My 10 (Adorable) Quirks

i think the fact that i'm quirky makes me charming.  right?  i admit, some of my habits are a little weird.  but i can't be the only one!  tell me you share some of these:

i have to order last.  even when i'm 100% sure on what i want, i have to make everyone at the table order before me.  it stems from me changing my mind when i hear what other people get (in case they get something i like and then i can just try theirs and get my other choice) but i still do it even when i know i won't change my mind.

i have to finish things immediately.  i cannot pause movies, i cannot stop in the middle of a book, i have to have all the laundry done the same day, i can't organize half a room and then come back the next day to finish.  i can put off starting it forever, but once i start, it has to get done in one sitting.

i eat the same things over and over.  and buy the same things.  once i find something i like, i don't change.  i always buy the same mascara.  if i'm in a peanut butter and jelly mood, i'll eat it for every meal for a month.

never go to panera bread with me.  the level of ocd with which i eat a bread bowl would make you stab me with a fork.  there's a system involved, people, you can't just dive into the soup all willy nilly and be left with a giant pile of unused bread at the end that doesn't taste good without being dunked in the soup.  it takes me like 40 minutes.  but some days, i get the kids peanut butter and jelly.  you can go with me on those days.

i won't touch anything on a cta train.  or bus.  i will sit, lean against things, hold on to my friends, try not to move until the train is at a complete stop, but i will never ever touch the handles, doors, rails, seats, nothing.  even if i have hand sanitizer, even if i can wash my hands immediately.  you can never fully clean the cta off you.

i think inanimate objects have feelings.  i.e., i can't throw away stuffed animals from ex boyfriends.  it's not the bears fault, poor thing would be sad in a dumpster!  i donate them to good homes instead.  if it has a face, it has feelings, because apparently i was read the velveteen rabbit one too many times.  except dolls, all they feel is evil and hatred.

i only drink using my left hand.  i'm right handed, but all drinks must be in my left hand.  there's a reason, but i can't tell you.  i haven't been caught with a drink in my right hand for at least 2.5 years.

i clean the toilet before i go out for the night.  what?!  you never know if you're going to need it when you get home!

i hide money.  like some depression era mattress storing bank mistrusting little old lady, i hide cash around my apartment.  always the cash that my dad gives me at holidays or at the casino.  it's in books, drawers, the freezer.  surprisingly, it is not under the mattress.  i have no idea why i do this.  i probably don't even remember where it all is.  (drunk me also hides $20s in each of my coats after every winter, with post its that say beer money.)

i get a shamrock shake every year.  i hate them.  every year, i get it and remember "ew now i know why i don't get them, they taste disgusting."  yet every year, i see the neon green photo on a mcdonalds sign and decide that i must have a shamrock shake.  this time is coming up soon.  lesson never learned.

come on, i can't be the only one.  what are your adorable quirks?


24 comments

  1. The beer money with the post its might make you my new favorite person. And you're totally not the only one.

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  2. I hide money too. I love to do it because when I find it, it's like Christmas all over again. =) And ordering last is the best. I'm so indecisive it makes me happy.

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  3. LOL, i love this list! I have 2 quirks that I can think of...1. I always have to have a glass of water at my bedside before I go to sleep and 2. I wear my socks inside out. the seam bugs my toes!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  4. This post is fab! I think these quirks make me like you even more. Lol

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  5. I laughed out loud reading these! I love that you hide money. I need to start doing that!

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  6. the love for inanimate objects is toy storys fault! hahaha.

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  7. Love it! This is just a fun post idea :) I like to order last AND I like to make sure my toilet is clean before I go out too. Same reason. Haha, some of my quirks...I cannot sleep with socks on AND I have to have a blanket covering me to sleep. I have to do things in the same order EVERY shower- a little OCD. This was awesome :)

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  8. I'm the exact same way with food! I have this crockpot recipe I love and I made it 3 Sundays in a row and ate it most of the week. When something is good, it's good!

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  9. Hahaha that's too funny about the toilet! I eat the same things over and over again too! When I like something, I reeealllly like it! And I have a method too with my food, not with bread bowls, per se, but I always - ALWAYS - have to save the best thing for last, and my foods can't touch each other. I hate that.

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  10. I can't touch elevator buttons with my finger tips - I always use my knuckles. I open doors with my sleeves pulled over my hands, in the summer I carry paper towels or use my shirt tail.

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  11. I'm a creature of habit too. I will eat the same thing all day, ever day. I have to use straws. I eat my vegetables first. I don't like for my foods to touch each other. I may need to start hiding money around my house too.... Save it for a rainy day? :)

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  12. hahahah these are fantastic. I love that you clean the toilet before going out, sober you is so generous to drunk you. I've been working on a 'quirks' post too that I'll post one of these days..

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  13. I laughed out loud at "willy nilly" about diving into the bread bowl. So funny!! And I hide money too :)

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  14. Haha I love this post!! I am the same way about eating the same thing over and over. Most people can't do it but I can eat the same thing for breakfast for months and have no problems.

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  15. I get one shamrock shake a year, a small. In fact that's the only milkshake I have all year.

    I knew it was imperative for me to read you daily after I identified with your need to clean a toilet before going out just in case. I always do that.

    I might need to do a quirks post soon, will link back to you!

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  16. OK so your need to finish things will come in handy when you're at my house. because DUH i don't finish anything. my quirks? escalators are the devil. i refuse to touch the railing and don't even fucking think about sharing a step with me because i will rip your face after i'm done jumping off that death machine.

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  17. I am cracking up at this post. The best may be the $20 in your coats with the beer money post it. I agree about not touching anything, I refuse to touch escalator handrails,or buttons in elevators - so gross.

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  18. This is fantastic!!

    And I'm totally with you when it comes to refusing to touch those grimy public surfaces. Glad to know that I'm not the only one :)

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  19. Bahahha....I LOVE that drunk you leaves yourself money with notes!! Hilarious!!!

    I have to admit that after your confession of cleaning the toilet prior to going out I have done the same thing! GENIOUS!!!!!

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  20. i also eat the same things over and over! i'm a creature of habit :)

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  21. This is so funny!! I only drink with my left hand too, but probably so I have my right hand free to do everything else since I cannot sit still for 2 seconds. I get on food kicks, also. Right now it's Greek yogurt (only the ones that have fruit). I can't go a day without eating it and sometimes I go to the grocery store only for yogurt. Weird. I also have to keep the same exact routine in the shower every morning or I get completely thrown off for the whole day.

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  22. This was an awesome post!! Favorite post I've read today, hands down. I love that you hold drinks in your left hand, and that you hide money!

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  23. i read this and laughed out loud!!!! you are so cute and i adore you!

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  24. Great list! I just had my first and last shamrock shake ... SO GROSS! I thought it would be mint flavored cuz it's green but I am pretty sure it is just "green" flavored ... tastes HORRIBLE!!

    Hope you are having a great week!
    Shia
    World According to Shia

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