Post # 1
just for fun, I felt like talking about weird habits!
because I hate packing lunches, I often bring a can of progresso chicken soup to work. but I hate the chicken pieces, so I pick all of them out out so it’s just broth, veggies and noodles.
the “chicken” they put in it just grosses me out.
anyway, what weird habits do you have?
Post # 3
I make chipmunk faces every time I look in a mirror at work. A bit of entertainment to make the day go faster…
Post # 4
I was just thinking about this this morning… This is a habit I hate that I do (but yet don’t change it…) I will leave empty shampoo/conditioner bottles in the shower even after I get new ones until they pile up and get in the way… It’s so annoying and I hate it, yet I never do anything about it. lol
ETA: I notice that sometimes if I do run out of conditioner (because I always run out of that first) I can put some water in the empty ones and get enough for one or two more washes, so it does come in handy sometimes… lol
Post # 5
oh, also, this one might gross some people out but I use the toothpick on my swiss army knife. when I’m done, I just wipe it on my sleeve and put it back in the knife. that would seriously gross out some germophobes, but it doesn’t bother me at all!
Post # 6
For some reason I like to press the tops of my fingernails on hard surfaces, like countertops or walls. Apparently I did it as a little kid too. I guess I like to know that they’re really attached to my fingertips??!
Oh, @janie-janie: I pick that chicken out of my soup faster than you can say “giblets”.
Post # 7
I dont know if this counts, but I always rip the crust off my sandwiches- if its normal sliced bread. I don’t have a problem with hoogie rolls or anything, and apart from that, I’m not a picky eater at all!
My SO says when I’m really deep in thought, and no one is looking (like I’m working on a project or something) I make a face and kinda stick my tounge out. I have no clue what he’s talking about, and he hasnt been able to get a pic- I’m 30, have I done this my whole life when no one was looking?
@janie-janie: I would do this too, but when I take mine out of my purse, its so covered in tobacco crumbs, salty almond crumbs, and lots of icky things I couldnt identify. If I kept the knife in my center consol of my car or something and there’s just paper work or pens in there, ya I would actually use the toothpick.
Post # 8
I HAVE to brush my teeth after everything I eat or drink. It will bother me so much if I don’t. Chewing gum after I eat or drink isn’t really an alternative that satisfies me but obviously I have to settle for it in certain situations. But I will be constantly thinking about how I wish I could brush my teeth.
Post # 9
I don’t like my foods to touch, and I eat them one at a time (i.e. @ Thanksgiving, I’ll eat all of my turkey, then all of my corn, then my mashed potatos and gravy *gravy is exempt from the no-touch rule*). I’ve always done this. I was such a big fan of school lunch trays, protecting my food with their happy little compartments
Also, if I’m washing my hands and only one is dirty and needs to be washed, I need to get them both wet. Same for dipping my feet in the lake…if one’s wet, I have to get the other wet.
Post # 10
@JessieK: the funny face one… I do that too except I just lick my lips a lot…
which reminded me of another habit I have…
This might be a lefty thing, but when I’m writing a lot or like taking notes my face gets REALLY close to the paper, like barely a couple inches away… People would always be like “are you ok over there?!”
Post # 11
@indibee: OMG ME TOO!! I always say I need those compartment plates… but the plastic 3 section ones don’t cut it when you have a few different sides! I also “save the best for last” which people always laugh at me for…
Post # 12
@indibee: My sister does the SAME thing with her food! I always joked about getting her cafeteria trays for Christmas!!
I don’t put milk on my cereal…EVER. I always eat dry cereal. Sometimes I’ll put cereal in my yogurt for the crunch-factor. I also fidget with my earrings if I am thinking or nervous.
Post # 13
I have weird food issues, way to many to list. Nothing that most people notice or impedes me, but sometimes they make Darling Husband laugh.
My most noticable habit, I walk En Point when I am nervous. Kind of hard not to notice when someone is walking around on her toes. My mom said that I have done this most of my life, weird.
Post # 14
There has be be balance on my body. For instance, if I step on a dried, crunchy leaf with my right foot, I feel anxious and off balance until I do the same with my left. If Darling Husband is playing with one of my nipples, he HAS to do the same to the other one, or I can’t concentrate, and start to feel panicky.
ETA: tks, I totally do that too! Ever since I was little!
Post # 15
Another person with food touching issues here! I *hate* it when they touch but it’s mostly foods where flavors could mingle. If it’s “dry” foods like chicken and fingers and fries, I’m a little more okay with it.
When I eat Cap’n Crunch cereal, I eat all of the yellow pieces before I eat the berries. I’ve always done it, and I get really mad if I find a random yellow piece that was hiding in all the yummy berries!
Post # 16
@indibee: I do this too! I always get teased for it though! When I was little, I actually used to have to have a different fork/spoon for each thing on my plate. Now I just resort to wiping it off in a napkin before it touches something else.
I also like to eat with smaller forks and spoons. I hardly ever use a full size one. I’m usually the one using the dessert fork/spoon when we’re eathing dinner.
Oh, and if I’m eating a PB&J sandwhich, I break it into pieces before I eat it. This is all making me sound very OCD!