jane lane.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.)

  1. 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?

Tuna Casserole.
(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.



About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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31 Responses to weirdo.

  1. Tony Burgess says:

    Let your freak flag fly my friend!

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  2. A.C. Melody says:

    LMAO “The top. It’s too cramped underneath.” OMG, I died…. Love your answers and not a single boring one!

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  3. I didn’t think any of that was particularly weird. Loved the answer to no. 7. And, I like Tina casserole too! I thought was the only one. My kids won’t touch either. 😃

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  4. No 7, I snorted out loud, so thanks for that! 😀 My first stuffed animal was a big dog I named Droopy Drawers…

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  5. stephieann8 says:

    Yes on number 5 soooo yes!

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  6. Haylee says:

    7 and 12 – hilarious AND skilled, love it!

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  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting facts. Nice to know more about you. Haha I’m sure your children are repeating you somewhere lol. 🙂

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  8. YES to number 5! 100% yes! #7? Hilarious lol. I remember my first teddy bear though, mostly because I still have it haha. My dad opened a savings account for me the day I was born and got a teddy bear, I named him Teddy 😉

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  9. I love all of these weird things about you. Of course I join you with WTF go figure :/ Thanks for the shout out! Hugs Love!

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  10. Miriam says:

    This was so cool. Nice to find out a bit more about you Sandra. I could relate to a few, especially no 2. Yep I’m weird too. 🙂

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  11. I really should try a healthy version of tuna casserole….I grew up on that stuff.

    We had hot dog casserole, too…now THAT was bad. As in “now the tuna looks GREAT” bad. LOL

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