Thursday, February 9, 2012

20 Weird Things

My good friend Joan over at  How To Be A Housewife  put up a post called "20 Weird Things" about herself, having been challenged by a friend of hers to do so.    Joan, in turn, challenged her readers to do the same. they are, in no particular order:

1.  My sheets and blankets have to be smooth and square on the bed or I can't sleep.  If the blankets become messed up at night, I have to get out of bed and re-make the bed before I can go back to sleep.

2.  I love the smell of coffee, but I drink tea.

3.  I like most things toasted very dark, almost burnt.

4.  I can't stand anything soggy, but I do like the soggy bread in a bowl of French Onion Soup.

5.  I like to read a real newspaper, and a real book vs. online newspaper or e-reader.

6.  I suffer from mono-hiccupitis.....the tendency to hiccup just once after the first sip of a carbonated beverage.

7.  I adore penguins.......real, stuffed, photos or videos.

8.  I can say all the United States alphabetically.

9.  I have a cat that thinks he's a dog and looks like a cow.

10.  I started doing Child Care and worked in the field for 30 years, because I didn't believe it was good for my children to be in daycare.

11.  If I get the hiccups once in a day, I will have them three times before the day is over.

12.  I got my first tattoo and went white-water rafting to celebrate my 40th birthday.

13.  I was the best man at my brother's wedding.

14.   I have a daughter who plays professional football.

15.  I say Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit at the beginning of each month to insure good luck for me for the whole month.

16.  I learned to play a card game called "45's" at the age of 5.  This game is played only by people living in the Merrimack Valley area of Massachusetts.

17.  I like to go to the beach in the middle of winter, but not in the summer.

18.  I married a hippie, who is the love of my life.

His contributions to the list - things he thinks are weird but that I find perfectly normal:

19.  I read in bed, on my side so that the book is sideways.

20.  I love to cook on the grill  and he doesn't   (he thinks that's a "man thing")

21.  I can watch repeats of the same TV show over and over (I also can read the same book more than once if I really like it).

So there you have it.   21 Weird Things about Me  (I gave you an extra).   Now make a list and leave me a comment with your blog address, and I will link it to my post.


Anonymous said...

I used to read on my side with my book sideways...AND I can read the same book and watch the same show over and over again...

Kaye said...

What's weird about penguins??? and knowing the states alphabetically?
That's what I do mentally when I can't sleep. It IS weird though that you like burnt toast. YUK!


Joan J said...

Tatoo? I didn't know that! What is it? Loved reading your list. I'll put a link to it on my blog. Thanks for sharing!