10 Quirky Things About Me

This was inspired by a post from Patty over on Homemaker’s Daily.

  1. If I wake up and look at the clock to check the time, I’m awake — a problem if it’s too early. So if I wake up, I’ve been working on breaking the habit of glancing at the clock.
  2. It doesn’t matter to me what way the toilet paper is installed. I’m lucky to get it on the roll.
  3. I’m not drawn to music. I can listen to it, but I don’t go out of my way to listen to it. I do own CDs, but I play them very little.  I think this is because when I was growing up, my brother and father got into music wars (classical and disco), and then in the military, some of the soldiers would just crank it. The result is I associate music with LOUD and ANNOYING, not pleasant. It isn’t helped by walking into restaurants where the music is playing loud and the employees don’t see that as odd.
  4. I don’t drink any alcohol. Yeah, I got out of the military without drinking a single beer or glass of wine or hard liquor. I’ll cook with it, but the taste of it by itself doesn’t do anything for me.
  5. My writing clothes are tank tops and shorts.   No matter the weather.
  6. I’ve been known to wear tank tops in the middle of winter in Virginia. It’s a California-thing.
  7. I hang my clothes up with the collar opening facing to the left. That’s a habit left over from the military. However, the clothes are in no particular order, and sometimes they’re inside out.
  8. Contrary to other women, I don’t have a closet-full of shoes. I own two pairs of sport stories, one pair of hiking boots, and one pair of sandals. No high heels. I wouldn’t mind other shoes, but my flat feet have other ideas entirely.
  9. The least amount of shoes I have ever owned at once is one pair. I have wide feet, and most place don’t sell that. I usually have to buy up two sizes. One year, I simply couldn’t find anything, so I got what was available (men’s shoes!).
  10. I like reading fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thriller, YA, and sometimes literary. Really depends on the story.

6 thoughts on “10 Quirky Things About Me

    1. My writing critique group used to meet in a restaurant — absolutely years. But the manager left, and the employees cranked the music so loud we could not hear each other. We had to call corporate because the employees stated “corporate says we can’t turn down the music.” It was good for about two weeks, and then they cranked it back up, and we stopped meeting there. It’s just plain dumb to make the music too loud. It loses customers.


  1. Pearl R. Meaker

    I love music, even at restaurants – but not when it’s so loud you can’t have a pleasant conversation. I also hang my clothes with the neck opening facing left. 🙂


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