Friday, August 04, 2006


Okay, Laura tagged both me and Tidbit, so I guess we'll play.

Here are the rules:

The player of this game starts with "5 weird things/habits about yourself ". In the end you need to choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names. The people who get tagged need to write a blog about their 5 weird things/habits, as well as state this rule clearly, then tag 5 more victims. Don't forget to leave your victim a comment that says "you're tagged!" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.


1. When I’m tired or stressed out, I speak Spanish and struggle with English, even though English is my native language.

2. My preferred sleep/wake cycle is to sleep twice a day. I wake up early, take a 2-3 hour nap in the late afternoon or early evening, then stay up until about 2:00 am and sleep again until 6:00.

3. I have almost no patience for “pure” entertainment. If I’m not learning something new or growing in some way from the experience, I prefer to do something else. I would rather do sports than watch sports, for example. I almost never watch TV unless it’s a classic movie or documentary. My books are all classic literature, history, or information of some kind. I don’t do it to be a snob. It’s just that I feel like I’m wasting time otherwise.

4. I’m slightly OCD when it comes to food. I’ll get hooked on a particular food and eat as much of it as I can, as often as I can. After a few months, or sometimes years, I wake up one morning and never want to see that food again. I then repeat the cycle with a new food.

5. I can solder and fix small machines and appliances. And I’m good at it, too! What’s really funny though, is that my husband doesn’t have a knack for mechanical things. So inevitably, I’m the one repairing bunny-chomped cables and electrical cords. I’m very particular to splice the individual wires at different levels, shrink-wrap them individually and then shrink tube the whole mess. When I fix something, it stays fixed!

Bonus: I hate household chores, unless they are clothing-related. I love clothes (I’ve got enough for at least twelve bunnygirls) and I’m all over any chore involving clothes. I enjoy washing, ironing, starching (including heavy starch), mending, alterations… the whole nine yards! And I love hand-sewing. I want to learn how to do fabric reweaving.


1. I think cats are really cool and would cuddle with my cat all day if he would let me.

2. I don’t like cilantro.

3. I stomp my foot when I’m happy or want you to look at me, not just when I’m angry or scared. In fact, I spend a lot of time stomping. Thumper is my hero!

4. I hate my cage and will stop at nothing to destroy it if I’m locked inside.

5. I love chewing holes in Dad’s clothes, but won’t touch his socks. Wait. That’s not weird. That’s survival instinct!

Okay, I’m not big on tagging people, but if any of the following folks haven't done this one and have a few minutes to spare, I’m tagging: Wil, Bolder, and Nytro, because I know if they do this, they’ll make it a lot funnier than I did. I’m also tagging Spider63 and Riceman because they’re so good at writing posts that get me thinking. And I’m unofficially tagging GoldenLucy and anyone else who wants to share their quirks.

I hope no one feels obligated by this. It's supposed to be fun, after all.


goldenlucyd said...

Darling BG and TB,
This is a fun tag and I'll do it. GD knows I need a break from Picasa and all the shindig photos. Hummm. This could be interesting!

Not sure if this posted. I'll try again...

LauraHinNJ said...

Thanks for playing along!

I think we share a few quirks - your sleep/wake cycle is interesting - I love a nap in the middle of the day and stay up late - makes it hard to go to work sometimes.

Is there anyone to understand you when you speak Spanish?

Your fondness for washing and ironing is certainly weird, though!

So glad you included Tidbit's weird list - sounds like a typical bunny - maybe they all are weird!

Bolder said...

oh my. you are one weird puppy, i mean bunny. ok, are you a bunny? a bunny that knows how to type? because the tidbits portion of this tag was very bunny.

and, if you are ever in boulder, i immediately want you to come to my house, and do your thing with my clothes. i picture everything freshly laundered, and a well organized master closet. you will leave with your mouth agape wondering how anyone can possibly own so much clothing, and then feel better about yourself as a result.

oh, and that napping thing, that's what professional athletes do, except for the 2am part... but, you are well positioned there if you want to take that route.

i'm struggling with this tag, because i am so boringly normal, or so unaware of what strange/weird habits i have, that i struggle to think of what to share...

but, i'm compelled to be a good sport, so, i'll poll my friends, and they'll tell me.

i'd tell you things like i am the whitest person in the world, and i have a contstant gleam about me, but that's already in da blog.

i'd tell you that i have an inner-prairie dawg that comes out when i'm confronted, but that's already in da blog.

i'd tell you that i fantasize about being a journalist, and writing a weekly column...

you see the struggle here, don't you...

Rachel said...

You can solder? That's cool! I love the info about Tidbit. I should do that with Oscar, Babs, and Taz. Ah, the drama!

rice said...

lol, Got your tag. "thanks" looks like fun, I'll try and get that done this weekend.



Nytro said...

okay... since the vinegar and water suggestion worked and because of that you're my new best friend... i'm gonna try to work on this tag. it may take a few days. greyhound has thrown down the gauntlet and has to be answered.

thanks again for the advice.