Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I brush my teeth with warm water.

I use so much baby powder after a shower that I leave a pile on the bathroom floor and footprints into my bedroom, every day.

I eat Doritos with a spoon. Always.

Unless at a restaurant, where I have to make do with a glass and a straw, I will only drink Diet Coke out of a can. I'd rather drink a can of it at room temperature than pour it into a cup with ice.

What are your little idiosyncrasies?


Wendy said...

That's funny... I can only drink Diet Coke if it's in a glass with ice. Gotta have my ice.

Even though you're not supposed to do it, I clean my ears with Qtips after I shower. If I don't do it, I can't stop thinking about it. And I have to admit, I love the feel of it.

I don't think I could live without cereal. I just don't.

So, how do you eat Doritos with a spoon anyway?

gina said...

Oh yes, we are Qtip users here to. How could you not?

I don't think I could live without pasta- I'm quite sure it. :)

And Doritos with a spoon- you just use the spoon to pick up the Doritos (poured into a bowl) one at a time with the spoon and eat them. I can't stand to have my hand stand orange and stinking like cheese- no matter how much you wash 'em . Wacky, I know. Most of my "quirks" are caused by my OCD. :)

Amber said...

I will not write with an ink pen if the cap is not on the back. It feels weird to me, like I am writing with half of a pen. Once, my co worker took all my caps. I went to the supply closet and got a new box of pens! That's when I realized that not everyone feels the way I do. ;-) Now I buy clicky pens. It's just better that way.

I also count my steps when I walk up/down stairs.

Toni said...

how funny. I am a coke drinker in a cup no ice.

and I have a cup of tea every morning and everynight- decaf-.

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I hate ice in my drinks too...

I count everything and I like to have an even amount of everything!

Holly said...

If I publish a blog post the night before (say, a Works for Me Wednesday published Tuesday night because that's when Mr Linky is up) I change it in the morning so the date says Wed. I don't like having two posts on one day.

gina said...

Holly- I change dates all the time. Did you know you can edit the date ahead of time, by clicking on post options while in the create or edit post mode. Then edit the time or date? And whether or not to allow comments on that individual post. That way you don't have to wait til that day to do it. It also schedules posts to publish- if you haven't already hit publish before you change the date. Although if you did (I do to check how it looks -I'm anal), you can save to draft, THEN change date and/or time, THEN hit publish and it schedules it too publish when you want.

Tammy said...

I think I must be too boring to have any real quirky habits, but then again maybe I just don't realize the things I do are quirky?!? But the one thing I can think of is, that it drives me crazy to see a stack of papers going every which way. I have to stack them so that they are all nice and straight. And then all feels right in the world:)

mamabear said...

No matter what time of day I drink coffee, I have to brush my teeth afterwards. Otherwise my mouth feels disgustingly icky.

I also have to have two blankets on at night, no matter what time of year. If I don't have something heavy feeling on my body, then I can't sleep.


gina said...

Dawn- OMGosh- I am the same way with covers- lucky for me John blasts the AC right on us in the summer. :)

And ps

I 'm glad you brush your teeth after coffee- note to all coffee drinkers out there- your breath is as bad as the taste in your mouth. ;) I don't think people realize this. said...

I'm the same way with the powder after my shower - how nice to hear someone else does it, too. I also count my steps on the stairs, and I check light switches several times to be sure they are down all the way. Every one of us has OCD tendencies - just some more than others.

Anonymous said...

OH MY WORD!!! I thought I had to be the only one on earth who uses warm water to brush my teeth. Glad to know I am not the only one. My other one is that I HAVE to have my ears covered by my hair when I lay on my side at night. I have this image of something crawling in them. YIKES!!! I think I may need psychotherapy:)

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

How do you eat Doritos with a spoon??? Is this an April Fools joke?

tommie said...

I put my bra on backwards to snap it, then it swing it around. THen I bend over at the waist to "adjust" the girls for maximum support.

Anonymous said...

What a fun post! I also MUST use a Qtip on my ears post-shower. I have to sleep with a fan on - not for air but for noise. My whole immediate family is like that too. If I am reading something lengthy on my laptop I have to turn off the sound on the TV or my iTunes. Oh, and I hate wearing socks and if I have to wear them I spend all day messing with them because they are so uncomfortable.

Kat said...

The orange Dorito junk on fingers is the exact reason we never buy Doritos. :) My house suffers from clutteritis, but if i see a picture frame crooked I have to fix it. I've even been known to fix them in doctor's offices.

Kat said...

p.s. thank you so much for posting how to change the date on blog entries. It drives me nuts that if I start something one day then post another it shows it being posted on the previous day. I knew there HAD to be a way to fix that...just hadn't uncovered it.

gina said...

Kim- No, it's for reals. I explained in an earlier comment. lol.

purejoy said...

i brush my teeth with warm water.
i drink water with no ice.
i sleep with socks on and have since i was a kid.
and i probably should ask my husband and my kids what OCD things i do. my quirks aren't weird (or noticable) to me. but they are probably glaring to others.
thanks for the fun post!

Jules said...

These are fun! I know I'm a little late with this but here goes -

I prefer my soda from a glass, with ice. It fizzes up and then when you drink it, there are less bubbles to make you burp. :)

I also cannot leave a picture hanging crooked. I will straighten it, no matter where we are.

I cannot stand the sound of rushing air. Like in the car, when the AC is on full blast and it makes so much noise that you cannot even talk. Or when the car windows are all the way open and the air is blowing in so loud. Or if a ceiling fan is on full blast and blowing air around. It makes me crazy!

I hate when the dishwasher doesn't get the silverware clean, so I wash all the silverware under hot water before I put it in the dishwasher. Crazy.

I'm sure there is more, but I can't think of any. I'll have to ask my family! :)

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