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Five Weird Things About Me

November 2nd, 2007 · 4 Comments · Weirdness

I got tagged by JGS at Two Okapis to disclose five weird things about me.

I may be slow but here goes:

1. I have an unnatural fear of dead bodies. When I was younger, I didn’t like to babysit because I was afraid of what I’d find in a strange house or I didn’t like to wander around at night in the woods for fear of stumbling upon a dead body. It’s never happened and most people go their whole lives without ever stumbling upon a dead body but that’s one of my fears. I think there is actually a phobia named for this, but I can’t find it right now.

2. I have stopped washing my hair. Miss Zoot posted that she had not washed her naturally curly hair in a couple of years. She posted a book she’d read that recommended it. I got on Amazon and looked that book up and a few others and checked them out from the library. Sure enough it says that people with naturally curly hair shouldn’t wash their hair. Something about the shampoo stripping the oils out of naturally curly hair causes it to frizz. Well frizz has been something I’ve been fighting my whole life so I figured “what the hell.” I rinse my hair everytime I shower. I have rinsed it with vinegar and I have scrubbed my scalp with baking soda but no shampoo has touched my hair in almost two months. I was worried that it would smell or get all greasy and yucky. It hasn’t. But it does look much better. It curls without frizzing. That is why I adore Zoot and all her Zoot-ness.

3. I wear almost exclusively black. I’m not a goth. I don’t think it makes me look thin. I do it because it makes getting dressed easy. And buying clothes, “why yes, that will go with my black <fill in the blank>”. I have more black blazers, black pants and black skirts and dresses than anyone you know. I will occasionally wear a pattern but it almost always has black in it.

4. When ever I’m about to finish something, it almost always makes me sad. Whether it’s a needlepoint project I’ve invested a lot of time in. A book I’ve been reading. A brief I’ve been working on for work. It makes me melancholy.

5. And the thing that most people don’t know about me but you do, is I write a blog. I write about my personal life on the internet. While you probably don’t think this is weird, I think most of the world finds that unusual. When I tell people, I get this look, and people say, “Really? What do you write about.” “Uh. Potty training. Stuff.” And then I get another quizzical look.

There. I finally finished my five weird things about me.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cynthia // Nov 2, 2007 at 9:23 am

    I’m with you on 3, 4 and 5….not that I’m FOND of dead bodies mind you….

  • 2 missmamamoon // Nov 2, 2007 at 10:26 am

    It’s called “Necrophobia”!

    I’ve got lots of weird things about me. Perhaps I should share…

  • 3 Victoria // Nov 2, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    That’s fascinating about the “don’t wash your hair” concept. I have very thick , longish hair…and my hair definitely looks better when unwashed. Oh, and totally right-on about the black!!

  • 4 dynamitt // Nov 2, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    i need to ‘borrow’ this. Its easy to find weird things about me..

    anyhow the post that is no longer there…I was trying to see if my rss feed to blogher was finally working – but no such luck. Thats why I took it down again.

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