Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Quirk OFF... ok Abby!

I have been challenged to a quirk off. And against quirk off rules (I am sure!) my sister gave me a head start. Which I must say was a little exaggerated! So, I will start with a few adjustments to my so called quirks.

1. Abby quoted me as saying "I just don't think I am that quirky..." Not true! I just was having a hard time determining between the normal and the quirky.

2. When my snake died (after 20 years of pet hood) my boyfriend bought me a Red Eyed Tree Frog. While at the pet store buying crickets for Fiona I saw and fell in love with Frank the Tank. He is a Poison Dart Frog (although they are not poisonous in captivity). Fiona didn't make it and Frank was lonely so I ordered him three friends from Ohio (he is less than half an inch long and was all alone in a 45 gallon tank!) These little buggers are so fun! So... I made a little home for a couple of PDF's on my desk at my office. I think this is all reasonable!

3. Yes. I do order three drinks every time I am at Sonic. I get a Diet Coke for the caffeine. A Diet Sprite for the flavor. And... a water for sustenance. Totally makes sense to me.

4. I used to have a problem with opening a gift-wrapped box. I was always taught not to rip paper. In second grade I got in big trouble when I ripped my school paper out of my teachers hands! And some of the paper is so pretty! I did have a problem with keeping some of the paper because I didn't feel right about throwing it away. But... I have rid myself of all that mess since the sale of my house. (I think... there are a couple of boxes I haven't tried to conquer yet.)

5. I totally admit to keeping my chewed up gum on note cards with the details of the day on it. It was sorta like my diary.

6. I am an animal lover! Okay? I was driving (with Penny the cat in tow) to visit my sister in College Station once. It was late... there was a baby cow in the road in the middle of nowhere. I called 911 but they wanted to know where I was. I had no idea. So, in order to save the baby and maybe a life or two I got out of the car and ran towards the cow till it trotted off the road and then I went to the neighbors houses to see if they were missing a cow. Nobody was home. I still wonder if she ever made it home...

7. I don't always steal the rocks. Sometimes I will throw a quarter in the fountain nearby. Or my main man, Billy, will bring one home to me! And, now they serve as a rock garden for the ceramic frog Billy got me for my doorstep. So cute!

8. I like real honey with with my Chick-fil-a nuggets. I only need 4 though. And by the way... I only like catsup in packets. I hate cold catsup!

9. And now I will through my own favorite quirk... I have a plethera of costume and costume like clothing. I love thrift stores and I love fun old stuff. I like wigs and funny hats. I am also known to have more make-up than a make-up company. Though I rarly wear any.

10. Last but not least... I think it is funny to say "my butt" before or after almost anything. I know... I'm 30. But, I think "my butt is funny". See! It works!

Now... how is that for quirky?

You are welcome to add any you have seen or heard. I am proud to be a little different!


betty cooper said...

see abby's blog. I rest my case.

abby said...

#1- You did day those EXACT words to me! I stopped what I was doing and wrote them down because I was so intrigued by your self-assessment. Take That!
#6- I forgot you called 911 about the calf. EVEN BETTER! Maybe you should add your compulsion for calling 911 to you quirk list. You call them ALOT.
#8- If you only need 4, then why do you make me ask for 9 when I am ordering for you? I don't eat honey!

Love you! Thanks for playin! Finally...

Brandie said...

Ordering 3 drinks from Sonic just for you is weird. Saving chewed gum on note cards with the days events, also weird. But great quirks!!! We all have quirky ways, its what makes us unique and fun. Thanks for sharing =)

betty cooper said...

Throwing a coin in a nearby pond does not make it "NOT STEALING" by the way.

And yes, about the 911 calls, remember the scary "noise" in the back yard?