Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Quirky? Me?

Tagged by not one, but two funny ladies (and I mean that in a nice way). Y and Kiran have ordered me to list my quirks, and five no less!

Here goes:

1. I'm a nitpickomaniac. I sweat the small stuff. Which is weird, because I'm generally pretty calm about the big stuff. My life can be crumbling about my ears and I will be worrying about whether my slippers need washing.

2. You won't like watching movies with me. I'm always looking for and pointing out logic flaws and mistakes of continuity. I also ask a lot of questions during the movie - Why did he do that? Where did she come from? But how can that be? It drives Moppet's Papa crazy and I understand why, but (so?) I still do it.

3. I need to wave my hands around when I talk. And I'm a chatterbox. As result, talking to me in confined spaces can be a dangerous undertaking. My grandfather used to say that the only way to shut me up was to tie my hands behind my back and I think he was right. I recall now that when Moppet was younger, I didn't talk as much as is normal for me and I guess it was because my hands were full of baby and my mouth was unable to work solo.

4. When I'm reading or watching TV, I chew my lower lip. I mean really, really chew, often to the point of bleeding. I acquired this disgusting habit in my early teens and it has reached a point where I'm not even aware I'm doing it. My mom tried everything - yelling, cajoling, shaming - until she gave up in the hope that when I acquired a boyfriend / husband, he would be able to stop me. But I don't think Moppet's Papa even notices it, so her hopes have now turned to Moppet. I think it will eventually be Moppet who will force me to stop, but she's not old enough to notice yet, so I have a few more years to eat my lower lip in peace.

5. I'm ticklish beyond belief. I have been known to squeal and giggle uncontrollably when Moppet's Papa lets his hand hover (not touch mind you, just hover) over the sole of my foot and says, 'I'm thinking about tickling you'. He, of course, has buffalo hide for skin and is not ticklish at all. So unfair.

So there you have it. What do you think, how high do I rate on the quirkometer? Here's the scale, eleven being the least quirky and fourty-four being the most quirky (Why those numbers, you ask? It's a quirkometer, silly!)

11. Duh?
22. Look, it's alive!
33. A perfect specimen.
44. Excuse me, which planet are you from?

Tagging JLT, Fuzzy, Something To Say, DotMom, Gauri and anyone else who'd like to do this tag.

21 comments:

karmickids said...

A soul sister...we rate higher than 44 sis!!!

Just Like That said...

Oh-Oh! I have to BUCK UP on Poppins' Indian writing tag.

I promised myself I'd do her tag before doing any others..
So now I have tags looming up in my dreams....
Indian writing I love :-)
my sex life ;-p
my quirks ;-|

Have this nagging feeling that I'm under pressure..
Will do it soon, Mops.

Swati said...

WHAT A LIST :)
Bhw ..u are tagged again

Just Like That said...

I forgot to comment on your post...

SO much with you on 1. LOL at 3.

OK I give you 33. hmmmm.. biting your lips till they bleed... ??? *raised eyebrows*

Will be generous to you till I finish mine.;D

Tharini said...

Man! # 3 was th best! And I almost beleived you. :D

Rating : And you get a 44! All the way!

choxbox said...

hey you get 55! 5 quirks and 5*11=55!

btw on the flaws in the movies front, we have this friend who located that the chemical representation of the benzyl compound drawn on the blackboard when sushmita sen is teaching organic chemistry in 'main hoo na', was all incorrect!!

Suki said...

Lady, you are inimitably kwirky!(oops.. too much of Kodi's Mom by way of blogs I think!)

And as for the movie thing, I have that too. Which is when the boyfriend - not usually one for bad movies - says "I was just trying to lighten up. Leave your brain behind." ;)

DotMom said...

ROTFL. that's one quirky gal. I do the movie thing too. And I rate you 44 ^ 44 :)

rbdans said...

LOL on 3. Familiar with 1 and 5. You get all of 44..

Kodi's Mom said...

quirky, quirky! you get 44 from me.

Suki said...

Wokay - so when is Tharini's tag on nicknames coming up? :D
Looking forward to chortling a bit more!

Moppet's Mom said...

Hmm, so we're all pretty much in agreement that I'm 'out of this world' ;-p

Ok, ok, am barely human. Satisfied?

I'm glad to see that the movie thing is not so unique - choxbox, please shake your friend's hand for me! That's the kind of thing I'd love to have done, except that I don't know enough chemistry to figure it out.

Suki, I'm working on the next tag, but I've got to say, all these high expectations are scaring me a little bit :-)

Moppet's Mom said...

And btw, Tharini, whaddya mean 'I almost believed you' ? It's true, I tell you!

Squiggles Mom said...

I do the movie thing too :). I love picking holes in plots. But sometimes if there's a dashing young man (e.g. Daniel Craig) then I ignore such irrelevant details :).

WhatsInAName said...

lol at #3 :)
As for rating, heard of people who live in glass houses blah blah :)

dipali said...

Rather cute quirks, though I feel sorry for your lower lip!

Gledwood said...

Hi what a charming blog! I only found you quite by chance.. pressing that next blog button... I would invite you to my blog but you would probably find it a bit grownup for your taste...
Take care now!

Gledwood
"vol 2" ...

Fuzzylogic said...

LOL!where were you all these days?you sound like my lost twin!just not so much with the biting the lower lip part though!now that's quirky even for me:)
about the movie..I'm with you 100%. More about it when I do the tag:)
By the way take a 44 on the rating!!
Will do the tag soon:)

Moppet's Mom said...
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Moppet's Mom said...

Gledwood: Thank you, thank you! And hey, I'm grown up... I think! Good luck with your memoirs.

Y said...

I came here very late, but am glad I came, saw and left a comment - yep, you're weird, and I share many of your weirdities...