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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Only six?

Jesse tagged me. I’m supposed to list six quirky things about me. Good grief, where do I start. I like how Jesse was so sweet at the beginning of her post by saying how quirky is all in the eye of the beholder, but I have to disagree wholeheartedly. I know that I do some really quirky stuff and I know others that do even more. But, I’ll stick to me.

1. I flush all public toilets with my foot. Then I get out of the stall as fast as possible while holding my breath because I’m afraid I’ll inhale the toilette vapors. This gets a little tricky when you ‘re holding a baby because you didn’t want to bring the car seat into the bathroom and set it on the floor.

2. I think chemical hair treatments are some form of cheating. This was ingrained in my head from my beautician mother. She would never let me get a perm or color my albino white hair when I was young. I finally had my hair foiled for the first time last year and I felt so guilty that I openly admitted what I did to anyone that would listen. Even if the conversation had nothing to do with my hair.

My neighbor- “Hi April, how are you?”

Me- “I foiled my hair, see? My sister made me do it. She said I wasn’t blond enough anymore. It took a really long time and I didn’t know what to expect, but I think it’s okay and maybe I’ll do it again, except it kinda dried it out a bit, but that’s okay, and I think it’s sorta natural and I’m older now and need a little help so it’s okay. Really, how are you?”

3. I sent my kids to public school, then I sent my kids to private school, then I threw in the towel and homeschooled my kids. And aren’t most homeschoolers just a bit quirky…just a bit?

4. I like to sing in a very loud operatic voice to give instructions to my children. Sometimes, my husband joins in and adds harmony. One friend told me that being at my house is like watching a musical. My oldest son has picked up on this quirky habit, and I must say it’s quite charming and can turn a bad day into a funny day very quickly.

5. Even as outgoing and loud and funny as I am; I get really uncomfortable in large groups. I even get panicky about going into unfamiliar territory like an office party or large get together with people I only know sorta well. I’m terrible at small talk, just awful. I know I’m supposed to ask people all sorts of questions about themselves, but I just draw a blank or ask really stupid questions. And the worst is I’ll just start blurting out stories, I know, that’s not hard to believe, but then I’ll laugh inappropriately too loud, too long and too hard. Good grief!

6. I can imitate a lot of people I’ve known in my life. I pick up on details like the way they walk, their hand gestures, the pronunciation of certain words. I even remember stupidly small details about people like the color of their teeth, skin texture, if they have a mole on their arm, the shape of their feet and on and on. It’s like a way of placing a person in my memory that I want to remember. I’m usually one of the first people to complement or comment on a new hair cut, a tan, an injury or even *gasp* an enhancement or two.

I know you all want more, but it said six, so that’s all I’m givin’ ya. I bet you all thought I was gonna to start talking about bodily functions and fluids, didn’ cha? I held back.

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