THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the 6 weird things about you. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog."
- I don't like background noise (radios, kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans, the washer's high speed spin cycle, "conversationalists" at the gym, etc.). I know this is weird, and that a lack of "filler" noise bothers many people, so I tolerate it as best I can but feel a huge sense of relief when the noise stops.
- Normally I'm very organized. I like a place for everything and everything in it's place. For instance, my clothes are hung in my closets and placed in my drawers according to type (pants, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, etc). With sufficient room I am very tidy --- BUT if I have to cram too much stuff into a small space with no room to organize efficiently, I become overwhelmed and the area soon becomes chaotic. (My "Stash Room" is a fine example.)
- I avoid putting gas in my car. I suffer mild panic attacks when I attempt to pump gas so I delegate as much as possible. I can "fill 'er up" if I have to, but will practically drive on fumes rather than do the dreaded task. When absolutely necessary I will use a familiar gas station or a full service station.
- I find routine comforting. I like to go about my day in nearly the same manner, day after day. The time I awake and go to bed varies only a little. When I go to the gym I like to get the same locker, the same elliptical machine, the same spot for stretches. I eat the same breakfast almost every day. Although I enjoy vacations, I find the disruption of my usual routines stressful and can't wait to get home again.
- I don't like to talk on the phone. You'd never know it though, when I do get a call I am often on the phone for over an hour and it's as much my fault as the caller's. Meandering conversations seem to be my specialty. I'd rather email most people. At least with an email you know you are not interrupting the person and they can respond when they have time.
- I've been happily married to the same wonderful man for nearly 30 years. We started "going around" when I was 13 and he was 17 (it wasn't called "dating" when I was a teen). We got married 4 years later when I was 17 and had just graduated from highschool.
I've seen a lot of meme's out there in the blogsphere, and usually they don't appeal to me, but this one has been different. I've really enjoyed reading about other people's "weirdness" and contemplating my own. I think more than anything it has shown me that we all have our little oddities, and that no matter how unusual we think we are there is usually someone who can say "Me too!".
One more little oddity about me --- I don't like to tag people with memes, so even though this one has been fun, I'll ignore that line of the rules and ask instead that you (yes, YOU), leave a comment here on my blog. Either a "Me too" in regards to something I've mentioned here, or perhaps a totally new little tid-bit about yourself. Come on now, I've exposed my tender underbelly, the least you could do is SAY something.