Caravan Sonnet: Quirks and Such

10/18/16

Quirks and Such

So today I thought it would be so fun to join in with Andrea for Show & Tell Tuesday. So many of my bloggy world friends link up with Momfessionals and while I am not a mama, today's post: sharing quirks and such had me giggling at the title and I thought, yes, I have to share. Which makes me giggle a bit harder because I am wondering why I think this will be fun to share the things that make me strange. *hahaha* Maybe it is the southern half of me:
But seriously we all have quirks so I know this is going to be so fun to read other's posts and see what makes us all so special. *smiles*

PHOBIAS

spiders
I have a serious fear of big spiders. It is huge. Several years ago when I was living in Georgia I came home from a day of teaching and saw THE hugest brown recluse that I have ever seen in front of the stairs to get to my apartment. I literally called my mom sobbing and wouldn't go up the stairs. Y'all I waited an hour for someone to come and help and by someone I meant my next door neighbor.... okay his 9 year old son. I got out of the car screaming "Be careful of the huge Brown Recluse" to which he calmly went and picked up his TOY. He looked at me like I was crazy and I was like- "Oh I am so glad you are safe!"

Now before you judge- why in the world do people give children toy and pet spiders. Just say no to the spiders. For all of us. *hahahaha*

I once had a group of students that would hide "baby plastic spiders" in different parts of my room. Y'all I would scream every single time. They said it was in love and I am half giggling and half cowering in my bed as I write and remember those pranks. 
(But not as much as I am giggling remembering being put in a soccer net. ) *hahahaha* 

high heights
I sound all brave until I start climbing up high and the thought of jumping out of a plane or off of something high scares the life out of me. SO you may be surprised to learn that I did do bungee jumping off a high bridge while I was living and studying abroad in France. Let us blame that on a cute boy. I screamed the entire time. *hahahaha*

QUIRKS

random 
(1) I don't edit my pictures on the blog (except to add a watermark) or on my Instagram. I will literally take hundreds of pictures for the couple to use. I know, I know. Crazy but true.

(2) When people say "wow, you are so tall" I literally want to roll my eyes. I mean, honestly people. 
(3) Every month I write and write and write. In this month alone I will write, edit, and re-write over 200 pages of writing for books I am working on, articles I am writing, and the blog. (And of course it needs to be edited in colored pens because as y'all know I love colored pens. *smiles*)

(4) I love people playing with my hair. Going to the hairdresser is my favorite thing ever. 

(5) I feel that I m going to be thrown out of bloggy world for admitting this but I could never get into "Downtown Abbey". I tried different episodes of different seasons and honestly, despite my love for all things England I just couldn't get into it. Please tell me that I am not alone!

(6) I laugh at inappropriate times. Honestly it will be a serious moment and something will start to make me giggle. 
(7) I love wearing skirts and dresses more than anything.

(8) I love big purses.

(9) I love jewelry. Seriously love it.

(10) I have a ton of food allergies, but the one that always surprises people is that I am allergic to chicken. Yes, I can see your face, it was mine too when I found out four years ago!

(11) When I am done eating I cover my plate with a napkin. I honestly don't want to see it anymore. 

(12) I have never liked carbonated drinks. Ever. And so I have never had a soda/coke in my entire life.

(13) I drink almost 300 ounces of water every single day. 

(14) My sister is "hoopster" and I am "pom pom". Let us blame this on a very bad break up that resulted in a marathon watching of Alias and thinking that the way they had code names was "cool". Hahaha- somehow this has stuck and it continues on to this day. (Scamper also got his name from this same time period! *hahaha*)

(15) I call my grandmother "Ba" and before he passed away I called my grandfather "Pa". "Ba has stuck around and now the whole family calls my precious grandmother "Ba" which is so fun!

(16) Over the years of being sick my dad started calling me "Becky". I am not sure when it started or why, but I really love it. 

(17) I love things neat and organized (especially my craft room) and even at one point before I got sick had my clothes color-coordinated. (Don't judge until you try it. *smiles*)

(18) Rudeness bothers me and so do people that are manipulative and hypocritical. 

(19) It sometimes bothers me when people refer to Lyme Disease as "Lymes" (mostly I am speaking about those from the medical community, insurance companies, government officials, etc.). I think because there is already so much confusion and mis-information about Lyme that exists that saying the name wrong feels slightly like an insult. (Or calling it a completely different name all together like when I was asked how my fight with "Lame Disease" was going!) (If you don't know what Lyme Disease is that is okay! I really didn't either before I got sick so that I why I wrote the post, "What is Lyme Disease?" to make it simple!) 

(20) My favorite place in the world, the place I call camp is where I most love to be with family and friends.

Okay friends, what are some of your strange quirks? I would love to know!

6 comments:

  1. Oh my - so much of this spoke to my heart! Totally agree- I cannot stand rudeness and never really got into the Downton Abbey (just couldn't!). I laugh at the inappropriate times as well.. not because it's funny but because it's awkward!

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    1. Kristi, Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! I am glad to know that I am not the only one who never really got into Downtown Abbey. I really REALLY wanted to... but alas it never happened! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

      Blessings,
      Rebecca
      p.s. I would have loved to email you back directly but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect more with you in the future!

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  2. The "Lymes" disease thing gets me goingggg...ugh! Also, I live in a rural place in NC and it seems like everyone thinks only dogs or horses get "Lymes" disease. I'm also madly in love with dresses! I only wore dresses throughout my college career except for the occasional pair of shorts or pajama pants that I would lounge in to watch Netflix with friends. Loved reading this! :)

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    1. I TOTALLY understand and can empathize with you about the south not believing in Lyme Disease for human patients. :( It is a frustrating ordeal. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with that!! I am glad that I am not the only one who loves dresses!!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment on my fun post! :) I hope that you are having a wonderful Wednesday!
      Blessings, Rebebcca

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  3. Oh goodness, I am so happy I clicked on your link! Your craft room is gorgeous! I love coloured pens and although I tried on a few occasions, just can't get into Downton Abbey. I have the same reaction when people ever so kindly tell me that I'm short.

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    1. Donna,

      You are SO sweet! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and leave a comment!! And thank you for your sweet words about the craft room! I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who loves colored pens! :) And also that I am not the only one who couldn't get into Downtown Abbey!

      Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment!
      I hope that you are having a wonderful Wednesday!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca :)

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