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Friday, February 19, 2010

Turns out it's not just me . . .


You know all those quirky things about yourself? Weird, compulsive things you do that you would never confess to other people because they just wouldn't understand?

Well, facebook is slowly helping me see that I'm not alone in my various oddities; it's comforting to know that I'm not the only nut around. Let me explain further . . .

On facebook, you can become a 'fan' of 'pages' featuring businesses, celebrities, foods, places, etc. Pages can be created by anyone, so lately there has been a huge wave of pages that embrace some sort of idea or behavior. And as I watch various facebook friends become fans of these pages, it seriously blows my mind that there are other people out there JUST LIKE ME! Here are a few examples of profile titles that I previously thought only applied to me:

1. Flipping the Pillow Over to Get to the Cold Side - For some odd reason, it never dawned on me that other people do this too! It makes sense that it's so popular, since it's the best feeling in the world (especially if you're in bed sick).

2. mentally saying "Wed-nes-day" when writing the world "Wednesday" - I should confess that sometimes I even pronounce it that way :)

3. I Only Check My Voicemail To Get Rid Of The Little Icon On The Screen - That's me. I can't even explain why I'm so lazy about checking my voicemail; it takes like 30 seconds. But anyways, I'm glad I'm not alone.

4. I hate it when a teacher erases everything on the board but a little mark - This drives me CRAZY! I'm pretty sure I actually darted up to the board to finish the erasing a couple of times in high school; good thing I had understanding teachers! It's so funny to know that it bugs other people too!

5. Stopping the microwave before it hits 0:00 to avoid hearing the "BEEP"s - Yep, I do this. I usually add a second or two to the time at the beginning to account for the fact that I'm going to open the door at 0:01. Again, I can't explain why; the 'beep' isn't that obnoxious. Probably because it's usually late at night when I'm melting my ice cream a bit and I don't want everyone to wake up and ask for a bite! (Hmm, I wonder if there's a page about liking melty ice cream . . .)

6. I'd rather carry 10 grocery bags in each hand than make two trips. . . - This cracks me up, because it's usually when I'm struggling through the door with all those bags that Chuck absent-mindedly says (often without looking up from whatever he's doing) "Oh, do you need any help bringing in groceries?"

*It should be noted here that Chuck actually does the grocery shopping on a regular basis - and takes both boys along so I can have some 'me' time - so I guess he does his fair share of bringing in the groceries :)


7. When you walk you try to take the same amount of steps in each cement box - Okay, so this is the one that really amazed me. I've done this since I was in elementary school (and still do!) when I walked to and from school every day. My feet always have to be completely even - take the same number of steps in each box, if my right foot steps on a crack then my left foot has to step on the next available crack, etc. If I encounter a slightly longer box that takes me three steps to get through (right, left, right again) the next box also has to be three steps (even if it means smaller steps) starting with the left foot so that on the next box after that, I'm ready to start with my right foot again. Got all that?

So, there you have it. Turns out I'm not as crazy as I thought . . . or it means that other people are just as crazy! Either way, what a relief!

* I should also note that I am not actually a 'fan' of any of these pages; I hate to clutter my facebook up too much. Which is why I prioritize what I'm truly passionate about and have become a fan of only four pages: Melissa's photography, glee, the Ellen DeGeneres show, and President Obama.

12 comments:

Meghan & Chase said...

heheh that's great!

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

I know! I SO TOTALLY fit into every single one of those categories!! Great minds think alike, eh? :)

jayna said...

Oh sad. We've reached the end of our eBFF status.

Wed-nes-day? Really?

Alright. I forgive your weirdness. But only because there are others to vouch for your quirks. That and the fact that you are hopelessly likable.

But! From now on I'm going to call you Walter Crick.

If you don't know who that is, then this virtual best friendship truly is over.

tvcadurfee said...

i do most of those too mst the time. even playing solitaire i used to put the aces up in a certain order.

mama izatt said...

I so taught my 3rd graders to spell Wednesday Wed-nes-day this very week. And I confessed that I still say it that way to myself when I go to write it.

I also love the flip the pillow...I thought I was the only one. I think about running to bed and testing it out again everytime I see it show up on facebook. It just feels so good. As a matter of fact, maybe I should go lay down for a few minutes right now. :)

Judy said...

I have an Intelligel pillow, about $100, but worth every penny. It retains it's coolness significantly longer than any other pillow - way, way, way longer! It's heavier, therefore harder to flip (because of the gel), but it is easy to get use to this cool pillow. I don't facebook so your post was enlightening. I'm glad you're a fan of Glee.

Courtney said...

This post really cemented in my head why we are friends. I mean, so level of friendship would have been forced since our Mom's are friends, but this is why we like each other anyway. I am very big on having the same number of steps in the cement lines and getting rid of that little envelope on my cell phone screen.

Leslie said...

Matt is a pillow flipper as well--a trait I've never understood. When I'm in bed, I want a warm bed, including the pillow. I'd rather lose a finger to loss of circulation than make 2 trips in from the car after grocery shopping though.

Kara said...

Jana! SO FUNNY!! I find that I do these things too! Its so silly, but so interesting! We have more in common than good looks! :) Call me girl, lets hang out!

thewaddsquad said...

2, 3, 5 and 7 are me to a tee. And yet I don't actually become a "fan" of any of these on Facebook because I don't want people knowing too much about me...or that I spend that much time on FB. I like a little mystery. :)

Melissa said...

Wow! I am in awesome company. :)

Cameron Family said...

Ok. I know this post is going to bring out our similarities just by reading the first facebook page. I am a pillow flipper, a wed-nes-day sayer when writing wednesday (yep just did it), yep only check my voicemail cause the annoying icon (unless you call..then i really want to hear your cool message), ahhhhhh yes to #4 (k this is getting creepy. yes I am reading these as I write), Ohhhh my gosh yes to #5, I hate the annoying 5 beeps...come on. Yes to #6, it's like a competition in my brain every time i go grocery shopping. The thing that stink is when people in washington give you paper bags...much harder. #7 definitely count that...that is also i how keep my pace while running. Ok. that's all of them. I can't believe that. 7 out of 7. We're weird. I think this is my new favorite blog post of yours! :)