Quirky? Me?

FunMondayButton For this weeks Fun Monday, Lisa wants to know what some of our quirks are.  She defines a quirk as “a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism. We are all unique individuals, having quirks that help make us who we are”. 

Now, have to admit that I has a really hard time with coming up with something to write about as I’m about as normal as they come.   That is until I asked my family if they could possibly think of any quirks I might have. 

Shaun started off by mentioning that my toes wiggle when I’m angry.  (What’s odd about that? All that anger has to go somewhere if you don’t want a stroke) Then KT piped up about how I hated to be hot.  (Hello? We’ve been getting weather advisories because of our heat wave here in Seattle…it got all the way up into the 90’s this weekend. Of course I’m miserable!)

That was just the tip of the ice burg.  They went on to point out that I frequently got my words mixed up when I’m trying to say something. How slugs and worms gross me out, but spiders don’t bother me.  That boogers really gross me out.  How I have a peanut bladder and use every single restroom that we come across.  How I hate to be too cold, that a wrinkle in my sheets will keep me awake, how I wake up and prowl the house in the middle of the night, how…

Mimi grabbed her opportunity to speak when the other two paused for a breath.  She told me that she thought I was perfect and couldn’t think of a single quirk that I had.

Mimi always was my favorite…

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38 Responses to Quirky? Me?

  1. Britt says:

    haha I love it. You have gotten me thinking about my quirks now!

  2. SwampAngel65 says:

    Hey, your quirks are what make you YOU! There are some odd ones out there, but I haven’t read anything yet that was completely over the top, including yours! Have a great week 🙂

  3. Z says:

    haha, oh the quirks we have that we don’t even notice! Though really, except for the wriggling toes thing, I am right there with you on all of this. Oh, and slugs – I don’t mind ’em. Don’t like them, but don’t mind them either… 🙂

    (PS. Stopped by from AllMediocre! Hi!)

  4. Tracey says:

    I hate to be hot OR cold! My body temperature has to be just so or I am GRUMPY! :0)

  5. Hootin' Anni says:

    High five Mimi!!! Sounds like the other things pointed out are what we call OCD in our family.

    My FM is posted…come on over!!

  6. LOL. Thanks for the smile.

    And about that single wrinkle in the sheet keeping you awake, just remind them of the story of the princess and the pea. Sounds to me like proof that you’re royalty.

  7. sillydreamer says:

    I really think we were separated at birth, except for the toe wiggling thing. I have never even thought of that one!

  8. Jeanna says:

    Not a booger lover, eh? So people only know you’re angry in the summer. Be thankful you don’t have a phobia about public restrooms.

  9. Jay says:

    Mimi is quite the suck-up isn’t she? LOL


    Our quirks are part of our charm, right?

  10. Hilary says:

    Imagine such a quirky woman mothering such a perfect daughter! She’s a keeper. 🙂

  11. Susan says:

    Britt~You have some??

    SwampAngel~But I have none! Does that mean that I’m not me? Oh dear, I’ve just confused myself…

    Z~I’m sending every slug I find your way. 😀

    Tracey~I think I need my own personal temperature control bubble. I’d be soooo much happier then. I’ll get you one too!

    Annie~Mimi is awesome.

    Ruth~Oh Shaun is always telling me I’m a princess. That’s good, right?

    Sillydreamer~I don’t get what’s so strange about my wiggly toes!

    Jeanna~I actually like to check out public restrooms. They are so different from each other. Except for portapotties…those are all the same…ewwww!

    Jay~But I love my little suck up!

    Hilary~But you forget that I’m not quirky!

  12. mrs darling says:

    Asking your family about your quirks was a brave thing to do! LOL And I would say that every family needs a mini, bless her heart!

  13. Jientje says:

    Wiggling toes and a peanut bladder ?
    Yep, got that too.
    Perfectly normal if you ask me!!
    By the way, I didn’t dare ask my family ….

  14. Erin says:

    boogers used to REALLY gross me out, until I had 3 sons. Now it’s just another day in booger paradise.

  15. Sally says:

    Hi Susan, you are very brave to ask your family! The angry, wiggly toes reminded me that my nostrils wobble when I laugh, and I tend to laugh when I’m nervous (like when someone is angry with me) … we’d make a funny pair under those circumstances.
    So you are also The Princess who knew the pea was under the mattresses. Good thing I didn’t have time to ask my family! I only checked out to find where Fun Monday was being hosted last night!

  16. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Mimi would be my favorite too. 🙂

    Hey, us peanut bladders could travel together. 🙂

  17. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Oh, forgot, Thanx for playing you weirdo. 😉

  18. Becky says:

    I have too many quirks to mention without crashing your blog.

  19. Tiggerlane says:

    A wrinkle in the sheets would keep me awake. And these don’t sound like quirks…but like perfectly normal expectations out of life!

  20. Amanda D says:

    This was so great! Those youngest children are pretty special.

    My weirdest quirk would have to be that when I think my feet get really cold. And they wont ever warm up.

  21. What a treasure Mimi must be! 🙂

    I don’t like being hot either. I’m known to become vicious with mood swings and a “don’t mess with me” look on my face. I think they exaggerate. I just don’t like to sweat; it’s gross. lol

    Thanks for sharing!

  22. Lynne says:

    Gee, Susan, those don’t sound like “quirks” to me. Nothing sounds at all odd except for the toe-wiggling bit. That is a bit odd …
    As for being hot, well, at a certain age us girls just get that way. 🙂

  23. Olive says:

    It’s nice to have one in favor of you being perfect. If you get too hot or too cold blame it on your hormones. Be weird, be odd, be peculiar and be you.

  24. Karisma says:

    All sounds pretty normal to me!

  25. Kaytabug says:

    I would totally rather be hot than cold.
    Really, these all sound rather normal to me.

  26. I had to quit reading after the word slugs. Gross!

  27. mamarehema says:

    I hate to be hot too, I don’t like the summer, I’d rather be cold

  28. Alison says:

    you go Mimi..she would be my favorite also!!!

  29. robinellablog says:

    Oh how I love your Mimi. So sweet!

  30. Mimi would be my favorite, too!

  31. Molly says:

    Mimi does sound like the perfect daughter. You must be having Indiana’s weather instead of Washington’s weather. This time of year is usually quite hot in Indiana. However, this June the weather has been almost perfect. Spiders and worms are fine, but ticks are the WORST. Don’t you just hate ticks. (((Shudder)))

  32. ari_1965 says:

    I don’t like wrinkled sheets, either. I’m having a little trouble lately in that way with my rather elderly lambswool mattress pad–I think one of us has to go.

  33. Nina says:

    I’ll have to check and see if my toes wiggle when I’m mad.

  34. Mariposa says:

    I love your Mimi too! And I’m thinking if making a fing when I’m mad qualifies to wiggling a part of my body! LoL

    I’m running late for Fun Monday…but did enjoy your quirks!

  35. Pamela says:

    that toe wiggle has me curious, too!

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  37. Jo Beaufoix says:

    I HATE to be hot. And i wiggle my toes when I’m tired but I forgot that one. 😀

  38. Sayre says:

    Bless the Mimis in our lives!!!

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