A quirk is defined as a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism. We are all unique individuals, having quirks that help make us who we are. I would like to know what your quirks are. Confess to one, confess to ten, you decide. Just come back Monday ready to spill the beans, the rest of the world may look at you like you are from Mars, but you‘re among friends here. We won’t laugh, in fact that eccentricity just may endear you to us more.
I thought and thought...but am having a really hard time coming up with something! The one thing that came to mind immediately was that I don't bite my nails, I "peel" them. Yeah, it's gross, but it's one of my quirks. I have yet to come across anybody else who does it.
I used to let my nails grow, pre-Aidan. Now, with running after a 4 year old and geocaching, nice painted nails are a thing of the past (or maybe distant future?).
Oh Gawd! My toes look so ugly here!!! They're really not that bad.
I used to be a bit OCD, but again, with Aidan, all orderliness, neatness and...well, cleanliness has gone out the window. My house is in constant need of vacuuming and mopping and dusting. My bed is rarely made. I usually have a pile of laundry to do. Little floating fluffs of cat and/or dog hair drift by and find their way to the baseboards or under the couch. Yeah, I need to clean, but at this point I could do it 24/7 and never get it all done. It's kind of like painting the Golden Gate Bridge. By the time you finish, it's time to go back and start all over again! Spending time with my family and friends is more important right now than sweating over the perfection of my house.
Where was I? Oh, yeah...quirks. I love my Starbucks and start to get the DTs if I go more than a week without any. But that's not really a quirk is it?
Um...ok, I got one! I like to use things up 100% before I go by more. One example: shampoo. The bottle has to be completely empty before I'll go buy more. My hub drives me nuts because he never uses anything up and opens up new stuff all the time. That's so wasteful!! I squeeze every last drop out of the tube of toothpaste and use my deodorant until I hit the plastic at the bottom of the solid stick. I even add a bot of water to the last of the shampoo, conditioner and hand soap just so I'm sure to get every bit out of it.
I have to have my kitchen counter CLEAN at all times. Not one crumb or drop of juice! I have been known to go insane after cleaning to come back in the kitchen and find a nice new stain from a drop of coffee on the old formica. GRRRRR!!!! WHY, WHY is it so hard for men to clean up after themselves?
My son said to say that I fart in my sleep. This is not true and he bases it on one night of camping a few years ago. A complete falsehood and NOT a quirk at all.
Someone else said I have a thing for taking pictures of people's butts. Again, not true. It's just that when and if the situation arises and I have a camera nearby...yeah, I'll take a picture. It's usually for alterior motives, though, NOT because I have a need to do it! And that same person who accused me of said "quirk" has a penchant for mooning me..SOOOOooo I think THAT quirkiness falls on her! (Lisa, you may have an idea of who I'm talking about!)
Ok now, go and read about everyone else's strange little habits and compulsions. There has to be someone out there stranger than me and my nail peeling habit!
Have a Fun Monday y'all and an even better week :)