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I'm Super Weird

December 17, 2014

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All these posts about how weird we are have been going around lately and I thought it’s time I chime in by sharing some of my own weird tendencies. (You can see Cat’s here and John’s here, just so y’all don’t think I’m the only weird one!) Now, you better be prepared because, as it turns out, I’m pretty darn weird! 😉

  1. I’ve told you all before about how I number my socks because I don’t like to wear two socks of different thicknesses, but I didn’t tell you the whole story. I am obsessed with socks! I’m almost never without socks on my feet. I even wear them while I’m sleeping. Whenever I put on my shoes to leave the house my socks have to be positioned just so, otherwise I have to take my shoe back off, adjust my sock and try again. Sometimes it takes me 10 minutes to put my shoes on because my socks have to be just right. When I was a kid my parents teased me about it because I’d tell that my socks were “all weird” and I’d refuse to leave the house until they were “fixed”. Just as an aside, I have met one other person in my life who numbers their socks. It was a 50-year-old man who I sold a pair of boots to at my part-time job. Meeting someone else that obsessed with socks made my day!
  2. Whenever I close the store where I work for my part-time job, we can only use the left door when we leave the store. The front door is a set of double doors and you can actually enter and exit through either one, but for some reason we only use the left one. In fact, I make all the girls I close with use the same door. If one of them tries to tease me by using the other one I have to go back in and reset the alarm and go out again. I guess you could say I have some OCD tendencies.
  3. I love to color code things. I color code things that don’t need color-coded. Because of my color-coding habit, I own highlighters in about 15 colors.
  4. Some people don’t know how to read me when we first meet. I sometimes come off kind of mean. I don’t laugh at people’s jokes very often and during comedy movies I mostly smile while others are busting up laughing. If you get a smile that means I think something’s funny. About the only time I actually laugh is when someone is experiencing misfortune, like falling down or getting sent to jail in Monopoly. I’m not sure why, but I laugh at the worst times. Sometimes I write “haha” in my emails so people can tell I’m joking. In real life sometimes people can’t tell I’m joking because I do so with a straight face most of the time.
  5. I have an obsessive personality. Whenever I try something new I’m either obsessed with it or I hate it. There’s pretty much no in between for me.remain nightcore
  6. I can’t relax. Whenever I have to relax for a shot or to get adjusted at the Chiropractor’s office I can’t relax as much as they want me to. When I get ready to go to bed at night and I finally get my muscles relaxed it hurts. I’m a very uptight person and it physically hurts me to relax, especially the muscles in my upper back and shoulders.
  7. When I meet “famous” people in real life I get so nervous and shy. The first time I met John from Frugal Rules I was so nervous that I rambled on like an idiot. When I first spoke to Cat from Budget Blonde on the phone she had to make sure I hadn’t fainted because I forgot to say “hello” when she answered. One time I saw Bill Snyder just two tables down at the K-State Student Union and I froze while walking to my table.
  8. Ever since I got a flat tire earlier this year, I check to see how my tires look every time before I get in the car to go somewhere even if I’m only across town.
  9. I have a hard time giving up control and letting other people help me with things. I like things to be done “just so” and I’m kind of a control freak.
  10. I like to eat in my bed. I have a snack in bed almost every evening while I watch just a few minutes of TV. On the rare occasions that I have a glass of wine at home, I fill up my glass up pretty full because I don’t want to have to get up and refill my glass once I’ve sat down in bed.

I guess that’s enough for today. I can’t let you figure out all the things that make me weird at the same time. 🙂

What makes you weird?

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22 responses to “I'm Super Weird

  1. #8 is not weird it is actually a good habit to get into. My dad always told me not to just get in the car, you have to make check it out, make sure that everything is ok. Clearly I did not listen because it took someone else to tell me that my old car was leaking radiator fluid, it’s bright green hard to miss but I drove the car 30 km without noticing. I’m an idiot. The eating in bed I used to do but it led to crumbs and that’s a big NO NO. I hate crumbs, if I see crumbs on the kitchen counter I have to drop everything and clean them with soap and water. If I see crumbs on the floor I have to sweep them up RIGHT NOW! So if when I had eaten in bed and my bare skin came in contact with crumbs it would gross me out so much I had to get up and clean the whole bed. Stupid crumbs.

  2. Lol, you hardly rambled like an idiot. 🙂 I’m the same way though, my wife has gotten on my case several times to take the opportunity, when I’ve had it, to meet Snyder and I just clam up. With regards to #1, I’m actually the opposite – I HATE wearing socks! It drives my wife nuts at times, but I feel like I’m constricted when I wear them.

    1. Well I’m glad I come across better over the internet, haha. I have a pretty dry sense of humor in real life. Sometimes people just don’t get it when I’m joking.

  3. As a fellow weirdo, I gotta tell ya, I don’t understand the socks. But that’s because I have always preferred bare feet. Totally bare. Not kidding ya. That’s how my husband and I got together, but that’s a very loooooong story. 😛 About that relaxing thing, it may be caffeine, either in drink or chocolate. I know when I had to give it up, all that tightness went away. I didn’t even know how bad it was until it wasn’t there anymore. 🙂 Other than that, you are wonderfully weird, Kayla! Love this post! I think we should all do one, just to make everyone else feel better about their own weirdnesses! 😀

    1. I look forward to reading your post about being weird then. 🙂 Maybe I should try giving up the caffeine to help my tightness then. Though I still think it’s partially because I’m a totally uptight person anyhow. 🙂

  4. I love these posts! Maybe I’ll do my own one day 🙂 I’m the total opposite of #6. It’s super easy for me to relax my body, and so I’m really good at falling asleep quickly. Like, if I’m 5 minutes early to work, I sleep for 4 minutes in my car. My husband gets really angry with me because he has a hard time falling asleep and I’m out before he’s done saying “good night,” but really he’s just jealous hahaha

    1. I do fall asleep quickly, like when I’m watching TV or movies, but I can’t relax my muscles. Even when I’m asleep I’m still pretty tense and alert. I’m a light sleeper.

  5. My husband would love the idea of numbering socks. When I do laundry, I am extra careful to make sure I match them so that the pair is the same thickness. After he told me about his obsession with having them the same, I even paired all of the socks before putting them together to make sure each had a suitable mate. That lasted roughly two loads. Though I still like to consider it. At this point, if he wants to dictate how I fold laundry, well he just earned himself a new job!

    1. Haha, that’s pretty funny! You should totally consider numbering or lettering his socks! It helps me keep all of mine straight 🙂

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