Wednesday, October 15, 2008

6 Quirks

I have been tagged by Pennsylvania Wild Woman to participate in 6 Quirks. She writes one of my favorite blogs. Here are the rules for this exercise in social intercourse:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Reveal 6 of your quirks on your blog.
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers.
5. Leave them a comment to let them know.

Here are my 6 Quirks:

1. As it happens, one of my quirks is that I have an independent streak and I have a history of not always playing well with others. So, I am just semi-participating in this exercise. I'll tell 6 Quirks about myself, but I am not tagging 6 other blogs (I am curious about a couple though). I don't mean to be snarky about it; that's just the way I am.

2. I love the taste of raw meat. However, I no longer sample raw meat before I cook it because of the danger of contamination from bacteria and parasites. On rare occasions, I will order sashimi in a Japanese restaurant.

3. I am obsessive about saving anything that might be useful "later." Especially food. When we cleaned out the freezer, we found two half-pint jars filled with mysterious brown slush that turned out to be frozen coffee. Richard uncovered a jar of frozen "juice" from canned tuna, salmon, and mackerel that I made him save for making fish chowder (which I did make, and it was delicious).

4. Sometimes when I am doing repetitive things, I count the motions; for example, how many cuts it takes to slice a potato, how many times I slide the carrot across the blade of the mandoline. How many steps I take to go from room to room, how many seconds it takes me to vacuum the living room.

5. I like to collect weird stuff. I have a skull collection. Richard made me throw most of them away, but I still have a few small ones. I have a collection of mummified animals. I have jars filled with pickled reptiles and embryos.

6. I am obsessive about being places on time.

I am tagging Just Me, Miss Paula in Stitches, and Caprice of Electic. I am curious to know how quirky these women are, but if they want to participate, that's up to them.


Donna said...

I'll try and take you up on this in the morning, when I'm thinking well.

I can't throw food away either; my mother taught me well.

Anonymous said...

I will think on this and post tomorrow!! I went to my last Back to School night of my parenting career!!! YES!!!! Now I am off to bed!

Donna said...

OK, I'm up!

The Machine & Me said...

You froze coffee? What were you planning on doing with it?

For your repititive counting. Do you like things to end with odd numbers or even or does it not matter?


Leilani Lee said...

I might have been going to make iced coffee with it. Maybe. And no, the count does not have to end an odd or even number. I don't always count, and I don't believe this is really an OCD thing.Usually I am trying to think about so much stuff simultaneously that I don't think about counting strokes or cuts or whatever.