Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Six Quirky Things...

Sarah tagged me on a day when I had ten spare minutes to blog, so I'm going to get right on this!

1. I drink Diet Coke. Period. Don't try to slip me that ol' Pepsi sludge, 'cuz my tastebuds will recoil instantly. (My dear friend Elizabeth has her husband -- who actually works for the "other company" -- slip to the drugstore in the dead of night to buy a six-pack for me whenever I'm in town. Now THERE'S a true friend!)

2. I don't watch televised sports. Not even the Olympics. It was the only premarital agreement my husband and I permitted ourselves: If he would limit himself to two games a year, I would ensure that he got to watch those in style. (I gave him some wiggle room these past two weeks.) I have been known to watch ballroom dancing competitions -- Craig and I met while ballroom dancing. But it's not the same thing.

3. I like to play Scrabble. And canasta. Unfortunately, it also brings out the competitive side in me ... and so it's not always easy to find a willing opponent.

4. I tend to be extremely loyal once someone has won my admiration or trust. Unfortunately, the flip side is also true -- I have been known to write off those who hurt me or someone I love, or piss me off sufficiently. Forgiveness is always a good thing ... and yet, I also find that sometimes a bit of mental or even physical space is good for the soul.

Photo credit: Artist is Mary Calkins. Order print here.

5. I name my cars. "Elvis" was my first car because it would shake, rattle, and roll. "Kiko" was next, my sporty little Toyota Tercel. This time we named our GPS instead of the actual car: Gertrude Penelope Saxton (photo courtesy of Sarah, from JSIFS Road Trip 2008).

6. Speaking of road trips, this brings me to Quirk #6. Although I like security as much as the next person, I find that nothing is quite so invigorating as a spontaneous road trip somewhere. Yes, even with kids. If I have $100 to blow, I'd rather DO something with it than buy something tangible with it (other than a tank of gas and a fresh DVD to keep the kids quiet in the back seat). Which is a good thing, since my family and friends are spread all over the country.
I tag ... whoever wants to do this! Please send me a link and I'll post it here. Have a great day!


Sarah Reinhard said...

those are great. :)

I name things too - just forgot it (or didn't think it was quirky? silly me)

HappyAutisticMama said...

I make my list of quirks. J. and I had fun thinking of them:-)


God Bless! I hope your kids have a great school year.

MightyMom said...

wonderful quirks!!

I'm working on that guest post thing.....

Therese said...

I love Coke zero. I think it tastes better than any other soft drink. I am cutting back my coke drinking and trying to drink more water at the moment.

MightyMom said...

I did this one not too long ago. then when looking to link an old post found that the first half was this same meme again. so I think I'll pass if'n it's all the same to ya.

those are lovely quirks you have!

Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

Great list, Heidi!

God Bless,