Monday, February 11

Quirky Confessions

In lieu of Manda's birthday, I decided to join her today in listing my quirky confessions. Happy Birthday!

1. I do not "do" fruit in my VEGETABLE salad. Fruit salad, yes. Baby oranges, grapes or anything other than lettuce, tomatoes, cukes and onions and I'm pretty much out. I don't do cooked fruit either. Sweet and sour chicken yes. Cooked pineapple, no.

2. It bugs my sleep if my room is cluttered. I'm pretty organized but I do have my moments when I let things go (usually when I'm busy) and my sleep suffers as a result. I lay in bed thinking of how I should clean my room and usually when I'm finally tired of the clutter, I spend 8 hours cleaning. Hence my cleaning spree this weekend.

3. I like my room really cold and lots and lots of blankets when I sleep... all year long.

4. My bff calls me grandma because I Tivo all the Dateline, Primetime, 20/20 and 60 Minutes shows. I'm 29.

5. I almost never put my clean laundry away. I just dig thru the baskets to find what I want to wear and then when they're empty, it's time to do laundry again.

6. My grocery lists are an art form. By aisle and type of food. And if I make a mistake, no scratchsies outsies. It takes me less than 30 minutes to do about $100 bucks worth of shopping and that includes the check out.

7. I compulsively check my alarm clock to make sure it's set for the right time (that doesn't mean I've remembered to turn it on).

8. I have a mental list of three things that I must have at all times: keys, cell phone, wallet. Only once have I forgotten one of these things. My day was thrown completely off because I obsessed about the wallet that I may/may not have let in my car.

Ok, your turn. You know you wanna bare all!


Laura B. said...

Ahhh...I'm with you on the laundry bit. Hubby and I have been know to live out of the dryer before...ya know, turn it on to knock the wrinkles out of something and then pull it out and get dressed. hehe!

Kate said...

Oh lordy, I knew I loved ya, I think we are twins perhaps lol.

I tivo all the news shows...yes I know that makes me old (and I'm only 26!).

My grocery lists...organization freak with them. Like you, they are in the exact order of the aisles and even in those aisle in the order that they will be going down that aisle. I type them, and If I have to add something, I retype them, I hate scribbles on them.

Per you comment on my blog (about being Hungarian). I've never actually been there, and I don't speak any of it. But my great grandma growing up, when she would get pissed at my grandma she would yell at her in Hungarian, funniest thing ever!

Around The Funny Farm said...

I'm amazed by your grocery list quirk!

melissious said...

ha ha ha, you nailed it! And, um, when WE go shopping together, it sure as heck don't take us no 30 minutes (bad grammar intended - I actually had to backspace "doesn't" and make it "don't" to come up with the proper ebonyx here, or however you spell that dang word!)
Oh gosh, did you HAVE to remind me of that day?? That was stressful for ME, I felt like SHAKING you!! :)
P.S. Is it just me or does the "word verification" get longer and longer every time I leave a comment???

melissious said...

Shoot, now I have to do another word verification - and yes, there are TWO MORE LETTERS on this one!! Or maybe it just looks longer because it's squiggly... anyway... I wanted to add that your dresser is STILL full, as is your closet, even with the clean laundry all in baskets! If I remember correctly, the ENTIRE dresser is all underwear. Hee hee

amanda said...

I do the alarm clock thing also! haha . I also like my room the same way when I sleep! Thank you for participating!! :)

Jane the Sane said...

I do #5 too. I have laundry baskets everywhere.

suchsimplepleasures said...

my grocery list is sporadic but, the actual shopping...neurotic!
great quirks!!

whirligigdaisy said...

It takes me forever to do my grocery shopping. I hate to be rushed.

TheVasquez3 said...

oh i totally do the alarm thing too!!

i had to stop my list at 10...i am 100% sure i could go on forever!

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow! You just named a lot of quirks I forgot I had! Woo Hoo!!! I especially love the never-put-up laundry confession!

Christine said...

I am with you. Except. Mandarin oranges are great on a salad. And grapes. And pineapple. Even the occasional raisin...ya gotta branch out, baby!

Anonymous said...

When you said you tivo dateline, 20/20, etc. I totally ran over to tivo online scheduling to do the same. I'm a dork like that. Thanks for the reminder!