Sunday, August 13, 2006

Yes, I'm Weird!!

The Autistic Bitch from Hell over at Whose Planet Is It Anyway? tagged me with a "weird" meme that's been making the rounds. I'm supposed to list 5 weird things about myself.

Only 5?

1. Although he's the most wonderful man in the world, my hubby's feet scare me. Nobody else's feet, just his. They're not smelly or buniony or gross---but his toes are very long and knobby and---pointy. They look like they have an extra "toe-knuckle". I try to keep my own feet curled up when I'm sleeping, because the thought of those toes accidentally poking me gives me the huzz.

I guess the weird thing about it is that our Little Guy has a foot phobia. He has an intense aversion to all feet---even his own. After a shower he can run down the hall butt-nekkid but he's not self-conscious if he has socks on. If he runs down the hall with his shorts on, but no socks, he'll call out, "Don't look! Don't look!"

Is there some genetic connection to this?

2. I LOVE escargot! In garlic butter. Yum yum. Although I was a briefly skeeved out by Anna's post on snail orgies, I remembered that they have to reproduce somehow. More snails for me!

3. Every day I make a to-do list. But I have to do it in numbers to get anything done. Instead of writing down "Clean the kitchen", I have to write "do 25 things in the kitchen" (or "25 family room, 25 bedroom", etc). And if I count them down while I do them, I get the work done twice as fast.

Would that be considered OCD or just anal?

4. I usually read 2-3 books at a time. I've got one in the bedroom, one in the family room and one in the bathroom (No snickering! I read in the tub, too!). I even have one somewhere in my car to read in waiting rooms. Sometimes I get the plots confused, but it just makes everything more interesting!

5. The books I like best are ones with continuing characters. Then I have to read all of them in the series! I even have feelings for some of the characters (yes I know they're fictional!). I've been known to cry my eyes out if someone gets killed off. It's like I've lost a friend.

So that's just 5 of the weird weird things about Attila the Mom!

I'm going to tag KL at Shoalbear's Growlings. Since she's a newbie blogger I'm going to toss her in the deep end.

Swim girl, Swim!

P.S. For the first time in MY meme history, I got my knuckles rapped for NOT tagging someone. So I'm going to tag another friend Mary over at The Eleventh. Tag, you're IT!


Mr. Fabulous said...

Hmm....on a scale of 1-10 I think you're only a 5. Not too weird, all things considered :)

Annie Drogynous said...

Yummmmmmmmmm, escargot! The ONLY way to eat them is have them floating in garlic butter! I knew I liked you for a reason, lol!

KL said...

Swim?? How do I do that again? ;) OK I reckon I better get my brain on and try to narrow it down to 5 things..

Samantha said...

I love these things! I have books everywhere too. I even used to have one at my bf's house LOL.

happykat said...

something about the written word "anal" gives me shivers.

Brenda said...

Sounds normal to me except for the snails. I won't eat anything but veggies that doesn't look like it's been cooked to death. (and that's probably very weird).

Tracie said...


And #4 & 5--Me Too! Me Too!

Marymurtz said...

OK, don't tag me.

That's fine.

You'll regret not getting to read my five weird things.

DutchBitch said...

Yeah, I am with Fab... Not too weird... or were those just the ones you thought could bear the light of day?

abfh said...

Great picture of the escaping snail! ROTFL! And yeah, I like escargot, too. I first tried it when I was about 10 years old and wanted to gross out my little sister in a restaurant.

As for books with continuing characters, I'm keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that Harry Potter doesn't get killed off. I'm still sad about Dumbledore, though I'm looking forward to whatever interesting things he may do as a ghost.

Deb said...

I have the same foot phobia as your young one does, I can't stand people to see my toes...

Miss Keeks said...

I completely understand about the characters. I'm still really angry that Rowling killed off Sirius Black. I mean, I can understand the Dumbledore thing--I always knew he was going, but why Sirius??

When I was a lass of around 20 or so, some guy at a bar sucked on my toes. I'm not sure why, but it felt good (I also like it when cats or dogs lick my feet). Then he wanted to kiss me. Gross!!! As if I'd let someone kiss me who had my feet in his mouth. Blech.

Rootietoot said...

I think the listmaking is perfectly normal. It makes you feel like you've accomplished something. "pick up 25 legos" is much more ambitious than "pick up legos"

Anna said...

Would that be considered OCD or just anal?

I'm a psychologist. And my professional opinion is: a little from column A, a little from column B.

Actually I make lists too. Except I list 5 things I have to do in the day (such as load washing machine, wipe surfaces, shower, cook dinner, hang washing), then I actually do about 3 of them. Diagnosis? I'm lazy. ;)

Michele said...

On your number 5 - me too. Hm. For example - the characters in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Seriously, Jamie Fraser? I'd do him. I'm not kidding. Also - I have to read them in order. It seriously seriously bothers me if I can't. If for some reason #3 is out of print, that's it, no more of the series for me. Anal or OCD?

KL said...

First off....SORRY!! But I did finally get to it! and every other woman (and some men) who has ever read that series! And don't ya just HATE waiting for the next book? I ordered the Breath of Snow and Ashes the first day you could pre-order them! LOL

BTW, AtM....this might change your mind about them escargots

Beki said...

I write to-do lists and include things i've already done so I can cross them off *blushes with embarassment*

And snails - NOOO, just wrong, plain wrong!