November 8, 2004

Spill It

Between my about section (over there, on the right), my many posts and frequent email replies, you guys probably think you've got me all figured out. Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, here's my request for the day - tell me something about yourself, something I or anyone else probably wouldn't guess.

It can be a quirk.

Example One: I have a weird food thing. When I'm in the grocery store, I refuse to buy the first item on the shelf. Orange juice? I wont pick up the first carton on the shelf, I'll reach behind it and get the next. Same with everything.

Or, it can be a phobia.

Example Two: I hate spiders and I'm not a big fan of heights. Spider + tall bridge = dead cactus.

It could even be a stunning revelation.

Example Three: I found Jimmy Hoffa! Oh, my bad. Not him.

You get my drift. Now...spill!

Posted by Chris at November 8, 2004 9:52 AM

I drink shots of tobasco sauce because I like it that much.

I eat raw pasta as a snack.

And I hate rollorcoasters. You can call me anything in the book and I will shake my head "yes" with a "uh huh uh huh."

Posted by: Colby at November 8, 2004 10:03 AM

I eat ice, alot.

I won't eat cold pizza, but I'll eat cold egg rolls.

Posted by: judy at November 8, 2004 10:05 AM

I don't like heights either.

I have a hard time being around more than 3 girls at a time.

I was born on Friday the 13th on the day of a lunar eclipse. I know, it explains a lot.

I have never gone to a tanning bed in my life.

Posted by: Jazzy at November 8, 2004 10:11 AM

Judy, chewing ice is a sign of sexual frustration. (A friend of mine told me this as we were eating lunch and he was crunching away on his ice cubes.) I adore pens. I especially love Sharpies. I like country music. I vascillate between being obsessively clean and completely disastrous in my house and car. Those aren't overly surprising probably. Um. Oh well, I'm off before this turns into "100 Things".

Posted by: Heather at November 8, 2004 10:12 AM

dead cactus..hahaha. the same for me..I'd be a gonner for sure.

Here's my thing -- I will avoid at all costs sharing utensils or a cup with anyone, even family. I'm not a germaphobe or anything, I just don't like swapping spit with people I'm not making out with.

Posted by: laura at November 8, 2004 10:30 AM

wont pick up the first carton on the shelf, I'll reach behind it and get the next. . I DO THAT TOO! With everything!
Also, I'm stupidly shy. It's getting worse with age.

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at November 8, 2004 10:34 AM

I'm afraid of yogurt. (you knew this)

I HATE when people leave CD's out of the cases. (crap, you knew this too)

Toilet paper must go over, not under. I'll even change it if I'm at someone's house.

I hate when people abbreviate names. Especially short, one syllable names that didn't need shortening in the first place.

I have the guitar and drum solos memorized to every song that I've ever liked (and some that I don't) so that when driving in the car, I can make obnoxious noises along with the music, pretending I am the guitar or the drum. It's lots of fun. I can take requests.

I have no tastebuds. Well, I do. But, they don't seem to matter. There's no difference to me between a hot dog and a Tbone steak. Good thing I guess, since I don't eat meat...but you get what I'm saying.

Ok, I'm boring.

Posted by: RockStar Mommy at November 8, 2004 10:39 AM

I am afraid of the dark.

I love to grocery shop and wash clothes.

I hate hairy backs..they make me gag

Posted by: debby at November 8, 2004 10:54 AM

Hmmm...where to start?

I love to play sports but hate to run. I hate wearing shoes and will go shoeless at every opportunity, even at work. I LOVE older men (wisdom.) I love younger men (libido.)

I hate to match socks, but hate when my socks are strewn about my drawer unmatched.

I can't stand clutter and disorganization but am the biggest packrat EVER.

Okay...enough about my oddities.

Posted by: zanie at November 8, 2004 11:21 AM

I prefer my pizza cold to reheated.
I too chew ice...a i go through three bags a week.
I am freakishly happy that the peppermint mochas are back at starbucks.

Posted by: Amy at November 8, 2004 11:22 AM

When eating at a restaurant I WILL NOT let my utensils touch the table. Have you seen the rags they wipe those tables with? If I need to remove them from their napkin cocoon before the meal arrives I will protect them from table top germs by propping them on sweetener packets or the appetizer plate.

Posted by: erin at November 8, 2004 11:26 AM

Of course I have to complicate matters, but here's my problem: Different sets of people would never guess different things about me (if that even makes any sense). Like for example, people who just met me, would never guess that I talk like a sailor with Tourettes (at least from what I have been told). But on the other hand, my husband and family wouldn't really be surprised at anything I don't think.

I don't know if it's some kinda of mild multiple personality disorder or something but as my best friend put it, "When if first met you, I thought you were the quietest, sweetest person ever, now I know better."

Posted by: gesikah at November 8, 2004 11:38 AM

i wear swimming goggles when i chop onions.

i always sing under my breath.

i am attracted to tall lean guys, but am seeing a short stumpy boy.

Posted by: chlamygirl at November 8, 2004 11:45 AM

I have a thing about even numbers. I can only get out of bed when my clock has an odd time (6:43 as opposed to 6:44); I can't leave the TV volume on an even number; and I can't call someone unless the time on the phone is odd.

Posted by: Monica at November 8, 2004 11:48 AM

I cry because of certain commercials.

Posted by: Strode at November 8, 2004 12:09 PM

First of all, it's good to know that everyone is a little odd & abnormal! This is hilarious! Okay, here are my neurotic tendacies:
I hate clowns--am deathly afraid of them.
I am pretty lazy when it comes to change, though I come across as an ultra-motivated person.
I am obsessive about my skin; I had bad acne in college & I freak out any time I see a hint of a blemish/pimple.

Posted by: naomi at November 8, 2004 12:15 PM

I squirt Redi-Whip (whipped cream) from the can directly into my mouth. No need for a spoon or bowl.

I also do what you do...I never take the first item off the shelf, I always go for the "clean" one in the back (less people have touched it). I always do this with magzines and books.

I can't stand it when the papers and things on my desk are all disheveled. I'm a neatnick, so my work desk is very orderly.

I actually enjoy doing laundry. I don't know why, but there's something rewarding about clean clothes and folding (but I don't like to iron).

I'm obsessed with lip balm and hand cream/lotion. Needless to say, I have too many.

Posted by: Missy at November 8, 2004 12:26 PM

ooh, fun!!!

okay, i diagram sentences in my head while people talk to me. yep. sick. ness. and i eat parmesan out of the jar. with a spoon.

and i know i'm in a glass house and all, but colby? raw pasta?

Posted by: type a at November 8, 2004 12:28 PM

I tell people I'm color blind -- and I don't know why...

Posted by: Bob at November 8, 2004 12:43 PM

I only eat green beans frozen. If they are fresh? Put them in the freezer until properly frozen.

I eat icing out of the tub.

America's Most Wanted had me scared into thinking that my quiet suburban neighborhood had the potential to be a hotbed of crime. I'm still not fully convinced it isn't. First pumpkin smashing, next thing you know, it's people smashing. I'm just saying.

Posted by: Rachael at November 8, 2004 12:45 PM

I don't like square shaped pizza... I honestly think it tastes different and just yucky.

And I do the same thing you do... I will ot take the first item of anything in the store. I never realized I did this untill my husband pointed it out. Doesn't matter if its food, drink, or even toys at the toy store... first item on the shelf, I won't take it.

Posted by: mandy at November 8, 2004 12:49 PM

I once lied and said that I had been skydiving. That has turned into something that everyone who knows me thinks is true about me, including my wife who often brags to new people we meet when the subject comes up that I have been.

Posted by: Mike at November 8, 2004 12:50 PM

I would rather have a bowl of potato chips over a bowl of ice cream.

I am a singer, but always confused about the right words to songs!

I very rarely clean everything off my bed before I go to sleep. I like to have a pile of several books and magazines in a corner on the bed, just in case. What if I suddenly became paralyzed and was stuck in bed with no reading materials?

Posted by: lady jane at November 8, 2004 1:00 PM

When I go to Einstein Brothers to get a bagel (which is probably two or three times a week), and they ask my name to call out when my bagel is ready, I give them a different name almost every time. So far, I don't think that they're on to me.

Posted by: Martha at November 8, 2004 1:03 PM

Heehee! Some of these are great :)
I have a few things too: when I'm eating, I have to save a little bit of everything on my plate for my last mouthful, just so I get a flavour of everything to finish with.
I also have to have my loo roll 'over', and will change this at other people's houses.
I also have serious issues with people putting any kind of fabric in their mouths; this is usually only babies or toddlers when they suck or nibble on the end of their sleeves, but for some reason it makes me get goose bumps and the shivers.

Posted by: Andrea at November 8, 2004 1:04 PM

I do not have a single odd personal habit or neurosis. Nope, not a one.

Posted by: Beth at November 8, 2004 1:07 PM

I am deathly afraid of E.T. and I have not watched the movie since I was traumatized as a four year old.

Posted by: Leah at November 8, 2004 1:11 PM

I become traumatized when I find a hair in my food.

It drives me crazy that people are using the word 'prolly' instead of 'probably' constantly now in their emails/blogs. It makes them sound stupid!!

Posted by: Dawn (webmiztris) at November 8, 2004 1:14 PM

oh, my god. Too much to choose from.

I don't like my dog. I love dogs, just not mine. She is too much my husband's dog, and they both refuse to enforce doggy discipline which keeps me from wanting to walk her or feed her. I am a horrible human being.

I cannot for the life of me take proper care of plants.

I will eat cereal for dinner if feeling lazy or if the fridge is empty, but I always have good wine with it.

People think I'm cheerful and fun, but I have been more miserable this year than in any of the previous five. And that is saying something.

I have six brothers and a sister, but none of them ever initiate contact. This says something profound about me, but I don't want to comtemplate what.

Posted by: Mindy at November 8, 2004 1:16 PM

a story came about with the people i used to work with that i was born in Canada and smuggled over the border as an infant. i never denied it.

if i pluck my eyebrows, i sneeze. one sneeze for every eyebrow removed. i don't know why.

Posted by: monique at November 8, 2004 1:19 PM

wow.. ET scared me too!!
i eat spaghetti sauce from the jar..likewise corn and mushrooms from the can..sometimes i mix the cold spaghetti sauce in with them.

Posted by: andrea at November 8, 2004 1:33 PM

I am afraid of the dark. If sleeping alone, the living room light must remain on or the monsters will get me.

I am double jointed.

I live in a bizarre hollywood oriented circle of friends. lol

Posted by: amy at November 8, 2004 1:37 PM

I'm afraid of frogs.

Posted by: Diana at November 8, 2004 2:07 PM

I hate small spaces and swarms of insects.

I love to sing yet couldn't hit a note to save my life. If you see someone rocking out in their car, it's probably me.

Posted by: wendy at November 8, 2004 2:15 PM

I can't swim. I can FLOAT, which I've been told is half the battle, but I just can't make my body move through the water. What's up with that?

Posted by: Fraulein N at November 8, 2004 2:35 PM

Something nobody'd ever guess? Hmmm... I had a secret ambition to make myself ambidextrous when I was little. When I catch myself doing things left handed now, I do a little victory dance in my head.

Also, I have had my tongue pierced 3 times. People I speak to on a daily basis are shocked to discover this, even though there has been a piece of metal in my mouth, right there for them to see, for years.

Posted by: bmh at November 8, 2004 2:46 PM

These comments don't make me feel any more normal or better about myself.

I eat ice cream and drink beer at the same time. But not in the same bowl or glass, that would be silly.

Posted by: ben at November 8, 2004 2:47 PM

I've become increasingly neurotic about cleanliness and will now only stay in hotels that feature white duvets. Because you know, then you can see stains. Of course, this is a freaking expensive habit, but otherwise I just feel that the hotel is unclean. If I am staying at friends' houses, I trust that they're clean - but if we're renting a house, I will bring my own linens because I have become that neurotic about it.

Posted by: jacinthe at November 8, 2004 2:50 PM

Whenever I walk in the door, if I'm not going out again that night, I put on sweatpants or pajamas. Even if it is like 3pm, and even though I don't wear particularly binding clothes. I just feel really restricted wearing normal clothes at home.

Posted by: supine at November 8, 2004 2:53 PM

I don't like looking at photos of myself because I hate the fact I have no defined neck, a crooked mouth and (naturally) yellow teeth. But, my husband thinks I'm beautiful.

I freak out at gross feet. No, this doesn't mean just truly, heinous gross feet. This means, feet that have dirt on the soles, or toenails just a tad too long, or toes weirdly bent, or with dry patches - those are gross! Foot crud commercials make me ill. I won't let visitors walk in my house barefoot.

I have an 8mm film my dad took of Ronald Reagan greeting me just after he was made governor of California. I don't recall this touch with fame.

Posted by: etherian at November 8, 2004 3:00 PM

I never buy the first newspaper on the stack. Always reach under and get the next one. Even in newspaper machines.

Hate clowns.

Spiders freak me out.

I won't buy clothes if they're a certain texture (polyester!)

I won't eat certain things because of texture. (cooked spinach for example..oogy!)

Posted by: Ames at November 8, 2004 3:01 PM

I must have my desk and pencil/pen drawer lined up perfectly. If anything is out of place because some borrowed my desk, I must clean the desk and then I will remove everything from the drawer, clean it and then put it back in order.

Posted by: Jennifer at November 8, 2004 3:25 PM

I absolutely hate it when people bite into popsicles. *gets the shivers* What's wrong with all you ice-crunchers? Freaks! lol. And spiders? Those are the most awful little creatures. . . =)

Posted by: Jennie at November 8, 2004 3:45 PM

Ooh, I thought of a better one. I'm afraid of arcade games when they're turned off/broken, the same with amusement parks/rides. On my senior trip to Disneyland, we got stuck inside the Haunted Mansion for, hmm, maybe .00000002 seconds. I almost died, I tell you! It was horrible.

I take back what I said about the ice-crunchers. =\

Posted by: Jennie at November 8, 2004 3:50 PM

I hate coffee, but can't live without Starbucks' Hot Chocolate (preferrably with peppermint flavoring, but they've made it easy to order with the holidays).. except when they think i've ordered mocha and give it to me with coffee in it. ew. that's happened once. plus they did it on a strawberries & creme frappuccino at teh airport once. ew.

I'm left-handed. Most people don't notice it.

I'm afraid of driving. The bus is my friend. (good thing I live in a major city. LOL)

I've met 4 people who are/used to be on Days of Our Lives, when I was like 4. I don't remember this, but there are pictures as proof.

My first "concert" was Tom Pease at the planetarium in Appleton, WI.

I think snow should be banned, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Though it's not the healthiest meal in the world, I could LIVELIVELIVE on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, green beans, and Reese's PB cups :)

I could probably think of more, but well, you're probably bored reading about me by now ;) *G*

Posted by: Manda at November 8, 2004 4:02 PM

I, too, am afraid of the dark.
I love to clean, it's stress-relief to me.
I am a creative, but am so terribly anal that it sometimes stifles my creativity.
I can't eat yogurt or pudding because of the texture.
And, the one no one ever believes, back in the day, I was a model.

Posted by: Krush at November 8, 2004 4:16 PM

What fun, all these great comments! Here's my dish:

I hate shoes. I only wear them when I have to go in a public place, or into the building to work. Otherwise? Bare feet. I drive barefoot too.

I'm terrified of scorpions. I mean terrified. No other phobias.

I can't stand to hear people eating or chewing gum - worse than nails on a chalk board for me. I wish I could get over that one, because it is wierd.

I've quit smoking many times! Once for almost a year, and seceral times for more than six months. I go out, have a few drinks, and think I can smoke one - and wham! Back to square one. You'd think by now I would no better.

Well, I think I'll go take my smoke break now :)

Posted by: Sabine at November 8, 2004 4:17 PM

I hate certain foods, mostly because of texture.

I have recently discovered that I am probably slightly claustrophobic (had to abort an MRI).

Most people are surprised to find out that I've been married for a long time (16 years) relative to my age (under 40!), that I'm a trained vocalist (15 years of vocal lessons and performing), I dive, I love sports.

Posted by: Sue at November 8, 2004 4:24 PM

I cannot eat anything that lived in the water (frogs, fish, shellfish). It won't go down...yuck.
I sleep with my 15w light on all night, every night. I usually wake several times during the night and have to be able to read.
I cannot fall asleep without reading.

Posted by: Laura B. at November 8, 2004 4:43 PM

I cannot stand the sound of chewing. It drives me insane.

I squeegee the shower every day when I'm done taking a shower, to keep it clean.

I'm addicted to reading in the bathtub.

Posted by: OSG at November 8, 2004 4:56 PM

*Oh, Sabine, I soooo hear you! Listening to other people's chewing noises makes my skin crawl.
*I only eat the outside edges of sandwiches and pancakes and leave the middles.
*I have a teensy-weensy, uh, oral fixation.
*I'm a hopeless romantic.
*I have been married 2.5 times. The 1/2 was a result of deciding that marriage as recognized by the state was "just a piece of paper" and that my significant other and I were far too evolved, romantic, and radical for such
conventional trappings. We exchanged vows in our living room amongst our closest friends. However, we were able to put aside our disdain for the masses and opt to shamelessly collect
our gifts and oh, I do love me a pretty white
*I find intelligence to be very, very sexy. It is obvious by virtue of the men I have dated that this is a well kept secret.
*Beets make me hurl.

OK, Chris, your turn! You gotta tell us something juicy about yourself....

Posted by: lu at November 8, 2004 5:02 PM

I hate cities.

Posted by: cassie-b at November 8, 2004 5:09 PM

Oooh fun! Vunerability time.

I'm afraid to sleep in the dark alone. Luckily I've got a huge window in the bath area that allows the moon to shine through into my room. But on cloudy nights, I sleep with the light in the closet on.

Potential mates, I always have to check out the soles of their feet. Not that I have a foot fetish, but I just believe for some strange reason that people who take care of their feet take the time to take care of the rest of their body. So you can be born with ugly feet, that can't be helped. But what can be helped is the smoothing down of calluses and not letting your feet look like the Sahara dessert.

People who make noises when they eat, slurp or smack their lips drives me nuts. I realize for some it may be a cultural thing, but seriously if someone is doing that while I'm eating with them, I have to tune them out or I'll get sick to my stomach.

I won't pick up the first thing off the shelf either when I'm shopping. Just cause everyone else has already touched it with their grimy hands! lol

For some strange reason I have a feeling I will die in a car crash. Because of that, I'm the safest driver I know of.

I believe in ghosts.


Posted by: charm at November 8, 2004 5:29 PM

"I can't stand to hear people eating or chewing gum - worse than nails on a chalk board for me. I wish I could get over that one, because it is wierd."

Sabine, you must be my twin because this annoys the living crap out of me too! I thought it was just me! Oh my, maybe I am normal after all!

Posted by: zanie at November 8, 2004 5:46 PM

I have to have the blinds closed as soon as it gets dark, I am afraid of people looking in my house at night

I was a bad girl as a teenager. I dated the worst guy in school, but he was also the hottest.

I had an eyebrow piercing, though not for long.

I "experimented" alot growing up and I would assume that is why I am such a goodie these days ;)

Posted by: jujubee at November 8, 2004 6:08 PM

I love Mellowcreme pumpkins...but there are only so many one person can eat before they get so sick of them that anything orange makes them (me) wanna hurl.

Posted by: Amy at November 8, 2004 6:52 PM

- I can only eat mini snickers bars, and then I have to nibble the chocolate off the outside and pop the rest into my mouth.

- My bedroom is exceptionally clean, but my car is always trashed.

- I have an irrational love for the movie "Summer School."

- I have nightmares about running sprints.

- I'm very claustrophobic. I hate small cars, MRI machines, and small tents.

- I laugh nervously after almost everything I say. It drives me crazy, and I CAN'T STOP.

Posted by: Tami at November 8, 2004 7:11 PM

This is great! I never realized so many of my oddities were shared. The shelf thing...there's a good logical reason for that - when stuff is being stocked, the old stuff's at the front and the fresh is at the back. So yeah, I do that too.
When I eat Kraft Dinner I like to have small ketchups (ie. leftover fast food packets) so that I don't have to take the ketchup bottle back to the kitchen. I never eat in my kitchen - it's too lonely.

Posted by: Heather at November 8, 2004 7:35 PM

OOOh I thought of another funny one--

Jon Bon Jovi loves me. Its true. Naturally there's a long story attached and I believe the comments close out after 1000 words, so...

Posted by: amy at November 8, 2004 7:54 PM

A quirk? Lemme see. I flap my hands when I am excited and say "ooh ooh ooh" I even do this when I'm typing.

Also? I cannot lie flat on my back and laugh, or I WILL puke. This makes me truly heinous to hold down and tickle. I feel this must be some sort of flight or fight defense left over from the dawn of humankind.

Posted by: Jenny at November 8, 2004 8:10 PM

* I have a really weird obsession with symetry. Everything has to be symetrical. i.e., pictures, furnature, clothes and shoes in the closet, my office, my customer service get the idea. I will rearrange candles and knick knacks at other peoples homes to create symetry.

* Ashtrays and trash cans have to be empty at all times. Yes, this becomes time consuming especially when this too is a habit I take to other peoples homes.

*I have to brush my teeth at least 4 times a day. Usually it's around 6 or 8. But if I don't at least hit four, I will brush them twice in a row to hit the right mark.

Am I a tad obsessive compulsive maybe????

Posted by: Jade at November 8, 2004 8:18 PM

Fun fun fun! Quirk day!

Let's see how Desiree's grab bag of insanity goes.

1) I can see souls that have crossed over to the other side. In laymans terms, I see dead people. Have for years. I have no idea what it means to go through my day without at least one "someone" "floating" around and near me.

2)I love the smell of coffee, but cannot stand the taste of it in any form. Makes me gag if I drink it.

3)I take to making nicknames for everyone in my life. I don't always make names that are cutesy. I just find their "personality" and pick a name that would fit. I have no idea why.

4)I am scared stiff of heights and small places. If I am in a busted elevator 25 stories up, I can no longer speak in coherant sentances.

and finally....

5)Stupid people drive me insane. I can forgive almost any sin, but stupidity, yer screwed in my book.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Happy Monday all!

Posted by: Desiree' at November 8, 2004 9:21 PM

::I change into my PJs as soon as I get home from work unless I'm going back out.
::You may know this, but I like things in even numbers. I just cleaned out my email and was down to 21 *essential* emails. Was chatting with a friend online while this happened and of course I had to tell him my woe, he sent me a quick, short email and things are all better now.
::I'm a bit compulsive about hand washing; a bad habit during winter time.
::I have sensitive skin which means I have to be careful about jewelry and lotions. Makes the previous item kind of a problem.
::When eating peanut M&Ms I place the candy in my mouth, bite it in two, separate and eat the peanut first and then the chocolate. I get annoyed when things don't follow this sequence. (I also separate the colors into even piles, throwing away the excess)
::Because I don't drink, have never tried drugs, people are always surprised to learn that I smoked in high school and the fact that I have a tattoo shocks the hell out of them. And it doesn't seem to matter that it's a little heart tattoo. Yeah, I'm a total badass.

Tame sort of quirks but one has to save a little bit for later, no?

Posted by: patricia at November 8, 2004 9:40 PM

I'm still afraid of something hiding under my bed. I refuse to store anything under it (also bad feng shui) and I will not step barefoot within three feet of it. I literally leap from across the room into bed every time I get in.

I've been a competitive swimmer since I was five and my biggest fear is drowning. I'm still afraid to go near the drain after a Rescue 911 episode I saw when I six. I'm positive I will die in a drowning accident.

I was a French peasant in a former life. It's the only way to explain my love for plain baguette and water. Or plain anything, because I have trouble eating anything with seasoning. However my love for French pastries is a fluke; what peasant could afford petits-fours every day?

Posted by: Chrissy at November 8, 2004 10:11 PM

Ceiling fans and chandeliers freak me out. I have this irrational fear that the ceiling fan will fall on top of me and keep spinning, chopping off all my important parts (ok, all my parts are important). Chandeliers aren't as sinister, but still likely to fall. Unless they have candles in them, then they can do all the hitting with the falling and finish it up with a little burning. Also afraid to walk on the grates in the sidewalk. falling=badness.

Posted by: jessica at November 8, 2004 11:39 PM

I, along with many people, am terrified of Clowns.

My Bed has to be made before I leave the house. If by some rare reason I dont, then I cannont get into bed that night and go to sleep until I make the bed.

When I drink water, you can literally hear me swallow from across the room. Now i know this is annoying but I have a loud gulp...only with water though ;-)

I get overally attached to things. Hense the reason Ive had the same car since I could drive, which is kind of scary in an un-safe way, Ive had the same best friend since 2nd grade, My hair style hasnt changed much over the years and I still sleep with a teddy bear.

Posted by: Dawn at November 9, 2004 12:19 AM

Ooooh,Opening the freak box Mr. Cactus...
I HATE taking showers if I am the only one in the house. It freaks me out. I have to make sure ALL the doors are locked if I am alone!

For the last (oh my God) 33 years I have played David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars EVERY morning loud enough to hear in the shower, and if I don't hear it as I am waking up I am a bitch ALL day! Seriously freaky but true!

I am claustrophobic AND afraid of heights!

I still have to scrunch down to the end of the bed to sleep, where the sheets are tucked in tight, to save me from the under the bed monster...yes he does exhist and he does live under MY bed! Honest. Usually the covers are over my ears so nothing can crawl into them when I am not awake!

I have an obession for Frogs! LOVE them!

I cannot stand some one eating off my plate, drinking from my glass or can of will make me gag to watch it and then I will not be able to touch it again. Also, I cannot allow different foods to touch eachother!

There that is enough freak admissions for the day!

Posted by: gypsy at November 9, 2004 12:50 AM

One more for me....moths completely give me the heebie jeebies.

Posted by: Sue at November 9, 2004 8:17 AM

Sometimes I secretly think I'm pretty ,even when I shouldn't.

I hate fish, HATE them. Can't look at a live fish swimming, or think about them touching my legs without getting all pukey.

I'd be happy as a stay at home mom.

Posted by: Kimmer at November 9, 2004 8:41 AM

I also will not allow my utensils to touch the table at restaurants and my favorite prop for them is sugar packets.
I always take from the back of the shelf too, because of stock rotation.
I find intelligent men erotic too.
I feel closer to God when I see a beautiful sunrise or sunset and everytime I watch one I thank Him for it. I've decided that certain colors in the sunrise/sunset are because either one of my sisters or brother painted it from heaven for me. And sometimes, they are so beautiful they make me cry.
I can continue dreams from one night to the next. I can also redream a dream but it never turns out quite the same.
I am hopelessly addicted to an RPG.
I was told that in a past life I was a famous dancer and if there are past lives, I believe it.
I once made Bill Clinton afraid. (I was highly amused.)
I voted for George Bush, but I hesitate to admit that on this blog.
I 'bounced' as a child (sitting on the couch, bouncing back and forth against the back of the couch). When I was angry, I would chant, 'I hate Clifford, I hate Clifford...' (or whoever I was mad at) over and over in time with the bouncing. I still rock when I'm sitting.
I am married to the absolute most wonderful man in the world.
I spend probably (or prolly), an average of 16 hours a day on a computer. I think sometimes 5 of those hours are in a wait status.
Is there some kind of prize for being the biggest freak?

Posted by: wlfldy at November 9, 2004 8:48 AM

1) I get a craving for something (cookies, for instance) and so I spend an hour baking them -- and by the time I'm done, I want nothing to do with them. Not even remotely interested anymore.

I know this about myself and yet I still do the baking anyway. And I hate to cook.

2) I can only sleep a maximum of 6 hours, MAYBE 7 if I'm unusually exhausted, at night. No matter what. I've never in my lifetime, that I can recall, slept past 9am. Even if I went to bed at 2 or 3am.

I'll usually make up for it with an hour nap in the afternoon.

3) I have an amusing and disgusting zit-popping fetish. If Shane walks by and I see one, I corner him immediately ;)

Posted by: Tonya at November 9, 2004 9:00 AM

i have to smoosh popsicles against the roof of my mouth instead of chewing them, since i have uber-sensitive teeth.

i have a mild psychiatric illness that will never be cured.

i have a vicious temper.

Posted by: marie at November 9, 2004 10:57 AM

I'm a little late for this... and GOD DAMN, you have 72 comments but I felt the need to comment anyway.

I'm terrified of buffets. I won't eat at a place that has a buffet even if you're able to order off of the menu. Salad bars also skeeve me but not in the way as a plain ol' buffet.

People have tried to help me overcome my buffet phobia will little success. I do admit, though, that there is ONE buffet I'll eat at without a problem but it's only because it doesn't FEEL like a buffet place... if that makes any sense.

Posted by: Christine at November 9, 2004 8:51 PM