Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Been Tagged!

By Heather from H-in-London.

So allow me to babble about myself for a minute.

Here are the directions:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules on your blog
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Here are my 6 unspectacular quirks.

1. I fear crowds. Maybe not "fear", but I panic. Like, wringing my hands and twitching and looking around nervously because I feel like I'm in the way and if one more person touches me I will freakin' LOSE IT. Todd knows this and he is fantastic. He'll move me to the nearest wall or to the edge of the crowd or just stand in front of me with his back to the crowd. And he's much like a wall, so it's comforting. Thanks babe.

2. I say "interesting...." when I have absolutely no response to something someone has just said. "My chicken just won't stop pacing around the coop! Can you believe that?!"

"Huh. Interesting....."

3. I always think I have something in my teeth. I'm constantly checking my teeth in the mirror (or in a knife, if I'm at the table...although I'm discreet). Dinner dates are murder.

4. I can't go out of town without cleaning my apartment. Taking the trash and recycling out, scrubbing the tub, vacuuming (but that's fun stuff) and doing laundry. The thought of coming home and needing to do ANYTHING ruins the whole vacation.

Guess what I'll be doing tonight?

5. I have hyperacute hearing. Steve used to say I had superhearing. I can hear something rattling in the wall in my office and I've called facilities so many times to fix it, they think I'm crazy. One guy even asked if anyone else could hear it. So now I hit on the wall a lot to try and make it stop (which it does....for a minute). I mute the commercials (if I have the remote) because my head needs a break when watching TV. I hate whistling (she says as she hears someone in the hallway....whistling). It should be a happy sound, but I feel like it just adds to the already excessive amount of noise I have to tolerate on a daily basis. If you don't have to make noise, don't make noise.

6. It is imperative that the toilet paper pull from over the top, rather than from underneath. And I am not opposed to actually changing it in people's houses. People I don't even know. Underneath may be their preference, but when I'm sittin' on their potty, it's over the top. But I'm considerate, so I'll put it back the way they had it when I leave.

To Todd's friends with whom we will be staying next week - consider yourself warned.

Okay! Time to tag. I'm so sorry, guys. But I know that every bad thing that happens to me is a direct result of breaking a chain letter in 5th grade. Swear.To.Gawd.

Ms. Traveler


Kristin said...

I ALWAYS say "interseting..." in the same way!!! If someone is talking my ear off and I don't really know what to say back, I just say, " hmm...interesting." Haha!

Have fun in Cali you lucky turds!!

Love ya!

Mindy said...

Raechelle, I HAVE to de-lurk for this one...

THANK GAWD I'm not alone--I thought I was the only person on the planet who felt strongly about over-the-top rolls. I've never changed someone else's TP in their home (thought about it though!), but someone putting a new roll "under" in my home? Totally grounds for no longer being invited over...

Mindy (Downing Family Friend[TM] and Certified Blog-Addict)

Ann said...

OMG - so, totally, TMI here but Doug is near fanatical about TP rolls placed in the over-the-top position. I have been trained well (after a few reprimands)

Oh, yea - TAG back!

Anonymous said...

OK I have to comment -- The tissue MUST go over the top, same with paper towels.  In the "olden days" when there were pretty designs on the paper goods, the only way they could be seen and appreciated was if the sheets came over the top.  The housekeepers in hotels know this, otherwise how could they fold it into the neat little point?I always knew there was a really good reason that Mindy was my "other daughter" ;-)Nancy (Todd's Mom)

Marcia said...

So YOU'RE the one who kept changing the toilet paper at Thanksgiving!

Okay, okay, I did my own quirky post. You're welcome. Kinda fun, actually.

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Ok...this is Beth, the chick you're staying with this week, and this is the first time I've felt compelled to comment on your blog. Um...

We're dangerously close to being the same person. I don't know if you've noticed this yet as you've only been a few days in residence. Forewarning did me no good as I JUST read this, but surprise, the TP is as it should be, si? ;)

Paper towels are the same. And no patterns. Only white. Non-smushed too. If the roll gets smushed, I smush it back to round.

Hi there. I'm crazy.