7 things

After reading Givinya's meme I realised I am not alone in the universe - there are other people with quirks as weird as mine.  So, working on the theory that talking about my oddities helps to 'normalise' them, here are 7 odd or unusual things about me.
  1. I'm addicted to buying notebooks.  Stationery in general, really, but particularly notebooks. I've been known to spend half an hour in Officeworks just to get a mood boost... and don't get me started on Kikki.K!  But here's the oddity: I am incapable of writing on the first page of a notebook. I always turn it over and start writing on the second page. Always.  I have no idea why this is. It may be related to primary school when we had to draw a title page for every book...who can say?  But the first page is sacred.

  2.  I love cherry tomatoes, or other baby varieties like mini Roma, but I must cut them in half to eat them. Otherwise it feels like I'm biting into an eyeball.

  3. I never put the lid of the toilet down. This is deliberate - it's part of my public-toilet-lid-down phobia. Unless I'm absolutely busting and have no other choices I won't use a toilet that has the lid down. Because... who knows what horrors are lurking beneath that closed lid?

  4. I can't open a packet from the wrong end.  I once gave a friend a lift from Sydney to Melbourne (no, I'm not that generous - I was driving there anyway; he just tagged along).  About four hours into the 11-hour trip he started to open a packet of Jelly Dinosaurs. I glanced over as he did it and screeched "No!" Understandably startled, he asked what was wrong. I said, "I can't eat them if you open the packet from the wrong end."  He laughed at my witty joke, then realised I meant it. There was a lengthy silence as he calculated the number of remaining hours he would be trapped in the car with the Crazy Lady.

  5. It bugs me beyond belief when people misuse the word 'enormity'. No, it doesn't mean 'enormousness'; it means 'great evil'. Something to think about when next you consider talking about the enormity of God's love, as I've heard in innumerable sermons.

  6. I love the smell of freshly mown grass and, oddly, the smell of brand new carpet. As I kid I used to slow down when walking past carpet stores because I liked the smell.

  7. I don't know how to drive a manual car and I haven't done a parallel reverse park since my driving test. I have no intention of learning either thing... if it means I have to park a bit further away, so be it.
If you think I'm weird, think about this... I've censored these entries.  That's right, these are weird things but they're not the weirdest.

Scary, huh?

4 comments:

BGSydneyside said...

haha,
Not weird at all- just distinct and interesting. We had a funny discussion at Bible College when our teacher corrected himself for talking about "The enormity of the mission!"

Dee from Downunder said...

I don't use the word enormity, lucky for me, or I probably would have used it wrong..

I will have to think of some odd things abut me...

thanks for sharing your oddness.

Louisa said...

Hmm...I hate to point it out but the dictionary definition of enormity (abiet definition #3) is:
"3. greatness of size, scope, extent, or influence; immensity: The enormity of such an act of generosity is staggering."

Femina said...

Most non-American dictionaries list that definition as "disputed". I imagine it will soon be listed as a regular entry, since language evolves and everyone is using it. I suspect it will still make me cringe, though. I'm just an old-fashioned gal...

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