Friday, February 20, 2009

Q is for Quirks

The first definition in my dictionary describes "quirk" as "A personal peculiarity, mannerism, or caprice."
So, a few quirks about me, that you probably didn't know:
1. I don't like eating grapes. It all stems from one of my earliest memories, eating wild grapes from my backyard in Texas; they were sour and seedy. I buy them often for my family to eat, I just usually grab some carrot sticks to snack on instead.

2. I almost always run up stairs. Don't know why, I guess I think it's fun.

3. The kitchen has to be spotless before I can go to bed. (Since I spend 90% of my time there I like it, my workplace, to be tidy and in order when I arrive there for work the next day).

4. I'm not usually picky about other people's grammar and speech, but when someone says "We was..." I think it sounds as ugly as nails on a blackboard.

What are some of your quirks? I would love to know!


Melissa said...

Funny post. I also spend all my time in the kitchen and have been working on keeping it clean. I'm quirky about the bathroom fan. I hate the sound of it. So even if the bathroom doesn't smell fresh, I still won't turn it on. It bothers me so much. Weird huh?

ldsjaneite said...

I wonder if that's why I'm not a big fan of grapes.... You'd hate it here in VA. "We was" is used more than the correct use. And you know how I am about correcting others! :-) (I think I've gotten better over the years.) What quirks could I possibly have that you don't already know? Well, here's a new one that's developing--I can't floss my teeth without being in front of a mirror.

Susan said...

I agree with you about the bathroom fan. I do not like sound of them -- they are just too loud. I also don't like the sound of people chomping on their gum. That is definetely like nails on a blackboard.

Micaela said...

I am the same way with strawberries- ate too many wild ones and got really sick. I LOVE strawberries now, but it will take me a few seconds to get "courage" (hahaha) to put one in my mouth. After that I'm fine.

Oh, I'm so quirky in a lot of ways... One thing that really bugs me is kids' mouthing toys. I'm ok with my babies, but when they get about 2, I can't stand it. I hate when other people's kids slober on my kids' toys too. I have to wash them as soon as they leave.

Marie' said...

That is funny that you run up the stairs. Another reason why you are in such great shape.