Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quirky Meme

I was tagged by Mimi and Lisa (and possibly other people, I've lost track) for this quirky meme. Since I don't know that many bloggers and as far as I can tell all the ones I do know have already been tagged, I won't be following the last two rules, which are:

The Rules
* Link to the person who tagged you.
* Mention the rules.
* Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
* Tag six other bloggers by linking to them.
* Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment to let them know that they’ve been tagged.

1) I can't eat breakfast AND have coffee. It has to be one or the other. Usually I just have coffee and skip the food, but on the rare occasions that I decide to be responsible and eat something because I know I'll be gone all day and I *need* food I will eat cereal. This usually makes me feel nauseous and nasty making me forgo my morning coffee, then I get mean. It's a vicious cycle.

2)I can't stand chunky bits of butter on my bread or anything else. It has to be spread extremely thinly, almost so that you can't see it, yet evenly, reaching everywhere.

3) I am fanatical about how I separate my laundry. I usually have at least 7 different loads: hot/whites, warm/lights, warm/darks, cold/lights, dark/lights, cold/reds and warm/reds. When we had our awesome German washing machine (how I miss you!) that allowed me to chose the size of the load and conserve water this meant I did many, many small loads of wash every couple of days. Now that we have our awful American thing (technically it's Italian but we bought the $800 piece of crap here- LG you suck!) I will save little bundles of wash for weeks, waiting to have enough for that particular combination.

4) I am also fanatical about drying laundry and hang up almost everything. Because of my laundry fetishes my husband has been forbidden from doing laundry as he inevitably gets it wrong!

5) I absolutely hate to be late, it turns me into a screaming banshee and makes me so nervous I can feel my insides itching.

6) I also HATE disorganization. I inevitably have a horrible time at any school or volunteer event because I spend the entire time internally seething about how things should have been done. It makes my twitch when glitches occur that throw things off by even a couple of minutes, and I hate when there aren't enough rules established (like only TWO cookies per child, that kind of thing) or when people don't do what they are told as soon as they are told to do it.


HomeSlice said...

OMG Christina I could have written 5 and 6 myself. even worse is when OTHERS are late. drives me nutso.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Oh I am so there on the late thing... if you want me to be "late" tell me... otherwise, I'm there when you tell me -- of not earlier...

Lisa said...

Wow, you and my MIL would get along great when it comes to laundry. She's the only person I've ever known to turn a weeks worth of laundry for two people into 10 different loads! I just throw all the crap in at the same time and hit start!
I cannot stand to be late either. Of course, since having kids it seems like I'm either really early (cause I got the kids ready too quickly and wanted to get the hell out of the house) or I'm just barely late... Which makes me SO angry.
And well, #6, I'm the same way. I like lists, timetables, notes, messages... ORDER. Anything to do with it.

Lweeks said...

It was great learning more about you - you're a bit 'organized' aren't ya?? I'm your opposite - although I hate being late as well, it's very disrespectful. You're going to make a great Librarian.

leaner said...

I couldn't do breakfast and coffee, either. I had to wait an hour or more to have breakfast after coffee.

I did the "smart" thing, and quit my morning coffee. I switched to green tea, its flavor doesn't make breakfast taste bad. (To me.)

I hate to be late, too. I am not fanatical about laundry, but having two daughters, I noticed that my pink/red load is usually the biggest. I like to separate the colors into like shades, it makes laundry look pretty when hanging on the line.

Sara said...

Can you come do my laundry and put away my clothes? My absolute least favorite chore, and I'd rather live out of laundry baskets. Well, I do 99% of the time.

Alicia said...

I'm an organizer too, and I'd be a cookie nazi with you. "Is that your third cookie, Charlie? Spit it out NOW!"

Heh heh.