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08-25-2007, 09:37 AM
OK as dumb as it is, I do not let anyone read my magazines before me, I dont know why but this is deadly with me, if we (son and I)are at a checkout and i lay a magazine down, and he opens it, i get another one from the back of the rack....LOL

08-25-2007, 10:04 AM
I have that one too!!! My newspaper as well.
I also cannot stand seeing things laying around. If the kids play a game it HAS to be at the dining room table because seeing it spread all over the end tables in the livingroom drives me INSANE!!!

08-25-2007, 10:21 AM
LOL, those are pretty funny. Mine is whenever my husband watches a movie he never puts the movie back into the case after he's done so I always have to go through all of our movies we have shoved everywhere in our tv stand to put them back so that when I wanna watch it myself I don't open the case and be like wheres the movie??

08-25-2007, 11:05 AM
I can't get comfortable and go to sleep until I've stretched/cracked my back and applied chapstick (I have 3 different tubes on my bedside table!).

08-25-2007, 12:33 PM
This is actually a weight loss related one. I have a couple of really bad binge foods that I know I can't allow myself to eat - even in small amounts ('cuz, of course, there's no such thing as a small amount for me with these foods). But when I go shopping, I like to pick them up, hold them, look at them, sometimes even carry them around for a bit. Then, I put them back. I don't do it all the time, but I really like to do it sometimes. My husband thinks it's really bizarre.

08-25-2007, 01:19 PM
I can't get into bed unless my sheets and covers are perfectly straight and tucked in and my pillowcase has no wrinkles. On days when I don't make the bed in the morning, I have to make my bed before I go to sleep. My Hubby just thinks this is crazy.:dizzy:

08-25-2007, 02:06 PM
I scratch my cuticles with the sharp corners of objects I create for the purpose. My favorite "toy" (my husband refers to them as "toys" as he finds them all over the house) for years has been the gold foil peeled from chocolate coins... I tear each foil in half, then fold it over to create a sharp corner. Gum wrappers will do in a pinch. If I use anything firmer (razor blade, e.g.), I'll work on them till I bleed.

I have no idea why I do it, have done it since early childhood. I remember folding a bit of bedsheet into a corner and rubbing it over my cuticles... it's one of my earliest memories. No doubt there is something ghastly and Freudian about it. :dizzy:

Weird, huh?


08-25-2007, 02:17 PM
I'm full of them.

My main ones are:

The gas cost has to end in a 3. If I miss the 3 (like 38.94) then I have to go up another 10 cents to 39.03. I have no idea why.

I can't go to sleep without a bath and shaving my legs. This is the case even if I want to take a nap.

Everything that goes into my cart in the grocery store is from the very back of the shelf.

I always have songs in my head and I tap them with my fingers to thumb.

One of my family's favorite past-times is talk about all my quirks. They get a big kick out of them.

08-25-2007, 02:32 PM
I will only drink from a straw. Weird I know and I don't know what started it.

08-25-2007, 02:39 PM
Let's see if I can think of some of mine:

When a room is dark I must reach in and turn on the lights before I go in. If there is a time when the light is in the middle I open my cell phone or turn on lights in other rooms so it's bright enough in that one

I wont look in mirrors or out windows when its dark

I tap my crackers after I take a bite cause I dont want crumbs

When I'm nervous I pick off all of my nailpolish

Everytime I go in the BR even if I have to go really bad I check out my face to make sure I don't have anything on it

Everytime I leave the house I must spray myself with bodyspray, when I get in the car after I have been out I spray myself...etc....I must smell good

Before I get up I crack my toes. Everymorning....

Those are a few of my many many crazy habits

08-25-2007, 02:44 PM
hehe these are fun! we're all nuts :D

sometimes if a tune is stuck in my head i'll play it on the piano...umm... by that i mean the pretend piano of my steering wheel but the real finger movements

i will NOT stay and watch a movie at the theatre if I'm late...and by late i mean missing any of the "coming attractions" 15 minutes BEFORE the movie starts!

if i have a little dish of potato chips, i save the weird folded up one for last :D

omg these are hilarious to think about!!!

08-25-2007, 03:36 PM
HAHA Love this! I go into a homicidal rage if I pour myself a drink (at home or fast food or whatever) and someone grabs it from me a takes a sip before I can.

I also have this irrational fear of my pinkies being bent backwards until they are broken...Anytime I see someone pull their pinky back I get fidgety and anxious.

08-25-2007, 03:56 PM
I cant stand it when people do dishes wrong. If someone soaps up the dishes and then just leaves them to dry without rinsing them off, I throw a hissy fit on the inside.

I dont like my foods to touch, in instances with gravy, pasta sauces, etc, its not so bad, but I get really antsy when my greenbeans touch my potatoes or my fruit.

If either of my shoes needs to be tied, I have to tie both of them, starting with the right shoe.

If I get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, I thoroughly check the bathroom for spiders. I dont when its daylight, for some reason.

08-25-2007, 05:37 PM
Oh my god! You all are as crazy as I am!!!!!

I can't stomach the idea of maple syrup touching anything savory. It makes me literally gag. Maple syrup touching eggs or bacon or those McGriddles (what twisted mind came up with that?!). I can't even stand the smell of maple syrup in the air mixed with savory breakfast items. But I love them s-e-p-a-r-a-t-e-l-y.

I can't fall asleep without the tv or my iPod playing. Silence at bedtime makes me insane.

Paper being creased with fingernails gives me the heebie jeebies. I've had to excuse myself from meetings if the person doing it was someone I couldn't ask to stop. And seeing someone put paper in their mouth gives me goosebumps and makes my teeth itch. :D

All the cans in my cupboard have to face forward and the labels lined up.

08-25-2007, 05:38 PM
^^^ I have to sleep with my TV on LOL.

08-25-2007, 08:33 PM
I also have a balloon thing I cant stand to see them popped i cringe....

08-25-2007, 10:10 PM
I can only get out of bed on a multiple of 5 - even if I'm late - it drives my dh nutty.

I cannot stand it when the coffee table is crooked - even if the rest of the room is a mess that is the thing I focus on. And the ends on our can be pulled up - I hate that - I prefer them down all the time so as soon as my dh is done using it I drop it down & reline the table up.

When I eat a sandwich or burger or anything of the like I eat all the way around the edges & then the centre. I think it started as a kid because I didn't like the crust so I ate it first but now it's a compulsion.

08-25-2007, 10:34 PM
Man, these are good... I feel right at home.

I do the light thing too...I can't stand going into a dark room. I have night lights in every room, but mine...I have to sleep in the dark.

I put on blistex and hand cream before I go to sleep, without fail!

I lip sing with the music in the car, by myself only, the kids hate it! I occasionally sing too. I 'keep time' by tapping on the steering wheel.

If I am looking at the clock in bed at night, and it changes from XX:12 to XX:13... I HAVE to watch it change to XX:14.....this started when I was 13 and saw the movie Friday the 13th...I still can't watch horror flicks!

I can't sleep with the TV or radio on, but must have a fan blowing!

All my can face the same way too. Even the cat food cans, labels front and like flavors stacked together.

...And I thought the creepy husband from the movie "Sleeping with the enemy" was bad.....I hope thats the name...the Julia Roberts flick where she flees the abusive husband. He did the cans and the towels all lined up neatly.

Optical Goddess
08-25-2007, 10:44 PM
I always set my alarm for 31 or 01 past the hour.
When my feet are touched I curl my toes to make my foot smaller. I have fears of things involving my feet and I hate to have them touched.
From when I was a child: the door on the bedroom can either be closed, or it has to be all the way open, so nothing can hide behind it.

I always look for the burnt pretzels, and I eat them from the outside in, chipping away with my teeth.

I will set my microwave popcorn so that there is an optimum amounts of old maids in the bag ( the half popped kernels).

When I sleep, the pillow can not be straight accross. I always tilt it a bit in the direction I am facing. I also have to have a blanket across my middle, even if it's hot as all get out and even if it's just a bit.

When my husband and I started living together, he wanted all the labels on things to face the same way so that it'd be easier to see. I considered that to be way too anal. Now we're at a happy medium with it.

Watching people wipe thier glasses on thier shirts or w/ napkins drives me so so so batty!! ( consider my occupation).

It makes me smile that we all have our quirks and idiosyncracies. it's hard to think of because they are all so normal to us.

08-25-2007, 10:49 PM
These are good!

I cannot stand the thought of touching my belly button!! Or anyone else touching their belly button infront of me!! Totally freaks me out!

When I make a sandwhich I have to imediately take a bite out of it as soon as it is done before I set it on the plate. I don't know why. I even try to stop myself and put it on the plate first, but I can't. Jelly

08-25-2007, 10:54 PM
When I make a sandwhich I have to imediately take a bite out of it as soon as it is done before I set it on the plate. I don't know why. I even try to stop myself and put it on the plate first, but I can't. Jelly

That's really funny! I love that you tried to stop and couldn't! Of course, I can't stop mine, either. I've even had gas spilling out of a too full tank and STILL had to keep adding until I ended on a 3. This is one of those things I've just never bothered mentioning to DH. I wonder if he will ever catch on by looking at all my gas receipts?

08-25-2007, 10:57 PM
I cannot be late for anything to the point that all the clocks at home are set 5 - 10 minutes fast.

08-26-2007, 12:29 AM
Oh my, I could fill a book with my little OCD tendencies. I am a die-hard fan person when I sleep. I dog/house sit on a regular basis and have in the past either searched the house for a box fan or brought my own. If I don't, I will not sleep at all. I always double knot my sneakers (like a little kid) because I cannot stand for them to come undone. I always walk through the bakery section of grocery stores just to see the good food although I very rarely buy anything. If I have a fountain drink that has a lid with the push buttons (diet, cola, other buttons), I have to press them all down. I also cannot stand for someone to go up steps right behind me.

08-26-2007, 12:54 AM
I also have a balloon thing I cant stand to see them popped i cringe....

How on earth could I have forgotten my balloon phobia?!?! I can't hold helium filled balloons without feeling extreme anxiety. I think I'm afraid I might let go and they'll fly away. Of course, my phobia extends to indoors with low ceilings too, so go figure.

08-26-2007, 01:37 AM
Aren't other peoples' OCDs fun? Kind of like the stuff in other people's basements!

I have to turn on NPR with the sleep timer on my clock radio in order to go to sleep. It's something about voices, and aI pretend it's real time even if it's recorded.

If I hear a nervous-making noise outside, I have to turn OFF all the lights so the Bad Thing can't see me.

If I'm impatient for something, I obsessively count things. Breaths, seconds, passing cars, words.

I've tried to suck on M&M's. I can't do it. I have to bite them.

I won't watch a movie if I've missed the beginning, even if it's just the THX sendoff or the title.

On toast or a sandwich I have to start by nibbling off all the crust. On a steak I have to cut parallel strips, then cut the strips into bites.

If I'm on the computer at night (like now) the TV has to be playing in the living oom. Ordinarily I have no problem at all with silence, except for computer and going to sleep.

08-26-2007, 02:12 AM
I will only drink from a straw. Weird I know and I don't know what started it.

holy CRAP this girl is hot!!!

08-26-2007, 04:10 AM
OK -
I can't go to bed unless I shower - if for some reason I can't shower (ie: took sleep meds too soon) - I have to sleep on the sofa.

I count in patterns of 4 when I get nervous and see if I can complete the pattern before something happens and then everything will be ok.

When I hear a song I love I have to think as though I'M singing it - can't just enjoy it. (obviously deep desire to have been a rock star :D)

If my hair is down I MUST twirl it - I try SO hard on this but it ALWAYS happens.

I can NOT make a left turn into traffic - I will go MILES out of my way making right turns to get somewhere.

My iced tea MUST have ice in it or I don't klike it at all - with ice I'll drink gallons.

Just took a sleeping pill so must run to bed before it's too late - LOL.

08-26-2007, 04:30 AM
I count stairs. It doesn't matter if I'm going up or down or where I am, I count stairs. I can remember the number of stairs in every place I've lived. Fortunately, I don't do this out loud and can still carry on a conversation in the midst of it.

I have to have a fan on when I sleep. I will stay awake for 48+ hours without one. I think this came from when DH and I were in our first apartment across from some noisy night clubs. We started sleeping with a fan to drown them out and it eventually became necessary.

I take cold showers year round. DH says my internal thermometer is broken, but there's just something about a cold shower that's really relaxing to me. I never take a shower above body temperature.

I have to have a full water bottle next to my bed when I go to sleep. Always. I'm afraid I'm going to wake up in the middle of the night parched and not have any water. Why I couldn't just walk to the kitchen, I don't know. :)

I'm sure there are others, but these are the ones I can think of right off the top of my head.

08-26-2007, 09:04 AM
If my hair is down I MUST twirl it - I try SO hard on this but it ALWAYS happens.

I can't believe I forgot this one! I don't do it much anymore because I cut it all off....but when its long, and I am nervous, or even relaxing, I twirl it. The funny thing, I didn't realize it. Until I was on the phone with a friend, and I was stressing and denying it. She asked me if I was twirling my hair....and I was. Busted! Over the phone!!! She knew me so well!

08-26-2007, 09:25 AM
OK At the end of the day I take a long bath and put on my PJ.... I will not go out after taking a bath till the next morning....if i have to go out i take a 2nd bath

08-26-2007, 09:49 AM
What a great thread!! :D

Aren't other peoples' OCDs fun? Kind of like the stuff in other people's basements!

:rofl: So true! So True! :rofl:

Okies, here are a couple of mine.... ;)

1) Hate the dark! Will not go into a dark room. I am not beyond sending in a child to turn a light on. :^:

2) I can't stand a cupboard or drawer left opened or ajar. It must be closed after use. It's almost like a 6th sense, I know if one has been left open. Might not know where but I will search for it till it's found.

3) When handwashing dishes; Glasses first, Silverware last, and I count off each piece of silverware as I wash. ( In my head of course! ;) )

4) I have to have the TV on to go to sleep AND to stay asleep. Nothing will wake me faster ( within minutes ) then if the TV is turned off or down to a decible that I cant hear. Wait that's a lie!! An Infomercial can and will wake me from a sound sleep! I abhore them!! Infomercial=sudden flash of anger= channel change.

5) I have to have something covering my hips or dupa when I am sleeping. <~~ This one is so much easier to hide.

6) I come by this next one honestly, I got it from my Mother. ( Watching this list grow and thinking ... my poor babies! :lol: ) I always leave 1 bite on my plate. Because my Mom always said, " That's where all the calories are. " My children even ask... "Hey Mom, want my calories!" Or if I give them a bite I thank them for eating my calories. Talk about a funzie that went haywire!! :lol:

7) I always save the Best bite for last! Sounds a lil contradictory after reading number 6. So technically, the last bite I will allow myself to eat will be the very best tasting bit on the plate. And I will save it. It will get pushed to the side of the plate and sit there till I am ready for it. Low to the person who snags or tries to snag my last bite. I have a fork and I am not afraid to use it! :rofl:

No wonder I got fat if a couple turned into so many!! :dizzy: Yeeesh!

08-26-2007, 10:11 AM
I also have a balloon thing I cant stand to see them popped i cringe....

OMG...I am the same way. I went to a graduation party last year and they had balloons everywhere and the kids kept popping them and I literally had a panic attack.

I can not eat hot fried chicken. It must be room temperature or cold.

I must sleep with the TV on but only in my own house. I don't need a television on anywhere else.

I absolutely can not let my feet touch the floor after taking a shower. They must go into slippers.

I have more but I'm drawing a blank.

08-26-2007, 10:48 AM
You guys are really crazy! Anybody here related to Monk?

jellbelly, I can so relate to the bellybutton thing! I never heard that one from anyone else before, but I can't stand to see bellybuttons, think about them, and if anyone touches mine, I freak. They're so disgusting, wait, I need to shudder.

Hmm, what else? I have to have one foot out of the covers to go to sleep.

That's all I can think of now. Maybe I'm not as strange as you guys!:D

08-26-2007, 11:17 AM
I also have a hard time reading a magazine after my husband has read it first....

I can only read magazines from back to front! I have no idea where this got started, but I start with the last page and work my way forward. If I get to a story that is more than 1 page long, I'll flip to the front of the story and read it. I tried once to read a magazine from front to back and it felt REALLY weird to me and I couldn't do it!

When I eat any groups of things that are colored (Fruity Cheerios, M&M's, etc) - I'll eat one kind of color at a time.... all the blues, then all the reds, etc.

I'm sure I have more that I'll add later - these were the 2 that really stuck out to me.

08-26-2007, 11:30 AM
OH MY this thread is making me realize more and more of my own habits :lol: I'm going down through reading and it's like oh yeah I do that too who wouldn't and that and that.

I completely agree about the folded chips, I will search through a bag to find only the bended ones. I actually get excited when I find a bended one stuck inside another bended one. I get very angry though when boyfriend comes again and steals said bended chip.

I hate velcro too. For me it is nails on a chalkboard. If it's especially sticky velcro I nearly throw up. I had to work with children before doing a research project and a little boy played with his velcro shoes....i nearly died. It was all I could do to actually listen to what he was saying and not completely focus on the velcro

Food touching is a no no unless I purposefully want it to touch. If it does touch and I do not want it to I will leave portions of what is touching on the plate.

TV is on before I go to sleep but it serves 2 purposes some noise and light. If the electric goes off or someone turns it off I wake up immediately and must turn it on and watch it for a little while bfore going back to sleep.

There are so many others.....I think I am going to quit before I go and have myself checked out ;)

08-26-2007, 12:46 PM
Just thought of another,,,

If i live with anyone, my son at the moment, I never eat the last piece of anything.....even if it means i throw it out :)

08-26-2007, 12:57 PM
OMG . . . I :love: this thread . . . :rofl:

Never eat the last serving of anything from a communal plate or package.

Have to have at least a sheet covering my upper ear (I'm a side sleeper) no matter how hot it is.

Books and magazines are okay from front to back . . . but catalogs must be scanned from back to front.

Can't stand the feeling of bare feet on tile or wood floors . . . wear knitted slippers all year round.

If I want a nap, I have to get my nightgown on and get right into bed . . . even if it's only for 15 minutes.

08-26-2007, 01:18 PM
I cant sleep with any noise.......

08-26-2007, 01:37 PM
Oh wow, I have a ton of these...

I am deathly afraid of balloons to the point where my chest starts to hurt and I can't breathe.

I am also scared to change lightbulbs. My Dad comes over and changes them for me. I am afraid I'll get electrocuted.

I have to have my toenails painted at all times.

No shoes on the carpet!

I also can't have my food touch at all. My Dad actually bought me sectioned china plates one time when he was on a trip because my family laughs so hard about that quirk. Those "bowls" from KFC about make me gag just thinking about them.

I was really suprised to see so many people with the balloon phobia, I always thought that was really weird of me. For the record, I did hear once that Oprah also has that fear.

08-26-2007, 04:16 PM
When I walk around town, I walk on the street instead of the sidewalk because I drive myself batty with the patterns I make crossing the lines in the sidewalk. They can be quite intricate. Right foot crosses first three times, left foot twice, right foot once, etc. And I can't step ON a crack.

Also, cotton. HATE, HATE, HATE IT!! If I open a new medicine bottle, I have to have someone else pull the cotton out for me.

08-26-2007, 05:33 PM
Hmmm. So, good to know I am not alone. I have some of the same quirks. I won’t repeat them though.

My different quirks:

1) Eating a Snickers bar is an adventure. Since I was a kid...I ate all the chocolate off the bar except at the top. I don't bite the bar and just chew...I actually tumble it around in my mouth to get the full experience of the caramel and nougat. I still do this to this day! Kinda embarrassing!

2) If I am at work and there are chips or something in a bag for us to eat as a group. I will eat from the bottom of the bag. I run my hand downward along the inner side and when I touch the bottom of the bag I then may get a couple of chips or whatever. If they order something like pizza, I won't eat from a pizza that has pieces missing. I have to be the first to take from a pizza (at work). I will find the box that has a complete pizza otherwise I will eat what I brought or go get something.

3) Once I start drinking a bottle of water...I have to finish it. I do not drink water during work hours if I don’t think I can finish it....I have been known to drink up to 6 cups on an one hour lunch. My bottle holds 3 cups. If I finish and then refill and take a swallow then I must finish it. I don’t gulp it down though... I space it very well. It isn’t forced! :)

4) I Definitely WILL NOT eat something that someone has handed me....like handing me an M&M is a no-no. I will not eat out of something that has several hands in it. Like a jar of jelly beans or something....
I will not drink after anyone! If someone drinks out of my glass then I tell them they can have it. The ONLY person I used to drink after was my Grandmother. I won't taste someone else’s drink (like a new flavor of something) EVEN if I am the first person.

5) Some of my small decisions are based on things out my control (little bets I make with myself) For example, on a certain days while driving I may say: "If I make this next green light then I will have Subway for lunch." "If XXX makes it to work before I do then I will get that new haircut from the magazine" Funny thing is I stick to these little agreements too!!

Quirks #1 and #2 have changed since I don't have the same eating habits. So, I seem a little more normal. ;)

08-26-2007, 05:52 PM
OMG I can NOT believe I found two other people with the belly button phobia!!!

I don't mind seeing/touching others..but I can't NOT STAND FOR ANYONE to touch my belly button. My fiance didn't realize this and playfully stuck his finger in my belly button one time and I started crying! Now he will graze it with his finger on occasion just to tease me and watch me cringe LOL.

08-26-2007, 06:18 PM
Not sure if someone mentioned this, but my quirk came about after watching a All in the Family episode. The one where meathead and Archie have to share a bed. Meathead puts a sock on, then a shoe, then the other sock and other shoe. A hilarious argument ensues! I start with my left foot put on both socks first, then the shoes. I CANNOT switch feet and start with the right foot. I will always remember meathead explaining to Archie that if there is a snowstorm at least 1 foot will stay warm, he can hop on the 1 foot!

08-26-2007, 06:53 PM
I also have to have my toenails always painted...LOL

08-26-2007, 07:20 PM
I have to check the knobs on the stove before going to bed or leaving the house. Even if I didnt use the stove recently.

If I've been burning a candle I have to double check or sometimes triple check that I've blown it out before bed. (even if I'm 100% certain I blew it out, I'll get out of bed and check again... Maybe it re-lite itself? lol)

I HATE the feeling of towels, suede and cotten balls. Makes me ill.

I twirl my hair like a mad woman. When I was getting divorced I twirled my left side so much it ended up being about an inch shorter than my right side. The hair dresser got a kick out of that.

The sheets on the bed CANNOT be tucked in.
I'm sure theres more!

08-26-2007, 08:14 PM
So I have this thing called sensory processing disorder (and frankly it sounds like some of you all might too!) It's vaguely related to OCD... basically my brain thinks certain types of sensory input are threatening even though they're not- certain textures, sounds, whatever just initiate a fight or flight reaction where I need to either get away from the sound/texture or I get more and more panicky and uncomfortable ("teeth hurt" "nails on a chalkboard feeling")... ends in nasty panic attacks if I can't get away. Anti anxiety meds help a lot - celexa for me - and there's an excelletn book on SPD in adults called "Too Loud, too Bright, too Fast, too Tight" - anyone who is interested should check it out. On to my quirks -

-I can't stand the sound of birds chirping, ever - cooing is ok, but high pitched chirping freaks me out.

-It bothers me beyond all reasonableness that my pinky toes are bent. EVERYONE'S pinky toes are bent, but for some reason I have to stretch them out straight on the floor constnatly. I really want to find a doctor who will break them and reset them straight for me.

-I also hate my food touching, although this one has gotten much better over time.

-Things have to be even on both sides of my body - if I hit one knee, I'll hit the other knee. This is much worse when it comes to my fingers and toes - everything is worse around my fingers and toes. Still, much better than it was when I was little.

-I need the skin under my nails to be pushed back constantly - it freaks me out to no end when people have their nails bitten down so far that the skin pokes over the top. Makes me want to die a little inside.

-Sand on my toes, or anything dry against my feet when they are dry. AWFUL.

:) I have no clue how my boyfriend deals with all this. Some nights I yell at him because he breathes on me. Poor boy.

08-26-2007, 10:22 PM
Perhaps related to sensory processing disorder....

I cannot stand the idea of biting down on/having my teeth touch a popsicle stick... and I can't deal with biting the fuzz on peaches.

Makes my teeth clench just typing this! *shudder*

08-26-2007, 11:10 PM
:grouphug::grouphug:I think we all are normal.....

Bobbie Wickham
08-26-2007, 11:22 PM
I have quite a few, but the ones that popped immediately to mind are:

1. I love the smell and taste of vitamins. I really wish I could get the Flinstones kind so I could chew on them, but I do break my multi in half and let it dissolve a bit before swallowing because I really enjoy the taste.

2. I count two random things--syllables in words (not all the time, but when I get going...)--I tick them off on my fingers and don't like it when the count doesn't end on a thumb or pinkie. I also count how many credits are listed before the title of a movie is shown to see what the longest is. Right now, of what I've seen, it's Robert Altman's The Company.

3. I have a crippling fear of pigeons. I don't know what it is, but I loathe and fear them.

This reminds me of that episode of Sex and the City where they talk about "Secret Single Behavior."

I cannot stand the thought of touching my belly button!! Or anyone else touching their belly button infront of me!! Totally freaks me out!

This is one I don't have, but my mother does and is the same way--even talking about the idea of having her bellybutton touched freaks her out. When I was little I used to touch mine just to see her react because I thought it was hysterical.

08-26-2007, 11:44 PM
Rhonda I have the exact same issue with the bed covers. My husband used to think it was funny to get into bed and mess the covers as much as he could - OMG! After I totaly lost it a couple of times he stopped. My covers have to be perfectly straight when I get into the bed or I can't rest. If someone takes a nap in the bed and doesn't make it up I'll make the bed before I get into it. I'm so glad I'm not alone :)

08-26-2007, 11:58 PM
All righty, I read through everyone else's and here are some of mine. So glad to know I'm not the only one! DH calls me Monica (from Friends) because I get so picky about things. :D

1.) DH always has to have light duty when we go to bed. I'm scared of the monster under my bed...or Jason or something...grabbing me and pulling me under. If he goes to bed before I do, I have to do a running jumping flying leap thing, so the monster can't get me.
2.) All that...and I can't sleep with the lights on. It has to be dark.
3.) DH has a tendency not to close cupboards/drawers. I can always tell when he's been in there, because I have to go through the kitchen (sometimes the house) and close everything. One cupboard is exempt from this rule, because our big plates prevent it from closing properly.
4.) Food can't touch unless it's meant to touch. Mom makes ham for Christmas every year. I get up and rinse the glaze off my plate, then have mashed potatoes.
5.) Wool creaps me out big time. Whe I was little, I put my sleeve in my mouth and the feeling it made against my teeth makes m shudder to this day. Can't do it...ew...ew....EW!
6.) M&Ms, Skittles, Fruit snacks, etc. all have to be organized by color, shape, etc. in order for me to eat them. Sometimes I eat the more plentiful ones until I have even number of them all. Sometimes I take out the smaller numbers and then the bigger numbers.
7.) This should probably be my number 1, but...spit. I actually learned this one from my best friend in high school. She hated it and now I do. Spit is ok...anywhere but my face. You can lick my arm, stomach, legs, whatever. Just not my face. I've freaked out and cried about this before. It's DH's last resort when I'm making him mad, lol.

08-27-2007, 12:05 AM
A night I have to have the drapes shut COMPLETELY, not even a sliver open, or I feel like someone is outside aiming at me through the slit with a shotgun.

I can't suck on anything chocolate. I have to bite it, no matter how hard I try not to.

When I set the radio to sleep by, I make sure it is not going to turn off right on the hour or half hour. I stagger the sleep time so that won't happen.

When I take a bath I always have to prop myself with my leg somehow and not relax too much because I think if I fell asleep or had a heart attack or a seizure or something I might drown. (Whe I was a teen my roomate drowned in the tub having a seizure).

I check ALL the windows and doors everynight to be sure they are latched, and worry about someone coming in and stealing my children.

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08-27-2007, 12:19 AM
okay... a couple more -

- I HATE the feeling of metal on my teeth! My sister-in-law always slides her fork on her teeth when she takes bites of food.... I can't eat around her at all!! Even the thought of metal against my teeth makes me cringe!

- It really irks me when people use the words "done" and "finished" in the wrong way.... Food is done, humans are finished!!!

- I have a fear of bridges (even worse since the MN tragedy). It all started when I was little, and my grandparents lived on a farm. In order to get to their house, you had to go over a rickity OLD wooden bridge. My grandpa would take all the grandkids for a ride in his truck, stop on the bridge and have us all get out of the truck to look over the side (I know.... he was a REAL "safety" nut...haha!). So, ever since then - when we go over ANY kind of bridge - my butt clinches and my heart speeds up - no lie.

08-27-2007, 01:03 AM
I would drive you all nutty because I do just about everything you all hate lol.

The only ones I can think of is I need to check all the locks on my work truck before I leave it at least twice sometimes 3 times. That means both doors and all 3 boxes.

I sleep better if the room is dark. I can't stand noise while trying to go to sleep once I'm a sleep I'm dead to the world. Case in point our neghibor house caught on fire and there were 5 fire trucks on the sence never heard them.

I like the air to move while sleeping. open window, fan, ac don't matter Its hard to go to sleep without the air moving.

08-27-2007, 02:37 AM
Wow...I can't really think of anything.

* I don't like my bellybutton, temples, right below my sternum or Achille's tendon touched
* Terrified of spiders (not sure if this is a "quirk" or just "normal")
* Like to pay my bills online the second I get them
* I notice gas prices at every gas station and keep an idea in my mind what is the cheapest price of gas
* Very very concerned with healthy eating, but that's more of a lifestyle change
* I'm also not wild about certain food touching (like cranberries touching turkey or mashed potatoes), but I'd rather go get a bowl for the cranberries at Thanksgiving than rinse a plate (because of the next quirk...)
* Hate soggy things, particularly: wet cardboard, wet towels, wet tissue - food definitely can't go on a wet/damp plate (I also hate lettuce when the dressing makes it soggy, or soggy bread if there is too much spread)
* Dislike the feel of paper bags, cardboard
* Would never share my toothbrush, prefer not to share towels
* Love movie theatre trailers and count them, if I don't get at least five before a movie, I am disappointed!

08-27-2007, 06:35 AM
I just thought of another quirk. Cotton. I HATE pulling out cotton of a aspirin bottle. That always freaks me out!

08-27-2007, 07:45 AM
This one will drive those whom hate their food to touch nuts. So prefacing with... I'm Sorry! :^:

When I was a little girl and the wonderful world of letters the A, B, C's and then the corelation of words starting with them. I'll never forget that excitement! But it started a quirk which turned into a habit that took drastic measures to break. :lol:

I started eating Alphabetically. :^:

My parents of course thought it was cute. But once my older brother caught on then my cousin's. Ohhhhh goodness was I teased! The only way I could stop myself from doing this was to mix all my food together till I could no longer tell which was which. I also think this is where ending my meal with a glass of milk began. Had a nasty lil incident with zuchini and needed to clean my palate so to speak. :o :D

I just thought of another. ( Go figure.. LOL )

My monies must be neatly aligned, along with all the numerals facing in the same direction.

08-27-2007, 08:18 AM
another one ... I always wanted to sleep in winter with my window open, I cant, no matter how hard i try, I have nightmares if i do ,about someone pulling me out feet first thru the window.......

08-27-2007, 08:38 AM
I dont make the bed after I get up in the morning, but I have to make it before I go to bed. The sheet has to be completely flat and the blanket has to be even on both sides. My husband gets really annoyed, especially if he is already laying in bed and I say... Come on lets fix the bed. LOL

08-27-2007, 08:47 AM
I dont make the bed after I get up in the morning, but I have to make it before I go to bed. The sheet has to be completely flat and the blanket has to be even on both sides. My husband gets really annoyed, especially if he is already laying in bed and I say... Come on lets fix the bed. LOL

When i was married, my husband would wake up and go to the bathroom, when he came back the bed was made and perfect, I always told him not to mess it up....hummmm maybe thats why i am divorced lol ohhhh well

Janny O
08-27-2007, 10:49 AM
I have an absolute fear of missing a flight. When I go to the airport, I'm there 4-5 hrs ahead of time. I watch the show "Airline" and it makes me sick to my stomach to see people lolligag and miss their flights.
I guess I'm neurotic about being late in general.

08-27-2007, 11:18 AM

I have to have my pillow a certain way or I am nuts. When I get a new pillow, I takes me a few months to "mold" it. I like my pillow curved, like it is caressing my neck and head when I lay on it. So it is in a shape of a curve. If my hubby or son tries to lay on it or use it, I freak out and take it from them. One time when we had our niece house sit for us, I hid my pillow so she wouldn't use it or make the shape go away.

This is funny and gross at the same time. See my dog sleeps in my sons bedroom with a baby gate blocking his exit. So when I wake up in the morning, he comes to the gate and yawns and carrys on so I will take him outside. When he comes back inside from doing his business, he ALWAYS goes and gets in our bed and puts his butt on my pillow! Every frigging day! My husband thinks it is funny but come on........gross. Hee Hee.

Mouth skin:

Ok, gross, but I pick the skin off the inside of my mouth.

08-27-2007, 03:33 PM
hahahahahaha!!! These are all so fantastic - doesn't make me feel nearly so strange!

I have a couple more to add:

- I compulsively pick the skin on my bottom lip (or anywhere that is not smooth for that matter). Drives my dh NUTTY! This just started recently & I find it soothing for some reason.
- I used to have to have the bed made to sleep. If I couldn't fall asleep or back to sleep in the middle of the night I would strip the bed & put fresh sheets on & remake it. After my dh & I moved in together I woke him up & made him get out of bed so I could do so. Thanks to my long bout of depression when I didn't have the energy to do such a thing I broke the habit - & I think my dh is VERY thankful for that!
- Anytime I deal with cash the bills MUST be lined up the same direction & stacked in numerical order smallest to largest.
- I type words on my fingers - over & over & over. Started this when I took typing in grade 9 - it got so bad my mom almost pulled me out of the class - lol!
- If there is anything silky around me, especially when I'm falling asleep, I will compulsively run it between my fingers against the webbing of my fingers. If it's more velvety I run it under my nails. I HATE to sit on those velvety finish chesterfields 'cause I cannot stop doing it & under my fingernails gets raw. This is a habit from when I was a baby & had a blanket with a silk edge - had to sleep with a silk edge when I was a child but now it's such a compulsion I avoid the silk edged blankets on my bed.
- The only lotion I use is Johnson's baby lotion. Have always loved the smell & it's the only stuff that "feels" right on my skin. When I worked at one pool whenever I finished showering & changing & came into the office my boss would poke out of her office & say "_____ must be here!" - 'cause she could smell it! lol

I know there's more but I'll end here.

08-27-2007, 05:20 PM
Yep . . . I do the "line up the money" thing, too. Largest denominations at the back and working forward in order and they all have to face the same way. One more reason I hate our metal loonies and toonies up here in the frozen north -- can't get those ones and twos lined up anymore. :lol: And they keep threatening to turn the fives into metal coins as well. :mad: