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  • February 16th, 2006 | 5:27 PM
tagged - one odd duck

I've been tagged by minabirdwriter 

Ground Rules: The first player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yours" and people who get tagged need to write a LJ entry about their 5 quirky habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names. 

Boy, this really makes you stop and think, how much do I really want these people to know about me?

1. If I stop to tie one shoe I have to retie the other one so they are both the same amount of "tight."

2. When I put food on my plate I eat all of one kind, then all of the next, and so on. I might take a taste of each one to start but then I pick which one I want to end with and eat them one at a time.

3. I write all my fiction first in longhand and I have to use the same kind of pen throughout.

4. Sometimes I make a mud puddle just so I can smell the mud. (Hey, I live in California where we don't get much rain.)

5. My ideal closet would be a bedroom with nothing but walls and hooks on the walls where I could hang things out in plain sight rather than behind doors in a cramped closet. Until then, the chair and the knobs on the dresser drawers will have to do.

I know I'm late to the game but just in case, writerross, avariecaita, writerjob, d_michiko_f,slatts
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February 17th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
I'm not so sure about the mud, but I love that fresh rain and worms smell. It reminds me of jogging at night with my brother at the lake home my parents once had.
February 17th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, anything to do with rain and water. It's a definite perk-me-up.
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February 17th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Eventually I make it to the computer but they all start in longhand. I started writing before home computers so I guess it's all a carryover.
February 17th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
Well, thanks for the tag but this game started rather early, I got tagged first thing this mornin'! (it's almost tomorrow)....

I do find these interesting tho....

I can completely agree w/ #1! I don't think there's a single tthing weird about that. Completely logical unless you can actually tie one to the same tightness and that is impossible.

Laura artistq eats exactly like you!

I'm inspired by #3 as I'm not a good typist .

and 5., yup!
February 17th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I figured I came in way too late. Sometimes I have a hard time with that about LJ, between being on the west coast so there's the time difference and the day job which means I can't really go around reading my friend's blogs first thing in the morning, I am always going to be behind. Which makes me wonder if I can build the networking that I want to here. Too introspective for an early Friday morning.
February 17th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
I also do #3, as I find it earier to write in many different places when inspiration strikes ... and I do not have a laptop or an Alpha Smart.

I'll make mud puddles and stand in them if my heels are bothering me. I figure if it's good enough for horses than it should work for me
February 17th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of it too...being portable. I wrote through all my kid's lessons at gymnastics and horseback riding and karate and stuff. All that waiting I had to do was fine because I could write.
February 17th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC)
Do I dare admit that I am a separatist as well when it comes to food? :) Although, I don't taste anything first. Someone told me that really intelligent people do that. I think they were just trying to be nice to me!

I think I'll have to go and comment on your Bookseller/Author post as well.
February 17th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that I only *just* starting tasting things first.

And admitting to my eating habits is a lot easier than admitting some other things. ;-)
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