Thursday, July 23, 2009


This week's Girl Talk Thursday is about quirks. It'd probably be easier to get my husband to post about me today since I'm having trouble differentiating between quirks and normal routine.

For instance...

Showering: I have to wash my hair first in the shower. Then I shave, then wash the other body parts that haven't been shaved, then I wash my face last. If I go out of order I might forget something, but more importantly, I still feel dirty.

Eating: I eat corn on the cob like a typewriter; straight down one side, twist, back to the beginning and nom, nom, nom in the same direction as the first pass. I didn't think this was a quirk until last year when I witnessed people (my husband, sister, and others) eating it round and round in a spiral. This prompted a hugely unsuccessful poll on my old blog asking people how they ate their corn. Of all the people polled, me, my husband and two other friends, I came in last and therefore eat my corn on the cob strangely.

Traveling: When I fly I have to do these deep breathing techniques as the plane takes off and lands in order to relax. I have to be exhaling when the plane's wheels leave the earth, and also when they touch back down.

Fingernails: I absolutely can not have my finger nails be different lengths on the same fingers. If I break a nail on my index finger on my left hand I must immediately get the nail trimmers out and cut the nail on the right index finger to be the same length as the broken nail on my left hand. Also, if one nail gets too long, I have to trim all the nails back to be the same length.

Toes: My Grandma Jeanne used to tell me that I should go on David Letterman for his "stupid human tricks" for this one. On my left foot I can keep the big and little toes completely still while I wave the middle three together. Why I know I can do this, I have no idea, but I can. And since I know I can do it, well, I do it all the time, especially when I'm lost in thought. And so, since it's Girl Talk Thursday, I'll leave you with a video of my toes. Disregard the lack of pedicuring... please.

What are your quirks?


Diane July 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

I have a shower order too! Mine goes: wash hair, wash body, put in conditioner, shave, rinse out conditioner, wash hands, wash face. I have to wash my hands before washing my face, otherwise I feel like I'm rubbing shave foam and/or conditioner into my skin.

I can wiggle my little toe independent of the others, but I've never seen anyone do what your toes can do.

(My word verification if "fliesto", which I'm sharing because it's making me giggle.)

Unknown July 23, 2009 at 1:08 PM  

I shower the same way. I also eat corn the same way. I knew the showering thing was strange, but I didn't realize people don't eat corn the same way I do. I guess I don't pay attention to other people when I'm eating.

JosiahsMommy July 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

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Cara July 28, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

Oooh...loved the list! I am with you on the showering, eating & having freak-o toes!

Anonymous July 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM  

I just HAD to tell you that I do the same thing in the shower. Messing up the flow really gets be off centered for some reason. Glad I am not alone! LOL