Thursday, October 05, 2006

9 Weird Things about me

Tagged by mommyof2.

1) I can turn off the alarm only in my sleep (can't figure which button's the right one after I'm awake). Apparently, I'm not the only one who does this, as I have weird friends.

2) If I step on a line between tiles on the floor with my left foot while walking, then I step on another line with my right foot, and vice versa. If I accidentally knock my right fist against the treadmill while running, then I knock my left fist against the treadmill on purpose. Have to have symmetry. If I goodnight kiss Summy's left cheek, I have to kiss her right one too, or I can't sleep.

3) I don't wear my running shoes anywhere, not even to the gym. I go to the gym in running pants, workout shirt, and dress shoes. Only just before I get on the treadmill do I put on my running shoes.

4) I like to crumple the edges of bedsheets. It needs to be a very specific kind of edge, unhemmed and of a certain thickness, but once I find it, I can spend hours just crumpling it between my fingers. Even Summy sometimes tells me - Mommy, stop playing with that sheet! Sometimes when I get bored in meetings, I get a high just by imagining that I'm crumpling a sheet edge, and my fingers twitch.

5) I can't enjoy a meal if I don't have material to read. I have to read while I eat, even if it's just a little snack, even if it's just the grocery store flyer. (Most of the time I eat the snack and read the flyer, not vice versa).

That's all that I can think of. I suppose I'm not as weird as I thought I was. I tag Tara and Gauri.

7 comments:

mommyof2 said...

My hands are getting itchy to crumble something after reading #4:-))

Another weird thing about you is that you disappear on friends a lot:-) what do you say, huh:-)

mommyof2 said...

btw thanks for doing the tag:-)

Tharini said...

Aww Aps...so good to see you posting again. And these wierd stuff were fun and wierd to read. Goodjob! :)

Aparna said...

Tara, I'm glad to be posting too. Thanks for the pat on the back :)

Mommyof2, I get it :) I wouldn't call it weird though, it's just not very nice of me to just disappear that way. I will let my friends know before I disappear the next time.

gauri said...

Oh My god!! DITTTO on #2! My sisters just HAVE to see this....I've been like that since I was a child, and even to this day, they'll lightly slap me only on one shoulder or kiss me on one cheek and watch me beg and cringe for the "balance". And as for 'stepping on lines', I was walking "only on the center-line" at the Ballard Locks here in Seattle one day, and there was this other child (of 7, as against me of nearly 30!) doing the same thing from the opposite side....and as we met, he gave me that get-outta-my-way-you-adult look, but I refused to budge and he finally circumnavigated me (literally!) and went on....No, I couldn't afford to budge, I'd have to start from scratch al over again, and then to make up for that "midway-quit" I'd have to walk the opposite way and quit at an equal distance on the other side :-|

Hahaha, I'm sending a link to this to my sisters.... :)

As for the bedsheet edge....aps you're WEIRD!! :-P

much in disbelief,
gau

gauri said...

Oh My god!! DITTTO on #2! My sisters just HAVE to see this....I've been like that since I was a child, and even to this day, they'll lightly slap me only on one shoulder or kiss me on one cheek and watch me beg and cringe for the "balance". And as for 'stepping on lines', I was walking "only on the center-line" at the Ballard Locks here in Seattle one day, and there was this other child (of 7, as against me of nearly 30!) doing the same thing from the opposite side....and as we met, he gave me that get-outta-my-way-you-adult look, but I refused to budge and he finally circumnavigated me (literally!) and went on....No, I couldn't afford to budge, I'd have to start from scratch al over again, and then to make up for that "midway-quit" I'd have to walk the opposite way and quit at an equal distance on the other side :-|

Hahaha, I'm sending a link to this to my sisters.... :)

As for the bedsheet edge....aps you're WEIRD!! :-P

much in disbelief,
gau

Anonymous said...

...and yes, it's so good to see you back in action :-D

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