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Quirks, oddities, and whatnot

The 6 weird things and the 9 weird things, the quirky things, the boring things–those memes have been floating around fr forever and I have answered them numerous times on various sites I have owned.  It occurred to me though, that since I deleted my old sites (including my list of 100), maybe I should share some of my oddities so that those of you who are only just getting to know me know where I am coming from and aren’t horribly shocked when you discover these things in some round about way.  I am not going to number them because I don’t know how many I am going to list, just whatever comes to mind

I am not going to tag anyone–if you read this then consider yourself tagged–I LOVE to know more about my readers (most of whom I consider friends more than readers since I don’t think of myself as one of those sites that has, you know, “readers”.

  • I hate lists, passionately, but I use them because it is how I was taught to organize information but if something is on a list I will read it once and walk away never to look at it again.
  • That is okay because I have a nearly photographic memory and if I actually look hard at the list I will remember what was on it, except for the bits I don’t really care about, those I forget.
  • I am not easily offended, not at all.  Occasionally something will get caught in my craw but not usually.  If it does I have a rotten memory for stuff like that  and get over it quickly.
  • One of the blessings of my rotten short term memory is the ability to reread things a zillion times and not be bothered by it.  And yes, I can tell you where to find some quote in my favorite reread books, but I can’t word it perfectly, and I can tell you what movie quotes are from but not say them myself.
  • Also, most of my vocabulary is from books, which means if you meet me I will NOT pronounce things correctly, and I will likely (when nervous) stutter and loose words.
  • I usually have a dozen projects in my head at once, which may or may not include housework.  My husband doesn’t mind, considering my art work and my time with the kids more important–unless the floors are utterly trashed, there are no clean dishes, or we are out of clean clothes.
  • I LOVE to organize things but can’t KEEP them organized, I LOVE art projects but hate doing useless crafts (I do love practical crafts and you will often find me reworking something in our house to fill a need elsewhere.)
  • I almost never buy something new if I can buy it used.  I also refuse to have someone else do something for me that I can easily do myself.  And often think I can do something myself then find I need help.
  • This happens more often now as my rheumatoid arthritis pops up more often–which means I can’t push myself like I used to.
  • I have had RA since Jr. High though it wasn’t diagnosed right away–I only take supplements and watch my weight and eat healthy to keep it at bay–I refuse to take steroids or most prescriptions.  I had a severe bout with candida overgrowth and food allergies which diet and enzymes help with–my kids struggle with the same.
  • I hate clutter if I notice it but usually I don’t unless it is spread out or if I am getting sick.
  • I don’t like working for other people because I push myself too hard to meet their expectations and then never ask for how much the job was actually worth.
  • I am a rotten business woman.
  • I love helping other people in whatever way I can and only charge because my husband insists.
  • I hate gossip and celebrities, I don’t watch tv (if we had cable I would watch sci-fi channel, hgtv, & tlc).  Foolish people drive me insane.
  • I LOVE fashion and making my own style–which usually includes heels or tall boots, long skirt or jeans, and a black beret.
  • I love blues and 40’s pop music, Tsuji Ayano, 80’s alternative and punk, and techno remixes.
  • I love playing Gamecube & DS (especially puzzle games and RPG) and have had several total addictions  including Puzzle Pirates, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, and Puzzle Quest.
  • I keep up on politics but refuse to talk to most people I know about it since I am against anything that limits our constitutonal rights and takes away freedoms.  (I am a Christian, unschooling, constitutional/libertarian–which you will find, if you read through the New Testament thoroughly, makes perfect sense–but I WILL NOT argue about it unless I find that you have unformed opinions.)
  • I married my husband because of his incredible sense of humor. I am glad to find that I am not the only one who thinnks he is brilliantly funny.
  • I absolutely hate and abhor Microsoft.  I have been moving towards completely open source software since 2002, have been blogging off and on since 1990, and finally am almost completey weened off all things Microsoft (I use Ubuntu and LOVE it.)  The only time I use Windows at all is to watch Netflix because Rach and I are enjoying Dr. Who.
  • I have NEVER been concise–I can’t seem to do it.  Hubby often has to remind me to “get to the point” and obviously the same goes for here.

So, if you made it this far, tell me about you.

A list of stuff to do

I hate lists–you all know that, but today I need one, so I thought I would share since I have so much to do that I don’t have time to post. ;P

We are out of EVERYTHING except paper products and noodles and coffee (if we had been out of coffee I would have gone shopping earlier, believe me.)

  • Put in order for Frankferd Farms so we can pick it up tomorrow when we visit grandma and go to Trader Joes.  (I am TOTALLY out of flour so have an order in for a #50 lb bag, which is still only 427 for organic white whole wheat–praise the Lord. And local honey has not gone up in price either!)
  • Make a list and head to the farmers market, Sam’s Club, GNC, and Aldi.  As I said we are out of EVERYTHING!

  • Oh wait, I have to unpack the car before I go buy one months worth of groceries.
  • And I have to put my husband’s check ion the bank and move some money around.
  • When I return home I have to attack the laundry, put away the groceries, then order hubby the LCD monitor we found for super cheap on Tiger Direct, with free shipping!  Whoohoo!

  • Then, and only then will I attack the growing list of emails and posts in my rss reader.  You all are prolific writers, you know that? 
  • Speaking of prolific writers you need to stop over and check out Deb’s post about our visit–except ignore the last picture, please?  She is so sweet and gracious (and has an incredible flair for decorating–her house is incredible!) and her kids are wonderful and fun and she took way more pictures than I did as I was fighting a sinus infection and my brain was not functioning. 🙂
  • Then I have to go through ALL the pictures I took on the trip and get them organized so I can post them–there are almost a thousand!

  • Finally, when all that is done, I have two movies from Netflix sitting here waiting for me to watch them.  Miss Austen Regrets and An Ideal Husband (the first I have not seen, the second I have and loved.)


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FOR TODAY Mon. May 26, 2008…

Outside My Window...the rain has stopped and everything is green and echoing.
I am thinking… that I need to make coffee, that I need to figure out what is going on with the transfer of Dana’s website, that Rachel is being very patient about waiting till after the rain for her walk, that my poor, sad bunny seems to be working himself into a book in my mind.
I am thankful for...the Wii–my kids are happily playing, my Bible sitting open to a verse I am determined to memorize, that I have so much work to do and that the painting seems to be taking off, that I have several opportunities to sell my work, that the art classes seem to be going well, that it is finally warm.
From the kitchen…comes a reminder that I need to kneed the bread again when I go make coffee so I can toss it in the oven since the kids ate a whole loaf for breakfast and snack last night.
I am wearing…boys cargo shorts (why do girl shorts NEVER have lots of pockets???) and a Mandarin wrap shirt–two of my favorite things to wear.
I am creating...A children’s book based on my poor sad bunny–in my head, as well as the illustrations for another children’s book written by someone else, a design for a friend’s art site, and the fourth art lesson.
I am going…to take a walk with my eldest who is finally, after 10 years, wanting time alone with me as well as time alone with Daddy.
I am reading…blogs and C.S. Lewis’ essay on story, and The 5 children and It (to the kids).  Usually I have another book going but need to make a trip to the library soon.
I am hoping…to sell my children’s art on a children’s art site soon, to come up with illustrations for this children’s book, to work on my own, to get Dana’s website completely moved today.
I am hearing…the children fighting over who did what and why, an airplane going by, the cars passing on wet pavement, the curtain blowing at the open window.
Around the house…is less mess than usual.  We cleaned yesterday though I couldn’t vacuum since I need to pick it up at the vacuum fix it place.
One of my favorite things…is coffee and a good young adult, fantasy, fiction book, my paint palette full of paint and a fresh sheet of watercolor paper with the sketch already in place.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: Fix Dana’s site, paint some more paintings, write another art lesson or two, get the vacuum cleaner, walk each morning, go to the library to get my bibliophile family books.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…