Friday, September 05, 2008

I don't know 6 blog-people...

Quirky Meme...

1) Link to the person that tagged you.2) Post the rules on your blog.3) List six unspectacular quirks you have.4) Tag six bloggers by linking them.5) Leave a comment on each person's blog to let them know they've been tagged.

My Six Unspectacular Quirks:

1. So as not to hurt my daughters' feelings after they fixed my hair at ages 3 & 4, I went to the grocery store with a 20 barrette hair-do. Kid barrettes - pink, purple, green, yellow and blue pastic clips. As people would start to comment, I'd jerk my head at the girls standing beside me, so proud of their work, and say quickly, "Don't you like my hair, the girls fixed it!" and every one of my acquaintances and the store clerks went along with the it.

2. I used to drink Pepsi continually, all day. I had a special insulated cup so the ice wouldn't melt. I carried the cup around with me - driving, walking, talking to neighbors. My family and neighbors knew my "Pepsi cup" and would bring it to me when I "lost" it. When I decided to be more healty, I switched to iced tea. After, that, I'd look for my "tea cup" when I lost it. My BIL thought I meant an actual tea cup and got tired of the mis-labeling. So he named it Fred. My cup has been Fred ever since. The cups change as they wear out, but the name doesn't. Everyone of my acquaintance knows Fred.

3. I love looking at photos. Anyone's photos. All those people who say get rid of guests by dragging out the photos and slides...I'll stay till the wee hours. I like looking at photos and speculating about the stories they have to tell. People, places, scenes, all of it.

4. I hate feather pillows. That sinking, smothering sensation makes me crazy. Give me a firm pillow any time. However, I love down comforters. That sinking, smothering cocoon makes me feel cozy and warm.

5. I am always cold. I wear wool socks year-round. I have a hard time keeping warm and therefore don't usually wear shorts or dresses even in summer. I have a special thick fur blanket that goes with us when we travel because I rarely have enough covers in hotel rooms and family/friends homes'. My children named the blanket Minkie (it is a "mink" blanket from Korea). All my nieces and nephews love Minkie, too, and have used it as a tent, as covers, as a nap pad, and to warm up around a fire when we camp. My dogs settle immediately when they lay on Minkie during storms. Despite being *my* special blanket, Minkie's actually a source of comfort for our whole extended family.

6. I'm very lazy. I work hard to streamline chores so I can go do the fun stuff whenever I want. People think I'm very busy because I have so much time for my hobbies, but in reality, its directly atrributed to sheer laziness. Chores have to be done, but there's no reason to drag them out. LOL