Idiocycracies anyone? (Idiocycracies)


Twila
#1
So what are your weirdnesses/idiocycracies/oddities?

Me? I'm left handed. Born a Capricorn (water goat) and have a birth mark in the shape of a cats paw on my right arm.

My grandmother was convinced I was evil
 
peapod
#2
I am left handed to twila...ehm..make sense right :P
There are so many..I would not know where to begin...ehm...well I have always worn a watch with no hands, great way to start a conversation :P I can scratch my throat..it makes a really weird noise...everyone looks around and cannot figure where it comes from, everyone in my family can do this
 
Twila
#3
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I am left handed to twila...ehm..make sense right

Pea, we're the only ones in our right minds!
 
Cosmo
#4
It's true ... Peapod DOES scratch her throat. Even in her sleep sometimes.

Peapod has a few others she neglected to mention:

She can't play an entire song through but has to skip from song to song on a CD.

She rarely finishes a whole cup of coffee ... a few gulps and she's off running to do something (laundry, grocery shopping, mow the lawn, save the whales) but usually manages to get back before the coffee is cold!

Pea loses everything. Everything. Keys, glasses, cigarettes, autos ... she's our absent-minded professor!

Pea does everything at the speed of light. Seven course meal? No problem, give her half an hour. Landscape the yard? Outta her way and give her an hour. She talks 50 miles an hour ... we always wonder where that wit comes from! I've been around her enough to know it's not chemically enhanced but I'm sure others wonder.

Hats. Touques in particular. In a past life she must have been a hatter -- a mad one at that! (Shell's contribution, btw)

Pea has some idiosyncratic rules around footwear in her men. I'll let her explain that one. Basically, tho, she won't date anyone with the wrong shoes.

As for me? I collect soap. And perfume. And shoes. I won't eat the last bit of anything out of a jar or drink the last bit of milk. I can't eat foods that have certain textures (like tapioca). I like ketchup and butter on toast.
 
peapod
#5
twila just wanted a few cosmos...not a list I no longer have to look for my cigs either :P Just two of those nasty puppies at christmas had me wired again I butted out again on Saturday..which explains my rage lately but now Its all good again...I am happy without the cigs in my sandbox again...and ehm...no one that smokes is allowed to come and visit me for two weeks
 
Diamond Sun
#6
I used to make puzzles upside down (like the brown backer side up)....

OH, and I love the smell of scotch tape!
 
peapod
#7
nice to see you back here diamond
 
Diamond Sun
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

nice to see you back here diamond

Why thank you missy. Things have changed around here, just popping in to see if anything caught my attention.
 
peapod
#9
Please stay
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#10
I'm a leftie, too. As for ideosyncracies, I talk to myself, under my breath. I find myself having really involved conversations with absolutely nobody. I also use a lot of hand gesture when I'm talking, and often walk around when I'm deep in thought. A few years ago, I had an office with a long window, and I would notice people standing outside, staring in with confused expressions, clearly wondering if I'd gone mad: I'd be walking up and down, muttering away and waving my arms around like a demented windmill!
I'm also incredibly forgetful; I take my five-year-old son with me when I go shopping, and tell him what we're going for beforehand, so he can remind me. Once I forgot to take him to school - I told his teacher he'd had a cold. When his teacher saw him she asked if he'd got over it, to which he replied " I didn't have a cold, Daddy forgot to bring me," the snitch!
 
HOCK
#11
They say right handed people work out of the left side of their brain.....so it means left handed people are the only ones in their right mind
 
Reverend Blair
#12
I lose stuff.

I don't even look for my gloves anymore, just buy new ones.

I haven't held onto a set of keys for more than year in my life. The big green truck is keyless because I wanted to go home and had lost my last set of keys. I broke open the steering column with a framing hammer, giving it a keyless ignition.

I have no idea where my sunglasses are. I had them on Sunday though. I think.
 
peapod
#13
Well just make sure you know where you teeth are rev at all times :P
 
Reverend Blair
#14
I tend to keep them close, Peapod. I'm not making any guarantees though.
 
no1important
#15
When I shut the water off in the shower head and the water starts to come out of main tap (not shower head) I have to put each foot 4 times under water before it runs out.

Don't ask me why but I have done it all my life. Strange huh?
 
Vanni Fucci
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by no1important

When I shut the water off in the shower head and the water starts to come out of main tap (not shower head) I have to put each foot 4 times under water before it runs out.

Don't ask me why but I have done it all my life. Strange huh?

Yeah strange...you're a friggin' whacko...

I am of the sinister variety of handedness as well...pissed me off when I failed penmanship in grade 5 because of it...and I've got a congenital defect in my left eye that makes it look somewhat catlike...kind of cool...but the Christians think I may be the anti-christ...which my official stance on religion does nothing to assuage...
 
Reverend Blair
#17
I like to watch the Antique Psychic on CLT. Now that's pretty damned odd.
 
Richards
#18
Can't say left or right I am ambidextrous. Found out when I was a little fella playing hockey that I could shoot the puck from both sides. The only thing I have grief with is tossing a ball left handed never have understood that one.
 
peapod
#19
I am of the sinister variety of handedness as well...pissed me off when I failed penmanship in grade 5 because of it...and I've got a congenital defect in my left eye that makes it look somewhat catlike...kind of cool...

*takes gulp* Mr. Fucci may I say... *takes another gulp* I am glad you are of the handedness as well.
:P
 
Twila
#20
Quote:

When I shut the water off in the shower head and the water starts to come out of main tap (not shower head) I have to put each foot 4 times under water before it runs out.

Don't ask me why but I have done it all my life. Strange huh?

Strange? No. I lock the door everynight before I go upstairs to bed. I go upstairs climb into bed and then get up and recheck. I have to check even though I know I locked it. I also always turn on/off light switches when I enter a room. My daughter only turns light switches on. I often walk into the bathroom when the light is already on. close the door and turn off the switch (we have no windows in any of our bathrooms) I know the light is on. But I habitually turn it off only to turn it back on again.


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and I've got a congenital defect in my left eye that makes it look somewhat catlike...kind of cool...

Beyond cool I'd say. Vanni. Soooo....single are ya?

j/k.

I'd love to have been able to introduce you to my grandmother. She'd have given up the ghost right there on the spot. She was Catholic. Left handed=evil. Goats=Evil (I had pet goats). Cats= Evil( Love cats and my birth mark is a cats paw). Cat eyes=Evil. I also am the only one in my family NOT baptised. Either I was too sick or the Reverend was too sick. My mom figured it was meant to be. My grandmother thought I had a fully paid 1 way ticket to hell. You and I would have caused her to believe the end of the world was happening right then and there. (it seems I also have a cruel streak. Hmm. Weird)


I have lots of 'habits" or ideocycracies. The tag on the comforter has to be at the foot of the bed. The bed has to be made before I get into it. My bf complains that I don't just roll over. I "fling" myself over. It seems a reasonable explaination to me that it's more satisfing to fling myself around but from the strange look in his eye when I explain it I don't think he understands it.

I'm also a neat freak. There is an order to everything. An efficient way of doing everything. It is best for me to do it the most efficient logical way possible. I can't handle disorder/chaos or mess. Which has made some uncomfortable moments for me at other peoples houses. I've tidied their coffee tables. Their kitchen tables. and their counters. It's not meant to offend I just can't relax with stuff helter skelter. I get rather uhm bitchy.
 
Cosmo
#21
I'm enjoying the trip down memory lane remembering Pea's list of idiocyncracies ...

The footwear. I've seen her hit on by men gorgeous enough to make me consider switching teams only to watch her shoot them down in flames because they have the wrong footwear. Loafers are only acceptable if he is not wearing socks. And a butt ugly right wing conservative stands a chance if he is wearing hiking boots! Pea and her shoes.

Another Pea quirk is men who wear jewelery. Big necklaces in particular. She says "anchors belong on boats" and it puts her over the deep end.

One of my quirks is toilet paper. It has to be hung with the pull-end over the top. I'll even change it at other peoples' houses if it's backwards.

My food has to be kept separate on my plate ... potatoes can't touch the meat, vegies can't touch potatoes. I see people mushing everything together and it's like nails on a black board to me!
 
Reverend Blair
#22
Quote:

My food has to be kept separate on my plate ... potatoes can't touch the meat, vegies can't touch potatoes. I see people mushing everything together and it's like nails on a black board to me!

Mrs Rev used to be like that. I tend to like cooking things that only dirty one pot though...stews, hamburger thingies, omelettes...so she's had to compromise a fair bit.
 
pinchomic
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila

Strange? No. I lock the door everynight before I go upstairs to bed. I go upstairs climb into bed and then get up and recheck. I have to check even though I know I locked it....

...The tag on the comforter has to be at the foot of the bed. The bed has to be made before I get into it.

me too! me too!

Quote: Originally Posted by Cosmo

One of my quirks is toilet paper. It has to be hung with the pull-end over the top. I'll even change it at other peoples' houses if it's backwards.

I do that as well, only I don't change it in people's houses, I do in public bathrooms though...

Here's another, I always cut my hair into a pixie cut whenever I'm stressed or break up with a guy....very therapeutic for me, used to be very stressful for my mom!
 
Dexter Sinister
#24
I have a thing about spelling words correctly.

It's idiosyncrasy, idiosyncrasies, idiosyncratic, and so forth.
 
Reverend Blair
#25
I used to be like that too, Dex. Now I only mention it if it's really bad and/or makes the meaning unclear. I just got tired.
 
peapod
#26
I've seen her hit on by men gorgeous enough to make me consider switching teams
Ehm...I must have missed that...the gorgeous ones I mean :P


"And a butt ugly right wing conservative stands a chance if he is wearing hiking boots! "

That will never EVER EVER!!! happen, especially since I have come to this board :P

And yes I happen to have to like the shoes first :
 
Twila
#27
What do the shoes tell ya. Pea?

I personally wouldn't even consider dating someone who didn't read....for enjoyment. Sereal boxes excluded
 
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