Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fun Quirky Monday

Post FM: I had a great time hosting this week and hope I haven't scared you all off with my quirks!  I'm a part of a great group of quirky people, if you don't believe me, scroll down to the list and go for some visits.   Thanx everybody for fessing up, and through your confessions I discovered a few more quirks I didn't realize I had.  Thanx a lot for that! :)~

fun monday

First, I have to thank you for letting me hi-jack Fun Monday for a week! Thanx Guys! Then I need to thank AFF for inspiring such a fun topic. Thanx Girl!

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So, I asked you guys to tattle on yourselves.
A quirk is defined as a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism. We are all unique individuals, having quirks that help make us who we are. I would like to know what your quirks are. Confess to one, confess to ten, you decide. Just come back Monday ready to spill the beans, the rest of the world may look at you like you are from Mars, but you‘re among friends here. We won’t laugh, in fact that eccentricity just may endear you to us more.

I ran around all week asking my family what I do that is weird. Might I suggest never doing that? Boy did they come up with a list! I don’t think I’ll share them all. But here a few from their list.

  • I have to fill my insulated cup (it has to be insulated) with ice and then soda. It has to be full of ice to the top first, over flowing even. After the ice is falling out of the cup I add the Diet Coke. Yes, Diet Coke (and Mocha Frappucino) is the only drink that ever crosses my lips. On the rare occasions I drink Milk (like once a year) it must have ice. And I never use a straw because it warms the liquid up too much.

  • My food has to be hot hot hot, but that’s not the quirky thing. It must be a certain way on the plate. Like breakfast, eggs on the right, bacon on the hash browns (to keep them warm) and toast on the opposite side of the plate of me. I eat a bite of egg with a bite of bacon, then the hash browns and lastly the toast. There’s a method to any meal. Burgers and fries? Burger on the right and eaten first, fries on the left and eaten last. The big reason for this is that I love ll kinds of potatoes and don’t mind if they cool a little, hate meat so it must be as hot as possible, ketchup can be put in the spot left by the meat and then the dipping of fries is easiest.

  • My ketchup must be room temperature or it will make the food cold.

  • I will not eat any meat with “pink” in it. It must be well done, burnt even.

  • I have to have, at a minimum, three pillows to sleep with. Two for under my head and at least one to hug. When at home I have two feather pillows for my head and a pillow on each side of me and one between my knees - yeah I sleep on my side.

  • Ok, I had to add one more, it’s a good one, When I ask a question I always ask two questions. And the questions would have opposite answers if the person answered both. For instance, “Do you want to read a book? Or do you want to watch tv?” or “Should we go to the store? Should we stay home? Or I know we can go to the movie. Do you want to go to the movie? You’re probably too tired aren’t you?” or “I’m getting hungry, are you hungry? Oh no, you just ate an hour ago so you probably aren’t hungry. Are you?” I mostly do this with my husband and while writing it down it dawned on me that maybe I’m just carrying the conversation.

I think that’s enough quirkiness from me for one day. Run over and see how quirky our fellow bloggers are. Other people fessing up today are:

  1. Anglophile Football Fanatic

  2. Are we there yet mom?

  3. Hulagirl at Heart

  4. AOJ & the Lurchers

  5. Return of the White Robin

  6. Sayre Smiles

  7. From the Planet of Janet

  8. Small Reflections

  9. The Dust Will Wait

  10. Got Milk?

  11. Finding Beauty in Most Every Day

  12. Dungarees Ablaze

  13. The Prytz Family

  14. Ramblings by Reba

  15. 1 Crazy Stitcher

  16. Summit Musings

  17. RDH Mom

  18. Arkansas Songbird

  19. Mama Speak

  20. Gattina Writer Cramps

  21. A Florida Journal

  22. Wisconsin Candy

  23. Robinella

  24. Irish Coffeehouse

  25. Susan's Musings

  26. U R Olive (our lovely host next week)

  27. Nekked Lizard Adventures

  28. Min @ Mamadrama

  29. Heather's Recipes

  30. Hale Family Site

  31. Hootin-Anni

  32. Mama Rehema

  33. Jo Beaufoix

  34. Karisma and Kids

  35. Crunchy Bits

  36. Tiggerlane

  37. La Vie en Rose

  38. My Husband Calls Me Weird

  39. Anecdotes, Antidotes and Anodes

  40. Candid Karina

  41. Happy at Home

  42. Running at Large

  43. Mamalang

  44. Lady K

  45. Beyond My Slab

  46. Mariposa Tells

  47. Heaven in Belgium

  48. Stephanie @ Mamadrama

  49. Things in General

  50. Adam's Wife

  51. The Junk Drawer

Now wait a minute, this can’t be, a post without photos?! No way. I had to edit and add a few.

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My son’s quirk is washing off his rock collection.

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Hope you’re keeping cool!


  1. Very much quirk, Lisa. :) Mine will be posted at 12:01 a.m. eastern. :)

  2. Well your habits do not seem so bad or weird! I think I may just go on over and delete mine now! LOL! Thanks for hosting this week. It was fun!

  3. anglophilefootballfanatic.comJune 29, 2008 at 3:36 PM

    No pink at all? Really? Like charred. Do you chop off the char part? You'd hate it at our house. We do medium bordering on rare. And, our ketchup is cold!

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  5. Hehe, you are a quirky person, but nothing serious ! You are not yet Rainwoman !

  6. Hi Lisa, I'm back!! And I decided to play when I saw the subject! It's fun!
    So mine is up now too, could you add me to your list?

  7. Well I've seen some of the food things in action. But I thought the double question was a Wisconsin thing.
    I sure miss all of you guys =^)

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  9. Weird...I posted a comment last night, but I don't see it now! Anyway, first - congrats to FINALLY figuring out who IamwhoIam is! She thought you knew it a long time ago!

    I like my meat well-done, well as having to sleep with more than one pillow. I have a full body pillow that I have to hug and throw a leg over. This was a fun assignment, Lisa. Thanks for hosting this week :)

  10. Lisa,
    I enjoyed reading this. I love what you did with the picture. Room temp ketchup? Me too. I attribute this to too much food out of steamy McDonald's bag, though.

    My quirk: I freak out when people scratch fabric. I go numb.

    I didn't play this week. My husband took me to a Mellissa Etheridge concert last night and I'm way behind with everything. (She sang for three gorgeous hours, non-stop, and it was very late when we came back to the homestead....)

    God bless.

  11. Dang! Fun Monday. I forgot that I signed up! Sigh.

  12. I like my ketchup cold and food hot. I know that is odd of me. *LOL* Cool list!

  13. I love your new site because I can finally read posts and comments more easily. I know the black background makes the photos POP, but these old eyes just can't see light text on a dark background any more. I'm hoping to catch up on some your photo posts I've missed recently once my new laptop arrives ...

    As for quirks ... I wish I'd had someone to ask about mine, but I did what I could and have them posted this morning. I must admit I don't eat much beef any more ... but when I do it HAS TO BE PINK in the middle ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  14. I have to admit, these are pretty quirky quirks, Lisa! You may have to rename your blog to Lisa's Quirks as your chaos doesn't seem quite adequate ;-)

  15. You have food quirks - interesting! And nothing to do with textures.

    As for the sleeping quirks, I have the same ones. Except I have a teddy bear, who even travels in my luggage.

    Thanks for hosting!

  16. Ooh!! You just reminded me about my egg quirks! *goes off to update blog*

    Great list and I'm with you on most of them!

  17. I've just started reading FM posts and already I'm pretty sure that the host is going to get the prize. I have a suspicion that you really didn't need family's help in identifying your quirks! Have a dear friend who's into precise placement of meal components--I though it was only because she's a math type. Didn't know it was a food quality issue!:)

  18. wow! no time to arrange food, we just eat it, in fact I at times mix it all together since its all going to the same tummy

  19. Lisa, this a truly been a Fun one. I can not believe the variety of things people are admitting to. Isn't blogging great?!? I just came from work, I had a mid-shift, so now I can visit more.

  20. I had so much fun. :) Thank you for hosting it.

    I've signed up for next week's fish story. I may regret this. I'm not coming up with much at this point.

  21. I do the last one too. hehe I just realized I carry on conversations with my husband by myself. :)

  22. I don't like any pink in my meat either. I don't like ketchup at all except in chicken noodle soup. I like my potatoes at the top of the plate, meat at the bottom and vegetables on either side. Burger closest to me, fries at the top. Hashbrowns on top, hamburger steak to the right and eggs to the left. Diet coke has to be very cold. I like Mocha Frappucinos too.