Y’all, go ahead and settle in because you’re in for a treat. ;o)
+ I shave my legs every single day of the year. Every. Single. Day. I can’t stand stubble or obviously anything longer, so I literally shave every day. There have been several times recently where I’ve had to skip a day and it totally freaks me out. I really need to look into getting lasered. Think about all of the money and time I would save!
+ I will not eat anything on a bone. It grosses me out terribly. Give me processed chicken fingers over fresh fried chicken any day!
+ I have to eat M&Ms in twos. And I have to eat two of the same color each time. I’m aware that the different colors are not different flavors, so it really doesn’t matter, but it matters to me. #OCD
+ And speaking of doing things in twos, if I do more than one exclamation mark after a sentence, I have to do them in either twos or fours. Same with emojis – if I send more than one, then I always sent them in twos or fours. You’ll never see three exclamation marks or three emojis from me… go ahead, I’ll wait right here while you go check all of your old texts/comments/emails/messages from me… trust me, you won’t find any in threes… I’ve been doing this for years.
+ Whenever I interact with cash, all of the bills must be facing the same way and the largest bills must be on the top. I was a bank teller for a couple of years while I was in college, so I used to handle a lot of money. And you can bet that every single bill was facing the same direction… and all of the little guys on the bills had to face me. :o)
+ I don’t like any of my food touching on my plate… and Jacob has also inherited this from me. Just the other day he put his taco on the table because he would have rather had it there than brushing up against his beans or his tortilla chips on his plate.
+ When I sit in a restaurant (or pretty much any room for that matter), I like to face the majority of the room… and I also like to face the door if possible. Please don’t ever make me face a wall… I will go insane.
+ I also like to sit smack in the middle of a table as well. I like to have the same amount of people on each side of me for the symmetry. If I don’t have that, I feel unbalanced. I’ve learned to get used to it since we had kids because we’re often stuck down at the end of a table since we have to sit in a spot convenient for a high chair.
+ I only drink milk if it’s ice cold… and I literally put ice cubes in it to get it that way. It grosses me out if it’s anything less than ice cold. And I only drink it if it’s accompanied with sweets.
+ I refuse to drink beer in a can. It just doesn’t taste good. I’ll take it in a bottle, or you can pour it out of the can and into a glass for me, but in a can? No thank you.
+ And speaking of canned drinks, as far as Coke, Root Beer, and all other sodas go, I like them the best in the can. And don’t put ice in them… I hate when carbonated beverages get watered down!
+ I am a germaphob and I have Wet Ones Antibacterial hand wipes everywhere – in my car, on my desk at work, in my purse, in the kids’ diaper bag – and I use them constantly. After I pump gas, I will not touch anything in my car until I have thoroughly wiped down my hands. And then I wipe down my steering wheel and all other things inside the car that get touched daily – the door handle, the A/C knob, the volume and presets, the gear shifter… everything. I wipe my hands and phone down every time we go to a restaurant, but I always wait until after the waitress/waiter has picked up the menus from the table... I don’t even want to think about the germs that are on those things. Yuck. I even wipe my hands before communion at church because I’m worried about the germs that I may have picked up from shaking everyone’s hands just prior. I have a problem.
So do you think I’m a weirdo yet? I could keep going, but I’ll stop now while I’m ahead… Am I even still ahead?
What are some of your quirks?