I always wanted to be Jane Lane from Daria.
I’ve been tagged by my new friend A.C. Melody for ‘Weird Questions.‘ I haven’t really answered questions like these since I sort of ‘quit‘ blog awards, but since I’m pretty weird, this seemed appropriate. (And now I am singing Radiohead… “I’m a creep… I’m a weirdo…” Ah, my anthem.)
Oh… and even though I’m not doing the blog-award-thing, I wanted to mention a couple of wonderful people who recently gave me a nod… Thank you Lennon @ Fabulous with Glitches (Smiley Thumb award) and Angelica @ Write On (Sunshine Blogger award). That sunshine one always makes me laugh because sunshine and Sandra do not usually go together.
Back to my weirdness. Because I suck and break rules all the time, I’m not going to tag anyone else to do this. I never know who’s into it and who’s not. But if you want to respond to any of these questions, please do leave a comment with your own answers… or feel free to make a post of your own.
Here goes. I hope I live up to ‘weirdo-ness‘ and don’t bore you…
#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
I don’t think there is one… hmm… ‘hey you’? Sometimes, ‘genius’ and not in a sarcastic way!
My late father (and no one else) used to call me ‘buttercup’ when I was much younger. I always thought that was special because he didn’t use that nickname for any of my three sisters – just me.
#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?
I have a pretty unhealthy coffee habit. That is probably not weird. Oh… I do not trust that my car is locked after I click the button to lock it. I push that button at least five times ‘to be sure.’
#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
Birds, butterflies, and bats. Things that fly freak me out. (I’m deathly afraid of heights, too, but that’s not weird.)
- What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you’re alone?
I could make a rather long list. I can’t pick one! Lately, I often ‘perform’ (usually while driving…): “Take Me to Church” and “Jackie and Wilson” (both Hozier), “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” and “Swallowed in the Sea” and “Ink” (all Coldplay). My voice works well for these… and, well, lots more. But I won’t run through my entire ‘driving/singing’ playlist!
#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
I really really hate when people think they are helping by spitting out some stupid cliché. It means they put no thought into the specific situation – they’re just spewing out something we’ve all heard a billion times which has long since lost meaning. Doing this makes them feel better, not the person they’re supposedly trying to help. It’s not a thoughtful nor helpful response and it only makes the suffering person feel worse. And it makes me want to kick their teeth out. (I’m a nice person, I swear.)
#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?
Locking myself away from other humans? Hm. If forced to be around people, I often bite my bottom lip. Maybe I’m subconsciously trying to stop myself from saying something embarrassing.
#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The top. It’s too cramped underneath.
#8. What was your first stuffed animal & what was its name?
I don’t remember the first I ever had, but the first one I do remember was a St. Bernard whom I ingeniously named ‘Bernie’. I have never been a dog person, but I loved this guy so much.
#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at Starbucks?
Skinny Vanilla Latte.
#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach… but never ACTUALLY practice?
Get plenty of sleep! Oh… and moisturize! But I really do moisturize. Sleep? I definitely don’t get ‘plenty’. Or even enough.
#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
Any direction I need to face for whatever I am doing… also varies depending on whether or not I’m alone.
#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue.
#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’ / food that’s ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyway?
(I know, people hate tuna casserole… but I love it. Mom used to make it when I was a kid and it was always one of my favorite meals. I’ve even adapted it to be FAR healthier so I don’t regret it on the rare occasions I make it. But my kids won’t touch it.)
#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
What the fuck?!?
(My children are well-trained not to repeat most of what comes out of Mom’s mouth.)
#15. Time to sleep – what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
When it’s cold, sweats and a big tee shirt (usually stolen from my husband)… when it’s warm, a tank or tee shirt with shorter, cooler pants. If it’s really really hot, back to the cold weather sleepwear since the AC will be on. Oh yes, I am sexy as hell.