Thanks to Livewire at In the Blink of an Eye, who tagged me for this meme, I am about to divulge quirky things about myself. The rules are simple. Reflect for a while on your quirks, then list 'em. Here goes:
1. I'm very science and logic minded, so I don't believe in things which can't be observed and repeated. Yet, I wholeheartedly WANT fanciful things to be true (like hauntings, magic, etc.).
2. I'm at my best when put on the spot and barraged with questions and problems. If you sit me down with a long project on my own, I'll descend into abject boredom.
3. I work for short periods of time on things I don't want to do, then reward myself (like checking blogs!). If I didn't hold off the rewards, I might never do the work.
4. I view children as inherently evil. (Okay, not literally evil). As I parent, I see my job as reshaping a raw, selfish force into a positive member of a community. A good deal of "me me me" mentality must yield for that to happen.
5. I can't stand being around nervous, unfocused people. I've put great deal of effort into remaining calm and dependable in a pinch. Nervous, unfocused people are life-force vacuums to me.
6. On the train, I've conducted statistical analyses of how many people pick at their dandruff while they read. And which fingers they use. Drives me crazy.
7. I randomly throw dry humor into conversations to see whether the people I'm talking to are quick enough to get it. I then tend to gravitate to the people who do.
8. I worry about approaching public speaking engagements, but enjoy them once I start talking.
9. I will play music (bagpipes, piano), might sing (especially if alcohol is involved), but will never, ever dance. (Lame, slow dance swaying is acceptable if forced).
So there you have it! I suppose the purpose of the meme is to give a better picture of a person through their oddities. Did it work?
Any of the Clarity of Night Owls should feel free to tag themselves. However, I especially encourage the newer bloggers:
Allen at A Novel Idea
Jeff at The Write Thing
Kara at Mountaintop Architecture
and newer Night Owl:
Mermaid Oceanus at Mermaid
To give it a go!