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28 July 2005

Oh my

Spstrp_1LbltA picture is worth 1,000 words, isn't it?

I finally stopped at the new Goodwill location yesterday, open for over a month already.  There was a very large pile of knitting pattern leaflets from the '70s and '80s on clearance.  I could not leave these two ('70s) behind.  The one on the right is actually crochet, but I'm not splitting hairs.  For more like this, check out You Knit What??  A laugh or two nearly every single day!

One of my first reads this morning was Rachael, and I was not laughing.  It's an interesting, informative, heartfelt post which ends on a thunderous high note and makes you think.  And wonder what pattern she's using.  And what is Lala going to wear?  And aren't you going to show off that ring??  Congratulations!

Elizabeth tagged me for a meme.  id·i·o·syn·cra·sy 

Pronunciation Key:  n. pl. id·i·o·syn·cra·sies - A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.

Write down five of your own personal idiosyncracies.  Then, if you wish, tag five people to do the same.

1.  I have this thing about light switches.  There's a 2-way switch for our main stairway, a 3-way for the kitchen (one of them is a dimmer).  I like the switch on the stairway landing to be in the off position when the light is off.  I have been known to climb the stairs for the single purpose of flicking a switch to make it so.  I like the switches in the kitchen to be in the off position, also; no stairs are involved in making that right.  (DH admitted a similar thing about the 2-way switch in the basement stairway; has never given a thought to "mine.")

2.  I like drawers and doors to be closed -- all the way.  This does not seem to be important to the people I live with, nor many other people I know.  I'm truly amazed that there haven't been more black eyes or bumps on heads.

3.  I am quite particular in the way dishes are stacked/nested.  (My house is filled with spots of micro-organization, there's just a lot of space in between them!)

4.  I'm also a little anal about the exact position of the coffeepot in the morning, and about the sugar canister, spoon jar, and spoon rest in relation to the pot.  I make adjustments on most mornings.

5.  I stir my coffee very thoroughly.  I take both sugar and cream (cream goes in first -- DH does it opposite/wrong).  I stir thoroughly and I clink -- not obnoxiously, but enough to notice, I guess.  At a B&B in Stillwater, MN, with two of my sisters a few years ago, I was stirring my coffee while awaiting breakfast.  The woman who was serving us that day (not the owner), shot through the door between the kitchen and dining room, demanding to know, "Who is stirring their coffee like that?"  Turns out that my little clinks brought a flood of memories of her dad who had died about a year earlier and who had stirred his coffee in exactly the same way.  She talked with us about him for a while, and then thanked me.  It was sweet, really.

Holy NORma, dare I?  Do you think she might have an idiosyncracy?  If y'all are up for it (it's not as easy as it looks!):  Norma, Ann, Katy, Kim, Lynne?

Comments

Norma's going to kill you.
Your post made me think of another one for me. I always put the sugar in my tea and stir it before the milk. Thanks, Vicki. I knew I had another one in me.

We have a light switch like that - huh. I never thought about it but I switch one of them to the up always too.

Can't wait to read Ann's. I bet she's got some good ones.

I'm sending my Uncle Garnet (in my family my uncles all have names like Garnet and Calvin and Vincent...no Guidos) to break your kneecaps. One of my idiosyncrasies? I hate memes. But I'm a sport, so I'll play along. Will have to think long and hard, because, like Elizabeth, I'm perfect and have no idiosyncrasies WHAT.SO.EVER. ;-D

Don't you just love the knitted vest with the hip belt? Too funny!
I can relate to your idiosyncracies - especially the one about the light switches. I do the same thing in our dining room - it's just wrong for one to be up and one to be down.

so I came to the comment section, anxious to tell you that we could live together in harmony --- our idiotsyncracies are very compatible. but now I have to go and give Cara grief ---- does she think I'm twitchy or something? that I am chock full of idiosyncracies??? why would she think that? was it my twitch? my tic? what??? what????

I read the same post. It broke my heart and then it made me smile. I can't wait to see her wedding dress!

MWAH! :)

we have one of those 4 switch light plates, and it drives me nuts when all the light are turned off, and not all of the switches are in the down position ;-)

That coffee one is cracking me up. My dad does it like that too. Drives me up a wall!

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