Squirl's Nest

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

10 Things

I was tagged by Kylz to post 10 weird and random facts about myself. Like Bucky I'm not so good at tagging, so if you can't think of anything else to post today, go ahead and use this one.

  1. I hate coconut. Okay, I stole this one directly from Bucky. All I can say in my defense is that since I'm older than Bucky, I've hated coconut longer than she has. The taste is bad enough but the texture is really, really nasty.
  2. When I eat saltine crackers I like to bite them into four pieces.
  3. I live in Michigan because family is here but I don't like snow. Not much choice there, I guess.
  4. I only had three wisdom teeth. That really came in handy when they were removed.
  5. I click my teeth together in time to music.
  6. I have to make my bed every day. This must be done even if I've been busy and can't get to it until right before I'm ready to go to bed. Blankets and sheets must be straight!
  7. I have to turn off all electric things in my car, except radio, before I turn the car off. I don't like having all those things going when I turn it back on again.
  8. When I start out walking I like to begin with my right foot.
  9. One of the reasons I don't like snow is that I like to have all of the snow off my car and the ice off my windows before I start driving. Blind spots are bad enough in the car without the snow blocking my view. And I hate getting behind the people who don't bother to clear theirs and I can't see for all the snow blowing off their cars.
  10. When I get tagged with one of these memes I can't always come up with good stuff. So a lot of you might recognize most of these from a post I did last October about idiosyncracies.


Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

You start walking with the RIGHT foot?

Man, I don't know if we can be sisters anymore...

But the hatred of coconut brings us together, I guess.

Wed Dec 07, 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

No left foot first. Too military. :-)

Must ahte coconut, though.

Wed Dec 07, 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I am _with_ you alllll the way on the coconut hatred.

I was one of those kids who would get alll excited for the treats kids would bring in on the holidays. And it never failed, at easter, someone would bring in cupcakes with green coconut 'grass' on top and jelly beans for eggs.

Bleck. Way to ruin the frosting on the cupcake, I say. Cause of course you can pick off the coconut, but soo much of the frosting would go with it.

But you know, I don't mind if a tropical drink has a teeny bit of coconut flavoring in it. Just give me a nice drink umbrella to make up for it. ;-)

Wed Dec 07, 03:07:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

What about "favourite cookies" then--I guess I'll have to eat your portion....mmm coconut!

Loverly list Squirl---I thought of you when watching a little grey squirrel run along the top of a fence carrying 2 popcorn peanuts in his mouth--one of them fell out and down while he was running and he looked down so forlornly at it and then kept moving ever so gingerly around a twig that was resting on top....

Wed Dec 07, 03:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Some of these are repeats! DO OVER!

Wed Dec 07, 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Snowboarders call that "goofy-footed" because apparently most people who are right handed are left footed. I'm right handed but also a goofy foot. :)

Wed Dec 07, 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I don't even like coconut flavored drinks. But yeah, how could you ruin good cupcakes with that stuff. Yuck!

Effie, you may have all the coconut cookies. Every one.

Poor squirrel. I tend to drop things, too. hmmmmm

Mr B, it may be your birthday, but you're not the boss of me.

Ern, I'm definitely "goofy-footed." You should see me walk sometime. We have that in common, but I bet you walk better than I do. :-)

Wed Dec 07, 07:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Yeah, I am one of those people that needs to turn off everything in my car before I get out of it.

I can't stand getting in and having the radio blasting in my ears or the air blasting in my face.

Unfortunately, my husband leaves everything on when he gets out, and we share a car, so whenever I get in after he's driven, I feel like I am getting attacked.


And I like coconut flavor, just not the texture, unless it is baked inside of a cookie or cake.


CSI: Las Vegas Crime

Wed Dec 07, 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, doesn't that drive you nuts? I'm glad we each have our own car.

But, coconut just doesn't cut it for me.

I like what you did with your word verification.

Wed Dec 07, 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I like Amber's idea for CSI: Las Vegas Crime.
It could feature all sorts of corpses in spangly outfits, and poker champions being questioned as suspects...I think you've got a hit on your hands there, girl.

My word ver? Sounds like a girlie fart: pwwif

Wed Dec 07, 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Well I have never seen them before!

That foot one is a bit bizzaar, but then I think... when I am walking down the footpath I don't like to stand on the cracks. I will take bigger/smaller steps, just so that I miss the cracks. This is a habbit I have had since I was a child, and thought that I'd fall through the cracks. So, maybe it is not that weird afterall.

Wed Dec 07, 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

I dunno, Squirl...just yesterday I tripped over the same item for the third time in an hour and my husband, through gales of laughter managed to blurt out, "I love you, but you're retarded!" Hrmph.

Thu Dec 08, 01:46:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

See, Ern...he should love you BECAUSE you're retarded.

Embrace your retardation. We are a tribe.

Thu Dec 08, 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I'm not? Does this mean a reduction in pay?

Thu Dec 08, 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Bucky, a hit show? I wonder if the producers know of the genius that goes on in this comment section. Of course, it can't be a hit unless there is a corpse in some assless chaps. And there has to be one in every episode; it just wouldn't be the same.

Or, at least, the casino guys can be in assless chaps.

Let's just hope that have some nice butts.

And, yes, Squirl, it freakin' drives me nuts. I think he does it on purpost to bug me. ;)

I can't wait until we can afford another car. But that's another year.

And I'm a major klutz/retard/gangly geek. Andy says that is why he married me. But he is type Nerd, so does that count?

I embrace my inner dorkness.


Veggiefy tea titty?

I personally like my CSI one better.

Thu Dec 08, 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

And can it truly be veggie if it has titty in it?

Thu Dec 08, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bucky, thanks for MCing here while I've been away. Much appreciated. Corpses in spangly outfits, that's a winner right there. Being a 'tard is definitely in your area of expertise. And for your most recent comment, as long as no animals were harmed in the process.

Kylz, was that before or after the phrase "fell through the cracks" became popular? Sounds like a good premise for a sci-fi show.

Ern, we have a Klutz club in my little area at work which includes Chia. Sounds like you could be a member. And I suppose your husband never, ever trips???

Mr B, could you afford a cut in pay?

Amber, assless chaps on a corpse, all the more interesting. Man, all I've got to say is that I hope the lights aren't too hot on the set.

I'm so glad I have my own car. Otherwise I'd also have to reset the position of the seat.

And Nerd definitely cancels out klutz any day. Sounds like a match made in heaven. We'll let Jonah be the judge, though.

Yes, the CSI one was really good.

Thu Dec 08, 04:26:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I do straighten out the comforter before going to bed, but I wouldn't really call it making the bed

Gee, you really do hate snow! You mentioned it twice.

I do like fresh coconut, and some of the tropical drinks flavored with coconut.


Thu Dec 08, 04:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sierrabella, the bed making thing is only because I like the blankets and sheets basically smoothed and evened out between us. Usually one or the other of us ends up barely covered with the blankets. Still not sure how that happens as they don't always slide in the same direction.

Nope, do NOT like snow. It's so dangerous to travel in. It gets in your shoes and down your coat. If we got a light dusting occasionally, I would probably love it.

Maybe coconut kinda reminds me of snow...

Thu Dec 08, 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

I had to laugh at #7 as I have scared the crap outta myslef about three times this week alone with my stereo coming on very suddenly and very loudly when I started my car. What a goof I am.

Thu Dec 08, 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Nice list. I do the right foot thing too. Don't know why. I just always have.

Thu Dec 08, 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Mr. Eclectic is a MAJOR cover hog. There, I said it. It's true. I'll be fighting to cover myself with a scant 2 or 3 inches of covers and he'll have tons lying on the floor on his side, even though I compulsively straighten them out each night before bed.

Oh, and coconut is deceptive. It sneaks up on you in cookies and shit where you don't expect it, cause you couldn't see it from the outside and then, WHAM! you're pulling strands of cardboard dental floss out of your mouth. Sneaky and deceptive. Not to be trusted.

Thu Dec 08, 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Yes - coconut is a sneaky bastard. Word.

I have to admit, though, heh heh, if you started my car, and I didn't dive for the volume fast enough, you'd probably get your hair blasted back by the music.

Thu Dec 08, 08:44:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tee hee, Kranki. I always try to remember to turn the radio way down, just not off, before I turn the car off.

Kat, I had always wondered if I was the only one. Looks like I'm not. :-)

Eclectic, sounds like you need to start out the night with the blankets on the floor on your side of the bed. Then, by the end of the night, they should be even.

Coconut is very deceptive. You are soooo right. Something looks so good and, yuck, coconut.

Amen Sister Bucky!

And I know you love your tunes.

Thu Dec 08, 09:15:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Just be glad I turned off the White Zombie before you got in my car last time I was over! ;)

Fri Dec 09, 08:04:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

You did a nice list, and they went all tits and assless chaps on you, Squirl. What is blogworld coming to?
Kudos on cleaning off your car. I carry a little broom to sweep mine off so the snow/ice doesn't fly back into other people's faces. That's probably the most compulsively neat thing I do, though. I'm pretty much a pig.

Fri Dec 09, 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

What’s so weird about all that stuff?

I rather dislike the texture of coconut, too—but still I eat it if I have to munch through it to get to the cake.

I live in Louisville because, uh, I was born here? No, I left when I was 18. I have family here? Yeah, but I have family in New Mexico and Florida, too. I have allergies to river valleys and I am living in one of the worst in the world for allergens. So, why do I live here?

I’ve never thought about it, but I think I start off on my left foot because that’s the way the army taught me to start off.

So, what’s so weird about all this stuff?

Fri Dec 09, 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thank you very, very much, Bucky!

Susie, you know how the blogworld is. Would we have it any other way? :-)
That is so funny because I'm not that much of a neatnik, either. I just have to have my car cleared off before I drive.

Nick, see, I would've had a hell of a time in the military. :-)

Fri Dec 09, 03:28:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Oh the snow and car thing, I so agree . . . sad when people don't take the extra time. Shhhh, I am married to one who doesn't get all the windows cleared before he drives off. His reason, oh it will blow off. Yep right on the car behind you honey.

Fri Dec 09, 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, Ichabod doesn't do much to clear his either. Maybe it's a "guy" thing.

Fri Dec 09, 04:23:00 PM  
Blogger ladymadaysia said...


It must be a guy thing. My hubby does it too. I have to have my car cleared before I leave.

It really isn't that much of a problem, now, though, since we have a garage. YAY!

I had a word ver that I thought was funny over at CM's.


You pee? F*** you!


Fri Dec 09, 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, I believe that guys always have a "best case scenario" attitude. They never see what could go wrong. :-)

I love your word verification. tee hee.

Fri Dec 09, 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oh, the best-case scenario guy. I don't think it's all guys, but I've seen my share of 'em.

The last words of a dumbass:
"What could possibly go wrong?"

Fri Dec 09, 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You're right, Bucky, they're not all like that. But enough of them are.

Fri Dec 09, 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger ladymadaysia said...

Like, "Andy, get gas. We are almost out. Go to the exit up here."

"Nah, lets wait till the next exit. What could possibly go wrong?"

Running out of gas in the middle of nowhere, that is what could possibly go wrong.

And you know what. We did. And the next gas station was like, you know, 5 miles away.

It was in the middle of the night, January, in Wisconsin.

Luckily after a couple of prayers, the lovely car started up, we got going to like 90 MPH and it died, we coasted all the way to the next gas station exit. Can you believe that crap?


Fri Dec 09, 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Amber, we've never run out of gas, but Ichabod doesn't like to fuel up until the car is practically running on fumes. Winter is definitely not a convenient time to run out of gas!

Fri Dec 09, 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

THANK GOD (or whomever)! I thought I was the only person in the WORLD who clicked there teeth in time to music. Do you breath tunes too?

Fri Dec 09, 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

GreatWhite, don't you love it when you find out someone else has some of the same quirks as you? If I get what you mean, then yes, I believe I breathe tunes, too. :-)

Sat Dec 10, 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Have you been checked for OCD? Just kidding! I think the purpose of this meme is to show that deep down we are all weirdos.

Sat Dec 10, 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Oh, and I don't clean the car off either. I barely make sure that I have a spot big enough in the windshield to see through. But that is solely because I am ALWAYS running late!

Sat Dec 10, 01:38:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Sylvana, yes, we all have a bit of OCD. I try really hard to get up earlier if I think there's going to be a lot of snow. Otherwise, I'd rather be late than not get the majority of the snow off. :-)

Sat Dec 10, 07:18:00 PM  

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