I was telling a colleague the other day that I can't stand to drink water from a coffee mug (something just doesn't feel right about having crisp, fresh water out of a piece of ceramic with a handle) but I don't mind drinking tea or coffee from a pint glass. Bizarre, I know.
Over the past few days, I started thinking about the oddities that excite me or bother me. Here are a few.
- Strongly prefer little spoons and salad forks, unless I'm in a formal dining environment, in which case I'll put aside my favoritism and use the appropriate silverware
- Can't stand to fall asleep with a parched throat (I keep a glass of water next to the bed)
- Find it very difficult to sleep with socks on
- Like my hot food and drinks HOT and my cold food and drinks COLD, sometimes meaning more trips to the microwave or refrigerator (for ice) than the average bear
- Almost always have to write thank you notes (or else I feel guilty and like I didn't absorb my mother's teachings)
- Often dislike my own craft and art projects because I have/had perfectionist tendencies (and maybe pictured the "finished products" better in my head than they turn out)
- Can't deal with country music, even after living in Georgia and Alabama for a combined 18 or so years
- Like surprise to stay surprises (I actually was really sad two years ago when I stumbled upon what Dan would be gifting me with for Christmas, even though it was a great gift)
- Can't eat chicken if I feel like I let it defrost then hang out in the open air for too long
- Hold onto articles of clothing with teeny stains, convincing myself I'll wear them again one day (then never wear them again)
- Can barely function without a layer of chapstick (preferably the Blistex brand in the teal tube) slathered all of my smackers
- Have a ritual of checking IMDB on Sunday night's for the weekend's top grossing movies
What are your little nuances?