Thursday, July 28, 2005

id•i•o•syn•cra•sy

I've been tagged! (Meme, thanks to Pea Soup)

id•i•o•syn•cra•sy - a structural or behavioural characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. Write down 5 of your own idiosyncrasies, then if you wish, tag 5 people.
  1. I can't seem to find a watch that will keep time when I wear it. I've had quartz watches and they run slow, even with new batteries. I've recently upgraded to a watch with an automatic movement, which ran fine for a while, but is now running fast. Maybe it's because I don't buy expensive watches, but I'm afraid to invest in one, just in case.
  2. Coffee and Tea OCD - The color is of utmost importance, as is the brew! It must be rich and strong. Coffee with non-dairy creamer and no sweetener; tea with dairy creamer, preferably evaporated milk, and two sugars (but I can drink it without, if necessary --I had to, when I had gestational diabetes, and I survived). Both must be whitened to that gorgeous caramel color. Of course, the level in the cup matters as well. No more than 1 cm from the rim!! And don't forget the cup! Medium size with a thin lip - no big thick dribbly ceramics/porcelains!! (I could go on - this probably doesn't count as one idiosyncrasy!!!)
  3. I can't stand to have hair in my face. Bangs are okay, as long as they're not in my eyes.
  4. Everything in its place, and a place for everything (more OCD). I like the dishes and pots/pans to have a stable home so that I know exactly where they are when I go to use them. When my mom visited for a few weeks, she helped out alot, and put things away, but not in the right place. When she left, I put everything back where it belonged. I like order in the dishwasher as well. Forks in one compartment, big spoons in one, small spoons in one, etc. (When it's time to put them away, this minimizes the amount of handling, thus promoting a more sanitary environment.) I can justify all my OCD!
  5. I like to eat things one color or item at a time, even if the dish is a mix, like a salad or a stir fry. I'll eat just the green things, then start on the red things, etc. or if the meal isn't a mix, I'll still tend to eat things one at a time, usually starting with the veggies. Shrimp fettucine? I'll eat all the shrimp first, then the pasta. I generally finish my plate (and it shows).

Sadly, I don't know 5 bloggers well enough to tag them. If I were more brave, I'd pick 5 randomly. If somebody visits my blog and reads this, and hasn't already been tagged, consider yourself tagged! (That's as brave as I am at the moment.)

Mr. Squished Piggy has his own funny beverage idiosyncrasies. He won't drink Coke unless it's with ice, but he will drink Pepsi from a can or a bottle. He prefers soda with ice, and when we're home, he wants the ice to first be rinsed with cold water until it's done cracking and popping and then he likes the soda added slowly to the freshly rinsed (and drained) ice. He claims that there's less foam and that this prolongs the carbonation. We are so well suited to each other in some ways!!

5 Comments:

Blogger kath red said...

it have tea issues too. must be the perfect colour and hotness.

3:01 PM, July 28, 2005  
Blogger blackbird said...

oooh. you are an interesting woman.
re #4 - do the forks and spoons etc, all go in in the same direction? handles up?

5:37 PM, July 28, 2005  
Blogger SueeeuS said...

#4.... but of course! (Handles down, so no food fragments can get stuck and collect on the eating surfaces.)

6:25 PM, July 28, 2005  
Blogger Suse said...

Except for the sharpest of sharp knives, which must be handle UP (now that you have to baby proof the house m'dear).

Yes, you ARE an interesting woman, you superwoman you.

(It took me ages to work out OCD. Got it eventually).

I have the same thing with the cup. Has to be bone china. No chunky pottery passes these lips.

Go read blackbird and do her show and tell. I haven't seen your current front verandah! Love you ... s.

7:33 PM, July 28, 2005  
Blogger SueeeuS said...

#4... yes yes yes, good catch Suse! ...except for the sharp knives, which must be placed handles up for safety reasons...

12:36 AM, July 29, 2005  

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