Friday, August 22, 2008

Our 6 unspectacular quirks

We're flattered to have been tagged recently by two separate bloggers for the six unspectacular quirks meme that's making the rounds of the blogosphere. Both Chilly at On The Bricks and Mr. The Hawg at The Natural State Hawg have tagged us, and we are flattered that they wish to know more about us.

Since Margie and Edna posted their quirks back in June when Chilly tagged us originally, this blog's authors will simply share a few of our own quirks with our readers. Since we co-write the blog, we're splitting up the six quirks between us. We don't think you all could handle the full impact of twelve of our combined quirks all at once.

Jane's quirks:

1. I love to read and always have a stash of books nearby. I get antsy when I don't have anything around that I haven't read. I read anything except romances and westerns. My favorites are thrillers and mysteries. My favorite author is Steve Berry.

2. I will be an Alabama Crimson Tide fan until the day I die. It's been this way for more years than I care to mention. Roll Tide.

3. If I buy a fast food burger with fries then I eat the fries first. If I make a burger and fries at home then I can eat both at the same time.

Beth's quirks:

1. I hate it when my food touches on my plate. I don't mean food that could be a reasonable and palatable combo, like meat and vegetables. I mean gravy leaking onto your salad, or salad dressing leaking into your green beans. If I had my way, all food would be served either in separate bowls or on a divided plate.

2. I can't stand it when perfect strangers call me "honey" or "sweetheart", especially men. It so often comes off as condescending rather than a term of endearment. It's one thing when it comes from my great-uncle; it's another thing entirely when the guy trying to sell you a muffler does it.

3. I'm not sure if this is a quirk so much as an oddity: the second toes on both of my feet are longer than the big toes. I've been told that this is a sign of a dominant personality (not true) and/or a sign of Celtic or royal ancestry (possibly true). All I know is that it makes me look like I have monkey toes.

Rather than tag 6 more bloggers, we'd simply like to thank everyone who comes and reads our posts and leaves comments for the ladies. Thank you so much!


The Natural State Hawg said...

Thanks for participating in this "tagging" business. I've got a couple of comments (which should come as no surprise to anyone):

1. Alabama! Alabama? Alabama...

Can't get my mind around that one. I've lived in Arkansas for far to long.

So, a big "whoo pig!" to you.

Isn't it fascinating how a lot of us (myself included) get so wrapped up in college sports? When I was growing up, a friend of my family's was such a Razorbacks fan that she would actually get ill and take to her bed when the team lost.

She was sick a lot.

2. Darn right food should be separated! Food running all together is just nasty. At home, I've got a separate bowl for vegetables because there's nothing worse than, say, juice from black-eyed peas running all over your chicken fried steak.

3. Mr. The Hawg? Heh. That's actually growing on me...

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Hawksdomain said...

Beth, you are not alone with your toe oddity. My Dad, my niece, and I all have the same thing with our second toes being longer than our big toes. :)

Margie and Edna said...

Jane: Roll Tide!

Sure am glad my toes are fine.

About this food thing- it's all going to the same place so it matters not what touches. I like to layer my food. Like mashed potatoes on the bottom, chicken fried steak on top of that then peas on top of that then gravy all over.

You made me hungry, Mr. The Hawg!

Margie and Edna said...

Beth here. Mr. The Hawg, we will stop calling you that as soon as it becomes annoying. ;)

Jane, you made me want to vomit a little with that food description. My dad says the same thing about all the food going to the same place. While that is certainly a biological fact, it has to pass by your taste buds first. My taste buds prefer a non-layered meal, thank you very much. ;)

Hawks, would you believe that 10% of the human population shares the toe quirk?

carol said...

I love mysteries also and am always looking for a new to me author. I have never heard if Steve Berry. Off to the library I go!

Go State!

Margie and Edna said...

Carol, you will not be disappointed. Steve is wonderful! Please come back & tell me how you like him.

Alan said...

Bless yall for not passing it on to 6 more.

erika said...

All I know is that it makes me look like I have monkey toes.

Put me in the monkey toe category!! I will bet it's the royalty thing... I do have some royalty in my lineage, believe it or not.

I am the person who smushes a little bit of everything on my fork before I eat it. YUM. Beth needs a set of those army cafeteria trays with all the seperate little wells for each part of the meal.

chilly said...

Hi there! Well done indeed.

LOL!! I'm the same way with fries. I always eat them first because I love them so good and when I get started, I can't stop myself and then wish I had more. LOL

JD at I Do Things said...

I love the "eat the fries first" quirk. But only takeout fries, eh? Regardless of where they come from, I have to eat my burger and fries together, but hopefully so there's fries left at the end.

JD at I Do Things

AmyV said...

monkey toes! :-)

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