Share a Quirk… or 10

We all have our quirks – little traits that make us unique and special and maybe a little weird… too few quirks and we might be considered boring… too many and we are viewed as 3 gallons of batshit crazy in a 1 gallon jug.


I’ve been called the “most pulled together fucked up person” a particular friend has ever met so I like to think I manage my quirks semi-well… much like my favorite highly functioning sociopath only {hopefully} not as extreme…


I think that is why quirky characters are so likable in movies and TV shows… they make us seem more normal by comparison.

but I digress…. What are some of my quirks?

  1. Coffee – I love coffee… y’all know this… but I mostly only drink it iced. If I’m having a cup of hot coffee, the spoon has to be in it.
  2. My upper body gets cold faster than my lower half.  That means that in the winter, I might be seen wearing a sweater with capris and flip flops…
  3. When I was little, I had a nightmare about a witch who made me crack my knuckles over and over again which took my youth and transferred it to her… to this day, I still sleep with both hands under my pillow because of that dream.  I rarely remember my dreams the one in #3 I’ve remembered for well over 30 years.
  4. When I start watching a new show on Netflix, I can’t watch anything else until I’ve seen EVERY SINGLE EPISODE.
  5. Because of #4, I now prioritize my watch list by how many episodes there are to see if I truly want to invest the time.
  6. I do the “one eyebrow raise” thing so often that I forget I’m doing it… and now so does mini-me.
  7. I like the smell of skunk on road-trips.  On a particular stretch between here and Colorado, we counted 7-8 spots where skunk was in the air… we loved it.
  8. My DVDs are all organized… by how much I like them
  9. If I make a grocery list, I have to write it in the order of the store… so I usually write it all out and then re-write it in order.  Which is why I rarely make a grocery list.  That’s just way too much work.
  10. My phone has to be plugged in when I’m in the car… even if it’s at 100%

The funny thing is that I know there are a bajillion other things that make me quirktastic and I’d love for YOU to share with ME what you think my quirks are.  Cause to me they likely seem normal!



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  1. HA! I had to laff at the grocery list; I am the same way… AND my husband does most of our shopping – he has said that it makes no difference to him how the list is organized, but I still do it!
    As for Netflix, well, it has saved my sanity many times… thank goodness for I Dream of Jeanie re-runs! BTW, Traci – “A Knight’s Tale” is my Bridget Jones.
    My own weirdness…
    I have to tear out anything extra (ad, perfume thingy, flyer) in a magazine before I read it.
    I freak about throwing batteries away… I’m afraid that something metal will touch them in the trash and start a fire… probably an incorrectly remembered grade school Science
    I like to have my feet under the covers, but not touched by the covers. I call it “perfect feet” when I can get the quilt to tent over my feet. Sometimes, when it is just right, I will wake my husband up and say “My feet are perfect!” HAHA!
    I’m sure there are tons more – ask my sons 😉
    Thanks for the fun!

  2. I love that Netflix made both of our shares. I am the same way about grocery lists. It cracks hubby up.
    And coffee is well, coffee and to be enjoyed however most makes your day run.

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