Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Weirdness

To get myself to write tonight, I am doing a meme-thingy from My Cuz Brent (whom my kids think is their uncle) and Becca. Brent did seven, Becca did 100--I am going with ten. I think.

Ten Weird Things About Me

1. I absolutely cannot get in bed without washing and moisturizing my feet. I have fallen asleep and actually woken up to go in the 'throom and wash my feet. It stems from this larger weirdness I have about dry skin (which I've had all my life) snagging or scraping against fabric. It's like nails on a chalkboard and I cannot tolerate it.

2. I have a hard time eating mixes--like mixed jelly bellies or chex mix. I usually eat the items in the mix separately, starting with my least favorite thing and saving my favorite for last (in the case of chex mix, for example, I eat the pretzels, then the breadsticks, then the bagel chips, then the corn/rice chex, and finally the wheat chex) (crazy, I know).

3. I cannot understand why using the postal service is so difficult for such a huge percentage of my acquaintances and family. I have gotten used to it, mind you, but I don't understand what is so hard about keeping a basket or drawer stocked with paper, envelopes, a pen, an address book, and stamps. For the love of all that's Holy, people...we have an exemplary postal system and I intend to share the joy of snail mail with my loved ones until it becomes cost-prohibitive, so help me Ben Franklin! (This makes ME weird because I'm the weirdo who still uses the snail mail--me, my grandma, and my friend Lisa Robbins Anderson)

4. When I was a little girl, there was almost nothing that brought me more joy than a clean sheet of white paper. Seriously--I would almost shake with happiness and anticipation of filling it up with something.

5. I can't stand to have my fingernails grow past my fingertips.

6. I am working really hard to stop judging smokers as less intelligent and people wearing heavy eyeliner as trampy. It's really hard and I don't want to be like that. Luckily, in my town I'll get lots of practice.

7. I am an ice connoisseur. I will go out of my way for soft ice because I like to eat it. Chalk it up to my Arizona upbringing. Which leads me to...

8. My beverages must be ice cold. Like bordering on slushy. The only hot drinks I like are cocoa and Postum, but still in very small quantities.

9. I have kept a journal since I was nine. It's pretty entertaining, and I keep vowing to go back into them and do more "on this date in history" entries, cuz hey, there's fodder.

10. I almost always have about five thoughts in my head at once. Sometimes people think I am forgetful or irresponsible, but it's because I have to work hard to shut my brain up and focus. This is also why I require a very clean and distraction-free work environment, and why I have to get my chores done before I can do something creative--if I don't, my brain will not shut up!!! I am sure that's an undiagnosed disorder.

Feel free to add to the list in the comments...:) And happy hump day.

9 comments:

Carla said...

Jamie, you are so funny! Did you used to wash your feet on our mission? I remember you using a lot of lotion, even in humid NC. I'll bet your feet look great in summer sandals!

MOM said...

SORRY FOR ANYTHING i MAY HAVE DONE, SAID OR INFERRED, TO CAUSE THE WAY YOU PROCESS. i DO LOVE YOU THOUGH, AND i DO GET IT, mAJ.

Jamie said...

Mom, honestly, I think we pretty much come pre-wired--especially now that I have two daughters who react so differently to the same things. I luv you, mama, cuz you helped me gain the most important gift I have, my number one tool for survival and happiness--my testimony of Christ.

Jamie said...

And, PS, CJ--yes I did always wash my feet in NC--I did it when I brushed my teeth--I washed my face, hands, AND feet! ;) I wish my feet looked great--I still get heel fissures! Love you, girlfriend...when ya goona have that baby, huh!?!

Geo said...

I saw the cutest notecards in Hallmark last week, and I know if I had a package or twelve I would WANT to write letters. The cards were cartoony heads of a girl with a Louise Brooks bob and actual fake eyelashes. I've got stamps from the past two Christmases, so all I need is Louise to get me started.

My Family said...

i was just telling Rob how you use to put lotion on your feet and then put serran rap over them to make them soft. I remember you doing that when I was visiting when you lived with grandma and we were sitting in your room listening to music and just hanging out. Do you remember that? love you.

Happy Gilmores said...

Postum is just plain nasty. My parents drank that stuff and sanka. Now chocolate is another story...

Brooks said...

at first i thought our similarities were mostly because we're the same age and like so much of the same music, now i know it goes much further. i am the same way about beverages, clean sheets of paper as a child and fingernails -- to a T. i could have written the same thing verbadim!

Jill petersen said...

I don't get that something weird about you has to do with your family members being bad at mailing things. How does that make YOU weird? Doesn't that make US weird?

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