Thinking Out Loud: Weird Edition

Everyone’s a little bit weird. That’s a fact. Google it. There’s a quote to prove my conjecture.

I have another theory: everyone thinks that they are actually the weirdest person in the world. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I thought so about myself from time to time. I recently learned that some people find it annoying when someone claims to be weirder than others, so that’s not what I’m really here to do. For today’s Thinking Out Loud (haven’t participated in a while!), I’m going to share some personal quirks. Because we’re all normal. But we’re all a little bit weird.

1. This is how I squeeze my toothpaste. I literally squeeze it, in the center. I’ve been told multiple times that I’m doing it wrong, but I really don’t care. IMG_1026

2. I’m convinced that if you dry your bedsheets after washing them outside they smell like sunshine. I rarely dry my sheets in our dryer anymore because it sucks (think: squeaking for the duration of the cycle and leaves black streaks on what you’re drying), so I don’t know what I’m going to do when winter hits.

3. I tried to open a banana with my feet this morning. The host herself, Amanda (thanks for hosting, by the way!) challenged me to the task yesterday. I need to work on my technique, as I couldn’t quite turn the banana around. I didn’t want it to drop on the floor, so I stopped before I could make a fatal mistake.

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4. Have I mentioned on here before that I HATE, with a passion, dill pickles. Maybe I have. Like I don’t even want them on my plate at a restaurant. I’ll make my brother take them off of my plate. Moral of the story: they’re nasty (sorry).

5. I really only feel comfortable walking next to someone if they’re on my right side. Left feels “off” and unbalanced.

6. I was totally in love with my first car. I know I’ve mentioned it on here before, but it was a 1989 Toyota Camry. I named him Norm because he reminded me of an old man. I also rarely cleaned the inside, so I liked to joke that he was a dirty old man. If you had asked me what I wanted for my first car years ago, that would never have been the answer. It’s so old! Right? Well, I feel so fortunate to (one) have had a car in the first place and (two) to have not had the newest car ever because now I know that a car is definitely not an investment but totally an expense.

Sadly, this past week my family had to decide to put Norm to rest. I might have teared up a little when I found out. He went in for an inspection and the amount of money we’d have had to spend to fix all that was wrong with him was exorbitant. Plus, we knew that even if we fixed him now, something new could go haywire at any time.

So this is like my little eulogy to my beloved first car. Norm, I will love you forever. You were the best first car I could have had. I will always miss your red velvet interior, your automatic seatbelts that scared the shit out of everyone in the passenger seat, the way everything shook when I pushed the gas, and even the way I had to manually open the sunroof in the last year of your life. rip.

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Questions of the Day:
>> Tell me something quirky about yourself!
>> Do you have talented feet?
>> Would you totally kill me over how I squeeze toothpaste?

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26 comments

  1. #5 – just the other way for me! I thought I was the only person ever out there who couldn’t stand people walking on a certain side next to me. It’s so weird but if somebody keeps trying to walk on my right side I do whatever it takes to make them move to the other side without admitting why it bugs me. Think: stopping, pretending I was lacing up my shoes again and then starting to walk quickly on the outer right border of the sidewalk so the other can’t squeeze in there anymore. Ridiculous? Maybe.
    Sorry about Norm. I’ve never had my own car before – shared one with my mum while I was still living at my parents’ – but I guess the first has to be pretty special.

    1. Haha! I can totally see that whole shoe tie scenario playing out. So funny. First cars are special but norm was especially special because he was such an enigma. So old! And lasted so long. A lot of character. he will be mourned by all my friends (not kidding lol)

  2. 😆 Omg I nearly died when you sent me that video this morning — no joke. I actually have no idea how talented my feet are because I’ve never tested them out… Maybe it’s time to get around to doing that? AND RIP Norm… That dirty old man joke was priceless.

  3. I am so happy to discover some other people have a weird side too. People should always walk on my right side otherwise it does not feel good ! I loved reading all about your weirdness , and it made me laugh :). It is a relief to know that we are a bunch of weirdos on this planet ^^

  4. My feet are not talented, except talented at being beat up and having blood blisters. The girl at the nail salon pointed it out to the other girl a couple weeks ago… I was kind of embarrassed. I need to figure out what to do with it.

  5. 1. I HATE DILL PICKLES TOO 2. THAT’S HOW MIGUEL SQUEEZES THE TOOTHPASTE and I hate it. 3. I’m sorry to hear about Norm.. I wish I would’ve gotten the chance to meet him 😦 haha thank you for being weird and for this entire post.

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