Tuesday, July 8, 2008

6 quirky things

After reading Erin's quirks and therefore being "tagged", I'm now listing six of my potential oddities. Of course, I'll feel much better if I find I'm not the only one who does these things. After all, there's safety in numbers.

1. I almost always snort when I laugh. (I don't think that needs further explanation, and most everyone knows that anyway.)

2. I am a syrup snob. Raised in a family of French Canadians from Vermont, the only syrup I'd ever experienced as a child was REAL maple syrup and therefore, it's the only kind I will eat. I won't eat anything that requires syrup at a restaurant or friend's house if they only serve fake syrup and the smell makes me nauseous.

3. I believe that bathing suits are just an extension of my wardrobe. No one likes to wear the same outfit day after day. Why should bathing suits be any different? However, I won't pay more than $30 for one. Which leads me to #4...

4. I am a bargain shopper (Marshall's, Ross, eBay, etc.) and refuse to pay full retail for anything unless I've been given a gift certificate and even then, it's incredibly difficult for me to do so. The MSRP for most items can be pulled from my brain at anytime. My life is a virtual "The Price is Right" and I intend to win the showcase.

5. When a song I love plays on the radio I get really excited. Even though it most likely exists on my ipod or a cd that I own and I can listen to it anytime I want. There's something about hearing it on the radio that makes it sound better.

6. I think that toilet paper should hang on the holder so that it rolls over the top of the roll, not from underneath. I not only use that rule of placement in my own home, but have been known to turn the roll over at other people's homes as I'm sure they don't care and probably place it on haphazardly. I justify that if they do care, they'll be thankful that I've shown them the light.


kru clan said...

very impressive list.

first of all, i agree with safety in numbers, so thank you for sharing your quirks!

second, i would like to know just how many swimsuits you own.

Linda Vujnov said...

High five on the over-the-top toilet paper. You can use my bathroom and feel comfortable with my toilet paper hanging.

Jennie said...

I have many quirky things- not sure I"m ready for them to be public yet...you are a bigger person than I am!!!
-you don't want to know how many swimsuits she has- but now they are a few less because she shares, what a nice mom!
-I am going to have to check the toilet paper when I go home and make sure it is correctly hanging before I invite you over!!!

Jen Torok said...

I'm with you on the toilet paper!! I will also change it at someone else's home :)

gniffke said...

haha yes...

my list would be somewhat similar, except i have a silent, open mouth laugh, with a heavy inhale, instead of a "snort"

syrup... hate it! all kinds! yuck!

bathing suits, totally on the same page, chris doesnt get it, at all! lame...

i would be a bargain shopper if i was allowed to shop, my "quirk" is actually chris', he just doesnt like spending any money. lame too.

songs are definately better on the radio, who uses iPod in the car?

and the TP thing was one of the first things i taught chris when we got married.

the only thing i could potentially add is that i walk on my toes and cant do a thing about it, i just always look like im on a mission. lol

Tracy said...

What!!! $30.00 bathing suits???? This sounds like a fruit of the Spirit thing. You know what I am talking about...'patience, peace, joy...at such places like Ross and Marshall's. Help me, it's confusing.