A little quirky

Sweet chocolate-covered Heidi tagged me for a "six-quirks" tag. I did this AGES ago when my friends all called me a nerd for having a blog. SHHHH. Did you hear that? That was the sound of me laughing my guts out because who is the nerd now? HA! You all have blogs! I am no longer a solo nerd!

Between my gasps for breath because I am rolling around on the floor trying to keep my innards from spilling out due to nerd-induced laughter, I will play along. Here is the second set of 6 of my quirks.

1. I can't wear nail polish. I feel like I am suffocating when I wear it. It's not for lack of trying. I paint my nails and ten minutes later I am picking it off. It's almost a claustrophobic reaction. Thank goodness for buffing bars so that when I need to, I can have shiny nails.

2. Speaking of digits, I don't have a little toenail. I stub it off, and then when it grows back, I pick at it until it falls off. How does one break that habit? Believe me, I have tried.

3. If my house is messy...as it is quite frequently...I won't let you in my house. Period. I am not trying to be rude or anti-social. I. just. can't. do. it.

4. I am a speed reader. I retain what I read too. I talk extremely fast as well. But don't ask me to read out loud. When I was in first grade I was reading and my teacher told me to slow down because the other kids couldn't follow me or understand me. I talked too fast and was farther then the class. It totally threw me off and now I stumble when I read to others because my brain is at the bottom of the page and my mouth is still up top. It frustrates me. Don't ask me how I survived at a children's museum where reading out loud was actually in my job description...oh, that's right. I memorized the books. I still read to my girls, it just takes a lot of effort and every ounce of patience I have. I often take a nap when I am done. :)

5. I have to fall asleep on my left side. My pillows need to be arranged in the same position every night. I can't fall asleep unless they are just right.

6. I can listen to a song once and have it memorized. I prefer to listen to radio stations that play the same songs over and over again so I don't have so many lame songs bouncing around in my head. Why is it I can memorize things like that which have absolutely NO impact on my life, but I can't retain any numbers (specifically math and history dates)????

There you have it. My quirks in a nutshell. I don't have anymore. If you want to play, go right ahead. I need to go to bed now. Those voices that keep me company say that it's time. ;)


Jill said...

Interesting that you are so honest about not letting anyone in your home when it is messy. Most people probably feel this way, but they wouldn't admit it. This is one of the many reasons I consider your blog a treat....not only are your children darling and fun to watch grow up, but I can always count on you to tell it like it is.

Jenn said...

Ditto what Jill said and I'm with ya 100% on the pillow being the exact same way every night.

Bilary said...

Man, you ARE weird! But I'm weirder. (See, even my grammar is weird.)

Heidi said...

So when I was reading your post the first three things describe me. I thought I was the only one who doesn't have a baby toenail. I cannot stand nail polish to be on me for more than a couple hours. Plus I don't let people in my part of the house because it is messy more than it isn't. Hey we live in three bedrooms and I have two kids what can I say.

Your blog is awesome and I really enjoy reading it.

cynthiaa said...

agree with jill.

it's amazing.

and i think i'm the same way, although i probably wouldn't tell ya haha

The Rookie said...

I confess, I thought this blogging bit ridiculous when you first revealed your hobby. But now the tables are turned, he who laughs last, right. I simply love it.

And I love bright red painted nails. That is until they start to chip away and look completely awful.