Basically, we’re just supposed to list ten things that make us weird. Not too tough, considering I have plenty of weird quirks (just ask my kids—they make fun of me for them all the time).
Why I’m Weird
- I sing nonsensical, made-up songs constantly. They usually involve puppies (’cause puppies are just awesome). Often, they’re sung to the tune of random worship songs. I think this might be somewhat blasphemous. (“How great is my puppy? Sing with me, how great is my puppy? And all will see how great, how great is my puppy.”)
- I also have crazy catch-phrases that I say often. I wrote a post about this once. I try to keep them mostly contained to my family, but sometimes I fail. For years, my kids (and my oldest’s best friend) thought that “O’Boise Idaho” was a normal thing that people say when something goes wrong (basically, my version of “oh boy”). They also didn’t realize “mystappeared” isn’t a real word.
- I didn’t drink coffee until I was 40, but now I’m hooked and can’t go a day without it without getting a headache.
- I can’t stick to a to-do list or an organizer. Like, just can’t do it. I’ve tried. Lots of times. And failed.
- In our household, we often play the “There’s a Cat Licking Your Birthday Cake” song on birthdays. No matter how many times I hear it, I am greatly amused. My kids and I know every word and we sing along. Loudly.
- I’ve had five ferrets in my lifetime. I had one growing up as a kid and then I got two in college. My roommate also got two of his own. I ended up inheriting his two and then I had four. I LOVE ferrets and would still have them, but they’re pretty stinky and destroy carpet with their little claws—not a great pet when you have a house you want to keep decent. I don’t think I could convince my husband to get one again. (I’ve also had three hamsters, five dogs, a newt, a couple of frogs, and lots of fish.)
- I often start sentences and don’t finish them. This drives my oldest crazy! I just start a sentence and then drift off… I don’t even necessarily finish the sentence in my head. Sometimes it’s because I’m not quite sure where I was going… Other times, I feel like the ending is obvious and yet non-specific. So, yeah, everyone’s supposed to read my mind.
- I barely watch TV or listen to music anymore. I mostly only watch TV when I do the elliptical. Right now I’m watching Game of Thrones, but it will probably take me forever to catch up with the world. My husband watches random YouTube videos of people fixing lawnmowers or doing woodworking or something, so I guess you could say I watch those, but… they hardly count. And we don’t really listen to popular music either. We have the local Christian station on in our car (but I mostly listen to audiobooks these days), and I occasionally listen to music from Dear Evan Hansen, but that’s it. My daughter started freshman year at public school this year and realized how outside of popular culture she is. We didn’t purposely shelter her—we just don’t have much TV or music on at home!
- I laugh really loudly. I have a crazy loud laugh that’s probably obnoxious. When we had a Spanish exchange student living with us for a month, she thought we were such a strange family because we laugh all the time, and we laugh loud!! (Especially me. We also did weird things like have dance parties—the exchange student got used to our weirdness, and I think she actually liked it by the end.)
- I always have a million tabs open on my computer. Maybe a slight exaggeration, but most of the time you literally can’t even see what my tabs are because I have so many open. My husband finally made me download a Chrome extension called The Great Suspender that suspends any tab I haven’t used in a certain amount of time. Otherwise my computer would basically not work because I try to get it to do so much at once. Here’s a pic of my toolbar at this very moment (and no, I didn’t plan for this or anything—this is just its natural state):
10 Bloggers I Tag:
I’m usually too much of a wimp to actually tag people, but this time I decided, why not? I want to learn weird things about all my blogger friends. So, if I tagged you and you don’t feel like participating … don’t! 🙂
(And if I didn’t tag you, but you do feel like participating, go for it—I was tempted to add way more people to this list, but I decided it would be obnoxious.)
- Jessica @ a Great read
- AJ @ Read All the Things
- Sam @ We Live and Breathe Books
- Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
- Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
- Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
- Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
- Malka & Chana @ Paper Procrastinators
- Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
- Lauren @ ShootingStarsMag