Monday, June 30, 2008

Fun Monday: Quirk me no questions edition

Lisa Marie wants us to delve deeply into the things that make us weird unique for this week's Fun Monday. I wonder what the heck made her think of this?

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.
Ahem, I admit to nothing.

Because I am SURE that most of you suffer from some of my maladies:

1. The toothpaste tube: Please squeeze ONLY from the bottom. If you squeeze in the middle, I might have to divorce you. In fact, a middle-squozen toothpaste tube was ALMOST a deal-breaker for Wonderhubby and me back when we were first sharing bathroom equipment. Fortunately he is very adaptable, and my weirdness about the tube didn't phaze him all that much.

2. My eggs: I like my eggs fried, rather than scrambled. If they must be scrambled, though, they need to be scrambled DRY and not still runny. This also relates to my fried eggs. I order my eggs over hard -- kill them dead and do not let them run away. If the yolk is not completely done (a light yellow -- no orange, no dark yellow, no two-toned), I will send it back to be cooked a little longer.

And do not come near me with sunny-side-up, over easy or even over medium. If that egg yolk runs, I will gag. My children enjoy making me ill by ordering over-easy eggs with toast and sopping the yolk up with the bread. *Retch*

3. Wooden stirrers: I do NOT like wooden coffee stick stirrer thingies. I can taste the difference in my coffee if you so much as breathe the words "wooden stick" in my general direction. I would rather stir the coffee with my finger ... or NOT STIR IT AT ALL. Period.

4. My paycheck and the bank deposit: The tellers at my bank all know me now. When I come in with my paycheck (and no, I do NOT do direct deposit -- I like to feel the check and resulting moneys in my hand!), I make a general deposit into my checking account and take cash back for "house money." My deposit is ALWAYS an even dollar amount. I will take the change as "cash back." At first, they all asked me: "Don't you want to deposit the change?" Answer: No, thank you. Now they all know.

Before you climb all over me for being weird about this, let me assure you there is some method to my madness. First of all, I like working with even dollar amounts. My deposit, for example, would be $10. Easier math than $10.43.

Plus, do not forget that I am the coin queen. Go here to see why collecting change would be important to me.

I think four quirks is enough for today. Wonderhubby had a laundry list of things he wanted to add to my list. I was not amused and told him to write his OWN Fun Monday post.

Or not.

Meanwhile, I'm going to check out everyone else's quirkiness.

32 comments:

Peter said...

Slightly strange rather than fully Weird I'd say, but then trying to be nice is one of my weird habits... sorry I missed this one, could have written a book.

SwampAngel65 said...

On those rare occassions when you have to actually write a check, do you include the change, or do you hand the person the coins separate? I bet it makes you crazy using debit cards...all thosse odd amounts to deal with!

Your quirks are what make you YOU! If we were all the same, life would be so boring!

Have a great week!!

Tracey_iPost said...

Oh my gosh! I completly forgot about the wooden thingy! I don't drink coffee, so that is not an issue, but remember when you were a kid and they would serve ice cream cups or snowballs with a wooden spoon. *gag* Gives me shivers thinking about it!

Jenni said...

I save all change, too. It's amazing how much that little bit every day can add up.

I've never seen wooden stirrers, but I don't like the idea of them. Wooden popsicle sticks FREAK me out. I can't stand the thought of having a wooden popsicle stick in my mouth. This is one of the reasons I dreaded going to the doctor as a kid. I didn't want that damned wooden tongue depressor in my mouth! Toothpicks? Only in an emergency and I hate seeing people chew on them. I also slide the last bit of corn dog off the stick rather than risking touching the wooden stick with my mouth. And WHO the hell ever thought up those little wooden ice cream spoons? Okay, I've given myself a severe case of the willies. I have to step away and get some coffee--which will be stirred with a nice metal spoon.

Hootin' Anni said...

Now that I know....I wish I could be in the other table with gobs and gobs of eggs over easy. [kidding] I just couldn't resist.

My FM is posted...come on over!!

Tink said...

I bought one of those tube press thingies for the toothpaste. Then Hoop threw it away when the tube ran out. So I bought another, again it disappeared when the tube ran out. This time though, I found it attached to a different tube... A tube of caulk. Such is my life.

HRH said...

hahaha. OMG. I am DIRECTLY opposite on EVEY thing you mentioned. Can we find middle ground?

Oh, and I have some stern talking to do to my bloglist because you were #26 this morning. Not everyone is being compliant.

Marmarbug said...

I am SO with you on the egg front. SO with you!

Kaytabug said...

I will need to remember not to order eggs if we are ever out for breakfast. I like scrambled but every once in a while I like over medium so I can slop it up with a slice of toast! I'm sorry I just made you throw up a lil in your mouth! ;)

I am with you on the tube. I don't buy the tube any more, I buy that other thing that you can sit upside down. Let's just say that it HAS to sit upside down. I know I have only traded quirks.

You are so right about the wooden...

LceeL said...

As I have stated elsewhere, I have no quirks (*burp*). excuse me.

Sarah said...

Hey, we've all got quirks!! I don't think any of mine are the same as this list...but I understand them all :D

Janet said...

quite quirky! My best friend from high school also does not believe in direct deposit.

Debs said...

I loved the list. My scramble eggs must be dry as well.

Rachael said...

I am totally with you on the toothpaste thing - it drives me crazy when it's not squeezed from the bottom. Also, I totally hate wet eggs. I prefer mine scrambled, but DRY. NO runniness. Ew.

The Laundress said...

MY eggs MUST be scrambled and dry as a bone...WELL done eggs. It;s the only way I'll eat them.

Not quirky at all.

Jeanna said...

Just the opposite on the egg front, but don't you want to squeeze them when they do that to the toothpaste?

Tiggerlane said...

I thought about getting my hubby a separate tube of toothpaste, b/c he is a HUGE middle squeezer. I have to make our tube "right again" every morning.

I used to only record my checks in even numbers, rounding up. Then I got my balance so far out of whack, I conformed.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

#1 is enough to send me into a tizzy! I have seriously contemplated having my own tube of paste!

nikki said...

Runny eggs are disgusting.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

LOVE that you save your change. I do, too. Whenever I'm really desperate for funds, I'll cash it in to pay for something. Even the kid has gotten into it. I tell him it's to save for going to Mickey's House (Disney), and he'll happily put the change into the jar.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hmmm, the stick in the coffee jsut makes me think of splinters in the tongue. The egg thing I kind of get, except I like them a little runny. If an egg is hardboiled and has a trace of a dark dot which they sometimes do, it makes me heave as I just think of baby chicks eyes. Shiver.

Swistle said...

I hate wet eggs, too. If I order them at a restaurant, I've found that saying "well done" or "cooked dry" is insufficient: I say, "Tell the cook to cook them until they are STARTING TO TURN BROWN." That usually does it.

I'm a middle-squeezer (or, worse, a TOP-squeezer), but would be compliant if I lived with someone who cared.

robinellablog said...

My kids are killing me slowly with their toothpaste squeezing habits.

And Tom's of Maine makes their tubes out of a metal and it cracks, so the paste just ooozes out of EVERYWHERE and I have to clean up the counters and sinks and my hands and...oops, sorry. But I know you feel my pain.

robinellablog said...

Oh and I don't drink coffee but the sight of someone putting the wooden stir in their mouth makes my skin crawl.

Molly said...

I alawys mean to squeeze the toothpaste from the bottom, but I forget. Luckily, Crest now makes toothpaste that comes in a "Less Mess, Neat Squeeze Dispenser", Yay. I did not want direct deposit, but I gave in. Now, your egg choice although a personal preference...Ewwww.

Alison said...

I share the egg quirk with you...runny eggs gross me out also!!

Sayre said...

Amen to ALL your quirks. Scramble my eggs hard, put the lid back on the toothpast after you've squeezed it from the bottom, and keep those sticks away from me. I used to do the same thing you did with the paycheck, but then my job MADE ME do direct deposit. Bah!

grace said...

I am with you on the egg things, please, don't serve me raw eggs, good thing you do not work where I work, EVERYONE was forced to use direct deposit

lisaschaos said...

I totally share the runny eggs quirk with you! I like em well cooked. :) But I squeeze in the middle. :) You would divorce me.

Thanx for playing!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I used to always round down my deposits and round up my spending. One year we had over $2,000 extra in the bank account. Unfortunately, I do the direct deposit and debit card thing and I balance my checkbook every other day. I miss the old days.

Janet said...

I do the same thing with the paychecks (when I got one). And I pay bills that way too. No cents. I'm sure it drives the companies nuts. But I can barely keep the checkbook straight as it is.

And I'm with you on the eggs, my friend. Dry. Saharan even.

Bruce said...

Tube Press is sometimes available on eBay. Search ebay.com for "tube press"

 
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