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05-27-2010, 01:07 AM
I'm an obsessive twitcher. I can't leave my feet still. I'm an compulsive footsie player. It drove my ex insane. One time, a classmate got the wrong impression and kept calling me because I didn't realize I kept playing footsie with him.

I also tend to keep scratching my legs all the time.

I never put milk on my cereal. This drives my husband and my nephew crazy. They discuss it as if it is some sort of addiction or mental illness that must be addressed. It was the first thing the two of them bonded over after they met.

I don't either, because milk is gross.

I mix two kinds of breakfast cereals in the bowl.

My ex did this - he mixed Cocoa Puffs with Rice Krispies.

05-27-2010, 01:32 AM
I guess, based on the responses here, one of my strange things is only wanting to read book series in order..much less read the end of a book first :yikes: which I would never, ever do. If I do happen to read a book that I like, and then realize it's part of a series, I then must start the series with the first one and go through in order. And it really peeves me when I discover the first one is out of print, and I have to look at all of those alternative sellers on Amazon. :shuffle:

And you'd never peg me as obsessive this way looking at my office. It's a total mess. :o

05-27-2010, 01:35 AM
When it comes to oranges, my favorite part is to eat the white pulp stuff on the inside of rind :shuffle:

05-27-2010, 01:53 AM
When it comes to oranges, my favorite part is to eat the white pulp stuff on the inside of rind :shuffle:

That reminds me, when I eat asparagus I always cut the tops off first. They're gross.

The Accordion
05-27-2010, 02:16 AM
Great thread!!!

I smile at dogs when I pass them on the street. And I almost always make eye contact with them before their owners!

05-27-2010, 02:26 AM
I have a terrible habit of quickly highlighting, then deselecting random blocks of text when reading articles online on my home computer. It's not something I do when in front of a computer screen in public, I swear.

05-27-2010, 02:32 AM
You guys merely talk *to* your dogs?

We pretend to *be* our dogs as if they could talk. Usually several times daily. Each dog has a different voice and personality. Really, don't you wonder what your dog would say if it could talk? (Sometimes I don't really wanna know.) Mostly it's our way of poking affectionate fun at them. Because the two dogs we happen to have right now are fairly vapid as far as dogs go.

05-27-2010, 02:38 AM
That reminds me, when I eat asparagus I always cut the tops off first. They're gross.

Really?? I'm just the opposite, I LOVE the tops of asparagus! I can eat the rest, but if there's a lot I'll cut off the tops and leave the rest for my boyfriend (or when I was younger, my Dad).

I have to sleep with my wrists either covered or palm down on the blankets. It's a holdover from when I was a small child and was afraid that robbers would sneak in and slit my wrists.

I have to sleep with my feet sticking out in the open. It makes me crazy uncomfortable when my feet are completely covered by my blanket.

05-27-2010, 02:50 AM
If I'm in the bathroom and have flushed the toilet, I will wait to turn on the faucet or shower until the toilet has finished. Something in my mind fears the mixing of toilet water with my faucet/shower water.

I'm obsessive about shutting doors. I can't stand it when someone leaves a kitchen cabinet door open. And I can't sleep if my closet doors aren't completely shut. Ironically I do leave my bedroom door open.

I always say "Excuse me" out loud if I burp - and no one is home.

05-27-2010, 03:04 AM
I type out dialog that I hear on the television with my fingers to see if I can keep up with the conversations. I also make up weird songs using Christmas carol tunes. (Usually medically related songs)

05-27-2010, 03:09 AM
WHen I go up or down a staircase, I count the steps

When I have Diet Coke I must have it in a glass filled with ice. Yes I know I get less DC but I think it tastes really good that way and am willing to sacrifice quantity for quality.

If our dog decides to sleep on the floor instead of on our bed I get offended or else I think he is mad at me.

05-27-2010, 03:23 AM
I talk to myself all the time but particularly when I'm organizing things. My brain is so cluttered with 32803423 thoughts that it helps me to talk things through.

I talk to Pandora, my sweet kitty a lot. She just stares..:D

I wear socks to bed. I can be wearing my birthday suit to bed but I need my socks. My feet are perpetually cold.

Since I was a child, I would tug and twirl on a section of hair on the right side. It's a nervous habit that continues to this day. Except that section of my hair now has a different texture than the rest of my head.

I like my salads extra crunchy. That includes adding lots of those thin asian noodles (don't know the name), croutons, bacon bits. The lettuce must crunch too! I will not have soggy lettuce.

05-27-2010, 03:43 AM
When I was on drill team, I used to 'count' when I walked. And for dance team people, left foot is always on the odd count (1, 3, 5, 7,). So you can imagine how messed up I was in high school with that business. :lol:

My light switches have to be a certain way or I get mad. If they're both off, both must be up. If on, both must be down. In my bathroom, my light switch is the same. And since there are two since I share a bathroom with a vacant room, it's always getting changed by the cleaning ladies. I ALWAYS have to fix it.

My doors must always be completely open (touching the wall/door stop) or completely closed. No in between.

I hate it when there's any form of trash in my car. If you even leave a gum wrapper, I get angry. I like to keep my car clean and taken care of.

I think I'm paranoid about headphones staying in my ears, I'm always adjusting them when I listen to music.

I blame my dad for this... Whenever I park my car, I put it in park and use the emergency brake.

I am also anal about the reading a book series from first to last. I get pissed if I happen to pick up the 2nd or 4th or something. It MUST go in order!!

I alphabetize my DVD collection.

I think that's it...

05-27-2010, 04:18 AM
I always have clean floors. Even if rest of the house is a mess, I vacuum and mop the floors. It's obsessive.

Can you come live with me? Floors are the one thing I hate to clean.

Oh, I figured out another thing. I press pens to my upper lip, preferably pens with cool metal bits. :confused:

05-27-2010, 04:41 AM
To this day I can't stand it if different foods on my plate touch each other. (The only exception is that I eat corn & mashed potatoes together.) At least I no longer eat my food in rotation, ie all my meat then all my potatoes then all my veggies like I used to do.