I have done so many of these that it must be fairly obvious to all that I am WAY beyond quirky and working my way to Complete Nutcase. But I’ll let you judge for yourself.
MY GOOD QUIRKS
I need to brush my teeth before leaving the house.
I like to have the books in my bookcase organized. I have a religion shelf, a household shelf, a whole section for cookbooks, and the fiction section is sorted by size, for maximum packing-into-the-shelf purposes. If I had unlimited shelf space, I could sort them library-style. Well, a girl can dream….
I need to be ready for an emergency, so I always have a backpack of clothes for me and the kids in the back of my van. Those have come in handy more times than I can count!
MY BAD QUIRKS
There is only one right way to load the dishwasher. (According to Big Daddy, this is a Bad Quirk, and I’d never be a good computer programmer because of this. I, however, have no problem with it.)
When I meet people and like them, I believe they can do no wrong. Then I am let down–hard.
My sense of humor runs toward the sarcastic. It’s not always a good thing.
I am very territorial about my desk. And I know it’s messy.
I find it very hard to get rid of a book, even one I don’t like. I’ll lend them out, though!
MY FOOD QUIRKS
If I am eating at home, I must have milk at dinner–a big glass, and it must be whole milk. But if I’m eating out, I have soda. I never order milk when eating out. (It’s never cold enough).
Any candy like M or jelly beans that come in different colors, must be eaten as same-color twins.
I like to eat French fries with good brown gravy.
The best way to make a tuna sandwich is with Miracle Whip, and Wonder Bread with plenty of soft butter.
I like Reuben sandwiches without the meat. Just sauerkraut, Swiss, and a good mustard (I recommend Koszkiusko Beer Mustard) on rye or pumpernickel, toasted until the cheese melts.
I buy many cookbooks but unless I’m baking, I never follow a recipe exactly. When I cook, I always improvise. Cookbooks are entertaining reading and good inspiration for me.
MY SLEEP QUIRKS (these are easiest!)
I cannot get into an unmade bed and go to sleep. If the bed was not made all day, I’ll make it right before getting in.
I like to have a lot of blankets when I sleep. The weight of the blankets is comforting.
I have to cover my ears completely. I think this dates back to when Middle Sister was a colicky newborn. Big Daddy would take over after I put Big Brother to bed, so I could get a few hours’ sleep. I’d cover up so I couldn’t hear her scream, and he’d put on headphones, listen to Amy Grant on his walkman, and walk the hall with her for hours each night.
QUIRKY PEOPLE I TAG:
If you’re reading this, and you’re quirky, feel free! Let me know in the combox.