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Sunday, May 11, 2008

My six quirks...

I have been tagged by *nigeriandramaqueen* and *simispeaks*. I was hoping no one would tag me cos I am JJC to this blogging thing but 'nigeriandramaqueen kindly gave me a tutorial (LINKING 101 for dummies) so here goes... Here are the rules:

Link the person who tagged you
Mention the rules in your blog
Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them
Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

1. I count ceiling squares, bathroom tiles, pavement sections, in fact anything that comes in squares and sequence. I read that this is a sympton of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). Perhaps I need to see a shrink where (if I was an American) our first session would uncover the fact that my OCD emanates from my childhood where I saw my brother kill a lizard when I was 4 years old or something just as ridiculous...

2. When I fart (yes, everybody does, even yours truly) I sometimes grab at the air behind my butt to smell it. This quirk REALLY is from my childhood when we (my sisters and I) would try to guess the 'fart origin' (eggs, meat, beans, tuwo or rice).

3. I practice crying in front of the mirror. This is because I have a very ugly cry, red eyes, wayward tears, mucus intermingling with the tears and running into wide open mouth...you get the picture. I wish I could cry like I was being directed by a hollywood director (note pls that I said HOLLYWOOD not NOLLYWOOD.

5. I have a terrible memory for names. I can always remember the face but names are my nemesis. I try to link names with another object so that I can remember so whenever I am introduced to someone new, mentally I automatically rhyme the name with something else. I just met my husbands colleague, Ajibike. In my mind, I quickly made a mental note 'Ajibike Fiffike', the second word meaning 'wings' in Hausa. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

6. For breads, cakes and pastries, I prefer when they are slightly burnt. I love to eat the edges of cakes that come out a darker shade of brown and I also love the crust of the bread .Those are my 6 quirky things. I tag Chxta, Wetindey, 36inches, Ijebuman, anonymousgal, and Naapali.

24 comments:

Naapali said...

I see we have a few things in common.
1.I count ceiling tiles, floor tiles, make patterns where they don't exist. I killed lizards, chameleons, mice, rats etc growing up.
2. I no longer need to grab the air behind. It has its own way of making it to my nose and those of others. I know what's mine and where it came from.
3. Boys don't cry. Except movies like Lord of the Rings, Rambo, Commando, Terminator, Alien etc. They make me bawl like a baby.
4. You don't have a four so you owe us one quirk.
5. I have a good memory for many things, names of people is not one of them. I remember people's faces, where I saw them, who they were with but often not their names.
6. I love pastries, hence my constant battle of the bulge and do like my toast darker than most.

I am untaggable since I have already done this one but you can use this as my compliant response.

Naapali said...

Happy Mother's Day!

fantasy queen said...

i'm a sucker when it comes to names too.

seems yo are naapali were soul mates in the previous world..lol

and happy mothers day too!

anonymous gal said...

kindred spirit. i count ceilings too wait thats not good it means i have...wat did u xcall it again???

'Yar Mama said...

Oops, I guess my fourth 'quirk' is that I have never really understood maths hence my omitting one. It was never my forte and once arithmetic became maths, I have only got through on a wing and a prayer. However, being in Marketing, I have somehow stumbled through without any major 'city people' expose!!!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

chei! you werent kidding when u said i should brace myself were u?lmao!!

you try to smell your farts? mai haka?!lol. i guess we all have our thing for weird smells.

Im awful with names to! the way you associate the name with something else is actually recommended in alot of books! i should try that too.

I love pastries. It's the bane of my current existence-because pastry shops line the streets here. Im gonna have to be in the gym 24/7 this summer!
I must say this was much fun to read!

***Happy Mothers Day!***

ibiluv said...

count tiles but get bored after a while...smell my fart?no....names i forget too-i dont bother trying to rhyme-i just confess to forgetting and ask again.........i cry with finesse....*wink*

Smaragd said...

I count tiles when i am bored, i dont grab the air any more, i just stay on one spot till i can smell it...lol. unlike most people, i remember names, faces everything!

i love crunchy pastries, hence the need for it to be slightly burnt!

i hate Mathematics! it's crazy since i have a thing for numbers, memorise them easily, do mental calculations etc.

hope mother's day was great with that thoughtful husband of yours (read ur post on being ill).

AlooFar said...

lol @ number 2.
Do you do that in front of people (minus your siblings)?

Ollay said...

We share the same quirks...lol. I love slightly burnt pastry, yam and beans!

In My Own Words said...

lol @ no 2. y id the source? hehehe

maths? my eyes just glaze over at the sight of figures, but not if it's money in my bank account.

hope u r good.

Jinta said...

i count tiles too. omg! i have ocd!

you practice crying? scoop whiff's of your fart? lol. you are quirky.

NikkiSab said...

Catch and investigate d mess??!!! Yar'mama dat is beyound quirkiness...dats YUKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! pls wat is d evidence of ur research chei lol. My crying is almost musical it has its low peach den d gear 4 is d ultimate High cos its a blend of bass, alto n soprano. I love d edge of only meatpie..its soo yummy!!

ijebuman said...

oh lordy i've been tagged.
Quirks?? can't think of any, but if you're talking about behaviour that could get me certified...well...anyways, will have to get back to you on this one ; - )

KemiMamaLopes said...

I knew I was a bit wonky. I make up sequences or try to force sequences out of random patterns and use dto count floor tiles but now count the wooden floorboards. Oh dear, I better stop npw before someone commits me. Great blog.

rethots said...

....without thots, it seems to me your unwritten quirk is the most interesting. Your numbering modus that naturally omits the great No. 4. .....could it be as a result of what happened when you were 4years old?

Nnice quirks though.

Oracle said...

Funny.
Mine is here
http://sparklingoracle.wordpress.com

guerreiranigeriana said...

what a read!!!...a lil ocd behavior never hurt anyone;)...the rational for yours was hilarious!!...the grabbing of the 'fart' to if it is eww!...i have so many different ways of crying, depending on what emotion has caused it...i just used to practice ctying in case i became an actress and had to do so on demand...and pastries are great!!...how are you?...

The Law said...

Hi, thanks for the tag. I'd like to return the favour, but I have no idea how.

AJIKE said...

these are real quirks mehn

how is all?

LG said...

buhahahahaha@nos.3, i wonder how often u practise crying

*hope u r gud

naijalines said...

Interesting quirks...
I share #5 and 6. I can never recall people's names. I worry they might be offended so i try to find it from others. But I always remember a face. Love darker crusts and edges of anything baked.

Take care.

naijalines said...

Lol @ typo. I meant 'find out'

bumight said...

i dont count tiles, rather if i'm walking on a tiled floor, sometimes i try to walk in the middle of the tiles/pavement sectionssuch that i dont step on the lines.

ur first quirk reminded me of that!