Saturday, February 3, 2007

Six weird things about me

Robin did a great list of six weird (but, oh-so-cute) things about herself, and has inspired me to do the same. I would encourage anyone else to do it to because it's a pretty hilarious way to get to know people. If you don't have a blog, feel free to write your list as a comment here.

1. I am the pickiest eater ever.

I think I would prefer to call it "selective", but either way I have all sorts of weird food issues. First, there's a texture issue which won't allow me to eat Jell-o or cottage cheese or anything else that might feel slimy in my mouth. I also have a serious meat issue, and rarely eat meat in restaurants. I only eat turkey or chicken, and the chicken must be breast meat cooked until it is so dry it's barely edible (to most people), and it absolutely, positively cannot be on the bone. The only condiment that I really like is barbecue sauce. Just the sight of (or really even the thought of) mayonnaise makes me gag, which leads me to my next weird thing...

2. I have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

I oftentimes gag in public restrooms just thinking about what other people have done and could be doing in them. I gag if I accidentally put my toothbrush too far into my mouth. I gag if I see my cat's um...what's a good word here?...anus. I must say that I did not gag while changing a dirty diaper until Eleanor started eating solid food. Now, I regularly gag, but I'd venture to say that you would too.

3. I have movie amnesia.

No matter how many times I have seen a movie, it's like I'm watching it for the first time every time. Jared gets really frustrated because he is like the movie trivia king, and I never have any idea what he's talking about. Sometimes we'll be sitting around with friends and everyone is quoting a movie, and I feel like such a clueless moron so I laugh even though it's not funny to me. So, if you ever mention to me your favorite part of a movie, I'll probably smile and nod, but have absolutely no clue what you're saying.

4. I shop in negative dollars.

I rarely buy anything that's not seriously on sale. I'm one of those people that walks straight to the back of the store and makes a beeline for the clearance rack. I base what I "want" on how much I could "save" by buying it. So, if something was $40, but is now $10, I have to buy it so that I can save $30. I get that it's totally illogical, but I can't help myself.

5. I can touch my elbows together behind my back.

A completely useless skill, but weird nonetheless.

6. I LOVE Maxwell House commercials.

I was hoping to post a commercial or at least a link to one, but I can't find it anywhere online. You can hear that snazzy, little tune, though, by clicking here. My favorite is the most recent one- you know, the one with the factory workers singing. There's a lady in a ball cap (she's my favorite!). My favorite part is when they sing, "This coffee's really rich and bold." The website says they have a new commercial coming soon, and I can't wait! I can't explain it, but those commercials have a way of brightening my day. This really funny thing happened when I went to their website the first time...they have a product called 'Coffee Pods', but I thought it was link to download the Maxwell House jingles to your iPod. For a brief moment, I was on top of the world...
(Yes, I know it's a real song, but I like the coffee lyrics better.)


Lisa said...

Too cute! I am totally the same way about being a "selective" eater! When I was preggo it was way worse. I also had a terrible gag reflex when I was preggo, but that seemed to go away.

I am going to try to do a post like this sometime this week.

Robin said...

I'm glad you could eat the chicken at Torilla Coast!