Saturday, December 31, 2005

Play nice with the other kids

We did get another crab, in spite of the crankiness of the PetsMart cashier. 

A retail salesperson, cranky after Christmas?  Imagine that!

I dubbed him "King Kong" as he is much larger than the other crab and upon his placement in the cage, he immediately scaled the mesh up the inside of it.  "Look!  He's climbing the Empire State Building!"  I exclaimed, as I pointed it out to the kids.  Sure, I was the only one chuckling, but sometimes, it's okay if only Mommy gets the joke.  It means she's still relatively sane, and normal. 

At least that's what I thought, before I had to ponder my weird habits since I got tagged by the ever-charming Remo.   (BTW, um, dude...that "closet" clean-freak thing?  Not a surprise.)

Here are the rules; the first player of this game starts with the topic. Five weird habits of yourself and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don’t forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says “You are tagged” (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

Okay, here goes, in no particular order...

1)  I have to go to sleep on my right side, and I have to have my three pillows to do it:  one for my head, one to hug, one between my knees.  If we're staying in a hotel, the first thing I do when we get settled is call down to housekeeping and ask for more pillows.  It doesn't matter what kind of place we're staying in, I always ask.   Just call me Princess.

2)  I have to touch my keys before I lock and shut the door to whatever car I'm driving.  I either pat my pocket (where they usually are) or have to unzip my purse to see them before I will even think about moving away.  

3)  My bra and panties match, no matter what I'm wearing on the outside.  They are usually the same color, but if I can't get the exact color then I will go ahead and mismatch....as long as it's the same color family, black/white being the only exceptions.  (If you'd spent the better part of the last 10-12 years wearing nursing bras and maternity underwear, you'd embrace all of Victoria's Secret once you were free too.)

4)  I flash Mr W some boobage, at least once a day.  This one, he came up with...I'd asked him about my weird habits, and this was the first thing he said.  I told him that I didn't consider it a habit, more like a perk, and he said "habit".  (Well, if he's gonna have an attitude like that, we'll just see if he notices it coming to an abrupt end.)

5)  I have to brush my teeth the second I'm awake in the morning.  No one likes dragon breath staring them in the face whilst making the morning "wake up" rounds.  For that matter, I brush right before bed too (;p  just in case).   Mmmmuaaah!

6)  A bonus, because technically, I didn't come up with #4:  I have to see my garage door close completely, and remember it as I drive away.  If I'm not sure, I will turn around and drive back by my house to doublecheck.  (I once even called my next door neighbor in a panic from across town because I thought I forgot.)

Now, it's your turn to show us your inner wacko!

I tag:  KellyChantal, Denielle, Tina, and Tilly. 

13 comments:

screaminremo303 said...

I've slept on my left side since I was a baby. My Mom even says when she tried to turn me over, I would roll right back over to the left. It probably explains the flat spot on the left side of my head. To this day I can't fall asleep if I'm on my right - my brain just goes haywire.

Habit? This from a guy who worships the Wendy's "Double"?

jevanslink said...

The last guy I flashed fell down laughing. I took that as a good thing.  Yeah, it's a PERK, not a habit. So I think you ought to make him BEG for it now. Mrs. L

chubert653 said...

Inner wacko?  Oh girl, my wacko is ALL outer!

Let your freak flag fly!

Chantal
www.breadcrumbsinthebutter.typepad.com

pixiedustnme said...

i'm thinking #6 is more like OCD?  LMAO - you don't expect me to really getting around to doing an actual post in my journal do you?  Alright, alright, I'll consider it, after I get out of my PJs, then I might even come back and post a link :-D  -Kelly  http://pixiedustnme.blogspot.com/

perkysgrl said...

Love the boobage thing... :)

I'm thinking Hubby will like if I were to pick up
that "weird habit"... lol.

Dang it... I guess I'm one of the few who doesn't
match my undies with my outfit or bra.

Ugh.  Guess I'm going to have to go to Victoria's
Secret and spend some $$ to be able to hop onto
that wagon ;)

Hugs and Best Wishes for 2006,
~Jennifer~

misscarberry said...

Happy New Year! Have you managed to get the kids in bed yet? LOL!!
Love Sam xXx
http://beingsamcarberry.blogspot.com

inafrnz247 said...

ROFLMBO  Michelle

astaryth said...

I did this.... the hard part was deciding WHICH weird things to list <eg>...
Just stopping by to Wish you a Happy New Year from our house to yours!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind
http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

deniden said...

I did this already, but thanks for tagging! :)

I am the same with the matching bra and undies - they must match! But now that I got the girls, I'm not wearing bras as much! Hahaha!


Denielle

chseroo said...

OMG!!! I do the flashing thing too!!! Maybe that is why we have so many kids!! LOL
And here I thought I was the only one that does things like that. :p

Happy New year! I hope 2006 is your best year yet.
I am really glad I have gotten to know you Anna. Thanks for all the laughs. Thanks for being my friend too!

***Monica
http://journals.aol.com/chseroo/LivingLifeandLovinit

libragem007 said...

lol...I read this first at Tina's so I'm going around with the links..it's been fun to read so far..
Wow..Mr. W better take that boobage flashing more like a perk..because it is! lol!
fun read!
Gem :-)

suzypwr said...

OMG, I do those too - I guess I considered them "normal" and not a weird thing. I never, ever leave my driveway until the garage door is completely closed. I always check my keys, which almost always are either in a pocket or hooked into my waistband of my slacks (from being a child abuse worker - I always wanted those keys available very, very fast!) Lingerie should match. I flash when appropriate, lol. Good list! Oh yeah, teeth are always brushed first thing, and last thing, minimum. Don't want the beagles to complain, after all.

xoxo

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Oh yes...I do miss my Victoria's Secret.  In fact, I have a whole bag of it that no longer fits my gi-normous post-pregnancy boobs.  Do they every shrink, dammit?  

If only....

XO,
bridgett