Wednesday, August 17, 2005


I have been "tagged" by Sherri. Now, this is interesting and has given me cause to think (not always a good thing!!).

id*i*o*syn*cra*sy - a structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Write down 5 of your own idiosyncrasies, then if you wish, tag 5 people.

1. Rude people really irritate me. I don't even mean flat out blatantly rude, but the people who think nothing of jumping in line in front of someone or cut people off on the road. WAIT YOUR TURN!!!

2. I tend to wipe down my kitchen counters an excessive amount. Now, to me it is not excessive, but it is more than many people I know. If there is water from doing dishes, wipe it down, crumbs from making sandwiches, wipe it down, etc. Tiny bits that many brush off require a full wipe down for me. Not just the area, get the whole counter, I have the soapy cloth out anyway, right?

3. Since learning to crochet, and now knit as well, I am unable to watch television without something for my hands to be doing. I find myself restless and unable to focus on the program I am watching.

4. I can not fall asleep without reading in bed, even for just a short period of time. It doesn't matter if it is 2 am when I get home, I still must read in bed.

5. I bake when I am bored, frustrated, angry, just about anything, but ALWAYS when I am bored. I may or may not even eat any of it. It is not uncommon for me to bake batches of cookies and not eat a one.

So, do these qualify? Yes, no, maybe? I hate to think what else I may have come up with if more were needed. In all fairness, #1 is probably a personality trait rather than an idiosyncrasy, but it does make me crazy!!!

So now, tag to Jessica, Knitboy, Allison @ Simply Socks (who are having a HUGE sale on sock yarn!!) , Goldi, and Jabber.

Let's see how it goes :).


Anonymous said...

The counter thing is not crazy. I used to work for the Department of Health- after seeing some of my favorite eateries' kitchens, I wish more people were that obsessive. blech.

~drew emborsky~ said...

You can come be bored at my house anytime!