Caravan Sonnet: Quirks and Random Facts

9/1/17

Quirks and Random Facts

Today I may be blaming the post on the long weekend that is in front of us as I thought it would be fun to sharing quirks and random facts that have me giggling.  I am also giggling 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 and over the years it has been fun in bloggy world to read others posts so I know this is going to be so fun to realize what makes all a bit 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. *hahaha* 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 proceeded to cry tears as I shouted- "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 about heights 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 300 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 had a love affair with all things being pretty and colorful even when I was teaching which meant poor former students were stuck in a classroom with tons of pretty flowers and happy colored powerpoint presentations even when learning about wars and terrorism. 

(6) I love to travel and explore- even if it is just to a different road that I have never been on. 

(7) I love wearing skirts and dresses more than anything. I love purses. I love jewelry. I am definitely a girly girl to the fullest even though I love being out in nature.

(8) I love developing community and deep friendships. My motto is that if you are a friend you are part of my family...some people think that it is a little over the top... I believe in loving big. 

(9) I love to dance. Literally love it. It may even be a requirement for the future hubby. *hahaha* I joke... sort of. Hahaha. 

(10) I have several food allergies, but the one that always surprises people is that I am allergic to chicken. 

(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 an entire 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. 

(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" (I am speaking about those from the medical community, insurance companies, government officials, etc.). The reason is that 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. At the same time though I have lived in so many different places and know that I would be content anywhere if it is with the person I love.

(21) I once carried a gun for my job in DC (not teaching job) and hated every second of it. 

(22) I have been the recipient of such extreme grace that I truly believe in extending grace to others freely and fully. I truly believe that we are all just trying our best. 

Okay friends, there are just a few of my random things. What are some of your strange quirks and random facts? I would love to know!

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree about the "Lymes"--oof! Also, there is a relative of mine who, whenever asking how I am, looks at me and goes, "How is your...sickness?" and looks like she's about to get a shiver up her spine just from thinking about it. Lyme Disease is not going to just up and jump from me to you, lady! It frustrates me to no end.
    I'm from the south and I NEED that sign. Speaking of the south and spiders and brown recluses...the last thing you probably want to hear is a spider story but when I lived in the dorm on campus back in college, I lived in the basement so we had all the creepy-crawlies and brown recluses were everywhere. What scared me even MORE however was the centipedes. I swear...I have a huge phobia of them now. They would fall down onto me while I was in the shower somehow, I'd find one in my bed, they'd get into my food--EUGH! Moving on... blegh...
    I'm also a big fan of dresses and anything flowy. It started out because any restricting clothing hurt, and because my weight would fluctuate and many dresses could handle that, but now I love them because they are so fun to wear and bring out this beautiful spirit in me.

    I hope you don't mind me rambling! I loved learning more about you :)

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