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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Weird is as weird does

My friend, Wandering Author, tagged me to post about six weird things about myself. Only six, huh? This list is endless. Not that I'd want to tell the world all the details about how profoundly weird I am.

So here are six ways I would label myself as weird:

1. A foodie thing- Ever heard of dipping french fries in a chocolate shake? It's good! Especially if you can get your hands on a Wendy's Frosty.

2. A boob tube thing- Do you have a favorite commercial? At most times in the year I have no clue what commercials are funny or cute because I can not stand to watch them. The only, and I mean only, ones I will willing watch these days are the Geico caveman commercials.

3. A mane thing- I have a fear of hairdressers. After some nightmare inducing experiences as a teen I started to hate to step inside the doors of a salon. Now I don't freak out or have panic attacks or anything over it, and I have found stylists I like, but I still have this fear of walking out of there looking ridiculous and worst of all I paid them to do that to me.

4. A queasy thing- I close my eyes during surgery scenes on TV and movies. I can deal with blood just fine in real life. But when I see doctors sticking their hands inside a person on screen I about lose my lunch. And hospitals over all give me the willies. I would rather go inside a cemetery or funeral home, there is nothing creepy for me at either place, than go to a hospital.

5. A fandom thing- For the last six months I have spent time each day reading fanfic about General Hospital. You have to be a soap opera nut like me to not think that is weird.

6. A writer thing- This is completely normal, imo. But I suspect that people who are not book lovers will find it weird. I could spend an hour in the library just smelling books. They smell like history and hope to me.

I don't like tagging people so if anyone wants to play along feel free. Then mention that you did in the comments and I will add a link to you in this post.

Check out Saoirse Redgrave's list of weird things about her at

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  • At 2/11/2007 07:38:00 PM, Blogger gfrawfwe said…

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  • At 2/11/2007 10:53:00 PM, Blogger Suzan Abrams, email: said…

    Hi Sara,
    what fun.

    I think I have a greater fear for dentists and I do understand the library part very well..the smell of books & I also like the smell of new shoes. :-)

    I too don't care for commercials always seeing them as intruders more than anything, except for a few with surreal signature tunes.
    But fries dipped in chocolate shake?
    Now, now...

  • At 2/12/2007 09:12:00 AM, Blogger Adrian Swift said…

    Your list showed me that we all have some ways we think we're weird, but ultimately there are others out there who are weird in the same or similar ways, so maybe none of us is really all that weird after all!

  • At 2/13/2007 08:47:00 AM, Blogger Robin Marie said…

    Hello, Sara.
    Lol. That's fun. I understand the library thing, and the chocolate shake and fries thing (I usd to work third shift at Steak 'n Shake). And I do have to agree that commercials have grown steadily worse. Not even the Superbowl commercials were any good.

  • At 2/14/2007 07:53:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Sara, if those are the things making you weird, I fear my entire family also earns the label (no great surprise in that, I guess ;-).

    Fries in a milkshake--done it. The family also includes the "cookie salter," the "icecream salter," and Grandmom "Gotta' have a pretzel with my icecream."

    I have a relative who was a head librarian for many years. The smell of books comment reminds me of a little-known part of a university library where the books were so old that they were technically back in public domain and just waiting for the "50 cent table." I may be allergic to more than my share of things, but I love the smell of old pages.

    Commercials mainly anger me (probably because in my area the broadcasters turn the commercials' volume up in case you dozed during your show, I guess).

    Never got into the General Hospital-thing. I was raised on Y&R ;-). Soaps are comforting to me. They are generally predictable, and you can step out of the story for a week or two and when you come back it's like coming home. Although I never looked for fan fiction about it, I did once rant about an illogical character shift on a related website ;-).

    Have a great Valentine's Day!

  • At 2/16/2007 09:10:00 PM, Blogger Salha said…

    i understand about the smell of books. i love the smell of bookstores too!!

  • At 2/21/2007 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Natalie said…

    You ARE weird... only joking! Great post, good idea. I hate hospitals too, I have to say, and I also love the smell of books. I love the way you expressed that - they smell of hope and history.


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