11 August 2014

The random quirky things about me, pt. 2!

Five or so months ago, I revealed a few quirky things about myself that really only my closest friends and family would know about. The things that make me who I am, however weird they may be. Turned out, though, that people shared a lot of my quirks, which was actually comforting and a little bit relieving. Ha ha.

I went back to read that post the other day, and realized that the things I listed there were really only just scratching the surface. So I thought I'd do part 2 of that post and give you another little peek into who I am. Quirks and all. And hopefully you still wanna be friends afterward ;-)


I use chapstick all of the time.
Okay so this doesn't sound weird when you say it. But it's actually a compulsion. I cannot stand it when my lips get dry. I will lick and bite at them constantly unless there I have something on them (chapstick, lipgloss... something). I will literally stress out if I don't have chapstick with me. Like, its bad guys. I will have a hard time focusing on anything until I get chapstick. lol. Okay now that I'm admitting this, I feel like a weirdo. 

I used to love to swim in the ocean and now I don't.
Growing up, I used to LOVE the ocean. I'd sail out on a boat in the middle of nowhere and float above the deep blue sea with my snorkel and love every minute of it. Now?? I'm scared to death of the ocean. It's weird because it seems a little backwards, right? Like, I should get less scared of something as I get older... but nope. I don't know what the heck is down there so I'm not goin' in. Hopefully I can overcome this as my kids get older, because I want to be able to experience those things with them. 

I have to sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door.
I've always been like this, since I can remember. But I absolutely have to sleep on the side of the bed that's closest to the door. I really can't put a real reason behind it, I just get extremely uncomfortable if there's a wall, or even a window on the side of me. Maybe I just want to be able to make a quick getaway if I need to?? lol 

I'm paranoid about being late.
I start to panic when I think we're running behind schedule (even if we aren't), and I generally show up at least 15 minutes early everywhere we go. I mean really, you'd think I'd be used to, and just accept that it's impossible to always be on time when you've got small kids in tow, but I will literally drive myself delirious trying to get somewhere not only on time, but early. I wish I could say it's a good thing, but it's actually not. It just stresses me out. lol

I binge eat orange tic-tacs.
Okay maybe only my Husband knows about this. But I mean, let's just tell it like it is. Orange tic-tacs are not breath mints, they are candy. Candy candy candy. And here's the super embarrassing thing, and don't judge me. I have at least 1-2 boxes of orange tic-tacs in my purse at all times, and sometimes some in my cupboards as well. I'll eat a box every night for dessert. So weird, I know. You guys, I have a problem, I know. It's almost disgusting. Is there a support group for this kind of tic-tac binge eating?!


Tell me, what are some of your random and weird quirks!?

48 comments:

ashlyebrink said...

I have the same chapstick problem. it is excessive and real! :)

Bree said...

And that is why I cannot buy orange tic tacs! lol.

Anni S said...

Ummmmm - are you my long lost twin? :oD This could be MY list!

Shannon said...

Yes. I HAVE to have chapstick too. I have 4-5 in my purse all the time & several by my bed. If I'm going somewhere and don't take a purse, I have to grab my chapstick.
I'm the same about being late, too. I hatttttte being late.

Becky Goerend said...

I used to down a box of orange tic tacs in a sitting. I haven't had any in such a long time!

Kayla FrecklesinApril said...

RIGHT there with you on the chapstick AND the ocean. The ocean is a terrifying place. Water beasties!

Sami Seibert said...

I am the same way when it comes to being early. It drives my husband crazy that I always want to be early to something, but I would rather be sitting there waiting for it to start than walk in after it already started.

Sami @ Live & Learn: The Seibert Way

Courtney said...

I am the exact same about the ocean! I used to boogie board and venture out chest deep. NO MORE. I won't even go ankle deep because I can see the fish swimming past and it's like NOPE. I will happily swim in the pool with the view of the ocean. That is all.

ADSchill said...

Haha! Orange tic-tacs - YES. I am also this way with fruit flavored Mentos. Oops.

Deidre Miller said...

I have been thinking about a list like this -- but about myself. And I think you just sold me on it.

Also. We could not be more opposite. I am so bad about using chapstick. I am usually running late. And I asked for my husband to sleep closer to the door. Ha!

Katie said...

Your tictac binge really made me giggle! I get paranoid about being late, but for some reason, I am still ALWAYS late. So annoying! my boyfriend and I argue all the time because we're always late everywhere and our friends get annoyed lol.

I always sleep furthest away from the door. My boyfriend feels safer when I'm not near the door because he knows he can protect me if someone sneaks in!

Katie <3

Stephanie Clark said...

nope. we could not be friends... I am always late (on time for important things). I like to be early, but it NEVER happens.

Stefany T said...

I am the same with the chapstick. It drives me insane to go to bed especially with dry lips. One other thing is that I can NOT go to sleep until I have washed my face. No matter how tired I am or what time it is, I have to do that.

Lindsay Living Vegan said...

LOL I use chapstick like every hour when I'm at work. I have like 3 of them lined up under my monitor!!

Michelle Chouinard said...

With enough orange tic-tacs, you can rule the world! I'm right there with you!

Samsam Cherie said...

Ok HOW do you sleep on the side closest to the door??? I always have to be on the other side, the side closest to the wall: that way, you're protected against whoever/whatever sneaks in!!! (This stems from childhood nightmares...too many episodes of Goosebumps!)
Also, I'm 100% with you on paranoia about being late...IT CANT HAPPEN! lol :) Great post!
~ Samantha
samsamcherie.blogspot.com

Jamie Lewis said...

OMG I love this post. I am totally with you on this. I was sooooo ocean baby and now I am terrified of it. To many shark attacks on the West Coast. And the older I get the more paranoid I get too. lol... Great post!!

Jenna Brussee said...

I am the same about being late! I don't know why, but I just hate to be late. This post made me laugh. Thanks for sharing your quirks!

blogger said...

LOL, I too binge eat orange tic tacs, they're practically the only flavor I buy.
Wish I was paranoid about being late, maybe then I wouldn't be late.

Alyssa said...

Haha! I'll swim in the ocean unless I see an animal in it... a fish... a dolphin... kelp-not an animal I know. And orange tic tacs are the only way to go, it brings back all kinds of childhood memories!

Joelle Duff said...

Oh my goodness, I can relate to you on almost all of these! I used to live about 5 minutes from the ocean, but I haven't actually been in the water in YEARS. There are sharks in there. And stingrays. And seaweed.

celery and cupcakes said...

Haha! Great to find more about you. I love a good chap stick too.

Rochelle Barlow said...

We could totally be friends. Well, except for the chapstick thing. But if we ever found ourselves sharing a hotel room, we'd be cool because I have to sleep away from the door. So I'm not killed first should someone break in. I loathe the ocean. It got worse with each kid I had though. Now I not only fear for my own life, but theirs as well. I hate being late and do everything in my power to not be late. I often times show up way too early. Orange tic tacs are delicious! I got a huge box of them once (those huge gift boxes where they're each wrapped up) and ate the whole thing on a 45 minute flight. I broke a molar from eating so many of them on the same tooth. You're not weird, you're awesome. Well, we can be weird together.

Brita said...

I LOVE orange tick tacs. In fact, I just don't allow myself to buy them or else I will most certainly bing eat them. They're SO GOOD! ;)

Britt Hanson said...

The chapstick thing, YES! One time we were at Disneyworld and I lost my chapstick on a ride and I had to go buy one even thought it was a whopping $5. My husband was not amused, haha :)

Amanda Jillian B said...

Definitely with you on the chapstick thing. I need something on my lips and I get bad when I forget my lip balm. My son binge eats tic-tacs.

Aukele Cockett-Askew said...

I have EOS lip balms everywhere... One at my desk, one in my purse, one in my bedroom, one at my boyfriend's house... just not in the car cause they melt. I have to have my EOS available at all times!!

Leanna Ranieri said...

These are just too funny! I love chapstick! I have tons of them, EVERYWHERE!

Kendall Rayburn said...

Love the lists! I love my chapstick too! I just can't not have like 5 around me!

Rebekah Clarke said...

Both my husband and I are lip balm addicts (eos for me and jack black for him!). Orange tic tacs are delicious... so are the pink ones that they come out with to support breast cancer awareness!

Megan Stilley said...

Definitely the same about being late. Even with two kids I hate it, so I just plan to start leaving the house well in advance so I am never late.

Lexagator said...

i am the same way about being late. I was in marching band and if you weren't early you were late!

Cam said...

Me and my chap stick are BEST friends! I don't wear any make up. Just my chap stick. If I'm feeling fancy, lip gloss!

Lissa Cole said...

OMG! I binge eat orange tic-tacs too. I actually haven't bought them in a while becuase I literally dump as many as I can in my mouth and suck as long as I can (which is like a minute) before I chew them up and then repeat. It wouldn't be bad if I only did it on occasion but I would buy a box a day and it was the jumbo size at that.

Sarah Woods said...

I have to sleep on the side of the bed closest to the wall. I hate a floating bed because I like to be touching the wall. Weird, I know. I think it is because my bed growing up was up against the wall. In our house now it doesn't work and I have the hardest time falling asleep.

Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. said...

Yep I'm obsessed with chapstick too and the ocean it's pretty. I don't mind sitting along side and soaking up the sun. Or even going out to my knees but outside of that no thank you.

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

I am a Tic-Tac fanatic too! I know that they are just for mint purposes.... but I eat them two at a time.... maybe more if they are orange!

Alice Johnson said...

you need a tic tac support group! :) these aren't that weird, i'm sure i have weirder habits haha! sometimes we just get used to doing something and then it's weird not doing it, I think? Anyway good post :)

Fran said...

I have the opposite problem when it comes to bed... I can't sleep on the side closer to the bed and this got only worst after I watched Paranormal Activity and the girl gets dragged out of the bed and out of the door... yup, nope can't do lol

Esther Ju*Lee said...

oh man.. i used to love swimming in the ocean too and now i'm terrified. i really wish i wasn't bc i remember having so much fun...

Carly said...

I love learning about other's quirks! One of mine is that I have to have one side of our bed against a wall, and that's the side of the bed I sleep on. Weird, I know. :)

Jessica Doll @ Team Wiking said...

I don't think any of these are too weird, I love keeping chapstick on my lips too.

Jordan Wise said...

Orange TicTacs are the SHIT. Also, say yes to chapstick. Always.

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

OMGOSH I did that with Orange Tic Tacs until I made myself sick, and now they are a special treat. Also, I am the same way about being late. I can deal with it if it's general plans (which is good) but if I have to work at night, I refuse to do anything during the day because I'm worried I will be late to work

Whitney H said...

I'm the same way about the ocean! I used to love it but now it just scares me. But I'm the opposite about sleeping closest to the door, I have to sleep furthest from the door! I guess I'm thinking that I'd be second to be attacked? haha.

Ashley Nicholas said...

I'm totally the same way- chapstick is with me ALL the time. I have way too many tubes to count!

Valerie Scott said...

So happy to know that I am not alone in my chapstick addiction. I am the exact same way. I panic if I don't have it with me which only makes the situation worse. I have random chapsticks all over the house. My husband is convinced its an addiction. I also HATE to be late to anything! Happy Weekend:)

Jess Loves This Life said...

My fiance is the same way with chapsticks! Also, you just reminded me that orange tic tacs are the best. MUST pick some up tomorrow!