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« on: August 29, 2014, 12:48:15 PM »

This should be interesting . . . what are some of yours?   I'll start . . .


- If I purchase a cup of coffee at a drive-thru, I take off the lid, position the cup in such a way so that the tips of my fingers of my right hand go along the seam, then realign the lid so that I can drink from it.  Then I feel as if all is right with the world  Smiley

- Also, when wearing slippers I like the sound produced when dragging my feet across my tiled kitchen floor. (Used to annoy my husband)
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 01:00:15 PM »

I have to make the bed in the morning. . . and it HAS to be tight and neat.  And the pillows HAVE to match properly with the proper balance of contrast. Drives my husband bonkers.

Dad was a Marine.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 01:01:58 PM »

I have to sit with my back facing a wall when eating or I get agitated. I don't like waiters/waitresses walking up behind me.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 03:07:30 PM »

I can not bear the sight or touch of wooden popsicle sticks.  Just thinking about them makes my skin crawl.
If I see someone holding an ice cream on a wooden stick I leave the room. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 04:27:25 PM »

If only I had this kind of self-awareness. Tongue Actually, my tics are so many they blur together to produce simply an eccentric.

My wife's I could tell you all about in detail. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 04:31:43 PM »

When watching television the volume has to be an even number and not an odd one.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 04:51:53 PM »

Oh boy... I'll be able to post in this thread every day for as long as I post at the forum  Grin

First. If I'm entering a building, and I look back and see someone 20 feet behind me, especially if it's a girl*, I hold the door for them out of some warped since of being polite. Except it isn't polite, because then they often feel obligated to hurry up and get to the door so I'm not standing there forever holding it for them. So rather than helping them I am actually forcing them to do something they wouldn't ordinarily do and so in some sense inconveniencing them.

*Yeah, well, so I'm just being honest...
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 06:41:20 PM »

Oh boy... I'll be able to post in this thread every day for as long as I post at the forum  Grin

First. If I'm entering a building, and I look back and see someone 20 feet behind me, especially if it's a girl*, I hold the door for them out of some warped since of being polite. Except it isn't polite, because then they often feel obligated to hurry up and get to the door so I'm not standing there forever holding it for them. So rather than helping them I am actually forcing them to do something they wouldn't ordinarily do and so in some sense inconveniencing them.

*Yeah, well, so I'm just being honest...
A woman did this to me today.  I was kinda confused because I'm not used to women holding doors for me and I was way more than 20 feet away.  I had to break into a jog to make it to the door in a reasonable time.  I was in a suit and jogging in a suit is just weird.
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2014, 06:42:07 PM »

Oh boy... I'll be able to post in this thread every day for as long as I post at the forum  Grin

First. If I'm entering a building, and I look back and see someone 20 feet behind me, especially if it's a girl*, I hold the door for them out of some warped since of being polite. Except it isn't polite, because then they often feel obligated to hurry up and get to the door so I'm not standing there forever holding it for them. So rather than helping them I am actually forcing them to do something they wouldn't ordinarily do and so in some sense inconveniencing them.

*Yeah, well, so I'm just being honest...
A woman did this to me today.  I was kinda confused because I'm not used to women holding doors for me and I was way more than 20 feet away.  I had to break into a jog to make it to the door in a reasonable time.  I was in a suit and jogging in a suit is just weird.


are you calling Justin a woman?!


you might need an eye exam, dear.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014, 06:43:37 PM »

Oh boy... I'll be able to post in this thread every day for as long as I post at the forum  Grin

First. If I'm entering a building, and I look back and see someone 20 feet behind me, especially if it's a girl*, I hold the door for them out of some warped since of being polite. Except it isn't polite, because then they often feel obligated to hurry up and get to the door so I'm not standing there forever holding it for them. So rather than helping them I am actually forcing them to do something they wouldn't ordinarily do and so in some sense inconveniencing them.

*Yeah, well, so I'm just being honest...
A woman did this to me today.  I was kinda confused because I'm not used to women holding doors for me and I was way more than 20 feet away.  I had to break into a jog to make it to the door in a reasonable time.  I was in a suit and jogging in a suit is just weird.


are you calling Justin a woman?!


you might need an eye exam, dear.
nope, I'm saying a woman pulled a Justin (that is what I will call it now) on me and I did not much care for it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 07:00:13 PM »

I'm more disturbed by my inability to spell 'sense'  Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2014, 07:02:00 PM »

I'm more disturbed by my inability to spell 'sense'  Undecided

at least you didn't spell it cense
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2014, 07:14:11 PM »

I'm more disturbed by my inability to spell 'sense'  Undecided

Only prescriptive grammarians would ding you.
Besides, one can sense the correct usage through the context.
When one is speaking, the words since, sense, cense, and cence all sound the same.

Even sinse is a word used by those still in high school. Check out the Urban dictionary. I will not print it out.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sinse  [do not say that I did not warn you]

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2014, 07:20:42 PM »

When playing table tennis, ping pong if you prefer, I poke my tongue out whenever the competitive spirit moves me..... Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2014, 07:23:55 PM »

I have a ridiculously terrible ice chewing habitaddiction.

Luckily I am alone most of the time and I really resist doing it in front of others.
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2014, 07:36:51 AM »

When playing table tennis, ping pong if you prefer, I poke my tongue out whenever the competitive spirit moves me..... Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2014, 09:20:41 AM »

I have a ridiculously terrible ice chewing habitaddiction.

Luckily I am alone most of the time and I really resist doing it in front of others.

I do this too . . . I especially like the tiny pellet ice you get in the drinks at Sonic.
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2014, 09:38:06 AM »

Sometimes I move forward and backward when sitting down. That repetitive motion thing, like those people you see and think are crazy because they're moving back and forth for no particular reason or need? That's me sometimes (in fact I was doing it about 10 minutes ago). I'm not crazy though because I don't do it in public; that's how it seems to work, anyhow. Though on the other hand some repetitive motions are allowed in public, such as finger or foot tapping, moving your leg back and forth (especially when they are crossed), etc. Same thing with talking to yourself: I, like most everyone else, talk to myself, I just do it in my head rather than verbally in public, and so I am deemed sane, whereas those who verbalize their thoughts when talking to themselves are to be feared. So, not following arbitrary social etiquette = you're crazy. Though I guess it makes sense considering that if you aren't doing what is normal then you are by default abnormal, and if you don't abide by the customs and limits required by the group then you aren't considered part of the group. *shrugs*  Cool
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2014, 10:02:46 AM »

I have a ridiculously terrible ice chewing habitaddiction.

Luckily I am alone most of the time and I really resist doing it in front of others.

I do this too . . . I especially like the tiny pellet ice you get in the drinks at Sonic.

IKEA is worth going to just for the ice in the restaurant!

Holy grail of ice there
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2014, 10:17:17 AM »

When playing table tennis, ping pong if you prefer, I poke my tongue out whenever the competitive spirit moves me..... Tongue
Michael Jordan, is that you?   laugh

 Cheesy No, that's not I. Anyway, as Boris Johnson might say, I'm off for a game of Wiff Waff. Wink
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2014, 11:03:14 PM »

When I get dressed up for liturgy on Sunday, my tie must be perfectly straight and wrinkle free. I hate when the tip curls or when it's wrinkly. I will resort to using my mother's hair straightener to get my tie to its smooth, wrinkle-free perfection.
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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2014, 06:08:07 PM »

Quirk? That would describe about 90% of who I am, unless of course I have a few drinks in me (then I'm almost normal).  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2014, 08:40:11 PM »

When I heat up food I see whether it's hot enough by touching it with my tongue. Also, I usually smell my food before I eat it. I only do this when I'm at home, of course. I would never do it in public.  Wink

Same thing with talking to yourself: I, like most everyone else, talk to myself

I talk to myself too. I don't know, but it just seems weird. Anyone else do this?
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2014, 08:51:35 PM »

Brought to my attention today:  I always always match.   And often wear monochromatic colors. 


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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2014, 08:54:15 PM »

Move to NYC and you can wear all black every day. Smiley
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I'm more disturbed by my inability to spell 'sense'  Undecided

at least you didn't spell it cense

That would have incensed me.
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2014, 09:00:50 PM »

When I heat up food I see whether it's hot enough by touching it with my tongue. Also, I usually smell my food before I eat it. I only do this when I'm at home, of course. I would never do it in public.  Wink

Same thing with talking to yourself: I, like most everyone else, talk to myself

I talk to myself too. I don't know, but it just seems weird. Anyone else do this?


I was told a long time ago it was ok as long as you don't answer yourself, but I have learned since then that I sometimes learn from doing that. angel
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2014, 10:35:01 PM »

Move to NYC and you can wear all black every day. Smiley

Smiley  Black denim, maybe, huh?
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2014, 10:38:15 PM »

When I heat up food I see whether it's hot enough by touching it with my tongue. Also, I usually smell my food before I eat it. I only do this when I'm at home, of course. I would never do it in public.  Wink

Same thing with talking to yourself: I, like most everyone else, talk to myself

I talk to myself too. I don't know, but it just seems weird. Anyone else do this?


I was told a long time ago it was ok as long as you don't answer yourself, but I have learned since then that I sometimes learn from doing that. angel


Now days, answering yourself is too frequent (with ear buds and alll) that no one really cares about that, either. . .

but don't start slapping your hand or getting into fist fights with yourself - that would raise and eyebrow or two.
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2014, 12:06:32 PM »


I talk to myself too. I don't know, but it just seems weird. Anyone else do this?


I do this too . . . especially when I'm in the car driving to organize my thoughts and/or talking to God.
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« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2014, 05:58:58 AM »

I can never spell "receive" properly. I always get the I and E turned around.
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« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2014, 08:51:10 AM »

I can never spell "receive" properly. I always get the I and E turned around.

Yes, this and similar words I too have to stop, think and say to myself what was learned in school . .  "I before E, except after C" . . . LOL  Smiley

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« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2014, 05:00:00 PM »

I have had a problem with the word "misled" since grade school, I thought it was pronounced like "miser", but It was pointed out to me in junior high, but when reading I still have to stop myself.
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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2014, 09:06:45 PM »

The left earphone has to be in my left ear, and the right one in my right.  
 
 
I know this a bad habit, but I like chewing on ice. Hopefully all the milk I drink will offset what this ice is doing to my teeth!
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« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2014, 12:29:59 AM »

The left earphone has to be in my left ear, and the right one in my right.  
 
 
I know this a bad habit, but I like chewing on ice. Hopefully all the milk I drink will offset what this ice is doing to my teeth!

Milk or dairy products won't make any difference to tooth cracks. The damage is already done.
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