My perfumista pal Ruth tagged me days ago to write about 5 weird things about myself. I’ve been kind of stumped on this.Â I solicited input from two people who have known me for quite a long time, my husband and my girlfriend Nancy.
Â 1)Â Well, this input from my husband, will not surprise you. Apparently, he has been trying for over 10 years to model the correct dishwasher loading behaviour and I am so weird in this area that I just don’t get it.Â In fact, when the dishwasher loading lectures begin, I, in my typical childish fashion, begin rolling my eyes and sticking my tongue out behind his back. I have no idea how he puts up with me.Â Â For my part, I think its totally weird to care so much about how the dishwasher is loaded!
Â 2) Another bit of input from DH is aimed at women in general. I’m sure he came up with this one while sitting around at work, shooting the shit with his crew and complaining about women.Â This weird thing is that I don’t wash all the soap suds out of the sink after doing the dishes.Â
Hello!! After doing the dishes, I’ve moved on.
I don’t stand around.
I am the whirling dervish of household chores.Â (More eye rolling here).Â Â
Â I’m gone!
Â 3)Â Looking for more material, I asked a trusty friend.Â Nancy snickered a bit and fondly remembered a discussion we hadÂ years ago about how I was never going to have good self esteem because my toes were just too hairy.Â Funny thing is, since I’ve been waxing my legs and my toes, they aren’t so hairy anymore.Â So, I had to come up with another one. Â She thought most people might find the perfume thing a bit weird.Â I have about 40-50 full bottles, a couple of hundred samples and probably 50 decants.Â To me, this is perfectly normal.
4)Â Nancy recalls years ago when we first became friends how it was unnerving to talk to me on the phone. She claims that I am a slow and thoughtful speaker (she stopped just short of calling me a retard).Â At first the silences while I turned over her questions in my mind and carefully considered my reponses just about drove her to the brink of sanity.Â This is not weird. You will get used to it.
Â 5)Â The last one is a weirdness I share with my DH.Â We both get great pleasure from analyzing things.Â Years ago when we were shopping for a vehicle to replace my van we did a Kepner Tregoe analysis.Â You make a list of desirable attributes down one side of a page then weight each one from 1-10, depending on how important it is to you. Along the top of the page you list the candidates. You rate them on each category and mulitply the rating by the weighting.Â So, for all your candidates you get a numerical score that reflects its value you to.Â We tried about 20 different vehicles and took about a year.Â It was fun.Â Nancy said she would have shot her partner if she was married to someone who would do a thing like that.Â Â I think its weird to shoot people for making charts.Â *rolls eyes*
So there you have it. There isn’t really anything weird about me but I sure doÂ have a couple of weirdos in my life.