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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

6 Weird Things About Me!

Okay, I don't know why I'm having such trouble with this, maybe it's because I'm not as weird as I thought;) Oh well, here goes.

6 Weird Things About Me!!

1) I've struggled all my life with biting my fingernails. I go through spells. Let them grow, bite them off. It drives my husband nuts. I've even used pepper or nasty tasting stuff, but it only works temporarily. I should just have nails put on at a salon, then I wouldn't have to worry about it. Those suckers are too hard to bite, but I'm so stubborn, I'm determined to succeed. Don't know what makes me think I can after 38 years of trying.

2) I color coordinate my closet and my underwear and sock drawer. Funny because I don't have to be wearing matching bra and underwear, yet they have to be folded that way and put in my drawer that way. And if I want to wear a blue shirt, then I want all the blue shirts I own to be hung up together, that way I don't have to hunt for which one I want. Does that mean I have OCD?

3) I can't stand for the pillows on my couch to be out of place. They have to be at the exact angle and in the corners perfectly. Same with the towels hanging in the bathroom. I'm constantly going in after people and refolding them, then hanging them back up. Really funny since I am not a clean freak. I am a neat freak, as in my house is always picked up, but that doesn't mean it's clean;))) I must have OCD.

4) I've been married for almost 18 years and I still can't cook. I can follow a recipe but whether it comes out or not is anyone's guess. So I keep it simple, which means boring. It would help if I actually liked to cook, and my husband and kids would sure be a lot happier. And I can't stand the mess to clean up when I'm done, so I clean as I go, then I have a lot less of a mess to clean up when I'm done. Maybe I don't like to cook because I'm just lazy and it takes too much effort? Hmmm, nope, it's not that. I'll spend loads of energy doing something I enjoy, I just don't enjoy cooking. Plain and simple.

5) I'm deathly afraid of mice. I can look at or even touch a snake or bugs, but I can't even glance at a mouse. In our first house I went so far as to barricade myself in our bedroom and stuff a towel under our door until the stupid mouse was caught. And then I wouldn't come out of the room until it was disposed of. I can't even look at a dead mouse. I must have been traumatized by one as a kid. I could never do Fear Factor, I'll tell you that.

6) I can't eat any kind of seafood. I mean none. So it's not the taste, it's the thought and the texture. I can't look at it, smell it, cook it, even taste it. Again, it drives my husband nuts, because he and my kids all like fish. Another trauma, I guess. Funny, my sister and brother are the same way. Gee, mom, what did you do to us;)))) Just kidding.

Okay, that's it. Now I tag Jen-T at http://jen-t.blogspot.com , Barbie W at http://irishbarbie.blogspot.com , Patty Cakes at http://patriciahock.blogspot.com , Drew at http://drews-muse.blogspot.com , Manic at http://manicmommy.blogspot.com , and Amanda Brice at http://amandabrice.blogspot.com.

Karitown out!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in new england and I can't do seafood either..people think i am nuts...its just gross..

Annoyed said...

Yeah, fish is not one of my first choices... Even if I caught it I woulodn't think it was frsh enough to eat!

And we all have some level of OCD.... Some more than others :-)

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Can't relate on the neat freak stuff... my undwear is lucky if I manage to shove it in the drawer after I've spent the day doing laundry. (Because by then I'm too tired and too done with the whole Susie Homemaker thing to care) But the fear of mice... girlfriend I am with you. I'm so weird about mice that if I mistakenly see one on TV, I'll have nightmares and wake up screaming. It's gotten to the point where my husband will tell me to look away if he knows a mice scene is coming up in a movie... And speaking of that, why do movies do that? You could be waching a film and then they'll have that scene where a bunch of mice or rats just flood the place.... Anyway, I guess the hubby doesn't want to wake up scared to death by my screaming or something. LOL.

Karitown said...

I do the same thing, Gwen, I have to look away in movies when they show mice. Big shudder here.

Greg said...

Woah, that was weird. I was totally chewing my fingernails when I started reading number one...

Jess Riley said...

I am SOO with you on number three. It really does get compulsive.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...
we seem to be quite in the same dept n the wierd things area...does that make for one more wierd thing??

I once had a boyfriend (an *sshole at the end...but a well educated modern guy ) who was convinced that women are afraid of mice because we have vagina's and we are subconsciously afraid a mouse will sneak up into it and make it self a home there...I kid you not...
Can you imagine?

Dorothy said...

Just stopping in to say hi Kari. BTW, your #6...you might not want to read my last blog post. It's not pretty.

Trish said...

Think of it as a "neat enthusiast" that helps me to feel not so OCD, 'cuz yeah those pilows they gotta be straight on my couch too.

Trish said...

nomad? OMG the thought alone has me squirming in my seat...GAAA!

Glad you let that guy go.

Trish Ryan said...

You make me feel sooo much better - I've been married two years and cooking has been a bit of an aquired habit. Every day at 4:00 I'm like, "O CRAP! We need to eat AGAIN tonight..."

Manic Mom said...

You did not tag me... urgh.

But I think I did this one a while ago, so I might just have to go repost it! ; )

Anonymous said...

You color coordinate your closet? NERD ALERT! (Sorry ... Austin Powers reference there)

I'm desperately trying to quit biting my stupid fingernails. Stupid habit. It drives me nuts.

Karitown said...

I had to tag someone, Manic;)) And you tagged me last time!!

And you're completely right, Dorky Dad, nerd alert bigtime;)))

Anonymous said...

oh girl, OCD is your middle name!

these were great!

Drew Blackstone said...

Thanks for the tag. It's all done and I tagged you for the ABC thing.

Jen-t said...

Only thing weird about that - I can't believe your bra and panties dont have to match! That is just horrible. They must match. And well, we know how I feel about seafood. Now I have to go think of 6 weird things about me? Geez, taht won't be too hard.

Anonymous said...

If I went around tidying up as my husband and children got things out of alignment, I'd have to consider that a full time job. You must be good...and fast.

Swishy said...

I just did this ... Drew tagged me!

Tell your husband he can learn to cook!

Karitown said...

Okay, I've been tagged to do the abc thing. Why is there no F???

Amanda Brice said...

Ack! I'm tagged. OK, I'll do this tomorrow.

Frannie Farmer said...

I have the fingernail issue too. and if I don't have regular pedicures (which I never do anymore) I pick at my toe nails (I don't bite them though, although I know people who do - ick).
I would almost trade my cooking skills for your neatness. I just don't have that skill - at all!
I'm w/ya on the mice, but I LOVE seafood.

Anonymous said...

Do you get a little nuts when other people's couch cushions are woopy-jawed?

(Just wondering in case you make it down to Tennessee...)

:)