August 12, 2008

Quirktitude appreciation day

Here is a fun thing bloggers do to, FOR...each other. heehee They find one of these little questionaires of embarrassing stuff about yourself. Someone tags you and then you must do the 'meme' and follow the rules! All in fun, and I got tagged yesterday by Shasher, a fellow pastor's wife and friend. Her quirks are very interesting! Mine are unspectacular (kinda like the tweens' television show 'Unfabulous'), but here we go....

The Rules!
1. Link the person(s) who tagged me
2. Mention the rules on my blog
3. Tell about six unspectacular quirks of mine
4. Tag six fellow blogger's by linking them
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

As for six fellow bloggers, I will let you decide if you want to join in. Let me know if you do this! (Taylor)

1. I animate things. Anything. When I was in grade school I remember raising my desk lid and pretending my pencils were a family and they had an elaborate life there in my desk. Stuffed animals are my favorite thing to animate, as I've talked about before. Each stuffed animal has it's own personality and voice. And I can't help just happens. I can also tell you what is going on in an animal's mind, narrating them (usually out loud and much to the irritation of my kids) as I watch them.

2. I like to rhyme. My sister once told me that people with certain kinds of psychosis do this. It had me worried for about 15 minutes. Then I started blabbering on about how psychosis is a diagnosis which is quite precocious for someone who doesn't know this. eh heh

3. I like things to match. It used to drive me crazy if my underwear that matched a certain outfit wasn't ready to wear with the outfit. While that may be too much information for some of you, it is true.....and it is there you go. That was in my teens though, and now it usually translates to my home. It is very unsettling to me to have my red hutch in beside the cobalt blues and apple greens in my kitchen/eating area. I must paint it.....soon!

4. When Hannah and I are together, we sometimes start to talk in short and fast quips like on Gilmore Girls. It's so exciting when we get into a long run of quick quips and say funny things. I get so excited that I usually jump up and say, "We did it!" which usually breaks the quiptitude of the moment.

5. I mimic sounds and people. It is not making fun, although it IS fun. I just do it to describe someone, especially my kids at school. When Bethany started working with kids I had the previous year at an after school care, I could describe the kids and their voices or the way they talked or moved when they talked so that she instantly knew who I was talking about.

6. I like words and learning new ones. I like to use new words or invent them. Free Rice is a fun game with interesting words. AND it helps donate free rice to hungry people. I always play to 1,000 grains. If I go over 1,000 by mistake, I play to 2,000. I'm not a perfectionist by any means, I just really like symmetry.


Shash said...

Thanks for doing this so quickly!! :-)

I have many more quirks but I thought you could only handle 6 at a time... you know... me a PW not perfect...


Alida said...

I like my underwear to match too... and that has carried into adulthood! I know TMI!

joannmski said...

Oh, I don't think I heard any mimicry! That would have been fun.

e-Mom said...

Lol, "quiptitude?" What a GREAT word... I love those kinds of conversations too. :~D

You're a laugh Christie. What a fun post. And you have matching underwear for every outfit????

Yes, I'd be utterly annoyed to have a red hutch in the wrong place in my kitchen too. Get that thing painted!

Thanks for stopping by to comment today. You're da BEST!

AussieMaz said...

I can kind of relate to the matching thing, although not so much with the underwear. I used to 'have' to have pegs matching on the line, so each item of clothing that needed two pegs had pegs of the same colour. And I eat M&Ms in pairs of the same colour. Tough when you tip an odd number into your hand!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Oh, you went and brought up "The Rice." The Rice can suck me into its addictive vortex at any moment! Also, it sounds like your quirkiness revolves around order but also imagination, which is a great combo.