Top Ten Quirky Facts

I would like to think that I am transparent on my blog.  I try to be straightforward and up front with who I am, what I think or believe.  You know that I love Jesus, birds, and organizing.  You know what my husband looks like, as well as a few other family members. But do you know I only drink coffee in the morning to get the…umm…pipes flowing?  Or that I love cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise so much that I could lick it off the bottom of your shoe?  Nope.  I didn’t think so.  There are just some things you cannot pick up on a blog, no matter how transparent and “yourself” you are.  It’s the little things about people, the quirky and random parts about their personality that you don’t get through a computer screen.  I find this a shame because it’s the quirks that make a person real and somewhat adorable and often times amazingly fun.

So in an effort to try to become “that person” in which you can totally relate to and laugh at, I have decided to give you a list of the top 10 quirky (and possibly gross) facts about myself that you probably did not know–and maybe after reading this wish you hadn’t known–about me.

Can I get a drum roll please….

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1.  I talk with my hands. Always. I wave them around (usually really fast) and generally make a scene by knocking things over or hitting others just passing by (on accident of course).

2.  My body language and facial expressions are out of control. There is a 99.9999 percent chance I will never have to tell you what I’m thinking because you can always read it on my face or figure it out through my body language.  I am constantly being told by my husband and close friends to “be quiet”even when I am not talking—whoops!  Busted!  Maybe I should wear a mask and an over sized poncho?

3.  Germs no longer freak me out… at all. If I drop a Dorito on the floor, I will pick it up and eat it 100% of the time. I usually don’t use toilet covers or squat while in public restrooms as I put my bare tushy right on the toilet seat. (Sorry, Mom) When out to dinner I will rarely wash my hands before eating and I don’t see the point in cleaning my apple before biting into it (It’s worth noting that I almost never get sick—knock on wood).

4.  I refuse to eat breakfast until after my morning coffee has gone to work. No, I don’t mean until after I get that burst of energy from the caffeine, but rather after the caffeine has given my intestines that sudden burst of energy it needs to clean out the food from the day before. Catch my drift?

5.  I love to talk about poop and could carry on a conversation with you for hours regarding the many different colors (dark or light brown?), shapes (chunky, skinny, or S-shaped?) and consistencies (solid, peanut butter, soft serve, or runny?).  I consider it a gift, but my mom finds it gross.  I also tend to unapologetically make an announcement when I have to “drop the kids off at the pool” and afterwards, I enjoy discussing with my husband and friends as to whether or not it was “successful.” I take pride in a good “poo”.  In fact, one of my friends purchased me a t-shirt that says, “I pooped today” and I wear it…everywhere.

6.  I must sleep with my special blanket every night.  This is not an exaggeration.  If I don’t have it, I don’t sleep.  If I can’t find it, I have a slight panic attack followed by a melt down. I often refer to it as my “blankie.”  It’s not a blanket that I used when I was an infant or even as a toddler.  In fact, I didn’t acquire this “blankie” until 2006 when I was 23 years old and visiting my parents home over Christmas.  I not only love it because it is soft and has hummingbirds on it, but it was also the blanket my late Grandma Minnie used to cover her legs while watching her favorite television show called Jeopardy.

7.  My favorite place to brush my teeth is in the shower which is why you will find a tube of toothpaste and a purple toothbrush next to the shampoo and conditioner. It sounds gross to keep a toothbrush in the shower, but I promise you it’s not.  I keep it safely tucked away inside a container, towards the back away from everything that could contaminate it.  But if you remember quirky fact #3, germs landing on my toothbrush wouldn’t deter me from using it anyway.

8.  If I forget something somewhere, I absolutely will not turn around to go back and retrieve it.  It doesn’t matter if I am just a half mile down the road or still sitting in the driveway, I will not turn around.  Just last month I left my favorite pair of sunglasses that I have had for over four years at a restaurant because I refused to allow my husband to turn around and go back. However it should be noted that I miss those sunglasses terribly and I haven’t been able to find another pair like them.

9.  I am a nosy person.  I will sweep a clean sidewalk, nonchalantly check an empty rain gauge, or water the dead bush in my front yard just to sneak a peak at what is going on over in the neighbor’s yard (I hope they are not reading). I can be so nosy that I will break my neck or fall into the lap of an old lady while trying to ease drop on another person’s conversation at a restaurant, gas station, grocery store, shopping mall, movie theater…well, you get the point, in order to find out their business.   In fact, one of the main reasons I pursued a degree in Social Work/Counseling was so that I could easily find out what was going on in other people’s lives and get paid to do it.  My parents even bought me a pair of binoculars in college as a joke. But it’s no joke. I have been known to use them…

10.  I am not a risk taker and the pictures below explain it all.  I don’t like falling or heights, which means you will never see me skydiving, bungee jumping, or climbing past the third step on a ladder.  I do not like riding horses or motorcycles, and you will most likely find me holding all of the bags, cell phones and hats as my friends strap themselves into their seats on a death-defying roller coaster.  When it comes to taking risks with money, I don’t.  I like my money where I can see it and would prefer to keep it tucked away underneath my mattress; therefore gambling is out of the question and putting even a quarter in the stock market makes me sweat with nervousness. The only risk I am willing to take is looking like a fool for believing in God for my miracle baby bird…

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So there ya have it.  I have officially exposed myself with my random list of the top 10 quirky facts you probably didn’t know (or want to know) about me.  Are you judging me now? Are you nodding along, saying “oh my goodness, me too!” Hopefully it’s the latter and we can still be friends.

What is the most random, quirky fact you can tell me about yourself? 


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76 thoughts on “Top Ten Quirky Facts

  1. This is the kind of introduction everyone should have. For real. And even as I laugh, I’m nodding, saying, “yep. Me too.” But guess what? This would be considered a giant risk for many. So, you are, in fact, a risk-taker. Congratulations! 🙂 and nice to meet you.

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  2. Oh Elisha! Love that blog, not everyone would be so honest. And yes, I love you even more. Although I never want to talk about poo, ever = ) haha you are awesome

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  3. I cannot stand it when the cuffs of my pants get wet from rain/snow. I will walk into the house and strip the pants off before they have the opportunity to touch my ankles!

    I love this post! You’re so funny, and I can relate to some of these… Except your mayo obsession lol

    Xo

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  4. I hope that link to the pinterest page works bc its an awesome Ecard about talking about poop. This is also a daily topic between me and a group of my friends. We are talking by coastal text messaging to report on our good poops. Perhaps because its such a struggle for us we like to celebrate our success with friends? Anyway I know its totally weird bc its good to see you can relate.

    In other quirky new about me, I am a TOTAL coffee snob. I have recently learned how to make coffee (and by that I mean lattes) that I actually at home. I don’t think ive ever actually had brewed coffee and honestly I refuse to try it! I also can completely tell the difference between the a latte from Starbucks to anything else.

    Love the post! Admire your honesty!

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    • It’s not an easy task to find someone who can talk about poop so openly so I’m super excited I can add one more person (you) to my list 🙂 There are several friends that I will randomly text while I am in the bathroom 🙂 hehehe

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  5. i too sit on toilets, bare bum and all. i thought it was my “dirty little secret” but I’ll think of it as a quirk from now on 😉 i also hate stopping for breaks on a road trip. even if it’s too get gas to start the trip. i get so ticked if the gas tank isn’t filled the day before. my family will have to have strong bladder control when traveling with me haha

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    • Oh my! I refuse to pump gas all together at any time because that means I have to make a pit stop while on the way to my destination. For that reason, my husband always makes sure I have plenty of gas in my car 🙂 He is a sweetie!

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  6. #5 is SO me! Just ask my sister! I could talk about poop all day long. And…. When katie was a baby and had digestive problems, I could easily walk up to someone I barely knew, talking about her poop (or inability to do so).

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  7. I LOVE that picture!! you are so cool guys! 🙂
    I completely share N. 2. Unfortunately as at times it’d be handy to be able to hide feelings.. I also share N. 10. I hate risks! Love the roller skates! I did about 15 years of skating competitions before Uni. xx

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    • Sometimes when I am in conversation with someone I will tend to look down if I don’t like the conversation or find it inappropriate (or whatever) because I know that if I look up, they will totally read what I am thinking on my face and usually what I am thinking isn’t so pleasant 🙂 hehe

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  8. Hilarious! I think we could be twins. Seriously, who doesn’t love talking about poo! (ps. I have a blaney – aka special blankie – no judgments here 😉 ) My biggest quirk, I.can’t.stand. wooden spoons (really any wooden utensil). We do not, nor will we ever own one and have it in our home. YUCK. Talk about giving someone the heebie-jeebies! eeew.

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    • oh I am not sure I have technically done this but I will say that the only reason I do eat a sandwich is to consume the mayo….therefore there is little of anything else on it 🙂 Same with tacos…I could just put sourcream on a tortilla with maybe some cheese…a little salsa and call it good to go 🙂

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  9. My husband can totally relate to #9. We even rearranged our living room so he could more easily see the neighbors and what they were doing. I must admit at the moment we have some drama going with the neighbors next door so it is fun to be able to see the cars coming and going and guessing who’s at their house.

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  10. I am totally with you on the germs thing. I’m just not that worried about it, and I rarely get sick. I just read an article yesterday that said there is next to zero chance of you contracting anything from a public toilet seat, and I felt pretty validated. I’m in airports and on planes at least twice a month and I still never get sick!

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    • I’m glad you are right there with me. My mom washes her hands constantly and is always sick with a cold. I told her the other day that if she wanted to stop being so sock that she should just stop stressing out about washing her hands. hehe! The only thing I probably won’t touch in a public bathroom is the toilet handle. That does kinda gross me out.

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  11. #1 is me and Tru is just like me. He can’t talk without flailing his arms around.
    #3 I am trying to be better at but unless it is a dire emergency, I am not putting my butt where all other sorts of butts have been. For their sake as well as mine. 😉
    #5 is my MOM!! I thought I was bad but boy! She can literally talk about “bowel movements” (which I find grosser than just saying poop) for HOURS and in such detail that I can’t even…
    #6 I had a special blankie for YEARS which I finally was forced to give up. It is full of holes but I still love it and I’m missing it right now.
    #7 I do that too sometimes!
    #9 is my DH to the max!!
    #10 I am so scared of heights it’s not even funny and I WILL NOT ride on roller coasters even if it means going to a theme park and standing by myself for 2 hours while my friends wait in line for a horrifying ride.
    Thanks for sharing this!! It was fun to read. 🙂

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  12. Love this post! I absolutely hate cleaning with Magic Erasers!! Or touching them! For some reason the texture and feel is about equal to grating your fingernails on a chalkboard.

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  13. That is a fantastic list! Coffee and I have the same relationship except for this week and it’s driving me crazy!!!! I can also talk poo with the best of them although I don’t talk about my own, but I can tell you some lovely stories involving the daycare kids and poo, lol.

    I think the quirkiest thing about me is that when I’m ready to go to bed, my toes start going crazy and I have to keep cracking them til I can’t take it anymore. J knows that as soon as he starts seeing my toes start to wiggle and crack…I’m going to be heading to bed soon. I don’t need to go to sleep, I just need to get it bed. Totally weird, I know!

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  14. I talk about my poo with my husband only, but I totally don’t mind sharing the nitty gritty details with him if I have a particularly interesting poop. Which, being pregnant, produces a lot of interesting experiences in the toilet arena. And I too will sit bare bottom on public seats, unless of course the seat is just too gross looking to do so or if the bathroom reeks. Total foot flusher here, too. Love your honesty here! Very refreshing! 🙂

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  15. Elisha, this post is a gem. I mean a GEM. Love it. And I love you even more! Um, so I’m insanely open about bodily functions, too. One of my husbands and I’s first experiences was going to the grocery store to buy a suppository. I was having health problems and was majorly plugged and hurting. After that, I suspected he was the one for me 🙂

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  16. I laughed so hard!!!!!!!!!especially where you mention picking food off the ground! I too will eat anything off the ground. I even attribute this to my strong immune system!

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  17. Haha! This made me laugh. 🙂 I have to put lotion on my feet every single night before bed. I actually cannot sleep with dry feet. I hate leftovers unless it’s spaghetti and I have to sleep with a miniature travel pillow every night, my mom teases me and says it reminds her of a ‘blankie’ 🙂 In fact, I think everyone teases me for that one. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. HAHAHAHA the third step on the ladder…I loved learning these fun facts about you; now I can picture you talking with your hands and using your binos to spy on your neighbors 😀 😀 LOL. Love that pic of you and your hubby by the way.

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  19. You crack me up!! Though I can relate to some of these!!! I feel like if you don’t expose yourself to some germs your immune system doesn’t have a chance to “grow”…tell your mom to stop washing!!
    A strange quirk I have…if I’m eating some sort of colored candy (M&Ms, Reeses Pieces, etc) I have to eat them in colored pairs. When I see that I have oddballs leftover, I try to match up whatever colors are closest to each other for mismatched pairs…and while doing all this, I chew one on each side of my mouth. Strange, I know 🙂

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  20. You can be Bob’s best friend since he LOVES talking about poop. 🙂 He is the most excited when he goes to see his acupuncturist because he can talk about poop all he wants. I am with you on number 2, 3, and 10. I’m definitely not a risk taker either. One quirky thing I can think of about myself is that I won’t brush my teeth if my hair is wet. I have to blow dry my hair first before I brush my teeth.

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  21. This made me laugh! Especially the part about the binoculars and watering the dead plant in the years to try to catch the scoop on the neighbors. 😉 My husband says I’m nosy too… I know who drives what car in our neighborhood, who’s home when and how long a visitor stays… I just say I’m detail-oriented!

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    • haha! I know everything about my neighbors! I get it from my Grandma…she knew everything there was to know about her neighbors including the nights they ordered pizza and what time their significant others left the house. lol! Every time I would visit her, she would tell me all about them. She taught me the rain gauge trick 🙂

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  22. SO GREAT!!! It’s so fun getting to know people outside of what we just read! I can totally identify with #1 as I am a huge hand talker! If you tied my hands up, I wouldn’t be able to utter a single word!! I can identify with #6 as well, though it’s a VERY ragged teddy bear for me! His name is Binky (don’t judge!) and I’ve had him for like 25 years now! He’s missing his nose and he’s not very fluffy but I simply can’t sleep without him!! It’s sentimental value and also, I happen to be a little – ahem – “top heavy” so he serves as a good separator/supportive device!! Haha! Here’s a couple more!

    I can talk about farting with the best of them, don’t even mind letting one rip in front of friends! But J will not even let me TALK about it in front of him, let alone actually DO it!! If I even say the word I hear these words exactly “don’t be disgusting! Be a lady!” Buzzkill.

    I am a total germophobe. I wash my hands so many times a day that I have to carry lotion or my hands will crack and bleed! But drop food on the floor? You bet I’ll eat it! I can sit on a toilet seat with no butt gasket (seat cover) as long as I wipe it off first but I CANNOT TOUCH the handle to flush!!

    I CAN NOT do my makeup until my hair is done perfectly! And I always shampoo twice before conditioner and once after!

    Ok! I’ll quit there but I LOVE knowing that I’m not the only one with crazy oddities about me!!!! Thanks for starting this!!! ❤️

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  23. Love this post! I also drink coffee (in the form of a McDonald’s frappe) to clean the pipes out and poop talk doesn’t phase me at all. In fact, my nephew and I frequently talk about the size and color of the “snakes” he leaves in the toilet. The poos I find most fascinating are the ones that exit the rear door with such force it takes a few flushes to get it off.

    Like you I am also a nosy person. During my lap/hysteroscopy I let everyone know that the guy across the hall from me had Mrsa.

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  24. I had to comment! #9 is one of the main reasons I took my new job as a 911 call taker because I LOVE to know everyone’s business haha I love to be in the middle of Whatever is going on! Thanks for the gift idea I’m totally putting binoculars on my Christmas list! Thanks for sharing I’m even more confident we would have a blast together…..btw geez woman go get your sunglasses!

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  25. I love reading this about you. I think it’s awesome to get to know you better.

    The only thing I can think of right now is that I have an actual fear of other people’s snot. There is one little girl that I secretly favor in our Sunday school class. One week, she had a snot rocket from her nose to her lip, and part of it had solidified on her lip. I have no idea how it happened. I did my best to clean her up, but I started gagging a little. After I threw up in my mouth TWO TIMES, I called Todd in to finish the job. Actually, just retelling the story is causing me to gag. I can’t handle it.

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    • Yeah…I’m not sure how you managed to hold it together as long as you did because honestly I would have bolted from the room. I hate snot or spit 🙂 Vomit doesn’t bother me though oddly enough.

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    • seriously?! You too?! So how do you feel about someone sending you a text with the poop emoji on it when they are…um…cough, cough….? I do this frequently with a select few…

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  27. Oh my goodness… I just posted on your infertility journey about how similar we sounded… and now your interest in poop conversations may have just solidified our “soul friend” status. HAHA!!!

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  28. I love talking about poop too. I actually co-authored an ebook about poop and pee (well really about fiber and water) and throughly enjoyed googling “words for poop” 🙂

    Also–I am right there with you on no fear of germs. I however, will only eat things off of the floor in my house. I’m comfortable with my own germs…
    My own quirk? I burp and pass gas like it is my job! My husband is hoping that I don’t teach our future daughters to do it too. “Aren’t you supposed to be the woman?!” 🙂 we can totally be friends! (Ps: loved this post!)

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