I never played with swords!

Michele sent me, Bob-Kat.