I was tagged to write about six of my quirks by Hannah. Hmmm. I’m actually surprised at how hard it is to come up with them, but here’s the list:
- I like pretty much all seafood except salmon, and actually I like smoked and raw salmon, just not cooked. Faced with eating cooked salmon, I can only handle a few bites before I feel gaggy.
- I like “bad” weather better than “good” weather. The sun hurts my eyes and skin.
- My favorite reference tool is, unequivocally, the Oxford English Dictionary. I’ve only used the print version once — 20 volumes with super thin pages, and you have to use a magnifying glass to read it!
- My first job was washing dishes at a pizza restaurant when I was *almost* 14. Minimum wage was $4.25 an hour, but I was only paid $3.00 an hour.
- I’m kind of bad at telling stories. I tend towards anecdotes, or even just facts. So I’ll say something like, “hey, did you know that eggplant isn’t as nutritious as other vegetables?” and that’s pretty much all I have to say on the topic. I’m filled with information like this. I also like to reference these things, so sometimes after a conversation, I’ll send a few links to authoritative information on what I said (or something I was wrong about, like misattributing a George Strait song to Garth Brooks in casual conversation).
- For the most part, I have a 1-3 month memory for movies I’ve seen and books I’ve read. I usually (but not always) remember having seen or read them, but I pretty quickly forget characters, plots, etc.
A seventh quirk: I never pass on chain letters, or anything like them (even when they’re kind of cool and I’m tempted), so I’m not going to tag anyone here, but if you’re inspired to write about your quirks, please feel free.