15 Weird Things About Me

When I was a kid I was horrified at the idea of being weird. The weird kid was the one who was bullied and lost their lunch money all the time. Nope, I wanted to fit in. Not so easy, since I am weird. These days, I’m letting my weirdness hang out.   It takes off the pressure and helluva lot more fun.

  1. I don’t remember learning how to read, but I do remember I was reading before I started kindergarten.

2. In my alternate reality I am a homicide detective and I solve crimes constantly.

3. I wrote my first novel, The Addict, when I was 10. It was 30 pages long and it sucked. But my dad read every word. Bless his heart.

4. I talk to myself. In public. In private. I always have, since I was a kid. Nobody knows why.

5. I love to garden and though I’m not very good at it, my biggest tomato weighed almost 3 pounds. Oh and I talk to my plants – is that weird?

6. My favorite family pet was Rusty, a gorgeous collie who showed up on our porch one summer night and scratched on the screen door. He looked exactly like Lassie and I believed he was my soul mate.

7. My guilty pleasure is binge watching mystery shows (usually British) online. If I watch too many I start talking in a British accent.

8. Motown music will always inspire me to  get my freak on.

9. I had two nicknames when I was a kid; Neener and Rodg. I preferred Rodg

10. I’ve had many jobs in my life but the weirdest one was bus buffing. Hard on the back but definitely builds the pecs.

11. My first car was a VW Bug and it had temperamental brakes – meaning, I never knew when or if they would work. Usually, the back wall of the garage stopped the car before the brakes. My nickname for it was  “Death Trap.” I nearly gave my dad a stroke when I took him for a spin and ended up in somebody’s front yard. After that, I refused to drive a stick shift ever again.

12. When I was a kid I wanted to be a fireman or a ballerina but was forced to become a writer because I couldn’t stop making stuff up

13. I love dollar stores. It’s an addiction. I will buy anything if it costs a dollar. I’m their ideal customer.

14. If you want to make me cry show me a Hallmark commercial.

15. I really do work in my pajamas. In fact, I pretty much do everything in my pajamas. But you know, I live in California, so it’s allowed.

How about it, are you a weirdie too? Have you given in to your inner weirdness and let it shine in the light of day? Tell me all about your weirdiness in the comments, so we can revel in it together.

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13 thoughts on “15 Weird Things About Me

    1. O.M.G. I had a room mate who would eat mustard straight out of the jar and chase that with a shot of pickle juice. Amazing! So, what is it? The crunch or the sour that you crave? Do you eat pickles while you write? Do they inspire you? :))
      A

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      1. Truthfully, I’ve craved them since I was a little girl. I don’t eat pickles while I write- it’s deff the vinegar/sourness that I love and crave so much. The crunchier the better 🙂 I’m also anemic and swear that must have something to do with it because I simply MUST have them every day. In fact, I went out at work last night on break and bought one from the convenient – it was good and sour and settled down my upset stomach. LOL!

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      2. You know, I’ve read that fermented food (like pickles for example) are really good for the digestive system. Also, I think that vinegar is a natural akalizer for your system. So you may be onto something there. Maybe I should start eating pickles. I saw they had a BIG jar at the dollar store for just a dollar. Maybe you should stock up. 😉

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  1. I too was reading before I went to kindergarten. I still remember the teacher being amazed. I read the dictionary. When I was 12 or so my friends would tell me that I danced like a white girl, and it wasn’t said in a nice way so I always felt “different” from my black friends. I felt weird. But I felt so free when I danced. If they play James Brown in the grocery store I will dance. So funny. I laugh out loud when no one else in the theater is laughing. My heart bleeds for the Phantom in the 2004 version of “Phantom of the Opera” played by Gerard Butler-I totally identify with his need to live underground in the bowels of London. I think I’ll watch it now. I am weird.

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  2. Elva,
    You are awesomely weird. Just think what fun we could’ve had if we went to kindergarten together? I wonder, what does dance like a white girl mean? LOL. Maybe we’re all spazzes. If dancing makes you feel free, then keep dancing, I say. James Brown ❤ ❤ Who can not feel good when he sings?

    LOL – I understand the laughing in the theater when no one else is laughing.
    But laughter is the best medicine in the world, isn't it?

    I don't think you're weird at all – you are a kindred spirit. And even if you are, there are lots of us weirdies out here. I can point out at least seven to you right now. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your awesome weirdness. Have wonderfully weird day.
    ❤ Annie

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