I'm sure we all have those little idiosynchroncities that set us apart from other people. I'm not sure if mine are that much different than anyone else, so I thought I'd list a few and let me know how normal or abnormal I am.
- I don't eat things with bones. Maybe I should clarify that. I don't eat things with the bone still in them. Like a chicken leg, nasty! If the meat is off the bone, fantastic! I don't know why, many people have asked me and I have no reasonable answer. But I'm sure they all have something they do for no particular reason.
- Spiders, I hate them! Yes, I study and raise insects for a living, but spiders aren't insects. Insects have six legs, spiders have eight. It just seems unnatural. And they creep me out like nothing else!
- I read the last sentence in a book before I read the rest of it. I normally hate spoilers, but I've never read a book that gave away any of the plot in the last sentence.
- Just the opposite of that, when reading a newspaper or magazine, I read the the first sentence and then start with the last paragraph. If I want more information after that I go up to the next paragraph and so on and so forth until I've gained all the information I wanted, or I grow bored and move on to the next article. I think if they put the pertinent stuff at the beginning it would save me from having to do this.
- I no longer watch movie trailers for movies I want to see. I do this mostly because movie trailers give away all those 'wow' moments that makes watching a movie interesting. Sometimes if I'm on the fence about whether or not to watch a movie, I'll watch the trailer, but once I decide I'm interested then I stop it or look away and plug my ears. My wife smiles at me when I do this in the theater like I'm the big dork on the planet.
- Pick up things with my toes. I thought everyone could do this, but then I got married and my wife informed that it wasn't a normal thing.
- Love dairy queen ice cream, but hate their spoons. I think I have the same problem with sonic, even though I don't like their ice cream as much. But the spoons have this ridge along the edge of them that tends to slice at my mouth as I take the ice cream off. I think Wendy's has the best plasticware out there for such things.
- I also enjoy the tranquility that comes from having desks, counter tops, etc, that are clean. And when I say clean, I mean don't have anything on them. I have a portion of my desk that has absolutely nothing on it, except for my mouse. A couple weeks ago, my coworker placed a bag of sugar there. I moved it, he moved it back and placed a can of inactive yeast next to it. I moved them both and then they were both put there with another bag of sugar. This is probably part of the reason the ants kept marching in. I moved them all to another building yesterday and today I come in to find a stack of newspapers in their place. ARGH!
***Update*** Seriously, one hour after cleaning the newspapers off my desk and also cleaning another part of my desk, my officemate placed more stuff on my desk while I sat there! Maybe he thinks my desk is feeling lonely and needs to fulfill its purpose in holding things. I don't feel so bad about sprinkling a few granules of sugar on his desk now. Not sure if I should've confessed that. But I haven't had an ant on my desk all day. I'm not usually like that....