Friday, September 19, 2008

Tag Your It

Thanks Bonnie- it's been a while since I've been tagged. Before I respond, I wanted to tell you more about my previous post. I found this website and it finds your celebrity twin. I kid you not, my #1 look alike according to their "scientific process" was Paris Hilton...(crickets are chirping now and your jaw has fallen down to the basement) Yah, cuz I always thought she was my long lost twin!! :O That's why I went with their #2 choice of Emma Thompson- I still don't see it, but it was still fun.

Ok back to the tag: 6 quirks I have-

1) I will only eat the middle of meat (especially if I have seen it raw) If you give me a piece of chicken I trim off all the edges. I don't enjoy meat very much and the fat on meat (never gonna happen) I was at a stranger's house one Thanksgiving and I got some gristle in my mouth...I'm still not over it.

2) I'm superstitious. I knock on wood and make a wish every time I look at a clock and it says 1:11
(Conner's birthday) I used to do something every time I drove over a railroad track, but I can't remember what that was and luckily I gave that one up. :)

3) I am obsessed with flossing my teeth. I look forward to it. It is my favorite part of getting ready for bed every night. In fact, probably because I overdue it (if that's possible), my gums are now receding. Too much of a good thing I guess.

4) I have no idea what direction I'm facing at any given time. I'm not very good at giving or getting directions. I use map quest a whole bunch more than I'd like to admit. Maybe it's the California girl in me, but I still think 3 houses down from the lamp post is easier than 10076972 South and 10 billion West.

5) I named my daughter's middle name Grace because I don't have any. If there is a wall six feet away I will hit it with my elbow. If there is one pebble on the street I will stumble on it and if we are walking towards each other from opposite directions, we might as well 'dance.' I always choose the wrong direction if I have to make a choice about how to avoid hitting the oncoming individual. It's strange...does it have to do with my lack of direction??? Hmmm.

6) If I see a cop I turn into Bambi. Let me explain what that means. If a cope is near me in the car my eyes widen (not in fear), but in earnestness. They take on a gentle expression like a child on the front row listening attentively to the teacher. I smile ever so gently, not too widely with just a hint of serenity and my hands immediately adopt the 10 and 2 o'clock position. I must feel guilty or something...

So there you have it and I'm sure there's 200 more but those are some highlights!! If you guys want to play, then I tag Cami, Lara and Donna.

6 comments:

scrapsidaisy said...

Oh I totally agree with the directions thing. I am awful with that. If I didn't leave near the mountains I would really be in trouble. And I'm a "turn right at the red barn" type of person too.

rubberbandgirl said...

This implies that I have quirks/am quirky.
Aren't I just normal?
(there's my crickets chirping)

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

I get your meat thing (Nathan is just like that it's rubbing off on me). And I'm the same way with directions, the address doesn't do me a lot of good without google maps. Have you seen Google maps street view? It's the best, you can see pictures of the street so you'll know exactly where you are going.

Donna said...

We share a few quirks. I hate the fat and gristle in meat too, and if I happen to get some, then I have to spit it out. Yuck! I also knock on wood, and I'm very direction-challenged. This was fun to read and I'll do it soon if I can think of enough quirks that I'm not too embarassed to share with the world.

BTW, that celebrity thing is pretty cool! That's so funny that Paris Hilton was chosen as your match. You are prettier!

scrapsidaisy said...

Rachel,
I just wanted to let you know that your friendship is as warm and wonderful and the furry underside of a newborn baby platypus. But I'm sure everyone tells you that.
Bonnie