Quirk it up, yo.

My friend Mandy tagged me this week on her blog.  I’m supposed to list 6 things about myself that are considered “quirky”.  Now, I’m going to start with six, but I can’t promise you anything.  We could go all the way to 43.  Who knows.  I’m going to try to not repeat any of my random facts that I listed a few months ago or the list I made when I hit 10,000 readers.  Which is challenging.

#1- I drink orange juice every night before I go to bed.  [Which the trainer dude keeps reminding me is a really poor choice since my body doesn’t handle sugar all that well.  I remind trainer dude that “at least I’m not eating Moose Tracks so back off”, or something of that nature.]

#2- I easily crush on guys who write funny things.  Like this guy, who told the weather not to get sassy.  That’s funny.  Dave Barnes once talked about emails to his heart- and that is pretty much how it goes for me regarding all forms of written communication.  Wanna win me over, suitor?  Write it down.

#3- I rub my feet together when I get tired.  My bfry Candace used to notice even before I did.  “You tired over there?”, she’d say, because she saw my feet rubbing together while watching TV or something.  Is that quirky or normal?  I don’t know.

#4- Today is my Dad’s birthday.  He was born 30 years before me.  Both my grandmothers were born 30 years before him.  1920. 1950. 1980.  [2010?  We’ll just have to wait and see about that.  Quit pressuring me, gah.]  My Dad is a quirk all his own- there aren’t enough numbers to list how hilariously quirky my Dad is.  I’ll give you one- when we eat at a restaurant, he has to sit so he can see the door.  It’s a “safety thing”, he says.  My Dad is completely awesome and I’m super grateful for him. [I would do an entire post on him, but I’ve been a wee bit sad and homesick and emotional lately, so I just might not survive it were I to attempt any kind of sappiness.]

#5- I add up the numbers in a license plate or a phone number and I “win” if the numbers add up to 9 (that’s as high as possible- if it gets to 10, I add 1+0 and get 1.)

Here’s an example- random license plate- LDR3910

3 + 9 + 1 + 0 = 13.  1 + 3 = 4.  I lose.

Here’s a winning example- WEL42867

4 + 2 + 8 + 6 +7 = 27.  2 + 7 = 9. I win.  [And yes, I am this big of a dork all the time.]

#6- I went through a season a few summers ago when I was a nanny and I became a pretty decent Texas Hold ‘Em player.  They nicknamed me Annie Duke.  Then they took all my money.

So there you have it.  Now, between this post and the other two, I’m seriously running low on weird things about me that you don’t know.  What I’m saying is that you have a lot of AMMO at your disposal should you ever need to embarrass me in public or something of the sort.

I don’t tag people in things like this anymore because I get way obsessive compulsive about checking their blogs to see if they also have 6 or so quirky things about themselves.  It’s really not healthy for my mind or my friendships.

But play along!!  Leave one quirk in the comments or leave a link to your blog where you list your own quirks. Seriously, nothing makes people happier than reading about other people’s crazy.  So jump on board and spill your beans.  You think you have the strangest quirk?

Bring it.

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