Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I've been tagged!

Apparently in the blogger world you can play virtual "tag".  How it works (I think) is that someone makes a post (usually a list of sorts) about themselves and then "tags" other blogs to do the same.

I have been tagged by Jen (Peanut's Mom) who has just listed six Quirky things about herself here.

So, without further adieu...

Six Quirky Things About Me...

1.  I LOVE vacuum lines.  Seeing the clean appear right before my eyes...its bliss.  Growing up we had Berber carpet in our basement.  Although I got slight satisfaction knowing the floors were clean, it was not NEAR the elation I felt once I realized the carpet I have now left lines.  It takes me to my happy place.  Throw in a little carpet potpourri and I am downright in heaven.

2.  I can't stand liquid cough syrup.  I especially have a strong aversion to the cherry kind.  Why you ask?  When I was about 13, and REALLY sick, my mom thought it would be a good idea to mix cherry cough syrup and milk.  *shudder*  What I ended up trying to drink, was the most God awful concoction known to man.  Even the smell of Red Bull gives me the dry heaves.

3.  I am a really good lip reader.  This stems from me having hearing loss in my left ear.  Sometimes, for fun, I watch the news with no sound just to challenge myself to pick up what they are saying.  Good times eh? *eyeroll*

4.  When it comes to the Chicago Bears, I am very superstitious.  I am convinced that they lost last Sunday, because I was wearing a new Bears shirt (that is now tainted).  If I'd have just wore the shirt I wore in their win against Indy, we would be sitting pretty...

5.  I am a meticulous bed-maker.  Bedspread must be just so...pillows at right angles...sheets smooth...if I see an unmade bed, I immediately get the urge to make it.  My mom (the cough syrup queen) would be proud.

6.  I Ziploc poopy diapers.  I know it is not economical or enviro-friendly.  I like knowing that the poo is contained and the smell cannot escape.  Its another one of those "happy place" things...


7 comments:

Chris and Amanda Donovan said...

i had no idea Rikki.... want to come vacuum my house?? :)

zztopdog said...

Mine too?

Elie-Jelly-Belly said...

So I can thank you for the Bears lose? That game screwed me in the football pool. So I know curse you and your damn Bears. Fyi...i have a lucky Broncos shirt, and it really works.

jen said...

Wow, weirdo. :) Welcome to the tag-club!

LiteralDan said...

That's a good list of quirks, but it reveals to us all that your mom needs to be committed. That was just an awful idea, and to subject you to it, rather than tasting it herself, was just cruel.

But then, were you especially unpleasant that day/week/month?

grandma D said...

Whoa Literaldan....
you gotta know that "she" could spot medicine a mile away. A brand new little pink drink never hurt anyone hahahahahaha! Nothing like it!

Mrs4444 said...

Lipreading-Thanks for the warning; if I'm ever talking about you, I'll know to be careful, heehee

Bedmaking-Almost never happens in my house. Better not come over; you'd go crazy.

Ziplocks-What a great idea! :)