Six weird and wonderful things about me

June 2, 2006

This is a meme that I saw on Tim-tambolini’s blog and I couldn’t resist having a go myself.

1.I cannot wear anything that clashes. It totally freaks me out. I am always colour co-ordinated and if I think that something looks even vaguely wrong together I cannot wear it. I even have trouble putting slightly different shades of the same colour together. Like I have these super cute shoes that have little green and cream flowers on them but I will only wear them with one of my green tops which is the closest match I have ever found for the flowers. The stupid thing is I wear them with jeans so the two shades are separated by so much denim you could never tell. But I can.

2.I cannot sleep unless the duvet is the correct way up with the poppers at the bottom. I swear I actually wake up in the night if it has moved. Then I have to get up and straighten it properly before going back to sleep.

3.I always have to finish reading a book if I have started it. Even if I completely hate it I have never not read a book the whole way through.

4.On weekdays I have to get up at 7am. I go to bed every night at a reasonable time but I can never wake up and get out of bed when my alarm goes off. I am grumpy and horrible. At weekends I make sure that I never have to be up before 8.30 so I get a lie in. Without fail I wake up between 6 and 6.30 and I am wide awake and I am totally happy to get up even if I have a late night before. Crazy.

5.I really do not like eating in public. I have managed to get over it for the most part and will go out to restaurants but I never finish my food as I am a slow eater but I will not be the only person at the table eating. As soon as Paul finishes for example (and he eats fast) I have to stop or I freak out.

6.When I write my food shopping list I first write a big list out and then I re-write it in sections – fruit and veg, cleaning and toiletries, dairy, meat, dry stuff etc…etc…. If I don’t do it then I leave the supermarket with only half of the stuff on my list!

Go on – have a go, open up and let the crazy pour out ;o)


  • Reply Retro Girl June 2, 2006 at 10:34 pm

    We’re alike on #3 and #4. There are a few dull books, however, I just haven’t been able to finish…but I can’t seem to toss them. Maybe I’ll give ’em another go some time in the future.

    Doesn’t it drive you mad, when you have the opportunity to sleep in but you just can’t do it? I’ve been using a sleep mask lately and it’s helped some…but not much. Still awake by 6:30am every weekend.

  • Reply Tim-tambolini June 2, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    Am I strange because I don’t think any of your things are strange?

    And why were you feeling badly? Are you still home sick with the flu? Paul is a wonderful guy for bringing you mutant flowers! Eric brought me flowers the other day and I hardly looked at them…I’m a bad girlfriend!

  • Reply dragonfly June 3, 2006 at 12:22 am

    I do the same thing with my grocery list. I cannot go grocery shopping if the list is not correctly separated. I also write it in the order that I travel through the store.

  • Reply running42k June 5, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    My wife is the same with the grocery list.

  • Reply Adz June 5, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    I am exactly the same with number 2!

    I freak out if it is the wrong way round!

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