Monday, February 06, 2006

tagged - twice


Not one to be rude, I'm finally responding. Daydreamer tagged me for this one - well over a week ago now. I'm sorry for being so late, sweetie!

Anyway, she wanted to know five wierd habits about me. I've thought about these for a while and am well aware that they make me sound like a complete nutter desperately in need of behavioural therapy *laughs*.

1. I cannot bear the feeling of food underneath my fingernails. If I'm prepping raw meat for dinner, I handle it with forks - can't even think about touching it in case it gets under my nails. I'd have to scrub for a week if it did. The same applies to anything 'damp' - fruit, veg, making pastry - nope nope nope - just don't get it under my nails!!!!

2. I have a similar problem with getting food on my face. I can't eat an apple without cutting it up because I can't bear it if the apple touches the skin around my mouth. Peaches, oranges, pears are a complete no-no because they're just too juicy and I can't deal with it running on my face. Same with sandwiches. I have to eat around them rather than through them to minimise the risk of it touching my face.

3. I'm a complusive straightener. Throws, duvets, towels, piles of DVDs, CDs - all have to be straight. I used to spend pretty much all day straightening the throws on our old couch. In fact I would refuse to sit on it because it would mean I would have to straighten the throws afterwards. Problem solved now though, we have a leather couch and a big throw that flings nicely over the back and even better - it stays straight. Thankfully I've overcome the need to alphabetise my CD collection - that was a pain in the proverbial!

4. I don't drink anything other than hot water. No tea. No coffee. Maybe I have the occasional hot chocolate, and last week I decided to try and drink green tea. Can't do it. It's not that I don't like other drinks - I do - but I like hot water more. It is guaranteed to get me plenty of strange looks when I go to out for coffee with friends and order hot water.

5. I have to smell new flip-flops. Have to. I love the summer months because our local supermarket has a whole aisle dedicated to plastic flip-flops and I adore the smell. It's nothing to do with the flip-flops - its that delicious smelling combination of plastic and rubber. I get as high as a kite.

Okay, I think that has confirmed my place as a complete and utter lunatic now.

This is the bit where I should tag people, isn't it? I've never done this before.....kind of nervous....

I am going to tag people simply because I was so pleased to be tagged in the first place - I felt so loved! So I'm passing on that love and tagging the following.....

~S~ - Well now that was obvious wasn't it? Do you have any wierd habits I don't know about, baby??

Fish - Are you a 'tag' type of person? I suspect not but what the hell, I'm tagging you anyway simply because you're a fellow Brit.

Cycle Guy - I've not seen you tagged yet - maybe I just missed it or maybe you too avoid these things. Tough. *laughs*

Rose - Just because I can, sweetie xx

Southern Belle - Because she tagged me too! And because I don't think she did this one yet.....

So there you have it. I'm working on the other tag thing and will probably post it tomorrow - I need four willing volunteers to be tagged for that one - any takers? If you missed out today and really want to be tagged then let me know and I will happily do you. Otherwise I'll be tapping my fingers and looking around the room in my best school-teacher way....

That's all for today - off to sniff a flip-flop now.....


Anonymous notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

Haha, okay, my answers are up in my latest blog entry!

Thanks for playing along!

12:56 PM  
Anonymous notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

Ooops, nevermind. Haven't done this one yet.

12:58 PM  
Blogger a fish on a bycicle said...

mmm, you're absolutely right, I'm not really a taggy sort of person, but I a bit?

I can't compete with yours though, I thought they were supposed to be "weird" things about you? Sniffing flip-flops isn't weird at all young lady..'s positively bizarre.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Fish, it's not about the flip-flops, it's about the smell of plastic and rubber! Honestly! Beach toys, paddling pools and things are just as good but not quite as accessible as an aisle of flip-flops...

2:11 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I smell washcloths after laudering. If they don't smell fresh enough I wash them again. Something about washing my face with a cloth that doesn't smell enough like detergent freaks me out. So, perhaps your flip-flop smelling isn't quite so weird. Hmm.

2:35 PM  
Blogger patti_cake said...

I suspect everyone has their foibles and they sure do make for some interesting reading! I'd loved to have done this one.

3:14 PM  
Blogger a fish on a bycicle said...

well why didn't you say so...of course that makes it all better!

So the rubber and plastic gimp mask is your idea of olfactory nirvana?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Deadly Female said...

Now just stop twisting things, fish!!!!

3:54 PM  
Blogger TigerLilly said...

I get the rubber smell. Im the same with vicks vapour rub!
well you are weird! thats why we love ya

4:22 PM  
Blogger EE said...

I've wondered about the hot water. Interesting. :)

5:57 PM  
Blogger kel said...

Very interesting lol

I love flip flops, but have never smelled them heh But I promise to do so and will think of you!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Evil Minx said...

It's not that weird. I can't drink without covering my top teeth with my lip.

And you can tag me, if you want...

PS Please check out EOTOS. Feeling a bit vulnerable...

7:51 PM  
Anonymous firetiger said...

o'kaaaaay! very strange! and I want a tag *sniff*

9:48 PM  
Blogger Miladysa said...

All quite acceptable and normal, even the flip flops :)

10:28 PM  
Blogger Minerva said...

*backing away*
So THAT's your excuse for the rubber is it? *grin*

I found this absolutely fascinating! Thanks for sharing it..and no, please don't tag me...please..


12:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You British are really strange!! Smelling flip-flops... really!


1:49 AM  
Blogger song said...

yep, nuts.

When i was little I used to love the smell of petrol. When i was about 14 I realised because it got me high. I have to hold myself back from sniffing it now, i love the smell though.

Maybe I should stop telling people that.

2:28 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

I use tongs to cut meat! We are both freaks! hehehe.

I will do this tonight. I have to catch up on all the blogs before I fall asleep.

4:22 AM  
Blogger CycleGuy said...

Oh DF... What am I to do with you?

I don't mind being tagged for this one because I've already done it. See my post of Dec 19, 2005.

Just wait. I'll get you, my pretty!


4:45 AM  
Blogger Bent Fabric said...

I hate food...and dirt...under my nails. Ick!

7:33 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Ok. I'm done!

11:11 AM  
Blogger melodyann said...

It's official, DF. You're crazier than me.

That whole not wanting food to touch your face thing? Thank you so much, you made me laugh until I had to pee...........

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of smelling flip-flops... I'd pay big money for the opportunity to smell a pair of your slightly-new-but-worn flip-flops. The strong smell of rubber mixed with your foot sweat would be most intoxicating. But it's safe to say that anything that has to do with your sexy feet would be intoxicating. Your feet are simply the best.

You didn't happen to keep your cast, did you?


5:20 AM  
Blogger Useless Man said...

Can't stand food under the fingernails either. Food under there is food left uneaten. And that is just a crime against nature...

Maybe that's why people chew their nails?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Lil Bit said...

I just skimmed these... trying to catch up w/you.
But, food under the fingernails... ewwwwww! Can't stand that either. LOL
This list just cracked me up.

HOT WATER?! That's it? Wow. I can honestly say I've never heard of that one before. /boggle. LOL

4:44 PM  

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