Thursday, February 16, 2006

Weird Things

Jill at Writes Like She Talks, and September at Midnight Writings, both tagged me for the five weird habits meme.

Since I don't follow instructions well, I've decided to put my own spin on the thing.

Also, don't we all have treasured weirdnesses? They mark our individuality in a context where conformity is rewarded, and noncomformity is idealized.

So I'll tell you guys about my weird habits, if you share, back. We can take turns.

I'll even go first: I daydream. Not just a little...I can be perfectly happy inside my own head, motionless or not, for hours and hours. On occasion, I'll daydream for days on end, taking only short breaks to answer direct questions like, "Have you eaten anything this week?"

See ya in the comments thread.


A White Bear said...

Less consciously, I dream so vividly that my dreams become a part of my memory, and for the life of me, I can't remember what things I've done in life and what just in dreams.

Mac said...

Carrie, that's sort of intense. I have weirdly messed up sleep patterns, for a variety of reasons--and always have had.

I've always wondered if the daydreaming was some sort of autonomic response to missing REM sleep--because even though I'm awake and aware, in many ways it's like my brain just goes wandering with no hand on the rudder, whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Well, great. 'Cause Mac & Carrie, I thought that was normal. I do both and always have. Dreams and life are intermingled. Sorting it out gets confusing sometimes as my dreams have such a reality to them-emotions included. I've had dreams that have taken several days to shake off. And others that have had sequels.

As for daydreaming, now that I'm writing a lot, I'm being told it's about time I'm putting it to good use. Then daydreaming goes into dreams...

uniquematerial said...

No fair. I wanted to hear your 5 weird things. (pouts magnificently)

daydreaming isn't weird - I used to do it all the time; now I rarely ever - *that's* weird.

Come on, Mac - throw us a weird thing at least.

Mac said...

Ummm--I usually skip around when I read a book? Even a new book? THEN I go back and read it all the way through, in chronological page order.

Is that weird enough?

uniquematerial said...

Yep. That's pretty weird.

Why do you do that?

Lori A. Basiewicz said...

I think you know enough about my weird habits already. ;)

Mayden' s Voyage said...

I have always loved to write, and that in-itself is not weird, but in ways that words can not explain, I LOVE to write in unusual when I was in Asia in 2001, or in South Africa last year. If I did not write every day in those places, it was as if the trip had less meaning. But I can have the same experience here in my own city...just go somewhere I've not been before, or somewhere I have not been in a long time with my journal, and just write. Write what I see, or hear, or feel at that moment. Those moments are more real to me than others. I have done this since I was a teenager, and have never met anyone else who does it. I would love to "chat" with someone else who has done...and does...the same.
-Cora :)

Dawno said...

You're going to simply nostrilize your beverage when I say this, so swallow now - but I can't think of 5 weird habits about me. I think I'm just so completely weird that it all seems "normal"

Maybe this is weird enough. I very rarely drink anything except Arizona Diet Green Tea. I buy it in gallon size jugs when possible and decant them into a couple of Arizona bottles I wash in the dishwasher and carry about with me constantly. Anyone I work with knows I'll always have one with me at a meeting. When I worked on a team people would send me IM's saying "I saw your tea at such and such store" or I'd come in to work to find a bottle on the desk.

Is that weird?

.:J.r.A.:. said...

This is more of a small odd phobia than habit...But I don't like breathing when the little "cycle air" button thingy is on in a car (you know...theres one with a icon of a car with an arrow going in, and one with an arrow cycling around...). Also, if its sunny, and I am indoors, there's those spots where you can see the dust and stuff floating around in the air, and it grosses me out so much...I can't breath, I end up sticking my shirt sleeve over my nose.



Mac said...

J--a little weird, yeah. Heh.

Dawno, hell--I can think of more weird things about you than that...or at least, I could make something UP that sounded weirder than that.

Unique, I dunno why I skip around when I read. I think I just like to see the pieces out of order, so that I understand better how they fit together into a dynamic whole.