Tuesday, February 20, 2007

6 things about MEME

So, Sarah tagged me and I have to tell you all 6 weird things about myself. This could be interesting.

1. I am a separate eater. My food cannot touch. And I eat one thing at a time in order around the plate, leaving the thing I like best for the last. I think the world would be a beautiful place if we all used those plastic plates with the compartments in them:)

2. When I was pregnant, it was not the typical gross smells that got to me... it was anything soap-like. The clean laundry was by far the worst. Instant gagging. Our bedroom "stunk" so bad I had to wear vicks under my nose. I gagged the moment I walked into our house (eventually even when my nose was plugged). Dishes were untouchable. The only room in the house that did not give me heaves? The bathroom. Go figure.

3. Something funny to go with the pregnancy laundry aversion...normally it (clean laundry) is one of my favorite smells. In the process of folding the laundry I will frequently bring a clean item of clothing up to my nose and breathe in slowly. The fresher from the dryer the better. There is something relaxing about this for me, almost like meditation, only not.

4. I arrange my closet in rainbow order and/or by the size of the garment. My closet goes like this: Short dresses, long dresses, short skirts, long skirts, pants. Then it goes to my shirts. They go like so: white, gray, black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. Within each color section, they hang from short sleeves, to 3/4 length sleeves, to long sleeves, to sweater/jacket. Then if I want to wear a green short sleeve shirt, I know right where it is. David doesn't care so much, so I just arrange by size... pants, short sleeve polo shirts, short sleeve button-up shirts, long sleeve button-up shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweaters, then Jackets.

5. Now, something about my drawers (no, not that kind). I put everything in order, most recently worn on the bottom. That way they rotate though, and one item won't get worn out faster than the others. This includes all t-shirts, pajamas, underwear and socks.

6. An interesting embarrassment from youth is my vanity. I always hated the way I looked, especially despising my nose, which I was made fun of for unceasingly throughout grade school. I would look into the mirror and imagine myself beautiful. We had the kind of mirror where both sides opened so you could see yourself from several angles. And the hair. The hair I was always proud of. In fact it was the only feature I didn't hate. So I brushed it and watched it swish back and forth. One of my favorite things was to joke around and sing, "Ghirmack bounceback beautiful hair." Oh, the shame.

So I tag Catherine, Terri, and Emma.


my4kids said...

Hey, I have been trying to avoid this one! Do people really want to know why I am weird?? haha. That could be scary.

Anyway I had to comment because of your first one I compartmentalise my food to and eat it in order of how it is on my plate after putting it on in a specific way and I am so trying to convince Kelly that we need to buy all of our dishes so they seperate our food but he likes to mix it all, eww.

Kathy said...

Yuck, clean smells. I hate it when my husband climbs into bed after a shower and wants to snuggle. The soap smell makes me gag. For the first time ever, I dread showers. At least it gives me a good excuse to be lazy for now. :)

The Princess said...

Oh my goodness....I'm reading through you list thinking "These things aren't weird! She's just like me!"

Our closets are identical! Although my shirts are arranged by type: Hooded jackets, collared jackets, collared shirts, buttoned down shirts w/ no collars, etc.!

We are kindred spirits!

Emmakirst said...

Oh I am so 1 and 3. hehe, I shall do this for my next post. :)