A couple of weeks ago, Swirl Girl tagged me for a meme requesting that I reveal 6 random quirks about myself. At least I think that's what it was. Quirky? I'm not quirky. So I iron all our clothes. What's it to ya? For this one, I decided to ask my husband to list some of my quirks, with my approval of course. This is how it went down:
The Man walks in the door after work.
Me: Hi Honey. How was your day? Good? That's great. I need you to help me out with something.
The Man: What's that?
Me: One of my bloggy friends has asked me to list 6 quirky things about myself, and I want you to list them.
The Man: Hi Honey. How was YOUR day. Fine? Ok, let's see. Well the first thing has to be that you leave cabinets and drawers open all the time....he says as he walks through the kitchen closing the cabinets and doors that I left open while making dinner or cleaning up.
Me: It's genetic. I swear. My Mom and sister do the exact same thing. I don't know why. All three of us get stuff out of the cabinets and drawers and just walk away. I eventually come back to close it. It just takes awhile. There are days that I make sure I have closed everything before you walk in the door. Honestly.
The Man: Rolling his eyes. Must not be very often because I do it everyday. Ummm, what else? Oh...how about "Everything has to blow up until it gets clean."
Me: Oh that's a good one. It's true. In order for me to properly do a deep clean, I have to dismantle everything making a huge mess so that I can sort, purge, clean and put it back together. Thus it explodes before it gets clean. I think that's anti-Flylady because it takes longer than a timer would allow...ya know like days. What else?
The Man: Three words. "The Burn Process"
Me: Oh yeah. Tee hee. Gotta explain this one to ya. I am a fanatic about taking a shower after traveling on a plane or train or any other mode of public transportation really. When we first got married and my husband would arrive home from the airport after a trip, I told him he couldn't get into bed until he showered. It was received with groans at first, but after several months of the "you-better-take-a-shower-before-you-get-in- this-bed-look, he started doing it without me
nagging asking him. He finally caught on to the goodness that is getting all those public germies off his body. Told ya, quirky. And oh so much happier (and cleaner) though. After all ladies, when mama's happy, everybody's happy. What's next?
The Man: What about cleaning and vacuuming the whole house before we leave for vacation? That's quirky.
Me: That's not quirky. That's smart! I like to come home from vacation to a tidy, freshly vacuumed house. What else ya got?
The Man: The whole painting and re-painting things.
Me: A woman's got a right to change her mind and her paint colors. It's just paint.
The Man: Not when it looked fine the way it was.
Me: You don't get it. Next?
The Man: Since we've been married, have you ever stayed awake for a movie we've watched?
Me: Probably not. I don't know what it is, but everytime I sit down to watch a movie, I fall asleep and never finish it. I did that recently with "About a Boy" and one of the Bourne movies. Yup, saw them both through through the ole eyelids.
The Man: Is that it?
Me: I think so. You still love me though right?
The Man: Always.
There you have it ladies. My quirks. I'm supposed to tag 6 other people. But since I never know who to choose, will you tell me one of your quirks?