Sunday, December 03, 2006

I'm a Weirdo....

I've not felt very blog-o-rific lately perhaps because my life is, all in all, pretty drama-less. Not nearly as exciting as Baby's life is (I'm watching Dirty Dancing). During my incredibly relaxing weekend, I stumbled across a "meme" that just requires one to list six weird things about herself. In high school, the kids in my homeroom told me several times that I was "weird," and I responded that I prefer "goofy." That term just seems like more fun. Feel free to share what's weird or goofy about you too.

1. My step-sister and I have the same first name, middle name, and month/day of birth (she's four years older though).

2. I brush my teeth an insane amount--at least after every time I eat (and I eat a lot) and pretty much have to have that toothpaste taste in my mouth to fall asleep. I was addicted to Listerine Gel toothpaste for a few years until they quit making the exact version I prefer. An ex bought me ten tubes from a liquidator store months after it had been discontinued, and I thought that was a great gift. Don't worry though--my enamel is fine, and I use soft toothbrushes and don't brush that hard.

3. I like sugar so much that up until fairly recently I would melt butter and mix it with sugar (brown or regular) when in a pinch. I still eat brown sugar and powdered sugar out of the box. Well I haven't in at least two weeks:)

4. I don't know if this is an odd habit or not, but I cut my split-ends off. When I get really bored at work, I'll do it, or if I'm sitting in the sun and watching television, I will. It's kind of relaxing in a weird way.

5. I have some kind of ADD/narcolepsy combination. If I'm in a class that doesn't have the threat of being called on and doesn't involve dialogue, I cannot stay awake. Thankfully in law school our classrooms were wired, so I could play Text Twist, e-mail, and otherwise play on the internet to stay engaged. In seminars I do Soduko, crossword puzzles, make lists, and write letters in order to stay focused on the speaker. At work I have to listen to my ipod (and cut splint ends) while I research to stay awake, and if I want to read a book that is anything short of fascinating, I need to do it somewhere like Starbucks to avoid falling asleep. This is, of course, really annoying because it makes it really hard to read books that I think I should read (i.e. Grapes of Wrath).


6. I am addicted to White Tea & Ginger body cream from Bath & Body works and Aquaphor (for my lips). I require both (as well as a recent toothbrushing) to fall asleep and keep the cream in the office, car, and at home. Note: I began using Aquaphor at my doctor's recommendation after I had to break a very powerful and painful addiction to Chapstick (very bad for you!) and Vaseline in the 6th grade. And yes, I'm a bit OCDish, but it's considerably better now than it used to be.

On a completely unrelated and perhaps equally uninteresting note, Sam called me this weekend, and he's had further corresponded with the girl. Early last week he texted her. Yes, he attempted to contact her again after she ignored his last two voicemails. He wrote her something to the effect that he didn't have many friends in X city (as he had recently moved back) and would like to be friends with her. She waited four days and texted him back, explaining that while they were dating she was kind of waiting for someone else to "come around" and that she was dating this guy now (Sam suspects it's her ex-husband but who knows) and didn't think it was a good idea for them to talk. Oh well at least Sam finally has the closure he so desperately wanted.

16 comments:

Accidentally Me said...

OK...the sugar eating...I am not gonna lie, that is pretty weird...lol.

ella w. said...

I am so glad that Sam finally got some closure.

I don't think the five things you listed are so weird..

ps: I also have some sort of ADD/narcolepsy combo. If I go to an evening service at church it's pretty much a given that I will start to doze off.

e.b. said...

okay i thought i liked sugar - but that is a whole new level of cavity.

Jeff Price said...

1) I don't have any siblings, but I am named after Brooks Robinson.

3) When I was a kid I used to eat sticks of butter...but how do you maintain the girlish figure by eating sugar like that now??!

Good to see that Sam's relationship issues had nothing to do with him, but were all about her.

Kimberly said...

I think you're always blog-o-riffic :)

cdp said...

I am glad for Sam to hear that he at least got an answer and some closure. The girl so totally could have just told him though!!! WhatEVER.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

What's wrong with chapstick & vaseline? I use both daily!!

Good for Sam!

Ally said...

AM: I agree! I wish didn't crave sugar like I do.

Ella: When I attend my dad's church (Presbyterian like yours) I have to really concentrate on staying awake, so I usually take my Bible and read the entire time. Fortunately consuming sugar (like Red Hots) also helps me stay awake.

e.b.: Fortunately I like brushing my teeth so much that I never get cavities:)

Jeff: I don't get it. How are you named after Brooks Robinson? Is your name not really Jeff? Who is Brooks Robinson? I hope I'm not revealing total ignorance here. You ate butter sticks?? That's defiinitely weird.

Kimberly: Aw, you're sweet. Thanks.

Cindy: Wouldn't that have been easier? And since they did so much be text it would have been relatively painless....

FCF: Based on my memory of what my doctor told me in 6th grade (and given how messed up my lips got, I believed him)--both of those products result in your body decreasing its natural production of moisture for your lips. So the more I used Chapstick and Vaseline, the less moisture my body produced until it basically produced none and my lips were chapped/swollen beyond belief. It was pretty awful. He said that Blistex was a lot better than Chapstick, but that really I shouldn't use either.

Aaron said...

I'm pleased to read that I'm quite normal!

Aaron said...

So this funny thing happened at work this morning...

I just got settled at my desk and I haven't had time to get situated. Usually that entails fixing breakfast, grabbing a drink, putting the headphones on and blasting iTunes to drown out the monotonous office sounds...

I hear this...
snip.
snip.
snip.

And turn around to see the gal that sits behind me clipping the ends of her hair with her scissors. I couldn't help but bust out laughing. Honest.

Ally said...

Aaron: Given people today, I'm not sure if normal is a good thing either:) And I'm glad to know I'm not the only employee snipping on the job (and that you had a nice laugh to start your day).

Ryane said...

Yeah, I thought I liked sugar, too--but I bow down to the master!! =-)

bethyanne212 said...

I just admitted to Aaron how truly weird I am. I am going through all the songs that he has on his Ipod and only want him to send me like 30 or so. Even though it would be great to possess so much music most of the songs would annoy me and I would end up having to skip through half of them while traveling. Which would defeat the purpose of listening to my Ipod on the plane. It maybe different if I owned the CD's but I doubt it - I have a tendancy to only pull off a couple of songs here and there that I like.

As if that wasn't bad enough - I have this issue with talking about sex with my family members. My brother called me up two weeks ago to tell me he was wounded while doing something with a girlfriend and wanted me to call our mom and repeat this information to her. I was completely humiliated by this. I don't see the point of sharing those details with close family members - maybe friends but not family.

I am with you on the split end thing. Although the lady that does my hair doesn't like me doing that to often - it makes it too difficult for her to cut nice layers in my hair. Oh well.

I think that being weird nowadays is more normal than being normal. The folks that claim to be normal just lead boring lives. Look at it from that point of view.

Jeff Price said...

Yes I've been fooling the blogosphere all this time with an alias. Nah, it's the middle name and here is a little reading material on the greatest third baseman of all time, Brooks Robinson.

And I thought eating butter sticks was goofy...not weird?!

Ally said...

Ryane: Thanks. I think. I honestly wish I didn't crave sugar like that because I know it isn't healthy.

Bethyanne212: I agree with your point of view. Although I find little conversation embarassing (even with my family), I think it's pretty understandable to not want to discuss some things (like sex) with your family. Oh, one more good thing about my getting my hair cut at Great Clips--no one cares what I do insofar as my clipping:)

Jeff: Goofy, excuse me. So your preoccupation with all things baseball was practically predestined, huh?

Jordan said...

that's strange about chapstick.. I use it all the time. Well actually I just bought some Beeswax or bees something stuff...