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odd little habits

August 15th, 2007 (06:03 pm)
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Did you ever have any odd little habits that you didn't notice until somebody pointed them out to you? I do!

1) When I have to cut up my food with a fork and knife, I cut it all up at one time into bite-size chunks and only begin to eat after I'm done cutting.

2) If I'm drinking from a small bottle with a replaceable screwtop -- soda, bottled water, frappucino, what have you -- I replace the top after every drink, so when I drink again I need to take the top off again.

I don't know why I do these things, but I do, and I honestly never thought about them until they were called to my attention. No compulsion involved, but for whatever reason they're part of my default setting. It's odd, the little things that sneak up on you.

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Posted by: Furious Ming (thepeopleseason)
Posted at: August 15th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)

I remember making light fun of a friend who would close one eye when she was styling her hair.

Then I realized I did the same exact thing when using a blowdryer...

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
commies

You use a blow drier?

...dude, seriously. I'm worried.

Posted by: Furious Ming (thepeopleseason)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)

While I could go into the details of how dealing with the coarse, thick Asian hair in one's face is a pain, there's nothing really that I can say to deter you from questioning my sexuality from my statement and any subsequent discussion, so really, question away... :)

Posted by: Danielle Leigh (danielleleigh)
Posted at: August 15th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)

1) When I have to cut up my food with a fork and knife, I cut it all up at one time into bite-size chunks and only begin to eat after I'm done cutting.

Boyfriend does this, which I find strange because half the time his food can get cold while he's doing all that....

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
archie skull

I had it pointed out to me for this very reason, while I was dissecting quail. (The quail was worth the work, though.)

Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
I sleep with computers.

If I'm drinking from a small bottle with a replaceable screwtop -- soda, bottled water, frappucino, what have you -- I replace the top after every drink, so when I drink again I need to take the top off again.

All reasonable people do this. It's called, "I often drink liquids near electrical equipment and/or paper." (I suppose extremely coordinated people who never ever drop anything or spill anything and who have never had a bruise someone else didn't give them don't do this. But I - I am not that person.)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)

Maybe that's it -- the electronic equipment thing. Scary thing is, I don't remember consciously deciding to do it this way; it just sort of happened.

Posted by: leftarrow (leftarrow)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)

You know, I'm with you on replacing the tops on things, but I really don't care about spillage. It's because if I don't put the lid back where it belongs, I invariably leave it somewhere obscure where I can never find it again. As for cutting things up, I haven't eaten anything that required cutting for so long that I can't remember WHAT I do?!! Apparently I need more steak in my diet. I'm also now wondering what OTHER weird habits I have.
Finally, I confess I've been dropping in on your journal sporadically for several weeks. If you don't object, I'll stop lurking and friend you?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)

Friend away! No need to ask; I don't mind at all, though I hope folks don't mind that I utterly fail to get around to updating my flist for, oh, months or years at a time.

Posted by: Lucy (cereta)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
foodporn

I have taken to doing #1 because I can be fairly well certain that I'll have to start eating with one hand at some point of the meal.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: August 16th, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC)
donuts?

...you know, this might actually explain it. I can remember being a little kid and having my mother cut up my food for me. Naturally, she cut it up all at once, because that way she could go back to her own plate and, you know, *eat.* Maybe when I was very small I just figured, hey, that's the way it's done.

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