Hello! I might be the worst blogger on the planet.
Recent conversations and events have brought some of my quirks out of the woodwork. And since I want you readers to feel like you really know me, I figured I would share them with you. You may never read here again, but at least you'll feel like you really knew who I was.
First, and of most interest to people it seems, I have food issues. They are really kind of diverse and hard to explain. The most obvious is that I don't like most of my food to touch. I don't want crumbs in my ice cream and I don't want soggy cake. I don't like the juice from my vegetables to run into my mashed potatoes or my roll. Travis tells people I drink hot water and pour coffee beans into my mouth instead of drinking coffee, which is obviously ridiculous but perhaps telling. I try to keep my issues to myself though. I have major texture problems. It means I skip out on a lot of food that is probably delicious. I don't do shellfish or just about any seafood. I have started at least trying things to be sure I don't like them. Someone asked if my kids have these same issues, especially the food touching. I said I didn't know because I always prepare their plates and I make sure nothing touches! I might be setting them up for their own issues.
When Travis and I were dating he was in a band. I would go to the shows because I was lovestruck and thought it was cool. After the shows the guys would naturally want to go eat. Many times IHOP was the only option. My food issues really showed up there. I wanted a bagel and a soda, but those things don't go together. So I also ordered french fries (to go with the soda) and a coffee (to go with the bagel). Weird. But if we were to eat out together in a restaurant most of you might never know of my issues. And if I was a guest in your house you definitely would not know about them if I could help it. I do have manners after all.
I am also particular about how I take my soda. I prefer to drink Coke Zero, poured out of a cold can over no ice in a glass cup, unless it is mixed with something and then over ice. I really don't like drinking soda over ice from a bottle or can if it is not already cold though. The only exception to this is sometimes Dr. Pepper, but I rarely drink that anymore. I pretty much don't like soda from a bottle at all. And iced tea must always be brewed and unsweetened, not ever from a fountain.
What else makes me quirky? Whenever I finally get around to taking a shower, I must put on makeup and blow dry my hair. It might be 7:00 p.m. and I might have no intention of leaving my house, but I will go through the whole getting ready process. The only time I don't do the makeup is if it is very late at night, but I will still blow dry my hair. I can't wake up with hair that dried overnight--total disaster, even if I know I will not leave the house the next day. And let's be honest, I'm leaving the house most days at some point, with six kids and four sports teams and so on.
Oh, here is an old man quirk (I say this because my dad does it). If I'm taking a nap in the afternoon, I like to have the television on at a very low volume. I really only have it on if there is a baseball game though, otherwise I am normal and just turn the darn thing off.
I don't think this is a quirk so much as an addiction but I get a large unsweetened iced tea at Sonic every day before I pick up the kids. Every day. I don't know if I could get through the afternoon without my giant cup of goodness.
I know there is more, but I can't seem to think of it right now. What quirks do you have? Do you own them proudly or try to hide them?