Posted by: whimsigal | October 26, 2007

Arrgh! A MEME! :)

So, Kalurah just tagged me. It’s a meme where I have to name 10 weird things about myself. This could be a serious case of TMI(too much information) so, if this is not something you’re into hearing about, please feel free to check back tomorrow for a different post.

10. I lick my q-tips before sticking them into my ear. Yes. NO, really, I do. That squeaking sound that a dry q-tip makes is enough to send me over the edge so I lick them first to take the edge off. Yes, it’s gross and I’m really sorry.

9. I have an irrational fear of public restrooms. If I have to go #2, I will leave a movie, restaurant, whatever, to go home to do it. I have cried when left with no other option than a public bathroom for #2.

8. Door lock compulsion. It’s an OCD almost. When I go to bed at night I MUST check the locks several times, touching it and saying the word, “locked” over and over again. Sometimes I worry that by touching it I may have inadvertently unlocked it and must therefore begin the process all over again.

7. Use fingernails that I bite off to floss my teeth. I’m sure you don’t want more detail on that. Can you believe someone married me???

6. Still dance around singing and pretending to be a member of Duran Duran. I’ve loved them since I was 11 and still know all the words to their songs.

5. Jack Black is on my celebrity “to do” list. In fact, my brother-in-law thinks it’s weird that my “DO” list is longer than my “Don’t”. I think it just illustrates my boy-crazy qualities.

4. I sleep with chewing gum in my mouth. For a while I was suffering with extreme heartburn. It would wake me in the middle of the night, choking me with it’s acidity, and I read online to chew 2 pieces of gum and the heartburn would ease. Well, I got tired of waking up with heartburn and just started going to bed with gum in my mouth. I don’t do it AS much anymore but I will if I overeat or eat really late, just out of fear. Chewing gum really does get rid of heartburn, in case you’re wondering.

3. I could eat hot dogs for breakfast everyday with a side of green bean casserole. Enough said.

2. Anal about how my dishtowels hang on the stove handle. Remember that Julia Roberts movie where she was married to the abusive man, “Sleeping with the Enemy”? I’m like that dude, except the rest of my house could look like total ass but DON’T screw around with my dishtowels, dammit!

1. I’m terrified that Michael Meyers (from the Halloween movies) will appear at my window at any moment. This fear permeates my soul to the point that if I’m downstairs in the middle of the night, I refuse to look out the window. I don’t even like to go outside at night because I’m scared I will see him standing just a few feet in front of me. He frightens me more than Usama Bin Laden.

Now I’m supposed to tag 10 people but I don’t know who to tag. I’m going to make a list but your participation is totally optional. I won’t have any hard feelings if you don’t want to do it.

Child’s Play
Tasha (I owed you!)
Mama Podkayne
The Other Stephanie

I hope you will all continue to read here even after seeing all these weird things about me!

By the way, we made it to Charlottesville in one piece, thank goodness, in spite of the heavy rain we were in for much of the way. Sean’s going to work in the AM and I think the boys and I are going to get out and find something fun to do if it’s not raining.



  1. Of course I think you aare a good writer. Honestly, I’m an English Professor and I can’t read blogs that are not well written. I don’t have many on the blog roll either!

    50K words is a lot…..BUT it is only 1,667 per day. I write that in blog entries and sometimes so do you! 🙂

  2. These are very funny :o)

    Me too…about the q-tips!

    And….don’t you get gum in your hair?

    Thanks for visiting my blog today :o)

    Happy to meet you.

  3. Donna,

    Funny you should ask about gum in the hair because yes, that has happened. Once to me and then once to my hairy hubby. He was less than happy with me both times. LOL!

    Nice to meet you too!

    May I ask what lens you use to shoot those beautiful images of your daughter??


  4. Oh my, I hate hotdogs and green bean casserole. I think I can’t come here anymore…. J/K! I love your blog. 🙂 Funny list. 🙂 You are doing the Nanowrimo? Good luck!

  5. LOL!
    Now I have to think of 10 wierd things, what constitutes wierd? This is my first time being tagged, guess I’m not a virgin anymore.

    The other Stephanie 🙂

  6. KM Duff:

    Oh my god! You don’t like hot dogs OR green bean casserole?? Are you even an American??


    I kid, I kid…

    Thanks for wishing me luck on NaNoWriMo. I’m looking forward to it.

  7. Stephanie,

    Weird is in the eye of the beholder, I guess. I actually had a hard time coming up with the list and had to call my sister for help. She said,”Only 10? but there are at least 300 things!” Only a sister can love you like that.


  8. This gave me a good laugh. Is it bad to be happy someone might be more neurotic than me? 😉

    Have fun in Charlottesville. It’s a beautiful city during the fall.

  9. PS After seeing nanowrimo on here, I am totally doing it too! My handle there is jessicaweaver. Friend me!

  10. OK so you are hearing from me. If you read what I wrote.

    Out loud.

    You may be a Lunatic Unschooling Mom, but for sure you’re MY kind of L.U.M. Personally I think sanity is overrated. And rare.

  11. Nice to meet you, Evie! I’m going now to explore your blog…

  12. Jessica, you know what we did in Charlottesville? Walked to Toys R Us…in the pouring rain. Either that’s how much I love my kids or how dumb I am, take your pick.

    I will “friend” you at nanowrimo!


  13. Bob and Bethany –

    Welcome, friends!

    Bob, it took me a couple of minutes to get your post. LOL In fact I was just saying to my hubby, “Man, it drives me crazy when I don’t understand someone’s comment on my blog when *DING* the light bulb finally came on. What can I say, I’m tired from traveling today….yeah, that’s it!

    Bethany, nice to meet you to! Enjoy your explorations here. I see I have you to thank for the meme…. 🙂

  14. You are so brave to do such an honest weird list! I think that everyone has stuff at least that weird about them but either they’re not aware enough to know how weird it is or they would never admit it to anyone.

    So, I just have to let you know that that is not almost OCD, that is totally OCD. I am not very generous about acknowledging OCD because I have it and it’s not fun and it annoys me that so many people claim to have it when they’re just using it as an attention-getting device and really they don’t have it at all. But you my friend have it. That is classic OCD.

    I’m not big on celebrities, but I tell you if I had a celebrity to do list Jack Black would most certainly be on it and I don’t think that’s weird at all.

  15. Linda,

    I love you



  16. I don’t know if you should have told us #7! LOL

    I just did my own version so here is the link if you want to read it:


  17. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I have the same thing as you like your #1 but mine is with Freddy Kruger from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies.


  18. Marin!

    Freddy Krueger?! That’s funny! I hope no one comes to your house dressed like him for Halloween. I’ll pee myself if I see someone dressed up like Michael Meyers.

  19. For you I will dust off my blog!


  20. And now I’ve come full circle – I think this is the last post of yours that I’d read! I’m a little out of it, as you can see. Blame it on my (wonderful, glorious, delightful, computer-free) trip to FL!

    BTW, sorry I never did this. But I still might! Maybe. Perhaps. We’ll see.

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